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PAGANO, Sam
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS: Sam M. Pagano, 88, died December 16, 2000. He retired from Anheuser-Busch Inc. in Chicago with 33 years of service, and was a former resident of Chicago and Northlake. He was the husband of Anne Pagano; the father of Suzanne (Ron) Shanne and Frank (Judy); and the brother of Mary (Bernie) Affrunti and Sarah (Wally) Waits. He had 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Entombment was at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Hillside by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home.

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PAGE, Charles M.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Charles Marvin Page died February 3, 2010. He was born July 2, 1926 in Greenwood, MS to Charles and Adelia Page. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 41 years of service, and was a Mason for 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Page; a son, Charles (Dawn); three stepsons, Henry, William, and Mark Warfield; a stepdaughter, Venette; a sister, Addie Morgan; his grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Thelma. Arrangements were handled by Cage Memorial Chapel.

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PARKER, Edna
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Edna Jean Jones Parker, 64, died October 29, 2011. She was born April 8, 1947 in Oxford, MS to Curtis and Edna Jones. She worked in food services at Michael Reese Hospital for over 40 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, trips to the zoo with her grandchildren, and Western movies. Survivors include three sons, Harry Bell of Chicago, Christopher (Michelle) Brown of Valparaiso, IN, and James (Phyllis) Jones of Oxford, MS; nine siblings, Curtis (Wanda) Jones of Chicago, Alonzo Jones and Fred (Mary) Jones of Gary, IN, Mattie (Frank) Bruton of Norfolk, VA, Lee Russell Jones of Memphis, TN, and Jesse Jones, Helen (Darryl) Pettis, Bernice Jones, and Purnell Jones, all of Oxford, MS; 7 grandchildren; her longtime companion, Harry Hamilton of Chicago; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and her friends. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jonathon Parker; her parents; and two brothers. Services were held at the Bohemian National Cemetery Chapel.

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PARRENO, Vicente
MORTON GROVE, ILLINOIS: Vicente A. Parreno, 66, died July 16, 2010. He was born April 5, 1944. He was the husband of Lina Ticzon Parreno; the father of Eleanor, Valerie (Patrick) Dinglasan and Lucille (friend, Jordan); and the brother of Mario (Cora) Parreno and five additional siblings. He had 2 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Peter Catholic Church in Skokie. Interment was at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles under the direction of Haben Funeral Home.

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PARUZYNSKI, Gerald
ANTIOCH, ILLINOIS: Gerald Paruzynski, 70, died October 26, 2006 at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan. He was born October 10, 1936 in Chicago to Henry and Emily Cetner Paruzynski. He had been a clerk at Parr Drug Store in Chicago for 25 years. He came to Antioch in 1990, and was a member of the Antioch Coin Club and the Senior Center. He is survived by a sister, Joan Dschida of Antioch. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Henrietta Walzak; and a brother, Irvin. Arrangements were handled by Strang Funeral Home.

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PASSI, Henrietta
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS: Henrietta Pecora Passi died May 16, 2011. She was born February 20, 1913 in Chicago. She retired from the accounts payable department of Marshall Field, and had lived independently until her passing. She was a former resident of the Roseland-Pullman area. Survivors include a son, Anthony Richard (Irene); a sister; 2 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Passi; a sister; and four brothers. Services were held at St.Joseph's Church in Downers Grove. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip with arrangements by Toon Funeral Home.

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PASSON, Wilma
TUSCOLA, ILLINOIS: Wilma H. Passon, 90, died May 20, 2010 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. She was born August 15, 1919 in Newman, IL to Forest and Mary Ballard Payton. She was a former nurse's aide at Jarman Memorial Hospital, and enjoyed reading, traveling, bingo and puzzles. She is survived by two sons, Ronald Passon of Tuscola, and William "Bill" Passon (Jayne) of Fishers, IN; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Passon; her parents; a sister; and two brothers. Interment was at the Tuscola Township Cemetery with arrangements by Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home.

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PATE, Sarah A.
FAIRMOUNT, ILLINOIS: Sarah A. Pate, 85, died December 7, 1991. She was born August 27, 1906 to Wesley and Julia P. Hinkle Lewis. Survivors include a son, Raymond Pate of Westville; two daughters, Jane Taylor of Danville, and Carolyn Burke of Fithian; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben A. Pate; a daughter, Mary Lou; four sisters; and three brothers. Burial was at Greenview Cemetery under the direction of Carrington Funeral Home.

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PATTON, Adah
URBANA, ILLINOIS: Adah Patton died October 7, 1931 at her residence. She was a librarian, and served as head of the catalog department at the university library. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church and the University Women's Club. Survivors include her mother; two sisters; and two brothers. Interment was at Glen Cemetery in Paxton under the direction of Renner Funeral Home.

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PEARL, Solomon
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Solomon Pearl, 42, died November 24, 1930. He was born in Latvia. He and his family may have been from Piltene, Latvia. He was a grocer, and was the husband of Sarah Pearl. Interment was at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery.

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PECCOLA, Mabel
COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Mabel Peccola, 85, died November 26, 1996. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment was at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery under the direction of Herr Funeral Home.

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PENNYCUFF, Keith
MAPLETON, ILLINOIS: Keith Pennycuff, 49, died July 27, 2008 in Davenport, IA. He was born March 5, 1959 in Jamestown, TN to Boyd and Nola Delk Pennycuff. He owned Peoria Auto Body for 13 years, and attended St. John Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Slow Pokes, Good Guys and H.O.G.S., and enjoyed Harley Davidsons and street rods. He is survived by two daughters, Paige and Kelly Pennycuff, both of Mapleton; a brother, Darren (Elizabeth) Pennycuff of Bartonville; his uncles and aunts; his cousins; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia S. Traub Pennycuff. Services were held at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Interment was at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

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PERISIC, Zoran
WATERLOO, ILLINOIS: Zoran Perisic, 54, died July 27, 2009. He was born in Yugoslavia on October 31, 1954 to the late Dragan Perisic and Rose Crpesic D'Amico. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Deborah O'Brien Perisic; three sons, Josh Bayer of Columbia, and Christopher Bayer and Nicholas Bayer, both of Waterloo; his mother; his in-laws, Daniel (Jess) O'Brien, Kevin (Cindy) O'Brien, Kathleen (Mark) Range, and Missy (Ed) Breeding; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO by Lawlor Funeral Home.

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PETRAKIS, John D.
CANTON, ILLINOIS: John Dean Petrakis, 60, died October 4, 2008 at his home. He was born April 7, 1948 in Peoria, IL to Bernard Petrakis, Sr. and Caryl M. Kasebier Petrakis. He was a commercial fisherman, and enjoyed music, NASCAR and traveling. Survivors include six sisters, Karen (George) Harper of Canton, Gloria (Ron) Schooley of Bartonville, Mari (Carl) Doubet of Glasford, Janet (Gary) Patton of Bolingbrook, Debra Johnigk of Chillicothe, and Gayla (Mike) Wascher of Celebration, FL; five brothers, Duane Petrakis of Canton, Bernard Petrakis, Jr. of Glasford, Dan Petrakis of West Peoria, and David (Barbara) Petrakis and Paul Petrakis, all of Bartonville; his nieces and nephews; and his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service was held at the Longview Apartments Community Room in Canton. Cremation arrangements were handled by Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home.

