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Kenneth Orr

WICKENBURG, Ariz. - Memorial services for Kenneth R. Orr, 64, of Wickenburg, Ariz., formerly of Piper City, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Piper City. The Rev. Dori Dana Hudson will officiate.
Inurnment will be in Brenton Cemetery, Piper City.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Piper City or to the donor's choice.
Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Orr died April 7, 1999 at his home.
He was born July 17, 1934 in Watseka, the son of Clifford G. and Edna Weber Orr. His mother resides in Piper City. His father is deceased.
He was a graduate of Piper City High School and Bradley University, where he earned a degree in industrial arts.
A veteran, Mr. Orr served in the Army for two years in Germany. He taught school for two years in Ohio and then was accepted for the overseas teaching program of the civil service and taught industrial arts, mechanical drawing and photography to servicemen and their children. During his career, he taught at various military bases in the Philippines, Japan, Germany and the Panama Canal Zone.
Prior to retirement, he worked as a security officer for the Volvo Corporation at their proving grounds near Phoenix, Ariz.
Also surviving are one brother, Leland Orr of Piper City; two sisters, Eileen Read of Piper City and Arla J. Ritter of Salinas, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
Also deceased are a sister-in-law, Joanne Orr and a brother-in-law, Alfred Read.
He was of the Methodist faith.

Richard Legner

ODELL - Visitation for Richard W. Legner, 33, of Odell, will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the 10:30 a.m. services, all at the Duffy Funeral Home in Odell. The Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh will officiate.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Odell.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mr. Legner died Monday (April 12, 1999) at his residence of natural causes.
He was born March 13, 1966 in Pontiac, the son of Robert F. and Elaine K. Davis Legner.
Survivors include his father of Odell; his mother of Madison, Wis.; two brothers, Ronald F. of LeRoy and Joseph Legner of Moline; paternal grandfather, Francis Legner of Pontiac; and maternal grandfather, Merritt Davis of Eola; a niece and nephew, Tiffany and Christopher, of LeRoy.
His grandmothers are deceased.
Mr. Legner was a truck driver for Millis Transfer Inc., Black River Falls, Wis.
A graduate of Odell High Scholl, he attended ISU, Normal and received a master's degree in business administration.

Marcello Petty

MANTENO - Marcello Klein Petty, 75, of Manteno, died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) in Kankakee.
There will be no visitaiton or church services.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephens Cemetery in Streator.
She was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Streator, the daughter of Frank and Julia Seroka Klein.
Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Petty of Manteno, whom she married May 3, 1951 at St. Anthony's Church in Streator; one daughter, Nancy Petty of Boston; one sister, Marion Batkiewicz of Streator; one brother, Edwin ''Bud'' Klein of Streator; two aunts, Betty Klein and Helen Johnson, of Streator; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Frank Klein Jr. and a sister, Helen Prendergarst.

Ruby McFarland

Ruby McFarland, 97, of Clearwater, Fla., a Kankakee native, died Sunday (April 11, 1999) in Westchester Gardens Rehab and Care in Clearwater.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Bradley, where she had been a member.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
She was born March 20, 1902 in Kankakee, the daughter of Joseph and Roseanna Chayer Coupal.
Her husband, Ernest McFarland, whom she married Feb. 7, 1929 in Bradley, died May 3, 1972.
She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the CCW of her church.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Jolene Ackman of Bourbonnais; two grandsons, Scott and Sue McFarland of Oldsmar, Fla. and Michael McFarland of Lisle; a granddaughter, Kim and Dale Kimberlin of Bradley; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one son, James McFarland; one brother, Russell Coupal; and three sisters, Vivian Fortin, Phoebe Wolf and Lillian LaCost.
She enjoyed gardening.

Lena Hamilton

FLANAGAN - Visitation for Lena Gueldenhaar Hamilton, 93, of Beulah Land Christian Home in Flanagan and a native of Crescent City, will be from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the 10:30 a.m. services at First Lutheran Church in Pontiac. The Rev. William Shields will officiate.
Burial will be in South Side Cemetery, Pontiac.
Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac, was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hamilton died Monday (April 12, 1999) at her residence.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Pontiac, where she was a member or to the donor's choice.
She was born Jan. 28, 1906 in Crescent City, the daughter of Chris and Bertha Otto Vollmer.
Her first husband, Evert Gueldenharr, whom she married Jan. 27, 1927, died May 8, 1957. She married Arthur Hamilton on June 10, 1968 and he died Dec. 2, 1996.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Marian Gueldenhaar of Flanagan and Donald and Carol Gueldenhaar of Raymond; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
One sister and seven brothers are deceased.
Mrs. Hamilton was employed at Pontiac Shoe Factory, Evenglow Lodge and OSF St. James Hospital.

