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Alfred W. Ahlborn Jr., 82, of Peotone, died Sunday, January 26, 2003, at his home. Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Ahlborn was a retired car salesman at Trader-Schroeder Dodge-Chrysler in Peotone. He was born June 7, 1920, in Peotone, the son of Alfred W. Sr. and Hazel L. Eichenlaub Ahlborn. Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Jacobs, whom he married June 26, 1960, in Morris, of Peotone; one son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Cathy Ahlborn of Peotone; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Brian Oliver of Peotone, Cindy and Alfred Sorenson of Tinley Park; and seven grandchildren. One son, Gary Ahlborn, is deceased. Mr. Ahlborn was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of the Peotone American Legion Post 392 and the Masons. Source: Kankakee Journal, Jan 28, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 29, 2005

Col George W AKERS

Death of Col. Akers. — Col. George W. AKERS, formerly of this city, and for a long time connected with the management of the penitentiary, died at his residence in Ashton, Ogle Co. Ill., on the 21st instant, of erysipelas. Col. Akers was highly esteemed by a large number of acquaintances here, who will learn of his death with sorrow. Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 29, No. 40, Page 3, Feb 27, 1872 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, July 27, 2000


Services will be held Thursday morning for Anna H ALBERS, 92, of Monee. Mrs ALBERS died 9 Feb 1998 at her home. Visitation will be from 3 to 8pm Wednesday, Feb 11, at Fedde-Helfrich Funeral Chapel in Peotone. The funeral will begin at 11am, Thursday, Feb 12, at the funeral home. The Rev David MCDONALD will officiate. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery in Monee. Pallbearers will be Dirk WIERINGA, Dennis OLSEN, Kenneth ALBERS, Mike KOEHN, Keith ALBERS, David ALBERS and Ronald ALBERS. Memorials can be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone. She was born 1 FEb 1906, in Monee, to Henry and Helen SCHMIDTKE OEHLERKING. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone and the church’s Women’s Guild, and Eastern Will County Senior Services. Mrs ALBERS is survived (by) a son, Wally ALBERS of Monee; a daughter Helen ALBERS of Monee; five grandchildren, Suzanne, Sally, Stephen, Patricia and Kenneth; a brother-in-law, Leonard ALBERS of Frankfort; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy OEHLERKING and Virginia ALBERS, both of Crete, and Shirley ALBERS of Manteno. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1958, whom she married on 3 May 1931, in Monee; two sisters, Minnie SCHMIDT and Amanda ALBERS; and four brothers, Leo, Edward, Henry and infant Henry.

Source: Peotone Vedette, Feb 12, 1998 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, July 23, 2004

Delbert ALBERS

Services were held yesterday morning for Delbert A ALBERS, 75, of Manteno. Mr ALBERS died 1 Feb 1998, at The Anchorage of Beecher nursing home. Mr ALBERS was a retired farmer and was also retired from the highway maintenance department of the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was born 25 May 1922, in Monee, to Ausust and Clara OHLENDORF ALBERS. He was a member of St Paul’s United Church of Christ in Monee. Mr ALBERS is survived by his wife, Shirley BATTERMAN ALBERS, whom he married on 27 Feb 1954, in Dyer, Indiana; a son, Keith (Joyce) ALBERS of Peotone; a daughter, Pam LOVE of Peotone; two grandchildren, Ben and Jessica LOVE, both of Peotone; a brothter, Leonard ALBERS of Tinley Park; and two sisters-in-law, Anna ALBERS of Monee and Virginia ALBERS of Crete. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Walter, Herbert and Norbert. The funeral was held Feb 4 at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone. The Rev Dr Robert Hurst officiated. Burial was in Skyline Memorial Park in Monee. Pallbearers were David ALBERS, Warren ALBERS, Darryl BATTERMAN, Virgil HOLL, Charles MILLER, and Norbert SEGERT. Memorials can be made to St Paul’s United Church of Christ building fund, or to The Anchorage of Beecher.

