Local Obituaries

Local Obituaries for May 03, 1998


William Marrs,

Army vet
WILMINGTON - Visitation for William Earl Marrs, 66, of Wilmington, will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Braidwood.
Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice or the Wilmington Fire District.
Mr. Marrs died Friday (May 1, 1998) at his home.
He was born July 19, 1931, in Cairo, the son of Edgar and Beulah Massey Marrs.
Surviving are his wife, the former Shirley Ileen Coleman, whom he married Oct. 1, 1960, in Denver; five sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Jr. and Peggy Marrs of Patterson, La., Rick and Debi Marrs of Long Beach, Miss., Mike and Lora Marrs of Ocala, Fla., Ron and Anne Marrs of Bonfield, and Dave and Sonia Marrs of Braidwood; one brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Betty Marrs of Palestine, Texas; one sister, Evelyn Carnett of Farmington, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents, and two sisters, Louise Lancaster and Eulane Starr.
Mr. Marrs had been a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 150 and the Laborer's International Union.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed flying, motorcycling, boating, woodworking and bowling.

Cheryl Janssen,

CRESCENT CITY - Cheryl S. Janssen, 54, of Crescent City, died Friday (May 1, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka and from 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka until the time of the 11 a.m. services. The Rev. Dean Bottjen will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka, where she was a member.
She was born November 8, 1943, in Paxton, the daughter of Carl and Dorothy Klann.
Surviving is her husband, Dale, whom she married April 14, 1962, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buckley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Jenifer Janssen and Dave and Lisa Janssen - all of Yorkville; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Leonard Rogers of Lafayette, Ind.; four grandchildren, five nieces and four nephews.
Deceased are her parents.
She was a secretary in the loan department of Capstone Bank in Watseka for 25 years.
She was a basketball and baseball fan and enjoyed fishing and her grandchildren.

Juanita McDermott

JOLIET - Juanita McDermott, 82, of Coal City, died Friday (May 1, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, the Coal City Emergency Squad, or the Provena St. Joseph Kidney Dialysis Department.
She was born October 12, 1915, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Joseph and Audra Savoy.
Surviving is her husband, Charles McDermott; one daughter, Jean DuPont of Pontiac; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Wanda Bertoglio of Joliet; one stepdaughter, Lou Ann Barisa of Kankakee; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Luella and Marcella Savoy of Oregon.
Deceased are her parents; her first husband, Joseph Bertoglio; one brother, Adrian Savoy; and a grandson, Gordon.
She was raised and educated in Danville, graduating from Danville High School in 1933.

Ethelbert Lareau Jr.,

Beaverville fireman
WATSEKA - Ethelbert Lareau, Jr., 69, of Donovan, died Friday (May 1, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Beaverville, where Mr. Lareau was a member. The Rev. Robert Coleman will officiate.
Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Beaverville.
Memorials may be made to the Beaverville Fire Department, St. Mary's Restoration Fund or donor's choice.
He was born August 20, 1928, the son of Ethelbert, Sr. and Jessie Lareau.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lolita Nourie, whom he married Feb. 4, 1950, at St. Mary's Church; five sons and daughters-in-law, David and Nancy Lareau of Clinton, Daryl and Saundra Lareau of Ladson, S.C., Michael and Debra Lareau of Watseka, Mitchel and Debra Lareau of Holton, Kan., and Rodney and Denise Lareau of Donovan; four daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Reece Honnold of Kansas, Ill., Karla and Bernie Markley of Watseka, Mary and Frank Gilbert Sr. of Watseka and Sheila and Rick LeSage of Donovan.
Also surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Jessyln and Bill Vogel of St. Anne, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
Mr. Lareau was a farmer in Donovan for many years and worked for the Beaverville Fire Department for 18 years.
He was a member of the Donovan Lions Club and for six years, was a Donovan school board member.
He enjoyed horses.

Arnold Mayotte,

Army vet
SHELDON - Arnold ''Pretz'' Mayotte, 62, of Sheldon, died Friday (May 1, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Sheldon.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
He was born July 9, 1935, in Sheldon, the son of Clifford H. and Mary Ellen Wall Mayotte.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marilyn Jean Arseneau, of Sheldon, whom he married July 12, 1958, in Kankakee; one daughter, Debra Daniels of Sheldon; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Douglas Mayotte of Secor, Dean and Teresa Mayotte of Sheldon; one sister and brother-in- law, Judith and Gaylord Lottinville of Sheldon; one brother and sister-in- law, Richard M. and Barbara Mayotte of Watseka; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents.
Mr. Mayotte was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the Watseka American Legion.

Raymond Devore

INGRAHAM - Raymond ''Ray'' E. Devore, 79, of Ingraham, died Thursday (April 30, 1998) at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Neal Funeral Home, Louisville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. today.
Burial, with military rites, will be in South Muddy Cemetery, Louisville.
Memorials may be made to Clay County Heart Association or to Hospice.
He was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Piatt County, the son of Carl R. and Opal T. Fritz Devore.
His wife, the former Mary Josephine Fulk, whom he married Feb. 12, 1945, is deceased.
Surviving are one son, Kelvin Devore of Cullom; two daughters and one son-in-law, Madonna and Fred Uebinger of Louisville, and Twila Devore of Olney; two stepsons, Gerald and Lawrence Heathcock, both of Whitehouse, Tenn.; two sisters, Wilma Linfstrom of Atwood and Charlotte Shadwell of Effingham; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and four sisters.
Mr. Devore was a veteran of World War II.
He was a retired security guard for Pinterton Inc., Evansville, Ind.
He was a member of South Muddy Baptist Church and Sailor Springs American Legion.