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PETRASEK, Lizette
COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS: Lizette H. Petrasek died May 30, 2006. She was born September 26, 1925 in Monroe County, IL to William and Alvina Mueller Herrmann. She was a former secretary for Monsanto Chemical Co. in Sauget, IL, and a member of the Columbia Heritage and Preservation Commission and the Monroe County Historical Society. She was a Red Cross volunteer. She is survived by two sisters, Anna Szydlowski of Columbia, and Wilhelmina Hillal of Bellridge, MO; 2 nieces; 2 grand-nieces; a grand-nephew; and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard J. Petrasek. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO with arrangements by Lawlor Funeral Home.

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PINKSTAFF, Andrew
LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS: Andrew Pinkstaff, 99, died September 24, 1841. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, and fought at the Battle of Cowpens and the Battle of Guildford Court House. Burial was at Pinkstaff Cemetery.

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PINKSTON, Thomas
SHAWNEETOWN, ILLINOIS: Thomas E. "Tom" Pinkston, 76, died December 9, 2007 at the Harrisburg Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1931 in Shawneetown to Oscar and Flora Morehead Pinkston. He operated the Zephyr gas station in Shawneetown for 29 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He attended Junction General Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Josephine Smith Pinkston; two sons, Tom (Gena) Pinkston of Junction, and Charlie (Linda) Pinkston of Cape Girardeau, MO; three daughters, Debbie (Tim) Moore of Shawneetown, Pam (Jerry) Bryant of Junction, and Marilyn (Ray) Nally of Morganfield, KY; a brother, Jody and Wiladean Pinkston of Harrisburg; two sisters, Wilma Dempey of Alton, and Thelma Case of Carrier Mills; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sheila Ann Pinkston; and a sister, Martha Deem. Interment was at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Vickery Funeral Chapel.

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PIPPINS, Philander
WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS: Philander Pippins, 74, died March 9, 2009. He was born November 10, 1934 to George and Kathie Diggs Pippins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Leola Pippins; two daughters, Debbie Johnson of Kenosha, WI, and Rebel (Kassaye) Tafla of Waukegan; two sisters, Linzola White and Mary Johnson; a brother, Frank Pippins; 8 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Pippins; his parents; and two brothers, Mark and George Pippins. Arrangements were entrusted to Bradshaw and Range Funeral Home.

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PISARKI, Walter
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Walter Pisarki died September 18, 1969. He was born May 4, 1922. He was a longtime Chicago resident, and also lived in Wausau, FL. Survivors include his wife, Lottie Pettis Pisarki; a son, Michael Pisarki of Chicago; and his daughters, Diane Farbiak, Janice Pisarki and Gloria Pisarki, all of Chicago. Services were held at the Wausau, FL Community Church. Burial was at Gap Pond Cemetery in Wausau with arrangements by Blackburn Funeral Home.

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PLEPEL, Dorothy
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Dorothy A. Plepel, 95, passed away July 17, 2011. She was born October 18, 1915 in Chicago to the late John and Catherine Plepel. She was the sister of the late Peter Plepel and Mary Plepel. Services were held at St Jerome Croatian Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park under the direction of Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home.

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PLUMMER, Eileen
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Eileen L. Plummer, 87, died October 10, 2002. She was born February 18, 1915 to Martin Frances and Bridget Elizabeth Commerford McLean. She was a longtime accountant with AFSCME, and formerly co-owned Plummer's Grocery Store in Farmersville. She attended the Church of the Little Flower. She is survived by a daughter, Mary (Brian) Conlon of Springfield; two sons, Larry Plummer of Springfield, and Gary (Sally) Plummer of Woodbury, MN; a cousin; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Glenn Plummer. Services were held at St. Mary's Church in Farmersville. Burial was at St. Martin's Cemetery by Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home.

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PODGORSKI, Margaret
GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS: Margaret E. Podgorski, 89, died August 26, 2011 at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City. She was born July 18, 1922 in Granite City to Mathias and Dorothia Brinkhoff Buehrer. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, and enjoyed crocheting and dancing. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ann and Phillip Gac of Douglas, WY; a son, David Sebescak of Granite City; a sister, Marie Wille of Granite City; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her nieces, nephews and other relatives; and her friends, including Gloria Rains and Sandy Gros of Granite City. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John Joseph Sebescak and Henry Max Podgorski; her parents; a brother, William Buehrer; and a sister, Doris McGovern. Interment was at St. John Cemetery in Granite City under the direction of Irwin Chapel.

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POLMANSKI, Gertrude
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Gertrude E. Polmanski died May 26, 2010. She was born November 10, 1930 in Poland. She was the mother of Casey (Marianne); and the sister of Joseph (Theresa) Flaszynski. She had 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kazimierz. Services were held at St. Juliana Church. Interment was at St. Adalbert Cemetery under the direction of Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

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POLYWACZ, Irene
ROUND LAKE BEACH, ILLINOIS: Irene P. Polywacz, 81, died March 6, 2005 in Batavia. She was born February 9, 1924 in Gardner, MA. She had been a Pentagon secretary during World War II. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Joseph "Joe" Polywacz, Sr.; two sons, Andy (Christine) Polywacz of Gilbertsville, PA, and Joe (Cathy) Polywacz, Jr. of Poynette, WI; two daughters, Vickie (Dave) Quane of Batavia, and Paula Fakes of Sun Prairie, WI; a brother, Edmund of Massachusetts; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva by Moss Family Funeral Home.

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PONCE, Leonso
GALESBURG, ILLINOIS: Leonso "Lee" Ponce, 92, died November 16, 2006 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. He was born September 10, 1914 in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Santiago and Paula Hernandez Ponce. He worked as a machine operator with the Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years, and was the head of maintenance at Corpus Christi Church for 17 years. He was a member St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Third Order of Lay Carmelites, and the LULAC club. He was a Cursillo team member. Survivors include his wife, Mary Maciel Ponce; a daughter, Jovita (Jesse) Perez of Galesburg; two sons, Ruben (Virginia) Ponce of Galesburg, and Robert Ponce of Crestwood; 5 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Delgado Ponce; a sister; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Patrick's Church. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery by Watson Funeral Home.

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POPE, Donald G.
METCALF, ILLINOIS: Donald G. Pope, 53, died April 13, 1999. He was born August 19, 1945 to Ralph J. and Jean M. Brant Pope. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Lewsader Pope; a son, Scott Pope of Metcalf; two daughters, Shelly Butcher of Macon, and Pam Herzog of Hobart, IN; his mother, Jean Pope of Chrisman; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother. Services were held at Sidell United Methodist Church. Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery.

