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TABBERT, Ellinere
MATTOON, ILLINOIS: Ellinere Tabbert, 86, died November 27, 2010 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. She was born December 6, 1923 in Shelby County, IL to Noah E. and Beryl C. Huffmaster. She was a former nurse at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO, and later volunteered at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon. Survivors include three sisters, Alma R. Perry (Kenneth) of Mattoon, Margaret I. Tabbert of Stewardson, and Gail M. Rincker of Strasburg; two brothers, Herbert W. Tabbert (Betty) of Effingham, and Max D. Tabbert (Nina) of Windsor; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Interment was at the Stewardson Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

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TACKMAN, Thelma
MASON CITY, ILLINOIS: Thelma Marie Tackman, 94, died November 1, 2005. She was born July 24, 1911 to Jesse and Mary Bowersock Frakes. She attended the First Christian Church of Mason City. She is survived by three daughters, Helen Whitmer of Bloomington, and Carol (Jerry) Nelson and Sue (Dave) Hellman, all of Mason City; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Tackman; a brother, Preston Frakes; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Whitmer. Interment was at the Mason City Cemetery with arrangements by Hurley Funeral Home.

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TARKOWSKI, Sister Audrey
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Sr. Audrey (Gertrude) Tarkowski, O.S. F., 91, died September 21, 2006 at St. Francis Convent. She was born in Eaton, WI on April 9, 1915 to Alexander and Antonette Trofka Tarkowski. She was a nun with the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. She entered the Congregation in 1933, and professed religious vows on October 4, 1935. She was a graduate of St. John's School of Nursing, and later graduated from St. John's School of Anesthesia. She received postgraduate education in obstetrics, surgery, and anesthesia at St. Johnís Hospital in Springfield. She was an OB supervisor at hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She served as a missionary in China, and worked in hospitals as a nurse supervisor in Nagasaki and Himeji. She came back to the States in 1956, serving as a nurse anesthetist in hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin, and as an instructor in the School of Anesthesia at St. John's Hospital. She then went to the Motherhouse in Springfield, working in the tape library, and retired to Loretto Home in 1997. Survivors include a brother, Rudolph Tarkowski of Greenfield, WI; three sisters, Kerry Streck of O'Fallon, and Rose Allen and Clara Blavat, both of Green Bay, WI; a niece; her nephews; and her religious community, with whom she lived for over 70 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Wenzel, Chester, Fred and Lambert Tarkowski; and five sisters, Sister Adria Tarkowski, O.S.F., Hattie Cieslewicz, Victoria O'Brien, Helen Tarkowski, and Angeline Brzezinski. Services were held at St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at the Motherhouse. Burial was at Crucifixion Hill Cemetery by Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home.

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TARQUINI, Lewis V.
OAKWOOD, ILLINOIS: Lewis Victor Tarquini, 53, died December 20, 2007 at his home. He was born November 23, 1954 in Sacramento, CA to Victor and Frances Kraemer Tarquini. He worked at the Danville Humane Society for 20 years, and was also an independent painter. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, cooking, and playing cribbage. He is survived by his wife, Janice Arnold Tarquini; a daughter, Chelsea Tarquini of Oakwood; two stepdaughters, Keri Taylor of Texas and Janette Coultrap of South Carolina; his parents of Danville; a brother, Bradley (Tracy) Tarquini of Danville; a sister, Teresa (Robert) Wiese of Danville; 3 nephews; 2 nieces; 4 step-granddaughters; and his friends. He was preceded in death by a niece, Kelly Marie Wiese; and a step-granddaughter, Jessie Coultrap. Cremation arrangements were by DeVerter Funeral Home.

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TAYLOR, Betty
CORNELL, ILLINOIS: Betty J. Taylor, 85, died December 10, 2006 at the Beulah Land Christian Home in Flanagan. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Simpson of Cornell; two sons, Arthur (Ann) Taylor of Lafayette, and Donald (Mary Lou) Taylor of Washington; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Taylor of League City, TX; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Cornell United Methodist Church. Interment was at the Cornell Cemetery under the direction of Winterrowd Funeral Home.

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TERRY, Rosemary
COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Rosemary Terry, 77, died September 5, 1997. Services were held at Christ Episcopal Church. Interment was at Bellfontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, MO under the direction of Herr Funeral Home.

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THEOBALD, Louise
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Louise "Gina" Theobald, 83, died December 13, 2007. She was born January 13, 1924 to Bapttista and Luigia Boetto Bianchi. She worked as a telephone operator on a military base during World War II, and was later employed at Illinois Bell for 14 years. She attended St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. She enjoyed ballroom dancing and playing the piano and organ. She is survived by a sister, Mary (Gerry) Dougan of Waterloo, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert F. Theobald. Entombment was at Resurrection Mausoleum under the direction of Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.

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TOEL, Edna
PEKIN, ILLINOIS: Edna Vienna Toel, 94, died July 17, 2006 at The Place on Prince in Pekin. She was born July 7, 1912 in Pekin to William H. and Emma Magness Coriell. She had worked for Hankins Jewelry Store and J.C. Penney, and had also worked as a waitress. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, having served as a deacon and former Sunday School superintendent. She was a former Sunday School teacher at the First United Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the King's Daughters and a former volunteer at Pekin Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Darlene L. Ball of Pekin; a son, Danny L. (Phyllis) Toel of Pekin; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Toel; an infant son, Ronald C. Toel; her parents; and three brothers, Vern, Carl, and Earl Coriell. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home.

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TOLIOPOULOS, Dimitrios
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Dimitrios Toliopoulos, 64, died March 8, 2009. He was born September 5, 1944. He was the husband of Dimitria Voudouris Toliopoulos; the father of Efthymia "Mia" (Tom) Bubaris and Nicholaos (Tammy); and the brother of Litsa Liakas and the late Apostolos Toliopoulos. He had 3 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home.

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TOMOSUNAS, Matilda
ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Matilda Sue Tomosunas, 83, died May 22, 2001. She was born October 12, 1917 to Michael and Anna Fleischer Linder. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Youle of Scales Mound; a sister, Lyn Linder of Cathedral City, CA; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Tomosunas; her parents; a sister, Mary Regole; and a son-in-law, Clint Youle. Interment was at Union Cemetery under the direction of Norris Funeral Home.

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TOUHEY, Vernon
WESTERN SPRINGS, ILLINOIS: Vernon J. Touhey, 82, died February 4, 1968 at Oak Forest Hospital. He was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elma Harrigan of Western Springs; and 2 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Merker Funeral Home.

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TOWERY, Mary
HAVANA, ILLINOIS: Mary J. Towery, 81, died March 27, 2005 at Mason District Hospital. She was born February 10, 1924 in Camden, IL to Earl Suddeth and Gladys Swisher. She worked for the Department of Transportation. Survivors include her husband, Paul C. Towery; a daughter, Marianne Huey of West Memphis, AR; a nephew; and a niece. She was preceded in death by a son; and a brother. Interment was at Laurel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home.

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TRAUSCH, Roseanna
McLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS: Roseanna Trausch, 60, died August 18, 2000 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born October 22, 1939 in Hamilton County to Frank and Louise Beachle Trausch. She worked at Hamilton Memorial Hospital for over 30 years, and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis. She is survived by three brothers, Harold, Bill, and Edward Trausch, all of Dahlgren; and seven sisters, Eileen Salmon of Streamwood, Marie Hopkins of Keenes, Caroline Gunter of Blairsville, Margaret Ragan of Wayne City, and Eleanor, Marcella, and Barbara Trausch, all of McLeansboro. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Florence; and two brothers, Paul and Vince. Services were held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Piopolis.

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TRENHAILE, Sister Viola
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Sister Viola Trenhaile, O.S.B., died March 12, 2006. She was a nun with the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago for 74 years. She was born November 14, 1913 to the late George H. Trenhaile and Minnie McElveney Trenhaile Lovejoy. She is survived by a sister, Elsie Rose Hulse; her nieces and nephews; and her religious community. She was predeceased by several siblings, Cecil, Eva, Theodore, George, John Vivian, Frances, William, Elizabeth, and Edna Trenhaile, and Glen Lovejoy. Services were held at St. Scholastica Monastery. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home.

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TULACZ, Stefan
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Stefan Tulacz died June 29, 2007, and was born in Poland on January 13, 1918. Services were held at St. Monica Church. Interment was at St. Adalbert Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home.

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UREMOVIC, Paul
JOLIET, ILLINOIS: Paul L. Uremovic died December 24, 2005. He was born August 25, 1960 to Martin P. and Mary Rose Frankovich Uremovic. He is survived by four siblings, Paula (John) Laskowski, Anthony (Cathy), Don, and Norma (John) Vilutis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; a brother, Dennis; and a sister, Marie Hamm. Services were held at St. Joseph Church. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery with arrangements by Tezak Funeral Home.

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VALDIVIA , Salvador
STERLING, ILLINOIS: Salvador Valdivia, 85, died November 15, 2009. He was born July 26, 1924 in Jalisco, Mexico to Jesus and Maria DeLeon Valdivia. He worked at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a paratrooper with the 551st Battalion. He received two Purple Heart medals. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Isabel Vargas Valdivia; their children, Salvador (Lori) Valdivia, Jr. of Loveland, CO, Aaron (Kathleen) Valdivia of Ellicott City, MD, Phillip (Shari) Valdivia of Simi Valley, CA; and Yvonne Neal, Benita (John) Mendoza, Margaret (Tim) DeGolyer, and Marcella (Rick) Wells, all of Sterling; his brothers, Rocky (Rose) Valdivia of Sterling, Nino Valdivia of San Diego, CA, Sam (Adrianna) Valdivia of Victoria, TX, Harvey (Judy) Valdivia of Owatoma, MN and Joe (Sandy) Valdivia of Rock Falls; 24 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne; a grandson, Lawrence; a brother; and three sisters. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery by McDonald-Allen-Grennan Funeral Home.

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VAN CAMP, Leonard
EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Leonard E. Van Camp, 68, died May 27, 2003 in Edwardsville. He was born June 12, 1934 in Wichita, KS to Ellis Ward and Hazel Faye Hildebrandt Van Camp. He was a retired Director of Choral Activities at SIU-Edwardsville. He attended Immanuel United Methodist Church, and was a former Wichita, KS resident. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Adelaide John Van Camp; a daughter, Cherie Marlene Van Camp of Edwardsville; his sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas L. and Cindy Van Camp of Jefferson, MO, and Brian David of Belleville, IL; a sister and brother-in-law, Marjory and Robert Gloe of Lincoln, NE; a brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Aletha Van Camp of Wichita; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Eden United Church of Christ. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Weber Funeral Home.

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VEAL, Edna
VERNON, ILLINOIS: Edna E. Veal, 69, died November 16, 2009. She was born January 22, 1940 in Wheeler, IL to Elmer and Dora Stroud Eversman. She was a former seamstress at Miss Elain's Dress Factory in Centralia. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Patoka, and enjoyed sewing, gardening, flowers, and gospel music. She is survived by her husband, Carl D. Veal; two daughters, Marcia Frailey of Mulberry Grove, and Bonnie Cruz of Cheyenne, WY; a son, Duane Veal of Vandalia; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at First United Pentecostal Church. Interment was at Farmers Cemetery under the direction of Day Funeral Home.

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VENDL, Ann
WATERLOO, ILLINOIS: Ann B. Vendl, 92, passed away December 3, 2003. She was born in Croatia on February 25, 1911 to the late John and Katherine Rade. She is survived by two daughters, Arlova Allen and Charlene Horn; a son, Robert Vendl; a brother, Joseph (Florence) Tumback; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Vendl. Arrangements were under the direction of Lawlor Funeral Home.

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VESTAL, Margaret
PARIS, ILLINOIS: Margaret Ann Vestal, 84, died December 4, 2009 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. She was born June 8, 1925 in Paris to the late Arthur Henson and Blanche Gill Henson. She owned the Silk Bouquet, and was a branch manager for the Chicago Daily News. She was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church. Survivors include her children, Steven A. (Julie) Vestal, Sr. of Quincy, Carolyn Bright (Tom) Kurth of Wilmington, Mary (Joe) Kubicek of Florissant, CO, and Patty (Nathan) Blye and Linda Mullenix, all of Paris; a sister, Frances (Walter) Switzer of Paris; 10 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Vestal; her parents; a sister, Mary Agnes Wright; and a grandson. Services were held at St. Maryís Catholic Church. Interment was at Edgar Cemetery under the direction of Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home.

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VIEGER, Matilda
COAL VALLEY, ILLINOIS: Matilda Vieger died June 6, 1935. She was born in Germany on December 24, 1862 to Mr. and Mrs. David Krapp. She was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Veiger. Interment was at Coal Valley Cemetery.

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VITZTHUM, Louis L., Sr.
PONTIAC, ILLINOIS: Louis LeRoy Vitzthum, Sr., 90, died March 21, 2009 at Evenglow Lodge, Tjardes Health Center in Pontiac. He was born August 13, 1918 in Wesley, IA to George Vitzthum, Sr. and Bernice Dolan Vitzthum. He was a retired assistant manager for the Northern Illinois Water Company in Pontiac with 31 years of service, and also worked at Ace Hardware. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a past member of the Pontiac Moose Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and refinishing antique furniture. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed watching the Pontiac Holiday Tournament, and received the Super Fan award in 2004. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Francis Vitzthum; five daughters, Avis E. (Paul) Casson of Pontiac, Deanna K. (Rudy) Weichman of Flanagan, Sheila R. Dunning of Bloomington, and Marla L. (Larry) Weber and Carole F. (Jack) Cashmer, all of Cornell; a son, Louis L. Vitzthum, Jr. of Pontiac; two sisters, Janice (Bill) Ludwig of Corwith, IA, and Rita Youngwirth of Wesley, IA; two brothers, Mike (Joan) Vitzthum of Wesley, IA, and Tom (Louise) Vitzthum of Laurens, IA; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth Kaloplastos; and four brothers, Gaylon, Den, Jack, and George Vitzthum, Jr. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Pontiac by Duffy Funeral Home.

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VIVANCO, Jesus
CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Jesus Vivanco, 36, died November 24, 2009 at his home. He was born in Mexico on August 7, 1973. He is survived by his companion, Virginia Olayo; a stepdaughter, Eva; and his siblings. Services were held at St. Monica's Catholic Church. Interment was at Dundee Township East Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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VOLK, Martha
OLNEY, ILLINOIS: Martha L. Volk, 93, died March 28, 2011 at Richland Memorial Hospital. She was born March 28, 1918 in Jasper County to Leo and Margaret Ament Fehrenbacher. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors include three daughters, Kay Stark of Olney, Patricia Shew of Newton, and Darleen Gauthier (Ed) of Dover, TN; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Volk; a daughter, Gladys; her parents; a sister, Anna Volk; a brother, Cletus Fehrenbacher; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Stark. Services were held at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin with arrangements by Summers-Kistler Funeral Home.

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WACASER, Dale
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Dale Vernon Wacaser, 79, died September 6, 2002 at his residence. He was born May 19, 1923 in Decatur to Herschel and Mabel F. Thatcher Wacaser. He held a bachelor's degree from Millikin University, and was a retired methods and systems adviser with the state Department of Public Aid. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, and was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Russo Wacaser; two daughters, Elizabeth Wacaser of Springfield, and Carol Wacaser of Athens; two sons, Greg Wacaser of Springfield, and Stephen Wacaser of Terre Haute, IN; two brothers, Everett Wacaser of Henderson, NV, and Lyle Wacaser of Memphis, TN; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Camp Butler National Cemetery by Kirlin-Egan-Butler Funeral Home.

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WADSWORTH, George
MOLINE, ILLINOIS: George Henry Wadsworth, 83, died September 16, 2008 at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island. He was born August 1, 1925 in Rural Township, IL to William and Lillie Arp Wadsworth. He worked at the John Deere Plow Plant in Moline, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood carving. He is survived by two stepdaughters and their husbands, Barbara and Robert Papenhausen of East Moline, and and Susan and Robert Taylor of Olathe, KS; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Fern Wadsworth of Milan, and William and Margaret Wadsworth of Rock Island; a sister, Marjorie Wadsworth of Rock Island; 4 step-grandchildren; and 7 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Fortney Wadsworth; a daughter, Robyn Shephard; his parents, and two brothers, Merle and LaVerne Wadsworth. Interment was at the Rock Island National Cemetery with arrangements by Rafferty Funeral Home.

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WALRAVEN, Filomena
WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS: Filomena Walraven, 87, died March 3, 2011 in Peoria. She was born March 9, 1923 in Naples, Italy to Carmen and Immaculata Barbata Pacelli. She was co-owner of Green Gables, and worked as a cook at the VFW kitchen, Newell's Restaurant, and Opal's Truck Stop. She attended St. Monica Catholic Church, and was a member of the St. Monica's Ladies Guild and the VFW Women's Auxiliary. She is survived by a son, Michael R. Walraven of Florida; a daughter, Anna (Robert) Bandy of East Peoria; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Carl Walraven; her parents; a sister; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Monica Catholic Church. Interment of cremains was at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria with arrangements by Remmert Funeral Home.

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WANTLING, Lillian
CANTON, ILLINOIS: Lillian E. Wantling, 95, died August 21, 2007. She was born November 10, 1911 to Elmer and Rose Buchanan Chapman. She attended University United Methodist Church in Peoria, and was a member of the Mother's Club. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Hurst of Canton; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Wantling; and a sister, Violet Bowman. Interment was at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria under the direction of Oaks-Hines Funeral Home.

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WARECHOWICZ, Walter
BEECHER, ILLINOIS: Walter Warechowicz, 66, died August 1, 2012 at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Dyer, IN. He was born September 2, 1945 in Germany to William and Helena Warechowicz. He was a driver for Roadway Express Trucking. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa and Helena; his mother; a brother-in-law, Richard Thompsen; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and his father. Cremation arrangements were handled by Hack Funeral Home.

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WARRINGTON, Virginia
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Virginia M. Warrington, 85, died April 2, 2008 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born December 25, 1922 in Rushville, IL to Max Raymond and Blanche Bartlett Taylor. She retired from Hiram Walker and Sons, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Peoria. She was an artist, and she and her husband were exhibitors on Spoon River Drive for 20 years. She enjoyed league bowling, sewing and quilting. Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Dan) DeVos and Sara (Ernie) Russell, all of Peoria; a son, Larry (Judy) Warrington of Canton; a sister, Betty (Grady) Cook of Peoria; a brother, Les (Evelyn) Taylor of Beardstown; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Vail of Washington; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Challis W. Warrington; and a sister, Barbara Cole Spence. Interment was at Palm Cemetery in Rushville by Davison-Fulton Funeral Home.

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WASSENHOVE, Marie
MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Marie H. Wassenhove, 88, died April 18, 2010 at Rosewood Care Center of Moline. She was born June 28, 1921 in Woolstock, IA to Frank and Verna Groves Hunter. She attended St. Mary's Church, and was a member of St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society, the Svithoid Club, and the East End Club. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Charles Reveal of Alpha, IL; a son, Donald Wassenhove of Moline; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Wassenhove of Aledo; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Wassenhove; a son, Larry Wassenhove; a daughter-in-law, Colleen Wassenhove; her parents; and a grandson. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline by DeRoo Funeral Home.

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WATSON, Mattie Pearl
ZION, ILLINOIS: Mattie Pearl Watson, 94, died July 29, 2006. She was born February 10, 1912 to Sam and Neeley Brown Johnson. She was a member of Christian Love Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 grandsons, Marvin (Mary) Butler and Christopher A. (Larisa) Butler, both of Zion; 7 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Neeley Brown Johnson and Sam Johnson; a daughter, Robbin Ann Watson; four brothers; and six sisters. Services were held at Christian Love Baptist Church. Interment was at Mount Olive Memorial Park Cemetery by Bradshaw and Range Funeral Home.

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WAYTULA, Edith
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Edith E. Finnell Waytula, 85, died October 28, 2009. She earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the Class of 1945. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion, and was a longtime volunteer at St. Paul's House and Healthcare Center. She was married to Edward L. Waytula for 58 years, and was the mother of Edward Waytula, Jr. (Maria), Ellen Star and Joseph (Cindy). She had 2 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Waldo (Lee) Finnell and Kay (Pat) Finnell; and her parents, Claude and Geneva Smith Finnell. Memorial services were held at St. Paul's House. Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Illinois.

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WAZORICK, Rose
COULTERVILLE, ILLINOIS: Rose M. Wazorick, 86, died February 23, 2009. She was born May 23, 1922 to John and Caroline Laskowsky Borosh. She attended the Coulterville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Wazorick; and her parents. Interment was at the Coulterville City Cemetery under the direction of Pyatt Funeral Home.

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WEADLOW, Bernice
NORTH CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Bernice Weadlow, 76, died December 19, 2008. She was born November 27, 1932 in Panther Burn, MS to Joseph and Ernestine Lindsey. She retired from the V.A. Medical Center. She was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, where she served on the Nurses' Board, the Mothers' Board, the Gateway Ministry, and sang in the choir. She is survived by two sisters, Minnie Bell of Waukegan, and Bertha Norman of Greenville, MS; three sisters-in law, Velma, Louise, and Coralee; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Green Weadlow; and her parents. Services were held at Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Burial was at Mount Olivet Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Bradshaw and Range Funeral Home.

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WEISKOP, George Lee
JOLIET, ILLINOIS: George Lee Weiskop, 70, died December 5, 2009. He was born November 12, 1939 in Joliet to George M. and Louise Yurkovich Weiskop. He worked at Goldblatt's for over 30 years, and also worked at Barrett's Hardware and Builders Square. He was a JackHammers and JCA sports fan, and enjoyed the company of his pets, Pumpkin, Meeko and Gabby. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Perkins Weiskop; his father-in-law, Willard E. Perkins; two brothers-in-law, James (Mary Dobbs) Perkins, and Thomas (Karen) Perkins; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Brian. Services were held at St. Mary Nativity Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery with arrangements by Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life.

