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Norman Phillips

Visitation for Norman L. Phillips, 64, of Kankakee, will be from 3 p.m. Monday until the 7 p.m. services with military rites by the Bradley VFW, at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. Larry Schreffler will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Mem-orials may be made to the family.
Mr. Phillips died Wednesday (Feb. 10, 1999) in Okeechobee, Fla.
He was born Dec. 7, 1934 in Coello, the son of William O. and Gladys Dowen Phillips, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Elaine Reed, whom he married March 16, 1957 in Corinth, Miss.; three sons, Wade Phillips and Tracy Phillips, both of Kankakee and Norman Phillips Jr. of Chebanse; one daughter and son-in-law, Karla and Chuck Nowman of Chebanse; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Irene Eldridge of Christopher, Laura and Wesley Green of Waltonville, Wilma Peerbolte and Bob Burling of Bradley and Sally and Ron Sikma of Kankakee; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Phillips worked at Roper Corporation until they left Kankakee. Then he was a cement finisher for Local 6.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of the Bradley VFW, the Good Sams Club and past member of Just Us.
He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

Clyde Osborn

DANVILLE - Clyde F. ''Ozzie'' Osborn, 88, of Danville and father of Kankakee resident, died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1999) at Provena USMC, Logan Campus.
He was born Jan. 1, 1911 in Danville, the son of Frank and Lillie Clemmons Osborn.
His wife, the former Luella Marie Day, whom he married July 3, 1931 in Covington, Ind., died Oct. 3, 1989.
Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Jack and Shirley Osborn of Kankakee and Terry and JoAnn, Carl and Karen and Clyde Osborn, all of Danville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Hank Walsh and Linda and Cliff Hegg, all of Danville and Jo Ann and Marvin Brooks of Georgetown; one sister, Elizabeth Shaw of Portland, Ore.; 22 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandson.
Two brothers and a sister are deceased.
A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He attended Vermillion Heights Christian Church.
Mr. Osborn retired from Wabash Railroad in 1976, where he had worked as a clerk.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 210, active with the funeral detail. He was a member of the Anchor Lodge 980 and the Scottish Rite.
Services were Wednesday at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church.

Preston Loghry

Preston P. Loghry, 77, of Bourbonnais, died today (Feb. 12, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.

Leona Sass

MONEE - Leona A. Sass, 79, of Monee, died today (Feb. 12, 1999) at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. The Rev. Pat Morton will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park in Monee. Pallbearers will be Mark and Glen Kurtz, John Sass Jr., Debra Engel, Jennifer Borgman, Tom Griffin and Benjamin Janas.
Memorials may be made to St. James Vitas Hospice.
She was born Dec. 4, 1919 in Bonfield, the daughter of Cloce and Charlotte Miller Foltz.
Mrs. Sass retired from General Foods in 1982.
She was former mail carrier in Monee and a school bus driver for the Crete-Monee School District.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John and Karen Sass of Monee; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara and Ted Griffin of Park Forest, Sylvia and Emil Kurtz of Port Lavaca, Texas and Rita Houck of Visalia, Calif.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers and two sisters-in-law, Elwood ''Buck'' Foltz of Bradley, Cloice and Aldea Foltz of Kankakee, Luther and Viola Foltz of Bonfield, Clarence ''Babe'' Foltz of San Antonio, Texas and Marion ''Mike'' Foltz of Bonfield; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Luella and Melvin Watson of Bradley, Verla and Levi McCullough of Watseka and Adel Howard of Lowell, Ind.
Her husband, Albert Sass, died in 1981 and a brother, Paul Foltz is deceased.

Elmer Schroeder

GRANT PARK - Elmer W. Schroeder, 91, of Grant Park, died today (Feb. 12, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Hub Funeral Chapel in Grant Park.

