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Richard B. Trainor
Richard B. Trainor, 77, Redwood, Calif., died Oct. 31, 2001, at the Burlingame Health Care Center in Burlingame, Calif.
He was born June 13, 1924, in Minnesota, the son of the late Lon J. and Helen M. (O'Connor) Trainor.
He served overseas in the U.S. Army during World War II. He lived in Chicago, New York and Genoa City before moving to California 35 years ago. He had worked at Nippersink Resort, Genoa City; as maitre d' at Scotty Campbell's Restaurant, Redwood City, Calif.; and did volunteer work assisting the elderly. He was a dancer and performer, enjoyed animals, and collected Marilyn Monroe memorabilia.
Survivors include his sister, Theresa (Bud) Urban, Palm City, Fla.; nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home in Twin Lakes. Interment was in Mound Cemetery. Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.
The Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home of Twin Lakes assisted the family.

Margaret M. Toporek
Margaret M. Toporek, 67, Salem, died Nov. 2, 2001, at her home.
She was born June 27, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Schoenbeck) Topp.
On June 28, 1956, in Niles, Ill., she was united in marriage to Walter Toporek.

Edward J. Sebescak
Edward J. Sebescak, 76, Bristol, died Oct. 30, 2001 at his home.
He was born July 15, 1925, in Granite City, Ill., the son of the late Andrew and Katherine (Diak) Sebescak.
On Feb. 22, 1970, in Chicago, Ill., he was united in marriage to Beverly Zakaria.

Stanley F. Vidlak
Stanley F. "Buzz" Vidlak, 82, Paddock Lake, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at the Grande Prairie Health and Rehab Center, Kenosha.
He was born May 21, 1919, in Chicago, the son of the late Joseph and Luella (Michael) Vidlak.
On Feb. 4, 1967, he married Margaret Hora.

Verna E. Sugrue
Verna E. Sugrue, 86, Richmond, formerly of Chicago, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, Ill.
She was born June 13, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Louise Aubert Gieser.
On Aug. 26, 1939, in Chicago, she married John F. Sugrue. He died on July 14, 1967.
She graduated from Lakeview High School in Chicago, then worked as an assembler for Hallsom Block Co. (Playskool) in Chicago for 25 years, retiring in 1978.
She loved crafts and spent many hours with needlepoint and other hand work.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, several cousins including Audrey (Walter) Barber, Richmond, a sister-in-law Alice Gieser, Round Lake, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Ray and George Gieser.
Funeral services were on April 16, at Memory Gardens Chapel in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, Ill. with the Rev. Jerry Walton officiating. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
The Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home assisted the family.

Phyllis G. Oates
Phyllis G. Oates, 74, Twin Lakes, died April 12, 2002, at her home.
She was born in Illinois on Aug. 17, 1927, to William and Margaret (Burke) Gibbons.
She was a homemaker who lived in Twin Lakes for nearly 20 years, and in Northbrook, Ill., previously.
Survivors include daughters, Kathleen A. (R. James) O'Boyle, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mary Noel Oates, Mundelein, Ill.; sons, Robert E. (Eileen) Oates and Charles C. Oates, both of Twin Lakes; grandchildren, Robert, Colleen and Ryan; step-grandchildren, Sandra, Lawrence and Lenard Hart; sisters, Barbara (the late William) Fitzgerald, Naperville, Ill. and Susanne Gibbons, Glenview, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Oates in 1985; a brother, William B. (Patricia) Gibbons; and Rosemary L. Gibbons.
Funeral Mass was April 16, at St. Norbert Church in Northbrook, Ill. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery Mausoleum in Des Plaines, Ill. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, Ill. 60678-3968, or Chicago Lung Association, 1440 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, Ill. 60607 or Masses would be appreciated.
The Donnellan Family Funeral Services of Skokie assisted the family.

Lawrence J. Marino
Lawrence J. Marino, 85, Coral Springs and Venice, Fla., formerly New Munster, died April 6, 2002, at his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill. on July 15, 1916, to the late Anthony and Orzali Marino. He attended Chicago schools.
On May 1, 1934, he married Grace Heim. They lived in Chicago until 1954, when they moved to New Munster, where owned and operated Marino's Restaurant until moving to Florida in the early 1970s. She preceded him in death in 1997.
Survivors include sons, Lawrence Jr. (Janet), North Carolina, Anthony (Marge) and Dennis, both New Munster; daughters, Phyllis (Richard) Lipinski, Joann (James) Reesey and Linda Watson, all Coral Springs; a sister, Ann Miller, Hart, Mich.; companion, Esther Scherrer, New Munster; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was further preceded in death by sisters, Josephine and Victoria; step-brothers, Philip, John and Angelo; a stepsister, Christina; a daughter-in-law, Heather Marino; and a grandson, Michael King.

