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Delores Percey

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Delores L. Percey, 67, of St. Anne, will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Beverly Marshall-Goodell will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Aroma Park American Legion F- Troop.
Burial will be in the Aroma Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Percey died Wednesday (Oct. 14, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.

Billy Carmack,

GARDNER - Billy Carmack, 55, of Gardner, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at Morris Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, South Wilmington Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in the Braceville- Gardner Cemetery, Braceville.
Mr. Carmack was employed at Caterpillar in Joliet for 30 years, retiring in 1992.
He was born Nov. 22, 1942, in Gleason, Tenn., the son of Thomas and Nona Asher Carmack.
Surviving are his wife, the former Linda Sorensen, whom he married June 14, 1963, in Gardner; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jennifer Carmack of Godley; one daughter, Kellie Calhoun of Braceville; his mother of Cottage Grove, Tenn.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Treva and Bill Storm of South Wilmington, Sandra and Roe McCrary of Cottage Grove, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
Deceased is his father.

Peter Chambers

MOMENCE - Peter D. Chambers, 49, of Momence, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. Saturday until the 10 a.m. services at Good Shepherd Manor, Momence. The Rev. Denis White will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in DesPlaines.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Manor.
Arrangements were by Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.
He was born Oct. 20, 1948 in Evergreen Park, the son of Conner J. and Eugenia Schmitt Chambers. His mother resides in Sebring, Fla., and his father is deceased.
Also surviving are one brother, Conner J. Chambers of Sarasota, Fla.; four sisters and three brothers- in-law, Jean and William Stoner of Bethel Park, Pa., Meg and John Gottschalk of Chicago, Marybeth and Charles Carroll of Akron, Ohio, and Anne Chambers of Des Plaines.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Manor Explorer Scouts, the cheerleading squad and a Special Olympic participant.

Avonne Heintz

JOLIET - Avonne ''Bonnie'' (Albright) Heintz, 74, Joliet, mother of a Manteno resident, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Born in Joliet, she attended Providence High School, later earning her GED. She graduated in 1980 from St. Francis College, receiving a bachelor degree in English.
She was a member of the Woo- Woo club.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Raymond F. Heintz, former State of Illinois Conservation Police, who died in 1988 and a sister, Alice Gagnon.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond N. ''Nick'' and Barbara Heintz of Naperville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Paula Ryan of Joliet and Mary Alice and Art Mattson of Manteno; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister-in- law, Bill and Ruth Albright of California and John Albright of Joliet; two sisters, Shirley Gleason and Gerry Peterson of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Fred C. Dames West Chapel, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Judes Catholic Church, by the Rev. Robert Boley.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Thomas Dennis

GRANT PARK - Visitation for Thomas Harold Dennis, 49, of Grant Park, will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Jim Ruberg will officiate.
Burial will be in Union Corners Cemetery, Grant Park.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Dennis died Wednesday (Oct. 14, 1998) in the emergency room of Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
He was born April 23, 1949 in Kankakee, the son of Charles R. and Elizabeth M. Martin Dennis, who survive, residing in Grant Park.
Mr. Dennis was employed as a delivery driver for Jaffe Drug Store in Kankakee.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Momence.
Also surviving are one son, Thomas A. Dennis of Bradley; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Delmar Matthias of Grant Park; and one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Debra Dennis of Grant Park.
His grandparents are deceased.
Mr. Dennis was a member of the Grant Park Sportsmen's Club.

Beatrice Alder

WATSEKA - Beatrice Alder, 97, of Watseka, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at Magnolia Wood Healthcare, Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.

Donald Kuhlmann

GARDNER - Donald J. Kuhlmann, 57, of Gardner, died Wednesday (Oct. 14, 1998).
Arrangements are pending at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home, Braidwood Chapel.

Lillian Baber

WILMINGTON - Lillian M. Baber, 84, of Wilmington, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at her daughter's home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 2 p.m. services at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to Kuzma Care Cottage of Wilmington or Joliet Area Community Hospice.
She was born Nov. 14, 1913, in South Wilmington, the daughter of Matthew and Belle Walker Wallace.
Her husband, John J. Baber, died in 1989.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and George Cherveny of Wilmington; two sisters, Mary Williamson and Jean Stellano; three grandsons, Stephen (Mary) Cherveny, Kevin (Brenda) Cherveny, Matthew (Jennifer) Cherveny; eight great grandchildren; two sisters-in- law; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a great-grandson, Kevin Cherveny Jr.; four brothers and two brothers-in-law.

Dr. James A. Brooks, Ph.D.

BOURBONNAIS - Visitation for Dr. James A. Brooks, 62, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Schreffler Funeral Home, 1900 W. Court St., Kankakee and at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.
Services will be at 10 a.m. at Grace Community United Methodist Church, 735 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais. The Rev. Stan Haxton will officiate.
Burial will be at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Dr. Brooks was born Oct. 27, 1935 in Litchfield, Ill., the son of John and Lucille Brooks. He was married on Aug. 6, 1960 to the former Idella Meyer, who survives.
Survivors also include one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Ralph Morrison of Chebanse; two sons and daughters-in-law, James A. Jr. and Mindy Brooks of Washington, D.C., Eric and Jennie Brooks of San Diego, Calif.; and a close friend, Donna Earnhart. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, James A. Brooks III, Samuel S. Brooks, James (Alex), Jessica, Michael, Evan, Emily Morrison and Elizabeth (Ella) Brooks, an aunt, Margaret Lee Hefley and one cousin, Darla Coleman.
His parents are deceased.
Dr. Brooks, a licensed clinical psychologist, had practiced in this area for over 30 years. He took a special interest in helping in the areas of drug and alcohol dependency and child abuse. He often was a featured speaker and counselor on these subjects.
Dr. Brooks earned a bachelor of science degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, a master of science in Education at Illinois State University and earned his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) at United States University of America.
In lieu of flowers, Dr. Brooks requested memorials be made to his grandchildren's education or to Grace Community United Methodist Church.
(Pd.)

Russel J. Olson, WWII vet

DWIGHT - Russel J. Olson, 74, of Dwight, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at Morris Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, with a Masonic service by the Gardner Lodge 573, AF&AM at 8 p.m. at U.C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home, Morris, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Charles Olson will officiate.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris, with military graveside services conducted by John Martin Steele Post 6049 VFW and Morris American Legion Post 294.
He was born Sept. 9, 1924 in Elmore, Minn., the son of June and Agnes Thorson Olson.
Surviving are his wife, the former June Matteson, whom he married Dec. 31, 1958, at Morris; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Gaylon Bryon of Theodore, Ala.; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Caroline Olson of Mobile, Ala., James ''Jake'' and Jennifer Olson of Gardner and Brent and Annette Olson of South Wilmington; three sisters, Charlotte and William Fosen and Lorayne and William Knapp, both of Morris, and Arnette and Howard Burton of Mazon; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Mary Olson and Harold and Rose Olson, all of Morris; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A brother, E.L. ''Butch'' Olson, is deceased.
Mr. Olson was employed with Self Locking Co. in Morris and together with his wife and family, owned and operated Olson's Tap and Lanes in South Wilmington for 17 years. Since 1993 they owned Olson's Mobile Home Park in Dwight.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He was a member of Cedar Lodge 124, AF&AM, in Morris and was a life member and past commander of John Martin Steele Post 6049 VFW in Morris.

Miriam O'Malley

ORLAND PARK - Miriam Elizabeth ''Betty'' O'Malley, 89, of Orland Park, died Wednesday (Oct. 14, 1998) at Palos Community Hospital.
Visitation will be for two hours prior to the 1 p.m. services Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Manteno. The Rev. Vaughn Hoffman will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
She was born Nov. 15, 1908 in Opdyke, Ill., the daughter of Roland and Sophia Estes Rhodes.
Her husband, Vincent Hofeling, is deceased.
A registerd nurse, she was employed by Manteno Mental Health. She also did private duty.
She was affiliated with the United Methodist church and a member of DAR.
Surviving are three sisters and one brother-in-law, Melba Kemp of Orland Park, Roberta Marcotte of Tinley Park and Jean and Jay Hollenbeck of Pontiac; one brother, Rex Rhodes of Crystal City, Mo.
A brother, Walter Rhodes is deceased.

Joyce Hall

SHELDON - Joyce Hall, 60, of Sheldon, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at her home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Sunday until the services at 3 p.m. at the Knapp Funeral Home, Sheldon. Joe Hughes will officiate.
Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Paul Keller House-ABRA and chemo department of Iroquois Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Hall had been employed 29 years at Sumner National Bank, Sheldon.
She was a member of the Human Rights Committee at Keller House, Sheldon, and a former member of the board of directors at Sumner National Bank, Sheldon.
She was born May 29, 1938, in Mercer Co., Ky., the daughter of John Henry and Addie Myrtle Smock Carey.
Her husband, Darold D. Hall, died June 26, 1994.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Marcus and Raegan Hall of Indianapolis, Ind., Ed and Colleen Alsip of Rockton; two daughters and one son-in-law, Teresa and George Seng, Gina Alsip, all of Sheldon; two step-daughters, Nancy (Dr. David) Nagele, Diana (Ed) Hutt, all of Sheldon; two sisters, Carolyn Sheene of Danville, Ky., Violet Dailey of Harrodsburg, Ky.; one brother, Curtis Carey of Lexington, Ky.; and nine grandchildren.
Deceased are her parents and one step-son.

Avonne Heintz

JOLIET - Avonne ''Bonnie'' (Albright) Heintz, 74, Joliet, mother of a Manteno resident, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Born in Joliet, she attended Providence High School, later earning her GED. She graduated in 1980 from St. Francis College, receiving a bachelor degree in English.
She was a member of the Woo- Woo club.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Raymond F. Heintz, former State of Illinois Conservation Police, who died in 1988 and a sister, Alice Gagnon.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond N. ''Nick'' and Barbara Heintz of Naperville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Paula Ryan of Joliet and Mary Alice and Art Mattson of Manteno; three grandchildren, Julia Maria (Mike) Demos, Mike J. Ryan, Ray F. Mattson; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna Demos; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Bill and Ruth Albright of California and John Albright of Joliet; two sisters, Shirley Gleason and Gerry Peterson of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Fred C. Dames West Chapel, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Jude's Catholic Church, by the Rev. Robert Boley.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
(Pd.)

Elizabeth Elliott

JOLIET - Elizabeth H. Elliott, 90, of Joliet, grandmother of a Coal City resident, died Sunday (Oct. 11, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Services were Oct. 14 at Fred C. Dames West Chapel, Joliet, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, New Lenox.
Memorials may be made to Senior Services Care Unit, 310 N. Joliet St., Joliet, 60400.
She was born Sept. 5, 1908, in Stretford, Lancashire, England. She immigrated to Joliet with her husband, ''Laddie'' and three of her children in December 1947. Her husband died in 1970.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Neil Bates of Toronto, Ont., Canada, Mavis and Dennis O'Neil of Golden Colo., and Wendy and Charles Reardon of Crest Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Jerri Elliott of Washington; seven grandchildren, including Barry and Lynne DeAngelis of Coal City; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Danny Maki

Danny ''Dan'' Maki, 33, of Bradley, died Saturday (Oct. 17, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
Among the survivors is his mother, Donna Maki of Bradley.

Patricia Kurtenbach

PIPER CITY - Patricia J. Kurtenbach, 42, of Piper City, died Friday (Oct. 16, 1998) in a single-car accident in eastern Ford County.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at United Methodist Church, Piper City, where she was a member. The Rev. Dori Dana Hudson will officiate.
Burial will be in Brenton Cemetery, Piper City.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the donor's choice.
She was born April 30, 1956, the daughter of Lloyd S. and Marjorie Keever Bargmann. Her father is deceased and her mother survives, residing in Piper City.
A graduate of Piper City schools, she received an associate's degree at Parkland Junior College in Champaign.
Mrs. Kurtenbach worked at Nichols-Homeshield in Chatsworth as a plant accountant.
Also surviving are one daughter, Shannon Kurtenbach of Bradley; one son, Ryan Kurtenbach of Homer; one sister, Sandra Jarke of Fort Branch, Ind.; three brothers, Roger Bargmann of Ocala, Fla., Daniel Bargmann of Aurora and Mark Bargmann of Longwood, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis Klein

WILMINGTON - Phyllis J. Klein, 82, of Wilmington, formerly of Joliet, Elwood area, died Friday (Oct. 16, 1998) at the Embassy Care Center in Wilmington.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Marcia Urban will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville.
She was born April 25, 1916 in Nokomis, the daughter of Phillip and Julia Snow Davis.
Her husband, Nathan R. Klein, whom she married in Litchfield, died June 4, 1987.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Delores Klein of Braidwood; two grandchildren, Jeff Ryman of Braidwood and Teri Madsen of Coal City; and five great- grandchildren.
A brother, Louis T. Davis Sr. is deceased.

Glenn Schultz

STEGER - Glenn R. Schultz, 74, of Steger, formerly of Beecher, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1998) at his home.
Visitation was from 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the Hack Funeral Home, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. today. The Rev. John Stellick will officiate.
Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Crete.
Memorials may be made to the activity fund at Manteno Veterans Home.
He was born March 12, 1924, in Beecher, the son of Edward and Clara Selk Schultz.
His wife, the former Lucille Haseman, died in 1997. A daughter and son are also deceased.
Mr. Schultz was a heavy equipment operator.
A veteran, he served in the Army.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Crete.
Surviving are one son, Glen Allen Schultz of Steger; eight sisters, Lorraine Olson, Bonnie Matthias and Jean Lange, all of Beecher, Garneta Huseman of Lowell, Ind., Faith Skiba of Buffalo Grove, Clara Walza of Antioch and Carol McConkey of Richmond, Wis.; three brothers, Robert Schultz of Beecher, Jack Schultz of Quincy, Fla. and Jim Schultz of Park Forest.

Maxine Hnetkovsky

GARDNER - Maxine M. Hnetkovsky, 72, of Gardner, died Saturday (Oct. 17, 1998) at her home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, South Wilmington Chapel, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Tuesday to be celebrated by the Rev. Bob Maternoski at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the donor's choice.
She was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Gardner, the daughter of Joseph and Nellie Holbert Truffa.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence Hnetkovsky, whom she married Oct. 29, 1949; two daughters, Donna Broucek of Joliet and Jeanne Hnetkovsky of Bloomington; one grandson, John Broucek of Coal City; one sister, Margaret Stevens of South Wilmington.

Donald Kuhlmann

GARDNER - Donald J. Kuhlmann, 57, of Gardner, died Wednesday (Oct. 14, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, with services at 7 p.m., R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel. The Rev. Craig Miller will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
He was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Chicago, the son of Herbert and Hiltrude Gorman Kuhlmann.
Mr. Kuhlmann was an electrician at many nuclear power stations in the area and was a member of Local 134 Electrical Union of Chicago.
He was an active volunteer for Alcoholics Anonymous and Christian Ministries.
Surviving are one sister, Carol Joan Begley of Chicago; two brothers, Herbert Kuhlmann of Downers Grove and Bernard Kuhlmann of Arlington Heights; and nieces and nephews.

Beatrice Alder

WATSEKA - Visitation for Beatrice M. Alder, 97, of Watseka, will be from 2-5 p.m. today at Segur- Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Alan Cheney will officiate.
Burial will be in Iroquois Memorial Park, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Alder died Oct. 15, 1998 at Magnolia Wood Health Care in Watseka.
She was born March 29, 1901, in Rochester, Minn., the daughter of George and Martha Corser Elliott.
Her husband, James W. Alder, whom she married Jan. 10, 1920, in Tuttle, Okla., died Dec. 1, 1971. Also deceased are six brothers, two sisters, one son, George Alder, and two daughters, Lucille Sandness and Margaret Stanke.
Surviving are one son, Jim Alder of Watseka; two sisters, Lynn Moug of Chaseley, N.D. and Marge Quaco of Greeley, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Alder had worked at Electronic Components for many years.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka, the Grandmothers Club and Senior Citizens. She enjoyed crocheting.


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