Marvin E. Sandhop of Evanston, of Skokie, died Aug. 21 at the Wagner Health Care Center in Evanston. He was 73.
Born March 12, 1931, in Chicago, he was a 1949 graduate of Lane Technical High School in Chicago.
He served in the U. S. Air Force in the Korean War.
Mr. Sandhop, also known as "Sandy," started his career in law enforcement with the Evanston Police Department, where he served for five years.
He then was an officer in the Wilmette Police Department for 20 years, where he attained the rank of sergeant and started the department's bicycle safety program.
After retiring, Mr. Sandhop served as director of security at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for 13 years.
Survivors include daughter Kristine L. of Morton Grove; son Thomas A. of Grayslake; sister Leeila (Richard) Saxinger; and many other relatives.
Funeral services were held Aug. 25 at Donnellan Family Funeral Home in Skokie, with intermenty in Town of Maine Cemetery
in Park Ridge.
Dean Perry Wessel
Dean Perry Wessel, 84, a resident of Northfield, formerly of Kenilworth, Chicago and Northbrook, died Aug. 16 at his home.
Mr. Wessel was born July 28, 1920 in Moline to Perry H. and Verna Wessel. Following graduation from Moline High School, Mr. Wessel attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he was elected senior class president. A member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1942 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in commercial design, and was awarded the Mary McLellan Scholarship for excellence in art.
He enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving as a naval aviator and instructor during World War II. He began his flight training at the Glenview Naval Air Station where he flew "Yellow Perils," followed by subsequent assignments for the duration of the war.
Mr. Wessel completed two years of advanced studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He then embarked on a long career in commercial design, beginning with the Ray Shaffer Studio in Chicago, He started his own design firm as a partner in Hirschmann-Wessel Design. Well-known clients included Northwest Airlines, Rand McNally, Santa Fe Railroad, Western Auto, Maybelline, Inland Steel and Time-Life Books.
While coaching Little League with Dick Klein (founder of the Chicago Bulls), Mr. Wessel designed what has become the world-famous Chicago Bulls logo.
His professional affiliations included the Art Directors' Club of Chicago, the Society of Typographic Arts, the Economics Club and the Artists' Guild of Chicago, in which he served as executive vice president and president.
Mr. Wessel was a life member of the American Philatelic Society and a member of the Blackhawk Stamp Club of the Quad Cities, the Kenilworth Club, the Kenilworth Union Church and the Indian Hill Club, where he was an avid, though "constantly struggling," golfer. He often said that he "played a lot" when he played golf, relatives said. Mr. Wessel was a far more accomplished curler at both Indian Hill and the Chicago Curling Club.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine; two sons, Peter and Paul; one daughter, Karen; and five grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his first wife, Georgia Moon Wessel; his parents; and two younger siblings.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p. m. on Aug. 26 at the Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Ave. in Kenilworth.
Memorials to Palliative Care Center and Hospice of the North Shore, 2821 Central St. , Evanston IL 60201.
Erik Vange, 90, a resident of the Danish Home on Chicago's Northwest Side, died there Aug. 13. Mr. Vange was born in Korsor, Denmark March 1, 1914. He was a resident of Palatine for 35 years.
During World War II he was a captain in the Merchant Marine in Hawaii, transporting troops and munitions from Honolulu to Hilo, Midway and Guam on his ship, "The Arrow. "
Later, he was a self-employed contractor and real estate investor. He was a former president of the Danish American Athletic Club and was a member of the Dania Society and the Danish Brotherhood Lodge 17.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lissi (nee Jensen) of Palatine; his children, Jens (Teresa) Vange of Minneapolis and Katherine Vange (Peter) Keller of Wilmette; grandchildren Erika and Berrit Vange Keller of Wilmette and Ethan Vange of Minneapolis; and his siblings, Just (Birte) Vange of Hojbjerg, Denmark, and Ellen Vange of Virum, Denmark.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p. m. Aug. 30 at the Danish Home, 5656 N. Newcastle, Chicago. The Rev. Warren F. Best, chaplain, will conduct the service.
Elaine (nee Levin) Wasserman of Glenview, formerly of Wilmette, died Aug. 23.
Survivors include her husband, Alan "Boomie" Wasserman; three sons, Jack (Lymor) Wasserman, Joel (Annie) Wasserman and Maurice Wasserman; one daughter, Mara Wasserman; two granddaughters, Maya and Madison; one brother, Allen (Paula) Levin; one sister-in-law, Barbara Miramonti; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her sister, Michelle Levin.
