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Wayne Cunnington, former alderman

Former Kankakee Alderman B. Wayne Cunnington, 78, of Kankakee, died today (March 8, 1999) at Miller Healthcare Center, Kankakee.
Mr. Cunnington retired in 1985 after 36 years with Kankakee Auto Leasing, where he was fleet manager and vice president.
He had been president of the Kankakee Rotary in 1972; president of the Kankakee Chapter of the Jaycees; a Kankakee Alderman of the 6th Ward for 16 years, 1955- 1971; and a 50-year member of the Kankakee Masonic Lodge, Bloomington Consistery. He was a member of the Kankakee Elks.
He volunteered at the Kankakee Community Chest.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army in the Asiatic Pacific region. He was a member of the Kankakee VFW.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Masonic service at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Asbury United Methodist Church, where he was a member and past president of the Methodist Men. The Rev. Leah Pogemiller will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital or to his church.
He was born May 20, 1920 in Hinckley, the son of Bloice and Bertha Kewley Cunnington.
A 1936 graduate of Piper City High School and 1939 graduate of Gallagher Business School, he also attended the University of Illinois.
Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Yvonne Jackson, whom he married June 1, 1941 in Piper City; one son, Thomas Cunnington of Kankakee; three daughters and sons-in- law, Karen and Richard Kozuch of Manteno, Judy and Greg Shelton of Russell, Ky. and Cheryl and Marv Pauly of Sheboygan, Wis.; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Helen and Nate Parsons of Ocala, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
A sister, Margery is deceased.

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 Methodist 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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Joyce M.Blanchette

ST. ANNE - Joyce M. Blanchette, 65, of St. Anne, died today (March 8, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
She was born Sept. 4, 1933 in St. Anne, the daughter of Orville and Florence Goodchild Styck. Her mother resides in St., Anne and her father is deceased.
Also surviving are her husband, Kenneth Blanchette, whom she married Nov. 22, 1952 in St. Anne; four sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Adela, Rick and Tammy, Guy and Sandra and Dale and Janet Blanchette, all of St. Anne; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Michael Forestier of St. Anne; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Mary Martin of St. Anne, Shirley and Maurice Rechkemmer of Beaverville, Jeanne and Richard Boudreau of Chebanse, Carol and Robert Heusing of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Sandra and Wayne McTaggert of Starkville, Miss.; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Vicki Styck of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and fishing.

Velma M. Heusing, Grant Park postmaster

GRANT PARK - Visitation for Velma M. Heusing, 82, of Grant Park, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Grant Park, where she was a member. The Rev. Pastor Clyde E. Lange will officiate.
Burial will be in Union Corners Cemetery, Grant Park.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at her church.
Mrs. Heusing died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center, Hammond, Ind.
She was born July 24, 1916 in Sherburnville, the daughter of Murray and Madge Jones Miller.
Her husband, Monroe C. Heusing, whom she married Dec. 31, 1935 in Harvey, died Oct. 19, 1990.
Mrs. Heusing retired as postmaster at the Grant Park Post Office.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard M. and Susie Heusing of Griffith, Ind., and Robert L. and Caryl Heusing of Marion, Iowa; one daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Ben Johnson of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Bud and Gene Miller.

Albert Luecke, retired farmer

WATSEKA - Visitation for Albert W. Luecke, 100, a retired farmer of Watseka, will be from noon Tuesday until the 2 p.m. services at Calvary Lutheran Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Dean Bottjen officiated.
Burial will be in Iroquois Memorial Park, Watseka.
Arrangements are by Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth.
Mr. Luecke died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
He was born Jan. 21, 1899 in Milford, the son of August and Mathilda Meyer Luecke.
Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Easter, whom he married April 4, 1938 in Cissna Park; one son and two daughters-in-law, Ronald and Joyce Luecke of Elwood, Ind. and Beverly Owens of Watseka; two sisters, Irene Schroeder of Crescent City and Leona Luecke of Watseka; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, four sisters and one son, Bill.

