Pauline Angeline Harris (nee Hampton)
Age 88. Died Friday, January 17, 2003 at King-Bruwaert House, Burr Ridge. Born in Colbert County, Alabama on October 3, 1914, she moved to Maryland in her early twenties where she met and married William G. Harris, an Army sergeant who became a career military officer.
Stationed in Germany from 1949 to 1953, they were subsequently transferred to the Joliet area where they resided in Elwood until 2000. Pauline loved teaching and taught in the American school system while in Germany and in the Elwood Consolidated School from 1957-1980.
She is preceded in death by William Harris, her beloved husband of 59 years; her two sons, William Hampton Harris and Gerald Dawson Harris; six brothers, Harold, Fred, Horace, Charles, Jerry and James.
Surviving are her sister Louise Cooksey of Tampa, FL; daughter, Carolyn Costa and son-in-law Anthony Costa; two granddaughters, Cynthia (husband Gino) Vaccarella of Shorewood and Suzanne (husband Fabio) Spallino of Chicago; two great grandchildren, Jason and Ava Vaccarella. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Saturday, January 25, 2003 at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon followed by a brief Memorial Service. The immediate family will accompany the urn to Woodlawn Memorial Park for entombment. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans) 536 Clark St. Room 494 Chicago, IL 60605 would be app.
1500 Black Rd., Near Midland
Sally Ida Therese Orner nee Hagberg
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2003. Age 99 years.
Survived by her loving daughter, Ingrid (Russell) Nielsen of Joliet, a son Carl (Barbara) Orner of Newburgh, NY, three grandchildren, Joyce Girard and Larry (Shirley) Nielsen, both of Joliet, Brian Orner of Chandler, AR, five great grandchildren, Jaime (Andrew) Szavay of Naperville, Jennifer and Jason Girard of Joliet, Steve and Scott Nielsen of Joliet. Also numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends in the United States and Sweden.
Preceded in death by her husband, Henry (1999) at the age of 102, her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Born September 15, 1903 in Sodra Ljunga, Sweden, she emigrated in 1923, living in Joliet most of her life. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, home making and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Saturday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Rodney A. Juell officiating. Committal services will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park Chapel with final interment in Hills of Rest Cemetery. Memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran Church will be appreciated. Visitation Saturday 9 a.m. until time of services.
2320 Black Rd.
Richard L. Schiek
Age 76. Suddenly Monday, January 20, 2003 at his late residence. Born in Joliet and a lifelong resident. A United States Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II. Co-owner of Schiek Motor Express in Joliet where he was surrounded by numerous, dedicated employees. Member of the Teamsters Union Local #179. An avid outdoorsman.
Beloved father of eight children, Cindy (Chuck) Holup, Valerie (Kevin) Ingoldsby, Chuck (Sue) Schiek, Gayle (Tim) Wolf, Jill (Greg) Mizen, Richard (Anne) Schiek, Doug Schiek and Cara Schiek. We will greatly miss him! Adored grandfather of ten; dearest brother of Virginia (Francis) Borio. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lena (nee Bandera) Schiek; two brothers, Donald in infancy and Ronald Schiek.
Funeral services for Richard L. Schiek will be Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. Patrick Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials in his memory to St. Patrick Adopt-A-Child Program would be appreciated. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Melvin E. Spiess Sr.
Age 70. Born February 10, 1932. Passed away at Harrisburg Medical Center Sunday, January 19, 2003.
Survived by his loving wife Aura Rae Spiess (Manhart), six children, Aura Lynn Panozzo, Deborah Mossell, Melvin E. Spiess Jr., Ray Spiess, Kathryn Fairweather and LouAnn Simpson, 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co.
Laid to rest Wednesday, January 22, 2003 in the Brick Church Cemetery, West Union, IL.
Lyle L. Wills
Passed away at his residence with his family by his side, Thursday, January 23, 2003. Age 86.
Surviving are his loving, caring and devoted wife of 66 years, Helen (nee Palya) Wills; dearest daughter, Penny Wills of Joliet. Five grandchildren, Nicolette (Thomas) Belczak of Darien, IL, Danielle (Edward) Nordskog of Sam Clarita, CA, Kevin Wills of Coal City, IL, Bryan (Allison) Wills of St. Mary's, GA, and Jeffery Wills of Deltona, FL; seven great grandchildren, Sara, Chloe and Sophia Belczak, Chet and Mitch Nordskog, and Madison and Chance Wills. His brother, Oliver (Eleanor, deceased) Wills of Joliet; and his sister, Esther (Stanley, deceased) Mateski of Joliet. Six sisters-in-law, Rosemary (Bill) Kania, Dorothy (Thomas, deceased) Trainer, Marie (Michael, deceased) Palya, Evelyn Wills, Eunice Wills and Zeta Wills.
