Local Obituaries

Local Obituaries for August 17, 1999


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Helen Nickens

Visitation for Helen ''Bonnie'' Nickens, 43, of Kankakee, will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at Second Baptist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Tyler Prude will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 8, 1955 in Kankakee, the daughter of William and Helen Gandy.
She was a 1973 graduate of Eastridge High school and enrolled in nursing courses at Kankakee Community College.
She married Terrence Nickens in 1980. Mrs. Nickens worked as a laboratory technician for the Henkel Corporation and retired after nine years of service due to her illness. She also worked at The Cook Nuclear Plant for two years and served as a union steward, receiving several awards on the job for team efforts and safety.
Surviving are two sons, Terrence Tate and Matthew Nickens and a daughter, Candice Nickens, all of Kankakee; two brothers, William Price of Kankakee and David Gandy of Dalton; her mother, Helen Gandy; stepfather, Cornell ''Bobby'' Greene; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Jill Gandy, Constance and Gordon Hines and Debra Greene, all of Kankakee; a special friend, Debbie Anderson Green; two grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Her father is deceased.
She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and other games and working on the computer.

Alfred Reiman

CARBONDALE - Alfred L. Reiman, 81, of Carbondale, died Saturday (Aug. 14, 1999) in Marion.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Walker Funeral Home in Hurst, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial, Murphysboro.
Memorials may be made to V.A. Hospice, 2401 W. Main, Marion, Ill.
He was born Aug. 6, 1918 in DeSoto, Ill., the son of George and May Whitson Reiman.
Mr. Reiman had been a mechanic at Swindell Motors in Carbondale and worked for a number of years at Phelps Dodge Aluminum in Murphysboro.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.
His wife, the former Nettie Lou O'Neal, died Sept. 29, 1985.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carmen and Chuck Anders of Clifton and Kristie and Mike Mayer of Chesterfield, Mo.; four grandchildren, Krista Anders of Memphis, Tenn., Brad and Amanda Anders and Mathew Mayer, all of Carbondale and Melissa Mayer of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Vesta Lilly and Aldeana Piquard, both of Hurst; and one brother, Ervin Reiman of Carbondale.
Preceding him in death were three infant sons, three brothers and three sisters.
(Pd.)

John Kambic

John G. Kambic, 74, of Kankakee, formerly of Indianapolis, died Monday (Aug. 16, 1999) at Miller Healthcare Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tezak Funeral Home in Joliet.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church in Joliet with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kambic had been a security guard at an Indianapolis newspaper.
He was born Nov. 20, 1924 in Joliet, the son of John and Elizabeth Nemanich Kambic, who are deceased. Also preceding him in death were one sister, Marie and Three brothers, Bernard, Walter and Robert.
Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ted Synowic of Romeoville; and nieces and nephews, some from the Kankakee area.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army in Italy and Germany.

Harry Harms

BEECHER - Harry Harms, 83, of Beecher, died Sunday (Aug. 15, 1999) at the Anchorage of Beecher Nursing Home, Beecher.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today at Hirsch Funeral Chapel, Matteson, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wed-nesday.
Burial will be in Skyline Mem-orial Cemetery, Monee.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid, Matteson, to the family or to the donor's choice.
He was born April 20, 1916 in Tinley Park, the son of Henry and Anna Ohlendorf Harms.
Mr. Harms retired after 26 years of service at Cardox/Chemtron in Monee and a lifelong career in farming.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Evelyn Gardner; two daughters and one son-in-law, Beverly and Dennis Gribbins of Peotone and Mary Lou Jamieson of Monee; a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Lois Harms of Beecher; two sisters, Clara Schrank of Tinley Park and Loraine Blume of Matteson; seven grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a son, Ronald Harms; three sisters, Lillian Kampe, Elsie Marquardt and Rose Stege; and a brother, Emil Harms.

Roy Hudson

MOMENCE - Roy E. Hudson, 54, of rural Momence, formerly of Grant Park, died Sunday (Aug. 15, 1999) at the Lansing Municipal Airport in Lansing, following an accident.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Wednesday until the 8 p.m. services at Hub Funeral Chapel in Grant Park. The Rev. Charles Anthony will officiate.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Skyline Memorial Cemetery in Monee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Nov. 27, 1944 in New Market, Ala., the son of Virgil and Willie Scott Hudson.
A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served in the Army.
Mr. Hudson was employed as a truck driver at Witvoet Trucking Company in Lansing.
He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
He also was a member of various motorcycle clubs.
Surviving are his special friend, Sue Bruns and her two children, Lonna and Zachary of rural Momence; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, LaVerne and William Preston and Bernice and Gerald Wehrmann, all of Grant Park and Abe Cleveringa of Vienna; one brother and sister-in-law, Francis R. and Emilia Hudson of Vienna; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Bonnie Cleveringa; and his grandparents.

Barbara Thompson

GARY, Ind. - Barbara A. Thompson, 55, of Gary, Ind., formerly of Kankakee, died Thursday (Aug. 12, 1999).
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday at Gatlings Funeral Home, 10133 S. Halsted St., Chicago.
Services will be at noon Thursday with burial in Burr Oak Cemetery.
She was born April 7, 1944 in Chicago the daughter of Lee Ella Williams and Howard Martin.
Ms. Thompson was an employee of the U.S. Postal Services.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harrel and Sue Thompson of Gary, Ind. and Don-L Thompson of New Orleans, La.; two grandchildren; her mother Lee Ella Mayes of Racine, Wis.; three sisters, Ethel Smith of Chicago, Mildred Rogers of Flint, Mich. and Dorothy Wakefield of Seattle, Wash; four brothers, Tyrone Mayes and Howard Martin, both of Racine, Wis., Curtis Mayes of Knoxville, Tenn. and Darryl Ferguson of Milwaukee, Wis.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
One son, one brother, her father and grandmothers are deceased.
She enjoyed traveling, cooking and sewing.

Helen Chobar

Visitation for Helen M. Chobar, 86, of Manteno, will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Manteno, where she was a member. Burial will be in the church cem-etery.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Mrs. Chobar died Sunday (Aug. 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born May 22, 1913 in Manteno, the daughter of Phillip and Nancy Nixon Moran.
Mrs. Chobar retired from Manteno State Hospital, where she worked in the clothing department.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Stan Brinkman of Kankakee; two grandchildren, Michael and Barbara Brinkman of Phoenix, Ariz. and James Brinkman of Springfield; and two great-grandchildren, Tara and Brooke Brinkman.
Preceding her in death were two sisters, Maude Lockie and Irene Trudeau; and two brothers, Francis and Bernard Moran.
She was a former member of Manteno Book Club and listened to the Books for the Blind.
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Victoria Loggins

Victoria Marie Hudson Loggins, 37, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (Aug. 11, 1999) following a long illness.
She was born April 14, 1962 in Chicago, the daughter of James McKinley Hudson and Vera Marie Mitchell.
She was a 1980 graduate from St. Anne Community High School and attended Alabama State College.
During her life she was a resident of San Diego, Calif., where she worked as a certified nursing assistant.
Surviving are her husband, James Loggins, whom she married in 1992; one son, Leonard Sims of Virginia; oen daughter, Teromina of Kankakee; one sister, Valerie Hollis of Kankakee; five brothers, James Hudson Jr. of Chicago, Jackie Hudson of San Diego, Calif., and William, Calvin and Julius Hudson, all of Hawaii; four aunts; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, one sister, Verna Hudson and one brother, Vernon Hudson are deceased.
Visitation and services will begin at noon Wednesday at W.W. Jackson Funeral Home, 2701 West 63rd St., Chicago. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery.
She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
She enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.

Kenneth Holderman

Kenneth Holderman, 38, of Kankakee, died Monday (Aug. 16, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.

Julias Dybicki

Julias A. Dybicki, 83, of Kankakee, died Monday (Aug. 16, 1999) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Friday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Charles Wheeler, at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where he was a member.
Cremation rites were ac-corded.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Feb. 10, 1916 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Barney and Mary Dybicki.
His wife, the former Jean Babinski, died in 1993. He and his wife operated Stans Tavern.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army and was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans.
He helped out with a bowling league for the disabled.
Surviving are one brother-in-law and his wife, Daniel and Rosemary Babinski of Bradley; one brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Jean Dybicki of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
Also deceased are two brothers, Edward and Alfred Dybicki.

Esther Clevenger

AROMA PARK - Esther M. Clevenger, 74, of Aroma Park, died Monday (Aug. 16, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
She was born April 2, 1925 in Macon County, the daughter of Martin and Mary Endrizzi, who are deceased.
Her husband, Joseph Clevenger, whom she married Sept. 26, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo., died May 19, 1997.
Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Lessie Clevenger Jr. and Terry and Mary Clevenger, all of Bourbonnais, and James and Brenda Clevenger and David and Cindy Clevenger Sr., all of Kankakee; one daughter and son-in- law, Mary and Bill Prairie of Bradley; two sisters, Burnett (Ray) Goff of Decatur and Grace Schront of Decatur; three brothers and two sisters, John and Ann Endrizzi of St. Louis, Rudy and Beverly Endrizzi of Elberto, Ala. and Martin Endrizzi of Decatur; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
A granddaughter is deceased.