Services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Chicago Jewish Funerals Chapel in Buffalo Grove.
Interment was at Sunset Memorial Lawns in Northbrook.
Memorials to Seasons Hospice, 1600 W. Dempster, Park Ridge IL 60068.
Joseph H. Anderson
Joseph Henry Anderson, 77, of Glenview, died Sept. 6 in Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview.
Mr. Anderson was born Dec. 13, 1926 in Chicago, to Joseph and Margaret Anderson. He was a graduate of Carl Shurz High School and DePaul University. He was a decorated World War II U. S. Army veteran.
He worked as a carpenter and residential building contractor in Chicago and the northwest suburbs, and was president in 1956 of North-West Builders Association; and president in 1963 of Home Builders Association of Chicagoland.
His projects included Craig Manor in Mount Prospect, Plum Grove Manor in Palatine, and homes near Hackney on Harms restaurant.
In 1965, he contributed a single-family residence to the Loyola Academy Ramble fund raiser.
He was a member of North Shore Country Club's Curling Club, and was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.
Survivors include his wife, Madelyn Schorsch Anderson; two sons, Craig Joseph and Mark Michael (Mary Beth Denefe); three daughters, Therese Marie, Madelyn Christine and Adrienne Marie; and six grandchildren, Blake, Emily, Kyle, Cory, Michael and Christopher.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Joseph and Christopher Joseph.
Visitation was held Sept. 9 and 10 at Donnellan Family Funeral Home in Skokie. A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 10 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Memorial donations may be made to Sister Paulanne's Needy Family Fund, in care of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St. , Glenview IL 60025.
Alexander Hunt Bridewell
Alexander Hunt Bridewell, 49, a resident of Winnetka, died Aug. 17 of a heart attack.
Mr. Bridewell was an employee of the Cook County Clerk's office. He enjoyed gardening, swimming and the outdoors. Once he and his brother Jonathan participated in wolf refuges and observation in the Pacific Northwest. He had an enduring interest in Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War and he visited the sites of all the Lincoln-Douglas debates as well as many battlefields. His interest in politics was not limited to history. He was well informed and enjoyed discussing current issues, events and policies.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Frances Badger Bridewell; one nephew, Jeremy Bridewell; two uncles, Reverence Edwin Hunt Badger and Samuel C. Badger; many cousins and friends.
He is predeceased by his father, David Alexander Bridewell and his brother, Jonathan Lee Bridewell.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p. m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Christ Church, 784 Sheridan Road in Winnetka.
Memorial donations may be made to Orphans of the Storm, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield IL 60015; or New Trier Township Angel Fund, 739 Elm St. , Winnetka IL 60093.
Sara Jane Conver
Sara Jane "Sally" Conver, 87, a former resident of Winnetka, died Sept. 12 in her residence in Peoria.
Mrs. Conver was born Jan. 16, 1917 in Chicago to Alva Lee and Sara (nee Muench) Adams. She graduated from New Trier High School and received a bachelor of science degree from Bradley University. She taught at Varna High School and Bergain High School in Peoria and later worked for the University of Illinois Extensions Program.
She was a former member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, and a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria. She also belonged to H. E. I. H. (economist group), Urban League Guild, Peoria Commission on Human Relations, Catholic Interracial Council and was a tutor with the Common Place Literacy Program.
Survivors include her husband, S. Willis "Bill" Conver; two sons, Michael Conver of Plainfield, and Samuel Lee (Beverly) Conver of Catonville, Md. ; two daughters, Ann Conver of Peoria and Kathleen Conver of Peoria; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at St. Philomena Church in Peoria.
Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to Bradley University Department of Consumer Resources.
Stewart Currie, 72, of Pittsfield, Ill. and formerly of Northbrook, died Sept. 6 in Ilini Hospital, Pittsfield.
Mr. Currie was born Feb. 12, 1932 at Sommerville, N. J. to John N. and Elizabeth Wilson Currie.
He was a graduate of New Trier High School, and attended the University of Kansas and Lake Forrest College.
He was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church of Northbrook, St. Andrews Society, North Shore British American Club, Chicago Highlanders and the American Legion, and he volunteered as a soccer coach and deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; a daughter, Beryl J. Richards of Pittsfield; three sons, Ross S. of Highland, Ill. , John C. of Cambria, Ill. and Neil W. of Northbrook; and eight grandchildren.
