Visitation for Harvey G. Tapp, 58, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4 p.m.
Friday until the 7 p.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Mr. Tapp died Tuesday (Nov. 17, 1998) at Olympia Fields Osteopathic
Medical Center, from an extended illness.
He was born July 26, 1940 in Blythville, Ark., the son of Lee Allen
and Luther Belle Crump Tapp.
Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Doris, whom he married
Feb. 8, 1964 at St. Joseph Church, Bradley; one son, William Tapp and his
friend, Heather Pfiffinger of Bourbonnais; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Kimberly and Daryl Johnson and Rebecca and Scott Nowack, all of Bourbonnais;
one sister and one brother-in-law, Florence Solomon of Houston, Texas and
Russell Hartman of Kankakee; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Lawrence
and Lucille Tapp of Kankakee and James Tapp of Maynard, Ark.; and five
grandchildren, Ashley Tapp, Wesley Nowack, Trisha Tapp, Alexis Johnson
and Cody Nowack.
Deceased are his parents; a sister, Mary Hartman; a brother, Bill Tapp;
and a brother-in-law, David Solomon.
Mr. Tapp was self-employed as an auto body repairman.
He belonged to The Odd Fellows.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending custom
car shows. (Pd.)
GRANTSBURG - Dolores L. Caraker, 64, of Grantsburg, died Tuesday (Nov.
17, 1998) at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home
in Vienna, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Floyd Stout
Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, near Buncombe.
Memorials may be made to the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Fund, P.O.
Box 96, Vienna, Ill. 62995.
She was born Nov. 25, 1933 in Golconda, the daughter of George and
Beulah Shockley Pierson.
Surviving are her husband, Billie L. Caraker, whom she married Dec.
7, 1951 in Bradley; two sons, Clarence Caraker of Cypress and Douglas Caraker
of Rantoul; one daughter, Catherine Gallahue of Rantoul; one sister, Janet
Turrell of Buncombe; eight grandchildren; one great- grandson; and several
nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents; two brothers, George Pierson and Charles
Pierson; two sisters, Mary Stowe and Phyllis Calabric, and a great-grandson,
Craig Allen Lyons Jr.
SAUNEMIN - Florence ''Tiny'' Kindelberger, 72, of Saunemin, died Thursday
(Nov. 19, 1998) at her home in Saunemin. She had been ill.
Arrangements are pending at the Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home in
Gladys L. Campbell, 85, of Kankakee, died today at Riverside Medical
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home
in Bourbonnais, with services on Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
Visitation for Robert H. Tousignant, 68, of Bradley, was from 10 a.m.
Monday until the 2 p.m. services at the Church of God Worship Center. The
Rev. Michael LeBuhn officiated.
Burial was in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
The Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes was in charge of
Mr. Tousignant died Thursday (Nov. 12, 1998) at his home.
He was born March 9, 1930 in Kankakee, the son of Albert C. and Martha
Mattesheard Tousignant, who are deceased.
Mr. Tousignant was employed from 1968-1987 by General Foods, Gaines
and then Quaker Oats, in production.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Nancy Tousignant
of Kankakee, Robert J. and Inna Tousignant of Troutdale, Ore., and Daniel
J. and Jil Tousignant of Kaufman, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law,
Linda and James Lundmark of Martinton, Angela and Steve Tschannen of Titusville,
Fla., and Sharon and Lee Handcock of Benton, Ark.; four brothers, Charles
Tousignant of Bradley and Jerry, George and Donald Tousignant of Kankakee;
one sister, Josephine Shackelford of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; three
great- grandchildren; and several step- brothers and -sisters.
He enjoyed woodworking, traveling and retirement. (Pd.)
GARDNER - Visitation for Gardner C. ''Gardie'' Allison, 83, of Gardner
and a lifelong farmer, will be from 5-8 p.m. today at R.W. Patterson Funeral
Homes, South Wilmington Chapel, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville.
Memorials may be made to the Gardner Ambulance Fund.
Mr. Allison died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) at the Morris Hospital.
He was born Jan. 30, 1915 in Gardner, the son of John and Margaret
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during World War II.
Surviving are one sister, Mabel Morris of Gardner; several nieces,
nephews; and a special friend, Mary C. O'Brien of Odell.
Deceased are seven brothers and six sisters.
He was a horseman and bred registered Norwegian Elk Hounds and Australian
MANTENO - Irene Nichiporenko, 82, of Manteno, died Wednesday (Nov. 18,
1998) at her home.
