Visitation for Marian L. Herscher, 90 of Kankakee, and West Palm Beach,
Fla., will be from 2-4 p.m. today at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mark United Methodist
Church, Kankakee, where she was a member. The Revs. Craig and Kathy Sweet
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Herscher died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at Good Samaritan Hospital,
West Palm Beach, Fla. In recent years, she resided with her daughter in
West Palm Beach.
She was born Feb. 7, 1909, in Herscher, the daughter of Adam J. and
Katie Obrecht Wagner.
Her husband, H. Vernon Herscher, a descendant of the family that founded
the Village of Herscher, whom she married April 28, 1934, in Herscher,
died in April of 1975.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Judith A. and Ronald D.
Golembiewski of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother and two sisters-in-
law, David O. and Alice Wagner of Spencer, Iowa, and Kathryn Wagner of
Herscher; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one son, David V. Herscher, who died in July 1974; two
brothers, Donald R. and Elwyn Wagner; and one sister-in-law, Viola Wagner.
Mrs. Herscher had worked at the Butternut Bread Outlet Store for many
years during the time her husband was the Divisional Manager for Butternut.
She had also worked for J.C. Penney's in the Meadowview Shopping Center,
and Julie Ann Fabrics in Kankakee.
She was a member of the Royal Poinciana Chapel, a non-denomination
church in Palm Beach, Fla.
She was a volunteer quilter at Heritage House and the Salvation Army
She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed all forms of handwork. She
donated many handmade items to various organizations and churches.
As an active member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, she served
on many committees during the years, constructed banners, and maintained
the altar paraments.
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Inez M. Schwartz, 93, of Waukesha, Wis., mother of
Kankakee resident, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999).
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Monday until the 7 p.m. services at
the Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S.Grand Ave., Waukesha.
Burial will be Tuesday in Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis.
She was born July 27, 1905, in Lombard, Ky., the daughter of Alvin
and Marie Delamater Spencer.
Her husband, Roman Schwartz, is deceased.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Jesse Juarez
of Waukesha, and Lucille and James Cuthbertson of Hickory, N.C.; five sons
and four daughters-in-law, Roman and Ruth Schwartz of Kankakee, Dennis
and Terry Schwartz of Carson City, Nev., Peter and Sara Schwartz of Fond
du Lac, Wis., Gregory Michael Schwartz of Waukesha, and Charles and Emma
Schwartz of Fond du Lac; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Carl and Richard; and two daughters, Armella
Mareno and Shirley McDermott.
Mrs. Schwartz was raised in Victoria, Canada.
Fred H. Needham, 83, of Bourbonnais, died Friday (Feb. 26, 1999) after
an extended illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral
Home, Bourbonnais, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services
at Grace Community United Methodist Church, Bourbonnais, where he was a
Memorials may be made to Grace Community United Methodist Church or
Utila Community College.
He was born Sept. 19, 1915, the son of Fred C. and Grace Mae Bobblit
Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanette Cushman, whom he married
July 30, 1939, in Bloomfield, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred
E. and Barbara Needham of Beach Grove, Ind., Jim and Linda Needham of Muncie,
Ind.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Bob Cobstill of Grant Park,
Candy and John Kingsbury of Aurora, Colo.; one sister and brother-in-law,
Ruth and Al Mitchell of Elletsville, Ind.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers.
Mr. Needham was a retired chemist from Sherwin-Williams. Following
his retirement, he and his wife served as missionaires in Utila, Honduras.
They established a school there, that still exists today, Utila Methodist
He was very active in his church, singing in the choir, and was a longtime
Sunday School teacher.
He had been a Little League coach and was a Scoutmaster.
MOMENCE - Visitation for Mary Harris, 23, of Momence, will be from 10
a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at the Christian Hope Missionary
Baptist Church, Hopkins Park, where she was a member. The Rev. Nural Johnson
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery, Ga-neer Township.
Mrs. Harris died Tuesday (Feb. 22, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center,
Kankakee, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Aug. 14, 1975, in Chicago, the daughter of William Brynt
and Betty Dowdy.
Surviving are her husband, O.C. Harris, of Momence, whom she married
Oct. 31, 1994, in Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Davont'e and Demetrius Harris,
both of Momence; one daughter, Diamond Harris of Momence; her mother of
Momence; her stepfather, Terry Nevith of Momence; two sisters, Tomika and
Martha Dowdy, both of Momence; maternal grandfather, Dardee Hughes of Chicago;
and her mother and father-in-law, Ozie and Bennie Harris of St. Anne.
Deceased are her grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mrs. Harris was a cook at Pizza Hut, Bourbonnais.
She was a 1990 graduate of St. Anne High School.
She enjoyed bingo.
Minnie Brewton, 83, of Bourbonnais, died Friday (Feb. 26, 1999) at Riverside
Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
CHICAGO - Visitation for Olie Robert Smith, 43, of Chicago, will be
from 9 a.m. Monday until the 10 a.m. services at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.
Elder James Humphreys will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery, Kankakee.
Mr. Smith died Wednesday (Feb. 24, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital,
He was born Aug. 31, 1955, in Charleston, Mo., the son of John and
Bessie Cartwright Smith.
Surviving are his wife, the former Rhoda Ellis, whom he married in
1981, of Chicago; one son, Robert Smith of Chicago; one daughter, Rachel
Smith of Chicago; his parents of Momence; two brothers and sisters- in-law,
David and Karen Smith of Kankakee, John and Pok Smith of Italy; sisters
and brothers-in-law, Vannessa Smith of Blue Island, Cora Smith of Chicago,
Cynthia Nichols of Momence, Roslyn Ellis of Richton Park, Robin Ellis of
Chicago, Vernell and Bernard Watkins of Seattle, Wash., Jewel and Rodney
McKeever of Glendale, Calif., and Dana and Terrance Watkins of Richton
Park; his father and mother-in-law, Raphael and Vanice Ellis of Flossmoor;
several aunts and uncles; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Mr. Smith had been employed as an x-ray technician at Hinsdale Hospital
He was a 1973 graduate of Shiloh Academy and completed three years
of college at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala.
He enjoyed playing monopoly and basketball.
MONEE - Gordon G. Bisping, 82, of Monee, died Saturday (Feb. 27, 1999)
at Miller HealthCare Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel,
Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Tim Roberg
Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Kankakee, the son of Henry John and Bertha
Elvera Flint Bisping.
Surviving are his wife, the former Ruby Janssen, of Monee, whom he
married May 26, 1935, in Valparaiso, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Robert and Henrietta Bisping of Dyer, Ind., Bing and Deanna Bisping of
Monee; two daughters and one son-in-law, Corinne and Ronald Butts of Manhattan,
Ila Mae Cross of Leesburg, Fla.; two brothers, Virgil Bisping of New Lenox,
Daryl Bisping of Joliet; one sister, Doralena Mann of St. Anne; five grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, Gerald Lee; and one brother, Wayne Bisping.
Mr. Bisping was retired from Vogelmanns Fabrication of Frankfort, as
a welding engineer.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Monee.
He was a member of the American Welding Society.
Melvin Preisser, 89, of Kankakee, died Friday (Feb. 26, 1999) at Provena
St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. today at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral
Home, Bourbonnais, with a 2 p.m. wake service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church, Kankakee, where he was a member.
Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, L'Erable.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Patrick and Teresa School.
He was born May 30, 1909, in Ashkum, the son of Thomas H. and Margaret
His wife, the former Irma Lemenager, whom he married May 29, 1939,
at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kankakee, died in January 1986.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Gail Preisser
of Dublin, Ohio, William and Cynthia Preisser of St. Charles; one daughter
and son-in-law, Nancy and Mark Christensen of Kankakee; his special friend,
Kathryn Siedentop of Kankakee; and three grandchildren, Mark and Sarah
Preisser, and Jackie Christensen.
Deceased are his parents, and one sister, Alice Throne.
Mr. Preisser was a former employee of Turk Furniture and the Joliet
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Patrick's Church, the
Loyal Order of the Moose, and the Knights of Columbus.
Gilbert Stadt Sr.
GRANT PARK - Gilbert C. Stadt Sr., 63, of Grant Park, died Friday (Feb.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. Monday until the 3 p.m. services
at Zion Lutheran Church, Grant Park, where he was a member. The Rev. Fred
Beck will officiate.
Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Grant Park.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Kankakee Valley Hospice.
Hack Funeral Home, Beecher, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born July 5, 1935, in Grant Park, the son of Gilbert and Lois
Surviving are his wife, the former Lorna Haase, of Grant Park; two
sons, Gilbert Jr. and Gwyneth Stadt, and Jeffrey Stadt, all of Grant Park;
one daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Terry Ouellette of Bourbonnais;
two step-sons, David and Lou Ann Kuhn of Monee, Alan and Vicki Kuhn of
Grant Park; his mother of Grant Park; two sisters and brothers-in- law,
Lila and Glen Jackson of Shawnee, Okla., Barbara and Thomas Langlois of
Grant Park; one sister-in- law, Carol and John Crevier of Kankakee; one
brother-in-law, Roger and Geraldine Haase of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren
and four step- grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, Steven Stadt; his father and one brother-in-
Mr. Stadt had been a carpenter.
MOMENCE - Visitation for Dorothy A. Reising, 99, of Momence, will be
from 4-8 p.m. today at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence, with a 5 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick
Academy Chapel, Mo-mence. The Rev. Denis White will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Mo-mence.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Church, Momence, or St. Patrick
Mrs. Reising died Friday (Feb. 26, 1999) at Miller Center, Kankakee.
She was born Aug. 22, 1899, in Bloomfield, Ind., the daughter of George
and Mary Lehman Riley.
Her husband, Earl J. Reising, whom she married Dec. 30, 1922, in Chicago,
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Patricia Reising,
Bob and Susan Reising, all of Momence; one daughter and son- in-law, Marilyn
and Clyde Bloomquist of Bradenton, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are 12 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Reising was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Momence,
past-president of the Guild of St. Elizabeth of St. Patrick Church, and
a 55-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post #40 in Momence.
BRIDGEPORT - Rosalie Joan Catt Mabry, 59, of Bridgeport, sister of a
Grant Park resident, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at her residence.
Visitation will be from noon today until the 2 p.m. services at the
Cunningham Funeral Home, Bridgeport. The Rev. Phillip Richards will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery in St. Francisville.
She was born Dec. 8, 1939, in Lawrence County, the daughter of John
Clarence and Lora Mabel Brook Catt.
Surviving are one son, Eric Meier of Mt. Carmel; three sisters, Irene
Black and Jane Macer, both of Bridgeport, Gladys Siegel of St. Francisville;
two brothers, Clarence Catt of St. Francisville, and Marion Catt of Grant
Park; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are one daughter, Jody Meier, and two sisters.
Ms. Mabry worked at the Wabash General Hospital.
LIMESTONE - Visitation for Margaret I. Baade, 82, of Limestone, will
be from noon Monday until the 2 p.m. services at the R.W. Patterson Funeral
Homes, Braidwood Chapel. The Rev. Mike Sparks will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville. Pallbearers
will be Jason Musselman, Kevin Timm, Jim, Jerry, Keith Mitchell, and Joe
Memorials may be made to the Herscher Ambulance Squad.
Mrs. Baade died Friday (Feb. 26, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center,
She was born June 11, 1916, in Otwell, Ind., the daughter of William
and Florence Evans Teague.
Her husband, Herman F. Baade, is deceased.
Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Lynn and Chris Lichtenberger
of Buckingham, Cathy Nunn and Patricia Monchak, both of Kankakee; special
niece, Lola (Harley) Mitchell of Elwood; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, James H. Baade; seven brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Baade was employed at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee for 20 years.
She lived in the Essex and Limestone area for most of her life.
She attended the Limestone Nazarene Church.
Visitation for Leona L. Buckner, 89, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly
of Kankakee, will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors,
Kankakee, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
Mrs. Buckner died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 1999) in Palm Harbor.
She was born Dec. 10, 1909, in Tyndall, S.D., the daughter of Frank
and Stella Sedlcake Stanicek.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Geistwhite of Palm Harbor; one
grandchild and one great-grandchild.
LONGMONT, Colo. - A memorial service for Richard Harold Heisler, 53,
of Longmont, Colo., a former Kankakee resident, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday
at Congregational Church of Christ, Waldron Road, Kankakee. The Rev. Bruce
Salter will officiate.
Mr. Heisler died Feb. 22, 1999 in Longmont.
Memorials may be made for family wishes, C/O Brenda Heisler, 542 West
Hickory St., Kankakee.
Margaret Bushman Peggy Bushman
Margaret W. Bushman, 81, of Wheaton, died Sunday (Feb. 28, 1999) at
Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield.
Her daughter Margaret A. ''Peggy'' Bushman, 56, of Kankakee, died Saturday
(Feb. 27, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Born Aug. 4, 1917 in Brookfield, Mrs. Margaret Bushman was the daughter
of Charles and Margaret Wa-ters Beebe. Her husband, Cecil E. Bushman, whom
she married Aug. 17, 1940 in Lake Village, Ind., is deceased.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Linda Bushman
of Elgin and Dennis M. and Judy Bushman of Kankakee; one daughter and son-in-law,
Judy and Robert Cyr of Elmhurst; two brothers, Jerry Beebe of Momence and
Ray Beebe of Covington, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were one son, Dickie; and two brothers,
Richard and Bob.
She enjoyed knitting and needlepoint.
Peggy Bushman was born April 28, 1942, in Lake Village, Ind.
Miss Bushman was receiving an education through ALIVE and worked in
the production area for United Developmental Services.
She enjoyed shopping, em-broidery, music and the Kankakee Valley Theater,
especially Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Surviving Peggy are one sister and bro-ther-in-law, Judy and Robert
Cyr of Elmhurst; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Linda Bushman
of Elgin and Dennis M. and Judy Bushman of Kankakee; and two nieces and
Her brother, Dickie, is deceased.
Simultaneous arrangements at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, include visitation
from 6-9 p.m. today, with services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Revs. Keith
Simon and Dan King will officiate.
Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chapel Hill Gardens, Oakbrook
JOLIET - Wilma E. Lee, 76, of Joliet, relative of area residents, died
Feb. 26, 1999.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ruthie Lee and Mark Reiley
of Joliet; one son and daughter-in-law, Jan and Mary Lee of Papineau; three
brothers and sisters- in-law who reside in the area, Donald and Phyllis
Ehmen, Delmar and Janice Ehmen and Alfred and Doris Ehmen; and several
nieces and nephews.
She was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Ford County, living in Joliet for the
past 36 years, the daughter of Ernest and Margaret Ehmen.
Her parents; husband Arthur Lee, whom she married June 12, 1949; and
a brother, Lawrence Ehmen; are deceased.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Goodale Memorial Chapel,
Joliet and from 8:30 a.m. until the 9 a.m. services Tuesday at St. Paul's
Lutheran Church, where she was a member, Sunday School teacher and a member
of the Ladies Aide. The Rev. Mark Heins will officiate.
Burial will be in Ridgeland Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church.
She attended Illinois State University-Normal and Lewis University.
Mrs. Lee taught at St. Peter's Lutheran School, Cherry Hill School
District and Tyler's School of New Lenox, retiring in 1986.
She enjoyed horticulture and birds.
MARTINTON - Faye Wyatt, 79, of Martinton, died today (March 1, 1999)
at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with services at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the Clancy-Gernon- Houk Fu-neral Home in St. Anne. The Rev.
Felipe Martinez will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Anne Township Cem-etery.
She was born March 10, 1919, in Weakley County, Tennessee, the daughter
of Curtis and Lola Davis Denning.
Surviving are her husband, Charles P. Wyatt, whom she married Nov.
30, 1940, in Joliet; one son and daughter- in-law, Charles R. and Cindy
Wyatt of St. Anne; three sisters and two brothers in law, all of Lansing,
Alma and Eric Clark, Virginia and Howard Scott, and Shirley Riley; and
three brothers and one sister in law, also all of Lansing, Charles and
Wyonna Denning, Frank Denning, and Marvin Denning; two grandchildren; and
A sister, Roberta, is deceased.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in St. Anne.
Mrs. Wyatt spent winters in Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
She enjoyed senior citizen activities.
MILFORD - Mildred L. Kimble, 70, of Milford, died Sunday (Feb. 28, 1999)
at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services
at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
She was born Nov. 3, 1928, in Golconda, the daughter of Goah and Occie
Ramsey Lynch. Her father is deceased and her mother resides in Milford.
Also surviving are her husband, George Kimble, whom she married Jan.
22, 1947, in Corinth, Miss.; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Maxine
Kimble of Martinsville, Ind.; three brothers, Donald Lynch of Milford,
Goah Lynch Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev., and Norman Lynch of Las Cruces, N.M.;
one sister, Helen Shelby of Beach Grove, Ind.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
One brother and one daughter are deceased.
Mrs. Kimble worked 27 years at Bank One in Indianapolis, Ind., in the
Dr. K.I. Kline
Dr. Kay I. Kline, a Bradley Chiropractor, died Saturday at his winter
home in Mesa, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife, the former Carolyn Byarley.
Arrangements are pending at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral
Homes, with visitation Wednesday and services on Thursday.
Everett D. ''Mac'' McCormick, 77, of Bourbonnais, died Sunday (Feb.
28, 1999) following an extended illness.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
Charles Carraher, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Feb. 28, 1999) at Provena
St. Mary's Hospital.
Among the survivors is his wife, the former Ina Mae Bass.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
Macen Jace Renchen, the infant son of Todd Renchen and Katie Posing,
died at birth Sunday (Feb. 28, 1999).
He is also survived by one brother, Devon Renchen at home; maternal
grandparents, Becky and Tom Erickson of Chicago; paternal grandparents,
William and Judy Renchen of Bourbonnais; aunts and uncles, Shelly and Jeff
Jones of Kansas City, Mo., Stacey Posing of Charleston, S.C., Alex and
Jenny Renchen of Kankakee, Chad and Chris Renchen of Bourbonnais and Jack
Renchen of Peotone; a great-aunt and uncle, Sharon and Karl Brevik of Kankakee;
great-great-aunt, Marion Renchen of Cedar Rapids, Mich.; and several cousins.
His maternal grandfather, Dennis Posing, is deceased.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the 2 p.m. services at
the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. Jay DeMent
of the Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the family.