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Elmer Brinkman

HERSCHER - Elmer Brinkman, 71, of Herscher, died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 1999) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Don Long will officiate.
Burial will be in Pilot Cemetery, Herscher.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
He was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Chebanse, the son of Charles M. and Violet Burling Brinkman, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn Silk, whom he married Aug. 11, 1978 in Colorado; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary Brinkman of Naperville, Terry and Nancy Brinkman of Bonfield and Scott Brinkman at home; one step-daughter and spouse, Christel and Steve Denault of Normal; one sister and brother-in-law, Adelyn and William Nottke of Chebanse; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carolyn Brinkman of Bonfield; grandchildren, Kelly, Heather and Austin Brinkman and Deidre Alyssa and Nathan Denault; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Brinkman retired in January of 1990 from contracting and had been a musician for many years.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Bradley Lodge and the YMCA.
He enjoyed baseball, bowling, fishing, music and was a pilot.
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Dale Wilking

BONFIELD - Visitation for Dale W. Wilking, 72, of Bonfield, was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hertz-Thoma Chapel, Kankakee.
Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Bonfield, where he was a member. The Rev. Steve Friese officiated.
Burial was 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 sister, 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.

John Klumker

ASHKUM - Visitation for John A. Klumker, 97, of Ashkum, will be from 1 p.m. Thursday until the 2 p.m. services at Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman. The Rev. Robert Downs will officiate.
Burial will be in Danforth Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gilman, where he was a member and an officer of the St. Paul's Brotherhood.
Mr. Klumker died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at Gilman Nursing Home, following an extended illness.
A retired farmer, he lived on the same farm all his life and was a part-time electrician, a graduate of L. L. Cooke School of Electricity.
He was born Oct. 24, 1901 in Ashkum, the son of George and Dena Lucht Klumker.
Surviving are his wife, the former Cevia Trill, whom he married Sept. 4, 1929 in Danforth.
Deceased are several aunts and uncles.

Shirley Skeen

Visitation for Shirley J. Skeen, 89, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with a wake service at 4 p.m. at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Mr. Skeen died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 1999) at his home.
He was born June 30, 1909 in Milks Grove Township, the son of Chris and Lena Johansen Skeen.
His wife, the former Anna Schafer, whom he married Feb. 20, 1935 at St. Patrick's Church in Kankakee, died Jan. 17, 1962.
Mr. Skeen was a longtime Kankakee area farmer and custom corn sheller.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Delmar and Coralee Skeen and Robert and Linda Skeen, all of Kankakee; four daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and James Marion of Bonfield, Norma and Darrell Stauffenberg of Kankakee, Judith and John Trepanier of Manteno and Jerri and Stu Cann of Bradley; five sisters, Della Barnes and Mildred Peterson, both of Rockford, Esther Topliff of Omaha, Neb., Darlene Smietanski of Florida and Blanche Dalrymple of Herscher; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Kenneth and Dorothy Skeen of Aroma Park and Myron Skeen of Kankakee; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Four brothers and three sisters are deceased.
Mr. Skeen enjoyed antiques and his animals.

David Beedle

David E. Beedle, 47, of Bradley, died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 1999) in Chicago.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Mark Peters will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made for his daughter's education.
He was born Aug. 6, 1951 in Kankakee, the son of Robert and Irma Dell Fletcher Beedle Sr.
Surviving are his parents; his wife, the former Tina Lucille Drager, whom he married Aug. 16, 1992 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kankakee; one daughter Lauren Elizabeth Beedle at home; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Lu and Micheal O'Hara of Bradley, Janet and Jim O'Connor of Bourbonnais, Becky and Richard Funkhouser of Texas and Lee and Scott Engstrom of Steger; two brothers and sisters- in-law, James and Mary Kay Beedle of Bourbonnais and Robert and Kathy Beedle Jr. of Bradley; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Beedle retired from American Spring and Wire in 1998 because of ill health.
He enjoyed reading the Bible, movies and electronics.

Richard Heisler

LONGMONT, Colo. - Richard Harold Heisler, 54, of Longmont, Colo., former Kankakee resident, died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) in Longmont, of natural causes.
He was born Nov. 10, 1945 in Pickneyville, the son of Harold and Jewell Mayer Heisler. His father is deceased. His mother, Jewel Loos, resides in Colorado.
Mr. Heisler had retired in 1998 from Heinz (former General Foods/Gaines and Quaker Oats Company), a longtime employee working in maintenance.
He served in the Air Force from 1963-66.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Waldron Road, Kankakee.
He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Alanon family and the Kankakee Masonic Lodge 389.
He completed an associate's degree at Kankakee Community College.
Surviving are his daughter, Brenda L. Heisler, and her fiance, Gary Cooper of Kankakee; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mollie and Herb Hurst and Kathy Heisler, all of Longmont, and Henrietta and Jim Illig of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; one brother, Martin Heisler of Cabery; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at Neil's Funeral Home in DuQuoin.
Burial will be in Elkville.
A memorial service will be held in Kankakee next week.