Eliza Vancil
Eliza Vancil, 97, Burlington, died April 9, 2002, at Mount Carmel Medical and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in McClure, Ill., on Jan. 13, 1905, to the late William Calvin and Flora Mae (Verble) Burchyett. Her early life was spent in McClure, where she received her education.
On April 28, 1923, she married Clarence J. Vancil in McClure, where they lived following marriage. They moved to Burlington in 1947. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1977.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Apostolic Faith Church, Sturtevant, and enjoyed crocheting, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include daughters, Irene (Roy) Rose, Union Grove, Lela (Pat) Rogers, Marathon Keys, Fla., Norma Fierce, Hawaii, and Shirley (Donald) Fell, Burlington; a son-in-law, Darrell Fell, Burlington; daughter-in-law, Lois, Florida; a brother, Lester (Mary) Burchyett, McClure; a sister, Hazel Gearing, McClure; sisters-in-law, Virginia and Edna Burchyett, both Sturtevant; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was further preceded in death by a son, William Vancil; a daughter, Cora Fell; sisters, Ella Kaufman, Zella Burchyett, Mary Wamake and Gladys Schlichting; and brothers, Leon, Calvin and Lloyd Burchyett.
Funeral services were held April 12 at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home. The Revs. Mark Cobb and Mark Erickson officiated. Burial was in West Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel Medical and Rehabilitation Center.

Glenn O. Osman
A memorial service for Glenn O. Osman, 86, who died Feb. 28, 2002, will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 8720 368th Ave. (hwy. O and F), Twin Lakes, on Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice Alliance or Messiah Lutheran Church.
Bruch Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Shelby D. Burgess
Shelby D. Burgess, 65, Hebron, formerly of Richmond, died April 5, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Woodstock.
She was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Sheffield, Ala., the daughter of Samuel and Cecile Matlock Bracken.
On June 26, 1976, in Chicago, she married Bill Burgess.
She loved dolls and had an extensive collection of many different types.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Wanda (Sam) Adkins, Deborah (Michael) Vazquez, and Sandra Stoneburner, all of Hebron; a son, Anthony (Anna) Stoneburner, Chicago; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her mother, Cecile Robertson, Stone Park, Ill.; sisters, Helen Bracken, Colorado Springs, Colo., Barbara (Larry) Humbracht, Bartlett, Ill., Carlene (Mike) Brumfield, Naperville, Ill., Etoy Bailey, Alabama; and a brother Raymond (Sharon) Bracken, Berwyn, Ill.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Stoneburner; a grandson, Christopher Stoneburner; her father; her step-father, Calvin Robertson; a sister, Evonne Barnes; and a brother, Orlando Bracken.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9 at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home in Hebron with the Rev. Dr. Martin Alphonse officiating. Interment was in Hebron Cemetery.
The Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home assisted the family.

Dolores E. McGuire
Dolores E. McGuire, 76, Camp Lake, died April 2, 2002, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee.
She was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Chicago, to the late Karl and Barbara (Kapche) Majus.
She moved to Elmhurst, Ill., in 1955; to California in 1981; and to Wisconsin in 1989.
On Dec. 2, 1950, in Chicago, she married Robert McGuire. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1995.
Survivors include sons, Michael (Carolyn) McGuire, Camp Lake, and Timothy (Dolores) McGuire, Mission Viejo, Calif.; daughters, Maureen (Jeffrey) Basile and Kathleen McCormick, both of St. Charles, Ill., and Teresa (Joseph) Basile, Villa Park, Ill.; a brother, William Majus, Calif.; sisters, Violet (Thomas) Welch, Ariz., Mary Joan (Al) Procop, Geraldine (Marion) Satterfield, and Kathleen Allen, all of Calif.; ten grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was further preceded in death by a brother, Carl Majus, and a sister, Barbara Powers.
Funeral services with Mass of Christian Burial was April 6 at Holy Name Cemetery.
The Strang Funeral Home of Antioch assisted the family.

Eleanor A. Vogel
Eleanor A. Vogel, 77, of Lake Zurich, Ill., formerly of Palatine, Ill., died April 1, 2002, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill.
She was born Oct. 15, 1924, in St. Petersburg, Fla., to the late Andrew and Carrie (Patterson) Nelson.
She lived most of her adult life in Palatine, before moving to Lake Zurich in March of 2001. On Dec. 26, 1942, she married Carl Vogel in Chicago, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1975.
Survivors include daughter Sandra (Hill) Wonzniek, Antioch, Ill., and brother Andrew (Doris) Nelson, N.C.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son, Barry C. Vogel, preceded her in death.
Funeral services and interment will be private. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Spring Grove Funeral Chapel, Spring Grove, Ill.

Alvin Himber
Alvin "Al" Himber, 80, Antioch, Ill., died Friday, March 29, 2002, at the Rolling Hills Manor, Zion, Ill.
He was born to Emil and Rose Himber Sr. on Sept. 22, 1921 in Chicago, moving to Antioch in 1989.
He worked for several years as a truck driver for Air Tite Co. in Chicago retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the Local 705 of the Teamsters Union.
On Dec. 20, 1942, in Chicago, he married Dorothee Hansen.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Carol Rose Cavanaugh, Gurnee, Ill. and Jodi (Terry) Banser, Trevor, Wis.; sons, Jack (Jeanne) Himber, Chicago and Bob (Tammy) Himber, Spring Grove, Ill.; brothers, Lester and Billy, both of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Rick in 1977; five brothers; and two sisters.
He had seven brothers, six of which served in WWII along with a nephew. He served with the 976th M.P. Company as a motorcycle patrolman in Europe during WWII. He was a life member of the V.F.W., Past Commander of "Chicago's Own" Post #1604 and a two term Past Commander of the Antioch Sequoit Post #4551.
Funeral services were held on April 2, 2002 at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. Interment with military honors was at Hillside Cemetery, Antioch. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Antioch Rescue Squad would be appreciated.
The Strang Funeral Home of Antioch assisted the family.

