Visitation for Ernest N. Nanos, 90, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m.
Thursday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox
Church, where he was a past president. The Rev. Demetrios Callozzo will
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church.
Mr. Nanos died Tuesday (Feb. 16, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born Nov. 15, 1908 in Smyrna, Turkey, the son of Gus and Fannie
Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Hather, whom he married Nov.
11, 1961 in Kankakee; one son, Robert Nanos of Kankakee; one stepson, James
and Julie Alrandi of Kankakee; one stepdaughter, Sharon and Delmar Pruitt
of Kankakee; three sisters, Constance Nanos and Mary Jane Nanos, both of
Kankakee, and Goldie (George) Lempers of Hickory Hills; one brother, Leonard
Katsios of Kankakee; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one
great- grandchild; and three step-great- grandchildren.
Two brothers George and Angelo Nanos, are deceased.
Mr. Nanos was a retired employee of Roper Corporation, Kankakee.
CLIFTON - Visitation for Armand C. Nakaerts, 84, a lifelong farmer of
Clifton, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Lee Bacchi at 10 a.m.
Thursday at St. Peter's Church, Clifton, where he was a member.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mr. Nakaerts died Monday (Feb. 15, 1999) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing
Home in Clifton.
He was born Feb. 9, 1915 in rural Clifton, the son of Florent and Amelia
His wife, the former Florence A. Tholen, whom he married Sept. 30,
1939 in Ashkum, died Oct. 20, 1997.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Linda Nakaerts
of Clifton; one sister and brother-in-law, Blanche and John Ferris of Irwin;
two granddaughters, Brenda (David) Fritz of Kankakee and Alison Nakaerts
of Clifton; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Myron ''Butch'' Nakaerts is deceased.
He was a member of the Watseka Elks Lodge and the Farm Bureau.
He enjoyed playing cards and Bingo.
DWIGHT - Anna L. Voigts, 92, of Dwight, died Monday (Feb. 15, 1999)
at St. James Hospital, Pontiac.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at VonQualen-Harris Funeral
Home and from 9 a.m. Thursday until the 10 a.m. services at Dwight United
Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Craig Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials my be made to her church.
She was born Aug. 28, 1906 in rural Dwight, the daughter of Fred and
Her husband Albert Voigts, whom she married Dec. 20, 1927, is deceased.
Mrs. Voigts was a graduate of Dwight High School and attended Illinois
State Normal University. She taught at Mulhall School for three years.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women, taught Sunday School
and was a member of the church's Sunshine Circle.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Wilma Jean Voigts
of Dwight; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and William Marsh of Joliet;
one brother, Arley Gillett of Normal; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Orville Gillett; a sister, Pearl Lindner;
and a granddaughter, Susan Voigts.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and rug making.
PEOTONE - Lula M. Hill, 95, of Peotone, died Tuesday (Feb. 16, 1999)
at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel,
where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Barbara Lohrbach.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
She was born March 26, 1903 in Goldsberry, Mo., the daughter of William
and Lieutte Sears Ratliff.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Dennis Pool and Dennison
Hill; two infant daughters; five sisters; and three brothers.
She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Waldo and Joyce Pool of
Orland Park and Warren and Joan Pool of Peotone; eight grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was a member of the Eastern Will County Senior Services.
SOUTH WILMINGTON - Ronald E. Muzzarelli, 57, formerly of South Wilmington,
of Ocala, Fla., died Tuesday (Feb. 16, 1999) in Ocala, Fla.
Arrangements are pending at the R.W. Patterson funeral Homes, South
DIAMOND - Visitation for Barbara J. Giordano, 67, of Diamond, will be
from 4-8 p.m. today at Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Mark Jendrysik at 9:30
a.m. Thursday at Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City, where she was
Pallbearers will be Stephen and Jacob Giordano, Michael and James Warning,
Neal Clausen and J.C. Gent.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mrs. Giordano died Monday (Feb. 15, 1999) at Provena St. Joseph Hospital
She was born Oct. 6, 1931 in Kankakee, the daughter of Leroy and Virginia
Babb Balthazar. She was educated in Kankakee in the Catholic schools.
For many years she was employed as a lab technician at the State Hospital
in Kankakee and later at the Joliet Arsenal.
She was past vice-president of the Coal City Junior Woman's Club and
a member of the Professional and Business Women of Kankakee.
Surviving are her former husband, Marvin Giordano of Coal City; one
son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Cindy Giordano of Gardner; two daughters
and one son-in-law, Jeanne and Michael Warning of Coal City and Rebecca
Lincheski of Essex; five grandchildren; and two nieces.
Deceased are her parents and one sister, Faith Martin.
