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Jewell Harwell

Visitation for Jewell Burnell Harwell, 62, of Kankakee, will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at Second Baptist Church. The Rev. Tyler J. Prude will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
Mr. Harwell died May 7, 1999 at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born July 9, 1936 in Bolivar, Tenn., the son of Charlie and Maggie Miller Harwell.
His wife, the former Arvelia Smith, is deceased.
Also deceased are his parents, a son, David; a brother, Ben Harwell; and sisters, Bitsy ''Gert'' Fitzhugh and Pearl Vaughn.
Mr. Harwell retired in 1992 from General Foods Inc.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Jewel B. and Sarah Harwell Jr., Victor and Corey Harwell, all of Minneapolis, Minn., Johnny and Dequette Harwell of St. Louis, Mo. and Brian K. Harwell of Kankakee; three daughters and son- in-law, Yolanda Y. Garner, Claressia and Dennis Washington and Kimberly of Germantown, Md.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Velma Fleming of Memphis, Tenn., Bessie Garrett of Rockford, Annie and Hayes Hudson and Elnora Dickerson, all of Detroit, Mich., Lettie Sain of Gary, Ind., Ruby and Herman Wilson of Muskegon, Mich. and BL. Smith and C.W. Short, both of Kankakee; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Odessa Forbes, Charlie Harwell, both of Bolivar, Tenn. and Lillie and Chuck Singleton of Chicago; 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Dyer Vaillancourt

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Dyer W. Vaillancourt, 95, of St. Anne, was from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy- Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne, where services were held at 10 a.m. today. The Rev. Bruce T. Salter officiated.
Burial was in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Momence.
Memorials may be made for his great-grandchildren's education.
Mr. Vaillancourt died Saturday (May 8, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
He was born Nov. 12, 1903, in St. Anne, the son of William and Lilly Larivere Vaillancourt.
His wife, the former Geraldine Hudson, whom he married March 5, 1927, in Crown Point, Ind., died March 7, 1949.
Surviving are a son-in-law, J.D. Kelly of St. Anne; two granddaughters and one grandson-in-law, Kimberly and Brian Rasmussen and Kathy Kelly, all of St. Anne; four great-grandchildren, David Wielgus Jr. and Travis, Chance, and Kelsey Rasmussen, all of St. Anne; and special friends, Tom and Tricia Jackson of St. Anne and Kristen Milone of Bourbonnais.
Deceased are one daughter, Wilma Kelly; one son, Willy; two brothers, Gasper ''Shorty'' and Armond ''Curly''; and two sisters.
Mr. Vaillancourt retired from Mobil Corp. in 1970 after 25 years.
He enjoyed traveling and reading.
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Evelyn Cooke

Visitation for Evelyn ''Grandma'' Cooke, 66, of Kankakee, will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the 2 p.m. services at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors.
Private burial will be Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the family and sent to the funeral directors, 233 S. Indiana Ave., Kankakee, Ill. 60901.
Mrs. Cooke died Friday (May 7, 1999) at the Sheldon Meadows Nursing Home in Sheldon.
She was born Sept. 28, 1932 in Kankakee, the daughter of Denzil and Eva Truitt Jackson.
Her husband, Don Cooke, whom she married in Bloomington, died in 1975.
Mrs. Cooke worked as a secretary for Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
She volunteered at the Salvation Army Food Pantry and was a member of the Kankakee VFW Auxiliary.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Terry Cooke of Kankakee and David and Charlene Cooke of Streator; two daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Danny Graham of Chatsworth and Tami and Mark O'Connor of Atlanta, Ill.; one sister, Beverly Varboncoeur of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one brother, Jerry Jackson of Hawaii.

