Miscellaneous Kenosha County, Illinois Obituaries

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Robin L. Edwards 
Jun 25, 2003
Robin L. Edwards, 43, of Kenosha, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at Kenosha Medical Center. Born in Kenosha on Feb. 15, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elnore (Koechel) Pier. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, she attended local schools and was a graduate of Ruether Central High School. She attended Gateway Technical College. On May 24, 1986, at the Kemper Center in Kenosha, she married John A. Edwards. She worked at Jockey International, and the United Way of Kenosha. She enjoyed camping, golfing, gardening and reading. Survivors include her husband of Kenosha; a son, John, at home; a daughter, Leah, at home; two brothers, Gary (Laurina) Pier and Brian Pier, both of Kenosha; and a twin sister, Rebecca (John) Liegakos of Kenosha. The Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Funeral Home: Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home

Janice C. Womatopolous 
Jun 25, 2003
Janice C. Womatopolous, 68, of Kenosha, died Sunday (June 22, 2003) at her home. Born in Waukegan, Ill., on June 11, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille (George) Zens. She was educated in Waukegan schools. She married Frank Novak. She later married Leo Reasor who preceded her in death, and Dominic Womatopolous who also preceded her in death. She worked as a homemaker. She was a member of New Song Ministry of Milwaukee. She was an avid card player. Survivors include five sons, Frank Lewin of Highwood, Ill., Thomas Reasor of Fort Smith, Ark., Leo W. (Jill) Reasor of Troygrove, Ill., John (Tina) Reasor of Phoenix, Ariz., and Greg Womatopolous of McHenry, Ill.; two daughters, Lisa (Robert) Gore of Logan, N.M., and Yholonda Womatopolous of Lake-in-the-Hills, Ill.; a brother, Joseph "Larry" (Dawn) Zens of Gurnee, Ill.; a sister, Judy (Harold) Grissom of Kenosha; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Zens. Kenosha Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. This obituary is being reprinted to correct an error. 
Funeral Home: Kenosha Funeral Services

Darlene A. Harmon 
Jun 25, 2003
Darlene A. Harmon of Kenosha, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at her home. Born in Kenosha on July 16, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Steve M. and Mildred (Olivieri) Mikolas. A lifelong resident of Kenosha County, she attended Holy Name Elementary School in Wilmot and was a graduate of Wilmot High School. On July 13, 1963, in St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, she married James M. Harmon. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. An avid tennis player, she enjoyed decorating and interior design. Survivors include her husband of Kenosha; three sons, Matthew J. (Carol) of Park Ridge, Ill., and Michael J. (Nicole) and Anthony M. (Tracy), both of Kenosha; a daughter, Michele A. Harmon of Kenosha, and five grandchildren. The Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Funeral Home: Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home

Gloria E. Young 
Jun 25, 2003
Gloria E. Young, 67, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Kenosha, died Sunday (June 22, 2003) at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Born in Kenosha on March 17, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elsie Thomas. She attended local schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1954. On Jan. 6, 1958, in Kenosha, she married Patrick A. Young. He died April 13, 2003. For 23 years she worked at Kenosha Hospital in data processing, retiring in 1996. Survivors include three sons, Patrick Jr., Scott, and Daniel (Pam), all of Phoenix, and four grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, Jeffery Duane in 1963, and a granddaughter, Nicole. Direct Cremations of Phoenix is serving the family. 
Funeral Home: Direct Cremations

Ismael Samuel Olivares 
Jun 25, 2003
Ismael Samuel "Sammy" Olivares, 21, of Kenosha, died Saturday (June 21, 2003) in Kenosha. Born in Kenosha on Aug. 5, 1981, he was the son of Armando and Juanita (Evangelsta) Olivares. A lifelong Kenosha resident, he attended local schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School where he competed in wrestling and played football. He was attending Gateway Technical College for mechanical instruction. A mechanic, he worked for Peterson Performance in Kenosha for the past four years. He attended St. Mark's Catholic Church. Survivors include his parents of Kenosha; a stepson, Jorden Syre of Kenosha; two brothers, Robert James Bosner and Sergio Garcia, both of Kenosha; and four sisters, Roxanna (Ethan Lee) Valdez, Samantha Olivares, Stevie Lynn Bosner, and Rubie Vidal, all of Kenosha. The Proko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This obituary is being rerun to include new information from the family. 
Funeral Home: Proko Funeral Home

Joseph Anthony I. Braun 
Jun 25, 2003
Joseph Anthony I. Braun, 40, of De Forest, Wis., died Sunday (June 22, 2003) in a car accident in Kenosha. He was born in Madison on July 5, 1962. On May 24, 1986, in Kenosha, he married Patricia Infusino. Survivors include his wife; a son, Joseph, and daughter Angela, both at home. Gunderson East Funeral Home of Madison is serving the family. 
Funeral Home: Gunderson East Funeral Home

Anna Campagna 
Jun 26, 2003
Anna Campagna, 100, of Kenosha, died Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at Brookside Care Center. Further obituary information from Proko Funeral Home will be available Friday. 
Funeral Home: Proko Funeral Home

