LUELLA M. LEATHERBERRY Des Plaines Homemaker
Luella M. Leatherberry, 82, of Mauston formerly of Des Plaines/Chicago, Ill, passed away on Wednesday, January 22 at the Fair View Nursing Home in Mauston. Luella was united in marriage to Roy E. Leatherberry on June 19, 1943 in Mauston. The couple lived most of their married life in Chicago moving to Des Plaines in 1980. She was employed at Western Electric. Luella returned to Mauston in 1998. Survivors include her brother Lawrence (JoAnn) Wright, sister Irene Helfrich, sister-in-laws Ferne and Frieda Wright and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy; parents Ida and David Wright; her brothers, David, Elmond and Walter Wright; sisters, Ardis Smith, Altha Springer, and Laura Rose. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church in Mauston. Burial will be in the Mauston Cemetery.
DENNIS DALEY Of Des Plaines
Funeral Services for Dennis Daley, 51, Des Plaines, were held Monday, Jan. 27, at Our Lady of Ransom Church, Niles. Burial was in Maryhill Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Oehler Funeral Home. Mr. Daley was born in Chicago on Jan. 1, 1952. He worked for 23 years as a food service employee at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He died Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Lutheran General. Mr. Daley is survived by his sisters, Marianne (Bob) Carpenter, Glendale, AZ., Roberta (Lee) Anderson, Buffalo Grove, and Judy (Vic) Saunders, Des Plaines. He was preceded in death by his sister Jeanne Mesler. Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice.
MARY C. BUTENSCHOEN Formerly Of Rosemont
Funeral Services for Mary C. Butenschoen (nee Apfelbeck), 80, of Hudson, WI., formerly of Rosemont, were held Saturday, Jan. 25 at St. Beatrice Church, Schiller Park. Burial was in Mount Emblem Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines. Mrs. Butenschoen was born in Colby, WI., on Nov. 17, 1922. She was a homemaker, fond of snowmobiling and gardening. She died Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI. Mrs. Butenschoen is survived by her husband Arnold P.; her son Dan (Susan), Huntley; her daughters, Sharon (Michael) White, Hudson, WI., and Linda (Randy) Froehlich, Arlington Heights; her grandchildren Jeff and Cindy Butenschoen, James (Debbie) Froehlich, Dale (Lisa) Froehlich, John (Teresa) Goggin and Michael Goggin; great-grandchildren Tyler, Jordan and Chayce Goggin, Monica Biter, New Auburn, WI., Theresa Rindt, Colby, WI., Jenny (Alvin) Abegglin, Stetsonville, WI., Milly (Ray) Judeas, Colby, WI.; and brothers John (Wanda) Apfelbeck, Idaho, and Leo │Buck▓ Apfelbeck, Chippewa Falls, WI. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer╣s Association or a favorite charity.
LEONA GRAHAM Of Des Plaines
Funeral arrangements for Leona Graham, 89, Des Plaines, are pending in Tennessee. Mrs. Graham (nee King) died Wednesday, Jan. 22. Local arrangements were handled by G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines.
THOMAS R. HECKENBACH Of Mount Prospect
Funeral services for Thomas R. Heckenbach, 59, Mount Prospect, were held Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Alphonsus Church, Prospect Heights. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Arrangements were handled by Matz Funeral Home, Mount Prospect. Mr. Heckenbach was born Nov., 26, 1943, and taught High School. He died Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines. Mr. Heckenbach is survived by his mother, Barbara; his brothers Joe (Diane), and Greg (Mary); his sisters, Kathy (Jerry) Walker and Cindy (Fritz) Schmeisser; 8 nieces and nephews and four grand-nieces and nephews.
