Miscellaneous Kankakee County, Illinois Obituaries

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Remo Bortolotti

Visitation for Remo D. ''Ray'' Bortolotti, 89, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Leah Pogemil-ler and Rev. Charles Wheeler will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Cemetery, Monee.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Music Department.
Mr. Bortolotti died Tuesday (April 27, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center emergency room.
He was born Sept. 29, 1909 in Gallup, New Mexico, the son of Eligo and Katerina Cortasso Bartolotti.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army.
Surviving are his wife, the former Erma Friese Volden, whom he married Feb. 14, 1990 in Kankakee; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John Bortolotti of Chicago and Donald and Terese Bunna of Naperville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Thorel and James Jogleski of Burbank, Rae Terese Bortolotti of Park Forest and Carol and Robert Trenary of Matteson; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jack Riordan of Calumet City; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, James and Robert; two wives, Annabelle Furhman and Della Weston; two brothers; Romelo and Valentino; and one sister, Florence.
He was a member of the Roman Catholic faith and an associate member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Mr. Bortolotti was a self-employed caterer. He also worked at the Chicago Daily News and for the Tribune. After retirement, he worked for West Rich High School and was an active volunteer for St. Mary's Hospital for 10 years.
He was a member of the Manteno American Legion and the Kankakee Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge.
He enjoyed playing with pets, feeding birds and squirrels.

Marjorie Finfrock

WATSEKA - Family graveside services for Marjorie Finfrock, 89, of Wheat Ridge, Colo., formerly of Watseka, will be at 9:30 Friday at the West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. The Rev. Dean Bottjen will officiate.
Arrangements are by Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Finfrock died April 23, 1999 at Sandalwood Nursing Home in Wheat Ridge.
She was born Nov. 9, 1909 in Cullom, the daughter of thomas and Bertha Ferdinand Thorndyke.
Her husband, Alden M. Finfrock, whom she married Sept. 2, 1928 in Fowler, Ind., died Jan. 26, 1993.
She and her husband owned and operated Finy's Jewelry Store in Watseka for 41 years.
She was a teacher in Cullom and Stockland for 13 years.
Surviving are one son, Norman Finfroc, of Arvada, Colo.; one brother, Harlod Thorndyke of Sidney, Ill.; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Arlan.

Lena Aiello

Lena P. Aiello, 89, of Kankakee, formerly of Riverdale, died today (April 29, 1999) at Manor Care Health Services.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church in Homewood.
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais is in charge of arrangements.

Martin Meier

ST. ANNE - Martin M. Meier, 81, of St. Anne, president of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of St. Anne since 1981, died Tuesday (April 27, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, following a short illness.
Mr. Meier was former president of St. Anne High School Board of Education and former president of the St. Anne Village Board.
Mr. Meier retired from Eastern Illinois Clay Company in 1984.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with Masonic services at 7 p.m., at Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Felipe Martinez will officiate. Cremation rites were accorded.
Burial will be in St. Anne Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, St. Anne, where he was a member.
He was born March 24, 1918 in St. Anne, the son of Louis and Vernice Martin Meier, who are deceased.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lois Fullerton, whom he married Nov. 8, 1940 in Peoria; two daughters and one son-in-law, Merri and Robert Borkowski of Big Rapids, Mich. and Catherine M. Ross of Bourbonnais and her fiance, James Jenkins of Chicago; four grandsons, Timothy Ross of Dallas, Texas, Jason Ross of Studio City, Calif., Brian and Casey Borkowski of Big Rapids; a sister-in- law, Joyce Meier of Kankakee; and a niece and her spouse, Deborah and Thomas Gledhill of Northbrook.
Preceding him in death were a brother Gordon Meier and niece Elizabeth Frauenhoffer.
He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Elks Country Club.
He enjoyed golf, bridge, Dixieland music and travel.
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Olga Bayless

ASHKUM - Olga A. Bayless, 82, of Ashkum, died Wednesday (April 28, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at St. John's Lutheran Church, Danforth, where she was a member. The Rev. James Gerth will officiate.
Burial will be in Gilman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born Dec. 31, 1916, in Ashkum, the daughter of Carl and Viola Carlson Hokanson.
Her husband, W. Lester Bayless, whom she married April 8, 1947, in Ashkum, died July 20, 1969.
Surviving are one daughter, Anna Bell Bayless of Ashkum; one brother and sister-in-law, Virden and Cherie Hokanson of Ashkum; two sisters, Ethel Hokanson of Gilman, and Darlene Billerbeck of Cullom; special friends, Harold, Sandy, Janie, Emily and Ross Wilken, all of Danforth; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Charles and Francis.
She enjoyed craftwork, playing cards, and taking care of many area children.

Wilbert Wegner

Wilbert D. Wegner, 72, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (April 28, 1999) at Gilman Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Friday until the 6:30 p.m. services, with American Legion services at 6 p.m., at Senesac Kan-kakee Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis Settles will officiate.
Private burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
He was born March 7, 1927 in Kankakee, the son of Wilbert H. and Margaret McMullen Wegner, who are deceased.
His wife, the former Rosemary C. Fecht, whom he married May 1, 1948 in Piper City, died Dec. 22, 1993.
A disabled veteran, he served in the Navy.
Mr. Wegner was a Kankakee County Animal Control officer, retiring in 1992 and formerly worked at Hammes Ford Sales and Posing Phillips 66 service station.
Surviving are two sons, David Wegner of Boulder, Colo. and Richard ''Rick'' Wegner of Crescent City; two daughters, Kristine Douglas and Susan Wegner, both of Chebanse; one grandson, Jeff Douglas.
Also deceased are one sister, Euphemia ''Famia'' Haigh.

Louis Bertani

JOLIET - Louis Robert ''Big Lou'' Bertani, former State's Attorney of Will County from 1968-1972, and principal with the Law Firm of Herschbach, Tracy, Johnson, Bertani and Wilson for over 20 years and who was of counsel with Tracy Johnson, Bertain and Wilson at the time of his death, died Wednesday (April 28, 1999).
He was born May 19, 1928 in Joliet, the son of Louis D. and Helen Henke Bertani.
He was a graduate of Joliet Junior College and DePaul University School of Law. He practiced his profession in Joliet beginning in 1951.
He was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to conduct character and fitness examinations of bar applicants. He served as a board member and president of the Joliet Public School District 86.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Doris M. Agazzi; his many children and grandchildren; a sister, Jean Stobbe; a brother and sister-in-law, Gerry and Jean Agazzi; and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the Carlson-Holmquist- Sayles Funeral Home, Joliet, were services will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of St. Anthony, where he was a member.
Entombmemt will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association or to the Joliet Area Community Hospice.

Marian Peters

WATSEKA - Marian M. Peters, 75, of Watseka, died today (April 29, 1999) at the home of her daughter in Litchfield, Ill.
Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Fred Meadows

SAUNEMIN - Graveside services for Fred B. Meadows, 95, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Saunemin, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Saunemin. The Rev. Donald Pratt of Saunemin United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunny Slope Cemetery, Saunemin.
Mr. Meadows died Tuesday (April 20, 1999) at Naples Community Hospital.
He was born Sept. 15, 1903, in Glasgow, Ky., the son of Bluford and Sarah Bowman Meadows.
His wife, the former Elaine Shepherd, whom he married Sept. 2, 1928, in Pontiac, died Aug. 31, 1990.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald F. Meadows of Bluffton, S.C., and Richard K. Meadows of Naples, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
He was a longtime resident of Saunemin and Ft. Myers, Fla.

Dr. Antaun Terrell

A memorial service to honor the memory of Antaun Y. Terrell, M.D., will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999 in the Johnson Lecture Hall at Riverside Medical Center. The public is invited to attend.
Dr. Terrell, who practiced internal medicine and pediatrics with Kankakee MedPeds Associates until recently, died in a traffic accident April 25.
Visitation will be at 7 p.m. today at Vidalia Funeral Home, 108 Pine Street, Vidalia, Ga.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in McRae, Ga.
Memorials may be made to the YMCA, 1075 N. Kennedy Drive, Kankakee.

Marian Peters

WATSEKA - Visitation for Marian M. Peters, 75, of Watseka, will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Baier Funeral Home, Watseka.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Chruch, Watseka, where she was a member. The Rev. Dean Bottjen will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Peters died Thursday (April 29, 1999) in Lichfield, Ill., at her daughter's home.
She was born Oct. 14, 1923 in Cissna Park, the daughter of Sam and Katherine Glabe Lober.
Surviving are her husband, Ed Peters, whom she married March 16, 1945 in Riverside, Calif., now of Watseka; two sons and one daughter- in-law, Scott and Lynn Peters of Minneapolis, Minn. and Ronald Peters of Watseka; two daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Dr. Jerome Epplin of Litchfield and Dona and John Kellems of Watseka; one brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Vallerie Lober of Chicago; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A sister, Dona is deceased.
Among her employmers were Iroquois Hospital, Blue Cross Insurance and Uarco.
She was a member of the Watseka American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles and reading.

Elva Roach

WILMINGTON - Elva U. Roach, 95, of Wilmington, died Thursday (April 29, 1999) at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Frank Vitus, at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose Church, Wilmington, where she was a member and belonged to its CCW.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to Kuzma Care Cottage.
She was born April 26, 1904 in Coal City, the daughter of Peter and Antonette Ulivi.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Helen Roach of Janesville, Wis.; one daughter and son-in-law, Vera and Ronald Habing of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandsons; one sister, Angela Ruehl of Jefferson City, Mo.
Deceased are her husband Raymond who died in 1958; one brother, James; one grandson, Michael Roach and one granddaughter, Sheila Soltysik.
She was a member of the Senior Swinger Band and the Florence Township Community Club.

Alice Long

CALUMET CITY - Alice E. Long, 65, of Calumet City, former resident of Manteno, died Wednesday (April 28, 1999) in Hammond, Ind.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Drumm Funeral Home, 1200 E. 162nd St., South Holland, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City.
She was born March 1, 1934 in Lovington, Ill., the daughter of James and Lois Porter Leach, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Richard Long; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Long and William Long; one daughter and son- in-law, Lois and Lance Brisben; one grandson; one sister, Ellen; two brothers, James and Robert; and many nieces and nephews.

Melvin Tomblin

ORANGE PARK, Fla. - Melvin Tomblin, 81, of Orange Park, Fla., died Thursday (April 29, 1999) at Moosehaven Retirement Center in Orange Park.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Fu-neral Homes.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born March 6, 1918 in Robinson, Ill., the son of John and Elizabeth Bunney Tomblin.
His wife, the former Lena M. Huff, whom he married March 22, 1939 in Heyworth, died July 20, 1998.
Mr. Tomblin was a mechanic at Bergeron Auto Sales in Pontiac.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Janice Tomblin and Jerry and Paula Tomblin, all of Kankakee, and Jeff and Kara Tomblin of Georgia; one daughter, Joycelyn Bourell of Virginia; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Three brothers are deceased.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge and the Bonfield Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing.

Colleen Casey

HULL, Mass. - Colleen ''Mary'' Casey, 69, of Hull, Mass., mother of Kankakee and Wilmington residents, died Wednesday (April 28, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home in Hingham, Mass., on Saturday, prior to the Mass.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Ann's Church in Hull.
Her husband Chester Leo Casey and a son Brian Robert are deceased.
Surviving are her children, Colleen Benoit of Kankakee, Denise Tierney of Hull, Chester Leo Casey Jr. of Wilmington, Kevin Michael Casey of Lawrence, Mass., Kathleen Crivello of Manchester, N.H., Michael Francis Casey of Hyannis; brothers and sisters, Eleanor Walls of Pine Island, Fla., Sonny ''Merrill'' Perkins of Lawrence, Mass. and Thomas Perkins of Amesbury, Mass.; 12 grandchildren.
Mrs. Casey was a retired Hull schools cafeteria worker and had been employed as a special needs worker at Vinfen for 10 years, retiring in 1993.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, South Regional Center, 1115 W. Chestnut St., Suite 301, Brockton, Mass. 02401.

Lucien Scharwatz

DOWNERS GROVE - Lucien Scharwatz, 77, of Downers Grove, father of Braidwood resident, died Thursday (April 29, 1999) at the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the 1:30 p.m. services at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel. The Rev. Steve Bondi will officiate.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Braidwood.
He was born June 24, 1921 in France, the son of Emile and Emillia Wollenschleger Scharwatz.
Mr. Scharwatz was formerly employed as a computer programmer.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jacqueline Hetzel; one son, Pierre Scharwatz Sr. of Braidwood; three grandchildren, Danielle Scharwatz of Downers Grove, Pierre and Michelle Scharwatz Jr. and Christine Bolton, all of Coal City; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Emile Scharwatz of France.
His daughter, Monique Hetzel is deceased.

Charles Jones

WATSEKA - Charles P. Jones, 91, of Watseka, died Thursday (April 29, 1999) at Watseka Health Care.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland, with Rev. Joseph Hughes officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Arrangements are by Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.
He was born June 12, 1907 in Iroquois County, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Smith Jones.
His first wife, Altha Montgomery, preceded him in death in 1962. He later married Dorothy Fleming, who died in 1998.
Mr. Jones was a retired farmer of the Stockland area.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Linda Jones of Milford and Gerald and Karen Jones of Huntsville, Ark.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ruth Hartsough of Danville, Carol and Jeff Stanley of Chula Vista, Calif. and Patricia and Denny Horn of Momence; one step-daughter, Judy Voss of Concord, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three sisters and three brothers.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Lena Aiello

A funeral Mass for Lena P. Aiello, 89, of Kankakee, formerly of Riverdale, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Homewood, where she was a member.
There will be no visitation.
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Aiello died Thursday (April 29, 1999) at Manor Care Health Services.
She was born Sept. 5, 1909 in Italy, the daughter of Mary Cavalierie.
Her husband, Samuel Aiello, died in 1976. Also deceased is a son, Joseph and friend, Margaret Yonke.
Surviving are two brothers, Frank and Joseph; and friend, Richard Yonke of Kankakee.
Mrs. Aiello had been a service manager at Suburban Grocery Stores.

Katie Maupin

A memorial service for Katie M. Maupin, 77, of Kankakee, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Manor Care Health Services, Kankakee.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Cotter Funeral Home in Momence was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Maupin died Saturday (April 24, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
She was born May 18, 1921 in Edinburgh, Va., the daughter of David and Rose Florence Frye.
Her husband, Robert Maupin, whom she married July 16, 1965 in Kankakee, died April 29, 1993.


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