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Richard Forrestal Jr.
Richard W. Forrestal, Jr., 69, of Aurora died Sept. 4, 2014 surrounded by his family. Richard was born on Jan. 6, 1945 the son of Richard and Bette Forrestal.
He was employed with ComEd for more than 25 years and in retirement worked for the City of St. Charles. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Richard was an avid golfer and sports fanatic, starting at a young age with golf and basketball. His senior year at East Aurora High School he was the co-captain of the team, just to name one of his many honors and awards. His passion for sports carried on to his three children, who he devoted his life to. His pride and joy was his grandchild Jayden and he enjoyed traveling to Austria to visit him. Upon retiring he was fortunate to travel which he loved to do.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his children, Tracy (Ed) Oliva of Arizona, Todd (Karma) Forrestal of Bartlett and Jason (Sandra) Forrestal of Austria, grandson Jayden; his father Richard (Wanda) Forrestal Sr., of Aurora; his sister, Linda Keller; nephews Pat and Mike Keller and Ryan Dolan and niece Cara Dolan as well as many other relatives and dear friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother and his first wife Carol.
Family will be receiving guests on Friday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, corner of Hardin and Lancaster, Aurora.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Tee and Fox River Valley, www.thefirstteeaurora.org, Philips Park Golf Course 1001 Hill Ave. Aurora, IL 60505.
In honor of Richard and his love for golf, golf attire is requested.
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Donald T. Berberich, 78, of Somonauk, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at his home in Lake Holiday. He was born Oct. 2, 1935 in Chicago, the son of Matthias and Margaret (Collins) Berberich.
He married Dolores Swinak on Feb. 11, 1956 in Chicago. Donald was a member of Sandwich Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores of Somonauk; three sisters, Mary Castle of Palos Hills, Patricia Carew of Knoxville, TN and Dorothy (David) Patrick of Downers Grove; three nieces, Donna (Dave) Plooster of Carol Stream, Leanne Jackowiak of Palos Hills, and Teresa (Michael) Fenske of Knoxville, TN; five nephews, Michael Castle of Sandwich, John Carew of Florida, David Carew of Florida, Robert Patrick of Downers Grove and Richard (Amy) Patrick of Downers Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
According to Donald’s wishes there will be no visitation and cremation rites were entrusted to Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk.
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Clarence C. Eberhard, 90, a longtime resident of Plainfield, died on Thursday, Sept.4, 2014 at Seasons Hospice Home in Naperville. He was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Plainfield.
He was the husband of 70 years to Betty R. (nee Claassen) Eberhard, father of Charles (Lauren) Eberhard of Seneca, David (Judy) Eberhard of Oswego, Sarah (James) Coleman of Mendota, and Paul (Debbie) Eberhard of Cartersville, GA, grandfather of Michael and Melissa Eberhard; Justin, David (Devon) Eberhard and Jodi (Glenn) Dewyea; Jason, Brian and Steffanie Eberhard; Tonie (Mark) Venable and Dennis (Jennifer) Coleman, great-grandfather of nine; son of the late Charles and Anna Eberhard; brother of the late Leona (the late Victor) May, brother-in-law of Nate (Judy) Claassen of Albuquerque, NM, uncle and great-uncle of many.
Clarence was a 1942 graduate of Marmion Academy, Aurora, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, primarily as a flight instructor at Pensacola Naval Base, Pensacola, FL. He was a wartime roommate of baseball great Ted Williams.
After the war, Clarence farmed in Manhattan, IL and later took over his family farm at State Route 126 and Ridge Road in Plainfield, retiring in 1980. Always a hard worker, Clarence simultaneously worked part-time as a barber at his business, Ashland Avenue Barber Shop, Aurora, from 1966-1990 and also repaired television sets and worked for Morgan House Trailers.
