Local Obituaries

Local Obituaries for March 31, 1998


George Dzuris

COAL CITY - George ''Duke'' Dzuris, 86, of Streator, brother of a Coal City resident, died Friday (March 20, 1998) at a private care home in Streator.
Mr. Dzuris retired in 1975 after 42 years as a supervisor with Owens Illinois Glass Company.
He was born March 26, 1911 in Staunton, the son of John and Sue Kolesar Dzuris. He attended Streator schools.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Angela Dzuris of Streator and Allen and Pat Dzuris of Baton Rouge, La.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Marilyn and Elvin Quinn, and Mary and James Fulton, both of Streator, Genevieve Griebel of Circleville, Ohio, and Joyce Hogan of Phoenix, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother and sister-in- law, John and Freda Dzuris of Coal City; one sister and brother-in-law, Lena and Ted Post of Streator; and nieces and nephews.
His wife, the former Mary Drapp, whom he married Oct. 31, 1929 in Streator, died July 9, 1985. Also deceased are two sisters, Kate Shipley and Ann McGraw.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the Otter Creek Township grade school board for several years.

Hertha Schwarz

BUCKLEY - Hertha F. Schwartz, 102 years, of Watseka, former Buckley resident, died Monday (March 30, 1998) at the Watseka Health Care, Watseka, where she had been a resident for 10 years.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home in Buckley. The Rev. Gunard Heikkila will officiate.
Burial will be at the St. John's Cemetery, Buckley.
She was born Aug. 8, 1895 at Koenigsberg, Germany, the daughter of August and Henrietta Hanneman Roesnick. She came to the U.S. with her family when a small child and had lived in Minnesota and Iowa as well as Rockford, Sheldon and Buckley.
In an age when many people did not finish their secondary education, Mrs. Schwarz made it through two years of high school.
She had been a tailor and enjoyed barndancing, reading and visiting. She was known for dressing well and having many visitors from her friends at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Buckley where she was a member.
She married William Just in 1920.
On Aug. 18, 1945, she married Otto Schwarz at Fulda, Minn. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Robert W. Just of Watseka, Raymond H. Just of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, one brother, one sister and one grandchild.
Mrs. Schwarz lived in Buckley from 1945 until she entered the nursing home in 1988. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aid; and Buckley American Legion Auxiliary. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fulda, Minn.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Frances Fleming

CHEBANSE - Frances Genevieve ''Gen'' Fleming, 78, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Chebanse, died Sunday (March 29, 1998) at Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Chebanse.
Local arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.
She was born Oct. 1, 1919 in Gibson City, the daughter of Frank and Nora Logan Ragle.
Her husband, James H. Fleming, whom she married Jan. 5, 1941 in Missouri, died Jan. 4, 1983.
Mrs. Fleming was a nurse and a member of OES 268, Kankakee; Medinah Temple Widows Association; Ladies of the Moose, Kankakee; and Women's Relief Corps, Springfield.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and James Burrow of Chebanse; four sisters, Barbara Belmore of Effingham, Betty Durrell of Kankakee, Rosalie Matthews of Georgia and Sheryl Pagel of Edgewood; two brothers, Don Ragle of Kankakee and Ron Ragle of Bradley; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are her parents, husband, a brother Cecil Ragle, an infant daughter and one son, ''JD'' Fleming.

Leona Dust

Leona F. Dust, 80, of Kankakee, died Monday (March 30, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Frederick Fred Dust; one son, James; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Levitt.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Senesac Kankakee Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Alyssa Newberry

MOMENCE - Alyssa Nicole Newberry, died shortly after her birth Monday (March 30, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Among survivors are her parents Scott and Mary Anne Hermann Newberry of Momence.
Arrangements are pending at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.

Merlin Winterroth

Merlin Winterroth, 61, of Herscher, died Monday (March 30, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center emergency room.
Arrangements are pending at the Herscher Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.

