Miscellaneous Kankakee County, Illinois Obituaries

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Mary Ann Byrne

Visitation for Mary Ann Byrne, 70, Bradley native, will be from 9-9, Wednesday at the Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home, Ark.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lu-theran Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Baxter Mem-orial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Byrne died Monday (April 5, 1999) at Baxter County Regional Hospital.
She was born April 13, 1928 in Bradley, the daughter of Knud Walter and Lela Helen Christensen.
Mrs. Byrne taught at Bishop McNamara High School and at Central High School in Clifton. She taught at Stretch and Sew in Baton, Rouge, La.
Surviving are her husband, William J. Byrne, whom she married Jan. 22, 1948 in Chicago; one son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Kay Byrne of McDonough, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Michael Baron of Richmond, Va. and Robin and Albert Sheputis of Essex; one sister, Doris Dixon of Bradley; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Sunshine Kitchen Band and Vespers Society.

Harvard Johnson

PIPER CITY - Visitation for Harvard D. Johnson, 86, of Piper City, will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City.
There will also be a visitation for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. services Thursday at Presbyterian Church, Piper City, where he was a member. The Rev. Ora Baker will officiate.
Burial will be in Brenton Cemetery, Piper City.
Memorials may be made to Palmwood Healthcare Center.
Mr. Johnson died suddenly Sunday (April 4, 1999) at Palmwood Healthcare Center, Piper City.
Mr. Johnson was a past member of the Pella Township Board and a past 15-year member of the Piper City School Board. He was born Aug. 25, 1912 in Piper City, the son of Jesse and Vicey Garner Johnson. He was a graduate of Piper City High School.
Mr. Johnson retired from farming in 1992.
Surviving are his wife, the former Laura Adalade Peregrine, whom he married Feb. 6, 1932 in Valparaiso, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Marlene Johnson of Bloomington and Harvard D. ''Bud'' and Linda Johnson of Vero Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Donald and one sister, Lois Dillon.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge; Eastern Star of Watseka; Consistory of Bloomington.

Paul Schimpler

LEESBURG, Fla. - Paul Henry Schimpler, 78, of Leesburg, Fla., Kankakee native, died Saturday (April 3, 1999).
Mr. Schimpler retired after 40 years from Northern Illinois Gas Company, where he was a customer service representative.
He was born in Kankakee and moved to Leesburg in 1982.
He was a member of United Church of Christ in Kankakee.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Schimpler was a member of the American Legion Post 52 in Leesburg and a member of the Exchange Club of Knakakee.
Surviving are his wife, Helen R. Schimpler of Leesburg; two sons, David Schimpler of Kankakee and Stephen Schimpler of Pasadena, Md.; one sister, Myrtle Haneline of Leesburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John O'Brien

John J. O'Brien, 93, of Kankakee, formerly of Chicago and Lemont, died Monday (April 5, 1999) at Heritage Village.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maternity BVM Church, Bourbonnais.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
Memorials may be made to St. John Fisher Church, Chicago.
He was born Dec. 5, 1905 in Chicago, the son of James and Hannah Fitzgerald O'Brien.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army.
Mr. O'Brien was a retired lieutenant with the Chicago Police Department.
Surviving are his wife, the former Amelia Cepak, whom he married in 1993 in Lemont, now of Chino, Calif.; and several cousins, including Mary Jane and James G. Bucher, of Bourbonnais, Patricia Bucher of Tinley Park, Margaret Cahill of Glen Ellyn, Fred F. Bucher of Redwood Shores, Calif. and Dennis Long of California and Dotty Digles of Nevada.
Deceased are one brother and three sisters.

Michael Hausz

WELLINGTON - Michael ''Mike'' Hausz, 92, of rural Wellington, died Sunday (April 4, 1999) at Hoopeston Community Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Hamilton-Orr Funeral Home, Hoopeston, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Scott C. Baird will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Milford.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Public Library, 2 S. Grant Ave., Milford, Ill. 60953, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Hausz farmed near Wellington for 71 years.
He was a member of the Iroquois County Farm Bureau and had been a school board member for Prairie Green Township schools.
He was born Nov. 8, 1906 in rural Wellington, the son of Frederick William and Belle Crail Hausz.
Surviving are one sister, Elizabeth Phelps of rural Wellington; two brothers, John Hausz of Watseka and Robert Hausz of Joliet; one nephew, Harry (Sandy) Richards of Plainfield; a niece, Arlene Steward of Naperville.
Deceased are one brother, one sister and one nephew.
He enjoyed reading.

Edna Abbott

Edna Abbott, 79, a lifetime resident of Kankakee, died Sunday (April 4, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
She was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Johnson County, Ill.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cremation Society of Illinois was in charge of arrangements.
Miss Abbott had been a cashier at National Food Store in Kankakee for many years.
Surviving are one niece and one nephew, Michael Abbott of Austin, Texas and Cheryl (Roland) Underwood of Bradley.
Deceased are brothers, Cecil and Edward Abbott.

Colleen Murphy

Colleen D. Murphy, 68, of Kankakee, died Sunday (April 4, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.
Arrangements are by Hertz- Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.
She was born Feb. 26, 1931 in Chicago, the daughter of John S. and Marie Keefe Murphy Sr. Her mother resides in Hometown, Ill.
Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemarie and George Freitag of Brooksville, Fla. and Manteno and Patricia and Gerald LaHucik of Orland Park; one brother, John S. Murphy Jr. of Miami, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
She enjoyed magazines and drawing.

Lonnie Woodby

MILFORD - Lonnie G. Woodby, 54, of Milford, died today (April 7, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Ambulance Service or to the donor's choice.
He was born Sept. 18, 1944 in Claybourn County, Tenn., the son of Joe B. and Martha Simpson Woodby.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sharon Kissack, whom he married Jan. 20, 1967 in Kentland, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristie and Scott Kuhlmann of Milford; four sons and daughters-in-law, all of Milford, Ronnie and Terri Woodby, Brian and Toni Woodby, Mark and Michele Woodby and Kevin and Georgia Woodby; one brother and sister-in- law, Roger and Erna Woodby of Goodlettville, Tenn.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheryl and Steve Barton of Ashland City, Tenn., and Cleva and Calvin Whaley of Morocco, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents and three brothers.
He was a member of the Stockland Fire Department.
Mr. Woodby enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Clara Luebchow

CISSNA PARK - Visitation for Clara E. Luebchow, 89, of Paxton, formerly of Peoria, will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. services Friday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park. The Rev. Paul Scheunemann will officiate.
Burial, with graveside services at 2 p.m. Friday, will be in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Luebchow died Monday (April 5, 1999 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City.
She was born March 14, 1910 in Cissna Park, the daughter of Henry and Emilie Hopps Seggebruch.
She was a retired Caterpillar employee.
Her husband, Elmer Luebchow, whom she married Aug. 1, 1932 in Crown Point, Ind., died Oct. 5, 1973.
Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Marlene Seggebruch of Onarga; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dora Schumacher, Freida and Adolph Krumwiede and Ruth and Elvin Cluver, all of Cissna Park.
Deceased are three brothers and three sisters.
She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Peoria.

Harold Ludwig

COAL CITY - Harold G. ''Hap'' Ludwig, 63, Coal City, died Tuesday (April 6, 1999) at his residence.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Frank Vitus will officiate.
Burial, with military rites, will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Hospice.
He was born July 4, 1935.
A former employee of Fisher Body, he retired in 1987. He then worked in maintenance for the Mazon Grade School and Coal City school system, and for Wilmington Overhead Door.
He was a member of the UAW, Wilmington Antique Dealers Association, H&J Toys, Cookie Jar Antiques adn Lake Pointe Club.
He was a veteran of the US. Air Force.
Surviving are his wife, the former Kathryn ''Jean'' Crawford; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie and Bob Bolin of Wilmington, Laura and Robert Viano of Lockport and Andria Ludwig and her fiance' Doug Lord of Coal City; his mother, Stella Carnahan of Iowa; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Lee and Bea Kindred of S. Carolina; Terry Kindred of Iowa; one sister, Sara Thurston of Iowa; 15 grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Elsie Schroeder

Visitation for Elsie N. Schroeder, 81, of Bradley, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at Our Savior Lutheran Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Guy Warke will officiate.
Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery in DesPlaines.
Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church and Arthritis Foundation.
Mrs. Schroeder died Monday (April 5, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born March 31, 1918 in Manteno, the son of Adolph and Natalie Pack Kapchinske.
Surviving are her husband, Roy Schroeder, whom she married May 3, 1941 in Chicago; one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Mary Schroeder of Milwaukee, Wis.; one daughter, Linda Joyce Schroeder of Ringgold, Ga.; one sister, Lucia McMahon of Chula Vista, Calif.; three brothers, Arthur Kapchinske of Kankakee, Ralph Kapchinske of Georgetown, Calif.. and Edwin Kapchinske of Fairfield, Ark.; and two grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Lydia Ewert.
She was a volunteer at the Arthritis Foundation thorugh Provena St. Mary's Hospital.

Arthur Aden

Arthur L. Aden, 75, of Poway, Calif., died March 24, 1999 in Escondido, Calif.
He was born in 1924, in Ford County, near Cullom, and resided in Poway since 1990.
Mr. Aden received two master's degrees and a doctorate in physics from Harvard University. He had a career spanning 40 years, first as a research scientist, and then as an executive with Motorola and later Xerox Corp. for 17 years.
A veteran of World War II, he was a first lieutenant, with the Army Air Corps for 3-1/2 years.
He was a fellow of the Institute of Elctrical and Electronic Engineers, member of the American Management Assoc., and member of the Poway American Legion.
A funeral Mass was March 29 with burial in Dearborn Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, L. Betty (Hoff) Aden, also from Cullon; a daughter, Sherry Leduc; sons, Donald, Charles and Gary; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Dorothea Hilliker of Chebanse and Edna Hayslette of Cullom.
Memorials may be made to the National Down Syndrome Congress, 7000 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, NE, Building 5, Suite 100, Atlanta, Ga., 30328.

