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Doris Larsen

Doris J. Larsen, 84, of Bourbonnais, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at her home, after a short illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with a 7 p.m. wake service, at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Maternity BVM Catholic Church, Bourbonnais, where she was a member.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
She was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of Leonard and Birdie Swanson Peterson.
Her husband, Carl J. Larsen, died in 1964.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David R. and Judy Larsen of Bourbonnais; one daughter, Kathy Miller of Alsip; her twin sister, Dorothy Kluge of Bourbonnais; one sister- in-law, Vee Peterson of Bradley; three granddaughters, Julie and Todd Bertrand, Sherri and Jamir Denault, all of Piper City, Marcy and Greg Glassford of Alsip; four great-grandchildren, Amanda and Jacob Sherer, and Lauren and Lindsey Bertrand; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents, one sister, five brothers, and one grandson, Raymond Graefen.
Mrs. Larsen had worked as a clerk in different dry cleaners, retiring from Key Cleaners.
She enjoyed people, playing cards, and bingo. (Pd.)

Marjorie Cordes

Marjorie Colleen Cordes, 66, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at her daughters home in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Andy Hanson will officiate.
Burial will be in Aroma Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to Open Bible Church, Kankakee.
She was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Aroma Park, the daughter of Arthur Charles and Daisy Mae Trombley Fowler.
Her husband, Sidney Ralph Cordes, whom she married Aug. 18, 1951, in Manteno, is deceased.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Diana and Richard Newton of Kankakee, Laura and John Yoder of Bourbonnais, Jodi Cordes of Kankakee; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Ken Phillips of Girard; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Chuck and Eddie Fowler of Yuma, Ariz., Ken and Thelma Fowler of Papineau, and Darrell Fowler of Chebanse; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Cordes first job at 18 was at Sherbs.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, needlework, and paint.

Bernard Good, ConRail engineer

Bernard W. Good, 78, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Kankakee, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at Grand Care Medical Center, Phoenix, after an extended illness.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Ariz., Alzheimers Association, or for Masses.
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Good was an engineer with ConRail, retiring in 1981 after 39 years.
He was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Watseka, the son of Robert L. and Emma Gropp Good.
Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth ''Betty'' Brosseau, of Phoenix, whom he married July 1, 1944, at St. Patrick's Rectory; one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Suzanne Good of Elkhart, Ind.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda Good, Jayne and Gregory Roberts, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Betty Jean Arseneau of Kankakee, and Mary Beller of Bradley; one brother, Robert Good of Kankakee; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Howard and Francis Good, and two sisters, Adeline Crawley and Alma Koney.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was a member of the Kankakee American Legion.

Luther Lyndrup

CLIFTON - Visitation for Luther H. Lyndrup, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., formerly of Clifton, will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. William Callister will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Chebanse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Unit of Faith Place, Danforth.
Mr. Lyndrup died Friday (March 5, 1999) at Sandpiper Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
He was born March 20, 1910, in Greenville, Mich., the son of Jens C. and Marie Pedersen Lyndrup.
Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn E. Jensen, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., whom he married June 17, 1938, in Clifton; two sons and daughters-in- law, Mark and Lillian Lyndrup of Jamestown, N.C., Allen and Anne Lyndrup of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Lynette and Michael Russell of Seattle, Wash.; and eight grandchildren, Christina Lyndrup and Erica Lyndrup M.D., both of New York, N.Y., Jorgen Jensen M.D. of San Francisco, Calif., Anders Lyndrup of Greensboro, N.C., Jens Lyndrup of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Erik Jensen of San Francisco, Calif., Carolyn Lyndrup of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Joanna Lyndrup of Jamestown, N.C.
Deceased are his parents, five brothers, and four sisters.
Mr. Lyndrup was an educator for 39 years. He received his master's degree from Michigan State University. He began teaching in a one room school in Michigan and went on to teach at Northport and Ionia, Mich. He then taught at Dana College, Carthage College and Oak Park High School. He then came to Central Community Unit Schools, spending the last 19 years of his career there. (Pd.)

