Visitation for Beauton Watson Noe, 96, of Kankakee, will be from 4 p.m.
Wednesday until the 7 p.m. services at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 21 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
Mrs. Noe died Monday (Dec. 14, 1998) in Kankakee.
She was born Sept. 10, 1902 in Farmington, Ky., the daughter of James
and Winnie Watson Hollie.
Her first husband, Rayburn E. Colley, whom she married Dec. 23, 1922
in Paris, Tenn., died Jan. 12, 1929. She married Bernal R. Noe March 17,
1945 in Topeka, Kan. He died Aug. 30, 1988.
Mrs. Noe taught in a one-room school house in rural Farmington, Ky.
She taught and owned a business school in Omaha, Neb.
She was Civilian Personnel director at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in
Mrs. Noe was a member of First Baptist Church in Kankakee.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Linda S. and Robert Maxfield
of Kankakee; one step-sister, Cornelia Gray of Kirksey, Ky.; one brother
and sister-in-law, John B. and Agnes Watson of Murray, Ky.; grandchildren
and spouses, Carol Sue and Denzle Painter, Madonna Rae and David Raiche
and Jill Ann and David Braun, all of Kankakee; great- grandchildren, Jason
and Justin Painter of California, Sarah, Emily, Molly and Jonathon Raiche
of Kankakee; step-great-grandchildren, Carrie, Adam and Ryan Braun of Kankakee;
and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are several brothers and a great-grandson, Todd Alan Baughman.
She was an avid reader and bridge player; enjoyed gardening, especially
roses, and crossword puzzles; and was a gourmet cook. (Pd.)
WATSEKA - Visitation for Bernice R. Bruns, 72, of Watseka, will be from
4-8 p.m. Thursday at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Lutheran Church, Watseka,
where she was a member. The Rev. Dean Bottjen will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Ash Grove.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, Iroquois Memorial
Hospital or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Bruns died Sunday (Dec. 13, 1998) at Provena Covenant Medical
She was born Sept. 1, 1926 in rural Onarga, the son of Walter and Helen
She married Eugene Bruns on June 12, 1948 at Ash Grove.
Mrs. Bruns worked many years at Iroquois Memorial Hospital and Roger
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Charles Struble
of Lake Zurich, Carol and Doug Clark of Sheldon and Linda and Chris Wise
of Champaign; two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Julie Bruns of
Stevensville, Mich.,and James and Connie Bruns of Watseka; two brothers,
Wilmer Sturm of Buckley and Kenneth Sturm of Bloomington; one sister, Evelyn
Rinnert of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 11 grandchildren.
MANHATTAN - Steven M. Goodwin, 16, of Manhattan, died Monday (Dec. 14,
1998) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Forsythe Funeral Chapel,
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Manhattan United Methodist Church,
where he was a member. The Rev. Doug Robinson Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in Providence Ridge Cemetery, Jackson Township.
Memorials may be made to his church.
He was born Jan. 9, 1982 in Joliet, the son of Larry and Cheryl Seltzer
Steven was a student at Peotone High School.
Surviving are two sisters and one brother-in-law, Stephanie and Steve
Gill of Channahon and Jennifer Goodwin of Manhattan; two nephews, Nicholas
and Tony and one niece, Brittany.
Deceased are his grandparents, Willard and Viola Seltzer and Ralph
and Mildred Goodwin; and one uncle, Gordon Goodwin.
MANTENO - Visitation for Stanley J. Gryz, 68, of Manteno, formerly of
Dolton, will be from 3-9 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. wake service at the
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's
Church in Manteno, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.
Mr. Gryz died Monday (Dec. 1,4 1998) at Olympia Fields Osteopathic
Hospital, of a short illness.
He was born July 19, 1930 in Chicago, the son of John and Mary Trzeciak
Mr. Gryz was a retired truck driver.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sharon Noch, whom he married April
28, 1972 in Chicago; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John Gryz of Manteno
and Gene and Katie Gryz of Glenview; three daughters and two sons-in-law,
Julie and Greg Zebrauskas of Bourbonnais, Lori and Rich Offenbach of Champaign
and Patti Gryz of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Anna Andrews of North Aurora;
a brother-in-law, Thomas Noch of Dolton; five grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Frank Gryz.
He was a member of the Manteno American Legion and the senior friends
of Olympia Fields.
BRACEVILLE - Linda Workman, 50, a resident of Braceville for 20 years,
died Sunday (Dec. 13, 1998) at the Morris Hospital in Morris.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at R.W. Patterson Funeral
Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel. The Rev. Richard Reeder will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation rites were accorded.
She was born July 17, 1948 in Blue Island, the daughter of Eldon and
Helen Wood Ritchey.
Surviving are her husband, Richard J. Workman; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law,
Stephen and Terry Workman of Diamond; four brothers and one sister-in-law,
James and Carole Ritchey of Bourbonnais, Daniel and William Ritchey, both
of Florida, and Mike Ritchey of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews.
Her brother, Jack Ritchey and one stepson, Richard Workman are deceased.
