Priscilla J. Giovenco (nee Rufus)
Age 68. At rest Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center. Born in Joliet, IL.
Survived by her loving son, David (Karen) Giovenco of Oregon; two granddaughters, Sarah and Michelle.
Preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Josephine Rufus.
Retired as a legal secretary. At Priscilla's request, cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
TEZAK FUNERAL HOME
1211 Plainfield Rd. Westside
From where Chapel services will be held Sunday, June 23 at 4:00 PM. Pastor Dean Sloniger officiating. Visitation Sunday 2:00 PM until time of service.
Margaret H. Journigan
Age 70 years, died Monday, June 17m, 2002 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.
Born in Joliet, a lifelong resident.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; one daughter; and one great-grandson.
Margaret is survived by her devoted husband, Roosevelt; three sons, Roosevelt, Jr. (Lisa), Michael (Donna) and Ronald Journigan; two daughters, Marianne Wallace and Gigi Journigan; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Rebecca Williams; and one brother, William Simpson; nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services Saturday, 6:00p./m. at Range Funeral Home. Pastor Dean Sloniger officiating. Visitation, Saturday from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the Chapel.
RANGE FUNERAL HOME
202 SO. EASTERN AVE.
John A. Junck
John A. Junck, age 85, died June 5, 2002 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born October 17, 1916, in Ogden, Iowa to John D. Junck and Katherine Ehlers Junck.
He graduated from Iowa State University in 1939 in mechanical engineering. He worked nearly his entire professional career at Caterpillar Tractor Company, initially in Peoria then in Joliet. He and his family lived in Joliet from 1953 until his retirement in 1978. He was married to Dorothy Wheeler from 1943 until her death in 1970; together they had four children. He was then married to Regina "Jeannie" Birchler McKenzie from 1973 until her death in 1994.
He is survived by his four children: Susan K. Zimmerman of Lansing, MI, Ronald L. Junck of Phoenix, AZ, Larry Junck of Ann Arbor, MI and Peg Morrison of Parker, AZ; two step-sons: Patrick McKenzie of Westchester, IL and Michael McKenzie of Indianapolis, IN; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is survived also by one brother and two sisters, all in Iowa and by his brother-in-law, Jack D. Wheeler of Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters.
He will be remembered for being calm and steady in the face of any storm. He was infinitely patient and very devoted to his family. Ever the engineer, he loved to fix things. He was awarded first place in a competition by the Society of Automotive Engineering in 1964 for the best article submitted; his was entitled "Hydraulic System for an Earthmoving Scraper". He was a founding member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Joliet, and he served that church in many capacities for over 20 years.
A memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 1, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Parker, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Junck Memorial Fund at Messiah Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1576, Parker, AZ 85344, or to the John Junck Memorial for engineering scholarships, Iowa State University, ISU Advancement Center, 2505 Elwood Dr., Ames, IA 50010.
Angela (Oden) McKee
Age 51 years. Died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the University of Chicago Hospital. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at the Carter Funeral Chapel, Chicago.
She was born on April 9, 1951 in Chicago. She leaves to mourn and cherish her loving memory, her parents, Sarah and Jefferson McKee, her husband, Willie Oden, her five children, Edward (Natasha), Eddie, Charlene, Angelique and Sandra, three sisters, Mary Bryant (Bernard), Patricia Steels (Lawrence) and Betty Butler, three brothers, Jake, Edward and Zachary, 12 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
George Blesch, age 81 at rest June 21 at Riviera Manor Nursing Home in Chicago Heights. Lifetime resident of Lemont formerly employed with Union Oil.
Dearest brother of Evelyn Kramp of Hayward Wis. and the late Francis (Irene) of Lemont. Fond uncle of Lyle, Terry and John Kramp, Marietta Benda, Bonita Glader and Noretta Griffin.
Preceded in death by his parents George and Nora.
Visitation Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Gerharz Funeral Home, 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Mass St. Patrick Church, Lemont 10:00a.m. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123.
Walter R. Braham
Age 67. Friday, June 22, 2001 at Silver Cross Hospital.
Survived by his loving wife, Shirley (Koch) Braham; children, Phillip (Laura) Braham, Karl (Laurie) Braham and Angela Murrell; step-daughters, Susan Smith, Lynette (Guy) Bernhard, Bonnie Reichhardt and Beverly Reichhardt; twelve grandchildren; brother, Emmer (Jenoise) Braham of WV; sister, Wanda Richards of FL along with nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lena (Hull) Braham.
Born in Parkersburg, WV, Joliet resident since 1967. Retired from Ecolab in 1996 after 22 years of service. Walter's family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Jane and the staff at the Silver Cross ICU.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 25, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-7 p.m.
1500 Black Rd., near Midland
Naomi Corsini (nee Larson)
Of Joliet, passed away at Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 21, 2001.
Survived by her daughter, Pamela S. Corsini and her son, David F. Corsini, both of Alexandria, VA. A sister-in-law, Alice Boresi of Coal City, IL. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephew and cousins.
Preceded in death by her husband, Frank S. Corsini (June 6, 1976), her parents, Elmer and Barbara J. Larson.
Graduate of Silver Cross Hospital School of Nursing and North Central College. Retired from Silver Cross Hospital since 1986. Past President of the Illinois Nurses Association-Region Two, Past President of the Joliet Community Services Council, Chairman of the Illinois Cancer Society-Nurses Division, Chairman of the Will/Grundy Cancer Society, Chairman of the Illinois Society of Volunteer Directors, Past President of Catherine Gaffney Circle Kings Daughters, Member of Silver Cross Hospital Retiree Committee, Silver Cross Celebrity Spotlight and Silver Cross Caring Committee, Member of Widows of Medinah Nobles, Women's Club of Joliet, Member of Grace United Methodist Church. Recipient of the February 22, 2000 Joliet Rotary Club Silver Eagle Award in appreciation for many years of continuously giving of herself to make life better for others.
Funeral Services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 10:00 AM. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery.
Memorials to Silver Cross Hospital Cardiac Care/Rehabilitation Unit or Grace United Methodist Church will be appreciated. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM
2320 Black Rd.
Richard C. Dahl, Sr.
Age 86, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2001 at Rush MacNeal Loyola Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale.
A lifelong resident of Rockford, educated in the Rockford schools and retired Rockford Police Officer after 23 years of service. He owned the Standard Oil Gas Station at 11th and Charles in Rockford for many years.
Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lucille (Nee Kline) Dahl of Minooka; three children JoAnne L. (Alex, deceased) Molnar of Minooka, Annette N. Stewart of Germantown, MD, and Richard C. (Cheryl) Dahl, Jr. of Machesney Park, IL; grandchildren, Susan (William) Brisbin of Minooka, Sally Skiotes of Minooka, Sherry Blatti of Shorewood, Michael P. Skiotes of Joliet, Andrea (Anthony) Nacci of Germantown, MD, Joseph Testa of Foot Hill Ranch, CA, Gregory (Bridgette) Stewart of Chicago, Rebecca (Michael) Gardner of Orlando, FL., Richard Dahl of Orlando, FL., and step grandson, Duane Kasting of Rockford. Numerous great-grandchildren also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents, Charles B. and Frances (nee Boe) Dahl. He was the nephew of the late Ervin F. Boe.
No visitation, private cremation. Memorials to Loyola Burn Center, 2160 S. 1st Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, or Rush MacNeal Loyola Specialty Hospital, 5601 S. County Line Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521 would be appreciated.
BLACKBURN-LANAGAN FUNERAL HOME
Constance A. DeAngelis "Connie"
Age 65. At rest Friday, June 22, 2001 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.
Survived by two sisters, Virginia (Jack) Raley of Plainfield and Irene DeAngelis of CO; brother-in-law, Robert (Phyllis, deceased) Znidarsic of Joliet. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by her parents, Serafino and Angela (nee Alberico) DeAngelis; one sister, Phyllis Znidarsic.
Constance was born in Joliet, resided in Crest Hill most of her lifetime. Retired in 1998 from Provena St. Joseph Medial Center Pharmacy after 43 years of service.
TEZAK FUNERAL HOME
1211 Plainfield Rd.
The family of Constance A. DeAngelis invites relatives and friends to join them for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne Catholic Church of Crest Hill Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 1 P.M.
Julia Marie Fordonski
Age 85, in Joliet, IL on March 19, 1916 passed away on June 22, 2001 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center after a lingering illness.
Preceded in death by parents Aloysius and Josephine Pucel; infant daughter, Fordonski; brothers, Aloysius J., John and Frank Pucel; grandson, Sean Fordonski; and sister-in-law Eleanor Pucel.
Survived by husband, Leonard Fordonski; son, Eugene (Kathleen) Fordonski; daughter, Janice Fordonski; grandson, Michael (Geno) Fordonski; sister, Josephine Malnar; sister-in-law, Helen Pucel; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Member of K.S.K.J. Society. Cantigny Post 367, Womens Auxiliary, St. Joseph Rosarians Club. Employed at Seron Manufacturing Company for 32 years and Joliet Clean Towel Service.
TEZAK FUNERAL HOME
1211 PLAINFIELD RD. JOLIET, IL
From where Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 25, 2001 at 10:00A.M.to St. Joseph Catholic Church of Joliet for a mass of Christian Burial at 10:30A.M.
Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2:00 to 4:00p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00p.m.