Mary Rita Dy

PAXTON - Mary Rita Dy, 75, of Highland, Calif., formerly of Paxton, died Feb. 21, 1999 at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. June 26 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paxton, with the Rev. James Heramb officiating. The inurnment will be at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Loda. The family will meet with friends after the memorial service at the Father Paul F. Dinan Parish Center, Paxton. Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dy was born Nov. 21, 1923 at Loda the daughter of John and Margaret Keegan Novak.
Surviving are her husband, Boniface Dy, whom she married in 1963 at Boulder, Calif.; one son, John Thomas Dy of Chicago; and one sister, Catherine Gembzynski of Colorado.

George McGrew

METROPOLIS - George Rudell McGrew, 71, of Metropolis, formerly of St. Anne, died Monday (April 6, 1999) at Massoc Memorial Hospital, Metropolis.
Mr. McGrew worked as a night watchman at Mortell Company in Kankakee for several years.
Surviving are his wife, Della Imogene, of Metropolis; one stepdaughter, Donna Kindle of Morocco, Ind.; two stepsons, Michael Baker of Safety Harbor, Fla., formerly of Carbondale, and Stan Baker of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Manteno; four sisters, Arietta Warren of Fort Myers, Fla., Thelma Hooker of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Bradley, DorthaElkins of Wisconsin and Alberta Goyette of New Boston, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Alice McGrew of Mich.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother and his parents, Marion L. and Nora I. Vick McGrew.
Services were held April 8 at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, Metropolis. The Rev. Brian Morrison officiated. Burial, with military rites by the American Legion and VFW, was in the Masonic Cemetery, Metropolis.
He was a member of the Church of God in Metropolis.

Pearl Huston

MILFORD - Visitation for Pearl Huston, 98, of Milford, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services will be at 11 a.m. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Memorials may be made to Milford Christian Church, where she was a member or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Huston died Monday (April 12, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
She was born Aug. 2, 1900 on a farm southeast of Milford, the daughter of Charles H. and Amy Gillan Bury.
Her husband, Roscoe Huston, died in 1978.
Surviving are two nieces, Helen Williamson of Woodland and Jeanette Light of Manteno; and several great-nieces and -nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Henry Bury; one niece, Evelyn Reed; and a nephew, Donald Bury.

Marvin Drake

Marvin ''F'' Francis Drake, 76, of Bradley, died Wednesday (April 14, 1999) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Kankakee Cha-pel of the Schre-ffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene, where he was a member. The Rev. Ron McCormick will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Benevolent Fund of his church.
Mr. Drake was self-employed, owner of Drake Construction since 1946.
He was born March 31, 1923, the son of Harold Orville and Bonnie Marr Drake.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a plane mechanic.
He attended Olivet Nazarene College.
Surviving are his wife, the former Edith Adelle Lykes, whom he married Sept. 1, 1943 in Troy Ohio; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael Drake of Bourbonnais and Robert and Karen Drake of Limestone; three daughters and sons-in- law, Gail and Kendall DeFord of Mich., Melinda and David Hengl of Mass. and Jill and Paul Horton of California; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Howard and Ruby Drake of Ohio, Harley and Beverly Drake of Arlington Heights and Charlotte Drake; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Emerson Drake and a grandson, Jeff Drake.
He enjoyed music and was a sports fan.

Virgil Culkin

CHATSWORTH - Visitation for Virgil Jerome Culkin, 88, of Friendswood, Texas, formerly of Chatsworth, will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, with a Rosary at 5 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Brunskill at 11 a.m. Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, where he was a member.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Chatsworth.
Arrangements in Texas were under the direction of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood.
Mr. Culkin died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) at South East Hospital, Houston, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Culkin owned Culkin Hardware in Chatsworth for more than 20 years. He moved from Chatsworth three years ago to Texas to be near his children.
He was born April 10, 1911, in Chatsworth, the son of Arthur and Blanche Trunk Culkin. His wife, the former Dorothy Rosenboom, whom he married June 5, 1937, died in 1983.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Joe Holmes of Plano, Texas; one son and daughter- in-law, James and Cheryl Culkin of Friendswood; one brother, Clarence Culkin of Bloomington; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Sportsman's Club and Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood.

Patricia Wicks

Patricia ''Pat'' Wicks, 64, of Kankakee, died April 8, 1999 at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Saturday services at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee. The Rev. Alan Good will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kan-kakee.
She was born Jan. 3, 1935 in Villa Ridge, Ill., the daughter of Carter and Britha Williams Bell.
Her husband, Isaac Wicks, is deceased.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Gilman.
Surviving are one son, James Edward ''Jimmy'' Smith; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Birdie Ann Smith of Chicago, Charlotte and Herman Winfield of Chebanse and Sandra and Robert Sowell of Kankakee; three brothers and two sisters-in- law, Carter and Doris Bell of Little Rock, Ark. and Frederick Bell and William ''Ronnie'' and Sylvia Bell, all of Kankakee; one uncle, Donald Williams of Mattoon; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents, husband and a nephew Allen Smith.
She enjoyed fishing, working puzzles and playing cards.

Marcella Petty

MANTENO - Marcella Klein Petty, 75, of Manteno, died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) in Kankakee.
There will be no visitation or church services.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Stephens Cemetery in Streator.
The Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Streator, the daughter of Frank and Julia Seroka Klein.
Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Petty of Manteno, whom she married May 3, 1951 at St. Anthony's Church in Streator; one daughter, Nancy Petty of Boston; one sister, Marion Batkiewicz of Streator; one brother, Edwin ''Bud'' Klein of Streator; two aunts, Betty Klein and Helen Johnson, of Streator; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Frank Klein Jr. and a sister, Helen Prendergast.

Brittani Sayner

GODLEY - Brittani Lynn Sayner, one-year-old daughter of Scott and Carri Byerley Sayner of Godley, died suddenly Wednesday (April 14, 1999) at the Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
She was born April 8, 1998 in Joliet.
Surviving are her parents; two brothers, Scott Sayner Jr. and Dakota Jones; maternal grandmother, Karen Byerley of Godley; paternal grandmother, Connie Sayner of Braidwood; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Craig and Pam Sayner of Manteno; maternal great- grandparents, Ellis and Dolores Schott of Godley and Mae Byerley of Braidwood; paternal great-grandmothers, Marion Voigt of Coal City and Juanita Ponx of New Port Richey, Fla.; and several aunts and uncles.
Deceased are her maternal grandfather, Robert Byerley.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel. Rev. Oren Banks will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville.

Pedro Ramirez

Pedro Ramirez, 52, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Robert J. Sheehy and Sons Funeral Home, 4950 W. 79th St. (two blocks west of Cicero).
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Simon Church in Chicago, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.
He was born March 15, 1947 in Chicago, the son of Manuel and Refugio Prado Ramirez. His wife, the former Marlene Rosenthal, is deceased.
Surviving are three sons, Danny, Manuel and John Ramirez; five sisters, Rose Agundis, Juanita Ramirez, Esther Cobb and Rebecca and Jovita Hernandez; seven brothers, Lorenzo, Elias, Paul, James, Manuel, Freddie and David Ramirez; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Deceased are his parents, wife and one brother, Matthew.

Felipa Gomez

DONNA, Texas - Felipa Gomez, 42, of Donna, Texas, formerly of Momence, died Wednesday (April 14, 1999) at Knapp Memorial Hospital in Westlaco, Texas, after a long illness.
Surviving are her husband, Rogelio Gomez and one son, Rogelio Jr., one daughter, Joni Gomez and one granddaughter, all of Donna, Texas; six sisters, Ernestina Oaks and Linda Rodriguez of San Diego, Texas, Armendina Frayer Jr. of Roselawn, Ind., Sylvia Graza of Mendota, Esperanza Rocha of Hoopeston and Viola Escobar of Sadalia, Mo.; one brother, Rolando Trevino of Momence; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents, Daniel and Viola Trevino and one nephew, Manuel Trevino.
Donna's Memorial Funeral Home, Donna, Texas is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gomez attended St. Patrick School and Church in Momence.
She worked at Del Monte Foods in Mendota before her marriage.

Stanley Tomaszewski

Stanley Tomaszewski, 72, of Missouri, formerly of Bradley, died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) in Missouri.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kan-kakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Aug. 29, 1926 in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Virginia Chinski Tomaszewski.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Cosby, whom he married Feb. 17, 1948 in Bethesda, Md., who resides in Missouri; six sons and one daughter-in-law, Matthew and Steven of Oklahoma, Joseph, Stanley and Kevin, all of Arizona, and Wayne and Lisa of California; three daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia Searles of Arizona, Sondra and Paul Dawson and Diana Hutchinson, all of Missouri; two sisters and one brother-in- law, Irene Coy and Josephine and Vernon Kuntz, all of Bradley; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Theodore Tomaszewski and Eugene and Sharon Tomazewski, all of Florida, and Steven Tomaszewski of Arizona; 24 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a daughter, Shirley Tomaszewski; his parents; and two brothers, Henery and Richard.
Mr. Tomaszewski managed Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, retiring in 1983.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Arizona and Bradley.
He enjoyed stock car racing and working on cars.

