Miscellaneous Kankakee County, Illinois Obituaries

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Rita Burge

Visitation for Rita D. Burge, 68, of Bradley, will be from 3-8 p.m. today, with a 6 p.m. service by the Women of the Moose, at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Douglas Hauber at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradley.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mrs. Burge died Thursday (Nov. 5, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born Jan. 11, 1930 in Kankakee, the daughter of John and Dora Skube, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Donley Burge Sr., whom she married Feb. 14, 1976 in Kankakee; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steve Bydalek of Kankakee, Donley Jr. and Beth Burge, Roger and Kathy Burge, all of Ga.; one brother, Kenneth Skube of Calif.; and six grandchildren.
A brother, Alvin Skube is deceased.
Mrs. Burge retired in 1985 from Rudy's Thrif T Mart in Kankakee.
She was a member of the Independent Order of Forresters and the Women of the Moose Lodge.
For 18 years she played the church organ at St. Mary's Church, where she also was a volunteer.
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Kenneth Belanger

Kenneth Ray Belanger, 54, of Kankakee, died Friday (Nov. 6, 1998) at Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Monday until the services at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. Larry Schreffler will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
He was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Kankakee, the son of Gordon J. and Madeliene Talley Belanger.
Surviving are his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Alberta Belanger of Kankakee; two nieces, Dawn and Craig Yaeger of Streamwood, Denise Belanger of Kankakee; one nephew, Robert Kenneth Belanger of Burbank; and one great-nephew, Brenden Yaeger.
His grandparents, Lester and Dolly Belanger, and John and Mayme Talley are deceased.
Mr. Belanger was an employee of Chicago Bridge and Iron for 15 years.
He was a collector of Indian artifacts and enjoyed hunting, fishing, drag racing, painting, and classic cars.

Tommie Alice Brisbon

Visitation for Tommie Alice Brisbon, 91, of Detroit, is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Home in Kankakee.
Mrs. Brisbon died Nov. 3, 1998, in Detroit.
The Rev. Nate Richmond will officiate the service.
Burial will be at Mound Grove Cemetery in Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mrs. Brisbon was born in 1907 in Round Lake, Miss., to Will and Alberta Gardner Rose. She married Fred Brisbon in Detroit. He and her sister, Darnellis W. Watson of Kankakee, survive.
Mrs. Brisbon had worked at Florence Stove Co. in Kankakee for many years and was a housekeeper in Detroit.
She was of the Baptist faith.
One brother is deceased.

John F. Mushrush, meteorologist

HOOPESTON - John F. Mushrush, 74, of Hoopeston, died Friday (Nov. 6, 1998) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Hamilton-Orr Funeral Home, Hoopeston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Danny A. Lybarger will officiate.
Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, 403 E. Main St., Hoopeston, or to the American Heart Association.
He was born April 25, 1924, in Hoopeston, the son of Chester and Teresa Westall Mushrush.
His first wife, the former Marjorie E. Foster, whom he married Sept. 15, 1944, in Hoopeston, died Aug. 31, 1982.
Surviving are his wife, the former Audrey Carter Thompson, whom he married Nov. 14, 1987, in East Lynn; one daughter and son-in-law, M. Jean and James Beirlein of State College, Pa.; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny Ray and Jayne Mushrush of Onarga; two step-sons, Richard A. and Linda Thompson of Hoopeston, James E. Thompson of Danville; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
One sister, one step-son, and one step-daughter-in-law are deceased.
Mr. Mushrush was a lifelong resident of Hoopeston.
He was a retired farmer and a weather observer for the National Weather service for 48 years. He was a weather watcher for WCIA in Champaign. From the United States Department of Commerce he received the Thomas Jefferson Award and the John Campanius Holm Award for outstanding meteorological observations.
He was a 55 year member of the United Methodist Church in Hoopeston and a member of the North Fork Conservation Club in Hoopeston.
He enjoyed model trains, gardening, and flowers.

