Charles F. Chevillon, 81, of Lombard, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at home.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 11, at the Community Presbyterian Church, Lombard.
Mr. Chevillon was the husband of Vivian, and brother of David.
Mr. Chevillon was a veteran of World War II, having served as a supply officer in Fort Richardson, AK. He earned the rank of chief warrant officer, and was awarded the Legion of Merit. He left Alaska in 1948, and lived in San Diego and St. Louis before moving to Lombard, where he lived for 37 years.
Mr. Chevillon was primarily known as the developer of the "Sip and Puff" quadriplegic wheelchair, and was manager of Aamed, Inc., Forest Park, for 20 years. He was president and director of MED, a group of dealers who developed new products to aid the handicapped.
Memorials to Community Presbyterian Church, 1111 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148, or LaRabida would be appreciated.
William Gebel III
William "Billy" R. Gebel III, 20, of Lombard, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 at Lombard.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 2, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 3, at Lombard Gospel Chapel, Lombard, with Rev. Harry Williams officiating. Interment is private.
Mr. Gebel was the son of William Jr. and Donna Gebel, father of Kennedy Taylor Maas Gebel, grandson of Mary F. Gebel of Lombard, and brother of Kitty and Michelle. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Gebel Sr.
Mr. Gebel was a graduate of Glenbard East High School and worked as a carpet installer for Apostrophy Images.
Steve Karellas, 43, of Villa Park , died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Humes Funeral Home, 320 W. Lake St., Addison. Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst.
Mr. Karellas was the father of Christina and Nicole; son of Peter and Mary Karellas; and brother of Lou (Lois), Rita (Ken) Knuth, Kathy Spelson, Georgia, Helen (Frank) Budzisz, Gus (Jeannie), and Christine (Harol) Logaras; dear friend of Debbie; and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Scott-North Shore Chapels, 1104 Waukegan Road, Glenview.
Dr. Angelo J. Lazzara, 77, of Westmont, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000 at home.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 25, at Notre Dame Church, Clarendon Hills. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Dr. Lazzara was the husband of Mary Carmen; father of Lucille (Steven) Struckman, Jack (Bernadette), and Lydia (Raymond) Veselsky; grandfather of four; brother of Angeline (Valerio) Bellucci; and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Dr. Lazzara was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and worked as an optometrist for 43 years in Lombard, Chicago, and Villa Park. He was a member of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce in Lombard, and loved to play golf.
Memorials to Advocate Hospice, 205 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 225, Park Ridge, IL 60068 would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Modell Funeral Home, 7710 S. Cass Ave., Westmont.
Arthur E. Prell, 92, of Bensenville, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 1, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 2, at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst.
Mr. Prell was the father of Paul (JoAnn) and Dennis (Marian) of Lombard; grandfather of five; and great-grandfather of two. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma.
Mr. Prell was a resident of Bensenville for the past three and a half years. He had retired from M&M Mars Candy Company, Inc. where he was a candy maker for 45 years.
Memorials to the Lutheran Hour, St. Louis, Mo., or the Lutheran World Relief LCMS would be appreciated.
Helen C. Schmidke, nee Schultz, 84, of Lombard, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 2, with Mrs. Schmidke lying in state at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, until the time of the service at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lombard. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace.
Mrs. Schmidke was the mother of Lois Geffe and William B. Jr.; grandmother of two, great-grandmother of one; and aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William B.; and nine brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Schmidke was a resident of Lombard since 1947. She was a member of the senior Bible class at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church as well as the Mary Martha Guild and the Ladies' Aid.
Memorials to the church, at 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL 60148 would be appreciated.
Valerie T. Schmitz, nee Chwalek, 85, of Villa Park, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 at home.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 24, with Mass at St. Alexander Catholic Church, Villa Park. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Mrs. Schmitz was the mother of John E. (Rosemarie) and Helen V. (James) Chevrier, grandmother of one, great-grandmother of one, sister of Dolores (Joseph) Piekos, and aunt of several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Sr.; and sister, Eleanor (Frank) Kondor.
Mrs. Schmitz was a retired silk presser for a dry cleaning company, and a member of the Villa Park and York Township seniors groups.
Catherine Vogel, nee Capone, 85, of Oak Brook, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, with Rev. Bert DeJong of Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church officiating. Interment was private.
Mrs. Vogel was the mother of Barrett, Robert (Carol), and Carolynn (Jack) Van Namen; grandmother of six; great-grandmother of one; and sister of eight. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert.
Memorials to Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463 would be appreciated.