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WELBORN, Ruby
URBANA, ILLINOIS: Ruby E. Welborn, 87, died April 13, 2008. She was born November 20, 1920 to Otho and Lola Willis Francies. She retired from the Clifford-Jacobs Forging Restaurant. She enjoyed quilting, flowers, gardening, the Chicago Cubs, and TV cooking shows. Survivors include two daughters, Lynda K. Welborn and Marilyn "Jean" Ogle; five siblings, Clotine Adams, Ruthel Crafton, Carl Francies, Geraldine Franklin, and Mary Endres; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son; a sister; two brothers; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Grandview Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory.

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WELGE, Wolter
CHESTER, ILLINOIS: Wolter H. Welge, 78, died December 14, 2011 at his home. He was born March 7, 1933 in Chester, IL to Henry J. and Louise Wolter Welge. He was a longtime therapy aide at the Chester Mental Health, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended St. John Lutheran Church, where he served as a counter for the Sunday offerings. He was a member of the American Legion, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports. Survivors include his wife, Evangeline Bahr Welge; two daughters, Vickie (Tom) Kertz of Perryville, MO, and Lori (Ivan) Bost of Memphis, TN; a sister, Melba Camp of Memphis, TN; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Glodine Perrine and Arlene Brueggeman. Services were held at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery with arrangements by Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home.

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WELLS, May
NORMAL, ILLINOIS: May Lily Wells, 90, died August 14, 2005 at her residence. She was born May 11, 1915 in North Henderson to Charles E. and Anna Reed Fritch. She was a retired bookkeeper with Drollinger Insurance Agency in Hoopeston, and was a member of West Twin Grove Church in Bloomington. She enjoyed crocheting. Survivors include a daughter, Laura (Jack) Cain; a sister, Gladys Timm; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. Wells; a daughter; two sisters; and a grandchild. Interment was at Floral Hill Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Alkire Funeral Home.

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WENDEL, Velma
LITCHFIELD, ILLINOIS: Velma Pearl Wendel, 82, died December 25, 1999 at Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was born in Albany, KY to George and Sarah Stewart Guinn. She worked at St. Francis Hospital in the central supply department for 23 years, and also in housekeeping at Barry Care Nursing Home in Litchfield. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She is survived by three daughters, Janet Sue Gelsinger, Marjorie Ann Ellinger (Harold), and Sarah Jo Lucykow, all of Litchfield; two sons, Richard Wendel (Linda), and August John Wendel (Betty), all of Litchfield; a brother, George A. Guinn of Hillsboro; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, August John Wendel; four sisters, Esther Karrick, Marie Wheeler, Alta Brazel, and Lucille Brazel; a grandson, Richard Wendel; and 2 great-grandchildren, Leigh Logsdon and Justin Flack. Burial was at Crabtree Cemetery with arrangements by Meinschein Funeral Home.

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WENTZ, Anna
SAVANNA, ILLINOIS: Anna Wentz, 87, died in August of 1972 in Amboy, IL. She was born May 6, 1885. She was survived by two daughters, Helen (Leon) Hartman and Velva (Leo) Robertson, both of Savanna; a brother, Alfred Thulion of Savanna; a half-brother, Emil Ritchie of Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Savanna Township Cemetery by Law-Jones Funeral Home.

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WENTZ, Flora
GENESEO, ILLINOIS: Flora Wrigley Wentz, 84, died February 15, 2005 at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born November 24, 1920 in Ferron, UT. She attended Salt Lake City General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a retired nurse. She worked for a doctor in Geneseo, and had also been a registered nurse at Hammond-Henry Hospital for 19 years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Teresa Wentz of East Moline, John and Deborah Wentz of Geneseo, and Paul Wentz of Milan; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Ronald Root of Glendale, AZ; 6 grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah and Wilva, both of Salt Lake City; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman A. Wentz; her parents; a sister; four brothers; and a grandson. Services were held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery by Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services.

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WERTZ, Elizabeth
KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS: Elizabeth "Liz" Wertz, 103, died November 21, 2006 at Provena Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home. She was born April 14, 1903 in New Albin, IA to Martin and Ann Collins. She studied nursing in Dubuque, IA. She was an industrial nurse, and also worked at Hallmark Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Wertz. Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment of ashes was at Mount Calvary Cemetery by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home.

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WHITLEY, Perry E., Sr.
PHILLIPSTOWN, ILLINOIS: Perry E. Whitley, Sr., 84, died April 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born September 2, 1927 in Carmi to Horace and Genevieve Kimbrell Whitley. He retired from the White County Housing Authority. He was also a security guard for the Pattiki Coal Mine, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Rose Whitley; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Stan Maurer of Phillipstown; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Perry Whitley, Jr. and Donna Whitley, Robby Whitley, and Stan and Cindy Whitley, all of Phillipstown; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy; his parents; and a brother, Glenn Whitley. Services were held at Receiving in God Ministries. Interment was at the Phillipstown Cemetery under the direction of Stendeback Family Funeral Home.

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WICKHAM, Sister Martha
RUMA, ILLINOIS: Sr. Martha Wickham, ASC, 98, died May 1, 2012 at the Ruma Center. She was born February 8, 1914 in Fulton, MO to Thomas Nixson and Ethel Dulcey Glover. Following the death of her husband, Fred, she entered the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, making her first vows in 1986 and her final vows on October 8, 1989. She was an organist, and served in pastoral care at Pinckneyville, Belleville, Murphysboro and Branson, MO, retiring to the Ruma Center in 1993. She is survived by two sons, Michael and Brad Wickham; two daughters, Pricilla Holloway and Lucia Mueller; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her religious community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Wickham, Sr.; a son, Fred Wickham, Jr.; and her parents. Services were held at the Ruma Center Chapel. Interment was at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Warrensburg, MO with arrangements by Welge-Pechacek-McClure Funeral Homes.

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WIESER, Rev. Andrew
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Fr. Andrew V. Wieser, OMI, 75, died February 9, 2005. He was born September 29, 1929 in Roshold, SD to August and Anna Brockhaus Wieser. He joined the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and was ordained in 1959. He served parishes in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Nebraska, and was also chaplain at Madonna Towers in Rochester, MN and Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He retired to St. Casimir Parish. Survivors include a brother, Ralph Wieser of Rosholt, ND; a sister, Helen Zach of Rosholt, ND; his nieces and nephews; and his fellow Missionary Oblates. Services were held at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Interment was at St. Henry's Oblate Cemetery in Belleville, IL under the direction of Renner Funeral Home.

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WILDT, Fred
GALE, ILLINOIS: Fred Wildt, 66, died January 21, 1971 at his residence. He was a former resident of Fairbanks, AK, and retired from the Fairbanks Municipal Airport. He was a Mason and Shriner, and a member of the National Rifle Association and the Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife, Regina Wildt; a stepson, Donald J. Little of Eugene, OR; and 4 grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Valhalla Chapel of Memories in St. Louis. Interment of cremains was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes by Crain Funeral Home.

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WILHITE, Millie
ALTON, ILLINOIS: Millie A. Wilhite, 97, died March 26, 2011 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. She was born December 15, 1913 to Wallace K. and Loretta Meyer Locke. She worked as an LPN at Wood River Township Hospital for 15 years. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Fernandez of Floral City, FL; a son and daughter-in-law, John M. Wilhite, Jr. (Maureen) of Alton; a brother, Jack Locke of Virginia; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, John M. Wilhite, Sr.; her parents; and two brothers, Edmond and Wallace Locke. Burial was at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto under the direction of Paynic Home for Funerals.

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WILLIAMS, Cyril
McLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS: Cyril E. Williams, 96, died January 22, 2000 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born July 20, 1903 in Hamilton County to Royal A. and Bessie Hawthorne Williams. He was a retired rural mail carrier and a private pilot. He was a former president of the Hamilton County Farm Bureau and a 74-year member of Masonic Lodge #137 of McLeansboro. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Maude Miller Williams; a sister, Helen Cooper of Mattoon; 2 grandsons; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Williams, an Air Force major who was killed during the Vietnam War. Burial with Masonic rites was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Harre Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMSON, Edward
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS: Edward Williamson, 84, died October 9, 1925 at the Soldiers' Home in Danville. He was born in 1842. He was a Civil War veteran, and had lived in Champaign for 31 years. Survivors include his wife, Josiner Williamson; two sons, Lennie Williamson of Cornell, WI, and Fred S. Williamson of Pasadena, CA; and a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Counoupas of Chicago. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Funeral Home.

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WINDERS, Amy
SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS: Amy Eleanor Winders, 96, died January 3, 1960 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital. She was born in Toronto, Canada on October 23, 1863 to William and Margaret Culver. She came to Illinois at an early age. She attended the local Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Quilters Circle. She was survived by three daughters, Genevieve (William) Organ of Sycamore, Pauline (Theron) Bushnell of Evanston, and Irma (Boyd) Wright of La Mesa, CA; a son, Frank Winders of Evanston; 5 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel E. Winders. Interment was at Ohio Grove Cemetery under the direction of Coultrip Funeral Home.

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WINK, Carl
COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS: Carl P. Wink died October 2, 2004. He was born March 9, 1918 to the late Charles and Anna Marie Ferkel Wink. He was a farmer, bus driver, and antique dealer. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and belonged to the Knights of Columbus. He was also an American Red Cross volunteer. Survivors include his children, Ralph (Eska) Wink, Carlene (Harvey) Kisro, Maryln Berghoefer, Diane (Jerry) Thomas, Dorothy (Oscar) Stewart, and Roger (Debbie) Wink; a sister, Marie Wienhoff; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Ivo Vogt, Carl (Lil) Vogt, Hulda Wink, and Priscilla Vogt; 14 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy C. Vogt Wink. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery under the direction of Lawlor Funeral Home.

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WINSON, Norma Jean
HAVANA, ILLINOIS: Norma Jean Winson, 76, died October 19, 2005. She was born August 27, 1929 to Tom and Edna Riley Vivrette. She formerly worked for Olin in East Alton, and attended the Havana Southern Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harold Winson; two sons, Mark (Jonie) Winson of Liberty, and Terry (Georgia) Winson of Springfield; a sister, Aileen Akers of Wood River; 3 grandchildren; and 2 nieces. Burial was at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home.

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WINTER, William S.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS: William S. Winter, 89, died August 19, 2007. He was born January 13, 1918 in Cairo to William and Margaret Strong Winter. He was a retired supervisor at Farrow Lumber Co., and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He attended the Church of the Redeemer, where he served on the vestry, and was also a longtime church treasurer. He was a member of the Cairo City Council, the Rotary Club, and the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his first wife, Patricia Lyman Parks Winter of Cairo; a daughter, Judi Childers of Cairo; two sons, William S. Winter, Jr. of Milpitas, CA, and Tim Layton of Charleston, MO; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Church of the Redeemer. Interment with military honors was at the Cairo City Cemetery under the direction of Barkett Funeral Home.

