Local Obituaries

Local Obituaries for November 02, 1998


James Hollywood

James Lawrence Hollywood, 82, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Nov. 1, 1998) at Provena Our Lady of Victory.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a wake service at 7 p.m. at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Charles Wheeler at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Kankakee, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for Masses.
Mr. Hollywood was a press operator at Roper for over 30 years, retiring in 1979.
He was born June 1, 1916 in Chatsworth, the son of Lawrence and Lena Mauritzen Hollywood. His wife, the former Mildred Hess, whom he married Feb. 7, 1937 in Kankakee, died Oct. 2, 1977.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, James Thomas and Lee Ann Hollywood of Bourbonnais and Lawrence F. Hollywood of Bradley; 11 grandchildren, Candice and Greg Brenneisen of Bradley, Brett and Mary Hollywood of Champaign, Larry and Dawn Hollywood of Bourbonnais, Scott and Susie Hollywood of Bradley, Mark Hollywood of California and Jamie and Mark Robinson of Bourbonnais; 11 great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Joshua Brenneisen, Keenan, Baileigh and Dylan Hollywood, Andrew, Matthew, Kayleigh and Jordan Hollywood, Zachary Hollywood and Jared Robinson; and nieces and nephews.
A son is also deceased.
Mr. Hollywood enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sports and race cars.
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Robert Hirt

Visitation for Robert W. Hirt, 78, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a wake service at 4 p.m. at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Pighini, at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Unit at the Illinois Veterans Home or for Masses.
Mr. Hirt died Saturday (Oct. 31, 1998) at Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.
Mr. Hirt retired after 35 years as an employee of A.O. Smith Corp. He was a member of the Machinist Local 2509.
He was born Dec. 3, 1919 in Kankakee, the son of William and Agnes Compton Hirt.
His wife, the former Doris Johnson, whom he married Sept. 5, 1947 in St. Louis, Mo., died Feb. 26, 1987.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps in China. He was a member of the Bradley American Legion and Kankakee VFW.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolynn and Verne Dumas of Bradley and Nancy and Ed Rodgers of Kankakee; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Lorraine Hirt of Kankakee; five grandchildren, Robert and Ed Dumas of Orlando, Fla., Bill Rodgers of Granite City, and Brian and Shelly Rodgers and Tim Rodgers, all of Bourbonnais; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Lloyd Hirt is also deceased.
He was a member of the Marycrest Cubs Club.
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Catherine Dudek

Catherine T. Dudek, 86, of Kankakee, formerly of Chicago and Clinton Township, Mich., died Saturday (Oct. 31, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Dudek has donated her body to science.
Memorials may be made for Provena Fortin Villa.
She was born April 7, 1912 in Morris, the daughter of Joseph and Anastasia Lisek Smola.
Her first husband, Walter Karnitsky, whom she married Nov. 23, 1939, died July 18, 1974.
Her second husband, Henry Dudek, whom she married Jan. 6, 1979, died April 5, 1984.
Surviving are one daughter, Sister Carol Karnitsky of Bourbonnais; one stepson and step-daughter-in-law, Alan and Daren Dudek of Harrison Township, Mich.; two stepdaughters and step-son-in-law, Bernadine Wandzel of Roseland, Mich., and Beverly and Don Wright of Sterling Heights, Mich.; one brother, Walter Smola of Chicago; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are six sisters and one brother.

Charles Jiskra

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Charles W. Jiskra, 89, of Mountain Home, Ark., Coal City native, died Oct. 21 at the Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home.
Services were at the Kirby-Connor-Boaz Funeral Home Chapel in Mountain Home. Private burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner Crippled Children's Hospital.
He was born June 3, 1909 in Coal City, the son of William and Mary Smith Jiskra.
Surviving are his wife, Eva Allen Pomatto Jiskra of Mountain Home; a daughter, June Jiskra of Morris; a niece and nephew; a step-son, Thomas Pomatto of Kenosha, Wis.; a step- daughter, Shirley Burns of Coal City; and four step-grandchildren.
Deceased is his first wife, Bernice Stewart Jiskra; three brothers, Bill, Tony and Emil Jiskra; a sister, Mamie Mulhall; and a nephew.
Mr. Jiskra was a route delivery man for Weber Dairy Company.
He was a member of Eagle Lodge in Morris; the Masonic Lodge and Mohammed Shrine Temple in Peoria; and Eagles 3183 FOE of Mountain Home.

Marilyn Kuhlman

WATSEKA - Marilyn R. Kuhlman, 59, of Watseka, died Sunday (Nov. 1, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Mary Riley

MANHATTAN - Mary K. Riley, 88, of Manhattan, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Forsythe Funeral Chapel in Manhattan.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Edward O'Malley at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church in Manhattan, where she was a member.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manhattan.
She was born May 6, 1910 in Manhattan, the daughter of Robert and Anne Gallagher Manning.
Her husband, Thomas Riley Sr. is deceased.
Mrs. Riley was a retired teacher.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Thomas J. and Brenda Riley Jr. of Joliet and Robert J. Riley of Crest Hill; seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Mary Lou Wickham, Madeline and Herschel Bird, Marjorie and Roger Smith, Mildred Flanagan, Maureen and Todd Bennett, all of Manhattan, Marilyn and Gregg Gustafson of Joliet, Myrtle and John Briggs of Gurnee; one sister and brother-in- law, Margaret and Clarence Jorgensen of Manhattan; 35 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two grandsons, Stephen T. Wickham and Timothy J. Riley; two brothers, Daniel J. and Robert E. Manning; and one sister, Eleanor Nemanich.
She was a member of Manhattan American Legion Auxiliary 935, Cantigny VFW Auxiliary 367 of Joliet; the St. Joseph CCW; and Manhattan Senior Citizens Club.

John Pate

WELLINGTON - John Edwin Pate, 73, of Wellington, died Sunday (Nov. 1, 1998) at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Orr Funeral Home in Hoopeston.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie Green Church of Christ, Hoopeston, where he was a member and elder. The Rev. Charles W. Alt will officiate.
Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to his church.
He was born Nov. 15, 1924 in Mitchell, Ind., the son of John and Audrey Flinn Pate.
Surviving are sisters, Rose M. Kent of Watseka and Carol L. (Dale) Livingston and a brother, Alfred E. (Gertrude) Pate, all of Hoopeston; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother and a nephew.
Mr. Pate was employed by Read Pontiac, Buick, Olds, Chevrolet Inc. in Hoopeston and retired in 1985.
He served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
He enjoyed church activities and reading.