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Harvey Hurley

Visitation for Harvey ''Carl'' Hurley, 83, of Kankakee/Bourbonnais, with the family will be from 3 p.m. Tuesday until the 6 p.m. memorial service at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Home.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Hurley died Friday (Feb. 19, 1999) at his daughter's home in Bourbonnais.
He was born April 19, 1915, in Chebanse.
His wife, the former Cleo Gress, whom he married in 1939 in Kankakee, died in 1991.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Hurley of Bloomington, Jim and Elly Hurley of California, Mike and Karen Hurley of Indiana; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Bonnie Ross of Bourbonnais, Diana Saulberry of Kankakee, Patricia and Bob Purnell of Marion, Christine and John Wilson of Bourbonnais, Kathleen and Bill Geist of Wisconsin; two sisters, Ruby Meents and Grace of California; many grandchildren and many great- grandchildren; and special friend, Eileen Holmes.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Hurley was a meat cutter for many years before owning his own store, ''Carl's Grocery'' on North Greenwood Avenue in Kankakee.
He enjoyed his dogs, gardening, the Chicago Bulls, reading western novels and watching news programs.
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Donald McVicker

Donald R. McVicker, 87, of Bourbonnais, died Saturday (Feb. 20, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joan Dean will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Claytonville, the son of Elmer and Daisy McIntyre McVicker.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mable Beherns, of Bourbonnais, whom he married Jan. 15, 1956, in Pontiac; one son and daughter-in- law, Kenneth and Barbara McVicker of Rossville; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Donna and Don Field of Hoopeston, Janet and Kenny Crouch of Port Charlotte, Fla., Nancy and Bill Crose of Hoopeston, Diane McVicker of Greeley, Colo.; one sister, Mabel Mathieson of Hoopeston; two brothers and sisters- in-law, Maurice and Eileen McVicker, William and Dorothy McVicker, all of Hoopeston; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Kenneth and Raymond; and one daughter, Marilyn.
Mr. McVicker retired as a truck driver in 1994 for Meier Oil Service.
He was a past member of the Moose.
He liked to dance and loved music.

Alyssa Keeley

WILMINGTON - Alyssa Danielle Keeley, 6 weeks, of Wilmington, died suddenly Saturday (Feb. 20, 1999) at Silver Cross Hospital.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington. The Rev. Frank Vitas of St. Rose Catholic Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Braidwood.
She was born Jan. 5, 1999, the daughter of Kent A. and Lisa K. Jackson Keeley.
Surviving are one sister, Rebecca Nicole Keeley; one brother, Brandon Kent Keeley; grandparents, Charles and Leslie Jackson, Agnes A. Keeley; great-grandparents, Agnes Porterfield, Helen Jackson, Roy and Verna Mae Keeley, all of Wilmington, and Agnes Novy of Braidwood; aunts and uncles, Dana Jackson, Maureen (Robert) Mack, Coleen Keeley, Jeff Jackson; and several cousins.
Deceased are her grandfather, Kent Keeley, and three great-grandfathers, Martin Porterfield, Harold Jackson and Frank Novy.

Britton Palmateer

Visitation for Britton L. ''Britt'' Palmateer, 82, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Donald Long will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Asubury United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mr. Palmateer died Saturday (Feb. 20, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born June 17, 1916, the son of Fred and Dorothy Miller Palmateer.
Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Quigley, whom he married Oct. 25, 1941, at First Methodist Church, in Kankakee; one brother, Melvin Palmateer of Kankakee; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters and six brothers.
Mr. Palmateer was a sales person/driver for Stegmeyer Distributors for over 30 years, prior to that he worked for Meyers Bakery.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.
He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
He was a 50-year member of the Kankakee Elks Club, a member of the Kankakee Moose Lodge, and a 50-year member of the Kankakee American Legion Post 85.