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WISKAMP, Florence
FREEBURG, ILLINOIS: Florence E. Groth Wiskamp, 90, died November 7, 2005. She was born October 3, 1915. She worked at Freeburg High School and St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where she was a member. She volunteered at the Freeburg Food and Clothing Bank, and enjoyed Cardinals baseball. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jean (Lee) Rieso of Belleville, and Margaret Corcoran of Freeburg; a son, Harry L. Wiskamp of Baldwin; two sisters, Margie (Don) Smith of Freeburg, and Marie (Dean) Kessler of Springfield; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry T. Wiskamp; her parents, Edward and Olga Lippert Groth; two brothers, Hilmar Groth and Orville Groth; and her sisters, Viola Goss, Lorena Groth, and Elvira Gornick. Services were held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Interment was at St. Paul's Cemetery under the direction of Renner Funeral Home.

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WITKUS, Benedict
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Benedict P. "Ben" Witkus, 79, died March 29, 2005. He was born April 17, 1925 to Walter and Helen Witkus. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for the Diocese of Belleville and the Poor Clare Sisters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW and the Catholic War Veterans. He attended St. Teresa Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Muckensturm Witkus; a sister, Rose Klopmeyer of Freeburg; a brother-in-law, Charles D. (Dixie) Muckensturm of Wildwood, MO; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie Englerth Witkus; his parents; two brothers, John and Edward Witkus; and two sisters, Sophie Pfeiffer and Helen Yarber. Services were held at St. Teresa Catholic Church. Burial was at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery under the direction of George Renner and Sons Funeral Home.

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WITTENAUER, Eugene
WATERLOO, ILLINOIS: Eugene E. Wittenauer, 89, died April 12, 2010 in Waterloo. He was born August 20, 1920 in New Athens, IL to Edward and Barbara Grau Wittenauer. He was a retired farmer and egg producer, and was a veteran of World War II. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church in Hecker, and served as a parish trustee. He later joined Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. He was a former Little League and women's softball coach, and was a member of the VFW and the Hecker Community Center. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marlene Koch Wittenauer; six children, Jeff (Stacy) Wittenauer of St. Charles, MO, Janet (Terry) Mullarkey of Anthem, AZ, Jeanne Steinbrenner of Fairport, NY, Jacki (Mike) Fisher of Webster, TX, and Judy (Chris) Haberl and Jerry (Kris) Wittenauer, all of Waterloo; a brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; 16 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and six brothers. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker under the direction of Quernheim Funeral Home.

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WOJTKIEWICZ, Sabina
ANTIOCH, ILLINOIS: Sabina "Sally" Wojtkiewicz, 79, died October 11, 2007 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan. She was born July 12, 1928 in Chicago to Marion and Walentyna Winnicka Matelski. She was retired, and attended Prince of Peace Church in Lake Villa. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and enjoyed cooking and crocheting. She is survived by three sons, Frank (Aveline) of Antioch, John (Mary) of Grayslake, and Joe (Ricci) of Yermo, CA; a sister, Wanda Lovely of Niles; a son-in-law, Chuck (Anna) Miskanin of Long Grove; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Matelski of Grayslake, and Carol Matelski of Berwyn; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Hank" Wojtkiewicz; a daughter, Chris Miskanin; her parents; and two brothers, Victor and Roman. Services were held at Prince of Peace Church. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery with arrangements by Strang Funeral Home.

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WOLFE, Eugene
MOUND CITY, ILLINOIS: Eugene Wolfe died December 11, 1946. He was born December 16, 1926. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Interment was at Mound City National Cemetery.

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WOLTERS, Raymond
TRENTON, ILLINOIS: Raymond F. Wolters, 77, died June 14, 2006 at his home. He was born September 25, 1928 in Clinton County, IL to Ben and Anna Rakers Wolters. He was a retired construction truck driver, and also operated Ray's Carpet and Floor Care in Trenton. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Teamsters Local #50 in Belleville. Survivors include a daughter, Sonja Peter (Dale) of Portland, OR; two sisters, Sally Barth of St. Rose, and Henrietta Beckmann of Aviston; a brother, Otto Wolters (Dorothy) of Aviston; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude "Trudy" Buehler Wolters; his parents; three sisters, Edna Rosen, Sylvia Becker, and Mary Ann Becker; and four brothers, Victor Wolters, Bernard Wolters, Wilbert Wolters, and Edward Wolters. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall on Carlyle Avenue in Belleville. Arrangements were handled by Hempen Funeral Home.

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WUEBBEN, Clara
ERIE, ILLINOIS: Clara Irene Marsh Wuebben, 88, died July 8, 2008 at her home. She was born October 30, 1919 in Marshalltown, IA to James and Bertha Burdge Marsh. She was a member of the Erie Christian Church, and enjoyed embroidery, flowers, old TV shows, playing cards, and the Cubs. She is survived by two sons, Calvin Wuebben of Erie, and John (Patricia) Wuebben of Albany; a daughter, Janice (Ray) Lehman of Round Grove; a brother, Robert Marsh of Sterling; four sisters, Phyllis Stern of Sterling, Frances Dersham of Erie, Lois Miles of Prophetstown, and Ruth Frankfather of Rock Falls; 9 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wuebben; a daughter, Jacqueline Pyse; and a sister, Dorothy Eberly. Burial was at Sharon Cemetery under the direction of Gibson Funeral Home.

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WYNDER, Doris
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Doris N. Wynder, 71, died April 17, 2011 in Swansea, IL. She was born August 23, 1939 in Albion to Royal R. and Gladys Balding Skees. She worked as a clerk for Western Union. She is survived by her husband, Brinton E. Wynder; two daughters, Natalie Waters of DeKalb, and Valerie Stuart of Joshua, TX; a brother, Jack L. Skees of Belleville; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, George Skees. Interment was at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Nale's Funeral Home.

