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MABREY, Sebastian
WOOD RIVER, ILLINOIS: Sebastian Mabrey, 89, died May 1, 1939 in Wood River. He was a former resident of Marble Hill, MO. Survivors include a son, Ambert Mabrey of Wood River; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda Bell Mabrey. Burial was at the Marble Hill Cemetery in Missouri. Note: One record gives his first name as Sebastian, while another gives it as Bass.

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MAKARAITIS, Albin
ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Albin W. "Mack" Makaraitis, 93, died March 15, 2006. He was born August 11, 1912 in Hoosick Falls, NY to Stanley and Pauline Janushevick Makaraitis. He was the longtime owner of Mack Bros. Men's Clothing Store, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended St. Patrick Church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the VFW, in which he served as a past district commander. Survivors include a daughter, Joanne Alice Makaraitis of Kankakee; a niece; and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Makaraitis; a brother, Joseph Makaraitis; a sister, Alice Kalaine; and his parents. Services were held at St. Patrick Church. Burial was at Union Cemetery with arrangements by Norris Funeral Home.

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MALECKI, Eugenia
BATAVIA, ILLINOIS: Eugenia Harriett Malecki, 97, died August 9, 2008 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. She was born January 1, 1911. She was a former resident of Downers Grove, IL. Survivors include two sons, Martin (Dorita) Malecki, Jr. of Clarendon Hills, and John Malecki of Morristown, NJ; a sister, Phyllis Rochowiak of Brookfield; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin H. Malecki, Sr.; and her parents, Frank and Helen Koppa Fabiszak. Services were held at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Moss Family Funeral Home.

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MALON, Donald G.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Donald George Malon died in an accident involving a car and a bicycle on September 18, 1943. He was born November 16, 1930 to Harry and Anna Malon. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.

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MANK, Louise
TROY, ILLINOIS: Louise A. Mank, 89, died October 23, 2006 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL. She was born June 13, 1917 to Henry C. and Anna Stephany Weirich. She was a former resident of Granite City and Bethalto. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Survivors include four sons, Msgr. Virgil Mank, James (friend Lynne Marburger) of Bethalto, IL, Billy (Constance) Mank of Godfrey, and Timothy (Michelle) Mank of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Mary (Richard) Gier of Fenton, MO, and Darlene (William ) Wadlow of Wentzville, MO; a sister, Flora Henken of Breese; 13 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Mank; a son, Louis A. Mank; her parents; and twelve siblings. Services were held at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden under the direction of Wolfersberger Funeral Home.

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MARKULAKIS, John L.
WILSONVILLE, ILLINOIS: John L. Markulakis, 72, died January 25, 2008. He was born June 4, 1935 to the late Marko Markulakis and Flossie Frey Markulakis. Survivors include a sister, Angie Herron of Sawyerville; a brother, Charles "Tony" (Barbara) Markulakis of Wilsonville; a sister-in-law, Pauline Markulakis of Litchfield; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Markulakis; and his parents. Arrangements were handled by Kravanya Funeral Home.

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MARTIN, Granville
FISHHOOK, ILLINOIS: Granville Wayne Martin, 88, died January 1, 2009 at the Barry Community Care Center. He was born May 15, 1920 near Baylis, IL to the late Leland Lemual and Nina Wymer Martin. He was a grain and livestock farmer. He was a longtime trustee of Fairmount Township, and was instrumental in the development of the first Baylis Fire Protection District. He was a member of the Pike County Farm Bureau, and was treasurer of the Woodland Cemetery Association for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mardelle Allen Martin; two sons, Monty Martin (Jeannie) of Liberty, and Murray Martin (Audrey) of Fishhook; a brother, Lozelle Martin; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his cousins; a niece; and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and a sister-in-law, Alice Martin. Interment was at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Airsman-Hires Funeral Home.

