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Zofia Wroblewski

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill. - Zofia ''Sophie'' Wroblewski, 78, of LaGrange Park, died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) at her residence.
She and her family resided in Manteno from 1950-66.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today and from 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Hitzman Funeral Home, Brookfield.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fred Tomzik, at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Louise de Marillac Church in LaGrange Park, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
She was born Dec. 10, 1920 in Lublin, Poland, the daughter of Joseph and Helen Muszkiet.
Surviving are her husband, Dr. George Wroblewski of LaGrange; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sophia and Ted Schaefer of LaGrange and Deidre ''Dee Dee'' M. Wroblewski of LaGrange; and one granddaughter, Christina Schaefer.

Dr. Richard Hiatt

BEECHER - Dr. Richard C. Hiatt, 77, of Beecher, died Wednesday (May 12, 1999) at his residence.
Residents of Beecher remember Dr. Richard C. Hiatt as a doctor who probably delivered ''three generations of babies in Beecher,'' Marilyn Hoffmeyer, the receptionist at the clinic for 47 years, said. 
''Dr. Hiatt was a wonderful, caring man.''
Throughout the village of Beecher where he practiced medicine for 50 years, he is remembered for taking over his father's practice at the Hiatt Medical Clinic.
He was responsible for the planning of the Hiatt-St. James Medical Center in Beecher in 1985. He also was co-founder and spend 50 years on the staff at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher, where services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Eric Tober of Beecher Community Church, where Dr. Hiatt was a member, will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park in Monee.
Memorials may be made to his church.
He was born Feb. 19, 1922 in Beecher to Dr. Homer and Ermal Bender Hiatt.
Surviving are his wife, the former Veta Mae McQueen, whom he married Dec. 27, 1945 in Onarga; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Dr. Charles Hiatt of St. Louis, Mo., Richard Hiatt of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Dr. Michael and Karen Hiatt of Godfrey; and six grandchildren.
He was a member of the DuPage County Medical Society, was a 32nd Degree Mason in Crete, the Beecher Chamber of Commerce/ Amvet Post 67 member, and a health officer for Beecher Village until 1992.
He served as a major in the U.S. army from 1956-58.
He was a member of the Olympia Fields Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing.

Bruce Canada

MANTENO - Bruce E. Canada, 35, of Manteno, died Thursday (May 13, 1999) from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Route 50 South of Manteno.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Ron Earley will officiate.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno.
He was born April 18, 1964 at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, the son of Joseph and Donna Capron Canada. His mother is deceased and his father and step-mother, Joseph W. and Juaneta Canada, reside in Manteno.
Also surviving are a special friend, Joanne Krejda; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dave and Linda Canada of Manteno and Donald and Kimberly Canada of Manteno; three sep-brothers Alan and Douglas Wendling, both of Kankakee and David Wendling of Bradley; and one step-sister, Anita Powell of Bourbonnais.
Mr. Canada was an equipment operator for Continental Farms in Peotone.
He was of the Christian faith.

Dick Smith

Visitation for Dick E. Smith, 75, of Kankakee, was from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Martin of Tours Church, where he was a member.
Burial was 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 Max 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.

B. Patrick Soucie

Bruce Patrick ''Pat'' Soucie, 56, of Chandler, Ariz., Kankakee native, died May 8, 1999 in Chandler.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Kankakee, with visitation from 9 a.m. until the services at the church.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded by Lakeshore Mortuary in Arizona.
Memorials are requested to be made to Hospice of Arizona, 1550 Alma School Road, Suite 102, Mesa, Ariz. 85210.
He was born March 26, 1943, in Kankakee, the son of Armen and Gertrude Soucie, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Thorne; two daughters, Dana Thorne and Stephanie Danzer; one son, Branden Soucie; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Donald Jackson of St. Anne and Mickey and Ronald Kreissler of Bradley; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raoul and Diane Soucie of South Bend, Ind. and Tom Soucie of Bradley; and four grandchildren.
Mr. Soucie was a machinist in computers.

Martha Kelson

MOMENCE - Visitation for Martha M. Kelson, 88, of Momence, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Cotter funeral Home in Momence, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Keith GeRue will officiate.
Burial will be in Shrontz Cem-etery, Momence.
Memorials may be made to the Momence Meadows Nursing Home or to Riverside Am-bulance Service.
Mrs. Kelson died Friday (May 14, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
She was born Dec. 7, 1910 in Grant Park, the daughter of Charles and Lena Susemhil Niedert.
Her husband, Bertle M. Kelson, whom she married Feb. 24, 1929 in Kankakee, died Dec. 4, 1981.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Momence and the Dorcas Society.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Bernadette Kelson of Momence; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel Reaman of Momence; one brother and six sisters-in-law, Alvin ''Bud'' and Cora Niedert of Bradley, Pearl Neidert of Bradley, Maxine Niedert of South Chicago Heights, and Mary Stoner, Vialta Kelson and Harriet Kelson, all of Momence.
One son, Gene; four brothers; and three sisters are deceased.
She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and working crossword puzzles.

Wesley Meyer

PEOTONE - Wesley Irwin Meyer, 83, of Peotone, died Friday (May 14, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone, where he was a member. The Rev. David MacDonald will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to his church.
He was born Jan. 6, 1916 in Peotone, the son of William J. and Mary Schroeder Meyer.
His wife, the former Vernette A. Buchmeier, whom he married Dec. 3, 1939 in Monee, died in 1992.
Mr. Meyer was a farmer. He was on the Whitaker elevator board of directors.
Surviving are eight daughters and seven sons-in-law, Donna and James Ramey of Bella Vista, Ark., Janice Wilke of Mokena, Betty and Roger Shronts of Clemmons, N.C., Sandra and David Dzurny and Bonnie and Jeffrey Offermann, all of Peotone, Colleen Menke of Grant Park, Jayne and Randall Kiedaisch of Monroe, La. and Debra and Robert Peters of Beecher; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Lillian Scrivens of Peotone; and one brother-in-law, Lewis Werner of Peotone.
Deceased are a sister, Lotus Werner in 1993; his twin brother, Leslie at nine months, a brother, William in 1999; brother-in-law, Howard Scrivens in 1991 and son-in-law, Chester Wilke in 1988.
He was a member of the Peotone Bowling League and Brown Swiss Association.

Mary Gonzales

CHEBANSE - Mary Gonzales, 82, of Chebanse, died Friday (May 14, 1999) at Momence Meadows Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the 2 p.m. services at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors. The Rev. Anthony Tas-chetta will of-ficiate.
Burial will be private at Mat-ernity Cem-etery in Bourbonnais.
She was born Feb. 9, 1917 in Monterrey, Me-xico, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cristopher Sotelo.
Her first husband, Leonard Mejia died in 1973 and her second husband Ignaitious Gonzales died in 1983.
Mrs. Gonzales was an LPN at Kankakee State Hospital (now Shapiro) for over 20 years.
She was a member of St. Teresa Church, Kankakee.
Surviving are one son, Anthony Mejia of Brea, Calif.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sunday and Mack Mezo of Chebanse and Lupe Simms of Orifina, Idaho; one stepson, David Mejia of Chicago; and one stepdaughter, Rita Chalifoux of Kankakee; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 3 step-grandchildren; five step-great- grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother and one sister.
She enjoyed bowling, at Gala Lanes, and crocheting.

Edward Olson

BRACEVILLE - Edward Olson, 74, of Braceville, died Thursday (May 13, 1999) at St. James Hospital in Pontiac.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Reeves Funeral home in Coal City, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice of Livingston County in Pontiac or to the American Cancer Society.
He was born Jan. 9, 1925 in Lisbon Center, the son of Edward O. and Mabel Olsen Olson.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Olson was a truck driver and also had worked on construction at Uniroyal.
His wife, the former Marion Vago, whom he married Oct. 28, 1945 is deceased. Most of his married life he lived in Plattville, moving to Braceville in 1962.
Surviving are five sons and four daughters-in-law, Roger and Virginia Olson and Rocky and Sue Olson, all of Morris, Terry Olson of Coahoila, Mexico, Edward R. and Pinky Olson and Larry and Debbie Olson, all of Coal City; one daughter and son-in- law, Kathy and Herb Wilkey of Braceville; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marilyn Brooks and Donna Jornlin, both of Ottawa, Normal and Earl Cridge of Morris And Darla and Dan Fuess of Belleflower, Calif.; two brothers and one sister-in- law, Duane Olson and Dale and Verneda Olson, all of Morris; and many nieces and nephews.
A brother died in infancy.
He enjoyed gardening and working on his semi-truck.

Basil Emling

TOLONO - Basil Emling, 73, of Tolono, formerly of Kankakee, died Saturday (May 15, 1999) in Champaign.
Arrangements are pending in Tolono.

Marilouise Ulrey

REDFIELD, Ark. - Marilouise Ulrey, 71, of Redfield, Ark., formerly of Manteno, died Thursday (May 13, 1999).
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made to the Manteno Fire Department or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or Hospice Home Care, 1501 N. University, Suite 340, Little Rock, Ark. 72207.
She was born April 21, 1928 in Harrisburg, the daughter of Jesse J. and Netta Abney Moore.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Ulrey, in 1991, and recently a sister, Anna Somers.
Mrs. Ulrey retired after 32 years of service as an LPN from Illinois Department of Mental Health in Manteno.
She was a member of Forest Tower Baptist Church in Hensley, Ark. and a former member of the Moose Club.
Surviving are one son, James Ulrey and his companion Denise Bertrand of Crest Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and James Duncan of Redfield; one stepson, Anthony Ulrey of Indiana; one stepdaughter, Rose Ann Brown with eight children in San Bernadino, Calif.; one sister, Nila Lee Thompson of Canton; and two grandchildren.
She enjoyed using her CB radio, working with the ESDA, Avert Alert and CB and Emergency Volunteer Teams.

Shirley Watts

Shirley Ann Watts, 55, of Kankakee, died Saturday (May 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee. Pastor Mollie Fortenberry will officiate.
She was a member of God's Lighthouse Church where she sang in the choir and was the choir treasurer as well as treasurer for the church and the Mission.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Chicago.
She was born April 7, 1944 in Chicago, the daughter of Lillie Mae Woodfork Jones and William Hampton.
She was married to Erskin Watts in 1976. He survives. 
She graduated from Farragut High School in Chicago in 1961 and was a mental health technician at Shapiro Developmental Center during her 22 years of employment.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Willie Hampton of Kankakee; daughters and sons-in-law DeLoris White, Patricia and Johnny Walls and Lulene and David Roundtree, all of Kankakee; her mother, of Kanakee; a sister, Martha Covington of Chicago; an uncle, King Woodfork of Chicago; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a niece and several nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her father and grandmother Annie Mae Hudson.
Her hobbies were crocheting, writing poetry, singing and doing puzzles.

Shirley Watts

Visitation for Shirley Ann Watts, 55, of Kankakee, will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the 10 a.m. funeral services at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee. Pastor Mollie Fortenberry will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Chi-cago.
Mrs. Watts died Saturday, May 15, 1999 at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born April 7, 1944 in Chicago, the daughter of Lillie Mae Woodfork Jones and William Hampton.
She graduated from Farragut High School in Chicago in 1961.
Mrs. Watts was a mental health technician I, II, III and IV, at Shapiro Developmental Center during her 22 years of employment.
Mrs. Watts was a member of God's Lighthouse Church where she sang in the choir and was the choir treasurer as well as treasurer for the church and the Mission. She was baptized at Union Hill Church in Chicago.
Surviving are her husband, Erskin Watts, whom she married in 1976; a son, Willie Hampton of Kankakee; daughters and sons-in-law DeLoris White, Patricia and Johnny Walls and Lulene and David Roundtree, all of Kankakee; her mother, Lillie Woodfork Jones of Kankakee; a sister, Martha Covington of Chicago; an uncle and aunt, King and Bessie Woodfork of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; one niece; two nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her son Maurice White; her father; and grandmother Annie Mae Hudson.
Her hobbies were crocheting, writing poetry, singing and doing puzzles.

Sylvia Tibbetts

Sylvia I. Tibbetts, 87, of Bourbonnais, died Saturday (May 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born Dec. 19, 1911 in Kankakee, the daughter of Oscar and Laura Kirby Niemeier.
Her husband, Alfred R. Tibbetts, whom she married Nov. 25, 1937 in Kankakee, is deceased.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Theresa Tibbetts of Bourbonnais; two grandchildren, Lorrie Wolter and Lisa Jennings; and two great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed playing bridge and was a sports fan.

Verne Marcotte

HOUSTON, Texas - Verne A. Marcotte, 51, formerly of Kankakee and Grant Park, died Friday (May 14, 1999).
A graveside ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse.
He was born Jan. 29, 1948. He had been raised in Grant Park. His father is deceased. His mother and step- father Kenneth and Shirley Hammonds reside in Texas
Mr. Marcotte had been employed by ConRail Railroad.
He was a graduate of Kankakee High School.
Also surviving are his daughter, Fawn Lorenz of Benton; two grandsons; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Billy Adcock of Naperville; brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Edwina Marcotte of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

John Butcher

WILMINGTON - John Paul Butcher, 65, of Wilmington, died Sunday (May 16, 1999) at his home.
Arrangements are pending at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood.

Charles Voss

LIMESTONE - Charles R. ''Charlie'' Voss, 84, of Limestone, died Saturday (May 15, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Martin R. Gut-zmer will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kan-kakee.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Kankakee, where he was a member, or to the American Diabetes Association.
He was born Nov. 20, 1914 in Kankakee, the son of Emory V. and Frances Ida Potratz Voss.
His wife, the former Ann L. Montague, whom he married Dec. 16, 1939 in Kankakee, died in 1992.
Mr. Voss retired in 1979 from Commonwealth Edison after 42 years of employment.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William and Janice Voss of Limestone; one daughter and son- in-law, Pat and Max Williams of Crystal, Minn.; one sister, Helen Shimpler of Leesburg, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Emory and Pauline Voss of Hannibal, Mo.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother Harry and a sister Florence Sage.
He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps; the Loyal Order of the Moose Kankakee Lodge; IBEW; and the Kankakee Geneology Society.
A boy Scout Leader, he received the Silver Beaver Award.

Warren Lundberg

MILFORD - A. Warren Lundberg, 75, of Milford, died Monday (May 17, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Scott Baird will officiate.
Burial, with military graveside serices, will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born April 4, 1924 in Stockland Township, the son of Arthur William and Irma B. German Lundberg.
Surviving are his wife, the former Rosalie Kirchman, whom he married May 11, 1974 in Chicago; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Marge Lundberg of Milford; four daughters and sons-in-laws, Gloria and Mark McClatchey of Wabash, Ind., Janet and Larry Gross of Watseka, Nancy and Kim Christensen of Chandler, Ariz., Sharon and Gary Totheroh of Wellington; a brother, Bruce Lundberg of Milford; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents, one stepson and 1 stepgranddaughter.
Mr. Lundberg was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a tail gunner on a B-24 Bomber, flying 27 missions, mainly over Italy, and receiving the Bronze Star.
A member of Stockland United Methodist Church.
Mr. Lundberg farmed for 32 years in the Stockland area and retired from Uarco after 20 years of service.

Mabel Turner

MOMENCE - Mabel A. Turner, 86, of Momence Meadows Nursing Home, died Saturday (May 15, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at Gundy Cemetery in Bismarck, Ill. Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais are in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ruth Turner of Manteno.

Maria Longtin

Visitation for Maria Longtin, 81, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with a wake service at 7 p.m., at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Manteno, where she was a member and belonged to its St. Anne Sodality.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or for Masses.
Mrs. Longtin died Saturday (May 15, 1999) at her home.
She was born Dec. 30, 1917 in Momence, the daughter of Louis and Lillie Marcotte Lagacy.
Her husband, Paul L. Longtin, whom she married April 20, 1938 in Momence, died March 9, 1986.
A homemaker, Mrs. Longtin assisted with the operation of the family farm.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Laverne and Norene Longtin of Bourbonnais; one daughter, Linda Longtin of Bourbonnais; four sisters, Isola Boudreau and Marguerite Longtin, both of Momence, Cecil Yost of Grant Park and Josephine Dubois of Urbana; three brothers, Henry Lagacy of Bourbonnais, George Lagacy of Momence and Lawrence Lagacy of Glenbeulah, Wis.; three grandchildren, Christopher Longtin and Jason Longtin, both of Bradley and Jennifer and Louie Baron of Bourbonnais; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one sister, Rose and one brother, Philip.
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Earl Galloway

SHELDON - Earl E. Galloway, 90, of Sheldon, died Sunday (May 16, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Sheldon, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Martha Horrell will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Sheldon United Methodist Church, where he was a member.
He was born in Rossville, Ill., March 27, 1909, the son of Edward and Edna Bowlby Galloway.
Surviving are his wife, the former Maxine Swope, whom he married July 11, 1929 in Watseka; one daughter, Norma Lawson of Sheldon; one son, Charles Galloway of Indianola, Iowa; a step-brother, Ray Potzler of West Falls, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and one step- great-grandchild; and one great- great-grandchild.
A brother, two sisters, a granddaughter, a great-grandson and step- father are deceased.
A carpenter for 40 years, he retired from Azzarelli Construction.
He belonged to the Carpenter's Union in Kankakee County and was a former member of the Stockland School Board.

Martin Arseneau

WATSEKA - Visitation for Martin A. ''Marty'' Arseneau, 39, of rural Watseka, a Kankakee native, will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Deacon Joseph Cotugno will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to his son's education.
Mr. Arseneau died Saturday (May 15, 1999) from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.
He was born May 15, 1960 in Kankakee, the son of George and Doreen ''Dorothy'' Houde Arseneau, who are deceased.
He was a graduate of Eastridge High School.
Surviving are his wife, the former Julie Peterson, whom he married Nov. 2, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Paul Martin of Watseka; two half-brothers, Mike and Gene Kellogg, both of Kankakee; and several aunts and uncles including Willie and Josephine Arseneau of Kankakee.
A brother Pat and half-sister, Nina Grant, are deceased.
Mr. Arseneau was an employee of T&O Metal of Watseka; he was a chef and a breeder of Labrador retrievers.
He was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
He was a black belt in karate and enjoyed motorcycles.

Kenneth Larkin

FARMER CITY - Kenneth Virgil Larkin, 87, formerly of Onarga, died Saturday (May 15, 1999) at his home in Farmer City.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the First Christian Church of Farmer City. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. The Calvert-Belangee- Bruce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 10, 1912, in Champaign, the son of the late Albert Johnson and Evaline Colebank Larkin.
He married Myrtle Elizabeth ''Bette'' Hall, Sept. 27, 1936, In Onarga. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons and two daughters in law, Larry K. and Miriam Larkin of Virginia Beach, Kenneth B. Larkin of St. Louis, and Martin A. and Barbara Larkin of El Dorado, Kan.; two daughters and one son in law, Jo C. and Norman Hunt of Downers Grove and Priscilla L. Larkin of Farmer City; 17 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, one brother, one grandson and one great grandson are deceased.
He retired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in 1975 and then worked as a custodian at the Blue Ridge School District until his second retirement in 1993.
He was a member and elder emeritus at the First Christian Church of Farmer City.

Martha Kelson

MOMENCE - Visitation for Martha M. Kelson, 88, of Momence, was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Cotter Funeral Home in Momence, where services were at 10 a.m. today. The Rev. Keith GeRue officiated.
Burial was in Shrontz Cemetery, Momence.
Memorials may be made to the Momence Meadows Nursing Home or to Riverside Am-bulance Service.
Mrs. Kelson died Friday (May 14, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
She was born Dec. 7, 1910 in Grant Park, the daughter of Charles and Lena Susemhil Niedert.
Her husband, Bertle M. Kelson, whom she married Feb. 24, 1929 in Kankakee, died Dec. 4, 1981.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Momence and the Dorcas Society.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Bernadette Kelson of Momence; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel Reaman of Momence; one brother and six sisters-in-law, Alvin ''Bud'' and Cora Niedert of Bradley, Pearl Neidert of South Chicago Heights, Maxine Niedert of Grant Park, and Mary Stoner, Vialta Kelson and Harriet Kelson, all of Momence; and one brother-in-law, Ellsworth Kibbons of Aroma Park.
One son, Gene; four brothers; and three sisters are deceased.
She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and working crossword puzzles.
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Bonnie Jean Kohl

KANKAKEE - Bonnie Jean Kohl, 76, of Kankakee, died Sunday (May 16, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home in Bourb-onnais. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church. Burial will be in All Saint Cemetery, Bourbonnais. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Kankakee.
She married Francis W. Kohl, Feb. 14, 1942, at Maternity BVM Church. He survives.
Other surviviors include: one son and daughter in law, Thomas and Judy Kohl of Bourbonnais; one daughter and son in law, Kimberly and Rick Devine of Buckingham; four grandchildren, Bill Kohl, Deborah Groth, Kelli Ann Devine and Derek Devine; and four great grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and had worked at First Trust Bank and the National Tea Company.
She was a member of St. Martin of Tours church, the CCW, the auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, the auxiliaries of the Bradley posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, and a member of the Elks and Emblem clubs.
She enjoyed travel and bingo and was an avid Cubs fan.


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