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POSHARD, Helen
CARMI, ILLINOIS: Helen Louise Poshard, 86, died October 23, 2010 at her home. She was born August 11, 1924 in White County, IL to Roy and Marie Medlin Browning. She was of Pentecostal faith. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Stan Poshard of Carmi, and Jim and Sharon Poshard, and Steve and Ann Poshard, all of Danville; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Danny Williams of Norris City; a brother, Doby Browning of New Haven; a sister, Barbara Givens of New Baden; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.L. "Spud" Poshard; her parents; three brothers, Paul, Frank and David Browning; and three sisters, Hilda Williams, Becky Fox, and Connie. Interment was at Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.

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POTEMPA, Agnes
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Agnes Potempa, 79, died April 1, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Potempa, and the niece of the late Anthony and Genevieve Budzisz. She is also survived by several cousins. Services were held at Holy Trinity Church. Interment was at St. Adalbert Cemetery under the direction of Michalik Funeral Home.

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POWELL, Sammy
BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS: Sammy Z. Powell, 49, died December 21, 1998 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal. He was born April 20, 1949 in Newbern TN to Conzee and Rebecca Smith Powell. He worked in maintenance at Scotchwood Healthcare Center in Bloomington. He married Debbie Simms. He is survived by two sons, Joseph and Brandon Powell, both of Bloomington; three daughters, Angela Powell of Mattoon, Dawn Ware of Bloomington, and Michelle Powell of Atlanta, GA; his mother, of Bloomington; a brother, Willie (Cathy) Powell of Bloomington; two sisters, Debbie (Greg) Wynne of Champaign, and Sharon (Bob) Buchanan of Dallas, TX; 2 granddaughters; 3 nephews; and a niece. He was preceded in death by his father. Cremation arrangements were handled by Kibler-Smith Memorial Home.

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PRATHER, Drusilla
ROSSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Drusilla Prather, age 1 year, died December 19, 1858. She was born in 1857 to Jeremiah and Louise Holmes Prather. Burial was at Miller Cemetery.

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PRATHER, Helen
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS: Helen Elizabeth Prather, 18, died March 7, 1934. She died of complications of childbirth. Survivors include her husband, Elmer Prather; and her infant son. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Funeral Home.

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PREWETT, George L.
MARSHALL, ILLINOIS: George L. Prewett, 83, died October 14, 2004. He was born December 7, 1920 to Robert Prewett and Lauretta Becker Prewett. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He attended Nevins Christian Church in Paris. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Meyer Prewett; two daughters, Lauretta Morris of Casey, and Betty Recker of Ypsilanti, MI; a son, Bob Prewett of Paris; a brother, Roy Prewett of Marshall; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Prewett; a sister, Sue Leaveck; and a half-brother, Clarence Prewett. Burial with military honors was at Marshall Cemetery under the direction of Pearce Funeral Home.

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PRISTAVE, Julia
AURORA, ILLINOIS: Julia Pristave, 81, died January 14, 2007. She was born October 8, 1925 in Springfield to Matt and Julia Tovornik Kmett. She worked in the administrative department of the Meter Works Division of Bell Telephone Company. Survivors include a daughter, Donna (Manfred) Borges of Naples, FL; a son, Dennis (Pat) Pristave of Aurora; 4 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Pristave; two brothers, Matt and Rudy Kmett; and her parents. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home.

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PROHASKA, Rudolph
O'FALLON, ILLINOIS: Rudolph J. "Rudy" Prohaska, 73, died January 8, 2009. He was born March 3, 1935 in O'Fallon to Charles Prohaska, Sr. and Mary Ann Kadavi Prohaska. He retired from the Ford Assembly Plant in St. Louis, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He attended St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Renee Marie Prohaska of Lenzburg; a brother, Charles (Mary Ann) Prohaska, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; a brother-in-law, Barry Norman of Okawville; a sister-in-law, Lois Prohaska of Shreveport, LA; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Prohaska; a sister, Rosemary Norman; a brother, Frank Prohaska; and his parents. Services were held at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment was at Lake View Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Kassly Mortuary.

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PRUDE, Lessie
KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS: Lessie Lue Cochran Wilson Prude died February 23, 2010. She was born June 22, 1919 to Silas Cochran and Annie Swan. She was a Georgia native. She retired from the Kankakee State Hospital, and was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, where she served on the Mothers' Board and also as an usher and choir member. She enjoyed sewing and singing. She was a longtime resident of Kankakee, but relocated to Las Vegas in 2006, where she was residing at the time of her passing. Survivors include a daughter, Ernestine Tharpe of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Postelle (Dorothy M.) Cochran of Peru, IN, and I.C. (Addie) Cochran of Pelham, GA; a sister, Lucille Pankey of Kankakee; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Benjamin Wilson, Sr. and Harrison Lee Prude. Services were held at Morning Star Baptist Church. Interment was at the Danville National Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

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RABUS, Alphonse
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Alphonse Rabus, 90, died May 30, 2007. He was a resident of the Illinois Veterans' Home. Services were held at the All Faiths Chapel of the Illinois Veterans Home. Interment with military honors was at Sunset Cemetery under the direction of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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RACKIS, Evelyn
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Eugenia Evelyn Mihalopoulos Rackis, 77, died May 8, 2007 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD. She was born June 7, 1929 in East Moline, IL to Anast and Georgia Mihalopoulos. She was a graduate of St. Anthony's School of Nursing, and had worked as a registered nurse at Proctor Hospital and Methodist Hospital in Peoria. She was a past president of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies' Auxiliary and a member of the Red Hat Society. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Sandy Rackis of Iowa; a daughter, Rebecca Rackis of Maryland; and a grandson, Colin Rackis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph J. Rackis; a daughter, Kathryn Rackis; her parents; and a brother, Arthur "Moose" Mihalopoulos. Interment was at the Rock Island National Cemetery with arrangements by Van Hoe Funeral Home.

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RAINE, Julia
NEW BOSTON, ILLINOIS: Julia Mae Schisler Raine, 83, died October 29, 2009 in Davenport, IA. She was born April 9, 1926 in Smithshire, IL to Henry and Virgie Belville Schisler. Survivors include six sons, Terry Raine of Alabama, and Roy Raine, Richard Raine, David Raine, Jeff Raine, and Roger Raine, all of New Boston; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Raine; a daughter, Norma Raine; her parents; two sisters; and five brothers. Interment was at Point Pleasant Cemetery with arrangements by Corman Memorial Home.

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RAMIREZ, Jose L.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Jose L. Ramirez died April 23 2011 at Adventist Lagrange Hospital. He was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Javier and Natalia Ramirez. He was a longtime Nabisco employee. Survivors include two sons, Jose Luis and Ramon; three sisters, Natalia, Teresa, and Isabel; and three brothers, Luis, Juan Carlos, and Javier. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Ramirez. Services were held at Five Holy Martyrs Church. Interment was at St. Casimir Cemetery under the direction of Ocwieja-Robles Funeral Home.

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RAPP, Valentine, Jr.
WATERLOO, ILLINOIS: Valentine "Rudy" Rapp, Jr., 84, died July 28, 2006 in Red Bud. He was born May 28, 1922 in East St. Louis to Valentine Rapp, Sr. and Agnes Wentzel Rapp. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Alice Wendel Rapp; two stepsons, Lawrence Piotraschke and Charles Piotraschke; a stepdaughter, Adele Lewis; 2 granddaughters; 3 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ether Rapp; his parents; a sister, Helen Bresnahan; and two brothers, Frank Rapp and Peter Rapp. Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with arrangements by Quernheim Funeral Home.

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RAPSON, Violet
JOLIET, ILLINOIS: Violet E. Rapson died April 2, 2006. She was born July 14, 1914. She was a former employee of the W.T. Grant Store. She attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and was active with the Altar Guild and the church quilting group. Survivors include a son, Charles H. (Donna) Rapson; a daughter, Lynn J. (Wayne) Alton; a sister, Linnae Mahoney of LasVegas, NV; a son-in-law, Bruce Dyer; a sister-in-law, Lou Hamrin; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlow C. Rapson; a daughter, Bonnie J. Dyer; a brother, Bernie Hamrin; and a great-grandson, Peyton Labus. Burial was at Elmhurst Cemetery under the direction of Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home.

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RASP, Wilmer
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Wilmer E. Rasp, 78, died March 5, 2008. He was born October 8, 1929 in Belleville to Eugene J. and Edna M. Rist Rasp. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a former member of St. Pancratius Catholic Church in Fayetteville. Survivors include two brothers, Orville (Fern) Rasp of Mascoutah, and James (Shirley) Rasp of Belleville; his nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Walter Amann; and three nephews. Services were held at Holy Childhood Catholic Church. Burial was at Holy Childhood Catholic Cemetery by Moll Funeral Home.

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RAYKOWSKI, Robert
DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Robert C. Raykowski, 83 died March 25, 2003. He was born July 31, 1919 in Aitkin, MN. He was a Bell Telephone lineman for over 40 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a former resident of Redmond, OR. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion, and was a former member of the Episcopal Church while living in Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Helen Warren Raykowski; a daughter, Kimberly Jackson of Salem, OR; a son, Bruce DeRosier of Bend, OR; a stepdaughter, Arletta Schrishuhn (Ken) of Decatur; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine Raykowski; a daughter, Toni Hollen; his parents; a brother; and three sisters. Interment with military honors was at Macon County Memorial Park under the direction of J.J. Moran and Sons Funeral Home.

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REKLAITIS, John
HOMER GLEN, ILLINOIS: John N. Reklaitis died August 14, 2004. He was born November 16, 1955 in Chicago to the late Jonas and Maria Reklaitis. He was the husband of Regina Reklaitis. Services were held at Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Mission Church in Lemont. Interment was at the Lithuanian National Cemetery under the direction of Petkus-Lemont Funeral Home.

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RENCH, Eva
GREENVILLE, ILLINOIS: Eva Geraldine Goodin Rench, 83, died October 16, 2006 at Greenville Regional Hospital. She was born April 1, 1923 near Pleasant Mound, IL to Isaac Webster and Elizabeth Merritt Goodin. She worked at the Model Glove Factory, and at Tony's across from the Post Office. She attended the First Christian Church of Greenville, and was a member of the Bond County Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include three daughters, Glenda, (Charles) Kern of Keyesport, and Judy (LaVerne) Willeford and Pat (Nick) Devall, all of Greenville; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert F. "Bert" Rench; three brothers, Dale Goodin, Rupert Merritt, and Darrell Goodin; and two sisters, Ethel Daniken and Mary Peterson. Interment was at Mount Auburn Cemetery by Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.

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REXROAT, William G.
COLCHESTER, ILLINOIS: William G. Rexroat, 84, died October 26, 2008. He was born February 1, 1924 to Roy and Ruth Eyler Rexroat. He was a radio technician for the State Police for 25 years, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, and attended St. Paul's Catholic Church. He is survived by a daughter, Teresa Ann Rexroat of Macomb; a son, John (Ginger) Rexroat of Colchester; a brother, Louis (Betty) Rexroat of Macomb; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Hare Rexroat; and a brother, Jack Rexroat. Interment with military honors was at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.

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RICHARDS, James H.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: James Harold Richards, 59, died April 8, 1983. He was born January 13, 1924 to James Madison and Mabel High Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served in the Philippines. He was a Purple Heart recipient. He is survived by his wife, Katherine E. "Tip" Lewis; a daughter, Janet Mockbee of Danville; his parents; three sisters, Alberta Fleffner and Patricia Walker, both of Rock Falls, and Agnes Ladd of Danville; and 6 grandchildren. Burial with military honors was at Oak Hill Cemetery by Pape Memorial Home.

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RICO, Sister Ada
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Sister Ada Aloysia Rico, O.S.B., died September 24, 2008. She was a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago for 72 years. She was born April 17, 1918 to the late Stephen Rico and Mary Ondrias. She was the sister of Edward Rico, Sister Gemma Rico, Frances Pallat, Ambrose Rico, and the late Magdalen Wagner. She is also survived by a nephew, William Wagner of Florida; and by her religious community. Services were held at St. Scholastica Monastery. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home.

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RODENBERG, Marvin
FULTS, ILLINOIS: Marvin E. Rodenberg, 69, died October 16, 2003. He was born March 31, 1934 in Fults to the late Otto and Louisa Schmidt Rodenberg. He is survived by a son, Ricky (Karen) Rodenberg; three daughters, Shelly (Ken) Schneider, Brenda Mentel, and Sandra (Julian) Ron; a brother, Earl (Glenna) Rodenberg; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was the husband of Loretta Rippelmeyer Rodenberg. Interment was at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Quernheim Funeral Home.

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ROHR, Sister Mary Lenore
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Sr. Mary Lenore Rohr, S.S.N.D., 90, died August 13, 2007 at Resurrection Life Center. She was a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 68 years, and was a school teacher and administrator in Wisconsin and Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Eleanor Staeps Rohr; and the sister of Herman (Dana) Rohr, Emily Ganiere, Elizabeth (Robert F.) McGinn, and the late James Rohr. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Divine Savior Church. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery under the direction of O'Donnell-Bartz-Schultz Funeral Home.

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ROLAND, Garnet
DeKALB, ILLINOIS: Garnet Marie Roland, 84, died March 7, 2007. She was born December 19, 1922 to George and Mary Herrmann Butz. She was a former member of the Ladies of the Moose. She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Saack of DeKalb; a sister, Dorothy Kuntzan of DeKalb; her nieces and nephews; 5 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; seven sisters; and five brothers. Burial was at Fairview Park Cemetery with arrangements by Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home.

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ROMAN, Mary Beth
PROPHETSTOWN, ILLINOIS: Mary Beth Roman, infant, died March 1, 1951. She was born February 27, 1951 at Morrison Community Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Roman. She was survived by her parents; a sister; and a brother. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery.

