Eleanor M. Mueller of Naperville
Services for Eleanor M. Mueller (nee Nelson), 94, will begin with prayers at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Friedrich Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 26 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The Rev. Gregor Gorsic will officiate.
Born Nov. 27, 1904, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at Alden Nursing Center, Naperville. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.
Mrs. Mueller was born and raised in Chicago and moved to Naperville in 1975. She was formerly a resident of the Martin Apartments. Mrs. Mueller was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville and a volunteer and participant in the Naperville Senior Citizens Group (now New Horizons).
Survivors include her daughter, Carol (Glenn) Heywood of Naperville; grandchildren, Gary (Jackie) Heywood of Omaha, Neb., Therese (Kevin) Koch of Naperville, Gerald (Laura) Heywood of Naperville, Thomas Heywood of Naperville and Timothy Heywood of Naperville; and great-grandchildren, Caroline and Christina Koch of Naperville, and Jillian and Kiley Heywood of Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lothar Mueller, in 1975; parents, Edward and Katherine (nee Jentges) Nelson; sister, Bernice Nelson; and brothers, Arthur, Clarence, Edward and Francis Nelson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Mueller's name may be made to the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Nutrition Program, 2200 S. Main St., Suite 308, Lombard, IL 60148-5366.
For information, (630) 355-0213.
Angie Ann Newtson
Entombment services for Angie Ann Newtson (nee Cornella), 82, of Leadville, Colo., formerly of Clarendon Hills, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Funeral services were conducted at Annunciation Catholic Church in Leadville on Monday.
Born Sept. 6, 1916, in Leadville, to Max and Lena (nee Morganari) Cornella, she passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo.
Mrs. Newtson had attended school in Leadville, graduating from Lake County High School, and went on to earn her teaching degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. After graduation, she taught in Eagle and Lake Counties, Colo., as well as in Clarendon Hills. She loved teaching and brought the wonder of learning to hundreds of students during her 40 years in the classroom.
During World War II, Angie attended a USO dance and there met a handsome soldier from Chicago, who was stationed at Camp Hale, Colo. Percy Newtson asked if he could walk her home, and `the rest was history.' In 1946 the couple was married and later blessed with the birth of a son, Ken. A busy mother, teacher and homemaker, Angie also found time to teach herself to sew and became an accomplished seamstress, for many years sewing many of her own clothes. After her retirement from teaching, she became more involved in the life of her church, serving the Catholic community in many capacities, including being a Eucharistic Minister and making vestments for a priest in Hinsdale. Her greatest love, however, was her family, and her greatest joywas being with them.
She is survived by her son, Ken and his wife, Christine Newtson of Las Cruces, N. M.; grandson, Matthew Newtson of Las Cruces; sister and brother, Theresa and Max Cornella of Leadville; cousin, Columbya of Leadville; sister-in-law, Thelma Cornella of Elgin; and Percy's nephew, Lee (Betty) Newtson of Elgin, who adopted Angie as his second mother. In addition she is survived by many other cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who were very dear to her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy, in 1993; her parents; sisters, Anna and Mary; and brother, Don Newtson.
Memorials in her name may be made to Lake County School District, 107 Spruce Street, Leadville, CO 80461.
Local arrangements were made by Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.
For information, (630) 365-6414.
Arline C. Pierz of Arlington Heights
Services for Arline C. Pierz (nee Crutsinger) will begin with prayers at noon Thursday and continue with a chapel service at 1 p.m. at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. Interment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
She was the beloved wife of the late Albin Pierz; devoted mother of Rhoda (Michael) Pierz Parratore and Stanley (Suzanne) Pierz; dear stepdaughter of Sherry (Richard) Sneberger of Arizona; fond grandmother of seven; and great-grandmother of two.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brookfield Zoo, Boys Town or to the Luther Village Spiritual Enrichment Foundation.
For information, (630) 889-1700.
Ethel Reeves, 86, of Elgin, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Arrangements are being made by Madison Funeral Homes, Inc., Elgin, (847) 741-1128.
