Mary M. Salamone, 95, of Beloit, WI, died Monday, April 26, 2004 in Cedar Crest Health Center, Janesville, WI.
She was born October 1, 1908 in Beloit, WI, the daughter of Dominick and Margaret Curatolo Linarys. Mary married Philip Salamone on July 24, 1927 in St. Peter Catholic Church, South Beloit, IL. He predeceased her on June 22, 1987.
Mary was co-owner and operator with her husband Philip of Salamone Food store. She was a member of the Intermediate Women’s Club, Catholic Women’s Club, Federation of Women’s Club, several bridge clubs, St. Thomas Altar Society and St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Frances (Carl) Nelson of Loves Park, IL; one son, Louis (Louise) Salamone of Rapallo, Italy; son-in-law, Terry Polaski of Vero Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Mary Lynn (Marco) Boscardin of Amherst, MA, Philip Polaski of Vero Beach, FL, Thomas (Sherry) Polaski of Rockton, IL, Gina (Karl) Jones of Boynton Beach, FL, Anne Margaret (Dave) Patrick of Vero Beach, FL, Jeffery Polaski of Las Vegas, NV and Carl B. (Shelly) Nelson of Chandler, AZ; seven great grandchildren; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in New York State and Italy; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, daughter, Margaret Polaski, two sisters, Elizabeth Buffa and Girolama DiBenardo and one brother, Joseph Linarys.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 in St. Thomas Catholic Church with Fr. Steve Kortendick officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of Memories Mausoleum, Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens, South Beloit, IL. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI, with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Memorials may be given in her name to the American Cancer Society.
Gerald F. “Jerry” Smith, 86, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 in Fair Oaks Health Care Center, South Beloit, IL.
He was born March 8, 1918 in McHenry, IL, the son of George and Gertrude Smith. Jerry graduated from the Kansas University of watch making and jewelry. He served as a Captain of the U.S. Army in WWII. He married Rita Lynch on September 11, 1943 in El Paso, TX.
Jerry and his wife owned and operated the Rockton Jewelers Store in Rockton, IL until their retirement in 1985. He was the village assessor for 8 years and belonged to the Rockton Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and the American Legion Post #332.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rita; one sister, Genevive Dixon of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was predeceased by his parents and infant son, Gregory.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004 in St. Peter Catholic Church with Fr. Francis Wawryszuk officiating. Burial will be in Rockton Cemetery, Rockton, IL. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services Monday in the church.
Diana M. Spoon, 71, of Clinton, WI, died Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004 in the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, WI.
She was born February 14, 1933 in Beloit, WI, the daughter of Clifford and Florence Steininger Holmbeck. Diana married Milton Spoon on February 1, 1952 in Beloit, WI. He predeceased her August 30, 1996. She was a member of the Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church and participated in the choir and the quilting project at the church. Diana was also a 4-H leader. She worked at the Clinton Variety Store and Sundstrand/Durst Corporation as a Draftsman.
Survivors include her children, Mike (Hannah Roach) Spoon of Janesville, WI, Kathern (John) Caves of Cary, NC, Linda (Randy) Gracyalny of Clinton WI, and Steve (Karla) Spoon of Janesville, WI; grandchildren, Jessica and Trenton Caves, Brandon, John (Michelle), Teresa, Joseph, Adam and Sarah Gracyalny, Kaylyn, Keith and Kendal Spoon; two great grandchildren, Caleb and Connor Gracyalny; brothers, Muril Holmbeck of Beloit, WI, C. David (Peg) Holmbeck of Clinton, WI and Keith (Carol) Holmbeck of Harvard, IL; sisters, Judy (Steve) Trawinski of Elizabeth, CO, Jean (Donald) Beckman of Azel, TX, and Juanita (John) Becker of Janesville, WI
She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Rosemary.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004 in the Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Jefferson Prairie Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI. Visitation will also be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to Beloit Regional Hospice, Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church or the Clinton Band Program.
John F. “Jack” Schipper, 86, of Roscoe, IL, died Sunday, April 4, 2004 in his home.