Peni Bennett 
Jun 26, 2003
Peni Bennett, 43, of Kenosha, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at her home. Further obituary information from Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home will be available Friday. 
Funeral Home: Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home

Theresa F. Jotka 
Jun 26, 2003
Theresa F. Jotka, 53, of Trevor, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at her home. Born in Chicago on Sept. 25, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Marie (Truhlar) Havlicek. She later moved to Salem, and then to Trevor, six years ago. On April 26, 1975, she married James Jotka, in Chicago. She worked at the 1st National Bank in Chicago. Survivors include her husband; two sons, James Jr. (Michele) of Salem, and Christopher of Trevor; two brothers, Edward (Barbara) Havlicek of Chicago, and James (Donna) Havlicek of Henderson, Nev.; and a sister, May Anne Zirgaitis of Chicago. Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, Ill. is serving the family. 
Funeral Home: Strang Funeral Home

Helen Gould 
Jun 26, 2003
Helen Gould, 84, of Kenosha, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at Kenosha Medical Center. Born in Kenosha on June 7, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Gregory and Mary (Cerminaro) Nicolazzo. She attended Kenosha schools and was a 1937 graduate of Kenosha High School. She moved from Kenosha in the early 1960, and returned in the 1990s. She worked as an administrative clerk at Ralph M. Parsons Co. in Pasadena, Calif., retiring in the mid-1980s. During her early life she worked at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. A member of the former Calvary Baptist Church, she served as their organist. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kenosha. An avid baseball fan, she also enjoyed playing the organ and piano. She enjoyed knitting, quilting and other crafts, donating many hand-knit items to WoMen's and Children's Horizons. Survivors include two daughters, Marcetta Ponzio of Arcadia, Calif., and Cynthia Hunt of Lake Geneva; a sister, Lucy Spera of Kenosha; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Cordino Nicolazzo; and four sisters, Anita Spera, Sofia Fish, Ida Pagliaro, and Ernestine Aukerman. Bruch Funeral Home is coordinating memorial services. 
Funeral Home: Bruch Funeral Home

Peni Bennett 
Jun 27, 2003
Peni Bennett, 43, of Kenosha, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at her home. Born in Kenosha on Jan. 26, 1960, she was the daughter of Aubrey and Jewell (Rock) Nichols. She attended local schools. On April 8, 1989, she married Frank Bennett at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Kenosha. He died July 18, 2002. She worked at Jewel Osco as a 3rd shift supervisor since 1996. From 1994 to 1996 she worked 3rd shift at SuperValu. During this time she also worked for the Shalom Center, Kenosha Human Development Services and volunteered at Meals on Wheels. Prior to that she was a supervisor for WoMen's and Children's Horizons from 1987 to 1994. She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church and the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1444. She enjoyed playing cribbage. Survivors include a son, Shawn, a daughter, Nicole, and her mother, Jewell Nicolazzi, all of Kenosha; two brothers, Harold (Rachale) Faulkner of Kenosha, and Augustus "Gus" (Faith) Thompson of Gainesville, Fla.; three sisters, April Faulkner of Scottsdale, Ariz., Connie Linderman of Aurora, Colo., and Carolyn Stamps of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and a granddaughter. Preceding her in death was her father, a brother Rock Faulkner; and two stepfathers, Augustus Thompson and Angelo Nicolazzi. The Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home is serving the family. 
Funeral Home: Hansen-Lendman

Gertrude Yarc 
Jun 27, 2003
Gertrude Yarc, 90, formerly of Kenosha, died Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at RiverView Rehabilitation and Care Center in Tomahawk, Wis. Born in Germany on Aug. 10, 1912, she was the daughter of the late August and Emilie Krah. She came to Kenosha in 1927. In 1930, in Waukegan, Ill., she married Harold Shafer. He preceded her in death. In 1957, in Kenosha, she married John Yarc who also preceded her in death. For over 18 years she worked at J.C.Penney. She also worked as a seamstress at Great Lakes Naval Training Center for several years. Survivors include a son, Richard (Beverly) Yarc of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Ruth (Robert) Reilly of Tomahawk; a stepson, Ronald Yarc of Waukegan; a brother, Eric (Anne) Krah of Scottsdale, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Werner Krah. Krueger and Sons Funeral Home of Tomahawk is serving the family. 
Funeral Home: Krueger and Sons Funeral Home

Michael J. Covelli 
Jun 27, 2003
Michael J. Covelli, 37, of Kenosha, died Saturday (June 21, 2003) in an automobile accident. Born on Jan. 4, 1966, he was the son of Daniel Miller and Jolene A. Flatley. A lifelong Kenosha resident, he attended local schools and graduated from St. Joseph High School. He also attended barbers school in Milwaukee. On Dec. 23, 1991, at Woodstock Nursing Home, he married Sandra A. Thornsen. He owned and operated New Life Enterprises Inc., a home improvement business that also did finish carpentry work. He also worked at various nursing homes as a licensed barber. He was an active member of True Life Church of Racine, WI. He is survived by his wife of Kenosha, his father of Milwaukee; his mother and stepfather Jolene A. and Richard Flatley of Libertyville, Ill.; two sons, Joseph M., and Benjamin F.; a daughter, Kaitlin J., all of Kenosha; a brother, C. Marc Trznadel of Montgomery, Ill.; his paternal grandparents, Fleetwood and Annette Miller of Green Lake, Wis.; and his maternal step-grandmother, Lorraine Turner of Kenosha. Family Options Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. 
Funeral Home: Family Options Funeral and Cremation Services

Kimberly J. Craig 
Jun 27, 2003
Kimberly J. Craig, 46, of Pleasant Prairie, died Saturday (June 21, 2003). Born in Chicago on April 29, 1957, she was the daughter of William E. and Nancy (Sheehan) Craig. She lived in Antioch, Ill. for many years and graduated from Antioch High School. She worked for Quaker Industries. She lived in Bristol before moving to Pleasant Prairie. Survivors include her mother, Nancy (Fred) Hawkins of Sebring, Fla.; three brothers, William (Vicky) Craig of Spring Grove, Ill., Michael (Jane) Craig of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Daniel Barth of Menifee, Calif. Preceding her in death were her father; and her birth mother, Suzanne. Strang Funeral Home of Antioch is handling the arrangements. 
Funeral Home: Strang Funeral Home

Anna Campagna
Jun 27, 2003
Anna Campagna, 100, of Kenosha, died Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at Brookside Care Center. Born in Chicago on Feb. 12, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Nancy (Lococo) Lamantia. She attended Chicago schools, moving to Kenosha in 1917. On Sept. 24, 1921, at Calvary Baptist Church, she married Michael Campagna. He died in 1967. She was a homemaker. A member of Immanuel Baptist Church, she was also a member of the Trinity Lutheran Senior League Center. Her hobbies include cooking, bowling, crocheting, knitting and gardening. Survivors include two sons, Richard (Jean), and Peter (Virginia), both of Kenosha; a daughter, Angie (Ed) Hegyera of Kenosha; a brother, Joseph Lamantia; two sisters, Mae Fragale, Nancy Lococo; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Preceding her in death were a son, Casimer in 1984; and a daughter Nancy in 1987. Proko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Funeral Home: Proko Funeral Home

Emily M. Wilson 
Jun 27, 2003
Emily M. Wilson, 102, of Kenosha, died Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at Kenosha Medical Center. Born in DeLamere, N.D. on Sept. 14, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Brita (Pierson) Enqvist. She was educated in Wyndmere, N.D., and moved to Kenosha in 1925. On Jan. 5, 1922, in Wahpeton, Neb., she married Vernie Wilson. He died Jan. 22, 1987. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, and especially crocheting. Survivors include her son, Vern (Rita) of Kenosha; a daughter, Pat A. Claypool of Murray, Ky.; a sister, Elaine Soren of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandsons. Four brothers preceded her in death, David, Edward, Wallace, and Lawrence. The Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home is serving the family. 
Funeral Home: Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home

Ruth B. Wall 
Jun 27, 2003
Ruth B. "Toots" Wall, 78, of Burlington, died Saturday (June 21, 2003) in Minneapolis, Minn. Born in Kenosha on Nov. 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Louise (Orlowski) Minkus. On April 5, 1951, she married Art Wall. She lived in Burlington for the past 50 years. She worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Lake Geneva. She was a member of St. John's the Divine Episcopal Church in Burlington. She was an avid gardener. Survivors include her husband; a son, Jeff (Patricia) Wall; a daughter, Jeanne (Thomas) DelFiacco; and three grandchildren, all of the twin cities in Minnesota. West Funeral Home of West St. Paul, Minn. is in charge of arrangements. 
Funeral Home: West Funeral Home

Helen Gould 
Jun 27, 2003
Helen Gould, 84, of Kenosha, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at Kenosha Medical Center. Born in Kenosha on June 7, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Gregory and Mary (Cerminaro) Nicolazzo. She attended Kenosha schools and was a 1937 graduate of Kenosha High School. She moved from Kenosha in the early 1960s, and returned in the 1990s. She worked as an administrative clerk at Ralph M. Parsons Co. in Pasadena, Calif., retiring in the mid-1980s. During her early life she worked at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. A member of the former Calvary Baptist Church, she served as their organist. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kenosha. An avid baseball fan, she also enjoyed playing the organ and piano. She enjoyed knitting, quilting and other crafts, donating many hand-knit items to WoMen's and Children's Horizons. Survivors include two daughters, Marcetta Ponzio of Arcadia, Calif., and Cynthia Hunt of Lake Geneva; a sister, Lucy Spera of Kenosha; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Sandra Franklin; a brother, Cordino Nicolazzo; and four sisters, Anita Spera, Sofia Fish, Ida Pagliaro, and Ernestine Aukerman. Bruch Funeral Home is coordinating memorial services. This obituary is being rerun to include new information from the funeral home. 
Funeral Home: Bruch Funeral Home


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