Wilburn ''Bill'' Stowe, 72, of Bourbonnais, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998)
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradley Chapel of the
Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church in Bourbonnais,
where he was a member.
He was born March 14, 1926 in Bradley, the son of George B. and Fannie
He served in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Stowe retired in 1988 from Consumer Illinois Water Company.
He was past president of the Bradley American Legion, a member of the
Bradley VFW, and past member of the Bradley Lions Club and the Loyal Order
of the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, the former Betty Jean Clary Reed, whom he married
April 4, 1988 in Kankakee; one son, Christopher Stowe of Ohio; one daughter,
Christine Mietzner of Kankakee; one stepson and spouse, Steven and Maureen
Reed of Texas; one stepdaughter and spouse, Sheryl and Gene Coplea of Bourbonnais;
one sister and two brothers-in-law, Celeste and Jess Buckner of Kentucky
and Robert and Patricia Clary of Bradley; two brothers and seven sisters-in-law,
Luther and Bernice Stowe of Kentucky, Algie and Marla Stowe and Flora Stowe
of Bradley, Mary and Ernie Shannon of St. Anne, Elfreda Gladu of Carmi,
Ann Stowe of Lockport and Dorothy and Lu Setmire of Michigan; three grandchildren,
Lerman Jr. and Joan Reece and Melinda and William Mattox, all of Bradley
and Emily and William Mulroe of Tinley Park; three step- grandchildren,
Erica, Maricela and Dianna Reed, all of Texas; five great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents; his first wife, Mary Pierson Stowe; four
brothers, Arthur, Marshall, Shirley and Walter Stowe; four sisters, Elanie
Stowe, Lois Andrews, Clyde Trombley and Kathrine Sinetra; and a son-in-law,
Maurice ''Mo'' Mietzner.
He enjoyed flower gardening, woodworking, walking and spending time
with his family. (Pd.)
Visitation for Herbert Tiarks, 79, of Beaverville, will be from 4-8
p.m. Tuesday, with a Rosary at 7:30 at Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home,
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Robert Coleman at 11
a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Beaverville, where he was a member.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaverville.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Restoration Fund.
Mr. Tiarks died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital,
He was born Jan. 16, 1919 in Loda, the son of Herman and Sophia Hogrefe
Surviving are his wife, the former Joan LaFond, whom he married April
17, 1948 in Beaverville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Steven and Debbie
Tiarks of Spokane, Wash., and Michael Tiarks of Donovan; five daughters
and three sons-in-law, Kathy and Robert Giger Jr. of Sun Valley, Nev.,
Marcia and John Johnson of Clifton and Nancy Tiarks of Cabery, Susan Whitten
of Reno, Nev., and Christine and Charles Bourgeois of Grayslake; two sisters,
Clara Hilgendorf of Danvorth and Martha Woodward of Wise Rapids; one brother,
Wilbert Tiarks of Milwaukee; and 17 grandchildren.
Deceased are seven brothers, two sisters, one granddaughter, Karen
Giger and one grandson, Ross Johnson.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Tiarks retired as a mechanic from Rudolf Express.
He worked with the Share Food Distribution in Iroquois and was a charter
member of the American Legion Post 877.
He enjoyed watching birds and squirrels.
ONARGA - Robert J. Bradshaw, 78, of Onarga, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998)
at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Knapp Funeral Home,
Onarga, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Jeremy
Vance will officiate.
Burial, with military graveside rites, will be in Onarga Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons, Trinity Evangelical Free Church or
Mr. Bradshaw had been a real estate and insurance broker in Buckley
and Onarga since 1946.
Mr. Bradshaw was past-president of Grand Prairie Seminary and a member
of the Onarga Chamber of Commerce, Iroquois County Regional Planning Commission,
Onarga Village Board, Onarga Lions Club, Onarga American Legion and Ford-
Iroquois Board of Realtors.
He was born June 22, 1920, in Albion, the son of John C. and Lucy Glover
Surviving are his wife, the former Sarajane Steele, of Onarga, whom
he married June 6, 1940, in Bloomington, Ind.; two daughters and sons-in-
law, Judith Ann and Richard Skates of Rock Falls, Denise and Fred Fogle
of Tallahassee, Fla.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Jim and Elaine
Bradshaw of Cotton Wood, Ariz., Ted Bradshaw of Gilbert, Ariz., Jay and
Malena Bradshaw of Yuma, Ariz., Gary and Marsha Bradshaw of Buckley; one
sister, Edna Lou Hitz of Urbana; one sister-in-law, Betty Bradshaw of Wheaton;
14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Jerry; and one sister, Ann.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Watseka, and Gideons
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Tomieka Dawn Jones, 25, who had relatives in the
area, died Sunday (Nov. 15, 1998) at Rapid City Regional Hospital, after
an extended illness.