John Fraser “Jack” Schipper, son of J.A. and Margaret Fraser Schipper and was born May 22, 1917 in New Haven, CT. He attended schools in New Haven before college in Cleveland, OH, receiving his B.S. degree at Case School of Applied Science. His first job at Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation’s Pennsylvania Steel Corporation plant was interrupted by WWII. Jack served in the Navy in the South Pacific for three years with a P.T. unit. His return to the States as Lt. commander coincided with his June 23rd 1945 marriage to Marion Kingsley Howard culminating in a loving 60-year marriage. Their son David’s arrival in 1952 made them a family.
Jack started civilian life working for the Torrington Company now known as Ingersol-Rand in Connecticut. Five years later he began his 36-year employment with the Beloit Iron Works, later known as the Beloit Corporation. Thirteen years of Foreign assignments followed, when as a family they moved to Zurich, Switzerland for Beloit International Corporation and then to Tokyo as liaison between the corporation and Mitsubishi Industries. Jack loved his work, the fine colleagues with whom he worked and the friends he made in the many countries to which he traveled.
Jack was devoted and loving to Marion and his son, David, and cherished his grandchildren Danielle and Rob, his daughter-in-law, Pamela, his minister brother-in-law, John Howard and his wife Linda, his eight nieces many of whom traveled long distances to be with him in the last months. Vicki Boone is also gratefully acknowledged. He thoroughly enjoyed his golfing buddies with whom he played weekly in his retirement, and was an avid caregiver in his woods, lawn and gardens.
He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004 in the First Congregational Church 801 Bushnell Beloit, WI, with the Reverend Shawn Stapleton officiating. Private Burial will be in Pinnacle Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
The family would appreciate having memorials sent to First Congregational Church for a memorial being established in his name or to Beloit Regional Hospice without whom their care, friendship and love we would not have enjoyed the last months together.
Anna K. Sarvis, 82 of South Beloit, IL died Monday, March 15, 2004 in her home.
She was born on September 10, 1921 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Mary Shields Hemperley. Anna married George E. Sarvis on October 17, 1937 in Hagerstown, Maryland. He predeceased her on August 18, 1987. She was a homemaker who enjoyed embroidery. Anna was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Beloit where she was very active in the church musicals playing the tambourine.
Survivors include two daughters, Georganna (Michael) Hauser of Machesney Park, IL; Joyce Wilson of Sarasota, Fl; one son, Carl (Carol) Sarvis of Ellenton, FL; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, John Shields of PA; and Edward Shields of PA; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Her parents, sister, Jean Rodgers, and son-in-law, Rodney M. Wilson predeceased her.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 18, 2004 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI. Private Grave Side Services will be held in Sarasota Memorial Park, Sarasota FL.
Nancy S. Seno, 84, of Beloit, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004, surrounded by her family, at Sun Valley Terrace.
Nancy was born July 6, 1919, in Racine, Wisconsin, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Smader. She married Leslie A. Seno on September 23, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas. The couple moved to Beloit in 1953, and raised five children here.
Nancy was mother and housekeeper, and for years she managed a dental office in Beloit. She did volunteer work for the YWCA, the American Red Cross, Intermediate
Women, Head Start, Beloit Memorial Hospital, the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, and the Beloit Parent Teacher Association. She also taught Sunday school at First United Methodist Church in Beloit. Nancy was an avid bridge player, quilt maker and loved wildflowers.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Leslie Seno, of Beloit; her daughter, Jacqueline (Andrew) Stanislawski, of Waupaca, Wis.; her son, William (Karen) Seno, of Madison, Wis.; her daughter, Barbara (Glenn) Hackbarth, of Tempe, Ariz.; her son, Robert Seno, of Leavenworth, Ind.; her son, Michael Seno, of Leavenworth, Ind.; her sister, Jean Phillips, of Copperopolis, Cal.; her brother, Robert Smader, of Sunny Vale, Cal.; her granddaughter, Jennifer Hackbarth, of Rochester, Minn.; her granddaughter, Leah Seno, of Madison, Wis.; and her grandson, Benjamin Hackbarth, of Rochester, N.Y.
Private funeral services will be at Daley, Murphy, Wisch and Associates Funeral Home 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI.