Anna Glover

MILFORD - Anna Mary Glover, 71, of Milford, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Einhouse will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Ambulance or Milford United Methodist Church.
She was born May 4, 1927, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Elmer Burton and Versia Catherine Kester Ferrell.
Surviving are her husband, William Lee Glover, whom she married Feb. 11, 1950, in Missouri; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky Jo and Ron Cotty of Milford; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Margery and Melvin Hinkle, Donna and John Holt, all of Hoopeston, Shirley Pence of Ossian, Ind.; one brother and sister- in-law, Dale and Claudia Ferrell of Danville; one grandson and one step-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Howard; one sister, Margaret; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law; one nephew and two nieces.
Mrs. Glover was a member of Milford United Methodist Church.
She was a former member of the Golden Chapter No. 56 Order of the Eastern Star and served as worthy matron in 1974 after holding several other offices.
She enjoyed flower arranging and writing poetry.

Laveda Flessner

ROBERTS - Laveda M. Flessner, 79, of Roberts, died Monday (March 8, 1999) at Heartland Healthcare Center, Paxton.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. services Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Roberts, where she was a member. The Rev. Grant Christensen will officiate.
Burial will be in Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice.
Lamb-Young Funeral Home, Roberts, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born April 1, 1919, in Forrest, the daughter of Hallie and Ruth Francis Baker.
Her husband, Herbert O. Flessner, whom she married March 14, 1940, in Chatsworth, died Feb. 16, 1986.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd ''Bud'' and Phyllis Flessner of Roberts; two daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Alan Laubscher of Crescent City, Joan and Loren Oster of Buckley; one brother, Richard Baker of Decatur; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.
Deceased are two brothers and one grandson.
Mrs. Flessner was a member of the Happy Hens Neighborhood Club and the Dorcas Circle.

Hazel Bristle

ROBERTS - Hazel B. Bristle, 72, of Roberts, died Monday (March 8, 1999) at Palmwood Healthcare Center, Piper City.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Lamb-Young Funeral Home, Roberts, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Sandra Grambrel will officiate.
Burial will be in Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born July 4, 1926, in Dewitt, the daughter of Langard P. and Frances Yates Darter.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond Bristle, whom she married Feb. 2, 1943, in Watseka; three daughters and one son-in-law, Joan McCoy of Piper City, Janet and Jerry Sherfey and June Eshleman, all of Roberts; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Pam Bristle of Buckley, Jeff and Deb Bristle of Lake Iroquois, Loda, John Bristle of Thomasboro; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Michael Calvin

Graveside services for Michael Calvin, 14 days old, of Kankakee, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mound Grove Gardens of Memory Cemetery. The Rev. LaMarr Clasberry will officiate.
Arrangements are by Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.
Michael died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 20, 1999 in Chicago.
Surviving are his mother, Queitina Calvin of Kankakee, his father, Maurice Richardson of Kankakee; grandmother, Neary Speed of Columbus, Miss.; uncles, Anthony Speed of Jacksonville, Thaddeus Speed, Ricardo, Daniel and Quantavius Calvin, all of Kankakee; special grandmother, Dorothy Champ of Kankakee; special aunts, Raeshaunna, Nicki and Ketrina Calvin and Patsy Dorsey, all of Kankakee; and several other relatives.
Deceased are his grandfather, Joe Calvin, and uncles, Joe and Michael Calvin.

William Kane

PIPER CITY - William J. Kane, 72, of Piper City, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
Arrangements are pending at the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman.

Henrietta Landwer

GILMAN - Henrietta Landwer, 83, of Gilman, formerly of Onarga, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at Gilman Nursing Pavilion, Gilman.
Arrangements are pending at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City.