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MASCHING, Agnes
ODELL, ILLINOIS: Agnes G. Masching, 90, died October 21, 2007 at her home. She was born March 17, 1917 in rural Saunemin to Edward and Gertrude Stadel Maubach. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Odell, and was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Loretto, the St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society, and the Sunshine Club. She enjoyed writing poetry, sewing, gardening and baking. She is survived by three daughters, Donna K. Blake of Weston, FL, and Betty I. (Tim) Murphy and Jean A. Jones, all of Pontiac; two sons, James E. Masching of Pontiac, and David L. (Sandi) Masching of Fremont, MO; two sisters, Mildred Doran and Dorothy Cuddy, both of Dwight; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Masching; a son, Richard Masching; her parents; five sisters, Bernice Maubach, Mary Maubach, Cecelia Legner, Helen Waldo, and Christina Foley; six brothers, Clarence Maubach, Leo Maubach, Edward Maubach, George Maubach, Joseph Maubach, and William Maubach; a son-in-law, Robert W. Jones; and a grandson. Services were held at St. Paul Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Loretto under the direction of Duffy Funeral Home.

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MASSIE, Marjorie
DUPO, ILLINOIS: Marjorie Massie, 87, died May 2, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She was born January 12, 1921 in Scott City, MO to Gordon and Iva Estella Jones Tapp. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Mike) Pulcher; two sons, Gary (Sandy) Massie, and Charles (Karen) Massie; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Massie; her parents; and several siblings. Interment was at Palmier Cemetery in Columbia under the direction of Dashner-Leesman Funeral Home.

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MATKEVICIUS, Klemensas
LEMONT, ILLINOIS: Klemensas Matkevicius died January 9, 2009. He was born January 18, 1920 in Latvia to the late Emilija and Antanas Matkevicius. He was the brother of the late Mykolas, Albertas, and Alfonsas. Interment was at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery with arrangements handled by Petkus and Son Funeral Home.

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MAUCKER, Elma
ALTON, ILLINOIS: Elma D. Maucker 89, died November 12, 2010. She was born May 28, 1921 in Wood River to James O. and Hazel Hayes Hendrickson. She served in the Navy with the WAVES. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Nancy Root; three stepchildren, Earl and Betsy Maucker, Nancy and Richard Ulrich, and Sally and Michael Vandergriff; a sister, Betty and Gip Biermann; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Maucker; a sister, Mary; and a brother, Jim. Interment was at Woodland Hills Cemetery under the direction of Gent Funeral Home.

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MAUS, Jean
METAMORA, ILLINOIS: Jean Maus, 86, died February 17, 2010. She was born December 17, 1923 to Otto and Anna Birkner Kinhofer. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Izaak Walton League. She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. "Bud" Maus, Jr. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.

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MAVES, Bertha
WESTERN SPRINGS, ILLINOIS: Bertha C. Maves, 83, died March 14, 1966 at the LaGrange Convalescent Center and Nursing Home. She had lived in Western Springs for over 40 years. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Harders and Elsie Wood; a son, Ernest; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery by Rhenberg Funeral Home. Note: This was difficult to read.

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McCALEB, Isom, Sr.
EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS: Isom McCaleb, Sr. died June 12, 2007. He was born January 27, 1919. He retired from the East St. Louis School District, and was a member of Israel Baptist Church. He is survived by three daughters, Brenda (Wendell) Mitchell, Addie McCaleb, and Earline McCaleb; four sons, Frank (Diane Smith) Hibbler, Leo (LaDonna) McCaleb, Larry (Kimberly) McCaleb, and Melvin Hibbler; his grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and his great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary McCaleb Smith; and three sons, Isom McCaleb, Jr., Calvin McCaleb, and Raymond Hibbler. Interment was at Sunset Gardens of Memory under the direction of Nash Funeral Home.

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McCLAIN, Katherine
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Katherine M. McClain, 94, died July 17, 2010 at her home. She was born October 26, 1915 in Mason County, IL to Cyrus and Ruth Bell Armstrong. She was a graduate of Illinois State Normal University. She was a retired elementary school teacher, and taught at Creve Coeur District 76. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Peoria for 70 years, and was active with the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Tazewell County Retired Teachers Association, the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, Illinois TTT Chapter D, and the Filiae Regis Circle of the King's Daughters. She is survived by a daughter, Susan (Mike) Henry of Peoria; two sons, Ronald (Ann) McClain of Peoria, and Richard (Judy) McClain of San Jose; two sisters, Jean Williams of Tremont, and Barb (Bill) Sprick of Peoria; two brothers, Bill (Barb) Armstrong of Mesa, AZ, and Don (Alfreda) Armstrong of Apple Valley, CA; 4 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold McClain; four sisters, Ann Linden, Faye Backs, Lois Schoppe, and a baby sister; a brother, Ryal Armstrong; and a son-in-law, Bob Smith. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Peoria. Interment was at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria with arrangements by Remmert Funeral Home.

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McDANIEL, Lena
HUME, ILLINOIS: Lena Mae McDaniel, 82, died December 8, 2004 at Paris Community Hospital. She was born March 4, 1922 in Divide, IL to Alan and Mary Parrish Butler. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, and wintering in Florida. Survivors include her husband, Raymond K. McDaniel; three sons, Chuck (Cindy) McDaniel of Paris, Bill (Suzy) McDaniel of Sullivan, and David McDaniel of Ellenton, FL; two daughters, Mary (Jack) Baird of Indianola, and Alice (Gary) Anderson of Clinton, IN; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Edna; a brother, William Butler; and a half-sister, Hattie. Internment was at Young America Cemetery by Scott-Bolen-DeVries Funeral Home.

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McDONALD, Matilda
GALENA, ILLINOIS: Matilda "Tillie" McDonald, 81, died February 26, 1976 at the Galena Hospital. She is survived by a daughters, Edith (George) Stump of San Anselmo, CA; a son, Vincent of Urbana; two sisters, Clara Schultz and Edith Glanman; 2 grandchildren; and 5 step-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Mary's Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Furlong Funeral Home.

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McGOWAN, William
BROOKFIELD, ILLINOIS: William E. McGowan died March 10, 1966 at the Hinsdale Hospital. He was a retired production control manager for Ford Motor Co. He was a Mason, and had lived in Brookfield for five years. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle McGowan; a son, William B. of LaGrange; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Rhenberg Funeral Home.

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McINTYRE, Catharine
HANOVER, ILLINOIS: Catharine McIntyre, 74, died January 17, 1866. She was a native of Scotland. She was survived by her husband, John McIntyre. Burial was at Lost Mound Cemetery.

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McWARD, Adele
ST. JOSEPH, ILLINOIS: Adele McWard, 64, died January 9, 1977. She was born December 2, 1912 to Henry W. and Nova Limestall Jost. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Judith McWard and Barbara McWard, both of San Francisco, CA; a sister, Florence Gentsch of Waterloo, IA; and two brothers, Dr. Kenneth Jost of Kenosha, WI, and Dr. Russell Jost of Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen McWard. Burial was at Mount Olive Cemetery under the direction of Freese Funeral Home.

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McWILLIAMS, Verlan
MATTOON, ILLINOIS: Verlan McWilliams, 91, died October 14, 2009 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. He was born December 24, 1917 in Peoria, IL to Horace and Martha Harper McWilliams. He was a retired carpenter and business agent for Carpenters Union Local #347. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and a former member of the Toastmasters, Elks Club, and Ambucs. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, technology and reading. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary "Peg" Downey McWilliams; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Jenkins (Virgil) of Greenfield, WI; 2 nieces; 3 nephews; his great-nieces and great-nephews; and his great-great nieces and great-great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marguerite McWilliams; and a brother, Carlos "Cork" McWilliams. Arrangements were handled by Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

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MELVIN, Venieta
PONTIAC, ILLINOIS: Venieta E. Melvin, 86, died September 10, 2009. She was born September 22, 1922 in Odell, IL to Edward and Mary Dougherty Ruddy. She worked at G.C. Murphy's and Motorola, and had also worked at the Joliet Arsenal during World War II. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Daughters of Isabella. She is survived by six children, Charlene Melvin of Peoria, Hugh (Terri) Melvin of Queens Creek, AZ, and Linda (Rick) Collins, Tom (Colleen) Melvin, Philip (Cathy Loughran), and James Melvin, all of Pontiac; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy G. Melvin; two sons, Francis L. Melvin and George Alan Melvin; three brothers; and nine sisters. Services were held at St. Mary's Church. Burial was at St. Paul's Cemetery in Odell under the direction of Martin-Burke Funeral Home.

