obituaries Monday, May 22
STEPHEN D. BEND
Stephen D. Bend, 59, of Paw Paw, Ill., passed away Sunday, May 21, 2006, at home. Born Aug. 19, 1946, in Sandwich, he was the son of Harold and Emma (Wilcoxen) Bend. He attended Shabbona High School, University of Illinois and Kishwaukee College, and received his accounting degree from Arizona State University. He married Kelly Frizol on Dec. 27, 1988, in Las Vegas. Steve farmed in the area with his two brothers before becoming a self-employed accountant. Most recently he was employed by Mullins Grain Co. in Shabbona as a manager. He loved to restore antique tractors and was a member of the famed Allison Tractor Pulling Team. He is survived by his wife, Kelly, of Paw Paw; two sons, Justin (Deirdre) Bend of Shabbona and Colin Bend of Chicago; his mother, Emma Bend of Shabbona; a brother, David (Carol) Bend of Earlville; three sisters, Ema Lou (Jack) DeNert and Sharon (Bruce) Shawver, both of Venice, Fla., and Bonnie (Bill) Mullins of Shabbona; and two grandchildren, Cierra and Sydney Bend. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold R. Bend; a brother, Robert H. Bend; and a nephew, Harold Bend. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Torman Funeral Home in Paw Paw. Cremation rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the American Cancer Society and DeKalb County Hospice. For information, call (815) 627-3811.
FLORENCE ANNABELLE AU
Florence Annabelle Au, 77, of DeKalb, Ill., died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. Born Feb. 23, 1929, in Springfield, she was the daughter of Maurice and Elsie (Pinney) Ogden. Florence married Wayne Au on March 15, 1953, in Taylorville. She had worked for Clybourn Metal Finishing as its inspector and packer for 11 years until her retirement in 1991. Florence lived in DeKalb since 1991, having moved from Chicago where she had lived since 1958. Florence enjoyed being with her family, sewing and long walks, and in her later years she started drawing. Survivors include her husband, Wayne, of DeKalb; three daughters, Rosella (Wayne) Blake of Kirkland and Belle (Greg) Brown and Molly (Tim) Moebakken, both of Minnesota; five grandchildren, David (Teresa) Roof, Nathan and Caleb Blake, Aubry Billingslea and Connor Moebakken; three great-grandchildren, Austin, Ciara and Edward; a brother, David Ogden; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ramona Powers and Alice McDaniel; and a brother, Maurice “Sonny” Ogden. A family service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home in DeKalb. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 758-3841.
BERTON EDWARD BERGSTRAND
Berton Edward Bergstrand, 80, of Wheaton, Ill., formerly of Hinckley, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Born April 8, 1926, in Waterman, he was the son of Arthur and Edith (Pritchard) Bergstrand. Mr. Bergstrand was united in marriage to Dorinda Carter on June 3, 1961, in Berwyn, and they spent the next 42 years of their lives together until her passing on May 2, 2004. Berton was a member of Hinckley First United Methodist Church in Hinckley. Mr. Bergstrand was a veteran of World War II. Berton was a member of both the Hinckley American Legion and the 40 & 8. Berton worked at the family-owned business, the Hinckley Lumber Co., for many years and then later was employed at the maintenance department at Northern Illinois University until his retirement. Berton was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by three daughters, Edith (David) Wickliff of Wheaton, Tracy (Kevin) Hutcheson of Gladstone, Mo., and Wendy (Patrick) Buckley of Belvidere; eight grandchildren, Heather Buckley, Miguel Mancha, Alex Mancha, Nathaniel Wickliff, Carmina Wickliff, Sophie Wickliff, Megan Hutcheson and Wiley Hutcheson; a brother, Arthur (Carol Ann) Bergstrand of Hinckley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edith Bergstrand; his wife, Dorinda Bergstrand; two brothers, Harley Bergstrand and Don Roy Bergstrand; and a sister in infancy, Carol Bergstrand. The funeral service for Mr. Bergstrand will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple Ave. in Hinckley. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Nash-Nelson Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory. For information, call (815) 286-3247 or (630) 553-7611.
