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Paula Tedrahn of Cloverdale, Ill.
Funeral services for Paula Tedrahn (nee Elbert), 82, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle. Born March 4, 1916, she died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at her home.Burial will be in Wheaton Cemetery. She was the wife of the late Earl; mother of Thomas, Russell and Harriet Tedrahn and Marilyn Tyler; sister of Elda (the late Eugene) Rolf and the late Erwin (Marilyn) Elbert; grandmother of three; and great-grandmother of three. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of DuPage. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 415 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. For information, (630) 510-0044.

Philip Ariola of South Barrington
Prayers for Philip Ariola, 84, formerly of Melrose Park, will be said at 9:15 a.m.Tuesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W.Golf Road, Schaumburg. Mass will follow at 10 a.m., at St. Theresa Church, 465 N. Benton St., Palatine. Born Jan. 22, 1914, in Naples, Italy, he died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, in Hoffman Estates. Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Mr. Ariola was a former owner, breeder and trainer of thoroughbred race horses under the name Air View Farm. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Olga Ariola (nee Huschik); sons, John (Marti) and Anthony (Noreen) Ariola; grandsons, David and Michael Ariola; brother, Sam Ariola Jr.; and sisters, Ann Eboli, Josephine Ariola and Antoinette (Peter) DiLillo. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 882-5580.

Barbara A. Atkins of Naperville
Services for Barbara A. Atkins, 47, will be held at 8 p.m. today, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren, Naperville. Born Oct. 11, 1951, in Pomona, Calif., she died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at Edward Hospital, Naperville. Interment will be private. Mrs. Atkins came to Naperville from Simi Valley, Calif., in 1990. Upon relocating to Naperville, she immediately became involved in the Ranch View School community, where her daughter, Alicia, attended kindergarten through fifth grade.She coordinated the RedRibbon Week Drug Awareness Program for several years, served as the Learning Center coordinator of volunteer programs, and assisted in the Ranch View School musical productions.The Ranch View teachers and students could always depend upon Mrs.Atkins to help out in any way in the classroom.She particularly enjoyed coordinating the room mother activities for all the school parties. Mrs. Atkins' volunteer efforts were recognized in many ways, including receiving the Those Who Excel Award for Community Service.At Ranch View School she will be remembered most for her commitment to children and her delightful laugh that warmed the hearts of staff and students alike. Mrs. Atkins' commitment to animals and nature was evident in many of the things she did at Ranch View School. She often brought in pets for `show and tell,' which once included a severely injured kitten to help the children understand about safety with animals. Mrs. Atkins was a member of the Back on the Track group at Edward Hospital Health Center and of the Ranch View Home and School Association. Surviving are her husband, John S. Atkins, and daughter, Alicia Atkins, both of Naperville; father, Miles Burd of Marietta, Calif.; mother, Barbara Burd of Cambria Pines, Calif.; brothers, Richard Burd of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Steve Burd and Ryan Burd, both of Marietta; sisters, Gail (Randy Records) Green of Garden Grove, Calif., and Ilene (Paul) Roundtree of Anchorage, Alaska; and grandmother, Gladys Haggard of Bellinda, Calif. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials in Mrs. Atkins' name may be made to the National Breast Cancer Coalition, 1707 L St. NW, Suite 1060, Washington, DC 20036. For information, (630) 355-0264.

Lowell W. Best of Willow Lake Estates, Elgin
Memorial services for Lowell W. Best, 81, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, at St. James Episcopal Church, West Dundee. The Rev. Brian Couvillion, rector, will officiate. Born in Jasper, Ala., Jan. 18, 1917, the son of John J. and Minnie Henson Best, he died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in St. James Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery. Mr. Best was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 1st Armored Division in North Africa and Italy. He was active with the Sherman Hospital Ostomy Support Group and was a volunteer cancer visitor.Formerly, he had been a 20-year member of the Teamsters Local. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lois Grau Best, whom he married June 1, 1946; daughter, Patricia of West Dundee; grandson, Charles of West Dundee; sister, Lola Volkmann; and brothers, Ray, Joe (Dorothy), Warren (Rose) and Edward (Trudy). He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Florence; and brothers, Hartley and Berton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the St. James Episcopal Church, the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, Barrington. Arrangements were made by Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. For information, (847) 426-3436.

