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Jules DeBouck

Visitation for Jules W. DeBouck, 72, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a 4 p.m. wake service at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Richard Pighini will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church.
Mr. DeBouck died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room, after a sudden illness.
Mr. DeBouck had worked at A.O. Smith as an industrial engineer retiring after 36 years.
He was born May 11, 1926, in Manteno, the son of Jules W. and Margaret Belz DeBouck.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jacqueline Wilson, whom he married Aug. 26, 1950, at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee; two sons and daughters- in-law, Michael and Judy DeBouck of Decatur, Gerald and Dawnette DeBouck of Limestone; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Deceased is one son, Dr. Leonard DeBouck.
He was a graduate of Manteno High School and Eastern Illinois University.
Mr. DeBouck was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Kankakee American Legion, Kankakee VFW and the Moose Lodge.
He was a volunteer coach at St. Patrick's Grade School.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Paul Houmes

WATSEKA - Paul Houmes, 84, of Watseka, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) in Dayton, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with the rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home, Watseka.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Edmunds Catholic Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Lee Ryan will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Stockland, the son of John and Clarissa Nolin Houmes.
Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Newman of Watseka, whom he married Feb. 18, 1939, in Rankin; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Carol Houmes of Watseka; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Shirley Guttman of Dayton, Ohio, Mary Kay and Roger Rabe of Crescent City, Diane Houmes of Watseka, Angela and Paul Jones of Donovan; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Hulda H. and Lee Callahan of Sheldon, Mathilda Jane and Claire Smith of Milford; two brothers, John Houmes of Milford, Maurice Houmes of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother and one sister.
Mr. Houmes had been a farmer all his life.
He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Robert O'Donnell

Robert O'Donnell, 78, of Bourbonnais, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the 9:30 a.m. services at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors in Kankakee.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, Homewood.
He was born Oct. 1, 1920.
Surviving is one sister, Mary Wallshield of Antioch.

Rachael Bolton

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Rachael Laverne Bolton, 65, of St. Anne, will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the 10 a.m. services at Christ Healing Temple, St. Anne, where she was a member. Elder Melvin Deal will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood.
Arrangements are by Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.
Mrs. Bolton died Saturday (Dec. 26, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
She was born June 25, 1933, in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Robert Lee Grandberry and Jessie Williams.
Surviving are four sons, Leonard (Viola) Bolton of Kenosha, Wis., Leon (Adrian) Bolton of Centralia, Samuel Bolton of Kankakee, Dewayne (Clara) Bolton of St. Anne; five daughters, Maryella Bolton-Lockett of Chicago, Quinsella Bolton of St. Anne, Jessie, Priscilla, and Cynthia Bolton, all of Kankakee; one sister, Sarah Smith of Kankakee; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are her husband, one brother, and one sister.
She was a resident of the area for 29 years.
She was a member of the Mother's Board of Christ Healing Temple.
She enjoyed crocheting and activities with her grandchildren.

Alecia Thayer

CAMPUS - Alecia Brophy Thayer, 95, of Chicago, formerly of Campus, died Thursday (Dec. 10, 1998) at Deauville Nursing Center, Chicago.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Campus. The Rev. Tony Lee will officiate.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Campus.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Campus.
Arrangements are by Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Cullom.
She was born Feb. 13, 1903, in Wilmington, the daughter of John D. and Cecelia Harrington Brophy.
Her first husband, John Irvin, is deceased.
Her second husband, Ralph E. Thayer, whom she married in 1961 in Los Angeles, Calif., is deceased.
Survivors are Ona Ashford and her family of Chicago, who looked after Mrs. Thayer for the past several years.
Deceased are one sister, Catherine; and one brother, John D. Brophy Jr.
Mrs. Thayer was a graduate of St. Francis College, Joliet, and George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She was an attorney.
She married her first husband, a Los Angeles attorney, after graduation and did not practice law.
She was a member of the Catholic church.

Eugene Marvin

STUARTS DRAFT, Va. - Eugene Alanson Marvin, 90, of Stuarts Draft, Va., father of an area resident, died Thursday (Dec. 24, 1998) at the home of his daughter.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, Pa., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Revs. Neil Martin and John Marvin of Kankakee, his son, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Marvin Cemetery, Muhlenburg, Pa.
He was born March 28, 1908, in Muhlenburg, the son of Seymour and Mae Benscoter Marvin.
His wife, the former Sylvan Belles, died in 1972.
Surviving are three daughters, Ruth E. Johnson of Mobile, Ala., Mary N. Hartt of Stuarts Draft, Va., and Ann M. Parker of Warrington, Pa.; two sons, Thomas E. Marvin of Shickshinny, Pa., and the Rev. John Marvin of Kankakee; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is one sister, Elizabeth Melick.
Mr. Marvin was a member of the Calvary Bible Chapel in Muhlenburg, Union Twp.
He was a retired farmer.

Helen Quigley

MANTENO - Helen E. Quigley, 81, of Manteno, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be held at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Glen Crouse will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
She was born Oct. 19, 1917, in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Harry Stanley and Eleanor F. Olsen Martin.
Surviving are one son, Michael Quigley; one sister and brother-in- law, Jeanne Laverne and Charles Creasbaum; two brothers and sisters- in-law, Robert and Doris Martin, Richard G. and Charlotte Martin; three grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Harry and Thomas James Martin; and one daughter-in-law, Susan Quigley.
Mrs. Quigley was a secretary for Kankakee Farm Service.
She was a member of the Christian faith.
She was a fan of both the Cubs and Sox.

Helen Goudreau

PRINCETON - Helen B. Goudreau, 93, of Princeton, formerly of Kankakee, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) at Colonial Hall Nursing Home, Princeton.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Teresa Catholic Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Anthony Taschetta will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Church.
Mrs. Goudreau was a supervisor at Mackin Venetian Blind Co. for 40 years retiring in 1971.
She was born Nov. 29, 1905, in Watseka, the daughter of Ben and Daisy Dement Trombley.
Her husband, Robert Goudreau, whom she married June 7, 1925, in Chicago, died Feb. 8, 1994.
Surviving are one daughter, Connie Dagne of Ohio; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Georgia and Richard Ortman of Kankakee, June Smock of Marydell, Del.; one sister-in-law, Edna Craig of Bradley; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one sister and two brothers.
She was a member of the CCW and Altar and Rosary Society of the church.

Frances Kurtz

Frances K. Kurtz, 80, of Kankakee, formerly of Chicago, died Friday (Dec. 25, 1998).
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for masses.
She was born June 21, 1918, the daughter of John and Louise Grigel Novak.
Her husband, Michael J. Kurtz, is deceased.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Kenneth Kurtz, Wayne and Sharon Kurtz; one sister, Marge Wilson; sister-in-law of George Marcinak; nieces and nephews; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three sisters; one brother; daughter-in-law, Karen; and brother-in-law, Harry.

Dallas Rocca

Dallas D. ''Dal'' Rocca, 82, of Kankakee, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room, after a sudden illness.
Private services will be held.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.
Arrangements are by the Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
He was born April 5, 1916, in Goodland, Ind., the son of Charles and Grace Rounds Rocca.
Surviving are his wife, the former Viola Reck, whom he married Oct. 21, 1939, in Kankakee; and one daughter, Sandra K. Rocca of Aurora, Colo.
Deceased are one son, Royal M. Rocca; and one sister, Temple G. Rocca.
Mr. Rocca retired from Kankakee Roper in 1981.
He was a member of the Bradley Moose.
He enjoyed baking wedding cakes and playing golf.

Rebecca Post

Rebecca S. ''Becky'' Post, 50, of Kankakee, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) in Paxton.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
She was born Sept. 16, 1948, in Galatia, the daughter of Raymond H. and Gleeda I. Griffin Smith.
Surviving are her husband, David Post, whom she married Jan. 1, 1966, in Kankakee; one son and daughter- in-law, David and Dawn Post of Limestone; one daughter, Missy Post of Kankakee; three grandchildren; and several aunts and uncles.
Deceased are her parents and an infant brother.
Mrs. Post was employed by Knights Inn.
She enjoyed traveling.

Anne Cibulsky

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Anne S. Cibulsky, 87, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Momence, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at Mercy Villa Nursing Home, Springfield, Mo.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Augusta Catholic Church, Lake Village, Ind., where she was a member, by the Rev. Ambrose Ziegler.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Momence.
Memorials may be made to the family wishes.
She was born Nov. 20, 1911, in Chicago, the daughter of Ignatius and Josephine Zokowski Szumski.
Her husband, Louis P. Cibulsky, whom she married June 8, 1940 in Chicago, died May 8, 1995.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Josephine and Robert Martin of Springfield, Mo.; one son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Janie Cibulski of Lockport; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and four sisters.

Courtney Harris

DWIGHT - Courtney Harris, 4, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) as a result of injuries from an auto accident in rural Dwight.
VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight, is in charge of arrangements.

Louie Smith

ST. ANNE - Louie Smith, 65, of St. Anne, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne.

LeRoy St. Aubin

LeRoy St. Aubin, 80, of Kankakee, died today (Dec. 29, 1998) at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Robert Laster

Robert F. Laster, 65, of Bourbonnais, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the 1 p.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.

LeRoy St. Aubin

Visitation for LeRoy V. St. Aubin, 80, of Kankakee, will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Beverly Marshall-Goodell will officiate.
Burial, with honorary military rites by the Aroma Park Legion 1019 F Troop, will be in Aroma Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno or to the donor's choice.
Mr. St. Aubin died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 1998) at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.
He was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Kankakee, the son of Mabel Swan.
Surviving are his wife, the former Violet Parks, whom he married Nov. 7, 1942, in Kankakee; two sons, Darrel St. Aubin of Kansas City, Mo., Rodney St. Aubin of Placentia, Calif.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Juanita Kelley, Leo and Doris Parks, all of Goreville, Verla Parks of Geneva; five grandchildren, Shannon (Ken) Tankersley, Raquel St. Aubin, Chad St. Aubin, all of Denver, Colo., Lee Eric St. Aubin of Kankakee, and Lacy St. Aubin of Placentia, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his mother; and special grandparents, Israel and Rosanna St. Aubin.
He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the SeaBee Branch of the U.S. Navy.
He was a charter member of the American Legion Post 1019, formed May 28, 1948, and Navy SeaBee Vets of America.
Mr. St. Aubin was in the trucking business for 45 years hauling for Lowe Seed Co. and the Kankakee Nursery Co.
He enjoyed his family and coffee breaks with friends.
His hobby was gardening.
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Courtney Harris

DWIGHT - Visitation for Courtney Mirana Paige Harris, 4, of Dwight, will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at Dwight United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Craig Miller will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to Dwight United Methodist Church.
Von Qualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight, is in charge of arrangements.
Courtney was killed in an auto accident Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) on Livingston Road in Garfield Township in rural Dwight.
She was born May 14, 1994, in Bremerton, Wash., the daughter of Timothy W. and Marion A. Scorgie Harris.
Surviving are her parents of Dwight; and two brothers, Chase and Dillon Harris, at home; grandparents, Daniel and Carolyn Harris of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Winston and Margaret Scorgie of Odessa, Texas.
Deceased is her grandmother, Sarah Bennett.

Randy Clemans

Randy W. Clemans, 45, of Bourbonnais, died today (Dec. 30, 1998) at Miller Center.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.

Margaret Cima

SOUTH WILMINGTON - Margaret Cima, 84, of South Wilmington, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 1998) at Morris Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, South Wilmington Chapel.

Earl Benn

Earl Benn, 86, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 1998) at his home.
Arrangements are pending at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.

Robert Laster

Visitation for Robert Franklin Laster, 65, of Bourbonnais, will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the 1 p.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. The Rev. Paul Mount will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mr. Laster died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) at his home.
Mr. Laster retired after 43 years with the Illinois Central Railroad.
He was born Aug. 4, 1933, in Brownsville, Tenn., the son of Robert Lee and Lou Emma Puckett Laster.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyne Frederick of Bourbonnais, whom he married Feb. 19, 1972, in Chicago; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Franklin Laster II and Becky of Springfield, Mo., Gary Lee Laster, Michael Wayne and Karen Laster, all of Bourbonnais; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Lisa Ann and Ed DuVall of Marshall, Mo., Linda Jo and Tom Ward of Joplin, Mo., Laura Elizabeth and John Adcock of Marshall, Mo., Debra Jo Laster of Kankakee; one sister and brother-in- law, Marion and Dick Carraway of Brownsville, Tenn.; one brother, William Laster of Michigan; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents and one sister.
He was a past member of the Masons while living in Missouri and a ranger at Bon Vivant Country Club.
He enjoyed bowling and golf.

Richard Allen

CULLOM - Richard Eugene Allen, 61, of Cullom, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 1998) at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Cullom, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. services Thursday at Cullom United Methodist Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Herb Thompson will officiate.
Burial, with military graveside rites, will be in Sullivan Center Cemetery, rural Cullom.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Livingston County Health Department Cancer Fund.
He was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Decatur, the son of Orville and Hazel Franklin Allen.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jeweldean Willis, whom he married Dec. 22, 1957, in Kempton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Vicki Allen of Cullom, Jeff and Lori Allen of Pontiac; one sister, Barbara J. Kramer of Dwight; his parents of Cullom; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are his maternal and paternal grandparents; one son, Thomas Eugene Allen in infancy; and one sister, Linda J. Moore.
Mr. Allen attended Skinner School, rural Cullom, and then graduated in 1954 from Kempton-Cabery High School.
He farmed for many years and owned R and J Firearms and also R and J Storage.
He worked with Immke-Bradley Auctioneers.
Mr. Allen served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1955-57.
He was the Sullivan Township Supervisor.
He was a lifetime member of the NRA, past commander and member of Skinner-Trost American Legion Post 122, and former member of Akron Lions Club, Kankakee Gun Collectors Association and Illinois State Rifle Association.

Louie Smith

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Louie S. ''Sonny'' Smith, 65, of St. Anne, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Clancy- Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, St. Anne, where he was a member. The Revs. Felipe Martinez and James Fanale will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Anne Township Cemetery.
Mr. Smith died Monday (Dec. 28, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
He was born Sept. 30, 1933, in Rantoul, the son of Louie and Helen A. Worthey Smith.
His first wife, Betty Norvelitis, whom he married in 1954, died in 1981.
His second wife, Patricia Slingerland, whom he married in 1973, died in 1991.
Surviving are his wife, the former Susie Holmes, whom he married Sept. 24, 1994, of St. Anne; two daughters and one son-in-law, Carol and Ed Phipps of Tuscola, Cheryl Baird of Georgetown; three step-sons, Duane Holmes of Bourbonnais, Darrin Holmes of Kankakee, Justin Holmes of St. Anne; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Delbert McElroy of Lake Village, Ind., Ruth and Ed Fletcher of Oakwood; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, Crystal and Kelli.
Mr. Smith drove a truck for Hoekstra Transportation.
He had served as trustee on the church board.

Evelyn Seymour

ONARGA - Evelyn F. Seymour, 80, of Onarga, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 1998) at the Heartland Healthcare, Paxton.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga.

Toshiko Rooney

DWIGHT - Toshiko Rooney, 54, of Dwight, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 1998) at her home.
Arrangements are pending at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.


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