Betty Iskalis Krier Nee Pelias
Age 71. Of Lombard, IL., formerly of Elm Grove, WI and Joliet, IL. Passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2001.
Devoted mother of Thomas (Susan) Iskalis and Stephen (Molly) Iskalis. Dear grandmother of Halee, Jason and Andreas Iskalis. Cherished sister of Jean (Michael) Hatzis and Evelyn (William) Michas. Dearest niece of Dr. Evangelos Tassaras. Fond aunt and cousin of many.
Loving wife of the late Constantine Iskalis and the late Wallace Krier. Beloved daughter of the late Stephen and Sylvia (nee Tassaras) Pelias.
Betty was a member of the Annunciation Womens club of Milwaukee, the Florentine Opera Board of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Teachers Association and the Elm Grove Womens Club. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois. Betty taught school for 25 years in Lockport, IL., and Elm Grove, WI.
Funeral services for Betty Iskalis Krier will be Saturday, August 18, 2001, 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church for services at 9:30 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Parkinsons Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 4 - 8 p.m., with Trisagion service 7:00 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES WEST CHAPEL
3200 W. Black at Essington Rds., Joliet
Lehr Reginald Mushrush
Age 79, passed away June 30, 2001 in Seaside, Oregon. Mr. Mushrush was born May 29, 1922 in Aurora, Illinois where he lived until joining the Service in 1941 to serve as a medic in WWII. When he returned to America with his English bride, Pamela, Mr. Mushrush received his Masters Degree at the University of Wisconsin and moved to California in 1955 to begin a teaching career. Mr. Mushrush taught at North High School in Torrance teaching English, French, Photography, and Radio as well as serving as the Yearbook Advisor and Speech Coach. He retired from teaching in 1978. Mr/ Mushrush moved from La Mirada, California to Eureka, California in 1986 following the death of his first wife, Pamela. He remarried Sara Bath of Atlanta, Georgia in 1993 who passed away just three years later.
Mr. Mushrush is survived by daughter, Sandy Newman and husband, John of Cannon Beach, Oregon; daughter, Paula Mushrush and husband, Russell Terry; granddaughter, Caitlin Terry and; grandson, Kyle Terry, all of Eureka, California; granddaughter, Megan Hansen and husband, Jeremy of Seaside, Oregon; and sister, Luanne Mushrush of Sugar Grove, Illinois.
A graveside service at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California is planned for family and friends, August 31, 2001.
Mary S. Skiera (Nee Alberico)
Age 90. At rest Wednesday, August 15, 2001, Glenwood Care Center.
Survived by a daughter, Theresa (Donald) Truax; four grandchildren, Judy Truax, Bonnie (Paul) Zupancic, Tammy (John) Karn and Chuck Colognesi; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Philip (Dorothy) Alberico. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceded by first husband Charles De Angelis; second husband Anthony Skiera; one daughter Marilyn De Angelis; parents Frank and Rose (Del Rose) Alberico; one sister Lena Hubert and numerous brothers.
Mary was born in Joliet and resided in Crest Hill most of her lifetime.
TEZAK FUNERAL HOME,
1121 Plainfield Rd.
From where funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 9:30 to St. Anne Catholic Church of Crest Hill for a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Bernice Sterle (nee Bernotas) "Bertha"
Age 83. Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at her late residence. Born in Rockdale and a long time Cresthill area resident. A member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Cresthill and a member of the Alter and Rosarie Society.
Preceded by her daughter Nancy S. Sterle (1966). Her parents Theodore and Anna Bernotas.
Survived by her husband Joseph R. Sterle. Her daughter Cheryl C. Sterle. Her son Michael J. Sterle all of Cresthill. Many special friends including Donald D. Legerski of Joliet.
Funeral services for Bernice Sterle will be Friday, August 17, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Anne Catholic Church for a mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation FRIDAY MORNING 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES WEST CHAPEL
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
William C. Zarley
Age 81. Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.
