Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998


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John J. Reddington
Services for John J. Reddington, 78, of Chicago, a native of Swinford County, Mayo, Ireland, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at Sts.Peter and Paul Church, 410 N. First St., Cary. 
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m.at The Oaks Funeral Home, 1201 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca. 
Born Sept.18, 1919, he died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Hampton Plaza Healthcare.Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 
Mr.Reddington was employed as a heat treater at a steel mill. 
He was the beloved husband of the late Bridget (nee O'Malley); dear father ofJohn (Kathy) Reddington Jr.and Marie (Tim) Kobos; fond brother of Margaret (Bill) Ford of London, England; and devoted papa of John and Timmy Kobos. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (630) 250-8588. 

In Memoriam Eugene F. Plewa
Feb.1, 1933 - July 25, 1996 
Loving and kind in all his ways 
Upright and just to the end of his days: 
Sincere and true in his heart and mind, 
Beautiful memories he left behind. 
He had a nature you could not help loving,
A heart that was purer than gold: 
And to those who knew him and loved him, 
His memory will never grow cold. 
Your spirit remains with us. 
Your loving family 

In Memoriam Judy (Revor) Davis 
Sept.1, 1954 - July 25, 1994 
We miss your smile, your gentle face 
And all the things you did with grace
We miss the love from your kind heart 
And all the joys you did impart
Each day we fold our hands in prayer 
And hope that you are happy there
Where all is peaceful and serene 
And where you reign a heavenly queen. 
We all love you and miss you Mom, Dad, Ted and Chris 

Lucille Baker
A funeral Mass for Lucille Baker (nee Ciolkosz), 82, of Des Plaines, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Des Plaines. 
Born Jan.7, 1916, in Thorpe, Wis., she died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Holy Family Hospital. Burial will be in Maryhill Cemetery. 
A devoted homemaker, Mrs.Baker was also involved in numerous volunteer activities throughout her life, most recently at St.Mary Church. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S.Baker; loving mother of Daniel F. (Diane) Baker of Rolling Meadows and Dolores M. (Dr. Robert) Rokos of Arlington Heights; devoted grandmother of Rita L. Rokos of Arlington Heights, Robert A. Rokos of Chicago, Laura L. (Tim) Thraves of San Jose, Calif., Michelle K. (Jim) Fohlmeister of Island Lake, and Cheryl J., Jamie L. and Debbie S. 
Baker, all of Rolling Meadows; dear sister of Bron Coil of Chicago, Bill (Jeanne) Ciolkoszof San Diego, Calif., and Emily (the late Albert) Janowski of Schaumburg; and dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St.,Des Plaines. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Joseph Fuqua Bennett 
Funeral services for Joseph Fuqua Bennett, 101, of Elgin, will be held at 2 p.m.Monday, at the Dundee Masonic Lodge, Route 25, Carpentersville. 
Born Nov.29, 1896, in Pellville, Ky., Mr.Bennett died Wednesday, July 22, 1998. 
He was a World War I veteran and was discharged as a corporal the first time and was a sergeant the second time.He held two honorable discharges from World War I where he was stationed at Fort Thomas, Ky. 
He married Beatrice Nelson on Oct. 20, 1923, in Chicago, and moved to Elgin about 1928.He was a member of the Chicago Motor Club since 1929. 
He was founder of the Elgin Shriners Club in 1946, past counselor of Elgin Chapter 212 United Commercial Travelers, a lifetime member of Medinah Temple in Chicago, an ambassador of Medinah Temple, life member of Elgin Post 57 of the American Legion, life member of Dundee Lodge #190 A.F. & A.M., life member of Ancient Mystic Order of Bagmen of Baghdad, member of Loyal L.Munn Chapter, honorary member of the VFW Post in Huntley, member of Veterans of World War I of the USA Daytona Beach, Fla. Barracks #485, member of the First Baptist Church of Elgin, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1047 and was a member of Masonic Fraternity of the State of Illinois.  He owned and operated Bennett Job Printing since 1915.  He was also a deputy sheriff of Kane County from 1938 to 1942 under Sheriff Marcus Damish. 
Survivors include his son, Richard Bennett; and daughters, JoAnne Westlund and Sandra Westlund. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Beatrice Nelson Bennett, whopassed away on July 30, 1975; and daughter, Ruth Bennett Fowler in 1990. 
There is no visitation. 
Arrangements weremade by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-1128. 

