Local Obituaries

Local Obituaries for September 25, 1997


Henry Yunker

JOLIET - Henry William Yunker, 82, of Joliet, formerly of Chicago and Manteno, died Wednesday (Sept. 24, 1997) at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Friday until the 8 p.m. services, at Fred C. Hub Memorial Chapel, 1301 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights. The Rev. Paul Crolius will officiate.
Burial will be in Lake Mills Cemetery, Lake Mills, Wis.
Memorials may be made to Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manteno, where he had been an active member.
He was born July 9, 1915, in Chicago, the son of William Karl and Anna Kudgus Yunker. His parents; one son, William Yunker, who died in 1990; and one sister are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jeannette Weier; one son, George Yunker of Leominister, Mass.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Karyl and Dennis Seaver of Chicago Heights, Luella Czupryn of Wilmington and Roberta McGregor of Leominister, Mass.; one brother and sister-in-law, Oscar and Edna Yunker of DesPlaines; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Yunker retired from U.S. Steel South Works where he worked as an estimator. He also served as a volunteer fireman for the Sunny Crest Fire Department for over 16 years.

Raymond Mausehund

PEOTONE - Raymond J. Mausehund, 83, a retired farmer from Peotone, died Wednesday (Sept. 24, 1997) at Columbia-Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Rita Root will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger, Gary, Michael and Kevin Mausehund, Nick Saathoff, Dustin Johnson, Lorren Wendell and Don Burke Jr.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Feb. 9, 1914, in Peotone, the son of John and Clara Mankus Mausehund.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy F. Kaack, whom he married May 18, 1947, in Sollitt; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Jean Mausehund of Crystal Lake, Gary and Cheryl Mausehund of Monee and Michael and Bonnie Mausehund of Afton, Va.; one daughter, Donna Johnson of Manteno; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Alvin Mausehund of Manteno.
One sister, Lois Kurth, and four brothers, John Jr., Arthur, Robert and Franklin, are deceased.
He was a member of the Peotone United Methodist Church.
M. Mausehund was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Peotone American Legion Post 392.

Marcia Marie Charbonneau

Visitation for Marcia Marie Charbonneau, 58, of Bradley, will be from 1-2:30 and 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, by the Rev. Charles Wheeler at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the Kankakee County Training Center Foundation Fund.
Mrs. Charbonneau died Tuesday (Sept. 23, 1997) at St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born Feb. 20, 1939, in Kankakee, the daughter of Verl and Albertine Sicard Johnson. Her father died in January of 1983 and her mother resides in Bradley.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Lynnette Elam of Elkhart, Ind.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Cara Schultz and her fiance', Darryl Leonard of Kankakee, and Jeanie and Kevin Denoyer of Bourbonnais; seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Charbonneau was employed for 19 years at the Kankakee County Training Center as intake co-ordinator. She was Special Olympics co- ordinator of various events and volunteered to raise money for the training center. She was a foster parent for 15 years for the developmentally disabled people.
She was a Catholic.

Clarence Latham

MANTENO - Clarence Victor ''Jr.'' Latham Jr., 65, of Manteno, died Wednesday (Sept. 24, 1997) at St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel. Arrangements are tentatively set with visitation from 2-4 and 6-9 Friday and 11:30 a.m. services on Saturday.


Hebert Thomas

Hebert Thomas, 82, of Kankakee, died Monday (Sept. 22, 1997) at St. Mary's Hospital, after a long illness.
He was born Aug. 27, 1915, in Mount Pleasant, Tenn., the son of Oscar and Omie McNight Thomas.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Gate M.B. Church. The Rev. Ronald L. Bartlett will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Thomas was a self-employed carpenter and general contractor, working in Rockford and Kankakee.
Surviving are six sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Ethene Thomas of Kankakee, Ronnie, Donnie, Brady, Charles and Fely, and Fred Thomas, all of Rockford; four daughters, LaVonne Thomas of Rockford, Zsa Zsa Adams of Starkville, Miss., and Catherine Thomas and LeNora Goldsmith of Rockford; one sister, Frances Crossley of Kankakee; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Corrine Jefferies of Kankakee.
Five sisters, Marggie McGowan, Lorene Polk, Henrietta Gibson, Ruby Davis, Alma Johnson; one brother, Charles Thomas; and two grandchildren, are deceased.
Mr. Thomas visited many churches in the Kankakee area.
His hobby was carpentry in the building field.

Eugene Eberhart

BRACEVILLE - Visitation for Eugene E. ''Pete'' Eberhart, 72, of Braceville, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Don Leonard will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be at the Braceville- Gardner Cemetery at a later date. His nephews will be honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Mr. Eberhart died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at the Glenwood Care Center in Joliet.
He was born June 11, 1925, in Hobart, Okla., the son of Martin and Wilma Rasor Eberhart.
He was employed as an iron worker for Iron Workers Local 465 in Kankakee for more than 30 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of the Braceville-Gardner Cemetery Association Board, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge in Rapid City, S.D., and a past member of the Braceville Grade School Board.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, the former Elaine Fair, whom he married Jan. 30, 1954, in Gering, Neb.; one son, George Eberhart of Wilmington; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Peggy and Donald Murphy of Joliet, Kenna and John Haley of Pontiac and Erin Eberhart of Braceville; eight grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Tommie and Jean Eberhart of Linn Creek, Mo.; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Erma Cole of Lone Wolf, Okla., Dorthy Hartwell of McCook, Neb., and Bettye and Walt Wilson of Bandera, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, George, Jim and Martin Eberhardt; and six sisters, Marye Kutz, Laura Hartman, Virda Connelly, Florence Hunter, Edythe Cole and Hattie Goeringer, are deceased.

Virginia Boyer

M. Virginia Boyer, 76, of Bradley, died today (Sept. 25, 1997) at St. Mary's Hospital, following a six- month illness.
Arrangements are pending at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.

Merle Schwarz

LODA - Merle Schwarz, 71, of Loda, died Tuesday (Sept. 23, 1997) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Knapp-Miller Funeral Home in Paxton, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. The Revs. Joel Catlin and Dennis Hill will officiate.
Burial will be in Melvin Cemetery, Melvin.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, where he was a member; the American Lung Association; or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Schwarz was district sales manager for Central Soya in Fort Wayne, Indiana, retiring in 1988 after 40 years.
He graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 1948.
He was born March 26, 1926, in Kankakee, the son of Erich and Neva Gullett Schwarz. His parents are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie Clark, whom he married Oct. 9, 1949, in Melvin; one son, Michael Schwarz of Bloomington; one daughter, Peggy Carney of Ankeny, Iowa; six grandchildren; and one brother, Dale Schwarz of Roberts.
Mr. Schwarz was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a mason and a member of the Lake Iroquois Association.

William Small

BRACEVILLE - Visitation for William M. Small, 85, of Braceville, will be from 5-8 p.m. today at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Steve Kettelkamp will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville. Pallbearers will be Ron Manietta, John Small, Kevin Whelchel, Tom Favero, Bob Broucek and Carl Pohl.
Mr. Small died Tuesday (Sept. 23, 1997) at the Morris Hospital.
He was born Feb. 21, 1912, in Wilton Center, the son of John and Alfreda Strupel Small.
He was a retired construction laborer and farmer.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Germany for 2-1/2 hears and in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded ribobns, medals and four battle stars.
He was a member of the VFW in Dwight.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews and friends.
Deceased are five sisters, Edith Pelton, Fannie Reuter, Bess Patterson, Jennie Phillips and Laura Patterson; four brothers, John, George, Ernest and Thomas Small; and two brothers, who died as infants.