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James Smith

COAL CITY - R. James ''Jim'' Smith, 71, of Coal City, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Mark Jendrysik, at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Assumption Catholic Church, Coal City, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church or to the donor's choice.
He was born May 23, 1927 in Braceville, the son of William and Ida Tyler Smith. He was a 1945 graduate of Joliet Central High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-47.
He married the former Sharleen Perona on Sept. 26, 1953 in Joliet, where they resided until 1958, moving to Coal City. In 1958 they bought the Arco Motors Chevrolet-Olds dealership in Coal City, operating it as Jim Smith Chevy-Olds until retiring in 1990.
He was a 53-year member of the American Legion Harwood Post 5 in Joliet.
Surviving is his wife; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeffrey of Marietta, Ga. and Michael and Michele of Coal City; four grandchildren; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Tyler Smith of Joliet and Clifford and Dorothy Smith of Indiana; one sister, Ione Steeve of Wilmington; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents and four brothers, William, Vern, Raymond and Leonard.

Herman Tragnitz

GRANT PARK - Herman M. Tragnitz, 55, of Grant Park, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, following a long illness.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 4 p.m. at the Cotter Funeral Home in Momence.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Denis White, at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Academy Chapel, Momence (due to renovations at St. Patrick Catholic Church).
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
He was born Oct. 20, 1942 in Blue Island, the son of Herman and Dorothea Becker Tragnitz. His parents are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jacqueline Foss, whom he married Oct. 23, 1965 in Hazelcrest; one son, Herman Tragnitz of Grant Park; and his mother-in-law, Evelyn Foss of Grant Park.
Mr. Tragnitz was a 39-year machinist with the Illinois Central Railroad.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Momence and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers.

Thomas Kerouac

Thomas A. Kerouac, 75, of Bourbonnais, died of a sudden illness, Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Maternity BVM Church, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
He was born May 2, 1923 in Manteno, the son of Alfred and Lucretia Brosseau Kerouac.
Mr. Kerouac retired after 43 years with Bradley Roper, where he was transportation supervisor.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army in Europe. He was a member of the Bradley American Legion and VFW and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanne Fleming, whom he married May 24, 1947 at St. Patrick's rectory; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jay Karr of Bourbonnais; one brother and sister-in-law, Vincent and Irene Kerouac of Dayton, Montana; three granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are brothers, Gabriel, Leon, Edwin and Ralph Kerouac; and two sisters, Claire Freeman and Marie Kryznowski.

Dolores Newman

Dolores J. Newman, 69, of Bourbonnais, died today (Oct. 9, 1998) at her home.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Maternity BVM Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park, Ill.
Memorials may be made for his grandchildren's education.
She was born March 31, 1929 in Chicago, the daughter of John and Anna Papievis Dorris.
Her husband, Bobby B. Newman, whom she married Dec. 23, 1947 in Chicago, died Nov. 10, 1980.
Mrs. Newman was a nurses aid at Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home, and retired after 12 years with Mercy Healthcare and Rehab in Homewood.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby B. and Marian Newman of Eden Prairie, Minn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Boris Zurisk of Bourbonnais and Nita and Ricky Boehm of Park Forest; and six grandchildren.
Along with her parents and husband, a brother, Robert Dorris is deceased.
Her hobby was nedlework.

Orval Henrichs

DANFORTH - Orval W. Henrichs, 90, of Danforth, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at BroMenn Health Care in Normal.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman and for one hour prior to the 1 p.m. Sunday services at St. John's Lutheran Church in Danforth.

Florence Campbell

WILMINGTON - Florence C. Campbell, 90, of Wilmington, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the noon services at the Freitag Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry R. Tipton will officiate.
Cremations rites have been accorded as per her request and inurnment of ashes will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials are requested to the First Christian Church of Wilmington, where she was a member and longtime Sunday school teacher.
She was born July 14, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Florence Yoast Roth.
Surviving are her husband of 66 years, George M. Campbell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Warren and Phillis Campbell of Wilmington and George M. and Shirley Campbell Jr. of Channahon; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Majewski and Frances Burton; one brother, Grant Shield; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Wilmington.