Lila Voigt

BONFIELD - Lila F. Voigt, 74, of Bonfield, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. today at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Steven Friese will officiate.
Burial will be in Bonfield Cem-etery.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bonfield, where she was a member.
She was born April 30, 1924, in Sherman, Mich., the daughter of Floyd and Fern Witzel Wilson.
Surviving are her husband, Stanley Voigt, whom she married Aug. 30, 1942, in the Methodist Parsonage at Herscher, by the Rev. Ed Mehl; two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and David St. Germaine, Barbara and Ron Cordes, all of Bonfield; one sister, Barbara Lade of Kankakee; one sister-in-law, Florence Wilson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five grandchildren, Douglas (Dawn) St. Germaine, Debra (Brian) Norton, Denise (Tom) Schlenz, Tamara (Brian) Lockwood, Todd (fiancee Gina Stevenson) Cordes of Bonfield; and four great- grandchildren, Tara, Tyler, Danielle, and Morgan.
Deceased are her parents and three brothers, Earl, KC, and Lyall Wilson.
She was a 1942 graduate of Kankakee High School.
Mrs. Voigt served at the church on many different committees and positions. She was Kankakee Ways and Means Chairperson of HEA and a member of the TWIG for 14 years.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose.
She was on the election board in Bonfield and was a Bonfield census taker.
She enjoyed the farm and traveling. She traveled to almost every state.
Mrs. Voigt was a homemaker.
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Bessie Williams

WILMINGTON - Bessie M. Williams, 90, of Wilmington, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington. The Rev. Mark M. Strothmann will officiate.
Burial will be in Bohemian National Cemetery, Braidwood.
She was born July 3, 1908, in Wayne County, the daughter of Dekalb and Mary Arnold Madding.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Dwight ''Bud'' and Loretta Walters of Wilmington; one sister, Leona Shelton of Cisne; four grandsons, Dwight Walters Jr. of Gardner, Michael Walters of Wilmington, Richard Lade of Deselm, and Dale Lade of Wilmington; and eight great- grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Ralph, Ernest, Jim and Leonard Madding; and one sister, Edna Roberts.
Mrs. Williams was a former nurses aid with Jacksonville and Manteno Mental Hospitals.

Elmer Schroeder

GRANT PARK - Visitation for Elmer W. Schroeder, 91, of Grant Park, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Grant Park (Petersburg), where he was a member. The Rev. Christopher Pratt will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Petersburg.
Mr. Schroeder died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
He was born April 19, 1907, in Beecher, the son of Henry and Augusta Ziems Schroeder.
His first wife, the former Louise Smith, died in May 1964.
Surviving are his wife, the former May E. Robinson Buckner, of Grant Park, whom he married July 17, 1965, at First Congregational Church in Steger; three sons and daughters- in-law, Dale and Joyce Schroeder, Rolland and Joan Schroeder, all of Grant Park, Allen and Jean Schroeder of Eagle River, Wis.; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Ann and Duane Schmidt of Flossmoor; 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
Deceased are five sisters, one brother, one great-grandchild, and one great-great-grandchild.
Mr. Schroeder was a retired farmer. He had worked at the Grant Park Co-op Grain Elevator retiring in 1973.
He was an elder at the church.

Patrick Garrett

MARBURY, Ala. - Patrick Garrett, 49, of Marbury, Ala., a Kankakee native, died Friday (Feb. 4, 1999) at U.A.B. Hospital, Birmingham, Ala., from injuries received from an accident July 4, 1998.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Confederate Memorial Park, Marbury. The Rev. Smith officiated.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Salvation Army in Kankakee.
He was born Jan. 26, 1951, in Kankakee, the son of Raymond and Nelda Lade Garrett.
Surviving are his wife, the former Debra Foster, of Marbury, Ala., whom he married Jan. 11, 1976, in Decatur; four daughters and one son- in-law, Shannon and Rusty Buchanan of Marbury, Ala., Jessica Maury Henderson of Prattville, Ala., Amanda Garrett of Marbury, Ala., and Hollie Henderson of Momence; one son, Patrick Garrett of Marbury, Ala.; one sister, Barbara Enstad of Chebanse; one brother, Michael Garrett of Watseka; his mother of Chebanse; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased is his father.
Mr. Garrett was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict.
He was a volunteer at the Salvation Army and Harbor House.
He was a member of the Eastside Nazarene Church.
He was disabled.

Allen Mullikin

Allen R. Mullikin, 64, of Kankakee, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Kankakee Cha-pel of the Schreffler Fu-neral Homes where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Gary Ford will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Kankakee Humane Society.
He was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Kankakee, the son of Roy and Florence Gerretse Mullikin.
His wife, the former Kathleen M. Donohue, whom he married Sept. 21, 1957, at St. Rose Church, Kankakee, died Feb. 7, 1999.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Sandra Mullikin of Bourbonnais, Michael and Virginia Mullikin of Chebanse; one daughter, Pamela Anne Mullikin of Lowry City, Mo.; one sister and brother-in-law, Marsha and George Barrie of Cullom; one brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Marjorie Mullikin of Kankakee; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents and one brother, Earl Vernon Mullikin.
Mr. Mullikin was a carpenter, retiring in July 1997 from Johnson and Downs Construction. At one time he owned Mullikin Construction with his brother Merle Mullikin.
He was a member of the Carpenters Local.