A wake service was held Nov. 18 at Behrens Mortuary.
Services were held Nov. 19 at Calvary Baptist Church, Rapid City, S.D.
The Rev. Steven Evans officiated.
Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City, S.D.
Surviving are her mother, Vicky Jones, formerly of Kankakee; two sisters,
Mokena and Kelly Jones, both of Rapid City; one brother, Michael Jones
of Rapid City; two aunts, Kathy Wade and Sherry Brown, both of Kankakee;
three uncles, Russell and Daniel Jones, both of South Dakota, and John
Wade of Kankakee; two nephews and three nieces.
Deceased are her father, Rodney R. Johnston; paternal and maternal
Tomieka enjoyed writing, poetry, horses, and bingo.
COAL CITY - Beryl Argyle, 84, of Coal City, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998)
at Morris Hospital.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services
at Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born July 29, 1914, in Coal City, the daughter of Clyde and
Edith Campbell Argyle.
Surviving are one brother-in-law, Anton (Ethel) Togliatti of Las Vegas,
Nev.; two nephews, David (Donna) Togliatti, and Marc (Merikay) Togliatti,
all of Coal City; and one niece, Sue (John) Frederiksen of Coal City; and
several great-nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one sister, Gladys Togliatti.
She was a lifelong resident of Coal City, graduating from Coal City
High School in 1932. She was a member of the Coal City United Methodist
Ulyssee Burrell, 92, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998) at his
Arrangements are pending at the Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
BRAIDWOOD - Visitation for Naomi Joyce Wingerter, 58, of Braidwood,
will be from 4-8 p.m. today 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 and Cory Wingerter of Joliet; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Neva and David Weedon of Chebanse and 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 and Connie Kenon of McLeansboro;
three brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Martha Jackson of St. Anne,
L.B. and Carol Jackson of DeSoto and Eugene and Evone Jackson of St. Clair
Shores, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, Kimberly and Garrett Sandefur, Tanya and
Tiffany Papineau, David F., Anthony, Terry and Kim Weedon and Nicholas,
Julie, Jori, Elizabeth, and Jace Wingerter.
Deceased is one brother, Billy Ray Jackson.
Mrs. Wingerter was a homemaker. (Pd.)
Margaret ''Ruth'' Arrington, 86, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Nov. 22,
1998) at Manor Care Health Services.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral
Home in Bourbonnais. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradley.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made for Viatorian vocations.
She was born May 2, 1912 in Kankakee, the daughter of Edwin and Margaret
R. Woods Arrington. She was a 1934 graduate of St. Viator College, Bourbonnais.
Miss Arrington retired from Bradley Roper.
She had been a member of St. Martin of Tours Church, Kankakee.
Surviving are one brother, John T. Arrington of Green Valley, Ariz.;
several nieces and nephews including William Arrington of Bourbonnais and
John Arrington of Bradley.
Deceased are two brothers, Ed and James F. Arrington.
She enjoyed bowling.
Louise Bonnell, 86, of Bourbonnais, died Monday (Nov. 23, 1998) at Provena
St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday at the Aly Funeral Home, Golconda,
where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Billy Green will officiate.
Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Golconda.
Local arrangements are by the Clancy Gernon Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 16, 1912, in Golconda, the daughter of Jesse and
Eula Phelps Douglas.
Her husband, Cecil Bonnell, whom she married July 20, 1947, died June
Surviving are one son, Mike Bonnell of Bourbonnais; one daughter, Cynthia
Bonnell of Bourbonnais; one brother, Robert Douglas of Bradley; one granddaughter,
Melinda Bernal of Belleville; and one great- grandson, Lucas Bernal of
She was a graduate of Golconda High School.
Mrs. Bonnell was a retired social worker from Kankakee State Hospital.
