Visitation for Jeffrey Paul Redmond, 30, of Bourbonnais, will be from
4-8 p.m. Friday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes
where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Michael Lebuhn
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Redmond died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 1999) at his residence after an
illness of five months.
He was born Oct. 29, 1968, in Kankakee, the son of Charles and Connie
Surviving are one son, Blake Redmond of Bradley; one sister and brother-in-law,
Deanna and Rue Trompler of Bradley; his mother; and special friend, Kristy
Bryant of Bradley.
Deceased are his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
Mr. Redmond was an independent trucker.
He was a graduate of American Training Centers, Nashville, Tenn.
He was a member of Church of God Worship Center, Bradley.
MACOMB - Lorayne Hasbargen, 72, of Macomb, formerly of Kankakee, died
Sunday (Jan. 17, 1999) at the Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
Visitation was Jan. 19 at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb,
where services were Jan. 20. The Rev. David Swan officiated.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Trinity
Lutheran Church, where she was a member.
She was born Jan. 13, 1927 in Kankakee, the daughter of Frederick H.
and Pearl Miller Raguse.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur Hasbargen, whom she married Aug.
24, 1946 in Kankakee; one son, Dr. James Arthur Hasbargen of Valparaiso,
Ind.; three daughters, Janet Lynn Bambrick of LeRoy, Karen Jean Ernst of
Jackson, Mich. and Nancy Sue Dailey of Aurora; nine grandchildren; three
brothers, Roland and Clifford Raguse, both of Kankakee and Wayne Raguse
of Metamora; one sister, Wilma Jean Hess of Aroma Park; and nieces and
Deceased is a brother, Norman Raguse.
Mrs. Hasbargen was a former secretary for Four Seasons Real Estate
She was a member of the Macomb Woman's Club, Macomb University Women
and various bridge groups.
BEECHER - Myra Henrietta Wehrmann, 77, of Beecher, died Tuesday (Jan.
19, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Church of Christ,
where she was a member. The Rev. Susan Brewer will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery, Monee.
Memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ Memorial
She was born May 12, 1921, the daughter of Emil and Justine Engelking
Her husband, Herbert, whom she married Dec. 11, 1938, died in 1977.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Sheila Wehrmann
of Fredricksburg, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Robert
Schultz and Jacqueline and Kenneth Hameister, all of Beecher; three sisters
and one brother- in-law, her twin Marian and Earl Schoenwald of Beecher,
Alice Claus of Steger and Elaine Connell of Lady Lake, Fla.; one brother,
Harry Dierking of S. Chicago Heights; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Deceased are one brother, Leonard and two sisters, Viola Dierking and
She enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking and playing cards.
DANFORTH - Visitation for John D. Wilken, 90, of Faith Place, Danforth,
will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, and
from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services, at St. John's Lutheran
Church, Danforth, where he was a member. Pastor James Gertha will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Danforth.
Memorials may be made to his church, the Prairieview Foundation, or
to the donor's choice.
Mr. Wilken died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 1999) at Faith Place, Danforth.
Mr. Wilken had been a farmer.
He had been a member of the school board in Danforth, the Gilman Farm
Bureau, and St. Johns Brotherhood. He was born March 16, 1908, in South
Dakota, the son of Harm and Margret Gherken Wilken.
His first wife, the former Alice Zeedyk, whom he married Feb. 25, 1933,
at St. John's Lutheran Church, Danforth, died Feb. 26, 1951.
Surviving are his wife, the former Bernice Stecher, whom he married
in June 1955; two sons and daughters- in-law, Roger and Marilyn Wilken
of Danforth, John and Mary Ellen Wilken of Onarga; one daughter and son-in-law,
Shirley and William Messersmith of Park Forest; one sister, Margret Peters
of Clifton; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Hilda Wilken of
Prairieview Home, Danforth; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren,
three step-grandchildren, and six step- great-grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers and four sisters.
MILFORD - Visitation for Lorraine J. Olson, 86, of Milford, will be
from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Wally Waite will officiate.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery,
Indianola. The Rev. John Thompson will officiate.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, Danville, United Methodist
Church, Sidell, or Our Savior Lutheran Church, Milford.
Mrs. Olson died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital,
She was born Dec. 10, 1912, in Sidell, the daughter of Lester Garfield
and Lula Belle Cheney.
Mrs. Olson and her husband owned and operated the Milford Drug Sundries
for 10 years. She was secretary at Milford Grade School for many years,
retiring in 1976. Surviving are her husband, Walter E. Olson, of Milford,
whom she married July 15, 1946, in Watseka; one nephew, Nathan Cheney of
Sidell; and two nieces, Judy Gasaway of Colonial Heights, Va., and Beth
Harper of Longview.