Wilbur Reitz

PAXTON - Wilbur D. Reitz, 84, of Paxton, died Wednesday (Oct. 7, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, prior to the 2 p.m. graveside services at Glen Cemetery, Paxton. The Rev. Harold Bodeen officiated.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
He was born Oct. 5, 1914 at Melvin, the son of William and Ethyl Hoggatt Reitz.
Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys M. Dale, whom he married Feb. 24, 1940 in Watseka, now a resident of the Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen A. and Arthur Lewandowski of Elmhurst and Betty J. and Jamie Russell of Gilman; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary L. and Judith Reitz of Gibson City and Steven W. and Brenda Reitz of Monticello; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his step-mother, Sarah Mae Reitz of Paxton; one sister, Arlene Potts of Morocco, Ind.; one brother, Delmar Reitz of Paxton; and one uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reitz of Paxton.
Deceased are one sister and one brother.
He attended rural school in Wall Township in Loda.
Mr. Reitz farmed in the Melvin, Gibson City and Paxton areas. He also worked at the Paxton John Deere and Birkeys International Harvester in Paxton.
He owned and drove a semi-truck until his retirement in 1979.
He enjoyed watching the Cubs and the Bulls.

Russell Stevens

GARDNER - Russell L. Stevens, 81, of Gardner, died Oct. 6, 1998 at Embassy Care Center, Wilmington.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at Gardner Funeral Home. The Rev. Julie Baum Coldwater will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Church of Hope.
He was born April 1, 1917 in Gardner, the son of Ralph and Florence Brooks Stevens.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Coundley, whom he married July 6, 1941 in Gardner; a son, Richard ''Rick'' Stevens of Frankfort; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Margaret Manegold of Gardner, Gloria and Don Olson of Smithton and Ruth Housman of Coal City.
Deceased is a brother, Lyle.
Mr. Stevens was employed for 30 years as service manager at Lombardi Chevy-Olds in Wilmington, retiring in 1992.

Norbert Egges

Norbert Leo Egges, 85, formerly of Bourbonnais, died from complications of Alzheimer's Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wis., where he has resided for the past two years.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at San Camillo, Wauwatosa, Wis., with a memorial Mass at 4 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Dementia Research Clinic, Medical College of Wisconsin, Alzheimer's Association or to the donor's choice.
He was born June 6, 1913 in Sibley, the son of Theodore and Clara Finegan Egges. He was a graduate of St. Viator's High School and attended St. Viator's College, Bourbonnais.
He moved from Bourbonnais to Rock Island in 1965. In 1986, he moved to Milwaukee.
Mr. Egges taught at several rural schools in Kankakee County. He also had worked for the Joliet Arsenal and the Army Corps of Engineers in Rock Island.
He serves in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marcella Ruder, whom he married Jan. 25, 1947 in Kankakee, now of Milwaukee; three daughters and one son, Mary Carian of Milwaukee, Martha Marcy of Middleton, Wis., Joanne of Boulder, Colo., and Paul of Louisville, Colo.; a sister, Mary Weller of Chatsworth; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Eunice Egges and Leona Dowling.

Kyle Hull

WATSEKA - Kyle W. Hull, 3, of Watseka, succumbed to his illness Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Kyle became ill just over a year ago and was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy-MeLas in July, a rare genetic disorder. His battle with the incurable muscle disease is over.
In his young life, he enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls and Power Rangers.
Surviving are his parents, Amy Hull of Watseka and Mark A. Barney; a brother, Drey Wooton of Watseka; maternal grandmother, Nancy Hull of Watseka; paternal great-grandmother, Lola Barney of Gilman and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was born Nov. 28, 1994 in Watseka.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Iroquois Memorial Park, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the Kyle Hull Trust Fund or to the Mitochondrial Foundation.

Charles Schmid

GILMAN - Charles E. Schmid, former three-term mayor of Gilman, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, where he resided for the past two years. He was 73.
Mr. Schmid operated the family business, the Palace Theatre in Gilman.
Mr. Schmid was past director of the First National Bank in Gilman and a past deputy sheriff of Iroquois County.
He served two terms as Chief of Gilman Community Fire Protection District.
Mr. Schmid was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Gilman American Legion Post and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at United Methodist Church, Gilman, where he was a member. The Rev. Leon McClimans will officiate.
Burial with military rites by the Gilman American Legion will be in Gilman Cemetery.
Suggested memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley, the Veterans Home in Manteno, the Gilman Fire Department or to the donor's choice.
He was born Dec. 31, 1924 in Gilman, the son of Ernest Oliver and Florence Lenz Schmid, who are deceased. He attended Gilman schools and Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
Surviving are his wife, the former Constance Pauline Scheiwe, whom he married May 21, 1950 in Watseka; three sons and daughters-in-law, Vance and Joan Schmid of Marion, and Gary and Joyce Schmid and Bret and Candyce Schmid, all of Gilman; eight grandchildren, Sherrean, Chad, Ginger, Graham, Jennifer, Jaye, Brant and Brittany; and one great- grandson, Colton.
He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, the Gilman Chamber of Commerce and a past member of Region 12 Law and Justice Committee.
Mr. Schmid enjoyed carpentry and making things with his hands. He took a special interest in working on motor homes and traveling in them throughout the United States.