Theodore

ST. ANNE - Theodore M. ''Ted'' Carpenter, 74, of St. Anne, died Thursday (Feb. 18, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Cremation rites were accorded.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park. The Rev. Edward Copeland will officiate.
He was born June 15, 1924 in Robbins, the son of Theodore and Anice Iverson Carpenter Sr.
A resident of the area for 20 years, Mr. Carpenter had been employed by Bunge Foods and was administrative assistant at Pembroke Town Hall, Hopkins Park.
He was a U.S. Army sergeant. Among his decorations were the Combat Infantry Badge, American Defense Service Medal, Assiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, and Philippine Liberation Medal.
He attended the 5th Army Noncommissioned Officers Academy, a Security Forces school and studied through the United States Armed Forces Institute.
He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Kankakee.
Surviving are one son, Theodore Carpenter Jr. of Chicago; one stepson and spouse, Richard and Georgia Dampier of Robbins; one stepdaughter, Jo Ann Harrison of Alton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his companion, Mary J. Howard of Gary, Ind.'
His parents and two wives are deceased.

Calvin Patchett

REDDICK - Calvin Patchett, 73, of rural Reddick, died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Friday at Von Qualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight, and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11:30 services at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Dwight, where he was a member and past Sunday School teacher. The Rev. Stephen Lauricella will officiate.
Burial will be in Round Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Oct. 24, 1925 in Reddick, the son of Stanley and Marvella Tyler Patchett.
He was a graduate of Reddick High School.
Surviving are his wife, the former Okcha Park, whom he married Dec. 8, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Eric and Peg Patchett and Brett Patchett, all of rural Reddick; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Sam Nichols of Bourbonnais and Becky and Alan Murry of Manhattan; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Herb Patchett of Pontiac and Larry and Lanna Patchett of Korea; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Ralph Adams of Herscher and Linda and Bob Deutscher of Dwight; three stepchildren, Joshua, Jessica and James.
Deceased are his parents, a son, Craig Patchett, three brothers and one sister.
A farmer all of his life, he also was in Electrolux sales for the past 35 years.
Mr. Patchett had been a 4-H leader.

Eleanor Murdoch

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Eleanor Snow Murdoch, 88, of Corvallis, Ill., a Kankakee native, died Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999).
She was born Dec. 29, 1910 in Kankakee, the daughter of Frederick and Bertha Anderson Snow and was a graduate of Kankakee High School.
She graduated from Rockford College in 1932.
She married John W. Beck in Kankakee in 1935. They lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for several years.
She married Ellison F. Murdoch in 1960 and they lived in Chicago. After his death in 1980, she continued to live in Chicago until 1991, when she moved to Corvallis.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids, where she worked as the church secretary.
She was a member of the League of Women Voters and PEO.
Surviving are a son and daughter- in-law, William F. and Nan Beck of Corvallis; a stepson, James Murdoch of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew.
Her brother, Judge Herman Snow, preceded her in death.
A memoral service was held Feb. 6 at McHenry Funeral Home Chapel in Corvallis.
Memorials may be made to Benton Hospice Service or Habitat for Humanity in care of the funeral home at 206 N.W. Fifth St., zip 97330.

Josephine Frye

JOLIET - Josephine P. Frye, 71, of Joliet, a relative of a Coal City resident, died Feb. 19, 1999 at her home.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 24 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Joliet, where she was a member.
Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the donor's choice.
Fred C. Dames West Chapel in Joliet was in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Joliet, the daughter of Angelo and Lucille toro.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Mary Pat Frye and Jerry Frye, all of Joliet; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Michael Hogan of Spring Lake, Mich. and Mary Ann and Bob Fairbairn of Elwood; seven grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Connie Frye of Coal City and Val Mores of Joliet; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the International Catholic Deaf Association and the Joliet Deaf Senior Citizens.
She was an active member of Caterpillar Retirees.

Gerald Gruver

Gerald ''Bud'' Gruver, 84, of Bourbonnais, died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Home, where services will be at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. John Story will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 14, 1914 in Kankakee, the son of Fred and Ella Stewart Gruver.
Surviving are his wife, the former Phillis Hahn, whom he married Aug. 29, 1936 in Crown Point, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Roylene and Bill LeBeau of Bourbonnais; one sister, Norma Taylor of Bourbonnais; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Herschel Gruver and four sisters, Elsie Spenard, Dorothy Anderson, Geraldine ''Jerry'' Candipan and Eloise Gruver.
Mr. Gruver had worked at Kankakee Roper in production control.
Years ago he was the Golden Glove champ in the Kankakee area.
He was a graduate of Kankakee High School, where he played in all sports.