Richard G. Broz
Mass for Richard G. Broz, 70, a resident of Bloomingdale since 1974, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at St.Michael Catholic Church, Wheaton. 
Born April 5, 1928, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at his home.Burial will be in St.Michael Cemetery, Wheaton. 
Mr.Broz retired after many years of service as a technical sales executive for Commonwealth Aluminum Company. 
Survivors include his children, Sandra (Frenchy) DiBiase of Hollywood, Fla., Sharon Summerford of Phoenix, Ariz.,Leslie (Richard) Oresky of Lehigh Acres, Fla.and Gregg Broz of Bloomingdale; and six grandchildren, Ian, Patrick, Levi and Aaron Summerford, Keith Oresky and Shannon DiBiase. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frederike `Sissy' Broz; son, Gerry Broz; and sister, Carol Broz. 
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.Monday, at Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd.,565 Duane St.,Glen Ellyn. 
Memorials made to the church would be appreciated. 
For information, (630) 469-0032. 

Ruth L. Cannon
Services for Ruth L. Cannon (nee Klosky), 74, of Mount Prospect, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, at St. 
Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School St., Mount Prospect. 
She was born Oct. 3, 1923 in Chicago.  Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West. 
Mrs. Cannon was a member of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization and the Altar Guild of St. 
Paul Lutheran Church. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Harley E. Cannon; loving mother of Douglas R. (Dianne) Cannon, Sharon L. (Erv) Nerius and Susan (David) Irvin; devoted grandmother of Kimberly (Doug) Nassif, Renae (Scott) Burgess, Tim (Debra) Nerius, David R. (Stephanie) Cannon, Rebecca Nerius, Arron Irvin, Katie Irvin, Arthur Cannon and Mason Irvin; and cherished great-grandmother of Joshua and Connor Burgess, Arden Nerius and Amber Ruth Nassif. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road at Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect, and from 9 a.m.until the time of services at 10 a.m.Monday, at the church. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church would be preferred. 
For information, (847)255-7800. 

Brian M. Culver 
Services for Brian M. Culver, 53, of Gurnee, will be offered at 11 a.m.Monday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.  The Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake, will officiate. 
Born Jan.8, 1945, in Highland Park, he passed away Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at St. Therese Medical Center, Waukegan.Interment will be private. 
A resident of Grayslake for many years, Mr.Culver had lived in Gurnee since 1976. He was employed with the Waukegan Developmental Center.  A veteran, he had served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. 
He leaves his sons, Richard (Sharon) Culver of Island Lake and Bryan (Lisa) Culver of Lake Villa; grandson, Jeremy; parents, Douglas and Kay Culver of Eureka Springs, Ark.; and brothers, Doug (Judy) Culver of Kenosha, Wis.and Bruce Culver of Zion. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Culver, Oct.16, 1984. 
Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 9 p.m.Sunday, at the chapel. 
Contributions may be made to one's favorite charity in his memory. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Victor Leon Dembinski
A funeral Mass for Victor Leon Dembinski, 53, of Warrenville, formerly of Chicago, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at Mary, Queen of Heaven Church. 
Born March 6, 1945, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital. 
Mr. Dembinski had been employed by Komatsu America in Vernon Hills. 
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dembinski (nee Jackson); stepson, Eric (Marci) Joergens; stepdaughter, Janice Joergens; brothers, Joe, Dan (Marilyn) and Bill (Cathy) Dembinski; and sister, Helen (John) Smith. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Funeraria La Paz, 6301 W.Cermak Road, Berwyn. 
For information, (800) 232-6669 or (708) 788-8240. 