Aime Lemenager

Aime Hubert Lemenager, 92, of Kankakee, owner and operator of Lemenager's House of Insurance for nearly 50 years, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Private burial and services will be held at Kankakee Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Scott Lemenager, his son, will officiate.
A public memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church in Kankakee at a later date and time to be announced.
For many years he enjoyed the ministry of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Any memorials may be sent in his remembrance to the Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle Dr., Chicago, Ill. 60610-3284.
Senesac Kankakee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born June 5, 1905, near L'Erable, the son of Hubert and Matilda Patnaude Lemenager. The third son and fifth child of six in the family.
His first wife, the former Gladys Henricks, whom he was married to for 19 years, is deceased.
His second wife, the former Irene Schmidt, whom he was married to for 27 years, and the mother of his three sons, is deceased.
Surviving are his third wife, the former Katherine ''Kitty'' Jones, of Kankakee, whom he married in Peoria in 1978; three sons and daughters- in-law, Mark and Pam Lemenager of Bruekelen, UT, the Netherlands, Rev. Scott and Polly Lemenager of Kankakee, Lee and Rosemary Lemenager of Homewood; one sister, Louise Rieck of Riverside, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
His family moved to Kankakee when he was 10 years old, following the building of his father's house on Cobb Blvd. He attended St. Patrick's church and school, then he went to Kankakee High School. During his high school years he became ill and was unable to graduate with his class. He graduated one year late and was met with the disappointment of being unable to attend art school.
Aime worked at a number of local factories and the Joliet Arsenal.
He began to sell insurance during the 1940's, which he continued for almost 50 years, eventually becoming a broker and owning The Lemenager's House of Insurance, an independent agency. He bought a home in West Kankakee in 1940 that he has lived in since then.
As a young man he began to question his life's meaning and at the age of 19 he became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He did this by acknowledging who he was before a holy God, a man in his sinful condition, he repented of his sins, and accepted Jesus Christ as the savior and Lord of his life. He became a member of the First Baptist church and held offices there. He also became a member of the Immanuel Baptist church and held offices there too. Finally he was a member of the Asbury Methodist church.
Mr. Lemenager was a member of Kiwanis International, Masonic Lodge, and the Independent Insurance Agents of Kankakee.
He helped the local YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America. Early in life he enjoyed riflery and the out of doors, going two times to the state of Montana. Later in life he enjoyed collecting, especially stamps.
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Kurney Donovan

Kurney T. Donovan, 86, of Bourbonnais, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, with a wake service at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Maternity BVM Catholic Church, where he was a member, by the Rev. John Peeters.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
He was born June 27, 1912, in New York, N.Y., the son of Loren and Emma Prichett Fogel.
His wife, the former Isabelle M. Demarah, whom he married April 20, 1940, at St. Rose of Lima Church, died Sept. 12, 1998.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Terrance and Shari Donovan of Phoenix, Ariz., Robert and Beverly Donovan of Frankfort; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Temmer of Hoffman Estates; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Cyril and Lindley Fogel.
Mr. Donovan worked in several hotels in Chicago in Hotel Administration.

