Obituaries from the past week

obituaries

HAROLD E. SCHINKE JR.

Harold E. Schinke Jr., 59, of Malta, Ill., passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 4, 1944, in Wisconsin, he was the son of Harold E. and Agnes M. (Cantwell) Schinke Sr. He married Vickie Jo Hanson on Aug. 26, 1983, in Sycamore. Harold was employed as a truck driver for Hintzsche Fertilizer and Del Monte. He was a collector of belt buckles and John Deere tractors. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; three stepchildren, Christopher (Lena) Hanson of DeKalb, Kristy (Charles) McCall of Malta and Mandy Hanson of Frankfort; five grandchildren, Najee, Armani, Xavier, Zippora and Clayton; and several cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister and several aunts and uncles. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with Chaplain Terry O'Brien of DeKalb County Hospice officiating. Cremation has taken place at the Anderson Funeral Home Ltd. Crematory. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home. A memorial is being established for Harold E. Schinke Jr. in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 756-1022.

JULIO TRAGLIA

Julio Traglia, 67, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1936, in Houghton, Mich., he was the son of Anton and Desolina (Balagna) Traglia. He married Helen Margaret Lyons on Sept. 3, 1966, at St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb. Julio was a 1954 graduate of Houghton High School. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology and worked in the Chicago area for several years. He was employed as an electrician at Northern Illinois University for more than 20 years and farmed in Afton Township. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb, the Knights of Columbus, DeKalb County Farm Bureau, I.B.E.W 364, and Sycamore V.F.W. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two children, Joseph (Jennifer) Traglia of Chicago and Anne Traglia of Genoa; a grandson, George Traglia; a brother, Robert Traglia of Chicago; a sister, Mary Gilpatrick of Milwaukee; several nieces and nephews; and an aunt, Lydia Taddeucci of South Range, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Anna Traglia. The funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb with Fr. Kenneth J. Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Afton Township Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb. A memorial is being established for Julio Traglia in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 756-1022.

HELEN K. VEALE

Helen K. Veale, 96, of Malta, Ill., passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at her home. Born March 27, 1907, in Earlville, she was the daughter of Frank S. and E. Mabel Keeler. She married Warren L. Veale on June 10, 1939, in DeKalb; they made their home in Malta. Helen was a 1924 graduate of Malta High School, a 1927 graduate of Northern Illinois State Teacher's College and received her bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois State Teacher's College in 1935. She taught for 35 years at Slade School, in the DeKalb City System, at Malta Grade School and in Shabbona Unit 428 for Milan and Lee. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and was awarded for being a 60-year member. She also was a member of Malta United Methodist Church, Malta Women's Club and the DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by three nephews, Cal (Jan) Myers and Craig Myers, both of Aurora, and Phillip (Mary Jo) DeWolf of Mount Carmel; two nieces, Joyce Nagrosky of West Keansburg, N.J., and Marcia (Jim) Bosek of Riverside; a great-nephew; two great-nieces; and special friends, Gary, Anne and Scott Olsen. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Warren, in 1975; and two sisters, Reba Keeler and Elnere (Thaddeus) DeWolf. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Malta United Methodist Church with the Rev. Judy Giese officiating. Burial will follow at Malta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. A memorial is being established for Helen K. Veale in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 756-1022.

