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Tiffany Smith

Tiffany Jo Smith of Bradley, infant daughter of Kristin Smith, died at birth Friday (March 12, 1999).
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the 1:30 p.m. services at the Bourbonnais Church of Christ. The Rev. Tom Tate will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
The Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving besides her mother are maternal grandparents, Becky and Allen Smith of Bradley; maternal great-grandparents, Harold and Rosellen Cluney of Bradley, and Homer Smith and Mildred Kinkade, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; aunt and uncle, Katrina and Lee Scritchlow of Bradley; several great-aunts and great uncles; three cousins, and special friends, Don and Liz 

Beth Miller

Beth Miller, 19, of Coal City, died Friday (March 12,1999 in Carle Clinic in Champaign.
She was born July 20, 1980 in Joliet, the daughter of Rick and Judy Hozian Miller. 
She was raised and educated in Coal City, graduating from Coal City High School with the Class of 1997. She was presently a sophomore at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. She is survived by her parents, her sister, Lauren (Bill) Walsh of Wilmington; her maternal grandmother, Rose Ullrich of Brookfield; paternal grandparents, Henry and Julia Miller of Coal City; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City. The Rev. Carol Alice Edman will officiate. Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City..

Joseph Girod

Joseph M. Girod, 84, of Bourbonnais, died suddenly Friday (March 12, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center emergency room.
Visitation is tentatively set for Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Services will be held Wednesday morning.

Joseph Szewerenko

Visitation for Joseph V. Szewerenko, 79, of Bradley, will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Fu-neral Home, Bourbonnais. Deacon Joe Cotugno will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Inurnment will be at Ar-lington National Cemetery.
Mr. Szewerenko died Thursday (March 11, 1999) at Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving at Pearl Harbor.
He was born Nov. 12, 1919, in Kankakee, the son of Vincent and Lena Klonowski Szewerenko.
His wife, the former Pat Chetwinski, whom he married March 30, 1973, in Kankakee, died Feb. 25, 1990.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Carl Huddleston of Bradley; one granddaughter, Dawn and Troy Webber of Bloomington; one great-grandson, Michael; seven step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Wendy Robinson.
Deceased are one grandson, David Meader; two brothers, Frank and Bennie; and two sisters, Bernice and Marie.
Mr. Szewerenko was a retired employee of General Motors in LaGrange, Electromotive Div.
He was house chairman for the Bradley American Legion post, chaplain of the U.S.S. Oklahoma Association, service officer for the Disabled American Veterans at the Manteno Veterans Home and past-commander of the Bradley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
He enjoyed fishing and sports.

Mary Viano

BRAIDWOOD - Mary Viano, 103, of Braidwood, died Friday (March 12, 1999) at Heritage Manor in Dwight.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, Braidwood, where she was a member, by the Rev. Steve Bondi.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
She was born Aug. 19, 1895, in Braidwood, the daughter of Domenic and Jessie Ellena Faletti.
Her husband, John Viano, whom she married June 2, 1915, in Braidwood, is deceased.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Jessie and Richard Berg of Braidwood; granddaughter, JoAnne (Francis) Cavanaugh of Braidwood; grandson, Jim Frost of Braidwood; great-granddaughters, Sheree (Chris) Earley of Braidwood, and Jennifer Frost of Bloomingdale; great-grandsons, Frank (Kelly) Cavanaugh and Scott Cavanaugh, all of Braidwood; great-great-grandchildren, Brian and Courtney Earley, Frank, Kyle, Brandon, and Amanda Cavanaugh; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one sister, Jennie Shaunessy; two brothers, Joe and Pete Faletti; and son-in-law, Hubert ''Red'' Frost.
She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women.
She enjoyed gardening.
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John Lott

CLIFTON - John Lott, 72, of Clifton, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.

Ijunia Kreimeier

Ijunia Louesa Kreimeier, 74, former area resident, died Friday (Feb. 19, 1999) at the Unimac Pioneer Lodge, Unity, Saskatchewan, Canada.
It was Mrs. Kreimeier's request that there will be no funeral service.
Cremation rites were accorded.
She was born July 26, 1924, in Kankakee, the daughter of Clifford and Jessie Koon Yeates.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur Kreimeier, of Canada, whom she married June 8, 1944, in Kankakee; one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Brenda Kreimeier of Canada; two daughters and one son-in-law, Carol Dawson, and Julie and Wayne Hushagen, all of Canada; and eight grandchildren, and special friend, Dora Mullikin of Kankakee.
After she and her husband were married they moved to the family farm in June 1949.
She liked gardening.
She had been involved with the Eastern Star.
She enjoyed playing the organ and doing crafts.

Ruby Heldt

BEECHER - Ruby Heldt, 76, of Beecher, died Friday (March 12, 1999) at St. James Hospital.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Hack Funeral Home, Beecher.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Church of Christ, Beecher, where she was a member. The Rev. Susan Brewer will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Beecher.
Memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ.
She was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Crown Point, Ind., the daughter of William and Ella Selk Guritz.
Her husband, Leslie Heldt, died in 1987.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Nancy Heldt of Beecher; one daughter, Nancy Green of St. John, Ind.; one sister and brother-in-law, Ferne and LeRoy Buck of Beecher; two sisters-in-law, Kate Guritz and Helen Guritz, both of Crown Point, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Orville and Vernon Guritz, who died in 1987.
She was a member of St. John's Women' Guild.

Helen Dinon

COAL CITY - Helen L. Dinon of Coal City, died Friday (March 12, 1999) at Walnut Grove Nursing Home, Morris, after a lengthy illness.
Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. today at the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Assumption Catholic Church, Coal City.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to the Assumption Catholic Church, 245 S. Kankakee St., Coal City, Ill. 60416.
Surviving are her husband, Emilio ''Buck'' Dinon of Coal City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and James Fleishman of Verona, Marguerite and Leonard Surman of Wilmington; two sisters-in-law, Edith Dinon of Coal City, Mary Furno of Huntsville, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents, James and Mary Phillips Cushing; one brother, J.R.; three sisters, Anna Onsen, Mae Strohall, and Catherine Cushing.

Clarence Cheffer

Clarence Cheffer, 69, of Bourbonnais, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Bradley Royale Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday until the 3 p.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. Deacon Joseph Cotugno will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
He was born March 31, 1929, in Kankakee, the son of Edward and Eva Boudreau Cheffer.
His wife, the former Phyllis Souligne Case, whom he married June 21, 1969, in Kankakee, died Oct. 22, 1998.
Surviving are one step-son, Russell Case of Bourbonnais; one sister, Dolores Cheffer of Decatur; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents.
Mr. Cheffer had worked for 37 years in the Assembly Department of Bradley Roper and in general maintenance at Case Auto Body.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.

Lila Bruns

BEECHER - Lila Lee Bruns, 70, of Beecher, died Friday (March 12, 1999).
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today at the Hack Funeral Home, Beecher.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher, where she was a member. The Rev. Mark Larsen will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
She was born June 9, 1928, in Grant Park, the daughter of Lawrence and Edna Zimmerman Marrell.
Surviving are her husband, Homer Bruns, of 53 years; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Pamela Bruns of South Chicago Heights; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Edward Grady, Deborah and Monte Cann, all of Peotone; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Ronald Kregel of Chicago Heights, Karen and John Storbeck of Beecher; one step-sister, Patti Killey of Chico, Calif.; three step-brothers, Lawrence Marrell of Mukilteo, Wash., Dennis Marrell of Amarillo, Texas, Ricky Marrell of Texas; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are her parents; one brother, Gene Bunte; and one granddaughter, Theresa Cox.
Mrs. Bruns had been a waitress for 36 years at the Princess Cafe.

Grace Anderson

LAKELAND, Fla. - Grace Wishover Anderson, 92, former area resident, died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) in Lakeland, Fla.
Arrangements are being handled by the Heath Funeral Home in Lakeland.
A private funeral will be held at the Beaver Cemetery, Donovan.
She was born in Chicago, the daughter of Charles and Anna Huber Wishover.
Her husband, Clarence Anderson, is deceased.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews, Dale Anderson of Aurora, Larry Anderson of Donovan, Dean Anderson of Martinton, Carolyn Swigart of Watseka, and Judy Judy of Bourbonnais.
She had worked for the Alton Railroad in Chicago.