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MENDENHALL, Lucile
PRINCEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Lucile J. Mendenhall, 89, died April 11, 2002 at the Toulon Health Care Center. She was born July 26, 1912 in rural Princeville, IL to Lester O. and Cora J. Distler Mendenhall. She was a graduate of Peoria Normal School, and also studied at Bradley University. She was a school teacher. She retired from the Peoria Public Schools with 29 years of service, and also taught at Henry School and Hazel Dell. Following retirement, she operated a dairy farm. She was a longtime trustee of the Dickison Cemetery Board, and was a member of the Peoria Retired Teachers' Association, the Jubilee Needle Circle, and the Friendly Circle Club. She attended Prospect United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Interment was at Dickison Cemetery by Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home.

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MEVES, Roland
CANTON, ILLINOIS: Roland J. "Joe" Meves, 84, died March 16, 2006 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Canton. He was born February 22, 1922 in Chicago to Otto and Marie Bibolet Meves. He was a mail carrier in Chicago for 33 years and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include a son, Mark (Michelle C.) Meves, Sr. of Canton; a daughter, Bonnie M. McElroy of Chicago; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Berniece Floriant Meves; and his parents. Services were held at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home.

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MEWES, Richard K., Sr.
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Richard K. Mewes Sr., 64, died February 4, 2003 at Blessing Hospital. He was born June 4, 1938 in Quincy to Karl R. and Lillian Howser Mewes. He worked at St. Mary Hospital in Quincy, and later in health care management in Christopher, Mount Sterling, and Danville, IL. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He attended Faith Christian Church, where he was a former Sunday School teacher, and enjoyed bowling and golf. He was an original member of the Quincy Bowling Association, and was a member and two-time Club Champion of the Cedar Crest Country Club. He was a Past Master of Herman Masonic Lodge #39 and the Quincy Consistory. He is survived by his wife, Norma Mortensen Mewes; three daughters, Rhonda Church of Quincy, Robin Eisenhauer (Steve) of DuQuoin, and Ruth Ann Meadows (Ernie) of Christopher; two sons, Rick Mewes, Jr. (Tammy) of Ursa, and Randy Mewes, Sr. of Quincy; a sister, Karen Szarka (Terry) of Quincy; a brother, James Mewes of Quincy; 8 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; a step great-granddaughter; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Theresa Mewes and Judy Blackburn; and a granddaughter, Sara Mewes. Interment was at Greenmount Cemetery under the direction of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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MEYER, Armin
WARREN, ILLINOIS: Armin W. Meyer, 87, died April 7, 2011 at the Lena Living Center. He was born May 7, 1923 in Scales Mound, IL to William and Tillie Hartwig Meyer. He was a farmer in the Stockton area for 25 years. He enjoyed making and collecting farm toys, and playing euchre. He married Joyce Heller on January 14, 1945. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Hupp of Las Vegas, NV; two sons, Calvin (Dianna) Meyer of West Bend, WI, and Kenneth (Nancy) Meyer of New Berlin, WI; a son-in-law, Mark Ostby of Monticello, WI; a brother, Edward (Pat) Meyer of Scales Mound; a sister-in-law, Twila Meyer of Warren; 7 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; his step-grandchildren; his step great-grandchildren; and a step great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Corrine Ostby; his parents; a brother, Llewellyn Meyer; a son-in-law, Fred Hupp; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Gilbertson. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery by Leamon Funeral Home.

