Antoinette Mack Lange
Mrs. Antoinette Mack Lange, 95, passed away Wednesday April 25, 2001 at Tara Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 4, 1906 in Aurora to the late Robert and Nina Mack.
She was a lifetime resident of Aurora until 1996 having to move to Savannah, GA to be near her daughter. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church for many years. Antoinette is survived by her daughter Bonnie Lange Morley of Savannah, GA.
She was preceded in death by her husband Erwin W. Lange.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. April 28, 2001 at Lincoln Memorial Park with Rev. Alex Merlo officiating. Contributions in Mrs. Lange's memory can be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Arrangements were handled by The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl, Aurora, IL. For more information please call 897-9291 or visit our website at
Paul J. Munday Sr.
Paul J. Munday Sr., 76, of Oswego passed away Thursday, April 26, 2001 at Provena-St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
He was born August 4, 1924 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Arthur and Bessie (Ryvk) Munday. Mr. Munday served his country during W.W. II with the U.S. Navy and was a T.V. repairman & Electrician in the Fox Valley area for over fourty years until his retirement.
His survivors include Dolores (Dee) Johnson of Oswego; one daughter, Marsha (Richie) Ryan of Newton, MA; two sons, Paul (Glenda) Munday Jr. of Sugar Grove and David Munday of Carol Stream; four grandchildren, Nicole Terrio of Newton, MA, Jenni Snyder of Aurora, Paul Munday III & Matthew Munday both of Sugar Grove; one great-grandson, Chaz Finley of Aurora; one sister, Georgianna (Hawk) King of Montana; two brothers, Arthur Munday of Chilicothe, IL and Pete "Ralph" (Janet) Munday of Galena, IL; his extended family, Ken (Beth) Johnson of Oswego and Leonard (Lori) Johnson of Channahon, IL; and his extended grandchildren, Christopher and Katherine Johnson of Channahon, Christian Johnson of Oswego; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.
He is preceded in death by one son, Christopher Munday; and one sister, Catherine Cagle.
Funeral services for Mr. Munday will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2001, at the Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 So. Broadway (Route 25), Montgomery, at 4:30p.m. with the Rev. Leon Aalberts to officiate. Visitation will be from 2:00p.m. until 5:00p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001. Interment will be on Monday April 30, 2001 at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.
Zillah E. Dashner
Zillah E. Dashner, 90, of Aurora passed away Friday, April 27, 2001 at Provena McAuley Manor. She was born June 2, 1910 in Saginaw, Michigan.
Zillah was known for her sense of humor and her wonderful optimism. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting afghans for family and friends who will always treasure them. Zillah loved to play cards with family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna (Joseph) Vivoli; four grandchildren, David (Kristin) Vivoli, Terri Smithey, Dan Vivoli, Ron (Jaqui) Vivoli; nine great-grandchildren, Chad Smithey, Amy Vivoli, Joe Vivoli, Danny Vivoli, Ryan Vivoli, Tony Vivoli, Alyssa Vivoli, Sarah Vivoli and Trevor Vivoli.
She was preceded in death by her husband Albert; three sisters, Charlotte, Ruth and Gay Nell; two brothers, Warren and an infant brother.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 4:00 PM at THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY, 220 North Lake Street, Aurora, Msgr. Edward S. Wright will officiate. Interment will be in Saginaw, Michigan.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 29, 2001 from 2:00 PM until the time of Service at 4:00 PM at THE DALEIDEN LAKE ST. MORTUARY, (630)898-8634.
LaVerne W. Jackson
LaVerne W. Jackson of Naperville, IL departed this life Friday, April 27, 2001 at his home. He was born in Symerton, IL on June 24, 1919. He was the son of William and Una (nee Hoffman) Jackson.
Mr. Jackson served in the U.S. Army from 1942 until December, 1945. He served in Germany, France, England, Scotland, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland.
LaVerne was a life member of V.F.W. Judd-Kendall Post #3873, Naperville. He belonged to the Carpenter's Union Local 1889 since 1946 and was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Naperville. He was a devoted, compassionate, thoughtful husband and father.
To cherish his memories, he leaves his beloved, faithful and devoted wife, Clara (nee Hageman) Jackson of Naperville; a precious and loving daughter, Eileen of Naperville; a sister, Arlene Schaal of Wilmington, IL; and nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Una Jackson; also by a sister, Frances Burmaster; and two brothers, Edward and Raymond; brother-in-laws, Kirk Burmaster and Leslie Schaal.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 30, 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Friederich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May, 11:00 A.M. at St. John United Church of Christ, 1190 Olesen Lane, Naperville, IL with Rev. Robert McWilliams officiating. Interment will be at Naperville Cemetery, Naperville.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials in Mr. Jackson's name may be made to: St. John United Church of Christ, 1190 Olesen Ln., Naperville, IL 60540 or to St. Thomas Hospice, 8230 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL 60521.
FOR INFO CALL (630)355-0213.
Opal Feine Kent
Opal Feine Kent, 80, of Aurora passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at Aurora Manor. She was born July 30, 1920 in Cedar Rapids, IA, daughter of the late Leonard G. and Orpha L. (Gray) Brumback.
She was a bookkeeper for West Aurora School District #129.
Survivors include her son, Chuck Kent of Boston, MA; and sisters, Aline (Dale) Netz of Cedar Rapids, IA and Margaret Strothman of Davenport, IA.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund B. Kent.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 11 AM from The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL with Rev. Fredric W. Lippert officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 1, 2001 from 9:30 AM until the funeral hour. Interment will be in Spring Lake Cemetery.
For further information, call (630)897-9291 or visit our website at
Elizabeth R. Senter
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Senter, 80, of Aurora passed away April 28, 2001 at Rush-Copley Medical Center. She was born September 21, 1920 in Aurora to the late Mr. & Mrs. Rounsavall.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (John) Stoner of Bull Shoals, AR; six grandchildren, Cheri, Jeff, Tammy, Scott, Keith, Brad; 19 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and one special friend, Elmer Frieders.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reggie A. Senter in 1996; her daughter, Peggy Geiger in 1997; and her son, Thomas Senter in 1998.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, with Rev. Stephen Miller officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 1, 2001 12:00 P.M. until the funeral hour, at The Healy Chapel. Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park. For further information, please call (630)897-9291 or visit our website at
Herbert Lee Wilcoxen
Herbert Lee Wilcoxen, 66, of Aurora, left his family and friends on April 22, 2001. He was born October 5, 1934 in Aurora, the son of the late Lynvil Ray and Ruth (Croyle) Wilcoxen.
He was employed by Equipto in Aurora for 27 years, until his retirement in 1995.Mr. Wilcoxen was an avid reader, bird watcher, fisherman, enjoyed rodeos and watching the Discovery Channel.
He is survived by his children, Sam(Doreen) Wilcoxen of Montgomery, Susan (Jose) Barrientos and Sharon Pulice, both of Aurora and Steven (Gail) Wilcoxen of Ypsilanti, MI; his former wife, Barbara Wilcoxen of Jonesboro, ARK; eight grandchildren, Sean and Shianne Wilcoxen, Dyana (William) Robinson and Dena Wilson all of Aurora, Jessie and Kenneth Wilcoxen of Montgomery; Ariana Riegel of Boston, MA. and Nils Wilcoxen of Ypsilanti, MI.; one great-grandson, Tyler Robinson and one great-granddaughter, Deja Wilson, both of Aurora; two brothers, Richard (Sheila) Wilcoxen of San Antonio, TX. and Rev. Sam (Marjorie) Wilcoxen of New Berlin, IL.; one sister, Betty Chun of No. Aurora.
He is preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and his parents.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Wilcoxen will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Aurora at 4:00 PM. Interment will be private. Local arrangements were completed by the Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 So. Broadway (Route 25), Montgomery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Mr. Wilcoxen's memory to the charity of the donors choice.
Delores "Lola" L. Hernandez
Mrs. Delores "Lola" L. Hernandez, 81, of Aurora, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, April 29, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Delores was of sound mind when she was called to be with the Lord. She was born February 23, 1920 in Camuy, Puerto Rico to the late Jose "Saba" Rosado and Herminia Santiago Rosado.
She will always be remembered for her generous heart and her kindness to the hundreds of children she cared for throughout her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Carmen D. Lopez-Orland of Aurora, her son Ramon Lopez of Aurora, ten stepchildren, Ana Ponce, Reinaldo Lopez, Pedro Lopez, Carmen Serrano, Confesor Lopez, Olga Iris Perez, Maria Mohamad, Gilberto Lopez, Loida E. Lopez and Erasmo Lopez. Also, one grandchild and numerous step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Pedro Lopez Hernandez, her son Pedro Lopez Jr. in 1998 on the same day as herself and one step-grandchild Ana Ponce.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday 10:00 A.M., May 2, 2001, at the Healy Chapel 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. Interment will be at Spring Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 1, 2001, from 4-8 P.M. at the Healy Chapel, where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Donations in Mrs. Hernandez's name can be directed to the family or the Leukemia Society. For further information,
John L. Watkins
John L. Watkins, 60, passed away Friday, April 27, 2001 at Countryside Care Center. He was born December 12, 1949 in Aurora, IL.
John lived in Aurora all of his life. On July 7, 1972, John married Joyce Allen at Grace Lutheran Church in Aurora. He was employed by Seal Master for 24 years, leaving in 1989 on disability.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Allen) Watkins of Montgomery, IL; a sister, Marlene (Olaf) Gjerde of Florida; a niece, Debra (Keith) Morris of Aurora; and five nephews, Jeff Gjerde of Florida, Tim Gjerde of Aurora, Kevin Watkins of St. Charles, Chris Watkins of Aurora, and Scott Watkins of Aurora.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Estella (Lull) and Lyman E. Watkins; and his brother, Philip Watkins.
Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 11:00am at THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY. Pastor Daniel Borchers will officiate with interment at Rivers Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, (630)898-8634.
Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.
Linda C. Barbel
Linda C. Barbel, 56, of Aurora, passed away Friday, April 27, 2001 at The Tillers in Oswego. She was born February 1, 1945 in Aurora, IL.
She is survived by a sister, Sharon (Ray) May of Aurora, IL; and a brother, Larry (Connie) Barbel of Sugar Grove, IL; 2 nephews, David (Melody) May of Big Rock, IL and Tim May of Aurora; two nieces, Lisa May of Aurora and Andrea Barbel of Sugar Grove, IL; four great nephews, Brian, Philip, David, and Timmy May; two great nieces, Tara and Kalie May; two aunts and an uncle, Louise Bill of St. Charles and Robert (Betty) Barbel of Aurora.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claire M. (Thill) and Arthur A. Barbel; and an uncle, Dominic "Dim" Thill.
Funeral from THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY will be Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 10:30am to Annunciation at 11:00am. Fr. Robert Willhite will officiate with interment at Marywood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00pm until 8:00pm with the Rosary to be recited at 4:30pm at THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, (630)898-8634.
Frances H. Ham
Frances H. Ham, age 81, of Waterman, IL, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2001 at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich, IL.
Friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00p.m. on Wednesday May 2, 2001 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 116 N. Birch St., in Waterman, IL. Funeral services for Mrs. Ham will be held at 10:00a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at Presbyterian Church of Waterman, 250 N. Cedar St., Waterman, IL.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, (815)264-3362 or (630)553-7611.
Isadore "Izzy" Francis Hettinger
Isadore "Izzy" Francis Hettinger, 87, a lifelong resident of Aurora, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL.
He was born December 11, 1913, in Aurora. He worked at Thor Power Tool Company, in Aurora, for 33 years. After leaving Thor, Izzy started his own machine tooling company, "Izzy's Machine Shop," in which he took great pride. He was a lifetime parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Aurora, and attended elementary school there. As an adult, he was involved in fund raising for the school by volunteering at bingo for many years until the program's completion. He was an avid history buff and amateur photographer. He traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada and enjoyed sharing his photos. He also had a great appreciation for classical music and opera and had an extensive recording collection.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette Louise (nee Thibault) Hettinger with whom he shared his life for 49 years until his death; three daughters, Suzanne Hettinger of Aurora,IL, Mary Lynn (Louis) Bedell of Prospect Heights, IL, and Jean Anne (Yassir) Pirou of Wheeling, IL; three adored grandsons, Daniel J. Smykowski of Wheeling, Andrew J. Bedell and Gregory R. Bedell, both of Prospect Heights, IL; one sister, Anita (nee Hettinger) Jacobs of Sheridan, IL; and one brother, Al Hettinger of Aurora, IL; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter Paul and Anna Marie (nee Gengler) Hettinger; three daughters in infancy; three brothers, Frank Hettinger, Paul Hettinger and John Hettinger; four sisters, Rosamunda Meisch, Emma Leick, Theresa Hansen and Anna Marie Swanson.
A memorial mass will be said at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Aurora, on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at 10:30a.m..
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He will be greatly missed.
Mary T. Holty
Miss Mary T. Holty 93, of Aurora passed away April 29, 2001 at Jennings Terrace. She was born March 3, 1908 in Webster Groves, MO to the late Joseph and Isola Holty.
Miss Holty was a member of New England Congregational Church. She was a Teacher for School Dist. 129 for over 40 years and a member of Illinois State Retired Teachers Association. Miss Holty was a long time member of Westside Reading Circle. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret Nelson of Batavia and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph G. Holty and Robert S. Holty.
Memorial services will be Thursday 10:00 a.m. May 3, 2001 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora with Rev. Gary McCann officiating. Interment will be private. Contributions in Miss Holty memory can be directed to new England Church or A.I.D., 400 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, IL 60506. For further information please call 897-9291 or visit our website at
Roger G. Kuehl
Roger G. Kuehl, age 61, of Yorkville, IL passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2001 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL.