Lewis Harper

WENONA - Lewis Harper, 85, of Wenona, father of area residents, died Thursday (Nov. 5, 1998) at St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday until the 2 p.m. services at the Aimone-Froelich Memorial Home, Toluca. The Rev. Steve Adamson will officiate.
Burial will be in Antioch Christian Cemetery, Toluca.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Seree, Ky., the son of Will and Alice Laslie Harper.
His wife, the former Opal Fry, whom he married April 5, 1939, in LaSalle, died July 27, 1987.
Surviving are six sons and four daughters-in-law, Herschel and Rita Harper of Washington, Ind., Larry Harper of LaSalle, Danny and Diane Harper of Essex, Denny and Jeri Harper of LaSalle, Rodney Harper of Essex, Joseph and Nina Harper of Mendota; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Rita Harper of LaSalle, Janice and John Brown of Wyanett, Judy and Vince Rich of Wenona; two sisters, Edith Butler and Rachel Harper, both of Louisville, Ky.; 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Three daughters, three brothers, and five sisters are deceased.
Mr. Harper was retired from U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind.

Geraldine Borgialli

Geraldine L. ''Geri'' Borgialli, 72, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Private visitation and services will be held Tuesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. Charles Wheeler will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
She was born Sept. 1, 1926, in Kankakee, the daughter of Arthur and Nellie Sturgeon Duf-field.
Surviving are her husband, Larry M. Borgialli, of Kankakee, whom she married Nov. 6, 1948, in Joliet; six sisters and four brothers-in-law, Betty Vadeboncoeur and Ann Barber, both of Kankakee, Marion and Wayne Hartman of Manteno, Lois and Harlie Parks of Bradley, Jeannie and Steve Hilbert of Manteno, Jackie and Jim Wilkens of Metropolis; one brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Sue Duffield of Bourbonnais; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters and two brothers.
Mrs. Borgialli enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls.

Mabel Wolla

BEECHER - Mabel K. Wolla, 90, of Beecher, formerly of Peotone, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 1998) at Anchorage of Beecher Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the services at 1 p.m. at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. The Rev. David McDonald will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone, where she was a member.
She was born Dec. 8, 1907, the daughter of Henry and Mary Meyer Wolla.
Surviving are several cousins.
Deceased is one sister, Helen Wolla, who died in 1988.
She was known for her homemade braided rugs.

Robert Snyder

CHICAGO - Robert Emile James Snyder, a relative of area residents, died Monday (Sept. 28, 1998) in Morton Grove.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the chapel at Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
He was born in 1922.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marion Fisher; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Julie Snyder of Seattle, Wash., Alden and Laura Snyder of Lisle; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Ethyl Snyder of Wilmington, Del.; and two sisters, Lillian Snyder of Nauvoo, and Helen Whatley of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Dr. Snyder was a professor at Roosevelt University where he was chairman of the Marketing Department and associate dean of the Walter E. Heller College of Business.
He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1940, earned a BA in 1944 from the University of Illinois, an MA in 1947 from the State University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in 1964 from the University of Iowa.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the South Pacific.
His career began in broadcasting as a founder of KXIC in Iowa City, Iowa, and later continued as owner of WKID Champaign, Ill., and WKDC in Elmhurst.
He was active in the March of Dimes, Rotary International and the Boy Scouts of America, which awarded him the Silver Beaver.

Adolph Snow

BEECHER - Adolph I. Snow, 78, of Beecher, died Thursday (Oct. 29, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Thursday until the services at 3:30 p.m. at the Hack Funeral Home, Beecher. The Rev. Kathy Keemer- Han will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, Calif. 91364.
He was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Providence, R.I., the son of Moses and Sarah Snow.
His wife, the former Carolyn Anna Barnes, whom he married in 1944, died in 1996.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Anderson of Ann Arbor, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, Sobeida Butchko of California; and two granddaughters.
Deceased is one son, Allen.
He graduated from Classical High School and Brown University. Before receiving his bachelor's degree in chemistry, he went to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, to participate in research in the Manhattan Project. In 1950, he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Iowa State University and became an Instructor in the Department of Physics and the Institute for the Study of Metals at the University of Chicago.
In 1952, he joined Sinclair Oil Company to head the Radiation Division. He remained with Sinclair Oil Company after its merger to form Atlantic Richfield Oil Company. He was director of the Radiation and Instrumentation Divisions. Twice he was named the ARCO Technical Man of the Year.
He participated actively in research and development for the Alaska Pipeline, making numerous trips to Alaska, and testified several times before the U.S. Congress.
He was active in local civic groups. For many years he headed the Citizen's Committee in Matteson and was elected to the Rich Township High School Board of Education.
Mr. Snow was a member of Calvary United Protestant Church, Park Forest.