Jacqueline Krueger

MILFORD - Visitation for Jacqueline L. Krueger, 55, of Milford, will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at Milford Christian Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Mrs. Krueger died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
Arrangements were by Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.
She was born July 10, 1943 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Her husband, Robert E. Kruger, whom she married Dec. 26, 1957 in Sioux City, Iowa, died March 18, 1992.
Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Krueger of Giddings, Texas, Laura and Steve Redburn of Milford; two sons, Robert Krueger of Watseka and James Krueger; two sisters-in- law and spouses, Janice and Alfred Rogers of Milford and Joy and Preston Claire of Fowler, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jessica Patterson and Jim Carter.
Deceased are her parents; one son, Alan; and one grandson, Josh Redburn.

Raymond Sweeney

GILMAN - Raymond E. Sweeney, 82, of Gilman, died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman.

Arthur Lay

Arthur G. Lay, 84, of Kankakee, died Teusday (Feb. 23, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be Friday and services on Saturday.
Arrangements are pending at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.

Norma Koziol

Norma C. Koziol, 50, of Kankakee, died Monday (Feb. 22, 1999).
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at Edgar Funeral Home in Oaklawn, where services will be at 1 p.m. The Revs. Lewis Nutter and David Applegate will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Surviving are two sisters and one brother-in-law, Audrey and Raymond Mares and Victoria Anderson; nieces and nephews, John and Ken Anderson, Gary Lundemo, Laura Zupko and Carol Zupko-Meyers.
Her parents Peter and Gunnerll Nygren Petsos, a sister, Rosalie Zupko and brother-in-law, William Anderson are deceased.
She was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle Church of South Chicago Heights, a graduate of the Ray Vogue School of Design and was with the interior design department of Marshall Field State Street store.

Minnie Stinebring

PIPER CITY - Minnie Stinebring, 91, of Piper City, died today (Feb. 24, 1999) at Gibson City Community Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City.

Gladys St. Peter

Gladys St. Peter, 93, of Bradley, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service, at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the Rev. John T. McGeean, at St. Joseph Church, Bradley, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made for Masses or to the donor's choice.
She was born Jan. 30, 1906, in Bradley, the son of Antone and Nelda Coulombe Boudreau.
Her husband, Joseph St. Peter, whom she married Jan. 3, 1925, in Kankakee, died in 1952.
She was a seamstress for more than 40 years at Kroehler Manufacturing, Bradley.
Surviving are one sister, Rachel Pauquete of Bourbonnais; one sister- in-law, Marilyn Schultz of Arizona; many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Edgar and Larry Boudreau; and four sisters, Gertrude, Bernice, Ella and Esther; are deceased.

Albert Bauer

MONEE - Albert Bauer, 93, of Monee, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at Anchorage of Beecher.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's United Church of Christ, where he was a member. The Rev. Judith Dubridge will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Peotone.
Memorials may be made to Anchorage of Beecher.
He was born Feb. 21, 1906, in Monee, the son of John and Amalia Smit Bauer.
Mr. Bauer was a farmer.
He was a member of the Eastern Will County Senior Services.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Maynard Loy of Monee; two grandchildren, Annette (Jeff) Clark of New Lenox and Jason Loy of Chicago; two great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His wife, Mary Ellen; a brother, Walter; and two sisters, Lydia and Emma; are all deceased.

Kathlyn Flynn

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Kathlyn Flynn, 87, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and the mother of a Bourbonnais resident, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Manor Care of Palm Harbor.
Visitation, services and burial were held in Florida, with Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Chicago, the daughter of James and Bridget Sheehan.
She moved to Florida in 1981, from Buffalo, New York, where she was a retired fifth grade teacher from the Grand Island, N.Y., schools.
She was a Roman Catholic and a member of the New York Retired Teachers Association.
Her husband, Joseph Flynn, died Jan. 28, 1998.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo Renner of Palm Harbor and Ann Hollowell of West Point, Va.; one son, John S. Flynn of Bourbonnais; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Donald Pinson

Donald D. Pinson, 74, of Kankakee, died today (Feb. 26, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the 10 a.m. services at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee. The Rev. Robert Creek will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in DeSoto, Mo., the son of Elmer and Fanny McAtee Pinson.
His wife, the former Leola Riggleman, whom he married in October of 1968 in Kankakee, is deceased.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army.
Mr. Pinson worked for the railroad and as an aide at the Kankakee State Hospital.
He was a Cubs fan.