Mr. Currie was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p. m. on Oct. 1, at Village Presbyterian Church, 1300 Shermer Road in Northbrook. Inurnment will be at the church.
Condolences may be sent to www. nieburfh. com or via email to pmniebur@Casscomm. com.
Margaret "Miggs" Dierks, 89, a longtime resident of Glenview, died Sept. 6 in Moorings Health Center, Arlington Heights.
Mrs. Dierks was born Nov. 21, 1914 in Chicago. A resident of Glenview for 45 years, she was a leader in the rehabilitation and renovation of the Harms Road Girl Scout Camp, and initiated the "87 Club" at the Glenview Community Church. She was a member of the Glenview Historical Society, Friends of the Glenview Library, Glenview Community Church, North Shore Country Club, the Newberry Center for the Blind and Downey Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Diane M. (James) O'Malley of Amelia Island, Fla. ; three sons, James E. of Rochester, N. Y. , Thomas F. (Juli) of Newtown, Conn. and David R. S. (Sally) of Iowa City, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine Susan Suttie of Wilmette.
Mrs. Dierks was preceded in death by her husband, Edward G.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave. , Suite 2015, Chicago IL 60602 or Rainbow Hospice, 444 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 145, Park Ridge IL 60068.
Laura Gasho 38, of Arlington, Va. and formerly of Winnetka, died Sept. 5. in Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Gasho was born Aug. 17, 1966 in Evanston. She was a graduate of New Trier High School, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley's law school. She practiced environmental and health law at the firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, D. C.
Survivors include her husband, James; her son and daughter; her parents, Walter A. and Anna Marie Buchmann of Northbrook; her sister, Tamara B. (Joseph P. ) Wyse; her brother, Mark A. Buchmann; and her aunt, Marykay Verzatt.
Services were private. Gifts in her memory can be sent to the Laura Buchmann Gasho Library Fund, Beauvoir School, 3500 Woodley Road N. W. , Washington, D. C. 20016.
Mary Swanson Hastings, 93, formerly of Austin, Minn. and Laguna Hills, Calif. , passed away Sept. 10 in Moorhead, Minn.
Relatives said she was an avid sportswoman, gardener, championship golfer, devoted wife and mother.
After her brother suffered a nearly fatal childhood brain injury, Mrs. Hastings helped him return to a normal life. Her niece remarked, "Dad always felt very indebted to her for her help with school. " Later, Mrs. Hastings would transfer from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. her junior year to the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated in 1932, to be closer to her family home and assist in the care of her ill mother.
Mrs. Hastings' athletic success began early. As a sophomore at Buffalo High School, Minn. she made the varsity basketball team, and in her junior and senior years led her school to championships as the high scorer. At Carleton College she captained and led the sophomores to victory over the seniors and the college's class championship. Her college graduation was followed by marriage to Harold "Red" Hastings in 1933. In the early days of her husband's career, when he coached several sports, she taught the basketball players to shoot free throws, challenging them to beat her percentage and seldom losing.
The Hastings started their family and she began to teach herself to play golf, becoming proficient quickly. Her husband's career as athletic director and football coach led the young family to Austin, Minn. in 1939, and while he was in summer school in 1941 Mrs. Hastings won both the University of Minnesota Club's stroke and match play championships. Thereafter she was 14 times women's golf champion at Austin Country Club and won five additional championships at Ramsey Golf Club, Austin. She might have chosen to play golf professionally. In an exhibition match in 1951, she held her own against well-known fellow Minnesotan and professional golfer Patty Berg and the local male professional. Instead, she chose to support the rising coaching career of her husband and the athletic, intellectual and entrepreneurial interests of her three children.
The couple retired to Laguna Hills, Calif. , where they enjoyed playing golf together. Mrs. Hastings continued to win tournaments into her 60s, and for almost 50 years scored in the low 80s or better while usually playing from the long (formerly men's) tees. "Mom's teaching, coaching and cheerleading were instrumental in our success," said son Bob Hastings. In 1989, she moved to the Fargo area to be near her son John's family.
Survivors include two sons, Bob (Margaret "Pat" Mitchell) Hastings of Kenilworth and John (Sheila Kenyon) Hastings of Fargo, N. D. ; one daughter, Sue (John) Hastings Bohle of Sherman Oaks, Calif. ; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, Harold Hastings.
Interment will be in her hometown of Buffalo, Minn.
Memorials may be sent to the Hastings Leadership Award Fund, Austin High School, Austin MN 55912, a college scholarship program for graduating student athletes.