Richard W. Gilson
Age 74, of Plainfield, IL, died Sunday, July 25, 2004 at the Lakewood Living Center in Plainfield, IL. Born May 10, 1930 in Oak Park, IL, the son of the late William and Irene Gilson.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children, Michael (Danali) Gilson of Plainfield, IL, David (Teresa) Gilson of Plainfield, IL, Pamela (Gregory) Roll of Blue Island, IL and Matthew (CJ) Gilson of Houston, TX; his eleven grandchildren, Trent, Brittney, Natalie, Julia, Jonathan, Laura, Andrew and Kaleitha Gilson, Joshua, Rachel and Erik (Juliette) Roll; and soon to be a great-grandfather of one. Also survived by his aunt, Phyllis Hageman of Aurora, IL; and numerous cousins.
Richard served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict and has been a longtime trustee of the Plainfield Fire Protection District. He enjoyed his family and photography.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Plainfield Fire District, P.O. Box 12, Plainfield, IL 60544 or the Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 would be appreciated.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 29th at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. Interment Plainfield Township Cemetery, Plainfield, IL. Visitation Wednesday, July 28th from 5:00-9:00 PM at:
OVERMAN-JONES FUNERAL HOME
309 Joliet Road (Corners of Rt. 59 & 30)
Lester H. Johnson
Age 93, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2004 at his home in Lockport.
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Linnea V. (Johnson) Johnson; two sons, William H. (Carol) Johnson and Thomas (Diana) Johnson; two daughters, Marilyn Durham and Sally (Richard) Dow; six grandchildren, Tom (Lillian) Durham, Eric Johnson, Jill (Brian) Steege, Anne (Lyle) Pierce, Mark (Jenny) Johnson and Heidi Brown; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Willard (Adair) Johnson; one sister, Dorothy Hirner.
Born in Lockport he lived in the area all of his life. Member of Southwest Covenant Church, Lockport Lions Club and on the Board of Directors of Mokena State Bank. He was a former member of Lockport Masonic Lodge and was on the School Boards of Lockport and Joliet Schools.
Mr. Johnson was the President and Senior Loan officer with First National Bank of Lockport for 37 years where he started as a teller. He was the Chief Executive Office of Mokena State Bank for seven years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Emma (Munson) Johnson; a grandson, Torrey Brown; a great-granddaughter, Ella Pierce; one brother, Ivan "Bus" Johnson; and three sisters, Margaret Menin, Ione Gustafson, Madeline Lyon.
Family will receive friends at the Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton Street, Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. Services Thursday, July 29, 2004, 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Evan Goranson officiating. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet. Memorials to Southwest Covenant Church, Joliet Community Hospice or the charity of the Donors Choice would be appreciated.
He was a loving father and devoted husband who supported his wife and children in all of their endeavors.
GOODALE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport
Dorothy L. Nasenbeny (nee Hartmann)
Age 86. Passed away Monday, July 26, 2004 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home. Born June 9, 1918 in Joliet and a lifetime resident. Member of the Catholic Women's League and the Visitation and Aid Society.
Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard F. Nasenbeny (February 24, 1984); parents, Joseph F. and Frances H. (nee Jacklich) Hartmann; two sisters, Margaret F. Nemanich and Mildred Hartmann; three brothers, Virgil F. Hartmann, Leonard J. Hartmann and Sgt. Donald R. Hartmann, U.S. Air Force (Killed in action - World War II).
Dorothy is survived by several cousins.
Funeral services for Dorothy L. Nasenbeny will be Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, 1201 Wyoming Ave., Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM. Entombment Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorials in her memory to Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate or St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church would be appreciated.
Visitation at Our Lady of Angels THURSDAY MORNING 9:00 AM until Mass at 10:30 AM. Arrangements by:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
LeVertha Neely passed on July 22, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital at 6:05 PM.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 30, 2004 at Corbin Colonial Chapel, 5345 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL, from 12:30-2:00. Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Darin W. Piper
Mr. Darin W. Piper, 37, of 957 Gerard, Quincy, IL died at 6:40 a.m. Monday, July 26, 2004 in his home.
Born August 13, 1966 in Quincy, Darin was the son of David W. and Betty Jean Gieselman Piper. He married Amy Repko on September 30, 2000 in Quincy. She survives.
Survivors include his wife, Amy of Quincy; his parents, David and Betty Piper of Quincy; a twin brother, David Piper of Quincy; his father-in-law, Don Repko of Shorewood, IL; his mother-in-law, Karen Repko of Joliet, IL; a brother-in-law, Mike Repko and his wife, Susan of Salt Lake City, UT; a sister-in-law, Stacy Burns and her husband, Jim of Shorewood, IL; two uncles; five aunts; seven nieces and nephews and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 in Madison Park Christian Church, 4700 Broadway, Quincy. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State St., Quincy, and Friday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the church.
Memorials may be made to Madison Park Christian Church.
Sharon Utsch (nee Lawson)
Age 55. Passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, IL, after struggling with illness. Born July 10, 1949 in Joliet to the late Leo and Ann (Onofrey) Lawson.
Beloved mother of Brian Utsch; loving sister of Gus (Ruth) Juricic and LeAnn (Michael) Zolla; devoted aunt of Jennifer Cary, Scott and Darla Juricic, Gus and Joyce Juricic. She was a loyal and dear friend to many, including Jan and Betty. Sharon was also the fond aunt of many. Also survived by her former husband and friend, Leo E. Utsch.
Funeral services for Sharon Utsch are pending at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Helen V. Bozue
Helen V. Bozue of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Lockport, IL,passed away Thursday, July 26, 2001, following a lingering illness.
Married for 63 years, she is survived by her husband, Hector C. Bozue of Tucson; five children, Rosalie A. Ward (Richard) of Tucson, Mary H. Bossom (Thomas-deceased) of Alexandria, VA, Charles H. Bozue (Linda) of Channahon, John J. Bozue, Sr. (Dorothy) of Lockport and William A. Bozue (Rebecca) of Lemont; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Anna Bella; three sisters, Emma Smrekar, Anna Conder and Mary Koniak. Also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sherry Lynn Bozue.
Born in Virden, IL November 19, 1918, where she was educated in Virden schools. She married Hector Bozue in 1938, and moved to Lockport in 1945 where she lived and raised her family at 126 East 8th Street. Helen was a lifetime member of the St. Dennis Altar and Rosary Society, a member of the PTA during her children's school years and a Cub Scout Den Mother Den 5, Pack 53 with St. Joseph Church. She also volunteered at the Casa de Los Ninos Crisis Nursery in Tucson.
With her husband, she owned and operated Bozue's Paint and Hobby Shop in Lockport for 15 years. After her five children were raised, Helen graduated from Joliet Township High School of Practical Nursing in 1971, and worked at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, retiring to Tucson with her husband in 1976.
O'Neil Funeral Home, 1105 E. 9th St., Lockport where services will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:30 AM to St. Dennis Catholic Church, Lockport for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville. Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2001 from 4-9 PM (815) 838-5010.
O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME
1105 E. 9th St., Lockport
Sylvia W. Catt (Robbins)
Age 43, Friday, July 27, 2001, peacefully at her home in Frankfort Square.
She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, James A. Catt; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Catt; a son, Anthony James Catt; two brothers, Donald Robbins and Guy (Susan) Robbins; and her mother, Georgette (Shamon) Robbins.
Born in Chicago, living in Frankfort Square for the past 15 years. Member of the Chicagoland Four Wheel Drive Club, Two Rivers Jeep Club and First Baptist Church of New Lenox.
Preceded in death by her father, Wilbur O. Robbins; and two brothers, Robert and James Robbins.
Family will receive friends at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel, Cedar at Francis Roads, Sunday, 2-4 and 5-8 PM and Monday, 10-11 AM. Services, Monday, July 30, 2001, 11:00 AM in the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Worley officiating. Interment Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Frankfort. Memorials to Breast Cancer Research or the University of Chicago Hospital, Cancer Center would be appreciated.
KURTZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Cedar at Francis Roads
Susan Winchester Franklin
Late of Texarkana, AR, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001 in Hope, AR. Age 43.
Survivors include her son, Lawrence D. Winchester, Atlanta, Texas; four daughters, Jessica Kline, Texarkana, AR, Sarah Winchester, Atlanta, TX, Jill Winchester, Texarkana, AR and Jann Winchester, Atlanta, TX. Ms. Franklin is also survived by three grandchildren, Alexis Kline and Craig Kline both of Texarkana, AR and Tylor Winchester of Atlanta, Texas.
Ms. Franklin was born on August 7, 1957 in Baytown, Texas. She attended St. Edwards Catholic Church. She worked for 12 years for the Department of Human Services and was currently an area business owner.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at the Hanner Funeral Chapel, Atlanta, Texas with Father Reeves officiating. Interment will be in Laws Chapel Cemetery, Cass County, TX.
Age 81. Passed away peacefully at her late residence Saturday, July 28, 2001 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Joliet and a lifelong Joliet area resident.
Preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Anna Kuchinski. Three sisters, Ida, Ginger and Bertie; two brothers, John and Peter; and her grandson, Danny.
Survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Daniel "Danny" J. Gray of Joliet. Her daughter, Diana (George) Tepfer of Wolf Lake, IL. Two granddaughters, Bernadette (Brian) Regganie of Joliet and Kristen (Tony) Dennison of Belleville, IL. Three great grandchildren, Kate and Tom Regganie and Tony McDaniel. Two sisters, Ann Mraz of Arizona and Mary Curtis of Mt. Olive, IL. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral Services for Stella Gray will be Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 9:15 AM from the funeral home chapel to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 AM. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation Monday, 4-8 PM.
FRED C. DAMES WEST CHAPEL
3200 Black at Essington Rd., Joliet