Clarence was a member of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Plainfield. He was an avid fisherman and took trips to Leech Lake in Minnesota for over 30 years. Clarence also was a private pilot and owned two planes, a Luscomb 90 and Cessna 172. Another passion was auto racing and Clarence drove for the United States Auto Club (USAC).
Visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Overman-Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 10. in the funeral home with Rev. David Medow officiating.
Interment: St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Clarence’s life, memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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Joanne Faye Roderick, 84, of Hinckley, died on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Pine Acres Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb. She was born on June 3, 1930 in Aurora, the daughter of Norman Glenn and Phyllis (Sadler) Stickney.
Joanne was united in marriage in September of 1950 to Albert “Bud” Dolder and they spent the next four years together until his passing in 1954. She was then united in marriage on Sept. 23, 1961 in the Hinckley First United Methodist Church to Kenneth William Roderick and they spent the next 34 years together until his passing on April 12, 1996.
Mrs. Roderick was employed for 25 years as a payroll clerk at Barber-Greene Company in Aurora. She was a longtime member of the Hinckley First United Methodist Church and was active in its hospitality committee and church choir. Joanne was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Meredith) Ramp of McCausland, IA, David (Nancy) Dolder of Yorkville, Janet (Randall Buescher) Roderick of Chicago, William (Lori) Roderick of Rock Island, and James (Nora Gubbins) Roderick of Hinckley; her 17 grandchildren, her 12 great-grandchildren, and her brother, Richard (Jean) Stickney of Yorkville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman Glenn and Phyllis Stickney; both her husbands, Albert “Bud” Dolder and Kenneth William Roderick; her brother, Jack Stickney; her sister, Patricia Morrissette; and her grandson, Eli Roderick.
A Funeral Service was held Monday, Sept. 8 at the Hinckley First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley, with Pastor Laura Crites officiating. Interment followed in the Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora.
Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St., Hinckley.
Memorials in Joanne’s name may be directed to the Hinckley First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (815)286-3247 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com.
Walter C. Kelleher, 63, of Aurora died on Sept. 3, 2014. He was born on Sept. 4, 1950 in Aurora, the son of Joseph and Helen Kelleher.
Walter proudly served his country with US Marine Corps during Vietnam. He was employed with Trli Optics in Naperville for 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Terry (Deardorff); his son, Shawn (Carrie) Kelleher; daughter-in-law Melissa Kelleher; grandchildren, Amber, Ben, Emily and Steven and great-grandson Aaron; five brothers, three sisters and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his son Scott, his parents, and brother David Kelleher.
Visitation was held Friday, Sept. 5 prior to the service at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery. Interment was private.
James Kenneth Corbitt, 78, died on July 15, 2014. He was born Dec. 17, 1935 in Cowrun, WV.
He was a longtime resident of Sandwich, and worked for AT&T in Montgomery for 35 years. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959.
James is survived by his wife Mary Annis; currently of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sons, Todd (Jennifer) Corbitt of Somonauk,Steven Corbitt of Plano; daughters, Carla (Tommy) Robinson of Maryville TN; Kim (Eric) Schaefer of Oswego; three sisters, Pearl Beverage, Annabelle Hossu of Sandwich; Mable Lurvey and Brother Jack (Sherry) Corbitt, Gaston, SC and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Moses T. and Lily M. Corbitt; two sisters Norma Jean (Corbitt) Casner and Phyllis (Corbitt) Sparks, two brothers William R. Corbitt and Richard G. Corbitt and his daughter Connie (Corbitt) Johnson.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at New Life Church, 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in James’ name to the Open Door Rehab Center at 405 S. Wells St. Sandwich IL. 60548
M. Arlene Alexander
M. Arlene Alexander, 83, of Sheridan died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at her daughters home in Serena. Arlene was born Sept. 30, 1930 in Fresno, Cal. to Joel and Lillian (Davis) Reeves.