Roland Jackson

Visitation for Roland ''Rollie'' Jackson, 75, of Braidwood, will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Steve Bondi, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Braidwood, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Braidwood. Pallbearers will be Richard McCawley, Jeff, Mark, Doug and Dominic Favero and Kevin Hobbs. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry and Scott Favero, Henry Lyons Jr. and Larry Guest.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mr. Jackson died Monday (March 30, 1998) at his home.
He was born June 21, 1922 in Godley, the son of John and Louise Mombrum Jackson.
Surviving are his wife, the former Shirley Favero, whom he married Nov. 4, 1950 in Braidwood; David Jackson of Braidwood and his fiancee Donna thomas; one daughter, Kathleen Watters of Braidwood; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Louise Murphy of Harford, Mich., and Elsie and Ray Tryner of Diamond; one brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Esther Jackson of Mazon; one granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents; two brothers, John and Louis Jackson; two sisters and three brothers-in- law, Jenatta and Roy Claypool, Lena and Charles McCawley and Chester Murphy.
He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army and recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.
Mr. Jackson was formerly employed at A.P. Greene Refractories in Morris, retiring in 1984.
He enjoyed his three fox terriers.

Clyde Kirchman

MILFORD - Clyde E. Kirchman, 93, formerly of Milford, died Monday (March 30, 1998 at Sheldon Meadows Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Wally Waite will officiate.
Burial will be in Body Cemetery, Woodland.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Oct. 4, 1904 in Iroquois, the son of John and Grace Cupp Kirchman.
His wife, the former Edna Carr, whom he married in 1923, died Feb. 2, 1929.
Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Rosalie and Warren Lundberg of Milford and Annabelle Vanesse of Glenwood; one son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Bonnie Kirchman of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one sister, one grandchild, one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.
He was a 1923 graduate of Milford High School.
Mr. Kirchman was a truck driver for Modern Laundry in Chicago for many years. He moved to Berrien Springs, Mich., and worked as a cabinet maker and owned and operated a Dairy Queen until retirment in 1967.

Anna Sawyer

Anna J. Sawyer, 81, of Kankakee, formerly of Manatee County, Fla., where she had lived since 1976, died Sunday (March 29, 1998) at Heritage Village, Kankakee.
There will be no visitation or services.
Arrangements are by Clancy- Gernon Funeral Homes, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 1015 S. Fifth Ave., Kankakee, Ill. 60901.
She was born Dec. 12, 1916 in Chicago, the daughter of James and Josephine Zilka Tomsovic.
Her husband, William Sawyer, whom she married in 1931 in Kankakee, died March 3, 1997.
Mrs. Sawyer was a beautician and owned and operated a shop in Chicago.
She enjoyed her friends. By being a friend, she had friends from all walks of life, in many countries and across the U.S. She leaves good friends everywhere, with special friends in Arizona, Illinois, Florida and Germany, who will miss her thoughtfulness and love. Her last days were brightened by the visits of family and friends and they were enriched and made brighter by the loving care and concern of Hospice of Kankakee and Manatee County, Fla.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William and Diane Sawyer of Bourbonnais; three grandchildren, Catherine (Curt) Lattz of Crete; Scott Sawyer of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tim Sawyer of Mesa, Ariz.; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Lattz; one sister, Helen Pelech of Largo, Fla.; and a special niece, Pat Zdenek.
A sister, Viola Bodenstab is deceased.

James Dean Hull

MOMENCE - James Dean Hull, 19, of Momence, died late Monday (March 30, 1998) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Arrangements are pending at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.

Mary Yarneau

BEAVERVILLE - Mary Yarneau, 20, of Beaverville, died late Monday (March 30, 1998) from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne.

Katherine Zuleger

Katherine E. Monheim Zuleger, 95, mother of Kankakee resident, died Sunday (March 29, 1998) at Manor Care Nursing Center in Palos Heights.
Her husband, Ervin Zuleger, is deceased.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and William Fitzsimons of Kankakee and Jeanne and William Kenney of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Pellegrino.
Deceased are many other brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today. Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home, 10727 South Pulaski Road, Chicago.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Cajetan Church, Chicago.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.

Chester Zborowski

PERU - Visitation for Chester S. Zborowski, 75, former postmaster of Peru, and father of a Bradley resident, was from 5-9 p.m. Monday, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at the Louis M. Ptak Memorial Home in Peru, where services were at 9:30 a.m. today.
A funeral Mass was concelebrated at 10 a.m. today in St. Valentine Church in Peru, by the Revs. Thomas Badovsky and Edward Bawiec.
Burial was in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery in LaSalle. The Peru Veterans Memorial Group performed graveside services.
Mr. Zborowski died Saturday (March 28, 1998) at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
Mr. Zborowski retired as the postmaster of Peru Post Office after a long career in the postal service.
He was born May 7, 1922 in Peru, the son of Joseph and Mary Wisgowski Zborowski.
Surviving are his wife, the former Vivian Stasiak, whom he married Sept. 28, 1946 in St. Valentine Church in Peru; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Cathy of Ogleby; oen daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and James Neveau of Bradley; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Louis of Peru; three sisters and two brothers-in- law, Adeline and Kenneth Feeney of LaSalle, Marg and Tom Brongel of Peru and Bernadette Randy Huebbe of LaSalle.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy on the USS Hamel.
He was a member of St. Valentine Church, the Florian Society, Knights of Columbus, Peru VFW 8232, Peru CSO and the Peru Rotary.

Elizabeth McGlumphy

Elizabeth Ann McClumphy, 82, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Kankakee, died at her residence on Friday (March 27, 1998).
She was a fashion buyer for the women's department at the Fair Store and Carson Pirie Scott & Company in Kankakee for 32 years; then she was employed by LaCasa Fashion Shop in Florida prior to her retirement in 1994.
She was born April 2, 1915 in Dixon, the daughter of Frank and Anna Janssen Siefken. She married Ralph M. McGlumphy on July 24, 1941 in Kahoka, Mo. He died July 13, 1986.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are a son and daughter- in-law, Shelby F. and Virginia Young of Aurora; one brother and sister-in- law, David Frank and Rose Siefken of North Glenn, Colo.; two sisters, Anna Mae Williams of Sterling and Frances Tena Schulte of Dixon; and one grandson.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Charlotte; the Highland Golf Club, Kankakee; Punta Gorda Country Club, Punta Gorda, Fla.; and was named Woman of the Year in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Philip A. Gronbach will officiate.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon.

Donald Juergens

KEMPTON - Donald W. Juergens, 61, of Kempton, formerly of Cabery, died Monday (March 30, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Cullom.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kempton United Methodist Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Mary Louise Haxton will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Cabery.
Memorials may be made to a fund which is being established for his grandchildren's education.
He was a longtime volunteer fireman with the Cabery and later Kempton fire departments and was a former fire chief at Kempton. He also had served as a member of the Cabery Town Board.
He was born Feb. 22, 1937 in Danforth, the son of Herman and Gussie Zeedyk Juergens. His mother survives, residing in Gilman Nursing Home. His father is deceased.
He was a 1954 graduate of Kempton-Cabery High School.
Mr. Juergens was employed at GNB, Kankakee, for 33 years until his health forced his retirement three years ago.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Nancy Katherine Naas, whom he married May 23, 1959 in Bradley; two sons and daughters-in- law, John A. and Alice Juergens of Bonfield and Jeff W. and Cheryl Juergens of Kempton; five grandchildren, Brittany, Jessica, Dylan, Traci and David Juergens; one step-granddaughter, Karla (Scott) Toberman; and one step-great-grandson, Benjamin Toberman; a brother and sister- in-law, George and Marilyn Juergens of Bradley; a sister and brother-in- law, Marilyn and David Perzee of Gilman; and many nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1103, Pontiac and the GNB retirees.
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