WILMINGTON - Linda Skinner- Sokolowski, 40, of Wilmington, died Monday
(Feb. 15, 1999) suddenly as a result of injuries received in a car accident.
She was born July 24, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Brewer. Her parents and one sister, Ruth Brewer are deceased.
Surviving are four children of Wilmington, Tamara Skinner, James Skinner,
Michael Sokolowski and Christine Sokolowski; one grandson; one sister,
Brenda Kenee; three brothers, Jack, Mike and Gary Brewer; and many nieces
Mrs. Sokolowski was a part-time waitress at Wilmington restaurants.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the noon memorial service
at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made for her children.
COAL CITY - LaVonne E. ''Bonnie'' Warner, 65, of Coal City, died Tuesday
(Feb. 16, 1999) at her home.
Arrangements are pending at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood
MAZON - Visitation for Clare Biros, 78, of Mazon, will be from 11:30
a.m. Thursday at the Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City, until celebration
of the 12:30 p.m. funeral Mass at Assumption Catholic Church, Coal City.
The Rev. Mark Jendrysik will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Scott, Cash, Andrew, Matthew, and John Biros, and Jason Dearth.
Memorials may be made to the Mazon Emergency Squad.
Mrs. Biros died Tuesday (Feb. 16, 1999) at the Grundy County Home.
Mrs. Biros was employed for many years as a registered nurse for Dr.
Breisch in Mazon.
She was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Kenosha, Wis., the daughter of John
and Grace Smitly Wilson.
Her husband, George Biros, whom she married Sept. 16, 1944, at Assumption
Catholic Church, Coal City, is deceased.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Sandy Biros of
Coal City; two brothers, David Wilson of Tucson, Ariz., and John Wilson
of Fort Collins, Colo.; one grandson, Paul Biros; one great-granddaughter;
and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one brother, Irving.
She was raised and educated in Kenosha, graduating from Kenosha High
School in 1938. She then attended St. Joseph School of Nursing, graduating
Walter Landfair Jr.
Visitation for Walter ''Biscuit'' Landfair Jr., 55, of Kankakee, will
be from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at Jones Funeral Home,
Kankakee. The Rev. James Richards will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens.
Mr. Landfair died Feb. 11, 1999 at Hines V.A. Hospital, Maywood.
His parents Walter and Lucille Landfair are deceased.
Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Bertha Landfair
of Memphis, Tenn., and Charles and Josie Dickens of Romulus, Mich.
Also deceased are his grandfather, Clady Lanfair; two sisters, Alice
and Cathy Lanfair; and a brother, Clady Landfair.
He served in the Army during the Vietnam era.
He was affiliated with Shiloh Baptist Church.
Mr. Landfair was in construction work and formerly employed a Ford
Motor Company in Chicago Heights.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Anita Louise ''Dook'' Whittington, 60, of Kissimmee,
Fla., died Feb. 11, 1999 in Kissimmee, from lung cancer.
She was born May 3, 1938 in Champaign, the daughter of Francis N. and
Edythe Dominique Girard.
She was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Debbie
Whittington of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Timothy Whittington of Akron,
Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolee and Gary Gase of Fort Wayne,
Ind.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Ernest Treece of Kankakee
and Alice and Gordon Pritchard of Mary Ester, Fla.; seven grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, James Kirchner of Florida.
Deceased are one brother, Wayne Girard and sisters, Marjorie Kendall,
Bonita Kirchner and Marguerite Cooper.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Kissimmee and a Humane
She enjoyed crafts and caring for animals.
Memorial services will be held at a future date.
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Mildred M. Klien, 74, of Pinellas Park, Fla.,
formerly of Kankakee, died Tuesday (Feb. 16, 1999) in Largo, Fla. at the
Medical Center. She moved from Kankakee to Florida 35 years ago.
She was born May 12, 1924 in Kankakee, the daughter of Vernon and Mildred
Parent Cheffer, who are deceased.
Surviving are four daughters, Cheryl and Mary of Brookfield, Fla.,
Linda and Alvina of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Arthur Bergan of Pinellas
and Alwin Klien of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Marie Tompkins of Kankakee
and Pauline Piper of New Jersey; two brothers, Frank Swan of Paw Paw and
Vernon Cheffer of Memphis, Tenn.; her stepmother and stepfather, Mr. and
Mrs. Glean Hayslip of Kankakee.
Also deceased are three sons, Clifford Hanson, Donald Charles Bergan
and Terry Lee Bergan and a sister.