Della Hokanson

Della M. Hokanson, 84, of Kankakee, died today (March 10, 1999) at Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home, Bourbonnais.
Visitation is tentatively scheduled for Monday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.

Margaret Douglas

COAL CITY - Margaret Douglas, 83, of Coal City, died Monday (March 8, 1999) at Morris Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City.

Frank Thomas

MILFORD - Frank O. Thomas, 68, of Milford, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at his home.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford.

Albert Benton 

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Albert F. ''Al'' Benton, 78, of St. Anne, will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.
Cremation rites will follow services.
Mr. Benton died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Mr. Benton was the owner of the Blue Bird Inn of Pembroke Township for 39 years. He also worked for Union Pacific Railroad and The Ford Motor Company.
He was born June 23, 1920, in Charlotte, N.C., the son of Alexander Sr. and Bessie Ledbetter Benton.
His wife, the former Ernestine Peer, whom he married Feb. 14, 1961, died April 6, 1998.
Surviving are three daughters, Crystal K. and Constance D. Benton, both of Pembroke Township, and Angie Noble of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Kevyn Noble of New York, N.Y., Roderick Noble of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother-in-law, John and Gayle Peer of Milwaukee, Wis.; six sisters-in-law, Martha Benton of Washington, D.C., Ocie and Elmore Brown of St. Louis, Mo., Valeria Webb of Chicago, VeEtta and William Simmons of Marion, Ark., Darlene and Lloyd Moss of Madison, Wis., and Jessie Peer of Milwaukee, Wis.; four grandchildren; several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Deceased are one sister, Madelyn Benton Rhea; and one brother, Alexander Benton Jr.
He was a member of Martin Temple AME church where he served as an usher.

Lucille Wichtendahl

PEOTONE - Lucille Wichtendahl, 79, of Peotone, died today (March 11, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone, where she was a member. The Rev. David McDonald will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ.
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Green Garden Township, the daughter of Henry and Elsie Breidert Ruhbeck.
Her husband, Walter H. Wichtendahl, whom she married March 2, 1946, in Peotone, died in 1972.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Christina Wichtendahl of Peotone; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Faford of Kankakee; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Marion Ruhbeck of Peotone, Glenn and Ann Ruhbeck of Irwin; one sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and George Becker of Peotone; one sister-in-law, Connie Ruhbeck of Winamac, Ind.; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, LeRoy, Earl, and Vernon; and three sisters, infants Edna and Bernice, and Lorraine Haseman.
Mrs. Wichtendahl was a member of the Will County HEA Unit, Women's Fellowship and past president; former Brownie leader; the Peotone Cleverettes 4-H, and the church prayer service.

Michael Gresham

Michael S. Gresham, 44, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Bourbonnais, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at his home.
Surviving are his parents, William and Audrey Gresham of Bourbonnais.
Visitation is tentatively set for Sunday with services Monday morning at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.

Nick Yacuk

THAYER, Ind. - Nick Yacuk, 79, of Thayer, Ind., died Tuesday (March 9, 1999).
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Sheets Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, Ind., where services will be held at 7 p.m. today. The Rev. Patrick Somers will officiate.
An additional visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Stemm Lawson Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, Ind.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.
Surviving are his wife, Doris; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Judy Yacuk of Crown Point, Charles and Kathy Yacuk of Kouts; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Chuck Nick of Bremen, Dawn and Jeff Kessler of Elkhart; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Anne Mathew of Highland, Helen Klemchuk of Highland, Sophie and Tony Heim of Shelby, Irene Luhr of Minneapolis, Minn.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Yacuk was retired from Concord High School in Dunlap, Ind., after teaching for 38 years. He also retired from Nicks Auto Sales in Elkhart.
He owned River Bend Manor in Thayer.
He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge #425 in Elkhart and the Masonic Lodge No. 751 in Lake Village, Ind.

