Arianna "Nana" Nichole Johnson
23 months old daughter of Leon and Darcy Johnson of Custer Park, Monday, January 5, 2004 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn as the result of an automobile accident.
Also survived by two brothers Cody and Scotty, her grandmothers Patricia Lewis, Nancy McEndree, Shari Johnson, grandfathers Thomas Maish, Mike Conner, Joe Lewis and Verlin Johnson I, great-grandparents Pat and Lorne Carlin, Cleo and Junette Maish, her aunts Mary (Scott) Steele, Jennifer Root, Brandy (Tony) Cooper, Tracy Kiep, Marica, Jessica and Amanda Johnson, uncles Brian and Robert Lewis.
Funeral services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Saturday, January 10 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Myers officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated. Visitation will be Saturday, 10 a.m. until time of services.
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 Black Rd.
Elsie R. Johnson
Formerly of Joliet, at Royston, GA. Monday, January 5, 2004. Age 97 years.
Survived by two daughters Donna (Richard) Mau of LaVonia, GA and Carole (Robert) Cronkrite of Elizabethtown, IL, four granddaughters Cindy Brandolino, Pamela Troutt, Penny Senders and Vicki Vogt, one grandson Marc Cronkrite, six great-grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband Harold W. Johnson (1991), her parents Oscar and Bertha Butler, a sister Alta Morgan.
Funeral services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Saturday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jim Saltzman officiating. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation Saturday 9:00 a.m. until time of services.
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 Black Rd.
Donald Clair Maxwell
Age 71, of Minooka passed away at his residence on Thursday, January 8, 2004 after suffering a massive stroke on January 1st. Donald C. Was born on March 28, 1932 in Chicago, IL. Upon graduation from Thornton Township High School in 1950, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was called to active duty and served in the First Marine Division in Korea from 1950 to 1952. He was a decorated Korean War Veteran.
On June 20, 1953 he married his high school sweetheart, Gloria (nee Grybowski). They recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They lived in Thornton, IL for 19 years, and have been residents of Minooka since 1976. Mr. Maxwell retired in 1992 after 40 years of service at Commonwealth Edison Co. He worked as a para-pro for Minooka Community High School from 1996 to 2003, where he was affectionately known as Mr. Max by the students. Civic minded, he served on the Board of Thornton Public Schools, was active in the Republican Party, and currently served as the Aux Sable Township Trustee. Donald was a member of the Thornton American Legion Post #1070 and the Joliet Elks #296. He was an avid Cubs and sports fan and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. A devout Catholic, Donald was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Minooka, where he served as a Youth and Pre-Nuptial Catechism Instructor, Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He attended weekly adoration at the Annunciation Monastery in Minooka. A devoted and loving husband and family man, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gloria of Minooka; two daughters, Diane (Martin) Cooper and Pamela (James) Tabler of Morris; and a son, Donald William (Jill) Maxwell of Plainfield. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Benjamin and Teresa Cooper, and Elizabeth, David and Rachael Tabler, all of Morris, Kelsie and Kaitlin Maxwell of Plainfield; two sisters, Hazel (Monroe) Walker and Annette (John) Boetto of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Marie in 1978; a sister, Gloria; and his parents, Clarence Maxwell and Agnes (Maxwell) Jezek.
Funeral Services for Donald C. Maxwell will be Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 9:30 AM at The Maple Funeral Home to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Minooka for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made in his name to the Annunciation Monastery, 6200 E. Minooka Rd, Minooka, IL, 60447. Visitation will be TODAY, Friday, January 9, 2004 from 2 to 9 PM at:
THE MAPLE FUNERAL HOME
24300 S. Ford Rd., Channahon
Edward Joseph Miller "Duke, Eddie, Miller"
Age 80. At rest Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at St. Francis Medical Center Peoria, IL.
Survived by Peggy Joyce Lowenstein. Loving father of Sharon (Edwin) Thoma and Bruce Miller. Dearest grandfather of Christopher Ian (Jennifer) Thoma, Shelly Joyce Thoma, Matthew Joseph Miller, Kaleigh Marie Thoma, Cody Michael Thoma and Joshua Michael Thoma. Two sisters Jeanette (late Norman) Fleury, Anna (Bob) Miller, two brothers Henry (Mary Jane) Miller, Raymond (Helene) Miller, sister-in-law Vera (late Arthur) Miller. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded by a grandson Michael Bruce Thoma. Parents Matthew and Rose (nee Balawajder) Miller, two brothers Arthur and Richard Miller.
Edward was born in Chicago, IL, resided in Crest Hill most of his lifetime. Attended the Blue Island public schools, graduated in 1939 from Junior High, 1969 graduate of Illinois State University receiving his Bachelor and Master Degrees. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp, Great Lakes Screw Corp., Carpenters Local 272, District Manager for Land of Lincoln and Wabash Life Insurance Co., 5th Degree Mason, Fox River Valley Chapter, American Ex-Prisoners of War, Elks Bloomington, IL, American Legion Post 1080 and was elected President of the House Holders Organization of I.S.U. Retired from Joliet Twp. High School as a Special Education Teacher and was Business Manager for the Athletic Department, received the Notre Dame Club Concern for Others Award for unselfish giving of himself to the needs and concerns of the community. Veteran WWII U.S. Army Air Corp. Sgt. Aerial Tail Gunner 3508th AAF Base Unit. On his ninth mission was shot down and was interned as a prisoner of war in Switzerland. He received numerous medals, citations and awards. Donations of flowers or monetary or blood to the Red Cross would be appreciated.