Alma 'Jane' Wheeler

MOMENCE - Alma ''Jane'' Wheeler, 82, of Ottawa, formerly of Momence, died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Pleasantview Nursing Home in Ottawa.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Gladfelter Funeral Home, Ottawa, officiated by the Rev. James Crone of Epworth United Methodist Church, Ottawa, where she was a member.
Visitation will also be from noon Tuesday until the 2 p.m. services at Cotter Funeral Home, Momence, officiated by the Rev. James Ruberg of First United Methodist Church, Momence, where she was a former member.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Pleasantview Luther Home, Adult Day Care Center or to her former churches.
She was born Aug. 8, 1916 in Flora, the daughter of Frank and Mary Creech Phillips.
Her husband, George A. Wheeler, whom she married July 3, 1935 in Crown Point, Ind., died Feb. 10, 1987.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Mary Wheeler of Ottawa and Dale and Connie Wheeler of Bourbonnais; seven grandchildren, Robin Wheeler of Texas, Jason and Julie Wheeler of Michigan, Rene and James Conway III of Florida, Aaron Wheeler of Bourbonnais, Monica and David Black of Farmington, Brian Wheeler of Shorewood and Ross Wheeler of Indiana; seven great-grandchildren, Alex, Alisandra and Zachary Guttierez of Texas, Jimmy and Kaitlyn Conway of Florida, Whitney and Zachariah Black of Farmington; one sister, Ella ''Katherine'' Neal of Kankakee; four sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Helen Burnett of Momence, Della Wheeler of Kankakee and Arlene Courtney and Wayne and Lucille Wheeler, all of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a son Edwin and one granddaughter.
She was a former member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Eastern Star.
She was a homemaker.
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Hazel Bell

COAL CITY, Hazel Bell, 82, of Coal City, died Monday (March 1, 1999) in the Grundy County Home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City. The Rev. Carol Alice Edman will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Christian, Mike Cerney, Eddie Lancaster, Chris and Dan Christian and Raymond Brackett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Krug and Kim Brackett.
Memorials may be made to the Coal City emergency Squad or to the donor's choice.
She was born Sept. 18, 1916 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Glenn and Artie Miller Greenlee.
She was a 1934 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
Her first husband, William Blackburn, whom she married in 1936, died in 1950.
Her second husband, William ''Cat'' Bell, whom she married in 1954, died in 1987.
She was employed for many years by the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Anton Cerny of Coal City; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; five sisters, Beuhla Brooks, Velma Street, Marion Gray, Pauline Earhart and Mary Hawkey; one brother, Joseph Greenlee; and many nieces and nephews.

Theodore Dunki, WWII vet

WILMINGTON - Theodore Roger William ''Ted'' Dunki, 75, of Wilmington, died from a lengthy illness, Sunday (March 7, 1999) at the home of his daughter in Kankakee.
Private services will be conducted by the Rev. Craig Sweet.
Cremation rites were accorded by Hertz-Thoma Crematory, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to his family.
He was born March 28, 1923 in Swygert, the son of William and Anna Rosenweig Dunki.
He married the former Rosi Schwartzkoph Aug. 1949 in Crown Point, Ind. She resides in Bourbonnais.
Surviving are one son, Roger Dunki and a daughter, Linda Randall, both of Kankakee; one sister, Martha DeYoung of Pontiac; one brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Esther Dunki of Ordway, Colo.; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Dunki retired from the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant after 26 years. He had also worked at the Birr Oak Library in Joliet.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an automotive mechanic and military policeman.
He was of the Lutheran faith.

Albert Benton

ST. ANNE - Albert Benton, 78, of St. Anne, died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Among survivors are daughters Crystal and Constance Benton.
Arrangements are pending with tentative services scheduled for Saturday morning at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.

Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin, 14-day-old infant of Queitina Calvin of Kankakee, died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.

Ava Cassidy

Ava M. Cassidy, 91, of Kankakee, died Sunday (March 7, 1999) at Riverside Medical center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Ava Cassidy

