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Ricky M. Stapleton

Visitation for Ricky M. Stapleton, 39, of Kankakee, will be from 10 a.m., Monday, May 3, until the 11 a.m. services at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. Rev. Wills will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kan-kakee.
Mr. Stapleton died Friday (April 23, 1999) in Kankakee.
He was born Sept. 26, 1960 in Kankakee, the son of Robert and Calina Stapleton.
Mr. Stapleton was employed at ITW Angleboard and Riverside Medical Center in housekeeping. He served in the Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Joy N. Parker-Stapleton, whom he married on Aug. 21, 1998 in Kankakee; two sons, Qa'mari Stapleton, of Kankakee, and Canei Johnson of Kankakee; three daughters, Saporia Johnson of Kankakee, Latavia Fortney of Kankakee, and Cleopatra Stapleton of Hazel Crest; five sisters, Dora Mae Stapleton of Kankakee, Wendy Stillwell of Detroit, Mich., Suzanne Tucker of Ohio, Alberta Stapleton of Calif., Tammy Burse of Kankakee and sister-in-law Tammie Mason of Kankakee; two brothers, Robert Taylor of Joliet and David Stapleton of Woodstock; two brothers-in-law, William Parker, Jr. of Kankakee and James Martin, Jr. of Kankakee; father-in-law William Parker, Sr.; grandson Sylvester; several cousins, nieces, nephews; and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gordon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Parker, and a brother, Glen Stapleton.
He had a loving wife who took care of him through his sickness from cancer since Sept. 3, 1998, as well as brothers Bobbie and David, Sister Tammy, cousin Bertha, Uncle Cleadus, Aunt Schuntil, and loving mother-in-law Cleaster Martin and family.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Pearl Cook

Pearl Cook, 96, of Kankakee, died Saturday (April 24, 1999) at Miller Health Care Center, after an extended illness.
Visitation will be from noon Tuesday until the 2 p.m. services at the Morton-Johnston Funeral Home, Benton. The Revs. Larry and Evan House will officiate.
Burial will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery, Benton.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Local arrangements are by the Schreffler Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 17, 1902, in Franklin County, the daughter of Henry ''Gib'' and Cora Wilkerson House.
Her husband, Everett Cook, whom she married Oct. 12, 1921, in Benton, died March 2, 1984.
Surviving are one daughter, Georgia Sanders of Bourbonnais; one brother and son-in-law, Evan and Ruby House of Whittington; two grandchildren, Marsha Reiniche of Bourbonnais, Mark Sanders of Deerfield; and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son-in-law, Paul Sanders; one granddaughter, Phyllis Jean Sanders; two brothers, Everett and Harry; and four sisters, Grace Cook, Arba Crawford, Matilda Wayman, and Hattie House.

Alma Grish

PIPER CITY - Alma L. Grish, 91, of Piper City, formerly of Linton, Ind., died Sunday (April 25, 1999) at Palmwood Nursing Home, Piper City.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery, Linton, Ind.
Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 2, 1907, in LaHogue, the daughter of Ed and Wilhemiene Folke Schoon.
Her husband, Peter L. Grish, whom she married in Indiana, died Feb. 3, 1984.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Deceased are three brothers and one sister.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Piper City.

George Lueth

George Henry Lueth, 92, of Bourbonnais, died Sunday (April 25, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the 10 a.m. services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kankakee, where he was a lifelong member. The Revs. Martin Haeger and Karl Koeppen will officiate.
Entombment will be in Mound Grove Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.
He was born Dec. 12, 1906, in Kankakee, the son of George C. and Anna F. Lueth.
Surviving are his wife, the former Edith Dreska, whom he married June 25, 1933, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, June Ann and Jerald Hoekstra, Jenny Lynn and James Mossman, all of St. Anne; one son and daughter-in-law, George Rodney and Alexis Lueth of St. Simons Island, Ga.; one sister, Marguerite Bretag of Petaluma, Calif.; five grandchildren, Denise (Hoekstra) Tully, David Hoekstra, Joy (Mossman) Goebbert, Julie (Mossman) Flaherty, and Alexandra Lueth; and four great-grandchildren, Michael and Daniel Hoekstra, Dylan Flaherty, and Emma Goebbert.
Deceased are two brothers, Harold and Carl Lueth; and three sisters, Alma Schierholz, Maybelle Nehls, and Mildred Hall.
Mr. Lueth owned and operated Lueth Auto Body Repair, successor to a carriage manufacturing business which began in 1865 in Kankakee.
He was a Dr Pepper distributor; and he started Kankakee's first golf driving range.
He was a retired farmer.

Ardene Buck

SHELDON - Ardene E. Buck, 87, of Sheldon, died Sunday (April 25, 1999) at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at the Church of Christ, Sheldon, where she was a member. Pastor Harold Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. John Prairie Heart Institution, Springfield.
She was born Oct. 4, 1911, in Gilman, the daughter of Lester and Eva Kurtz Roberts.
Her husband, Robert L. Buck, whom she married June 25, 1939, in Gilman, died March 25, 1994.
Surviving are one son and his wife, Robert and Rhoda Buck; one brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Pat Roberts of Gilman; two step-grandsons, Steve and Susan Minard of Mahomet, Stan Minard of Watseka; two step-granddaughters, Chris and Mark Walton of Watseka, and Cecilia and Robert Tate of Sidel; five step-great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Asher Roberts; and one daughter, Nancy.
Mrs. Buck was a retired teacher who taught at the Centerville, Middleport Unit 9 school.
She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Christian Women's Fellowship.
She enjoyed the computer and flowers.

Fred Meadows

PONTIAC - Fred B. Meadows, 95, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Pontiac and Saunemin, died Tuesday (April 20, 1999) at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla.
Arrangements are pending at the Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac.

Iris Heriot

CLIFTON - Services for Iris L. Heriot, 77, of Clifton, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Clifton, where she was a member. William Callister will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Burial will be in Clifton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Clifton.
Mrs. Heriot died Saturday (April 24, 1999) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton.
She was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Round Prairie, Minn., the daughter of Dietrich and Fannie Ennen Hustedt.
Her husband, Glenn E. Heriot, whom she married Nov. 15, 1941, in Clifton, died Aug. 19, 1998.
Surviving are three sons, Glenn Heriot of Las Vegas, Nev., Steve Heriot of Bemidji, Minn., and David Heriot of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Annetta McKean of Gifford, and Lois Novoto of Mowequa; one brother, Cecil Hustedt of Chebanse; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one sister, Ramona Schultz; and three brothers, Elmo, Dick and Royal Hustedt.
She graduated from Herscher High School in 1939 and ISU in 1941 and received a B.S. in 1975.
Mrs. Heriot was a teacher beginning in Milks Grove Township in 1941 and transferring to Clifton, where she remained until her retirement, for a total of 32 years.
She was a member of the Clifton Legion Auxiliary and the Clifton Womens Club.
She enjoyed bridge, reading, and fishing.

Emilie Gronewold

BUCKLEY - Emilie J. ''Millie'' Gronewold, 98, of Buckley, died Sunday (April 25, 1999) at the Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton, where she had resided for the last two years.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. services at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley. The Rev. Gunard Heikkila will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Buckley.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley.
Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Buckley, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Jan. 18, 1901, in rural Thawville, the daughter of Gustav and Emma Kietzman Zabel.
Her husband, Ehme W. Gronewold, whom she married Oct. 15, 1926, in Buckley, died Jan. 6, 1964.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Wilbur E. and Geraldine Gronewold of Beecher, Herbert F. and Marion Gronewold of Buckley, and Harold W. and Martha Gronewold of Lansing; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers and five sisters.

Katie Maupin

Katie Mae Maupin, 77, of Kankakee, died Saturday (April 24, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.

James Harris Jr.

BRAIDWOOD - James Bradley Harris Jr., 22, of Braidwood, died Friday (April 23, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. today and from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Steve Bondi will officiate.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Braidwood. Pallbearers will be Russell and Steve Harris, Mike Crites, Matt, Dan, and Dave Morris.
He was born Nov. 3, 1976, the son of James Sr. and Geraldine Odo Harris.
Surviving are his wife, the former Gena Morris; three sons, James Michael, Brian Matthew and Zachary Austin Harris, all at home; two brothers, Russell Harris and Steven Harris, both of Braidwood; mother- in-law, Cynthia (Ernie) Adams of Wilmington; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; special aunt, Yolanda Odo of Braidwood; dear friend, Mike Crites of Braidwood; maternal grandmother, Carolina Odo of Braidwood; paternal grandmother, Mary Harris of Winter Haven, Fla.; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, James S. and Eileen Harris of Lake Isabella, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents, who died March 31, 1994; and his maternal grandfather, Rosario Odo, who died July 3, 1998.
Mr. Harris was employed at the Empress Casino in Joliet, and was formerly employed at Superior Protection in Tinley Park and at the Braidwood Fire Department.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Glenn Brown