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MEYER, Leta
KARNAK, ILLINOIS: Leta Meyer, 66, died December 1, 2001. She was the daughter of Roy and Zona Davis Martin. She had worked at Southgate Health Care Center in Metropolis. She was a member of Karnak Baptist Church, and also attended Anderson Congregational Church in Boaz. She is survived by her husband, Jesse D. Meyer; a son, Ronald Meyer of Karnak; two daughters, Cheryl Leonard and Rhonda Wood of Karnak; two brothers, James and Bill Martin of Walkerton, IN; three sisters, Margie Tapley of Karnak, Vesta Henderson of Decatur, IN, and Muriel Palenik of Clearwater, FL; 7 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Interment was at Anderson Cemetery in Boaz under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

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MILAICKI, Gerald
LaSALLE, ILLINOIS: Gerald M. Milaicki, 68, died December 9, 2008 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. He was born October 21, 1940 in LaSalle to Stanley and Agnes Nadolny Milaicki. He worked at Carus Chemical as a maintenance technician for over 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Ann Grubich Milaicki; a son, Keith Milaicki of Peru; two daughters, Lisa (Jay) Kinkin of Granville, and Jeri Lynn (Terry) Fenn of Eldridge, IA; two sisters, Diane Phelps of Peru, and Gloria (Don) Yurko of Streator; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at St. Hyacinth's Church. Interment was at St. Hyacinth's Cemetery by Mueller and Pagani Funeral Home.

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MILLER, Ralph
STOCKTON, ILLINOIS: Ralph R. Miller, 74, died February 1, 1980 at his residence. He was a former sheriff of Jo Daviess County. Survivors include his wife, Violet Baumgartner Miller; a daughter, Carol (Richard) Frey of Mount Carroll; two sons, Gary W. of Freeport, and George N. of Lena; a stepdaughter, Mary Jane Bauer of New York; three stepsons, Robert Baumgartner of Warren, Michael Baumgartner of Maryland, and William Baumgartner of California; three sisters, Florence (John) Wieters of Galena, and Alta (George) Steele and Blanche (Joe) Tomphson, all of Elizabeth; two brothers, Eugene of Woodbine, and George R. of California; 21 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Elizabeth Township Cemetery under the direction of Hermann Funeral Home.

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MILLER, Sylvester
McLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS: Sylvester N. Miller, 82, died February 3, 2001 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born October 3, 1918 in Hamilton County to Otto and Louise Anselment Miller. Survivors include his wife, Marcella Karcher Miller; two daughters; a daughter-in-law; 5 grandchildren; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dr. Stephen W. Miller; a sister; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Clement's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Clement's Cemetery.

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MILNER, Windell R., Sr.
FANCY PRAIRIE, ILLINOIS: Windell R. Milner, Sr., 75, died January 12, 2010. He was born November 5, 1934 to John Marion and Bertha Mae Evans Milner. He was a farmer, and also worked in security for 27 years. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Fancy Prairie Fire Department, and was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He enjoyed NASCAR and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Linda Roher Milner; his children, Windell R. Milner, Jr. (Donna) of Petersburg, Michael Milner (Ninia) of Fancy Prairie, Deborah Babbs (Robert) of Lincoln, Dale Milner Karen) of Springfield, and Marguerite Morgan (Melvin) of Atterberry; four brothers, Harold (Kathy) of New Boston, MO, Charles (Dottie) of Springfield, Gerald (Joan) of Mt. Pulaski, and Lonnie (Sheila) of Plano, TX; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson; and 3 granddaughters. Burial was at Walnut Hill Cemetery under the direction of Mott and Henning Funeral Home.

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MINCHESKI, David
WHEATON, ILLINOIS: David J. Mincheski 63, died October 11, 2004. He was born July 21, 1941. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a member of the VFW. He was a Bears fan, and enjoyed classic automobles. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Mincheski; a son, Mark (Beth) Mincheski; a daughter, Dawn (Joel) Stephen; his mother, Esther Kerin; a sister, Diane (Ray) Trunzo; two brothers, Ken (Shirley) Mincheski, and Jack Mincheski; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Mincheski. Services were held at St. James the Apostle Church. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park under the direction of Hultgren Funeral Home.