Robert C. Ruckoldt Sr. of Elgin
Services for Robert C. Ruckoldt Sr., 84, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee, with the Rev. Merle Conklin officiating.
Born March 11, 1914, in Chicago, to George and Eva Mae Anders Ruckoldt, he died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at Rosewood Care Center, Elgin. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines.
A resident of Elgin for the past six years, Mr. Ruckoldt had previously lived in McHenry for eight years and Mount Prospect for 35 years. He was a 55-year memberof Tuckpointers Union Local 52 of Chicago and a member of Wonder Lake Bible Church.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Eunice C. Roumaine Ruckoldt, whom he married May 27, 1939; daughter, Judy (Ted) Lorentz of Elgin; sons, Dennis (Charmaine) Ruckoldt of Wonder Lake and Robert C. (Marlene) Ruckoldt Jr. of Elgin; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Dolores (Bernard) Borscha of Crystal Lake and his caregiver, Maggie Frazer of Elgin.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to Wonder Lake Bible Church, Wonder Lake, IL.
For information, (847) 426-3436.
Marjorie S. Schlifke, 79, of Wheaton, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999. Arrangements were made by Hultgren Funeral Home, Wheaton, (630) 668-0027.
Michael V. Shevlin of Arlington Heights
A Mass of the Resurrection for Michael V. Shevlin, 68, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 432 Park Ave., Arlington Heights. Family and friends to meet at the church. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Mr. Shevlin was a graduate of De Paul University and a retired employee of U. S. Steel Supply. He was past commander of Tattler American Legion Post #973, past president of Shamrock American Club, founding president of the Irish American Heritage Club, member of the Irish Fellowship Club and 18-year host of the Irish Heritage radio program on WPMA.
He was the loving husband of Catherine (nee O'Brien); dear father of Timothy and Michael (Linda); dear son of the late Michael and Anna Shevlin of County Mayo, Ireland; dear brother of Mary (Tom) McNamara and Peggy (Don) Launius; and uncle of many.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Cooney Funeral Home, 3552 Southport Ave., Chicago.
For information, (773) 472-5650.
Jeanette A. Silverman of Naperville
Services for Jeanette A. Silverman (nee Lijewski), 96, formerly of Chicago and Oak Park, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 750 Aurora Ave., Naperville. Fr. Joel Morsh will officiate.
Born July 25, 1902, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at home. Interment will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside.
Mrs. Silverman was born and raised on Chicago's north side. She married her husband, Leo N. in 1932. They lived in Oak Park until moving to Naperville in 1947. Mrs. Silverman was a homemaker but did work for various companies including U. S. Steel in Chicago, Kroehler Manufacturing in Naperville and finally retired from Allis Chalmers Company in Schaumburg in 1967. She was a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Naperville.
Survivors include her son, Leo (Shirley) Silverman of Naperville; stepdaughter, Marjorie Zamor of California; grandchildren, Chris Silverman of Plano, Ill., Scott and Todd Silverman of Naperville and Marjorie (Charles) Mitchell of Barrington; great-grandson, Cale Mitchell of Barrington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1949, who was the former owner of the Chicago Silver Black Fox Farm in Naperville from 1925 to 1950; stepdaughter, Edith Dorn; brothers, Chester, John and Casimir Lijewski; and sisters, Josephine Rimkus, Martha Lijewski, Bernice Kowalski, Stephanie Peszynski and Helen Lijewski.
Visitation will be from3 to 9 p.m. today, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.
For information, (630) 355-0213.
Gladys B. Urbanek of Long Grove
A memorial service for Gladys B. Urbanek (nee Barbara), 73, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Long Grove Community Church.
Born Sept. 7, 1925, in Chicago, she lost her courageous 5 1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer on Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Lake Forest Hospital. Burial will be inLong Grove Community Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Urbanek was a Chicago resident for most of her life, moving to Long Grove in 1969. She was a graduate of Taft High School and worked for the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank for 12 years, including as the executive secretary to the executive vice president, Ernest Harris. She was a former Camp Fire Girlleader and a former member and Sunday school teacher at Edison Park United Methodist Church. Later she was a member and former assistant Sunday school superintendent of Long Grove Community Church. She was also the founder of theLong Grove Pedal Peddlers bicycle group. An avid bowler, Mrs. Urbanek bowled in the Swinging Cats, the Over the Hill Gang and the Long Grove Mixed leagues at Hawthorn Lanes until the week of her death.
Gladys was caring, helpfuland kind to all she met and will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends, both here and in Spooner, Wis., where she and her husband, James, owned a summer home and vacationed for 48 years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, James Urbanek; and was the dearest mother of Barbara (William) Spigner of Vernon Hills and Susan (Mark) Pinsler of Vernon Hills; and cherished grandmother of Robert and James Spigner, and Eric and Ross Pinsler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Salvatore and Susannah Barbara; and her brother, Robert.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the church community center.
Memorials to Long Grove Community Church, Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove, IL 60047 or to the oncology department of Lake Forest Hospital, 600 N. Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045, are appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville.
For information, (847) 362-3009.
Jeff Davis Watts of Naperville
Services for Jeff Davis Watts, 77, formerly of Jonesboro, Ark. and Portland, Ore., will be held at 4 p.m. today, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. The Rev. Dr. J. Lindley Steere and Bryan McFarland will officiate.
Born July 21, 1921, in Portia, Ark., he diedSaturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at Hinsdale Hospital, following a long illness. Interment will be private.
He was a World War II veteran and served as a technical sergeant for 3 1/2 years in the Army engineers with the European Theater of Operations. He volunteered for the service during the Korean War and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Ordinance at Fort Sill, Okla. Following his military career, he went to work for General Motors Corporation. During his 33 year career, he worked in a variety of positions, retiring as the manager of the General Motors Training Center in Hinsdale. He was a resident of Naperville for 25 years, moving from Portland in 1974.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Alice Gene Watts (nee Martin) of Naperville, whom he married on May 17, 1947, in Jonesboro, Ark.; children, Jeffrey (Sharon) Watts of Rochester Hills, Mich., Alicia (Bart) McGee of Norcross, Ga.
and Gary (Barbara) Watts of Lake In The Hills; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Michele and David Watts of Rochester Hills, Lauren and Emily McGeeof Norcross, and Austin and Jordan Watts of Lake In The Hills; brother, James B. (Viola) Watts of Perryville, Mo.; and sister, Sarah (Tom) Matthews of Fort Smith, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles B. and Maude Rose (nee Anderson) Watts.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of services today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cnancer Society, DuPage Area Office, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, would be appreciated.
For information, (630) 355-0213.
Lawrence J. Wyzukovicz of Buffalo Grove
A funeral Mass for Lawrence J. Wyzukovicz, 52, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary Church in Buffalo Grove.
Born in Chicago, he died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, athis home. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Mr. Wyzukovicz had been a resident of Buffalo Grove for 30 years. He was a founding member and treasurer of the Cruisin' Tigers GTO Club.
He was the beloved husband of Judy L. Wyzukovicz (nee LeBrecht); loving father of David and Linda; cherished son of Emily (nee Drogos) and the late Peter Wyzukovicz; dear brother of Judith (Wayne) Krawczynksi; and best friend of John and Linda Lauer. He is also survived by his grand dog, Buster.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove.
For information, (847) 640-0566.
Ellen M. Pahr of Chicago
Prayers for Ellen M. Pahr (nee Orr) will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday, at Belmont Funeral Home, 7120 W. Belmont Ave., followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. William Church.
She was the beloved daughter of Frank and Mary (nee Orr); loving sister of Rosemary (Rich) Rasmussen, Frances (the late Anthony) Pittro and Joni Peters; and fond aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the family, which will be donated to an agency for ovarian cancer research.
For information, (773) 286-2500.