Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998


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In Loving Memory of Donna J. and Thomas E. Gough 
Aug.1, 1997 and July 31, 1996 
In memory of Donna J.and Thomas E.who were taken from their family and friends. 
A year and two have passed that you have been gone, but in our hearts, the memories linger on. 
Our lives have not been the same since God called you away. We still try to understand why you were taken away those days. 
It has been so difficult to try and carry on, our only comfort is that one day we will meet on God's glorious throne. 
Until that time, we will keep you close within our hearts.And in that great reunion, wewill never have to part. 
From your children: Thomas (Sharon), Nancy (Jon), Terry, Colleen (Bill) and Jeanine (Mike) and grandchildren: Ryan, Stephen, Kaitlin, Quinlan, Kelsey, Daniel and Brittany 

Richard G. Barr Jr.
Prayers for Richard G.Barr Jr., 52, a 19-year resident of Elk Grove Village, will be said at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S.Arlington Heights Rd. (three blocks south of Biesterfield Rd.), Elk Grove Village.Mass will follow at 10 a.m.at St.Julian Eymard Church. 
Born in Harvey, Ill.,he died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at home. 
Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery, Kenosha County, Wis. 
A 32-year employee of United Airlines as a systems analyst, he was the husband of Patricia A. (nee Runyard); father of Elizabeth A. (Steven) Sautter, Martha J. (Richard) Pollack and Mary E. 
Barr; son of Richard G.Barr Sr. and the late Elaine (nee Osberg); son-in-law of Mary and Clarence Runyard; brother of James A. (Kathy) Barr; and grandfather of Ashley, Matthew and Austin Sautter and Allyson and Christopher Pollack. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 640-0566. 

Edward G. Bednar 
Services for Edward G. Bednar, 72, of La Grange Park, formerly of Brookfield, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, at St. Barbara Church, 4008 S.Prairie Ave., Brookfield. 
Born Dec.22, 1925, in Chicago, he died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at La Grange Memorial Hospital.Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 
Before his retirement in 1990, Mr. Bednar had worked as a truck mechanic for Chicago Milk Distributors for 30 years and was a member of Mechanics' Union Local #701.He was also an Army veteran, having served during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Y.Bednar (nee Schlatholt) of La Grange Park; sons, Edward (Patti) Bednar of Downers Grove, David (Martha) Bednar of Keeneyville, Ill., Scott Bednar of Brookfield and Thomas (Lori Ann) Bednar of La Grange; daughters, Mary (Bill) Chase of Lisle and Diane (Edward) Snoble of Elk Grove Village; sister, Anna Bednar; 18 grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Ann Bednar; and sister, Edna Hosna. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Johnson Funeral Home, Ltd.,3845-47 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. 
Memorials may be made to the Brookfield Historical Society, 88201/2 Brookfield Ave.,Brookfield, IL 60513 For information, (708) 485-0214. 

Loretta A. Berg (nee Mack), 68, of Lombard, died Thursday, July 30.  Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 932-1500. 

Sylvia E. Bergstrom (nee Gundersen), 80, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Lombard, died Wednesday, July 29.  Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094. 