Arrangements are pending at the Brown Funeral Home of Manteno.
ST. ANNE - Edna J. Grubbs, 92, of St. Anne, died today (Nov. 20, 1998)
at Manor Care Health Services.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Clancy- Gernon-Houk Funeral
Home in St. Anne.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in
St. Anne. The Rev. Felipe Martinez will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Anne Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Village of St. Anne Playground Equipment
Mrs. Grubbs worked for many years for Illinois Bell. She had owned
and operated the ''Tone Theater'' in St. Anne from 1940-1959. She also
operated the theater in Peotone and owned the St. Anne Speedwash.
She was born May 13, 1906 in Danforth, the daughter of Cornielus and
Margaret Theesfield Hasbargen. Her husband, Ralph Grubbs, whom she married
Nov. 4, 1929 in Joliet, died June 30, 1991.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and attended St. Anne Presbyterian
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joanne Grubbs
of St. Anne; three grandchildren, Jeff Grubbs of St. Anne, Jim Grubbs of
Mishawaka, Ind. and Jeanne Grubbs of Chicago.
Deceased are two sisters and two brothers.
She enjoyed bowling.
SAUNEMIN - Visitation for Florence M. ''Tiny'' Kindelberger, 72, of
Saunemin and formerly of Cullom, will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Harris-Martin-Burke
Funeral Home in Cullom.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Brunskill at
11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Cullom, where she was a
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Cullom.
Memorials may be made to OSF Saint James Hospital Auxiliary or to the
Mrs. Kindelberger died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at her home.
She was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Longview, Ill., the daughter of Earl
and Bertha Cannon Thurman. She was educated in Champaign schools.
Mrs. Kindelberger helped operate Fraher's Tavern at Cullom from 1971-1983.
For several years she had worked in the kitchen at Humiston Haven, Pontiac.
Her first husband, William G. Fraher, whom she married Jan. 13, 1948,
in Toledo, Ohio, died Jan. 5, 1981. She later married Freddie G. Kindelberger
in rural Saunemin on Aug. 13, 1984. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Dalena Kay and Tom
Warren of Mishawaka, Ind.; one son, William H. Fraher of Saunemin; a step-daughter,
Barbara (Freddie) Immke of Forrest; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;
six step-great-grandchildren; two nephews and two nieces.
A daughter, Elizabeth Ann Fraher, and one sister, Fleta ''Dollie''
Hood, are deceased.
She was a member of OSF Saint James Hospital Auxiliary, the Women of
the Moose and a former member of the Saunemin Women's Club.
TEMPLE HILLS, Md. - John N. Hayes, 67, of Temple Hills, Md., died Nov.
15, 1998 at his home.
Surviving are his wife, the former Pat Schmitt of Cissna Park, whom
he married Aug. 14, 1960; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Kim Hayes
of Rockford, Mich.; twin granddaughters; one step-daughter, Sandy Wright
of Milton, Del.; mother-in-law, Pearl Schmitt of Cissna Park; and a brother
A wake was held Nov. 18 in Maryland.
Visitation for Gladys L. Campbell, 85, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8
p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kankakee,
where she was a member. Visitation at the church will be from 9 a.m. until
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Mrs. Campbell died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center,
following a short illness.
She was born July 30, 1913 in Kankakee, the daughter of John H. and
Edith Doll Wulff. Her husband, Myron G. Campbell, whom she married Nov.
27, 1935 in Kankakee, died in June of 1985.
She was a retired employee of Baker and Taylor of Momence.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Kathleen
of Lake Zurich, John and Marie of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Lawrence and
Patricia of Bradley; seven grandchildren, Kristin Trees, Kimberly Knoll
and Kerri, Kevin, Craig, Lauren and Christopher Campbell.
Deceased are one son, Dennis; five brothers; and three sisters.
She was a member of the Tabea Society of the Church; was a Riverside
volunteer; and enjoyed playing cards. (Pd.)
DANFORTH - Patrick H. Kennedy, 72, of Danforth, formerly of Hoopeston
and Lewistown, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, with a 3 p.m. prayer service,
at Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Assumption
Catholic Church, Ashkum, where he was a member, by the Rev. James Holup.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakhill Cemetery, Lewistown.
Memorials may be made to the Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth.