Visitation for Ava M. Cassidy, 91, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with a 4 p.m. wake service, at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Miss Cassidy died Sunday (March 7, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 16, 1908, in Danforth, the daughter of Timothy and Ann King Cassidy.
Surviving are one sister, Pearl Vassen of Kankakee; one brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Marie Cassidy of Bradley; longtime friend, Lavergne Hackenbroch; three nieces, Joy Vaupel, Judy Nielsen, and Kathy Sarowatz; four nephews, John Cassidy, Jim Cassidy, Chuck Cassidy, and Keith Cook; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Deceased are her parents; two brothers, Ernest and Vincent; and two sisters, Agnes Cassidy and Edna Cook.
Miss Cassidy retired in 1972 after 45 years of teaching.
She started her career at the one room schoolhouse along old Route 45 two miles north of Chebanse. She taught students from first to eighth grades at the school.
In the 1930s she went to Porter school and stayed until 1943. She then went to the Baker school as principal. She then went to the Edison school where she taught reading at Aroma Park and Edison.
She received a bachelor of science degree from Illinois State University.
In 1950 she received her master's degree at the University of Illinois.
She enjoyed hearing from her former students, Carolyn Pratt, Ken Stark, the Panozzo sisters, Theresa and Elvira, Doreen Atkins, James Bourassa, Bernice Pool, Edna Yarno and many more.
She enjoyed every year of her teaching career and had many fond memories.
She was a longtime volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital.
She was a former Zonta member and a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
Ms. Cassidy was a member of St. Patrick's Council of Catholic Women.
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Edward Haake

JOLIET - Edward L. Haake, 87, of Joliet, a former Coal City resident, died March 4, 1999 at Salem Village in Joliet.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. March 8 at St. Joseph Church in Manhattan.
Burial was in St. Cyril Cemetery in Joliet.
Tezak Funeral Home, Joliet, was in charge of arrangements.
He was born in Coal City, the son of William and Anna Bystiener Haake.
He had resided in Mobile, Ala., Joliet and Manhattan areas.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Elizabeth M. Vargocko; five sisters and three brothers-in- law, Josephine and Everett Jorgenson of Missouri, Barbara and Paco Lenci, Anna Paone, Margaret Vidosh, all of Joliet, and Helen and William Stwart of Minooka; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, William and Wanda Haake and Joseph and Julie Haake, both of Joliet, and Bernard Haake of Florida; Marie Haake and Zeta Haake; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and - nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, John, Lou and an infant.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army in the European Theatre.
Mr. Haake retired from General Motors.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4400 and was the Steel Works Club Will County Boxing Champion.

Raymond Mulvihill

Raymond Mulvihill, 81, of Osprey, Fla., formerly of Kankakee, founder of Mulvihill, Inc., died Saturday (Feb. 13, 1999) in Osprey.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kankakee.
Inurnment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Mr. Mulvihill founded Mulvihill, Inc., a home furnishing business in 1946, retiring in 1981.
He was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Kankakee, the son of Martin A. and Eleanor Brule Mulvihill.
Surviving are his wife, the former Iris Roy, whom he married Dec. 28, 1940; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen R. and Josephine Mulvihill of Elmhurst; one daughter, Susan Thomas of Hilton Head, S.C.; one brother, James Mulvihill; five grandchildren, Karen Martin, Gretchen Caraway, Mary Catherine Adame, Stephanie Mulvihill and David Mulvihill; and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents; two brothers, Robert and Vernon; and one sister, Marjorie.
He was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1935 and a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts.
He was a professional member of the American Society of Interior Design, a member of the Kankakee Art League; Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree; the Moose and Elks.
Mr. Mulvihill was a former member of the Kankakee Country Club and the Elks Country Club. He was an avid golfer with six holes in one.
He was a member of the Kankakee Planning Commission for 28 years, serving 17 years as chairman, and served under four mayors.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and landscape painting in oil.
(Pd.)

Nellie Gollick

COAL CITY - Nellie L. Gollick, 91, of Coal City, died March 4, 1999 at Embassy Care in Wilmington.
Services were at 11 a.m. March 8 at Fred C. Dames West Chapel, Joliet. The Rev. Dennis Papp officiated.
Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet.
She was born Jan. 18, 1908 in Woodlawn, the daughter of Thomas and Viola Capp Eubank.
A resident of Coal City since 1982, she previously resided 35 years in Rockdale.
Surviving are four sons and two daughters-in-law, James H. and June Scott and Charles Scott, all of Mt. Vernon, Orland and Arlene Scott of Homeworth, Ohio, and Richard Scott of Arizona; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Coral Lee and Edward Schreck of Mt. Vernon, Joyce and Bill Martin of Joliet, Beverly Hicks of Brighton, Lillian Nicoletti of Coal City and Mae and Charles Newland of Crest Hill; 26 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Grace Eubank of Fall Rivers, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer Scott; her second husband, Michael Gollick; one sister, Lucille Boston and one granddaughter, Donna Mae Scott.
She had been employed as a cook at the State Hospital in Alton and later at the Old St. Joseph Hospital and Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, retiring in January of 1969.