Visitation for Glenn C. Brown, 83, of Bradley, will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. John Marvin will officiate.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to Provena St. Mary's Dialysis Unit.
Mr. Brown died Monday (April 26, 1999) at his home.
He was born July 28, 1915, in Veedersburg, Ind., the son of John and Margaret Cline Brown.
Surviving are five sons and three daughters-in-law, Gordon and Sandy Brown of Aptos, Calif., Richard and Carol Brown of Smyrna, Tenn., Vernon Brown of Kankakee, Terry Brown of Bradley, Dennis and Cathy Mikeworthy of Littleton, Colo.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Margaret Surface of Bradley, Wilma Silsbee of St. Anne, Barbara and James Jennings, Lilly and Robert Mehrer, all of Kankakee; four sisters, Esther Price of Kankakee, Hazel Bukowski of Momence, Bernice Wilcox of Bourbonnais, Harriet Jennings of Papineau; two brothers, Vernon Brown of Dublin, N.C., and George Brown of St. Anne; 32 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Delmer; two sisters, Mildred and Agnes; one son, Randy; and one daughter, Bonnie.
Mr. Brown was a retired employee of Armstrong World Industries.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of the St. Anne American Legion.

Jessie Reagan

IROQUOIS - Jessie E. Reagan, 89, of Iroquois, a resident of Iroquois since 1952, died Monday (April 26, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Sheldon.
Family graveside services will be held Thursday at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana.
Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana.
She was born Jan. 16, 1910, in Havana, the daughter of Charles and Mattie Kent Ziders.
Her husband, John Reagan, whom she married Jan. 28, 1931, died Aug. 5, 1977.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gerald Reagan of Bradley, Daniel and Lois Reagan of Homewood; one daughter and son-in- law, Margaret ''Pat'' and Jerry Palm of Homewood; one niece; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Reagan was a member of the Donovan American Legion Auxiliary.

Rosalie Giunta

A funeral Mass for Rosalie Giunta, 84, of Kankakee, was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Rose Catholic Church, by Rev. Charles Wheeler.
Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kankakee.
Memorials may be made for Masses.
Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes were in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Giunta died Friday (April 23) in Kankakee.
She was born July 21, 1914, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Rosario and Angela Garofalo Giunta.
She worked for 36 years at the Bear Brand Hoisiery Company as a labeler and printer, retiring in 1967.
Survivors include special friends, Frank and Josephine Raspolich family and the Azzarelli families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.
She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She loved cats and praying.

Walter Jones

ST. ANNE - Walter T. Jones, 91, of St. Anne, died Friday (April 23, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park. The Rev. Richard Jordan Jr. will officiate.
Inurnment will be at Mo-mence Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 2, 1908, in Ackerman, Miss., the son of Phillip and Betty Barron Jones.
His wife, Della Mae Jones, is deceased.
Surviving are three sons and one daughter-in-law, Walter Jones Jr. of St. Anne, Jestard and Margaret Jones of Kankakee, Albert Jones of St. Anne; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Betty Wright and Phyllis and Ezra Tatum, all of St. Anne, Juanita Jordan and Alice and Willie Banks, all of Kankakee, Dorothy and Robert Richmond of Harvey; one brother, George Jones of Ensign, Mich.; one sister, Willie Kern of Kankakee; 25 grandchildren, 55 great- grandchildren, and 18 great-great- grandchildren.
Deceased is one son.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Jones was a resident of the area for 50 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and gardening.

Louis Gilbert

Louis Ray Gilbert, 80, of Bradley, died Wednesday (Jan. 6, 1999) at his home.
Cremation rites were accorded.
A masonic service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2 with a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the Hertz- Thoma Chapel, Kankakee. The Rev. Herb Thompson will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Heart Research or to the Diabetes Foundation.
He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Iroquois County, the son of Arthur and Myrtle M. Pope Gilbert.
Surviving are his wife, the former Viola M. Lindemann, whom he married Sept. 20, 1936, at Central Christian Church, Kankakee; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald R. and Sandra Gilbert of Bull Shoals, Ark., Roger A. and Lillette Gilbert of Hamlet, Ind., Terry A. and Deborah Gilbert of DeMotte, Ind.; one brother and sister-in-law, LaVern and Lois Gilbert of Palos Heights; one brother-in-law, Willard Boehrnsen of Beaverville; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one sister, Hazel Boehrnsen; and one brother, Carl.
Mr. Gilbert had worked at the Bear Brand Hosiery, Bradley Factory, and was a self-employed carpenter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the Aroma Park American Legion Post #1019, the Aroma Park Masonic Lodge #378, and a life member of the Beecher Amvets Post #67.
He enjoyed fishing and doing woodworking.

Stuart Otterlee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Stuart E. Otterlee, 62, of Sacramento, formerly of Kankakee, died Monday (April 5, 1999).
Services were held April 9 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sacramento. The Rev. David A. Peters officiated.
He was born Feb. 2, 1937, the son of Edward and Sonia Otterlee. His father is deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Scott Otterlee of Calif., and Mark Otterlee of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Shannon Otterlee of Santa Rosa, Calif.; his mother of Kankakee; three brothers, James A. Otterlee of Sausalito, Calif., Charles Otterlee of Mich., John Otterlee of Bourbonnais; and special friend, Mary Weber.
He was a graduate of Kankakee High School and Southern Illinois University.
Mr. Otterlee was a Lt. Cmdr. of the U.S. Naval Reserve working in Naval Intelligence.

James Womack

COAL CITY - James H. ''Wo'' Womack, 50, of Coal City, died Monday (April 26, 1999) at Morris Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Carol Alice Edman will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington. Pallbearers will be Tim Hareld, Michael Harris, James Bryant, Ron Manietta, Donald Frey, and Phil Farr.
He was born Feb. 9, 1949, in Joliet, the son of James and Mary Gribbins Womack.
Surviving are his wife, Ilse; two sons, James and Matthew of Coal City; three step-children, Sarah and Toni Van Duyne of Wilmington, and J.R. Van Duyne of Coal City; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine and Raymond Wakeman of Henderson, Nev., Veronica and B.R. Jones of Townville, S.C., Edith and Russ Honrud of Wilmington; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Linda Greene of Peru, Lincoln and Marion Womack of Streator; one granddaughter; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Deceased are his parents and one daughter, Amanda.
He was raised and educated in Coal City, graduating from Coal City High School in 1967.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Womack was employed at Ameritech for 29 years as a Systems Technician.

Florence Bonnett

SHELDON - Florence M. Bonnett, 97, of Lecanto, Fla., former Sheldon resident, died Friday (April 23, 1999) at Surrey Place, Lecanto, Fla.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Sheldon.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sheldon United Church. The Rev. Debbie Horvath will officiate.
Burial will be in the Sheldon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Homosassa, Fla.
She was born Oct. 20, 1901, in Youngstown, the daughter of Edwin and Rosa Hollister Hutchins.
Her husband, Lester G. Bonnett, whom she married March 12, 1918, in Fulton Co., died in Sept. 1958.
Surviving are four daughters, Louise Spalding of Pekin, Alma Zimmerman of Homosassa, Fla., Mary Wallis of Dixon, Melba Plunkett of W. Dundee; one son, Robert Bonnett of Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, and one daughter, Georgia Heller.
She was a longtime resident of Sheldon, moving to Florida in 1985.
She was active in the Sheldon Methodist Church for 44 years.
Mrs. Bonnett was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Homosassa, Fla., D.A.R., and A.A.R.P.

William Sons

SANTA PAULA, Calif. - William C. Sons, 87, of Santa Paula, Calif., died Friday (March 26, 1999) at his home.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland. The Rev. Wally Waite will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford.
He was born April 6, 1911, in Fairbury, the son of Jess and Elma Sons.
His wife, the former Virginia McCoy, died in July 1984.
Surviving are two daughters-in- law, Donna McCoy of Biloxi, Miss., and Gertrude Wade of Milford; two brothers, Myron Sons of Springfield, and Glen Sons of Warden; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Michael Perrine

CRYSTAL LAKE - Michael Eric Perrine, 35, of Crystal Lake, died Friday (April 23, 1999) at his home, after a long illness.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Flagg Funeral Home, 2 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake.
Private family graveside services will be held Wednesday at Crystal Lake Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Michael Eric Perrine Memorial Fund c/o Crystal Lake Bank and Trust, 70 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, Ill. 60014.
He was born Feb. 28, 1964, in Quincy, the son of Michael and Betty Quincy Perrine. Michael Perrine Sr. is Farm Director at WKAN Radio in Kankakee.
Surviving are his wife, the former Nicole Pautz, whom he married Aug. 7, 1993 in Buffalo Grove; his parents of Ashkum; two brothers and sisters- in-law, Greg and Rosanne Perrine of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Todd and Julie Perrine of Monticello, Iowa; one sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Doug McCurley of Troy; two nieces; four nephews; mother-in- law, Barbara Kropp of Oconomowoc, Wis.; father-in-law, Harv Pautz of Crystal Lake; two brothers-in-law, Craig Pautz of McHenry, Brett Dames of Houston, Texas; and sister- in-law, Denise ''JP'' (Greg) Thoren of Carpentersville.
Mr. Perrine was a partner of Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire.
He enjoyed golfing and basketball.

Mattie Workman

MOMENCE - Visitation for Mattie C. Workman, 93, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Momence, will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence. The Rev. Benjamin Baker will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the family wishes.
Mrs. Workman died Sunday (April 25, 1999) in Tucson.
She was born May 16, 1905, in Taylor City, Ky., the daughter of Levi and America Elizabeth Burge Keen.
Her husband, Frisco J. Workman, whom she married in 1927 in Grant Park, died in January of 1976.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Josephine Workman of Arizona, Theodore ''Pete'' and Delores Workman of Momence; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Katie and Thurman Yohnka of Arizona, Lyla and Rosco Butchko of Carterville, Roberta Prairie of Wisconsin; three sisters, Bessie Redford of Campbellsville, Ky., Mary Lou Pike of Grant Park, Julia Seeman of Momence; 27 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one sister, five brothers, one daughter, one son and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Workman was a member of the Desert Foot Hills Baptist Church in Tucson, Ariz.

Armando Cialone

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Armando ''Tony'' Cialone, 69, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Braidwood, died Friday (April 26, 1999) at his home, after a lingering illness.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Monongahela, Pa., the son of Angelo and Michelena Cialone.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Marie, whom he married Feb. 3, 1951; one son, Erminio ''Ermie'' Cialone; one daughter, Bonnie Hawbaker of Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Annie Pergola, Mary Visco, and Maggie Mamie, all of Penn.; and one brother, Albert Cialone of Penn.
Mr. Cialone was formerly employed as a pipefitter-welder at the Braidwood Nuclear Station.
He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite Consistory of Long Beach, Calif.

Everett Haag

CULLOM - Visitation for Everett L. Haag, 88, of Cullom, will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at St. John's Lutheran Church, Cullom, where he was a member. Pastor Ed Stone will officiate.
Burial, with graveside military rites, will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Cullom.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Harris- Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Cullom.
Mr. Haag died Monday (April 26, 1999) at Livingston Manor, rural Pontiac.
He was born June 28, 1910, in Cullom, the son of Leonard and Elizabeth Appel Haag.
Surviving are his wife, the former Maxine H. Hills, whom he married June 3, 1935, in Kankakee; one daughter, Sandra Maxine Gunther of rural Cullom; one son and daughter- in-law, Howard Everett and Judy Haag of Manistee, Mich.; one sister, Irene ''Sis'' Loud of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Six brothers, four sisters, and one son-in-law, Tom Gunther, are deceased.
He was a 1928 graduate of Cullom High School and later graduated from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Haag was a basketball coach and business teacher. He had taught in Chebanse and later in Altamont.
He was an IRS agent for many years. He later owned his own tax service which he operated in Cullom, Saunemin, Kankakee and Chebanse.
Mr. Haag served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a commissioned officer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
He was a member of the Skinner- Trost American Legion Post 122, Cullom.

Ruth Lucht

MARTINTON - Visitation for Ruth E. Lucht, 72, of rural Martinton, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. John Conely will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the Martinton Church of Christ Building Fund.
Mrs. Lucht died Tuesday (April 27, 1999) at her home.
She was born April 29, 1926, in Kingsport, Tenn., the daughter of Andrew E. and Mary Hammond Tipton.
Her first husband, Homer Temple, is deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond Lucht, whom she married Jan. 12, 1974, at Donovan Church of Christ; one son, Jim Temple of Bourbonnais; one daughter and son-in- law, Susan and Randy Wilson of New Albany, Ind.; one sister and brother- in-law, Elizabeth and Loren Hammond of Watseka; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lucht was the Branch Manager of the East Central Illinois Community Action Office.
She was a member of the Martinton Church of Christ and the Martha Circle.
She was a past member of Kiwanis.

Guy Blanchette

ST. ANNE - Guy D. Blanchette, 43, of St. Anne, died Tuesday (April 27, 1999) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the Clancy-Gernon- Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Catholic Church, where he was a member, by the Rev. James Fanale.
Burial will be in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for the education of his children.
He was born Oct. 1, 1955, in Kankakee, the son of Kenneth and Joyce Styck Blanchette. His mother is deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sandra Tower, whom he married Aug. 4, 1979, in Bradley; three sons, Jeremy, Jason, and Thomas Blanchette, all of St. Anne; one sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Michael Forestier of St. Anne; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Adela Blanchette, Rick and Tammy Blanchette, Dale and Janet Blanchette, all of St. Anne; grandmother, Florence Styck of St. Anne; and his father of St. Anne.
Mr. Blanchette owned and operated Guys Plumbing and Heating with his brother Dale.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1973-1977.
Mr. Blanchette was a member of the St. Anne Business Association, Aroma Park Boat Club and the St. Anne American Legion.
He was a T Ball and Little League Coach for 8 years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and horseshoes.

Bertha Petreikis

HERRIN - Bertha M. Petreikis, 80, of Herrin, a former area resident, died Friday (April 26, 1999) at Herrin Hospital.
A prayer vigil will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, followed by visitation.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church, by the Rev. Brian Barker.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Herrin Hospital Auxiliary, St. John's Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society.
She was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Chicago.
Surviving are her husband, John A. Petreikis, whom she married April 19, 1941, in Chicago; two daughters and one son-in-law, Dr. Gail Petreikis and Dr. Mark Smith of Herrin, and Mary Beth Wilson of Orlando, Fla.; two sons and daughters- in-law, John and Jane Petreikis of Loxahatchee, Fla., Joe and Annie Petreikis of West Frankfort; two sisters, Mary Backlin of Kissimmee, Fla., and Marge Stoffregen of Tinley Park; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Petreikis was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in West Frankfort.

Wayne Zick

ROBERTS - Visitation for Wayne Charles Zick, 76, of Roberts, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Roberts, where he was a member. The Rev. Scott E. Olson will officiate.
Burial will be in Ridgeland Township Cemetery, Thawville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Fund, St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman.
Mr. Zick died Tuesday (April 27, 1999) at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton.
He was born Jan. 4, 1923, in rural Thawville, the son of John and Iva Lochenmeyer Zick.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marian Zeedyk, whom he married Aug. 22, 1948, in Gilman; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Barbara Zick of Onarga; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Ross Merkle of Mahomet, Laura and John Bottorff of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Lois Weber of Piper City; six grandchildren, Reagan and Alex Merkle, Greg and Courtney Zick, and Julia and Suzanne Bottorff. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
One brother, Tom Zick, is deceased.
He was a graduate of Thawville High School.
Mr. Zick was a retired farmer in the Thawville area.
He was a past member of the Onarga School Board, where he had served as president, and past member of the Thawville Lutheran Church, serving on the church board for many years. 

Maxine Dite

COAL CITY - Maxine Dite, 78, of Coal City, died Tuesday (April 27, 1999) at Morris Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Bob Mallicoat will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Coal City United Methodist Church Building Fund.
She was born July 8, 1920, in Gardner, the daughter of Frank and Josephine Krol Sowers.
Surviving are her husband, John Dite, whom she married Aug. 5, 1944, in Gardner; one son, John Dite Jr. of Coal City; one daughter and son-in- law, Bonnie and Allen Scott of Coal City; two brothers, Archie and Wayne Sowers, both of Gardner; six sisters, Betty Huston of Fla., Lorraine Brockman of Oquawka, Juanita Marshall of Tenn., Dorothy Muzzarelli, Becky and Marsha Sowers, all of Gardner; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, John and Harold Sowers; and one sister, Jean Treasure; are deceased.
She was raised and educated in Gardner, graduating from Gardner High School in 1937.

Remo Bortolotti

Remo D. Bortolotti, 89, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (April 27, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center emergency room.
Survivors include his wife, Erma.
Visitation is tentatively set for 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Martin Meier

ST. ANNE - Martin Meier, 81, of St. Anne, died Tuesday (April 27, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne.


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