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Morris Daily Herald - August 28, 2002

BRAIDWOOD — James W. “Beatle” Bailey, 70, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at his home.
Funeral services will be held from R. W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, at 9:30 a.m. Friday to Immaculate Conception Church in Braidwood for a mass at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Bondi officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice Building Fund would be appreciated.

SENECA — Homer Bergeson, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 at Morris Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home, Seneca, and also from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Seneca.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Seneca.

GARDNER — Gordon E. Gunderson, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Morris Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at R. W. Patterson Funeral Home Ltd., South Wilmington Chapel.

WILMINGTON — Daniel M. Lachtara, 61, died Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2002, in Kankakee.
Visitation is Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Freitag Funeral Home in Wilmington.
A funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home to St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington for a funeral mass at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name would be appreciated.

SANDWICH — Mrs. Francis (Marcella M.) Richards, 84, formerly of Morris, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Dogwood Healthcare Center in Sandwich.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Turner Funeral Home, 3952 Turner Ave., Plano. The Rev. Dr. Scott Field will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Dogwood Health Care Center in Sandwich.

CENTRALIA, Mo. — Albert James Swind, 84, died Aug. 26, 2002, in Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery in Morris.

August 27, 2002

ODELL — Daniel R. Robisky, 47, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, near Odell from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church in Dwight. Father James Rickey will officiate.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hager Memorial Home.
Memorial gifts can go to his children.

CHICAGO — Mrs. Alfred (Dorothy M.) Schultz, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002.
A private funeral service will be held. 
R. W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braid-wood, is in charge of arrangements.

COAL CITY — Mrs. Robert J. (Dorothy A.) Soukup Sr., 76, (Goose Lake), formerly of the southside of Chicago, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Morris Hospital.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Freitag Funeral Home in Wilmington, with interment at Bohemian National Cemetery, Braidwood.
Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

August 26, 2002

DANVILLE — William L. Barkley, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Danville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Protestant Chapel of the VA Medical Center. Officiating will be the Rev. Garth Lehman.
Burial will be in Danville National Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 210.
Visitation is one hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 210 Women’s Auxiliary.
Arrangements were handled by Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville.

MARSEILLES — Rene “Mario” Berta, 94, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Rivershores Center.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marseilles with the Rev. Bo Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles.

DWIGHT — Mrs. Donald (Marjorie A.) Beyer, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at her home.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today, Monday, at St. Patrick’s Church in Dwight. Father William Gardner officiated.
Memorial gifts can go to OSF Hospice.
Hager Memorial Home in Dwight was in charge of arrangements.

BRAIDWOOD — Steven Roy Jensen, 53, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, in his home.
Born March 18, 1949, in Owatonna, Minn., he was a son of Viola (Harris) Jensen and the late Fred Jensen.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Funeral services will be held at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday.
Memorials in his name to ALS Research would be appreciated.
R. W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

SENECA — Thomas L. McGhiey, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at his home in Seneca.
Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home in Seneca with Pastor Bill Stinnette officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorial gifts can go to Gideons International.

August 22, 2002

DWIGHT — Donald Beyer, 77 died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight.

Mrs. Leo (Juanita) Bourn, 96, of Morris died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at Walnut Grove Healthcare Center in Morris.
A private graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Cemetery in Jacksonville with the Rev. Bruce Pilcher officiating.
U. C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DWIGHT — Mrs. Simon (Rose G. Leake) Davies, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Morris Hospital.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at U. C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home Ltd. in Morris with the Rev. Robert Hoffenkamp officiating.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be directed in her name to Grundy Community Hospice or to MVK Ambulance Service.

SENECA — Mr. Charles (Viola Jane) Partridge, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at her daughter’s home in Seneca.
Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home in Seneca with the Rev. Roy Wilson officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Cremation will be held following the service.
Memorial gifts to her family would be appreciated.

August 19, 2002

MARSEILLES — Mrs. Billy R. (Melba Ruth) Blue, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Community Hospital of Ottawa.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marseilles Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Bill Clark officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles.
Memorials can be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.

Brett Brandt, 39, of Morris, died early today, Monday, 2002, from injuries he received in a one-car accident.
Funeral arrangements are pending at U. C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home Ltd. Morris.

UTICA — Mrs. Joe R. (Deborah Sue) Forrester, 34, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Lutheran Church at Princeton with the Rev. Douglas N. Jacobs officiating.
Friends may call at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Monday.

Raymond A. Grossi Sr., 61, of Morris died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at Morris Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in Morris with Dr. Chuck Richardson officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the U. C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home, Ltd. 
Memorials may be made in his name to the First Christian Church in Morris.

GODLEY — Mrs. Leonard (Helen) Horky, 73, formerly of Cicero, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Private service will be held at Freitag Funeral Home in Wilmington.
At her request, cremation rites will be accorded.

BRAIDWOOD — Jamie Joseph Jones, 30, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, in Essex.
Funeral arrangements are pending with R. W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel.

SHERIDAN — Michael Allen Miller, 53, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, in Kendall County.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd., 102 S. Johnson St., Newark, with the Rev. Charles Sampson officiating.

Margaret L. Roe, 51, of Morris, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at her home.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the U. C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Lombardo officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in her name to Grundy Community Hospice.

August 15, 2002

UTICA — Robert D. Harney, 59, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, in his home.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday in Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles with the Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of service.