Thomas W. Green 
A memorial service for Thomas W.Green, 88, of Naperville, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Monday, at the Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility, 1347 Crystal Lake Ct.,Naperville.  The Rev. Gerald Carnes will officiate. 
Born Sept.5, 1909, in Thomasville, Tenn., Mr.Green died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Tabor Hills Healthcare Faciliity, Naperville. 
He moved to Naperville in 1992, coming from Madison, Tenn.  Mr. Green was a conductor for the Pullman Railroad from 1946 to 1960 and was a machine operator for the Duo-Fast Corporation in Franklin Park from 1960 to 1976.   He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #272 in Goodlettsville, Tenn.since 1946. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and did miniature wood crafts and clocks. 
Mr. Green was an Army veteran of World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Maxine (nee Epley) Green of Naperville; daughter, Billie (Thomas W.) Mateer of Naperville; half brothers, James (Hazel) Green of Fresno, Calif., Alvis (Louise) Green of Donaldson, Tenn. 
and John (Pat) Green of Goodlettsville; half-sister, Lula Mae (Claude) Carrell of Jackson, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Lisa Mateer, Lori Mateer and Michael Mateer all of Naperville. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Myrtle (nee Martin) Green; son, Joseph Green in 1980; and brother, Bate Green. 
Memorials in Mr. Green's name may be made to the Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility. 
Arrangements were made by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville. 
For information, (630) 355-0264.

Raul F.Guerrero
Funeral services for Raul F. Guerrero, 73, an eight-year resident of Round Lake Beach, formerly of Grayslake, will be held privately. 
Born July 7, 1924, in Mexico, he passed away Thursday, July 23, 1998, at his residence. 
In 1991, Mr.Guerrero retired from the Winchester House Nursing Facility in Libertyville, where he had been employed as a nursing assistant. 
He leaves his wife, JoAnne, to whom he was united to marriage on March 5, 1988 in Mundelein; three daughters, Peggy (Ricky) Jarroll of Park City, Kerry (Jose) Duvon of Waukegan and Tammy (Martin) Torres of Round Lake Beach; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be given to the family in his memory.
Arrangements were made by Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Velma Anna Himmel
Funeral services for Velma Anna Himmel, 94, of Wheaton, formerly of Havana, Ill., will be held at 11 a.m. 
Monday at First Baptist Church of Havana.  Dr.Wayne Widder will officiate. 
Born Feb. 7, 1904, in Topeka, Ill., she died Thursday, July 23, 1998, Parkway Healthcare Center in Wheaton.  Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. 
A homemaker and former employee of the Mason County Farm Bureau, Mrs. Himmel was a member of the First Baptist Church and an active volunteer for Havana Women's Club Mason District Hospital Auxiliary. 
She graduated from Havana High School in 1921 and attended College Church in Wheaton. 
She was the wife of Roy Himmel, whom she married June 16, 1926 and who preceded her in death Feb.26, 1967; mother of Marilyn L. Himmel of Wheaton; sister of Leland Deverman of Sacramento, Calif.;and aunt of four nephews and one niece.She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and one brother. 
Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. 
Memorials may be made to the church. 
Arrangements were made by Hurley Funeral Home, P.C., Havana. 
For information, (309) 543-2244. 

Terry Lemont Ivy
Services for Terry Lemont Ivy, 27, of Elgin, will be held at 1 p.m. today, at O'Connor & Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin. 
Elder Kenneth Holiday will officiate. 
Born Jan.6, 1971, in Elgin, to Will and Betty (nee Binion) Ivy, he died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in Indiana. 
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
Mr. Ivy was a 1989 graduate of Larkin High School. 
Survivors include his parents; daughter, Kiana Ivy of Chicago; brother, Rodney Ivy of Elgin; sisters, Sonia Ivy of Elgin and Samira Ivy of Elgin; grandmother, Maggie Ivory of St.Louis, Mo.; nephew, Darnell Ivy of Elgin; seven aunts; and seven uncles. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. today. 
Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. 
For information, (847) 741-1400. 