Betty Neiner

MANTENO - Betty Neiner, 68, formerly of Manteno, died today (March 9, 1999) at St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.

Tommie Lane

Visitation for Tommie Nelson ''Shorty'' Lane, 56, of Kankakee, will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at True Vine Church of God in Christ, where he was a member. The Rev. Abram Lane will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee, was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lane died March 4, 1999 at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born April 29, 1942 in Brooksville, Miss., the son of Virgil and Sarah Harris Lane, who are deceased.
Mr. Lane worked as an upholsterer for 16 years at Kroehler Manufacturing and for nine years at Decker Furniture.
Surviving are his wife, the former Olean McCarter, whom he married March 12, 1969 in Kankakee; four sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Tommie L. and Deborah Ivy of Kankakee, Rev. Tommie C. and Mildred Coleman and Rev. Bennie and Jackie Coleman, all of Columbus, Miss. and Roger N. and Tilneta Lane of Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Earl Bolden of Crawford, Miss. and Janette and Duke Jones of Kankakee; sisters and brothers-in- law, Rosie Harrell of Detroit, Mich., Sarah and J.B. Gray, Mary Williams, all of Kankakee, and Millie and Jerry Pearl and Frances and Forrest Malone of Brooksville, Miss.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Abram and Mattie Lane and Rev. John and Willie Lane, all of Kankakee; and 17 grandchildren.
A head usher and superintendent of Sunday School at his church, he enjoyed listening to gospel music.
He also enjoyed hunting and upholstery work.

Lloyd Whited

WILMINGTON - Lloyd Douglas Whited, 57, of Wilmington, died from cancer March 1, 1999 at his home.
Services were held March 4 at Grant-Tapella-Freitag Westwood Memorial Chapel, Joliet.
Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet.
He was born Jan. 28, 1942 in Walton, W.V., the son of Isaac and Mary rhodes Whited.
Surviving are his wife, the former Judith J. McDonald; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Kevin Wills, both of Coal City, and Bryan and Alison Wills of Jacksonville, Fla.; one granddaughter; his mother of Lake City, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Isaac ''Chuck'' and Becky Whited; two nephews; and many friends.
His father is deceased.
Serving two tours with the Navy in Vietnam, he moved to Illinois in 1971.
He was employed at Quantum Chemical, Morris for 23 years.
He was a member of the VFW, Dwight, and American Legion Post 294, Morris.

Evelyn McConnell

DWIGHT - Evelyn N. McConnell, 92, died March 2, 1999 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, where she resided.
Cremation rites were accorded. Inurnment will be at McDowell Cemetery, Dwight.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. March 14 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Dwight. The Rev. Deborah Hillgartner will officiate.
Memorials may be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ or McDowell Cemetery.
Von Qualen-Harris Funeral Home in Dwight was in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Goncher

MANTENO - Visitation for Wayne Allen Goncher, 43, of Manteno, will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Larry Moslener will officiate.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made for family's wishes.
Mr. Goncher died March 4, 1999 in Irvine, Calif.
Mr. Goncher retired from the U.S. Navy. He worked for SIS Inventory, Lynnwood.
He was of the protestant faith.
He was born Dec. 11, 1955 in Kankakee, the son of Robert and Emily Flahive Goncher, who survive.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Diana Capelletti, whom he married Sept. 24, 1977 in Seattle, Wash.; one sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Mike Hart of Manteno; six brothers and five sisters-in-law, Tony Goncher of Bradley, Robert and Joy Goncher of Woodstock, Ga., Paul and Linda Gondher of Elizabethtown, Ky., Stanley and Kathy Goncher of Park Forest, Jim and Lisa Goncher of Manteno and Chris and Jenny Goncher of Park Forest; two step-children, Jerry and Maria Morris and Cindy and Ken Haney, all of Lynwood, Wash.; four step-grandchildren; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Goncher of Crete; seven nieces and three nephews.
Deceased are grandparents, David and Lou Flahive and Francis Goncher.
He enjoyed bowling.