He was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Lewistown, the son of John L. and Katherine
Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, John and Eleanor Kennedy
of Bourbonnais; and nephews, John Kennedy of Lewistown, Michael Kennedy
of Bourbonnais, Kevin Kennedy of Joliet and Timothy Kennedy of Bourbonnais.
Mr. Kennedy served in the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was a member of the American Legion Association and a life member
of the National Education Association.
He was a retired Jr. High School teacher after 30 years in Hoopeston.
Tyler Gene Dexter, the infant son of Dustin and Sarah Schriefer Dexter,
died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, shortly after
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Arrangements are by the Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Surviving besides the parents are his maternal grandparents, Ryland
and Carol Schriefer of Bourbonnais; maternal great-grandmother, Nan Schriefer;
paternal grandparents, Stanley and Judith Dexter of Bradley; three uncles;
and one aunt.
MANTENO - Visitation for Irene Stella Nichiporenko, 82, of Manteno,
will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services
will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Vaughn Hoffman will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to the Manteno
United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Mrs. Nichi-porenko died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998). She was a cancer
and Alzheimer's patient.
She was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Adam
and Stella Tomaszewski Zentera.
Surviving are her husband, George N. Nichiporenko, whom she married
Oct. 22, 1949, in Manteno; two daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn and
Brian Fitzpatrick of New York City, N.Y., and Debra Manley of Paducah,
Ky.; one sister, Genevieve Tompkins of Peotone; one brother and sister-in-law,
Eugene and Margie Zentera of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one grandchild.
Two brothers are deceased.
She was employed for 25 years by Armour Pharmaceutical.
She was a member of the Manteno United Methodist and the United Methodist
Women. She also belonged to the Women of The Moose.
She enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
Fred Habib Sr.
CHICAGO - Fred G. Habib Sr., 83, of Chicago, died Wednesday (Nov. 18,
1998) at Resurrection Health Care Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
in Park Ridge.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral
Graveside services, with burial, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Versailles
Westside Cemetery, Versailles.
Mr. Habib was owner/operator of the Yum Yum Donut Shop in Chicago.
He was a former vice-president of the Flash Cab Company in Chicago.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.
He was born Dec. 13, 1914, in Youngstown, Ohio.
His first wife, the former Ivy Coates, is deceased.
His second wife, the former Betty Swanson, is deceased.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and Wayne Rodgers
of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Fred Habib Jr. of
Chicago, Colo., Noel and Esther Habib of White Sands Missile Range, N.M.;
one sister, Minerva Sandy of Tallmadge, Ohio; nine grandchildren and two
He enjoyed fishing.
BRAIDWOOD - Naomi J. Wingerter, 58, of Braidwood, died Thursday (Nov.
19, 1998) at Riverside Medical center.
Arrangements are tentatively scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at the
Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
SHELDON - Benjamin Corzatt, 84, of Sheldon, formerly of Bourbonnais,
died Thursday at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
Christina ''Chrissy'' Lucas, 24, of Bradley, died Thursday (Nov. 19,
1998) at VenCor Hospital in Sycamore.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the noon services at the
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made for her daughter's education.
She was born Aug. 25, 1975, the daughter of Larry and Kathleen Baker
Ownbey, who reside in Bradley.
Also surviving are one daughter, Amanda Woodard of Phoenix, Ariz.;
her paternal grandmother, Dolores Garcia of Kankakee; three brothers, Darrell
Lucas and Shaun Ownbey of Bradley and Rob Ownbey of Kenosha, Wis.
Her grandparents, Daryl and Cathyrine Baker and Thomas Garcia, are
Miss Lucas was a former employee of Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home
and had worked at Aunt Martha's Youth Services. She was also a waitress.
OAKLAWN - Andrew J. ''Andy'' Helstern, 93, of Oaklawn, father of Bradley
resident, died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) at Evergreen Park Little Company
of Mary Hospital.
He was born Nov. 18, 1904 in Hungary. His wife, the former Grace Wolf
Mr. Helstern was a mason contractor and a bricklayer. He was of the
Roman Catholic faith.
Surviving are three sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda
of Carbondale, Lawrence of Bourbonnais and Alan Helstern of Oaklawn; one
grandchild; one brother, Anthony of River Grove and Marie of Chicago; and
many nieces and nephews.
Three brothers are deceased, Joseph Jr., Frank and John Hestern.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Thompson & Kuenster
Funeral Home, Oaklawn, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.