Joshephine R. Lessner
Joshephine Rosa Lessner, 81, Twin Lakes, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Memorial Hospital of Burlington.
She was born August 16, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Bonaslaw and Mary Kucera.
She married Donald Lessner in Valparaiso, Ind. They lived in Chicago until moving to Twin Lakes 20 years ago.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband; four sisters; and one brother.
Private services will be held at a later date.
The Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Steven P. Olson
Steven P. Olson, 44, Poynette, Wis. died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at his home.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1958, in Iola, Wis., the son of Phillip and Caroline Nowak Olson.
He lived in Bassett, Wis. for many years before moving to Mauston, Wis. and then to Poynette two years ago.
He formerly worked for the Watlow-Gordon Co. in Richmond, Ill. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and NASCAR racing.
Survivors include his father; sisters, Sandra (Larry) Kosirig, Poynette, Wis. and Suzan (Jeff) Shaw, Poynette, Wis.; brothers, Samuel Olson, Burlington, Wis., Scott Olson, Harvard, Wis., and Stuart (Roxanne) Olson, Powers Lake, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a nephew, Jason Tolle.
Funeral services were held March 30, at the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home in Twin Lakes with the Rev. Larry Henning of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was in Mound Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial remembrances may be made to the Olson family in care of the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, P.O. Box 310, Twin Lakes, Wis. 53181.
The Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home assisted the family.

Romayne B. Schenning
Romayne Bernice Schenning, 77, Custer, S.D., died March 18, 2002, at Custer Community Hospital.
She was born in Burlington on March 16, 1925, to the late Hubert and Helen (Winke) Schenning. She graduated from Washington High School in 1943.
On March 2, 1946, she married Conrad Opoien in Sioux Falls, S.D. They resided in Dell Rapids, S.D., following marriage. He preceded her in death in 1975.
She was employed as a cook at Dell Rapids Public School for 10 years and at Dell Rapids Community Hospital for several years. She was a home health care aide for four years, retiring in 1994. She then spent summers cooking at the Outlaw Ranch in Custer. She moved to Custer in 1999.
She was active in the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids, Dell Rapids American Legion Auxiliary, Custer Lutheran Fellowship and the Custer Senior Center. She wrote poetry and was an avid reader .
Survivors include daughters, Karen Schleining, Custer, Nancy (Mark) Rasmussen, Hurley, S.D., and Janet Opoien-Twedt, Custer; sons, David Opoien, Bloomington, Minn., and Tom (Gail) Opoien, Pierre, S.D.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Alisha, Andrea, Beth, Kari, Reid, Greg, Jane, Libby, Joseph and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Brendan and Joshua; a brother, Warren Schenning, Burlington; special nephew, Don (Jan) Hallem, Las Cruces, N.M.; and cousin Jetty Schuerman, Burlington.
She was further preceded in death by an infant son, Karl.
Funeral services were held March 21 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids. The Rev. Mark Docken officiated. Burial was in West Nidaros Cemetery, Rural Baltic, S.D. Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids, handled arrangements.

Michael E. Uhen
Michael E. Uhen, 40, Franklin, formerly of New Munster, died March 29, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee.
He was born in Burlington on July 28, 1961, to William and Genevieve (Hunsbusher) Uhen. He attended St. Alphonsus Elementary School, New Munster, St. Mary's High School, Burlington, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
On April 20, 1994, he married Kris Kirschbaum in Milwaukee.
He worked in sales at Tricom Funding.
Survivors include his wife, Franklin; a daughter, Emily Genevieve, and a son, Nicholas Michael, both at home; his father, New Munster; a brother, John, New Munster; sisters, Jane (Case) Cavanaugh, Brookfield, and Barb Uhen, Milwaukee; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
A funeral Mass was celebrated April 3 at St. Alphonsus Church, New Munster. Burial was in St. Alphonsus Church Cemetery. Mas A. Sass and Sons Funeral Home, Milwaukee, handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.

Robert F. Johnson
Robert F. Johnson, 70, Salem, died Friday, March 22, 2002 at the Aurora Health Care Center, Kenosha.
He was born October 22, 1931 in Eagle Grove, Iowa, the son of the late Henry L. and Stella (nee Keister) Johnson.
On March 2, 1957 he married Mary Jane Bell in Waterloo, Iowa. They moved to Illinois, living in Lindenhurst, Round Lake and Zion before moving to Center Lake, Wis. in 1993 and Salem in 1998.
From 1947 until 1948 he served in the Iowa National Guard as an M.P. During the Korean Conflict, he served with the U.S. Navy as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class, from 1951 until 1955, with service aboard the USS Philippine Sea.
He was a member of the VFW Post 4308 in Lake Villa, Ill. and was a past adjutant.
He was a member of the Antioch Evangelical Free Church and was a former member and trustee of the Lake Region Bible Church in Round Lake. At the time of his retirement, he was a maintenance engineer for the Waukegan School District #60.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Michael Ray and Scott Arthur, both of Salem, and Ronald Dean of Green Bay; a daughter, Brenda Jane (William) West, Antioch, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Shannon, Benjamin, Daniel, Joshua, Zachariah, Tiffany, Kateri and Carie; brothers, Link (Karen) of Iowa and Peter (Theresa) of Calif., sisters, Fay (Larry) Johnson of Calif. and Myrtle (Jack) Price of Iowa.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo, Ray and Jake; and a sister Donna.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at the Strang Funeral Home. interment was in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, Wis. Those desiring may make contributions to the Campus Crusade for Christ, in his memory.
The Strang Funeral Home of Antioch assisted the family.

Frank C. Lasko
Frank C. Lasko Sr., 83, Waters Edge Drive, Orlando, Fla., died Sunday, March 17.
He was born in Chicago.
Mr. Lasko was a tool cutter and grinder. He was a member of the National Model Aeronautic Association. He was a member of Calvary Congregational Church, Twin Lakes. He was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his sons, James and Ronald, both of Twin Lakes; sisters, Jane Atwater and Sabina Ciechanowski, both of Chicago; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
The Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home - Conway Chapel, Orlando, assisted the family.

Michael J. Moriarty
Michael J. Moriarty, 72, Trevor, Wis. died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Aurora Health Care Center in Kenosha.
He was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Chicago, the son of the late Michael J. and Clara (Arens) Moriarty.
On April 22, 1950, he married Kathleen Quinn in Chicago and they moved to Wisconsin in 1964. She preceded him in death on June 29, 1986.
He worked as a sprinkler fitter in Chicago for over 40 years and was a member of the Sprinkler Fitters Local 281. He enjoyed the Westosha Senior Center in Bristol, Wis., where he was an active member.
Survivors include his daughters, Clara (Dennis) Brisbois, Twin Lakes, Kathryn (the late Steve) Cole, Deerfield, Ill. and Jacqueline (Bruce) Hemenway, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; sons, Martin (Laura), LaCrosse, Wis. and Richard (Darla), Elmhurst, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Philip, Todd, Kelly, Lindsay, Lucas, Kyle, Morgan and Mackenzie; a great-grandson, Dillon; two brothers, Robert and Owen; and three sisters, Bernice, Alice and Rose.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a son Michael J. III; an infant daughter Mary; and three sisters, Lucille, Marcella and Mary.
Funeral services with Mass of Christian Burial were held on March 23, 2002 at St. Peter Church in Antioch, Ill. Interment was in Holy Name Cemetery in Wilmot, Wis.
The Strang Funeral Home of Antioch assisted the family.

Irene T. Boettcher
Irene T. Boettcher, 87, Lake Geneva, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Geneva Lake Manor in Lake Geneva.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1914, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Frank and Joanna Bembenek Bucholz.
On July 15, 1950, in Crown Point, Ind., she married Frederick Boettcher. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1986. She lived in Chicago before moving to Twin Lakes 10 years ago.
She worked at Montgomery Wards in Chicago. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Twin Lakes, the Norwood Park Garden Club, the Twin Lakes Senior Citizen's and volunteered at the LaSalette Center in Twin Lakes. She enjoyed collecting rocks.
Survivors include a niece, Joan (Norman) Olson, Twin Lakes and a nephew, Nicholas (Diane) Pfeffer, Chicago.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Pfeffer and two brothers, Leo and Walter Bucholz.
Services were held on March 20 at the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home in Twin Lakes. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery.
The Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home assisted the family.

Leonard W. Prottsman
Leonard W. Prottsman, 76, Richmond, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Pebblebrook Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Bluff, Ill.
He was born July 21, 1925, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of the late William and Opal Burr Prottsman.
For many years, he was a farmer, then became a concrete foreman for A. N. May Builders for 40 years.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Marines in the South Pacific from 1944 to 1946. He was a member of Paul C. Hoffman American Legion Post #253 in Richmond.
His favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting, especially in Canada.
Survivors include a sister, Helen Butler, Palatine, Ill., a brother, Edgar Prottsman, Genoa City; four nieces, Diane, Joyce, Cathy and Debra; and two nephews, William and Russel, plus great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys O'Connell.
Funeral services were held March 20 at the Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home. Interment was private.
The Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home assisted the family.