Sunday, May 21
Jeannette A. Gustafson, 86, of Sycamore, Ill., died Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Knoxville, Tenn., as a result of a fall. Born Jan. 9, 1920, in Peotone, Ill., she was the daughter of Ivan S. and Jennie (Berry) Croxen. Jeannette married Glenn E. Gustafson in December 1956 and was the owner of G & G Electric in Sycamore. She was a member of the Federated Church and Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed playing bridge. Jeannette is survived by a son, Glenn Gustafson Jr., of Neenah, Wis.; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Gustafson of DeKalb; two granddaughters, Beth Gustafson and Sue (David) Finney, both of Sycamore; five great-grandchildren, Jennifer Rhodes, Jaime Rhodes, Melissa Rhodes, Nathan Finney and Jacob Finney; a niece, Tina Croxen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Richard L. Gustafson; a nephew, Boyd Croxen; a sister-in-law, Catherine Schreffler; and seven brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary in care of Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, IL 60178. For more information, call (815) 895-6589 or visit www.quiram.com.
LYNDLE R. ‘SPARKY' REEVES
Lyndle R. “Sparky” Reeves, 72, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Friday, May 19, 2006, at the DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center. Born on March 31, 1934, in Brunot, Mo., he was the son of Raymond J. and Daisy (Randolph) Reeves. He married Erma Christine Harris on April 14, 1953, in Hernando, Miss. Lyndle was employed as an electrician. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. He was a member of the Sycamore Church of Christ and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union No. 364 in Rockford. He was an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider. He is survived by a son, Craig (Sandy) Reeves of Hanover Park; a granddaughter, Mariah Christine Reeves; two step-grandchildren, Melissa and Michael Hollander; a brother-in-law, Bobby (Carol) Harris of Prescott, Ariz.; several cousins, nieces, nephews and his extended family at the Sycamore Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma, on Oct. 26, 1993; a brother, Dean Reeves; a sister, Eula Fox; and his parents. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, at Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., in DeKalb, with the Rev. Phil Vermillion of the Sycamore Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the New Morley Cemetery in Morley, Mo., with the Rev. Bill Bradley of the Morley Church of Christ officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home Ltd. in DeKalb. A memorial is being established for Lyndle R. Reeves for the DeKalb County Hospice in care of the Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For more information, call (815) 756-1022.
JAMES A. SEIPTS
James A. Seipts, 67, of Rockford, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Rosewood Care Center in Rockford after a sudden illness. Born May 6, 1939, in Chicago, he was the son of William and Marion (Havansek) Seipts. He was a Rockford-area resident for most of his life. He graduated from Rochelle High School where he was an outstanding basketball player, and he attended Highland Community College. He married Marianna Willey Frickson on March 6, 1976, in Rockford. Survivors include his wife, Marianna; his twin sons, Harold (Kris) Sutton and Darrell (Joyce) Sutton, both of the state of Washington; a stepdaughter, Dawne (Don) Pafford of New Berlin, Wis.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Karin Frickson of Rockford; a step-grandson, Nick Pafford of Florida; five siblings, Barbara (Daryl) Steinhagen of Elizabeth, lll., Mary (Fred) Rambow, Jean Wetzel and Joe (Val) Seipts, all of Loves Park, and Tom (Sherri) Seipts of Pecatonica; a sister-in-law, Mada Seipts of Loves Park; his mother-in-law, Edith M. Willey, and a brother-in-law, Gerald (Linda) Willey, both of DeKalb; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Leonard Frickson; a brother, Michael Seipts; and his father-in-law, Warren Willey. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road in Rockford, with the Rev. Gerald M. Peterson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Junior Golf Association of Greater Rock-ford, c/o Rockford Park District Foundation, 401 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101, or to Natural Land Institute, 320 S. Third St., Rockford, IL 61104.
Saturday, May 20
No obituaries were submitted for the May 20, 2006, edition of the Daily Chronicle.
Friday, May 19
CHARLES ‘CHARLIE' PITTS GOULD
Charles “Charlie” Pitts Gould, 91, of Bradenton, Fla., and Elburn, Ill., passed away unexpectedly Feb. 24, 2006, at the Braden Health Center in Bradenton. Born Oct. 10, 1914, on the family farm on Green Road south of Elburn, he was the son of Newton Seavey and Helen (Nellie Davis) Gould. He grew up on the farm and the orchard and attended the Gould Souders Country School as well as Elburn High School. Charlie's mother passed away when he was 13 years old, leaving his father to raise the family of five children. His grandparents Hiram and Nora Seavey Gould lived next door. Charlie began working for Blackberry Township, shoveling the road, when he was still in school; it was a job that would last for more than 30 years. He drove the road grader, repaired the roads and mowed. He also worked for R.F. Houtz & Son for three generations, doing whatever job needed to be done. When his younger brother, Webb, became bedridden, Charles was there to help take care of him. Then beginning in 1987, Charlie began spending his winters in Florida with his sister, Mary. Each year as spring was upon Elburn, he would return to begin another year of farming, working for the township, and then, in the fall, there was the orchard and the cider-making. Charlie and his father, Newton, brought the cider mill, building and all, from Maple Park in 1944. The mill is still run today with the International Harvester Farmall H-Tractor that Newton purchased in 1950. Charlie enjoyed people stopping by to see the orchard, purchase some cider and visit for a while. He particularly enjoyed the hundreds of schoolchildren who came to see the mill and sample the sweet cider. After a few years of traveling back and forth to Florida, Charlie bought a trailer to live in during the winter and served as “handyman” for many of his neighbors in Bradenton. He belonged to the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club and went with the club members when White Brothers would haul the tractors into the annual threshing bee at the Taylor Marshall Farm in Sycamore. He is survived by a brother, Norris (Frances) Gould of Elburn; two sisters, Mary Mitchell of Bradenton, Fla., and Helen (the late Harold) Johnson of Elburn; nine nephews and a niece; several great-nieces and -nephews; and countless friends and children who got to know Charlie over a cup of cider. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; a brother, Webb; a brother-in-law, Harold “Moon” Johnson; and two great-nephews, Robert Johnson and Jason Gould. A cremation committal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elburn American Legion Post 630 on Main Street (next to Gliddon's, with parking in the rear). The service will be followed by a memorial visitation from 4-6 p.m. Friends are invited to share a cup of cider and a story! A memorial to benefit the Jason Gould Leukemia Fund and the Association for Individual Development has been established. Checks can be mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Personal tributes and memories also can be sent to the same address or forwarded to the family through Charles' obituary at www.conleycare.com. For information, call (800) 8-CONLEY.
JEANNETTE A. GUSTAFSON
Jeannette A. Gustafson, 86, of Sycamore, Ill., died Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Knoxville, Tenn., as a result of a fall. Funeral arrangements are being completed by Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home. For information, call (815) 895-6589 or visit the Web site www.quiram.com.
Thursday, May 18,
RANDALL T. ‘RANDY' WILLIS
Randall T. “Randy” Willis, 53, of Rockford, Ill., died Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Born Sept. 13, 1952, in DeKalb, he was the son of Cecil and Charlene Willis of Sycamore. Randy was a 1970 graduate of Sycamore High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Randy was self-employed for many years as a general contractor, operating Willis Construction. He was active at First Church of the Brethren in Rockford, where he sang in the men's quartet. He is survived by his parents, his brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas and Mittie Mae Willis, Charles Harbin and Georgia Mangrum, and his son, Joshua Willis. The funeral service was held Saturday, April 29, at First Church of the Brethren in Rockford.
EVELYN L. BERKLEY
Evelyn L. Berkley, 91, of Genoa, Ill., died peacefully Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at home. Born Aug. 10, 1914, in Genoa, she was the daughter of Arthur G. and Jennie M. (Stewart) Hill. She married Richard S. Berkley on July 2, 1938. Evelyn was a 1932 graduate of Genoa High School. She was a sales associate for the local drug store in Genoa for many years. Evelyn also was a wonderful homemaker, always making her home comfortable for family and guests. She was a lifelong member of the Faith United Methodist Church of Genoa. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Richard, of Genoa; two daughters, Linda (Rodney) Beck of York, Pa., and Diane (James) Blotz of Madison, Wis.; four grandchildren, Scott E. Dobbeck and Mark R. Dobbeck, both of York, Pa., and John R. (Charlotte) Blotz and Lisa R. (Brad) Coleman, both of Madison, Wis.; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and a grandson, Steven John Dobbeck. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S. Stott St. in Genoa, with the Rev. Daniel Diss officiating. Burial will be at the Genoa Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials can be made to the DeKalb County Hospice or the Faith United Methodist Church in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., P.O. Box 8, Genoa, IL 60135. For information, call (815) 784-5191.
