Robert E. `Butch' Nelis Jr. lifelong resident of Wauconda
Services for Robert E. `Butch' Nelis Jr., 57, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at KisselburgWauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda.
Born Jan. 26, 1942, in Chicago, he died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington. Burial will be in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda.
Mr. Nelis served in the Army as an MP during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Wauconda High School, and a member of American Legion Post #911 and Moose Lodge #1969, both in Wauconda. He was the proud owner of the Over the Hill Tavern, and a die hard Cubs fan.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy (nee Clark); children, Robert S. Nelis, Erin E. (Daniel) Frey and Jason Clark; mother, La Verne Mayhew; and brothers, Steve (Peggy) Nelis and Mike (Jenny) Mayhew.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Memorials maybe made to American Legion Post #911, P. O. Box 146, Wauconda, IL 60084; or Wauconda Moose Lodge, #1969, P. O. Box 462, Wauconda, IL 60084.
For information, (847) 526-2115.
Leota W. `Lee' Nickels of Elburn
Services for Leota W. `Lee' Nickels, 79, formerly of Kaneville, Ill., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Rev. Katherine Lawes, pastor of the Elburn Community Congregational Church will officiate.
Born March 27, 1919, on a farm near Clinton, Mich., the daughter of Sidney Arthur and Minnie Lovina (nee Myers) Widmayer, she died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, atProvena Pineview Care Center in St. Charles, after a brief illness.
Interment will be in Kaneville Cemetery.
She attended school in Grass Lake and following the death of her father, she moved with her mother to Detroit to find work. When Lee was 21, she began working at the Federal Screw Works Company in Chelsea, Mich., as part of the war effort, and made her home with a favorite aunt and uncle and their children. A week's vacation to Sault Ste.
Marie with a friend resulted in her meeting a young man from Kaneville, stationed at Fort Brady.
On Aug. 4, 1942, Lee and Keller were united in marriage in Francisco, Mich.
Keller was called overseas during World War II and Lee returned to work in Chelsea. In Dec. 1945, Keller returned from the European Theater, and Keller and Lee moved to the Nickels farm in Kaneville. She quickly grew close to the Nickels family and their Kaneville neighbors on Lorang Road. Movingin 1951, from the farmhouse to the north end of the farm, she and Keller raised their sons, Gary and Keith and built the Nickels' Redi-Mix business, where Lee ran the office until the business closed in 1976. Lee then worked for Robert J.
Kearns, delivering accounting and payroll statements to area businesses until the early 1990s when she then permanently retired. In 1995, Keller and Lee moved to her present home in Elburn.
She was a very active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #630, and an avid supporter of the Elburn Lions Club. Until their move to Elburn from Kaneville, Lee maintained ties to the Kaneville United Methodist Church.
Lee was an avid golfer and took great pride in the hole-in-one she scored at Idlewild Golf Course in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., near the family summer cottage.
But the source of even greater pleasure and pride were her three grandchildren.
Always ready for a good game ofcards, Lee was known for her friendly demeanor and upbeat attitude. Even in failing health, her outlook was positive and her enjoyment of good conversation never waned.
Survivors include her sons, Gary (Margie) Nickels of Naperville and Keith Nickels of Maple Park; grandchildren, Kelly Nickels of Aurora, Matthew Nickels of Elburn and Lora Nickels of Naperville; and great-granddaughter, Hailey Nickels of Aurora.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Keller on Jan. 16, 1998; her parents; daughter-in-law in 1983; and brother,
Hildegard Nielsen of Fox Lake
Private funeral services will be held for Hildegard Nielsen, age 86.
Born Aug. 16, 1912, in Cologne, Germany, she died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at home.
Mrs. Nielsen had been a residentof Leisure Village in Fox Lake for 23 years, and formerly had lived in Antioch from 1955 to 1976. She was a self-employed greenhouse owner.
She was the beloved wife for 21 years of the late Christian Nielsen, and dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Arrangements were made by Affordable Funerals, Bolingbrook.
For information, (630) 783-1111.
Timothy James Panther of Libertyville
A funeral Mass for Timothy James Panther, 23, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville.
Born June 11, 1975, in Highland Park, he died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, in Greer, Ariz., as the result of camping accident. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
A lifelong resident of Libertyville, Mr. Panther was a graduate of Libertyville High School and the University of Wyoming. He was nicknamed `Mountain Man' by his friends because of his love of nature, the outdoors, camping, mountain biking and mountain climbing.
Survivors include his parents, James and Bonnie Panther of Libertyville; sisters, Tami (Sean) Kennedy of Clarendon Hills and Amanda Panther of Purdue University; and grandparents, Mary Frances Panther of Burlington, Iowa, and Louise and Ken West of Clearwater, Fla.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, at McMurrough Chapel, 101 Park Place, Libertyville.
Memorials may be made to Spring Creek Elementary School, 1203 Russell, Laramie, WY 82070.
For information, (847) 362-2626.
Dale A. Paoli of Arlington Heights
Services for Dale A. Paoli, 55, formerly of Buffalo Grove, will begin with prayers at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, and continue with Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights.
Born April 30, 1943, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum.
Mr. Paoli had been employed as a computer programmer for Kemper Insurance for more than 23 years. He was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus 361 in Chicago and a member of the Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow.
Survivors include his wife of more than 30 years, Mary Anne Paoli (nee Blum); daughters, Andrea (Brett) Page of Minooka, Ill., and Jennifer Paoli of Arlington Heights; parents, Charles C. and Irene (nee Wolski) Paoli; brother, Dennis (Geraldine) Paoli; sister, Charlene (Richard) Wilczynski; six nieces; and three nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 625 North Court, Suite 280, Palatine, IL 60067.
For information, (847) 253-0168.