Bruno J. Biagini of Lake Villa
Services with a Mass of Christian Burial for Bruno J. Biagini will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Bede Church, 36455 N. Wilson Road, Ingleside. Born in Chicago to Nello and Carmella (nee Parenti) Biagini, he passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Mr.Biagini moved to Lake Villa in 1952 and was a member of St. Bede Church in Ingleside. During World War II, he served in the Army infantry reconnaissance under General Patton. Before his retirement, he worked as a candy maker for Andes Candies of Delavan, Wis. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Biagini (nee Moretti), whom he married Dec. 26, 1943, in Chicago; sons, Bruce J. (Fran) Biagini of Macomb, Barry J. (Pam) Biagini of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Brian J. Biagini of Lake Villa; stepson, John David (Colleen) Biagini of Pell Lake, Wis.; sister, Lena (Joseph) Scelfo of Burbank, Ill.; sister-in-law, Joann Moretti of Chicago; and grandchildren, Jeffrey, Timothy, Sarah, Adam, Christopher, Michael, Kimberly and Joseph. He was precededin death by his parents and brothers, John and Joseph Biagini. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St. (Route 83), Antioch. Those desiring may make contributions to the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Chicago, Ill., in his memory. For information, (847) 395-4000.

George M.Bravos of Des Plaines
Services for George M. Bravos, 19, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Born Oct. 19, 1979, in Des Plaines, he died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove. He was the son of Michael and Tasie; brother of Helen (Pete) Dedeoglou, Christ (Kathleen) and John (Phyllis); and uncle of Jordan, Danielle, Anastasia, Annie and Michael. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W.Lawrence Ave.,Norridge. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. For information, (708) 456-8300.

Aubrey L. Burgess of Naperville
Services for Aubrey L. Burgess, 76, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, from Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St.,Naperville, going to St.Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff Road, Naperville, for funeral services at 10 a.m. Born April 28, 1922, in Washington, D.C., he died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at the Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville. Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Naperville. Mr.Burgess had retired from the Borg-Warner Corporation in 1984 and had begun his own patent law practice, finally retiring in 1995.He had served on the board of directors at Edward Hospital and had also served as a member of the Naperville Plan Commission. He enjoyed traveling and playing bridge. Survivors include his son, John A. (Ann) Burgess of Streamwood; daughter, Margaret (Jay) Johnson of Naperville; grandchildren, Michael, Timothy and Christopher Burgess, and Meghan, Lauren and Allison Johnson; brother, Earle Burgess of Virginia; and sister, Jeanne (Ralph) Heitmuller of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet H.Burgess; and parents, James C. and Stella Burgess. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Thomas Hospice, 7 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL 60521, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 601, Naperville, IL 60566, would be appreciated. For information, (630) 355-0213.

Harriet M. Carlyon formerly of West Chicago
A memorial service for Harriet M. Carlyon, 80, most recently of Jacksonville, Fla., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at First United Methodist Church of West Chicago. The Rev. Dave Haley will officiate. Born Aug. 4, 1918, in Oak Park, she passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Arbors Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville.Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, West Chicago. Mrs.Carlyon had lived in West Chicago for 43 years before moving to Florida in 1990.She was employed by Born's Picture Frames of West Chicago for many years, was a member of the First United Methodist Church of West Chicago, taught Sunday school and was active in the U.M.W. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Carlyon Jr.of Jacksonville and David (Candy) Carlyon of West Chicago; grandchildren, Michelle Carlyon of Tampa, Fla., Christopher Carlyon of Jacksonville and Scott Carlyon of West Chicago; sisters, Florence Smith and Gevevieve Schroeder; and brother, Robert (Myrtle) Parke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Carlyon Sr., in January. Contributions in Mrs. Carlyon's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of West Chicago. Arrangements were made by Norris-Walen Funeral Home, (630) 231-0060.

Curtis M. Clark of Bloomingdale
Visitation for Curtis M. Clark, 80, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today, at Martin Funeral Home, Ltd., 333 S. Roselle Road, Roselle.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, in Elton, La. Born June 28, 1918, in Flagler, Colo., he died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Glen Oaks Medical Center, Glendale Heights. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Elton. Mr. Clark was a former engineer for Ductile Iron Pipe. Surviving are his sons, Curtis J. (Sherry) Clark of Helena, Ala.,and Michael C. Clark of Bloomingdale; daughter, Cynthia (Larry) Munyon of Montrose, Colo.; and granddaughters, Rachel and Tanya. He was precededin death by his parents; wife, Velma Clark; brother, Dale Clark; and sister, Mildred Lammon. For information, (630)529-5751.

Georgia E. Coppock of Arlington Heights
Georgia E. Coppock was born July 23, 1907, and died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare. She is survived by her daughter, Willene (Robert) Ward; son, John C. (Patricia) Coppock; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. Services and interment will be private. For information, (847) 253-5423.

Marguerite Devine of Libertyville
Funeral services for Marguerite Devine, 97, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Born Oct. 25, 1900, in Kansas, she died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Libertyville Manor. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery. She lived in Chicago for a short time before purchasing a farm in Nixa, Mo. She owned and operated the farm for many years before retiringto live in Libertyville for the past 10 years. She was a former member of the Catholic Parish in Springfield, Mo. Surviving are her son, Edward (Constance) Devine of Libertyville; grandchildren, Cathleen (Thomas) Rasnic of Elmhurst and Brian (Karen Kambara) Devine of Portland, Ore.; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Kirsten and Samuel Rasnic; nieces, Geneva (Joseph) Baldwin and Laurene Roche; and nephew, Robert Latta. She was preceded in death by her husband,Edward M. Devine Sr. in 1993; and seven brothers and sisters. Friends of the family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Masses in Mrs. Devine's memory would be appreciated. For information, (847) 362-3009.

Anthony J. Filipovitch formerly of Des Plaines
Anthony J. Filipovitch, 76, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Mountain Towers Healthcare Center. He was born March 13, 1922, in Chicago, and had lived there since 1996, with prior residence in Detroit, Mich. As a youth, he lived in Des Plaines. Mr.Filipovitch was employed by Ford Motor Company for 30 years.He was a plant manager in Dearborn, Mich. and consulted for Ford Operations in Argentina, Mexico, England and Germany. His design for the River Rouge Iron Foundry Line is in the collection at the Smithsonian Institute. After his retirement, he volunteered with the Retired Executive Corps of America and consulted in China. Mr.Filipovitch is survived by his wife, Valerie Filipovitch of Cheyenne, whom he married in 1945; daughters, Diane Carel of Stirling, N.J. and Connie Filipovitch-Sarmiento of Cheyenne; sons, Anthony Filipovitch, Jr. of Mankato, Minn., Kurt Filipovitch of Carlsbad, Calif., Matthew Filipovitch of Modesto, Calif.and Stephen Filipovitch of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, David Filipovitch and his parents, Conrad and Rose Filipovitch. Arrangements were made by Wiederspahn-RadomskyChapel of the Chimes. For information, (307) 632-1900

Christine Anna Giacomin of Palatine
Funeral services for Christine Anna Giacomin (nee Seeger), 74, formerly of Kenosha, Wis., will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Proko Funeral Home, 5111 - 60th St., Kenosha, Wis. Born June 15, 1946, in Kenosha, Wis., the daughter of the late Louis and Nancy (nee Altomare) Seeger, she died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh. Interment will be in Greenridge Cemetery. Mrs.Giacomin was a past member of Memorial United Methodist Church of Kenosha and of Ward Presbyterian Evangelical Church, Livonia, Mich., where she served as a deacon. Currently, she had been a member of Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights. She expressed her love for others through her enjoyment of cooking and in return was loved by many. She relentlessly gave of her precious time and her precious self. Surviving are her husband, Abelindo Giacomin, whom she married June 15, 1946, in Kenosha; son, Vincent Giacomin of Palatine; daughter, Elena Giacomin-Dennis of Santa Fe, N.M.; sister, Frances Zuehlke of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Tyra, Elizabeth, Cara and Anthony; and son-in-law, Joe Dennis. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Friends may call today at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church would be appreciated. For information, (414) 654-3533.