JOSEPH M. GROVER
Joseph Michael Grover, 15, of Franklin Grove, Ill., died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at home. He was a student at Ashton-Franklin Center High School. Born July 10, 1990, in Winfield, he was the son of John M. and Janet Lynn (Moore) Grover. Joseph attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dixon and enjoyed working on cars and collecting model cars. Survivors include his father, John M. Grover of Franklin Grove; three brothers, Brian Anderson of Pontiac, John Grover of Sycamore and Matthew Grover of Carol Stream; two sisters, Trisha (Dr. Chad Schneider) David of Grand Chute, Wis., and Angelica Deming of Maple Park; his maternal grandfather, Huber (Bea) Moore of South Carolina; his maternal grandmother, Nancy Sweeney of Arizona; two nephews, Tyler David and Caydon Schneider; and a niece, Meghan David. Joseph was preceded in death by his mother, Janet, and his paternal grandparents, John M. and Catherine Grover. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Robert W. Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Gardens in Oakbrook Terrace. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m.Thursday, May 18, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Condolences can be sent to www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com. For information, call (815) 288-4469.
HAZEL E. WITTWER
Hazel E. Wittwer, 85, of rural Monroe Center, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Anam Care in Rockford. Born June 9, 1920, in Winnebago, she was the daughter of Emil and Emma (Blomberg) Johnson. She married Walter E. Wittwer on June 30, 1957, in Kirkland. She was a graduate of Northern Illinois State Teachers College and taught for more than 15 years in the Winnebago and Rockford area schools. She also worked with her husband on the family farm. She was a very active member of First Lutheran Church in Kirkland and had taught Sunday School. She is survived by her husband, Walter Wittwer of rural Monroe Center; five children, Denny (Susie) Wittwer of Rochelle, Karen (Doug) Phillips of Rockford, Art Wittwer of Sycamore, and Mark (Marcia) Wittwer and Tim (Dianna) Wittwer, both of Monroe Center; seven grandchildren, Allison and Sarah Phillips, and Matthew, William, Michael, Alicebeth and Michelle Wittwer; a sister, Evelyn Bachman of Winnebago; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Hillert of Rockford. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Raymond, Richard and Clarence Johnson; two sisters, Dorothy Calvert and Fran Langley; and a special aunt, Nettie Carlson. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at First Lutheran Church, 510 W. South St. in Kirkland, with the Rev. Carl L.M. Rasmussen officiating. Interment will be at Maple Cemetery in Kirkland. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. A memorial fund is established in care of Quiram-Kirkland Funeral Home, P.O. Box 337, 309 S. Fifth St., Kirkland, IL 60146. For information or to leave a message of condolence, call (815) 522-3563 or visit www.quiram.com.
BRANDI R. MORROW
Brandi Richele Morrow, 21, of DeKalb, Ill., and formerly of Rock Island, died Monday, May 15, 2006, in Maple Park as the result of an automobile accident. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Hodgson Funeral Home, 608 20th St. in Rock Island. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made in Brandi's name to The Salvation Army.
Wednesday, May 17
ROBERT LEWIS ‘BOB' LARY
Robert Lewis “Bob” Lary, 82, of Madison, Wis., passed away Friday, May 12, 2006, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Oct. 15, 1923, in Iowa City, Iowa, he was the son of William and Irene Lary. He completed high school in Marion, Iowa, in the class of 1941. He earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering at Iowa State University, where he was on the track team and a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the international mechanical engineering honor society. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seabee in the South Pacific. He married Virginia Fairley of Marion, Iowa, on March 21, 1948. He worked for General Electric for 38 years, the majority in DeKalb, Ill., as the plant facilities engineer. He was very stoic, with a dry sense of humor. He enjoyed reading and bargain-hunting and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs, Bulls and Bears. He was a member of Trojan Lodge 548 in Marion, Iowa. The family wishes to give a special thank-you to Dr. Wenger and the St. Mary's Hospital 4 Southwest staff, Dr. Frontiera and the Dean Medical Center Oncology staff and the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. May joy and peace surround you, Contentment latch your door, And happiness be with you now, And bless you evermore. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; four children, Susan Lary (significant other, Greg Kaltenheuser) of Iowa City, Iowa, Steven (Judith) Lary of Cross Plains, Wis., Robin Lary (husband, Wayne McCoy) of Estherville, Iowa, and Patrick (Pamela) Lary of Madison, Wis.; six grandchildren, Ryan and Kirsten Leff, Brian and Katharine Lary and Gabriel and Jenna McCoy; a great-grandchild, Kayla Leff; two brothers-in-law, Jack (Lucille) Fairley and Dallas (Joanne) Fairley; a sister-in-law, Evelyn DiBello; a nephew; and many nieces and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margery Might; a brother, Dale Lary; and an infant daughter, Beth Ann. A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center or the American Cancer Society. For information, call Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 5701 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719, at (608) 274-1000 or visit www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
WANDA F. VERBIC
Wanda F. Verbic, 61, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. Born Dec. 19, 1944, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Frank and Wanda (Foster) Verbic. Wanda was a 1963 graduate of DeKalb High School and received her Bachelor of Arts and master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She was a second-grade teacher for 12 years at Wing Park School in Elgin. She was a member of the Illinois Teacher Association and the DeKalb Christian Church. She is survived by her mother, Wanda Carey of DeKalb; a brother, Mike (Sherry) Verbic of Greenbrier, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank, and her stepfather, Elvin Carey. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. in DeKalb, with Pastor Tom Hughes officiating. Cremation has taken place at the Anderson Funeral Home Ltd. Crematory. For information, call (815) 756-1022.
HARLEY HENRY HAISH
Harley Henry Haish, 94, of Hinckley, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at DeKalb County Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb. Born Aug. 10, 1911, in Hinckley, he was the son of Adam and Julia (Strack) Haish. Harley was united in marriage on June 24, 1933, in Hinckley to Viola H. Papenberg, and they spent the next 59 happy years of their lives together until her passing on Feb. 24, 1992. Mr. Haish was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley. He was a lifelong farmer and cattle buyer and also owned and operated Haish Meats at his home residence until his son Duane moved it to Hinckley. Harley was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his three children Duane “Dewey” (Betty Jean) Haish of Sarasota, Fla., Janice (Ken) Judd of Monroe, Wis. and Bette Downing of Sycamore; six grandchildren, Sherry Roland of Sarasota, Fla., Debbie Haish or Yorkville, David (Peggy) Haish of Sycamore, Brenda (Dan) Goodman of Seattle, Wash., Jeff (Darlene ) Kutzleb of Janesville, Wis., and Cindy (Steve) Wig of Cortland; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews who will miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Julia Haish; his wife, Viola H. Haish; a granddaughter, Lisa Kennedy; two sisters, Edith Morsch and Bernice Owen; two sons-in-law, Gary Kutzleb and Lloyd Downing; and a daughter-in-law, Esta Haish. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St., in Hinckley with Pastor Donald Balgeman officiating. Entombment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley. Friends may visit from noon until the service on Saturday, May, 20, 2006, at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckely. A memorial fund in Harley's name is being established by the family. For information, call Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory (815) 286-3247 or (630) 553-7611.
Tuesday, May 16
CATHERINE T. CHEFALO
Catherine Teresa Chefalo, 52, of Huntley, Ill., died Monday, May 15, 2006, at Biltmore Rehab & Nursing Center in Belvidere. Born Dec. 10, 1953, in Oak Park, she was the daughter of Thomas and Ellen (Calley) Chefalo. She was a freight dispatcher for several trucking companies near Huntley. She enjoyed playing fantasy football, watching football, bowling, NASCAR and the Chicago Cubs. She is survived by two daughters, Jessica (Jason) Fruit of Kirkland and Charlene Smith of Huntley; her mother, Ellen Chefalo of Orland Park; a grandson, Chandler Fruit, and a grandchild on the way; three brothers, Robert (Sue) Chefalo of Sleepy Hollow, Lawrence (Donna) Chefalo of Lamont and Peter Chefalo of Orland Park; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Mickey Chefalo. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Quiram-Kirkland Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Morrell officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in care of Quiram-Kirkland Funeral Home, 309 S. Fifth St., P.O. Box 337, Kirkland, IL 60146. For information, call (815) 522-3563 or visit www.quiram.com.
DOROTHY M. PARKER
Dorothy M. Parker, 90, of Sycamore, Ill., passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. She was born on Sept. 16, 1915, in Bloomington. She married Elmer “Ace” Parker on Sept. 25, 1937, in Pekin. Dorothy was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She is survived by four sons, Michael (Lee Medeiros) Parker of DeKalb, Dennis Parker of Oswego, James (Diane) Parker of St. Charles and Stephen (Lynn) Parker of DeKalb; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a niece. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer “Ace” Parker in 2002. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Anderson Funeral Home Ltd. in DeKalb, with Fr. William Etheredge officiating. Private interment will be held on Thursday, May 18, at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial is being established for Dorothy M. Parker in care of Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 756-1022.