Laura C. Young
Laura Christine Young, 20, of Naperville was tragically killed in a train accident in Downers Grove on Saturday, March 31, 2001. She was born June 8, 1980, in Creve Coeur, Mo., and had been a resident of Naperville since 1988.
She was a 1998 graduate of Naperville Central High School. She was attending Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, working on a teaching degree. She attended College of DuPage before enrolling at NIU. She was a very active member of the Naperville Christian Church, where she served the Lord in her music and went on church missions to Mexico twice and Ireland once.
She is survived by her parents, D. Wayne Young of Bridgeton, Mo., and Annette (Warren) Slodowske of Naperville; a sister, Lynnette Young of Downers Grove; a brother, Michael Young of Lisle; her maternal grandmother, Georgia Morris of Annapolis, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren Ave., Naperville. A funeral service and interment will take place in Missouri.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Naperville Christian Church, 25W530 75th St., Naperville.
Memorials may be made to Naperville Christian Church, 25W530 75th St., Naperville, IL 60565.
Louise M. McCabe
Louise M. (Brown) McCabe, 97, of Lombard and formerly of Lubbock, Texas, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Beacon Hill Retirement Community in Lombard. She was born May 31, 1903, in Onawa, Iowa.
She was a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and held a master's degree from Texas Tech in Lubbock. She was a longtime resident of Lubbock, teaching fourth grade at Roscoe Wilson Elementary School and belonging to First United Methodist Church. She came to the Beacon Hill Retirement Community in Lombard in the mid-1980s.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Michael (wife Cindy) McCabe of Lisle, Kathy (husband Jeff) Shirley of Herndon, Va., David McCabe of Lakewood, Colo.; five great-grandchildren, Mark McCabe of Lisle and Kate, Matt, Rachel and Megan Shirley of Herndon, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Harriet McCabe of Naperville; two nieces, Phyllis (Beech) Dale of Lincoln, Neb., and Betty (Bill) Burkhart of Humboldt, Iowa; and a nephew, the Rev. Merlin (wife Helen) Ackerson of Keokuk, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert James McCabe; a son, John S. McCabe; an infant son and daughter; and a sister, Helen.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Onawa Cemetery in Onawa, Iowa.
Rush Family Funeral Home in Onawa handled the arrangements. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, handled local arrangements.
Fay H. McDonald
Late word has been received regarding the death of Fay H. McDonald, 82, of Naperville.
Arrangements are pending with the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-0264.
Kerry (Springer) Noonan, 45, of Naperville died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at her home.
She graduated from Naperville Central in 1973 and was a member of the church choir at Crosswinds Church in Warrenville.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Naperville; a daughter, Erin Phinney of Naperville; her parents, Donald and Barbara Springer of Naperville; three brothers, Brad, Robert and Jeff Springer of Naperville; two sisters, Dee Dee and Julie Springer of Naperville; five nieces and nephews; and a grandmother, Marcella Sears of Hillsboro.
Funeral services will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. to time of service.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society Pooch Walk.
John D. Paulsen
John D. Paulsen, 76, a former Naperville resident, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines. He was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Chicago.
A retired engineer with Jewel Foods, he served as a Naperville City Council commissioner from 1962 to 1967. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served as a pilot and was stationed in Europe from April 1944 to November 1945. He was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his two daughters, Patricia P. Mathewson of Naperville and Sandra P. (husband David) Boretti of Libertyville; grandchildren, Melody Mathewson and Nicholas and Tess Boretti; a sister, Rosemary O'Donnell; and his former wife, Mildred M. Paulsen of Naperville.
A graveside service will be take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
Joseph J. Schneider Home for Funerals in Hinsdale handled arrangements.
Caroline M. Pentuic
Caroline M. Pentuic, 100, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Community Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Naperville. She was born Dec. 23, 1900, in Romania.
She came to the United States as a young girl and had been a resident of Naperville since the 1920s. She worked as a domestic for many Naperville families over the years until retiring at the age of 80. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and enjoyed crocheting, gardening and needlework.
She is survived by a son, Frank (wife Barbara) Pentuic of Naperville; a granddaughter, Carol (husband Charles Tornquist) Pentuic of Orion; three grandsons, Anthony and Andrew Pentuic of Naperville and Edward (wife Kimberly Donald) Pentuic of Bradley; and a great-grandson, James Pentuic of Bradley.
A funeral service and interment will be private.
Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home in Naperville handled arrangements.
Kenneth L. Korczak
Kenneth L. Korczak, 61, of Lockport, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at home.
He was born in Joliet and was a lifelong resident of the area.
He was employed by the EJ&E Railroad for 30 years before retiring in 1988. He was a former custodian at St. Joseph School in Lockport for 17 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Anna (nee Pozek) Korczak; brothers Robert and Richard; and sister Dorothy Sanders.
He is survived by his wife, Rita (nee Seehafer); children Paula (Mrs. Rick) Walker of Lockport, Mary Christine Korczak of Hardin, Ky., Kevin (wife Fran) of Lockport, Kenneth (wife Adele) of Joliet and Karen (Mrs. Rob) Hinson of Lockport; 11 grandchildren; sister Lorraine (Mrs. Gilbert) Cardwell of Joliet; brother Ronald (wife Jean) of Plainfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 27, at St. Dennis Church in Lockport. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.
Memorials to the Joliet Area Hospice or St. Dennis Church would be appreciated.
O'Neil Funeral Home in Lockport handled the funeral arrangements.
Donald F. Strohmeyer
Donald F. Strohmeyer, 80, of Axtell, Kan., died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Kan., after an extended illness.
Mr. Strohmeyer was born Jan. 27, 1921, on a farm north of Seneca, Kan., the son of Eugene and Bertha Stuke Strohmeyer. He graduated from Ss. Peter and Paul High School in Seneca in 1938. He worked at the Curtis Candy Company for a year and attended Kansas University for a year before entering the Army during World War II. He was stationed at Ft. Leavenworth doing clerical work until his discharge in 1946. He later earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Kansas University, and also worked towards a doctorate.
He taught science at Andale High School in Andale, Kan., for a year, returned to Kansas University, and then owned a drug store. He began work with the Postal Service in Axtell, Kan., and retired as the postmaster in 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he served as principal of St. Michael's Catholic Grade School in Axtell.
On June 2, 1948, he married Jacquelyn Schafer at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca.
Mr. Strohmeyer was a member of St. Michael's Church in Axtell and served as lector, a Eucharistic minister and president of the school board. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Don of Bellevue, Neb., Damian of Lexington, Mass., Dan of Manhattan, Kan., and Doug, of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Donna Kinley of Plainfield; and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Lynn and Eugene Strohmeyer.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, April 2, at St. Michael's Church in Axtell. Interment was at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorials to St. Michael's School would be appreciated.
Philip F. Weissinger
Philip F. Weissinger, 67, of Big Rock and formerly of Naperville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born April 27, 1933, in Mondovi, Wis.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957. He had been a Naperville resident for more than 38 years and a resident of Big Rock since 1995. A truck driver for Naperville Ready Mix and Du Kane Precast, he was a member of Judd Kendall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873, Naperville Moose Lodge 1290, Knights of Columbus, Jefferson Club and DuPage Drifters Camping Club. He was an usher at SS Peter and Paul Church for 32 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Modaff); daughters, Patti of Aurora and Pam (fiance Capt. Jim Fritzgerald) of Hampton, Va.; sons, Steve (wife Lisa) of Big Rock, Rob of Plainfield and Mark of Naperville; three grandchildren, Heather, Bill and Kimberly Weissinger; brother, Roman Weissinger of Bloomer, Wis.; father-in-law, Nick Modaff of Naperville; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews; and sisters, Evelyn (husband Roger) Feeney of Olympia, Wash., Arvella (husband Tom) Culler of Mammoth Cave, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roma and Barbara Weissinger; and brothers Kenneth and Bernard Weissinger.
A Mass of Christian burial took place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Ss Peter and Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville.
Interment was at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery in Naperville.
Memorials may be directed to St. Gall Catholic Church Building Fund, 120 W. Shannon, Elburn, IL 60119.
Laura N. Rhodes
Laura N. Rhodes, 93, a resident of Belleville and former resident of Naperville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at home. She was born May 13, 1907, in Johnstown.
She was a homemaker. Before the Depression, she worked at Quaker Oats in Chicago. She was a member of Church of the Brethren.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (husband Terry) Thiel of Belleville; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale M. Rhodes; a daughter, Joy Louise; her parents, Jacob Benjamin and Sarah Catherine "Sadie" Brallier Noffsinger; five brothers; and four sisters.
A service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Watts Memorial United Methodist Church in Belleville. The Revs. Larry Siikanen and Darwin Breon will officiate.
Interment will take place at Naperville Cemetery in Naperville, where a graveside service will take place at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044; or Area Agency on Aging, Buena Vista Circle, PO Box 750, Lewistown, PA 17044.
Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home in Belleville handled arrangements.