Bruce E. Jones
Funeral services for Bruce Edward Jones, 83, of Rolling Meadows, were held Oct. 13, 2003 at the Meadows Funeral Home, Rolling Meadows. Born July 31, 1920, in Chicago, he died Oct. 10, 2003 at his home.
Mr. Jones was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked for Proctor and Gamble for more than 43 years, becoming an avid bowler after his retirement in 1983. He was a baptized member of the North Shore Baptist Church in Chicago, moved to Rolling Meadows in 1955, and became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights until his health failed in 1997. His Christian faith, home and family were of uppermost importance to him.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Rudy (nee Crum); four children, Barbara O'Donoghue, Douglas (Diane), Darlene and Claudia; a grandson, Kieran O'Donoghue; and a brother, Robert.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Milton.
Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager, Barrington IL 60010.
Magdalena A. Opels
Funeral services for Magdalena Ann Opels (nee Engleman), 93, of Arlington Heights, will begin with prayers at 8:45 a.m. today (Oct. 16, 2003) at Lauterberg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights, and proceed to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 432 W. Park, Arlington Heights, where a Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.
Born Nov. 13, 1909, in Austria/Hungary, Mrs. Opels died Oct. 12 at the Maple Crest Care Center, Belvidere. She is survived by her children, Nicholas Michael (Betty) and Barbara Helen (Hermann) Mueller; her grandchildren, Mark (Martha), Scott (Janet), Nick (Mary), Linda (Ron) Jacobsen, Sandra (Jim) Spevacek and Bonnie Jo (Brian) Kay; and her great-grandchildren, Eric and Kurt Jacobsen, David, Sarah, Elizabeth, Martha and Rachel Kay, and Daniel, Michael, Nicholas and Quentin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Magdalena (nee Goessel) Engelman; her husband, Michael Nicholas; two children, Helen Magdalena and Michael Nicholas Jr.; and a brother, Peter (the late Helen) Engelman.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
Timothy S. Shanahan
A funeral Mass for Timothy S. Shanahan, 44, of Arlington Heights, was celebrated Oct. 13, 2003 at St. Edna Catholic Church, Arlington Heights. Born July 14, 1959, in Urbana, Ill., he died Oct. 6, 2003 at his home.
Mr. Shanahan had a noteworthy career in the finance industry, serving as vice president of finance for CIT Group of Park Ridge, then Fleet Financial in Chicago, and later, GE Capital in Oakbrook. Later, he served as president of TSS Enterprises in Arlington Heights, which he started in 2001. He was an avid golfer and a football fanatic.
Mr. Shanahan is survived by his wife, Yvonne M. (nee Armenta); two children, Timothy Jr. of Hoffman Estates and Ashley of Arlington Heights; his mother, Joan of Tampa, Fla.; and his brothers, Brian, Steven and Jeff.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald.
Entombment was in All Saints Mausoleum, Des Plaines. Memorial contributions may be given to the Shanahan Children's Education Fund, c/o Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights IL 60004.
Phyllis J. Long, 69, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Des Plaines, died on Oct. 5, 2003.
Dr. Long was principal at Carpenter, Franklin and Merrill Elementary Schools and Emerson Junior High, serving 35 years as teacher and administrator in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64.
She was a member of the American Association of University Women and Delta Kappa Gamma.
She is survived by her son, Rob (Sheryl); grandchildren, Jessica and Nora; and siblings, Harriett Irle, Vera Stirwalt, Kay (Richard) King and Wayne Long and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 in N.H. Scott & Hebblethwaite Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Road, Glenview. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview.
Memorials to the University of Illinois, William Chandler Bagley Scholarship Fund, 1310 S. 6th Ave., Champaign IL 61820, are appreciated.
Arline M. Streich, 72, of Niles died on Sept. 25, 2003 in Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.
She is survived by her daughters, Roberta Kelly and Lynnette (Mitchell) Sroka of Arlington Heights; and grandchildren, Cindy and Mitch Sroka.
Funeral service was held on Sept. 30 in Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, Niles. Burial was in Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago.
Charles R. Lively
Funeral services for Charles R. Lively, 74, of Wheeling were held April 7 at Kolssak Funeral Home, Wheeling. Born March 22, 1927, in Lauratown, Ark., he died April 5, 2001 at Holy Family Medical Center.
Mr. Lively was a mechanic at Northern Illinois Gas Co. until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of Masonic Lodge D.C. Greiger 81 AF & AM and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9284, Elk Grove Village.
He is survived by his wife, Joan (nee Ridiger); two sons, Ralph Edward (Sharon) of Roscoe, Ill., and James Albert of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Cynthia Lee (Garry) Schalk of Algonquin and Christy Lynn (Jack) Erlinger of Hoffman Estates; brothers Roy (Sharon) of Indiana, and Ken of Tennessee; sister-in-law Wilma; grandchildren Lisa (Michael) Cooper, Julie Schalk, Nicole Erlinger, Jennifer Erlinger and Tricia and Ali.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ray.