Ruth Schleef

Visitation for Ruth I.L. Schleef, 85, of Kankakee, will be from 3-7 p.m. today 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, where she was a member. The Rev. Karl Koeppen will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Lutheran Home or to the Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth.
Mrs. Schleef died Friday (March 12, 1999) at Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth.
She was born April 12, 1913, in Chicago, the daughter of Charles J. and Frieda Engel Storbeck.
Her husband, Arnold H. Schleef, whom she married Jan. 31, 1943, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, died in September 1987.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and Gordon Ritter of Grand Haven, Mich., Marilyn and Jack Carney of Kankakee; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Storbeck of South Holland; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and special friend and caregiver, Emma Buhrmester.
Mrs. Schleef had been a secretary and bookkeeper for several local businesses retiring from Armour Pharmaceutical in 1978.
She graduated from St. Paul's Lutheran Grade School and Kankakee High School.
She taught Sunday School for 25 years.
She played the piano and sang in the church choir.

Martha Minton

Martha Agnes Minton, 70, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Visitation is at the church from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Christian Faith Center, 1800 South Water Street in Wilmington. Burial will be at the Wesley Cemetery.
She was born March 10, 1929 in Southside, Tenn., to the late Jerald and Mary Lou (Black) Heggie. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Shirley Reardanz.
She was married to William L. Minton, in Hopkinsville, Ky., Aug. 14, 1948. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.
She is the mother of Louise (Roger) Sparks of Oswego, Cathy (Murph) Mitchell of Wilmington, Barb Minton of Wilmington, Peggy Minton of Bourbonnias, James Minton of Bradley, Judy (Paul) Poppleton of Braidwood, Paul (Angela) Minton of Montgomery, Nancy (Bill) Horn of Essex, John (Martha) Minton of Delmar, Md., and Debbie (Larry) Pointer of Granite City; 18 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; two sisters Patty Pritchard of Wilmington and Pauline (Bill) Riley of Elkhart, Ind.; and four brothers, J. W. Heggie of Palestine, Bob (Doris) Heggie of Ramsey, Bill (Renata) Heggie of Clarksville, Tenn., and Jerald (Cathy) Heggie of Lavern, Ca.; and several church related grandchildren and families.
She was a founding member and active in the Church of God of Prophecy Christian Faith Center of Wilmington.
She liked to quilt.
Arrangements are by the Freitag Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington.

Donald Pinson

Donald D. Pinson, 74, of Kankakee, died Friday (Feb. 26, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, with Robert Creek officiating.
Burial was in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in DeSoto, Mo., the son of Elmer and Fannie McAtee Pinson.
His wife, the former Leola Riggleman, whom he married in 1968 in Kankakee, is deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Mark and Lisa Sparks of Nobel, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. Danny Morrison of Hazelwood, Mo.; four daughters, Rebbecca and Dage Delote of Belton, Texas, Kathy and Darrick Rosas of Waco, Texas, Donna Winters of Baldwin, Mo., Leane Tally of Maryland Heights, Mo.; five sisters and one brother-in- law, Iona and Stanley McCoughla of Lompok, Calif., Freda Lane of DeSoto, Mo., Jessie Leah Thorne of Fairfield, Va., Georgia Norgaard of Kankakee, and June McNally of Missouri; four brothers and two sisters- in-law, Neal Pinson, Glennen Pinson, Stanly and Opale Pinson, all of Missouri, Gary Pinson of Arkansas, Vernon and Lorraine Pinson of Manteno; 10 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
Mr. Pinson had worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and as an aide at the Kankakee State Hospital.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was a Cubs fan.

Patricia Leonard

Patricia A. Leonard, 44, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Chicago and Palos Heights, died Friday (March 12, 1999).
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today at the Lawn Funeral Home, 7732 W. 159th St., Orland Park.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights.
Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
She was born March 26, 1954, in Chicago.
Surviving are her mother, Mary C. Leonard; two sisters, Peggy Leonard and Mary Kay Leonard, both of Bourbonnais; three brothers, Michael C.P.D. of Chicago, Timothy and John, both of Bourbonnais.
She was a histologist.
She was a member of the Lay Franciscan, and a member and former formation director of St. Clare Fraternity, Kankakee.

Melvin Regnier

Melvin L. Regnier, 81, of Bourbonnais, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. George Catholic Church.

Cecelia Schmitt

DWIGHT - Visitation for Cecelia Mary Schmitt, 82, of Dwight, will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at Dwight United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Craig Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Emington. Pallbearers will be Bill Clavey, George Hager, Del Hancock, Clarence Huseman, Dick Perschnick, and Henry Siedentop.
Memorials may be made to the Dwight United Methodist Church.
Ms. Schmitt died Thursday (March 11, 1999) at Morris Hospital.
She was born April 2, 1916, in Dwight Township, the daughter of Bert and Pearl Wright Schmitt.
Surviving is one brother, Harley Schmitt of Dwight.
Deceased is one brother, William John Schmitt.
She was educated in Dorman School, rural Dwight.

Emily Crawford

WATSEKA - Emily L. Crawford, 82, of Watseka, died Friday (March 12, 1999) at Watseka HealthCare.
Visitation will be from noon Monday until the 1 p.m. services at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka. Joe Hughes will officiate.
Burial will be in Mounds Cemetery, Oconee.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.
She was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Oconee, the daughter of Edwin and Louise Smith.
Her husband, Jack Harold Crawford, whom she married in Missouri, died Jan. 11, 1987.
Surviving are two daughters, Doris J. Gossett of Hoopeston, Jackie Dingman of Van Alstyne, Texas; one sister, Elsie Smith of Mattoon; and six grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers and one sister.
She enjoyed quilting.

August Arseneau

BEAVERVILLE - Visitation for August ''Gus'' Arseneau, 84, of Beaverville, will be from 4-8 p.m. today 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, by the Rev. Robert Coleman.
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.
Among his survivors are four great-great-grandchildren.

Edith Crouch

WATSEKA - Edith M. Crouch, 80, of Watseka, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Magnolia Wood Nursing Home, Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.

Melvin Regnier

Visitation for Melvin L. Regnier, 81, a retired 50-year farmer of Bourbonnais, will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a wake service at 4 p.m. at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Kenneth Yarno at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. George Church, where he was a member and past president of the Holy Name Society.
Burial will be in St. George Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to the United Way of Kankakee County.
He also was a retired sheet metal worker and member of Local 265.
Mr. Regnier died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Our Lady of Victory.
He was born Oct. 22, 1917 in Beaverville, the son of Helaire and Leona Denoyer Regnier.
Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Lambert, whom he married Sept. 28, 1940 at St. George Church; four sons and three daughters-in-law, James L. and Kathy of St. George, Thomas L. and Sharon of Peoria, Donald J. and Pat of Wataga and Richard M. of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Juliette Allie of Bourbonnais; six grandchildren, Christina Regnier Post, Tomascina Regnier Reaugh, Michelle Regnier Mings and Todd, Scott and Joseph Regnier; three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents; one son, Ronald Regnier; a grandson, Brian Regnier; and two brothers, Gerald and Lionel ''Babe.''
Mr. Regnier had been a member of the Elks, the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Knights of Columbus.
He was past president of Bishop McNamara Band Boosters and former member of St. George School Board.
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Gordon Smith

DU QUOIN - Gordon Raymond Smith, 54, of DuQuoin, formerly of Bradley, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.
He was born Jan. 8, 1945 in Jonesbory, the son of Roy Lee and Thelma Bloodworth Smith.
Surivivng are his wife, the former Darlene Sue Rulevish, whom he married July 3, 1998 in DuQuoin; two sons, Roger and Jeff Smith of DuQuoin; one daughter Lisa Smith of DuQuoin; four brothers and sisters- in-law, Bob and Connie Smith, Charles and Rochelle Smith, Bill and Sue Smith and Donald Smith, all of Kankakee, and Irene Smith of Bradley; two sisters and one brother-in- law, Marietta and Ed Henleben and Evelyn Jackson, all of St. Louis, Mo.; three step-children, Lisa Pfeiffer, Bobby and Joe Rulevish; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents; a brother, Roy Lee Smith Jr.; an infant sister, Dorothy Smith; and a brother-in- law, Roy Jackson.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, where services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Mr. Smith was a veteran, serving in the Army.
He was a former employee of Bradley Roper Corporation.