She married Nathaniel Alexander Dec. 24, 1949 at the Presbyterian Church in Aurora. Nathaniel died Sept. 9, 1996. She had owned and operated the Serena Café and worked at the Fermi National Laboratory and Sheridan Correctional Center cafeterias. Arlene also loved and was well known for her embroidery.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Damon) Wilson of Serena; her son, Keith (Paula) Alexander of Sheridan; six grandchildren, Kathryn Najera, Brooke Alexander, Lindsey Alexander, Aja Alexander, Staci Wilson, William Wilson; seven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Nathaniel Alexander; a son, Kevin Lee Alexander; two sisters, Gloria and Evelyn.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 with Leon McClimans officiating at the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. in Sheridan. Interment of cremains will be at the Elerding Cemetery.
Charlotte M Gramley, 77, of Oswego died at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 1, 1937 in Aurora the daughter of Roy and Lillian (Harvey) Gramley
She was a lifetime member of the Wheatland United Presbyterian Church. Charlotte graduated from East Aurora High School. She worked for Rainbow Baking Company and Mooseheart.
Charlotte is survived by her sister Roberta E. (Gramley) Steging of Oswego; adopted brother and care giver, Charles D. (June) Sanders of Plano; two nieces, Heather (Robbie) Simmons of Norway, Ill. and Jennifer (Neric) Chitwood of Griffith, Ind.; two nephews, Charles Jr. (Teresa) Sanders of Plano and Bradly (Debbie) Ellis of Olathe, Ks; many great nieces and nephews and very special friend, Jackie Moody and a special companion Muffy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Robert Gramley, a brother-in-law Louis Steging.
Visitation was held Tuesday Sept. 9 followed by services at Wheatland Presbyterian Church, 11839 S Heggs Rd. Plainfield. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
Patricia E. Thacker, 44, of Yorkville, died unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at her home. She was born on May 21, 1970 in Aurora, the daughter of Gerald Edward and Carolyn (Brue) Thacker.
Trisha was a graduate of Yorkville High School in Yorkville. She was formerly employed at several restaurants in the Yorkville area.
Trisha is survived by her mother, Carolyn E. Thacker of Yorkville; her daughter, Hannah Marie Bennett of LaSalle; her sister, Lori Stack of Crystal Lake; her nephew, Trevor Stack; also several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Edward Thacker on Nov. 18, 2012; both her maternal and paternal grandparents; also three cousins.
A Memorial Service was held Monday, Sept. 8 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St. in Yorkville. Interment will be private.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-553-7611 or
Mildred Rita (Eldringhoff) Kosulic, 93, of Somonauk died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at her home in the arms of her family and caregiver. She was born Sept. 27, 1920 at home in Rhineland, MO the second daughter of Hugo and Mary Eldringhoff.
She married John Kosulic in 1941. They lived in Sandwich then moved to Somonauk where they raised five children.
Mildred was the product of living on a farm, eight years of Catholic school and working for her aunt at the rectory in St. Louis before becoming a waitress at Adele’s in Sandwich.
Mildred enjoyed designing and making quilts. She made one for each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, personalizing each one. Her hands were always busy cooking, cleaning, canning, quilting, gardening, sewing, baking, etc. She never passed up a good game of euchre, pinochle, rummy or old maid.
In later years, she and John moved to DeKalb, Mauston, WI and back to Sandwich, where John died. In 2007 Millie moved to Somonauk Garden Apartments where she spent her golden years making many friends.
As a member of Fox Valley Older Adult Crafters, she made many quilts for their raffle and embroidered items for the craft booth at the fair. A master quilter, she counted 329 fair ribbons for her quilts, embroidery, canning, flowers and baking.
She is survived by her children, Donald Lee, Kenneth Frank, twins, Judy Ann and Joyce Ann (Gerald Dunn) and Larry Joe (Glenda); seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and her caregiver, Janet Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years John, two sisters, Olivia and Lorene, one brother, Verus.
Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Sept. 10 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk with Father Andrew Hougan officiating. Burial followed at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Sandwich. Visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk.
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Lindle R. Fulkerson, 78, a Waterman resident for over 40 years died on Wednesday, Sep. 3, 2014 at his home. He was born on April 24, 1936 in Central City, KY, the son of Tomie and Nettie (Jarvis) Fulkerson.
Lindle was united in marriage on July 14, 1962 in Chicago to the former Daisy Bradford and they spent the next 52 years together. Lindle was a long-time member of the Waterman United Methodist Church.
Mr. Fulkerson was employed by Dolder Electric in Waterman. He was a former member of the Waterman Lion’s Club.
He is survived by his wife, Daisy Fulkerson of Waterman; his children, Hubert (Donna) Fulkerson of St. Charles, Kimberly Fulkerson of Waterman, and Tammy Hawbaker of Waterman, who he thought of as a daughter; his two grandchildren, Lauryn Landacre and Heather Fulkerson of St. Charles; his siblings, Joyce (Harry) Gregory of St. Charles, Hazel Reynolds of Hanson, KY, and Alice (Darrel) Simms of Central City, KY; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Tomie and Nettie Fulkerson; three brothers; and two sisters.
A Funeral Service was held Saturday, Sept. 6 at Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 E. Garfield St., Waterman with Reverend Paul Lee officiating. Interment was private. Visitation was held prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 West Garfield Street, Waterman, IL.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (815) 264-3362 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com.
Lucille Irene Wicks, 93, of Morris, formerly of Ottawa and Sheridan, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris. She was born Sept. 21, 1920 in Yorkville, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Moenkewier) Nolte.
Lucille was united in marriage to Andy Wicks on March 24, 1943. She was employed for several years at Park Brothers in Sandwich and then moved to the Ottawa-Marseilles area. Lucille retired from IGA (Handy Foods) where she worked for several years. She enjoyed singing, playing cards but her greatest love was her family.
She is survived by one son, Randall (Toni Lewis) Wicks of Utica; one daughter, Loretta (Chuck) Alltop of Ottawa; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren and three nieces, Mary, Bernice and Betty
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy; one son, Alec; three sisters, four brothers and one great great granddaughter.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich. Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 8 at Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home in Sandwich.
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Cornelia (Connie) Clare Minor, 75, died peacefully with her children by her side on July 16, 2014 in Glenwood Springs, CO. She was born Sept. 30, 1938 in Aurora, the daughter of James F. and Bernadine A. (Straus) Curtin.
Connie was a graduate of the Class of 1956 of East Aurora High School.
On Aug. 30, 1958, Connie married Noel Joseph Minor in Aurora. They were longtime residents of Yorkville. There she worked as a bank teller and volunteered at the Jaycees. She loved playing cards once a month with many close friends, mostly to socialize. She especially loved the vacation every year to Chetek, WI to enjoy time with a large gathering of family and friends. A highlight in her life was going to New Orleans to see the Chicago Bears win the 1985 Super Bowl.
Connie and Noel moved to Colorado in 1990 to be with their children and grandchildren. When Connie lost her husband in 2008 she continued to travel with her children and made many new friends. Most recently she was a member of the American Legion in Carbondale, CO. She was full of love, joy, patience, and was gifted with a very witty sense of humor. She is most adored for her commitment as mother and the unconditional love for her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Scott (Becky) Minor, Peggy (Rich) Wilson, and Keith (Doris) Minor; grandchildren Joe Wilson, Chadwick (Lizzie) Minor, Jason Wilson, Dietrich Minor, Eric Minor, Emilee Minor and great-grandchild Eli Minor; her siblings, Carol (Don) Jensen, Jim (Linda) Curtin, John (Laurie Ann) Curtin, Neal (Joan) Curtin and brother-in-law Bob (the late Ginnie) Orland.