Source: Peotone Vedette, Feb 5, 1998 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, July 23, 2004


Herman ALBERS, A Monee Pioneer, Taken By Death An Old and Respected Citizen Called After a Short Illness-Settled in Monee in 1874. The many friends of Herman ALBERS were surprised to hear Sunday evening, August 15, that he had passed away at his home at 4:30 o’clock, after a few days illness with heart trouble. He had been sick about two months and about a week ago was confined to his bed. Herman C. ALBERS was born in Feddervarden, Oldenburg, Germany, on December 21, 1845. He came to America in 1867 and spent three years in New York and Detroit. He came to Illinois about 1870 and for several years worked in the vicinity of Frankfort and Green Garden and in 1874 he located in Monee. He was united in marriage to Miss Doris PRIES on Feb. 27, 1875. One son Aug. ALBERS, now residing at Oak Park, Ill., was born to this union. Mrs. ALBERS passed away Aug. 7, 1878 at Monee. On January 14, 1880 he married Marry Kitzerow. Two sons Arthur C. ALBERS of Monee, and Reinhardt H. ALBERS, of Chicago, were born of this union. Mr. ALBERS is survived by his widow, the three sons above mentioned, one brother, John of Green Garden, and eight grandchildren. The funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the home. Services and burial were at St. Paul’s church and cemetery. Rev. A. B. Gaebe conducted the services which were attended by many relatives and friends from near and far. The floral pieces were beautiful. Mr. ALBERS was well and favorably known here having lived here for the past fifty-two years. He conducted the Monee Bakery for a number of years, giving it up only a few years ago. He conducted the Monee Creamery plant for several years and also worked at the Miller store and elevator. The family have the sympathy of many friends in their hour of sorrow.

Source: The Peotone Vedette, Aug 19, 1926 Posted by Cynthia Pries, Feb 12, 2006


Keith ALBERS services will be held today, Wednesday, for 20 years old Keith W. E. ALBERS of rural Peotone. He was killed Saturday night, Sept. 24, 1977, when he apparently fell from a hay rack during a hayride. The accident occurred about 11:30p.m. on Cedar Road south of Wilton Center. Services will begin at 2 p.m. at the Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 315 East 161st Place in South Holland. visitation was held Tuesday in Peotone, and will continue at the church from 1 p.m. until services beigin. Rev. John PERSMA of Souix Center, Iowa and Dr. Derke P. BERGSMA of Trinity Christian College will conduct the services. Keith was born April 17, 1957, in Joliet. He was a second year student at Trinity Christian College at Palos Heights, and a member of the school’s basketball team. He was a 1975 graduate of Peotone High School, where he was active in F.F.A. and a member of the track and basketball teams. He was a life long resident of the Peotone area. His is survived by his parents, Ralph and Berniece; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William BECKMAN of Monee, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil ALBERS of Beecher, great-grandmother, Mrs. Louisa HEISNER of Northbrook; cousins, aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be Robert AUSSPRUNG, Calvin BISPING, Craig BISPING, Rick GEENEN, Ken SMITH and Greg VAN_ASSEN Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald CRAWFORD, Jr., David SANTEFORD, William SANTEFORD, Richard BERNHARD and Richard KRUSZ. Memorials will be given to the Trinity Christian College.

Source: Manhattan American, Sep 28, 1977 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Dec 1, 2003


Mrs A. Albers Summoned by Death The friends and relatives of Mrs. Aug. ALBERS were shocked to hear of her untimely death Friday, July 25. The deceased was taken sick suddenly the day previous and although with the best of care and medical attention she failed rapidly and passed away Friday noon. A consultation of three physicians was held Thursday evening, but nothing could be done to save her. Lydia EICKMANN was born in Monee, Dec. 17, 1877. On Feb. 17, 1901, she became the bride of Aug. ALBERS. Two children were born to them, Walter and Irma, who with the grief stricken husband, survive to mourn her early demise. The deceased was a kind and loving wife and mother and enjoyed a large circle of friends who extend their sypathy to the sorrowing relatives. Besides the husband and children she leaves her aged father, Henry EICKMANN, three brothers, George, Albert and Fred, and three sisters, Mrs. F.C.HOLL and Amanda and Leola EICKMANN. The funeral survices were held Monday afternoon. Interment was in St. Peter’s cemetery in Green Garden. Rev. BERGER conducted the services which were attended by a large number of relatives and friends of the family.