James E. Larson
James E. Larson, 82, Eau Claire, formerly of Genoa City, died March 2, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
He was born in Buffalo County on Nov. 18, 1919, to the late Martin and Olga (Torgeson) Larson.
On Jan. 29, 2939, he married Minnie J. Hewitt in Durand. She preceded him in death on July 9 1989.
He was employed in the maintenance department for Morton Chemical, Ringwood, Ill., for many years and as a driver for Robinson Wholesale Baits, Genoa City.
He lived in Genoa City before moving to Eau Claire in 1989.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Survivors include a son, Roger, Mosheim, Tenn.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Gladys Olson, Minnesota, and Evelyn Larson and Dolores (Floyd) Knecht, both of Altoona.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth and Theodore; and sisters, Catherine Larson and Mildred Clark.
Graveside services were held May 11 at Hillside Cemetery, Genoa City. The Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, Genoa City, handled arrangements.

Frances N. Gray
Frances N. Gray, 98, Salem, died March 10, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Burlington.
She was born in Cumberland, Md., on Oct. 16, 1903, to the late George and Mary (Beck) Byron. Her early life was spent in Chicago, Ill.
In 1922, she married Harry Frederick Gray in Chicago, where they lived following marriage. he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1971.
She was employed as a bookkeeper and office manager at Prehm & Gray Tax Accounting, where her husband was a partner. She had been a Salem resident since 1969.
She was a member of First Church of Christ-Scientist. She was also very active on the family farm in Salem fro 1969 to 1994, when she retired.
Survivors include a son, Donald, Salem; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March 12 at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home. 

Carolyn Neuhaus
Carolyn "Nook" Neuhaus, 83, formerly of Genoa City, died March 6, 2002, at Lakeland Health Care Center, Elkhorn.
She was born in South Milwaukee on June 3, 1918, to the late Otto and Laura Farhanberg Hoffman Borkenhagen. She was a lifelong resident of the area.
She was formerly employed at Hevi Duty Electric, Lake Geneva.
Survivors include a grandson, Michael Tombari; step-grandchildren, Donna Nelson and Loretta Magee; a nephew, Jerry Zarnstorff; and a niece, Joyce Warren.
She was preceded in death by sons, Augie Tombari and Roger Neuhaus; a sister, Rose Zarnstorff; and a brother, Otto Borkenhagen Jr.
Graveside services were held March 12 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva. Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, handled arrangements.

Anthony A. Zwirgzdas
Anthony A. Zwirgzdas, 74, Beloit, died March 8, 2002, at Beloit Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Pleasant Prairie on May 12, 1927, to the late Anton and Helen (Danauski) Zwirgzdas.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
On Nov. 28, 1949, he married Norma Nelson in Brighton.
He was employed in maintenance by the Burlington, Parkview and Turner school districts, and Parkside-Kenosha, Beloit and Waukesha County Technical colleges.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Beloit, was a Boy Scout leader and a volunteer firefighter for 20 years.
He enjoyed his family, farming, gardening and being outdoors.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Anthony C. (Cheryl), Cincinnati, Ohio, James P. (Shawn), Salem, and Richard P. (Margy), Burlington; a daughter, Marion K. (Jerry) Hall, Johnson, Iowa; grandchildren, Mike, Kris, Mark and Amanda Zwirgzdas and Kate and David Hall; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by four sisters; and a grandson, Paul Zwirgzdas.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 12 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. The Rev. Gary Krahenbuhl officiated. Burial was in Mount Thabor Cemetery, Beloit. Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, Beloit, handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church.

Frank A. Rudolph, Sr.
Frank A. "Rudy" Rudolph, Sr., 76, Johnsburg, Ill., died March 2, 2002, at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1925, in Spring Grove, the son of Russell and Susanna (Justen) Rudolph Sr.
On April 21, 1950, in Mundelein, Ill., he married Gladis Staples.
He was a graduate of Richmond-Burton High School. He was a cement finisher, owning Frank Rudolph & Sons Cement until 1973. He then worked for George Hiller and Sons until retiring in 1990.
He was a member of McHenry County Fair Association and served as superintendent of the Rabbit Division for many years. He was a member of the Johnsburg Community Club and a former member of the McHenry Moose Lodge #691. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus and had the real white beard and mustache.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Sindy (Cyril) Popp Jr., Johnsburg, Suzanne (Steve) Devereaux and Sandra (Edward) Olesak, both of Pistakee Highlands; sons, John (Bonnie) Rudolph, Island Lake, Russell (Kay) Rudolph, Capron; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Paul) Linak, Richmond; three brothers, Leroy (Lorraine) Rudolph, Apache Junction, Ariz., Louis (Diane) Rudolph, Coloma, Wis., and George Rudolph, Spring Grove; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Frank Jr. and two brothers, Russell Jr. and Richard.
Funeral services were held on March 6 at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home in Richmond with the Rev. Jan Parsons Comerford officiating. Cremation will follow with interment at Willow Lawn Cemetery in Mundelein at a later date.
The Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home assisted the family.

Steve S. Schmitt
Steve S. Schmitt, 84 Elkhorn, died Feb. 12, 2002, at his residence.
He was born in Johnsburg, Ill., on Sept. 21, 1917, to the late John M. and Elizabeth (Thelen) Schmitt.
On Jan. 15, 1941, he married Estelle A. May at St. John's Catholic Church, Johnsburg.
He was a dairy farmer in the Town of Lafayette from 1958 until retiring in 1983.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Elkhorn, former grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, served on the F.H.A. Board of Directors, was a member of the Farm Bureau, the AMPI and a former member of the Town of Lafayette Planning Commission and the Johnsburg Tiger baseball team. He attended the Tigers' alumni annual reunion the past 25 years.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Sharon (Edward) Christensen, Antioch, Ill., Louise (Robert) Bleser, Janeen (Jerry) Mehring and Lisa (Dan) Cooper, all Elkhorn; a son, Kenneth Schmitt, Elkhorn; grandchildren: Melissa Shaw (Mark Messina), Robert (Mary) Bleser, Richard (Vickie) Bleser, Brian Bleser (Joanne Holden), Deborah (Darren) Noe, Lynette (Brian) Edwards, Sheila Joost (Mike Troemel), Sabrina Joost (Neil Waswo), and Kevin, Kelsey and Keaton Cooper; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Andrew Shaw, Bridget and Brooke Bleser, Bailey Bleser, Justin, and Jacob and Jarren Noe; a sister, Alma Freund, Crystal Lake, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Martha Schmitt, Johnsburg.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Emma Elizabeth; eight brothers and three sisters.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 16 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Elkhorn. The Revs. Michael Benham and Everett Hiller officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Elkhorn. Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, Elkhorn, handled arrangements.
Memorials may to the Visiting Nurses Assn. of Wisconsin Hospice or St. Patrick's Parish School.

Sharefa Ehni
Sharefa Ehni, 67, Yorkville, died Feb. 17, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Racine.
She was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 23, 1934, to the late Joseph and Martha (Erdmann) Ahmad. Her early life was spent in Milwaukee and Racine. She attended Horlick High School, Racine.
On May 8, 1961, she married Delton Ehni in Waukegan, Ill. They lived in Yorkville following marriage.
She was employed by Chrysler-American Motors.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Union Grove. She enjoyed Bible studies, bowling, cooking, gardening, shopping, craft fairs and traveling.
Survivors include her husband, Yorkville; a daughter, Cynthia (Jim) Dahnert; brothers, Alfie Ahmad, Jimmy (Delores) Ahmad and Ed (Marcie) Ahmad; a sister, Mary (Richard) Moldenauer; brothers-in-law, Ellery (Eleanor) Ehni and Gerald (Norma) Ehni; grandchildren, Jon and Nick; many nieces and nephews; dear friends, Maria and Scottie; and her dog, Daisy.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Omar Ahmad and Shareef Ahmad; a nephew, Corey Moldenauer; and a sister-in-law, Beate Ahmad.
Funeral services were held Feb. 21 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Rev. James Keuch. Burial was in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Charles J. Hewson Jr.
Charles J. Hewson Jr., 71, Twin Lakes, died Feb. 21, 2002, at his home.
He was born in Cicero, Ill., on April 4, 1930, to the late Charles J. and Ann (Beranek) Hewson Sr.
He served as a tank driver in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
On Nov. 21, 1953, he married Marilynn R. Brown at St. John's Catholic Church, Twin Lakes. They lived in Burlington before moving to Twin Lakes in 1954. She preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 1996.
He worked for many years as a carpet installer for the Lynch Carpet Co., Elkhorn, and Kadisik Carpets, McHenry, Ill.
He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Twin Lakes, where he sang in the church choir. He was involved in Cub Scouts. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Survivors include daughters, Lynn (Dale) Roderick and Lauren (Paul) Davis, both Genoa City; a son, Paul, Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Kozu) Hewson, Rhinelander; and a sister, Corrine (Donald) Peterson, Burlington.
He was further preceded in death by a brother, Robert.
Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, Twin Lakes. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Twin Lakes Rescue Squad.

Philippine Rudus
Philippine Rudus, 77, Lake Geneva, died Feb. 24, 2002, at Lakeland Hospital, Burlington.
She was born in Konenigstaedten, Germany, on Nov. 17, 1924. Her early life was spent in Konenigstaedten. She received her education in Germany.
On Dec. 21, 1951, she married Nickoli Rudus in Konenigstaedten, where they lived following marriage, before moving to South Bend, Ind. in 1956. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1976.
She was employed at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
She had been a Lake Geneva resident since 1999.
Survivors include daughters, Karen (Ronald) Brzenk, Oneonta, N.Y., and Renate (Michael) Daniels, Richmond, Ill.; grandchildren, Kevin (Denise) Brzenk, David Brzenk, Michelle (Kris) Henke and Andrea Daniels; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Samantha and Tiffany Brzenk and Mackenzie and Katelyn Henke.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
Funeral services were held Feb. 28, at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home, Burlington. The Rev. Mark Nutting officiated. Cremation has taken place.

Donald J. Kurylo
Donald J. Kurylo, 68, Bristol, died Feb. 22, 2002, at Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, Ill.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 27, 1933, to the late Louis and Mary (Markowski) Kurylo. His early life was spent in Chicago, where he graduated from Wells High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
On May 4, 1957, he married Bernadine Strach at St. Genevieve Church, Chicago. They lived in Chicago following marriage.
He was employed as a manager at Illinois Bell Telephone for 36 years, retiring in 1991. He also helped run the family farm in Bristol with his son. He had been a Bristol resident since 1973.
He was a member of Super Sams Camping Club, Bristol Drift Busters Snowmobile Club and the Telephone Pioneers. He enjoyed camping and snowmobiling.
Survivors include his wife, Bristol; a son, Glenn (Jane), Racine; a brother, Robert (Bonnie), Lake Villa, Ill.; sisters, Lorraine (Edwin) Semmerling, Appleton, and Claudette (Steven) Milewski, Schaumberg, Ill.; and grandchildren, Austin and Kelsey, both Racine.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Kurylo Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 26 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. The Rev. Howard Haase officiated. Entombment was in All Saints Mausoleum, Kenosha. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mary M. Zalumskis
Mary M. Zalumskis, 93, Union Grove, died Oct. 20, 2001, at Oak Ridge Care Center, Union Grove.
She was born in Lithuania on May 27, 1908, to the late John and Veronica (Stuncaitis) Micius. Her early life was spent in Chicago, Ill. She attended Chicago area schools and Province of God.
On April 21, 1929, she married Stanley Zalumskis at Immaculate Conception Church, Chicago. They lived in Chicago following marriage. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1970.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Union Grove, and enjoyed gardening, knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include a daughter, Joanne Huff, Kansasville; grandchildren, Julie and Greg Janke, Pell Lake, and Mark and Adele Huff, Oak Creek; great-grandchildren, Taylor Huff and Jessica Parrett; and her dog, Snuffer.
She was further preceded in death by sisters, Veronica Krejsa and Josephine Mrazek.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 23 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. The Rev. Howard Haase officiated. Burial was in St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Joseph Justen Sr.
Joseph Justen Sr., 83, Richmond, died Oct. 15, 2001, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock, Ill.
He was born Aug. 17, 1918, in Solon Mills, Ill., the son of the late Nick M. and Celia (Freund) Justen.
On July 19, 1944, in Syracuse, N.Y., he was united in marriage to Lois MacDuffie.
He attended elementary and high school in Richmond. He owned and operated Richmond Cement Products from 1946 until retiring in 1982. He was the first Richmond Police motorcycle officer and the last surviving charter member of the Richmond Rotary Club.
A World War II veteran, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Merchant Marines and the Coast Guard from January 1941 to August 1945, with duty in the Mediterranean, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. He was a member of the VFW; American Legion; International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians; and the Flying Farmers of America. He served on the Richmond Grade School Board, Richmond Village Board and Zoning Department.
Survivors include his wife; daughter Linda Justen, Tampa, Fla.; son Robert (Charlene), Richmond, Ill.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Marie Martin, McHenry, Ill.; Jacqueline Justen, Rockton, Ill.; and brother Elmer (Helen), McHenry, Ill.
He was preceded in death by a son Joseph Jr., a brother Roger, and sisters Dorothy Whitamore and Clarene Justen.
Services were held Oct. 18, at the Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home in Richmond, with Rev. Terry Dufur officiating. Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois.
Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home of Richmond assisted the family.

Edward J. Kleich
Edward J. Kleich, 90, Pell Lake, died Oct. 20, 2001, at Burlington Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 25, 1910, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Helen Kleich.
On June 27, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., he was united in marriage to Helene Krzemkowski.
They lived in Chicago until moving to Pell Lake 20 years ago. He worked as a machinist for the George L. Simmons Company in Chicago for 39 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pell Lake. He enjoyed fishing and building bird houses.
Survivors include his wife; sons Kenneth (Geraldine), Des Plaines, Ill.; Thomas (Jeanette) Pell Lake, Wis.; daughter Dorothy Jimenez, Pell Lake, Wis.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pell Lake with Rev. Dennis D. Callahan officiating. Interment was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
The Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home of Genoa City assisted the family.

Felipe R. Esparza III
Felipe "Phil" Ruiz Esparza III, 23, McCallen, Texas, died Oct. 23, in Mexico.
He was born April 7, 1978, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Felipe and Joanne (Majewski) Ruiz Esparza, Jr.
He lived in Elmwood Park, Ill., before moving to Texas eight years ago. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his mother, Joanne (Tom) Allo, Elmwood Park, Ill; father Felipe (Jane) Ruiz Esparza, McCallen, Texas; brothers, Michael O'Brady and Anthony Allo, both of Elmwood Park, Ill.; sisters, Heather (James) Schultz, Robin Priola, both of Chicago, Ill; and Tammy O'Brady, Elmwood Park, Ill.; grandparents Betty Majewski, Twin Lakes, Wis.; Robert (Jean) Majewski, Chicago, Ill.; aunt Karen (Tom) Knautz, Genoa City, Wis.; and a niece and nephew in Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his aunt Sharon Majewski.
A service celebrating his life was held Oct. 29, at the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home in Twin Lakes. Inurnment was in St. John's Cemetery.
The Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home assisted the family.

