William Joseph Werrline Jr.
William Joseph Werrline Jr., 71, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, April 5, at his home. He was born April 24, 1929 in Aurora, the son of the late William J. & Kathryn (Stallmann) Sr.
Mr. Werrline was a 1947 graduate of Marion Military Academy. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy. Mr. Werrline was employed at Common Wealth Edison Company as a Marketing Engineer for 40 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Elgin Musicians Union Local #48, formerly Local #181, for 50 years. William was a gifted musician and organized the "Blue Note Band", in which he played accordion. The band played for many occasions in and around the Fox Valley and surrounding areas.
He is survived by his wife: Doris (Torbeck) Werrline of Aurora; his children: Sherry (Jim) Pollock of Monroe, Wisc., Bill (Sandi) Werrline of No. Aurora, John (Shelly) Werrline of Gardner, Il., Steven (Jetta) Werrline of Yorkville, Tim (Sharon) Werrline of Kaneville, Rick (Laurie) Werrline of Monroe, Wisc. & Mark (Mary) Werrline of Aurora; 2 stepchildren: Julie (Joe) Potter of Glendale Heights & Jeff (Cherie) Rasmusson of Aurora; 24 grandchildren: Anne, Emily, Megan, Larry, Blake, Sadie, Danny & Stephanie Pollock, all of Monroe, Wisc., Bill (Laurie) Werrline IV of Galesburg, Il., Kathy (Chris Mosher) Werrline of Plano, Sarah (Micah Benuska) Werrline, Alyse Werrline both of Aurora, Johnny Werrline of Gardner, Ill. Steven Werrline of Michigan, Colton & Katie Werrline of Kaneville, Brittany, Samantha, Ashley & Kari Werrline of Monroe, Wisc., Mark, Ryan, Adam & Matthew Werrline of Aurora; his 2 step-children: Jacob & Joshua Potter of Glendale Heights; his 6 great-grandchildren: Billy Werrline V., Kyle, Chelsey & Luke Werrline of Galesburg, Il., Christian Mosher of Plano & Alyssa Benuska of Aurora; 1 aunt: Mildred Kifowit of Montgomery; 2 cousins: Ed Kifowit of Texas & Jim (Marilyn) Kifowit of Montgomery.
He is preceded in death by his second wife: Janet Werrline; one grandson: Collin Werrline and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral service were held on Monday, April 9, 2001 at the Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway (Route 25), Montgomery, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Tim Swanson officiated with interment in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Werrline was held Sunday, April 8, at the Dieterle Memorial Home from 3 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for a music scholarship through the Musicians Local #48, (formerly Local #181). Please send donations to MPTF, 1501 Broadway, Suite 202, New York, NY. 10036. Clearly mark for, The Memorial Fund for William J. Werrline Jr.
Agnes R. (Offenbecher) Barna
Agnes R. Barna, 91 years of Fort Myers, FL formerly of Naperville, IL died Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL. She was born in Europe on September 9, 1909 the daughter of the late John and Rose Offenbecher.
She was employed for many years by the Kroehler Furniture Mfg. Co. in Naperville, IL.
She is survived by a daughter Bernice (Edwin) Lasanska of Cape Coral, FL, a son Robert (Joan) Barna of Paw Paw, IL, eleven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Barna and grandson Tim Barna. Private family services were held at the MCKEOWN-DUNN FUNERAL HOME, LTD. in Burial took place at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Naperville, IL.
Rose S. Bell
Mrs. Rose S. Bell, of Aurora passed away April 6, 2001 at her home. She was born June 26, 1916 in Aurora to the late Jacob and Susanna Szenner.
Rose was a member of the Fox Valley Hiking and Biking Club. She was an avid card player and enjoyed traveling. She was also a volunteer at Mercy Center for several years. She touched many lives and everybody who knew her loved her.
She is survived by her two nieces, Suzanne (Donald) Clark of Lake Mills, WI, Sally (Edwin) Baker of Fort Collins, CO, and many other nieces and nephews; two sister-in-laws, Anne Matteys of St. Charles, Ellie Peterson of Burlington, IL and a special friend and caregiver Mr. C.D. Barnes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bell in 1980 and three brothers.
A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. April 10, 2001 at Lincoln Memorial Park with Rev. Charles Rinks officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Vistas Hospice, 380 Waters Edge, Suite #100, Lombard, IL 60148, or to Donor's choice. For more information please call 630-897-9291 or visit our website at
Moises Bialoglovski, age 94, beloved husband of the late Misza (nee Lejbowicz); dear father of Dr. Sara (Dr. Daniel E.) Susmano; devoted grandfather of Irene, Diana and Adrian Susmano.
Graveside services on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Westlawn Cemetery (Sec. Memorial). 7801 W. Montrose.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Aurora Foundation Scholarship Fund, Temple B'nai Israel or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Info: Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. 847-679-3939 or 800-LEVAYAH or www.levayah.com
Ervin E. Burkett
Ervin E. Burkett, 84 of Sandwich formerly of Cornell, IL., passed away April 4, 2001 at the Willow Crest Nursing Pavillion in Sandwich.
He was born to the late Early and Mame (Odle) on December 26, 1916 in Cornell, IL. He served his country in WW II in the 833rd Engineer Division European Theater from 1942-1945. He married his love of his life, Verna Mossberger in 1947 in Pontiac, IL. He farmed all of his life, sold seed corn for DeKalb Genetics. He was a member of the Cornell Methodist Church, American Legion Post 752, V.F.W. Post 886, La Societe Des 40 et 8 Chevaux, Voiture Local 818, American Poultry Association, The Plymouth Rock Finciers and the Illini Poultry Club.
He is survived by his wife Verna of Cornell, IL., his son Benny (Jane) Burkett of Sandwich, IL., three grandchildren Bradley (Nikki) of Wonderlake, IL., Laura and Lucas Burkett of Sandwich, IL., two great-granddaughters Taylor and Riley of Wonderlake, IL., four brothers Foster of Pontiac, IL., Joe of Cornell, IL., Clark (Margaret) of Streator, IL., and Gene (Marge) of Manville, IL., one sister Muriel (Mick) Testa of Willmington, IL.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by one brother Louis Mounts and two sisters Louis Bronson and Helen Greenman.
Local visitation will be held on April 12th from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Beverage Family Funeral Home, Sandwich, IL., and at the Cornell Lutheran Church from 4-8:00 p.m. on April 13th. Funeral services will be held on April 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Church with the Reverend John Fullmer officiating. Interment will take place in the Cornell Cemetery.
Bernice Elizabeth Connolley
Bernice Elizabeth Connolley, 91, formerly of Aurora, IL., passed away on Monday, April 9, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, IL.
She was born June 22, 1909 in Aurora, IL., the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Plante) Howard. She was united in marriage to Charles H. Connolley on June 5, 1937. She had been employed as a Secretary for J & R Sperry Company. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Aurora, where she belonged to the Altar & Rosary Society. She attended Schneider Elementary School, North Aurora, Graduated from Batavia High School and Metropolitan Business School. She was an accomplished Pianist and Artist.
She is survived by: two daughters; Patricia J. Schaefer of Aurora, IL., Kathleen M. LeCompte of Streator, IL.: two sons; Dennis C. Connolley of Jacksonville, NC. and Brian K. Connolley of Washburn, MO., also survived by 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband (October 8, 1992) ; one grandson; two sisters, Eleanore and Genevieve.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia. Burial will be in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia, IL.
Winterrowd-Hagi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (815)672-2703.
Eva (Maier) Erford
Eva Erford, 82, of Aurora died on Sunday, April 8, 2001 at Countryside Care Centre in Aurora. She was born on November 14, 1918 in Sugar Grove.
Eva worked at the Pictorial Paper Company during the war years and was a homemaker and wife for the remainder of her life. She was a member of St. Olaf's Lutheran Church in Montgomery. At the time of her death, she and Palmer had been married for 61 years.
She is survived by her husband, Palmer of Aurora and three sons, Dennis (Mary Ann) Erford of Batavia, Gary (Janet) Erford of Seattle, WA and Randy (Pat) Erford of Springfield, IL. She also has six grandchildren, Karen Erford of Chapel Hill, N.C., Andy Erford of Normal, IL, Kerry (Erford) Steinke of Seattle, WA, Dr. Shelly K. Erford of Seattle, Tim Erford of Seattle and Brenna Erford of Springfield, IL and many nieces and nephews.
Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Myrtle Maier; two brothers and four sisters, all of whom grew up together on the family farm in Sugar Grove: Alfred Maier of Sugar Grove, Earl Maier of Sugar Grove, Anna (Maier) Davis of Big Rock, Ellen (Maier) Brown of Greenville, TN, Marian (Maier) Hage of Yorkville and Clara (Maier) McDonald of Aurora.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2001 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home. 1120 S. Broadway, Montgomery.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home with the Rev. Robert Kasperson officiating. Burial will take place at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eva's name may be made to St. Olaf's Lutheran Church. 1233 Douglas Rd. Montgomery, IL 60538.
Carl L. Estes
Carl L. Estes, 80, of Stutland, MO., formerly of Aurora passed away Monday, April 9, 2001, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, MO.
Carl was employed with the Burlington Northern Railroad for 42 years.
He is survived by his wife Anna, whom he was married to for 47 years; one son, Donald Estes of Aurora, IL; one stepson, Charles Potts of South Carolina; one stepdaughter, Jonelle Preisser of Redwood City, CA.; five brothers, Robert (Lucy) Estes, Lloyd (Barb) Estes, all of Broadhead, WI., Tom (Barb) of Rockford, IL., Andy (Ella) Estes of Fort Lauderdale, FL., and Charles (Jean) Estes of Rockford, IL; four sisters, Clara Mae (Don) Ballinger of Humble, TX., Marge Stewart of Aurora, IL, Helen Lawrence of Rockford, IL., and Betty (Jack) Holt of Tellico Plains, TN; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a stepson, James Potts, two brothers, Buck and George Estes, Jr., one sister, Judy Hicks.
Visitation is Wednesday, April 11, 2001, from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Colonial Chapel, 615 West Elm, Lebanon, MO. Lebanon, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at the Colonial Chapel. Interment in Stoutland, Missouri Cemetery.
Mrs. Lenna B. Haesler
Mrs. Lenna B. Haesler, 97, of Aurora passed away on Monday, April 9, 2001 at Aurora Manor Healthcare Center.
She was born June 24, 1903 in Gananoque, Canada to the late Joseph and Clara Stacy.
She is survived by her son, Bill Hanscom of Fairfield, ME; seven grandchildren; James D. (Carol) Haesler of Aurora, Jon P. (Linda) Haesler of Aurora, Margaret (Robert) Allen of Aurora, Sharon (Horace) Barstow of Maine, Cathy (John) Grard of Maine, Marjorie (Edward) Witthe of Massachusetts, Howard (Audrey) Hanscom of Massachusetts; twelve great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Haesler; her son, James R. Haesler and her great-grandson, James P. Haesler.
Graveside services will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Spring Lake Cemetery. Fr. David Palmatier O.S.B. of Marmion Abbey will officiate. Arrangements were finalized under the direction of The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. :.
Walter Richardson Orth
Walter Richardson Orth (Gramps-Grampy) died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born October 30, 1912 in Camden, New Jersey to father, Raymond and mother, Emma Lindh.
He spent his early years living in Philadelphia. He was married November 1934 to Martha F. Dengler for 63 years until her death in May 1998. He and Martha lived in Homewood, Illinois from 1934 to 1970 and Aurora, IL, from 1970 to 1993 when he and Martha moved to Palm Harbor, Florida. He worked on the Illinois Central Railroad from 29 years retiring in 1969. His hobbies include gardening and raising roses.
Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn (Gene) Zakis of Palm Harbor, FL; grandchildren, Susan (Mark) Cwikla of Orlando, FL; great-grandchildren, Katie, Taylor and Ryan Cwikla; his sister-in-law, Kay (Don) Johnson of Richton Park, IL; sister, Margaret Maxwell of Apollo Beach, FL.
He is preceded in death by his son, Phillip (1951); his grandchildren, Randy (1971) and Jeffery (1990).
No flowers please; Donations to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast or the charity of your choice.
Brian K. Janney
Brian K. Janney, 34, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Rush-Copley Medical Center. He was born February 15, 1967 in Sandwich, IL.
Brian was a community activist. He was active in speaking out, whether it was on his television program or in a large group setting. Brian was instrumental in setting up food drives as well as the AIDS memorial service each year. He started a not for profit organization named YES! We C.A.N.
He is survived by his mother, Frances Janney; father, William Janney; brother, William (Violet) Janney; his significant life partner, Robert Scott Lubert; five nieces; two great-nephews and a great-niece.
Brian was preceded in death by his sister Vicki Janney.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, 2001 from 3-9 p.m. at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. Services and interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to Yes! We C.A.N., P.O. Box 1172, Aurora, IL. 60507.
John "Harvey" Parris
John "Harvey" Parris, age 86, of Sandwich, IL, passed away, Monday, April 9, 2001 at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich, IL after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 1, 1914 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, the son of John Henry and Ethel (Olmstead) Parris. He married Opal A. Farley on July 24, 1937 in Wisconsin. He spent most of his life in the Big Rock and Sandwich area as a mason contractor with Hartman & Parris of Sandwich. He was a life member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman and the Sandwich Sportsman Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Roger) Pierson of Wildwood, Missouri and Bonnie Thornton of Saratoga Springs, Utah; one son, Gary (JoAnne) Parris of Sandwich, IL; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Opal on June 7, 1990; two brothers, Granville and Merle Parris and one sister, Shirley Morris; and his son-in-law, Calvin Thornton.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk, IL with the Rev. John Williams Davis officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich, IL. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Sandwich Library or the Sandwich Sportsman Club.
Fabienne Latreille, 82, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Delnor Community Hospital Geneva, IL.
She was born August 3, 1918 in Montreal, Canada, the daughter of Jean Babtiste and Eva (nee Poitras) Plamondon. She was united in marriage to Maurice G. Latreille on July 8, 1940. Fabienne and her husband moved to Batavia in 1967 from Canada, where they owned and operated Maurice Latreille, Inc. The machine shop specialized in research. She was a member of Holy Cross Church in Batavia.
She is survived by four daughters, Helene Latreille, of Quebec City, Canada, Louise (George) Krafezyk, of Aurora, Illinois, Renee (David) Perna, of Danville, California and Suzanne (Bruce) Nelson, of Rochester Hills, Michigan; one son, John (Susan) Latreille, of Franklin, Tennessee; two sisters, Lucille Murphy, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Anette Hughes, of Montreal, Canada; and by her beloved 12 grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice G. Latreille in 1994.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2001 at the Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home in Batavia, where a liturgical wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2001 at Holy Cross Church in Batavia, where she will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral Mass. The Rev. Stephen St. Jules will officiate. Private interment will be at Rive Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. Contributions in her memory may be made in the form of Masses, or to Holy Cross Church, 2300 Main Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510.
For further information, please call Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home at (630)879-7900.
Lewis France, age 62 of Palm Bay, FL. passed away April 7, 2001 at Palm Bay Community Hospital in Palm Bay, FL. He was born October 25, 1938 in Chicago, IL, and moved to Melbourne, FL in December 1979 from Batavia, IL.
Lewis was a retired school bus driver for the Bervard Co. School System and was a member of the Community Church of God in Melbourne.
Survivors include his twin sons, Alan of Clermont and Neil of Groveland; two daughters, Cere Caudill of Winter Garden and Tammy Beebe fo Wake Forest, NC; 11 grandchildren; brother, Kermit of Seattle, WA; four sisters, Beverly Jestice and Esther Johnston both of Reading, MI, Bonnie Dinaro of grand Rapids, MI and Pamela Williams of Muskegon, MI.
In lieu of Flowersdonations to the American Lung Association.
Georgia Diane Morrison
Georgia Diane Morrison, on Thursday, March 15, 2001. Georgia Diane Morrison (Christian), 72, formerly of Plano, IL. passed away in Tucson, Arizona.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30pm Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at the Masonic Sunbeam Lodge Post 428, 5 West Main St. Plano, IL. Interment will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 2:00pm.
Mrs. Morrison was born February 21, 1929 in Edwardsville, IL to Roy and Esther Christian. She married James Edward Morrison on September 23, 1946 at The Little Brown Chapel, Fort Riley, Kansas.
She was a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution, An election judge for Plano, IL., a member of Eastern Star Plano Chapter No. 475 and Lorriane chapter of Oswego No. 70, Plano Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 395, Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post 2365, she also is retired from Western Electric in Montgomery, IL.
She is survived by two daughters, Judith L. Morrison of LaSalle, IL, Vickie L. (Mike) Woolley of Fulton, MO.; three granddaughters and a grandson, Vickie ((Annie), Diane (Christopher) Smith of Utica, IL, Rebecca L. Smith-Kincaid of Olney, IL, Candice L. and Joshua Crawford both of Fulton, MO.; a step granddaughter Patty (Tim)Haygood of Streator, IL.; four great grandchildren, Keith James and Lacey Renee Smith, Tiphanie and Hallie Wheeler, two step great grandchildren, Heather and Sean Haygood; also three sisters Esther Sargent of Tucson, AZ, Myrna Swyers of Miami, FL., Donna (Steve) Ruby of St. Louis, MO. and a brother, Richard (Kitty) Christian of Hazelwood, MO.; also many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Morrison in 1998, two sons in infancy James in 1951 and Richard William in 1952; her mother and father, Esther and Roy Y. Christian; two brothers Roy Y. Christian Jr., William (Buck) Christian, one sister Joan Stroud and one nephew Richard W. (Rick) Christian.
Arrangements were handled by the Hudgel's Swan Funeral Home, Tucson, AZ.
Robert W. Phillips
Robert W. Phillips, 82, of Batavia passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.
He was born February 4, 1919 in Millington, IL to Jonas and Olga (Oddsen) Phillips. Robert was employed as a carpenter for many years. He was an avid bowler participating in several leagues and enjoyed being with his family.
He is survived by his daughter Sharon (Kim) Carlson of Aurora; one son Gary (Diane) Phillips of St Charles; three grandchildren, Nicole (Rob) Thomas of Sheboygan Falls, WI., Grant Carlson of Aurora, Heather Phillips of Cape Carol, FL; two great-grandchildren ; and one sister, Mildred Johnson of Marseilles, IL.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Joyce; three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL. Rev. Gregory Fetzer will officiate and burial will be at River Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001 at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions in Robert's memory may be directed to United Parkinson Foundation, 833 West Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607.