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Shirley M. Lustig 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Shirley M. Lustig (nee Marthaler), a lifelong resident of Chicago Heights, died Thursday, Aug. 12, at Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport, Iowa.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Kieran Catholic Church, Chicago Heights. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Hirsch Funeral Homes West End Chapel, Chicago Heights.
The former Shirley Marthaler was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Chicago Heights. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert; six daughters, Barbara (Michael) George of Lodi, Calif., Diane (John) Nahra of Davenport, Iowa, Jeanne (Bryan) Lyons of Wadsworth, Patricia (Mike) Jordan of Richton Park, Pamela (Michael) Sass of Forreston and Kristine (Jon) Morgan of Normal; three sons, Lawrence (Carol) of Lake Zurich, Thomas of Chicago Heights and Michael (Florence) of Oak Forest; a brother, Richard (Martha) of Homewood; and 16 grandchildren.

Hollis Meyer 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Hollis Meyer, a longtime resident of Grant Park, formerly of Lowell, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 13, at Miller Healthcare Center, Kankakee.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grant Park United Methodist Church, Grant Park, with the Rev. Charles Anthony officiating. Interment will be in St. Luke's Cemetery, Beecher. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park, and again Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Mr. Meyer was born May 2, 1926, in Lake County, Ind. He was retired as a high school teacher of Russian and Spanish, teaching in Glen Ellyn and Grant Park high schools. He was a 50-year member of Grant Park United Methodist Church; the first graduate at Illinois State University, Normal, to major in the Russian language; a well-known soloist in the Grant Park area; and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by a brother, Alan (Jane) of Kankakee; two nieces, Lynn Cornwell and Tamra McNamara, both of Naperville; and five grand-nephews.

Martha C. Armstrong 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Martha C. Armstrong, a resident of Traverse City, Mich., formerly of Chicago Heights, died Sunday, Aug. 8, in Traverse City.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Martha Armstrong was born June 28, 1923, in Chicago. She was retired as a reference librarian at Governors State University; and was a member of Delta Delta Delta.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Armstrong of Traverse City, Mich.; a brother, Gregory (Dorothy) Collier of Onarga; two nieces, Mary Beth Collier and Kristy Armstrong; and a nephew, Mark Collier.
Her husband, Donald, died Jan. 3, 1999.

Ruth A. Ueltzen 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Ruth A. Ueltzen (nee Rosser), a resident of Crete, formerly of Allentown, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 13, in Crete.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown, Pa. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown, Pa. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and again Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
The former Ruth Rosser was born June 16, 1926, in Frackville, Pa. She was a registered nurse for 26 years at Phoebe Home, Allentown, Pa., retiring in 1987, and remained an active volunteer at Phoebe Home and Day Break in Allentown; and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Allentown.
She is survived by two sons, George (Peggy) of Saylorsburg, Pa., and Robert (Karen) of Crete; and two grandchildren.
Her husband, George, died in 1987.

Beverly J. Laycoax 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Beverly J. Laycoax, a resident of Oak Forest, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Manor Care Nursing Home.
A service was Saturday at McKenzie Funeral Home, Oak Forest, with the Rev. Janet Wittenmyer of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Oak Forest, officiating. Interment was in First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Alsip.
Beverly Laycoax was born June 18, 1923, in Latham. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Sr.; three daughters, Glenda (John) Dietzel of Midlothian, Brenda (Larry) Eldred of Plainfield and Kristine (Daniel) Fransen of Midlothian; a son, Robert Jr. (Kerry) of Monee; two sisters, Betty (Bill) Buckley of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Merilyn Walters of Decatur; and five grandchildren.

Sandra D. Costello 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Sandra Diane Costello (nee Beal), a resident of Scottsville, Ky., died Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Greenview Hospital, Bowling Green, Ky.
A service was Saturday at Goad Funeral Home, Scottsville, Ky., with the Revs. Sammy Cornwell and Michael Beal officiating. Interment was in Allen County Memorial Gardens, Scottsville, Ky.
The former Sandra Beal was born Dec. 17, 1951, in Carroll County, Tenn. She was a teacher at Agape Christian Academy; and a member of Pleasant Field Full Gospel Church.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Heidi Gran of Scottsville, Ky.; a son, Justin of Scottsville, Ky.; her stepparents, James and Mary Ann Kelley of Glenwood; six sisters, Joyce Moore of Trezevant, Tenn., Elizabeth Selvey of Sauk Village, Martha Jacobsen of Worth, Nancy Riddle of Indianapolis, Ind., Sandra Daughtery of Hartford, Ky., and Marianne Darmstaeder of North Chicago; six brothers, Michael Beal of Scottsville, Ky., Dennis and Kenneth Beal, both of McKenzie, Tenn., Jerry Beal and Chuck Hill, both of Austin, Texas, and Britt Beal of Bloomington.

