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Porta Myers

Visitation for Porta Myers, 82, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hertz-Thoma Chapel, Kankakee, where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Martin R. Gutzmer will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Myers died Thursday (Dec. 3, 1998) at home.
She was born May 18, 1916, in Kankakee, the daughter of Porter and Rose Smith Hester.
Her husband, Sylvester R. Myers, whom she married April 22, 1935, at Asbury United Methodist Church, died in 1976.
Retired, Mrs. Myers worked as a cashier for more than 40 years at Myers Bakery.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Roland ''Skip'' and Margaret Myers of Kankakee; three grandchildren, Angel Myers-Tilton of Kankakee, Maris B. Myers of Muskegon, Mich., and Porta P. and James Schut of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Kayla Schut; one brother and sister- in-law, Woodrow and Naomi Hester of Bradley; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are four brothers and three sisters.
She loved craft work.
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Welty Arnold

BEECH GROVE, Ind. - Welty Arnold, 81, of Beech Grove, formerly of Kankakee, died Thursday (Dec. 3, 1998) at Beech Grove Healthcare.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee. The Rev. Don Linnell will officiate.
Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery, Kankakee.
He was born June 13, 1917 in Mt. Vernon, Ky., the son of George and Mary Etta Arthur Arnold.
His wife, the former Martha Howard, whom he married June 13, 1938 in Kankakee, died April 3, 1988.
Mr. Arnold had worked 15 years as a maintenance man for Warner Lambert.
He also farmed near Bonfield.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Dale and Darlene Arnold of Bourbonnais and Donald Arnold of Van Buren, Ark.; sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edith Palmerd of Kempton, Velma Blanton of Crete, Lucille Cousins of Martinton, Tevis Wingerter, Dora Arnold, Dorothy Arnold and Mardene Arnold, all of Martinton, and Grace Arnold of Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one sister, Gertie; one brother, Berle; and two sons, Loren and Larry.
Mr. Arnold enjoyed playing stringed instruments.

LeRoy LeBeau

Burial for LeRoy B. LeBeau, 84, who died Dec. 8, 1995, will be at All Saints Mausoleum at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Military rites will be performed by the Bradley VFW and American Legion.
Among survivors is his wife, the former Dorothy Haag, of Bradley and a brother-in-law, Elwood Arseneau of Elkhart.

Delia Chouinard

CHEBANSE - Visitation for Delia Chouinard, 83, of Chebanse, will be from 3-7 p.m. today, with a 3 p.m. wake service, at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Charles Wheeler, at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Kankakee, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mrs. Chouinard died Thursday (Dec. 3, 1998) at her home.
Mrs. Chouinard was owner and operator of Chouinard's Grocery for 40 years, retiring in 1984. The grocery store had been in business since Sept. 1, 1939, closing in 1988. It had gone through the hands of various family members, ending with her son Bill.
She was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Manteno, the daughter of Albert and Leotine LaGesse Gadbois.
Her husband, Leroy Chouinard, whom she married July 8, 1939, in Chicago, died in 1985.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Ann Chouinard of Chebanse; two daughters and sons-in- law, Margaret and James Potter of Kankakee and Karen and Richard Naas of Stewartsville, Mo.; two sisters, Rachael Bechtold of Florida and Ruth Neven of Bradley; one brother, Leonard Gadbois of Kankakee; 15 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters, Rita LaCouture and Gertrude DelPrencipie.

Marion Cox

ST. CHARLES, Ky. - Marion Cox, 83, of St. Charles, Ky., formerly of Kentland, Ind., father of area residents, died Friday (Dec. 4, 1998).
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the Sheets Funeral Home, Lowell, Ind., where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Kevin Gardner will officiate.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Roselawn, Ind.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronald and Clara Mae Cox of St. Charles, Ky., Larry and Dawn Cox of Beecher and James Cox of Fowler, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Ed McKinstry of Bradley; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.
His wife, Frances Marie Cox is deceased.
Mr. Cox worked for Star Disposal in Park Forest for 28 years.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
His hobbies were fishing and watching wrestling on TV.

