Giuseppe `Joe' Marino of Carol Stream
Prayers for Giuseppe `Joe' Marino will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/ Roselle Rd.), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Melrose Park. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
He was the beloved husband of Antonia (nee Confuorto); devoted father of Nicolina (Gerard) Giudice, Anna Maria (Andy) Gallina, Pasquale (Helen), Rosa (Alfonzo) Bruno, Rita (Tony) Clausen and Marco (Lisa Marie) Miklas; dear brother of Antonio, Alberto, Giustino and Nicolina; fond grandfather of Angela, Rosaria, Joseph, Alfonzo, Anthony, Giana, Julianna, Antonia, Nicolette and Tyler-Joseph; and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel.
Matilda C. Nenni
A funeral Mass for Matilda C. Nenni, 88, of Holley, N. Y., will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary's Church in Holley.
Born Feb. 21, 1911, in Brockville, N. Y., she died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina, N. Y. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mrs. Nenni had been a memberof St. Mary's Church and the Rosary Society.
She was also a volunteer at school with children.
Surviving are her sons, Joseph (Maxine) Nenni of Hawthorn Woods, Eugene (Margaret) Nenni of Lockport, N. Y., and John (Donna) Nenni of Rochester, N. Y. ; daughter, Florence (Robert) Simpson of Medina; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Thomas DePalma of Batavia, N. Y. ; and sister, Angeline Nenni of Albion, N. Y.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guido `Gene' Nenni, in 1990.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at ChristopherMitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 W. Albion St., Holley, N. Y.
Memorials may be made to the Maxine B. Nenni Scholarship Fund for Special Needs Children, c/o Mr. James E. Hall, 410 W. Hawthorne, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. The fund benefits preschool children with learning disabilities and physically handicapping delays.
Louis Edward Penny
A funeral Mass for Louis Edward Penny, 87, of Springfield, Mo., will be celebratedat 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. John Neumann Church, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, with the Rev. Edward Seisser officiating.
Born Sept. 17, 1911, in St. Mary's, Mo., to John and Mary (nee Layton) Penny, he died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
Mr. Penny had been retired for many years.
He is survived by his children, Ann Fiedler of Mobile, Ala., Michael (Betsy) Penny of St. Charles, Laquita (Randy) Ireland of Kiowa, Kan., and Stephen Penny of St. Charles; grandchildren, Robert Fiedler, Christopher Fiedler, Marcy (Lonny) Madlock, Tony (Tonya) Fiedler, Louis (Jane) Penny, Michael (Kim) Penny, Martha (David) Strauss, Anne Penny, Douglas Dresslaer, Joseph (Maggie) Dresslaer, Erica Dresslaer, Shannon Penny and Dana (Jay) Regier; and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a special friend, Pat Petersen of Springfield, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ruby Penny, in 1992; and two sons, John Dale Penny, in infancy and Lou Penny, in 1979.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Penny's name may be made to Tri City Family Services, 1120 Randall Court, Geneva, IL 60134; to Provena Pineview Care Center, 611 Allen Lane, St. Charles, IL 60174; to Lazarus House, 214 WalnutSt., St. Charles, IL 60174; or to a charity of donor's choice.
Arrangements were made by Norris Funeral Home, St. Charles.
Frank W. Polyak Jr.
Services for Frank W. Polyak Jr., 53, of West Chicago, will begin with prayers at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, and continue with Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Theresa Church, 467 N. Benton St., Palatine.
Born July 8, 1945, in Oak Park, he died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Aurora. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Mr. Polyak had been employed as an accountant.
Survivors include his sons, Frank W. Polyak III (fiancee, Heather) and Steven (Kathleen) Polyak; daughter, Theresa Polyak (fiance, Michael); former spouse, Marian; grandchildren, Brandi, Paul and Michelle; mother, Violet Polyak; brothers, Michael (Mary), Bill (Alice) and Jim (Christine) Polyak; sister, Kathy (Larry) Olson; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604.
Ferne M. Posner
Services for Ferne M. Posner (nee Sugar), 56, will be held at 1 p.m. today, at the Weinstein Family Services Wilmette Chapel, 111 Skokie Blvd.
(one block north of Old Orchard Rd.), Wilmette. Interment will be in Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights.
She was the loving mother of Ross (Debra) Posner and Kevin (Sara) Posner; dear sister of Leslie (Dossy) Sugar; cherished aunt of Susan Sugar, Amy (Ron) Lazzeretti and Marcia (Scott) Clark; and former spouse of Bruce A. Posner. She was also a devoted friend, loved by all who knew her.
For information, (847) 256-5700.
Helen M. Quackenbush (nee Mogstad), 93, of Arlington Heights, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999. Arrangements were made by Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., Arlington Heights, (847) 253-0168.
Richard C. Schipper of Arlington Heights
A memorial service for Richard C. Schipper, 92, formerly of Lilly Lake, Wis., will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights.
Born July 24, 1906, in Maywood, he died Friday, May 14, 1999, in Arlington Heights. Private interment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
Mr. Schipper was employed for 47 years for Insurance Company of North America (now Cigna) in Chicago. He was a 70-year member of the Maywood Masonic Lodge #869 and Pleiades Lodge #478.
Survivors include his wife for 65 years, Ruth A. (nee Norby); daughters, Joan (John) Everaert of Bloomington, Minn.
and Carol (George) Pedersen of Arlington Heights; grandchildren, Steve Everaert, Cathy (Bryan) Haugen, Bill Everaert, Scott Pedersen, Barb (Peter) Vasquez and Nancy (Peter) Rzonca; four great-grandchildren; and nephew, Gene (Jan) Norby of Bailey's Harbor, Wis.
Lorraine A. Schnepf of Itasca
Services for Lorraine A. Schnepf (nee Mancini), 64, will begin with prayers at 9 a.m. Monday, at The Oaks Funeral Home, 1201 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, and continue with Mass at 9:30 a.m., at St. Peter the Apostle Church.
Born Sept. 30, 1934, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village.
Entombment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
A homemaker, she was the wife of Leonard Schnepf; and mother of Kenneth Schnepf and Janet (Jonathan) Wilkin.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
For information, (630) 250-8588.
Paula M. Sorgatz of Winfield
Services for Paula M. Sorgatz, 43, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, 1420 S. Gables, Wheaton.
Born Feb. 4, 1956, in Chicago, she died Thursday, June3, 1999, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield. Interment will be private, in Assumption Cemetery, Winfield.
Formerly of Naperville, Mrs. Sorgatz had been a resident of Winfield for 11 years. She was a graduate of North Central College in Naperville and had received her master's degree from National Lewis University. For 20 years she had beena teacher at O'Neill Middle School in Downers Grove.
She was the beloved wife of Glen A. Sorgatz; loving mother of Peter and Andrew; devoted daughter of Lawrence and Marie Dobberstein; dear sister of Scott, Donald (Jennifer), her twin, Pamela, Peter (Theresa), Margaret (John) Westlove and Mary Gargaro; daughter-in-law of Gisela and the late Gustav Sorgatz; sister-in-law of Diane (Allan) Oeste, Anita (Alan) Merrill and Darlene (Chuck) Threewitt; and aunt ofmany nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Monday, at the church.
In lieuof flowers, contributions to St. Matthew's Church would be appreciated.
For information, (630) 668-0016.
Barney Vukelich, 74, of Addison, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999. Arrangements were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808.
Cecilia Adelheid Wilson formerly of Wheaton Cecilia Adelheid Wilson, 83, of Sarasota, Fla., died suddenly Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, after bravely consenting to emergency surgical repair ofan aortic aneurysm.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Dave and Sandra Wilson of Port Charlotte, Fla., and their daughter, Lisa Marie Wilson of Charlotte, N. C. ; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Pesto and their children, Sarah, Mary and John, all of Gainesville, Fla. ; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Dennis Nott and their children, Maggie and Adam, all of Boise, Idaho; and several devoted nieces and nephews.
`Cele' was born Dec. 19, 1915, in Chicago. She married David G. Wilson on Nov. 4, 1938. During the war years they lived in Fort Worth, Texas, Little Rock, Ark., and Toledo, Ohio. They raised their family in Wheaton where Cele served as a Republican Committeeman in DuPage County and was honored with the Republican Woman of the Year award. By example, she instilled in her children a love of God, of the plants and animals on His earth, and, as a true patriot, a love of our country.
After moving to Sarasota in 1971, Cele became an advocate for companion animals in need, serving as a shelter volunteer and on the board of directors of the Sarasota Humane Society. In recent years she was a tireless volunteer, board member, trainer, and registrar for the Sarasota Obedience Training Club. Humanity she served by volunteering at the ARC and, more recently, at the Pines.
Cele loved her home in Strathmore Riverside Villas and was instrumental in creating ecologically correct, native Florida landscaping for that community. She served many years on the SRV board of directors and was a fixture swimming laps in the SRV pool.
A devoted and loving mother and grandmother, Cele enriched the lives of her family and friends with her caring, her quick wit, her enthusiasm for life, her calm head in times of trouble, and her ability to give excellent advice and counsel to those who sought it. She was alwaysthere when needed and was, and will remain, the single-most important person in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She truly lived the premise, `you are only as old as you think you are, ' and offered herself selflessly toher family and the organizations she believed in. She was often heard to say, `I have never been bored a day in mylife. ' Her vital force demonstrated to all what any person of any generation is capable of achieving.
Mass will be held on Saturday, June 5, at 9:30 a.m., at The Church of the Incarnation, 2901 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Sarasota Obedience Training Club. c/o Fran Lindstrom, 3317 Pine Valley Dr., Sarasota, FL 34239.
Catherine V. Keeffer of Park Forest
Services for Catherine V. Keeffer (nee Kilens) will be held at 9:30 a.m. today, at St. Irenaeus Church, 78 Cherry St., Park Forest. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
She was the beloved wife of the late John M. Keeffer; loving mother of Linda Keeffer (fiance, Gary Marron), Elaine (Larry) Kancler and the late Mary Jane Keeffer; awesome grandmother of Bridget, Amy, and Tracy (Caleb) Hanson; dear sisterof the late Helen Ormund, Helen Levins, Marie Topel and Catherine Nolan; and aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, Oak Lawn.
For information, (708) 425-0500.
Frank Absil of Park Ridge
Services for Frank Absil, 77, will be held at 7 p.m. today, at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 Talcott Rd. at Cumberland, Park Ridge.
Born Oct. 18, 1921, in Holland, he died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago. Interment will be private.
Mr. Absil was a retired foreman in electrical manufacturing, and a member of the Park Ridge V. F. W. Post 3579.
He was the husband of Geneva (nee Christensen); father of Thomas (Michale) Absil, Annette Absil and Holly Absil; grandfather of Steven Cikierski, Frank M. and Patrick T. Absil; brother of Mary (George) Feinberg, Jean (late Frank) Michl and the late Victor (Maxine) and Theophile.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.