John L. "Jack" Podkulski
Age 63 years, passed away June 14, 2004 at his home. Late of New Lenox.
He was born on April 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL. Resident of New Lenox for the past 18 years, formerly of Alsip, IL. He was self-employed as a sign painter for 45 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Sandra L. (Flodin) Podkulski; three sons, John, James and Dustin; and one daughter, Pamela Garcia; three brothers, Edward Podkulski, Donald Podkulski and James Ziokowski; and one sister, Susan Ziokowski.
Preceded in death by his parents, John and Florence (Runion) Podkulski; and two brothers, Ronald Podkulski and Thomas Ziokowski.
Family will receive friends Saturday, June 19, 2004 from 9 AM until time of services at 11:30 AM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, Cedar at Francis Roads. Private interment will take place.
KURTZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Cedar at Francis Rds
E.C. Donald "Bud" Sievert
Age 76, at peace after a brief battle with cancer, Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at his son's home in Elwood. Lifelong resident of New Lenox. Born February 11, 1928 to the late Elmer C. and Minnie (Brookman) Sievert. Local farmer and retired from Caterpillar after 30 years in 1982. Graduate of Joliet Central High School and was a member of the Farm Bureau of Livingston County.
Survived by three sons, Steve (Donna) Sievert of Plainfield, Lee (Barbara) Sievert of Elwood and Dan Sievert of New Lenox; two daughters, Sue (Ken) Swearengin of Colorado and Sandy Sievert of Joliet; one sister, Eileen (Bob) Welsh of Florida; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Norman Sievert; and one grandson, William Sievert (1992).
Family will receive friends at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel, Thursday, June 17, 2004, 9 AM until time of services at 11:30 AM with Rev. Doug Hoag officiating. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet would be appreciated.
KURTZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Cedar at Francis Rds, New Lenox
Christine M. Szypulski
Age 34, passed away suddenly Sunday, June 13, 2004 at Silver Cross Hospital. Late of New Lenox.
A loving wife, mother and daughter, she is survived by her husband, Michael Szypulski; a son, Jacob Michael Szypulski; a brother, Robert Anthony (fiancee', Melissa Harvey) Moll; a sister, Tamara Jean (Brian) Carter; her parents, Dr. Robert and Janet (Schultz) Moll; mother-in-law, Aurelia M. Szypulski; two sisters-in-law, Susan Allman and Carol Cybor; two nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Christine was formerly a teacher of children with special needs at Martino Junior High School, New Lenox and a member of St. Jude Church. She was born in Oklahoma City, OK, living in New Lenox the past 20 months coming from Mokena.
Family will receive friends at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel, Cedar at Francis Roads, New Lenox Thursday, 2 to 8 PM. Services 10 AM Friday, June 18, 2004 to St. Jude Church for a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 AM. Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery. Memorials to the family would be appreciated.
KURTZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Cedar at Francis Rds.
Robert "Bob" Thomas
Age 83 of Wilmington, passed away June 15, 2004 at Walnut Grove Retirement Center, Morris. Formerly of Lockport and Shorewood. Born in Lockport March 28, 1921 to the late Herbert & Ida (King) Thomas.
Preceded in death by a daughter, Bobette Mohalick-Granacki (2003) and two brothers, John and Charles Thomas.
Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jayne (Wraith) Thomas; three children, Tom Thomas of Boise, ID, Scott Thomas of York, ME and Vernette Thomas of Wilmington; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; also survive.
Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army/Air Force in the European Theater as a Radio Operator/Side Gunner on a B24 Bomber, receiving many decorations and citations. A graduate of Lockport High School, 1939. Former Teamster AFL-CIO Chicago Truckers Union Local with Treloar Co., Ruan Co. and Quality Carriers of Chicago. Former Chief Engineer of Troy Fire District, member of Shorewood Lions, and Life member of Lockport V.F.W. Former owner/operator of Al & Bob's Taveran, Shorewood.
At Bob's request, Cremation rites will be accorded with private inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, with Military Honors, by the U.S. Air Force and Lockport V.F.W. Honor Guard. Memorials in his name of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the:
FREITAG FUNERAL HOME
700 East Kahler Road
Patti G. B'Leoo
Age 60. Went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 15, 2001 at Loyola University Medical Center. Born in Philadephia, PA and a resident of Joliet for over 30 years. A hostess for the Joliet Country Club for over 20 years.
Surviving are her four loving daughters, Denise Brown Pesevento of Joliet, Darcie Brown B'Leoo of Bartonsville, PA, Debra Brown of Joliet and Dori Brown of Williamsburg, VA. Beloved grandmother of Brooke and Justin Uzzolino, Michelle Brown and Bryan Kuta. Dearest Great grandmother of Ricky Melgarejo, Angel Lopez and Haven Crump. Her longtime devoted companion, Chelo Pacheco of Joliet.
Preceded in death by her parents, J. Gilberta and Blanche B'Leoo.