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MINTERN, Ercell
ZION, ILLINOIS: Ercell Vivian Bishop Mintern passed away March 14, 2008. She was born in September of 1912 in Michigan, and was adopted by the late Charles and Ida Bishop. She and her husband owned Ernie's Meat Market in Zion. She was a lifetime member of Christ Community Church (formerly known as the Christian Catholic Church), and sang with the Zion White Robed Choir and the Junior Choir. She enjoyed gardening and dogs. Survivors include her children, Pat M. (Duke) Lee of Gills Rock, WI, and Jane E. (Bob) Neave and Michael E. (Shirley) Mintern, all of Zion; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Mintern; two stepsisters, Miriam Komers and Allie Winslow; a stepbrother, Claude Bishop; and a grandson, Michael S. "Mickey' Mintern. Services were held at Christ Community Church. Entombment was at Mount Olivet Memorial Park by Congdon and Company Funeral Directors.

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MOLL, Oscar
LANARK, ILLINOIS: Oscar Moll, 84, died March 9, 1951 at his residence. He was born March 4, 1867 to David and Sarah Moll. He was a member of the First Brethren Church. Survivors include his wife, Frances "Fannie" Eisenbise Moll; a son, Pearl Moll; a grandson; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Cherry Grove Cemetery under the direction of Frank Funeral Home.

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MORGAN, Margaret
BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS: Margaret Jane Morgan, 89, died May 3. 2007 in Traverse City, MI. She was born September 27, 1917 in Barrington. She is survived by her children, Riley (Sara) Morgan of Winnetka, and Lance (Helen) Morgan of Interlochen, MI; 6 her grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death her husband, Clarence. Services were held at St. Michael Episcopal Church. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington under the direction of Davenport Family Funeral Home.

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MORTIER, Marcia
MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Marcia D. Mortier, 55, died June 10, 2008. She was born August 5, 1952 to Joseph and Patricia Wilson Mortier. She held a master's degree from the University of Iowa, and was a social worker in the Quad Cities area. She is survived by her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Melanie and Scott Verstraete of Moline; a brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Denise Mortier of Moline; 7 nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Christopher and John. Interment was at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Rafferty Funeral Home.

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MOTT, Markena
MOWEAQUA, ILLINOIS: Markena Loucille Mott, 81, died March 29, 2011 at the Eastern Star Home in Macon. She was born August 11, 1929 in Karnak, IL to Madge M. Shreaves. She was a former bookkeeper, and attended the First Baptist Church of Moweaqua. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Tacusah Chapter #682. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy (Leland) Allison of Moweaqua; two sons, Stephen (Susie) Mott of Assumption, and Daniel J. (Linda) Mott of Laredo, TX; a brother, Bill Brian of Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada; two sisters, Sibyl Passey and Jane Walker, both of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Esther; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren; and 16 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Junior Mott; her mother; her stepfather, Milo Brian; a sister; and a brother. Interment was at Bilyeu Cemetery under the direction of Seitz Funeral Home.

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MUNTER, William W.
URBANA, ILLINOIS: William Walter Munter, 95, died January 24, 2008. He was born September 29, 1912 to Edward and Florence Casey Munter. He was retired, and had worked in building maintenance at the University of Illinois and at Meadow Gold Milk. He was a Cubs fan, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by a daughter, Joan (Bud) Lovett of Urbana; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Sefton Munter; four sisters; and two brothers. Interment was at Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery with arrangements by Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory.

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MURRAY, Mamie
SHELBYVILLE, ILLINOIS: Mamie Murray, 95, died April 17, 2008 at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville. She was born August 14, 1912 in Missouri to Andrew Gratz and Mamie Clonts Murray. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, and was a former resident of Sullivan, MO and Mattoon, IL. She is survived by a sister, Lillian M. Bale of Lawrenceville, IL; two nieces, Winifred Gay of Lawrenceville, and Susan McCarthy of Fort Meyers, FL; and a nephew, William Dennis "Dick" Murray of Shelbyville. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Daphna I. Hopkins, Emily Josephine Tourville, and Nellie V. Lewis; and two brothers, William Allen Murray and Joel Murray. Interment was at the IOOF Memorial Cemetery in Sullivan, MO with arrangements by Eaton Funeral Home. Arrangements in Shelbyville were entrusted to Howe and Yockey Funeral Home.