Kathryn Lanoue

ASHKUM - Kathryn M. Lanoue, 101, of Ashkum, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home in Clifton.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee.
Arrangements are by Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.

John Lott

CLIFTON - Visitation for John E. Lott, 72, of Clifton, will be from 5 p.m. Tuesday until the 7 p.m. services at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton. The Rev. John Story will officiate.
Burial will be in Massac Memorial Gardens in Metropolis.
Memorials may be made to Chebanse Township Fire and EMT Services.
Mr. Lott died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 19, 1926 in Metropolis, the son of George and Laura Rapking Lott.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army.
Mr. Lott worked for 15 years in maintenance at Uniroyal, Joliet.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Steinkamp, whom he married Jan. 22, 1949 in Bellwood; four daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and David Trout Sr. of Ashkum, Wilma and Troy Melvin of Manteno, Patricia and Floyd Durham of Bradley and Darla and Randy Albright of Clifton; two sisters, Helen Berri of Metropolis and Mary Lou Burkholder of Elkhart, Ind.; one brother, Calvin Lott of Elkhart; a special friend, Rose Smith of Clifton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 17 step- great-grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents, one brother, Leonard and a sister, Ruby Wody and two grandchildren.
He enjoyed fishing and mechanics.

Lila Cross

CRETE - Lila Eva Cross, 85, of Crete, died Sunday (March 14, 1999) in Dyer, Ind.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the 3 p.m. services at Hack Funeral Home in Beecher. The Rev. Mark Larson will officiate.
She was born Nov. 8, 1913 in Mason City, the daughter of Fred and Hazel Schroff Baughman.
Her husband of 56 years, Richard Cross, died in 1989.
Mrs. Cross worked in accounting for CNA.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher.
Surviving are five sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey and Peggy Cross of Palatine, Chester and Susan Cross of Peotone, Kenneth and Ruth Cross of Chicago Heights, Lanny and Carol Cross of Crete and LeRoy and Linda Cross of Riverdale; three daughters and sons-in-law, Henrietta and Bob Bisping of Dyer, Ind., Deanna and Bing Bisping of Monee and Laurel Li and Leonard Mack of Sandwich; one sister, Dora Menke of Beecher; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Celia Fredrickson

WILMINGTON - Celia M. Fredrickson, 90, formerly of Wilmington, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Reeves Funeral Home in Wilmington, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Frank Berman will officiate.
Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington.
She was born March 25, 1908 in Wilmington, the daughter of Frank and Mae Spooner Rodgers.
Survivors include three nephews, two nieces and many great nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Lester, is deceased, along with six brothers and one sister.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilmington.
Memorials can be made to Sunny Hill Nursing Home or the Joliet Area Hospice.

Joseph Girod

Visitation for Joseph M. Girod, 84, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maternity BVM Church, Bourbonnais, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mr. Girod died suddenly, Friday (March 12, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center emergency room.
Mr. Girod was an upholsterer, retiring from Kroehler Manufacturing after 40 years. He had also worked at Joliet Arsenal.
He was born July 20, 1914 in Hartford City, Ind., the son of Noah and Bertha Owen Girod.
Surviving are his wife, the former Vernell Arseneau, whom he married June 3, 1939 at St. Rose of Lima Church; one son, Stephen Girod of Baltimore, Md.; one daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Joe Cyrier of Bourbonnais; two grandchildren.
Mr. Girod was a Boy Scout Leader and held many positions in the Scouts.
He enjoyed reading and working puzzles.

Frieda Wesemann

WATSEKA - Frieda ''Isabelle'' I. Wesemann, 88, of Watseka, died Sunday (March 14, 1999) at Iroquois Residents Home in Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka, where she was a member. The Rev. Dean Bottjen will officiate.
Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Herscher.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born Jan. 4, 1911 in Herscher, the daughter of Frederick Carl and Anna Dorothy Meier Wesemann.
Miss Wesemann was a registered nurse for over 50 years, working at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee and Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka, for many years. She also worked for Dr. John schlereth as office nurse for 22 years until retiring in 1976. She received her nurses training at Lutheran Memorial Hosptial in Chicago.
Surviving are three nephews, Clyde A. Wesemann of Momence, Dale R. Presley of Nixa, Mo., and Charles W. Presley Jr. of Springfield, Mo.
Deceased are one brother, Walter and a sister, Edna Presley.
Mrs. Wesemann was a volunteer for Volunteer Services. She was a member of AARP in Watseka.

Elsie Carmain

Elsie Carmain, 89, a longtime resident of the Kankakee area, died Sunday (March 14, 1999).
Arrangements are pending at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Home.

May Schroeder

May E. Schroeder, 94, of Grand Park, died today (March 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Hub Funeral Chapel in Grant Park.

June Duffield

June Duffield, 66, of Kankakee, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Momence Meadows.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Asbury Day Care Center.
She was born June 16, 1932 in Kankakee, the daughter of Len and Bertha Turner Stanley, who are deceased.
Her husband, Kenneth ''Bud'' Duffield, whom she married Jan. 4, 1949, died Nov. 25, 1995.
Mrs. Duffield worked for many years at Lil and Stan's Restaurant in Bradley and for eight years at Asbury Child Care.
She was affiliated with Asbury United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Carol Duffield and Gary and Carmen Duffield, all of Kankakee; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Dale Bookwalter of Kankakee, Sue and Jim Bauer of Chebenase and Judy Naese of Herscher; one sister, Helen Loica of Limestone; one brother, Ray Stanley of Bradley; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one daughter and one great-grandchild.
She enjoyed crafts, cards, animals and was a sports fan.

Grace Anderson

LAKELAND, Fla. - Grace Wishover Anderson, 92, former area resident, died Monday (March 8, 1999) in Lakeland, Fla.
Arrangements were by the Heath Funeral Home in Lakeland.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Beaver Cemetery, Donovan, with the Rev. Martha Horrell officiating.
She was born Feb. 26 1907 in Chicago, the daughter of Charles and Anna Huber Wishover.
Her husband, Clarence Anderson, is deceased.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Dale Anderson of Aurora, Larry Anderson of Donovan, Dean Anderson of Martinton, Carolyn Swigart of Watseka, and Judy Judy of Bourbonnais.
She had worked for the Alton Railroad in Chicago.

Tiffany Smith

Visitation for Tiffany Jo Smith, of Bradley, will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services at the Bourbonnais Church of Christ. The Rev. Tom Tate will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
The Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Among survivors of Tiffany, who died at birth Friday (March 12, 1999), is her mother, Kristin Smith.

Charles Gaus

BUCKINGHAM - Charles Gaus, 50, Buckingham, died Sunday (March 14, 1999).
Arrangements are pending at the Herscher Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Home.

Angela Price

Angela Thompson Price, 27, of Kankakee, died Friday (March 12, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.

Gale Coi

SULLIVAN - Gale C. Coil, 54, of Sullivan, a former assistant state's attorney for Iroquois County, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at his home.
Mr. Coil worked in the Iroquois County office from 1977-81.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the 10:30 a.m. services at Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.
Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
He was born June 9, 1944 in Olney, the son of Leon Croughan and Lavina George Coil, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Karen Murden, whom he married Dec. 17, 1977 in Evergreen Park; sons, Gregory Ilk of Champaign and Lance Coil of Sullivan; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Joseph Sigler of Sullivan; twin brother, George of Highland Park; aunt, Martha Fahnestock of Sullivan; one grandson and two granddaughters.
Mr. Coil received his law degree from the University of Kentucky. He was a prosecutor and served as an assistant state's attorney for Iroquois, Christian, Peoria, Macon, Effingham and Moultrie counties. He was a current substitute teacher for Shelbyville and Charleston schools.
Mr. Coil was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam and then served in the Reserves, Military Police Division, with a total of 22 years of service.
He was the author of the military police training programs for the reserve summer camps for six states.
He was a member of many organizations.


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