Glenn Raloff,

Air Force vet
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Glenn C. Raloff, 68, of Memphis, Tenn., former Grant Park resident, book and antique dealer and retired master sergeant of the Air Force, died Thursday (April 9, 1998) at Methodist Hospital North, Memphis, of cancer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Munford Funeral Chapel, Millington, Tenn.
Burial was in New Salem Cemetery, Bolton, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born May 29, 1929.
Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Raloff; three daughters, Lynn C. Dobbins of Lucy, Tenn., Allison Talbert of Monette, Mo., and Drew Ann Gwinn of Memphis; two sons, Glenn C. Raloff Jr. of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Lee H. Raloff of Memphis; one brother, Val H. Raloff of Grant Park; and 16 grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents, former mayor of Grant Park, Mr. and Mrs. Val F. Raloff; and one brother, Harold Raloff.
He was a 1947 graduate of Grant Park High School.
Mr. Raloff was a member of the American Legion and a Vietnam veteran.

Sonya Petersen

GRANT PARK - Sonya Alexander Petersen, 57, of Barrington Hills, relative of an area resident, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at her home.
Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Petersen home, where services will be held at 2 p.m.
Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Northern Illinois Affiliate, 6 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1202, Chicago, Il., 60602; The American Cancer Society, NW Suburban Unit, 625 North Court, Suite 280, Palatine, Il.,. 60067-8162; or to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Stirlen- Pieper and Davenport Funeral Home, Barrington.
She was born May 15, 1940, in Cincinnati.
Surviving are her husband, Lorenz ''Pete'' Petersen, whom she married April 15, 1962, in Rockford; one daughter, Martha and Troy Pilcher; her father, Dr. Marshall (Dorothy) Alexander; and one brother, Peter (Beverly) Alexander of Grant Park.
Deceased is her mother, Nell Alexander.
A resident of the Barrington area since 1964, Mrs. Petersen was involved in public education as a teacher and administrator, and was an advocate of children in many suburban communities her entire adult life.
She enjoyed birdwatching.

Robert Schilling Jr.

GRANT PARK - Robert D. Schilling Jr., 36, of Momence and Grant Park, died suddenly Friday (May 1, 1998) in Chicago from injuries sustained in a trucking accident.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of services at 11 a.m. at Grant Park United Methodist Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Charles Anthony will officiate.
Burial will be in Union Corners Cemetery, Grant Park.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Jan. 5, 1962, in Chicago Heights, the son of Robert D. Sr. and Elizabeth J. Fulsang Schilling.
Surviving are one son, Clinton Robert Schilling of Momence; his parents of Grant Park; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Else Schilling of Chicago, Cindy and Murrell Lagacy of Momence, Denise and Gerald Sanstrom of Grant Park; one brother and sister-in-law, George and Terri Schilling of Lowell, Ind.; his paternal grandmother, Frieda Schilling of Hazel Crest; and a special friend, Karen Hedlin.
Mr. Schilling was a truck driver employed by Shepley Construction Co.

Beatrice Hall,

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Visitation for Beatrice Hall, 87, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Kankakee, will be from 2-5 p.m. today at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Alan Good will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Riverside Medical Center.
Ms. Hall died Thursday (April 30, 1998) at Arlington Community Hospital, Arlington Heights.
She was born June 19, 1910, in Cabery, the daughter of Amos O. and Clara Hoch Hall.
Surviving are two nephews, Lynn and Pat Hall of Mount Prospect, Jan and Betsy Hall of Monticello; great nieces and nephews, Greg and Kevin Hall, both of Illinois, Gary and Denise Hall of Hawaii, Karyn Hall of Wisconsin, Rick and Tammi Hall, Mark Hall, and Jenne Hall, all of Indiana; several great-great nieces and nephews; and three great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Dahl Hall, and one sister, Cleon Hall.
She was an accountant for the Roper Corp. and retired in 1975.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Kankakee.
She was a charter member of the Kankakee Emblem Club, Eastern Star, and the Tuesday Book Review and many community groups and activities.
She was an avid bridge player.

John White,

local teacher, Army vet
John Lawson White, 71, of Bourbonnais, died Friday (May 1, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes and one hour prior to services at 11 a.m. Monday at Westbrook Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Jay Sorrell will officiate.
Burial, with a commital service, will be held at 2 p.m. at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to The Alabaster Fund of the Church of the Nazarene.
He was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Malden, Mo., the son of William and Elizabeth Walls White.
His first wife, the former Dorothy McClellan, died in 1991.
Surviving are his wife, the former Paula Cumming of Bourbonnais, whom he married Sept. 18, 1993, in Gilroy, Calif.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Sharon White of Aledo, Eldon and Debora White of Sheldon, Raymond and Wanda White of Danville, Royal and Patricia White of Beardstown; one daughter, Caryl White of Bourbonnais; one sister, Clara Nell Maestos of Taos, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Roy and Albert White; and three sisters, Emma Davis, Gertrude Works and Idella Hughes.
Mr. White was a professor at Olivet Nazarene University for 6-7 years and then a teacher for 13 years in Kankakee School District 111, retiring in 1981.
He was a property manager. In the days before they had housing for married students at Olivet, he made housing available to the students depending on their income. His children attended Olivet Nazarene University.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during 1943-1945.
He attended Westbrook Church of the Nazarene and was a member of College Church of the Nazarene.
He was a botanist and geneticist. He loved plants.