Nell Pegelow (nee Rowston), 83, of Villa Park, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 at Alden-Naperville Healthcare Center in Naperville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 29, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park with Rev. Thomas Sanders officiating. Interment was at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst.
Mrs. Pegelow was mother to Patricia (Dennis) Bolt and Susan (John) Vrchota; and grandmother of Judith (James) Zientara and Brian Vrchota. She was preceded in death by her husband, John.
Mrs. Pegelow had been a retail clerk before her retirement.
Joseph H. Poehling, 55, of Villa Park, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at home.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 2, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, to Mass at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park. Interment will be at St. Michael's in Wheaton.
Mr. Poehling was husband to Anna; father of Andrew; brother of Marge (the late Forest) Brown, Dorothy (Edward) Nalley, and Alberta (the late Herschel) Reagan; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Herman (Martha), and brother-in-law, Stephen (Lillian) Majewski.
Mr. Poehling was an electrical lineman and a member of the Local #9 IBEW. He was a member of the U.S. Navy Seabees and served in Vietnam. He was a past commander of the Bellwood VFW Post #5801 and a member of the Villa Park VFW #2801.
Ellen Adella Richter (nee Adolphson), 91, of Lombard, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998 at Lexington Health Care Center in Lombard.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at Peace Lutheran Church, 21W500 Butterfield Road in Lombard. Interment will be private.
Mrs. Richter was mother of Janice (Ted) Baran and Don (Jean); grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of three.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard.
Maurice Scaccia, 87, of Wheaton, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at the Tabor Hills Health Care Facility.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. Interment was at Wheaton Cemetery.
Mr. Scaccia was husband of Suzanne; father to Michael (Eliah), and Philip (Carolyn); grandfather to two; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Scaccia was born on Feb. 5, 1911 in Melrose Park. He worked at the Melrose Park Post Office until serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked for 25 years at Joseph's Building Supplies.
Before moving to Wheaton where he lived for 22 years, Mr. Scaccia was a longtime resident of Lombard and became an active environmentalist and helped to clean up the DuPage River. He was known as a gentle man who enjoyed reading and the arts.
Memorials would be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076; or to the Adult Day Center, 4727 Main St., Lisle, IL 60532.
Herman A. Seemann, 86, of Lombard, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 at Tabor Hills Health Care Facility in Naperville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with Rev. Carole Willer from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Villa Park officiating.
Mr. Seemann was father to H. James (Suzanne), and Edward (Martha); and grandfather of five. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura, and his granddaughter, Laureen.
Mr. Seemann was a resident of Lombard from 1952 to 1995. He was a 1944 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He also received a BA from IIT. He had formerly been active with the IIT Alumni Association.
Mr. Seemann had retired from the White Cap Company in Chicago after 30 years. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lombard.
Memorials would be appreciated to the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Altar Guild, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL 60148, or to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604-1197.
Roy E. Smith, 84, of Lombard, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at Beacon Hill Retirement Home in Lombard.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park to services at Beacon Hill Retirement Center in Lombard. Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport, Ind.
Mr. Smith was husband of Georgia; father to J. David (Dorothy), Charlotte (Bill) Flynn, and Alex (Max) Hedley; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of two; and brother of Elinor Richards, Warren, and Harriet Hardeman.
Mr. Smith was a mechanical engineer for Packard Instrument Company in Downers Grove until his retirement.
Donald V. Stevens, 55, of Villa Park, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Mr. Stevens was husband to Ann Marie; father of Lisa (Stephen) Baker, and Lori (David) Follis; son of Marian (the late Leonard); brother of Leonard (Dorothy), George (Jeanne), Thomas (Linda), Ronald (Lynn), Richard, and Mariann (Thomas) Orr; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Stevens was a produce clerk for a retail food store and a member of the UFCW Local 1540.
Memorials would be appreciated to the American Diabetes Association.
Hugh Francis McCarron, 82, of Lombard, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard. Interment will be private.
Mr. McCarron was the husband of Catherine "Kay" Frances; father of Mary (Robert) Milas and John; grandfather of four and uncle to four nieces and one nephew.
A longtime resident of Lombard, Mr. McCarron was known by many factory foremen across the Chicago area and Midwest as "Mr. Screw Machine." Until his retirement in 1978, Mr. McCarron was a field service engineer for the Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co., a Providence, R.I.-based maker of precision machine tools.
Mr. McCarron was born in North Providence R.I. in 1916 and was a volunteer firefighter, and later, chief, of the Fruit Hill Fire Department. During World War II, he served as a U.S. Navy firefighter stationed at Sampson Naval Station in upstate New York.
After the War, Mr. McCarron returned to Brown & Sharpe. In 1957, he was transferred to the company's Chicago Regional Office.