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Local Obituaries for January 7, 1997


Charlotte Latty

MOMENCE - Charlotte A. Latty, 59, of Momence, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Thursday until the 1 p.m. services at Cotter Funeral Home, Momence. The Rev. Annie Ruth Gloven will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Airy Cemetery, Momence.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
She was born Dec. 17, 1937 in Kankakee, the daughter of John D. and Grace Brouillette Crawford. Her parents are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Virgil Latty, whom she married Oct. 5, 1960 in Kankakee; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael and Cathy Latty and Steven Latty, all of Momence; two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda Latty and Cathy and Kevin Mansberger, all of Momence; one brother and sister-in- law, John and Judy Crawford of Momence; one sister and brother-in- law, Cindy and Roger Rushbrook of Momence; four grandchildren.
She was a member and local missionary of the Faith Temple Church in Momence.

Ora Baker

MESA, Ariz. - Ora ''Bill'' Baker, 70, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Frankfort, Ind. and Bradley, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Family Care Hospice in Mesa, after a short illness.
He was born March 18, 1926 in Frankfort, the son of Jesse and Ida Jane Gordon Baker.
His wife, the former Birdie L. McClure, died in 1990.
Mr. Baker retired from Caterillar in Joliet.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen P. and Sherrie Baker of Springfield and Gary and Kathy Baker of Bradley; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis G. and Jeff Cottrell of Frankford; one brother, Roy D. Baker of California; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Two sisters and one grandson preceded him in death.
Visitation will e from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, Ind., where services will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Andy Mason will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Floyd Burger

BEECHER - Floyd E. Burger, 73, of Beecher, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at St. James Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be Vitas Chaplain, Daniel Danowski.
Burial will be in Wilton Center Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Sept. 21, 1923 in Crescent City, the son of George and Bessie Whitlow Burger.
Mr. Burger was a farmer.
Surviving are his wife, the former Arlene Lindemann; two sons and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Susan Burger of Beecher and Dave and Cherrie Burger of Steger; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Roy Bohzin of Steger; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Theresa and Warren Koehn of Peotone; Marie and Bill Gay of Molena, Ga., Mildred and Curt Tennison of Raleigh and Mary Howard of Donovan; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Minnie Schumacher

ONARGA - Minnie Schumacher, 81, of Onarga, died today (Jan. 7, 1997) at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home of Onarga.

Bernadine Moritz

CULLOM - Bernadine Moritz, 90, of Cullom, died today (Jan. 7, 1997) at OSF Saint James Hospital, Pontiac.
Arrangements are pending at the Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Cullom.

Norris Keys

Visitation for Norris L. Keys, 80, of Bradley, will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with masonic services at 7 p.m. at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Fred Goldschmidt will officiate.
Burial, with military rites by the Aroma Park American Legion F-Troop, will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home or to the Masonic Loge.
Mr. Keys died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Illinois Veterans Home.
Mr. Keys retired from Armstrong World Industries, after 35 years of employment.
He was born July 29, 1916 in Hopkinsville, Ky., the son of Lester and Myrtle Lantrip Keys.
His wife, the former Vesta R. Smith, whom he married June 12, 1935 in Cambria, died Oct. 15, 1995.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Norma Keys of Bourbonnais; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Fred Garrels of Pontiac and Doris and James Kirk of Bradley; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, one sister and one daughter, Barbara Penrod.
He was a member of Peoples Church and the Aroma Park Masonic Lodge 378.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting.

Betty Adler

CHICAGO - Betty Adler, 71, of Chicago and Kankakee native, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Adler Lakeland Rehab in Chicago.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hertz-Thoma Chapel, Kankakee. Rev. Kent Tarpley will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
She was born Aug. 2, 1925 in Kankakee, the daughter of George E. and Polly Johnson.
She was married to Wilbur Adler from March 31, 1949 to Dec. 29, 1952 and then to Harry Pedigo from Jan. 7, 1954 to Jan. 10, 1956.
Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wesley and Thelma Johnson of Bourbonnais and Donald and Louise Johnson of Western Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Forrest Johnson; and one sister, Helen Braid.
Mrs. Adler retired in 1987 from St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, where she was a telephone operator.

Lorraine Blan

MANTENO - Mary ''Lorraine'' Blan, 75, of Manteno, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church in Manteno.

Isabelle Painter

Isabelle Painter of Kankakee died today (Jan. 7, 1997) at Columbia Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.

Carroll Baillie

BUCKLEY - Carroll J. Baillie, 81, of Buckley, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Buckley, and noon Thursday until the 1 p.m. services at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buckley. The Rev. Gunard Heikkila will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Buckley.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Braillie was born April 2, 1915 in Shelby County, the son of John A. and Mary M. Cox Braillie.
Surviving are his wife, the former Alta A. Lammers, whom he married April 11, 1953 at Quincy; one brother, Aubrey Baillie of Quincy; three sisters, Ellen Doffey, Marjorie Fesser and Eileen Briggs, all of Taylorville; and many nieces and nehpews.
Deceased are two brothers, Eugene and Oscar Baillie, and two nephews.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Mr. Baillie was a farmer and was also employed by John Deere in Paxton for several years and retiring in 1980 from Baltimore Aircoil, Paxton.

Carroll Baillie

BUCKLEY - Carroll J. Baillie, 81, of Buckley, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Buckley, and noon Thursday until the 1 p.m. services at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buckley. The Rev. Gunard Heikkila will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Buckley.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Braillie was born April 2, 1915 in Shelby County, the son of John A. and Mary M. Cox Braillie.
Surviving are his wife, the former Alta A. Lammers, whom he married April 11, 1953 at Quincy; one brother, Aubrey Baillie of Quincy; three sisters, Ellen Doffey, Marjorie Fesser and Eileen Briggs, all of Taylorville; and many nieces and nehpews.
Deceased are two brothers, Eugene and Oscar Baillie, and two nephews.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Mr. Baillie was a farmer and was also employed by John Deere in Paxton for several years and retiring in 1980 from Baltimore Aircoil, Paxton.

Della Warriner

WILMINGTON - Visitation for Della M. Warriner, 81, of Wilmington, will 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Bruce Hanson will officiate.
Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery, Ritchie. Pallbearers will be Bernard Jr., Douglas, Jay, Chad and Michael Warriner and Michael Carlsrud.
Mrs. Warriner died Sunday (Jan. 5, 1997) at her home.
She was born Sept. 27, 1915 in Ritchie, the daughter of Walter and Margaret Meyers Harding.
Mrs. Warriner was a retired nurses aid of the Manteno State Hospital.
She was a member and past president of the VFW Post 5422 Auxiliary of Wilmington.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Bernie and Kaye Warriner of Coal City, LaVerne and Linda Warriner of Mullica Hill, N.J.. and Gene and Chris Warriner of Wilmington; one daughter and son-in- law, Suzanne and Jeff Carlsrud of Prairie Farm, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marge McLellean of Chicago, Jenny Richmond of Kankakee and Helen Schere of Eau Claire, Wis.
Deceased are her husband, Carlyn E. Warriner; three children in infancy; four brothers; and five sisters.

Ann Vaupel

Visitation for Ann L. Vaupel, 77, of Kankakee, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a wake service at 5 p.m. at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, where she was a member, by the Rev. Dennis Settles.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Mrs. Vaupel died Sunday (Jan. 5, 1997) at King-Bruwaert House, Burr Ridge.
She was born Aug. 1, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Anna Daab Winniestaffer.
Her husband, Dr. Carl F. Vaupel, whom she married Oct. 26, 1940, in Columbus, Ohio, is deceased.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Carl F. Jr. and Joy Vaupel of Jonesboro, Ark., Wayne and Cheri Vaupel of Lansing, Mich.; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann and John Trudicks of Burr Ridge; two sisters and brothers-in- law, Dolores and Harold Wirtz of Columbus, Ohio, Doris and James Lippert of Rossford, Ohio; one sister- in-law, Gwen Winniestaffer; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Deceased are four brothers, William, Robert, Russell, and Charles Jr.
Mrs. Vaupel had been a medical secretary for Dr. Meyers and Neff and also for Dr. Brian Oloffson.
She was past president of Auxiliary of Illinois State Veterinary Association.

Renetta Dayton

Renetta ''Nene'' Dayton, 86, formerly of Kankakee, died Sunday (Jan. 5, 1997) at Park Ridge.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hertz-Thoma Chapel, Kankakee, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. John Powers will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
She was born Feb. 7, 1910 in Manteno, the daughter of Albert and Emma Krueger Toma.
Her husband, Ernest Dayton is deceased. Also deceased are three sisters, Mina, Charlotte and Flo, and two brothers, Sam and Julius.
Mrs. Dayton was a 37-year employee of Roper Corporation, Bradley, where she had been a key punch operator.
Surviving are one sister, Elsie Yonke of Dubuque, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Betty Koplinski and family, Barbara Schnetzer and family, Norma Jean Watson and family, Jerry Yonke and family and members of the Toma family; her cat, Amy; and many, many friends in Kankakee.
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