Ethel Davis

Ethel M. ''Granny D'' Davis, 87, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (April 6, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Anthony Taschetta will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Illinois Chapter, 79 W. Monroe, Chicago, 60603.
She was born Oct. 17, 1911 in Sherburnville, the daughter of George and Mytle Linnebrink Smith.
Her husband, Fred Davis, whom she married in 1934 in Kankakee, is deceased. Also deceased are brothers, John, Ray and Kenny; sisters, Doris, Pauline and Carla; and one grandson, Jeffery Cremer.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Hope and Roy Zelhart of Bonfield, Georgia and Don Cremer of Chicago Heights and Carol Davis and Bruce Owens of Kankakee; two sisters, Marion Garrett and Jeanette Quary, both of Bradley; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church.
She enjoyed sewing pot holders and aprons, doing bead craft, bird watching and the Wheel of Fortune.

Raymond Meyer

BEECHER - Raymond H. Meyer, 84, of Beecher, died Tuesday (April 6, 1999) at his residence.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Beecher, where he was a member.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
He was born Oct. 26, 1914 in Washington Township, Beecher, the son of William and Effie Hibbing Meyer.
His wife, the former Irene Piepenbrink, whom he married Jan. 30, 1938 at St. John's Lutheran Church, died in January of 1995.
Mr. Meyer was a farmer. He also volunteered at Anchorage Nursing Home for many years.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Meyer of Beecher; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Milford Meyer and Clifford and Evelyn Meyer, all of Beecher; four grandchildren, Michael (Cheryl) Meyer of Beecher, Melanie (Michael) Fear of Springfield, Michelle (Barry) Fowler of Evanston and Melissa (Kevin) Grenda of Willow Springs; and six great-grandchildren.
A son, Gerald, died in 1995.

Ruth Brown

MOMENCE - Visitation for Ruth M. Brown, 81, of Momence, a 43-year resident of the area, will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at the Church of the Cross in Momence. Pastor Richard D. Henton will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
Arrangements are by Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.
Mrs. Brown died Thursday (April 1, 1999) at her home.
A member of the Church of the Cross, Momence, Mrs. Brown founded Twin State Christian Camp in 1957, was founder and director of Women United for Christ Inc., was president of the Mother's Board and a member of the trustee Board and the ministerial staff.
She was born March 19, 1918 in New Orleans, La., the daughter of Willie and Isabella Scott Cole.
She was a retired clerk typist for Ida Busch School in Hopkins Park.
She attended the Church of the Cross in Momence.
She had been a member of the Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church, Chicago.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking.
Surviving are one daughter, Lavinia B. Radford of Chicago; a special sister, Dee E. Thompson of Momence; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great- great-grandchild.
Her husband, Rev. Melvin Brown, died in 1995.

Olive Bakhaus

MOMENCE - Visitation for Olive Marie Bakhaus, 80, of Whitefish, Montana, formerly of Momence, will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the 12 p.m. services at First United Methodist Church, Momence. The Rev. James Ruberg will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Momence.
Memorials may be made to Momence Boy Scout Troop 391, Momence Historical Museum or to the March of Dimes.
Arrangements are by Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.
Mrs. Bakhaus died Saturday (April 3, 1999) at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish.
She was born April 5, 1918 in Akin County, Minn., the daughter of James and Elsa Hunziker-Kimble Peterson.
Her first husband, Everette Brouillette, whom she married Aug. 23, 1936 in Chicago, died Nov. 3, 1957. Her second husband, Vernon ''Toby'' Bakhaus, whom she married Aug. 4, 1960, died Sept. 28, 1978.
She and her first husband were active in the Boy Scouts for many years. She served in 1956 and 1957 as camp nurse for Rainbow Council Boy Scout Camp in Morris.
Mrs. Bakhaus was employed as company nurse with Carter Wallace in 1957. 
She was also secretary to the pastor at First United Methodist Church in Momence, where she was a member.
Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Judy and John Walker of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Kay Brouillette of Bradley and Marianne Dyon of Whitefish; four sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Bonnie Brouillette of Eureka, Mont., Joe and Christie Brouillette of Harlowton, Mont., Everette ''JR'' and Sharon Brouillette of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Don and Kathy Bakhaus of Scottsdale, Ariz.; stepchildren, Ronny and Barbara Bakhaus of Beecher and Chris and David Denton of Momence; four brothers and three sisters-in- law, Kenny Peterson of St. Paul, Minn., Burt and Wanda Peterson of Brainard, Minn., Byrl Peterson of Hill City, Minn., and Lee and Mardell Peterson of Grand Rapids, Minn.; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Joyce Lowe and Ellen Brouillette.
One grandson, Chad Brouillette, is deceased.


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