He was preceded in death by his loving son, Larry L. Wills (1983), a son in infancy (1950), his parents, Clarence and Florence Wills; his step father, Albert Gustafson; three brothers, Clifford, Clarence and Everett Wills; and a sister, Pearl McElvain.
Owner and operator of Phillips 66 and Sinclair Service Station in Ingalls Park from 1945 to 1962. Also Phillips 66 Service Station in Shorewood from 1962 to 1968. Retired from Lockport Manufacturing Co. in 1978. Member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lyle was involved with the Braille Workshop and Senior Fellowship at his church. Volunteered at Sunny Hill Nursing Home. Member of the Coal City Area Club. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Lying in state at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1910 Black Rd, Monday, January 27, 2003 form 9:30 AM until Services at 10 AM. Rev. Klaus Mehrl officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to Our Savior Lutheran Church Building Fund will be appreciated. Visitation will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 Black Rd.
Deacon Terrance Richard Hanley
Age 65 of Bolingbrook, vet of U.S. Navy, Beloved husband of Beverly (nee Beyer). Loving father of Alicia Robinson, Theresa (Donald) Magyarics, Geriann (Paul) Weisbrook, Joseph (Kimberly) and Terrance II (Sean). Dear Papa of Patrick and Lindsay Doran, Dawn and Dana Magyarics, Joseph and Cassie Weisbrook, Melissa and Michelle Robinson. Fond brother of Jerry (Pat), Mary Catherine Hanley and Ann Marie Hanley and the late John. Cherished son of the late Joseph and the late Margaret Hanley. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Deacon Terry will Lie in State Sunday 3-9 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Church 325 Whitewater Dr. Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Funeral Mass Monday 10 AM. In lieu of flowers donations to the St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund, Joliet Area Community Hospice or Friends of Sunny Hill Skilled Rehabilitation Center would be appreciated. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
Arrangements entrusted to Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel & Crematorium Bolingbrook, IL. (630) 759-1212 or visit our website at: www.mccauleyfuneralchapel.com
Betty Jean Hrusosky (nee Stanick)
Age 68. Peacefully Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. A lifelong Crest Hill area resident.
Preceded in death by her daughter, Kim Tyne; parents, Robert and Frances Stanick; one brother, Bobby Stanick; one sister, Ruth Ann Stanick.
Survived by two sons, Tracy O'Daniell of Joliet and Gary Hrusosky of Crest Hill; one daughter, Sharry Hrusosky of Joliet; four grandchildren, Heather and Violet Hrusosky; Talen Tyne and Kyleen O'Daniell; one niece Pam (Nick) Hendricks of Crest Hill and nephew, Steve Stanick of Joliet.
Betty Jean Hrusosky will lie in state on Monday, January 26, 2004 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 310 N. Broadway, Joliet from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Lee Jany officiating. Internment Hills of Rest Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3:00-7:00 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
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, Rosalinda Ibarra and A Nephew and Godchild, 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
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
Betty Midlock nee Block
Of Joliet, at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Thursday, January 22, 2004. Age 78 years.
Survived by four sons, Stephen (Jo Ann) Midlock of Joliet, Andrew (Nancy) Midlock of Shorewood, Bruce (Susan) Midlock and Mark Midlock both of Joliet, one daughter Ellen (Stephen) Gripiaris of Joliet, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister Mary Jane Merriman and one brother Ralph (Barb) Block. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband Andrew B. (2002), a grandson Brent, her parents Frank and Florence (Reigh) Block.
Born in Joliet and was a life long resident.
Funeral services will be held from the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Monday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. to the Cathedral of St. Raymond at 10:00 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville. Visitation Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 Black Rd.
Dennis J. Mores
Age 60, of Hammond, IN passed away Thursday, January 22, 2004.
He is survived by one sister, Francene (George) Turnpaugh of Naperville, IL; one brother, Thomas J. (Joan C.) Mores of Monument, CO; one nephew, Paul Joseph Turnpaugh of Naperville, IL.
Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas E. and Rose C. (Nemeth) Mores, and his beloved, Penny and Mr. Chips.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Sunday, January 25, 2004 from 3-6 p.m. at LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN.
Mr. Mores was a lifetime resident of this area, a carpenter with Carpenters Local #599 of Hammond, IN, and served in the Army National Guard of Indiana.
LaHayne Funeral Home