TEZAK FUNERAL HOME
1211 Plainfield Rd. near Ingalls Ave.
VISITATION and VIDEO TRIBUTE will be held at the funeral home SATURDAY, January 10, 2004 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Chapel services will be held at 3 p.m. Rev. Dr. Louis Quetel of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Interment services with Military honors will be held on Monday, January 12, 2004 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Foosland, IL at 1 p.m.
Dorothy F. Ramos (nee: Johannessen)
Age 93, late of Lockport, Monday, January 5, 2004 at Sunny Hill Skilled Rehab Center.
Born in Aurora, living in Lockport since 1933. Member of St. Joseph Church Senior Citizens Club.
Preceded in death by her husband Herman, her parents Jacob and Susan (Freiders) Johannessen, brothers George, Michael, Arthur and Howard Johannessen, sisters Lena Cook, Agnes Benjamin, Lucille O'Malley, Florence Lannen Schramer, and Claire Tierney.
Survived by her children Richard (Joyce) of Lockport and Sue (Larry) Grant of Joliet, eight grandchildren, Rick (Denise) Ramos, Beverly (Charles) Prodehl, Barbara (David) Stengele, Janet (Michael) Lyons, Diane (John) Meyer, Lynn (James) Stadler, Leslie (Bryan) Bonifas and Mark (Mary) Grant and 22 great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph Church Building Fund or Friends of Sunny Hill would be appreciated. NO VISITATION. At Dorothy's request, cremation rites will be accorded.
O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME
1105 E. 9th ST., LOCKPORT
Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 10, 2004, 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Lockport. Family will receive relatives and friends at St. Joseph Church from 11:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:30 a.m.
Jennie M. Soltysik Nee Kosmerl
Age 85, of Lisle, formerly of Joliet and Chicago Heights.
Beloved wife of the late Emil.
Loving mother of Donna (Jack) Schreiber. Proud grandmother of Anne (Charlie) Busch, Jennifer (Ray) Simon, Mary Pat (Kirk) Sullivan, Joseph (Linda) Schreiber, Peter Schreiber, and Jim Schreiber. Great-grandmother of Matthew, Antonio and Chas. Dear sister of Joseph and John Kosmerl and the late Robert, Lud and Mary.
Funeral Saturday 10:45 a.m. from the Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Rt. 53 and Short St., Lisle to St. Joan of Arc Church Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Joliet, Illinois. Visitation Friday 3 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
BLAKE-LAMB FUNERAL HOME
For information (630)964-9392
Mary S. Wood (nee Myers)
Age 79, passed away January 8, 2004 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. A resident of Romeoville since 1959, formerly of Hobart, IN. A salesperson for Sears, retiring in 1986 after 26 years of service. A member of the United Presbyterian Church in Romeoville and the Sears Retiree Group (Joliet).
She is survived by her loving husband, Allison C. Wood; mother of Betty (Tony) Mercer, Thomas (Vicki) Wood, Mary Joyce (Joe) Sanders, Patricia (David) Hansen and Barbara (Paul) Albright; loving grandmother of Danny, Chris, Tommy, Jeff, Andrea, Marcia, Jason, Kenny and Jenny; great grandmother of Ciara, Nick, Joe, Matt, Brook, Haley and Madeline; sister of Talley (Shirley) Myers and Lorene (Donald) Rollins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel K. and Ruth (Talley) Myers; two sisters, Gladys Creed and Laura Doane; and also four brothers, Robert, George, James and Lloyd Myers.
Visitation Friday 4 to 8 PM at the Anderson Memorial Chapel, 606 Townhall Dr. in Romeoville. Funeral Service Saturday, January 10, 2004, 1 PM at Anderson Memorial Chapel. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.
ANDERSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL
606 Townhall Dr., Romeoville
Elaine Bronk (nee Gaking)
Age 59, of Plainfield, IL, died January 8, 2001 at her home.
She was born October 2, 1941 in Cleveland, OH. She was a longtime Plainfield resident and member of St. Mary Immaculate Church. Mrs. Bronk was a member of the Lockport Golf & Recreation Club and bowled in the Plainfield Mixed League. She was an avid gardener.
She is survived by her husband, Barry, (whom she married in 1960) of Plainfield; two daughters: Kimberly Bronk of Plainfield and Jennifer Bronk of Chicago; a brother, Thomas (Lucy) Gaking of Plainfield; five sisters: Mary Ann (Jack) Donahue of Plainfield, Betty Jean (Dan) Dowd of Ohio, Patricia Marciniak of Plainfield, Sandy (Al) Zenz of Ohio, and Susan (Frank) Svigel of Ohio; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruth (Kruger) Gaking, and a brother, Charles Gaking, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joliet Area Hospice, 335 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60435.
Memorial visitation will be Friday, January 12 from 4-7 p.m. Memorial service will be Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m. at:
OVERMAN-JONES FUNERAL HOME
309 Joliet Rd., Plainfield
(corner of Rt. 59 and Rt. 30)
Interment will be private. For info, call (815) 436-9221.
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 Richard 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; one brother, Thomas J. (Julie) Patch of Joliet; one sister, Evelyn Roberts of Joliet 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.