Helen M. Bernier
Funeral Mass for Helen M. Bernier, 96, of Buffalo Grove, formerly of Wheaton and Sheridan Road in Chicago, will be celebrated at 10 a.m.today at St.Thomas of Villanova Church, at Anderson and Williams, Palatine.Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m.at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N.Northwest Hwy.,Palatine. 
Born March 25, 1902, in Chicago, she died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights.Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston. 
Prior to her retirement, Ms. Bernier had been employed by Armour Company for 50 years. 
Survivors include her nephew, James (Camille) Geary of Carol Stream; nieces, Patricia (Bud) Rogers of Milwaukee, Wis., Mary Jane Geary of Palatine and Hannah Geary of Wauconda; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her sisters, A.Frances Geary and Margaret `Sister Vernard' Bernier; nephews, Eugene `Tex' Geary and Donald Geary; and parents, Eugene and Anna Bernier. 
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until the time of prayers at 9:30 a.m.,today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Martin Blank 
A memorial service for Martin Blank, 72, of Mundelein, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.Sunday, in the Gurnee Room at the Gurnee Holiday Inn, 6161 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee. 
Mr. Blank died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at home, after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). 
Mr. Blank was president and CEO of the LMV Chamber of Commerce, serving the Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills area from 1985 until his retirement in 1992.`Marty completely turned the chamber around,' said realtor Jack Forney of J.C. 
Forney and Co.,one of Mr. Blank's chairmen of the board.`The organization was at an all-time low until he took over.' Another board chairman, Dwight Houchins of Best Travel, said `His programs, which are still being used, revived interest and growth in the chamber and provided the foundation for further increasing membership.' He was honored by the chamber in February when it changed the name of its prestigious Heart Award, given to persons who bring high honor to the LMV area, to the Martin Blank Heart Award. 
Mr.Blank's heralded novel, `Shadowchase,' published in 1989, was reprinted in France and made into a French movie. A popular speaker at area clubs and libraries, he ran thespeakers bureau for the Midwest chapter of Mystery Writers of America. 
He previously served as CEO of the St.Charles Chamber of Commerce where he helped in the planning of future community growth, and with the Lombard Chamber of Commerce where he successfully spearheaded a multimillion-dollar park referendum. 
Prior to his chamber career, hewas in advertising and public relations, handling accounts in a variety of fields. 
Born in Buffalo, he came to Chicago as young man.  He was a graduate of Elmhurst College and served in the Army during World War II. 
Mr. Blank issurvived by his wife of 48 years, Philomena; children, Martin L., Cynthia, Candace and Steven; daughter-in-law, Angela; and brothers, Jacob and Franklin. 
Mr. Blank's body was donated to ALS research. 
In lieu of flowers, donationsmay be made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, 8142 N. Lawndale Ave., Skokie, IL 60076-3322. 
Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. 
For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Helen M. Bohm (nee Speckhart), 82, of Cicero, died Friday, July 31.  Arrangements were made by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lisle, (630) 964-9392. 

James C. Bullis
Funeral services for James C. Bullis, 55, of Libertyville, will begin at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, and continue to St. Joseph Church for funeral Mass at 10 a.m. 
Born July 8, 1943, in Chicago, he passed away Thursday, July 30, 1998, at his home.  Interment will follow the funeral services in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville. 
Mr. Bullis was a 1961 graduate of Antigo High School in Wisconsin, and was recently inducted into the school's Sports Hall of Fame.In 1966, he graduated from IowaState University and he received his MBA from the University of Chicago.A member of St. Joseph Parish and the auxiliary of Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Mr.Bullis was also an avid bridge player, stamp collector and member of the North Suburban Stamp Club.Spanning a materials management career, Jim had been employed by Abbott Laboratories, Bausch & Lomb, Morton International and most recently, he was the director of the American President Lines in Oakbrook. 
Surviving are his wife, Mary (nee Gibson) Bullis; four children, Katherine (Richard) Downing ofCary, Michael Bullis of Libertyville; Karen Bullis of San Diego, Calif.and Susan Bullis of Libertyville; his parents, James and Mae June Bullis of Antigo, Wis.; two sisters, Patti Janasak of Cary, N.C. and Peg (John) Page of Hudson, Wis.;and three brothers, Jack (Marijo) Bullis of Brown Deer, Wis., Bob (Tina) Bullis of Glendale, Wis.and Bill (Terri) Bullis of Jamestown, Ohio. 
Friends of the family may call from 3 to 7 p.m.Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Auxiliary of Condell Medical Center in his memory. 
For information, (847) 362-3009. 

George E. Kelly Jr.
Funeral services for George E. Kelly Jr., 52, of Geneva, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at Bethel Reformed Church, 5433 S.Austin, Chicago, with the Rev.Harold Hiemstra officiating. 
Born July 5, 1946, in Chicago, the son of George E.and Marie Kelly, he died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at his home.Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens South in Oak Lawn. 
Mr.Kelly graduated from Harper High School in Chicago and attended DaleyCollege.He was a member of the Bethel Reformed Church in Chicago.Mr.Kelly was employed for 13 years by Natural Gas Pipeline Company, then owned a fast food restaurant, and for the past eight years, he was employed by the Mill Race Inn of Geneva. 
He is survived by his daughter, Heather Kelly of Davie, Fla.;his mother, Marie I.Kelly of Jupiter, Fla.;four sisters, Sandee (Mike) Theisen of Sauk Village, Ill., Linda D. 
Kelly of Jupiter, Sharon D. Kelly of Chicago and Nancy J. Kelly of Calumet City, Ill.; and beloved friend and companion, Mary Elizabeth of Geneva. 
He was preceded in death by his father, George E. Kelly. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, 1771 W.State St. 
(Route 38), Geneva. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Reformed Church. 
For information, (630) 232-7337. 