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NAVIKAS, Irene
ELGIN, ILLINOIS: Irene Mankowski Navikas, 90, died February 24, 2011 at Sherman West Court in Elgin. She was born June 28, 1920 in Chicago to Stanley and Helen Bandurski Mankowski. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Algonquin, and was a lifelong resident of the Chicago area. She enjoyed traveling, boating, reading, and attending reunions of the U.S. Army 4th Armored Division with her late husband. She is survived by a brother, Dennis Mankowski of Vancouver, WA; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Vincent Navikas; her parents; and three brothers, Dr. Raymond Mann, Robert Mann, and Stanley A. Mann, Jr. Services were held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Interment with her husband's cremains was at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice with arrangements by Wait Ross Allanson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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NEARING, Jean
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Jean Coursey Nearing, 85, died February 8, 2008. She was born July 11, 1922 in Evansville, IN. She was a former resident of Thomasville, GA. Survivors include a son, Phillip D. Nearing of Chicago. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Dr. Wilson Nearing, Jr.; and a son, Paul G. Nearing. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville, GA. Interment was at Laurel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Allen and Allen Funeral Home. Note: One record gives her name as Olga Jean Nearing.

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NETZKE, Roland
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Roland R. Netzke, 89, died August 23, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. He was born January 17, 1921 in Lake Crystal, MN to Rev. Otto Karl and Helen Hoppenratch Netzke. He was a retired division manager at Sears with 39 years of service, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Clao Proska Netzke; two sons, David Netzke of Riverton, and Robert (Vicki) Netzke of Danvers; a sister, Beata Cooper of Aiken, MN; 5 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Marcus; his parents; a sister; and three brothers. Services were held at Concordia Lutheran Church. Interment with military honors was at Camp Butler National Cemetery with arrangements by Staab Funeral Home.

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NIDEY, Dorothy
ROBINSON, ILLINOIS: Dorothy Louise Nidey, 77, died October 17, 2004 at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson. She was born June 17, 1927 in Nineva, PA to Kenneth and Clara Mortimer Kline. She was a retired machine operator at Heath's, and was also a playground supervisor at Lincoln Grade School. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong and a longtime supporter of Robinson Athletics. Survivors include her husband, Randall N. Nidey; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Kathy Nidey of Robinson, Randall and Jill Nidey of Stoy, and Kenneth Nidey of Chatham; a daughter, Rebecca Nidey of Robinson; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Margaret Newbold, and Lois and Don Davis, all of Oblong; her sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Geneva Nidey, Jean Kline, and George and Betty Murray; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Leslie Kline. Interment was at the Palestine Cemetery by Goodwine Funeral Home.

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NOONAN, Thomas J.
ODELL, ILLINOIS: Thomas J. Noonan, 71, died November 23, 2008. He was born March 22, 1937 to Frank J. and Theodosia Murphy Noonan. He was a lifelong farmer, and raised registered Angus cattle. He served in the U.S. National Guard. He attended St. Paul Catholic Church, and was a member of the Odell Park Board, the Odell Public School Board, and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by a daughter, Teresa L. Noonan of Augusta, GA; two sons, Tony (Patricia) Noonan of Odell, and Timothy J. Noonan of Bloomington; two sisters, Mary Margaret (Louis) Fox of McLean, and Fran (Dave) Dixon of Odell; two brothers, Jim (Millie) Noonan of Arlington, TX, and John Noonan of Lynden, TX; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia A. Noonan; his parents; three sisters, Theodosia Sullivan, Ann Ellison, and Loretta Walker; and two brothers, Bill and George Noonan. He donated his body to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois. Later interment was at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Duffy Funeral Home.

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ODORIZZI, Alba
STAUNTON, ILLINOIS: Alba A. Odorizzi, 88, died October 5, 2009 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Staunton. She was born October 8, 1920 in Benld to Joseph and Angelina Nardin Barra. She attended St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton, and was a member of the Legion of Mary, the Women's Catholic Union, and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a volunteer for several local organizations. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Charles Millner of Staunton, and Mary and David Sherfy of St. Louis; three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debby Odorizzi, Terry and Sue Odorizzi, and Larry and Lana Odorizzi, all of Staunton; a sister-in-law, Gerry Barra of Hamel; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. "Tuck" Odorizzi; an infant son, Kerry; her parents; two brothers, Joe and Bruno Barra; and three sisters, Aurora Obertino, Rena Carey, and her twin sister, Mary Heigert. Services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton with arrangements by Williamson Funeral Home.