Victor Engelbrecht

PAXTON - Victor W. Engelbrecht, 78, a retired Paxton area farmer and implement dealer, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at the Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in Elliott, where he was a member. The Rev. Melvin Blobaum will officiate.
Burial will be in the Pontoppidan Lutheran Cemetrey, rural Elliott.
Memorials may be made to his church or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Engelbrecht farmed in Crescent City for five years, Forrest for 17 years and rural Paxton from 1693 until 1985 when he retired. He moved into Paxton in 1990.
He also owned and operated Engelbrecht Implement for 20 years.
He was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Buckley, the son of Oscar W. and Alvina D. ZumMallen Engelbrecht.
Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth G. Mehrings, whom he married Sept. 22, 1946 in Chenoa; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and David Graef of Papillion, Neb. and Betty and John Vandevender of Hutsonville; one son and daughter-in- law, Robert and Deborah Engelbrecht of Paxton; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Wilken of Clifton; and one brother, Wallace of Clifton.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, in the South Pacific reachig the rank of Sgt.
He served on the church board and was a member of the Paxton American Legion Post 150 and the Elliott Amvets. At one time he served on the Purdueville Elevator Board and the Soil and Water Conservation Baord.

Marquae Simington

Marquae Simington, 5 months, of Kankakee, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Lax Mortuary.

Euleen Andrews

Visitation for Euleen Andrews, 68, of Bradley, will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, with services by the Women of the Moose at 5 p.m. at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. John Marvin will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Andrews died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island.
She was born Feb. 22, 1931 in Carrolton, Miss., the daughter of William C. and Claude Carpenter Turner, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Henry B. Andrews, whom she married Dec. 20, 1948 in Grenada, Miss.; one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Tina Andrews of Bourbonnais; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Janice and Mike Gagnon and Tina Barber, all of Bourbonnais, and Pat and Tom Metz of Bradley; two sisters, Willa Paul Cohea of Memphis, Tenn. and Mattie Dean Reed of Hot Springs, Ark.; six brothers, William C. Turner of Grendada, Aton Turner of Memphis, Tenn., William Glen Turner and Silas Turner, both of Hot Springs, Claude Grey Turner of Springdale, Mo., and Larry Turner of Little Rock; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his step-mother, Lois Turner of Hot Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Andrews was a former employee of Uniroyal and Simoniz.
She was a member of the Bradley VFW Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose.
She enjoyed playing Bingo.

Tillie Rinkenberger

FAIRBURY - Tillie Rinkenberger, 97, of Fairbury, died Wednesday (April 14, 1999) at Fairview Haven Nursing Home, Fairbury.
She was born Feb. 2, 1092 in Fairbury, the daughter of Daniel and Barbara Burkhardt Wenger. She was a resident of Fairbury most of her life, although she spent 20 years in Minnesota.
Her husband, Gideon Rinkenberger, whom she married Dec. 7, 1921 in Bebson, Minn., died Dec. 5, 1966.
Also deceased are five brothers; three sisters; one son, Gene Rinkenberger; one daughter, Kathleen Jordon; one granddaughter; and one grandson.
Surviving are two daughters, Marcella Rinkenberger of Kankakee and Delores Ninis of Momence; one son, Richard Rinkenberger of Caddo, Texas; one sister, Rose Rinkenberger of Fosston, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great- great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Duffy-Pills Memorial Home in Fairbury and from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the 1:30 p.m. services at Fairbury Apostolic Christian Church, where she was a member. Ministers of the church will officiate.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.
Memorials may be made to her church.

Theresa Raymond

Theresa C. Raymond, 73, of Bourbonnais, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Loyola Medical Center, Chicago.
Survivors include her husband, Robert P. Raymond; one son, Scott; one daughter, Christine Stankewicz; three grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald and James Lecuyer.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 1 p.m., at the Senesac Bourbonnais Funeral Home.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Maternity BVM Church. Burial will be in Maternity Cemetery.

Tod V. Bowers

CHEBANSE - Tod V. Bowers, 34, of Chebanse, died from a short illness Thursday (April 15, 1999) in Chebanse.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Fu-neral Home, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Randy Wilkinson will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for his son's education.
He was born Sept. 3, 1964 in Kankakee, the son of Doyle and Linda Onstott-Bowers. His father survives and his mother is deceased.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Annette Long, whom he married June 16, 1990 at Open Bible Center in Bradley, where he was a member; one son, Justin Bowers, at home; maternal grandmother, Amanda Onstott of Iola; paternal grandparents, James R. and Zelma Bowers of Kankakee; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Scot and Mary Jo Bowers of Kankakee and Larry Bowers of Quincy; a nephew, Will Bowers; and his best friend, Ralph Magruder.
Deceased are a daughter, Jessica Bowers; two brothers, Wade and Doug Bowers; and his grandfather, Everett Onstott.
A graduate of Herscher High School, he enjoyed music, especially drums, the outdoors and was a sports fan.

Wayne Artman

MONEE - Wayne Lee Artman, 59, of Monee, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, after a sudden illness.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at the Crete Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Rev. McDonald will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
Memorials may be made to the family, Eastern Will County Senior Citizens of Monee, or to the St. Francis Hospital Hospice.
Mr. Artman was a retired Ford mechanic from Peotone Ford. He formerly owned and operated Waynes Auto Shop in Monee and had also worked at Monee Sales and Service and Ford Tractor Sales in Monee.
He was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Chicago Heights, the son of Loyde and Verna Ruder Artman. His father died in 1989 and his mother resides in Monee.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Vitale, of Monee, whom he married in 1961 in Frankfort; three sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Tammy Artman of Dahlgren, Kevin Artman of Merrillville, Ind., Shannon Artman of Monee; one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Mike Plumley of Monee; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Myrna Artman, Ronald and Elaine Artman, all of Monee, and Larry and Carolyn Artman of Pineville, La.; and three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed restoring antique tractors.

Dorothy Pesavento

MANTENO - Dorothy Pesavento, 68, of Manteno, formerly of Riverdale, died of a short illness Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made for Masses.
She was born Feb. 12, 1931 in Blue Island, the daughter of Frank and Eunice Robbins.
Surviving are her husband, Leon Pesavento, whom she married Oct. 8, 1949 in St. Anthony's, Pullman; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Joanne Pesavento of Griffith, Ind.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Linda and Mark Dirksen of Palos Heights, Donna Miller of Hammond, Ind. and Misty Pesavento of Manteno; one sister and brother-in- law, Esther and Edward Klutcharch of Manteno; and two grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Manteno.
She was a caregiver to her family.

Gary Thrasher

PAXTON - Visitation for Gary D. Thrasher, 55, of Paxton, will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. John Davenport will officiate.
Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, The American Heart Association or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Thrasher died Wednesday (April 14, 1999) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
He was born Oct. 2, 1943 in Clinton, the son of Sherman and Bessie Naomi Jamison Thrasher, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy M. Pancake, whom he married Jan. 23, 1962 in St. Louis, Mo.; one daughter, Penny Conner of Beecher; one brother, Richrd R. Thrasher of Dewitt; and two grandchildren.

Lizzie Miller

Lizzie Miller, 82, of Kankakee, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Lax Mortuary.

Mae Johnson

Mae Ella Johnson, 78, of Kankakee, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Lax Mortuary.

Brittani Sayner

GODLEY - Visitation for Brittani Lynn Sayner, one-year-old daughter of Scott and Carri Byerley Sayner of Godley, will be from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel. Rev. Oren Banks will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville.
Brittani died suddenly Wednesday (April 14, 1999) at the Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
She was born April 8, 1998 in Joliet.
Surviving are her parents; two brothers, Scott Sayner Jr. and Dakota Jones; maternal grandmother, Karen Byerley of Godley; paternal grandmother, Connie Sayner of Braidwood; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Craig and Pam Sayner of Manteno; maternal great- grandparents, Ellis and Dolores Schott of Godley and Mae Byerley of Braidwood; paternal great-grandmothers, Marion Voigt of Coal City and Juanita Ponx of New Port Richey, Fla.; and several aunts and uncles.
Deceased is her maternal grandfather, Robert Byerley.

Angelena Giacchino

Angelena Giacchino, 89, of Bradley, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was a member. There will be no visitation.
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee was in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born May 15, 1909 in Gretna, La., the son of Joseph and Virginia DeCarlo.
Her husband, Dominic Giacchino, whom she married April 4, 1929 at St. Rose, died Dec. 16 1979.
Mr. Giacchino was a former employee of Roper (Easyway) and the Bear Brand Hosiery.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Theresa and Vincent and Donna Giacchino, all of Bradley; two sisters, Jennie Leone and Grace Deatti of Kankakee; four grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers.


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