Wilbert Harris

Wilbert ''Royce'' Harris, 56, of Kankakee, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1998) at his home.
Cremation rites were accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Home. Brother Paul Mount will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Feb. 9, 1942, in Mineral Wells, Texas, the son of Clarence and Osie Barton Harris.
Surviving are his mother of Kankakee; one daughter, Roxanne Harris of Bradley; one step-son, Harold Wingo of St. Anne; one step-daughter, Dawn Bruce of Kankakee; two sisters, Jean Ponton of Kankakee, Deanna Jeries of California; four brothers, J.B. Harris of Oklahoma, Don Lee Harris of California, Willis Kilpatrick of Oak Forest, Bill Kilpatrick of Bourbonnais; and one granddaughter, Kiera Leann Lawson of Bradley.
Deceased are his father and one daughter.
Mr. Harris had been an electrician.
He enjoyed photography and fishing.
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Brad Davis

WATSEKA - Brad Davis, 46, of Watseka, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1998) at his residence. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Kankakee, the son of Earl and Vernette M. Mercier Davis.
Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa K. Henry, whom he married July 12, 1975, in Watseka; four daughters, Erica, Jessica, Veronica, and Christina Davis, all at home; two sons, Matthew and Dustin Davis, both at home; and one sister, Susanne Newton of Wisconsin.
Deceased are his parents.
Mr. Davis was a business representative for Painter's District Council #30.
He graduated from Watseka High School in 1970.
Mr. Davis was founder of the Watseka Youth Flag Football League.
He was a member of the Painter's District Council No. 30, and Business Representative for Locals No. 467 (Kankakee) and No. 465 (Ottawa).

Hazel Lewis

PEOTONE - Hazel Lewis, 84, of Peotone, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
Services are tentatively set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peotone United Methodist Church.

Clarence Cadwallader

WATSEKA - Clarence E. ''Clancy'' Cadwallader, 77, of Watseka, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1998) at the Iroquois Residents Home, Watseka.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Brook, Ind., the son of Charles Ashley and Flora Lida Babcock Cadwallader.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marvis I. Fowler, of Watseka, whom he married Jan. 20, 1950, in Kentland, Ind.; one son, Rick K. Cadwallader of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one daughter, Bertha M. Cadwallader of Watseka; and two grandchildren, Sara Rene and Chance E. Cadwallader, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Deceased are two brothers, Charles and Robert; and one daughter, Vicke Renee Cadwallader.
Mr. Cadwallader was retired from the City of Watseka.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II.

Watson Wyse

Watson H. Wyse, 85, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1998) at the Miller Center, after a short illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. Mr. Wyse, A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, where he was a member.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Kankakee County Training Center or to the Illinois Special Olympics.
Mr. Wyse retired after 40 years with A.O. Smith.
He was born Jan. 19, 1913, in St. Louis, Minn., the son of Hugh and Leta Schwartz Wyse.
His wife, the former Margie Mongan, whom he married Feb. 8, 1936, in Milwaukee, died Oct. 3, 1988.
Surviving are one son and his fiancee, Tom Wyse and Elizabeth Reznikov of Ozark, Ala.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Johnny and Joy Hatfield of Pensacola, Fla., Jim and Kay Harris of St. Anne, Lois Stewart of Bradley; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four sisters, two brothers, and two great-great-grandchildren, Joey Payne and Alex Wyse.
Mr. Wyse retired after 40 years with A.O. Smith.
He was a Cubs fan.

Emmett Doss

ASHKUM - Emmett J. Doss, 93, of Ashkum, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.

Lela Fitzpatrick

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Lela M. Fitzpatrick, 71, of St. Anne, will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services at the Greater Goodwill Baptist Church, Momence, where she was a member. The Rev. Willie Reed will officiate.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery, Ganeer Township.
Arrangements are by the Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick died Wednesday (Oct. 7, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born March 18, 1927, in Ripley, Tenn., the daughter of Ezekiel and Linnie Wordlow Campbell.
Surviving are her husband, Ira Fitzpatrick Sr., of Momence, whom she married July 10, 1946, in Mississippi; two daughters and one son-in- law, Mary Fitzpatrick of St. Anne, Veronica and Gregory Bobo of Kankakee; two sons, Ira Fitzpatrick Jr. of Momence, Micheal Fitzpatrick of Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Mary F. Campbell of Momence; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Colbert Campbell of Momence; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Deceased are her parents, three daughters, two sons, one brother, and one sister.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a retired dietary worker at Momence Meadows Nursing Home.
She was a resident of the area for 51 years.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, she also enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Orval Henrichs