Deceased are one brother and three sisters.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Sidell.
Mrs. Olson worked at Selective Service at Westville during World War
PAXTON - Gladys Mae Reitz, 80, of Paxton, died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 1999)
at Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until the 2 p.m. services at
Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton. The Rev. Richard Swain will officiate.
Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
Memorials may be made to the Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton, or Progressive
Supra Muscular Palsey Adm., or to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born Oct. 13, 1918 in Loda, the daughter of Elmer and Lula
Keller Dale. She was a graduate of Paxton High School and Illinois State
Mrs. Reitz taught elementary school several years and for 29 years
was employed by Electronics Components Corp. of Paxton.
Her husband, Wilbur D. Reitz, whom she married Feb. 24, 1940 at Watseka,
died Oct. 7, 1998. They had resided in Loda and Paxton areas.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary L. and Judith Reitz
of Gibson City and Steven W. and Brenda Reitz of Monticello; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Kathleen A. and Arthur Lewandowski of Elmhurst and Betty
J. and Jamie Russell of Gilman; one brother, Milton Dale of Texas and one
sister, Jesse Ferdinand of Woodland; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
and one step-great-grandchild.
Deceased are two sisters.
Visitation for Edward Albert West, 71, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8
p.m. today at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where
services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Donald Wehnert will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mr. West died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 1999) from an extended illness.
Mr. West was a Kankakee Valley Park District commissioner from 1979-85,
a Kankakee County Health officer and had been a Kankakee fireman briefly
in the 1940s and drove the truck he had been assigned to in many parades.
He volunteered for the Boat Regatta at the Boat Club from the start
of the races.
Chuck Henry, the long-time park district attorney, called Mr. West
an excellent commissioner. ''He was always there, always participating
in projects and trying to improve it.''
Roy West, the former Kankakee County Board chairman, said his brother
was very serious about his community responsibilities and that was something
he picked up from his parents.
''He not only felt the responsibility, but he got a lot of satisfaction
from it,'' he said.
He had been involved in the Jaycee Little League for 20 years. He announced
at Holiday Tournaments. Mr. West was an active volunteer of Eastridge High
Mr. West had been employed by Armour Pharmaceuticals.
He was born March 2, 1927 in Kankakee, the son of Edward A. and Lauretta
Hattenburg West Sr. His parents and one sister, Alta Coulombe, are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marilyn Bubik, whom he married June
12, 1954 in Kankakee; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven E. and Alice
West of Grant Park; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie A. and Greg Herscher
of Kankakee; one sister, Mary Cluver of Cissna Park; two brothers and one
sister-in-law, Max West and Roy and Bercha West, all of Kankakee; three
grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews.
He was a member of the Elks, the American Legion, the Loyal Order of
the Moose Lodge and the Knights of Columbus.
Military rites for George Brinkman Sr., 69, of Bourbonnais, by the Bradley
American Legion Post 766 and the Bradley VFW post 6502, where he had memberships,
will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bradley VFW.
Mr. Brink-man was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the
A memorial service and visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
at the Bradley VFW.
Cremation rites were accorded and burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Brinkman volunteered regularly for the American Legion and VFW.
He was born April 12, 1929 in Ashkum, the son of August and Pearl Perry
Brinkman, who are deceased. also deceased are four sisters, five brothers
and his wife LaVona who died in February 1998.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Dailey of Chicago and George Brinkman
Jr. of Bradley; three daughters, Patricia Dailey of Bourbonnais, Linda
Bess of Kankakee and Jo Ann Mattaliano of Chicago Ridge; two sisters, Grace
Stephens of Piper City and Elsie Cleaton of Butte, Mont.; six grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Brinkman retired in 1986 from A.O. Smith Corporation.
Sister Catherine Bartlett
Visitation for Sister Catherine Bartlett, (Sister Mary George), SSCM,will
be from 2-9 p.m. today at the Frank Becvar and Son Funeral Home, 6541 S.
Kedzie Ave. and from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Rose of Lima Church in Kankakee,
with a wake service at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose Church.
Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Beaverville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SSCM Delaplace Ministry Fund,
145 S. Fourth Avenue, Kankakee, Ill. 60901.
Sister Bartlett died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 1999) in Chicago.
She was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Chicago, the daughter of George Patrick
and Blanche Dandurand Bartlett.
She entered the convent Feb. 12, 1936; took her first profession of
vows Aug. 15, 1938 and her final vows Aug. 15, 1944.