MONTICELLO, Ind. - Hazel B. Brookover, 90, of Monticello, Ind., former
Onarga resident, died Monday (Dec. 14, 1998) at Monticello Healthcare Center.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at
Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, Monticello. The Rev. John Tangman will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverview IOOF Cemetery, Monticello.
Memorials may be made to the Monticello Fire Rescue Association Toy
She was born Nov. 23, 1908 in Livonia, Ind., the daughter of William
and Kathryn Guthrie Barnard.
Her husband, Homer Brookover, whom she married July 2, 1949, died Aug.
Mrs. Brookover moved from Onarga to South Bend, Ind., in 1949 and lived
there until moving to Monticello Healthcare Center in May of 1995. She
worked in a Munitions Plant in Chicago during World War II and retired
from Singer Company in South Bend in 1973, after several years of employment.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Keever of Monticello; two
granddaughters and one grandson; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, two sisters and one brother.
CLIFTON - Lillian L. Smith, 62, of Clifton, died Sunday (Dec. 13, 1998)
at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee, following a lengthy illness.
Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation or services.
Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.
She was born May 31, 1936 in Ada, Mich., the daughter of Arliegh and
Anna Doezama Callen.
Surviving are her husband, LaRay L. Smith, whom she married June 24,
1954 in Muskegon, Mich.; three sons, Robert Smith of Wyoming, Jim Smith
of Watseka and Brian Smith of Chebanse; four daughters, Kathy Archer and
Debra Smith, both of Clifton, Bonda Senesac of Chebanse and Patricia Smith
of Urbana; one sister, Betty Doezama of Michigan; two brothers, Howard
Callen of Texas and Denny Callen of Michigan; five grandchildren; and one
Deceased are four brothers, one sister, one son, one daughter, one
son-in-law and one grandchild.
Mrs. Smith had been a nurses aid, working at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing
Home in Clifton.
CHATSWORTH - Ida Kurtenbach, 78, of Chatsworth, died Sunday (Dec. 13,
1998) at Heartland Healthcare, Paxton.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a Rosary recited at
4 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home, Forrest.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Brunskill at
11 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, where
she was a member and belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Chatsworth.
Memorials may be made to the Altar and Rosary Society.
She was born March 19, 1920 at Magnolia, Minn., the daughter of John
and Elizabeth Steichen Niesen.
Surviving are her husband, Floyd ''Pete'' Kurtenbach, whom she married
June 17, 1944 at Dwight; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Bernard
Deany of Bloomington, Ellen and James Koehler of Bolingbrook and Joan and
Cliff Brady of Oak Park; four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Kathy
Kurtenbach of Chatsworth, Dennis and Joni Kurtenbach of Chicago, Richard
and Deb Kurtenbach of Littleton, Colo., and Jerome and Susan Kurtenbach
of Oak Park; one sister, Doris Drach of Saunemin; 21 grandchildren; and
Deceased are three brothers and three sisters.
A graduate of Dwight High School, she was a member of the Germanville
Club, several card clubs and the Livingston County Home Extension.
She performed many hours of volunteer work for the church and community.
She enjoyed gardening.
WATSEKA - Arthur R. Seeman Sr., 73, a retired machinist and noted woodworker
of Watseka, died today (Dec. 15, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Mr. Seeman resigned in March of 1975 as Grant Park police chief.
Among survivors is his wife, Dorothy of Watseka.
Arrangments are pending at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors.
CHEBANSE - Visitation for Alyce M. Nordmeyer, 90, of Chebanse, will
be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton and from
1 p.m. Thursday until the 2 p.m. services at Zion Lutheran Church, Chebanse,
where she was a member. The Rev. Louis C. Knief will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Chebanse.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Mrs. Nordmeyer died Monday (Dec. 14, 1998) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing
Home in Clifton.
She was born June 9, 1908 in Chebanse, the daughter of George and Lillie
M. Spies Wakeman.
Her husband, Donald P. Nordmeyer, whom she married July 26, 1947 in
Chebanse, died Aug. 16, 1987.
Surviving are nieces, LaFerne Foster of Chebanse, Joyce Harrod of Lady
Lake, Fla., and Lynn Peterson of Siren, Wis.; and a nephew, Duane Wakeman
Three brothers are deceased.
She was a member of Riverside Twig.
BRACEVILLE - Cecil Preston Daniels, 78, of Braceville, died Monday (Dec.
14, 1998) at the Walnut Grove Health Care Center, Morris.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the R.W. Patterson Funeal
Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The
Rev. Steven Kettelkamp will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Braceville,
where he was a member.
He was born May 30, 1920 in Brashear, Mo., the son of Earl and Eva
He moved to Morris in 1934 and then to Gardner in 1937.
Mr. Daniels was a partner in Daniels Auto Supply and DABRO Supply Company,
retiring in 1984.
He served on the Medical Board of the Gardner Medical Center.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, 1941-1945, serving as a gunner
and flight engineer on a bomber, making 57 bombing runs before returning
Surviving are his wife, the former Violet Laverne Phillips, whom he
married Sept. 12, 1947 in Streator; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael
Ray and Cathy Daniels of Dwight and Kenneth Paul Danniels of Custer Park;
two granddaughters, one sister and brother-in-law, Nielson Daniels and
Donald Glasgow of Gardner; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Billie and
Joann Daniels of Coal City and Mary Daniels of Braceville; one stepbrother,
harold Shelton of Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Leo Daniels and his stepmother, Lucille Daniels.
He enjoyed playing golf and gin rummy and watching his granddaughters
SHELDON - Henry Litzelman, 89, of Sheldon, died today (Dec. 15, 1998)
at Iroquois Memorial Resident Home.
Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Graveside services for Connie Lou Woods, 60, of Kankakee, were at 11
a.m. today at Kankakee Memorial Gardens. Officiating were ministers of
Asbury United Methodist Church, where she was a member.
Mrs. Woods died Saturday (Dec. 12, 1998) in Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
The Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes was in charge of
She was born Dec. 19, 1937 in Kankakee, the daughter of Glen and Elane
Surviving are her husband, James G. Woods, whom she married June 12,
1976; one son, Troy Woods at home; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy
and Thomas Minor of Kankakee; one brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Sandy
Wehling of Battle Creek, Mich.; and four nieces.
Mrs. Woods retired from Amberg File and Index, where she had worked
for 17 years.
SHELDON - Visitation for Henrey J. Litzelman, 89, of Sheldon, will be
from 5-8 p.m. today at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka, where services
will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Harold Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in Aroma Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or to the donor's
Mr. Litzelman died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 1998) at Iroquois Nursing Home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1909 at St. Marie, Ill., the son of Aloysius and
Ola Spitzer Litzelman.
Surviving are his wife, the former Pauline Bennett Brandenburg, whom
he married April 9, 1976 in Kankakee; one stepson and spouse, Paul and
Julie Brandenburg of North Bend, Wash.; two stepdaughters and one stepson-in-law,
Sharon and John McKee of Boise, Idaho and Bonnie Brandenburg of Phoenix,
Ariz.; one sister, Velda Griffey of Tucson, Ariz.; five stepgrandchildren;
one stepgreat-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are four brothers and six sisters.
Mr. Litzelman was in the U.S. marine Corp for 30 years, serving 22
years as a sergeant major. He served in three wars, World War II, The Korean
Conflict and Vietnam.
He received the Bronze Star, American Defense Ribbon with a Star, European
Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon w/five stars, European African Defense Medal,
Presidential Citation with one star, the Victory Medal WWII, American Campaign
He enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
BEECHER - Ethan E. Allen, 66, of Beecher, died Sunday (Dec. 13, 1998)
at Beecher, from injuries sustained when struck by a car.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hack Funeral
Home in Beecher. The Rev. Eric Tober will officiate.
He was born Sept. 18, 1932 in Goodman, Wis., the son of Luther V. and
Mary Ruth Beougher Allen.
Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey Allen of Warrenville and Dale Allen
of Puerto Rico; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Naomi Hooper of Carol
Stream, Mary Elizabeth and Frank Gryzetic of Elgin, Marie Allen of Chicago
and Thelma and John Sisney of Cedar Lake, Ind.; one brother, Ivan Gene
Allen of¼ Goodman, Wis.; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, one sister and a grandchild.
Mr. Allen was employed in landscaping.
COAL CITY - Albert C. Rubin, 88, of Bellflower, Calif., formerly of
Coal City, died Monday (Dec. 14, 1998) in California.
He was born Jan. 1, 1910 in Coal City, the son of Albert F. and Marie
A graduate of Coal City High School and the University of Illinois,
he had been employed by the city of Downey in California as a civil engineer
for 20 years.
Surviving are his wife, Florence; one daughter, Judy Rubin; two sons,
James and John; and a sister, Dorothy Hines of Coal City.
His first wife, Doris, died in 1984.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. Friday until the 9:30 a.m. services
at Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City with the Rev. Mark Jendrysik officiating.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
GILMAN - Fred Cook, 81, of Gilman, died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 1998) at Carle
Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Arrangements are pending at the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.
H.G. ''Bud'' Edmands, 82, of Bourbonnais, died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 1998)
at Riverside Medical Center.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
The Rev. Donald E. Long Jr. will officiate.
Arrangements were by the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral
He was born June 18, 1916 in Kalamazoo, Mich., the son of Henry G.
and Clara Haines Edmands.
He first married Venita Busby July 6, 1941 and later married Mary Lehmann
May 7, 1970. They both are deceased.
Mr. Edmands was employed by GAB Business Services for 31 years, retiring
in June of 1977.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World
War II. He was a member of the Kankakee VFW and the American Legion.
Surviving are one son, Steven Edmands of Watseka; one daughter and
son-in-law, Sheree and Frank Krueger of Bourbonnais; one stepson, Jason
S. Bonser of Charlotte, N.C.; one stepdaughter and spouse, Beth and Stuart
Galbreath of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Robert Edmands of California;
two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, David and a sister, Helen Kurtz.
Virgil Mayfield, 68, of Kankakee, died today (Dec. 16, 1998) at his
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.