Corinne Jacobson
Services for Corinne Jacobson (nee Baron) will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 Highland Ave., Lombard.   Interment will be in Kielcer Cemetery, Forest Park. 
She was the beloved wife of Paul; devoted mother of Aaron, Amy and David; cherished daughter of Olga and the late Martin Baron; and loving sister of Linda (Mike Curry) Baron. 
Arrangements were made by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals, (847) 679-3939. 

Warren Lee Johnson Sr. 
Services for Warren Lee Johnson Sr., 67, of Carol Stream, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Brust Funeral Home, 415 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. 
Born March 2, 1931, in Chicago, he died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at his home in Carol Stream. Burial will be in Wheaton Cemetery. 
Mr. Johnson was a counselor, advocate and past treasurer for the DuPage County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). 
He was also a bass player in a jazz band. 
Survivors include his son, Warren Lee (Joyce) Johnson Jr. and Gary M. (Tina) Johnson; grandchildren, Ashley, Dillon, Ryan and Allison; brother, Alan (Joyce) Johnson; and sister, Ruth Ann (Stan) Jeffeers. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Johnson. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Loyola University Medical Center Home Care and Hospice, Building 105, 2160 S. First Ave., Room 1700, Maywood, IL 60153. 
For information, (630) 510-0044. 

Marilyn J. Lawson, 71, formerly of Elmhurst, died Wednesday, July 22.   Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, (630) 832-4161. 

Mary M. Long
Mass for Mary M. Long (nee Martin), 70, of Des Plaines, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary Church. 
Born June 14, 1928, in Chicago, she died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Evanston Hospice.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. 
A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Norman J.; mother of Norman J. (Patti) Long of Elk Grove Village, Michael (Sandy) Long of Hawthorn Woods, Carol (Andrew) Saia of Lake Zurich, Linda (David) Anderson of Arlington Heights and Mary Kay (Richard) Pagano of Elk Grove Village; sister of William J. Martin of Palatine, Jude Martin of Michigan, Bernard Martin of Michigan, Charlotte McDonough of Michigan, Catherine (Roland) Kohn of Michigan and Eileen Zimmerman of Michigan; and grandmother of 13. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. 
In lieu of flowers, Masses would be greatly appreciated. 
For information, (847) 824-5155. 