Alta Hallock

MILFORD - Visitation for Alta M. Hallock, 91, of Milford, will be from noon Tuesday until the 2 p.m. services at the Milford Christian Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Christian Church or to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford.
Mrs. Hallock died Saturday (Feb. 20, 1999) at the Iroquois Resident Home, Watseka.
She was born June 15, 1907, in Cheneyville, the daughter of William and Nancy Fields Clute.
Her husband, Martin T. Hallock, whom she married Nov. 19, 1929, in Watseka, died Oct. 30, 1988.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dwayne and Christine Hallock of Watseka, Donald and Virginia Hallock of Milford; one sister, Zazel Lynch of Marshall, Minn.; three granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother and two sisters.
Mrs. Hallock was a member of the Grandmothers Club.

Grace Rouse

PEOTONE - Grace Loitz Rouse, 98, of rural Peotone, died today (Feb. 22, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Will Parker will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Peotone United Methodist Church.
She was born Nov. 30, 1900, in Wisconsin, the daughter of Louis and Louisa Hack Nobis.
Her first husband, Irwin H. Loitz, died in 1964.
Her second husband, Dr. Palmer Rouse, died in 1978.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Donna Loitz of Peotone, Paul and Maxine Loitz of Colona; one daughter and son-in-law, Frances Louise and Roger Blake of Ft. Worth, Texas; one step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Josephine and Howard Wolf of Sebring, Fla.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Rouse was a member of the Peotone United Methodist Church and Eastern Star.

Mary Bertrand

Mary C. Bertrand, 96, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Bradley Royale Health Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a 4 p.m. wake service at the Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
She was born Oct. 12, 1902, in Bonfield, the daughter of Eugene and Catherine Frueh Schmidt.
Her husband, Harvey J. Bertrand, whom she married Jan. 11, 1922, at Sacred Heart Church, Goodrich, died March 15, 1961.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Duane A. and Junetta Bertrand of Kankakee, Eugene and Darlene Bertrand of Bonfield; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Elmere and George Duchene of Plainfield, Linda and Kenneth Regnier of Kankakee, JoAnn Bosman of Houston, Texas; one sister-in-law, Lillian Bertrand of Kankakee; 22 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one daughter, Donna McGregor; one son-in-law, Robert McGregor; and one sister and four brothers.
Mrs. Bertrand enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Margaret Reyburn

DANFORTH - Graveside services for Margaret K. Reyburn, 88, of Danforth, formerly of Peoria, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Danforth Cemetery. The Rev. T. Larlson Phillips will officiate.
Those who wish may call on the family at the Reyburn Home following the graveside services.
Memorials may be made to the Walloon Lake Association, Walloon Lake, Mich., or to Fairview Haven, Fairbury.
Arrangements are by the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman.
Mrs. Reyburn died suddenly Saturday (Feb. 20, 1999) at her home.
She was born Jan. 22, 1911, in Chicago, the daughter of Karl B. and Gladys Wells Korrady.
Her husband, W. Stuart Reyburn, whom she married Sept. 12, 1936, in Galesburg, died Jan. 30, 1985.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and J. Stephen Laing of Brookfield, Wis., and Rebecca and Rodney E. Spangler of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth ''Putter'' Meyer, Eric A. Laing II, Stuart R. Spangler, and Windsor L. Freemyer.
She attended finishing school at Stoneleigh Prospect Hill, Deerfield, Mass.
She was a member of the Junior League of Peoria and The Methodist Hospital Service League.
She had resided in Danforth 33 years.

Inez Hopps

MENDOTA - Inez Wilken Hopps, 84, of Mendota, formerly of Onarga, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Mendota Lutheran Home, Mendota.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. The Rev. Charles Shelquist will officiate.
Burial will be in Onarga Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mendota Lutheran Home.
She was born June 24, 1914, in Onarga Township, the daughter of Joe and Fannie Ansminck Wilken.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Fred Damer of Mendota; one son and daughter-in- law, Larry and Suzanne Hopps of Rockford; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, one sister, and one daughter.
Mrs. Hopps worked in the Del Monte office for 28 years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Mendota.