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ROSGONYI, Julius
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Julius Rosgonyi, 90, died August 11, 2008 at the Illinois Veterans' Home. He was born February 5, 1918 in Cleveland, OH. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a former resident of Chicago. Cremation was followed by inurnment at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Worth under the direction of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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ROUNDS, Joan
GENESEO, ILLINOIS: Joan E. Rounds, 73, died March 24, 2009 at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo. She was born May 9, 1935 in Kewanee, IL to Joseph and Lorna Peterson DeBeir. She worked in the housekeeping department of Hammond-Henry Hospital. She was a Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed word search puzzles. She is survived by her husband, John C. Rounds; a son, Kevin (Peggy) Rounds of East Moline; two daughters, Penny (Randy) Galvin of Moline, and Brenda Ferguson of Geneseo; two brothers, Noel (Diane) DeBeir of Elmira, and Donald (Karen) DeBeir of Bellevue, NE; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, William and Jacque. Interment was at Evergreen Memory Gardens in Kewanee by Vandemore Funeral Home.

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RUPE, Twila
ALEDO, ILLINOIS: Twila J. Rupe, 82, died May 17, 2011. She was born November 9, 1928 in Ottumwa, IA to William and Hallie Vey Downing Pettit. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and feeding birds. Survivors include a son, Steve Rupe of Aledo; three daughters, Lori Rupe (Lynne Bridgford) of Fort Collins, CO, and Brenda Rupe and Sherry (John) Barnett, all of Aledo; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Rupe; a daughter, Becky; her parents; and 17 siblings. Interment was at the Aledo Cemetery under the direction of Dennison Funeral Home.

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SADNAVITCH, Dr. Joseph M.
FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS: Dr. Joseph Matthew Sadnavitch, 51, died May 2, 1980. He was born January 21, 1929 in West Frankfort to Matthew and Ann Dulenbeck Sadnavitch. He was a professor of Special Education at the University of Arkansas, and had also served as the head of the Special Education department at Northern Illinois University. He earned his undergraduate and master's degrees at Southern Illinois University, and his doctorate at the University of Nebraska. He was a member of the Council of Exceptional Children, the American Psychological Association, the Arkansas Association of University Professors, and the Elks Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife, Joan Ann Sadnavitch; two sons, Michael and David; a daughter, Thresa Blair; two sisters, Marian Martin and Bette Pantaleo; and a grandchild. Services were held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Fayetteville, AR. Burial was at St. John's Cemetery in Frankfort. Arrangements in Arkansas were handled by Nelson Funeral Home.

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SAKALYS, Jadvyga
OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS: Jadvyga Sakalys died May 2, 2003. She was born in Lithuania on June 5, 1909. She was a member of the Daughters of Lithuania. She was the mother of Adele Plienas, Bronius (Jurate), Antanas (Barbara), and the late Edmundas (Charlene). She had 9 grandchildren. Services were held at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Chicago. Burial was at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery under the direction of Brady-Gill Funeral Home.

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SALINAS, Linda
MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Linda Likes Salinas, 53, died June 3, 2008 at the Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus in Silvis. She was born May 22, 1955 in Macomb, IL to Kenneth and Wilma Riley Likes. She is survived by her husband, Jesus Salinas; her sons and daughters-in-law, Mario and Anita Diaz of Rock Island, Marcus and Penny Likes of Aledo, and Juan Diaz (fiancee Elvira Lira) of Davenport, IA; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jimmy Riley. Services were held at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment was at Oakdale Cemetery in Davenport, IA with arrangements by Van Hoe Funeral Home.

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SAMIOS, Reva Bell
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Reva Bell Samios, 89, died August 6, 2000 at the Sunset Home. She was born February 26, 1911 in La Grange, MO to James Monroe and Bessie Henry Miller Goings. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Beth Godar (Larry), and Sharon Kay Hickey (Jerry), all of Quincy; a son, Raymond Ellefritz of San Antonio, TX; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Cleo Clifford Ellefritz and Harry Samios, Sr.; and two sons, Don Ellefritz and Harry Samios, Jr. Burial was at Greenmount Cemetery with arrangements by Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

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SARFF, Elsie
BATH, ILLINOIS: Elsie Sarff died April 25, 2005 at the Mason City Area Nursing Home. She was born August 6, 1908 to Joseph B. and Margaret Kramer Lane. She worked with the youth at Snicarte Church, and was a recorder for Snicarte Royal Neighbors Camp #4256. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Norman) Fletcher of Bath; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Sarff of Kewanee; a sister, Vera Cowen of Alton; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldo Sarff; a son, Jerry Sarff; her parents; four sisters; and four brothers. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Bath under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home.

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SCAMBIATTERRA, Carmela
BROOKFIELD, ILLINOIS: Carmela Scambiatterra, 59, died June 8, 1969. Survivors include her husband, John; a daughter, Grace (William) Buckholtz; a son, Sam; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Barbara's Church. Interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Rhenberg Funeral Home.

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SCHEICH, Conrad
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS: Conrad Scheich died March 27, 1959. He was born October 6, 1889. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. Interment was at the Rock Island National Cemetery.

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SCHIMMER, Mary
SUBLETTE, ILLINOIS: Mary Margaret "Mixie" Schimmer, 82, died January 17, 2007 at St. Mary Hospital in Spring Valley, IL. She was born September 28, 1924 in Lee County, IL to Ross and Rosella Kelly Schultz. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, where she sang with the church choir. She was a 50-year member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and was also active with the St. Anne Solidarity and several card clubs. Survivors include her husband, Douglas Schimmer; two sons, Jerry Schimmer of Sublette, and Jim Schimmer of Mendota; two sisters, Elaine (Robert) Flessner, and Rita (Howard) Hageman, both of Amboy; 3 granddaughters; 2 great-grandsons; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, John; and two brothers, John and Jim Schultz. Services were held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sublette by Mihm-Jones Funeral Home.

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SCHULTZ, Wilbur
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Wilbur Schultz, 65, died June 28, 1977. He was born July 19, 1911 to Charles and Hannah Voss Schultz. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, and served with the 432nd Bombardment Squardron. He was a Presbyterian. He is survived by a sister, Nina Dodson of Danville. Services were held at Barrick and Son Funeral Home. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery.

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SCHUMANN, Elizabeth
ELBURN, ILLINOIS: Elizabeth A. Schumann, 93, died April 25, 2008 at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. She was born February 18, 1915 in Chicago to William Cleophes and Selma Frances Scholz Wharton. She was a retired operator manager at Illinois Bell Telephone with nearly 35 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening and fishing. She was a member of the St. Gall Parish. Survivors include a son, William (Janete) Wintermute; five stepchildren, Karen (Jerome) Becker, Ken (Geraldine) Schumann, Jr., Terry (Mary) Schumann, Kathleen (Warren) Buesching, and Doloras Morgan; 4 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, George Stiles and Ken Schumann, Sr.; her parents; a sister; and three brothers. Services were held at St. Gall Catholic Church. Interment was at Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside with arrangements by Moss Family Funeral Home.

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SCUPHAM, Julie
ROODHOUSE, ILLINOIS: Julie A. Scupham, 50, died February 7, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born October 11, 1960 in Jacksonville to Donald Lee and Elizabeth Tate Scupham. She earned a certification of completion in Special Education, and attended Roodhouse First Baptist Church. She is survived by her father; two brothers, Gary (Martha) Scupham of Dallas, and Larry (Judy) Scupham of Kansas City, KS; a sister, Donna Scupham of Roodhouse; her nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her mother. Interment was at Richwood Cemetery under the direction of Mackey-Daws Funeral Home.