He was born on February 20, 1940 in Oak Park, IL, the son of Robert and June (Schwinburg) Kuehl. Roger was united in marriage on October 25, 2000, in Kendall County, IL to the former Margaret Bender Gillete. He was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Mr. Kuehl was employed, for the last 38 years, as a service technician with Sears Roebuck and Company, most recently at its Fox Valley location. He enjoyed several hobbies including woodworking and camping with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Kuehl of Yorkville, IL; his two children, Jason (Karla) Kuehl of Aurora, IL, and Kristin Ortiz of Floresville, TX; his step-children, Matthew Gillette and Carrie Gillette both of Yorkville, IL; his grandchildren who are quadruplets, Alexandria, Brandon, Crystal and Dustin Ortiz of Texas; his brother, Les (Pam) Kuehl of Kansas City, MO; and his sister Roberta Kuehl of Downers Grove, IL.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Mr. Kuehl will be held at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 E. Countryside Parkway in Yorkville, IL with Father Jerome Zalonis M.I.C. officiating.
Friends may call from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Homes in Yorkville, IL.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, (630)553-7611.
Henrietta A. Sprinkle
Henrietta A. Sprinkle, age 89, of DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2001 at the Pine Acres Care Center in DeKalb, IL.
She was born November 11, 1911 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Otto and Bertha (Zeschke) Friedberg. Henrietta was united in marriage on August 8, 1938 in Bureau County, IL, to Mr. Lester E. Sprinkle. Mrs. Sprinkle was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, in Hinckley, and was also a member of it Ladies Aid Society. She will long be remebered as a very talented vocalist who enjoyed performing for many organizations throughout the area. Hentietta was a very caring person who always had a smile on her face and a song in her heart. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
Survivors include her six children; Marva and her husband Fred Huck, of New Berlin, WI, Denise and her husband, Gene Thurow, Big Rock, IL, Leonard and his wife Patsy Sprinkle, of Freehold, NJ, William and his fiancee', Carla McConnell Sprinkle, of Plano, John and his wife, Judy Sprinkle, of Lee, IL, Maribeth Sprinkle and her devoted companion Michael Pate of Shabonna, IL; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lester E. Sprinkle, one grandson and twelve brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple Street, in Hinckley, IL, with Dr. Timothy Ashely officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, IL. Friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, in Hinckley, IL. Memorials in Mrs. Sprinkles name may be directed to Pine Acres Care Center, 1212 S. Second St. Dekalb, IL 60115.
Arrangements by Nelson-Nash Funeral Homes, (815)286-3247 or (630)553-7611.
Wallace E. Beardsley Sr.
Wallave E. Beardsley Sr., age 88, of Newark, IL passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at Willowcrest Nursing Pavilion, Sandwich, IL. He was born January 10, 1913 in Sheridan, IL, the son of Lynn and Ruth (Corcoran) Beardsley. Wally was united in marriage to Thelma Knurson on May 21, 1933 in Sheridan, IL. He was a self-employed stone contractor for many years. He was a 60 year member of the Masons. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Sheridan, IL and the Methodist Church of Matacumbe, FL. Wally was an avid hunter and fisherman. In May of this year Wally and Thelma would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. They have been been blessed with a loving family and many friends during their life together.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma of Newark, IL; one son, Wallace (Norma) Beardsley Jr. of Sheridan, IL; three daughters, Ruth Ann Benoist of Las Vegas, NV, Alice (Richard) Mathre of Newark, IL and Nyla (Terry) Winchell of Sterling, IL; two brothers, Dan and Ernest; three sisters, Betty Lou Buckels, Mary Jane Christopherson and Celia Tuz; seven grandchildren, Matt Beardsley, Lori Halterman, Pam Johnson, Penny Crawford, Brian Mathre, Erik Arntzen and Nicole Rodriguez. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Rollie Chandler; two brothers, Lynn and Jacques; and two sisters, Stella Castelli and Ethelyn Johnson.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 10:00a.m. at the Methodist Church of Sheridan, IL, Rev. Deb Porter will officiate. Friends may greet the family at the conclusion of the service before the luncheon is served at the church.
Memorials may be made in Wallace's name to the Sheridan Methodist Church or the Alzheimers Association. Arrangements by Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, IL 815-786-2165.
Edith Bouville Arter
Edith Bouville Arter, long time resident of Aurora and formerly of Batavia passed away on April 24, 2001 in Fountain Valley California after a brief illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Arter and sisters, Jean Conde and Louise Sullivan.
She is the mother of Allison Ouren of Fountain Valley, California and Carol Kennedy Giannini of Westmont, Illinois. She leaves six grandchildren, Sean Ouren, Michelle Ouren, Ann Hrinowich, Cindy Kennedy, Michael Kennedy and Matthew Kennedy and two great grandchildren, Lindsey and Kelly Hrinowich, a niece, Barbara Conde Hopkins of Vancouver, BC and a nephew Neal J. Conde, of Batavia.
There will be a memorial service on May 5, 2001 at the New England Congregational Church on Galena Boulevard in Aurora at 11:00 a.m.