DANFORTH - Visitation for Orval W. Henrichs, 90, of Danforth, will be from noon today at St. John's Lutheran Church, Danforth, where he was a member, until the services at 1 p.m. The Rev. James Gerth will officiate.
Burial will be in Danforth Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice.
Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Henrichs died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at BroMenn Healthcare, Normal, after a two-month illness.
He was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Danforth, the son of Henry Sr. and Ida Wilken Henrichs.
His wife, the former Vera M. Eimen, whom he married Oct. 27, 1936, in Danforth, died Dec. 1, 1994.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Judy Henrichs of Bloomington, Richard and Sandy Henrichs of Naperville; one brother, Wilbur Henrichs of Danforth; one sister, Myrtle Henrichs of Danforth; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Roy and Rev. Elmer Henrichs.
Mr. Henrichs attended Danforth Schools and graduated from Gallagher Business School, Kankakee.
He had worked at Farmer's Elevator Company of Danforth, now known as Danforth-Gilman Grain Elevator, for 53 years, beginning in 1932 as a bookkeeper, and 28 years as manager.
Mr. Henrichs was Sunday School Superintendant and teacher for 28 years.
He was a member of the Men in Mission and served many years on the church council.

Irene Raboin

MEXICO, Mo. - Irene Raboin, 86, of Mexico, Mo., former area resident, died Friday (Sept. 25, 1998) at the home of her son, David.
Services were held Oct. 6 at St. Brendan Catholic Church, Mexico, Mo. The Rev. John Groner officiated.
Burial was in St. Brendan Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Missouri Pro Life, 621 E. McCarty, Suite A.P.O. Box 651, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.
She was born April 25, 1912, in Chatsworth, the daughter of Martin and Sara Kerrins.
Her husband, Joseph Raboin, whom she married Nov. 5, 1949, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, L'Erable, died Oct. 25, 1987.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Billie Sue, Gary and Venita, all of Mexico, Mo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Bill Jolly, of Mexico, Mo.; one sister, Helen Corrigan of Pontiac; three sisters-in-law, Sarah O'Reilly of Kankakee, Iona Archer of Paxton, and Donzetta Paap of Clifton; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are four brothers, one sister, and one grandchild.
Mrs. Raboin graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in Peoria, and earned her Public Health degree from Loyola University, Chicago.
She was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II as a nurse and was discharged at a First Lieutenant.
Mrs. Raboin and her husband lived in the Ashkum area until 1971 when they moved to Mexico, Mo. to raise cattle.
She was a nurse at Clifton Central Community Hospital for many years and continued to nurse at the Audrain Medical Center, Mexico, Mo.

Lester Cavitt

ANNA - Lester Y. Cavitt, 85, of Anna, formerly of Sesser, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1998) at Union County Hospital, Anna.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Dennis Henning will officiate.
Burial, with full military rites by the Sesser American Legion Bates Post 560, will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser.
He was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Pope Co., the son of Arthur and Noma Watkins Cavitt.
His first wife, the former Cleta Penrod, is deceased.
Surviving are his second wife, the former Virginia McBride; four daughters, Connie Hughes of Sesser, Melba Landry of Marion, Sharon Ball of Mt. Home, Ark., Brenda Henning of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one son, Lester Wayne Cavitt of Manteno; three brothers, Robert Cavitt of Peoria, John Cavitt of Vienna, Jesse Cavitt of Manteno; two sisters, Nadine Gurley of Marion, Bonnie Penrod of Harrisburg; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers.
Mr. Sesser was a retired aide for Manteno State Hospital.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the Sesser VFW Cox Post 4753.

Vicki Godbey

BUCKLEY - Vicki J. Godbey, 34, of Buckley, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. today at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Buckley, and one hour prior to services at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley. The Rev. Gunard Heikkila will officiate.
Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Buckley.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born April 18, 1964, in Watseka, the daughter of Larry D. and Peggy J. Wells Rascher.
Surviving are her husband, David E. Godbey, whom she married Oct. 1, 1983, at Ash Grove; her parents of Buckley; one sister, Rhonda Henderson of North Manchester, Ind.; two brothers, Brad and Jared Rascher, both of Paxton; her paternal grandmother, Lorene Rascher of Buckley; and her maternal grandfather, Donald Wells of Gilman.
Deceased are her paternal grandfather and her maternal grandmother.

Ronald Chopp

WILMINGTON - Ronald M. Chopp, 56, of Wilmington, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1998) at his home.
Private services and cremation rites were accorded by the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.
He was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Joliet.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ronnette and Roger Misenheimer; his mother, Margo Chopp; five sisters; and one granddaughter, Alexander.
Deceased are his father, Augustine; and one brother.
Mr. Chopp was a member of the Pipefitters Union Local Chicago.


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