PATRICIA ANN HENNE

Patricia Ann Henne, 58, of Elburn, Ill. passed away peacefully Friday evening, Jan. 23, 2004, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Pat came to the end of her journey after a courageous, four-year battle with lung cancer. She leaves to those who knew her a legacy - a lifetime filled with devotion, determination, laughter, hard work, courage in the face of suffering and an unending love for her family. She was born Nov. 27, 1945, in Sycamore, the daughter of Donald and Helen (Nelson) O'Brien. During the years of her childhood, as farm families often did at the time, Pat's family moved often to various farms in the DeKalb-Sycamore area. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Grade School in Sycamore before attending Kaneland High School. While a student working in the Kaneland High School cafeteria, Pat met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Ron Henne. They were united in marriage on Feb. 23, 1963. Marrying and starting a family at a young age set Pat on a path to a busy life, working outside the home, raising her family and tending to her home. In the 1970s, she became employed by the Kaneland School District as a baker and cook. She was in charge of baking for the Kaneland Middle School cafeteria for a number of years. She also worked for 22 years at Potter's Store in La Fox. There, she became friends with many people from near and far who found their way to the quaint setting of Potter's Store. Her regular customers counted not only on Pat's help but on her willingness to visit, always with a smile. Throughout her adult life, Pat devoted many Saturdays to traveling to Sycamore to visit with her parents and other relatives. Her mother and aunts always looked forward to having a coffee party with "Patsy" on Saturday afternoon. Through her actions, Pat taught her children the value of hard work and the importance of caring for others. Always the caretaker, Pat spent much of her own remission from cancer caring for her mother who was diagnosed with cancer herself. As a grandmother, Pat will be remembered for her chocolate shakes, bingo games and trips to Blackberry Farm. Pat is survived by her husband, Ron, who lovingly took on the role of caregiver as her condition worsened and her children: Rona Henne of Batavia, Lori (John) Hoffman of Aurora and Jeff (Suzie) Henne of Kaneville. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren who brought her great joy and for whom she willed herself to survive well beyond her doctors' expectations: Kevin, Kyle and Madison Hoffman of Aurora; Nicholas and Melanie Henne of Kaneville and Michael Henne of Batavia. She is also survived by one aunt, her brother-in-law, many cousins, nephews and a niece. Pat leaves a family of friends throughout the Kaneland area. Among those was her devoted friend Janet McCartney, who helped care for Pat during the last nine months of her life bringing laughter and good memories to Pat. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Helen and one sister, Marlynn Perry. Friends may call at Conley Funeral Home 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26. A service in celebration of Pat's life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 27, at Conley Funeral Home. The Rev. Katherine Lawes, pastor of the Community Congregational Church of Elburn will officiate. Interment will follow at Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn. In lieu of flowers, memorial in Pat's name may be given to the Elburn Lions Club Helping Hands Fund or to Vitas Hospice in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. For information, call (630) 365-6414.

JOHN F. HAMES

John F. Hames, 72, of Aurora, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Provena Mercy Center Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Aurora. John was a member of St. Joseph Church in Aurora. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Northern Illinois Gas Co. from 1955 to 1987. John was past president and a lifetime member of the Phoenix Club. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan (Steiner) Hames of Aurora; five children, Gregory (Barbara) Hames of Chatham, Susan (John) Montgomery of Lee, John (Laura) Hames of Yorkville, Joseph (Yvonne) Hames of Plainfield and Ann (John) Hanson of North Aurora; eight grandchildren, Stephanie and Matthew Hames, Amanda and Joanna Montgomery, Justin and Sarah Hames, and Abigail and Johnny Hanson; a great-granddaughter, Melanie Rose Hames; two sisters, Mary Lou (Don) Hiemenz and Josephine (Robert) Friedrich, both of Oswego; a brother-in-law, William Schindel; numerous nieces and nephews; and his longtime family friend, Jack Ruch. He was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine (Weber) and Fred Hames; and seven brothers and sisters, Matthew Hames, Betty Schindel, Henry Hames, Margaret Phillipchuck, Frank Hames, Ceil Freke and Albert Hames. A funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at noon MonJan. 26, at St. Joseph Church in Aurora with Fr. Jerome Leake officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the church. Arrangements were handled by The Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in John's memory to St. Joseph Church. For information, call (630) 631-5500 or visit the Web site www.daleidenmorturary. com.