William K. Lortie 
Prayers for William K. Lortie, 70, of Rolling Meadows, will be said at 9 a.m.Monday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St.Colette Church, 3900 Meadow Dr., Rolling Meadows. 
Born April 10, 1928, in Chicago, he died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at home.Burial will be private. 
Retired, he was a self employed plumbing contractor for 40 years with Walco Mechanical Systems.He was a former building and zoning commissioner for the Village of Rolling Meadows. 
Survivors include his wife, Frances (nee Marron); daughters, Dawn (William) McCaffrey, Nancy (Jamie) Haworth, Dru (Larry) Sabres and Marilyn (Michael) Thimios; grandchildren, Garrett and Kellen McCaffrey, Riley and Halley Haworth, Derek, Emma and Taylor Sabres and Marcus Thimios; brothers, John (Elaine) Lortie and Richard (Mary Alice) Lortie; and many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may bemade to the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Gene M. McConnaughay
Services for Gene M. McConnaughay, 70, of Hickory Hills, formerly of Batavia, will beheld at 10 a.m. today, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia.  The Rev.Arthur Holmer will officiate. 
Born May 13, 1928, in Mount Vernon, Ill., to Arthur D.and Opal E. (nee Richards) McConnaughay, he passed away Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn. 
Interment will be in West Batavia Cemetery. 
Mr. McConnaughay was a 1948 graduate of Batavia High School where he was a noted athlete.He was united in marriage to Donna Personette on July 12, 1957, in Chicago.  For many years Mr. 
McConnaughay was employed by Prudential asa financial planner. 
Among his personal interests, he was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing and traveling. 
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Donna McConnaughay; sisters, Eva (Wilbur) Peterson of Batavia, Irene (Wilbur) Felkey of Godfrey, Ill.,and Esther (John) Flodstrom of Big Rock, Ill.;brothers, Arthur J. (Beulah) McConnaughay of Payson, Ariz., and Robert M. (Joann) McConnaughay of Elgin; sister-inlaw, Eleanor McConnaughay of Glendale, Ariz.;and many nieces, nephews and friends. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard O. McConnaughay. 
There will be no visitation. 
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter, 1 N. LaSalle St., Suite #4242, Chicago, IL 60602, or to one's favorite charity. 
For information, (630) 879-7900. 

Gladis Gratton Meyer
Memorial services for Gladis Gratton Meyer, 87, of Willow Lakes Estates, Elgin, will be held at 1 p.m. 
Monday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. 
Born Jan.11, 1911, in Chicago, to Anthony and Harriet (nee Bushonville) Conrad, she died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Manor Care Center, Elgin.  A private burial was held on Friday, in River Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Survivors include her daughter, Bonney (Richard) Cozad of Michigan; granddaughter, Cathy Windingland; and grandson, Rick Cozad. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Richard `Jack' Gratton. 
For information, (847) 426-3436. 

Marion P. Noreuil
Services for Marion P. Noreuil (nee Purves), 88, of Hawthorn Woods, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.  Her great-nephew, the Rev. Jack Jenkins of Lakeside Community Church in Clearwater, Fla., will be officiating. 
Born June 7, 1910, in Chicago, she joined the Lord when she died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Ballard Nursing Home, Des Plaines.  Interment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. 
Mrs. Noreuil was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, having taught in the Chicago Public Schools for 35 years. 
She was the beloved wife of the late John Noreuil Sr.; loving stepmother of Maureen Meadows of Maroa, Ill., and the late John Noreuil Jr.; cherished daughter of the late Albert and Kate (nee Hendricks) Purves; dear sister of the late Edmund, Albert and Norman Purves and Dorothy Maehr; dear aunt of Maryon (Victor) Bensen of Hawthorn Woods, Shirley Biegalski of Sleepy Hollow, Donna (John) Koepple of Rolling Meadows, Norman Purves of Arlington Heights, Gayle (Richard) Sabin of LaConnor, Wash.and Alan J. 
(Barbara) Purves of Bartlett; greataunt of 11; great-great-aunt of 17; and sister-in-law of Ruth Purves Niemeyer of Arlington Heights. 
Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 8 p.m.Sunday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials made to Lake Zurich Community Church, 23286 N. Quentin Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047, would be appreciated. 
For information, (847) 540-8871. 

