Dolores A. Schell
A memorial Mass for Dolores Anna Schell (nee Schram), 77, of Minoqua, Wis., formerly of Barrington, Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights and Boulder Junction, Wis., was celebrated July 28 at Our Lady Queen of the Universe, Woodruff, Wis. Born Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926, in Palatine, she died July 24, 2003 at her home.
Mrs. Schell met her husband, Bill, in Chicago and they were married Aug. 24, 1946. They settled in Chicago's Northwest Side, where their first three children were born. In 1955 they moved to Prospect Heights and their family grew to six children. In 1963 they moved to Arlington Heights and had their seventh child.
Mrs. Schell was proud that all of her children lived up to her family rule, "go to college and help put yourself through." Dolores was "as good a wife as a guy could get" for 57 years to her husband Bill. She'll be missed by all, but the sound of her wonderful, infectious laughter will live in the memories of her husband and children.
Mrs. Schell is survived by her husband, Bill; her children, William J. III of East Dundee, Patricia (Kenneth) Miely of Carbondale, Colo., Nancy (Douglas) Everhart of Anchorage, Alaska, Ward (Mary) of Barrington, Michael (Jeanne) of Carthage, Ill., Martin (Karen) of Arlington Heights and Patrick of Chicago; her grandchildren, William J. IV, Wendy, Anthony, Holly, Jennifer, Amanda, Sarah, Matthew, Mark, Kathryn, Caroline, Teddy, Jeremiah, Danielle, Elizabeth, Jessica, Margaret and Thomas; her great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Ana; and by her sister, Irene Corley of Beckley, W. Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Nora Schram; and by her brothers, Jerry and Frank Schram.
Memorials may be made to the Boulder Junction Public Library or in the form of Mass cards.
Arrangements were made with the Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., Arlington Heights.
Antoinette J. “Toni” Biscaglio, nee Trumfio, 82, of Elmwood Park, died July 7, 2002 in Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington.
Mrs. Biscaglio was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Chicago. She was retired as the longtime manager of Montgomery Wards Candy Department, Cheese Shop and Tobacco Department at Ward’s State Street store in Chicago. She was a member of St. Celestine Church in Elmwood Park.
Mrs. Biscaglio is survived by her children, Rocco of Elmwood Park and Lucia Biscaglio of Barrington; grandchildren Rocco (Renee) Biscaglio Jr. of Mokena, Ill., Anthony Biscaglio of Aurora, Colo., Nicolas Biscaglio of Elmwood Park, Michael Biscaglio, also of Elmwood Park, Nicole Costello of New York, Tona Costello of Chicago, Ernest Costello of Chicago, John Costello, also of Chicago, and Jessica (Zac) Avery of Kenosha, Wis.
In addition to her parents and husband, Nick, Mrs. Biscaglio was preceded in death by her siblings, Anne DeGrasse, Harry (Mary of Willowbrook, Ill.) Trumfio, Mary Viano, formerly of Joliet, and Frank Trumfio.
Visitation and funeral services were held July 10 in Montclair Funeral Home. Arrangements were made by Severino Funeral Directors.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
Rosalind L. Holappa
Funeral services for Rosalind L. Holappa (nee Koursh), 75, a resident of Barrington for 34 years, were held July 31, 2002 at the Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, Wauconda. Born May 10, 1927, in Chicago, she died July 27 at Wauconda Healthcare Centre, Wauconda.
Mrs. Holappa was a very active participant and costume maker for Revolutionary War re-enactments and was a member of the N.W. Territory Alliance.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; three children, Loralee (Steven) Lenz, Jeffrey and Donna Schommer (fiance Justin Plunkett); grandchildren Megan, Heather and Reed; great-grandchildren Olivia, Eiden and Griffin; and her brother, Philip Koursh.
Interment was in Windridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Cary. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Chicago Area Chapter, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie IL 60076.
A graveside service for Dorothy R. Kleinschmidt (nee Leistikow), 88, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Park Ridge, was held July 31, 2002 at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. Born Dec. 31, 1913, in Chicago, she died July 28 at Lutheran Home and Services.
Prior to her retirement in 1975, Mrs. Kleinschmidt had worked as a secretary for High School District 207 for 30 years at both Maine East and Maine South high schools.
She is survived by her son, John (Linda) of Ellison Bay, Wis.; and sister-in-law, Katherine Leistikow.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert E.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be given to the Luther Village Spiritual Enrichment Foundation/Serenity Garden Fund, 1250 Village Drive, Arlington Heights IL 60004. Arrangements were made with the Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., Arlington Heights.
Tamara Kay Oller
Tamara Kay Oller (nee Pingrey), 40, of Schaumburg, died July 19, 2002 at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1961, in Sioux City, Iowa.
Mrs. Oller enjoyed crafting and loved to cook. She was a certified public accountant.
She is survived by her daughter, Amanda; Amanda’s father, Stephen; five siblings, Rose Marie (Larry) Sroufe, Donna (Les) Wilson, Linda (Tim) Van Pelt, Dean (Lynda) Pingrey and Paul (Karen) Pingrey; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hilbert and Sadie Pingrey.
Friends and family met July 27 at Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington, for graveside services. Memorial donations may be made to a memorial which will be established in her name. Arrangements were made with Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, Palatine.
Richard M. Paradowicz, 50, of Nalcrest, Fla., formerly of Elgin, Ill., died July 27, 2002 in Nalcrest. He was born Oct. 25, 1951 in Chicago.
Mr. Paradowicz retired from the Barrington Post Office after 25 years of service. His love for children was expressed through serving as a helper with the children in Promiseland at Willow Creek Church. He also participated annually in the motorcycle fund-raiser to support the children at Little Angels Home for retarded children.
Survivors include his former wife, Laura Paradowicz; sisters Peggy Paradowicz of Illinois, Bonnie (J.R.) Weech of Florida, Nancy (Joe) Moreno of Florida; and Tina Jenkins of Illinois. He is also survived by 33 nieces and nephews and 14 great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard J. and Katherine Paradowicz and a brother, Georgie.
A memorial service will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Willow Creek Community Church, 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Angels, 1435 Summit St., Elgin, IL 60120.
Arlington Heights resident Marguerite Schaffrick (nee Olofsson), 80, died July 22, 2002 in Arlington Heights. She was born Sept. 25, 1921, in Chicago.
Mrs. Schaffrick is survived by three daughters, Bonnie (Tony) Miresso, Barbara (Bob) Finan of Menlo Park, Calif., and Andrea (Michael) Iden; grandchildren Carrie (Mark) Salzman, Leslie (Claude) Riendeau, Jason and Ben (Stacey) Doren of San Francisco, Calif., and Jay and Nicholas Iden; great-grandchildren Nicholas and Jake Riendeau, and Carley Ann Salzman; four sisters, Ruth Kuchis, Esther (Willie) Reed, Doris Lindberg and Maryann Olofsson of Pasadena, Calif.; and two brothers, Harold (Sheila) Olofsson and Eric (Miriam) Olofsson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund; and a brother, Gustav Olofsson.
Funeral services were held July 29 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights. Arrangements were made with Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.
Vera J. Cogswell
A memorial service for Vera J. (nee Umbreit) Cogswell, 93, of Barrington, was held Aug. 24, 2004 at Salem United Methodist Church, Barrington. Born July 2, 1911 in Chicago, she died Aug. 19, 2004 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
In 1933, Mrs. Cogswell graduated from North Central College in Naperville with a bachelor's degree in history. She worked as a buyer for Marshall Field's until 1942, then worked in the family business, Schneider-Cogswell Inc., in Chicago during World War II. She was a member of Salem United Methodist since 1951, where she taught Sunday School and was active in the Women's Society. She served as vice president of the Hough Street School PTA, was a Brownies and Cub Scout leader and an avid bridge player.
Mrs. Cogswell is survived by two children, Ronald (Elizabeth) of Arlington, Va., and Cheryl of Elgin; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Umbreit of Chicago; her faithful caregiver for the last six years, Alodia "Lu" Acopiado; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merton B., whom she married Sept. 18, 1937, in Chicago; her parents, Henry A. and Clara B. Knopp; a sister, Margaret Umbreit; and a brother, Henry A. Umbreit Jr.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington. Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 115 E. Lincoln Ave., Barrington IL 60010; or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington IL 60010. Arrangements were made with Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.
Gwendolyn G. Dow
Gwendolyn G. (nee Roubik) Dow, 88, of Hoffman Estates, formerly of Brainerd, Minn., and Clarendon Hills, died Aug. 22, 2004 at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Center in Hoffman Estates. She was born July 25, 1916, in Chicago.
Mrs. Dow was active in Girl Scouts and community affairs. She enjoyed music and dance.
Mrs. Dow is survived by three children, Margot (Joseph) Cusimano of Barrington, Thomas (Sally) of Geneva and Carol of Omak, Wash.; six grandchildren, Dan and Paul Cusimano, Jeffery, Ian, Shari Bolanz and Brander Roulett; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Faith (James) Fromme of Bossier City, La.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle, whom she married in June of 1935 in Maywood; a sister, Yvonne Erickson; two brothers, Edward and William Roubik; and a grandson, Tim Cusimano.