Phyllis Eighner

WATSEKA - Phyllis Lee Eighner, 49, of Watseka, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 1998) at the University of Chicago Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday with a wake service at 4 p.m. at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for her daughter's education.
She was born June 10, 1949, in Anchorage, Alaska, the daughter of Thomas L. and Virginia Stovikoski Cantrell.
Surviving are her husband, Jack Eighner, of Watseka, whom she married Jan. 17, 1981, at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee; one daughter, Julianna Marie Eighner at home; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Christine Cantrell of Cary, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Eighner had been a bookkeeper for a number of area companies, the last being Kankakee Mechanical Services.
She was a member of the Bradley VFW Auxiliary.

Juanita Cressie

Juanita Cressie, 62, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangments are pending at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.

Rose Slater

WATSEKA - Visitation for Rose Ann Slater, 59, of Watseka, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Segur- Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Hubert Lytle will officiate.
Burial will be in Body Cemetery, Woodland.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Slater died Saturday (Nov. 7, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
She was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Watseka, the daughter of Vernon Gerald and Florence Anna Boomgarden Flessner.
Her husband, Donald Slater Sr., whom she married Aug. 20, 1955, in Watseka, died June 10, 1992.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jean and Lloyd Hornstein of Thawville; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Jr. and Carol Slater of Memphis, Tenn.; her mother, Florence Lease of Watseka; two sisters, Jean and Ronnie Price, Dorothy and Richard Page, all of Watseka; two half-sisters, Brenda and Frank Perry of Watseka, Patricia Waller of Arlington, Va.; one half-brother, Daniel Lease of Jackson, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Cindy and Kristie Hornstein, Mike, Matt, and Mitch Cross, Casi Moore, Christopher and Jeremiah Slater, Josh Friant; two aunts, Rena Alcorn and Grace Boomgarden of Watseka; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her father, step-father, one son, Robert; and one daughter, Jimmie Cross.
Mrs. Slater was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
She was an employee of T and D Metal in Watseka.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting and reading.
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Herman Woldhuis

GRANT PARK - Herman Woldhuis, 72, of Grant Park, formerly of South Holland, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room.
Arrangements are pending at the Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park.

Travis Qualls

Travis De'jon Qualls, 4 months old, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Nov. 7, 1998) at his home.
He was the son of Cathiedral ''Keke'' Qualls and Robin Johnson.
Arrangements are pending at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.

Roland Hultsch

MANTENO - Roland Hultsch, 73, of Manteno, died today (Nov. 9, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. Wednesday until the services at 7 p.m. at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Manteno.

Willian Fabian

PEOTONE - William Anton ''Billy'' Fabian, 25, of Peotone, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 1998) in a car accident at the Peotone-Beecher Rd.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in the Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Bethman, Mike Breazealf, Brad Jeralds, Tim Manion, John O'Connor, and Todd Wachowski.
He was born June 25, 1973, in Chicago Heights, the son of Robert Alan and Cindy Mitchell Fabian.
Surviving are his parents of Peotone; one sister, Carie Fabian of Peotone; paternal grandfather, Robert Fabian of Mountain Home, Ark.; paternal grandmother, Lois Fabian of Peotone; and maternal grandmother, Imogene Mitchell of Manteno.
Deceased are his maternal grandfather, Howard Mitchell; and paternal great-grandparents, Helen and Anton Fabian.
Mr. Fabian had been a laborer for Calumet Construction of Hammond, Ind.


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