Dale Wilking

BONFIELD - Dale Wilking, 72, of Bonfield, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.

John Carnegie

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - John F. Carnegie of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Coal City, died Thursday (Jan. 14, 1999).
Private funeral services were held in Las Vegas.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorial services will be held in Coal City at a later date.
He was born in Coal City, the son of William and Marie Swartz Carnegie.
Surviving are his wife, the former Rosemary Hejna, whom he married Dec. 27, 1958, at Assumption Catholic Church, Coal City; one daughter, Debbie Carnegie of Colorado; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David Carnegie of Boulder City, Nev., Dean and Tammy Carnegie of Reno, Nev.; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Carol Carnegie of Rock Island; one sister, Wilma Martin of Coal City; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents and one sister, Patricia Sampson.
He was a Coal City High School graduate.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving with the First Marine Division in the landing at Inchon, Korea in 1950. He also was a recruiting officer in Indiana and Illinois.
He lived in Coal City until moving to Las Vegas in 1983.
Mr. Carnegie was employed at the Nevada Test Site until his retirement in 1993.

Forrest Gannaway

DWIGHT - Forrest G. Gannaway, 65, of Dwight, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Morris Hospital, Morris.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight, where he was a member, by the Rev. James Rickey.
Burial will be in McDowell Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight.
He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Union Township, the son of Lester and Thelma Ross Gannaway.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marilyn A. Schafer, whom he married July 27, 1957, in Loretto, Union Township.; one daughter and son-in- law, Kathy and Mario Schuler of Pontiac; one son, Patrick J. Gannaway of Odell; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Tobie Miller of Dekalb, Christine and Raymond Mahoney of East Braintree, Mass.; one brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Martha Gannaway of Dwight; and one grandson.
Deceased are his parents.
He was educated in the Windsor schools.
Mr. Gannaway was employed at Daniels Dabro Supply, presently known as Fisher Auto Supply, Dwight.
He enjoyed fishing.

Allene Volk

MASON CITY - Allene R. Volk of Greenview died Saturday (Feb. 20, 1999) at her residence.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the Cain-Hurley Funeral Home, Mason City, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Robert Hanson will officiate.
Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Central Illinois.
She was the daughter of Clarence B. and Virginia Landis Beard.
Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Volk, whom she married July 9, 1969, in Springfield; two sons, Mervin Thomas of Piper City, and Larry Thomas of Bloomington; one step- daughter, Margret Volk of Minonk; two step-sons, Robert Volk of Hobart, Ind., Scott Volk of Hudson; three brothers, Clarence Beard of Greenview, Otis Beard of Mason City, and Olan Beard of Sterling; 13 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Paul, Dallas, and Raymond Beard.

Jacqueline Krueger

MILFORD - Jacqueline Krueger, 55, of Milford, died today (Feb. 22, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford.

Ruby Andrews

DWIGHT - Ruby Andrews, 86, of Dwight, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Olympia Fields Regional Osteopathic Medical Center and Hospital.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the 2 p.m. services at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Dwight, where she was a member. Pastor Stephen Lauricella will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mrs. Andrews and her husband owned Andrews Grocery and she was employed at Country Companies, Dwight.
She was born April 21, 1912, in North Henderson, the daughter of Herman and Florence Bengston Carlson.
Her husband, Frank S. Andrews, whom she married June 24, 1931, died Dec. 5, 1991.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Beverly and Robert E. Weller of Dwight, Lois Sorensen of Bloomington; one sister, Laverne Carlson of Galesburg; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Cale Carlson; and one son-in-law, Clarence Sorensen.
She was educated in Galesburg schools and Browns Business College.
She was a member of the Swedish American Historical Society and WELCA.
She was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Ethel Schenck

