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Arnold Rudolph Friedrich, 89, of Apopka, Fla. formerly of Sheridan, died after a lengthy illness Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at Atria Evergreen Woods Assisted Living in Spring Hill, Florida.
Arnold was born of German parents Sept. 11, 1924 in Corupa, Brazil. He was the youngest of six children, three sisters and two brothers, now all deceased. After attending college in San Paulo, Brazil he received a degree in business then came to the United States to study theology at Emmanuel Missionary College in 1947 (Andrews University). There he also met his future wife, June Johansen and after their marriage on December 22, 1949 in Hinsdale, IL., they moved to Massachusetts where he started his service as a pastor for the Southern New England Conference. He served the next 37 years as pastor-evangelist for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington State, Nevada, Illinois, North Carolina and Florida. He retired in 1987 to care for his wife who passed away April 29, 1990. He then moved back to Sheridan from North Carolina.
He loved the Lord and was passionate to share Jesus with everyone. He taught and preached from the Bible prophecies so that others would accept Jesus and be ready for His coming. He wanted to be alive to see Jesus in the clouds but was called to early rest.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathy (John) Sabo of Spring Hill, Fla., Tamara (Jim) Estrada) of Sherwood, Oregon; two sons, Roland Friedrich of Deerfield, Wil (Barb) Friedrich of Apopka, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jonathan Sabo of Harrison, Tennessee, Tanya Sabo of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lisette Rothing of Chicago, Brittany Friedrich of Orlando, Florida, Alec Friedrich of Orlando; one great grandson, Tanner Sabo of Harrison, Tennessee; many nieces and nephews in Brazil.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife June, three sisters and two brothers.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 with Pastor Mike Weakley officiating at the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home in Sheridan. The family will greet mourners one hour before the service time. Interment will be at the Sheridan Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roland Friedrich, Wil Friedrich, Jim Estrada, John Sabo, Jonathan Sabo and Phil Vahl.
Memorials may be directed to the Sheridan Historical Society c/o Jean McNelis, 2815 N. 4201sr Rd, Sheridan, IL., 60551
David C. Fredrickson, 75, of Senatobia, Miss., formerly of Sandwich, died peacefully with his family by his side on Aug.19, 2014.
He was survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Ann (Briggs) Fredrickson; his four children, Lisa (Chris) Genz of Sandwich, Rob (Sandra) Fredrickson of Downers Grove, Lori (Nestor) Villamizar of Miami FL, and Dan (Karen) Fredrickson of Wappingers Falls, NY.; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A memorial service was held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Sandwich, Illinois on Friday, Aug. 22.
Carol Narigon Eichelberger, 90, of Aurora, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 exactly 11 months after her son David’s death on Sept. 22, 2013. She was born in Montgomery County, Iowa to Helen and Bud Penwell and graduated as the 1941 class valedictorian.
She married Keith Narigon on Sept. 27, 1942. After his death she was married to “Ike” Eichelberger March 17, 1985. She was a member of the Aurora Advent Christian Church for nearly 50 years and belonged to the Women’s Fellowship (WH&FM). She enjoyed her bunco group and the Women’s Club, where she was honored as Woman of the Year in 2009. She delivered Meals on Wheels until she was in her 80’s. She was a substitute teacher, department secretary and library assistant for the East Aurora School District and finally retired after working at Breaking Free from 1990-2004.
Surviving her are her daughters, Linda Weigt, Jean Boswick (Bill), Tricia Petit (Matt), Nancy Bennett (Don) and Marty Moulton (Steve); stepchildren, Jan Mamminga (Jim) and Dale Eichelberger (Joyce); grandchildren, Laurie, Cheryl, Samantha, Jesse, Jason, Heather, Mike, Michelle, Sean, Chris, Jenny, Nathaniel and Lauren; great grandchildren, Shannon, Leah, Chloe, Claire, Lauren, Cooper, Morgan, Erin, Tyler and Julian; sisters, Marjorie Rucker (Chuck) and Pat Lopp (Gary), many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands; her son, David; grandson, Chris and her sister, Frances.
Funeral services were held at the Advent Christian Church, 905 N. Edgelawn Ave, Aurora on Tuesday, Aug. 26, where visitation was held prior to the service.
Cards may be sent to Marty Moulton c/o The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506.
For further information contact The Healy Chapel at 630-897-9291 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
Raymond Joseph Boudreau Jr., 56, of Plano died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Raymond was born Sept. 5, 1957, in Escanaba, Mich., a son of Raymond and Catherine (“Joanne” Mercier) Boudreau. He graduated from Escanaba High School and attended Bay de Noc Community College. He moved to Plano in the early 1980s where he completed a commercial painting apprenticeship. He was employed for most of his career by LeCuyer Painting and with ComPro Painting as a member of the Painting District Council for Local 448.