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SEMONICK, Adam
GEORGETOWN, ILLINOIS: Adam Semonick died in an accident on October 25, 1956. He was born February 8, 1924. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and Korea. Burial was at Forest Park Cemetery.

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SENULIS, Betty Lou
SWANSEA, ILLINOIS: Betty Lou Baker Senulis, 73, died December 13, 2007. She was born July 2, 1934 in East St. Louis, IL to Oliver J. and Melissa Miller Baker. She was a retired personnel administrator for Empire Comfort Systems with 40 years of service. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, and the Wednesday Club. Survivors include a daughter, Susan (Tom) Walter of Swansea; a son, Stephen (Glenna) Schwartz, Sr. of Belleville; a sister, Cora L. Fickinger of Belleville; a sister-in-law, Joan Baker of Coulterville; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert G. Senulis; a brother, Fred O. Baker; and her parents. Interment was at Lake View Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kassly Mortuary.

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SERKSNAS , Valentina
LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS: Valentina Vaitkevicius Serksnas died July 13, 2007. She was born in Lithuania on July 11, 1927. She was the mother of Robert (Laurie) Serksnas and Arthur (Cathy) Serksnas; and the sister of Birute (Ilmar) Sepskis. She had 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruno Serksnas. Interment was at the Lithuanian National Cemetery under the direction of Petkus and Son Funeral Home.

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SHALLCROSS, Elinor
ELGIN, ILLINOIS: Elinor "Ellie" Shallcross, 63, died August 7, 2003. She was born October 20, 1939. She retired from Capsonic with over 25 years of service, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Shallcross; a daughter, Diane (Brad) Schreiner of St. Charles; two sons, Walt (Cheryl) Lutz of Elgin, and John (Kathi) Lutz of Bartonville; a sister, Marge Sandrik; a brother, Donald Manson; a sister-in-law, Nancy Manson; 4 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and 7 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and John Manson. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Elgin. Interment was at North Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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SHOFNER, Buda
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Buda C. Shofner, 91, died March 26, 2011 at Villa East Healthcare Center in Sherman. She was born October 13, 1919 in Jasper County, IL to Claud and Sylvia Diel Coverstone. She retired from the Trust Department of First National Bank with 30 years of service, and also worked part-time at Building Blocks Daycare. She was a member of Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church for over 60 years, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and listening to Cardinals games. She had been a Springfield resident since 1950. Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Winters and Nina Bain, both of Springfield, a son-in-law, Frank Winters of Pleasant Plains; a brother, Hoyt Coverstone of Decatur; 5 grandsons; 8 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; her cousins; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church. Interment was at Farmington Cemetery with arrangements by Staab Funeral Home.

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SHUTAK, Delores
FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS: Delores Jean Shutak, 79, died October 11, 2008 at Morton Villa Care Center in Morton, IL. She was born May 21, 1929 to Robert and Julie Magnuson Schneider. She was raised in Duluth, MN, and was a former resident of Peoria. She was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her sons, James Gustafson of Peoria, Chuck (Teresa) Gustafson, Jr. of East Peoria, and Rick (Vicki) Gustafson of Washington; a brother, Greg Schneider of Missouri; two sisters, Bonnie Lund and Betty Yagoda, both of Duluth; her grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Shutak; her parents; and a brother, Jim Schneider of Arizona. Services were held at Holy Family Church. Arrangements were handled by Wright and Salmon Mortuary.

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SIMAYTIS, Bernadette
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Bernadette J. Simaytis, 54, died July 1, 2007 at St. John's Hospital. She was born July 12, 1952 in Kewanee to Thomas Joseph and Alma Theresa Hyde Simaytis. She was a surgical clerk, and had also worked in the pharmacy of at St. John's Hospital. She attended the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and enjoyed reading and bird watching. She was a former resident of Kewanee. She is survived by a daughter, Amy R. (Michael) Yudinsky of New Jersey; four sisters, Venetia Simaytis of Aurora, Michaelene "Mikki" (Scott) Eggum of Del Mar, CA, Mary (Bob) Dietz of San Francisco, CA, and Teresa (Doug) Sadler of Millwood, WA; 2 granddaughters; 2 nephews; a niece; and 2 great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Interment was at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Kewanee by Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home.

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SIX, Barbara
PONTIAC, ILLINOIS: Barbara J. Six, 79, died September 15, 2007. She was born May 5, 1928 to William and Loucetta Whitaker Bennett. She was a graduate of McMurray College in Jacksonville. She was a P.E. teacher at Pontiac High School for one year, and for 33 years at Pontiac Grade School District No. 429. She was a member of the Retired Livingston County Teachers' Association and the OSF Hospital Auxiliary. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Pontiac. She is survived by her husband, Evan Six; three daughters, Becky Six of Pontiac, Marianne (Tom) Morse of LeRoy, and Melinda Eymann of Pontiac; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Pontiac. Burial was at South Side Cemetery by Martin-Burke Funeral Home.

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SKAER, Lillian
WATERLOO, ILLINOIS: Lillian Skaer, 88, died June 23, 2005. She was born July 1, 1917 to Christ and Mary Young Poetker. Survivors include a daughter, Jane (Dean) Burrus of Hamel; a son, Bob (Sharon) Skaer of Millstadt; a sister, Mary Alberter of Millstadt; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver G. Skaer; her parents; four sisters; and four brothers. Interment was at St. Paul United Church of Christ Cemetery under the direction of Strauss Funeral Home.

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SKOGLUND, Inez
BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS: Inez E. Skoglund, 93, died April 9, 2005. She was born December 5, 1911 to Bernhard and Maria Skoglund. She was a retired nurse anesthesiologist at South Shore Hospital. She was the dear friend of caregiver Nadejda Khokhlacheva; and the sister of Carol Chmaj, Bill (Phyllis) Skoglund, and the late Sybil (Walter) Engstrand, Phoebe (Hans) Waugen, and Lorraine (Ed) Buhr. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews; and her great-nieces and great-nephews. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington.

