Local Obituaries

Local Obituaries for July 01, 1999


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Rickey Jefferson

Visitation for Rickey Allen ''Slick Rick'' Jefferson Sr., 27, of Kankakee, will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at House of Prayer, Kankakee. The Rev. Jessie Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Jefferson died Saturday (June 26, 1999).
He was born June 25, 1972 in Kankakee, the son of Rufus and Pearl McKinney Jefferson.
Surviving are his wife, the former Anita Faye Johnson, whom he married Aug. 3, 1996 in Kankakee; his mother of Kankakee; one son, Rickey Allen Jefferson Jr. of Kankakee; three daughters, Benita, Lanita and Quanita Jefferson, all of Kankakee; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bridgett and Cecil Campbell, Teana and Craig Calhoun, Vanilla King and Vinida Williams, all of Kankakee, Ann and Jimmy Lee of Greenville, Miss., Claire Jefferson, Yvette Osengby of St. Louis and Evelyn Jefferson of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers and sisters- in-law, Greg and Carmen King, David and Alicia McKinney and Phillip Jefferson, all of Kankakee, Andrew and Loretta Jefferson of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Rufus and Prathuang Jefferson of Baltimore, Md., Elvis Jefferson of St. Louis and Albert Boston of Chicago; his mother-in-law, Helen Johnson; a special aunt, Odessa Jefferson; brothers-in-law and spouses, Julius and Jayne Gibson of Japan and Lee and Alicia Johnson of Kankakee; sisters-in-law and spouses, Doris and Terry Collins of Minneapolis, Delphine and elder Kevin Thomas of St. Anne, Gwenette and Anthony Ennis of Aberdeen, Md., Beverly and Erron Hall of Momence and Jackie Johnson of Kankakee; and special friends, Moses and Toygela Collins.
His father, grandparents, uncles and aunts are deceased.
Mr. Jefferson was a supervisor/ precisionaire for Super Kmart.
He was affiliated with Wilson Memorial of God in Christ.
He enjoyed barbequing and music.

Alfred Dahlquist

MILFORD - Visitation for Alfred L. Dahlquist, 52, of Coloma, Mich., and former area resident, will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Memorials may be made to the Coloma Lions Club.
Mr. Dahlquist died Tuesday (June 29, 1999) at his home, following a long illness.
He was born July 6, 1946 in Danville, the son of Alfred W. and Delorus Smith Dahlquist.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sue Lyon, whom he married in 1967; his mother of Columa; one son and his fiancee, John Dahlquist and Sonya Pipkins of Coloma; a grandson; special friends, Jim and Sherry Polashak of Coloma; and his father- in-law and mother-in-law, Chet and June Lyon of Milford.
His father died in 1984 and a daughter, Anna Mary Dahlquist in 1975.
Mr. Dahlquist was employed at American National Can Company in Hoopeston before transferring to the Coloma area in 1976.
He enjoyed playing cards, the Chicago Bears, Cubs and Bulls.

Virginia Shulz

Virginia Shulz, 88, formerly of Bourbonnais, died Wednesday (June 30, 1999) at Manor Care Nursing Center in South Holland, Ill.
Services are tentatively set withvisitation on Monday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais and a funeral Mass celebrated Tuesday morning at Maternity BVM Church.

Dorothy Beherns

CLIFTON - Visitation for Dorothy Eloise Beherns, 88, of Clifton, formerly of Raub and Kentland, Ind., will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Segur- Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Lee Bacchi will officiate.
Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Raub, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Beherns died Tuesday (June 29, 1999) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton.
She was born March 27, 1911 in Ashkum, the daughter of Elmer and Mayble Nelson Hull.
Her first husband, Henry Beherns, whom she married Feb. 1, 1930 in Danforth, died June 29, 1963.
Edward Beherns, whom she married Feb. 2, 1974, died in January of 1998.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry E. and Marilyn Beherns of Wolcott, Ind. and Lloyd H. and Reta Beherns of Danville; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Two Brothers and two grandchildren are deceased.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Clifton.
Mrs. Beherns was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Kentland, Ind.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, music and flowers.

Betty Pfingsten

CRESCENT CITY - Betty Pfingsten, 71, of Crescent City died Wednesday (June 30, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Crescent City, where she was a member.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the donor's choice.
She was born Nov. 2, 1927 in Crescent City, the daughter of George and Mary Eilts Frohling, who are deceased.
Her husband, Marvin Pfingsten, whom she married June 19, 1948 in Crescent City, died April 26, 1985.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Barb Pfingsten of Crescent City; one brother, Robert Frohling of Watseka; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and John Trumble of Crescent City; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ed and Mona Post of Crescent City.
A graduate of Crescent grade and high school, she enjoyed reading and playing dominoes.

