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Humphrey Christensen

Former Kankakeean, Humphrey Christensen, 97, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) in Sun City, Ariz.
He was born July 21, 1901 in Alamosa, Colo., the son of Charles and Mary Christensen.
Mr. Christensen came to Kankakee in 1923 to be in charge of Kan-kakee Creamery Company, a sales branch of Pioneer Company. Shortly after he arrived in Kankakee, Pioneer merged with Beatrice Foods Company. He continued with the Kankakee Creamery Company under the Beatrice banner until 1929, when the Kankakee Ice Cream Company became a part of Beatrice Foods. He moved into that plant at 139 North West Avenue as office manager and in 1946 was named plant manager, a position he held until retiring in 1966.
Mr. Christensen was very active in community affairs. He was chairman for the Red Cross fund drive in 1949 and also served on the Board. He was past president of Kankakee Kiwanis Club and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge.
He also was a member of the Kankakee Chapter 78, Royal Arch Masons, Owisco Council 108, Ivanhoe Commandery 33, Knights Templar, Kankakee Shrine Club and Medinah Temple of Chicago.
''Hump'' as he was known by friends, also served as a director on the Board of Kankakee Federal Savings and Loan for 38 years until moving to Arizona in 1989.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lucile Naomi Carlson, whom he married Oct. 17, 1923 in Galesburg, residing in Sun City; a daughter, Dorothy Tyson of Venice, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Ann Christensen in Sun City; seven grandchildren, Linda Boecker of Riverside, Calif., David Tyson of Kankakee, Karen Tyson of Brighton, Mich., Carolyn Friend of LaPorte, Ind., Robert Christensen and Audrey Rosetti, both of Valparaiso, Ind., and Wendy Ihms of Gilbert, Ariz.; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a son-in-law Richard Tyson, three sisters and two brothers.
A memorial service will be held in Sun City, with a memorial service to follow in Kankakee at a later date.
Interment will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church's music department.
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Florence Bever

MANTENO - Visitation for Florence M. Bever, 77, a lifelong resident of rural Manteno, will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Vaughn Hoffman will officiate.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Mrs. Bever died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 7, 1921, the daughter of Fred and Alta Ward Reed, who are deceased.
Her husband, Raymond C. Bever, whom she married July 2, 1956 in Springfield, died Dec. 3, 1990.
She attended DeSelm United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Karen Bever of Manteno; one daughter and son-in- law, Connie and John Milton of Bourbonnais; one brother, Ward Reed of Bourbonnais; four grandchildren, Steven and Christina Milton and Amanda and Kevin Bever.
Also preceding her in death were three sisters, one brother and an infant son.
A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking and her grandchildren.
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Ralph Cowan

Visitation for Ralph J. ''Blackie'' Cowan, 76, of Bradley, will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 4 p.m., at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Bradley, where he was a member.
Burial with military rites by the Aroma Park American Legion F-Troop will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made for Masses or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Cowan died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, following a short illness.
Mr. Cowan retired in 1982 after 35 years at A.O. Smith Corporation, where he was president of its Union.
He was born March 9, 1922 in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., the son of Ralph F. and Rose P. Farid Cowan.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorine Tobenski, whom he married June 30, 1946 in Irwin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Ellen and Marvin ''Gene'' LaVallie of Kankakee and Deborah and William Bennett of Bradley; three sisters, Gertrude Connelly of New Paltz, N.Y., Isabel Maziejko of Boston, Mass. and Gloria Miles of Broad Channel, N.Y.; one brother, Walter P. ''Lucky'' Cowan of Kankakee; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-grandson; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps, he had been a member of the Kankakee and Bradley American Legions.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Mr. Cowan was a volunteer for the Community Chest.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing and the craft of stained glass.

Carrie Shane

Carrie J. Shane, 31, of Bradley, died Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, following a short illness.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
She was born Dec. 10, 1967 in Kankakee, the daughter of Gary and Joella Nolte Shane, who reside in Bradley.
Miss Shane was a legal secretary in the law offices of Mark R. Steffen.
A 1985 graduate of Kankakee High School, she received an associates degree in marketing and management from Kankakee Community College in 1990.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
A member of the Board of OPTIONS, she was certified in the Adult Literacy Program at KCC.
Surviving are her maternal grandmother, Wilma Nolte of Bradley; paternal step-grandfather, Swede Shosten of Bourbonnais; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.
Deceased are paternal grandparents, Wilmer Shane and Vivian Shosten and maternal grandfather, Frank Nolte.
Miss Shane enjoyed Karaoke and shopping.

Florence Yates

WATSEKA - Florence O. Yates, 80, of Watseka, died Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home, Watseka.

Frank Church

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Frank W. Church, 84, of St. Anne, will be from 4 p.m. Sunday until the 6 p.m. services at Congregational United Church of Christ, where he was a member. The Rev. Bruce Salter will officiate.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to his church.
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Church died Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Provena Heritage Village.
He was born July 1, 1914 in Chicago, the son of Frank and Ida E. Colborn Church.
Mr. Church retired from Colborne Manufacturing in Glenview.
He married the former Virginia Lighthall in Wilmette, on April 15, 1936 and she died Feb. 16, 1988.
Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Short, whom he married Sept. 18, 1988 in Council Bluffs; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles W. and Gloria Church of Grand Forks, N.D., and Gordon M. and Susan church of Walford, Iowa; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother and sister-in-law, Laurence and Lois Church of Cheffield, Ala.
Also preceding him in death are one daughter, Patricia Hubert; a brother; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Church was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and Elks.
He enjoyed bowling, golfing and fishing.

Michael Norwood

Visitation for Michael L. Norwood Sr., 28, of Kankakee, will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Seals Funeral Chapel, 8354 S. Marquette (2700 East), Chicago, (773) 375-2700.
Burial will be at Restvale Cemetery, 1115th, Chicago.
Memorials may be made to the House of Prayer, where a dinner will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Norwood was born July 18, 1970 and died Feb. 28, 1999.

Steven Adkins

PAXTON - Steven P. Adkins, 53, of Paxton, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at his home of natural causes.
Private services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, with cremation to follow. The Rev. Dan O. Hill will officiate.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Gibson City Hospice Program.
He was born March 23, 1945 in Bloomington, the son of Cecil and June Miller Adkins, who are deceased.
He married Patricia Muters on June 1, 1963 at Gibson City.
In 1977 he married Katie Shuey.
Surviving are three sons, Troy Adkins of Springfield, Mo., Steven C. Adkins of Paxton and Aaron J. Adkins of Warsaw, Ind.; one daughter, Amy Adkins of Sebring, Fla.; two brothers, Roger Adkins and Greg Adkins, both of Paxton; three sisters, Vicki Adkins, Janis Green and Joyce Frye, all of Paxton; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Adkins attended Gifford Grade School and Armstrong High School. He lived in Florida and Texas several years but spent most of his life in the Paxton area.
He worked as a bricklayer and was a member of the Bricklayers Union in Champaign.
He enjoyed NASCAR racing, fishing and friends.

Lawrence Sims

JOLIET - Lawrence R. Sims, 60, a longtime resident of the Joliet-New Lenox area, died suddenly Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at his home.
He was born in Marion on Jan. 15. 1939, the son of Emery J. and Hazel Sims. His father is deceased. His mother resides in Manteno.
A veteran, he served in the Army and was a member of New Lenox VFW Post 9545.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sandra Noble; two daughters, Elaine Fraim and Stacie Sims; four grandchildren; one brother and sister-in- law, Wendell and Diane Sims of New Lenox; four sisters and brothers-in- law, Ann and William Klott of Elwood, Sharon and Edward Urbancik of Plainfield, Helen and Gordon Hamann of Manteno and Delores and Kenneth Mundie of Haley, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Grant-Tapella-Freitag Westwood Memorial Chapel, Joliet, whee services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Memprial Park.

Tommie Lane

Tommie N. Lane, 56, of Kankakee, died Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.

William DeBouck

MANTENO - Visitation for William H. DeBouck, 51, of Brea, Calif., formerly of Manteno, will be from 2- 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Manteno United Meth-odist Church.
Mr. DeBouck died suddenly Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at his home.
He was born March 16, 1947, in Evanston.
Surviving are his wife, Linda of Brea; two daughters, Heather and Melanie DeBouck, both of Brea; two sons, Nicholas Clark in the U.S. Navy at Virginia Beach, Va., and Shane Clark of Milwaukee; parents, Madelyn and Donald Merwin of Manteno; two sisters, Donna Hayes of Virginia Beach, and Paula Jett of Manteno; two grandchildren, Britiana and Zachery Clark of Virginia Beach; one aunt, Mrs. Pat Hartman; one great-aunt, Mrs. Grace Meyer; three nephews, Patrick, Greg and Jason Hayes; four nieces, Jennifer and Melissa Jett, Carolyn and Cheryl Mohr; six great-nieces, three great-nephews, and several cousins.
Deceased are his father, Harold DeBouck, and his grandparents.
Mr. DeBouck attended elementary school in Joliet and was graduated from high school in Louisville, Ky.
He served in the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1969.
Mr. DeBouck was employed as a sales representative for a grocery brokerage in Brea.
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James Lybarger

CISSNA PARK - James Lybarger, 26, of Champaign, brother of a Cissna Park resident, died Monday (Feb. 15, 1999) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Champaign.
Owens Funeral Home, Champaign was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Dec. 28, 1972, in Urbana, the son of Duane and Patricia Friese Lybarger.
Surviving are one daughter, Mariah Lybarger of Evansville, Ind.; one sister, Christina Lybarger Burtzos of Cissna Park; his parents of Champaign; his paternal grandparents, Lester and Marilee Lybarger of Carthage; and maternal grandmother, Loretta Friese of Champaign.
Deceased is his maternal grandfather.
Mr. Lybarger worked for Bell Helmets in Rantoul.
He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Champaign.
He was a Nascar fan.

Floyd Jessen

Floyd E. Jessen, 98, of Bourbonnais, former of Riverdale, died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Provena Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home.
Visitation and services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the chapel in Homewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Homewood. Pastor Joseph T. Ledwell of the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood will officiate.
Burial will be in Homewood Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Fred C. Hub Memorial Chapel, Chicago Heights, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 10, 1900, in Chicago.
Surviving are one nephew, Dr. Ronald C. Jessen of Flossmoor; many great nieces and nephews; and several great-grand-nieces and nephews.
Mr. Jessen was self-employed in the rental of Real Estate in Roseland.

John Morse Sr.

ST. ANNE - John R. ''Jack'' Morse Sr., 61, of St. Anne, died Friday (March 5, 1999) at his residence.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Denis White will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Mo-mence.
Memorials may be made to the family wishes.
He was born Jan. 28, 1938, in Momence, the son of Ernest and Margaret Flowers Morse. His father survives in Momence.
Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Panozzo, whom he married Aug. 28, 1965, in Momence; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John and Charlene Morse of Manteno, Norman and Trisha Morse of Tennessee, Richard Morse of St. Anne; one daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Gary Waller of Bourbonnais; one sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Jim Stansbury of Oswego; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.
Deceased is his mother.
Mr. Morse was a truck driver for Pay Trucking in Bourbonnais.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Momence, and the Kankakee Valley Boat Club.
He enjoyed fishing and boating and was a member of the band Playboys Plus Kathy.

Linda Ray

RICHMOND, Ky. - Linda Marie Kroll Ray, 49, of Richmond, Ky., died Friday (March 5, 1999) at the Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ralph Clark Cemetery in Jackson Co., Ky.
Arrangements are by the Lakes Funeral Home, Berea, Ky.
She was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Kankakee, the daughter of John and Clara Hendricks Kroll. Her mother resides in Kankakee.
Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Tammy and Eric Lamb of Kankakee, Gena Ray of Maxwell AFB, Ala., and Rebecca Ray, at home; one brother, William D. Kroll of Wake Forest, N.C.; special friend, Nelson Abrams; and several cousins.
Deceased is her father.
Ms. Kroll had worked as a sales clerk and secetary in Kankakee.

Velma Heusing

GRANT PARK - Velma M. Miller Heusing, 82, of Grant Park, died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center, Hammond, Ind.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Grant Park.
Burial will be in Union Corners Cemetery.

Wayne Goncher

MANTENO - Wayne Allen Goncher, 43, of Manteno, died Thursday (March 4, 1999) in Irvine, Calif.
Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.

Carrie Shane

Visitation for Carrie J. Shane, 31, of Bradley, will be from 3-7 p.m. today at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Miss Shane died Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 10, 1967 in Kankakee, the daughter of Gary and Joella Nolte Shane, who reside in Bradley.
Miss Shane was a legal secretary in the law offices of Mark R. Steffen.
A 1985 graduate of Kankakee High School, she received an associates degree in marketing and management from Kankakee Community College in 1990.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
A member of the Board of OPTIONS, she was certified in the Adult Literacy Program at KCC.
Surviving are her maternal grandmother, Wilma Nolte of Bradley; paternal step-grandfather, Swede Shosten of Bourbonnais; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.
Deceased are paternal grandparents, Wilmer Shane and Vivian Shosten and maternal grandfather, Frank Nolte.
Miss Shane enjoyed Karaoke and shopping.
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Robert Pierce

PEOTONE - Robert C. Pierce II, 40, of Peotone, died suddenly Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Columbia Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. David McDonald will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the family.
He was born June 13, 1958, in Chicago, the son of Robert C. and Sheryll Wessels Pierce, who survive in Louisville, Ky.
Surviving are his wife, the former Beth Corsaro, of Peotone, whom he married April 24, 1982, in Steger; one son, Matthew at home; two daughters, Alexis and Kasey, both at home; one brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Geneva Pierce of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Terri and Rick Weaver of Louisville, Ky., Deborah and Chad Maddox of Hampton, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Pierce was a plumbing salesman for Home Depot of Matteson.
He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone.
He was a member of the Auburn Park Masonic Lodge and the Peotone Boy Scout Troop #315.

Luther Lyndrup

CLIFTON - Luther H. Lyndrup, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., formerly of Clifton, died Friday (March 5, 1999) at the Sandpiper Convalescent Center in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.

Jon Liebenow

TOWANDA - Jon Stephen ''Steve'' Liebenow, 55, of Towanda, former area resident, died Friday (March 5, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, 1115 E. Washington St., Bloomington.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Normal. Dr. James Bortell will officiate.
Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Elementary School, Normal.
He was born June 6, 1943, in Watseka, the son of Harold H. and Donna B. Kane Liebenow.
Surviving are his wife, the former Kay Norris, of Towanda, whom he married March 19, 1994, in Normal; two sons, James Stephen Liebenow of Snowmass Village, Colo., and Richard David Liebenow of Overland Park, Kan.; one step-son, John Norris Rapp at home; his mother of Watseka; his father and mother-in- law, Richard and Esther Norris of Congerville; two sisters, D'Ann Hamm of St. Charles, and Carol Liebenow of Sheldon; three nieces and one nephew.
Deceased are his father and one brother, David.
Mr. Liebenow served as Principal from 1975-1979 in Stanford, and from 1979 until present for the Unit 5 School District in Towanda, Hudson and currently Fairview Elementary School, Normal.
He was a former school teacher at Villa Grove and Galesburg.
He was a member of the First United Church, Normal, and the United Methodist Men, Normal.
He was a graduate of Sheldon High School in 1961. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Elementary Education and was also certified as a Guidance Counselor from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.
He was a member of the Towanda Lions Club, the Elementary Principals Association, and a member of the Mid State Reading Council.
He served as a volunteer at the McLean County Health Care Clinic.
He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bulls fan and an area sport enthusiast.

Sophie Kelderhouse

SHELDON - Sophie Kelderhouse, 87, of Sheldon, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Sheldon Meadows.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee. The Rev. Craig Sweet will officiate.
Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park.
She was born May 10, 1911, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Yokubaitis.
Her husband, Gerritt Kelderhouse, died in February 1971.
Surviving is one special friend, Helen Lytle.
Deceased is one brother, Raymond.
Mrs. Kelderhouse was a representative for Avon in Kankakee.
She had been a volunteer at Manteno State Hospital.
She was a member of the Manteno Church of the Nazarene.
Mrs. Kelderhouse had been a professional ball room dancer.
She was a past president of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and a member of the Dolton Chapter of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She had traveled around the world.

Florence Yates

WATSEKA - Visitation for Florence Opal Yates, 80, of Watseka, will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka, with the rosary at 7:30 p.m., where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Lee Ryan will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Yates died Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
She was born June 23, 1918, in Campbellsville, Ky., the daughter of Henry L. and Cassie M. Wright Staton.
Her husband, Joseph R. Yates, whom she married in 1938 in Bardstown, Ky., died Aug. 14, 1993.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Carol Yates of Florida, Mike and Kathy Yates of Lansing; seven daughters and four sons-in-law, Carolyn Atkins of Beecher, Phylis and Alfred Gotter, Sue and John Leifhelm, all of Florida, Nancy and Steve Short of Watseka, Janice and Kenneth Truman of Woodland, Kimberly Gerber of Watseka, and Patricia Berry of Ludlow; two sisters, Jean Noland and Joyce Lemear, both of Kentucky; three brothers and two sisters-in- law, James and Bertha Staton of Michigan, Marion and Blanche Staton of Park Forest South, and Charles Staton of Kentucky; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers.
Mrs. Yates was a member of St. Edmunds Catholic Church.
She enjoyed reading and bingo.

Alvin Roemer

CISSNA PARK - Alvin H. Roemer, 72, of Vista, Calif., formerly of the Cissna Park area, died Thursday (Feb. 11, 1999) at Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, Calif.
Memorial services were held Feb. 16 at Foothill Lutheran Church, Vista.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Cissna Park.
Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, is in charge of local arrangements.
He was born March 10, 1926, in Blue Island, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Barnez Roemer.
His wife, the former Lorraine Stege, whom he married May 17, 1952, in Monee, died in 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Calvin Roemer of Carlsbad, Calif., Ron Roemer of Kamiah, Idaho; one daughter, Joyce Tracey of Temecula, Calif.; one brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Ruth Roemer of Manhattan; one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ervin Manzke of Bloomington; one sister-in-law, Bernice Abbe of rural Paxton; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one son, Leroy Roemer, who died in 1974.
Mr. Roemer spent his early years in Mokena, attended schools in Orland Park, and moved in 1960 to the Cissna Park-Paxton area where he farmed.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving for a short time in 1949.
The family were members of Trinity Luterhan Church, Cissna Park.

William Nolte

CISSNA PARK - William H. Nolte, 70, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., died Thursday (Feb. 11, 1999).
A memorial service was held Feb. 26 at Rutledge Chapel on the University of South Carolina Campus.
He was born May 2, 1928, in Tulia, Texas, the son of Eugene Arch and Myrtle Burns Nolte.
Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Froehling of Cissna Park, now of Columbia; one daughter and son- in-law, Katherine Ann Nolte and Hank Stallworth of Columbia; one sister, Nan Nolte Greaves of Portales, N.M.; one grandson, Hal Stallworth; three nieces and one nephew.
Mr. Nolte was a member of the USC English Department for 25 years, retiring in May 1990.
He held the C. Wallace Martin Chair in the English department, and he also served as chair of the department from 1974-1978 and from 1984- 1985. 
He received his under graduate degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, his master's degree in English from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois.
He taught at the University of Oregon and the University of Missouri, St. Louis, prior to joining USC in 1967.
He was honored in 1995 with the publication of a collection of essays dedicated to his career achievements as a critic.

Albert Luecke

WATSEKA - Albert W. Luecke, 100, of Watseka, died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at the Segur Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.


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