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Mary Mangano 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Mary Mangano (nee Belmonte), a three-year resident of Lansing; formerly many years in Harvey, died Friday, Jan. 29, in Beecher.
A 9:30 a.m. Mass will be said Monday at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, South Holland. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Drumm Funeral Home, South Holland.
The former Mary Belmonte was born Dec. 14, 1910, in Italy. She was a homemaker; and a member of Ascension Women's Club of Harvey.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph (Evelyn) of Beecher and Sam (Rose Lee) of Dolton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Her husband, Jack, died in 1982.

Joseph J. Veyette 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Joseph J. Veyette, a longtime resident of Blue Island, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago.
A service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Krueger Funeral Home, Blue Island, with the Rev. Judith Kelsey-Powell of Morgan Park United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, Oak Lawn.
Mr. Veyette was born April 25, 1938, in Chicago. He owned and operated the Balloon Works in Blue Island; and was a former Blue Island alderman.
He is survived by two daughters, Dawn and Jennifer, both of Blue Island; a son, Joseph Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; four sisters, Dorothy (James) Prince of Country Club Hills, Mary (Wayne) Smith of Calumet Park, Rita (Ray) Broz of Hillside and Denise (James) Berry of Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, Russell (Barbara) of Orland Park, Weldon (Linda) of Oak Forest, Walter (Georgia) of Alsip and James (Darlene) of Indiana; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Veyette of Florida.
His wife, Beverly (nee Willer), died Sept. 23, 1998.
Memorials may be made to Rush Hospice Partners, 1035 Madison, Oak Park 60302. 

Mary Pientka 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Mary Pientka (nee Karczewski), an eight-year resident of South Holland, formerly of South Chicago and Saugatuck, Mich., died Thursday, Jan. 28, at home.
Services will be Monday with 11:30 a.m. prayers from Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, South Holland, to a noon Mass at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, South Holland, with the Rev. Joseph Cook of St. Mary of the Assumption Church officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City.
The former Mary Karczewski was born Feb. 10, 1908, in Chicago. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine (Edward) Good and Alice Kelly, all of South Holland; a son, Adam (Joan) of Wisconsin; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Adam, died in 1992.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Henry Burns 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Henry Burns, a resident of Markham, died Monday, Jan. 25, at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest.
A service will be Monday at St. Peter AME Zion Church, Tuscaloosa, Ala., with the Rev. Jeffrey Cameron officiating. Interment will be in Parham Cemetery, Ralph, Ala.
Mr. Burns was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Ralph, Ala.
He is survived by 10 daughters, Mamie Foster of Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Stewart, Henrietta Stewart and Patricia McClinton, all of Robbins, Cheryl Burns of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Clara Lloyd of Harvey, Baby Nell Kirkman of Aurora, Annette Burns of Detroit, Mich., B. McGhee of Texas, and Mary Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; seven sons, Willie Stewart of Hazel Crest, Grady Stewart of Robbins, Percy Stewart of Harvey, Charles of Greensboro, Ala., Cedric Burns and Marcus Martin, both of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Richard McGhee of Champaign; 63 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.

Minnie P. Westerveld 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Minnie Postma Westerveld (nee TeKamp), a resident of South Holland, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Rest Haven South Convalescent Home, South Holland.
A service was Saturday at Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Kuiper of First Reformed Church of Lansing, officiating. Interment was in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
The former Minnie TeKamp was born May 1, 1912, in The Netherlands. She was a hairdresser; and a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (Gloria) Postma and Richard (Sandra) Postma, all of Lansing; a stepson, Hank Westerveld of The Netherlands; a sister, Ann Carpenter of Denver, Colo.; a brother, William TeKamp of Vesper, Wis.; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her first husband Arthur Postma, died in 1959. Her second husband, Johann Westerveld, died in 1979.
Memorials may be made to Lansing Christian School, 3660 Randolph St., Lansing 60438.

Stella Pustelnik 
Sunday, October 31, 1999
Stella Pustelnik (nee Turza), a lifelong resident of Chicago Heights, died Friday, Oct. 29, at St. James Hospital and Health Centers, Chicago Heights.
A 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Chicago Heights. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Steger.
Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Hirsch Funeral Homes West End Chapel, Chicago Heights.
The former Stella Turza was born Oct. 19, 1912, in Chicago Heights. She was a former employee of Kimball Glass Co. (Owens Illinois Co.), Chicago Heights; did domestic cleaning in the Chicago Heights area for more than 20 years; and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Pustelnik and Christine (Nicholas) Dinuzzo, all of South Chicago Heights; and one grandchild, Nicole DiNuzzo of South Chicago Heights.
Her husband, Walter, died Nov. 23, 1987.

Esther M. Moretti 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Esther M. Moretti (nee Morrone), a lifelong resident of Blue Island, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Oak Forest Hospital.
A Mass was said Saturday at St. Donatus Catholic Church, Blue Island. Interment was in St. Benedict Cemetery, Crestwood.
The former Esther Morrone was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Blue Island. She was a waitress.
She is survived by three sons, Joseph, Gerald and Jack, all of Blue Island; her mother, Susan Morrone of Blue Island; three sisters, Rose Manza and Barbara Morrone, both of Blue Island and Betty Cunningham of California; three brothers, Ralph and Robert Morrone of Blue Island and Edward of Morrone of Florida; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Hickey Memorial Chapels, Blue Island.

Michael J. Dickinson 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Michael J. Dickinson, a 25-year resident of Orland Park, died Thursday, Jan. 28, at Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights.
A service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Colonial Chapel, Orland Park. Interment will be in Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel.
Mr. Dickinson was born Oct. 22, 1956, in Chicago. He was an employee of Moraine Valley Community College.
He is survived by his parents, John and Judith of Orland Park; a sister, Krisanne (Kenneth) Pollock; and a brother, David (Sheryl).
Memorials may be made to the Michael Dickinson Scholarship Fund at Moraine Valley Community College.

Gwendolyn McCammon 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Gwendolyn McCammon, a resident of Blue Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Blue Island.
A service was Saturday at Great Hope Baptist Church, Robbins, with the Rev. Walter Cook officiating. Interment was in Mount Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood.
Mrs. McCammon was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Alabama.
She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine McCammon of Dixmoor and Kathleen Bearden-McCammon of Blue Island; three sons, Richard of Frankfort, Patrick of Roselle and David of Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Margaret E. Allen 
Sunday, March 31, 2002
Margaret E. Allen (nee Cupp) of Matteson, formerly of Hazel Crest, Richton Park and Galesburg, died March 29 in Matteson.
There will be a graveside committal service on Friday, noon, at Hope Cemetery, Galesburg.
Funeral arrangements were by the Hirsch Funeral Homes.
Born June 20, 1906, in Macomb, Mrs. Allen was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter Margene D. Allen of Naperville, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, Herman, died in 1977.

Margaret Dorans 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Margaret "Pat" Dorans, a seven-year resident of Joliet, formerly 22 years in Dolton, died Thursday, Jan. 28, at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet.
Services were Saturday from Thornridge Funeral Home, Orland Park, to a Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mokena. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.
Margaret Dorans was born March 18, 1939, in Chicago. She was a registered nurse with a masters degreee; and taught at St. Joseph School of Nursing in Joliet.
She is survived by a sister, Colleen Dorans of Joliet; and a brother, William (Elaine) of Orland Park.

Ludella Abbott 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Ludella Abbott, a resident of Harvey, died Friday, Jan. 29, in Richton Park.
A service will be noon Tuesday Shaffer AME Church, Harvey, with the Rev. Nelson Walker officiating. Interment will be in Mount Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at the W.W. Holt Funeral Home, Harvey; and from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church.
Mrs. Abbott was born April 5, 1915, in Memphis, Tenn.
She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Jordan of Harvey; a son, Melvin of Harvey; a brother, John Hunter; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Lillie M. Pearson 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Lillie M. Pearson (nee Sundquist), a two-year resident of Crestwood, formerly of Orland Park, died Thursday, Jan. 28, at Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights.
A service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Milton Bos Funeral Home, Orland Park, with the Rev. Marvin Tuggl officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery, Chicago.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.
The former Lillie Sundquist was born Oct. 23, 1905, in Sweden.
She is survived by a son, Gilbert (Dolores); one grandchild; and one great-grandchild
Her husband, Paul, died July 2, 1988.