Sophia Golda (nee Paras), 82, of Barrington, died Sunday, Oct. 25. Arrangements were made by Stirlen-Pieper& Davenport Funeral Home, Barrington, (847) 381-3411.

Viola Virginia `Ginny' Jensen of Inverness
A memorial service for Viola Virginia `Ginny' Jensen (nee Miller), 78, of Inverness for 37 years, will be held at 10 a.m.Friday, at First United Methodist Church, Palatine. Born Dec. 17, 1919, in Vinton, Iowa, she died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998.Interment will be at 11 a.m.Saturday, in Westview Cemetery, LaPorte City, Iowa. Virginia grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where she met John Kenneth Jensen. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1941, and taught elementary school for several years before marrying Captain Jensen in 1944.She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and a 60-year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. When Virginia's John `Jack', their two sons, daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren gathered on special occasions, they often joked with her saying `Look what you started!' Family was most important to Virginia and she relished the times when all could be together. `Grammie's' house was always a favorite place for the grandkids to go and holiday time was especially fun. Virginia's devotion to her family was further evidenced by her dedication to continuing her extensive genealogical research begun years ago by her father, Kenneth Duane Miller. Virginia was an enthusiastic competitor and loved to play bridge and golf. She enjoyed tournament play and won many trophies.She will be remembered by her many friends for her active participation in Palatine and Fremd High School Boosters and her faithful membership at Palatine Methodist Church. Survivors include her loving husband John; sons, John Jr. (Mary) and Kent (Margaret); and grandchildren, Philip, Andrew, Brian, Joanna (of Cincinnati, Ohio) and Karin (Randy), William, Tovey and Brady (of Adrian, Mich). Her generous spirit and loving support will be sorely missed. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday, at the church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010. Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Palatine. For information, (847) 358-7411.

Jaqueline Knewitz, 11, of Lily Lake, died Saturday, Oct. 24. Arrangements are being made by Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, (630) 365-6414.

James G. Lindsey of Arlington Heights
Prayers for James G.Lindsey, 81, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd.,1520 N.Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Mass will follow at 10 a.m., at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Born May 20, 1917, in Chicago, the eldest son of Loyola M. McGowan and Robert Lindsey, he died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights. Burial will be private. Mr. Lindsey worked as a radio engineer for Motorola for more than 26 years until he retired in 1968.He then owned Norgetown Cleaners in Arlington Heights from 1968 until 1982. He was a graduate of Lane Technical High School and Loyola University. James was a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister.Despite debilitating physical handicaps, he was active in the Boy Scouts for more than 40 years. He was a loving husband and father, anda faithful advocate of the Roman Catholic faith. James will always be remembered for his deep religious sentiments, his spontaneous and unique sense of humor, his love of children, his passion for photography and his pioneering involvement with the latest in technology. He is survived by his wife, Edna M. Lindsey (nee Horky).James and Edna joyously celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept.4, 1998, with their nine children, Geoffrey (Antonia nee Fusco), Susan (Joseph) Adams, Kevin (Danuta Blum), Denis (Kathleen nee Langan), Patricia Michelsen, Barbara Thorsen, Michael (Teresa nee Sergani), Penelope (David) Carson and John; and 19 grandchildren, Eric and Michael Lindsey, Christine, Denise, Shawn and Amanda Adams, Patrick McDonough, Faye and Michael Lindsey, Charis, Marcus and Claire Michelsen, Megan, Alec and Kelly Thorsen, Justin, Rachel and Nicole Carson, and Jacqueline Fronczak. He is also survived by his cousin, Muriel Grathen. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and William E. Lindsey. Visitationwill be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to St.James Catholic Church. For information, (847) 253-0168.