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SLEEK, William R.
JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS: William R. "Slick" Sleek, 66, died April 12, 2009 at Passavant Area Hospital. He was born October 8, 1942 in Johnstown, PA to Ray Patrick and Jessie Mae Robinette Sleek. He was a truck driver, and enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles. He married Janet Long in 1968. Survivors include seven daughters, Lisa (Aaron) Anglen of Jefferson City, MO, Chrissy (Rick) Ouellette of Collierville, TN, Jessica Sleek of Norfolk, VA, and Samantha Sleek, Patricia Sleek, Lonnie Yarbray, and Cissy (Corey) Beavers, all of Jacksonville; four sons, Billy (Holly) Sleek of Hooks, TX, Bill (Jen) Sleek of Belmawhre, NJ, and Buddy Sleek and Paul Boyd, both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Norma Price and Jean Clingerman; a brother, Ray Sleek, Jr.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Sleek; and a sister, Betty Morris. Burial was at Jacksonville East Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Clyde
ELGIN, ILLINOIS: Clyde Smith died December 29, 1959 at Sherman Hospital. He was born September 25, 1890 to Ira and Ada Chapman Smith. He owned Smith Poultry Farm for 16 years, and formerly worked as a clerk at the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. He was survived by his wife, Leone Smith; two sons, Chapman and Robert C.; a daughter, Betty Lou Ballard; a brother, Claude; 4 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Smith and Ethel Rafferty; and two brothers, Cecil and C. Franklin. Interment was at Lake Street Memorial Park under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Cora
FOWLER, ILLINOIS: Cora E. Smith, 80, died March 5, 2012 at her residence. She was born December 28, 1931 in Harlan, KY to Joseph and Martha Hensley Napier. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Goss and Mary (Lawrence, Jr.) Lanie, both of Fowler; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bynum Smith; two sons, Dan and Eugene Goss; and her parents. Interment was at Sheldon Cemetery under the direction of Knapp Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Gernie
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Gernie Smith, 69, died September 27, 1965. She was born September 13, 1896 to Isaac and Abigail Deck Smith. She was a member of the the Practical Nurses Association of Danville, and attended the First Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her mother, Abigail Smith; seven brothers, Clyde E. Smith of Alvin, Arthew G. Smith of Spencer, IA, Isaac O. Smith of Chehalis, WA, Clelean F. Smith of Oregon City, OR, Wayne C. Smith of Fairmount, and Otto and Alfred L. Smith of Danville; four sisters, Grace Smith of Elgin, Fleeta N. Larsin of Rembrandt, IA, Villa S. Cork of Hampshire, and Dorotha D. Reese of State Line. She was preceded in death by her father; and a sister. Services were held at the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park by Edmund and Dickson Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Maxine
SHELBYVILLE, ILLINOIS: Maxine Smith, 80, died February 24, 2007 at her home. She was born January 2, 1927 in Sullivan, IL to Lee John and Ada Pearl Rich Welton. She was a member of Ladies of the Moose in Shelbyville, and enjoyed gardening and bowling. She is survived by her husband, James E. Smith, Sr.; her daughters, Patricia Johnston and Cheryl Leigh (Bob), all of Shelbyville; her sons, James E. Smith, Jr. (Jean) of Shelbyville, and Roger Smith (Donna) of San Antonio, TX; three sisters, Ada Martz (Howard) of Palermo, CA, and Charlene Campbell and Evelyn Johnston, both of Shelbyville; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ruby Teed, Irene Johnson, and Doris Hart; and seven brothers, Cecil, Glen, Harold, Earl, Carl, Lee, Jr. and Billy Welton. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville under the direction of Howe and Yockey Funeral Home.

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SMOOT, Claude
ANNA, ILLINOIS: Claude Smoot, 78, died August 13, 1983 at Union County Hospital. He was born March 11, 1905 in Dongola to Samuel and Josephine Lentz Smoot. He worked as a psychiatric aide at the Anna Mental Health and Development Center for 33 years, and was a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ near Dongola. He is survived by his wife, Lena Porterfield Smoot; two sons, Carroll Smoot and Kenneth "Smokey" Smoot, both of Anna; and 2 grandsons. Interment was at Christian Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Crain Funeral Home.

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SPACH, Lucile
PLANO, ILLINOIS: Lucile E. Spach, 92, died January 3, 2005 in Sandwich, IL. She was born February 9, 1912 in Plano, IL to the late Isaac and Eva Lena Corbin Cortright. She was a former nurse, and was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Plano. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Lyle Spach; a daughter, Mary Wald of Plano; a son, James (Shannon) Spach of Charleston, SC; a brother, Richard L. Cortright of Plano; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Little Rock Township Cemetery under the directon of Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.

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SPAITS, Linda
LINCOLN, ILLINOIS: Linda Sue Finfrock Spaits, 66, died September 11, 2009 at her residence. She was born April 9, 1943 in Lincoln to Charles Wayne and Maxine Annebelle Harnacke Finfrock. She was a longtime Wal-Mart sales associate, and attended the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and was the 1960 Logan County Fair Queen. Survivors include her husband, Marvin E. Spaits; a son, Douglas Krause of Nebraska; a daughter, Cheryl (James) Newman of Belleville; her mother, of Lincoln; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Atlanta Cemetery under the direction of Quiram Peasley Funeral Home.

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SPECTOR, Ellyn
WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS: Ellyn Gunn Spector died August 2, 2005. She was born January 29, 1909 in Winnepeg, Canada. She moved to to Waukegan in 1933, and was a member of Temple Am Echod, Hadassah, B'nai Brith and the Women's Club. She was a former Chicago resident. She later moved to North Miami Beach, FL, where she was active with Temple Sinai of North Dade and City of Hope. She spent three years at the Hollywood Hills Nursing Home. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria L. Saunders; a son, Dr. W.M. (Ellen) Spector; 4 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George. Interment was at Am Echod Cemetery in Waukegan under the direction of Peterson and Patch Funeral Home.

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SPRICK, Virginia
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Virginia "Ginny" Sprick, 83, died October 19, 2001 at St. Vincent's Home. She was born November 18, 1917 in Quincy to Arthur and Ella Westhoff Boll. She served as an election judge for 20 years, and enjoyed league bowling, golfing with the Quincy Women's Golf Association and the Westview Women's Golf League, card parties, and bingo. She maintained a garden with over 60 rose bushes. She attended St. Francis Catholic Church, and was a member of the Ladies of St. Francis and the Ladies of Charity. She is survived by her husband, Leroy E. Sprick; a daughter, Patricia Creek (Michael) of Quincy; a sister, Pat Heald (Howell) of Naples, FL; her cousins; two nieces; three nephews; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents; several aunts and uncles; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russel and Bonnie Sprick. Services were held at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Quincy by Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

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SQUIER, Lyndell
CARTHAGE, ILLINOIS: Lyndell Ray Squier, 58, died January 12, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City. He was born January 17, 1952 in Kampsville, IL to Arthur and June Vetter Squier. He was a longtime employee of Ziegler's. He married Patrice Murphy on January 17, 1983. Survivors include three children, Teressa Squier of Carthage, Jared (Ashley) Squier of Ferris, and James (Mandy) Squier of Keokuk, IA; seven siblings, Butch (Patty) Squier of Peoria, Jay Squier of LaHarpe, and Ronald (Patty) Squier, Robin (Bill) Tatum, John (Elaine) Squier, Marlin Gunn, and Jerry (Rosy) Squier, all of Carthage; 5 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Donnie and Charles. Arrangements were handled by Printy Funeral Home.

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STANCIUS, Antanas
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Antanas Stancius, 99, died Saturday, June 21, 2008. He was born November 4, 1908 in Gudziunai, Lithuania to Aleksandras and Sofia Siniskaite Stancius. He worked at Corno Feed Company in East St. Louis for 25 years, and attended Immaculate Conception Church. Survivors include his wife, Elena Kranauskas Stancius; his children, Veronika Stancius and Marija (Larry) Allen, all of Belleville, and Alfonsas (Dalia) Stancius of Vilnius, Lithuania; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and eight sisters. Services were held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery by Kassly Mortuary.