Katherine A. Peterson
Katherine A. Peterson, 91, Bristol, died Oct. 23, 2001, at the Rush Northshore Medical Center in Skokie, Ill.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1910, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Orvile and Katherine (Wartner) Denio.
On May 28, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., she was united in marriage to Glenmore J. Peterson. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1995.
She had spent her summers and weekends in Bristol for many years before moving permanently to Lake George in 1975. She worked for several years as a switchboard operator for the Lutheran Ministry of Chicago. She was a member the St. Scholastica Church in Bristol; AARP in Antioch; and the Senior Center in Twin Lakes and Westosha.
Survivors include daughters Geraldine A. O'Connell, Skokie, Ill.; Mary M. Leslie, Antioch, Ill.; son Russell Peterson, Lake Geneva, Wis.; sister Anna Kalemba, Schaumburg, Ill.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by granddaughters Janice and Melissa Peterson; sisters Alice, Edith, and Elizabeth; and brother Fred.
Funeral services with Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 26, at St. Scholastica Church. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery in DesPlaines, Ill. Those desiring may make contributions for Masses in her memory.
The Strang Funeral Home of Antioch assisted the family.

Frances M. Trumpulis
Frances M. Trumpulis, 87, Trevor, died Oct. 27, 2001, at the Woodstock Health Care Center in Kenosha.
She was born May 26, 1914, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of the late Frank and Cleo (Wald) Wolverton.
She lived in Wisconsin and Illinois most of her life. She worked for several years at the Ben Franklin Store in Antioch, Ill.
Survivors include a daughter Dorla Miller, Tucson, Ariz.; daughter-in-law Paula Trumpulis, Trevor, Wis., (with whom she lived); sister Evelyn Battersby, California; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley; sons, Darwin and Frank, and daughter Denise Hatch.
Funeral services and interment was private.
The Strang Funeral Home of Antioch assisted the family.

Jon M. Radtke
Jon M. Radtke, 68, Bloomfield Township, died Oct. 10, 2001, at Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn.
He was born in Green Bay on Jan 16, 1933. He graduated from Sioux Saint Marie High School in Michigan with the class of 1951. He attended Michigan State University.
He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps (U.S. Air Force.)
On April 17, 1991, he married Beverly Alisases Carvajal in the Philippines.
He owned and operated the Radtke Construction, with his son, Michael, for many years.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Wendy (Robert) Timman, Toledo, Ill.; sons, Michael, Elkhorn, and Jon M. Jr., Bloomfield Township; stepsons, Victor Todd and Timothy Todd; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 15 at Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, Lake Geneva. The Rev. Joseph Kaiser officiated.

Evelyn A. May
Evelyn A. May, 88, Spring Grove, died Oct. 13, 2001, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, Ill.
She was born March 19, 1913, in Libertyville, Ill., the daughter of the late John and Clara (Bauer) Deinlein.
On Jan. 26, 1935, in Libertyville, Ill., she was united in marriage to Fred May. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1996.
She was in the first graduating class of St. Joseph Catholic School in Libertyville and graduated from Libertyville High School in 1931. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Spring Grove where she belonged to the Christian Mothers' Society and was a former organist and choir member. She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking pies, and watching birds and butterflies.
Survivors include daughters, Janet May, Libertyville, Ill.; Elizabeth (John) Tesch, Round Lake, Ill.; sons James F. May, Richmond, Ill.; Peter C. (Janan) May, Pell Lake, Wis.; Roger L. May, Spring Grove, William F. (Marlene) May, Mundelein, Ill.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; twin sister, Eleanor (Joseph) Diebold, Grayslake, Ill.; brother John Deinlein, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several sisters-in-laws; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a son David A. and her sisters Marie Deinlein and Laverne Strong.
A Mass of Resurrection was held Oct. 17, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Spring Grove with Rev. Stephen St. Jules officiating. Interment was in St. Peter Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the Spring Grove Rescue Squad or St. Peter Catholic Church.
The Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home of Richmond assisted the family.

Shirley L. Sopper
Shirley L. Sopper, 72, Bristol, died Oct. 13, 2001 at her home.
She was born March 6, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late August and Laura (Kubenski) Usterbowski.
On Jan. 20, 1962, in Chicago, Ill., she was united in marriage to Raymond A. Sopper. He preceded her in death on May 30, 1996.
She lived in Harwood Heights and Hanover Park before moving to Las Vegas, Nev. in 1987. She had just recently moved to Bristol, Wis. While living in Nevada she worked at a casino in customer service. She enjoyed being a homemaker and bowling.
Survivors include sons Raymond A. (Karen) Jr., Sheboygan, Wis.; Micheal A. (Dawn), Shaumburg, Ill.; daughter Shirley A. (Clark) Nelson, Chicago, Ill.; brothers Ralph Usterbowski, Antioch, Ill.; Dale Usterbowski, West Chicago, Ill.; sisters Thelma Nee, Bristol, Wis.; Marlene Sinagra, Henderson, Nev. and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Norbert and Kenneth Usterbowski..
Funeral services were held Oct. 16, at Strang Funeral Home in Antioch. Interment was private.
The Strang Funeral Home of Antioch assisted the family.


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