Henry G. Schmidt, 82, of Lisle, died Monday, Jan. 26. Arrangements were made by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lisle, (630) 964-9392.
Vada Louise Sestill (nee Tracy), 84, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 25. Arrangements were made by Pulliam Funeral Homes PC, Robinson, 618-544-3141.
James W. Lavin Sr.
Services for James W. Lavin Sr., 82, of Carpentersville, will be held at noon today, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin.
Born April 13, 1915, in Columbus, Kansas, he died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Asta Care Center, Elgin.
Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens in West Dundee.
He had been employed as a printer, and had served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater in World War II.
He is survived by his son, James W. (Deloris) Lavin Jr. of Carpentersville; his granddaughter, Amber Kathryn Lavin at home; his brother, Thomas Lavin of Chicago; and his sister, Mary Schalek of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Zeglin Lavin.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the services today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 742-2100.
Henry P. Stevens
A private memorial service for Henry P. (Hank) Stevens, of Van Nuys, Calif., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
Born March 31, 1918, Mr. Stevens died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, from complications of a long illness.
Mr. Stevens was a graduate of Michigan State University, University of Michigan and University of Akron.He was a veteran of the Navy in World War II. He served as Senior Patent Counsel for Abbott Laboratories and was a resident of Libertyville from 1958 to 1965 before moving to California. He was retired from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Survivors include his children, Patrickof Oakhurst, Calif., Michael (Faye) of Libertyville and Suzanne (D'Agostino) of Madison, N.J.; and grandchildren, Raymond Stevens of Ithaca, N.Y. and Stephanie Stevens of Libertyville.
Mabel J. `Jerri' Struve
Private services and intermenty will be held for Mabel J. `Jerri' Struve (nee Hunter), 86, of Palatine.
Born Jan. 27, 1911, in Wickliffe, Ky., she died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Manor Care in Arlington Heights.
A homemaker, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Palatine.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert P. and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
For information, (847) 394-2336.
Donna J. Stuhler, 37, of Elk Grove Village, died Saturday, Jan. 24. Arrangements were made by Grove Memorial Chapel, Elk Grove Village, (847) 640-0566.
Bertha M. Wachsmuth
A memorial service for Bertha M. Wachsmuth, 86, of Libertyville, will be held Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville.
Born June 23, 1911, in Nurnberg, Germany, she died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at the Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. Inurnment will be this summer at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood, Fla.
She came to the U.S. in 1928, to live in St. Louis, Mo. and moved to Chicago when she married in 1930.
She and her husband later retired to Winter, Wis. and she has lived in Libertyville for the past two years.
Before her retirement, she was the file department manager for the Federal Life Insurance Company in Chicago.
Surviving are her daughters, Bertha (Egidio) Fraulini of Englewood, Fla. and Christa Kaiser of Vernon Hills; grandchildren, Richard (Charleen) Kaiser of Crystal Lake and Kristin (Jonathan) Allen of Cookeville, Tenn.; great grandchildren, Joshua Tyler and Mika Renee' Kaiser; and sisters, Elizabeth (Hans) Brucknerand Hedwig Jackel both of Nurnberg, Germany.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willy C. Wachsmuth on April 18, 1985; sisters, Johanna and Anna; and brothers, Willie and Rudolph.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army in Chicago in her memory.
For information, (847) 362-3009.
Jonathan Matthew White
Visitation for Jonathan Matthew White, 23, of Chicago, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg.
Mr. White was born Aug. 12, 1974, in Chicago. Burial will be private.
Owner of the Jonathan White Collection, he was the son of Suzan (Hal) Brisbois and brother of Joey and Trudy Brisbois.
For information, (847) 882-5580.
Richard D. Wiley
Services for Richard D. Wiley, 59, of Buffalo Grove, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. (two blocks north of Lake-Cook Rd.), Buffalo Grove.
Born in Long Island, N.Y., he died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital. Interment will be private.
A veteran of the Army, he was a sales manager for 30 years and enjoyed traveling with his wife and visiting his friends.
He was the husband of Gail K. (nee Youlden); father of Richard D. Jr.and Travis M. Wiley; stepfather of Jason K. and Christopher J. Tuller; son of the late Alfred Nox Sr. and Dorothy Wiley (nee Darrow); brother of Alfred Nox Jr. (Geri) Wiley; great friend to many; and former spouse of Linda Wiley.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The National Stroke Association, 96 Inverness Drive East, Suite L, Englewood, CO 80112.
For information, (847) 215-6656.
Rev. Roger J. Wyse
Visitation for Rev. Roger J. Wyse, 77, of Streamwood, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m.today, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Rd.), Streamwood/Schaumburg.
Born July 20, 1920, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Resurrection Nursing and Rehabilitation. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, at Chariton Cemetery
in Chariton, Iowa.
A member of Des Plaines Elks Club, he was Chaplain at Holy Family Hospital for 21 years and Chaplain of the Des Plaines Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Gladis Wyse (nee Brown); children, Paul (Linda), David and Daniel Hess and Catherine (Mike) Milici; grandchildren, Tom, Scott and Bejamin Hess; brother, Joe Wyse; and sisters, Kathleen McDonald, Sr. Margarite and Annette Miller.
For information, (630/847) 289-8054.
Ruth Zak died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Cheyenne Residency Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born March 4, 1918, in Chicago.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Harry Zak; children, Gerald (Joy) Zak and Francine (William) Krakow; grandchildren, Abby (Randy) Scalf, David Krakow, Lori (Sam) Smedley and Jennifer Zak; brother, Irving (Dottie) Goldin; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Leo (Anne) Goldin.