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STARKEY, Wayne F.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Wayne F. Starkey, 81, died December 7, 1991. He was born November 6, 1910 to Frederick J. and Martha Wahlfeldt Starkey. He is survived by two sons, Wayne Starkey II of Springfield, and Rex Starkey of Glen Carbon; two brothers, Fred Starkey of Danville, and Bob Starkey in Washington state; two sisters, Margaret Deeken of Danville, and Ethel Hance of Williamsport, IN; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Dodd Starkey; two brothers; a sister; and a granddaughter. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeside Funeral Chapel.

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STEIN, Bertha
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Bertha Stein, 71, died June 7, 1908. She was born in Germany. Interment was at Eden Cemetery under the direction of undertaker George Klaner.

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STERN, Babette
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS: Babette Stern, 77, died January 6, 1932. She was born May 19, 1854 in Germany. She had lived in Champaign for 58 years. Survivors include two sons, Walter W. Stern and Albert L. Stern; a daughter, Mrs. Delia Stipes; and 6 grandchildren. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mittendorf Funeral Home. Note: One record gives her husband's first name as Abraham, while another gives it as William. She married in 1875.

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STOIKE, Ethel
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: Ethel B. Stoike died December 4, 2005 at Arlington Rehabilitation in Long Grove. She was born July 6, 1908 in Palatine, IL to William and Bertha Sturm Luerssen. She enjoyed playing cards. She is survived by a son, Wendell (Rosalie) Stoike; a sister, Marjorie Heybeck; 2 granddaughters; 2 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie; and three siblings. Interment was at Randhill Park Cemetery under the direction of Glueckert Funeral Home.

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STONE, Ruth
POLO, ILLINOIS: Ruth A. Stone, 75, died December 13, 2010 at her residence. She was born October 4, 1935 in Polo to Ernest E. and Celia Travis Quaco. She is survived by three daughters, Laura (Robert) Armour of Polo, Wendy Roop of Rockford, and Tammy Wilson of Morrison; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Stone; two sons, Anthony Stone and Jeff Roop; five sisters, Ethel Messenger, Bessie Quaco, Mae Plocker, Francis Zimmerman, and Dorothy Peterman; and two brothers, Leon and Ernest Quaco, Jr. Arrangements were handled by Polo Family Funeral Home.

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STREITMATTER, Mabel
PRINCEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Mabel I. Streitmatter, 89, died December 11, 2001 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. She was born June 28, 1912 in Stark, IL to Charles and Emma Fritz Oertley. She was a member of the Stark Congregational Church and the Peoria County Farm Bureau. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Streitmatter of Peoria; a brother, Glenn (Ethel) Oertley of Peoria; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Streitmatter; a sister; and a brother. Interment was at Streitmatter Cemetery under the direction of Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home.

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STRIED, Robert
ZION, ILLINOIS: Robert T. Stried, 93, died October 12, 2008. He was born July 29, 1915 in Zion to George Stried, Sr. and Sophie Stried. He worked in the printing industry, and was a retired plant superintendent for the printing division of Burgess, Anderson & Tate with over 45 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Christ Community Church in Zion and a former volunteer firefighter for the Zion Fire Department. He was a Cubs fan, and enjoyed camping at Devil's Lake, WI and wintering in Florida. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Grace V. Stried; two daughters, Kim (John) Pawzun of Kenosha, WI, and Connie (William) Belz of Denver, CO; two sons, Michael (Roxanne) Stried of Winthrop Harbor, IL, and Edward (Christine) Stried of Janesville, WI; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Oscar Stried and George Stried, Jr.; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter. Services were held at Christ Community Church. Arrangements were handled by Congdon Funeral Home.

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STRUNGA, Karolis
JOLIET, ILLINOIS: Karolis (Karl) Strunga, 81, died August 5, 2008. He was born May 28, 1927. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and attended St. Jude Church. Survivors include his wife, Diana Strunga; two daughters, Julie (Alejandro) Orozco, and Debra Strunga; two sons, Steven (Betty), and Gary (Tammy) Strunga; two brothers, Albert and Raymond Strunga; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Klovas and Ann Strunga. Inurnment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with arrangements by Woodlawn Funeral Home.

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STUMPF, Clarence
WATERLOO, ILLINOIS: Clarence H. Stumpf, 100, died February 13, 2004 in Waterloo. He was born January 14, 1904 at Foster Pond to Fred L. and Louisa Blittersdorf Stumpf. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, and his cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther F. Schewe Stumpf; five brothers, Roland Stumpf, Raymond Stumpf, Erwin Stumpf, Eugene Stumpf, and Elmer Stumpf; and two sisters, Olinda Mueller and Athena Bicklein. Services were held at St. Paul UCC, where he was a member. Burial was at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Quernheim Funeral Home.

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SUSLAVICH, Rita
PAXTON, ILLINOIS: Rita Jane Suslavich, 88, died February 29, 2012 at the Champaign-Urbana Regional Rehab Center in Savoy. She was born March 17, 1923 in Chicago to Joseph G. and Jane T. Barker Fisher. She attended the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, and Loyola University in Chicago. She was a U.S. Navy nurse, serving during World War II and the Korean War. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Paxton Women's Club. She enjoyed oil painting. Survivors include a daughter, Ann (Jud) Nogle of Savoy; two sons, Tom Suslavich of Parrish, FL, and John (Eileen) Suslavich of Delray Beach, FL; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Suslavich; and her parents. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Glen Cemetery under the direction of Baier Family Funeral Services.

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SWIERCZEK, Mary
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Mary Yasenko Swierczek, 84, died June 9, 2005. She was born September 23, 1920. She was a retired meat packer for Hunter Packing Company. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Ann Musial of Belleville; and a brother, Joseph (Margaret) Yasenko of Nebo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thaddeus Swierczek; a son, Michael; and her parents, John and Rosie Galik Yasenko. Burial was at Mount Carmel Cemetery by George Renner and Sons Funeral Home.

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SZLANGA, Father Edmund
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Rev. Edmund S. Szlanga, 84, died December 18, 2005 at Holy Family Villa in Lemont. He was a native of Chicago. He had been a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago for 57 years, and was pastor emeritus of St. Bruno Catholic Parish. He attended the archdiocesan seminaries of Quigley Seminary in Chicago and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. He was ordained a priest in 1948. He served as assistant pastor of several parishes, including St. Josaphat, St. Turibius, St. Mary Magdalene, and St. Fidelis. He served a four-year term as a chaplain at Alexian Brothers Hospital, and later returned to parish work as assistant pastor at St. Rene Goupil. In 1974, he became pastor of St. Bruno Catholic Parish, and stayed there until his retirement from active ministry. He was a resident of Bishop Lyne Home in Lemont. A funeral Mass was held at St. Bruno Catholic Church. Burial was at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Justice under the direction of Modell Funeral Home.

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