Edna Noel

MARTINTON - Edna F. Noel, 76, of Martinton, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at home.
Visitation will be from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne. The Rev. John Coney will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date at Ashkum Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Martinton Church of Christ, where she was a member. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years.
She was born March 22, 1922, in Ashkum, the daughter of Henry and Florence Neal Peters.
Her husband, Herman Noel, whom she married June 21, 1947, died May 4, 1960.
Mrs. Noel was a 15-year machine operator for Howard Industries in Milford, retiring April 24, 1989.
She was a member, treasurer/recorder of Royal Neighbors of America, Martinton Camp 143 and past Oracle.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John ''Jack'' and Celeste Noel Sr. of Martinton; one daughter, Verna Noel of Cicero; one sister, Dorothy (Joe) McDermott of Danville; one grandson, John Noel Jr. of Watseka.
A brother, Clarence Peters, is deceased.
She was a plate collector and enjoyed African Violets and gardening.

Louise Clifton

RANKIN - Louise Clifton, 93, of Rankin, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at Magnolia Wood Health Care Center in Watseka.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the 2 p.m. services at Knapp Funeral Home in Rankin. The Rev. Raymond Radae will officiate.
Burial will be in Rankin Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born April 27, 1905, in Champaign, the daughter of John and Maude Holt.
Her husband, Emmett S. Clifton, whom she married Dec. 16, 1925, in Danville, died Sept. 3, 1985.
Surviving are one son, Charles E. Clifton of Rankin; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
One brother and a daughter, Ruby Omar, are deceased.
Mrs. Clifton was a member of Rankin Methodist Church.
She enjoyed gardening.

''Bertha'' Beiswaner

DWIGHT - ''Bertha'' Agnes Beiswaner, 60, of Dwight, died Wednesday (Feb. 24, 1999) at Loyola Hospital, Maywood.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. James Rickey, at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials may be made to the family.
She was educated at St. Paul's School in Odell and was the valedictorian of the class of 1956 of St. Paul's.
Mrs. Beiswanger was a Mental Health Technician with the Wm. W. Fox Center in Dwight.
She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of her church.
She was born Dec. 19, 1938, in Dwight, the daughter of Ed and Bertha Welp Englert, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Dale Beiswanger, whom she married in Dwight May 21, 1960; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Daniel Conner of Manville and Ann and Alan Wilson of Sycamore; a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Delores Englert of New Lenox; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Bernard Kripple of Pontiac and Helen and Stephen Miller of New Lenox; and a granddaughter.
Two brothers, John and Raymond, and a sister, Marie Masching, are deceased.

Gladys Sever

STOCKLAND - Gladys M. Sever, 92, of Stockland, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital and Nursing Homes.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Stockland United Methodist church, where she was a member. The Rev. Scott Baird will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the Stockland Gym.
She was born March 9, 1906, near Little York, Washington County, Ind., the daughter of George and Ollie Lockhart Hobson.
She was a 1924 graduate of Stockland High School and received her teaching certificate from State Normal University and also taught two years at Fairview School District 165.
Mrs. Sever was a teacher for 13 years in Stockland Grade School.
Her husband, Curtis L. Sever, whom she married June 26, 1929, died June 21, 1992.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Eva Sever of Watseka; several nieces and nephews, including Arthur and Evelyn Thompson of Hoopeston and Laurence and Dolores Thompson of Wellington, Curtis, Eugene, Wayne, Ann and Eva Hobson.
Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
Mrs. Sever was a member of the Royal Neighbors, Rebekah Lodge, Golden Chapter of Eastern Star, Household Science Club, United Methodist Women and the Stockland Alumni Association.

Vlasta Vondracek

MORRIS - Vlasta Vondracek, 93, formerly of Godley and Chicago, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at the Walnut Grove Nursing Home in Morris.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Entombment will be at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Forest Park.
She was born May 4, 1905, in Godley, the daughter of Frank and Anna Valenta Makovsky.
Her husband, Jacob Vondracek, a son, Vernon F. Vondracek; and five brothers, Edward, Theodore, Arnold, Raymond and Lawrence Makovsky, are deceased.
Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian and Irwin Hojda of McCaysville, Ga., and Helen and Gene Lafferty of Floral City, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Claire Mack of Sun City, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Judy Vondracek of Braidwood and many nieces and nephews.

Marian Herscher

Marian Herscher, 90, of Kankakee, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Her husband, H. Vernon Herscher, died in April of 1975.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel in Kankakee with services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Kankakee.

Margaret Baade

LIMESTONE - Margaret Baade, 82, of Limestone, died today (Feb. 26, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel.

Dorothy Reising

MOMENCE - Dorothy A. Reising, 99, of Momence, died today (Feb. 26, 1999) at Miller Healthcare Center, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at Cotter Funeral Home in Momence.

Wilbur Cassell

Wilbur Cassell, 79, of Sheldon, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at the Sheldon Meadows Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending at theKnapp Funeral Home in Sheldon.


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