Her first assignment was at St. Patrick School in Momence. She also
taught there later. She spent a total of 16 years at St. Gall School in
Chicago when she lived in her retirement after 1989.
She studied Spanish culture both in Chicago and Mexico and was a caticast
and a parish assistant in South America.
In 1977 and 78 she served as Hispanic Apostilatae in the Joliet Diocese.
She has been a local superior for various communities of the Sister
Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary.
She was the sister of Sr. Mary Blanche, SSCM; Patricia Anderson; Margaret
Riddlemoser; Father Richard, CMF; Father Roger; Anne (George), Mary Noonan,
Jerome, Blanche Fidler, Leah Miller and Elizabeth; and the aunt of many
nieces and nephews.
GARDNER - Norbert R. ''Herb'' Kaloway, 74, of Gardner, died Tuesday
(Jan. 19, 1999) at his home.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Reeves Funeral Home in Morris was in charge of arrangements.
He was born June 10, 1924 in Chicago, the son of Harry and Martha Kaloway.
He attended the Chicago area schools and Northwestern University.
He served in the U.S. Airforce during World war II.
His wife, the former Virginia Girard, whom he married in 1947, died
in April 1994. He and his wife moved to the Gardner area in 1988 upon retirement.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Harry Thompson
of Lombard; and one grandson, Harry Thompson IV.
He enjoyed fishing.
Visitation for Eddy L. Hodges, 50, of Kankakee, will be from 6-8 p.m.
Friday at the Lax Mortuary, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Rev. Leroy King will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Hodges died Sunday (Jan. 17, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born Feb. 15, 1948 in Columbus, Miss., the son of Jimmy Washington
and Marie Evans, who are deceased.
He was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Hodges was a 1966 graduate of Kankakee High school. He served in
the Armed Forces.
He married Alice J. McGee on July 17, 1993.
He worked as a machine operator at Valspar for 26 years and was a member
of a motorcycle club.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lenard and Betrilda
Calmes of Fort Knox, Ky., and Marquise Hodges of Kankakee; three daughters,
Tina Roshanna Washington and Faneshia Hodges, both of Kankakee; brothers
and sisters-in- law, Earnest and Peggy Robertson of utica, N.Y., and Sylvester
and Doris Hodges of Arkansas; one sister; his guardian parents, Orange
and Willie Lue King and his sisters and brothers, Mary Jackson, Martha
King and Ernest and Leon King, all of Kankakee; four aunts, Annie Talley
of Kankakee, Julia Pearson and Sally Stobale of Crawford, Miss., and Pearl
Hodges of Columbus, Miss.; three uncles, Charlie Evans of Kankakee, Cleveland
Hodges of Buffalo, N.Y., and Ezell Hodges of Crawford; one great-aunt,
Ozzie DeBerry of Jackson, Tenn.; his companion, Loretha Washington of Kankakee;
three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
CISSNA PARK - A memorial service for Glenn A. Bauer, Lenox, Iowa, formerly
of Cissna Park, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian Bible Church, Cissna
Park. There will be a short visitation prior to the service at the church
and a fellowship at the church immediately following the service.
Mr. Bauer died Jan. 5, 1999.
Memorials may be made to Pony Express Riders or Lenox Stock and Saddle
Club, both of Lenox.
DWIGHT - Mary Bellis, 88, of O
Fallon, Mo., formerly of Dwight, died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 1999) at
Garden View Nursing Home, O'Fallon.
Arrangements are pending at VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.
Visitation for Effie M. Crydenwise, 98, of Kankakee, formerly of Buckingham,
will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Herscher, where she was a member. The Rev. Gary Ruckman will
Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Herscher.
Memorials may be made to Bethesda Lu-theran Home or to her church.
Mrs. Crydenwise died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 1999) at Heritage Village, Kankakee.
She was born Oct. 15, 1900 in Rolfe, Iowa, the daughter of Peter and
Martha Brunner Ferden.
Her husband, Elmer G. Crydenwise, whom she married Nov. 12, 1919 in
Herscher, died Sept. 21, 1974.
She was a member of the Lutheran Woman's Mission, Kankakee County Home
Extension, Herscher Senior Citizens and Buckingham Friendly Neighbors.
Surviving are three nieces, Carol and Steve Terry of Williamston, Mich.,
Verna Brown of Clinton and Linda George of Oregon.
Also deceased is a brother, Lee Ferden and a nephew, Lyle Ferden.
Visitation for Norma Prince, 78, of Bradley, will be from 4-8 p.m. today,
with a wake service at 4 p.m., at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday by the Rev. Richard
Pighini at St. Patrick's Ca-tholic Church, Kankakee, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to Sts. Patrick
and Teresa Grade school.