Cremation was private. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1111 N. Elmhurst Road, Prospect Heights IL 60070.
Funeral services for Irene M. Kleeman-Richey, 81, of Cary were held April 7 at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, Cary. Born Nov. 24, 1919, in Chicago, she died April 3, 2001 at her home.
Mrs. Kleeman-Richey was a lifetime member of the St. Mary Post 323, American Legion Auxiliary, as well as a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Post 0119 and Eagle Lodge 691 of Wapakoneta, Ohio.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Kenneth) Boris of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Clare (Fred) Barton of Hoffman Estates; a sister, Wanda Hopkins of Claremore, Okla.; grandchildren Scott Stoltz of Hoffman Estates, Christine Cohn of Highlands Ranch, Paula Padavic of Highlands Ranch and Kenneth Boris Jr. of Highlands Ranch; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy L. Kleeman; her second husband, Franklin Richey; parents Felix and Mary Miklaszewicz; three sisters; and two brothers.
Burial was in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 303 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 300, Chicago IL 60601-5206.
Douglas H. Verdonck
Memorial services for Douglas H. Verdonck, 57, of Lake in the Hills will be held at a later date. Born October 24, 1943, in Chicago, to Joseph and Astrid (nee Hallin) Verdonck, he died April 1, 2001 at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington.
Mr. Verdonck was the director of special education for School District 211, Palatine. He is survived by his sons, Thomas (Elaine) of North Hollywood, Calif., and Carl (Barbara) of Lakeland, Fla.; his father, Joseph of Venice, Fla.; a sister, Susan (Lawrence) Kluck of Hickory Hills; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katheleen (nee Novak) in 2000, whom he married in 1969.
Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Township High School District 211 Foundation, Kathy & Douglas Verdonck Memorial, 1750 S. Roselle Road, Palatine, IL 60067. Arrangements were made by Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Home, Algonquin.
Ludwig A. Kulovsek
Ludwig A. Kulovsek, 80, lifetime resident of Fox River Grove, died July 19, 2004 at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1923 in Fox River Grove, son of Steve and Mary (Rhecter) Kulovsek.
He was a partner with his daughter in Kulovsek & Coen, CPAs of Crystal Lake; member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society; former member of the Fox River Grove Zoning Board and the Woodstock Hospital Board, lifetime member of the Frank H. Nagel Post 119, Fox River Grove, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and former member of Turnberry Country Club. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois and an avid golfer and gardener.
He is survived by his wife, Joan (Brock) Kulovsek, whom he married Sept. 3, 1949, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Cary. Also surviving are his children, Susan (Patrick) Coen of Crystal Lake, Steve (Valerie) Kulovsek of Prairie Grove, and Scott (Sharon) Kulovsek of Fox River Grove; seven grandchildren, Leslie Coen, Jillian Kulovsek, Jenna Kulovsek, Jessie Kulovsek, Mary Beth Krause, Eric Krause and Justin Kulovsek; and a sister, Emily Koeppell of Milwaukee.
Visitation was at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home in Cary. The funeral service was held Saturday, July 24 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Cary, with burial in St. John Cemetery.
Clare F. Sneberger
Funeral services for Clare F. (nee Novak) Sneberger, 85, a Barrington resident since 1967, were held July 23 at Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington. The Rev. Britto Berchmans officiated.
Born Aug. 23, 1918, in Cicero, Ill., Mrs. Sneberger died July 19, 2004 at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her greenhouse, shopping, reading and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Sneberger is survived by her husband, James F., whom she married June 15, 1940, in Cicero; two children, Alan (Ohm) of Mexico and Judy of Algonquin; a granddaughter, Dana; a niece, Lyn Robinson of Waukesha, Wis.; and her great-nieces, Carrie Sindorf, Deb Levin and Jodi Anthony.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Marion (nee Kreci) Novak; two sisters, Elinore Stipek and Marie Martin; and a brother, Robert Novak.
Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Forest Park. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Northern Illinois Area, Processing Center, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, #502, Wauwatosa WI 53226.
Frank J. Simek Jr.
Frank James Simek Jr., 70, of Arlington Heights, died Aug. 2, 2004 at Mercy Walworth Medical Center in Elkhorn, Wis. He was born Dec. 6, 1933, in Chicago to Frank James Sr. and Elsie (née Knafl) Simek.
Before retiring, Mr. Simek was the owner of Stranco Products Inc. in Elk Grove Village, and prior to that was in sales management at Allstate Insurance. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where his duties included playing basketball for the U.S. Army basketball team, traveling to more than 48 countries to compete. Mr. Simek attended Northwestern University on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 1958 with a business degree in finance. He was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity.