Hattie M. Thomas 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Hattie Mae Thomas, a resident of Park Forest, died Thursday, Aug. 12, at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Olympia Fields.
A service will be at noon Tuesday at Union Evangelist Church, Chicago Heights, with the Rev. James Flint officiating. Interment will be in Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens, Glenwood. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. W.W. Holt Funeral Home, Harvey, may be reached at (708) 331-0310 for additional visitation information.
Hattie Mae Thomas was born March 23, 1927, in Chicago Heights. She was retired as a teacher for the Park Forest School District.
She is survived by a daughter, Erma Thomas of Park Forest; a sister, Ardelia Parr of Matteson; a brother, Rufus Alexander of Chicago Heights; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Maxine L. Sloniger 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Maxine Louise Sloniger (nee Larimore), 71, a 22-year resident of Steger died Friday in her home.
A funeral service will be at 6 p.m. today at the Maple Lawn Christian Church, Joliet, with the Rev. Lanc Hurley of Manteno Christian Church officiating.
A visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church in Joliet. A second funeral service will be Monday at Chapel Church of Christ in Plainville at 1 p.m. with Neil Larimore officiating. A second visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church in Plainville. Interment will be in Payson Cemetery, Payson.
Mrs. Sloniger was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Payson. She was a homemaker and held several titles, including secretary, with the Chicago District Evangelistic Association.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Robert C. Sloniger; three daughters, Sue (Jim) Roof of Edinboro, Pa., Darolyn Sloniger of Springfield, and Denise (Dan) Souris of Crown Point, Ind.; three sons, Darrell (Beverly) Sloniger of Fowler, Ind., Brad (Kelly) Sloniger of South Chicago Heights, and Darren (Kristina) Sloniger of Elgin; her father, Omer Larimore of Plainville; three sisters, Donna (Bob) Mibbs of Chandlerville, Janet (Dan) Bingamon of Barry, and Marcia (Ed) Copher of Milford; two brothers, Marvin Larimore of Plainville, and Neil (Darlene) Larimore of Milford; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Noel H. Shaffer 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Noel H. Shaffer, a resident of Hazel Crest, formerly of Harvey, died Friday, Aug. 13, at Ingalls Hospice, Harvey.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tews Funeral Home, Homewood, with the Rev. Robert Grundhofer officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Shaffer was born Dec. 5, 1903, in Omega Township. He was employed by the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, Dolton Yards and was a member of the Central Christian Church of Harvey.
He is survived by a daughter, Nola Ann Shaffer of Hazel Crest; two sons, Carl of Hazel Crest and James (Ruth) of Lansing; a sister, Mildred Diss of Kinmundy; a brother, Russell of Modesto, Calif.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Regina D. Davis 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Regina D. Davis (nee Black), 50, of Los Angeles, formerly of Posen, died July 28 in Los Angeles, Calif.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. today at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 4201 W. 147th St., Midlothian, with the Rev. William Stedman of Faith Baptist Church, Posen officiating. Interment will be private.
Mrs. Davis was born on April 26, 1949, in Evansville, Ind. She worked as a laborer and was a graduate of Bremen High School in 1967.
She is survived by her son, Paul Smith of Los Angeles; her mother, Irma Black of Posen; two sisters, Debra Bracamonte of Missouri and Diana Black of Beecher; four brothers, Michael Black of Midlothian, Larry Black of New Lenox, Kenneth Black of Rockford and Robert Black of Blue Island.

Coleman Sr., George 
Sunday, June 15, 2003
George Coleman Sr. of Mississippi, formerly of Markham, died June 3. He was a retired employee of Certain-Teed Corp., Chicago Heights. Services were held in Mississippi. 

Linda Maestro 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Visitation is today for Linda Maestro, a seven-year resident of Homewood, who died Sunday, Aug. 8, at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights.
Ms. Maestro formerly was a resident of Chicago's South Side and previously of North Huntington, Pa.
Funeral services are private with entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.
Linda Maestro was born June 19, 1965, in Blue Island. She was employed by Video Update in Olympia Fields.
She is survived by her parents, Al and Tillie (nee Olivetti) Maestro of Homewood; a brother, Alfred of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and her aunt, Jean Olivetti of Homewood.

Helen P. Sedik 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Helen P. Sedik (nee Peterson), a resident of Reedsburg, Wis., formerly of Chicago Heights, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
A service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Wis., with the Rev. Dr. James Steinbrecher officiating. Interment will be in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hoof Funeral Home, Reedsburg, Wis.
The former Helen Peterson was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Chicago Heights. She was employed as a legal secretary for Callahan and Arnold Law Office, and later worked as a secretary for the city of Reedsburg, until her retirement; and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her husband, Harry; a daughter, Becky Hansen of Fitchburg, Wis.; a son, Daniel Sedik of Verona, Wis.; and a sister, Doris Adair of Park Forest.

John A. Brown 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
John A. Brown, a resident of Homewood, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, in South Holland.
A service was Friday at Smits Funeral Homes DeYoung-Vroegh Chapel, South Holland, with the Rev. Christian Spoor of Living Spring Community Church officiating. 
Mr. Brown was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Chicago. He was the former owner of Brown Roofing, Riverdale.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred (nee Johnson); three daughters, Diane (David) Knauer, Peggy (Paul) Sauser and Kathy Brown; a son, David (Cheryl); a sister, Irene (Joseph) Vogel; three brothers, Edward (Hallie), William and Roger; and seven grandchildren.

Mary C. Schmitt 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Mary C. Schmitt (nee Garrity), a 44-year resident of Homewood, died Saturday, Aug. 14, at home.
A service will be at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday from Ryan Funeral Home, Homewood, to a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Homewood. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The former Mary Garrity was born July 1, 1921, in Chicago. She was retired as a registrar at the University of Chicago; and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Julianne (Tony) Turek of Houston, Texas; two sons, Ralph (Judy) of Arvada, Colo., and Ronald (Linda) of Homewood; and seven grandchildren.
Her husband, Ralph, died in 1975.

Anne Bane 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Anne Bane (nee Hashin), a resident of Harvey, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Homewood.
Services will be at 9:20 a.m. Monday from Olen Mortuary Chapel, Harvey, to 10 a.m. Mass at Ascension Catholic Church, Harvey with the Rev. Joseph Altman officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel.
The former Anne Hashin was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Heckschersville, Pa. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by a sister, Helen Dembinsky of Heckschersville, Pa.; and three brothers, William (Mary), Paul (Helen) and Joseph (Sarah) Hashin, all of Minersville, Pa.

Howard C. Erickson 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Howard C. Erickson, a resident of South Chicago Heights, died Thursday, Aug. 12, at St. James Hospital and Health Center, Chicago Heights.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Smits Funeral Homes Steger Memorial Chapel, Steger, with the Rev. Andrew Leahy of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Chicago Heights, officiating. Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery, Monee. Visitation will be today from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Erickson was born Nov. 22, 1912, in Gary, Ind. He was retired as an office manager for Material Service Corp.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes (nee Jasinski); a daughter, Sandra (Charles) Michaels of South Chicago Heights; two sons, Harry (Marlene) of Crete and Donald (Kathleen) of Carpentersville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Rachel Reich 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Rachel Reich, 14-year-old daughter of Keith and Sandra (nee Fertel) Reich of Flossmoor, died Friday, Aug. 6.
A service will be at noon today at Congregation Am Echad in Park Forest. Interment will be in Beverly Cemetery,
Rachel Reich was born May 4, 1985.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Alex; her grandparents, Max and Elaine Fertel and Chuck and Sally Reich; and aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the Familial Dysautonomina Foundation, 20 E. 46th St., Suite 302, New York City, NY 10017.

William Dolowy 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
William Dolowy, a longtime resident of Chicago Heights, died Friday, Aug. 13, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home, Chicago Heights.
Service arrangements are pending. Hirsch Funeral Homes West End Chapel, Chicago Heights, may be reached at (708) 755-9014, for information. Officiating clergy will be the Rev. Lou Tylka of St. Michael Catholic Church, Orland Park. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Steger.
Mr. Dolowy was born Aug. 13, 1900. He was employed with Calumet Steel Co., Chicago Heights, retiring in 1966 after 43 years of service; and was a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chicago Heights.
He is survived by two sons, William (Joan) of Mercer Island, Wash., and Herbert (Shirley) of River Forest; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
His wife, Sophie, died in 1985.

Alex J. Kasper 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Alex J. Kasper, a resident of Grand Blanc, Mich., formerly 25 years in Hazel Crest, died Thursday, Aug. 12, at Veterans Hospital, Saginaw, Mich.
A private service will be conducted Monday, Aug. 16. Interment will be private in Mount Vernon Memorial Park Cemetery, Lemont.
Mr. Kasper was born Sept. 28, 1918, in Chicago. He was retired as a millwright for a steel company.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three sons, Charles (Linda) of Mokena, Steven (Joan) of Manteno and John of Homewood; and seven grandchildren.


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