Albert C. Aardsma 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Albert C. Aardsma, a 71-year resident of Orland Park, died Thursday, Jan. 28, at Sarasota General Hospital.
A service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Colonial Chapel, Orland Park, with the Rev. Sam Hamstra of Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel.
Mr. Aardsma was born March 5, 1927, in Chicago. He was retired as a baker with Biegel and Orland Bakeries; and a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (nee DeYoung); a daughter, Anita (Maynard) Visser of Tinley Park; a son, Albert (Susan) of Chicago; three sisters, Geraldine Baker, Marie Vander Woude and Carol Heerema; a brother, John; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Loretta Mikolajewski 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Loretta A. Mikolajewski (nee Filipiak), a resident of Tinley Park, formerly of Calumet City, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. James Hospital and Health Centers, Chicago Heights.
A Mass was said Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Tinley Park. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.
The former Loretta Filipiak was born April 18, 1924, in Calumet City. She was a seamstress.
She is survived by her husband, Pete; three daughters, Arlene (Joseph) Kwiatkowski, Sharon (Joe) Jenczmionka and Diana (Frank) vonSchwedler; a sister, Lee Wizecki of Indiana; a brother, Englebert Filipiak; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Vandenberg Funeral Home, Tinley Park.

Theodore Tattersall 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Theodore W. "Ted" Tattersall, a 49-year resident of Steger, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the University of Chicago Hospital.
Services were Saturday with prayers from Steger Memorial Chapel, Steger, to a Mass at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Steger, with the Rev. Ron Neitzke officiating. Interment was in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
Mr. Tattersall was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Chicago. He was retired as a truck driver; a member of Teamsters Union Local 705; American Legion Post 521; Veterans of Foreign Wars 8283; and Local 705 Retirees; and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma (nee Baker); two daughters, Terry (Thomas) Clements of St. Charles and Sally (Thomas) Redmond of Homewood; a son, Ted of Houston, Texas; a brother, Arthur (Marge) of Peoria; and six grandchildren.

Walter J. Hebda 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Walter J. Hebda, a 27-year resident of Richton Park, formerly of Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst.
A Mass was said Saturday at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church, Matteson, with the Revs. Martin Hebda and James Finno officiating. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City.
Mr. Hebda was born April 10, 1918, in Chicago. He was employed as a screw machine operator at International Harvester Company; and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Navistar/West Pullman Retirees Club; St. Terrence Young at Heart Club; and AARP.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen (Dean) Milos of Elmhurst and Susan (Thomas) Roach of Joliet; a son, James (Susan Turk) Hebda of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Edward of Homewood; and nine grandchildren.
His wife, Laura (nee Szott), died June 3, 1986.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago 60604-1197.
Arrangements were handled by Hirsch Funeral Homes Lincolnway Chapel, Matteson.

Ann Doyle 
Sunday, October 31, 1999
Ann Genevieve Doyle, a resident of Oak Lawn, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Advocate Transitional Center in Evergreen Park.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Chicago. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
Mrs. Doyle was 94 years old; a homemaker; a member of the St. Germaine's Church Women's Club; and a graduate of Visitation Grammar School and Visitation High School, both in Chicago.
She is survived by two daughters, Joan Ryan of Oak Lawn and Celeste Higsen of New York; two sons, David Doyle of Los Angeles and Jay Doyle of Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Jennie Matthuis 
Sunday, October 31, 1999
Jennie Matthuis (nee Kerkstra), a resident of South Holland, formerly of Oak Lawn, died Thursday, Oct. 28, at Ingalls Hospital, Harvey.
An 8 p.m. funeral service will be conducted Monday at Colonial Chapel, Orland Park, with the Rev. Henry Vanden Heuvel of Oak Lawn Christian Reformed Church officiating. Interment will be in Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs.
Visitation will be Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
The former Jennie Matthuis was born April 13, 1908, in Chicago. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Catherine (Frank) Dignam of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son, John (Lois) of Frankfort; a sister, Hermina Iwema of South Holland; a brother, Raymond of South Holland; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Elim Christian School, Palos Heights.

Helen W. Anderson 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Helen W. Anderson (nee Van Rite), a seven-year resident of South Holland, formerly of Dolton and Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, died Friday, Jan. 29, at home.
A service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Thornridge Funeral Home, Dolton, with the Rev. John Powers of St. Jude the Apostle Church, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.
Vlisitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.
The former Helen Van Rite was born Oct. 12, 1902, in De Pere, Wis.
She was the manager of Greens Bakery in South Chicago for 40 years; and the organist at St. Willibrord Church and St. Catherine of Genoa Church in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood.
She is survived by five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Carl, died in 1972.

Wilma Kusy 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Wilma Kusy (nee Kaufmann), a 32-year resident of Tinley Park, formerly of Chicago, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights.
A 10:15 a.m. memorial Mass will be said Saturday at St. Julie Catholic Church, Tinley Park. Interment will be in Bethania Cemetery, Justice.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Vandenberg Funeral Home, Tinley Park.
The former Wilma Kaufmann was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Frankfurt, Germany. She was an a former executive director for the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce; and helped found Friends of Budingen with the Sister Cities Commission.
She is survived by a daughter, Angie Urbano of New Lenox; a son, Peter Jr. of Country Club Hills; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Tinley Park Food Pantry, 6875 W. 173rd Place, Tinley Park 60477. 

Gladys G. Halloran 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Gladys G. Halloran (nee Ganz), a 20-year resident of Tinley Park, formerly of Chicago, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Frankfort Terrace Nursing Home, Frankfort.
A 10 a.m. Mass will be said Monday at St. George Catholic Church, Tinley Park. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Blue Island.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hirsch Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel, Tinley Park.
The former Gladys Ganz was born March 14, 1912, in Chicago. She was employed as a crossing guard in Chicago for 10 years; and was involved with Tinley Park Senior activities and the Beverly Premier Club in Orland Park.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia (William) Millard of Petaluma, Calif., Phyllis (Ernest) Wasenius of Lake City, Minn. and Dorathy (Timothy) O'Sullivan of Minocqua, Wis.; two sons, Dennis (Sharon) of Justice and William (Lynn) of Frankfort; a sister-in-law, Dorathy Halloran of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, George, died Jan. 22, 1986. 

Louis Feinman 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Louis Feinman, a 20-year resident of Hazel Crest, formerly of Chicago, died Friday, Jan. 29, at home.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tews Funeral Home, Homewood, with the Rabbi Victor Mirelman officiating. 
Mr. Feinman was born Dec. 14, 1929, in Chicago. He was retired from the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital with 12 years of service; a pharmacist and the owner and operator of drug stores throughout the Chicago area for 41 years; graduated DePaul University and the University of Illinois Pharmacy School, with seven Keys of Honor, and the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa from De Paul.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine (nee Schwartz); three sons, Jeffrey of Boca Raton, Fla., Floyd (Edma) of Carol Stream and David of Bridgeview; a brother, Abe (Marlene) of California; a sister-in-law, Ethel Fairberg of Hallendale, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Rose Schwartz of Hazel Crest; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America, 111 N. Wabash, Suite 810, Chicago 60602; or a charity of the donor's choice. 

Betty Marshall 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Betty Marshall (nee Szewczykowski), an 18-year resident of Dolton, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center, Blue Island.
A service was Friday at Thornridge Funeral Home, Dolton, with the Deacon Arthur Nylen of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, South Holland, officiating. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City.
The former Betty Szewczykowski was born March 9, 1914, in Chicago. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Ted) Bronowski of Dolton; a son, Richard (Mary) Hoffman of South Holland; a sister, Albina Cozzi of Blue Island; a brother-in-law, John (Loretta) Marshall of Markham; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Edward, died in 1981.

Zella Mae Summers 
Sunday, January 31, 1999
Zella Mae Summers (nee Brooks), a resident of Riverdale, died Friday, Jan. 29, at Ingalls Hospital, Harvey.
A service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Opyt-Brown Funeral Home, Riverdale, with the Rev. Henry Vellinga officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel.
The former Zella Brooks was born June 14, 1912, in Jasper County. She was a volunteer for the Riverdale Public Library for 18 years; and a member of Arcadia Chapter 967 of the Order of the Eastern Star (formerly Lowvale 962).
She is survived by a son, Robert Pierce of Riverdale; a sister, Marjorie Crumpton of Ashdown, Ark.; two brothers, Royal Brooks of Newton and Orville Brooks of Arcola.
Her husband, Eugene, died in 1988.
Memorials may be made to the Riverdale Public Library, 208 W. 144th St., Riverdale 60827.


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