DAVID L. ANDERSON

David L. Anderson, 62, of DeKalb, died on Friday Jan. 23, 2004, in his residence. Born on Nov. 30, 1941, in DeKalb, he was the son of Harold and Helen (Collin) Anderson. David was married to the former Joan Nehring on Sept. 9, 1972, in Hinckley. David was employed as a production supervisor for 191/2 years at Anaconda Wire and Cable Co., which later became Ericsson Inc. After the plant closed, he was a real estate salesman for a short time, and for a number of years he was the owner and operator of Sycamore Liquors in Sycamore. In 1992, he began working for the DeKalb County Special Education Association as the transportation coordinator. David graduated from Hiawatha High School in Kirkland in 1959. Survivors include his wife Joan of DeKalb; two sons Aaron and Ryan, both of DeKalb; brother Larry (Judith) Anderson of Arkansas; nephew, Mark Anderson; and niece Jennifer Gross. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers James and Thomas. A funeral service will be held on Monday Jan. 26, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. in the Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and will be established at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 758-3841.

KATHLEEN JO (MARSHALL) BENAD

Kathleen Jo (Marshall) Benad, 53, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at her home in Hollister, Mo. Born July 6, 1950, in DeKalb, Ill., she was the daughter of Richard and Doris (Gruben) Marshall. She married Rich Benad on Dec. 31, 1992, in Sycamore. She was a 1968 graduate of Waterman High School. She is survived by her husband, Rich; a son, Brett Dupes of Dallas, Texas; a grandson, Jake Dupes of Dallas; her father and stepmother, Richard and Jackie Marshall of DeKalb; her brother, David Marshall of DeKalb; five sisters, Jan (John) Powers of Reeds Spring, Mo., Cheryl (Jim) Merchant of Waterman, Patti (Dave) Pearson of DeKalb, Diana McDonough of Aurora and Debby (Joe) Suddeth of Shabbona; a stepdaughter, Michelle Benad of Malta; several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews; and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Marshall in 1993; a brother, Randall; and her paternal and maternal grandparents. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by Green Lawn Funeral Home in Branson, Mo. Memorials can be made in Kathy's name to Community Hospice of America, 1756 Bee Creek Road, Suite G., Branson, MO 65616.

DONALD M. MURRAY

Donald McLeish Murray, 86, of Carrboro, N.C., died Jan. 16, 2004, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C. Born Sept. 16, 1917, in Denver, Colo., he was the son of John C. and Helen (Symon) Murray. His family later moved to New York, settling in Westchester County where he graduated from Mamaroneck High School. He majored in English and French at Syracuse University, receiving a bachelor of arts cum laude, and went on to earn a master of arts from the University of Kentucky. he entered graduate school at the University of Illinois until joining the U.S. Naval Reserve for wartime duties in Washington, D.C. An instructor, he resumed his doctoral program at New York University, graduating in 1950 with a doctorate in English. Dr. Murray, a specialist in American literature, held teaching positions at East Carolina University, the University of North Dakota and Northern Illinois University from 1956 until retirement in 1985. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from NIU in 1966. During his academic career, he studied in England and lectured in Taiwan. He held Fullbright lectureships at the University of Hong Kong and Hasanuddin University, Ujung Pandang, Indonesia, and also taught at the Foreign Language Institute, Xian, China. He was a visiting professor aboard the Chapman College World Campus Afloat during a semester's voyage through the Mediterranean and Caribbean and served as a volunteer instructor at Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. He held memberships in the Modern Language Association, The Thoreau Society and the Fullbright Association. He was a lifelong student of foreign languages and of the natural world around him, particularly birds and native plants. Often seen sketching in a small notebook, he readily shared his many drawings and cartoons. Donald Murray is survived by his wife, Roberta Kay Carson; two daughters, Alexandra (David) Harrison of Cambridge, Mass., and Jessica Murray of San Francisco; a sister, Margaret Murray of Southold, N.Y.; and four grandchildren, William and John Harrison and Elsa and Alexander Murray-Clark, all of San Francisco. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Jack Murray; a half-brother, Henry Murray; and a half-sister, Julia Murray. He was a member of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, N.C.; plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were made by Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.

