Marion Jean Goebbert
Marion Jean Goebbert, 77, Woodstock, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at her home.
Visitation and funeral service were June 16 at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock, with the Rev. Roger Olson officiating. Interment was in Woodstock.
Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.
Thelma M. Fink
Thelma M. Fink, 81, Hebron, died June 12, 2001, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin.
Visitation and funeral service were June 15 at McHenry County Memorial Park Chapel, Woodstock. Interment followed the service.
Memorials may be made to the Hebron Rescue Squad or a favorite charity. Arrangements were made by Windridge Funeral Home, Cary.
Carl E. Longnecker Sr.
Carl E. Longnecker Sr., 58, Woodstock, died June 15, 2001, at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago.
Visitation was June 18 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The visitation will continue from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral, Tuesday, June 19, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1903 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.
A second visitation and funeral service will be held Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, W. Va. Interment will be in Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery, Hurricane.
George F. Roth
George F. Roth, 81, Wonder Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center, Chicago.
He was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Chicago, to George J. and Ella (Wendt) Roth. He married Joyce Martin Oct. 2, 1948, in Chicago.
He worked at Rush Presbyterian Hospital as a stationary engineer for 34 years. He retired in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving between 1942 and 1946. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Woodstock.
Survivors include his wife, Wonder Lake; a son, Randall (Karen) Roth, Wonder Lake; three grandchildren, Lt. j.g. Randall Roth II, Brandon Roth and Courtney Roth; and a sister, LaVergne Gratton, Rolling Meadows.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Larson officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
George T. Zabilka Jr.
George T. Zabilka Jr., 54, Woodstock, formerly of Elgin, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born May 13, 1948, in Chicago, to George T. and Mildred (Bouma) Zabilka Sr.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970 on the USS Enterprise and the USS America in Vietnam. He worked for Northwest Airlines for 30 years at O’Hare and Midway airports.
He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church of Elgin and a member of IAM Local 1487.
He was a loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, Woodstock; five children, Peter Zabilka, Elgin, Philip (Jennifer) Zabilka, Carol Stream, Paul Zabilka, Geneva, and Ryan and David Zabilka, Woodstock; a brother, Francis (Lyn) Zabilka, Orland Hills; a sister, Katherine Zabilka, California; and his two faithful companions, Dusty and Emily.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William F. Munro and Albert Zabilka; and his sister, Georgette Hila.
Visitation was Nov. 25 in Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. The funeral service was Nov. 26 at Epworth United Methodist Church, Elgin.
Burial will be private in Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock.
Memorials may be made to the children’s education fund or the family to be used for lung cancer research.
Margaret H. ‘Peggy’ Shulfer
Margaret H. “Peggy” Shulfer, 82, Woodstock, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Woodstock Residence, Woodstock.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to either Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, the American Heart Association, the Kidney Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Ella Mae Kazlusky
Ella Mae Kazlusky, 87, Grand Rapids, Mich., and formerly of Wyandotte, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, in the meeting house of Peter Hills Presbyterian Village, 3600 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, with the Rev. Dr. Allan J. Weenink officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wyandotte Public Schools Scholarship Fund, Ella Mae Kazlusky Scholarship, c/o Wyandotte Public Schools Board of Education, 639 Oak, Wyandotte, MI 48192.
Barbara Grant Stone
Barbara Grant Stone, 72, Woodstock, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at her home of heart failure.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Christ Church, Sheridan Road and Humbolt Avenue, Winnetka.
A memorial fund has been established in her name at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL 60022.
Dorothy E. Readel
Dorothy E. Readel, 91, Woodstock, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Centegra Memorial Medical Center, Woodstock.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Schneider- Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock, with the Rev. Roger Olson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in her name to the church.
Joan A. Barone
Joan A. (Sweeney) Barone, Roselle and formerly of Hanover Park, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001.
Visitation was Oct. 9 at Countryside Funeral Home, Streamwood/Schaumburg. The funeral is at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at St. Ansgar Church. Interment is in Queen of Heaven.
Raymond C. Linklater Sr.
Raymond C. Linklater Sr., 59, Woodstock, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center, Woodstock.
He was born July 5, 1943, in Chicago, to Wallace S. and Rose M. (Nastasi) Linklater.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Woodstock. He was a machinist with Zenith.
Survivors include his children, Raymond (Connie) Linklater Jr., Michael (Beverly) Linklater, Joseph Linklater and Raelynn (Darryl) Burnett-Linklater; nine grandchildren; a brother, Wallace (Deborah) Linklater; a sister, Lucille M. (Martin) McCauley; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two uncles, Bud and Joseph; and a nephew, Anthony McCauley.