William J. McAllister
Prayers for William J. McAllister, 85, of a 50-year resident of Arlington Heights, formerly of Oak Park, will be said at 9:45 a.m. Monday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 432 S. Mitchell Ave., Arlington Heights. 
Born Nov.26, 1912, in Oak Park, he died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Northwest Community Continuing Care Center in Arlington Heights.Entombment will be in All Saint's Mausoleum. 
After Mr. McAllister retired as the president of his company, he served as a volunteer for the developmentally disabled for the Clearbrook Center and Good Shepherd Manor.  He had also served as former president of the Board of Good Shepherd Manor. 
He was the loving husband of Helen D. (nee Dwyer), whom he married in Oak Park on Dec.30, 1939; dear son of the late Alexander and Sophie McAllister; and dear nephew of the late Daniel and Agnes McAllister. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions to Good ShepherdManor, c/o P.O. Box 260, Momence, IL 60954, would be appreciated. 
For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Margaret `Peg' McKevitt
Services for Margaret `Peg' McKevitt, 62, of Elgin, will be held at 11:30 a.m.today, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S.State St., Elgin.  The Rev. Bob Real will officiate. 
Born Nov.11, 1935, in New York, to Carmen and Margaret DiFulvio, she died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. 
Burial will be private, in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
A resident of Elgin most of her life, she was the beloved wife of John `Jack' McKevitt; loving mother of John (Linda) McKevitt of Elgin, Jim McKevitt of Elgin and William McKevitt of Chicago; devoted grandmother of Ryan, Kelly and Matthew; dear sister of Michael (Judy A.) DiFulvio of Elgin; and sister-in-law of Judi M. DiFulvio of Elgin. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Denise; and brother, John DiFulvio. 
Visitation will be at the time of services only. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lung Association or to the American Heart Association. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Joseph H. `Joe' Murillo
Joseph `Joe' H. Murillo, 76, of Racine, Wis.,formerly of Carpentersville, died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at St.Catherine's Hospital. 
Born May 28, 1922, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Juan and Maria (nee Ortega) Murillo, he lived in Chicago as a boy and attended schools and college there.In 1950 he marriedMildred Moog and the couple moved to Carpentersville in 1959.His first wife died in 1976, and on April 2, 1977 he married Lucille Brown. 
A veteran, Mr. Murillo served in the Army infantry during World War II. 
At one time he worked for J.C. Penney Co.,Inc.,and later was employed as an inspector at A.M. Multi Graphics in Mount Prospect.After retiring from Multi Graphics in 1985, he moved to Florida until his return to Racine in 1998.Mr.Murillo was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post #981, Arlington Heights, was a former Boy Scout counselor and also enjoyed bowling. 
Survivors include his wife, Lucille; stepsons, Ed Tindle of Clarksville, Ind.,Jim Moog of Townsville, Pa., Earl Moog of Lake Panasofkee, Fla., Bill Moog of Carpentersville, Don Moog of Chula Vista, Calif.and Vern Brown of Spring Grove, Ill; stepdaughters, Betty Tomasello of Chula Vista, Sharon Floer of Ingleside and Carol Gossett of Bristol, Wis.;brother, Marcos Murillo of Chicago; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lucia Murillo as a child. 
Arrangements arebeing made by Piasecki-Althaus-Thulin Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave.,Kenosha, Wis. 
For information, (414) 658-4101.

Lucene B. Pennington
Funeral services for Lucene B. Pennington (nee Breding), 90, of Rolling Meadows, will be held at 10 a.m. 
Tuesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 
Born Dec.27, 1907, in Minneapolis, Minn., she died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Church Creek Retirement Center in Arlington Heights. 
Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake. 
A retired teacher, she was a member of D.A.R., Women's Republican Organization and Meadows Baptist Church of Rolling Meadows. 
She was the wife of the late Liston Pennington; mother of Lucene Stahl and Lee Pennington; grandmother of Traci and Kevin Stahl and Timothy and James Pennington; great-grandmother of Andrew Stahl; and sister of Barbara Hochalter and the late Merrill Breding. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Meadows Baptist Church, 2401 Kirchoff Rd.,Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. 
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Mary Plasmier
Private services for Mary Plasmier, 87, of Fox Lake, will be held in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.  Fr. 
Richard Russo will officiate. 
Born May 28, 1922, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Myrtle Mursek, Mrs.Plasmier died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Sherman West Court, Elgin. 
A member of the Catholic Church of Fox Lake, she was the mother of Dr. 
Lee Plasmier of Elgin and Wayne (Evelyn) Plasmier of Schaumburg; grandmother of Chad, Christie, Brigette and Renee; and sister of Eileen Gulbrandsen of Wisconsin. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Gerald Plasmier in 1978. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today, at Laird FuneralHome, 310 S.State St.,Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Helga Staroske
Memorial services for Helga Staroske (nee Jentsch), 58, of Algonquin, will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Algonquin. 
Born April 5, 1940, in Hamburg, Germany, she died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at home.   Burial will be private. 
She had been a beautician with Anita's Beauty Salon in Elgin and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Dundee. 
Survivors include her husband, Bruno, whom she married in 1961; and brother, Hans Ernst (Edda) Jentsch of Germany. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois or the American Brain Tumor Association. 
For information, (847) 658-4232. 

Gertrude Mary Veeser
Services for Gertrude Mary Veeser (nee Goralski), 81, of Lombard, will begin with prayers at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S.Main St.,Lombard, and continue with Mass at10 a.m.,at St.Pius X Church, Westmore and Madison, Lombard.The Rev.Herb Essig will officiate. 
She died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove.Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 
Mrs.Veeser had lived in Lombard for 48 years.She was a retired nursery school teacher, having taught at Jack & Jill Pre-School and at St.Paul Lutheran Pre-School in Villa Park. A veteran, she served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II. 
Survivors include her sons, Dr. Thomas (Mary) Veeser, M.D. of La Grange, Michael Veeser of Lombard and James (Donna) Veeser of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Greg, Dan, Tim, Jordan, Katie; sisters, Violet Layman of Chicago and Bernice Gardner of La Grange; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene A.Veeser; and brother, Floyd (Helen) Goralski of Texas. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Adult Christian Care, 314 W.Vallette, Elmhurst, IL, or masses may be given in her memory. 
For information, (630) 629-0094. 

Donald D. Virgens 
Services for Donald D. Virgens, 68, of McHenry, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, atAlliance Church, 3815 W.Bull Valley Road, McHenry.The Rev.Paul Martin will officiate. 
Born Jan.30, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn.,he died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock. 
Formerly of Osseo, Minn., Mr. Virgens was a resident of McHenry for37 years.Before coming to McHenry, he was employed by Northern Propane Gas Company and transferred to the McHenryoffice in 1961. 
He worked there as manager until 1969, when he began employment with Schroeder Nursery of Grayslake. 
In 1980 he became vice president in charge of general operations and remained in that position until his retirement in 1992. 
A veteran, Mr.Virgens served in the 11th Airborne Division of the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954.  He was a member of Alliance Church in McHenry and was also the charter organizer for the McHenry Hornets football team in 1963, and a member of the McHenry Rotary Club from 1964 to 1992. 
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Virgens (nee LeVan) whom he married Oct.19, 1952, in Greenfield, Tenn.; children, Donna (Lino) Cordoba of Grayslake and Debra (Ron) Heuer and Barbara Scheid, both of McHenry; grandchildren, Della (Tom) Thakral, Daniel Cordoba and Matthew Scheid; and mother, Betty Nordin. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry.He will also lie in state from 9 a.m.until the time of services at 10 a.m.Monday, at the church. 
Memorials may be made to Alliance Church, McHenry. 
For information, (815) 385-2400. 

Leila M. Youngs
Funeral services for Leila M. Youngs, 81, a resident of Elgin for more than 60 years, willbe held at 8 p.m.Sunday, at Laird Funeral Home, 330 S.State St.,Elgin.The Rev.Richard Sanders will officiate. 
Born Sept.17, 1916, in Maple Park, the daughter of Frank and Emily Patrick, she died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Sherman West Court. 
Private graveside services will be on Monday in Lakewood Memorial Park. 
Before her retirment, Mrs.Youngs had been employed by McGraw-Edison and W.J. Dennis and Company in Elgin.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge of Elgin. 
Survivors include her two sisters, Norma Campbell of Brodhead, Wis. 
and Corrine Eicksteedt of Elgin; a brother, Elvin (Patricia) Patrick of Elgin; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and two nephews, James Eickstaedt and Charles Choitz. 
Visitation will be from 5 p.m.until the time of services at 8 p.m.Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Ralph Zuccarello, 67, of Elgin, died Tuesday, July 21.Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 882-5580. 

Edward J. Zvonar
Funeral services for Edward J. Zvonar, 68, will begin at 9:30 a.m.today, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W.Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.), Roselle, and continue with a chapel service at 10:30 a.m.Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. 
He was the beloved husband of Geraldine (nee Piontek); and devoted father of Randy (Susan), Ronald and Renee (James) Nitz. 
For information, (630) 889-1700. 

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