RUTH D. LAIRD Of Park Ridge
Funeral services for Ruth D. Laird, of Park Ridge, were held on Monday, Sept. 29 at River Woods Funeral Chapels, 205 S. River Rd. in Des Plaines. A Funeral Mass followed at Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Niles. Interment was in St. Adalbert Cemetery. Mrs. Laird is survived by her sons, Alan (Carmella) and Daryl. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Douglas T. Laird. Arrangements were handled by Severinoıs River Woods Funeral Chapels in Des Plaines.
ESTELL SLESICKI Factory Worker
A memorial service for Estell Slesicki, 87, of Niles, was celebrated at St. Andrew Home on Friday, Sept. 19. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery. Mrs. Slesicki was born in Chicago on July 6, 1916 and passed away on Monday, Sept. 15. She was factory worker by trade. She is preceded in death by her parents, Marion Jaroszewski and Anastasia Sagan; and husbands, Chester Slesicki and Nicholas Masching. Mrs. Slesicki is survived by her sons, Joseph (Marilyn) Masching, and Paul Masching; brothers, Alex (Gerry) Jaroszewski, and Joseph (Norma) Jaroszewski; and granddaughter, Tracy (Tim) Willows.
LESLIE A. DICKERHOFE Plant Engineer
A memorial service was celebrated for Leslie A. Dickerhofe, 88, of Niles, on Thursday, Sept. 18 at St. John Brebeuf Church. Interment was at Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 N. Milwaukee Ave. Mr. Dickerhofe was born in Canton, OH on March 18, 1915 and passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14. He was a plant engineer by trade. He is preceded in death by his wife, Emmie, and his parents, Arthur and Frieda. Mr. Dickerhofe is survived by his sons, Bruce (Jeannine) and Tom (Marcella); and grandchildren, Brad, Keith, Steve (Sandy), and Christe (Matt) Dickerhofe-Setter.
MICHAEL D. VOLPE Army Veteran
A funeral mass for Michael D. Volpe, 83 of Niles, was celebrated Sept. 23 at St. John Brebeuf Church. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. Visitation took place Sept. 22 at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. Mr. Volpe was born April 3, 1920 in Chicago and died Sept. 18 in Hampton Plaza Nursing Home. A veteran of the Army, he worked as a salesman for a trucking company. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Michael J. and Marie Volpe. Mr. Volpe is survived by his wife Pauline, his daughter Barbara J. (Kevin A.) Ceurvorst, his sister Clara (Dominic) Rigirozzi, his grandson Michael Q. Heitmann, and his sisters-in-law Genevieve Clute and Mary Sikes.
IRVING L. COHEN of Niles
Funeral services for Irving L. Cohen, 99, of Niles, were held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Congregation Bınai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Glenview. Interment followed in Shalom Memorial Park in Arlington Heights. Born in Chicago on Apr. 23, 1904, Mr. Cohen passed away on Sept. 21 at the Hospice of the North Shore in Skokie. He had been a musician. Mr. Cohen is survived by his children, Dr. William (Eileen) Cohen and Merle Cohen; grandchildren, Julie (Alex) Hirsh, Janice (Adam) Charleson, and Debbie Cohen; great grand children Ryan and Brandon; and sister, Ruth (Sidney) Bayer. Mr. Cohen was preceded in death by his wife, the late Rose K. Cohen (nee Krupnick). Memorials in his memory to Congregation Bınai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 901 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview IL, 60025 would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Chicago Jewish Funerals, David Jacobson Funeral Director.
