Eugene `Gene' Jones
Funeral services for Eugene `Gene' Jones, 60, of North Aurora, will be held at 10:30 a.m.today, at the Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia.
Born May 30, 1937, in Mississippi, the son of Leslieand Willie Mae (nee Meeks) Jones, he died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. Interment will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.
He was united in marriage to Helen (nee Watkins) on Dec. 24, 1956, in Ashland, Miss.Gene moved to the Chicago area in 1956. He then moved to the Fox Valley area in 1963. He was employed for more than 30 years by L.R. Johnson and Son in Batavia until his illness forced his retirement in 1996. He also ran Gene's Standard in Geneva for several years.
He was a member of the Batavia Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #682.
He enjoyed camping, riding his Holda Gold Wing and was an avid Batavia Bulldog Booster, following the Bulldogs faithfully for more than 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Helen Jones; daughters, Kathy (Doug) Caldwell of Edgewood, Ill. and Shari `Dee' (Dave) Konrad of Batavia; sons, David Jones and Michael (Tammy) Jones both of Aurora; grandchildren, Doug Jr. (Carla) Caldwell and Kevin Caldwell of Edgewood, Tina Jones of North Aurora, Mark Jones of Las Vegas, Nevada, Roy and Ray Robey and Cody Konrad of Batavia, and Tiffany, Amanda and Reanna Jones all of Aurora; great-granddaughter, Shannon Magiera of Plano; brother, Edward Jones and sister, Thelma Null of Walnut, Miss.; also his wife's family, who he cherished as his own, Debbie (Will) Rosales of Park Ridge, Jim (Judy) Sells of Chicago, Paul (Sueann) Watkins of Glenview, Barry (Nanette) Watkins of Park Ridge and Tom (Donna) Watkins of Chicago; and many relatives and beloved friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Virginia Edge, Lillian Wilbanks and Lucille CaViness; brothers, Marlin Earl Jones in infancy and Edmon Jones; and two special angels, his greatgrandsons, Derek Jones-Luna and Michael D.Caldwell.We're left with the conforting thought that the two little boys were there to welcome Grandpa home.
Visitation was Monday, at the funeral home.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
For information, (630) 879-7900.
John William Kaiser Sr.
Prayers for John William Kaiser Sr., 81, a 20-year resident of Streamwood, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, at Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/ Schaumburg, with Mass following at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church.
Born Jan. 22, 1917, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Mr. Kaiser was Deputy Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, Council #8699, St. Peter Damian Church, Bartlett. He worked for A & P for 30 years before retiring in 1975.
He was the husband of Teresa Kaiser (nee Braun), whom he married in 1939; father of Elizabeth (George) Boberg of Buffalo Grove, John W. (Paulette) Kaiser of Glen Ellyn, and Patricia (Edgar Jr.) Tomlinson of Schaumburg; grandfather of Karen, James (Giselle), Teresa (Michael), Paul (Betty), Jack (Cheryl), Laura (Tom), Andrew (Nicole),Linda (Kevin), Robert, Kathy, Matt (Kelly), Christy, Nicholas, and Thomas; great-grandfather of 10; and brother ofAnton (the late Cora Lee) Kaiser of McHenry, and the late Rose Tillich.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m., today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Knights of Columbus Council 8699, c/o St. Peter Damian Church, 109 S. Crest, Bartlett, IL 60103.
For information, (630/847) 289-8054.
Pearl B. Kalata
Prayers for Pearl B.Kalata, 89, formerly of Arlington Heights, most recently a resident of Manor Care of Rolling Meadows, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Ltd., 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.
Mass will follow at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at St.Theresa Catholic Church, 465 N. Benton St., Palatine.
Born Dec.19, 1908, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Jan.24, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights. Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles.
Survivors include her daughter, Florence A. (Leo A.) Thompson of Palatine; grandchildren, Michael A. (Donna) Thompson, Richard (Nancy) Thompson, Kathleen Sullivan, William (Eva) Thompson, and Patrick Thompson; and great-grandchildren, Christopher, Michelle, Nicole, and Scott Thompson, and John and Alicia Herrera.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William V. Kalata.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m., today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60607.
For information, (847) 358-7411.
Alfred J. Keenan, 66, of Villa Park, died Friday, Jan. 23. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.
Carma Jean Orloff Nelsen
Services for Carma Jean Orloff Nelsen, 62, of Huntley, formerly of Lake in the Hills, will be held at 8 p.m. today, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, 201 S. Main Street, Algonquin.
Born Aug. 8, 1935, in Soldier, Iowa, she died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Vally High Nursing Center, Woodstock. A private burial will be in Algonquin Cemetery, Algonquin.
She had been a broker-realtor with Bruce Realty for more than 20 years before retiring in 1992.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Christopher) Gibson of Algonquin and Karen (Kenneth) Siffrar of Crystal Lake; four grandchildren, Carter and Chelsea Gibson and Nicole and Jaclyn Siffrar; her brothers, Rolland (Mary) Nelsen of Highland Park and Harry B. (Vicki) Nelsen of Charleston, Ill.; eight nieces and nephews, Cyndi and Duane Nelsen, Carma, Alta, Joshua, Helen Daryl and Eric Nelsen.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services today, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (847) 658-4232.
Frank J. Nesti
A funeral Mass for Frank J. Nesti, 67, of Arlington Heights, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Arlington Heights.
Born June 8, 1930, in Lucca, Italy, he died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Mr. Nesti was a graduate of St. Patrick's Academy in Chicago and DePaul University. A resident of Arlington Heights for 36 years, he had been a salesman for Xerox in Des Plaines for 18 years. Among his personal interests, he was a member of the Des Plaines Elks #1526, and a charter member of the Failures.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice L. Nesti (nee Lasich), to whom he was married for 38 years; sons, Peter M. (Nancy) Nesti of Naperville and Frank J. (Francine) Nesti Jr. of Sterling Heights, Mich.; daughter, Michelle M. (James) Longhofer of Prospect Heights; sister, Alba (Bill) Wright of Port Charlotte, Fla.; sister-in-law, Iola Nesti of Morton Grove; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his lifelong friends, Joseph Randazzo of Michigan and Chuck Mercurio of Chicago.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to Maryville Academy would be appreciated.
For information, (847) 824-5155.
David F. Pate
Memorial visitation for David F.Pate, 79, of Roselle, will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.), Roselle.
Born Feb.19, 1918, in Glencoe, the son of Anna and Ralph Pate, he died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998.
The Pate family moved to Elgin in 1921 and formed Mrs. Pate's Bakery in which Dave worked until entering the Army.Dave married Bonnielee A.Reese, January 15, 1942.
After returning from service in the Army Air Force C.B.I. theater, he started Dave Pate Construction Company, designing and building custom homes in the western suburbs.He developed a unique system for installing basements in crawl space homes. His interest in engineering prompted him and his family to form Dave Pate and Sons Construction Company specializing in foundation repair of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
Among his many projects were the structural repair to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park and the recent Clarence Buckingham Fountain restoration in Chicago.
In addition to his love for world travel, classical music, swimming, collecting blacksmith tools, Civil War history and decorating wedding cakes for his children and grandchildren, Dave was widely renowned for his extensive collection of antique autos.Since the age of 15 racing Model T cars in Wasco, Ill., Dave had an intense love for autos and their restoration. Working in his shop, he restored several 1920's and 1930's Buicks and Chevrolets recently turning his attention to a World War II Dodge Army Commmand car.He was a regular attendee in parades and competitions, carrying the color guard and often winning first place.
Dave was a graduate of Elgin High School class of 1936 and later attended the Business School in Long Beach, Calif. He attended the College of DuPage pursuing an associates degree at the age of 62.
He belonged to the VFW Post 7539 as a life member, the Buick Club of America, the American Truck Historical Society, the Roselle Chamber of Commerce and was the past president of the Holy Name Society of St. Walter's Church.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bonnielee A.;sons, David Lee (Elaina), Brian A. (Patricia), Lauren J. Sr. (Josephine) and Lowell S. (Tracey); daughters, Michelle E. (Carter) Lusader, Adrienne E. and April A. (Mike); nine grandchildren; sister, Margaret (W.C. `Bud') Kenyon of South Elgin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Walter's Building Fund, 130 W. Pine St., Roselle, IL 60172 or charity of your choice.
Edward A. Perry, 70, of Addison, died Saturday, Jan. 24. Arrangements were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808.
Mass for James Roeske of Des Plaines will be held at 11 a.m. today, at St. Stephen Church, with prayers at 10:30 a.m. at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines.
Born Aug. 31, 1936, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, in Holy Family Hospital. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.
He worked as a Quality Control Technician for Teletype.
He was the husband of Pamella (nee Leonatti); father of Michael James Roeske and Sharon (Derrick) Strickland; son of Florence Roeske; son-in-law of Lea Leonatti; brother of Lee (Owen) Burkhardt; and brother-in-law of Rich (Jan) Leonatti.
Visitation was Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes. Association.
For information, (847) 824-5155.
Rose M. Rojek
Prayers for Rose M. Rojek (nee Michalec), 68, of Schaumburg, formerly of Chicago, will be said at 10:30 a.m. today at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m.at St. Matthew Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
Born June 7, 1929, in Fall River, Mass., she died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, in Arlington Heights. Burial will be in Maryhill Cemetery
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Rojek is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Carol), Keith (Elizabeth), and Kevin (Lucy); her grandchildren, Kristin, Brian, Daniel, Katie, Kelly, Kelsy and Alexis; and her brother, Joseph (Mary) Michalec.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Rojek.
Visitation was Monday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 882-5580.
Adelbert `Del' Rosenkranz, 77, of Lombard, died Sunday, Jan. 25. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094.
Helen M. Scherrer
Prayers for Helen M. Scherrer (nee Duffy), 79, a resident of Arlington Heights for 43 years, will be said at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N.
Arlington Heights Rd. (four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights, going to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 432 S. Mitchell Ave., Arlington Heights for Mass at 9:30 a.m.
Born Jan.14, 1919, in Chicago, she died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Holy Family Health Care Center, Des Plaines. Private intermenty will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, at a later date.
A homemaker, she was the wife of Earl J., whom she married Oct. 20, 1945, in Chicago; mother of Earl J. Scherrer Jr. of Palatine, Karen L. (Richard) Levendoski of Waterloo, Ill. and the late Patrick M. Scherrer; dear grandmother of John, Michael and James Levendoski and Samantha and Katrina Scherrer; and sister of Lillian (late Edwin) Zimmermann of Lake Geneva, Wis., Elizabeth (Charles) Miller of Park Ridge, Lorraine (Joe) Sheehan of McHenry and the late Jack, Edward, Robert Duffy and Margaret McDermott.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Family requests kindly omit flowers, Masses appreciated.
For information, (847) 253-0168.