Martha Alison

WATSEKA - Martha Elizabeth Alison, 84, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Watseka area, died Tuesday (June 29, 1999) at Mariner Health Center in Clearwater.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Baier Funeral Home, Watseka, was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are two daughters, Gloria Ingram of Clearwater and Ann Olano of McCall, Idaho; three sons, Howard Ray Walker of Idaho, David Walker of Berthoud, Calif. and Jerry Walker; nine grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth VanGronigen of Ohio.

George St. Germain

WATSEKA - George H. St. Germain, 76, of Watseka, died today (July 1, 1999) at Iroquois Resident Home.
Arrangements are pending at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.

James McGrath

MANHATTAN - James I. McGrath, age 60, late of Manhattan, died Wednesday (June 30, 1999) at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years, the former Kathleen Loughran; one son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Mary McGrath of Jackson Township; one daughter and son-in-law, Carleen and David Hilty of Manhattan; four grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Joan M. Ginter of Oklahoma and Dorothy and James Bernhard of Manhattan; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rita McGrath of Manhattan, Frances ''Sadie'' Loughran of Plainfield and Edward and Maureen Loughran of Shorewood; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, James A. and Dorothy Ritchel McGrath; one brother, Edward McGrath; father and mother- in-law, Frances and Marie Dwyer Loughran; and a sister-in-law, Maureen A. Helfrich are deceased.
Mr. McGrath was owner of McGrath Realty and was currently an agent for Coldwell Banker Honig Bell. He was past director of the First National Bank of Manhattan; past president of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Manhattan Lions Club and St. Joseph School Athletic Board.
He was a former member of St Joseph Parish Council and St. Joseph School Board.
He was a member of Irish American Society of County Will, Knights of Columbus and Providence Catholic High school Patrons Club; Co- chairperson of Manhattan Centennial celebration of 1986; member of Will County Board of Realtors; fundraiser chairman for the Bishop Blanchette Library for Providence Catholic High School; past leader for Explorer Scouts; past coach for St. Joseph Basketball and Manhattan Baseball.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Forsythe Funeral Chapel in Manhattan, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Playround Fund or Providence Catholic High School.

Carlene Davis

WATSEKA - Carlene M. Davis, 69, of Watseka, died Wednesday (June 30, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Baier Funeral Home, Watseka and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Watseka Baptist Church. The Revs. Richard Reeder, Paul Mounts and Avery Willson will officiate.
Burial will be in Branson Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 21, 1929 in Carthage, Mo., the daughter of Carlo and Ida Mae Peek Sanders, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Theodore M. Davis, whom she married April 29, 1962 in Kansas City, Mo.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ted and Sherry Davis Jr. and Earl Davis, all of Missouri; step-daughter, Etta Marie Taylor of Missouri; one sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Samuel Maddox of Alabama; one brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Joann Sanders of Missouri; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Her brother, J.C. Sanders and one stepson, Gregory Lloyd Davis are deceased.
Mrs. Davis was a high school counselor, working for 52 years.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a former member of Watseka Baptist Church.
She enjoyed reading, playing piano, singing and cooking.

Pauline Reed

REDDICK - Pauline Reed, 76, of Reddick, died Wednesday (June 30, 1999) at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.
Arrangements are pending at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, South Wilmington Chapel.

Herman Kramer

MANTENO - Herman ''Doc'' Kramer, of Manteno, died Wednesday (June 30, 1999).
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone. Pastor Barbara Lohrbach will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 29, 1927 in Kankakee, the son of LeRoy and Bonnie Wright Kramer, who are deceased.
Mr. Kramer was a professional truck driver and he retired in 1992 from Liquid Transport Corporation in Indianapolis.
Surviving are his wife, the former Beverly ''Toots'' Eyler of Manteno, whom he married July 23, 1950 in Steger; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Kramer of Peotone; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in- law, Ira and Ruby Kramer of Bradley; two sisters and one brother-in- law, Dora Sorenson of Kankakee and Jenny and Chuck Richardson of Newburg, Ore.
A son, Garold H. Kramer died in 1976. Two brothers are also deceased.
A veteran of World War II and Korean War, he served in the Army.
He was a member of the Shriners and was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite.

Bonnie Dunlavey

Bonnie Dunlavey, 62, Bourbonnais, died today (July 1, 1999) at her home.
Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. Arrangements are pending.

Florence Enos

Florence Enos, 91, of Kankakee, died today (July 1, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.

Lois Reynolds

Lois Reynolds, 64, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (June 30, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.