ROBERT C. LEVINE

Robert C. Levine, 86, of Sycamore, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at the Rosewood Care Center in Rockford. Born Oct. 7, 1917, in Mar-quette, Mich., he was the son of Oscar and Ellen (Lindquist) Levine. He married Helen Layman in 1945 in Detroit, Mich. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946. He was a surgical technician in the Army Medical Corps. He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore, where he served on the church council. He also was the past president for AARP in the Sycamore and DeKalb area chapter. Bob was a computer programmer for Automatic Electric in Genoa for more than 10 years and retired in 1982. He is survived by a son, William (Vera) Levine of Rockford; and two grandsons, Jeffrey Levine of Chicago and Michael Levine of Scottsdale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Helen, in 1989. Cremation will take place at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. Burial of cremains will be at Park Cemetery in Marquette, Mich. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ameri-can Diabetes Association or the Hospice chapter of the donor's choice, in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information, call (815) 895-2833.

EMIL J. SAUSER

Emil John Sauser, 85, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Wilmette, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Bethany Health Care & Rehab Center in DeKalb. Born Feb. 24, 1918, in Chicago, he was the son of Albert James and Louise (Burkholder) Sauser. He married Harriet Mary Sipp at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wilmette. Emil was a self-employed transportation consultant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Harriet, and two children, Paul (Peggy) Sauser and Sharon (Thomas) Smith, all of DeKalb; six grandchildren, Dr. Jill Sauser Kelly, Jon Sauser, Kori Sauser, Joey Sauser, Todd Hendrey and Stephen Hendrey; and a great-grandson, Carson Hendrey. Private family services will be held. Donation of remains has been made to the Anatomical Gifts Association. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established for Emil John Sauser in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 756-1022.

BERNADINE A. THURLBY

Bernadine A. "Babe" Thurlby, 79, of Kirkland, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at her home. Born March 28, 1924, in Kirkland, she was the daughter of Frank and Marguerite (Reynolds) Anderson. She retired after 41 years of employment by General Electric Co. in DeKalb. She was a member of Kirkland United Methodist Church and the Gen-E-Deks. She is survived by a son, Kim (Wendy) Thurlby of Kirkland; two grandsons, Robert and Eli Thurlby, both of Kirkland; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert Thurlby. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Quiram-Kirkland Funeral Home, 309 S. Fifth St., with Pastor Michael Morrell officiating. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Kirkland. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the funeral home. For information, call (815) 522-3563 or visit the Web site www.quiram.com.

ASHTON M. PHILLIPS

Ashton Morgan Phillips, 3 months, of Leland, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich. Born Oct. 15, 2003, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, he was the son of Heather Ann Schultz and Joseph D. Phillips. He is survived by his parents and his big brother, Jayden, all of Leland; his maternal grandparents, George "Skip" and Alice Schultz of Leland; his paternal grandmother, Patricia Phillips of Bradenton, Fla.; his maternal great-grandmother, Nancy Schultz of Sandwich; his paternal great-grandfather, Robert King of Toledo, Ohio; and numerous aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, George Schultz Sr.; and his maternal great-grandparents, Wilbur and Doris Frederickson. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk, with Fr. Jack T. Heraty officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul's Queen of Angels Cemetery in Sandwich. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. For information, call (815) 498-2363.

JERRY RAYMOND, update

Jerry Raymond, 49, of DeKalb, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb, with the Rev. LeRoy Mitchell officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 758-3841.

MAYNARD FERDEN, update

Maynard Ferden, 91, of Sycamore, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Pine Acres Care Center in DeKalb. The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. For information, call (815) 895-2833.

GOSTA H. LARSON

Gosta H. Larson, 93, of DeKalb, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center in DeKalb. Born Oct. 8, 1910, in Torsas, Sweden, he was the son of Johan Larsson. He entered the United States at Ellis Island in 1929. He was married on Aug. 26, 1939, in Chicago. Gosta and his wife, Elvira, were married 63 years. He was a self-employed painter and was an elder in the local DeKalb congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is survived by his wife, Elvira; a brother, Ole Larson; and three children, Elaine, Ingrid and David. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Kingdom Hall on Barber Greene Road in Sycamore. Cremation has taken place. A reception at the Sycamore Park District clubhouse will immediately follow the service. All are welcome.