Raymond had a passion for hunting, fishing, and working on cars or anything else that needed to be fixed. He enjoyed taking his dog “Wolf” for walks. He loved to visit family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Above all, he loved his children and family “bigger than the universe”.
Survivors include his children, Ashley Boudreau, Jared Boudreau and Niki Niemann all of Plano; brothers and sisters Dennis (Shirley) Boudreau of Rock, MI, Katherine “Dee” (Tom) LeCuyer of Plano, and Karen (Ken) Tryan, Mark T. Boudreau, and Debra (David) Rose, all of Escanaba.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, his brother David Boudreau, and his niece Lisa VanLaanen Green.
A Memorial Service and prayers were held Friday, Aug. 22 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1010 W South St., Plano. Burial and a memorial service will be held at a later date at Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Escandaba, MI.
Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 22 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Plano.
Memorials may be directed to his children.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-552-7711 or
William J. Butts, 81, of Yorkville, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He was born on Jan. 10, 1933 in Danville, IL the son of August and Olive (Brown) Butts.
William was united in marriage on Dec. 22, 1956 to the former Carole Sundin and they spent the next 58 years together. Mr. Butts proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was employed for 35 years in management by Caterpillar, Inc. in Montgomery. In years past, Bill had served as an assistant Boy Scout Leader. He was a long time and very active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Yorkville, formerly serving as both its financial secretary and trustee.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Butts of Yorkville; his children, Terry (Barb) Butts of Big Rock, Lynn (Bruce) Campbell of Columbus, OH, Kristine Butts of Oswego and Kathie Butts of Oswego; his grandson, Alex Cole of Big Rock; his two brothers, Bruce (Katie) Butts of Ambia, IN and Kenneth Butts of Abilene, KS; his sister-in-law, Lucille Butts of Decaturville, TN; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Olive Butts; his siblings, Dick Martin, Dale Butts, Patricia Dalton, Joyce Dukes, Ernest Butts, Catherine Morin, and Barbara Dellinger.
A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 22 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 10104 Immanuel Rd, Yorkville, with Pastor Michael Neel officiating. Interment followed in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Yorkville.
Visitation was held Thursday, Aug.21 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 143 First St. Batavia, Illinois 60510.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-553-7611 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com
Ruth J. Ness, 99, of Oswego, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at Hillside Rehab and Care Center in Yorkville. She was born April 8, 1915 in Fountain, CO the daughter of the late Robert M. and Eva nee Stark Shumway.
Mrs. Ness was employed by and a part owner of C. W. Shumway Foundry in Batavia from 1947 to 1979 in the capacity as the office manager.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and a special niece Delores (Larry) Becker of Yorkville.
She was preceded in death her husband Thomas B. Ness whom she married on May 7, 1949 in Batavia; a sister, Mary Anderson, three brothers Charles, John and David Shumway.
Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 23, until the funeral service with Rev Peter Hoffman officiating at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road Oswego. Burial was at the Oswego Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice in Mrs Ness’s memory.
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Edna Sue Earl, 52, of Aurora, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. She was born Sept. 6, 1961 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Marion J. and Ruth nee Collette Re, Jr.
Edna had owned the Y Palace Restaurant in Bainbridge, IN.
Edna is survived by three sisters, Ruth Ann (Dale) Donoho of Arkansas, Christina (Darryl) Holdiman of Aurora, Jacqueline Holly of Aurora; three brothers, Marion J. Finley, Jr. of Aurora, Robert W. (Penny) Finley of Aurora, Michael .J Finley of Park Forest; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Earl; and two brothers, Larry J. and Walter H. Finley.
Visitation will take place on Friday, Aug. 29 from 3 p.m. until the funeral service at 5 p.m. at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road, Oswego. Cremation will take place at American Crematory in Oswego.
Memorials donations may be directed to Dunn Funeral Home PO Box 665 Oswego, IL 60543 to assist the family with final expenses.
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Robert J. “Eddie” Beetham, 69, a longtime resident of Sugar Grove and most recently Sandwich, died on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
Bob led a very active lifestyle up until May when he was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Never one to complain, he maintained his positive attitude, inspiring us to the end. He passed peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.
Robert was born on July 18, 1945 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. His parents moved to the US when he was 9 months old. His family eventually settled in Aurora and Bob graduated from East Aurora High School in 1963. He then served in the Army and did two tours in Vietnam.
Bob was a well respected union mason. He was an avid Chicago sports fan, had a pure love for golf, and enjoyed spending a month each winter in Gulf Shores, AL golfing with friends. Bob was also a proud and active member of the Sugar Grove American Legion.
Beetham is survived by his two grown children, Kim (Corey) Maxwell of Snoqualmie, WA and Jeff (Stephanie) of Sugar Grove; four grandchildren, Erin, Cate, Ryan, and Emme; a sister, Mary (Mike) Aslaksen of Bel Air, MD and brother James (Sharon) Beetham of Aurora; three nephews,Mike, Brad, and Brett and two nieces, Tara and Hilary.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Beetham and Ann Wallace Beetham.
A visitation and Memorial Service were held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at The Healy Chapel 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove.
Following the memorial Service family and friends were invited to the Sugar Grove Legion to celebrate “Eddie’s” life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association would be greatly appreciated,
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Bette Van Vleet
Bette L Van Vleet, 91, of Oswego died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Tillers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oswego. She was born in Sandwich April 6, 1923, daughter of the late Walter “Stub” and Pearl Irene nee Bass Fritsch.
She was known for her sharp wit, competitive spirit and unflagging pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchild.
She is survived by daughter, Patricia (John) Calamaras of Oswego; a son, John (Susan) Van Vleet of Castle Rock, CO; three grandchildren, Lisa Calamaras-Domark of Yorkville, Charlie Van Vleet of Santa Monica, CA and Adam Van Vleet of Brentwood, CA and great-granddaughter Zoe Domark of Yorkville.
She was preceded in death by husband of 66 years George Van Vleet and a sister, Eleanor Dietzman.
Memorials may be directed to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115. http://www.leaderdog.org/
Arrangements by Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory, 630-554-3888 or www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Janyth Schmitz, 82 of Yorkville, died after a courageous 12-year battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
She was the mother of Ellyn, Robert, Leslee, and Jan; grandmother to Christina, Brian and Michael; sister to Junee and Devereux; daughter of the late Stewart and Dorothy Lanier (nee Marks).
She was a lifetime decorating and fashion consultant, establishing Marshall Fields’ first fashion service for their top clientele.
Visitation was held Thursday. Aug.21, at Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove. Funeral Mass was Friday, Aug. 22 at St Patrick Church, 406 Walnut St., Yorkville. Burial was Saturday, Aug. 23 at Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison St., Oak Brook, IL 60523.
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Rita Ann James, 51 of Sandwich, formerly of Big Rock, died on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Sandwich Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Sandwich. She was born on May 23, 1963 in Aurora, the daughter of Robert and Jacqueline (Smith) James.
Rita was formerly employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Aurora. Years ago, Rita enjoyed riding her bike outside with her family and friends.
She is survived by her father, Robert James of Sandwich.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline James; her grandparents; and her uncle, William James.
A Memorial Service was held Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St., Hinckley, with Rev. Bill Riegle officiating.
Visitation was held Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (815)286-3247 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com.
Marcia Mount, 75, of Yorkville, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born March 1, 1939 in Aurora, the daughter of Earl and Violet (Dittman) Michels.
Marcia is survived by, her daughter, Michele (Jon) Kolka of Sandwich; her son, Michael (Stephanie) Mount of Newark; five grandchildren, Jonny (Ashley) Kolka, Kyle Kolka, MacKenzie Kolka, Brittney Mount and Kaitlin Mount; and her brother, Richard (Kathy) Michels of Spring, TX.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Harvest Chapel, 725 S. County Line Road, Sandwich, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with a luncheon after the service.
Memorials in Marcia’s memory may be made out to Plano Public Library; Rosary High School, Aurora; or Holy Angels Church, Aurora.
Arrangements are being handled by The Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, IL 60506. 630-631-5500. Visit www.daleidenmortuary.com to leave condolences for Marcia’s family or to sign the guestbook.
Dixie Leatherman Johnson, 76, of Oswego, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. She was born Nov. 8, 1937 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Raymond V. and Gladys A .nee Thorpe Leatherman.
Dixie had been employed at Dreyer Medical Clinic in housekeeping for 20 years, at All-Steel for 13 years as a key punch operator, at Caterpillar for 10 years as a key punch and was the owner/operator of Oswego Antique Market in Oswego with her late husband, Virgil until it closed in April of 2008.
Dixie is survived by children, Kathy and Jeff (Sandy); four fosters sons, Josh and Julio Tornabeni; Chris and Nick Mascarella; two grandchildren, Adam and Andrew Johnson; a great granddaughter, Mary Johnson and a brother Roger Leatherman of Aurora.
She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Johnson, two daughters Jayne and Cindy.
Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 25 prior to the funeral service at Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road Oswego, with Rev. Phil Sheets officiating. Burial was private at Lincoln Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (A form of MS) 1259 E El Camino Real Suite 50 Minlo Park, CA 94025.