Clarice Gerbracht

CHATSWORTH - Clarice Gerbracht, 100, of Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth, formerly of Chatsworth, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999).
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Sunday until the 1:30 p.m. services at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chatsworth, where she was a member. The Rev. Scott Olson will officiate.
Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery.
Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born May 8, 1898, in Germanville Township, the daughter of Henry and Johanna Lutson Gerbracht.
Deceased are three brothers and two sisters.
Miss Gerbracht was a postal worker and worked many years at Chatsworth Sears and Roebuck.
She played the organ at her church for many years.
She was a member for over 50 years of the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary.

Frank Thomas

MILFORD - Visitation for Frank Owen Thomas, 68, of Milford, will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford.
Mr. Thomas died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at his residence.
He was born Aug. 14, 1930, in Milford, the son of LeRoy and Nellie Arma Schroeder Thomas.
Surviving are two sisters, Christine McKinney and Madlin Williamson, both of Milford; one brother, LeRoy Thomas Jr. of Milford; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
Mr. Thomas was a retired carpenter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Korea.

Dorance Pew

WATSEKA - Dorance A. Pew, 61, of Watseka, died today (March 11, 1999) at his home.
Arrangements are pending at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.

William Kane

PIPER CITY - Visitation for William J. Kane, 72, of Piper City, will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, with an 8 p.m. prayer service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Piper City, where he was a member, by the Rev. John Bailuff.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Piper City.
Mr. Kane died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
He was born May 25, 1926, in Emington, the son of Thomas J. and Marie Donahue Kane.
His wife, the former Luella M. Tornowski, whom he married Aug. 24, 1952, in Piper City, died Sept. 20, 1998.
Surviving are one daughter, Deb Kane of Bloomington; one sister, Mary Hamilton of Onarga; five brothers, Paul Kane of Mesa, Ariz., Bob Kane of Cullom, Francis Kane of Joliet, John Kane of Decatur, and Tom Kane of Glen Carbon; and several nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Piper City High School in 1944.
Mr. Kane was a farmer.

Margaret Douglas

COAL CITY - Visitation for Margaret E. Douglas, 83, of Coal City, will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Coal City, where she was a member. The Rev. Carol Alice Edman will officiate.
Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery, Mazon. Pallbearers will be Shad Bradford, Luke Harty, Mark Wills, Christopher Savage, Louie Marchese, and Leo Reeves. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Boyd and Wayne Bradford.
Memorials may be made to the Coal City United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Douglas died Monday (March 8, 1999) at the Morris Hospital.
She was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Mazon, the daughter of Wesley and Nellie Carter Wills.
Her husband, Sam Douglas, whom she married Feb. 11, 1950, in Sycamore, is deceased.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Preston and Debra Douglas of Mazon; one daughter and son- in-law, Ranell and Wayne Bradford of Mazon; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers.
She was raised and educated in Mazon, graduating from Mazon High School in 1933.

Norman G. Kremer

MULBERRY, Fla. - Norman G. Kremer, 64, of Gladstone, Mich., and Mulberry, Fla., former area resident, died Thursday (March 4, 1999) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Fla.
Memorials may be sent to New Building Fund at First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Dr., Lakeland, Fla. 33801.
He was born May 13, 1934, in Wichert.
Surviving are his wife, Ila; four children, Scott Kremer, Tracy and David Elliott, Dawn Sheppard, and Kim and Tom LeGault; his mother, Cora Kremer Nesbitt; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are his father, G. Austin Kremer; one sister, Shirley Pristach; and one brother, Dr. Arthur R. Kremer.
Mr. Kremer graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy and the University of Illinois.
He had worked for John Hancock Pension and Investments.

Michael Gresham

Visitation for Michael S. Gresham, 44, of Longmont, Colo, formerly of Bourbonnais, will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Frank Hoss will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or to the American Diabetes Association.
Mr. Gresham died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at his home in Longmont, Colo.
He was born Sept. 14, 1954, in Kankakee, the son of William and Audrey Gresham.
His wife, the former Melissa Martin, whom he married June 19, 1976, in Roseville, Mich., died Jan. 15, 1993.
Surviving are his parents of Bourbonnais; aunts and uncles, Elaine and Walter Feddersen of Grant Park, Ruth Drassler of Bradley, Ella Gresham and Ruby Wilson, both of Kankakee, and Blanch Gresham of Bourbonnais; and several cousins.
Deceased are his grandparents.
Mr. Gresham had been employed as a Computer Development Engineer at Very Best Computer Co. in Boulder, Colo.
He graduated from Bradley-Bourbonnais High School in 1972.
He attended and completed degrees at Michigan State University in 1976 for astro-physics and computer science. He then received a master's degree in computer Science in 1980 from the University of Arizona.
He was a former member of Central Christian Church in Bourbonnais.

Mardelle Redenius

DANFORTH - Mardelle Ruth Redenius, 74, of Danforth, died Thursday (March 11, 1999) at Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, and from 1 p.m. Sunday until the 2 p.m. services at St. John's Lutheran Church, Danforth, where she was a member. The Rev. James Gerth will officiate.
Burial will be in Gilman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Redenius had worked at Farmers State Bank, Danforth, for 42 years.
She was born June 18, 1924, in Danforth, the daughter of Ralph and Minnie Freitag Manssen.
Her husband, Marvin L. Redenius, whom she married Feb. 15, 1947, in Danforth, died Jan. 22, 1994.
Surviving are one daughter, Lynn Ruder of Bourbonnais; two sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Mary Redenius, Mark and Lucinda Redenius, all of Gilman; one sister, Viola Johnson of Danforth; one sister-in-law, Edna Manssen of Danforth; and five grandchildren.
Deceased is one brother, Frank Manssen.
She was a graduate of Gilman High School.
She enjoyed square dancing.

Albert Benton

Visitation for Albert F. ''Al'' Benton, 78, of St. Anne, will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the noon services at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee. Elder Carl Randle will officiate.
Cremation rites will follow services.

Cecelia Schmitt

DWIGHT - Cecelia Mary Schmitt, 82, of Dwight, died Thursday (March 11, 1999) at Morris Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.

August Arseneau

BEAVERVILLE - August ''Gus'' Arseneau, 84, of Beaverville, died Thursday (March 11, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon- Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Beaverville, where he was a member. The Rev. Robert Coleman will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaverville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Iroquois County or to St. Mary's Church Restoration.
He was born May 30, 1914, the son of Napoleon and Anna Regnier Arseneau.
Surviving are his wife, the former Verilda Arseneau, whom he married July 11, 1932, in Beaverville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ray and Arlene Arseneau of Beaverville, Terry Arseneau of Bradley; two daughters and one son-in-law, Annabelle and John Delheimer, Sandra Arseneau, all of Bradley; one daughter-in-law, Linda Arseneau of Beaverville; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild.
Deceased are two sons, Elwood and Ronnie; one sister, one brother, and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Arseneau retired from Kroehler Manufacturing after 29 years and was engaged in farming.
He enjoyed the outdoors.

Michael Montanino

Michael Montanino, 61, of Kankakee, died suddenly Tuesday (March 10, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until the 2 p.m. services at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors.
Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the family wishes.
He was born April 10, 1937, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of Salvatore and Viola Montanino.
His wife, the former Mercedes Serrano, died Jan. 31, 1992.
Surviving are six daughters and five sons-in-law, Barbara Waugh of New Jersey, Mary Ann and James D. Moore of Joliet, Cindy and John Mochon of Lynwood, Ruth and Anthony Chiaro of Wheeling, Patricia and Daniel Johannes of Maryland, and Peggy and Scott Thorton of Virginia; two sisters, Anna Hrabar of New Jersey, Rosemary Iachetto of New Jersey; two brothers, Salvatore and William Montanino, both of New Jersey; and 11 grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents.
Mr. Montanino had been a tech sergeant. in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a handyman.
He was a member of the VFW in Joliet and the Amvets in Wheeling.

