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Muriel M. Peyton 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Muriel M. Peyton, of Hazel Crest, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest.
A funeral service was Saturday at Jerome Zimny Funeral Home, Hazel Crest, with the Rev. Cecelia Harris officiating. Interment was in Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton.
Mrs. Peyton was born on July 25, 1923, in Chicago. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Cathleen Peyton of Hazel Crest and Patricia (James) Kerwin of Lowell, Ind.; two sons, Charles (Rebecca) Peyton of Oak Forest and Paul Peyton of Hazel Crest; a brother, (Connie) Robert Shourek; and seven grandchildren.

Eugene Heumann 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Eugene "Dutch" Heumann, a 22-year resident of Glenwood, died Thursday, Aug. 12, at VITAS Hospice at St. James Hospital and Health Centers, Chicago Heights.
A service will be 9:15 a.m. Monday from Rosemoor Funeral Home, Lansing, to a Mass at St. John Catholic Church, Glenwood. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Visitation will be today from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Heumann was born July 3, 1901, in Germany. He was a welder for Union Tank Car Co.; and a member of the St. John Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; three daughters, Monika Loechner of Hebron, Ind., Lucille Daichendt of Chicago and Marie Andrade of Chicago Heights; five sons, Karl of Glenview, Eugene of Roselle, Manfred of Bloomington, Max of Frankfort and Christopher of Arlington Heights; 20 grandchildren.; and nine great-grandchildren.

Florentino S. Fuentes 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Florentino S. Fuentes, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, died Sunday, July 25, in San Antonio.
A funeral service was conducted July 27 at Rudy Garza Chapel of Peace with the Rev. Ernesto Matheo officiating. Interment was in Ashland Memorial Park Cemetery, Harlingen, Texas. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 28, at Elim Pentacostal Church, Chicago Heights. 
Mr. Fuentes was 79 years old; and a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Harlingen.
He is survived by his wife, Martina; five daughters, Gloria Ramirez, Erminia Rosales and Guadalupe Hernandez, all of San Antonio, Texas, Oralia Garcia of Chicago Heights, and Virginia Cruz of Primera, Texas; three sons, Florentino Jr. and Arturo, both of Harlingen, Texas, and Manuel of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Santos and Frank Gonzales, both of of Cotulla, Texas, and Manuel Gonzales of Arlington Heights; 31 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren.

Dominic Panozzo 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Dominic "Moro" Panozzo, a resident of Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center, Blue Island.
A Mass was celebrated Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Chicago, with the Rev. Charles LaVerde officiating. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.
Mr. Panozzo was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Dolton. He was a former employee of Great Lakes Steel of Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood; also employed as parts department manager for Admiral Radio Corp. in 1950 until his retirement in 1980; also employed in maintenance at East Side Grammar School for the Chicago Heights School District; and was a member of the Tresco Social Club and Tresche Conca Society.
He is survived by a sister, Blanche Frigo of Oak Forest; and a dear friend, Millicent Moennich and her daughter and son, Carol Werkman and Dennis, of Sauk Village.

Donna D. Gerardi 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Donna Dorothy Gerardi, a two-year resident of Perryville, Ark., formerly of Jesup, Iowa, died Friday, July 30, in Perryville.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at First United Presbyterian Church, Jesup, Iowa.
Mrs. Gerardi was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Littleton, Iowa.
She is survived by a daughter, Jannene Slaughter of Morrilton, Ark.; a son, Jon of Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Marie Wright of Jesup, Iowa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Paul J. Fitzpatrick 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Paul Joseph Fitzpatrick, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Grant Park, died Monday, Aug. 9, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio.
A service will be at 9 p.m. Monday at Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park, with the Rev. Denis White officiating. Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home chapel.
Mr. Fitzpatrick was born April 15, 1963, in Evergreen Park.
He was employed as a cement finisher in the construction business; and was a member St. Patrick Catholic Church in Momence.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Loretta (nee Wroblewski) Fitzpatrick of Grant Park; two sisters, Karen and Beth, both of Grant Park; and a brother, Michael of Monee.

Violet M. Bodenberg 
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Violet M. Bodenberg (nee Gubach), a resident of Chicago, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Hammond, Ind.
A service was Saturday with a Mass at St. Ailbe Catholic Church, Chicago. Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park.
The former Violet Gubach was born Sept. 9, 1919, in Livingston. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanne (Joseph) Bryant of Beecher; two sons, George (Joyce) and Michael; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Drumm Funeral Home, South Holland.

Sheldon R. Thomas 
Thursday, September 2, 1999
Sheldon R. Thomas, a resident of Chesterton, Ind., formerly of Homewood, died Saturday, Aug. 28, at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, Ind.
A funeral service was conducted Tuesday at White-Love Funeral Home in Indiana. Interment was in Westlawn Cemetery, Chicago.
Mr. Thomas was born Dec. 28, 1920, in Chicago. He was a salesman of advertising specialties; a member of Sinai Temple, Michigan City, Ind.; and a U.S. veteran of World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Edith; four sons, Rand (Susan) of Highland Park, Bradd of Homewood, Todd (Karen) of Deerfield and Robert (Riza) of Singapore; three stepdaughters, Wanda (Richard) Haneline of East Aurora, N.Y., Madelynne (Michael) Sheehan of Scappoose, Ore., and Vicki Hageman of Michigan City, Ind.; and 12 grandchildren.

Brian H. Sullivan 
Thursday, September 2, 1999
Brian H. Sullivan, a 14-year resident of Park Forest, formerly of Matteson, died Saturday, Aug. 28, at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Olympia Fields.
A funeral service was condcuted Wednesday at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church, Matteson. Interment was in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.
Mr. Sullivan was born Nov. 28, 1951, in Chicago Heights. He was an accountant for Bertoletti Enterprises, Frankfort, and with in Aurelio's, Richton Park; and a Park Forest Little League coach.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy (nee Pilkins); three sons, Brett, Ian and Kyle; his mother and stepfather, Dorothy Wiley Sullivan (Harold) Kummelehne of Matteson; three sisters, Denise (Robert) Feliszak of Tinley Park, Debbie (Jim) Clapperton of Matteson, an employee of The Star, and Diane (Lee) Sheets of Park Forest; and his father- and mother-in-law, Walter and Margaret Pilkins of Sauk Village.
Arrangements were by Hirsch Funeral Homes, Lincolnway Chapel, Matteson.

Edward Mikolajczyk 
Thursday, September 2, 1999
Edward Mikolajczyk, a lifelong resident of Chicago Heights, died Monday, Aug. 30, at St. James Hospital and Health Centers, Chicago Heights.
A 10 a.m. funeral Mass will be celebrated today at St. Paul Catholic Church, Chicago Heights, with the Rev. Bernard Guirsch officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Steger.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, Chicago Heights.
Mr. Mikolajczyk was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Chicago Heights. He retired in 1976 with 47 years of service as a maintenance mechanic for Keystone Steel formerly Inland Steel of Chicago Heights; a member of Polish American Club of Chicago Heights and St. Paul Catholic Church; and a former member of St. Paul Men's Club.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda (nee Nowakowski); a daughter, Yvonne (Raymond) Mlecko of Naperville; two brothers, Walter and Mitchell of Chicago Heights; and one grandson, Raymond (Tammy) Mlecko of Phoenix, Ariz.

Norman Earl Olson 
Thursday, March 2, 2000
Norman Earl Olson, a 35-year resident of Park Forest, formerly of Country Club Hills and Hometown, died Monday, Feb. 28, at St. James Hospital and Health Centers, Chicago Heights.
A 10:30 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Saturday at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, Chicago Heights. Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery, Monee.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Olson was born Nov. 24, 1921, in Chicago. He was retired as an insurance adjuster from Crum & Forester Insurance Co. with 27 years of service; a member of Matteson American Legion Post 474, Rehfeld Meyer Post; a former member of Faith United Protestant Church, Park Forest; and attended law school in Chicago.
Mr. Olson is survived by his wife, Joyce (nee Hyde); a daughter, Bonnie (Steve) Aleshire of Park Forest; and three grandchildren, Ginger, Kelly and Donald Aleshire.
Memorials may be made to the Park Forest Paramedics.
Arrangements are by Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, Chicago Heights.