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Vida June Dollman, 81, of Yorkville died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. She was born Dec. 26, 1932 in Fenelson, GA the daughter of Gethrow Cecil and Mattis (Wishum) VanLandingham.
She married Frederick A. Dollman on Feb. 1, 1952 in Albany, GA.
She was a member of Yorkville Congregational Church and First Christian of Albany, GA. June enjoyed golfing, reading, gardening, cooking, playing cards with her friends at Cedardell, volunteering through her community, church and was a devoted homemaker.
June and Fred ran the business of York Steel in Yorkville for many years. She was very passionate about her love for her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Frederick of Yorkville; two daughters, Pamela Snell of Naperville and Toni (Robert) Dhuse of Yorkville; three sons, Michael (Dolores) Dollman and Jeff Dollman both of Yorkville and Eric (Jill) Dollman of Stamford, CT; seven grandchildren, Erin Jensen. Paige (Michael) Quartullo, Kyle Dhuse, Zoe Dollman, Jordann Dhuse, Dylan Dollman and Dashiell Dollman; two great grandchildren, Beau Johnson and Brantley Quartullo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 10 brothers and sisters.
Private funeral services were held at Yorkville Congregational Church with Pastor Mark Gregory officiating. Burial was held at Elmwood Cemetery in Yorkville.
Memorials may be directed to the Kendall County Food Pantry.
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Rodger A. Lambert, 73, of Sugar Grove, died Friday, Aug 22, 2014 of a single vehicle accident at 5:39 p.m. A medical issue may have been the cause of the crash.
Rodger Adhemar Lambert, the middle in the family of six children, was born Jan. 12, 1941 in Bourbonnais, IL to Adhemar and Melena (nee Lambert) Lambert. He graduated from St. Pat’s high school in Bourbonnais. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1960 to 1963. During his service he spent considerable time in Germany and Europe while learning the design draftsman’s engineering trade. Rodger spent 40 years designing roads, sewers and infrastructure, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
After retirement, Rodger followed his dreams and passions by operating his own business in Sugar Grove, “Lambert Remodelers/ Builders”. Rodger also had many interests in life which included working, creating, building, remodeling, fishing, golf and his family.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Genevieve ( Ginger) Lambert; a daughter, Suzanne (Kevin) Duck of Batavia and their children, Cassie and Natalie; a son, Brannon Lambert and his longtime significant other, Dawn Marsillo, of Chicago; a daughter, Andrea (Grant) Thayer of Rochester MN and their children, Jack, Peter and Eli; three brothers, Robert of Joliet, Ron and his wife Grace of South Carolina, Bryan and his wife Joanne of Bourbonnais as well as many extended family and friends.
Rodger was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Theresa, and a brother, David.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 27, at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove with an open time of sharing memories at 8 p.m. followed by the Rosary.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 8S055 Dugan Rd., Sugar Grove with visitation from 9:30 until 10 a.m. prior to the mass. Fr. Bob Jones will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery. A funeral luncheon will follow the interment.
For further information, call 630-466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
Harriette Neilson, 95, of Sandwich died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich. She was born Aug. 23, 1919 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of Herman and Louise Eisenberg.
She married Harold Neilson on July 3, 1937 in Milwaukee.
Harriette was a member of Cornerstone Church in Sandwich, charter member of Faith Bible Church and Christian Missionary Alliance both of Milwaukee. She loved Christian music, Harriette played numerous instruments and she was a choir leader. Her greatest love of all was family get togethers. Harriette’s Christian testimony and especially her children’s ministry impacted her family and numerous others.
She is survived by one daughter, Judy (Jerry) LeVan of Somonauk; one son, Dennis (Sandy) Neilson of Sandwich; six grandchildren, Daniel (Marianne) LeVan, David (Leslie) LeVan, Dawn Salveson, Keli (Tim) Culp, Kimberly (Jason) Schoepke and Kristi Neilson; 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold and 12 brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Cornerstone Church in Sandwich with Pastor Paul Banister officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the church in Sandwich.
Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Park in Waupaca, WI on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. Memorials may be directed to Cornerstone Church or Harriette’s Song.
Mavis J. Gunderson, 95, of Sandwich, formerly of Sheridan, died Sunday, Aug.24, 2014 in Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich. She was born May 14, 1919 in Sheridan, the daughter of John and Clara (Tellefson) Gunderson.
She is survived by two nephews, John Scheppler and Raymond Scheppler; two nieces, Judy Scheppler and Barbara Judge.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marian Scheppler.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk with Rev. William Weidenbach Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Little Indian Creek Cemetery rural Leland. Visitation will be from 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28 in the funeral home until the time of services at 11 a.m.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
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