ROBERT A. MILLER

Robert A. Miller, 44, of Mendota, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Born Feb. 23, 1959, in Elgin, he was the son of Fred and Mildred (Hansing) Miller. He was a graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School and was a carpenter in the Mendota and Paw Paw areas. He is survived by a brother, Fred (Julie) Miller of Mendota; three sisters, Lauren (Dave) Kurpius of Marengo, Jennifer Miller of Sycamore and Caroline Miller of Peru; three nieces, Stephanie Miller and Katey and Renae Kurpius; and a nephew, Jay Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Restland Cemetery in Mendota, with Pastor Steve Breedlove of Victory Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Torman Funeral Home in Paw Paw. For information, call (815) 627-3811.

DONALD B. WISTED

Donald B. Wisted, 86, of Plano, Ill., formerly of rural Lee, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at his daughter's home in rural DeKalb. Born June 17, 1917, in Lee, he was the son of Arthur B. "Bernie" and Clara M. (Edwards) Wisted. He married Jane Hansen in 1940. Don was a farmer in the Lee area for many years and later was employed as a truck salesman at Coffman Truck Sales in Aurora. He was an active member and former trustee of the United Church of Christ in Shabbona. Many people will remember Don for his love of music. He is survived by a son, Jerry (Nancy) Wisted of McLean; two daughters, Judy (Lou) Sulaver of DeKalb and Janet (Dick) Gallagher of Washington, Iowa; two brothers, Charles (Arlene) Wisted of Shabbona and Harold (Shirley) Wisted of Marengo; a sister-in-law, Annabea Wisted of DeKalb; seven grandchildren, Brad Wisted, Staci Birky, Bret Sulaver, Julain Maki, Greg Sulaver, Kelly Gallagher and Ryan Gallagher; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane, in August 1981; his parents; a brother, Robert Wisted; and a sister, Marella "Dolly" Hickey. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Shabbona United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Irene P. Pouliot officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the church. Memorials have been established for Shabbona United Church of Christ, DeKalb County Hospice and American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona. For information, call (815) 824-2618.

RAY T. FUNKHOUSER

Ray Thomas Funkhouser, 72, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Sycamore, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 25, 1931, in Mount Vernon, Ill., he was the son of Elzie and Lillian (Charping) Funkhouser. He was married to Evelyn Rhodes in Sycamore and then to Katherine Challand. He was retired and formerly had worked for Barber Greene, Ideal Industries and Pinkerton Securities. He was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the Sycamore American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Funkhouser of DeKalb; three sons, Brent Funkhouser and Brandon (Dena) Funkhouser, both of Sycamore, and Bryan (Mary) Funkhouser of Elmhurst; four grandchildren, Vicky (Mark) Scanlon and Matthew, Andrew and Stephanie Funkhouser; a great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Scanlon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Earl Funkhouser; and two sisters, Frances Torres and Myrna Nettleton. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A memorial service is established in care of Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information, call (815) 895-6589 or visit the Web site www.quiram.com.

BETTIE N. HALL

Bettie N. Hall, 83, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. Born Aug. 23, 1920, she was the daughter of Homer and Agnes (Wallenberg) Hall. Bettie was an art and English teacher for 37 years in the school districts of Streator, Fulton and Morrison and later taught at Kishwaukee College and gave private art and calligraphy lessons. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in DeKalb. She was a master calligrapher and donated many of her works to churches, family and friends. She is survived by three sisters, Virginia Hall of DeKalb, Josephine Hall of Westminister, Colo., and Janet (Anthony) Gregory of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; a nephew, Steven (Jamie) Gregory of Delaware, Ohio; a niece, Katherine Gregory of New York, N.Y.; and a great-niece, Sadie Gregory. She was preceded in death by her parents. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, with the Rev. Marilyn G. Hanson officiating. Interment of cremated remains will take place at the Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the church. A memorial is being established for Bettie N. Hall in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 756-1022.