ELMER V. CARLSON Glenview
Funeral services for Elmer V. Carlson, 83, Glenview, formerly of Prospect Heights, were held Saturday, Jan. 25, at the First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights. Interment was private. Oehler Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Mr. Carlson was born April 29, 1919 in Michigan. He was an engineer for Knowles Electronics, Itasca, for 40 years. He held patents on several hearing aid devices. He died Thursday, Jan. 23, at Glenbrook Hospital. Mr. Carlson is survived by his wife, Mary J.; brother Frank of Bedford, TX., sisters, Agnes (Kenneth) Wheeler, Plymouth, Mich., Edna Wilson of Pontiac, Mich., and Evelyn (Robert) Senecal of Lawrence, Kan.; Memorial may be made to Elmer Carlson Memorial Hearing Aid Foundation, 16880 Middlebelt Road, Suite #4, Livonia, MI., 48154; or to Etymotic Research, Inc., Carlson teaching Laboratory Fund, 61 Martin Lane, Elk Grove Village, 60007.
WILLIAM F. LIEBICH Machine Operator
A funeral service for William F. Liebich, 77, of Des Plaines, was held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St. in Des Plaines. Visitation was held at Oehler Funeral Home. Burial was private. Mr. Liebich was a retired machine operator for A.T.T. He was born on April 5, 1925 in Chicago and died on Jan. 19 at Holy Family Hospital. He is surivived by brothers, John Liebich and Ralph Liebich; sister, Dolores Konopka and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary and brother, Robert.
RICHARD P. DOUBEK Firefighter
Funeral services for Richard P. Doubek, 49, of Palatine were scheduled to be held Friday, Jan. 30 at 11:15 a.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Church in Park Ridge. Arrangements were made by Friedrichs Funeral Home in Mount Prospect. Mr. Doubek was born on Oct. 9, 1953 and died Jan. 27. He began working for the Mount Prospect Fire Dept. as a paid, on call firefighter in November of 1986. He then started working in the Mount Prospect Fire Prevention Bureau in July of 1995. Mr. Doubek was preceded in death by his father Richard J. Doubek. He is survived by his mother, Rita Doubek; wife, Kimberley Nagel Doubek, MPPD; brothers, Terry (Robin) Doubek and Kenneth (Jeanine) Doubek; sisters, Donna (John) Jakobsze and Nancy Doubek; and nieces and nephews, Matthew, Jessica, Katrina, Michael, Zachary, Drew, Kaitlyn, and Richard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, or the American Lung Association.
MARIO P. LANDINI Restaurant/Resort Owner
Funeral Services for Mario P. Landini, 95, Niles, were held Thursday, Jan. 16 at St. John Brebeuf Church, Niles. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chicago. Arrangements were handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, Niles. Mr. Landini was born in Chicago, on Aug. 8, 1907. He owned and operated Landini's Tavern at 1706 W. Fullerton in Chicago for 30 years. He later owned and managed The Shore Place Resort in Cambridge, WI. He died Saturday, Jan. 11, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Mr. Landini is survived by his daughter Rose (Charles) Ugel, Niles; his grandchildren, Karen Nickerson, Kenneth (Christine) and Charles Jr. (Deborah) Ugel and Robert and Michael Ugel; and many great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne J.; his son Ralph; his brothers Albert and Elmer and his sister, Lena.
EDWARD VICTOR JEROMINSKI WWII Veteran
Our husband, father, grandfather and excellent friend left this life on March 31, 2003 at the age of 81. Edward Victor Jerominski was born in Chicago, Illinois (Bucktown) on Aug. 6, 1921 to Walter Jerominski and Alexandra Klepacki Sadowski. He attended St. Hedwig parochial school and Weber High in Chicago and completed his GED in 1980 at Lombard, Illinois. On Aug. 6, 1943, Ed married Mary Jane Miller in Rapid City, South Dakota. The couple met in Denver, Colorado during WW II. Ed served in the Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, 398th Bomber Group, stationed in England for 14 months. He was well decorated in action and discharged at the rank of Staff Sargent. Ed lived and most of his married life in Palatine, the Northwest suburb of Chicago, and worked in Chicago at AM Steigerwald Company, vice president in charge of production until he retired in 1985. He and Jane also lived in Mt. Prospect and Hinsdale, Illinois. Ed and Jane moved to Belen, New Mexico in 1991. Besides his work and family, Ed had other interests. He coached and volunteered in Little League and served as an officer for his bowling league. He was an avid golfer and organized tournaments sponsored by his company. He also volunteered in service of the needy and elderly. Ed always was aware of the importance of his roles as son, brother, spouse, and especially father. He is survived by his wife Mary Jane, son, Charles (Mary); daughter, Diana (Doug Jones) and grandson, Michael (Kristen Lockhart) Jerominski. Private services were held in Belen, New Mexico.
HELEN E. FRANZEN Des Plaines Resident
Funeral services for Helen E. Franzen (nee Pump), 87, a lifelong resident of Des Plaines were held Monday, Apr. 7 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church in Des Plaines. Interment followed at the Town of Maine Cemetery in Park Ridge. Arrangements were handled by the G. L. Hills Funeral Home in Des Plaines. Mrs. Franzen was born on Feb. 29, 1916 in Maine Township. She was a homemaker, member of the Christ Church Guild, carious card clubs, and enjoyed creating crafts and crocheting. She passed away on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines. Mrs. Franzen was preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Franzen; and her siblings, Herbert (Marjorie) Pump, Elmer (Florence) Pump, and Lucille (Ervin) Geils. She is survived by her son, Howard W., Jr. (Diane) Franzen; grandchildren, Howard W., III (Pamela) Franzen, Sara D. Franzen; and her loving nieces and nephews.
STEPHANIE S. MADEJCZYK Of Mt. Prospect
A mass for Stephanie S. Madejczyk, 91, of Mt. Prospect, was held Monday, April 7, at St. Cecilia Church in Mt. Prospect. Mrs. Madejczyk died Thursday, April 3. Interment was in Maryhill Cemetery. Mrs. Madejczyk was preceded in death by her husband Stanley and sister Mary Slonina. She is survived by her children Edward (Joyce) Madejczyk and Diana (James) Murray; grandchildren Kenneth (Mary Ann) Madejczyk, Lori (Joseph) Meyer, Mark (Holly) Wawrzyniak and Jaime (Stan) Dzierzega; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Melissa, Christopher and Jessica; and nephew Richard Slonina. Arrangements were made by Friedrichs Funeral Home.
JOHN L. BONINI Owner Bonini Baking Co.
A Funeral Mass for John L. Bonini, 85, of Niles, was celebrated on Apr. 5 at St. Paul of the Cross Church. Interment was private. Ms. Bonini was born in Chicago on Nov. 28, 1917, and passed away on Thursday, Apr. 3, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Ms. Bonini had been the proprietor of Bonini Baking Co. of Elmwood Park and Chicago. He is survived by his daughter, Alice (Thomas) Henningsen, of Wheeling; his sons, John (Vivian) Bonini and Allen (Debbie) Bonini; his sister, Lillian (the late Frank) Speciale; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Bonini was preceded in death by his wife, the late Gilda Bonini; and his parents, the late Pietro and Alice Bonini. Arrangements were handled by the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles.
SUSAN D. KUECHENBERG Of Mount Prospect
A funeral service for Susan D. Kuechenberg, 53, of Mount Prospect, formerly of Park Ridge, was held Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at South Park Church in Park Ridge. Arrangements were handled by the Ryan-Parke Funeral Home in Park Ridge. Mrs. Kuechenberg died Thursday, April 3 in her home. Interment followed in the Town of Maine Cemetery in Park Ridge. Mrs. Kuechenberg is survived by her son, Kenneth Falkson; stepfather, Robert (late Kathryn) Gottschalk; sister, Linda (Tom) Trull; and niece, Stephanie Tolander.
RAYMOND J. RUSK Park Ridge Resident
Funeral services for Raymond J. Rusk, 90, of Park Ridge were held on Saturday, Apr. 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Church in Park Ridge. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. Arrangements were handled by the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles. Mr. Rusk was born in Chicago on June 22, 1912. He worked the chairman of the board for a graphic arts company. He passed away in his Park Ridge home on Wednesday, Apr. 2. Mr. Rusk was preceded in death by his son, Thomas (Greta) Rusk and his brothers, Edward Rusk and Charles F. Rusk. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Rusk; and his son Kenneth (Nancy) Rusk.
KATALIN FANCSALSZKI Of Hungary
Funeral services for Katalin Fancsalszki, 86, of Niles were held on Saturday, Apr. 5 at 9 a.m. at St. John Brebuf Church in Niles. Interment followed at Maryhill Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles. Mrs. Fancsalszki was born in Hungary on May 28, 1916. She was a homemaker. She passed away on Apr. 1 at Sunrise Assisted Living. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Elisabeth Gajdos, and her husband, John Fancsalszki. She is survived by her sons, Larry (late Eileen) Fancsalszki and Thomas (Joyce) Fancsalszki; grandchildren, Robert Fancsalszki, Sherrie (Paul) LaFleur, Keith (Elizabeth) Fancsalszki; and great-grandchild, Ashley.
VICTORIA SKRZENTA Repair Person
A funeral service for Victoria Skrzenta, 94, of Niles was held on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at St. Andrew Nursing Center. Visitation was held at the center. Burial took place at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles. Mrs. Skrzenta was born on Nov. 28, 1908 in Thorp, Wi. and died in Chicago at Resurrection Medical center on Mon, Mar. 24. She was a repair person for a wells gardner company. She is survived by son, James (late Carol) Skrzenta; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and sister, Sophie Mikaloinis. She was preceded in death by husband, Frank and child, Joan (Ronald) Eklund.
ANN M. LISS School Clerk
Funeral services for Ann M. Liss, 80, of Des Plaines, were held June 6 at St. Mary Church in Des Plaines. Interment was in Maryhill Cemetery. Mrs. Liss was born in Chicago on July 29, 1922, and passed away on Saturday, May 31, at her home in Des Plaines. Mrs. Liss had worked as a school clerk. She is survived by her niece, Linda Touhy, of Chicago. Mrs. Liss was preceded in death by her husband, the late Casimir Liss; and her parents, the late Anthony and the late Ann Milanowski. Arrangements were handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles.
MARTHA L. WOLF Formerly of Des Plaines
A funeral service for Martha L. Wolf, a resident of Green Acre Lodge in Holiday Island, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Des Plaines, was recently held. Mrs Wolf died on Thursday, May 29 at home. Local arrangements were by Nelson Funeral Service, Berryville, Arkansas. Interment took place at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte, Florida. In Chicago, in 1925 Mrs Wolf was married to her husband, Herman Wolf who preceded her in death. Herman and son, Wayne had an auto dealership on Lee St. in Des Plaines. The Wolfs were early settlers in Des Plaines. Mrs Wolf is survived by son, Wayne R. (Diane); grandsons, William (Socorro), Richard R. Neuckranz and Thomas H. Neuckranz (Virginia); granddaughters, Annette Wolf Adamski; great grandchildren, Carolyn, Lukas and Sophia and Kristin, Laura and Erika.
ELEANOR DEZUR Of Niles
A funeral service for Eleanor DeZur, 84, of Niles, was held Tuesday, June 17, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Park Ridge. Burial was at St. Luke Cemetery. Mrs. DeZur was a retired employee of Jewel food stores. Survivors include her son Dennis (Liz) Dezur and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond and brothers Edwin and George Schmidt.
CHESTER T. WALAS Building Manager
A funeral service for Chester T. Walas, 87, formerly of Park Ridge was held on Tuesday, June 3 at the Ryan-Parke Funeral Home in Park Ridge. Burial followed in Maryhill Cemetery in Niles. Mr. Walas was born on May 24, 1916 in Chicago and died on May 29 in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by children, Thomas (Carolyn) Walas and Richard (Carolyn) Walas and grandchildren, Christie, Richard Jr. (Cathy), John (Aliza), Bonnie and Kimberly Walas.