Elizabeth Anne (Benoche) Sperry
Elizabeth Anne Sperry, 74 of Sun City, AZ and a former resident of Naperville died Monday, March 26, 2001.
She was born June 6, 1926 in Burlington, Iowa. She worked at the Naperville National Bank for 35 years and retired to Arizona.
She is survived by a son Tom (Genny) Sperry of Peoria, AZ; two daughters Terri (Ron) Lesniak of Santa Cruz, CA and Sherri Sperry of Warrenville, IL; one brother George (Sharon) Benoche of CA; Fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Mary (nee Carlson) Benoche; her husband Bill Sperry and by one son Michael Lee Sperry.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 9:00a.m. at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren, Naperville, IL to a 9:30a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth, Naperville , IL. Interment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2001 from 3-8p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials in Mrs. Sperry's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Info(630)355-0264.
Edward P. Stallmann
Edward "Joe" P. Stallmann, 92, of Naperville, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Tabor Hills Healthcare Center in Naperville.
He was born October 5, 1908 in Aurora, the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Hetzel) Stallmann. Mr. Stallmann was a life long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and a graduate of St. Paul's Lutheran Grade School. He worked for many years on the church finance committee, was a member of the church choir, and was manager of St. Paul's Church League softball team for many years. Edward was employed at Lyon Metal Products as a supervisor for 45 years, until his retirement in 1972, and was a charter member of the Golden "K" of the Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Stallmann is survived by his wife of 69 years, Agnes Stallmann of Naperville; two sons: Duane (Rulee) Stallmann of Rockford and Dale (Evelyn) Stallmann of Aurora; three grandsons: Mark (Donna) Stallmann of Lombard, Kurt (Shih-Hui Chen) Stallmann of MA, and Dirk (Mary) Stallmann of WI; three step-granddaughters: Stephanie (Tom) Holland of Sugar Grove, Angela and Regina LaRocco, both of Naperville; a step-grandson, Michael LaRocco of Elgin; a great-granddaughter, Ava Stallmann of WI; two step-great-granddaughters: Dana Augustine of Lombard and Elizabeth Holland of Sugar Grove; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Stallmann of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a grandson, Kent Stallmann, in infancy; three sisters: Ida Kreinbrink, Minnie Diller, and Bertha Guth; and a brother, George Stallmann.
Visitation for Mr. Stallmann will be held on Friday, March 30,2001, at the Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway, (Rt. 25), Montgomery, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 31, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Jock Ficken will officiate with interment in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Montgomery. Mr. Stallmann will lie in state at church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Stallman's name to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Helen S. Anderson
Helen S. Anderson, 76 of Somonauk, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at Dogwood Health Care Center in Sandwich. She was born June 15, 1924 in Geneva, IL., the daughter of Oscar and Margaret (Streit) Soderdahl.
She married Glenn Anderson on June 30, 1945 in Batavia, IL. She lived her entire life in the Fox Valley, including Sugar Grove, Aurora and Batavia and had worked at Thor Power Tool, Dyna Color Corp. and Valley Ice Cream where she retired from in 1979. After retirement she taught C.C.D. classes at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Elburn.
She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Ward of Somonauk; two sisters, Genevieve (Bruno) Seraphin of Elburn and Patricia (Clifford) Hanson of Geneva; two brothers, John (Stella) Soderdahl of Florida and Donald (Joan) Soderdahl of Aurora; her brother-in-law, Edward Modaff ; and sister-in-law Shirley Soderdahl of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Lara Ward and Lawrence Ward; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Anderson in February of this year; her parents; two sisters, Helen's twin, Ruth Modaff and Agnes Theis; two brothers, LeRoy Soderdahl and Kenneth Soderdahl; her sister-in-law, Susan Soderdahl; two infant brothers; and two nephews, Scott and Dennis Soderdahl.
Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2001 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk with Fr. Donald DeSalvo officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM Saturday, March 31, 2001 at the Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk.
Helen lived with her husband, daughter and grandchildren and through the years of family closeness she passed on to us her love of life and caring for others. Her strength of character and hard work ethic taught us to be strong through life's challenges. We will miss her loving ways and sense of humor, her love of music and singing has left us and many others she has touched, with a song in our hearts. Her memory will live on in those who knew her best.
For further information, call the Turner Funeral Home, (815)498-2363.
Betty Jean Young
Betty Jean Young, 51, of Aurora passed away Sunday April 1, 2001 at her home.
She was born in Memphis, TN to "RC" and Gerdie Mitchell, Sr.. Betty was employed as a bus driver for Pace Fox Valley for almost 25 years. She spent many years with her long time companion Gene Autry Reynolds. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will deeply missed by her family, co-workers, and many, many friends.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory four sons: Jimmie Darden Jr., Sherman (Barbara) Darden Sr., Dexter (Cassondra Renee) Darden, all of Aurora; and Claiborne Young III of St. Petersburg, FL; two sisters: Edna (Herman) Turner of Aurora; and Annette (Jousha) Thomas of Memphis, TN; three brothers: RC (Bonnie) Mitchell Jr. of Batavia, IL; Larry (Christine) Mitchell of Memphis, TN; and Jerry Ware of Tunica, MS and ten grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; her mother Gerdie Mae Mitchell; one brother, Terry Mitchell and one sister-in-law, Juanita Ware.
Visitation will be from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001 at James Funeral Service, (630)851-6503.
Funeral Services will be in Memphis, TN at Owen & Son Funeral Home.
David W. Jelm
David W. Jelm, 38, of Somonauk, IL passed away Monday, April 2, 2001 at the home of his parents.
With a fierce determination and a gentle heart, David courageously battled cancer with the same humor and passion he demonstrated to his family, friends and love for racing. His final eight months will remain a legacy to all who knew him.
David will be sadly missed by his parents, Doyle and Betty Jelm, and sister, Cheryl Powell of Somonauk and sister, Karen (Marvin) Gudeman and nephews, Marcus and Brett Gudeman of Oxford, Indiana and his many loyal and faithful friends.
David was a 1980 graduate of Serena High School and a Veteran of the United States Naval Reserves. He was employed for the past ten years at DeKalb Implement. He was a member of the Serena Volunteer Fire Department, the Serena Methodist Church, the Occidental #40 AF & AM Masonic Lodge of Ottawa and the World Karting Association.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001 at the Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk with the Bishop Bob Combs and Elder Mike Combs officiating. Burial will be in Section Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, April 5, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Norway Speedway, and Valley West Community Hospital.
He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and his beloved dog, Bear.
Irene J. Johnson
Irene J. Johnson, 75, of Oswego Township, passed away Monday, April 2, 2001 at her home. She was born August 30, 1925 in Aurora.
Irene was especially fond of the music of Julio Iglesias and of following Michael Jordan's career with the Chicago Bulls.
Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer (Richard) Kames of Oswego Township; two granddaughters, Elisabeth Kames of Aurora and Brandy Kames of Dalton, Georgia; her sister, Anne Popovich of Bradenton, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Johnson; a granddaughter, Dusty Kames-Dixon; a brother, John and four sisters, Mary, Ethel, Elizabeth and Veronica.
Irene's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Ruth Sloan and Dinah Meyer, the nurses of Access Home Health Care, for their loving care and support.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park. Fr. Jerome L. Leake will officiate.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by The Daleiden Lake St. Mortuary. 220 N. Lake St. Aurora. 630-898-8634.
Durwood "Dean" Loeber
Durwood "Dean" Loeber, 64, of Montgomery passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2001 at his home. He was born January 21, 1937 in Aurora, the son of the late Elwood and Evelyn (Meyerhofer) Loeber.
Dean attended high school in Aurora. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Thor Power Tool and JB Industries.
Survivors include two sisters, Arleen (Howard) Purcell of Galesburg, IL and Linda (John) Gilbert of Coello, IL; two brothers, Bill and Edward Loeber both of Colorado; a brother-in-law, Donald Zastrow of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dean was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Zastrow.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery. There will be no visitation. Dean will be dearly missed by his close neighborhood friends and his bird "Bud". Arrangements were finalized by The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl, Aurora.
Robert J. Schele
Robert J. Schele, 76, of Aurora passed away Monday, April 2, 2001 at his home. He was born September 3, 1924 in Aurora, IL.
Robert was a Marmion alumni. He graduated form North Central College. Robert served in the Army during World War II. He retired from Pittsburg-DesMoine Steel in 1986. He was a member of St. Rita of Cascia Church.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine (LaFleur) Schele of Aurora; four sons, Gary (Kathy) Schele of Wisconsin, David Schele of Aurora, Robert Schele, II of Valparaiso, IN, and Brian (Cindy) Schele of Sandwich, IL; eleven grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan, Justin, David, Nick, Alison, Amy, Jennifer, Brianna, Courtney and Christian Schele.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Magdalene and John Schele.
Funeral from THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY will be Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. to St. Rita of Cascia Church at 11:30 a.m. Fr. Robert J. Willhite will officiate with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until funeral hour at THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, 630-898-8634.
John A. "Jack" Wayne
John A. Wayne, 77, of Yorkville, IL, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 Countryside Parkway in Yorkville. Funeral services for Mr. Wayne will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Helmar Lutheran Church in Helmar, IL
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes (630) 553-7611.
Philip F. Weissinger
Philip F. Weissinger, 67, of Big Rock, formerly of Naperville, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Edward Hospital. He was born April 27, 1933 in Mondovi, WI.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957. He was a Naperville resident over 38 years and a resident of Big Rock since 1995. He was a truck driver for Naperville Ready Mix and DuKane Precast. He was a member of the V.F.W. Judd Kendall Post #3873, Naperville Moose Lodge #1290, Knights of Columbus, Jefferson Club, DuPage Drifters and the Camping Club. Philip was an usher at SS Peter and Paul Church for 32 years.
Survivors include his wife, Carol (Modaff); daughters, Patti of Aurora, IL, Pam (Fiance Capt. Jim Fritzgerald) of Hampton, VA; sons, Steve (Lisa) of Big Rock, IL, Rob of Plainfield, IL and Mark of Naperville, IL; three grandchildren, Heather, Bill and Kimberly Weissinger; a brother, Roman Weissinger of Bloomer, WI; father in-law, Nick Modaff of Naperville, IL; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; sisters, Evelyn (Roger) Feeney of Olympia, WA and Arvella (Tom) Culler of Mammoth Cave, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roma and Barbara Weissinger and brothers, Kenneth and Bernard Weissinger.
Visitation will be Friday, April 6 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home. 44 S. Mill St. in Naperville. 630-355-0213.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 at SS Peter and Paul Church. 36 N. Ellsworth St. in Naperville. Interment will be at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery in Naperville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Gall Catholic Church Building Fund. 120 W. Shannon. Elburn, IL 60119.
Jason Wickwire, 82, of Darlington, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Sienna Crest Assisted Living Home in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. He was born April 8, 1918 in Byron, IL, the son of Archie and Edna Wickwire.
Jason graduated from Elburn High School in Elburn, IL in 1936 and later from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Jason married Lorraine Murphy in San Antonio, Texas in July 1944 and later married Patsy Rothstein on February 7, 1974 in Geneva, IL. He lived most of his life in northern Illinois. He worked at DuKane Corporation in St. Charles, IL as a systems analyst. After his retirement in 1983, he moved to Waupaca, WI. In 1999, he moved to the Darlington area.
Jason, achieving the rank of Sergeant, served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII as a propeller and engine specialist. He was stationed at both Boca Raton, FL and San Antonio, TX. Before being drafted in 1942, Jason, while working for the War Dept., opened an aeronautics school in Wichita Falls, TX, instructing trainee WWII pilots to fly.
Jason is survived by his wife, Patsy in Iola, WI; one daughter, Margo (Jim) Kautz of rural Darlington; one step-son, Owen Smith of Oakland, CA; one brother in-law, Gerald Henderson of Elburn, IL; four grandchildren, Kimberly (Mike) Bakalars of Madison, WI, Steve Kautz of Darlington, Laura Kautz of Verona, WI, Sara Kautz of Darlington; one niece, Darlene (Keith) Johansen of Climax Springs, MO; one nephew, Donald (Sharon) Henderson of Sycamore, IL; one great grandson, Mitchell Kautz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lorraine and three sisters, Ruth in infancy, Mildred Fink and Vivian Henderson.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 8, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington with Rev. Dick Hartlerode of Darlington United Methodist Church officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Louise M. Anderson
Louise M. Anderson, 82, of Batavia, passed away Monday, April 2, 2001 at Delnor-Community Hospital, Geneva.
She was born March 28, 1919 in Elgin, the daughter of Elmer and Anna (nee Braasch) Goodeill.
She was united in marriage to Donald H. Anderson on Oct. 4, 1947 in Elgin.
Louise devoted her life to her beloved family and was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Batavia.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Donald H. Anderson; three sons, Steven Anderson of Bolingbrook, Jeffrey Anderson of Elmhurst and David Anderson of Batavia; five grandchildren,Matthew and Nicholas Anderson, Kurt, Michelle and Stephanie Anderson; a sister, Grace Krusemeier of Elgin; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, EvelynMichalis; and two brothers, Walter and Al Goodeill.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 6, 2001 at the Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia, the Rev. Fred Reklau officiating. Burial will be in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Thursday in the funeral home.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Socity, 11 E. Wilson St., Batavia, IL. 60510.
Delia R. Heinemeier
Delia R. Heinemeier, 75, of Hinckley, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora. She was born September 29, 1925 in Earlville, IL, the daughter of Thomas and Lucy (Imal) Thompson.
Delia was united in marriage on September 21, 1947 in Earlville to Mr. Charles Heinemeier. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to cook and bake for her family and friends.
Mrs. Heinemeier was a member of the Hinckley First United Methodist Church in Hinckley.
Survivors include her three sons, Charles D. (Rosemary) Heinemeier of Montgomery, Darrell R. Heinemeier of DeKalb and Douglas R. (Debra) Heinemeier of Big Rock; her grandson, Matthew C. Heinemeier of Montgomery; as well as, several nieces, nephews and many friends, who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles on June 18, 1999 and her two brothers, Thomas and Robert Thompson.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, 2001 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Reverend D. Robin Benson officiating.
Friends may call from 3 until the hour of service on Sunday, April 1, 2001 at the Nash-Nelson Chapel. 141 N. Maple St. in Hinckley.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes. Philip S. Nelson, Owner and Director. 815-286-3247 or 800-600-9994.
Marcella C. Spuhler Johnson
Marcella C. Spuhler Johnson, 82, of Batavia passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.
She was born October 30, 1918 in Aurora, the daughter of John Peter, Sr. and Mary R. (nee Kettenhofen) White. Marcella was a life long resident of Batavia. As a young girl, she was raised on the family farm on the west side of Batavia. She was the former owner of The Piron's Fruit Juice House, which was located on South Batavia Avenue in Batavia from 1951 until 1957. She then worked for White Brothers Trucking Company in Wasco, IL for several years prior to her employment as a legal secretary for Benson, Mair, and Gosselin Law Office in Batavia until her retirement on September 4, 1986.
Marcella was active in Catholic Daughters and a life time member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia. She was an active member in Zonta International, a professional women's organization. Marcella enjoyed organ music, gardening, and travels to Florida and Las Vegas. She treasured her special times with her beloved family and will be remembered for her warm and caring personality.
She is survived by her husband, Elwin "Lee" Johnson of Batavia, with whom she was united in marriage on December 8, 1990 at Holy Cross Catholic Church; a daughter, Karen Bohr of Batavia; six grandchildren: Maggie (Dan) Robinson of Spring Grove, IL, Nick (Sue) Bohr of Brookfield, WI, Betsie (Terry) O'Neill of Naperville, Dennis (Joann) Piron, Jr., of Batavia, Steve (Jennifer) Piron of Sandwich, and Tad (Jonica) Piron of Sandwich; 12 great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Sharron (Rodney) Oxe of Batavia; two step-sons: Aaron (Kathy) Johnson of North Aurora and Eddie Johnson of Batavia; seven step-grandchildren; six brothers and sisters: Chuck (Gen) White of Patch Grove, WI, Doris Justice of Rustburg, VA, Lillian (Bob) Brown of Batavia, John (Mary Lou) White, Jr. of Elburn, Paul (Shirley) White of Maple Park, and Bob (Ella) White of Batavia; two sisters-in-law: Phyllis Thelander of Geneva and Gloria White of Geneva; many nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Piron, and her second husband, Louis Spuhler; a son, Dennis Piron, Sr.; a son-in-law, Peter J. Bohr, Jr.; two brothers: Joseph and Patrick White; and long time friend John Howaniec.
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home in Batavia, where a liturgical wake will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2001 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia. The Rev. Stephen St. Jules will officiate. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Interment will be at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Fox Valley Hospice, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva, IL 60134.
For further information, please call Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home (630) 879-7900.