MARY ANN MIERZYCKI of Prospect Heights, formerly of Evanston
A funeral mass for Mary Ann Mierzycki, 90 of Prospect Heights, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 at St. Alphonsus Church in Prospect Heights. Interment will follow in St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles. Visitation is today (Oct. 1) at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road at Northwest Hwy. in Mt. Prospect, from 3 to 9 p.m. Born in Indiana Harbor, IN, Mrs. Mierzycki died Sept. 26. She was a former resident of Evanston and a member of the Polish National Alliance Womenıs Club, as well as a former Ascension of Our Lord Church parishioner in Evanston. Mrs. Mierzycki is survived by her children Arthur T. (Myrna) Mierzycki and Thomas G. Mierzycki; her grandchildren, Kathryn (Keith) Sharkey, Arthur T. (Shara) Mierzycki, and Edward Mierzycki; and her great-grandchildren, Caitlin Sharkey and Amanda Mierzycki.
ASTRID ANN LINDELL of Glenview
Private funeral services were recently held for Astrid Ann Lindell, 76, of Glenview. Born in Chicago on July 24, 1927, she passed away on Sept. 16 at Glenview Terrace. Ms. Lindell had worked as a data clerk for a retail business before her retirement. Ms. Lindell is survived by her brother, Roy (Carleen) Lindell; nieces, Neva Wagner and Lisa Godawa; and nephew, Christopher Lindell. Arrangements were made by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home in Glenview.
DR. LILLIAN QUESTIAUX of Glenview
Memorial services for Dr. Lillian Questiaux, 81, of Glenview, were held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St., in Glenview. Born in Montana on Mar. 22, 1922, Dr. Questiaux passed away on Sept. 18 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Dr. Questiaux retired after teaching chemistry for over 30 years at Wright Junior College in Chicago. She was an active member of the American Chemical Society, Iota Sigma Pi and Sigma Delta Epsilon. Arrangements were made by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home in Glenview.
DONALD MICHELS International Salesman
A funeral service for Donald Michels, 70, Glenview, was celebrated at St. Isaac Jogues Church on Saturday, Sept. 6. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. Born in Perry, Iowa, on Sept. 25, 1932, Mr. Michels passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Mr. Michels was an international salesman of lighting products. He is survived by his spouse, Mary Ann; brother, Richard (Theresa); sister, Marilyn (Jim) Gunkel; children, Stephen (Ronda) and Robert (Anne); his grandchildren, Christina, Nicole, Alyssa, Lauren and Luke. Memorial contributions in Mr. Michelıs name may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601.
LORRAINE J. LEE of Park Ridge
Funeral services for Lorraine J. Lee, 83, of Park Ridge, were held on Monday, Nov. 17 at Maryhill Cemetery. Born in Chicago on July 30, 1915, Mrs. Lee passed away on Nov. 13 at Resurrection Medical Center. She had been a homemaker. Mrs. Lee is survived by her niece, Sharon Symcak of Chicago; brother, Joseph (Lillian) Syms; and many nieces and nephews throughout Illinois, Arizona, and California. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Edmund Lee; her parents, the late Jacob and Mary Symcak; daughter, the late Carol Lee; brothers, the late Frank (Lillian) Symcak and the late Walter Symcak; and sister, the late Eleanor Symcak. Arrangements were handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles.
GEORGE S. BACHAR Navy Veteran of WWII
Funeral services were held for George S. Bachar, 80, of Des Plaines, on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Plaines. Reverends Julie K. Hogie and George M. Schelter officiated. Interment followed at Irving Park Cemetery. Born in Chicago on Feb. 8, 1923, Mr. Bachar passed away Nov. 8 in Des Plaines. After serving as a signalman aboard the U.S.S. Casablanca during World War II, he went on to a career as a technician in the electronics industry. Mr. Bachar is survived by his wife, Betty Lou (nee Alt); children, Janice (Tom) Wisocki, Wayne (Marilyn), and Robert (Corrine) Bachar; grandchildren, Melissa (Tim) Miller, Laurie (Fred Thielemann) Bachar, Kristin (Todd) Schmidt, Karen (Scott) Weber, Daniel, Ellen, and Peter Bachar; great-grandchildren, Cameron Schmidt; sister, Julia; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, the late Elizabeth, and his brother, the late Charles. Donations to Mended Hearts, Chapter 36, c/o G. Bachar, 1853 Fargo, Des Plaines, IL 60018, or The Salvation Army, 5040 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60630 would be appreciated. Arrangements were handled by the M.J. Suerth Funeral Home in Chicago.