At her request, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial Services for Patti G. B'Leoo will be Tuesday, June 19, 2001, 7 PM at the West Chapel. Family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday from 4 PM until time of services at:
FRED C. DAMES WEST CHAPEL
3200 Black at Essington Rds
Edmund W. Ebert
Late of Frankfort. Beloved husband of Velma nee Barten whom he married on December 23, 1942, she passed away on May 27, 1996 after 53 years of marriage. Loving father of Bruce (Diane) of Mokena, Dale (Fiancee, Lynn) of Elwood and Dianne (Robert) Schultz of Frankfort. Fond grandfather of Matt (Denise), Lee Ann (Bret) Taylor, Geri (Mark) Johnson, Craig Schultz, Todd Schultz, Bryant, Lisa and Joel. Proud great grandfather of Jessica Lee Taylor. Dear brother of Chester (late Dorothy), Carl, Roy (Marion) and Irene (William) Smith. Preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Caroline; brothers, Walter, Harold (Lois) and Lewis (Lois). Dearest brother-in-law of Lillian (Leroy) Seggebruch, Loretta (Raymond) Seggebruch, Marie (Wilbur) Brookman, Virgil (Angela) Barten, Millie (Orville) Barten, Shirley Kuebel and Fern (Harold) Barten. Lying in State Wednesday from 10:00 AM at St. Peter United Church of Christ in Frankfort. Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II with the Engineering Depot in Africa, Iran, Italy and France. Life Member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Frankfort Senior Citizens, Frankfort VFW, Farm Bureau, Volunteer at Valley View Nutri Center. Past Grand Marshall of Frankfort Fall Festival. 50 year member of Local 50. Retired from the Baumgartner Construction Co. Visitation Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Vandenberg Funeral Home, 19604 S. Wolf Rd, Mokena. Memorials to the Velma and Edmund Ebert Scholarship Fund at Lincoln-Way High School or the St. Peter United Church of Christ.
Loved by everyone and a friend to all.
Linda M. Holman nee Decesaro
Linda M. Holman nee Decesaro of Joliet, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Sunday, June 17, 2001. Age 57.
Survived by her husband of 36 years, James W., two daughters, Debra Guseck of Coleman, WI and Cheryl (Armondo) Ibarra of Joliet; a son, Timothy Holman; four grandchildren, Kelly and Kevin Guseck, Anita and Denise Ibarra; her mother, Emma Decesaro; and a brother, Lloyd (Sandra) Decesaro both of South Bend, IN. Also a niece and a nephew.
Born in Gulfport, MS and has lived in Joliet for past 24 years. She was secretary and senior program co-ordinator at Faith Bible Church.
Funeral Services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd, Tuesday, June 19 at 11 AM with Pastor Jay Furnlind officiating. Interment will be in Lovington, IL on Wednesday. Memorials to Faith Bible Church will be appreciated. Visitation Monday 5-9 PM.
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 Black Rd.
Donald W. Kinnett, Sr.
Donald W. Kinnett, Sr. "Pops". Late of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001. He was born August 19, 1933 in White Plaines, KY to the late Howard C. (Hermine A.) Kinnett. Moved to Mt. Pulaski, IL at an early age, and served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U. S. Army. Mr. Kinnett was employed with The Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, Mobil Car Wash, McLuckie Oil Co. and the Kemlite Co.
He is survived by five children, Donald, Jr. (Kathryn) of Coal City, IL, Jane (the late Chuck) Ptacek and Kelly (Mitch) Rohles, both of Diamond, IL and John and Patrick of Wilmington, IL; 11 grandchildren, Megan, Brendan and Griffin Kinnett of Coal City, IL, Kristine and Dayna Ptacek of Diamond, IL, Kerri and Josh Kinnett of Lake Zurich, IL, Mitchell Pahlke and August and Andrew Rohles of Diamond, IL and Camiren Kinnett of Wilmington, IL; a brother, Terry Fisher of Mt. Pulaski, IL; and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kay Rose, nee Moore, (1987), whom he married on May 2, 1956 in Mt. Pulaski, IL; a brother, Merlin Kinnett; and sons-in-law, Charles Ptacek and Kevin Pahlke.
Friends may call at the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington on Monday, June 18, 2001 from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Service will then be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, IL.
Memorials to Kuzma Care Cottage or charity of donors choice appreciated.
REEVES FUNERAL HOME
219 North Joliet Street
William D. Lumpkin
Late of Wilmington, IL, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Provena St. Joseph's Hospital, Joliet, IL. Age 28 years.
Born in Chicago October 8, 1972 to Clifford and Wanda Lumpkin.
He was employed at Lincoln, at the park, in Naperville, IL.
Survived by his parents; two sisters, Susann Alice (William) Starbuck of Godley, IL and Lisa Lucille (Bob) Howe of Decatur, Ind; paternal grandmother, Laura Lee Lumpkin of Lily, Kentucky; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at Coffee County Funeral Home, Manchester, Tenn, Monday, June 18. Interment Methodist Cemetery, Hillsboro, Tenn. Tuesday, June 19th.
Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington is in charge of arrangements.
REEVES FUNERAL HOME
408 W. Washington, Morris
Jackie L. Moore "Senator"
Age 71. Thursday, June 14, 2001 at his late residence in Urbana. Born in Arkansas and a long time Joliet area resident before retiring to Champaign, IL in September of 2000. Retired from Akzo-Nobel Manufacturing after over 32 years of service as a chemical engineer.
Preceded by his wife, Joan B. Moore (1992); mother, Eveie (nee Rushing) Moore; father, Avery (Dolly) Moore; two sisters, Laura J. Willard and Mildred P. Brent; one brother, J.D. Moore.
Survived by his loving daughter, Kimberly G. and supportive son-in-law, Jon Kersey of Urbana, IL; three grandchildren, Kenneth (Martha) Kersey of El Paso, TX, Uriah Kersey and Charity Kersey both of Urbana; one great-granddaughter, Alyshia Kersey; three sisters, Ruby Smith, Charlene Phelps and Kathy C. Renteria all of Beloit, WI; three brothers, Don (Reva) Moore of Hammond, CA, Kenneth (Shannon) Moore of Madisonville, LA and Bobbie J. (Nancy) Moore of Orlando, FL. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Jackie L. Moore will be Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 11:00 AM at the West Chapel. Pastor Doug Richards officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at:
FRED C. DAMES WEST CHAPEL
3200 Black at Essington Rds.