ELLETTSVILLE - Ethel V. Schenck, 92, of Ellettsville, mother of a Bourbonnais resident, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at the Richland Bean Blossom Healthcare, Ellettsville.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the West and Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 N. Montgomery St., Spencer, Ind., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James Root will officiate.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery in Montgomery Co.
Memorials may be made to the Spencer Christian Church.
Mrs. Schenck ran the Windmill Inn restaurant in Crawfordsville, an arm of the livestock sale barn business operated by her husband.
She was born Nov. 1, 1906, in Montgomery Co., the daughter of James and Hannah Ball Switzer.
Her husband, Kenneth Schenck, died in 1994.
Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Schultz of Bourbonnais; one son, Lester Schenck of Spencer; one sister, Pauline Quillen of Crawfordsville; seven grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Deceased are eight brothers; two sisters; and one grandson.
She was affiliated with the Christian Union (Montgomery Co.) Church and attended the Spencer Christian Church.
She was a member of the Waynetown Eastern Star.

Loretta Dupuis

Loretta Dupuis, 94, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at the home of her niece in St. Anne.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Ricci Belle

WATSEKA - Ricci Belle, 71, of Watseka, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Watseka Health Care.
Arrangements are pending at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.

Eileen Dodd

COAL CITY - Eileen M. Dodd, 79, of Coal City, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at the Morris Hospital.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at the United Methodist Church, Coal City, where she was a member. The Rev. Carol Alice Edman will officiate.
Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet. Pallbearers will be Mike Reese, John and Andrew Ochs, Brian Eckberg, Ray McShane, Bill Winship, and Charles Lawton.
Memorials may be made to the Coal City Emergency Squad, the United Methodist Church, or to the Grundy Community Hospice.
Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Joliet, the daughter of Charles and Elsie Barz Hinds.
Her first husband, Arthur Emery, whom she married in 1940, died in 1963. For many years she and her husband owned and operated Emery Radio and TV Service in Joliet.
Her second husband, Orville Dodd, whom she married May 9, 1964, in Coal City, died in November 1997.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ardis Dee and John Ochs of Lakeshore, Minn., Judith Ann and Bill Winship of Flemington, N.J.; one son, Wesley Dodd of Chicago; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one brother, Lesley Hinds.
She was raised and educated in Joliet, graduating from Joliet Township High School.
She was active in Cub Scouts as a den leader and volunteered as a room mother at the grade school.
She was a member of the Coal City Area Club.

Harley Wilson

ODELL - Harley J. ''Josh'' Wilson, 71, of Odell, formerly of Emington, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at St. James Hospital, Pontiac.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Harris-Martin- Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac.
Memorials may be made to the Odell Fire Department Ambulance or to the donor's choice.
He was born July 5, 1927, in LaSalle Co., the son of Elvis V. and Ruby Aurora Hicks Wilson.
His wife, the former Ruby Louise Camfield, whom he married Nov. 27, 1954, in Evansville, Ind., died Sept. 30, 1997.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Charley Joe and Mary Beth Nesmith of Huntsville, Texas, Herbie Carl and Gail Nesmith of Tulsa, Okla., Wayne J. and Cathleen Wilson of Odell; one daughter, Linda Lou Wilson of Odell; two brothers, Don Wilson of Edinburg, Ralph Wilson of Corydon, Ky.; two sisters, Buena Hays of Henderson, Ky., Elna Owens of Eldridge, Iowa; and six grandchildren.
Deceased are one sister, Luella Carter; and one brother, Edward Wilson.
He was educated in LaSalle Co. schools.
Mr. Wilson and his wife, Ruby, owned and operated Josh and Ruby's Family Inn at Emington from 1977 to 1985.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees.