He is survived by his wife, Lois A. (née Peterson), whom he married June 29, 1957, in Skokie; his children, Daniel (Andra) of Woodstock, Russell (Heather) of Lake in the Hills, Kenneth (Maleta) of Barrington and Jennifer (Ken) Raymer of Lake in the Hills; 12 grandchildren, Kaeley, Lauren, Michelle, Christopher, Wesley, Andrew, John, Michael, Ken Jr., Natasha, Brittany and Seth; and his sister, Diane (Bob) Kroupa.
Mass was celebrated Aug. 7 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect. Visitation was held Aug. 6 at the Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Memorials & Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago IL 60678-3968; or to Northwestern University, 2020 N. Ridge Ave., Evanston IL 60208.
Ronald F. Drake
A funeral Mass for Ronald F. Drake, 62, of Hawthorn Woods, was celebrated Aug. 13 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Buffalo Grove. Born Feb. 8, 1942, in Chicago, the son of Hilary and Sophie (nee Bush) Dziedziak, Mr. Drake died Aug. 8, 2004 at his home.
Mr. Drake was the owner and operator of Lake Cook Electric and manager of Northwest Electrical Supply in McHenry. His greatest love was to spend time with his family and friends. His favorite place was his second home in Door County, Wis. He was a racecar enthusiast and loved boating, snowmobiling, fishing, diving and hands-on projects of all types. He was a member of the Door County Snow Drifters and participated in the annual MS fundraising tours, along with other activities and social events.
Mr. Drake is survived by his wife, Anita D. (nee Reindl), whom he married May 5, 1962, in Mount Prospect; his children, Terrence (Michelle) of Wauconda, Jeffrey (Christine) of Port Barrington, Kimberly (James) Splingaire of Wauconda and Garett (Kristen) of Cary; his grandchildren, Austin, Dylan, Bram, Sean, Tanya, Brian, Connor, Taylor and Kaylee; his siblings, Kenneth, Pamela (James) Block and Thomas (Patty); his stepmother, Marie; his mother-in-law, Lucille Reindl; his sister-in-law, Donna (Jim) Mill; his brothers-in-law, Dennis (Barbara) Reindl and Thomas (Lynn) Reindl; and 17 nieces and nephews.
Burial was in the family lot following the Mass. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager, Barrington IL 60010, or Masses would be appreciated. Arrangements were made with the Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., Arlington Heights.
A funeral Mass for Arlene (nee Maciejewski) Michelotti, 70, of North Barrington and part-time resident of Marco Island, Fla., was celebrated at Aug. 18 at St. Anne Church, Barrington. Born April 26, 1934, in Chicago, she died Aug. 14, 2004 at her home.
Mrs. Michelotti was a former second grade teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and was a former substitute teacher at St. Anne's. She belonged to St. Anne Church, where she was a member of the Women's Club. She also was a member of the Preservation of Human Dignity, TOCOS and Misericordia. She enjoyed golf, reading, gardening and traveling.
Mrs. Michelotti is survived by her husband, Carl; five children, Mary Julie (Daniel) Pearl of Cary, Marc (Clare) of Libertyville, Carl (Kirsten) of Libertyville, Paul (Heather) of Denver and Thomas (Siobhan) of St. Louis; her grandchildren, Meghan Pearl, Emily Pearl, John Pearl, Valentina, Jake, Max, Marc, Camille, Hope, Carl, Dominic, Alexandra, Madeline and Genevieve; and two siblings, Richard Macie of Benita, Calif., and Adriann Kelly of Springfield, Va.
Burial was in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 2821 Central St., Evanston IL 60201. Arrangements were made with Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.
Funeral services for Lydia (nee Sidlaruk) Schneider, 63, formerly of Des Plaines, were held Aug. 18 at the Village Church of Barrington. Born July 23, 1941, in Ilosk, Poland, she died peacefully Aug. 12, 2004 at her home.
Mrs. Schneider received a bachelor's degree in education from North Park University in Chicago, and worked as a teacher's aide at Chippewa Junior High School in Des Plaines. She owned and operated the Winkie Whales Day Care Center in Mount Prospect and served as director of childcare for District 57 Mount Prospect schools. She was a former member of Cumberland Baptist Church in Mount Prospect, where she was a Sunday school teacher and the Girls Awana director. She was a member of the Village Church of Barrington, where she taught Sunday school and the Women's Bible Study. She enjoyed entertaining, decorating and leading her neighborhood Bible study for several years.
Mrs. Schneider is survived by her husband, Allen R., whom she married July 13, 1963, in Chicago; three daughters, Erika (Russell) Bishop of Sycamore, Heidi (William) Dickerson of Las Vegas and Wendi (John) Serna of Palatine; her grandchildren, Scot and Chad Bishop, and Zachary and Alexis Serna; her father, Alexander Sidlaruk; a brother, Nick (Anna) Sidlaruk of Burley, Idaho; a sister, Zoia (Daniel) Rapinchuk of Chandler, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Anastazja (nee Nichiporuk).
Burial was in Windridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Cary. Memorials may be made to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City OK 73101-0036. Arrangements were made with Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.