Merle Sherman

Merle W. Sherman, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Dec. 5, 1998) at his home.
Services are pending at the Hertz- Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.

Sean Martin

CRETE - Sean Michael Martin, 29, of Crete, died Thursday (Dec. 3, 1998) in Hammond, Ind.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today at the Crete Funeral Home, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Peter Worries will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Hill, Steger.
Memorials may be made to Crete Elementary School Library Fund or to the Presbyterian Church of Our Savior, Chicago Heights, where he was a member.
He was born Oct. 1, 1969 in Harvey, the son of Michael R. and Sharon Petronio Martin, who reside in Crete.
Also surviving are one sister, Shelley Martin of Crete; paternal grandmother, Vivian Martin of Bradley; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Martin was employed as manager for three years at Illco Inc. in Hammond, dealing with heating, air conditioning and plumbing supplies.
He was a member of the Beecher Sportsman Club, the American Rifle Association and the Marchigiana Society of Chicago Heights.

Louise Bonnell

A memorial service for Louise D. Bonnell, 86, of Kankakee, will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the First Baptist Church, 425 E. Court St., Kankakee. The Rev. John Curtis will officiate.
Mrs. Bonnell died Nov. 23, 1998.
Burial was in Golconda, Nov. 28.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Among her survivors are her son Michael Bonnell of Bourbonnais and his fiancee Janice Humphrey, also of Bourbonnais; daughter, Cyndi Bonnell of Bourbonnais and her friend, Steve Brockman of Matteson.

William Willis

WILMINGTON - William B. ''Jabo'' Willis, 65, of Wilmington, died Saturday (Dec. 5, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Monday until the 1 p.m. services at Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Military graveside services by the Wilmington VFW Post 5422, will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington.
He was born Jan. 3, 1933 in Ripley, Tenn., the son of William Cecil and Beatrice Mary Barnes Willis.
A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Germany.
He retired in 1989 from Fisher Body Works, Western Springs.
Surviving are his wife, the former Arlene D. Marschke; seven children, Mike Willis of River Forest, Amy (Dennis) Zawadzki of Northlake, William Brook (Filimenia) Willis of Elmwood Park, Timothy Willis and John Willis of Chicago, and William J. (Sheila) Willis and Robert J. (Jodi) Willis of Wilmington; several grandchildren; one great-grandson; four sisters; three brothers and many nieces and nephews.

Mary Doud

Mary I. Doud, 84, of Momence died Saturday (December 5, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee.
Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cotter Funeral Home in Momence, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Tuesday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Neil Larimore.
Interment will be at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.
Mrs. Doud was born on Oct. 14, 1914 in Moorhead, Minn., the daughter of Albert and May Morris Fleming.
She married Russell B. Doud on May 9, 1934, in Milford. He died on March 13, 1991.
Mrs. Doud was a member of Rebekah Lodge and member of the Royal Neighbors of America in St. Anne.
She had worked at Casey's Shoes and May Lan Candles in Momence.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Ann Doud, and Dave and Ruth Doud, all of Momence; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Forest Perdue of Momence; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 4 great- great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Doud also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Glenn Betourne

Glenn O. Betourne, 76, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Dec. 5, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Martin Haeger will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to the Diabetes Association.
He was born April 1, 1922, in Kankakee, the son of Arthur G. and Carrie A Dahling Betourne.
Surviving are his wife, the former Doris Anderson of Kankakee, whom he married April 25, 1942, at the Lutheran parsonage in Danville; three daughters and one son-in-law, Julie and Gordon F. Palmer of Bradley, Patricia Betourne of Kankakee, and Christine Betourne of Kankakee; one son and daughter-in-law, Glenn A. and Connie Betourne of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, Gordon G. Palmer of Kankakee, John Palmer of Bourbonnais, Julie Palmer of Bourbonais, Andy and Katie Betourne of Indianapolis, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, David and Carrie Palmer of Kankakee; and several cousins.
He was retired from Kankakee Federal Savings and Loan where he had been maintenance manager for 13 years; and he was a routeman for Schnell's Dairy for nearly 30 years.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and served as a Boy Scout leader for 3 years at St. Paul's.
He attended Kankakee schools and graduated from Kankakee High School in 1940.
He enjoyed vacation travels and spending time with his family.
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Jean Gregor

WILMINGTON - Jean A. Gregor, 71, of Wilmington, formerly of Coatesville, Pa., died Sunday (Dec. 6, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph's Hospital, Joliet.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, Pa., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. George Schneider will officiate.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the Greater Joliet Unit of the American Cancer Society or to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Local arrangements are being handled by the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Her husband, Louis J. Gregor Sr., is deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Louis J. Gregor Jr. and David W. Gregor, both of Pennsylvania; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and David Wright, Diane and Joseph Barnett, both of Wilmington; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lois and Abner Stoltzfus and Vinetta Patton, all of Pennsylvania; one brother, John Paul Townsend of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents, Artemus and Anna Townsend, are deceased.
Mrs. Gregor was a graduate of the Cadet Nursing Program-Coatesville Hospital.
She had worked as an OB RN with the Coatesville and Brandywine Hospital Trauma Center.

Casimir Daucanski

Casimir ''Cass'' Daucanski, 72, of Bourbonnais, died Sunday (Dec. 6, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, after a long illness.
Survivors include his wife, Midge; one daughter, LuAnne of Florida; two sons, Jim of Chicago, and David of Florida; and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Senesac Bourbonnais Funeral Home.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Maternity BVM Catholic Church.

Hazel Lydigsen

DWIGHT - Hazel May Lydigsen, 86, a resident of Four Seasons Retirement Home, Columbus, Ind., formerly of Dwight, died Saturday (Dec. 5, 1998) at Bartholomew County Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Vonqualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cabery United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Debra Talbert will officiate.
Burial will be in Round Grove Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials may be made to the Cabery United Methodist Church.
She was born May 30, 1912, in Campus, the daughter of Clark and Ida Booth Slater.
Surviving are her husband, Harold Lydigsen, of Columbus, Ind., whom she married July 21, 1932, in Kankakee; two daughters and one son-in- law, Carolyn and Robert Neth of Columbus, Ind., Dolores Bergan of Buckingham; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
One brother, William Slater; and two sisters, Mary Lower and Rita Kingery; are deceased.
Mrs. Lydigsen was educated in Dwight schools.
She was a member of the Women's Society at the church.

William Lemenager

HOUSTON, Texas - William ''Bill'' Lemenager, 76, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Ashkum, died Wednesday (Dec. 2, 1998) after a courageous battle with ALS.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Earthman Bellaire Chapel. The Rev. Mike Stiles officiated.
Private burial followed at Forest Park West.
Memorials may be made to Bellaire Central Baptist Church, 7115 Mapleridge, Bellaire, Texas, 77401.
He was born Jan. 6, 1922, in Ashkum, the son of Ezra and Mabel Lemenager.
Surviving are his wife, Jane of Houston; one son and daughter-in- law, Thomas and Solange Lemenager of Meridian, Idaho; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Mike Byers of Kingwood, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Grover Baker of Kankakee; one brother-in- law, Willard and Jackie Miller of Houston; two grandchildren; and one nephew.
Mr. Lemenager was a 40 year employee of Tenneco.
He served in World War II as an Army-Air Force pilot.
He was a deacon and a long time member of Bellaire Central Baptist Church, formerly Richmond Plaza Baptist Church.

Stella King

Stella Rose King, 89, of Bradley, died Sunday (Dec. 6, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.

Merle Sherman

Merle W. Sherman of Kankakee died Saturday (Dec. 5, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hertz Thoma Funeral Chapel.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Margaret Peters

Margaret Anna Peters, 96, of Kankakee, died Monday (Dec. 7, 1998) in Bradley.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. Douglas Hauber will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
She was born Oct. 8, 1902 in Kankakee, the daughter of Frank and Bertha Michells Jonas.
Her husband, Lester Earl Peters, whom she married June 1, 1924 at St. Mary's Church in Kankakee, died in 1977.
Mrs. Peters retired in 1967 as a cafeteria worker for the Kankakee School District.
She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Church, Kankakee and its CCW.
She was a past member of Gleaners, WWII Mothers; a local sewing club in Kankakee, Arbour Club of Kankakee and the Senior Citizen Group of Kankakee.
Surviving are one daughter and two sons-in-law, Lois and Kenneth Ahrens of Houston, Texas, and Leonard Dionne of Bradley; one daughter- in-law, Theresa Peters of Bourbonnais; one sister, Frances Morgan of Las Vegas, Nev.; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one son, Edward Peters; a daughter, Helen Dionne; brother, Franklin Jonas; sisters, Clarice Willie and Lucille Caron.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, rug weaving and won several ribbons and awards at the Kankakee County Fair.

Donald Lewis

ESSEX - Donald L. Lewis, 71, of Essex, died Monday (Dec. 7, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Marcia Urban will officiate.
Burial will be in North Cemetery, Essex.
He was born July 14, 1927 in Chicago, the son of Terry T. and Evah Crawford Lewis.
Mr. Lewis was formerly employed as a line foreman for Caterpillar Inc., having worked in the Joliet and Aurora plants.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was a member of the Maple Lawn Christian Church, Joliet, the VFW Post 1059 in Chebanse, the Masonic Lodge 208, Wilmington and the Shriners.
Surviving are one daughter, Pat Harris of Shorewood; one son, Terry Lewis of Essex; two grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Doris and Ollie Hagberg of Essex and Dorothy Latham of Bourbonnais; one sister-in-law, Nina Lewis of Essex; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his wives, Marie L. (O'Reilly) and Betty Mae (Berry); his son-in-law, John F. Harris; one sister, Maxine Kinney; and one brother, Lester Lewis.
He enjoyed fishing, bodywork and socializing.

John Kasiba

WILMINGTON - John Kasiba, 85, of Wilmington, formerly of Kankakee, died Monday (Dec. 7, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the 10:30 a.m. services at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
He was born Jan. 15, 1913 in Elgin, the son of John and Rose Hartman Kasiba.
Surviving are two sisters, Julia Vance and Mary Baer and a niece, Dana Preston, all of Las Vegas, Nev.
A sister, Rose Spencer is deceased.

Cecil Potts

PAXTON - Cecil S. Potts, 83, of Paxton, died Monday (Dec. 7, 1998) at Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp-Miller Funeral Home in Paxton.

Merle Sherman,

Visitation for Merle W. Sherman, of Kankakee, will be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. today with Masonic services at 7 p.m. at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Kankakee, where he was a member. The Rev. Martin R. Gutzmer will officiate.
Burial will be in Brenton Cemetery, Piper City.
Memorials may be made to his church, the Shriners or to Mooseheart.
Mr. Sherman died Saturday (Dec. 5, 1998) at his residence.
His parents George and Ida Opperman Sherman are deceased.
Mr. Sherman was chief cost accountant at Roper Corporation for over 25 years.
He was a member of the Kankakee Shrine Club, Commandery Ivanhoe 33, serving as past commander in 1946. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Surviving are his wife, the former Wilma Bollinger, whom he married Aug. 30, 1946 in Kentland, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Kay Sherman of Tampa, Fla., and David and Andrea Sherman of LaFayette, Ga.; two daughters, Chris L. Sherman and Becky Salisbury of Bourbonnais; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
He enjoyed his yard work and stamp collecting.

Stella King

Visitation for Stella Rose King, 89, of Bradley, will be from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. John Antczak at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradley, where she was a member.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rev. Rene Dion Missionary, Harbor House, or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mrs. King died Sunday (Dec. 6, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born April 19, 1909 in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Lechouit Steczynski.
Mrs. King was employed by General Foods Corporation in quality control for 19 years and also for Miner Laundromat for eight years.
Surviving are two sons, Ray J. King of Bourbonnais and Ronald W. King of Minot, N.D.; one daughter Rose Marie Herzog and Howard Farthing of Bradley; one sister, Mary Anderson Childers of Kankakee; eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are five brothers, Joseph, Walter, Stanley, Frank, Henry Steczynski; and two sisters, Kathrine Steczynski and Helen Essington.
She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella.
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Josephine Hodel

MOMENCE - Josephine Hodel, 79, of Momence, died Sunday (Dec. 6, 1998) at her residence.
She was born May 19, 1919 in Chicago.
Visitation will be from 3-5 and 7-9 today at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Lemont. The Rev. Denis White will officiate.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Her husband, Daniel Hodel, whom she married Sept. 11, 1942 in Chicago, died Nov. 10, 1989.
Mrs. Hodel was a retired seamstress.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald P. Hodel of Momence and Charles and Edith Hodel of New Lenox; two grandchildren, Jill Hodel of Joliet and Charles Hodel Jr. of New Lenox.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Momence.

Casimir Daucanski 'Cas' 

Visitation for Casimir ''Cas'' Daucanski, 72, of Bourbonnais, will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a wake service at 7 p.m. at Senesac Bourbonnais Funeral Home.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. John Peeters at 11 a.m. Thursday at Maternity BVM Church, Bourbonnais, where he was a member.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to his church; or to the National Aphafin Association, 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, New York, N.Y. 10010; or to Provena St. Mary's Hospital Skilled Care Unit.
Mr. Daucanski died Sunday (Dec. 6, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born May 25, 1926 in Kankakee, the son of John and Julia Levonicz Daucanskas, who are deceased.
A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Daucanski was a mail carrier for 31 years for the Bourbonnais Post Office, retiring in 1985.
Surviving are his wife, the former Midge J. Benoit, whom he married Aug. 28, 1954 at Maternity BVM Church; two sons, Jim Daucanski of Chicago and David Daucanski of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one daughter, LuAnne Daucanski of Boynton Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Nellie Washkis of Hudson, Fla. and Alice Replogle of Kankakee.
Deceased are two brothers, John and Joseph, three sisters, Annie Hammer, Mary Pechauer and Antionette, an infant at birth.
He was a member of the Holy Name Society at his church, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, former member of the Knights of Columbus, Bourbonnais Sporstmen's Club and the Kankakee American Legion Post.

Dorothy Hendricks

WATSEKA - Dorothy R. ''Dot'' Hendricks, 93, of Watseka, died Friday (Dec. 4, 1998) at the home of her daughter in Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka and from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the 10:30 a.m. services at Calvery Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watseka. Pastor Dean Bottjen will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church or Faith Lutheran Church.
She was born July 7, 1905 in Buckley, the daughter of Martin and Emma Knake Wolfe.
Surviving are four daughters and two sons-in-law, Eve and Eddy Malizia of Chicago Heights, Mini and Linard Kessinger and Shirley White, all of Watseka, and Dolly Clark of Lafayette, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Sparky and Wanita Behrens of Watseka; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son Donald, a grandson Michael, and two brothers, Lawrence and Clarence Wolfe.
She worked for many years as a checker and meat cutter at Neff Grocery and A&P Grocery stores.
She was president of the Grandmother's Club of Crescent City and the Lutheran Auxiliary.
She enjoyed baking, crafts and was a master at crocheting.


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