Norbert Singer, 69, of Bourbonnais, died today (Nov. 23, 1998) at his
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a 6:30 p.m. wake service
at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maternity
BVM Catholic Church, Bourbonnais, where he was a member.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
He was born Dec. 4, 1929 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Robert and Theresa
Surviving are his wife, the former Lois Hodous, whom he married June
12, 1971 in Berwyn; one son, Matthew Singer of Chicago; three daughters
and one son-in-law, Laura Singer and Sean Bradley of Chicago and Cheryl
and Leslie Singer of Bourbonnais; one sister and brother-in-law, Justine
Singer and Jerry Nogy of Ohio.
Deceased is one brother, Robert Singer.
An Army veteran, he was retired from sales.
BRAIDWOOD - David M. Wigent, 30, of Braidwood, died Saturday (Nov. 21,
1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the 7 p.m. services, at
the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Joliet.
He was born Oct. 13, 1968 in Chicago, the son of Susan Danihel Flamm
and the late Kerry G. Wigent.
He had been employed at Dow Chemical in Joliet.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Gulf
War Crisis, deploying B52 bombers in Minot, N.D.
He was a 1986 graduate of Reed- Custer High School and won the State
Championship in the long jump.
Surviving are his mother, Susan M. Flamm of Coal City; one son, Adam
Thomas Wigent; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Michelle Wigent
of Godley; paternal grandmother, Lillian Wigent of Chicago; two aunts,
Barbara Cernauskas of Mokena and Susan Wigent of Chicago; one uncle, Bruce
Danihel of Matteson; and many nieces and nephews.
Also deceased are his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Ramona Danihel;
and paternal grandfather, Ralph Wigent.
He enjoyed hunting.
MARSEILLES - James L. Callahan, 69, of Marseilles and father of a Coal
City resident, died Nov. 13, 1998 in his home.
Services were Nov. 17 at the Seals Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles.
The Rev. Sam Robinson officiated.
Military honors were provided by the Marseilles Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the Marseilles Area Ambulance Service.
Mr. Callahan was employed for 30 years, retiring from Nabisco. He and
his wife owned and operated the Main Street Grill for many years.
He was born Jan. 29. 1929 in Marseilles, the son of Edward and Viola
Surviving are his wife, the former Stella Burress; four sons and daughters-in-law,
James and Penny Callahan of Streator, Eddie and Connie Callahan of Coal
City, John and Margaret Callahan of Morris and Rich and Julie Callahan
of Marseilles; 12 grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law,
Edna Bivens of Phoenix, Ariz., Evelyn and Chuck Dam of Henry and June and
Don Schultheis of Long Point; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ronald
Callahan and Jerry and Marilyn Callahan, all of Ottawa.
Deceased are two grandchildren, Eddie and Michelle Callahan.
He was a member of the Laborer's Local 393, the American Legion Post
5506, and a member and past commander of the VFW.
Visitation for Charlesteen Ward, 59, of Kankakee, will be from 6-8 p.m.
today at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the
10:30 a.m. services at the Morning Star Baptist Church, Kankakee, where
she was a member. The Rev. William Copeland will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Mrs. Ward died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
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.
MILFORD - Kenneth W. Crow, 74, of Milford, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998)
at his residence.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Knapp Funeral Home
in Milford, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Robert
Einhouse will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford.
Memorials may be made to the Milford United Methodist Church, where
he was a member; the Milford Park; or Milford Fire Department.
Mr. Crow was president of Crow's Hybrid Corn Company of Milford.
A veteran, he served in the Army during World War II.
He was born Sept. 7, 1924 in Canton, Ohio, the son of Arthur Forest
and Nancy Isli Crow.
Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Winchell, whom he married Oct.
1, 1949 in Hoopeston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Bob German
and Deb and Doug Longest and five grandchildren, Bill, Andy and Joey German
and Dustin and Deena Longest, all of Milford; and one sister, Marie Houmes
of Buford, Ga.
Deceased are his parents and two brothers.
He was a member of the Hubbard Trail Country Club; the Milford American
Legion; and many other clubs and associations. (Pd.)
COAL CITY - Louis ''Uncle Louie'' Vilt, 91, of Coal City, died Saturday
(Nov. 21, 1998) at Morris Hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Reeves Funeral Home, Coal
City. The Rev. Mark Jendrysik officiated.
Burial was in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ray Lissy,
Milford Bjelland, Don and Gary Vilt, Richard Gehr, and Kregg Hart.
Memorials may be made to the Coal City Emergency Squad or to the family.
He was born Jan. 30, 1907, in Coal City, the son of Frank and Frances
Surviving are two brothers, James ''Cookie'' (Ella Mae) Vilt of Coal
City, and Edward Vilt of Morris; one sister, Evelyn Corn of Coal City,
with whom he resided; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and
nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, Frank, Tony, and William ''Puggy;'' and
one sister, Mary Galbraith.
He was raised and educated in Coal City.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 1941-45 and received two Bronze stars.
Mr. Vilt was employed by local clothing factories until his retirement.
He was a lifelong member of Assumption Catholic Church, Coal City.
Charles Roseland, former alderman
MORRIS - Charles E. ''Chuck'' Roseland, 67, of Morris, and brother of
a Coal City resident, died Monday, Nov. 16, in his home.
Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the U.C. Davis and Sons Funeral
Home. The Rev. Tom Ostrander officiated.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by
the Morris American Legion Post 294 and the John Martin Steele Post 6049
VFW. Pallbearers were Chuck, Jeffery and William Roseland, Erik Enervold,
Michael Neary and Larry Enger.
Memorials may be made to the Grundy Community Hospice.
For eight years he was an alderman on the Morris City Council for the
He was born Dec. 21, 1930 in Morris, the son of Clarence and Bertha
He was a 1948 graduate of Morris High School.
A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn G. Davis, whom he married
on March 21, 1954 in Dwight; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Mike
Neary and Melissa and Erik Enervold, all of Morris; three sons and daughters-in-law,
Chuck and Andrea Roseland and Jeffery and Susan Roseland, all of Morris,and
William and Andrea Roseland of Seneca; nine grandchildren; a sister, Lois
Borchelt of Morris; a brother and sister-in- law, Wayne and Lorene Roseland
of Coal City; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents; a brother, Clarence Roseland,in infancy;
and a sister, Marge Reeve.
Mr. Roseland had been employed for many years by the State of Illinois
Department of Transportation at the Morris yard, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the First United Methodist church in Morris; past
commander of the Morris American Legion; and a member of the Loyal Order
of the Moose Lodge 967 in Morris.
WATSEKA - Florence M. Kissack, 85, of Watseka, died Sunday (Nov. 22,
1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Baier Funeral Home,
Watseka, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Neil
Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Middleport Township, the daughter of
Charles and Elizabeth Miller Leppard.
Her husband, Melbourne ''Bud'' Kissack, whom she married Jan. 27, 1928,
in Kankakee, died Dec. 7, 1991.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Wes and Doris Kissack
of Stockland, Bob and Sue Kissack of Milford, Gary Kissack of Woodland,
Francis and Delores Kissack, Channahon; four daughters and one son-in-law,
Vivian Guynn, Janice Kissack, Joan Cade, all of Watseka, and Sharon and
Lonnie Woodby of Milford; one sister, Doris George of Watseka; two brothers
and one sister-in-law, Richard Leppard of Milford, Don and Ruth Leppard
of Watseka; 23 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Kissack and her husband operated a restaurant in Stockland.
Arthur F. Putnam, 81, of Bradley, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998) at Riverside
Arrangements are pending at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.
ST. ANNE - Charles Davis, 65, of St. Anne, died today (Nov. 23, 1998)
at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in
Louise D. Bonnell, daughter of J.H. and Eula Phelps Douglas, was born
in Golconda, IL on February 15, 1912. On November 23, 1998 she departed
this life at the age of 86 years at St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee, IL.
''A precious one from us has gone,
Louise was married to Cecil L. Bonnell for 34 years. He died June 29,
1981. Together, they enjoyed boating on the Kankakee and Ohio Rivers. They
participated in Kankakee Valley Boat Club events for many years.
Louise graduated from Golconda High School, and at age 15, she became
the first female to swim the width of the Ohio River at Golconda. She attended
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. During her career, she was a social
worker for the Chaplaincy Corps of the Army Air Force in Nashville, TN
during World War II. She retired from Kankakee State Hospital as a Psychiatric
Social Worker. She was a Charter Member of Kankakee County Social Worker
Association, Charter Member of the Altrusians, and a member of Zonta International.
For many years, she was a Republican Precinct Committee Woman. She was
a member of Bourbonnais Church of Christ. Louise was always ready and willing
to give aid and assistance to anyone in need.
Louise leaves to mourn her departure two children, a son, Mike Bonnell
and daughter, Cyndi Bonnell of Bourbonnais; a granddaughter, Mindy and
son-in-law, Sonny Bernal, and great-grandson, Lucas of Belleville, IL;
brother and sister-in-law, James R. and Edna Douglas of Bradley, IL; a
cousin, Marsha Beck; a special friend, Lee Hines, and a host of relatives
A sister, Frances Randall is deceased.
Services will be held at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda. The wake will
be Friday, November 27, 1998, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the funeral will
be Saturday, November 28, 1998, at 1:00 p.m. Her remains will be laid to
rest beside her husband in the IOOF Cemetery of Golconda. Memorial services
to be held in Kankakee, IL will be announced at a later date.
A voice we love is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.''
ST. ANNE - Visitation for Charles J. ''Chuck'' Davis, 65, of St. Anne,
will be from 4-8 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, St. Anne, where
services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Felipe Martinez will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Clancy-Gernon- Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne, was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Davis died Monday (Nov. 23, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born Jan. 13, 1933 in Kankakee, the son of Frank J. and Edna
Burch Davis. His father, a daughter Brenda and step-father, Edwin Hedlin
are deceased. His mother, Edna Chamberlin resides in St. Anne.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Beverly Reed, whom he married
March 25, 1961 in Kankakee; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Mark and
Tina Bowers of Beaverville, Bret and Linda Bowers, Jim and Anne Davis,
Michael Davis Jeff Davis and his special friend, Jenny, all of St. Anne,
and Roxanne and Steve Pierce of Alabama; one sister and brother- in-law,
Sandra and Duane Dykstra of Aroma Park; one brother and sister- in-law,
Richard and Velda Davis of St. Anne; one stepbrother and sister- in-law,
Edwin and Vernice Hedlin of Grant Park; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, St. anne.
Mr. Davis worked at Chuck's Maintenance and Repair.
He enjoyed camping.
PEOTONE - Harold F. Ullrich, 79, of Peotone, died Monday (Nov. 23, 1998)
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel,
Peotone, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Will Parker
Burial will be in Green Garden Cemetery, Manhattan. Pallbearers will
be Alan, Brian and Steven Hoffman, Donn Soucie, Randall Ullrich and William
Havle. Honorary pallbearer will be Maxwell Knecht.
Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area community Hospice or to the
He was born April 20, 1919 in Green Garden, the son of Adolph and Clara
Mr. Ullrich was a farmer, carpenter and retired custodian at Green
Garden Elementary School.
Surviving are his wife, the former June Schmuhl of Peotone, whom he
married Nov. 14, 1937 in Frankfort; one son and daughter-in-law, Roger
and Phyllis Ullrich of Monee; four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and
Glen Cosgrove, Kathryn and Donald Hoffman, Luann and Dennis Soucie and
Karen and Edward Knecht, all of Peotone; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother Earl.
He was a member of Green Garden United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge in Bradley.
PEORIA - Leta V. Walle, 78, of Peoria, relative of area residents, died
Monday (Nov. 23, 1998) at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Aug. 27, 1920 in rural Farmington, the daughter of Clyde and Ora
Her husband, George F. Walle, whom she married June 28, 1943 in Kankakee,
died Oct. 31, 1998 in Peoria. Also deceased is a brother.
Surviving are eight nieces and nephews, John Allen of Pontiac, Judy
Embry, Jim Allen, Jean Fosdick, Jane Tipton, JoAnn Jones, June Hughes and
Jeri Steidenger, all of Fairbury.
Mrs. Walle had worked as a timekeeper at Caterpillar Inc. for 41-1/2
years, retiring Sept. 1, 1985. She was a graduate of Gallagher Business
College in Kankakee.
She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church and Women's Guild
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. today with a Scripture service
at 7:15 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria, and from 9 a.m.
Wednesday until the 9:30 a.m. services at her church. The Rev. Chris G.
Haake will officiate.
Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery
in Piper City.
Memorials may be made to St. Philomena School Endowment Fund or to
the donor's choice.
MOMENCE - Daniel F. Brunnick, 54, of Momence, died Monday (Nov. 23,
1998) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
There will be no visitation or services.
Cotter Funeral Home in Momence was in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 17, 1944 in Chicago, the son of Daniel and Ruth Svoboda
Brunnick, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine J. Haase, whom he married
July 10, 1965 in Chicago; one son, Daniel Brunnick of Momence; one daughter
and son-in-law, Catherine and Jesse Mirmonts of Chicago; two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Mary and John Guidotti of Florida and Ann and George Elliott
of Chicago; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Greg and Donna Brunnick
of Green Bay, Wis., and Terry Brunnick of Texas; and two granddaughters.
Mr. Brunnick was a retired accountant for U.S. Steel in Chicago and
Gary, Ind. for over 20 years.
Visitation for Frances Elizabeth Davis, 46, of Kankakee, will be from
9 a.m. Wednesday until the 10:30 a.m. services at Morning Star Baptist
Church, where she was a member. The Rev. William Copeland will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens.
Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
Ms. Davis died Nov. 20, 1998 at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 26, 1951 in Crystal Springs, Miss. Her mother, Ella
Mae Newell, is deceased. Also deceased are four sisters, Queen Esther Hillard,
Amanda Newell, Katie Lou Davis and Edna Powell.
Surviving are one son, David Richardson Jr. of Kankakee; one daughter,
Ella Kaye Richardson of Kankakee; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley
and Wesley Caddell of Bourbonnais; two grandchildren; a great- aunt and
uncle, Lillie Mae and Meddie Hicks.
Ms. Davis worked for Kraft Promotional Center.
She was a member of her church's Gospel Choir.
Gladys G. Thompson, 91, a resident of the Heartland Health Care Center
in Paxton for three years, former resident of Kankakee and Roberts, died
Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998) at the care center.
Visitation and services were today at Lamb-Young Funeral Home in Roberts.
The Rev. Richard Swain officiated. A Eastern Star service was conducted
prior to the services.
Burial was in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospice, Ford County
Alzheimer's Association or to the First United Church of Paxton where she
was a member.
She was born April 27, 1907 in Roberts, the daughter of William and
Dottie Dougan Netherton.
Her husband, J. Lyle Thompson, whom she married April 5, 1947 in Roberts,
died Oct. 17, 1993.
Surviving are one brother, Clifford Netherton of Great Falls, Va.;
one niece, Joanne Allen of Bayles Lake; a great-niece, Candace Kietzman
of Loda; and great-nephew, Roger Allen of Galesburg.
Deceased are one brother and one sister.
She was a bookkeeper for the Kankakee Water Company for many years
and had also kept books for Alexander Lumber Company in Kankakee.
She was a member of the Kankakee Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, a 50-year-plus member of the Kankakee Chapter 268 of the Order
of the Eastern Star and a member of the Orion Shrine of Jerusalem, Kankakee.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - David M. Jones, 63, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died
Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998).
He was born March 9, 1935 in Little Rock, Ark., the son of Fred and
Lucy Jones, who are deceased.
He was employed for 25 years at Spinco in Gilman. He was last employed
at Hardco Company in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Visitation will be 4-10 p.m. at Benson Funeral Home in Chattanooga.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stokes Cemetery. The Rev. Carl
Johnson will officiate.
Surviving are two children, Jeffery Jones of Kankakee and Sue Kemp
of Pontiac, and three grandchildren.
He was a veteran of the Korean War.
He enjoyed bowling and fishing.
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS - Robert James ''Bob'' Mieure, 67, of Country Club
Hills, formerly of Bourbonnais, died Monday (Nov. 23, 1998) at home.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at McKenzie Funeral Home
in Oak Forest, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday.
There will also be visitation from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m.
services at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Burial will be in Bridgeport City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Advocate Hospice or to Jerry Lemon Food Drive
at Shepard High School.
Mr. Mieure was a former teacher at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High
School in the 1950s and '60s. He was employed as a teacher in High School
for District 218.
A veteran, he served in the Army.
Surviving are one son, Barry Mieure of Country Club Hills; three daughters
and one son-in-law, Nancy Mieure of Hazel, Ky., Susan and Ken Wallace and
Jan Mieure, all of Aurora; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and
Doris of Robinson, Gerald and Alberta of Sumner, Eugene and Earline of
Wellington, Nev., Lee and Jean Mieure of Antioch and Don and Judy of Findlay,
Ohio; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Helen Grogan, Elsie and Wilbur
Pelham and Ruby and Bob Kimmel, all of Sumner and Lois and Kenny Provines
of Brookport; one grandson.
His wife, JoAn Mieure and three brothers, Roger, Hubert and John (Helen),