Gertrude E. Olsen
Funeral services for Gertrude E. Olsen, 80, a resident of Round Lake Beach since 1946, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at Justen's Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court (Rosedale Court at Cedar Lake Road), Round Lake. 
The Rev.Lisle J. Kauffman will officiate. 
Born Aug.26, 1917, in Chicago, the daughter of Francis and Gertrude (nee Condit) Burke, she passed away Thursday, July 30, 1998, at St.Therese Medical Center in Waukegan.   Interment will be in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake. 
Mrs. Olsen was a member of the Happy Seniors Club of Round Lake and a former member of the VFW. 
She is survived by her son, George O. (Donna) Olsen of Salem, Wis.; three daughters, Kathleen (Ted) Loef of Grayslake, Dorothy (Thomas) Furman of Antioch and Alice Baldare of Elmwood Park; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nephew, Ralph (Lynn) Davis, Mayor of Round Lake Beach. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George J. Olsen, whom she married Feb.2, 1946 and who preceded her in death on June 1, 1983; a sister, Lillian Olsen; and brother, Francis Burke. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 
For information, (847) 546-3300. 

Jerry L. Proctor, 63, of Roselle, died Thursday, July 30. 

Claudie Ramey, died Thursday, July 30. Arrangements were made by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-1128. 

Robert Robackowski, 67, of Elgin, died Wednesday, July 29.  Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, West Dundee, (847) 836-8770. 

Herman T. Roberts
Services for Herman T. Roberts, 86, a resident of Chicago for 35 years, formerly of Round Lake, will be held at 6 p.m.today, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Road, Grayslake.  The Rev.Lisle J. Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Round Lake will officiate. 
Born Nov. 2, 1911, in Dresden, Tenn., he passed away Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington.Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery, Dresden. 
He leaves his son, Jerry (Madge) Roberts of Chicago; six grandchildren; and eightgreat-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Roberts, Aug.8, 1995; and daughter, Robbie, in 1991. 
Friends may visit at the funeral chapel from 3 p.m.until the time of services at 6 p.m. Saturday. 
Memorials maybe given to the family. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Donna Schmitz
Services for Donna Schmitz, 36, of Carpentersville, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin.Father Dominic Cassidy will officiate. 
Born June 30, 1962, in Fort Knox, Ky., to Donald and Kathleen (nee Anderson) Zirk, she died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at home.Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. 
Survivors include her parents; son, Cory of Carpentersville; stepson, Clifford Anderson of Carpentersville; husband, Jerry Anderson of Carpentersville; sister, Diana Schmitz of Florida; and brother, Rick (Judy) Zirk of Elgin. 
She was preceded in death by her son, Paul. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 741-1128. 

Dorothy Schuler (nee Redmond), 80, formerly of Villa Park, died Thursday, July 30.  Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161. 

Elsie Snyder
Funeral services for Elsie Snyder (nee Plonske) will be held at 10:30 a.m.Monday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Road, Grayslake. 
Born Dec.17, 1905, in Fond du Lac,Wis., she died July 29, 1998, at the Burlington Memorial Hospital. 
Interment will follow the funeral services in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville. 
Mrs.Snyder was an avid gardender and enjoyed crocheting. 
She worked in the cafeteria at the Grayslake High School for many years. 
She leaves her daughter, Lorraine-Herman Selgert of Bristol, Wis., with whom she lived, and Mary Lou Collins of Canoga Park, Calif.;sister, Rosetta Chadwick of Fond du Lac, Wis.; brother, Clarence (Lorraine) Plonske of Oshkosh, Wis.; grandchildren, Randy Selgert of Guernevile, Calif., Jeff (Heidi) Selgert of Lake Villa, Alan (Donna) Collins of Reseda, Calif.and Kevin Collins of Canoga Park, Calif.;five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Snyder, in 1969; sister, Helen Harmer; and brother, Art Plonske. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral chapel. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Barbara H. Souhrada (nee Haugland), 65, of Addison, died Friday, July 31.   Arrangements were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808. 

Jaden Alan Stokes
Visitation for Jaden Alan Stokes will be held from 10 a.m.until the time of services at11 a.m.today, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg. 
He was born Monday, July 27, 1998, and passed away on Thursday, July 30, 1998.  Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. 
Although his life was short, he brought much joy and happiness to his parents and family.   His loving memory will live on in everyone's lives that he touched. 
Jaden is survived by his parents, Chaves and April Stokes; a sister, Kayla and brother, Jakub; his uncle, Paul Suits and family; grandparents, Ken and Terry Luebke; great-grandmother, Remona Wright; and great-great-grandmother, Maggie Brown. 
For information, (630/847) 289-8054. 

William F. Tumpane 
Services for William F. Tumpane, 67, of Lombard, will begin with prayers at 9:45 a.m. today, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S.Main St., Lombard, and continue with Mass at 10:30 a.m.at Christ the King Church in Lombard.  The Rev. James Dvorscak will officiate. 
He died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at his home.Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Winfield. 
Mr. Tumpane had been in the funeral business for many years and was employed by the Brust Funeral Home in Lombard.  He was valued as a professional by the Brust family, and helped thousands of people in the Lombard area through his work, as well as through his civic and church involvement. 
Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Mr. Tumpane was a graduate of St. Sabina Grade School and a 1949 graduate of Leo High School. 
He was a veteran of the Air Force, serving with the rank of sergeant during the Korean War.  He had been a resident of Lombard since 1971 and was currently active at Christ the King Church where he was an Extra Ordinary Minister.  He had been a member of the Italian Fest Committee and was chairman of the bingo at the Fest for four years.He formerly belonged to Sacred Heart Church for 16 years where he had been a member of the Sacred Heart school board and the Holy Name Society, a former officer of the Sacred Heart Athletic Association, and an usher and commentator for the church.  He was active on the German Fest Committee for Sacred Heart and was in charge of bingo for 12 years at the Fest. 
Mr. Tumpane was also very active at Montini High School where he was a former member of the Montini Parents Club and the school board.He was one of the original volunteers for Montini Bingo and called bingo there for eight years.In addition, Mr.Tumpane was a Fourth Degree member of the Father Boecker Knights of Columbus Council #6090 of Lombard, as well as a former member of the Lombard Lions Club. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Tumpane (nee Blaeser); children, Mike (Pam) Tumpane of Aurora, Jim (Sue) Tumpane of Lombard, Jack (Eileen) Tumpane of Oak Lawn, Cathy (Dan) McCann of Lombard, Bill (Kathy) Tumpane of Lisle and Mary Lou (Ron) Katarzynski of Carol Stream; and 21 grandchildren.He is also survived by his brother, Walter (Mary) Tumpane. 
Please omit flowers.Memorials may be made for the wishes of the family. 
For information, (630) 629-0094. 

Rose Wellenstein Upham
Prayers for Rose Wellenstein Upham (nee Yewchyn), 54, a resident of Hoffman Estatesfor 32 years, will be said at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, followed by a service at 10 a.m.at Harvest Bible Chapel. 
Born Nov.15, 1943, in Chicago, she died Thursday, July 30, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Interment will be in Dundee Township Cemetery. 
Mrs. Upham worked for many years as a waitress, and was also a homemaker. 
She was the wife of John; mother of Nick (Valerie) Wellenstein of Cary and April (Jerry) Upham of Cary; grandmother of Eric, Shawn, Chris and Devin; sisters and brothers, Alice Yewchyn Clymer of Carpentersville, Mike Yewchyn of Elk Grove Village and Roman Yewchyn; and nephews, Mike and Dan Clymer. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 625 North Court, Suite 280, Palatine, IL 60067; or to the family. 
For information, (847) 359-8020. 

Danny Vaughn 
Visitation for Danny Vaughn, 45, of Mount Prospect, was held yesterday at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Rd. at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. 
Born Aug.23, 1952, in Alabama, he died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital. 
Burial will be in Cherokee Memory Gardens in Centre, Ala. 
A machine maintenance man, he was the husband of Tina; father of Brandon, Derrick and Kristoffer; son of Bettye (Mark) Woods and Guy Vaughn; brother of Dennis (Cindy) Leighton and the late Richard Leighton; grandson of R.C. and the late Flora Keener; and uncle of Kurt (Jacqueline) Keener.  He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Vaughn Children's Fund are appreciated. 
For information, (847) 255-7800. 

George Veals, 69, of Villa Park, died Wednesday, July 29.  Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161. 

Frank A. Velk 
Services for Frank A. Velk, 52, of Naperville, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at First Presbyterian Church, 715 N. Carlton, Wheaton, with the Rev. Catherine Landberg officiating. 
Born Feb.28, 1946, in Chicago, he died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Edward Hospital, Naperville.  Interment will be in Naperville Cemetery. 
Mr. Velk had been a resident of Naperville for the past 17 years, having lived previously in Lombard.  He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University with bachelor's and master's degrees in communications and physical education.Mr. Velk was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era and was currently employed by the Naperville Park District.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, was an avid cyclist, and enjoyed hiking, music and animals. 
Survivors include his wife, Jane (nee Hoff) of Naperville; mother, Mary Velk of North Riverside; fatherin-law, Harry (Patricia) Hoff of Salem, N.C.; and sisters-in-law, Linda Hoff of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Julie Hoff of Chicago. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Velk; and mother-in-law, Betty Hoff. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren, Naperville. 
Memorials in Mr.Velk's name may be made to the Naperville Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563, or to the American Cancer Society, Naperville Unit, P.O. Box 601, Naperville, IL 60540. 
For information, (630) 355-0264.

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