Connie was preceded in death by her husband Noel J. Minor, sister Ginnie Orland, brother Richard Curtin and granddaughter Alyssa Minor.
Memorial service will be held on Sept. 27 at the home of Sandra Taylor, 421 Walnut St., Yorkville from 2 to 5 p.m.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society www.Cancer.org.
Leon L. Wilkinson, 90, of Plano died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich. He was born Jan. 25, 1924 in Buffalo, MO the son of Lecius Ernest and Gale Dora (Sheridan) Wilkinson.
He married Eva Leona Merchant on June 28, 1942 in Springfield, MO. Leon proudly served in the US Army during World War II in the 17th Airborne Division. He was an ironworker in Local No. 393 before retiring.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Leona of Plano; two daughters, Linda (James) Green of Plano and Connie (Harry) Gorman of Sherrard, IL; seven grandchildren, James (Amy) Green of Plano, Chris (Denise) Green of Lake Holiday, Stacy (Mark) Flodstrom of Plano, Michael (Anna) Gorman of Orion, IL, Jennifer Gorman of Evanston, IL, Sean (Kyla Waltermire) Gorman of Maryville, IL and Mary (Dan) Joyce of Livermore, CA; 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Dennis Wilkinson, one sister Jaunita Luttjohn and one brother Leland Wilkinson.
Memorial visitation was held Saturday, Sept. 6 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Plano. Burial was private at Little Rock Township Cemetery in Plano.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Transitions Hospice or Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion.
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Margaret D. Jurgelonis, 94, of Montgomery died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at The Tillers in Oswego. She was born Oct. 17, 1919 the daughter of the late Hugo and Alma nee Jansson Wredling, who immirgated from Sweden.
Margaret was employed by Carson Pirie Scott and Co in downtown Aurora from 1960 until retirement in 1980. She loved to listen to her Cubs, Bears teams for most all of her life, although she was often upset with their losses. She loved to watch Joe play school sports, college baseball, basketball, football and attended all of the home games. She was into her eighties an avid golfer, played in Oswego Women’s leagues with childhood friends. She always walked and carried her clubs, never choosing to ride in a golf cart. All her life she loved to play cards, bridge with her high school friends until she was 92. She always enjoyed being with and had taught all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren how to play rummy. She was beloved for her barbecue and her baked cinnamon rolls.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Craig) Johnson of Oswego, Judy Warbritton of Oswego, Joann (Jerry) Power of Rossville, IL; a son, Joseph (Jackie) Jurgelonis of Casselberry, FL; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; a brother, John Wredling of St. Charles; two sisters-in-law, Mary Wredling and Lucille Jergelonis of Aurora.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Jurgelonis, two brothers Carl and Donald Wredling.
Private interment of the cremains of Margaret and Joseph Jurgelonis will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road Oswego.
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Ann M. Chaplin (nee Martyn), 81, a longtime resident of Plainfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Meadowbrook Manor of Bolingbrook. She was born Oct.28, 1932 in Elmhurst.
She was the wife of the late John E. Chaplin, whom she married in 1952 and who preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1976; mother of Sue McGlasson of Pittsfield, Sharon (Dennis Owens) Koretke of Naperville, Michael (Tammy Rambow) Chaplin of Bristol, and Gayle (Carl) Figgins of Oswego; grandmother of Kurt (Rachelle) Dippel and Darci McGlasson; Michelle, Matt and Dan Koretke; Jessica, Trisha and Becky Chaplin; Steve and Beth Figgins, great-grandmother of Emma, Brooke and Adam Dippel, daughter of the late Robert W. and Grace (nee Peterson) Martyn.
Ann grew up in Aurora and was a graduate of West Aurora High School. She was employed by Argonne National Laboratory and later with AT&T (retiring from Lucent Technologies). Ann enjoyed quilting, ceramics and spending time with her family.
A private visitation was held at Overman-Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road (corner of Rts. 30 and 59), Plainfield.
Future Inurnment: Wheatland Presbyterian Cemetery, Plainfield, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Cancer Society, 1801 Meyers Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60181, (630) 932-1141, www.cancer.org
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Byron B. Hyink, 96, of Yorkville, formerly of Palos Park, died on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at his home. He was born on July 17, 1918 in Palos Park, the son of Benjamin and Agnes (Bruzek) Hyink.
Byron was united in marriage on Sept. 2, 1939 to Miss Jeanne Keller and they spent the next 52 years together until her passing on Sept. 25, 1991. Byron served his country proudly as a member of the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed for many years as an electronic technician at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont. Mr. Hyink was a member of the Christian Science Church in Aurora.
He is survived by his children, Byron Lee (Meagan) Hyink of New Lenox, Darryl (Carol) Hyink of Yorkville, Nancy Hyink of Aurora, Benjamin (Regi) Hyink, Manhattan, IL, Linda (John) Ruskamp of Naperville, Carol (Jim) Raines of Downers Grove, and David (Jane) Hyink of Elmhurst; his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his daughter-in-law, Jody Hyink of Warsaw, MO; and his brother-in-law, Henry Grishkowski of Dubuque, IA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Agnes Hyink; his wife, Jeanne Hyink; his son, Richard Hyink; and his sister, Rosebud Grishkowski.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 at Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St. in Yorkville.
Friends may visit from 5 p.m. until the Hour of Service on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (630)553-7611 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com.
Daniel Bruce Perkins, 65, of Somonauk died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at his home with his wife by his side, after a courageous two-year battle with leukemia. He was born Aug. 28, 1949 in Davenport, IA the son of Robert Bruce and Lavonne Irene (Meinert) Perkins.
He was united in marriage on April 28, 1989 to the love of his life, Cynthia McCrimmon and spent the next 25 years together.
Mr. Perkins proudly served his country for the US Army as a medic in Vietnam. In December he retired after 25 years of service from AT&T in Montgomery, he made many friends there. Dan loved his family and adored his grandchildren. Taking care of his home and garden was his passion. Poker night with his buddies was always something he looked forward too.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia of Somonauk; his children, Jeannie Stuebinger of Sandwich, Mayme (Craig) Vlietstra of Allendale, MI and Angela (Ryan) Macdonald of Morris; three granddaughters; three grandsons; two brothers, Wayne (Denise) Perkins of Bettendorf, IA and David Perkins of Davenport, IA; three sisters, Cheryl (Dennis) Smith of Bettendorf, Bobbie (John) Walker of Davenport and Penny (Matt) Rueter of Davenport, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 8 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 7 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com
Jean M. Smith, 75, of Sandwich, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at her residence in Sandwich. She was born Oct. 17, 1938 in Ottawa, the daughter of Roger and Mary (Richardson) Olson.
She married George Smith Jr. on Nov. 11, 1961 in Marseilles. Jean enjoyed motorcycling, bowling, bingo, roller skating, camping and fishing. She was a member of Tri-County CB Club and she enjoyed spending their winters in Winter Haven, FL.
She is survived by her husband, George of Sandwich; one daughter, Elaine (Mark) Smith of Leland; three sons, George Wayne (Charolotte) Smith of Winter Haven, FL, John (Sandy) Smith of Somonauk, IL and Ron (Robin) Smith of Plano; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Carol Ann (Nick) Micetich of Plano; two brothers, John (Judy) Olson of Marseilles and Robert (Barb) Olson of Ottawa, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Paul and Gary Olson.
Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk, with Father Jack T. Heraty officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
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Harry Joseph “Joe” Neuhauser, 94, of Sandwich, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Edwards Hospital in Naperville following a brief illness. He was born in his family home in Sandwich on June 20, 1920, the son of Emil and Helena Neuhauser.
He graduated from Sandwich High School in 1938. Before settling in Sandwich to raise a family with his wife, Oweta Burke, whom he met while stationed at Fort Chaffe, Ark. he served for four years in the United States Army during World War II with time spent on the European front. Joe’s interests included model trains, coin collecting, cars, and keeping up with the latest electronic technology (computer, iPhone and i Pad). He worked in manufacturing and retired from Western Electric in Montgomery in 1984 after 28 years of service. He enioyed the camaraderie of monthly breakfasts with AT&T retirees at Star 34 in Sandwich. He was a faithful attendee of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church when he and Oweta’s health permitted. He enjoyed the coffee and donut fellowship with wonderful friends after the Sunday early morning church service. He was a very generous father who loved to quietly surprise his daughters with special gifts throughout the years.
His survivors include his wife of 70 plus years, Oweta and his daughters Nancy Jo (Norman) Otto, JoAnne (Gary) Parris, Vickie J. (Dallas) Johnson; his grandchildren, Mark (Alice) and Joel (Toni) Parris, Steven (Jenny) Johnson, and LaTricia (Aaron) Martinez; great grandchildren, Morgan Anthony, Hope Adelle,Noah Mark, Lauren Dana,and Mia Nicole Parris; sister-in-law, J. Maxine Neuhauser of California; two nieces and a nephew and their families.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Albert and George, a sister Helen Lemke and her two children.
Visitation was held Monday at Beverage Family Funeral Home in Sandwich. The funeral service followed with Rev. David Kaul officiating. Interment was at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Sandwich or to a charity of one’s choice.
Joyce Rae Hage, 75, died Aug. 29, 2014 with family and dearest friends by her side in her mountain home outside of Trinidad, CO. In the recent years she battled many illnesses.
As a previous long time resident of Yorkville, Joyce will be laid to rest in Cross Lutheran Cemetery next to her husband.
Joyce was born Feb. 1, 1939 in Aurora, the daughter of Charles Albert and Pearl (Neubauer) Greenacre.
In 1955, Joyce married her lifelong mate Joel Edward Hage. Together they raised five children in the midwestern farm tradition eventually settling in on Walker Road in Yorkville where Joyce created a beautiful home and garden for her family. From perennial flowers, garden veggies to the lush green lawn, Joyce was a master gardner. Helping Joel with the farm animals was a daily event and a special talent was nanny to the piglets that needed extra care. Her sewing craft brought joy to others in the way of reupholstered family heirlooms and tag sale finds, stylish clothing, Barbie clothes and quilts.
Throughout her life Joyce worked outside of the home in the local pharmacy, hardware and nursing home. The skills she learned outside the home strengthened her ability to care for others throughout her life.
In 2001 Joyce and Joel moved to Trinidad, CO near their oldest daughter. Rhonda, who later became her caretaker. They built a mountain home, made new friends and had new experiences.
She is survived by her children, Rhonda Olin, Joel (Renate) Hage, Shelly (Michael) Geers, Michael (Sharyn) Hage, and Missy (Eric Hufstetler) Hage; her grandchildren, Derik (Trish) Olin, Nichole (fiancé, Dean Tambling) Russell, Josh Ewing, Jason Ewing, Casey Jo Hage, Ryan Geers, Adam (Erica) Geers, Heather (John) Delgado, Jessica (Bob) Diaz, Simone Hage, Brittany Hage, Jamie Hage, Trent Hufstetler, Laryssa Hufstetler, and Macayla Hufstetler; also 14 great-grandchildren; special friends, Mona Borrego, Dan Veverka, Mike and Rhonda Taillon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joel E. Hage; son-in-law, William Olin; two sisters, Mary Lou Kreminski and Debbie Greenacre Smith.
A Funeral Service was held Thursday, Sept. 4at Cross Lutheran Church, 8609 Route 47 in Yorkville, with Pastor Herbert Grieve, officiating. Interment followed in Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Yorkville.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St. in Yorkville,.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-553-7611 or