John Belec of Wildwood
A funeral Mass for John Belec, 85, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Gilbert's Chapel in Grayslake.
Born Dec. 9, 1913, in Slovenia, he passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Provena St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
Mr. Belec had retired after 28 years of service for Johnson Motors. He was a devoted member of St. Gilbert's Church in Grayslake and was formerly a 43-year member of Mother of God Church in Waukegan. He was also a member of St. Mary's K. S. K. J.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Belec; daughter, Mary (Tom) Nelson of Wildwood; grandsons, Tom and Tim Nelson ofWildwood; brother, Paul Belec of Argentina; and many nieces and nephews in Slovenia and Argentina.
He was preceded in death by his six brothers.
Friends and family may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Gilbert's Chapel.
Arrangements were made by Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Gilbert's Church will be appreciated.
For information, (847) 223-8122.
Louis P. Berg of Elgin
Funeral services for Louis P. Berg, 80, will be held at 8 p.m. today, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, with the Rev. Steve Kottke officiating.
Born Jan. 29, 1919, in Burlington, N. D., the son of Peter and Gertie Benson Berg, he died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Sherman West Court in Elgin. Burial will take place Saturday in Greenfield Cemetery, Harmony, Minn.
When Louis was three years old, his mother died. The family of three boys and two girls moved to Harmony, Minn., where their aunt raised them. He had lived in Harmony for many years and a resident of Elgin for the past 26 years.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was stationed in the South Pacific for three years. A member of the American Legion and VFW for 53 years, he was employed as a janitor at St. Edward High School for 20 years before retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Leona Weiss Berg; stepdaughters, Marcelene (Gary) Gough of McHenry and Kathryn (Larry) Lippincott of Chesapeake, Va.; brother, Richard (Margaret) Berg of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Elizabeth Rostvold of Harmony, Harmony; sisterin-law, Violet Rostvold of LaCresent, Minn.; stepdaughter, Cynthia Sadler of Chesapeake, Va.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five nephews; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; foster parents, J. M. and Emma Rostvold; brothers, Elsworth and Eddie Berg and Joseph Rostvold; sisters, Maybelle Berg and Ruby Hoyem; and stepson, Richard Sadler.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the time of services at 8 p.m., today, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to St. Edward High School Foundation or Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn.
For information, (847) 741-8800.
Annabel Mary Berthelsen formerly of Streamwood
A funeral Mass for Annabel Mary Berthelsen, of Versailles, Mo., will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elgin. Rev. Dominic Cassidy will officiate.
Born April 22, 1905, in Chicago, the daughter of George A. and Dauphine (nee Carr) Schaller, she died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip.
She attended St. Xavier Academy in Ottawa, Ill. and St. Xavier College. She was a former coordinator and member of the Streamwood Park District's Golden Ager Club.
Survivors include her son, Donald E. (Dorothy) Berthelsen of Climax Springs, Mo.; brother, Daniel C. (Susan) Schaller of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Anne (William) Surerus of Elgin, Kathleen (David) Coy of Hanover Park, David A. (Dova) Berthelsen of Murrysville, Pa., Kevin C. (Sheila) Berthelsen of Kansas City, Kan., Andrew P. (Kelly) Berthelsen of Olathe, Kan., Eric E. (Roshel) Berthelsen of Eudora, Ks. and Andrea (Philip) Mudd of Cedar Hill, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Jessica Coy, Michael Surerus, Jacob Coy, Daniel Berthelsen, Allison Surerus, Bryce Berthelsen, Amy Berthelsen, Alex Berthelsen, Ana Berthelsen, Sam Elliott Berthelsenand Katelyn Mudd.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Irving B. Berthelsen in 1969, whom she married Aug. 13, 1927; sons, Irving B. Berthelsen Jr. and Donald E. Berthelsen; sisters, Violet Schaller, Velma Schallerand Della Nelson; and brother, G. Lee Schaller.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass Friday, at the church.
Arrangements were made by Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin.
For information, (847) 742-2100.
Harold Blenkle of Elgin
Services for Harold Blenkle, 75, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin.
Born in Des Plaines, to Ernest and Laura (nee Warnicke) Blenkle, he died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at his home.
Burial will be private in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Blenkle; daughters, Jean (Steven) Chappa of Paw Paw and Jill (John) Misitano of West Chicago; sons, Harold (Kathy) Blenkle Jr. of West Chicago, Peter (Pam) Blenkle of Round Lake Beach, Ernest (Susanne) Blenkle of West Chicago and Paul (Deanne) Blenkle of Hoffman Estates; stepsons, Mike (Ellen) Cannon of Hampshire and John (Lori) Cannon of Wisconsin; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Blenkle; one great-grandson; and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Provena St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Care Center.
Forinformation, (847) 741-1128.
Laura A. Botzau of Libertyville
Services for Laura A. Botzau, 92, will be held at noon Saturday, at BurnettDane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176), Libertyville. The Rev. Martin E. Schoell will officiate.
Born July 22, 1906, in Grover, Wis., she passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at the Winchester House in Libertyville. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery, Marinette County, Wis.
Mrs. Botzau was a former resident of Racine, Wis., where she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She retired first to Brownsville, Texas, and later moved to Libertyville in 1982, where she was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Surviving are her son, Thomas (Janann) Botzau of Libertyville; daughter, Jean DeMint of Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren, Steven (Sue) Botzau of Racine, Michelle (Ivan) Bekkers of Green Oaks, Kirsten (J. D.) Sandfort of Carlinville, Ill., Kathy DeMint of Milwaukee, Robert DeMint of Green Bay, Wis., and Diana (Jeff) Behrend of Slinger, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustave and Mathilda Jasch; husband, George Batzau, in 1982; sisters, Clara and Emma; and brothers, Hank and Otto.
Visitation will be at the time of services only.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.
For information, (847) 362-3009.
Anna S. Carlson formerly of Batavia
Funeral services for Anna S. Carlson, 88, most recently of Belleville, Kansas, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Batavia, where she will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
The Rev. Mark A. Nilson will officiate.
Born Oct. 17, 1910, in Batavia, she passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville. Interment will be in Lily Lake Cemetery, Lily Lake, Ill.
Anna received her education in the public schools and graduated from Elburn High School. A homemaker, she lived most of her life in Batavia and was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
She is survived by her husband, Willard F. Carlson, whom she married May 4, 1940; daughters, Sharon Carlson of York, Neb., Janice (Roger) Mollet of White Bear Lake, Minn. and Judy (Loren) Kisby of Munden, Kansas; grandchildren, Lisa (Tim) Cave of St. Paul, Minn., Jonathan (Joanna) Kisby of York, Neb., Chris Mollet of White Bear, Minn., Marcy (Reinhart) Baumann of York, Neb. and Julie Mollet of White Bear Lake, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Taylor Marie and Zachary Kisby; sisters, Edith Crome of Batavia, Mabel Johnson of St. Charles and Kay Petersohn of DeKalb; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Carlson.
Arrangements were made by Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia.
For information, (630) 879-7900.
Lawrence C. Crowley of St. Charles
Funeral services for Lawrence C. Crowley, 78, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. The Rev. Steve Miller will officiate.
Born and raised in Chicago, Mr. Crowley was a longtime resident of St. Charles. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his daughter, Maureen (Robert) Blankenbaker; sons, John (Cyndy) and Robert (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer and Jessica; and special friend, Teresa Crowley.
He was preceded in death by his wife of48 years, Helen, in 1995.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (630) 584-0060.
Mari Lynn DeBolt of Sleepy Hollow
Mari Lynn DeBolt, 57, passed away at her home of Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, following a five-year battle with cancer.
Lynn received a B. A. degree from San Diego State University and a M. S. degree from Eastern Illinois University.
She was a teacher for 30 years, the last 25 in Hoffman Estates at MacArthur Elementary School of Schaumburg District 54. Lynn was a dedicated professional who loved children and upheld standards of excellence within her classroom. She is fondly remembered by many of her students, their families, her colleagues, friends and neighbors within the Hoffman Estates and Sleepy Hollow communities. Lynn was an avid bassett hound fancier and a loving `Mom' to seven of them in the past 32 years.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Robert; parents, Nicholas and Dorothy Burch of Carlinville, Ill.; and sister, Jamel Billiter of Litchfield, Ill.
By those who knew her, Lynn will be remembered for her style, her energy, and her determination. Those who would like to remember Lynn are invited to a celebration of her life at Our Redeemer's United Methodist Church, 1600 W. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, on Saturday, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lynn DeBolt's memory may be made to the animal welfare organization or no-kill animal shelter of your choice.
Arrangements were made by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin.
For information, (847) 741-1128.
Donald W. Donelan of Batavia
Memorial services for Donald W. Donelan, 77, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the First Baptist Church in Batavia. Rev. Richard F. Watts will officiate.
Born Oct. 26, 1921, in Springfield, Mass., the son of Charles and Mildred (nee Haynes) Donelan, he passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at home.
Don served in the Navy as an aviation radioman/gunner second class on the USS Hornet aircraft carrier and was a recipient of The Purple Heart award for wounds received in the line of duty. He recently attended a 50th reunion in Arlington, Va. Donald founded the Pamarco Company in Batavia, which originated in Roselle, N. J. He served for20 years with the company in management and sales. Donald then joined the American Roller Company in Chicago. He then started his own consulting business, prior to his retirement eight years later. During his retirement, he drovea school bus for Vancom for seven years, which enlightened his senior citizen complex. He was an avid golfer, fly fisherman, gardener and enjoyed art work. His love for the outdoors included extensive travels and camping. He was a Shriner of the Medinah Temple in Chicago, and continued to support the Masonic Lodge in Springfield, Mass. He was a member of the Batavia VFW Post #1197.
Although Donald enjoyed a private home life, he will be missed by many friends and by his beloved family.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine A. (nee Gross) Donelan, whom he married on Feb. 13, 1960, in New Jersey; sons, Robert H. Hamilton of Castro Valley, Calif. and Donn R. Donelan of Batavia; daughters, Diane (Robert) Passero of Robinsville, N. J. and Donna (John) Simonetti of Hamilton Square, N. J.; grandchildren, Evan, Corie and Allison Passero; sister, Velma Chase of Wilbraham, Mass.; sisters-in-law, Louise (Gus) Lapolla of Linden, N. J. and Henrietta Donahue of Westfield, N. J.; nieces, Dawn Kresge of Wilbraham, and Patricia (Michael) Mattis of Northbrook; great-niece and nephew, Debby and Dean Kresge; and many extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the family or First Baptist Church, 15 N. Washington St., Batavia, IL 60510.
Arrangements were made by YursPeterson Funeral Home, Batavia.
For information, (630) 879-7900.
Joshua William Dudding of Plainfield
Services for Joshua William Dudding, age 3, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Alleluia! Lutheran Church, 4055 Book Road, Naperville. The Rev. John Bradford, pastor of Abundant Life Lutheran Church, will officiate. A memorial service also will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Central United Methodist Church, 803 Wadsworth, Radford, Va.
Born April 10, 1995, in Greensboro, N. C., he died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at his home, after a courageous battle with neuroblastoma cancer. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Joliet.
Joshua had been a resident of Plainfield for the past two years, having moved there from Greensboro, N. C.
Survivors include his beloved parents, Ashley and Kristen (nee Cook) Dudding; dear sister, Kaitlyn Dudding; maternal grandparents, Dr. Bill and Kay Cook of Radford, Va.; paternal grandmother, Shirley Baber of Blacksburg, Va.; paternal stepgrandmother, Joyce Dudding of Pembroke, Va.; maternal great-grandparents, Frank (Katie) Shipe of Radford; maternal great-grandmother, Alice Cook of Radford; maternal great-stepgrandmother, Fran Fortney of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.; paternal great-grandparents, Oscar and Lorraine Dudding of Pembroke; paternal great-grandmother, Christine Baber of Newport, Va.; uncles, Travis Dudding of Baltimore, Md. and Jonathan Dudding of Blacksburg; aunt, Kathy (Jeff) Wertz of Roanoke, Va.; and great-great-aunt, Lillian Collins of McConnell, W. Va.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Oscar `Butch' Dudding Jr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Overman-Jones Funeral Home, 309 Joliet Road, Plainfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society, PO Box 957672, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195, www. granitewebworks.com.
For information, (815) 436-9221.