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YORK, Ivan
OBLONG, ILLINOIS: Ivan L. York, 76, died November 6, 2000. He was the son of Dennis Allen and Viola Watts York. He was a retired laborer with Local #1280 in Robinson, and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He is survived by four sons, Donald A. York, James E. (Mary) York, Ivan L. York, Jr., and David Wayne York; a daughter, Sylvia Darlene (James) Arnold; a brother and sister-in-law, Everett T. and Edith York; 13 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Newlin York; his parents; two sisters, Sylvia Parish and Martha McCamon; and six brothers, Frank, Joe, John, Allen, Floyd and Raleigh York. Cremation arrangements were handled by Pulliam Funeral Home.

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YOUNES, Jamileh
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Jamileh Younes, 74, died July 19, 2007 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Itoo, Lebanon on March 7, 1933 to Badwi and Akleh Slymen Sous. She was a member of St. Sharbel Catholic Church, the St. Sharbel Ladies' Sodality, and the Itoo Club. She is survived by her husband, Michel D. Younes; a son, Sarkis (Ivete) Younes of Galesburg; three daughters, Antoinette Bohanan of Normal, Claudette (Herb) Roden of Morton, and Youmna (Fred) Reyling of Washington, IL; four sisters, Antoinette (Jerry) Moses, Martha Maroon, Julia (Steve) Elias, and Marie Simpson, all of Peoria; two brothers, LaHood (Souad) Sous of Peoria, and Joseph (Judy) Sous of Tallahassee, FL; and 7 grandchildren with one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at St. Sharbel Church. Entombment was at Resurrection Mausoleum under the direction of Wright and Salmon Mortuary.

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YOWELL, Ella
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Ella Yowell, 93, died August 7, 2002. She was born August 14, 1908 in LaGrange, MO to Louis and Ella Hoover Schnellbacher. She worked at Halbach-Schroeder, and Carson Pirie Scott. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Timmerwilke of Quincy; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Yowell of Lawrence, KS.; 6 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fayne Yowell; a son, Jim Yowell; her parents; two sisters; five brothers; a son-in-law, Bob Timmerwilke; and a granddaughter, Linda Yowell Stalkfleet. Interment was at Greenmount Cemetery with arrangements by Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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ZAPP, Beulah
MASCOUTAH, ILLINOIS: Beulah Irene Mathews Zapp, 95, died January 20, 2008 at St. Paul's Nursing Home in Belleville. She was born December 29, 1912 in Grafton, IL to Thomas and Kate Schneider Mathews. She operated the snack bar at the St. Clair County Court House in Belleville for many years through the Visually Handicapped Managers of Illinois. She was a member of the Peoria Social Club, the American Council of the Blind, the Illinois Council of the Blind, and the Alumni Association of the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired and Handicapped. She was a past board member of the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in Springfield. She attended St. John UCC in Mascoutah. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Lamb of O'Fallon; 2 granddaughters; 3 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends, including JoAnn Sturm and Dorothy Kapplet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Zapp; her parents; a brother, Willard Mathews; three sisters, Chelsea Worsham, Velma Miller, and Mabel Shoemaker; a grandson, Kevin Lamb; and a son-in-law, Jack Lamb. Burial was at the Mascoutah City Cemetery with arrangements by Moll Funeral Home.

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ZEMAITIS, Vita
CHATHAM, ILLINOIS: Vita Zemaitis died December 14, 2009. She was born in Kaunas, Lithuania on July 12, 1936 to Dr. Joseph and Kazimiera Dailide Zubkus. She worked for nearly 20 years as an accountant and bookkeeper, and attended the University of Illinois and De Paul University. She was a member of the U.S Tennis Association, and played in local and state tournaments. She was also a member and treasurer of the American-Lithuanian Club of Springfield, and was a Lithuanian language teacher at Lincoln Land Community College. Over the past 20 years, she had at least a hundred letters published in the State Journal-Register. She is survived by her husband, Benedict R. Zemaitis; a brother, Sigitas Zubkus and his family; her cousins; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Darius Zemaitis. Interment was at Rochester Cemetery with arrangements by Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home.

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ZERKLE, Rose
MACOMB, ILLINOIS: Rose Ford Zerkle, 71, died August 29, 2008. She was born December 27, 1936 to Enoch and Pansy Duncan Ford. She and her sister owned the Hy-Way Cafe. She also worked at Blue Bell in Bushnell, and King Seeley and Webster's in Macomb. She was a member of the Macomb American Legion Auxiliary, and a former member of the Bushnell VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed cross-stitching. She is survived by her husband, Robert Zerkle; two sons, Charlie Jennings, currently in Iraq, and Jim Zerkle of Springfield; a daughter, Ila (David) Mense of Clinton; three stepsons, Bob, Kirk and Mike Zerkle; a brother, Don Ford of Gallipolis, OH; a sister, Karen Cooper of Fort Madison, IA; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Benny Jennings; a son, Scott Jennings; her parents; three sisters, Maxine Long and twins Mae McCance and Faye Shriver; and two brothers, Bob and Gene Ford. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.

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ZNANIECKI, Norma
PERU, ILLINOIS: Norma Jean Znaniecki, 75, died July 26, 2006 at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley. She was born April 8, 1931 in Wenona to Louis and Augusta Stiffel Flecker. She was a longtime employee of Maze Nail. She is survived by her husband, James Znaniecki; and a sister, Helen Faul of Peru. She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers. Burial was at the Peru City Cemetery under the direction of Mueller Funeral Home.

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