She enjoyed handcrafts and reading.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services are in Florida.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Blanche Trotter, 95, a resident of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
since 1989, formerly of Coal City, died Monday (Feb. 15, 1999) in Michigan.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. Saturday until
the 2 p.m. services at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, Coal City, where
she was a member. The Rev. Timothy R. Bauler will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris. Pallbearers will be her
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Presbyterian Church Memorial
Fund or to the Coal City Emergency Squad.
Mrs. Trotter and her husband farmed for 61 years on the Trotter Homestead
near Coal City and owned and operated Trotter's Dairy for many years.
She was born Nov. 29, 1903, in Wauponsee Township, the daughter of
Freeman and Amy Hunt Mahon.
Her husband, Robert B. Trotter, whom she married June 12, 1923, died
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Freeman J. and Betty Trotter,
and Arthur R. and June Trotter, all of Coal City; one daughter and son-in-law,
Amy Louise and Robert C. Anderson of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 12 grandchildren,
24 great- grandchildren, and three step-great- grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
She was raised and educated in the Morris area, attending Thum School
and Morris High School, graduating in 1921.
She was a member of New Hope Women's Association, the Coal City Woman's
Club, Grundy County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Grundy County
Historical Society, Women's Republican Club of Grundy County, and the Women's
Auxiliary of Morris Hospital.
For over 16 years she did volunteer work at the Morris Hospital.
Visitation for Brian Anthony Reynolds, 22, of Kankakee, will be from
4- 9 p.m. Thursday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Asbury United Methodist Church,
Kankakee, where he was a member. The Revs. Leah Pogemiller and Don Long
Memorials may be made to his church or to Bishop McNamara High School.
Mr. Reynolds died Sunday (Feb. 14, 1999) in Arkansas, in an automobile
He was born Jan. 17, 1977 in Kankakee, the son of Gary J. and Janet
Sue Thacker Reynolds, who survive.
Mr. Reynolds was employed by McDaniel Fire Systems in Champaign.
Mr. Reynolds was an endentured apprentice pipe fitter, a member of
the Local 669.
A 1995 graduate and member of the Alumni of Bishop McNamara High School,
he attended North Park College in Chicago and Kankakee Community College.
He played football for Bishop Mac and North Park.
Also surviving are his grandmother, Mildred Reynolds; and aunts and
uncles, Mrs. Clinton Thacker of Melrose Park, Caroline and Jack Showman
of Fullerton, Calif., Marvin Thacker of Mt. Vernon, Janie Ensminger of
Mt. Carmel, Gerald and Carolyn Thacker of Yorkville, Gordon and Mary Ann
Reynolds of Crown Point, Ind., William and Jane Reynolds of Marion, James
Reynolds of Springfield, Ohio and Richard and Vikki Reynolds of Lansing;
and several cousins and many, many loved friends.
Deceased are his grandparents, Thomas and Erva Thacker and Gordon Reynolds
Sr. and an uncle, Clinton R. Thacker.
He enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially football. He was a very
social person and loved people.
George C. Anderson, 76, of Kankakee, died Monday (Feb. 15, 1999) at
Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. memorial
services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kankakee, where he was a member.
The Rev. Susan Holmstrom will officiate.
Memorials may be made to his church, Riverside Medical Center or to
the Parkinson's Foundation.
The Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes was in charge of
He was born Aug. 9, 1922 in Chicago, the son of Axel and Elizabeth
Miller Anderson, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Bertani, whom he married
June 13, 1944 in North Hollywood, Calif.; three sons and one daughter-
in-law, David and Marge Anderson of Lincoln, Neb., Robert C. Anderson and
lifetime partner, Dick Aune, both of San Diego, Calif. and Richard G. Anderson
and special friend, Lynn Gilman, both of Excelsior, Minn.; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and David Oprea of Troy, Mich. and Georgia
Lynn and Jack Tauscher of Geneva; six grandchildren, Matthew Anderson,
Dustin and Samantha Oprea, Rob, Jake and Liza Tauscher; and step-granddaughter,
Mr. Anderson was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy
from 1942-1945 as a 1st Class Petty Officer.
Retiring in 1982, he worked in the engineering department of Commonwealth
Edison for 35 years.
He was a member of the Riverside Medical Center Foundation; Navy Memorial
Foundation; a volunteer for Meals on Wheels; and Life Line installer for
Riverside Medical Center.
He enjoyed traveling and reading biographies.
CLIFTON - Services for Floyd Thomas Coffman, 77, of Clifton, will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clifton Wesleyan Church, where he was a member.
The Rev. Michael Seed will officiate.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee, were in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Coffman died Monday (Feb. 15, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 25, 1921, the son of Jacob and Rachael Cooley Coffman.
Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Coleman, whom he married
June 29, 1940; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Dwaine and Sigrid Coffman
of Kankakee and Paul coffman of Clifton; two brothers and sisters-in-law,
Maurice and Joan Coffman of Bradley and Frank and Esther Coffman of Irving,
Texas; five grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and many nieces
Deceased are five brothers and one sister.
He retired from Roper Corporation.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.
Frank Tagoe, 54, of Accra Ghana, West Africa, died Monday (Feb. 15,
1999) in Kankakee, at the home of his daughter.Visitation will be from
4 p.m. Saturday until the 6:30 p.m. services at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors,
Burial will be in Osu Cemetery in Accra Ghana, on Feb. 27.
He was born in Koforidua Ghana, W. Africa on Oct. 19, 1944, the son
of James and Janet Bempong Tagoe. His mother survives in Africa.
Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Rawlins, whom he married in
Accra Ghana; one son and daughter- in-law, Frank and Pricilla Tagoe of
Joliet; two daughters and sons-in- law, Cheryl and Willie Rozier and Charlene
and Kenny Eads, all of Kankakee; three grandchildren, Luke, DeAndre' and
Jermaine Rozier of Kankakee; 18 brothers; two sisters; and many other relatives
Mr. Tagoe was an electrical engineer and owned the Tesapconsult Co.
of Accra Ghana.
He earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical
engineering in Ghana and Holland.
He was a former president of the Accra East Rotary Club and Master
of the Free Masons.
He was an elder in the Accra Ridge Church.
Visitation for Charlene Denise ''Niecey'' Wells, 43, of Kankakee, will
be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church, where
she was a member. The Rev. Tyler J. Prude will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens.
Ms. Wells died Feb. 13, 199 at Riverside Hospital, from a lingering
She was born Aug. 21, 1955 in Elkhart, Ind., the daughter of James
''Buddy'' and Moneta Irving Wells. Her father is deceased.
She was a 1973 graduate of Westview High School and she attended Southern
Illinois University in Carbondale.
Surviving are one daughter Deandria Wells of Kent, Ohio; one brother,
Kenneth Eugene Wells of Kankakee; a brother-in-law, David Harris of Kankakee;
two nephews, Adero Kenard of Fairbault, Minn. and James Harris of St. Anne;
one great-nephew; a special aunt; and two special friends, Debra Prude
and Lynette Dear, both of Kankakee.
Deceased are a sister, Stephanie Wells Harris; one great-aunt; and
Ms. Wells was a manager at Samuel's Clothing for years.
She was very active in the PTO at Proegler, Taft, Kennedy Upper Grade
and served as room mother in the schools when her health permitted.
She was a Sunday School teacher and assisted with the youth choir,
senior choir member, directed many skits and plays with the children for
special holidays, sewing and designing clothes for family and friends.
An excellent cook she was always baking for schools.
BLOOMINGTON - Visitation for Carl J. Theesfeld, 76, of Bloomington,
an Onarga native, will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial
Home in Bloomington and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services
at Christ Lutheran Church, Normal, where he was a member. He also was a
member of its Sharing Joy Bible Class. The Revs. Philip Kaufmann and Marvin
Matzke will officiate.
Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.
Mr. Theesfeld died Tuesday (Feb. 16, 1999) at St. Joseph Medical Center,
Memorials may be made to his church or to the donor's choice.
He was born Aug. 15, 1922 in Onarga, the son of Ulrich and Anna Gercken
His wife, the former Frances L. Wood, whom he married Aug. 18, 1963
in Normal, died Dec. 9, 1994.
Surviving are a daughter, Dr. Carol S. Stuart of Lincoln; two brothers,
Donald Theesfeld of Watseka and Delmer Theesfeld of Danville; and a sister,
Viola Maher of Gilman.
A brother, Elmer Theesfeld, preceded him in death.
A graduate of Onarga High School, he attended Illinois State Normal
Mr. Theesfeld worked for Laesch Dairy Company, Bloomington, for 30
years, retiring in 1987.
Janice M. Whittington, 79, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (Feb. 17, 1999)
at the home of her son in Bourbonnais.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral
Home in Bourbonnais and from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the 10:30 a.m. services
at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bradley.
COAL CITY - LaVonne E. ''Bonnie'' Warner, 65, of Coal City, died Tuesday
(Feb. 16, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral
Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. The
Rev. Carol Edman will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville. Pallbearers
will be Shawn Hutton, Mark Arnold, Gerald Kempke, Jim Davis, Aaron Hartley,
Mitchell Nelson, Darrin Tucker and Whilly Miner. Honorary pallbearers will
be Ruger and James Hutton, Arden, David and Arden Jr. Wills and Roy Joneson.