Memorial donations may be made for prairie restoration at the Seno Woodland Management Center, 3606 Dyer Lake Road, Burlington, Wis. 53105.
Margaret L. Smiley, 80, of New Richmond, WI, died Monday, February 23, 2004 in Deerfield Assisted Living, New Richmond, WI.
She was born June 27, 1923 in Des Moines, IA, the daughter of Jess and Lucille Biladeaux Gearhart. Margaret married Donald J. Smiley on June 14, 1940 in Des Moines, IA. He predeceased her on August 6, 1994. Margaret spent most of her life living in Beloit, WI moving to New Richmond with her husband Don in May of 1994.
Margaret was employed as a manager of Central Vending in Janesville, WI, for many years until retiring in 1981. She was a charter member of Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Margaret was a long time financial contributor of the development of the church through her monthly donut sales. She was a member of the V.F.W. in Janesville. Margaret was an avid bowler on several of the leagues in Janesville and she enjoyed traveling, casino trips and watching the Green Bay Packers. She was an active supporter of Beloit Catholic High School in the 60’s and 70’s.
Survivors include her son, Don Jr. (Ivy) Smiley of Miami, FL; daughter, Sharron (Dick) Olsen of New Richmond, WI; two granddaughters; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Don (Shirley Siekierski) Gearhart of South Beloit, IL, Ken Gearhart and Sandy Gearhart of Beloit, WI; one sister, Sherry Maloney of Beloit, WI; special friend, Arlo Hagen of New Richmond, WI
She was predeceased by her parents.
Prayer services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2004 in the Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic Church with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl officiating. Entombment will be in Mt. Thabor Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI, with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m.
Eugene “Gene” Schwegel, 53, of Beloit, WI, died Saturday, February 14, 2004 in his home.
He was born July 28, 1950 in St. Cloud, MN, the son of Eugene and Olivia Resseman Schwegel. Gene was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Army, ranked as an E3. He was a Disabled American Veteran. Gene married Debbie Dunham on January 24, 2004 in Beloit, WI.
Gene was employed by Farm City in Darien, WI, as a truck driver. He was very active before his illness. Gene enjoyed working on cars, fishing, traveling and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie; three daughters, Carla (John) Dearth of Arpin, WI, Renee Johnson of Tripoli, WI and Eugena (Kevin) Looze of Delavan, WI; step daughter, Teri Rippetoe; 13 grandchildren, Austin, Bailey and Crystal Dearth, Laurana, Miranda, Donald Jr., Michelle and Kelsie Johnson, Amber, Nichole, Trystan, Kevin Jr., and Elizabeth Looze; his father, Eugene Schwegel of Watkins, MN; 11 brothers and sisters, John (Marilyn) Schwegel of St. Cloud, MN, Joe Schwegel of St. Cloud, MN, Charlie (Reggie) Schwegel of Eden Valley, MN, Alvin (Leah) Schwegel of Watkins, MN, Jeanette Schwegel of Montana, Betty (Lenny) Walz of Arizona, Pauline (Ralph) Stein of Watkins, MN, Veronica (Donald) Gill of Durbin, ND, Esther (Adolph) Langner of Rice, MN, Helen Schwegel and Susan Boisjolie both of Watkins, MN; godmother and aunt, Bernice Jansen of Waite Park, MN; mother-in-law, Dorothy Dunham of South Beloit, IL, sister-in-law, Kelly Dunham and Richard Lewis of Whitwell, TN, brothers-in-law, Ed Dunham, Brian (Patti) Dunham both of South Beloit, IL, Richard Dunham, Mike (Marlene) Dunham all of Beloit, WI and David Dunham of Belvidere, IL; special niece, Danielle Dunham of South Beloit, IL; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was predeceased by his mother and a daughter at birth, Peggy.
Funeral services with Military Rites will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2004 in the Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI, with Pastor Norman Starks officiating. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday in the funeral home. Funeral services will also be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2004 in the Ertle Funeral Home Watkins, MN. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Ertle Funeral Home. Burial with Military Rites will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Watkins, MN.
Memorials to the family would be appreciated.