RICHARD BOLGER of Niles
A Funeral Mass was celebrated for Richard Bolger, 69, of Niles, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at St. John Brebeuf Church. Entombment followed at St. Maryhill Cemetery in Niles. Born in Chicago on Nov. 5, 1934, Mr. Bolger passed away on Nov. 16 at his home in Niles. A veteran of the U.S. military, he was formerly employed by Bohemian National Cemetery, and had been a member of The Ambassadors of Mary. Mr. Bolger is survived by his nieces and nephews, Cathy Cannon, Judy (Todd) Kantorowicz, Jay (Maureen) Cannon, John (Judy) Scheckel, Daniel (Janet) Scheckel, Michael (Ricki) Scheckel, Marilyn (the late Tony) Alevras, Joan (Tom) Cooney, Daniel (Mary) Bolger, and Phillip (Peggy) Bolger; 22 great-nieces and nephews; 7 great-great- nieces and nephews; and his dog, Beau. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Theresa (nee Jacobs) and the late Daniel P. Bolger; sisters and brothers, the late Rita (late John) Scheckel, the late Catherine (late John) Cannon, the late Daniel C.F.D. (late Bette), the late William, the late Joseph, and the late James Bolger. In lieu of flowers, donations to Rainbow Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements were handled by Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Niles.
GEORGE (CAM) NISBET Sears Roebuck Buyer
A funeral mass for George Campbell (Cam) Nisbet, 66, of Mt. Prospect, was celebrated Nov. 22 in St. Alphonsus Church, Prospect Hts. Burial was private. Arrangements were by the Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Hts. A native of St. Louis, he died Nov. 18 in his home. He was a buyer for Sears Roebuck in Chicago for 29 years until his retirement in 1990. He was recently employed by Volkswagen Credit in Libertyville for 10 years. He was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and participated in many civic, school and church activities. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Marjorie A. "Marge," (nee Carroll), whom he married August 17, 1960 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Also surviving are his children,. Chris of Palatine, Laurie (Paul) Mitchell, George "Cam" (Cindy), and Tim (Courtney); grandchildren Ashton, Heather, Ryan and Arleigh Nisbet, and Emily, Brent, Jeffrey ,and Conor Mitchell; siblings Molly Cherry, Ginger Willenborg,. Bonnie( Bill) Rinesmith, Betsy (John) Payton, Debbie (Russ) Lake; Tim (Janet), Chris (Lynne); and 36 nieces and nephews. Memorials are requested to the George C. Nisbet Memorial Fund, c/o Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., which has been established for lung cancer research and treatment.