Mrs. Prince died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 1999).
She was born Nov. 25, 1920 in Kankakee, the daughter of Edwin and Sofia
Her husband, Frederick Prince, whom she married June 30, 1940 at St.
Patrick's Church, is deceased.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Joy and Myron Frasier
of Indianapolis, Ind., and Cherie Curran of Bourbonnais; two brothers and
one sister-in-law, Elman and Skip LaRoche of Kankakee and Palmer LaRoche
of Anaheim, Calif.; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild.
A son-in-law, Patrick Curran is deceased.
Mrs. Prince was a beautician for 40 years.
She was a volunteer at St. Mary's and a member of the Book Review Club
and the CCW at St. Patrick's.
Visitation for Lawrence Kietzman, 88, of Kankakee, will be from 1-4
p.m. Sunday at the Senesac Bourbonnais Funeral Home, where services will
be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Richard Pighini will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to the donor's
Mr. Kietzman died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 1999) in Kankakee.
He was born Jan. 8, 1911 in Ash Grove Township, the son of Theodore
and Elsie Natschke Kietzman.
Surviving are his wife, the former Myrtle Scheppler, whom he married
July 7, 1937 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Kankakee; one son, Brother
Stephen Kietzman (Xaverian Brothers of Brooklyn, N.Y.); one daughter and
son-in-law, Janet and Leland Metz of Kankakee; sisters- and brothers-in-law,
Madolyn Kietzman of Momence, Herman Crawley of Wisconsin, Marydene and
Loren Dunham of Michigan and Alice Scheppler of Kankakee; and three granddaughters,
Jennifer and Marcus Hengeveld of Rotterdam, Holland, Lisa and Brad Joubert
of LaGrange Park and Amy Metz of Topeka, Kan.
Deceased are one brother, Theodore, and one sister, Wilda Duchene.
He attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Mr. Kietzman was a cabinet maker at Kroehler Mfg. Co. and worked for
various cabinet shops in the Kankakee area, making custom cabinets for
He was a member of the Upholsterers Union Local 235, serving as its
secretary for many years.
Carrie L. Brown, 86, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 1999) at
Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Services will be private.
Schreffler Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 18, 1912.
Her husband, Rivers Brown, is deceased.
Surviving are two special friends, Roy Brooks and Elihah Redman.
Mrs. Brown had worked at the Joliet Arsenal, Kankakee State Hospital,
and as a domestic in the Kankakee area.
MOMENCE - Visitation for Patricia A. Sellers, 66, of Momence, will be
from 3-5 and 7-9 Friday, with a 4 p.m. wake service, at Cotter Funeral
Home in Momence.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Denis White, at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Good Shepherd Manor in Mo-mence.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Momence.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Mrs. Sellers died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center
in Kankakee, after a sudden illness.
She was born June 26, 1932 in Eagle Grove, Iowa, the daughter of Leo
and Eileen O'Toole Kircher, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Robert G. Sellers, whom she married June
16, 1952 in Eagle Grove; four sons and one daughter-in-law, Greg Sellers
and Dave Sellers of Momence, Steve Sellers of Rensselaer, Ind., and Tony
and Terri Sellers of Bradley; two daughters, Lynne Ohrt of Momence and
Eileen Sellers of Gilbertsville, Ky.; one sister, Sister Kathleen Kircher
of Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
She was a graduate of Eagle Grove Jr. College.
Mrs. Sellers was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Momence
and its CCW.
She was a member of the Women's Club, Kankakee Valley Doll Collectors
Club and was president of the Momence Library Board.
MANTENO - Phyllis Darlene Smith, 82, of Manteno, died Wednesday (Jan.
20, 1999) at Riverside Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at
Brown Funeral Home, Manteno. The Rev. Martin Haeger will officiate.
Burial will be in Bloom Cemetery, Rockville township.
She was born Dec. 30, 1916 in Massadonia, Iowa, the daughter of Lee
and Viola Russell.
Surviving are her husband, Edward Frank Smith, whom she married June
23, 1938 in Johnstown, Pa.; one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Wheeler
Smith and Janet Ann Smith, of New York City; three grandchildren, Edward
Russell Smith of Hanover Park, Thomas Raymond Smith of Oak Park and Dena
Janeen Smith of Cambridge, Mass.
Two sisters are deceased.
Mrs. Smith had been a teller at Meadowview Bank.
She was a member of the Kankakee Woman's Club, the Kankakee Kultivators
and the HEA.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kankakee.