The Rev. J. Marshall Peterson of Carol Stream
Services for the Rev. J. Marshall Peterson, 89, of Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream, formerly of Waukegan, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 Main St., Wheaton.
Born July 23, 1909, in Chicago, he died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Johnson Healthcare Center, Carol Stream. Interment will be at 12:15 p.m. Monday, in Highland Memorial Park, Hunt Club Road and Route 120, Libertyville.
The Rev. Peterson was the associate pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church of Waukegan for 35 years until1986. He was known for portraying the character Ole Olson on the Sailor Sam radio program on WMBI for 20 years. Healso worked for Moody Bible Institute in the early 1950s.
Survivors include his wife, Elida `Sunny' Peterson; children, Sue (Mel) Ness of Gurnee, Val (Ren) King of Schaumburg, Bruce (Donna) Peterson of British Columbia and Doug (Sandy) Peterson of Libertyville; grandchildren, Dave (Nancy) Ness, Dan (Susan) Ness, Steve (Bonnie) Ness, Heather (Dave) Richa, Scott (Rachael) King, Jeff Peterson, Tami (Mark) Reuss, Nicole (David) Quigley and Shawn Peterson; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marie Peterson, and brother, Donald.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. tomorrow, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Windsor Park Manor, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188, or to Immanuel Baptist Church, 223 N. Route 21, Gurnee, IL 60031.
For information, (630) 668-0027.
James Piccolo, 78, of Rolling Meadows, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Arrangements were made by Meadows Funeral Home, Rolling Meadows, (847) 253-0224.
Albert Rohde of Roselle
Services for Albert Rohde, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, Inc., 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect.
Born Sept. 25, 1924, in Germany, he died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights.
Mr. Rohde had been an owner and partner of Remco Swiss Ltd. of Arlington Heights from 1965 until his retirement in 1992.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Rohde; children, Renate Rohde, Frank (Karen) Rohde, Judy (Bruce) Barhorst and Roy (Debra) Rohde; stepchildren, Patricia (Dennis) Owens, Sheryl (Michael) Lesner, James (Leslie) Williams and Ted (Dawn) Williams; grandchildren, Matthew and Claire Rohde, Nicole and Kurt Lesner, and Joshua Williams; and sister, Marie (Albert) Schmidt.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 S. Rush, Roselle, IL, orto the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Road, Skokie, IL 60076.
For information, (847) 255-7800.
Earl Schnur of Bartlett
Services for Earl Schnur, 86, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1116 Devon Ave., Bartlett. He will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Born June 30, 1912, in Milwaukee, Wis., he died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Lexington Healthcare of Streamwood.
Interment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
A World War II veteran of the Marine Corps, Mr. Schnur was a retired electrical engineer.
He was the husband of Evelyn (nee Vaughn); father of Teri L. (Frank) Newell of Park Forest, Linda (James) Rennhack of Bartlett, Kathryn Schnur of Park Forest, Donna (Cruz) Flores of Indiana and Edward R. (Sue) Peterson of Indiana; brother of the late Theodosia; grandfather of Heather (Ryan) Wilderman and Laurel (Chad) Schmitt; and great-grandfather of Cassie, Kylie and Maxmillion.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at Countryside Funeral Home, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett.
For information, (630) 289-7575.
Lola M. Schwartz (nee Rogers), 77, of Geneva, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Arrangements were made by Yurs-Wittenberg Funeral Home, Geneva, (630) 232-7337.
Wilton R. `Sam' Slone formerly of Lake County
Services for Wilton R. `Sam' Slone, 66, of Ferrum, Va., formerly of Lake County, were held Jan. 27, 1999, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ferrum.
Born May 2, 1932, he died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in a Salem, Va. hospital.
Interment was in the Slone Family Cemetery.
Survivors include his children, W. Randy Slone of Wadsworth and Lori Slone of Arbor Vitae, Wis.; grandchildren, Rebecca, Ashley and Christopher Slone; sisters, Hilda Cole of Roanoke, Va., and Lois (Ross) Hurst of Rocky Mount, Va.; brothers, Zander (Sue) Sloan of Round Lake and Clifton (Connie) Slone of Roanoke; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Tonkery Slone; brother, Lester; and sister, Wilma.
Memorials, if desired, may be made in Mr. Slone's name to the charity of one's choice.
Florence D. Smith of Hanover Park
Services for Florence D. Smith (nee Pauter), 85, will begin with prayers at 9:15 a.m. Monday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/ Schaumburg, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Ansgar Church.
Born Nov. 16, 1913, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Mrs. Smith had been a member of the St. Ansgar Over 50 Club.
She was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Smith Sr.; loving mother of Thomas Smith Jr. of Hanover Park, Gerry (Jan) Smith of Hanover Park and Judy (Tom) Mushong of Bartlett; devoted grandmother of Perri Ann (Terry) Cline, Vicki (Brian) Grossi, Lori (Jeff) Kirby, Greg (Michele) Smith, Kimberly Smith and Michelle (Bret) Blau; great-grandmother of Kerri, Collin, Dayna, Melanie, Shailee, Drew and Benjamin; and dear sister of the late Marie, Mildred, Victoria, Lydia and Richard.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Ansgar Building Fund.
For information, (847/630) 289-8054.
Winifred M. Smith of Prospect Heights
A funeral Mass for Winifred M. Smith (nee O'Brien), 83, will beheld at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Rd. (Route 83) and Lincoln St., Mount Prospect.
Born June 10, 1915, in Chicago, she died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
She was the wife ofthe late John T. Smith; mother of Patrick Smith, Daniel (Ann) Smith and Maureen Smith; grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of three; and sister of Annamae McInerney.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday, at the church.
For information, (847) 255-7800.