PHILIP A. SCHLOSS USMC Officer
A memorial service for Philip A. Schloss Jr., 80, formerly of Des Plaines, was held Nov. 22 in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he lived in recent years. Burial was private. Arrangements were by the Benton County Funeral Home, Rogers, Arkansas. A native of Chicago, he died Nov. 9 in a retirement home in Bentonville. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired as a colonel. A graduate of DePaul University, he worked as business manager of the law firm of Jenner & Block until 1976. Surviving are his widow, Florence, of Rogers, Ark.; a sister, Marie Schmid (Raymond) of Niles; a sister-in-law, June Schloss of Bloomingdale; daughters Carole Schloss of Alexandria, VA, Catherine Kendzior of Roselle, IL, Christine Slack (Henry) of Newark, Del., Lynn Hammer of Fayetteville, Ark, Mary Beth OıHara of Ozark, MO, and sons Philip A. Schloss III (Barbara) of Des Plaines, Robert Hammer of Fayetteville, Ark, and Charles Hammer of Eureka Springs, Ark.; plus nine nieces and nephews, 18 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
DOROTHY A. BROCK Retired Reservationist
A funeral service for Dorothy A. Brock, 83 of Park Ridge, was held Nov. 22 at G.L. Hills Funeral Home. Interment was private and occurred in Chillicothe, Ohio. Born on Sept. 4, 1920 in Chillicothe, Ohio, Mrs. Brock retired as a reservationist after 20 years of work, she was also a part-time teacher in college and created garden figures and crafts. Mrs. Brock is formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She passed away Nov. 19 in Park Ridge Care Center. Mrs. Brock is preceded in death by her sisters, Edna Rumfield, Margaret (Cy) Parks, Jean Brock and her sister-in-law, Agnes Brock. She is survived by her brother, Fred Brock; her nieces and nephews, David (Angie) Rumfield, Karen (Raymond) Brown and Mary (the late Gene) Nurre; along with eight great-nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
HELEN J. POSPHALA of Niles
A Funeral Mass was celebrated for Helen J. Posphala, 90, of Niles, on Monday, Nov. 17, at St. John Brebeuf Church. Interment followed at Maryhill Cemetery. Born in Youngstown, Ohio on Dec. 28, 1912, Mrs. Posphala passed away on Nov. 14 at St. Benedict Nursing Home. A member of the Golden Agers of St. Brebeuf Church, she had been a homemaker. Mrs. Posphala is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Posphala, of Niles, Virginia Gayle (Patrick) Coogan; and sister, Lucy Klekotko. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Raymond Posphala; and her parents, the late Ludwik and the late Victoria Klekotko. Arrangements were handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles.
JOHN J. JANKOWSKI Highway Worker
A Funeral Mass was celebrated for John J. Jankowski, 87, of Niles, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at St. John Brebeuf Church. Interment was in Adalbert Cemetery. Born in Chicago on Dec. 29, 1915, Mr. Jankowski passed away on Nov. 20 at Lutheran General Hospital. An Army veteran of WWII, he had worked in municipal highway maintenance. Mr. Jankowski is survived by his son, Thomas (Maria) Jankowski, of Niles; daughter, Eleanore Bufano; and step-sons, Michael Koseor and Robert (Sally) Koseor. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Jean Jankowski; his parents, the late Stanley and Catherine Jankowski; and his son, the late John Jr. (Christina) Jankowski. Arrangements were handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles.
IRENE M. MACUDA Organist for the Archdiocese of Chicago
A Funeral Mass was celebrated for Irene M. Macuda, 88, of Niles, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at St. Mary Church. Interment was in Maryhill Cemetery. Born in Midvalley, Pennsylvania, on Apr. 7, 1915, Mrs. Macuda passed away on Nov. 16 at Resurrection Medical Center. She had been an organist for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Mrs. Macuda is survived by her nieces, Ruth (Larry) Bethscheider, of Des Plaines, Teresa Pieczko, and Paula Smolenski; nephews, Walter (Marjorie) Macuda and Tony (Shawn) Pieczko; and sister-in-law, Dorothy (Jerry) Raul. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Stanley "Mac" Macuda; her parents, the late Witold and Rose (Swatski) Wydra; and sisters, the late Isabel (Arthur) Smolenski and the late Roseann Pieczko. Arrangements were handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles.
STEFAN PLELI of Niles
A Funeral Mass was celebrated for Stefan Pleli, 78, of Niles, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at St. John Brebeuf Church. Interment was in St. Adalbert Cemetery. Born in Yugoslavia on Oct. 26, 1925, Mr. Pleli passed away on Nov. 16 at his home in Niles. He had worked as an attendant for a tool grip company. Mr. Pleli is survived by his son, Stephen (Jane) Pleli; and daughter, Deborah (James) Jensen. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Lena Pleli; his parents, the late David and Katharina Pleli; and his brother, the late Joseph Pleli. Arrangements were handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles.