Eugene Michael Hayes "Mike"
Age 56, of Odell, IL, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at his home. Born March 12, 1947 in Joliet, IL to the late William Frances, Sr. and Marjorie Louise (nee Michael) Hayes. Mike was a truck driver for thirty years. For the past fourteen years he worked for G & D Transportation in Morton, IL. Mike was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post #5422 in Wilmington, IL and the Shorewood Fire Department. He was an avid horseman and hunter. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and camping. Surviving are his wife, Linda (nee Schneider); two sons, William Robert (Sherry) Hayes of Joliet, IL and Michael C. (Deborah) Hayes of Reddick, IL; one daughter, Tammy L. (Michael) Kara of Reddick; three grandchildren, Alece Lennae Kara, Michael Anthony Kara, Jr. and Nicholas Eugene Hayes; his second mother, Helena Hayes of Wilmington, IL; two sisters, Sharon K. (Dave Miller) of Plainfield, IL and Doris (Kenneth) Lain of Custer Park, IL; two brothers, Robert V. (Shirley) Hayes of Elwood and William F. (Joann) Hayes, Jr. of Channahon, IL; several nieces and nephews; and two special cousins, Barbara Howard of Wilmington and Patricia Poppleton of Florida. Preceding him in death were three sisters, Helen Wilson, Mary DeWolf and Jane Ellen Duffy. Funeral services will be held at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd, Braidwood Chapel, Monday, January 26, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack Newberry officiating. Interment Abraham-Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood, IL. The visitation will be Sunday, January 25, from 3-7 p.m. Memorials in his name to the Odell Volunteer Fire Department would be appreciated.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd.
401 E. Main St., Braidwood (815)
David M. Hendrix
Age 57. Passed away January 9, 2004.
Survived by his loving wife, Margaret (nee Prosser) Hendrix, his daughters, Ashley E. and Marie C. Hendrix, his mother, Mary Minnis, two sisters Karen Carlson and Debi-Hendrix-Drosche, and one brother, T.C. Hendrix.
Preceded in death by his father Raymond T.C. Hendrix and a step father Warner Minnis. David was a veteran of Viet Nam, serving in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Capt. In recent years he was self-employed as an antique dealer and restorer.
Memorial visitation will be Saturday, January 24, 2004, at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Rd. from 2 to 4 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 3:30 p.m. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS.
TAPELLA FUNERAL SERVICES
1500 Black Road
Maria Elena "Nena" Ibarra
Age 37, A four year resident of Joliet, IL, 33 years of Plainfield, IL, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in Plainfield. She was born April 10, 1966 in Joliet.
She is survived by Her Mother, Maria E. (nee Cortez) Ibarra of Joliet; Three Brothers, Martin Ibarra of Joliet, Porfirio (Sue) Ibarra of Joliet and Ruperto (Sarah) Ibarra Jr. of Bolingbrook, IL; A Niece and Godchild, Rosalinda Ibarra and A Nephew, Antonio Ibarra and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Maria was preceded in death by Her Father, Ruperto E. Ibarra, Sr. Maria grew up in Plainfield and was a 1984 graduate of Plainfield High School. She owned and operated Great Looks by Maria Elena, a beauty salon in Plainfield. She was an active member of St. Mary Immaculate Church and the Kiwanis Club, both of Plainfield. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed baking.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to: Kiwanis International, P.O. Box 642, Plainfield, IL, 60544.
Visitation Monday, January 26, 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Overman-Jones Funeral Home, 309 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL. Services will begin Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 129 S. Division St., Plainfield, IL.
Interment will be Private. Arrangements by Overman-Jones Funeral Home, Plainfield, IL, For info. (815)436-9221
Lucille A. Johnson (nee Hartmann)
Age 86, late of Plymouth, MN, Tuesday, January 20, 2004 in MN. Born in Lockport, living in Lockport-Lemont area for over 30 years until moving to MN in 1953. While living in Lockport, Lucille was very active in the Women of the Moose Chapter #575 and was also Mayor for a day.
Preceded in death by her husband, Owen, her parents John and Theresa (Lotscher) Hartmann, five brothers and four sisters.
Survived by her sons, Owen (Carol) and Ronald Johnson (Jodi), two grandchildren Caryn G. Johnson and Bryan O.T. Johnson.
O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME
1105 E. 9TH ST., LOCKPORT
Where funeral services will be held Saturday, 12 noon in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Tom McGivney officiating. Interment Mt. Vernon Memorial Estates, Lemont. Visitation Saturday 10:00 a.m. until times service at 12 noon. (815)838-5010
Raymond Thomas Kaczmarek
Age 78, of New Lennox, died January, 20, 2004 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy (Dyrez), four children, Ann Marie (Michael) Fournier. Christine (John) Sinise, Kenneth Kaczmarek, and Patricia (Bruce) Mead and one sister, Loretta (William) Kaliski. He is also survived by nine grandchildren Annette (Fournier) Fox, Tricia Fournier, Ryan Mead, Hope Ann Sinise, Nicole Kaczmarek, Brad Mead, Katelyn Kaczmarek, Peter Sinise and Kenneth Sinise and numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Anna Kaczmarek and two brothers, Peter and Adam Kaczmarek. Raymond was a long time resident of Manhattan where he was a member of St. Joseph Church. Before coming to Manhattan he was owner and operator of Ray's Auto Service in Blue Island for over 25 years. Raymond also served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Funeral Services for Raymond will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 23. 2004 from Forsythe Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan to St. Joseph Church, 235 West North St., Manhattan. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m. Internment St. Benedict Cemetery, Crestwood. Visitation, Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State Street (Rt. 52)
Charles E. Kelley
Age 78. At rest Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at home. Born in Overton, AL, he resided in Chicago for 40 years, coming to Joliet in 1994. A United States WWII Army Veteran serving as a medic. A retired paramedic/supervisor for Berz Ambulance Service in Chicago, retiring in 1994.
Surviving are two children, Kevin (Joan) Kelley of Minooka and Karen (Jim) Froelich of Plainfield; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Samantha, Jenna, Ryan and Travis; two sisters, Marie Lacey of Alabama and Betty (Ed) Wilson of Georgia; one brother, Preston (Bertie) Kelley of Alabama; his cousin and best friend, S.G. McDaniel of Alabama. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Sophie Ann Kelley (2000); parents, William Earl and Dulcy Belle Kelley; two brothers, James and Travis Kelley.
Funeral services for Charles E. Kelley will be Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL. Memorials in his memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Visitation SATURDAY MORNING 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Zenon Kowaliczko, M.D.
Age 82, of Laguna Niguel, CA, formerly of Lemont, January 19, 2004, in Laguna Hills, CA. Born in Poland, Zenon was the only child of Louise and Stanley Kowaliczko. He was forced to leave his homeland during the Nazi invasion of 1939. A member of the Independent Polish Carpathian Brigade, he fought with the British 8th Army in the Middle East, North Africa, and Italy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He received his Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the world's oldest university in Bologna, Italy, in 1951. Dr. Kowaliczko immigrated to Chicago in 1952 and served his internship at Illinois Central Hospital and his Residency at Cook County Hospital. In 1955 he married the lovely Sally Tegtmeyer and moved to Lemont, where he would be in private practice for thirty years. In 1985 he and Sally moved to Laguna Niguel, CA to enjoy their retirement.
Survived by his wife, Sally; two daughters, Kathleen (Matt) Ebeling of Honeoye Falls, NY and Paula (Ryan) Powers of Orange, CA; two sons, Mark (Diana) Kowaliczko of Joliet, IL and Tom (Ann) Kowaliczko of Lombard, IL; nine grandchildren, Ethan and Sally Ebeling, Zenon, Zachary, Christian and Chandler Kowaliczko, Sophie, John and Tess Kowaliczko.
Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at the Markiewicz Funeral Home, 108 Illinois St., Lemont. Funeral services Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Lemont, for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mother Theresa Home, 1270 Franciscan Dr., Lemont, IL 60439.
MARKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
Rachel L. Long
Age 88 of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, IL.
Born in Wilton Center on September 24, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Luke and Anna Walsh-White. Rachel was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington and very active in the Wilmington Community Garden Club and C.C.W. of St. Rose Church.
Survivors include her loving daughters: Peg (Bill) Kunz of St. Charles and Jane (Ken) Kennedy of Wilmington. One brother Jerry (the late Nina) White of Manhattan. Six grandchildren: Tona, Tara, and Tori Kunz and Jacob, Erin, and Loren Kennedy and one great grandson Evan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rachel is preceded in death by her parents, husband Attorney W. Edwin Long, three sisters: Loretta Offerman, Monica Feeney Williams and Helen Feeney and one son in infancy.
Visitation will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington on Saturday, January 24, 2004 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 12 noon with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated with Rev. Frank Vitus and Deacon Donald Dyer. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wilmington.
Preferred memorials as gifts in Rachel's name, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
REEVES FUNERAL HOME
219 North Joliet Street-Wilmington
Donald Joseph Nier
Age 66, of Plainfield, died suddenly in an automobile accident on Thursday, January 15, 2004.
Survived by his wife, Nancy (Frattick) Nier; daughter, Laura Nier of Roseburg, OR; sons Scott (Patti) Nier of St. Charles, IL and Eric (Chris) Nier of Hatley, WI; his grandchildren, Travis and Jessica Nier of St. Charles, IL, Chase, Micah, and Taylor of Hatley, WI; stepmother, Florence Nier of Eagle River, WI; brothers, Jim (Holly) Nier of Eagle River, WI and Bill (Christine) Nier of Eagle River, WI and Bruce (Debi) Nier of Plainfield; and numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many special friends.
Preceded in death by his father Donald W. Nier, his mother Mary Holaday, stepfather William Holaday, sister Melanie Blakey, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A native of Georgetown, IL, following high school, Don served in the US Navy for four years. He was employed for 30 years by Illinois Bell Telephone Company (SBC) and retired in 1990. After retirement, Don worked for the Plainfield Park District until 1998. He coached Pop Warner Junior Cat Football for several years and was active with the Plainfield High School Athletic Booster Club. He was also involved with several civic organizations and church committees. Don was on the Plainfield School District #202 Board of Education from 1977 to 1991. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including snowmobiling, fishing, boating and was an avid Chicago Bear and University of Illinois football fan.
Prior to the memorial service, there will be a gathering of family and friends at the church from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Plainfield United Methodist Church, 600 N. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL on Saturday, January 24 at 12:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Plainfield United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 55, Plainfield, IL 60554 or to a charity of your choice.
Overman-Jones Funeral Home
David R. Peterson
Age 82, of Arroyo City, TX, passed away Monday, January 19, 2004 at his residence in Arroyo City, Texas.
David was born in Joliet, IL on November 2, 1921 to David V. and Nancy Peterson. He was a resident of Joliet, IL and New Lenox, IL for many years until his retirement from the Caterpillar Corp. where he was a Line Inspector. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a pioneer member of the VFW Lodge #9545 in New Lenox, IL.
He was a winter visitor to the Valley area for the past 20 years and had been a permanent resident for the past eight years.
Survivors include his wife, Rita A. Peterson of Arroyo City, TX; son, Richard M. Peterson of Omaha, NE; daughter, Maureen L. Peterson of New Lenox, IL; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Emphysema Foundation. No services are planned at this time.
BUCK ASHCRAFT FUNERAL HOME