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OHLSON, Gerda
MORRISON, ILLINOIS: Gerda Peterson Ohlson, 100, died June 12, 2003 at her residence. She was born May 25, 1903 in DeKalb to Hilding and Alma Person Peterson. She was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church. She is survived by a niece, Susan (Ross) Shull of Arlington, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Ohlson; and two sisters, Linnea Howe and Evelyn Stouffer. Interment was at Grove Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.

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OLMEN, Berglot
WILMETTE, ILLINOIS: Berglot V. Olmen, 80, died October 24, 1984 at the Fountain Nursing Home in Wilmette. She was also a resident of Boca Raton, FL. Survivors include a son, Richard T. Olmen; and three sisters, Everine Lehn, Connie Green, and Hilder Clegg. Arrangements were handled by W.H. Scott Funeral Home.

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ORLET, Rosalia
MASCOUTAH, ILLINOIS: Rosalia M. Brand Orlet, 96, died March 27, 2008 at MarKa Nursing Home. She was born September 4, 1911 in Hecker, IL to Anton and Catherine Crowe Brand. She was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church and the Holy Childhood Council of Catholic Women. Survivors include two daughters, Marita (Nick) Strubhart of Aviston, and JoAnn (Gerald) Schoenherr of O'Fallon, MO, a son, Henry (Phyliss) Orlet of Mascoutah; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Orlet of Belleville; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo G. Orlet; a son, Paul Orlet; her parents; two sisters, Bertille Klein and an infant sister; two brothers, Henry Brand and an infant brother; and a great-grandson, Matthew Orlet. Services were held at Holy Childhood Catholic Church. Burial was at Holy Childhood Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Moll Funeral Home.

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OSSIG, Paul
MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS: Paul H. Ossig, 85, died March 19, 2009. He was born January 2, 1924 to the late Richard Paul Ossig and Sadie Bell Newell. He was a custodian at Rend Lake College, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Ernest Ossig of Nashville, TN; three daughters, Paula Easley and husband Mark, Debbie Reeves, and Tanya Johnson, all of Mount Vernon; his nieces and nephews; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Alberta "Bert" McNew Ossig; three sisters, and five brothers. Interment with military honors was at Bethel Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Hughey Funeral Home.

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OWENS, John B.
BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS: John Bucknell Owens, 59, died December 1, 1975 in Rockford, IL. He was born October 6, 1916 to Thomas and Catherine Bucknell Owens. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #150, the Moose Lodge, and the VFW. He is survived by a son, Sanford Owens; two daughters, Ronda Perry and Sandra Herrick; a stepson, Richard LeClere; two stepdaughters, Margaret Schultz and Maxine Wendell; four sisters, Margaret Willison, Ertha Clark, Lorena Allgood, and Alberta Davis; three brothers, Lester Owens, Randell Owens, and Thomas Corporow; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gertrude Parcell; and a brother, Robert. Interment was at the Belvidere Cemetery.

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OXNEVAD, Ester
DeKALB, ILLINOIS: Ester Oxnevad, 80, died September 5, 2010. She was born in Kleppe, Norway on October 7, 1929 to Kristian and Emma Eriksdottir Nese. She worked in food services at NIU, and was a talented seamstress. She enjoyed reading, gardening, nature, and music. Survivors include her children, Karl (Susan) Oxnevad of Oak Park, Louise (Dave) Nelson of Barrington Hills, Emily (Bill) Logan of Morrison, CO, and Rasmus (Sharon) Oxnevad and Rolf (Maureen) Oxnevad, all of DeKalb; two sisters; two brothers; 13 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henrik; and a grandson, Brian Logan. Interment of cremains was at Fairview Park Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home.

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