Leonard T. Gaiser Sr. 
Sunday, April 2, 2000
A funeral will be Saturday for Leonard Thomas Gaiser, Sr., a 41-year resident of Park Forest, formerly of Berwyn and Chicago, who died Tuesday, March 28.
An 11 a.m. service will be conducted at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Homes, Park Forest. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Steger.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Gaiser was born July 26, 1910, in Chicago. He was retired as a contracting officer from the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant (Joliet Arsenal) in 1973 with 23 years of service; worked as a paralegal for the Cook County Legal Assistance Program for Senior Citizens; was a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church; the South Suburban Civil War Round Table, Homewood; Rich Township Senior Center Chess Group; Cancer Support Center, Homewood; a 1928 graduate of De La Salle Institute; and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by a son, Leonard Jr. of Park Forest.
His wife, Helen (nee Burg), died Jan. 25, 1995.
Memorials may be made to Pacific Garden Mission, 646 S. State St., Chicago 60605; or Family Radio, Oakland, Calif. 94621.

Darlene Wagner 
Sunday, July 2, 2000
Darlene "Dolly" Wagner, a 26-year resident of Hazel Crest, died Tuesday, June 27, at home.
A 10 a.m. memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church, Hazel Crest. Arrangements were handled by Jerome Zimny Funeral Home, Hazel Crest.
Darlene Wagner was born Dec. 5, 1947, in Chicago. She was a technical assistant for an insurance company.
She is survived by her husband, John; a daughter, Carrie (Adam) Wagner-Jung of Moore, Okla.; a son, Michael of Hazel Crest; a sister, Evelyn (Michael) Peak of Charleston, S.C.; and two brothers, Elden and Clyde Gilmore, both of Charleston, S.C. 

Anita A. Meyer 
Thursday, November 2, 2000
Anita A. Meyer (nee Thies), a 23-year resident of Lake Iroquois, Loda, formerly of Homewood, died Monday, Oct. 30, at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
An 11 a.m. funeral service will be conducted today at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loda, with the Rev. Edgar Peters officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Country Club Hills.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. today until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements are by Ford-Baier Funeral Homes, Paxton.
Mrs. Meyer was born April 9, 1929, in Harvey. She attended Salem Lutheran School, Homewood; was a graduate of Thornton Township High School, Harvey; attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago; was a fashion illustrator in Lansing, Mich.; retired as a computer programmer for Blue Cross with 20 years of service; a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loda; a former board member of Loda Library; a former member of Loda Woman's Club; a member of the Lake Iroquois Woman's Club.
She is survived by a sister, Jeanne (Don) Harbold of Traverse City, Mich.; and two brothers, George (Charlotte) Thies of Oak Lawn and John (Tina) Thies of San Jose, Calif.
Her husband, Herbert, died Sept. 6, 1994.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loda; or to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Valerie Waldron 
Thursday, September 2, 1999
Valerie Waldron, a resident of Oak Lawn, died Friday, Aug. 27, at her home.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Germaine Catholic Church, Oak Lawn.
Miss Waldron was 78 years old; worked as a teacher for the Chicago Public School system for 35 yeras and was retired from the Foster Park School at 85th and Wood streets; was a 45-year volunteer at Little Company of Mary Hospital; a member of the Palos Business and Professional Women's Club; and a world traveler.
She is survived by a brother, Austin Waldron Jr.
Arrangements were by Blake Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn.

Andrea S. Bargiel 
Sunday, July 2, 2000
Andrea S. Bargiel (nee Coppock), a resident of Sauk Village, died Wednesday, June 28, at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, Dyer, Ind.
A 1 p.m. funeral service will be conducted Monday at Sauk Village Church of God, with the Rev. James Gambill officiating. Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Smits Funeral Homes-Steger Memorial Chapel, Steger.
The former Andrea Coppock was born Feb. 3, 1946, in Harvey. She was a homemaker; and a member of Sauk Village Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; a daughter, Janie (Jim) Dobson of New Lenox; a son, Duane of Hammond, Ind.; two sisters, Jackie Stein and Debbie Ormrod, both of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two grandsons.