Joseph Sako

Joseph R. Sako, 47, of Kankakee, died suddenly Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room.
Mr. Sako, formerly of Evergreen Park, resided in Kankakee the past eight years, working as a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife of 28 years, the former Patricia J. Nugent; one son, James J., and a daughter, Marie, both of Kankakee; one grandson; his mother, Anne Marie of Manteno; a grandmother, Mary Sako of Bensonville; two brothers, Danny of Chicago Heights and Darryl of Manteno; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased is his father, Joseph L.; a son Joseph J.; and grandparents.
Visitation was from 2-10 p.m. Monday at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, where services were at 10:15 a.m. today.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Bernadette Church.
Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery.
Mr. Sako was a member of the Aroma Park American Legion Post 1019.

Donald Gardner

Donald J. ''Don'' Gardner, 70, of Kankakee, died Sunday (March 7, 1999) at his residence.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Wednesday until the 7 p.m. services at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee. The Rev. Richard Jacklin will officiate.
Burial will be in Irwin Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
He was born April 9, 1928 in Kankakee, the son of Alex and Irene Studtman Gardner.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army, receiving a Purple Heart and the Korean Service medal with one Bronze Star.
He retired as a laborer with a home construction company.
Surviving are his wife, the former Betty Schultz, whom he married July 10, 1953 in Manteno; two daughters, Nancy Gardner of Limestone Township and Vicky Lucas of Kankakee; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Isabelle and Merlin Baron of Limestone Township, Lucille Dubiel of Kankakee and Joe Loica of Kankakee; one brother, Phillip Gardner of Kankakee; one grandchild, Ashley Paluzzi; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents, one sister, Viola Loica and a brother-in-law, Emil Dubiel.
He loved to ride motorcycles and the outdoors.
He also loved and enjoyed his only granddaughter, Ashley.
(Pd.)

Mary Vickery

CHICAGO HEIGHTS - Mary Lucille Vickery, 88, of Chicago Heights, died Monday (March 8, 1999) at Woodside Manor.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Fred Beck will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Momence.
She was born April 11, 1910 in Summerville, Ga., the daughter of James A. and Mary Jane Canada Ray.
Her husband, George Raymond Vickery, whom she married Oct. 1, 1930 in Kankakee, is deceased.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Sue Vickery of Mexico, Mo., and Alan and Sue Vickery of Crowley, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Clarence Herz of Manteno; one sister, Nancy Ray of LaFayette, Ga.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, four brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Vickery was an inspector at Mall Tool Company.

Robert Haseman

PEOTONE - Robert W. Haseman, 60, of Peotone, died today (March 9, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, where he was a member. The Rev. David McDonald will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church's Sunday School.
He was born Oct. 19, 1938 in Chicago Heights, the son of Wilbert and Esther Rockefeller Haseman. His father is deceased.
His wife, Lorraine E. Haseman, whom he married April 20, 1968 in Peotone, died in 1998.
Mr. Haseman was a 30-year inspector at Ford Motor Company.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Jeanette and Mark Heppe of Bradley and Gail Haseman of Peotone; one stepson and spouse, Ralph and Laura Ruhbeck of Lavina, Mont.; one grandson; two brothers-in- law and spouses, Norman and Marion Ruhbeck of Peotone and Glenn and Ann Ruhbeck of Irwin; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Wichtendahl and Loretta and her husband George Becker, all of Peotone and Connie Ruhbeck of Winamac, Ind.
Also deceased is a brother, Kenneth.

William Hudson

BELLVIEW, Fla. - William ''Bill'' Hudson, 62, of Bellview, Fla., died March 4, 1999. He was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Harvey, the son of John and Rosalee Hudson of Kankakee.
Surviving are his wife, Charon of Bellview, Fla.; one son and daughter- in-law, Michael and Marcia Hudson of Park Forest; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kimberly and Jesse Tauber of Lake Village, Ind., and Karen Fogerty of Merrillville, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Dawn Baugh of Florida and Taira Tracy of Joliet; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Janet Hudson of Peotone and John and Glenda Hudson of Munster, Ind.; nine grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews.
Mr. Hudson retired from Aetna Casualty Insurance in 1996 and was a member of and instructor of I-CAR for 16 years.
There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday at the Peotone United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.


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