Visitation was Jan. 30 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral service was held Jan. 31 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas W. Larson officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.
Dr. Robert E. Matthes
Dr. Robert E. Matthes, 82, Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Woodstock, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003.
He practiced chiropractic medicine in Woodstock for more than 30 years. He was a resident of Bonita Springs since 1981. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a Eucharistic minister and a Third Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 8877.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Matthes, Bonita Springs; four children, Allan (Monica) Matthes, Woodstock, John (Robin) Matthes, Orlando, Fla., Mary K. Hassler, Naperville, and Edie L. Snell, Wonder Lake; four stepsons, Gabor (Nubia) Harris, Alexandria, Va., Steven (Raina) Harris, Burlington, Mass., Sen. Dr. Andrew (Sylvia) Harris, Cockeysville, Md., and Dr. Gregory (Maura) Harris, Winchester, Va.; two sisters, Meredith Trom, Mesa, Ariz., and Kathleen Holt, Harvard; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Jan. 30 at Walter Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home, Bonita Springs. Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 31 at St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial followed in Naples Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the St. Leo Education Fund, 28290 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
Harry Eugene Thomfohrda
Harry Eugene Thomfohrda, 65, formerly of Woodstock and Gilman, Wis., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at his home in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Algonquin, to Harry and Lucille (Macaben) Thomfohrda. He married Jeanne Lockinger Oct. 1, 1960, in Woodstock.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose for many years. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed the company of friends’ and grandchildren’s teams or simply watching a game on television. He took an interest in his community and spent many hours coaching Little League baseball teams in Illinois and Wisconsin. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Las Vegas; a daughter, Penny Buchholz, Holcombe, Wis.; a son, Carl Thomfohrda, Centuria, Wis.; five grandchildren, Joshua and Amanda Buchholz, and Jacob, Brittany and Sierra Thomfohrda; a brother, Willard Thomfohrda, Woodstock; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Gregory and Kenneth.
Visitation was Jan. 31 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral Mass was held Feb. 1 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock, with the Rev. James McLoughlin officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Edward T. Marsh
Edward T. Marsh, 87, Marengo, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center, Woodstock.
He was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Rolla, Mo., to John and Margaret Perry Marsh. He married Gertrude Wilson June 17, 1939, in Plano.
He was the proprietor of Ed’s Sanitary, Woodstock, for many years. He also was a Greenwood Township road commissioner for 16 years and a member of the Woodstock Moose.
Survivors include his wife, Marengo; two daughters, Patricia (Ronald) Church, Marengo, and Peggy (Joe) Estes, Pflugerville, Texas; four grandchildren, Pamela Bentley, Keith (Shelly) Estes, Kathy (Bill) Hooser and Michele (Ray) Slack; seven great-grandchildren, Matthew Bentley, Tanner Estes, McMakenzie Estes, Tara Hooser, Tanya Hooser, William Hooser IV and Michael Slack; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vernon and John; a sister, Lexie Steurer; and two grandchildren, Ronda and Kimberely Church.
Visitation was Jan. 31 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, Marengo. The funeral was held Feb. 1 at the funeral home with the Rev. John Peterson officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to First Baptist Church of Marengo, 320 E. Washington St., Marengo, IL 60152.
Eleanor ‘Candy’ Stock
Eleanor “Candy” Stock, 72, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Valley, Ariz.
She was born June 25, 1930, in Evanston, to Wesley and Mary (Erickson) Rice. She married George Stock April 4, 1951, in Woodstock.
She worked for many years for Tidy Rugs in Woodstock and later worked as a teller at Harris Bank in Woodstock.
She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Woodstock and Arizona. She was a member of Extension Homemakers.
Survivors include her husband of Woodstock and Green Valley; three children, Howard (Susan) Stock, Randy (Lori) Stock and Barbara “Brook” (Brian) Stock, all of Woodstock; four grandchildren, Jason Stock, Wesley Stock, Jim Stock and Tori Stock, all of Woodstock; two brothers, Larry (Linda) Rice and J.W. (Donna) Rice, both of Woodstock; and a sister, Gerry Cooper, Walworth, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Bruce Rice.
Visitation and the memorial service were held March 2 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.
Interment was March 3 at Lynn-Hebron Cemetery, Hebron.
Memorials may be given in her name to the First Church of Christ Scientist, Woodstock.
Wilbert Carl Hammond
Wilbert Carl Hammond, 79, of Woodstock and Mission, Texas, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, in Mission.
He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Almeron and Larmora (Fox) Hammond. He married Leota Gibbs, who preceded him in death.
He was employed as a truck driver for many years. He enjoyed fishing and traveling the country in his mobile home. He spent his winters in Texas for the last 20 years. He was a past member of the Oak Lawn Masonic Lodge, the Medina Temple Shriners and the Medina Motor Corps.
Survivors include his children, John (Mary) Hammond, Woodstock, and Zanna (James) Bryson, Okeechobee, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Hammond, Megan Hammond, Cindy Ward, Cheryl Trujillo, Tammy Bryson, Teresa Bryson, Jimmy Bryson and Keith Bryson; and seven great-grandchildren, Kyle Ward, Kevin Ward, Ryan Trujillo, Malisa Trujillo, Jimmy Carl Bryson, Emily Rose Bryson and John Luke Bryson.
The funeral service was held March 8 at the Oak Lawn Community Church, Oak Lawn. Interment was in Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids.
Leslie A. ‘Les’ Martin
Leslie A. “Les” Martin, 73, Hampshire, formerly of Elgin, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in his home.
He was born June 2, 1929, in Elgin, to Leslie and Nora (Harmening) Martin. He was a 1947 graduate of Elgin High School and was a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.
He was a longtime sales representative for the Nabisco Company. He had been a Hampshire resident for more than 25 years and a member of the American Legion Post 680 and AMVETS Post 91, both of Hampshire. He enjoyed camping, golf and spending winter in Arizona.
Survivors include three daughters, Jan (Michael) Schier, East Dundee, Jane (Tony) Ambroso, Crystal Lake, and Jodi (Bruce) Farris, Woodstock; his mother, Delavan, Wis.; six grandchildren, Megan and Scott Schier, Kyle and Becky Ambroso, and Walter and Abigail Farris; two sisters, Marilyn (William) Yurs, Elkhorn, Wis., and Ann Flint, Billings, Mont.; and a brother, Dean (Carol) Martin, Scottsdale, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Wesley, in infancy.
Visitation was held April 11, and the funeral service was held April 12, both at Fredrick Funeral Home, Hampshire. Burial, with military honors, was in the Hampshire Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion of Hampshire.
Mary E. O’Leary
Mary E. O’Leary, 89, Woodstock, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at the Golden Years Nursing Home, Walworth, Wis.
She was born March 28, 1914, in Northfield, to William and Katherine (Selzer) Levernier. She married Ronald J. O’Leary Dec. 28, 1938, in Marengo. He died Feb. 28, 1982.
She lived in Woodstock with her husband for many years. She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. She and her husband retired to Arizona in the early 1970s, and she returned to Woodstock in 1983. She devoted her life to being a wife, mother and grandmother to her beloved family.
Survivors include her children, Patricia (John) Menge, Marengo, Nancy O’Leary, Lompoc, Calif., Robert (Nancy) O’Leary, Woodstock, and Michael (Rhonda) O’Leary, Marengo; 19 grandchildren, Robert O’Leary, Sean O’Leary, Patrick O’Leary, Kelly O’Leary, Danny O’Leary, Molly Norden, Amy Serafin, Michael O’Leary, Bridgid Ehrke, Conor O’Leary, Hannah O’Leary, Katie O’Leary, Tom O’Leary, Melissa Menge, Brian Menge, Megan McCloud, Heather Sherment, Keith Menge and Samantha Menge; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Barbara (William) Schirmang; two brothers, Harold (Barbara) Levernier and Bernard (Falde) Levernier; and a sister-in-law, Clara Levernier.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and nine brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. There will be a liturgical wake service at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Marengo.
Rose Irlacher, 94, Marengo, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at Sarinas in Lake Geneva, Wis.
She was born Oct. 18, 1908, in New Briton, Conn., to Josef and Rosa (Deutsch) Dax. She married Leonard Irlacher Sept. 27, 1930, in Chicago.
She was formerly of Chicago, moving to Marengo in 1997. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marengo and was active with the Sacred Heart Seniors, as well as the Marengo Seniors Club.
Survivors include her son, Leonard (Judith) Irlacher, Marengo; four grandchildren, Lisa Irlacher, Charleston, S.C., Paul (Michele) Irlacher, Cherry Valley, Michael Irlacher, Aruba, and Linda Irlacher, Marengo; and a great-granddaughter, Brooke Irlacher, Cherry Valley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother; and a sister.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Sacred Heart Church in Marengo. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities Foundation.