Preston Loghry

Visitation for Preston P. Loghry, 77, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Fullerton, Calif., will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Joel Giles will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mr. Loghry died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at his home.
He was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Huggins, Mo., the son of William H. and Lydia Friend Loghry.
Surviving are his wife, the former Opal L. Sawyer, of Bourbonnais, whom he married Aug. 4, 1946, in Woodward, Okla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Catherine Loghry of The Woodlands, Texas, William and Lorraine Loghry of Custer Park; four sisters, Drexel Dunshee of Woodward, Okla., Lettie Stanley of Nowata, Okla., Lillian Loghry and Donna Ball, both of Woodward, Okla.; one brother, Herbert Loghry of Woodward, Okla.; and five grandchildren, Kevin, David, Scott, Martin, and Carie.
Deceased are three brothers, Loyd, Everett, and Delmer.
Mr. Loghry was a retired painter with the Painters' Union Local 1817 in Fullerton, Calif.
He attended Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church.
Mr. Loghry was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was an avid fisherman.
(Pd.)

Melvin Thomas

Melvin L. ''Spic'' Thomas, 81, of Kankakee, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today until the 1 p.m. services at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka. The Rev. Debbie Horvath will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the Red Cross, Salvation Army, or to the donor's choice.
He was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Milford, the son of George and Estal Royer Thomas.
Surviving are his wife, the former Wavel Mabbitt, of Kankakee, whom he married in 1947 in Sheldon; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Myrna Thomas of Lake Hill, N.Y.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Elbert Tomai of Honolulu, Hawaii, Diana and John Ross of Bradley, Louella and Joe Handy of Watseka; one sister, Fay Everett of Colorado; one brother and sister-in- law, Rex and Carol Thomas of Aledo; nine grandchildren and three great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers and five sisters.
Mr. Thomas had worked at the TRW Factory as a supervisor for 30 years.
He had been a Boy Scout Troop Leader and a member of the Band Booster Club.
He also served with the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was affiliated with the protestant religion.
He enjoyed golf, hunting, and gardening.

William Whitehead

SARASOTA, Fla. - William F. Whitehead, 93, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Kankakee, died Thursday (Feb. 11, 1999).
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at the Toale Brothers Gulf Gate Chapel, Sarasota, Fla.
Burial will be in Sarasota Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, 6116 Elmwood Avenue, Sarasota, Fla. 34231, where he was a member.
He was born Feb. 18, 1905, in Goshen, Ind.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth of 73 years; one daughter, Janice D. Moreland of Venice, Fla.; one sister, Helen Miller of Goshen, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Whitehead moved from the Kankakee area 35 years ago.
He was plant manager with Amoco Oil Company.
He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club 1519.

Lois Senesac

DES PLAINES - Lois R. Senesac, 66, of Des Plaines, formerly of Manteno, died Thursday (Feb. 11, 1999) at Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines.
Private services will be held.
Arrangements are by the Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Manteno.
Burial will be in St. Josephs Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made to the family wishes.
She was born March 18, 1932, in Manteno, the daughter of August and Mabel St. Aubin Senesac.
Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Richard Hagenow of Manteno; three nephews, Ron and Mary Ann Hagenow of Huntsville, Ala., Steve and Donna Hagenow of Bradley, David and Cindy Hagenow of Bourbonnais; aunts, uncles, great nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Manteno.

Russell Moser

Russell Moser, 84, of Kankakee, died Monday (Feb. 8, 1999) at the Illinois Veterans Home.
He donated his body to the Anatomical Gift Association in Chicago.
Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
He was born June 26, 1914, in Onarga, the son of William A. and Ethel Balding Moser.
Surviving is one niece, Wanda K. Moser of Richmond, Va.
Mr. Moser was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1941 to 1945.
He had been a carpenter.

Millard Calvert

Millard Calvert, 84, of Kankakee, died Saturday at the Manteno Veterans Home.
Arrangements are pending at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.

Francis R. Albee

Francis R. Albee, 85, of Gilman, died Saturday in Sarasota, Fla.
Arrangements are pending at Redenius Funeral Homes in Gilman.


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