Delbert Paul Weddel 
Thursday, November 2, 2000
Delbert Paul Weddel, a 31-year resident of Park Forest, formerly of Chicago Heights, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights.
Funeral services and inurnment were conducted Wednesday at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Steger, with Ray Deabel, the chaplain at St. James Hospital and Health Centers, officiating. Arrangements were by Hirsch Funeral Homes, Spindler-Koelling Chapel, Crete. 
Mr. Weddel was born March 28, 1932, in Indianapolis. He was retired in 1989 as a truck driver for Twiet's Disposal, Homewood; and a member of Teamsters Union 731.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Rodgers); two daughters, Nora (Jason) Hendron of Chicago Heights and Ruth (Steve) Parker of Crete; two sons, David (Dawn) of Steger and Delbert J. (Sandy) of Park Forest; two sisters, Betty and Joyce (Dan) Parkinson, all of Veedersburg, Ind.; a brother, Mark of Barbados; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Boleware, Sam T. 
Sunday, June 2, 2002
Sam T. Boleware, 73, of Mississippi, formerly of Homewood and Flossmoor, died May 28. He was a retired sales manager, and a member of Calumet Country Club. Arrangements were by Mark Seepe Funeral Home, (601) 352-5239.

Louis DeRosa 
Thursday, September 2, 1999
Louis DeRosa, a lifetime resident of Chicago Heights, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, at St. James Hospital and Health Centers, Chicago Heights.
A 10 a.m. funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Chicago Heights, with the Rev. John Siemianowski officiating. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hirsch Funeral Homes West End Chapel, Chicago Heights.
Mr. DeRosa was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Chicago Heights. He was employed in sales in the steel manufacturing business for more than 20 years at Caine Steel Company of East Chicago, Ind.; graduated from Transilvania University, Louisville, Ky.; a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and the former St. Ann Church, Joliet Musicians Local 37 (AFof M) and played and performed in the Lou DeRosa's Band for more than 45 years; as past president of the Morning Kiwanis Club in Chicago Heights; and a former member of Chicago Heights Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (nee Persiani); two daughters, Nancy and Kathleen DeRosa of Chicago Heights; a son, Andy (Maggie) of Downers Grove; a brother, John (Jane) of Eau Claire, Wis.; and three grandchildren.

Stephanie A. Kozicki 
Sunday, April 2, 2000
Stephanie A. Kozicki (nee Kuta), a 44-year resident of Chicago Heights, formerly of Chicago, died Friday, March 31, at Applewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Matteson.
A 10 a.m. funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at St. Kieran Catholic Church, Chicago Heights, with the Rev. William Eddy officiating. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 9 p.m. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, Chicago Heights.
The former Stephanie Kuta was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Chicago. She was retired from sales at S.S. Kresge, Park Forest, (a division of K-Mart), with 20 years of service; a member of Chicago Heights Seniors Wednesday Group; and St. Kieran's Women's Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Diane (David) McNeil of Chicago Heights; a sister, Frances (George) Bartoli of Chicago; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Stanley, died in 1985.

Madeline F. Frazier 
Sunday, July 2, 2000
Madeline Frances Frazier, a resident of Dyer, Ind., formerly of Dolton, died Monday, June 26, at her home.
A funeral service will be was conducted Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Munster, Ind. Interment was in Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton.
Mrs. Frazier was born May 1, 1919, in Dyer, Ind. She was retired as a math teacher at Thornridge High School, Dolton, where she worked for 32 years; and played golf every Thursday in the Scherwood Ladies Golf League.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Antkiewicz of Dyer, Ind.; two sons, Carl of Lincoln and Dick of Elk Grove Village; eight grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Ingalls Hospital Development Fund, 71 W. 150th St., Harvey.


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