Frank B. LoMonaco of Gurnee
A Mass of Christian Burial for Frank P. LoMonaco, 73, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Gurnee. Born July 20, 1925, in Castildarcia, Sicily, Italy, hedied Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Provena St. Therese Medical Center, Waukegan.Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery following the services. Mr. LoMonaco came to the United States in 1928 and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., until 1942, when he moved to Waukegan and later to Gurnee. After graduating from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1946, he worked for ASW and went on to become plant manager for Johns Manville in Waukegan, Fort Worth, Texas, and at the world headquarters in Denver, Colo., where he retired in 1982. He then worked at Riechel and Drews from 1983 to 1989. Mr. LoMonaco was a former member of Immaculate Conception Church and most recently was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church.He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Gurnee Council, Northern Chapter #1 Association for Facilities Engineering, and John Mansville Retirees in Waukegan and Denver. Survivors include his wife, Dolores `Dolly' LoMonaco (nee Niemi), to whom he was married in 1949; children, JoMarie (Gavino) Zarate of Sugarland, Texas, Peter (Vikki) LoMonaco of Lake Forest, Linda (Steve) Neely of Sugarland and Gary (Angela) LoMonaco of Bartlett; grandchildren, Marisa and Sean Morgan, Brittany, Lauren, Cody and Josie LoMonaco, and Monica and Michael Neely; brothers, Vincent (Elizabeth) LoMonaco of Coral Gables, Fla., and William (Jean) LoMonaco of Wheaton; sister, Vilma (the late Van) Seveska; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter F.and Josephine LoMonaco; and niece, Mary Jo LoMonaco. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. For information, (847) 244-1155.

Laura Q. Lyle of Glen Ellyn
Mass for Laura Q. Lyle, 60, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Michael Catholic Church, West and Illinois St.,Wheaton, leaving from the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Born in Chicago on July 17, 1938, she died Sunday, Oct.25, 1998, in Wheaton, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs.Lylegraduated from the University of Illinois and recently received a Ph.D.from State University of New York.She wasa longtime supervisor for the Northern Illinois division of the Department of Corrections, and was past president of Illinois Correctional Association.She began her career as a parole officer serving the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Mrs.Lyle is survived by her mother, Edith Quinn of Wheaton; husband, Delbert Lyle of Glen Ellyn; twin daughters, Martine Lyle and Michele (Roger) Anderson, both of South Elgin; two grandsons, Quinn and Drew Anderson; and dear friend, Gail Wilhelm of Hilton Head Island, S.C. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N.Main St., Wheaton. Memorials may be directed to the Jimmy Fund of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02155. For information, (630) 668-0027.

Matthew L. Mersch formerly of McHenry
Services for Matthew L. Mersch, 77, of Spring Hill, Fla., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Windridge Funeral Home, Ltd., 104 High Rd., Cary. The Rev. Roger Schneider of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of McHenry will officiate. Born Aug. 21, 1921, in Chicago, he died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla. Burial will be in Windridge Memorial Park in Cary. A retired engineer for Universal Oil Products of Des Plaines, he was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Spring Hill. He was the husband of the late Jeannee Timmons; father of Larry (Lee) of McHenry, Kevin of Spring Hill, Tom of Spring Hill, and Karen (Mark) Smith of Vandenberg AFB, Calif.; brother of George (Florence) Mersch of Westchester, Ill., Anne (Joseph) Bavuso of Orlando, Fla., Marge (William) Lorenzi of Oviedo, Fla. and Elizabeth Cwik of Chicago; and grandfather of five. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, call toll free (800) 870-9648.

Timothy S. Miles of Elgin
Memorial services for Timothy S. Miles, 39, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at St.John Neumann Catholic Church, St.Charles. The Rev.Robert Hoffman will officiate. Born May 16, 1959, in Elmhurst, the son of William and Amelia Watt Miles, he died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at home. Burial will be private. He was a graduate of Glenbard West High School class of 1977, and was a resident of Elgin for the past seven years. Survivors include his mother, Amelia Cate of St. Charles; father, William J. Miles Sr. of Florida; sister, Carol (Bob) Blaine of Coal City, Ill.; brothers, Thomas Miles of Florida and William J. Miles Jr. of Carol Stream; nieces, Sheri Miles, Katie, Leslie, Robyn and Tiffani Blaine; great-niece, Cassie Cort; and greatnephew, James Cort. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Leon Cate. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. For information, (847) 741-8800.

Jeannette Olson of Hanover Park
Services for Jeannette Olson (nee Murrin), 60, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg. Born Jan. 29, 1938, in Chicago, she died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, in Arlington Heights.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. She was the wife of Robert L.; mother of Corrinne C. (Michael) Donnell of Hanover Park; sister of Paul (Diane) Murrin of Wilmette, Larry (Rose) Murrin of Northfield and Sharon Ryan of Wauconda; grandmother of Michael and Trisha Donnell; and beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 882-5580.

Henry J. Pollacci of Roselle
Prayers for Henry J. Pollacci, 66, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Martin Funeral Home, 333 S.Roselle Road, Roselle. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St.Walter Church. Born Jan. 15, 1932, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at home.Burial will be in St.Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. A retired postal worker, he was the husband of Joan (nee Wisniewski); father of Michael of Roselle and Sandy (Ray) Fletcher of Roselle; grandfather of Tiffany, Raymond, Eric and Brad; and son of Antoinette Jones. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 529-5751.

George Reading Sr., 69, of Barrington, died Sunday, Oct. 25. Arrangements were made by Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, Barrington, (847) 381-3411.

Franciska `Irene' Rekich of Glendale Heights
Franciscka `Irene' Rekich (nee Kohnke), 67, passed awayon Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield. Born Dec. 2, 1930, in Bamberg, Germany, she was the wife of Emil F. Rekich and mother of Roy E. Rekich. Mrs. Rekich was a front desk clerk at the Glen Ellyn Y.M.C.A. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 N. Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. For information, (630) 653-7666.

William A. Rogers of Wheeling
Prayers for William A. Rogers, 72, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee Ave. (two blocks south of Dundee Road), Wheeling, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Born Sept. 25, 1926, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998. Burial will be in Maryhill Cemetery, Niles. Before retiring, Mr. Rogers worked as a purchasing agent for Scott Foresman in Glenview until 1985, and for Cole Taylory Bank of Wheeling until 1996. A longtime community activist, he was a member of the Wheeling Appearance Commission, the Enviromental Commission from 1976 to 1980, and was past president of the Wheeling Instrumental League from 1975 to 1976. Since 1985, Mr.Rogers had served on the Palwaukee Airport Commission, and formerly, he had served as a village trustee, from 1976 to 1993. Survivors include his wife, Anne M. (nee Uptmor); daughters, Deborah Rogers of Streamwood, Sandra (Christopher) Knight of St. Louis, Sharon (Jeffrey) Werneke of Grayslake and Nancy (Donald) Baraglia of Elmhurst; sister, Clare Busel of Wheeling; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 537-6600.

Jeanne F. Seeber of Elgin
Mass for Jeanne F. Seeber (nee Allgeier), 75, formerly of Des Plaines, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mary Church, Des Plaines. Born Jan. 7, 1923, in Oak Park, she died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. For ten years, Jeanne was a church secretary for St. Mary Church. She was the wife of the late Henry K. Seeber; mother of H. Kenneth (Josephine) Seeber Jr.of Herndon, Va., Mike (Deborah) Seeber of Omaha, Neb.,Laura A. (Robert) O'Connell of Lake Forest, Peggy E. (Alan) Pemberton of Streamwood, Patti M. (Tom) Monaghan of Elgin and the late Robert E. (Beverly) Seeber of Twin Lakes, Wis.;and grandmother of 13. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, Masses would be appreciated. For information, (847) 824-5155.

Emilia Sereda of Bartlett
Funeral services for Emilia Sereda, 77, will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Muzyka Funeral Home, 2157 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, and continue to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral for a 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Mrs. Sereda died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, after a short illness. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of 55 years of John; loving mother of Taras (Ann), Helen (Petro) Pawluk and the late Bohdan; and cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Sharon and Christopher Sereda and Christine and Natalie Pawluk. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, with Parastas (wake service) at 8 p.m. For information, (773) 278-7767.