LaVerne Florian

WILMINGTON - LaVerne E. Florian of Wilmington died Sunday (March 7, 1999) at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington. The Rev. Frank Berman of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Howard, is deceased.
Surviving are one sister, Ethel Pettinger of Colorado; two sisters-in- law, Florence Nugent of Wilmington, and Bess Lewis of California; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Janz.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilmington and a past member of the Malcolm J. Mayo Post VFW.

Dorance Pew

WATSEKA - Visitation for Dorance A. Pew, 61, of Watseka, will be from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Joe Hughes will officiate.
Burial will be in Grundy Cemetery, Bismarck.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mr. Dorance died Thursday (March 11, 1999) at his home.
Mr. Pew was the owner and operator of Illini Plumbing and Heating in Watseka for over 25 years.
He was born Dec. 22, 1937, in Watseka, the son of Lester A. and Leona E. Thiele Pew.
Surviving are his wife, the former Connie Thomas, of Watseka, whom he married June 23, 1957, in Danville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannie and Tom Meyer of Watseka, Cathy and Dick Casey of Chicago; one brother, Don Pew of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Helen Marcum of Milford, Donna Felstehausen of Hoopeston, Nancy Matthews of Crawfordsville, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents.
He was a member of Centennial Christian Church, Watseka.
He served in the National Guard.

Henrietta Landwer

GILMAN - Visitation for Henrietta J. Landwer, 83, of Gilman, formerly of Onarga, will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Leon McClimans will officiate.
Burial will be in Gilman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Landwer died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at Gilman Nursing Pavilion.
She was born Aug. 24, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of Harry and Jennie Smith Saltsman.
Her husband, Clifford W. Landwer, whom she married June 23, 1946, died Dec. 26, 1982.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Louis Scott of Ludlow.
Mrs. Landwer had been a school teacher in Waverly, Kempton, Crescent City, and Onarga, and had also been a substitute teacher in area schools.
She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1938.
She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and the United Methodist Church, Gilman..
Mrs. Landwer was a member of and Grand Lecturer Emeritus of the Order of Eastern Star, Gilman Chapter.

Ruth Schleef

Ruth I.L. Schleef, 84, of Kankakee, died today (March 12, 1999) at Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kankakee.

Della Hokanson

Visitation for Della M. Hokanson, 84, of Kankakee, will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. The Rev. Charles Wheeler will officate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kank-akee.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospital- Senior Care or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mrs. Hokanson died Wed-nesday (March 10, 1999) at Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Kankakee, the daughter of Charles and Mary Giroux Hubert.
Her husband, Francis ''Frank'' Hokanson, whom she married April 29, 1944, in Kankakee, died Oct. 31, 1990.
Surviving are one son, LaVern Tanner of Orland, Fla.; one niece, Sue Amiot of Bourbonnais; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Gerald and Donald Tanner; and one brother, Fred C. Hubert.
Mrs. Hokanson had been a waitress in the area and also worked at Bradley and Kankakee Roper.

Betty Neiner

MANTENO - Visitation for Betty Jane Neiner, 67, of Manteno, will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Dean Plassmann will officiate.
Burial will be in Bloom Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Neiner died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was born May 14, 1931, in Kankakee Township, the daughter of Walter and Rose Hess Ranz.
Surviving are her husband, Francis W. Neiner, whom she married Sept. 20, 1952; one daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Francis Schroeder of Manteno; one sister and brother-in- law, Mary and Duane Dortch of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother and sister-in- law, Herbert and Dorothy Ranz of Morris; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are her parents, two brothers, and one grandson, Mike.
Mrs. Neiner had been an activity therapist at Manteno Mental Health Center.
She was affiliated with the protestant faith.
She enjoyed bowling, bocce, and cards.


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