There will be private burial.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
MOMENCE - William Dean Kurtenbach, 52, resident of Good Shepherd Manor
in Momence for 27 years, formerly of Chatsworth, died Thursday (Nov. 19,
1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Hager Memorial
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter
and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, by the Rev. Richard Brunskill.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Chatsworth.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Manor, Momence.
He was born May 10, 1946, in Fairbury, the son of Vern and Gertrude
Surviving are uncles and aunts, Catherine and Rita Kurtenbach, Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Kurtenbach, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kurtenbach, all of Chatsworth,
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Albee of Gilman, Marie Overacker of Piper City, Marietta
Albee of Fairbury; and several cousins.
Dolores E. Smith, 72, of Kankakee, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at the
home of her daughter.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral
Home, Bourbonnais with a 7:30 p.m. VFW Auxiliary service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martin
of Tours Catholic Church, where she was a member, by the Rev. Ronald Palmer,
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
She was born May 27, 1926, in Kankakee, the daughter of Lester and
Eleanor Cleary Palmer.
Her husband, Eldon ''Smitty'' Smith, whom she married July 27, 1946,
in Kankakee, died Sept. 25, 1983.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Sophie Smith
of Janesville, Wis., Wesley and Kim Smith of Kankakee; four daughters and
two sons-in-law, Jeanine Hewkin of Diamond Bar, Calif., Bobbi and Michael
Kinkade, Michele and Victor Konik, Julie Rawlings, all of Kankakee; two
sisters, Phyllis Gessner of Winter Park, Fla., Paula Pedersen of Oxnard,
Calif.; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Norma Palmer of St. Anne;
18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and special friend, Ruby
Flessner of Manteno.
Deceased are one daughter, Karen; one grandson, Alexander Konik; and
an infant sister, Nadine.
Mrs. Smith had been a waitress for many years at the Homestead and
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
She was a precinct committewoman and an election judge.
She enjoyed crafts.
Charlesteen Ward, 59, of Kankakee, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at Provena
St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee,
and from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday until the noon services at the Morning Star
Baptist Church, Kankakee, where she was a member. The Rev. William Co-peland
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
She was born Dec. 12, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of Sidney and
Elnora Hopson Jackson.
Surviving are her husband, Richard Ward, of Kankakee, whom she married
May 17, 1959, in Chicago; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Debra
Ward; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Elnora and Clarence Merriweather,
Barbara and Edgar Williams, Ernestine and David Robinson, Olivia and Piere
Walker, all of Chicago; and one brother, Alois Bady of Chicago.
Mrs. Ward retired from Manteno State Hospital.
SHELDON - Visitation for Benjamin Corzatt, 84, of Sheldon, formerly
of Bourbonnais, will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 10 a.m. services at
Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Homewood.
Mr. Corzatt died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998).
He was born May 16, 1914.
Deceased is one brother, Donald Corzatt.
BRAIDWOOD - Visitation for Naomi Joyce Wingerter, 58, of Braidwood,
will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral
Homes where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jay DeMent
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.
Mrs. Wingerter died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center,
She was born Oct. 14, 1940, in East Prairie, Mo., the daughter of Naman
H. and Hazel Lloyd Jackson.
Surviving are her husband, Billy Wingerter, whom she married July 2,
1956, in Kankakee; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Rick and Patricia
Wingerter, Curt Wingerter, all of Channahon, Michael and Tricia Wingerter
of Kankakee, Cory Wingerter of Joliet; two daughters and sons-in-law, Neva
and David Weedon of Chebanse, Tammy and Scott Sandefur of North Carolina;
three sisters and one brother-in-law, Wilma and Harry Jackson of Sheldon,
Linda Rutledge of Mt. Vernon, Connie Kenon of McLeansboro; three brothers
and sisters-in-law, Tom and Martha Jackson of St. Anne, L.B. and Carol
Jackson of DeSoto, Eugene and Evone Jackson of St. Clair Shores, Mich.;
10 grandchildren, Tanya and Tiffany Papineau, David F., Anthony, Terry,
and Kim Weedon, Julie, Jori, Elizabeth, and Jace Wingerter.
Deceased is one brother, Billy Ray Jackson.
Mrs. Wingerter was a homemaker.
HOOPESTON - June I. Jaynes, 72, of Hoopeston, died Thursday (Nov. 19,
1998) at Watseka Health Care Center.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. today at the Hamilton-Orr Funeral
Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston, where services will be held at 10:30
a.m. Monday. The Rev. Lyle W. Curtis will officiate.
Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston.
She was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Hoopeston, the daughter of George and
Mary Killion Wintersteen.
Her first husband, Todd Malott, is deceased.
Her second husband, Harold Jaynes, is deceased.
Surviving are three sisters, Betty Rhoades, Wilma Watson, and Jane
Bivans, all of Hoopeston; one brother, Eugene Wintersteen of Tilton; and
special niece, Karen Hurt of Hoopeston.
Deceased are one son, one sister, and one nephew.
Mrs. Jaynes had resided in Hoopeston for many years.
She had been employed as a supervisor at Schumacher Electric Corporation
She enjoyed puzzles and playing cards.
WILMINGTON - Craig R. Wells, 54, of Wilmington, died Thursday (Nov.
19, 1998) when his pickup truck crashed on Lorenzo Road.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today until the services at 1 p.m.
at the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington. The Rev. Mark Strothmann will officiate.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago.
Memorials may be made to Kuzma Cottage.
Surviving are his wife, the former Vickie Jackson; his father, Gordon
P. Wells of Wilmington; two sons, Vince and Steve; three daughters, Heather,
Amber and Brandy; two grandchildren and one cousin.
Deceased is his mother, Joan Wells.
Mr. Wells had been a maintenance engineer for the city of Shorewood.
BEAVERVILLE - Parmelle ''Parm'' Laurent, 80, of Beaverville, died Friday
(Nov. 20, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy-Gernon- Houk
Funeral Home, St. Anne, with the rosary at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's
Church, Beaver-ville, where she was a member, by Rev. Robert Coleman.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaverville.
Memorials may be made for the Restoration of St. Mary's Church.
She was born Feb. 12, 1918, in St. Anne, the daughter of John and Pauline
Surviving are her husband, Harry Laurent, of Beaverville, whom she
married Jan. 29, 1938, in St. Anne; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom
and Judy Laurent of Martinton, Norman and Janis Laurent of Naperville;
two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Helen Regnier of St. Anne,
Lloyd and Pearl Regnier of Sarasota, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Inez Regnier
of St. Anne; five grandchildren, John, Stacy, Kristin, Laura, and Blaire
Laurent; three step-grandchildren, Cindy Jamnik, Gregg and Terry Knorr;
seven step-great-grandchildren, Tim, Chris, Jenna, Lane, Austin, Mason,
Deceased are one sister, Lucille Saindon, and one brother, Donald Regnier.
Mrs. Laurent was a member of the Ladies Sodality.
She enjoyed playing cards.
She was a homemaker.
MONEE - Robert J. Sullivan, 83, of Monee, formerly of Wheaton, died
Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at his home.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of choice.
Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 20, 1915, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Sylvester
and Mary Kathrine Lambert Sullivan.
Surviving are his wife, Mary U. Sullivan of Monee, whom he married
May 7, 1949, in Coffeyville, Kan.; two sons, Kevin P. Sullivan of Peotone,
Sean T. Sullivan of Ellicott City, Md.; two daughters, Terry Thiede of
Rockford, Patricia Ruffie of Batavia; one sister, Virginia Freeman of Pensacola,
Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, James and Sylvester.
Mr. Sullivan had been a sales and marketing executive.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church of Monee.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1940-1945 during
World War II in the Pacific Theatre.
Mr. Sullivan was past president of Promotion Industry Club of Chicago
and was director of the National Premium Sales Executives.
GRANT PARK - Mabel D. Shronts, 80, of Grant Park, died Friday (Nov.
20, 1998) at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, after a brief illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant
Mrs. Shronts will lie in state from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m.
services at Zion Lutheran Church, Sollit, where she was a member. The Rev.
Harvey Nicholson will officiate.
Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Sollit.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Sollit, or to the Grant
Park Fire Department.
She was born March 3, 1918, in Beecher, the daughter of Louis and Dora
Her husband, George Shronts, whom she married April 6, 1940, at Zion
Lutheran Church, Sollit, died Sept. 13, 1982.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger and Betty
Shronts of North Carolina, Richard and Nancy Shronts, Robert Shronts, all
of Grant Park; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Beulah Buhr of
Grant Park; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Lester and Elmer Buhr.
Mrs. Shronts was an active member of Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid.
BEAVERVILLE - Herbert Tiarks, 79, of Beaverville, died Saturday (Nov.
21, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital emergency room.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St.
Frances Davis, 46, of Kankakee, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at Riverside
Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home.