Ann Sherman of Hoffman Estates
Funeral services for Ann Sherman will be held at 1 p.m.Tuesday, at The Piser Chapel, 9200 Skokie Blvd. (at Church Street), Skokie.Interment will be in Shalom Memorial Park. She was the beloved wife of Sheldon Sherman; dear mother of Brent (Kathy) Sherman, Denyce (Eugene) Rossi, Cary (Judy) Sherman and the late Lori; fond grandmother of Leslie, Eric, Jaime, Amanda, Kyle and Zachary; dear daughter of Helen Van Dam; and dear sister of the late Charlotte Blondin. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Goland-Orenstein-Sherman Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation, 820 Davis, #420, Evanston, IL 60201, would be appreciated. For information, (847) 679-4740.

Raymond J. Smith of Prospect Heights
Prayers for Raymond J. Smith, 71, will be said at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 411 Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights. Born March 20, 1927, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at home. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum, Des Plaines. A retired plumber and member of Plumbers Union Local #130, he was the husband of Joan M. (nee Bauler); father of Stephen (Jody), Lloyd (Gail), Jeffrey (Kathleen) and Patrick (Sally) Smith, Kathleen (Michael) Conter and Jeanette (Craig) Ricci; and grandfather of 20. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials to Hospice are preferred. For information, (847) 394-2336.

Davida S. Strauss of Lincolnwood
Services for Davida S. Strauss (nee Scher), 84, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Piser Original Weinstein Chapel, 3019 W.Peterson, Chicago.Interment will be private. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Strauss; loving mother of Richard (Jackee) Strauss and Jeanne (Jim) Copland; dear grandmother of Brian (Janine) and Lisa Strauss and Ted Rafferty; stepgrandmother of eight; treasured great-grandmother of four; and adored sister of Charlotte Lawrence. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions to ENH Hospice or charity of your choice, would be appreciated. For information, (773) 561-1890.

Elizabeth T. Vaughan of Glen Ellyn
A funeral Mass for Elizabeth T. Vaughan (nee Van Antwerp), 77, will be held at 10 a.m.Tuesday, at St. Petronille Church. Born Sept. 2, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., she died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Hospital. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton. A 47-year resident of Glen Ellyn, she was a dedicated homemaker and an active member of St.Petronille Parish. Survivors include her devoted and loving husband, John; children, John (Marilyn) of Plano, Texas, Patrick (Ellen) of Ann Arbor, Mich.,Jim (Debbie) of Evanston, Anne of Glen Ellyn, Tim of Chicago, Beth (Kevin) O'Connor of South Ogden, Utah and Carol (Mike) McDonald of The Woodlands, Texas; eight grandchildren; sisters, Sister Ellen Van Antwerp of Monroe, Mich.and Mary Burke of Pittsburgh, Pa.;brother, Arthur Van Antwerp of Memphis, Mich.;and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy; and grandson, Tyler McDonald. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd.,565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Petronille's School, 458 Hillside, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 or a charity of your choice. For information, (630) 469-0032.

Mary LaVerne Wells of Mundelein
Services for Mary LaVerne Wells, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Community Protestant Church, 418 N. Prairie Ave., Mundelein. The Rev. Kenneth Press will officiate. Born Oct. 17, 1910, in Libertyville, she died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at home.Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, following the services. A lifelong resident of Mundelein, Mrs. Wells had served as the Mundelein village clerk for 26 years. She was a member of Community Protestant Church and an active member of the Dorcas Circle. Survivors include her son, Dick (Lynn) Wells of Long Grove; grandchildren, Gary (Lorye) Wells of Lone Grove, Okla., Rhonda (Scott) Bast of Libertyville, Mark Hurley of Fort Worth, Texas, Lisa Lilly of Pilot Point, Texas, and Laura Rossof Jamestown, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Shea Wells, Bailee Bast and Colton Bast; and special friend, Bea Kiene of Mundelein. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul `Pudge' Wells, and daughter, Patsy. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave. (Route 176), Mundelein. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Protestant Church or to Condell Medical Center Hospice. For information, (847) 566-8020.


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