A Shiva will take place today and Wednesday, at the home of her daughter, Fran Krakow in Arlington Heights.
Contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Rd., Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076.
For information, (847) 577-3887.
Balbino T. Malia
Services for Balbino T. Malia of Chicago will be private. He died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
He was a member of American Legion Post #0471, local 46 AFL-CIO.
Survivors include his wife, Charito (nee Zaide); grandchildren, Resty, Ricky and Elizabeth; and nieces and nephews, Ely, Armin, Rody, Lita and Renato.
Arrangements were made by Kristan Funeral Home, P. C., Mundelein.
For information, (847) 566-8020.
June Ann Locke
A memorial service for June Ann Locke of Chicago will be held at 8 p. m. Sunday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero, Chicago.
Ms. Locke died Friday, May 29, 1998. Burial will be private.
Survivors include her sons, James and Bill Locke; daughters, Nancy (Dave) Smarinsky and Susan (Mike) Melaniphy; grandchildren, Caitlin, Lindsay, Courtney and Brehan Smarinsky, and Kaeley, Mikey and Conoe Melaniphy; sister, Delores Ebeling; and nephew, Tom Ebeling.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 8:30 p. m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made to Jamal Place, P. O. Box 1401, Arlington Heights, IL 60006, would be appreciated.
For information, (773) 736-3833.
Norbert M. Todd of Arlington Heights
Prayers for Norbert M. Todd, 68, will be said at 8:45 a.m. Monday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights. Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 432 S. Mitchell Ave., Arlington Heights.
Born Nov. 19, 1930, in Chicago, he died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at home. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.
Mr. Todd was a mechanical designer serving power plants. He retired in 1996.
He was a former past president and member of the Northwest Tax Watch.
He was the loving husband of Maxine K. (nee Eltman); dearestfather of Stephen (Linda) Todd of Cary and Paula (Les) Teklics of Arlington Heights; dear grandfather of Jennifer,Kaitlyn and Brian Teklics and Stephen Todd Jr.; and loved brother of Eugene (Maryann) Todd of South Holland, Raymond (Eunice) Todd of Mokena and the late Christopher Todd.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 253-0168.
Mae Vehe of Barrington
Services for Mae Vehe (nee Brandt), 90, a lifelong resident of Barrington, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Rd.), Barrington. Reverend Joseph Dye will officiate.
Born Sept. 10, 1908, in Barrington, she passed away Saturday,Feb. 27, 1999, at Governors Park Nursing Home in Barrington. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington.
Mae was a homemaker and an active member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lake Zurich. She worked on the farm with her husband, Edwin and sold eggs for many years.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Blanche Brandt of Barrington; and nieces and nephews, Audrey (Robert) Knigge of Palatine, Robert (Janet) Meyer of Barrington, Karen (James) Smith of Palatine, Glen Brandt of Florida, Annette (Raymond) Grinelle of Wisconsin, Susan Barnett of New Jersey, Jane (Benjamin) VanBlake of Barrington, David (Oliva) Brandt of Colorado, Saranne Polumbo of Arizona, Kathy (Ronald) Brandt of Colorado, Diddy Salnick of Pennsylvania and Ann (Marvin) Hoskinson of Arizona.
She was preceded in deathby her husband, Edwin Vehe, whom she married on Dec. 8, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa; sister, Grace Meyer; brothers, Raymond, James and Henry Brandt; and niece, Janet McDonald.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter United Church of Christ, 47 Church, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.
For information, (847) 381-3411.
Melvin A. Wiere of Lombard
Services for Melvin A. Wiere, 72, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, where he will lie in state from 9 a.m. until the time of services. The Rev. Lawrence Bouldin will officiate.
He died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Lexington Healthcare Center,Lombard.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park.
A resident of Lombard for 43 years, Mr. Wiere was a retired vice president of Exhibits Inc. in Franklin Park. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps. In addition, Mr. Wiere was an usher at First United Methodist Church in Lombard, one of the coordinators for the Lombard Food Pantry and an active member of Barn Stormers-Radio Controlled Airplane Club. He was also an avid fisherman.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Eleanor Wiere (nee Thomas); daughters, Pamela (Michael)Warns, Laurel (Jeffrey Sr.) Barker, Elizabeth (Robert) Swanson, Susan (Thomas) Ryan and Margaret (Mark) Larson; and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Audrey (Jim) Barker.
Melvin was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amanda Barker.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148, to the Lombard Food Pantry, c/o First United Methodist Church, or to the American Cancer Society, 999 Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
For information, call toll free (888) 629-0094.
Russell David Williams of Pisgah Forest, N. C.
Memorial services for Russell David Williams, 79, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.
Born Sept. 26, 1919, he died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in North Carolina.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Williams had served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific with the 43rd Bomber Group of the 5th Air Force in the Australia,New Guinea and Philippines Campaign from 1942 to 1945.
Survivors include his sons, Russell K. (Jeannine) Williams and Ronald L. (Daria) Williams; daughters, Frances J. (John) Jones, Mary A. (Mark) Ouellette and Barbara J. (James) Goldman; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Angeline (Jason) Lapp and Priscilla (the late William) Muchow.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert, and parents, Russell and Frances Williams.
Memorials may be made to the church of your choice.
For information, (847) 358-7411.