DWIGHT — Metha Jensen, 101, died at 3:05 a.m. today, Aug. 15, 2002, at Heritage Manor in Dwight.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight.

Mrs. Jess (Kathryn) Jensen, 86, of Morris died Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, 2002, at the Grundy County Home.
There will be no funeral service or visitation.
Fruland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ESSEX — Mrs. James (Annette M. “Cookie” Curley) Murphy, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at R. W. Patterson Funeral Home Ltd., Braidwood Chapel. The Rev. Steve Bondi will officiate.
Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorials in her name to Kankakee Valley Hospice would be appreciated.

COAL CITY — Anton W. Novak, 60, died today, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 15, 1941, in Carbon Hill.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferrari Funeral Services in Coal City.

August 12, 2002

LEXINGTON — Mrs. Kirk D. (Kathryn L. Combs) Andrews, 48, died at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Eastview Christian Church in Normal. The Rev. Gary York will officiate.
There will be private inurnment and no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations to MDA/ALS Research Division of Northwestern University in Chicago for Illinois Neurology Research would be appreciated.

RURAL MINOOKA — George Baker, 82, died early today, Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Fruland Funeral Home in Morris.

MARSEILLES — Mrs. Terry (Mary A.) Blue, 39, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Marseilles Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Bill Clark officiating.
Visitation is at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles from 4 to 8 .m. today, Monday.
Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Medical Center Heartcare.

COAL CITY — Mrs. Thomas (Betty M.) Fedash, 77, died Saturday morning, Aug. 10, 2002, in her home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City. Father Mike Pennock will officiate.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Monday at Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City.
Preferred memorials are gifts in her name to a charity of the donor’s choice.

BRAIDWOOD — Mrs. D. J. (Grace E.) McElroy, 94, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Embassy Care Center in Wilmington.
Funeral services will be held from the R. W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to Immaculate Conception Church in Braidwood for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. The Rev. Steve Bondi will officiate.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials to the Joliet Area Community Hospice Inc. or to her church would be appreciated.

Grace Kathleen Prettyman, seven-month-old daughter of Thomas and Caron (Dougherty) Prettyman, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Morris with the Rev. Tom Ostrander and the Rev. Barbara Gotschall officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service.
Preferred forms of memorials are to the Heart Institute for Children, 4440 S. 95th St., Oaklawn, Ill., 60453, or Loyola University Treasured Hearts, 2160 S. 1st Ave., Building #105, Room 3318, Maywood, Ill., 60153.
Fruland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — Mrs. Bernard (Shirley) Ravnaas, 77, formerly of Morris, died Sunday, July 14, 2002 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Dec. 19, 1924.

MANLIUS - Raymond R. Imhoff, 83, of Manlius died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

ARLINGTON - David A. Croisant, 61, of rural Arlington died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

EAST MOLINE - Irene C. Jacobson, 82, of East Moline died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

TISKILWA - Loyde E. "Ted" Wilson, 91, of Tiskilwa died at 10:57 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at the Peoria Lutheran Home.

PERU - Cecilia M. "Cece" Farley, 76, of 2608 Fifth St., Peru, died at 5:49 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

BLOOMINGDALE - Esther D. Tangen, 94, of the Lexington Home Health Care, Bloomingdale, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000.

LADD - Betty Biccochi, 70, of 211 N. Central Ave., Ladd, died at 6:28 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

ARLINGTON - Wilbur F. Hahn, 82, of 33541-1800 North Ave., Arlington, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Peru.

LASALLE - John Iwaszek, 88, of LaSalle died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at the LaSalle Health Care Center.
Paul Miskowiec Sr. 

DEPUE - Paul Miskowiec Sr., 73, of 709 Princeton St., DePue, died at 11:36 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

WALNUT - Frances D. Bowen, 69, of 9339 North Ave., Walnut, formerly of Deer Grove, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
Daniel Choate 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Daniel R. Choate, 57, of Bargersville, Ind., died Friday, June 8, 2001, at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Ind.

PRINCETON - Leslie G. Anderson, 84, of 1012 Sunset Drive, Princeton, died at 3 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2001, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

SPRING VALLEY - Edmund "Ziggy" Sobkowiak, 74 of 13642 3450 East St., Spring Valley, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

GRANVILLE - Anton M. "Tony" Muhich, 72, of Granville died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

CHICAGO -- Thelena West Borg, 87, formerly of Tiskilwa, but lately of the Covenant Home of Chicago, died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the home.
Gladys Etheridge 

WALNUT -- Gladys O. Etheridge, 95, of the Walnut Manor Nursing Home, Walnut, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the home.
Theresa Norton 

RAMSEY -- Theresa Rachel Norton, 95, of Ramsey, formerly of the Princeton area, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the Cherrywood Health Care Center in Vandalia.
Leo Knuth 

JASPER, Ark. -- Leo W. Knuth, 88, of Jasper, Ark., formerly of Peru, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, in the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison, Ark.
Antoinette Sorcic 

SPRING VALLEY -- Antoinette Sorcic, 85, of 501 N. Strong Ave., Spring Valley, died at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

PRINCETON -- Martin A. Olson, 86, of 18013 Backbone Road, Princeton, died at 9:25 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Prairie View Healthcare in rural Princeton.

OGLESBY -- Thomas A. Kelly, 62, of 817 Swift Ave., Oglesby, died at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at his home.
Ruth Pierson 

LAMOILLE -- Ruth E. Pierson, 61, of rural LaMoille died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at her home.


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