Linda Dropek

MARSEILLES - Linda Dropek, 89, of Marseilles, a South Wilmington native, died Monday (May 10, 1999) at her son's home in Nichols, Iowa.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Donald Schladen, at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dave Huss, Paul Larsen, Donnie and Bob Dropek, Richard Muzzarelli and Ron Marketti.
She was born March 12, 1910 in South Wilmington, the daughter of Dante and Olympia Zinanni Lardi.
Her husband, Harold Dropek, whom she married in 1940, died in 1968.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Judy of Marseilles and Dale and Linda of Nichols, Iowa; four grandchildren, Angie Huss, Anette Larsen and Donnie and Darrin Dropek; and four great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are one brother, Geno Lardi; five sisters, her twin Stella Benson, Anne Marketti, Irene Lardi, Edith Muzzarelli and Enes Liptak.

Henryetta Wilson

SUN RIVER TERRACE - Henryetta Wilson, 54, of Sun River Terrace, a resident of the area for 38 years, died Wednesday (May 5, 1999) at her home. Mrs. Wilson was secretary of the Village of Sun River Terrace.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church in Sun River Terrace. the Rev. Vincent Clark will officiate.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.
She was born July 14, 1944 in Independence, La., the daughter of John Henry and Maude Arshield Young.
Surviving are her husband, James Wilson of St. Anne, whom she married Sept. 24, 1976 in Kankakee; three sons, Micheal and Keith Williams, both of Kankakee, and Anthony Williams of Sun River Terrace; one sister and brother-in-law, willie Mae and Milton Jones of Sun River Terrace; two grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
Deceased are her parents and one sister.
She was secretary of the Pembroke food pantry.
A member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, she was a choir member.
She enjoyed fishing and gardening

Edna Knott

MANTENO - Because Thursday is a Holy Day, the services for Edna Mae Knott, 68, of Manteno, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home, Braidwood, where visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ed Grotovsky will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Inurnment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville.
Mrs. Knott died Monday (May 10, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
She was born June 3, 1930, in Joliet, the daughter of John L. Sr. and Ellen Rogers Vogrin.
Surviving are her husband, Emil A. Knott, whom she married in August 1961, in Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Mack Divine of Bourbonnais, Janice and Lebron Cooper of Lafayette, Ga.; one brother, John Leo (Mary) Vogrin, Jr. of Joliet; one sister, Joann Williams of Joliet; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased are four infant children; one grandson, Daniel Willard; and one sister, Barbara Jean Vogrin.
Mrs. Knott was employed as a bookkeeper, primarily for insurance companies in the area. She had also been employed at the Bradley Candy Co.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Manteno.

Anne Martin

CHAMPAIGN - Anne R. Martin, 73, of Champaign, formerly of Kankakee, died Tuesday (May 11, 1999) at the home of her daughter.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the 10 a.m. funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, was in charge of arrangements.
Her husband, William F. Martin, whom she married Jan. 10, 1953 at St. Patrick's Church, died Jan. 8, 1999.
She was a graduate of St. Francis College, Joliet.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, William and Carol Martin of Phoenix, Ariz., Thomas and Lisa Martin of Bourbonnais and Richard and Mary Martin of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three daughters and sons- in-law, Maureen and Robert Baumer of Westminster, Colo., Suzanne and Randy O'Connell of Salana Beach, Calif. and Theresa and James Ellis of Champaign; one brother, Daniel Whalen of New Berlin, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren.
She enjoyed playing bridge.

Helen Moore

Helen J. Moore, 83, of Bradley, died Tuesday (May 11, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Friday until the 1 p.m. services at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. John Antczak will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 7, 1916 in Bradley, the daughter of Stanley and Mary Mikolajczyk Ignatowicz.
Her husband, Master Sgt. Ernest Moore, whom she married April 4, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas, died in 1968.
She retired in 1985 as 10-year owner of the Red Carpet Lounge.
Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda Smith of Reistertown, Md.; four brothers and three sisters-in- law, John and Dell Ignatowicz of Pembroke, Mass., Harry and Lou Ignatowicz of Apache Junction, Ariz., Raymond and Florence Ignatowicz of Bourbonnais and Eugene Ignatowicz of Bradley; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her sister Stella Spangler is deceased.

Gladys Hofer

CISSNA PARK - Gladys C. Hofer, 92, of Cissna Park, died Tuesday (May 11, 1999) at Watseka Health Care Center.
Private funeral services will be held on Friday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park, with Wayne Laubscher officiating.
Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Cissna Park.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born June 3, 1906 in Cochranville, Pa., the daughter of Ross and Bertha Hilton McLimans.
Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Hofer, whom she married July 29, 1940 in Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers and two sisters.

Dick Smith

Dick E. Smith, 75, of Kankakee, died today (May 12, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements include visitation from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais and a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday celebrated at St. Martin of Tours Church.

Marian Baker,

Marian E. Baker, 73, of DeKalb, a Kankakee native, died Saturday (May 8, 1999) at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.
She was born April 17, 1926 in Kankakee, the daughter of Arthur Watson and Mabel Augusta Robertson Healy. She married James R. Baker on June 13, 1948 in Kankakee.
Mrs. Baker was a high school home economics teacher in Sycamore for 20 years. She was a former president of the State of Illinois Home Economics association and was named ''Illinois State Teacher of the Year.'' She was the founder of HERO (Home Economics Related Occupations). She also was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association.
A member of the First United Methodist Church, she was involved in the United Methodist Women and formerly served as the group's bazaar chairman. She was a member of the staff-parish relations committee at the church and was involved in many community groups, including the DeKalb 4-C Board and the Oak Crest Board. She was a DeKalb County Home Economist and a member of the DeKalb County Extension Group, the Kishwaukee Community Hospital auxiliary and the DeKalb Women's Club. A 4-H leader for many years she won several national 4-H top honors.
Surviving are her husband of DeKalb; two daughters and sons-in- law, Kris and David Bethel of Belvidere and Melynda and Michael Mungor of Cherry Valley; three grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Hazel Healy of Oldsmar, Fla. and Watson and Celeste Healy of Joliet and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents and one sister Marjorie Bess preceded her in death.
Visitation was Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in DeKalb with the Revs. Mary Gay McKinney and Keck N. Mowry officiating.
Burial was in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.
A memorial is being established in her name, in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth Street, DeKalb, Ill. 60115-8679.

Vernadein Humblet

WATSEKA - Vernadein S. Humblet, 79, of Watseka, died Tuesday (May 11, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Baier Funeral Home, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Joseph Hughes will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to the donor's choice.
She was born March 1, 1920 in Woodland, the daughter of Francis and Hildur Johnson Anderson.
Her first husband, Charles Barber, whom she married in April 1941 is deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Howard S. Humblet whom she married Aug. 8, 1970 in Watseka; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry L. and Patricia A. Barber of Maryland; one daughter, Janet Bennett of Indiana; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey and Conrad Cyr of Watseka and Virginia and Bill Heyes of California; stepsons and step-daughters, Howard Jr. and Kathy Humblet of Danville and Robert A. Humblet of Georgia; a step-daughter, Shirley Depatis of Watseka; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Also deceased are a sister and brother.
Mrs. Humblet worked at TRW Factory in Watseka and was a member of the VFW and American Legion auxiliaries in Watseka.
She enjoyed gardening.

Mary Reese

SAVANNA, Ill. - Mary Ellen Reese, 96, of Savanna, died Tuesday (May 11, 1999) at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, Joliet, where she had resided since 1990.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, 1201 Wyoming Avenue, Joliet, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Friday in the Chapel.
Burial will be on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Savanna.
Memorials may be made to the retirement home.
Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Aug. 30, 1902 in Savanna, the daughter of Dennis and Catherine Moriarity Lahey. She was a 1922 graduate from Savanna Township High School.
Her husband, Charles L. Reese, whom she married Feb. 20, 1928 in Savanna, died Jan. 1, 1990.
Mrs. Reese was employed by the Milwaukee Railroad and also the Savanna Ordnance Depot.
Also deceased are her sisters, Margaret (John) Barry, Irene (Frank) Sullivan, Isabelle (Albert) Schmitt and two brothers, John and Albert (Viola) Lahey.
Surviving are a niece, Catherine E. Sullivan of Wilmington.

Lloyd Campbell

MANTENO - Visitation for Lloyd Ellis Campbell 82, of Manteno, formerly of Chicago Ridge, will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Hospice.
Mr. Campbell died Sunday (May 9, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born Sept. 11, 1916, the son of Ollie and Bessie Ellis Campbell.
Surviving are his wife, Florence Johns Campbell of Manteno; one daughter and son-in-law, Lynetta and Hugo Busen; one sister, Lois Tegeler; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are his first wife, Louise Senese Campbell; one son, Lloyd Edward Campbell; and two brothers, Art and Frank Campbell.
Mr. Campbell was a truck driver for Atlantic Steel.
He was of the Christian faith.

Shirley Legge

BEECHER - Shirley Ann Legge, 77, of Beecher, died Tuesday (May 11, 1999) at South Suburban Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Hack Funeral Home, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Garrett Kerbel will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Blue Island.
Memorials may be made to St. June Hospital and Misericordia.
She was born Jan. 3, 1922 in Chicago, the daughter of William and Viola Saunders Syverson.
Her husband C. Thomas Legge, whom she married Jan. 19, 1946 is deceased.
Surviving are one son, Brian Legge of Beecher; one daughter and son-in- law, Kathleen and Bud Von Alven of Beecher; one stepson, William Legge; one stepdaughter, Betty (Jim) Leitzman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
A sister is deceased.

Brother Gerard LaMarre

Brother Gerard LaMarre, C.S.V., 92, one of the best known and most loved teachers at the old St. Patrick Central High School in Kankakee, died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton.
Visitation will be from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Maternity BVM Catholic Church, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday.
Brother La-Marre's teaching career stretched back to 1924. While still a freshman at St. Viator College, which stood on the campus of today's Olivet Nazarene University, he was teaching classes at St. Viator Academy, today's Maternity BVM Parish School. He went on to teach for half a century in area Catholic schools.
He served three stints at Kankakee County's Catholic high school. He taught at St. Patrick Central from 1940 to 1946 and from 1955 to 1961. During many of those years the school was located on Hickory and Indiana in Kankakee, the current Sts. Patrick and Teresa elementary school.
He returned again in 1966, when the new Bishop McNamara was open at its current location on Brookmont.
''We are very saddened by the death of a dear friend and teacher,'' said Sharon Jackson, director of development at McNamara. ''He is finally in heaven.''
Brother LaMarre's teaching career was cut tragically short by a brutal beating and robbery that took place outside his home on North Washington in Kankakee in 1974. The beating left him partially paralyzed and forced him into retirement. His assailant, who got only a handful of dollars, was never caught.
During his tenure at St. Patrick and McNamara, Brother LaMarre influenced the lives of hundreds and became close with many of the school's best known students.
Tom Draude, later to become a Marine Corps general, needed someone to take him to Annapolis for his freshman year. Draude's own father was ill. Brother LaMarre took him to college.
Rick Mackin of Mackin Insurance remembers Brother LaMarre ''as the most intelligent man I ever met. He could have done anything, but he dedicated his life to teaching kids,'' he said.
''He soaked in life and shared it with everybody.''
Brother LaMarre used to go on vacations with his family. On rainy days, he would enthrall the group by perfoming magic tricks and telling stories.
Francis Smith, director of llinois Diversatech, remembers him as brilliant man, who conveyed his brilliance to his students.
John Gianotti now teaches math at Argo High School, in part because of the influence of Brother LaMarre.
''He was a super teacher,'' he said. ''He made math fun and was one of the big influences in my life.'' Brother LaMarre would relate math problems to baseball and football. An amateur magician, he would begin a class with a trick.
Gianotti says he saw Brother LaMarre at Merkle-Knipprath a couple of years ago. Brother, in his 90s, could still remember not only that Gianotti was a student, but where he sat in class.
Brother LaMarre was one of three members of his family to go into religious life. His sister Madeleine, has served 50 years in the Congregation of Notre Dame. Another sister, the late Pauline Lamarre, was in the congregation for 70 years.
Brother Lamarre was born in Bourbonnais. Both sides of his family, the LaMarres and the Brosseaus, were among Bourbonnais' earliest settlers.
Following education in the Bourbonnais elementary schools, he graduated from St. Viator's Academy and St. Viator's College.
In addition to teaching locally, he taught at various times at the Fournier Institute of Technology in Lemont, St. Viator High in Arlington Heights, at Cathedral Boys High in Springfield and at Loretta Heights College in Denver.
He studied summers and weekends, taking classes at the University of Illinois, Columbia and the Illinois Institute of Technology.
He also served eight years on the provincial council of his order and was a delegate to the general chapter in Rome, spending two months there.
Burial will be in the Viatorian section of Maternity Cemetery in Bourbonnais.

Opal Cowan

MILFORD - Opal E. Cowan, 93, formerly of Milford, died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) at Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Neil larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Christian Church Building fund or to the Prairieview Lutheran Home.
She was born Jan. 17, 1906 in Milford, the daughter of George and Mary Brougher Dobson.
Her husband, Elva James Cowan, whom she married Oct. 16, 1929 in Champaign, died July 21, 1968.
She was a 1927 graduate of the University of Illinois.
Mrs. Cowan was assistant home advisor of Iroquois County from 1955 to 1968 and a member of the Home Extension Association, the Milford Women's Club, and the Jolly Grandmothers' Club of Milford.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ardith and Edgar Schroeder of Onarga; one son, Robert Cowan of Los Alamos, N.M.; one brother, Hubert Dobson of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and one great-great- gradnchild.
Deceased are three brothers, two sisters and one daughter.
She was a member of the Milford Christian Church.

Lori Ann Richie

CAMPUS - Lori Ann Richie, 33, of Campus, died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) in Round Grove Township, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight, and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the funeral Mass to be celebrated by the Rev. Everett Hiller, at 11 a.m., at St. Ann's Church, Warren, Ill.
Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Warren. Pallbearers will be Tom Neff, David Foster, Steve Pak, Kevin Upmann, Jim McNett and Robert Schunk.
Memorials may be made to the family for her daughter's education fund.
She was born Aug. 27, 1965 in Freeport, the daughter of Gordon and Gloria Schunk Hale. Her father is deceased and her mother resides in Warren.
Also surviving are her husband, Jeffrey Richie, whom she married Sept. 10, 1996 at Sacred Heart Church in Campus and their daughter, Taylor Marie Richie; and a sister and brother-in-law, Denise and Tom Neff of Warren.
She was a 1983 graduate of Warren High School.
Mrs. Richie was employed as a waitress/bartender/cook at the Trail's End Restaurant in Campus.
She was affiliated with Sacred Heart Church, Campus and was a former member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Warren.

Dick Smith

Visitation for Dick E. Smith, 75, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Martin of Tours Church, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kan-kakee.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or to his church.
Mr. Smith died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Mr. Smith was a retired employee of Kroehler Manufacturing for 37 years and had also sanded floors in the area.
He was born Aug. 20, 1923 in Kankakee, the son of Thomas and Ella Benn Smith.
Suriviving are his wife, the former Dolores M. Martin, whom he married Aug. 23, 1947 at St. Joseph Church, Bradley; two sons and one daughter- in-law, Mark and Ruth Smith of Kankakee and Martin Smith of Mt. Vernon; three daughters and two sons-in- law, Marsha Smith of Bristol, Conn., Janice and Dennis Tobenski of Irwin and Monica and May Brigham of Chebanse; two sisters, Helen Erschen of Pontiac and Viola Moran of Seminole, Fla.; one brother and sister-in- law, Thomas and Agnes Smith of Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Also deceased are one son, Luke; one sister, Edith Longtin; and a brother Howard Smith.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy as a radioman on the VPB 73 Patrol Squadron. He was a member of the Kankakee American Legion and VFW.

Rene LeBeau

Rene R. LeBeau, 84, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) at Manor Care Health Services, following a short illness.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, with a 5 p.m. wake service at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee, where he was a member.
Cremation rites will be accorded with burial of cremains in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Momence.
Memorials may be made to his church or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
He was born Sept. 13, 1914 in St. George, the son of George and Delia Granger LeBeau.
His wife, the former Carolyn Sorensen, whom he married Nov. 20, 1941 at St. Patrick's in Momence, died Jan. 27, 1986.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Elaine and Marlin ''Muggs'' McGinnis of Bushnell, Linda LeBeau of Albuquerque, N.M. and Karen Sue and Terry Woith of Petersburg, Ill.; two sisters, Marie LeBeau of Kankakee and Della Stokes of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Also deceased are one son, Richard; two sisters, Genevieve Courville and Desneige O'Brien; and two brothers, Rosario and Leonel LeBeau.
Mr. LeBeau had been employed by LeBeau's, McBroom and Azzarelli Construction from which he retired.
He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of Shamrock Golf Course. In his youth, he played a lot of baseball.

Everett Mau

CABERY - Everett Mau, 80, of Cabery, and former 20-year road commissioner of Norton Township, died Wed-nesday (May 12, 1999) in Round Grove Township.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Herscher Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher, where he was a member. The Rev. Gary Ruckman will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Cabery.
Memorials may be made to his church.
He was born May 13, 1918 in Iroquois County, the son of Arthur and Ida Schultz Mau.
His wife, the former Catherine Beatty, whom he married in April of 1953 in Kankakee, died July 19, 1989.
Mr. Mau was a farmer.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Elton and Spring Mau of Arrowsmith, Paul and Carol Mau of Buckingham and Mark and Judy Mau of Cabery; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Pat Delheimer of Cornell and Valerie and Marc Hoenig of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers and one sister-in- law, Raymond Mau of Chicago and Kenneth and Jessie Mau of Dwight; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lucille Fieldman and Darlene and Arnie Drechsel, all of Dwight; 13 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
His brother, Eldon Mau, is also deceased.
He enjoyed playing euchre.

Ruth Rauch

BEECHER - Ruth Rauch, 92, of Beecher, died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) at St. James Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher, where she was a member. The Rev. Mark Larson will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
Memorials may be made to the Zion Dorcas Society of her church.
She was born July 16, 1906, the daughter of William and Malinda Teitge Schwartz. Her husband, Edward Rauch, died in 1976.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Marlene Rauch of Beecher and Rodger and Joyce Rauch of Crete; one brother in law, Jack Jasper Musson of Longville, Minn.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 4 step- grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Rauch had been an licensed practical nurse at Manteno State Hospital.

Bruce Canada

MANTENO - Bruce Canada, 35, of Manteno, died today (May 13, 1999) from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Home, with visitation on Sunday and services Monday at the funeral home.
Among survivors are his father, Joseph and two brothers, Dave of Manteno and Donald of Metropolis.

Vina Allsteadt

FESTUS, Mo. - Vina Allsteadt, 73, of Festus, Mo., formerly of Martinton, died Tuesday (May 11, 1999) at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel United Church of Papineau, where she was a member. The Rev. Bruce Salter will officiate.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremains will be in Papineau Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church.
She was born July 26, 1925, the daughter of George and Rosa Duchat Trudeau.
Her husband, Charles ''Rex'' Allsteadt, whom she married May 13, 1944 in Bradley, died in Feburary 1993.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Deborah Allsteadt of Arnold, Mo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Paul Fullerton of Benton, Ark., and Deborah and Wally Rodemacher of Festus, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter, Pat.
She enjoyed quilting and sewing.
She was a member of her church's Ladies Guild.

Frances Poche

SUMMERFIELD, N.C. - Frances Poche, 78, of Summerfield, N.C., formerly of Kankakee, died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) at her home.
She was born May 28, 1920 in Kankakee, the daughter of Jacob and Josephine Wolfe Johnson.
Visitation will be from 8:30-9:30 Saturday at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Chapel. The Rev. Doug Hauber will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, William C. Poche of Alexandria, La. and Martin Kelly and Donna L. Poche Jr. of Summerfield, N.C.; one sister, Bernice Balthazar of Kankakee; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Poche was employed by Louisiana State Civil Service, administrative.


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