Memorials may be made to the Coal City Emergency Squad.
She was born Oct. 1, 1933 in Morris the daughter of Frank and Arlis
Her husband, Bobby G. Warner, whom she married March 5, 1955 in Coal
City, is deceased. An infant son, Ron is also deceased.
She was recently employed at C.R. Leonard Plumbing in Plainfield. She
retired from Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont and had formerly been
employed at VanDuyne Brothers Construction in Wilmington for 18 years and
the Joliet Arsenal for several years.
She previously owned and operated the B&B Candy Company in Coal
City with her husband.
She was a member of the Chicago Beagle Club, the VFW Auxiliary and
the Coal Valley 76'rs CB Club. She was a charter member of the Women of
the Moose, Chapter 781 in Wilmington, where she was a past officer, collegian,
star recorder and obtained the academy of friendship degree.
Surviving are her son, Robbie of Coal City; one sister and brother-in-
law, Cheryl and Roger Hutton of Rocky Mount, N.C.; one nephew, Shawn Hutton
of Chicago and one niece, Shelby Hutton of Rocky Mount.
Russell Walter Moser, 84, a 58 year resident of Kankakee, died Feb.
8, 1999 at the Illinois Veterans Home, Manteno from complications following
a stroke and Parkinson's Disease.
Mr. Moser donated his body to science.
Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Christmas in April.
He was born June 26, 1914 in Onarga, the son of William and Ethel Baldwin
He was a carpenter and handyman, self-employed.
He served in the Army from 1941- 1945.
He was a member of the American Legion and American Rifle Association.
Surviving are sisters-in-law, June Moser of Laguna Hills, Calif., and
Mrs. James Moser of Memphis, Tenn.; two nieces and three nephews, Gary,
Jay and Mark Moser and Vicki Giroux and Wanda Moser.
His brothers, W.E. and James A. Moser are deceased.
JOLIET - Mary A. Colaric, 95, of Joliet, and mother of a Coal City resident,
died Feb. 10, 1999 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at St. Patrick Catholic
Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville.
She was born Aug. 25, 1903 in Europe, the daughter of John Sr. and
Fred C. Dames West Chapel in Joliet was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Shirley
Colaric of Mission, Texas, Ronald and Shirley Colaric of Shorewood and
Leo ''Jerry'' and Margie Colaric of Coal City; 10 grandchildren; and many
great-grandchildren; one brother, Anthony Kamnikar of Alabama; and several
nieces and nephews.
Her husband Leo G. Colaric is deceased, along with two brothers, John
and Frank Kamnikar.
WATSEKA - Belva V. Leveque, 87, of Watseka, died Wednesday (Feb. 17,
1999) at Iroquois Resident Home, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Baier Funeral Home, Watseka,
where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Mike Haste will
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Illini Children Christian Home in St. Joseph,
Ill. or to the donor's choice.
She was born April 13, 1911 in Missouri Valley, Iowa, the daughter
of John and Mandi Heimer Hoffman.
Her husband, Clarence Leveque, whom she married Feb. 19, 1931 in Keokuk,
Iowa, died Sept. 28, 1984.
Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Clinton of Watseka; three sisters,
Rose Moyer of Crescent City and Julia Johnson and Mary Phillips, both of
Keokuk; three grandchildren and spouses, Brenda and Lewis Bebout of Martinton,
John and Naomi Clinton of Neoga, Ill. and Jim Clinton of Watseka; and three
great- grandchildren, Nick and Nathan Bebout of Martinton and Amanda Clinton
of Onarga; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers and two sisters.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Donovan.
MONEE - Donald R. Lipka, 75, of rural Monee, died Wednesday (Feb. 17,
1999) at Columbia-Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. John
Ryan at St. Mary's Church in Park Forest, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.
Memorials may be made to his church.
He was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Pittsville, Wis., the son of Adam and Caroline
Mr. Lipka was a lift truck mechanic for Hyster Company of Lansing,
retiring in 1989.
Surviving are his wife, the former Gertrude Kennedy, whom he married
Sept. 16, 1946 in Chicago; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Richard
Wax of Milwaukee, Wis., and Janet and Bob Jares of Monee; five grandchildren;
and expected great- grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a daughter Marilyn and 11 brothers and sisters.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army. He was a former commander
of VFW Post 236.
He enjoyed hunting.
Ryan Anderson, 21, of Bourbonnais, died Sunday (Feb. 14, 1999) from
injuries sustained in an automobile accident, which occurred in Arkansas.
Arrangements are being made for visitation from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at
the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at
11 a.m. Monday.