Source: Monee Review, Aug 1, 1913; Date of Death: July 25, 1913 Posted by Missy Noxon, Oct 23, 2000


Viola Albers (Ollie), 84, of Peotone, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Manor Care Health Services, Kankakee. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Revs. Bill Riegle and David Bogda will officiate. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Pallbearers will be W.H. Matthies, Nathan Matthies, Brent Harms, Harold Bruns, Norman Seitz, Jim Petriekis and Alan Beseke. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone, where she was a member. Mrs. Albers was employed at Bennett Industries in Peotone for 27 years. She then worked at Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee and Manteno Mental Health Center. She was born November 17, 1920, in Beecher, the daughter of Louis and Minnie Seitz Wolkow. Her husband, Clarence A. Albers, whom she married October 9, 1948 at Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher, died February 11, 1957. Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and Herb Matthies of Peotone; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Elsie Albers of Blue Island, Roscella Albers of Peotone and Irene Albers of Melvin. Two sisters, an infant and Edna (1996) are deceased. Growing up, she attended the country school and Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher. Mrs. Albers served as president and past president of the Peotone American Legion Post 392 Auxiliary.

Source: Kankakee Journal, Apr 29, 2005 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 1, 2005

Stanley U O’Large ALDRIDGE

Stanley U. O’Large ALDRIDGE (Veteran) Age 64, born in Joliet, Il, to the union of Samuel ALDRIDGE and Bessie (nee EDWARDS) O’LARGE on March 16, 1936. He attended Joliet Public Schools. After High School , he served with the U. S. Marine Corp. He married Patricia HARRIS in 1965. After returning from the Marine Corp., he lived and worked most of his adult life in Chicago, IL. He worked for over 35 years with the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services. After a short illness, Stanley departed this life on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. He leaves to mourn his passing a son, Marcus GREEN; his father, Samuel (O’Large) ALDRIDGE and step mother Ernestine ALDRIDGE of Joliet; sisters, Gale, Annie and Rita of Chicago, and Vanessa (MILTON) of Joliet; brothers Arnold (Vivian) of South Bend, IN and Robert (Clementine) , Samuel (Tammie, Bruce (Ella), and Craig (Theresa); also stepsons, Lt. Arturo Elam and Raheem GLENN; step daughter, LaDona WALLACE and step granddaughter, Ebony and step-grandson, Paul; close friends, Joe ASH, Andre and Ellen BROWN; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 17, 1:00 p.m. at Minor-Morris Funeral Home, 126 Richards St., Joliet, IL. 815/723- 1283

Source: Herald News, Joliet, IL, Dec 17, 2000 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Dec 28, 2000


Dies of Heart Trouble Edward ALEXANDER, Formerly of Joliet, Expires in Channahon Well Known and Popular Prominent as Member of Barber’s Union-Sudden Death Occurs at 1:30 Yesterday Morning-Coroner NOEL Notified Edward ALEXANDER, aged 26, who was well known in this city, where he was employed for many months as a barber, died at the home of his parents in Channahon early yesterday morning. The young man had been home for about six weeks, but he hadn’t complained of being sick and the sudden taking away necessitated the attention of Coroner NOEL, who investigated the case and a jury rendered a verdict of heart failure. Sometime about midnight of Thursday, the young man and his father arose from their beds to chase some cats, which were annoying them, away from the premises. The two men were out in the cold for sometime (sic) and when they returned to the house both were chilled and Edward was excited. Nothing of importance was attached to the incident and soon after Edward returned to bed. About 1:30 o’clock, the young man’s mother was aroused by a noise in her son’s bedroom which sounded like difficult breathing, and she called to her husband to see what was the trouble. When he got to the room Edward was dead. That is all the parents know of the sad affair, and after arousing the neighbors and securing medical assistance, the coroner was notified. The deceased, who was a nephew of George ALEXANDER, the ex-supervisor of Channahon, worked in Joliet for several months and was prominent in the affairs of the barbers’ union. After leaving Joliet he went west, but soon returned home and for the past few weeks has been living with his parents in Channahon.

Source: Unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Unknown Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Nov 9, 2000


Evelyn R. ALLISON (nee MCDONALD) At Silver Cross Hospital, Monday, October 13, 1997. Age 89 years. Survived by four sons, Thomas R. (Carol), Harry J. (Rita), Richard G. and David L. (Brenda); two daughters, Donna TADE and Raejean JURICIC; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; also a sister Gladys PARSONS. Preceeded in death by her husband, Arthur ALLISON (1980), her parents, Thomas and Augusta MCDONALD; a son, Wayne Arthur ALLISON; a sister, Leona; a grand daughter, Dawn SALDANA and a great great granddaughter, Brittney Dawn JURICIC. Born in Joliet and was a life long resident. Member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Friday, October 17, 1997 at 11:30 A.M. Rev. Lee Jany officiating. Visitation one hour before services.

Source: unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Oct 13, 1997 Posted by Ronna Durante, Apr 4, 2001


Arthur M. Art ANDERSON Age 85, of Winter Haven, FL died Thursday, September 11, 2003 at Good Shepherd Hospice, Auburndale, FL. Born in Lockport, Illinois on May 30, 1918. He was the owner of Lockport Realty Company for 40 years and a Lockport Township assessor. Member of Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion, and VFW. Was Secretary-Treasurer of Lockport Savings and Loan Association and served during World War II. Preceded in death by his parents Albin and Lillian SWANSON ANDERSON and brother, Willard (Elizabeth) ANDERSON, all of Lockport. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Gladys M. HOMERDING ANDERSON of Winter Haven, FL; daughters, Judith M. BLACK of Winter Haven, FL, and June A. (Patrick) BURKE of Bloomington, Illinois; son, Arthur A.

Source: Joliet Herald News, Sep 14, 2003 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Sep 15, 2003


Peotone – Dorotha J. Anderson, Peotone, died August 20, 1982 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. She was born on June 5, 1921 in Timewell to Charles and Elizabeth (Heel)McPhail. She was married on Janurary 24, 1942 in Peotone to Charles (Shadow) Anderson. Survivors include her husband, her mother, one daughter, Patricia (Donald Ray) Beutien of Long Beach, California, one son, Russell Anderson of Manteno, 2 grandchildren,a brother, Richard McPhail of Crete and a sister, Mary Noe of Kankakee. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles McPhail. She was member of Eastern Star, Firemen’s Auxiliary and Immanuel United Church of Christ. Funderal services were conducted by Rev. Dean Plassmann at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel. Burial is at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee. Pallbearers were Gilbert Sippel, James Offerman, Thomas Blogg, Raymond Smith, Vernon Ruhbeck and Wallett Buck. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ or Peotone Paramedics.

Source: unknown newspaper and date Posted by Margaret Jennings, Feb 28, 2004


Edwin T. ANDRES, Age 78 years, of South Holland, formerly of Chicago. Ret. Lt. C.F.D. for 40 years. Proud Veteran of WWII, 82nd Airbourne and member of the American Legion Gold Star Post 1102. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee FITZGERALD). Loving father of Karen (Steven) BREDESON, Edwin T. ANDRES,Jr., Maureen (William) MCGARIGLE, Rev. Timothy P. ANDRES O. Carm. and Thomas (Mary Beth Durkin) ANDRES. Proud grandfather of Tim, Cara and Brian MCGARIGLE, Evan and Sean BREDESON and Maggie and Kevin ANDRES. Devoted son of the late Catherine and Edwin ANDRES. Fond brother of the late Marian (Vernon) BESSE and James (Dorothy) ANDRES. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday 9:30 AM from Drumm Funeral Home, 1200 E. 162nd St. (1 Blk. West of I-94 on U.S. Rt. 6-159th St.), South Holland to St. Jude The Apostle Church for 10:30 AM Mass. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum. Visitation Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00 PM. Drumm Funeral Home 1200 E. 162nd St. For Info: (708) 333-0011

Source: Joliet Herald News, Feb 4, 2006; Date of Death: Feb 3, 2006 Posted by: Colleen Bettenhausen, Feb 4, 2006

Kenneth ANDRES

Kenneth J. Andres, 66, of rural Peotone, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Rev. William Riegle will officiate. Burial will be in Green Garden Greenview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan and Grant Rathert, Andrew Jones, Jason and Joey Markase and Wade Zylke. Honorary pallbearers will be Brenden, Jeremy and Shaun Andres. Memorials may be made to the Peotone Paramedics. Mr. Andres retired from farming in 1999 and from Dairy Farms of Monee in 1993 as a semi driver. He retired from the Monee Fire Department after 14 years of service. He was born November 25, 1936, in Joliet, the son of Emil and Marjory Burmaster Andres. His parents are deceased. Surviving are his wife, the former Sandra Rathert, whom he married September 4, 1982, at the Peotone United Methodist Church; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dale (Debra) Andres of St. John, Indiana, David (Ellen) Andres of Lansing; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Ken Jones of Peotone; 5 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; 1 brother-in-law, Marvin Rathert of Peotone; 1 sister-in-law, Carole (John) Kadubec of St. Charles; and several nieces and nephews. One daughter, Taffy Kay, is deceased. Mr. Andres was a former member of the Will County Thresherman’s Association. He was a member of the International IH Collectors Chapter 10 and the Teamsters Union.

Source: Kankakee Journal, Oct 31, 2003 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, July 23, 2004; and Margaret Jennings, Oct 1, 2005

Kenneth J ANDRES

Services were held Monday morning for Kenneth J. Andres, 66, of rural Peotone. Mr. Andres died October 30, 2003 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born November 25, 1936 in Joliet. He retired from farming in 1999 and retired as a semi-driver from Dairy Farms of Monee in 1993. He was a member of the International iH Collectors Chapter 10 and Teamsters Union. He was a previous member of the Will County Thresherman’s Association and retired after 14 years with the Monee Fire Department. Mr. Andres is survived by his wife, Sandra Rathert Andres whom he married on September 4, 1982 at Peotone United Methodist Church; 2 sons, Dale (Debra) Andres of St. John, Indiana and David (Ellen) Andres of Lansing; a daughter, Beth (Ken) Jones of Peotone; 5 grandchildren, Shaun Andres, Jeremy Andres, Brenden Andres, Jessica Jones and Andrew Jones; 3 step- grandchildren, Nicole, Joe and Jason Markase; a brother-in-law, Marvin Rathert of Peotone and a sister-in-law, Carole (John) Kadubec of St. Charles. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Taffy Kay and his parents, Emil and Marjory Burmaster Andres. The funeral was conducted November 3 at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone. The Rev. William R iegle officiated. Burial was in Green Garden Greenview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ryan Rathert, Grant Rathert, Andrew Jones, Jason Markase, Joey Markase and Jesse Hoover. Honorary pallbearers were Brenden Andres, Jeremy Andres and Shaun Andres. Memorials may be made to Peotone Paramedics.

Source: Peotone Vedette, Nov 4, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Feb 28, 2004


Sandra Jean (Petersen) Andresen, 64, of Highland Park, passed away on October 7, 2006. Sandra was born July 17, 1942, in Joliet, to Floyd E. and Lucille (Johnson) Petersen. She grew up in Wilton Center and graduated from Peotone High School in 1960, attended McKendree College in 1960-61 after which she worked as a secretary for Petersen Printing in Wilton Center, worked as a secretary for United Van Lines and Casting Engineers, and also for Faucet-Queens as Director of Export Sales, retiring after 20 years. Sandra worked hard throughout her life to juggle work, play and family. She traveled internationally for business and loved immersing herself in the people and cultures of South and Central America. Sandra and her husband Norman enjoyed traveling to Miami to see their daughter as well as tailgating for Miami Hurricanes football games. Throughout her life, Sandra found pleasure in entertaining and celebrating with good friends and family. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004. Her family was able to care for her at home until her death. Sandra is survived by her husband, Norman (whom she married September 21, 1963); two daughters, Tanya (Douglas) Wojcik of Lyons,Colorado and Tara (Kevin) Lane of Deerfield Beach, Florida; two grandsons, Jared and Colin Lane of Deerfield Beach, Florida; a sister, Marcia Lafley of Denver, Colorado; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation for Illinois was held October 10 at the Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home in Highland Park. Visitation and funeral services were held October 12 at Ohde Funeral Home. Reverend Lanette Plambeck of United Methodist Church, officiated. Interment was at Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa. Casketbearers were Andrew Ackerson, Myron Bogatzke, Merlin Joens, Leonard Koch, Fred Lea and Douglas Wojcik. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL 62707.

Source: Peotone Vedette, Oct 12, 2006 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 13, 2006


Died. In Green Garden on Thursday, August 25, 1874 of consumption, Mrs. Polly Angel, wife of A. A. Angel. Aged 73 years.

Source: Joliet Signal, Sep 1, 1874 Posted by Dell Kasuk, July 6, 1999


After many months of suffering George APKING passed away at his home near Beecher at 6 o’clock last Sunday evening May 26th, aged 47 years, 1 month and 11 days. Mr.APKING was a resident of Crete for several years and his long illness elicited thr sympathy of the community and his death is greatly regretted. On the advice of his physicians he gave up business the first of the year and moved to a rural home near Beecher, where it thought the rest and quiet would restore him to health. But his trouble was deep seated and although the best medical and surgical talent was employed, it proved unavilling. George APKING was born in the State of New York April 15, 1859. When 11 years old his parents moved to Illinios and settled on a farm near Goodenow in Crete township. He married Miss Sophia HASEMAN, and to them were born eleven children, four boys and seven girls, all of whom survivr to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted husband and father. Serveral years ago they left the farm and came to Crete, where they resided until January 1 last, when they moved to their present home near Beecher. Thr funeral was held Tuesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran church near Beecher, of which decesded was a member, Rev. Albert H. BRAUER conducting the service in the presence of a large assemblage of people near and far.

Source: Star, 1906; Date of Death: May 26, 1906 Posted by Elizabeth Mattox, Nov 6, 1999


Age 61, Wednesday, November 6, 1991 at her late residence. Born in Joliet and a lifelong area resident. Longtime member of St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church. Surviving is her loving husband, Edward J. “Carpy” ARAMBASICH Sr. of Joliet, four children, Edward J. (Brother Edward-Marc, O S B) ARAMBASICH Jr. of Lisle, Thomas W. (Lisa) of Wilmington, Pamela A. (Jeffrey) WALKER of Wilmington, Lori A. (Rick)WROBEL of Joliet, eight grandchildren, Missy, Debbie,Tracy, and Matthew ARAMBASICH, Erica and Jill WALKER, Josh and Tara WROBEL. Beloved daughter of Edith nee WINCHELL (MULVEY) COUCH of Cresthill, one sister, Judith (Ted) WETHERBEE of Joliet, one brother, Robert (Ann) MULVEY of Crest Hill, sister-in-law of John “Scrammy” ARAMBASICH of Joliet, Michael (Mary) ARAMBASICH Jr. of Joliet, Richard (Julie) ARAMBASICH of Shorewood and Mardell (Ronald) BOCIAN of Joliet, numerous nieces and nephews also servive. Preceded in death by her father, William MULVEY and her step-father Arthur J. COUCH; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Michael and Mary ARAMBASICH Sr., two sisters-in-law, Helen (Bill) TELFER and Patricia MULVEY. Funeral services for Joann J. ARAMBASICH will be Saturday, Nov. 9, 1991 at 9:30 from the funeral home chapel to St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9pm at: Fred C. Dames West Chapel 3200 Black at Essington Rd. Joliet, IL for information (815)741-5500

Source: unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lori Wrobel on Saturday, August 1, 1998


Age 78. At the Burnahm City Hospital, Champaign, Illinos Thursday, July 13, 1972. Born in Sibenick, Yugoslavia, came to the United States in 1917 and has resided in Joliet, Illinois since 1919. Employed as an iron worker through the Union Local No. # 444, Member of Loyal Order of Moose No. #300 and the American Slovenian Home. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Manna (Sarel) ARAMBASICH. Surviving are his wife, Mary nee Skala, two daughters Mrs. William (Helen) TELFER and Mrs. Ronald (MARDELL) BOCIAN, four sons, John P., Edward J. (Joann), Michael (Mary), and Richard A. (Julie) ARAMBASICH, all of Joliet; grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 5; uncle of serveral nieces and nephews. Remains are resting at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Center at Campbell streets. Funeral services for Mike S. ARAMBASICH, Sr. will be Monday at 8:30am to St. Mary’s Nativity Catholic Church for a Mass of the Resurection at 9:00am. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Masses or memorials to the American Cancer Society will be appreciated. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Source: unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lori Wrobel, Aug 1, 1998

Eleanor ARNOLD

Eleanor S. ARNOLD (Nee HEISNER), a resident of Peotone, died July 30, 1993, at St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights. She was 76. She was born Dec. 14, 1916 in Manhattan. Mrs. ARNOLD was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Monee. She is survived by three daughters, Eileen (Franklin) NORMAN of Peotone, Eva (Michael) DUNNING of Palos Park and Evonne (Daniel) KOEPKE of Port Richey, Fla.; two brothers, Harold (Lois) HEISNER of Peotone and Kenneth (Koreen) HEISNER of Beecher; two sisters, Arline ASBRAND and Irene (Norbert) BEHRENS, both of Peotone; one sister-in-law, Vera KLENZ of Peotone; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, who died in 1977. The couple was married May 16, 1948 in North Peotone. Services were held Aug. 2 at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, with the Rev. Dr. Robert HURST officiating. Pallbearers were Howard ASBRAND Ken BEHRENS, Gerald HEISNER, Dennis DUNNING.

Source: Peotone Vedette, Aug 4, 1993 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, July 27, 2005


Eugene R. Arnstrom, 85, of rural Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday with 7 p.m. Masonic services at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wilton Center Federated Church. Rev. Richard Wagner will officiate. Burial will be in the Wilton Center Cemetery, Manhattan. Pallbearers will be Douglas and David McCarty, Ryan and Sean Arnstrom, Richard Pelnarsh and Nicholas J. Honiotes. Mr. Arnstrom was a retired farmer. He was born July 27, 1916, in Symerton, the son of Gotfred P. and Eleanor K. Kirk Arnstrom. His first wife, the former Mae Marie Lawrence, died in 1984. Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Collins, whom he married July 5, 1986, in Wilton Center; one son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Kathleen Arnstrom of New Lenox, Tennessee; one daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Larry McCarty of Western Springs; three stepdaughters and one step-son-in-law, Deborah and John Honiotes of Morris, Susan Viewig and Tabitha Viewig, both of Romeoville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Arnstrom of Gobles, Michigan; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Ruth and Raymond Smith of Ritchie and Elizabeth Blatt of Elwood. One brother, Thomas Arnstrom; and one sister, Margaret Petersen, are deceased. He was a 50-year member and past master of the Elwood Masonic Lodge 919 Af&Am; and a member of the Royal Arch Chapter 142 of Wilmington.

Source: Kankakee Journal, July 11, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 28, 2005


Arline V. ASBRAND, 83, of rural Peotone, died December 31, 2002 at her home. Survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Howard (Nancy) ASBRAND of Peotone, Warren (Beverly) ASBRAND of Peotone and Allen (Barbara) ASBRAND of Mokena, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one sister, Irene BEHRENS of Peotone. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Christian ASBRAND(1990), two brothers, Kenneth and Harold HEISNER and one sister, Eleanor ARNOLD. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, North Peotone. Visitation will be Friday, January 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Funeral service will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, North Peotone at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 4. Burial at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials to St. John’s United Church of Christ or Hospice of Kankakee Valley would be appreciated.

Source: Joliet Herald News, Jan 3, 2003 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Jan 3, 2003


Mrs. Grace ASPEL, 67 years old, a well known resident of Lockport, died at her home, 316 East Division street, yesterday afternoon after a short illness. She was born in Lemont, Nov. 1877 and had been a resident of this city practically all her life. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Florence INGERSOLL and Loren ASPEL of Lockport, and Mrs. Gladys THOMPSON of Aurora; Three sisters, Mrs. Bert DOIG, Mrs. Walter ERICKSON and Miss Florence CLEVELAND, all of Joliet; also four grandchildren. Mrs. Aspel was a member of the Fraternity Rebekah Lodge and the Holly Camp, Royal Neighbors of America. The body has been removed to the Goodale funeral home where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock to the First Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. R. J. ?ynwolt will officiate. Burial will be in Lockport cemetery.

Source: Joliet Herald-news, May 10, 1945; Date of Death: May 9, 1945 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 22, 1999


Loren C. ASPEL age 95. Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at Central DuPage Hospital. Formerly of Lockport. Survived by one son, Donald (Betty) ASPEL of Lockport; three gandchildren, Peggy Jo (Gary) HANK, Donald Michael (Pam) ASPEL, and Steven Patrick (Janet) ASPEL; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys (Henry) THOMPSON, one niece, Donna (Gary) WALK; one newphew, Robert (Rosemary) THOMPSON. Born in Homer Township, a lifelong resident until his retirement to Florida. Preceded in death by his wife, Marian (SPANGLER); daughter, Karen Lee ASPEL; parents, Lawrence and Grace (CLEVELAND) ASPEL; sister, Florence INGERSOLL. Member of Home Congregational Church. Retired Chicago teacher after 39 years of service. Family will receive friends at the GOODALE Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Thursday 5-8 p.m. Services will be Friday, June 19, 1998, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harold FINLEY officiating. Interment BARNETT Cemetery. Memorials to the Home Congregational Church or Trinity Services would be appreciated.

Source: Joliet Herald-news, Jun 17, 1998 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 22, 1999