E. Loretta Dupuis

Visitation for E. Loretta Dupuis, 94, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a 4 p.m. wake service at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee, where she was a member and belonged to its CCW.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made for Masses or to her church.
Mrs. Dupuis died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at the home of her niece, Steve and Chris Lord Remmert, in St. Anne.
Mrs. Dupuis was deputy city clerk for over 50 years and at one time served as city clerk in Kankakee.
She was born May 22, 1904 in Chicago Heights, the daughter of George H. and Mary M. Margraf Cassatt.
Her husband, Armand Dupuis, whom she married Oct. 7, 1939 at St. Patrick's Church, in Kankakee, died Jan. 1, 1989.
Surviving are one brother, John ''Jack'' Cassatt of Kankakee; five nephews, Robert Masse, Thomas Masse, James Masse, Ted Masse and George Lord; three nieces, Betty Holtman, Suzann McQueen and Chris Lord Remmert; 22 great-nieces and nephews; 26 great-great-nieces and nephews; eight great-great-great- nieces and nephews.
Deceased are an infant son, Paul; three sisters, Marguerite Masse, Dorothy Lord and Irene McCarl; one brother, Harold; one nephew, Jan Lord; and one great-nephew, Bill Holtman Jr.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Republican Women's Federation and Merry Missus Social Club.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.
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Patricia Helgeson

WILMINGTON - Patricia Rose Helgeson, 73, of Joliet, formerly of the Coal City/Wilmington area, died Friday (Feb. 19, 1999) at Glenwood Care Center, Joliet.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 until the 11:15 a.m. services at Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Frank Vitas, at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at St. Rose Catholic Church, where she was a former member.
Cremation rites were accorded at her request and inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Braidwood.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
She was born March 3, 1925 in Joliet, the daughter of John C. and Fay Auten Himes, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Andrew L. Helgeson of Joliet; three children and spouses, Andrew L. and Mary Anne of Pittsburgh, Pa., Paul J. and Joyce Helgeson of Plainfield and M. Linda and Richard Carlsten of Peoria; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Winifred Love of Leesburg, Fla., Helen and Bill Hanley of Zelienoploe, Pa., and Fran Ranker of Moline; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Paul and Dorothy Himes of Gardner and Lucille Himes of Wilmington; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister, John and Robert Himes and Jean Wrasse; and two brothers-in- law, Guy Love and Delmar Ranker.

Shirley Skeen

Shirley Skeen, 89, of Kankakee, a longtime area farmer, died today (Feb. 23, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee.

Dale Wilking

BONFIELD - Visitation for Dale W. Wilking, 72, of Bonfield, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Hertz-Thoma Chapel, Kankakee.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Bonfield, where he was a member. The Rev. Steve Friese will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley, his church or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Wilking died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born April 19, 1926, the son of Leo and Pauline Kemp Wilking.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army.
Surviving are his wife, the former Arlene Schultz, whom he married Feb. 15, 1947 at First Evangelical Church in Kankakee; one son, Dennis Wilking of Limestone; one daughter, Marilyn Ferrero of Essex; three nieces; one nephew; and several great- and great-great-nieces and - nephews.
His parents and a daughter, Sharon are deceased.
Mr. Wilking farmed for his family and was a retired independent truckdriver.
He was caretaker for his church.
He enjoyed bowling and crafts, especially bead work.

Florence Paulsen

DWIGHT - Florence B. Paulsen, 96, of Heritage Manor, Dwight, died Friday (Feb. 19, 1999) at Heritage Manor.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Dwight, where she was a member. The Rev. Stephen Lauricella will officiate.
Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight.
Hager Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Sept. 29, 1902 in Chicago, the daughter of Henry and Agnes Hamann Burgwald.
Her husband, Carl M. Paulsen, whom she married June 14, 1924 in Dwight is deceased.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Howard Herb of Venice, Fla and a grandson, Eric Herb.
She belonged to the Eastern Star.

Rita Nelson

DWIGHT - Rita Downey Nelson, 84, of Joliet, formerly of Ottawa, mother of two area residents, died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Philip Halfacre at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, Ottawa, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made for Masses at her church.
Area survivors include two daughter, Carolyn Harty of Dwight and Jane (Arthur) Majcinta of Morton.

John Klumker

ASHKUM - John Klumker, 98, of rural Ashkum, died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at the Gilman Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending at the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman.

Gyle Vanderlinden

WARSAW, Ind. - A Kankakee native, Gyle Boyd Vanderlinden, 56, of Warsaw, Ind., died Jan. 28, 1999 in his son's home.
Services were held Feb. 1 in Warsaw, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
He was a 30-year resident of Kosciusko County.
He was born July 31, 1942 in Kankakee, the son of Floyd G. and Roselind Hubert Vanderlinden. His father is deceased and his mother resides in St. Anne.
Also surviving are a son, Timothy Vanderlinden of Warsaw; two daughters, Angela Vanderlinden of Warsaw and Mrs. Karen Goodman of Nappanee, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Naomi Knapp

Naomi R. Knapp, 58, of Bradley, died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee, following a lengthy illness.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at Trinity Lutheran Church, Kankakee, where she was a member and former president of the Church Council. The Rev. Jackie Linden- Schade will officiate.
Burial will be in Ashkum Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.
She was born Nov. 4, 1940 in Watseka, the daughter of David E. and Annette P. Schoolman Monk Sr.
Mrs. Knapp was a longtime office manager for Paul Foster Employment Agency.
Surviving are two sisters and one brother-in-law, Hermine and Richard Devine of Boca Raton, Fla., and Sonja Brauer of Aurora; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Alice Monk and Dennis and Barbara Monk, all of Danforth; 10 nieces and nephews; five grand-nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and close friends.
Her parents and a brother-in-law are deceased.
She enjoyed music and travel and sang for the Kankakee Symphony.

Sylvia Hooper

WILMINGTON - Sylvia C. Hooper, 67, of Wilmington, died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Cener, Joliet, after a long illness.
She was born Dec. 21, 1931 in St. Elmo, the daughter of Clyde W. and Sidonea O'Dell Albright.
Deceased are her former husband, James D. Hooper Jr.; two brothers, Clyde Jr. and Kenneth Albright; and one sister, Bertha Wiseman.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Charles Butcher of Wilmington; three granddaughters; one brother, Dean Albright of Effingham; four sisters, Marjorie Kollman of Altamont, Mary Lou Glass of Wilmington, Clyta Bell Williams of St. Elmo and Joan Kelley of Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Hooper retired in 1994 after 34 years with Personal Products of Wilmington.
Private services and inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Cremation rites were accorded at her request.
Arrangements are by Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to St. Rose School in Wilmington.

Arvilla Curio

CHEBANSE - Arvilla G. Curio, 85, of Chebanse, died today (Feb. 23, 1999) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Lee Bacchi will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Chebanse.
Memorials may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery Association, to Otto Township Fire Department or to Merkle-Knipprath.
She worked in food services for 16 years at St. Mary's Hospital.
She was a member of Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church.
She was born May 2, 1913 in Chebanse, the daughter of William H. and Marguerite Mihm Wolfe.
Her husband, Fred Curio, whom she married in January 1942 at St. Louis, Mo., died in July 1962.
Surviving are three sisters, Phyllis Bishop, Audrey Gull and Bonnie Winterroth, all of Chebanse; and one brother, Tom Wolfe of Chebanse; and several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Bode and Shirley Wolfe.

Ricci Belle

WATSEKA - Funeral services for Ricci Belle, 71, a self-employed contractor of Watseka, will be private.
A memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Watseka Health Care Nursing Home, Watseka. John Coney will officiate.
Arrangements were by Segur- Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice.
Mr. Belle died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Watseka Health Care.
He was born July 31, 1927 in Beaumont, Texas, the son of Clate D. and Bessie Mashburn Bedford.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eldora Kaufmann Harwood, whom he married July 11, 1998 in Watseka; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kim Elaine and Robert Esquivel of Mokena, Sherry Belle of Garland, Texas, and Terry Madaline and Mike Brown of Kentland, Ind.; two sons, Scott Lee Belle of Tennessee and Donny Ray Belle of Chicago; one brother, Donny Ray Bedford of Salem, Ore., and a sister, Joy Baker of Tigard, Ore.; 10 grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents and one son.
He was a member of Martinton Church of Christ.
He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and playing cards.

Pearl Bennett

MOMENCE - Pearl C. Bennett, 86, of Momence, died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until the 10:30 a.m. services at the Momence Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 5, 1912, in Grant Park, the daughter of George and Laura Struple.
Her husband, Eugene Bennett, died in 1985.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Anna Mae Bennett of Momence; four grandchildren, Lisa Schulz, Daphne Graves, Aaron Bennett and Denean Campe, and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one daughter, Barbara Rehmer, who died in 1977; one son-in-law, Charles Rehmer, who died in 1997; one sister and two brothers.
Mrs. Bennett was a member of the First Baptist Church of Momence.

John Masley

WATSEKA - John W. Masley, 82, of Watseka, died today (Feb. 23, 1999) at his home.
There will be no visitation or services.
Arrangements are by the Segur- Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the Carle Development Foundation, 611 W. Park, Urbana, 61801. A library is currently under construction at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, which will be named the John and Lorraine Masley Medical Library.
Mr. Masley was athletic director at Eastern Illinois University and an Emeritus Fellow American College of Sports Medicine and Research Council.
He was born July 17, 1916 in LaGrange, the son of William and Maria Ingrid Asumaa Masley.
His first wife, the former June Cooper, died in 1980. He then married Lorraine Heichel in 1982. She died in 1995. Surviving is his wife, the former Dolores Kassner, whom he married in 1997.
Mr. Masley was a veteran of World War II, serving as a major in the Army.
He was an international dog show Judge, judging all over the world and a member of the Geneva Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners of Springfield, Charleston Elks Lodge and the Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are one brother, Lowell Masley of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and two sisters, Harriet Strom of Geneva and Margaret Neese of Jacksonville.
A brother is deceased.

Caroline Lombardi

WILMINGTON - Caroline M. Lombardi, 83, of Wilmington, died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
A funeral Mass will be concelebrated by the Revs. Frank Vitus and Thom Lombardi and deacon Don Dyer, at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose Catholic Church, Wilmington, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to St. Rose School or Kuzma Care Cottage.
She was born Sept. 29, 1915 in Boston, Mass. the daughter of Julius and Katherine Kohlstedt.
Her husband, Nicholas Lombardi, is deceased. She and her husband were founders of Lombardi Chevrolet Buick Agency in Wilmington.
Also deceased are two brothers, Charles and Andrew and one granddaughter.
Surviving are one son, Nicholas ''Bud'' Lombardi, and one daughter and son-in-law, Katherine ''Kay'' and Tom Murphy, all of Wilmington; one brother, Christoph Kohlstedt of Florida; five grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.
She was a member of the Senior Service Center and Wilmington Garden Club.

Frances Hilgert

SOUTH PASADENA, Fla. - Former Kankakee native, Frances ''Fran'' Cahill Hilgert, died Saturday (Feb. 20, 1999) at her home in South Pasadena, Fla.
Her husband, George Hilgert and a son, Laverne Hilgert are deceased.
Surviving are two daughters, Joanne Meyers of South Pasadena and Janice Doty of LaMesa, Calif; a son, Donald C. of Orlando; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services in St. Petersburg, Fla., are in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hilgert moved from Kankakee to Florida in 1973.
She was a youth director for the YWCA and a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg, where she was a past president and member of the Widows Guild.
She was a past officer of the Altar and Rosary society at St. Patrick's Church in Kankakee, a past president of the Florida Irish American Club and past regent of Catholic Daughters of America Court St. Anne 1645. She was a member of the Women's Club at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Gulfport, Fla.


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