Funeral services were private. Burial was in Brainerd. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were made with Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.
Larry F. Huddlestun
A memorial service for Larry F. Huddlestun, 62, of Barrington, will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 29, 2004 at Saint Paul United Church of Christ, Barrington. The Rev. Jeanne K. Hanson will officiate. Friends are also invited to a reception following the service from 2-5 p.m. at the Barrington Country Bistro, 700 West Northwest Highway (at the Foundry) in Barrington.
Born May 14, 1942, in Terre Haute, Ind., Mr. Huddlestun died Aug. 21, 2004. He retired after working for more than 32 years in sales at AT&T. He found great enjoyment working with the team at Pasquesi Home and Garden Center in Barrington during his retirement.
Mr. Huddlestun served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He also was a member of Saint Paul United Church of Christ since 1981. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and was an avid supporter of Barrington youth athletics.
Mr. Huddlestun is survived by his wife, Glee Ann; three sons, Jason, Todd and Ryan (Krina); two grandchildren, Alexander and Sophia; and his mother, Pauline.
He was preceded in death by his father, Forrest.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Paul United Church of Christ, 401 East Main St., Barrington IL 60010, or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made with Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.
Frances M. O'Neil
Frances Morrill "Francie" O'Neil donated her time and her keen intellect to both launch and sustain numerous artistic institutions. She was a founding member of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art and also was a founder of the Northern Indiana Art Salon.
But her passion -- and her outlet for her own artistic gifts -- was the garden.
Mrs. O'Neil and her husband, Ralph T. "Tom" O'Neil, moved from Munster, Ind., to Barrington Hills in 1969, a community of homes built on expansive acreage. Mrs. O'Neil viewed her lawn as a green canvas, and began to create.
She joined The Garden Club of Barrington, where she served in various capacities, including president. Recognized as an artist and skillful organizer, she soon was tapped for leadership roles with The Garden Club of America (GCA). She held numerous positions with the GCA, among them Midwest zone chair and member of the board of directors. In 1993, she and a friend, Carol Swift, ran the GCA's annual meeting in Chicago, an event that attracted prominent media coverage. Mrs. O'Neil also was a governing member of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
What friends and family remember most, however, is a woman of extraordinary exuberance and warmth.
"She was a very loving person, a collector of friends," said her husband, adding that he and Francie loved to travel with their children. "She had an incredible memory. We never went anywhere in the country that she didn't run into someone she'd met before or knew."
"She was a lady of great intellect, wit, compassion and a precious friends," Swift said.
Mrs. O'Neil died Aug. 17, 2004 at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, of lung disease. She was 80.
She was raised in the small town of Hiawatha, Kan., the daughter of a banker. Her grandfather, Edmund Needham Morrill, was the state's governor in the 1890s. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 1945, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
"Francie spoke French beautifully, and wanted to study at the Sorbonne after graduating," her husband said. "But World War II prevented her from traveling to Europe."
Instead, she pursued graduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and returned to the University of Kansas to join the faculty of the French Studies Department.
She and Tom O'Neil had known one another in college, and they married in 1947 after he returned from the war. He took a position with the Standard Oil Co. in Chicago, and the couple moved to Hammond and later Munster.
Mrs. O'Neil also was a member of the Fortnightly of Chicago, the Field Museum's Women's Board and the Women's Board of the University of Chicago.
Besides her husband of 57 years, survivors include two daughters, Margaret O'Neil Schwarzkopf and Mary O'Neil Sido; a son, Robert Morrill O'Neil; a brother, Edmund N. Morrill II; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Aug. 25 at the First Presbyterian Church of Barrington, Barrington Hills. Memorial donations may be made to The Garden Club of America, Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, 14 E. 60th St., New York NY 10022.
A memorial Mass for Geraldine "Gerry" (nee Hurry) Rinella, 85, of Barrington, formerly of Chicago, was celebrated Aug. 20, 2004 at St. Anne Church, Barrington. She died Aug. 17, 2004.
Mrs. Rinella is survived by three children, Charmaine (George) Grimelli, Anthony Moskal and Diane (Donald) Marici; and her grandchildren, Terri (Patrick) Ryan and Lisa Grimelli.
She was preceded in death by her husband, August Harry; and her siblings, Beatrice Antlsperger and George and Norbert Hurry.
Interment was in White Memorial Cemetery, Barrington. Memorials may be made to Mt. St. Joseph, 24955 N. Highway 12, Lake Zurich IL 60047. Arrangements were made with Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.