Ivalee M. Patterson (nee Barger)
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center. Age 77.
Survived by her loving husband, John J. Patterson, a sister, a brother, and two step-children. Numerous family and friends also survive.
Private funeral services were held with interment to be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date.
2320 Black Rd.
John J. Phelan
Age 71, of Joliet passed away peacefully at home on December 30, 2002 surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary M. (nee O'Donnell); his daughter, Susan (Michael) VonderHeide and Diane (Daniel) Labriola; and his son, Timothy (Julie); grandchildren, Lauren and Brendan VonderHeide, Madelyn Labriola and Alec and Luke Phelan. His brother, Eugene (Bernadine); and a cousin, Carol (Gil) Teclaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, James and Agnes Phelan.
John attended Northwestern University School of Business and was employed at Commonwealth Edison for 43 years, retired in 1992. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of they American Legion. He was also an avid golfer. John will be remembered for the love and devotion he showed all that knew him.
Prayers will begin Friday, January 3, 9:30 AM from the Overman-Jones Funeral Home and proceed to a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 129 S. Division (Rt. 59), Plainfield. Visitation Thursday, January 2, 3 to 9 PM at the funeral home. Interment St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 375, Plainfield, 60544 or the the American Lung Association, 1749 S. Naperville Rd, #202, Wheaton, IL, 60187 would be appreciated.
OVERMAN-JONES FUNERAL HOME
Corners of Rt. 59 and 30
Plainfield, IL, 60544
Walker C. Polson "Chuck"
Age 48, of Lockport, formerly of Lemont, December 20, 2002. Born in Lemont, residing there most of his life, prior to moving to Lockport in 2000. Self employed as an auto mechanic in Lemont for several years, most recently employed by AutoDoc, Joliet. Active in Scouting for many years, serving as Cubmaster and Scoutmaster with the Lemont troops.
Preceded in death by his mother, Virginia, nee Seyffert, Polson; his paternal grandparents, Axel and Marie Polson; and his maternal grandparents, Charles and Margaret Seyffert.
Survived by his wife, Vickie, nee Harris, Polson; two sons, W.C. Lucas Polson, Jr. and Edwin P. Polson, both of Lockport; a grandson, Lucas Polson; his father, E. Walker (Judith) Polson of Lemont; his step father, Frank Rowley of Joliet; a sister, Karen (George) Hamilton of Camdenton, MO; a brother, David Polson of Joliet; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services Friday, January 3, 2003 10 a.m. at the Markiewicz Funeral Home, 108 Illinois St., Lemont. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 2-8 p.m.
MARKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
Age 74. Passed away after a lingering illness Monday, December 30, 2002 in Stamford, CT. Formerly of Joliet. Survived by her husband, Glenn and sons, Mark, Greg (Mary) Ressler, grandchildren Julie and Thomas, sister-in-law Marlene Vidano, nieces and nephews, and a dear friend, Bess Griparis.
Preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rose (Fumagalli) Vidano, brother Bernard J.
Private services will be held in Stamford, CT.
Age 86, of Conyers, GA, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2002. Mr. Scagnelli was retired from Uniroyal Tire Company and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and May Scagnelli; a brother, Dr. E. Burke Scagnelli; and a sister, Mary Rita Ambrose.
Mr. Scagnelli is survived by his wife, Mary V. Scagnelli. Children, James and Leda Scagnelli of Wilmette, IL, William E. and Laurie Scagnelli of Conyers, GA, Rita M. and Louis Salvador of Conyers, GA, and Mary M. Scagnelli of Omaha, NE. Grandchildren, Michael, Francesca, Bartholomew, Sebastian, Nicholas, Alexandra, Gina, Sarah, Joel, Joseph and Annalena. Sister-in-law, Susan Vanevenhoven; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 2 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Father John Kieran officiating. Interment followed at Green Meadows Memorial Gardens.
Contributions may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church Building Fund or St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Rockdale Chapel, 770-918-8851.
Anne K. Skorupa
Age 90. At rest Sunday, December 29, 2002 at home.
Survived by her children, Edwin E. Skorupa, Marianne Pliml and Regina Skorupa, grandchildren, James and Georgette Pliml, two brothers, Aloysius and Francis Krameric, one sister, Helen Gasparic, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born in Joliet. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph (1991), parents Anton and Barbara (Milcinovic) Krameric, four brothers, Joseph, Anthony, John and Adolph, and three sisters, Ann, Mary and Catherine Krameric.
Cremation will follow church service.
TEZAK FUNERAL HOME
1211 Plainfield Rd. Near Ingalls Ave.
From where services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. to St. Patrick Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Visitation Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. Inurnment St. Joseph Cemetery.
Gretchen Irene Williamson
Age 89, of Joliet, passed away December 30, 2002 at Provena Villa Franciscan, born in Joliet June 6, 1913.
Preceded in death by her parents, Edna Louise (Breidert) and John Raymond Williamson.
She was a graduate of Joliet Township High School Class or 1932, was employed at the Joliet Credit Bureau and retired from the Joliet Arsenal/Army Procurement and Supply Agency. Member of the First Presbyterian Church of Joliet for 68 years and taught Sunday School in the Primary Department for 50 years. She was also a member of the church's Deborah Circle and Presbyterian Women. She was a 50+ year member of the Margurite Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #187, Joliet and the Kings Daughters What So Ever Girls Circle.
Gretchen is survived by several cousins, including Beverly Frenk of Joliet.
Visitation will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave, Joliet, 9:30 AM Saturday, January 4, 2003 with the Funeral Service following at 11 AM. Burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet. In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Joliet or the Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated.
1500 Black Rd, near Midland
Gladys B. Ziesmer nee Wetherholt
89, late of Lockport, Monday, December 30, 2002 at Salem Village. Born in Joliet, living in Lockport most of her life.
Preceded in death by her husband, August H. Ziesmer, Sr.; her son, August H. Ziesmer, Jr; her parents, Ross and Lola (nee Halley) Wetherholt; a sister, Dorothy Bolte, and a brother, John Wetherholt.
Survived by her daughter, Betty Pezan; four grandchildren: Jerome, Ralph, Greg (Kim), and Anthony Pezan; and seven great-grandchildren.
Private services were held.
O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME
1105 E. 9th St., Lockport
Donald L. Brown
Age 76. December 30, 2003 at his home in New Lenox passed.
Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Charlotte (Roberts) Brown; three daughters, Cheryl (Roger) Story, Suzan (Joseph) Barreiro and Linda (Jerry) Carrigan; son Donald E. (Lisa) Brown; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, J. D. (Betty) Brown and Jerry (Glenda) Brown.
Preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Myrtle (Wilkison) Brown; sister, Annabelle Marshal; brother, Kenneth Brown.
U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Member First Baptist Church of Lockport, member and Past Master Elwood Masonic Lodge #919. Retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company.
Family will receive friends at the Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport Thursday 4 to 8 PM. Lying in state Friday, January 2, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Lockport from 10 AM until time of service at 10:30 AM with Rev. Gil Palmer officiating. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
GOODALE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport
Alice K. "Ella" Butera
Age 99. Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at Glenwood Care Center. Born in Chicago on March 11, 1904 to the late Frank and Katherine (nee Fronek) Dvorak. She resided in this area for many years.
Beloved mother of Frank J. Butera of Joliet and Alice Wieclaw of Shorewood; dear stepmother of six; proud grandmother of Cheryl, Christel, Kellie, Rhonda and Joe; fond great-grandmother to many; also survived by her sister-in-law, Virginia Dvorak and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; a son, Earl and daughter-in-law Geri Kislowski; and nine siblings.
A member of St. Jude Catholic Church; and an avid bingo player. Alice will also be remembered as a kind and loving soul who would give to anyone in need. A former employee of the Cory Corp of Chicago.
Funeral services for Alice K. Butera will be Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 8:45 AM from the funeral home to St. Jude Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.