Survived by daughters Bette Jo Casagrande and Catherine (Michael) Marchio; grandchildren Robert (Alice) Casagrande, Daniel (Melissa) Casagrande, Tina (John) Aversa, Michael (Lynn) Marchio and Matthew (Deanna) Marchio; great-grandchildren Joey, Katie, Sara and Kendall Casagrande and Anna Aversa; brothers Francis (Rosemary) Zarley along with numerous nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his first wife Rita (O'Reilly)(1970) and his second wife Isabelle (Bryce)(1989); parents Thomas and Catherine Zarley; brothers Thomas and Edward Zarley and sister Marjorie Zarley.
Born in Joliet, lifelong resident. Retired from Meadow Gold Dairy. Member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond and Teamster Local #197.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2001 from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. to the Cathedral of St. Raymond for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Saturday prior to service from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
1500 Black Rd., Near Midland
Marjorie H. Cox (nee Howerton)
Age 80, of Wilmington, IL passed away Thursday, August 14, 2003 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Born December 6, 1922 to the late Daniel L. and Gretna H. (nee Verble) Howerton in East Moline, IL-Rock Island County. She resided in Carbondale until moving to Wilmington in 1930. A 1940 graduate of Wilmington High School and 1992 Graduate of Joliet Junior College.
Marjorie was a Navy veteran 1943-1946, having served her country at Great Lakes Naval Training Station. She completed boot camp at Hunter College in Bronx, NY, Yeoman training at Iowa State Teachers College and was authorized to wear the American Campaign and World War II Victory Ribbons. Her lifetime interest was music from age five (first solo), through grade school and high school. She appeared in concert with the Waves Chorus in Grant Park Band-shell and Orchestra Hall in Chicago, as well as on public radio. Marjorie traveled with the Blue Jacket Choir on Bond Rallies and later was a wedding soloist and choir member at St. Rose Church. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Fox Development Center in Dwight, IL, St. Rose Church and St. Rose School where she was a special education aide. Her memberships included St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wilmington, The Wilmington Area Historical Society, V.F.W. Auxiliary and the American Legion. She also loved antiques, and was a dealer along with her husband Howard in Wilmington for a number of years.
Survivors include her loving husband, Howard, whom she married January 8, 1947 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church; two sons, Whitney and Kevin (Robin) Cox; a granddaughter, Jennifer Cox; a sister, Lucille (the late Albert) Schutten; a brother, Robert D. (Sherry) Howerton; and a sister-in-law, Jo Ann (the late Lloyd D.) Howerton all of Colorado; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dorothy Lee; and a brother, Lloyd Howerton.
Marjorie's family will receive friends on Sunday, August 17, 2003 from 3 PM until 8 PM, and on Monday from 9 AM until time of funeral services at 9:30 AM from The Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington proceeding to St. Rose Catholic Church where a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Rev. Frank Vitus and Deacon Don Dyer officiating. Interment with full military honors to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
Memorials to St. Rose School or The Kuzma Care Cottage appreciated.
REEVES FUNERAL HOME
219 N. Joliet St.-Wilmington, IL
Norma Ann Getson (nee Porfilio)
On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, Norma Ann Getson, 80, passed away peacefully at Casey House, a Maryland inpatient hospice, attended by her daughters. A native of Joliet, she had recently moved to Silver Spring, MD to live near her daughter and receive treatment at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes for a rare autoimmune condition, transverse myelitis. She succumbed after only a brief interval to this condition and an aggressive, but asymptomatic late stage cancer. She was gentle and kind, compassionate to all and did not suffer or linger.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Andrew V. Getson (1964). For 26 years thereafter, she worked as an operating room nurse at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. She was the loving and devoted mother of, and is survived by her daughters, Pamela R. Getson (Lawrence Rudner) of Chevy Chase, MD and Melinda G. (Geoffrey) Hall of Indianapolis, IN; special grandmother of Leland and Andrew Rudner. She is also survived by her close and grieving sisters and brother and their families, Leonora D'Alessio, Angela (William) Reed, Gloria Briney, Viola (Raymond) Stimac, Donna Lisi and Lance (Nancy) Porfilio.
Funeral services for Norma A. Getson will be Monday, August 18, 2003 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Mary Nativity Cemetery. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Transverse Myelitis Center at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Neurology, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday, August 17, 2003 from 4-8 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Helen K. Gudac (nee Balavender)
Age 86 years, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at Silver Cross Hospital. Resided in Lockport most of her life and later moving to Joliet in the late 1970's.
Preceded in death by her loving husband, Sylvester "Red" Gudac; her parents, Sebastian and Ann (nee Matchka) Balavender; three brothers, Adam, George and Steve Balavender; and a sister, Genevieve (late Louis) Kluska.
Survived by a son, Donald (Lucille) Gudac of Joliet and a daughter, Sylvia (John) Walter of Middletown, New Jersey; three grandchildren, Gary (Michelle) Gudac, Lisa (Mike) Wiers and Elizabeth (Nick) DiFranco; four great grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew Gudac, Sarah and Jack Wiers; three sisters, Julie (late Art) Ragen, Gert Belavender and Marge Zorich all of Chicago; a sister-in-law, Kate (late John) Gudac. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held from the Blackburn-Geigerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road on Monday, August 18, 2003 at 9:30 AM to St. Mary Nativity Church for a Mass at 10 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, August 17, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Arrangements by:
TAPELLA FUNERAL SERVICES
1500 Black Road
Everette W. Heatherwick
Age 85, of Green Garden Twp., died Thursday, August 14, 2003 at Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet, IL.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Hazel Smith Heatherwick. Three sons; Alan (Beverly) of Frankfort, Lane (Linda) of Peotone and Kent of Byron, IL. Grandchildren Jon, Grant, Carrie, Adam and Andrew. Great-grandson Kadden and step-great-granddaughter Karli. Also survived by one sister Mary Ellen (Art) Rohde of Lockport, one brother, James (Viola) Heatherwick of Lemont, brother-in-law Peter (Letty) Smith of Bloomington, IL, and sisters-in-law Eileen Wagner of Lockport and Lila Ganser of Florida. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Everette was born in Orland Twp. to William and Gertrude Heatherwick in 1917. He was employed by Electro Motive in LaGrange and later at the Buda Co. in Harvey, IL. He farmed for 11 years in Homer Twp., before becoming an Allis-Chalmers farm equipment dealer in Green Garden for 30 years. He was a former member of the Il. Retail Farm Equipment Asso., former 4-H leader of Homer Husky Hustters, former director of Will Co. South Conservation District and Will County Farm Bureau. Former member of the Illinois Flying Farmers. A member of the Will County Threshermen Association for over 20 years and a faithful member of the Green Garden United Methodist Church.
Everette W. Heatherwick will lie in state at the Green Garden United Methodist Church on Monday, August 18, 2003, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service, 10:00 a.m. Rev. Penny Hoffman officiating. Memorials to Green Garden United Methodist Church, Threshermen Association or the Joliet Area Hospice would be most appreciated. Visitation Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Forsythe Funeral Home, 507 S. State Street, Manhattan, IL.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State Street (Rt. 52)
Ignacio T. Hernandez
Age 75. Passed away Friday, August 15, 2003 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Siete Pueblos, Michioacan, Mexico. He lived most of his life in Joliet. Employed by Ford Motor Company for 35 years, retiring in 1991. Member of U.A.W. Ignacio was an avid bowler and also enjoyed betting on the ponies. He volunteered for Meals-On-Wheels and was a member of the Masons, Chicago Heights Lodge #851.
Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Angelina Hernandez; beloved father of Richard and Mark Hernandez; loving grandfather of Thomas, Antigone and Richard Hernandez; his mother, Maria De Jesus Hernandez Tapia of Mexico; two sisters, Maruca Hernandez and Esther Herrera of Mexico; loving step father of Lisa Ledesma. Numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends also survive.
The family wishes to thank Joliet Area Community Hospice for the caring guidance they gave Ignacio and his family.
Funeral Services for Ignacio T. Hernandez will be Monday, August 18, 2003 11 AM at the funeral home chapel. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds