Kathryn J. Brown (nee Patch)
Age 89, formerly of Coal City, IL, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at the home of her daughter, Mary, in Eureka Springs, AR. Born August 7, 1911 in Joliet to the late Thomas and Barbara (Schmidt) Patch.
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. Brown; two infant daughters, Evelyn and Susan; one brother, Richard Patch; two sisters, Emma Fassola and Lillian Hasty; and one great grandchild, Dylan Bottens.
Survived by her son, Charles R. (Kathy) Brown of Wilmington, IL; two daughters, Mary E. Brown and Diane Biegel, both of Eureka Springs, AR; two grandchildren, Colleen (Roger) Bottens and Thomas C. (Gail Ruffatti) Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites were accorded in Arkansas. A private graveside service will be held at Kankakee Memorial Gardens in Kankakee, IL at a later date.
R.W. PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME
389 E. Main, Braidwood 815-458-2336.
William J. "Bill" Davidson, Jr.
William J. "Bill" Davidson, Jr., 52, lifelong resident of Minooka, IL, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001 at Provena-St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, IL. He was born Dec. 23, 1948 in Joliet, IL.
Survived by three brothers, James Davidson of Argus, IN, Don (Stephanie) Davidson of Minooka, IL and Jerry (Lorraine) Davidson of Minooka, Il; six nieces and nephews, Sheila Davidson of Indiana, Matthew (Julie) Davidson of Minooka, Il, Marc (Lisa) Davidson of Detroit, MI, Malinda "Mindy" (Marshall) Johnson of Minooka, IL, Marcia Davidson of Aurora, IL and Kathleen (Brian) Kaplan of Minooka, IL; eight great nieces and great nephews and numerous cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth Mary (nee Arnhold) Davidson.
Mr. Davidson was a lifelong resident of Minooka. He divided his time between working on the Davidson family farm with his brother, Jerry or helping out at Davidson Sealcoating and Striping, the family's paving company. He was a member of the Minooka United Methodist Church. He enjoyed working with puzzles and listening to music.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 9-10:30 a.m. at the Minooka United Methodist Church, 205 Church St., Minooka, IL.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the CHURCH with Rev. Richard Darr officiating. Interment at Seward Mound Cemetery, Minooka, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Minooka United Methodist Church or Aurora Christian School or Will County Farm Bureau Foundation or Seward Mound Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Overman-Jones Funeral Home, Plainfield, IL. 815/436-9221.
John L. Dixon Sr.
Age 79, of Braidwood, died Thursday, January 4, 2001 at his winter home at 3040 Knowles Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34741. Mr. Dixon was born March 24, 1921 to the late Elmer and Elizabeth (Frasca) Dixon.
On July 3, 1941 he married Kathryn J. Lardi. Together they owned and operated Dixon's Tavern & Restaurant from 1944 to 1957. He also owned Dixon's Mobile Home Park and retired as Superintendent of Greer Technical School.
Throughout his life he was active in his community. Among his many contributions were his 25 year commitment to the Braidwood Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the board of directors of the Braidwood Recreation Club. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and The American Legion of Braidwood.
Surviving are his wife, Kathryn; three children, John (Cathy) Dixon, Judy (Dan) Chinski, Jay (Liz) Dixon; six grandchildren, Dan Chinski, Jamie Mack, Jill O'Shea, John Dixon III, Judiann Chinski and Je'nae Dixon; and two step-grandchildren, Michelle Reddinger, Adam Roberts; and four great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Elma Balaz.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in his name to the Braidwood Volunteer Fire Department.
Josephine R. Grenchik (Lyons)
Age 82. Sunday, January 7, 2001 at Rosewood Care Center. Born in Joliet and a lifelong resident. A former self employed beautician.
Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie (Edward) Rodgers and JoAnn (John) Juricich, both of Joliet. Four grandchildren, Jay (Lynn) Juricich, Christine (Robert) Skoien, Julie Juricich and Jeffery (fiance, Sarah) Rodgers. One great grandson, Kyle Juricich. Two sisters, Mary (late, Walter) Derlinga of Plainfield and Lucille (Joseph) Bajt of Joliet. Two brothers, Edward (Jessie) Rittof of Channahon and Leonard (Bea) Rittof of Joliet. Her sister-in-law, Toin Rittof of Channahon. A step-daughter, Jean (Al) Spradlin of CA. Several nieces and nephews including her special niece, Beverly (late Wayne) Kopman of Joliet.
Preceded in death by her husband, William Lyons and Charles Grenchik. Four sister, Anna Grenchik, Pauline Suca, Margaret Suca and Rose in infancy. Three brothers, Jack, Steve, and Mike Rittof.
Funeral services for Josephine R. Grenchik will be Wednesday, January 10, 2001, 9:30 a.m. from the West Chapel to St. Ambrose Catholic Church for a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Enshrinement Resurrection Mausoleum. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES WEST CHAPEL
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Juliette Haynes (nee Uziel)
Age 90. Passed away Saturday, January 6, 2001 at Morris Hospital after a lingering illness. Born in Joliet May 10, 1910, she was a lifelong Joliet and Channahon area resident.
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Haynes (May 15, 1970); one daughter, Mary Lou Rademacher; three brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Edward Uziel; and a nephew, Stanley Hulbert.
Surviving are one daughter, Eleanor, nee Vanisko (Robert) Ley of Joliet. Four grandchildren, Robbie, Jimmy (Kim), LuAnn Rademacher, and Mary Frances (Donald) Walton; four great grandchildren. One sister, Mary (late Wesley) Hulbert of Channahon; and a niece, Eleanor (Leo) Blotteaux.
Private Family services will be Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at the West Chapel with Interment to follow at Willard Grove Cemetery in Channahon. Arrangements by:
FRED C. DAMES WEST CHAPEL
3200 W. Black at Essington Rds., Joliet
Louis R. Losey
Age 68. At rest January 7, 2001. Lifetime resident of Lemont. Veteran of U.S. Army, Korean Conflict. He was a clerk with Material Service Corporation in Romeoville. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Schauer). Preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Ann (nee Ruppert). Funeral Service will be Thursday 11:00 AM at Gerharz Funeral Home, 501 State St., Lemont. Reverend Glenn B. Bergmark officiating. Interment Bethany Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 PM at the funeral home. Info 630-257-2123.
Milton W. Morris
Age 80, of Manhattan, died Saturday, January 6, 2001 at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet.
Survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Anna Mae (Jungles) Morris. One daughter Diane Morris of Manhattan and one son Gerald Morris of Elwood. Loving grandfather of Allison and Daniel Morris. Many nieces and nephews. Good friend Ralph Huggins.
Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elsie (Gensch) Morris. One daughter, Donna Morris.
Milton graduated from Joliet Twp. Highschool, class of 1938 and he attended Joliet Jr. College. He farmed most of his life. He also worked at Manhattan Bookkeeping. He was a past officer of the American Milk Producers Inc., and a member of the Will County Farm Bureau.
Milton Morris will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral services 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at St. Pauls Untied Church of Christ, 140 Thelma St., Manhattan. Rev. Carol Currier-Frighetto officiating. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Manhattan. Visitation Monday 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Forsythe Funeral Chapel, 320 Eastern Ave., Manhattan. Memorials to St. Pauls Church or Manhattan Fire Department would be most appreciated.
FORSYTHE FUNERAL CHAPEL
320 Eastern Ave., Manhattan
Henry S. Morton
Age 88, of St. Charles died Thursday, January 4, 2001 at his home. He was born July 30, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Hertha Morton and grew up in Joliet.
Mr. Morton graduated from the University of Illinois in 1938 with a B.S. in Engineering. In 1941, he received commission in the United States Naval Reserve as Ensign. He served in Atlantic and Pacific Fleets through World War II. In 1945, he earned a Bronze Star (Combat Award) and in 1946 he was selected as Engineering Duty Officer in the United States Navy. In 1953, Mr. Morton received a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He retired from the United States Navy in 1962 as Director of the Naval Boiler and Turbine Laboratory an CO of the United States Naval Boilerman's School, Philadelphia Naval Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1966, Mr. Morton was recalled to active duty to re-establish the Damage Control Branch of the Naval Ship Systems Command. In 1972, he retired from active service again. Mr. Morton served as President of the Triple "M" Engineering Analyst Ltd specializing in cause for loss analysis pertaining to fire and explosion, afloat and ashore. Henry also served as a trustee on the St. Charles Township Fire Protection District Board for over 20 years. As a trustee for the Fire District, he also served on the Tri-City Ambulance Board for a number of years.
Henry will by missed by his family, friends and acquaintances for his energy, intelligence and storytelling. He continued to actively operate his business until last Year. He enjoyed his life to the fullest to the end.
Mr. Morton is survived by his wife, Virginia, a daughter, Susan Lloyd and granddaughter, Libby Flanagan.
Memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 10th at Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles, Illinois. Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Visitations will be Tuesday from 4-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A luncheon at St. Charles Country Club will follow the service on Wednesday.
Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles.
Shirley C. Ortega nee Collins
Age 64, passed away January 8, 2001 at Meadowbrook Manor in Bolingbrook, IL, a resident of Romeoville since 1959, formerly of Chicago.
A cashier for the Valley View School District 356U, retiring in 1995, after many years of service.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ely Ortega; loving mother of Eric (Darlene) Ortega and Larry Ortega; sister of Robert Kenning; grandmother of Cyndi, Jason, Erica, Michael and Nick.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Edna Collins.
Family will receive friends at the Anderson Memorial Chapel, 606 Townhall Dr., in Romeoville, Wednesday, 2-8 p.m
Funeral Thursday, January 11, 2001, 10 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.
ANDERSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL
606 Townhall Dr., Romeoville, IL
Norbert E. Povalish
Age 77, of Lemont, January 7, 2001. Born in Lemont, residing there most of his life.
Employed by the Department of the Navy for over thirty years, retiring in 1979. Veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.
Survived by his wife, Clara, (nee Polejewski); a son, Norbert (Jacquelyn) Povalish of Darien; four grandchildren, Nicole Povalish of Burr Ridge, Noelle Povalish, Natalie Povalish and John Povalish, all of Darien; a brother, John Povalish of Lemont; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, John and Clementine Povalish; and three brothers, Leonard, Edmund and Emanuel Povalish.
Private memorial services will be held.
MARKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME