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Pioneer Passes Away – In the Death of Daniel BAILEY, of Channahon, Will County is the Loser This afternnon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. H. LAING officiating, all that was mortal of Daniel BAILEY, one of the pioneer residents of Channahon, was consigned to mother earth. The death of this venerable and highly-respected man, which occurred Wednesday at midnight, cast a goom over the entire community. Heart and lung trouble was the cause. The deceased was aged 86 years. Mr. BAILEY was born May 24, 1813, in Pennsylvania. At the home of his father, on the Channahon road, near Rock Run, on Feb. 12, 1841, he was married to Miss Rebecca BOARDMAN, a half-sister of Adam COMSTOCK, the surveyer of this city, In 1842, Mr. BAILEY removed to Channahon, and settled on the place where he resided until his death. Mr. BAILEY was twice married. By his first wife, he had one child, Alexander, now living in Maryville, Mo. On July 14, 1848, Mr. Bailey was married to Mrs. BROWN, formerly Miss Susan ZARLEY, and they had two children, Calneh and Mrs. Ella KIEP, both of whom are still living in Channahon. Mr. BAILEY was a thrifty, industrious man, and when he died was on of the most substantial farmers in the county.
Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Nov 21, 1999
Death of a Soldier. — Wm. BAILEY, a son of Jonathan BAILEY, of this city, and a member of the 100th Illinois regiment, died in this city, on the 4th inst., from disease contracted in camp. It is thus that death continues his ravages amongst the brave young men who went out to fight for… (The remainder has been lost to the ravages of time. L. B. Peet)
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 20, No. 44, Page 3, Apr 14, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 3, 2000
Services were held Saturday morning for Leone Ruth Baird, 95 of Peotone. Mrs. Baird died Augsut 19, 2004 at Miller Health Care Center in Kankakee. She was born August 5, 1909 in Peotone. She was a homemaker and was a retired pharmacy apprentice at Hilsenhoff and Crooks Pharmacy in Peotone. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Peotone, past matron of the Eastern Star, Peotone Women’s Club and Peotone American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting, singing and gardening. Mrs. Baird is survived by a daughter Vicki (Jim) Shinn of Peotone; 2 grandchildren, Bob (Laurie) Shinn of Peotone and Kathy Bottoms of Manteno; and 4 great grandchildren, Cody and Jacob Bottoms and Andrew and John Robinson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Baird, in 1989; they were married June 12, 1935 in Peotone; and infant twin daughters, Virginia and Jane in 1938; her parents, Victor and Sylvia Hinrich Beutien; and 2 sisters, Katherine Albers and Elizabeth Albers. The funeral was conducted August 21 at the First Presbyterian Church of Peotone. Pastor Jonathan Krogh officated. Burial was in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Shinn, Don Zaffino, Bob Hespen, Rich Reichert, Bob Hilsenhoff and Dick Barten. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Peotone or Peotone Paramedics. Arrangements were under the direction of Fedde-Helfrich Chapel.
Source: Peotone Vedette, Aug 25, 2004 Posted by Margaret Jennings, July 13, 2005
Mrs John BALTZ
Mrs. John BALTZ Dies at Home In Troy Township; Mrs. John Baltz, 50 years old, died this morning at her home in Troy township. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Harlow and Donald; two daughters, Catherine and Elsie Mae; two brothers, Robert and Joshua, and a sister, Mrs. Elsie M. PAGE. Funeral services will be from the home Wednesday morning at 9:15 o’clock and from St. John’s Catholic church at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in St. John’s cemetery.
Source: Joliet Evening Herald- News, Aug 23, 1937 Posted by Pat Martin, Jan 1, 2003
Died. — BANNON — At his residence on Bluff Street on Saturday morning, Feb. 7, 1880, of Asthma, M. W. BANNON in the 70th year of his age. Mr. Bannon was one of the oldest settlers of this city, Coming here from the county of Rosecommon, Ireland, in 1837. He leaves a wife and four children, two of the latter being Edward and Daniel. By steadiness and hard work he accumulated a good proporty here and was a man who was very much respected by his accquaintances. The faneral will be at St. Patrick’s Church this morning at 9 o’clock. (Larry Peet — Credit typos to the original typesetter.)
Source: Joliet Morning News, Joliet, IL, Vol. I I I, No. 250, Page 4, Feb 9, 1880 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, July 21, 2000
Mrs Katherine BANSINA
BANSINA — Mrs. Katherine BANSINA, 37 years old, died in St. Joseph’s hospital last night at 8 o’clock. She is survived by her husband, Simon BANSINA, and five children. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock from the home, 907 North Bluff Street, to St. Mary’s Croation church. Burial in St. Mary’s Croation cemetery.
Source: The Joliet Evening Herald-news, Joliet, IL, Feb 8, 1917 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Jun 19, 2000
The Cold. — Since this country has been settled by its present inhabitants, we have not had so long a spell of intense cold weather. Since the advent of the new year, the thermometer has ranged from 1 to 28 below Zero. Many persons have been frost bitten and frozen to death throughout the country, and the loss of stock, fowls, potatoes, apples and vegitables, of all kinds has been immense. Indeed few cellars were sufficiently warm to save anything from the freeze. Quail and will fowl have also been nearly annihilated by the cold. Frozen To Death. — Samuel BARKER, a tailor by trade, and said to be of most respectable connexions, a resident of this city for several years, was found frozen stiff in front of Mr. SANFORD’s store, on Chicago street, on Friday morning last. He lived alone, was of intemperate habits, and it is supposed fell down and perished when returning to his place on the evening named.
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 31, Page 2, Jan 12, 1864 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 13, 2000
Elwood Emma BARNES died Saturday evening at 8 o’clock after a long and painful illness. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church of which she was a faithful and acceptable member, on Monday at 2 o’clock p.m.
Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, July 16, 2000
Mary Jane BARNES
BARNES -Mrs. Mary Jane BARNES, aged 69 years of cancer of the stomach, Nov. 24, 1897, at 3am at her residence, four miles south of Joliet. The funeral took place from the house this morning at 10 o’clock. Interment at Zarley’s cemetery. Mrs. Barnes was one of the old settlers having lived in Will County over forty years. She was the relict of Mathew Barnes, who died in September, 1896. The two had then been married about forty-eight years. five children survive their mother. They are: Mrs. Harriet BAILEY and Eugene BARNES of Channahon township, Mrs. Ermina BUMP, of Homer township and Rachel and Isaac BARNES, who reside at the homestead.
Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Nov 13, 1999
Nathaniel BARNES Dead. Aged and Well-Known Pioneer in this Community Passes Away> In the death of Nathaniel Barnes, Sr., which occurred last night at 9 o’clock, Joliet loses one of it’s oldest and best known residents. A man nearly 81 years of age, Mr. BARNES has spent over forty years of that time a thrifty citizen of Joliet. The BARNES homestead on South Chicago street is one of the hospitable landmarks of this community. Here Mr. and Mrs. BARNES have lived together over two score of years, rearing a large family, and winning constant additions to their large circle of friends. Mr. BARNES has been in feeble condition for several months. The general debility that comes with extreme old age was responsible for his demise. He was a native of New York state, having been born in Haverstraw, Rockland County, June 18, 1818. October 4, 1849, he married Mary Elizabeth DE THEILL, the widow who survives him. They came to their present homestead in May, 1858, and have lived there ever since. Mr. BARNES was the father of ten children, six of whom survive him. They are: Julian, Mrs. Rosalia SCHNEIDER, Nathaniel, Jr., Mrs. C.O.BOND, John H., and Mrs. John THORNTON, of Trenton, New Jersey. Emily, Isaac and Edward died in infancy and Mrs. O.J. GILKERSON, a daughter, died at Coronado Beach, Cal., Feb. 17, 1899. One surviving brother, Belding BARNES, lives in Haverstraw, New York. Most of the family were present at the bedside of the dying man last night. Included in the group was Mr. GILKERSON, the son-in-law, and his three girls. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., from the home to Oakwood. Rev. LEWIS officiating.
Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Nov 21, 1999
Robert BARNES, a highly respected young farmer of Jackson township died after a short illness at the residence of his father, Matthew BARNES, Friday, March 10th, 1882. For a number of weeks he had been suffering with a severe felon and though he had not recovered from the same was busying himself at work as usual but a few days previous to his demise, and in doing so contracted a severe cold. Having occasion to visit his father’s place during the early part of last week, he was there prostrated and unable to be removed and within four days thereafter breathed his last. Deceased was 34 years old and leaves a wife and three chldren. The funeral occurred Sunday, the remains being deposited in the Des Plaines Cemetery.
Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, July 21, 2000
Visitation for George W. Barr, 85, of Wilton Center, will be from 3-8 p.m. today at the Forsythe Funeral Home in Manhattan, and from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the 10 a.m. services at the Wilton Federated Church in Wilton Center. Rev. Richard Wagner will officiate. Burial will be in the Wilton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wilton Federated Church or to the Manhattan paramedics. He died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. Mr. Barr retired from Commonwealth Edison after 39 years of service. He served as president of the Peotone School Board and was a Wilton Township Trustee for several terms. He was born June 10, 1918 the son of Charles and Isabel Mackender Barr. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Mary Cann; 1 daughter, Barbara Palmer of Wilton Center; 1 son and daughter-in-law, George Jr. and Susan Barr of Spring Green, Wisconsin; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; special nephew, Dale Drew; and special caretaker, Ivan Atanassov. One sister, Vera Drew; one brother, Howard Barr; and 1 great-granddaughter, Kaylee Anderson, are deceased. He was a lifelong resident of Wilton Township and a graduate of Joliet Township High School. He attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. Mr. Barr served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Manhattan American Legion Post 935. He served as chairman and treasurer of the Wilton Federated Church executive board, and was a member of the Wilton Cemetery Board of Trustees.
Source: Kankakee Journal, July 14, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 30, 2005
Kevin B BARR
Kevin B. BARR, 20 of Wilton Township, died Wednesday, Sep. 21, 1977, in the University of Chicago Billings Hospital. he had been ill with cancer for almost a year. He was born 25 Jul 1957, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton BARR. He attended Peotone schools and was graduated from Peotone High School in 1975. While in high school he was active in the Future Farmers of American and following his graduation he was awarded the State Farmer Degree. He was also a graduate of the Willing Wilton Workers 4-H Club. Kevin attended Joliet Junior College and received his associate degree in Agriculture in May and was an employee of the Hubert Grain Company of Wilmington. Kevin was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Manhattan where services were held Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Eugene KALKBRENNER pastor of the church, and the Rev. Norman SMITH, pastor of the Wilton Center Federated Church, officated at the services. Mrs. Ervin Werner was the organist. Kevin is survived by his parents, two sisters, Linda nd Lori, maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. J. William TUCKER of Peotone; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard BARR of rural Manhattan, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Serving as pallbearers were Gregory OLIVER, Patrick OLIVER, Terry YUNKER, Thomas GINTER, Kenneth WANDLESS and David OSBORNE. Interment was in Wilton Center Cemetery. Memorials in Kevin’s name were given to the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center.
Source: Manhattan American, Sep 28, 1977 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Dec 1, 2003
Abigail Denise BARTEN
BARTEN, Abigail Denise, age 6 of Manhattan. Died suddenly of heart failure Wednesday in Orlando, FL while vacationing. Survived by her parents, Richard and Linda (COLLINS) BARTEN; two sisters, Rachel and Stacey; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Nadine COLLINS, of Peotone; paternal grandmother, Fern BARTEN, of Manhattan. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church of Peotone. Visitation Saturday 3-8 p.m. from the Fedde-Helfirch Chapel, Peotone. Interment Peotone Cemetery.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Dec 29, 1995 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, June 28, 2004
Fern C BARTEN
Fern C. Barten of Manhattan died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at the Forsythe Funeral Home in Manhattan, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Carol Currier-Frighetto will officiate. Burial will be in the Manhattan Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to -Friends of Sunny Hill- or St. Paul United Church of Christ. Mrs. Barten was the former owner and operator of the Village Kitchen Restaurant in Manhattan from 1978 to 1993 and also catered many weddings and local functions. Her husband of 28 years, Harold Barten, is deceased. Surviving are 4 daughters and three sons-in-law, Cheryl and Lee Younker of Peotone, Sandy and Ed Cooper, Donna and Danny Geiss and Debbi South, all of Manhattan; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Linda Barten of Manhattan; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Gus and Nancy Ruetz of Knoxville, Illinois; 5 sisters-in-law, Loretta (Ray) Seggebruch, Shirley Kuebel, Lillian Seggebruch, Mille Barten and Marie (Wilbur) Brookman, all of Manhattan; two brothers-in-law, Bud (Angie) Barten of Manhattan, John Kuebel of Wilmington; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, August and Fanny Curl Ruetz; 3 brothers, Fred, John and Henry Ruetz; 2 sisters, Hazel Werner and Hulda Jarka; 1 granddaughter, Abigail Barten; and special friend, Tom Doyle, are deceased. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ.
Source: Kankakee Journal, July 25, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 30, 2005
Fern C. BARTEN (nee RUETZ) Late of Manhattan, died Wednesday, 23, 2003 at Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet. She is survived by four daughters, Cheryl (Lee) YOUNKER, of Peotone, Sandy (Ed) COOPER, Donna (Danny) GEISS and Debbi SOUTH all of Manhattan. One son Dick (Linda) BARTEN, also of Manhattan. One brother Gus (Nancy) RUETZ, of Knoxville, IL. Five sisters-in-law, Loretta (Ray) SEGGEBRUCH, Shirley KUEBEL, Lillian (LeRoy deceased) SEGGEBRUCH, Mille (Pete deceased) BARTEN and Marie (Wilbur) BROOKMAN all of Manhattan. Two brothers-in-law, Bud (Angie) BARTEN, of Manhattan and John KUEBEL, of Wilmington. Grandchildren, Jeff (Ferly) GEISS, Kevin GEISS, Steffanie ELLIOTT, Nick GEISS, Rachel BARTEN, Stacy BARTEN, Jason (Theresa) UPTON, Erica BARTEN, Rich CHRISMAN, Randy (Jennifer) YOUNKER, Jenny YOUNKER, Amanda (Randy) CANN, Valerie COOPER and Wade COOPER. Fourteen great- grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, August and Fanny CURL RUETZ; husband of 28 years, Harold BARTEN; three brothers, Fred, John and Henry RUETZ; two sisters, Hazel WERNER and Hulda JARKA; and one granddaughter, Abigail BARTEN. Special friend Tom DOYLE. Fern was the former owner and operator of the Village Kitchen Restaurant in Manhattan from 1978 to 1993 and also catered many weddings and local functions. Member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. Funeral service for Fern Barten will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the Forsythe Funeral Home, 507 So. State Street, Manhattan. Rev. Carol Currier-Frighetto officiating. Interment Manhattan Center Cemetery.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Jul 26, 2003 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, July 31, 2003
Funeral services for Miss Florence Wilhelmina BARTEN,50, who died Friday at Silver Cross hospital, will be Monday afternoon at Manhattan. The funeral procession is to leave the Klemm Funeral home there at 1:30 o’clock and will proceed to St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed church for a serviced at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Manhattan Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 o’clock Sunday. Miss BARTEN was a domestic and worked in a home in Frankfort for many years. She had been ill for 10 days. Miss BARTEN was a daughter of Mrs. Sophia and the late Fred BARTEN. She was born in Manhattan township and lived in that area through her lifetime. Her father died in 1952. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Sophia BARTEN of Manhattan; six sisters, Miss Ruth and Miss Shirley Barten; Lillian now Mrs. Leroy SEGGEBRUCH, Loretta now Mrs. Milton CURRAN;; Marie now Mrs. Wilbur BROOKMAN, all of Manhattan; and Velma now Mrs. Edmund EBERT of Frankfort; five brothers, Lester of Elwood; Harold, Vernon, Virgil and Orville of Manhattan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Dec 16, 1956; Date of Death: Dec 14, 1956 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, June 29, 2004
Harold A BARTEN
The funeral for Harold A. BARTEN, 58, life-long resident of Manhattan Township, was held here on Wednesday. he passed away at Silver Cross Hospital, Feb. 4, after a short illness. He was born in rural Manhattan, his parents being the late Fred and Sophia HEISNER BARTEN. After his marriage to Fern RUETZ, they farmed until 1968 when they moved into Manhattan where they have lived at 265 May Street. He was employed by the State Highway Department and later, was in construction work. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Florence BARTEN. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Cheryl) CHRISMAN, Mrs. Edward (Sandra) DOUGLAS, Mrs. Dan (Donna) GEISS, and Mrs. David (Debra) UPTON; and a son, Richard, all of Manhattan; three grandsons, Jeffrey Adam GEISS, and Richard and Randy CHRISMAN, six sisters, Miss Ruth BARTEN, Mrs. LeRoy (Lillian) SEGEBRUCH, Mrs. Raymond (Loretta) SEGGEBRUCH, Mrs. Wilbur (Marie) BROOKMAN, all of Manhattan, Mrs. Edmund (Velma) EBERT of Frankfort, Mrs. John (Shirley) KUEBEL of Monee; four brothers, Lester of Elwood, Vernon, Virgil and Orville, all of Manhattan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home formerly the Klemm Funeral Home, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ for services with the Rev. Eugene KALKBRENNER officiating. Burial was in Manhattan Center Cemetery.
Source: Manhattan American, Feb 9, 1973; Date of Death: Feb 4, 1973 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, May 27, 2004
Visitation for Ina G. Giles Barten, 89, of Wilton Center in Will County for her whole life, will be 3-8 p.m. today at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, and from 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wilton Center Federated Church until the 10:30 a.m. services. Rev. Richard Wagner will officiate. Burial will be in Wilton Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wilton Center Federated Church, where she was a member. She died Thursday, October 21, 2004, at her home. Mrs. Barten worked for the Rock-n-Roll Pizza Company, Bensenville Nursing Home of Peotone and The Anchorage of Beecher. She volunteered at the Salem Home in Joliet. She was born August 13, 1915, in Wilton Township, the daughter of Wallace and Ethel Broadrick Giles. Her husband, Robert W. Barten, whom she married February 6, 1937, in Manteno, died in 1990. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth J. and Charles Schuler of Wilton Center; one grandson, Robert C. (Connie Rose) of Elwood; two granddaughters, Connie Beth Pope of Wilton Center, Cathy Lynn (David) Fausett of Rockford; six great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; one grand-niece and one grand-nephew. Three brothers, Lloyd (Marge) Giles, Orville (Marion) Giles, Chester (Anna)Giles; one sister, Bernice (Milton) Robinson; and one nephew, Duane Giles, are deceased. Mrs. Barten served as assistant organist at the Wilton Center Federated Church where she started the Junior Choir and helped start the Bible School, both of which continue today.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Oct 24, 2004; Date of Death: Oct 21, 2004 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 1, 2005
Mildred Doris BARTEN
Mildred Doris BARTEN(nee PASTORE) Of Manhattan passed away peacefully on December 20, 2003 at Loyola Medical Center. Born December 25, 1926 to John and Loretta (HALPIN)PASTORE of Coal City, Illinois. She was married to Orville (Pete) Barten on November 15, 1952. A lifelong resident of Manhattan, serving her community as Village Clerk for 18 years, retiring in 1989. Millie was a member of St. Joseph Church in Manhattan and enjoyed the gatherings of family and friends. She was a devoted mother and spent her retirement years in the company of her four grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Patty Proper of Wilmington and Pam (Duke) Kraai of Manhattan; a son, Paul “P.J.” Barten of Jersyville, IL; special friends, Patty Hardwick and children; grandchildren, Tony, Adam and Theresa Proper and Katie Kraai; and a sister, Loretta Funk of Coal City. Preceded in death by her dear husband, Pete in 1994; and an infant granddaughter, Leah Proper in 1981. Funeral service for Mildred Barten will be 9:30 AM, Tuesday, December 23, 2003 from the Forsythe Funeral Home, Manhattan to St. Joseph Church, 235 W. North St, Manhattan, to St Joseph Church, 235 W. North St. Manhattan. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials to St. Joseph Church or Manhattan Fire Department would be most appreciated. Visitation Monday, 3 to 8 PM at: Forsythe Funeral Home 507 S. State St. (Rt. 52) Manhattan, IL, 815-478-3321
Source: Joliet Herald News, Dec 22, 2003 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Dec 22, 2003
Funeral services were held on Monday for Ruth S. BARTEN, 78, of Manhattan who died Aug. 21, 1987, at Saint Joseph Medical Center. She was a lifetime resident of the Manhattan area. Survivors include five sisters, Lillian (Leroy) SEGGEBRUCH, Loretta (Raymond) SEGGEBRUCH, Marie (Wilbur) BROOKMAN, Shirley KUEBEL, all of Manhattan and Velma (Edmund) EBERT of Frankfort; two brothers, Virgil (Angela) BARTEN and Orville (Mildred) BARTEN, of Manhattan; two sisters-in-law, Aadra GILL and Fern BARTEN, also of Manhattan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Sophia (HEISNER) BARTEN; three brothers, Lester, Harold and Vernon, and one sister, Florence. Visitation ws held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Forsythe Funeral Chapel. Rev. Arthur Stratemeyer officiated at the funeral held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Interment was at Manhattan Center Cemetery. Pall bearers were her nephews. A luncheon was served for the family and friends by the ladies of St. Pau’s United Church of Christ. Memorials to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ would be appreciated by the family.
Source: Manhattan American, Aug 26, 1987 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, June 29, 2004
Mrs. Sophie BARTEN, 79, of Manhattan township, died Thursday at Silver Cross hospital following a lingering illness. Mrs. BARTEN was born in Manhattan township and lived there all her life. She was a member of the Women’s Guild of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Her husband, Fred, preceded her in death in 1952 and a daughter, Florence in 1956. She is survived by six daughters, Ruth of Manhattan, Mrs. LeRoy (Lillian) SEGGEBRUCH of Manhattan, Mrs. Edmund (Velma) EBERT of Frankfort, Mrs. Raymond (Loretta) SEGGEBRUCH of Manhattan, Mrs. Wilbur (Marie) BROOKMAN of Manhattan and Mrs. John (Shirley) KUEBEL of Monee; five sons, Lester of Elwood, Harold, Vernon, Virgil and Orville all of Manhattan; a sister, Mrs. Alvin HARNACK of Frankfort and three brothers, Anton heisner of Manhattan, Adam of Peotone, and George of Joliet. The body was removed to the Klemm Funeral Home, Manhattan, where friends may call Saturday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. The body will lie in state at the United Church of Christ, Manhattan, Sunday from 1 p.m. to the time of services at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Eugene Kalkbrenner officiating. Burial will be in Manhattan Center Cemetery.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Jan 17, 1964; Date of Death: Jan 16, 1964 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, June 29, 2004
Vernon H BARTEN
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ for Vernon H. (Skip) BARETEN, 66, of Manhattan. Mr. BARTEN died March 9, 1985 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in North Chicago. He was formerly employed by the State Highway Department and farmed in the Manhattan area all his life. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Manhattan American Legion Post 935. He was also a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manhattan. Survivors include six sisters, Ruth BARTEN, Lillian (LeRoy) SEGGEBRUCH of Manhattan, Velma (Edmund) EBERT of Frankfort, Loretta (Raymond) SEGGEBRUCH Marie (Wilbur) BROOKMAN and Shirley KUEBEL, all of Manhattan; two brothers, Virgil (Angela) BARTEN and Orville (Mildred) BARTEN, both of Manhattan; one aunt, Verlydia HARNACK; two sisters-in-law, Anadra GILL and Fern BARTEN, both of Manhattan; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Soophia (HEISNER) BARTEN; two brothers, Harold and Lester BARTEN; and one sister, Florence. Visitation was held Tuesday at the Forsythe Funeral Chapel, Manhattan. Mr. BARTEN will be in state at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ today from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 1: 30 p.m. Interment will be in Manhattan Center Cemetery. Memorials to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ would be appreciated by the family.
Source: Manhattan American, Mar 13, 1985 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, May 26, 2004
Virgil F BARTEN
Virgil (Bud) F. BARTEN Of Manhattan, age 81, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at Sunny Hill Rehab Center, Joliet. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Angela WALSH BARTEN; two step daughters, Phyllis (Frank) BENTLEY of Lockport and Marie (Jim) UTHE of Michigan; two grandsons; five granddaughters; and 11 great grandchildren; four sisters, Lillian (Le Roy, deceased) SEGEGEBRUCH, Loretta (Raymond) SEGGEBRUCH and Marie (Wilbur) BROOKMAN all of Manhattan and Shirley KUBEL of Gardner. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Sophie HEISNER BARTEN; four brothers, Lester, Harold, Vernon and Orville; and two sisters, Florence and Ruth BARTEN. Bud was a member of the Will County Farm Bureau, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and the church dart ball team. He was also a Past President of the Manhattan Center Cemetery. Virgil F. BARTEN will lie in state at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma Street, Manhattan on Friday, July 16, 2004 from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10 AM with Rev. Carol Currier- Frighetto officiating. Interment, Manhattan Center Cemetery. Memorials to the Manhattan Paramedics or St. Paul’s United Church of Christ would be most appreciated. Visitation Thursday, 3 to 8 PM at the Forsythe Funeral Home, Manhattan. Forsythe Funeral Home 507 S. State St. (Rt. 52) Manhattan, IL, 815-478-3321
Source: Joliet Herald News, Jul 15, 2004 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, July 15, 2004
Joliet Signal April 10, 1883 front page: At an early hour last Wednesday morning Joseph BARTHELME age 54 years, a well known resident of the west side, breathed his last after a short, but severe illness. For the past 32 years the deceased has lived in the city, an honored and highly respected citizen, and one who was favored with the good will of all that knew him. In years past he served the city in several official capacities, having at one time been a useful member of the city council and lately proved a efficient assessor of the town and city property. A wife and ten children are left to mourn his untimely decease, and his memory will long be kept green in the hearts of numerous friends and relatives. The funeral services were held at St.John’s German Catholic church Thursday the 5th. Rev. Father Gerhard officiating.
Source: Joliet Signal, 4/10/1883; Date of Death: 4/4/1883 Posted by Patrick McDonnell, Feb 17, 2001
BARTLING, Ina; Matteson Ina R SCHIFLER BARTLING of Matteson, the mother of a Manteno resident, died Thursday, 9 Oct 2003. Visitation will be from 2-9pm Sunday at Hirsch Lincolnway Chapel, 3501 W Lincoln Highway, Matteson, and from 10am Monday until the 11am service at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4800 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, where she was a member. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Organ Fund. Surviving are his husband, Marvin BARTLING; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Daniel MAYER of Park Forest; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Janine BARTLING of Manteno, Dean and Diane BARTLING of New Lenox, Gary and Lynda BARTLING of Frankfort; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Neva and Calvert HEATH, Jean and Lester ERDMANN, Carol SCHIFLER, Glenda and Wayne BODE, Joyce BAUER; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Ramon SCHIFLER, and Carl and JoAnne SCHIFLER; and 14 grandchildren. Her parents, Glenn and Myrtle SCHIFLER, and one sister, Doris ERDMANN, are deceased. Mrs BARTLING was chairman of the Ladies Aid Society. She loved gardening, sewing and traveling. She enjoyed many summers in Minnesota.
Source: Kankakee Daily Journal, Oct 10, 2003 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, July 23, 2004
Clara M. Bate, 99, of Peotone, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Miller Healthcare Center, Kankakee. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. David Plant will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone, where she was a member. She was born Dec. 19, 1902, in Akron, Iowa, the daughter of August C. and Anna Frahm Klemme. Her first husband, Harry A. Schroeder, whom she married August 22, 1923, died in 1947. Her second husband, Lloyd E. Bate, whom she married Jan. 31, 1954, died Jan. 22, 2001. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Lyle Carstens of Peotone; one son and daughter-in-law, Milan and Bobbie Schroeder of Peotone; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Don and Lorna Bate of Peotone; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Alice and Harry Deboer of Lansing; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; 7 stepgrandchildren and 17 step-great-granchildren. Three brothers and three sisters are deceased. Mrs. Bate was a member of the church choirs for 75 years, Sunday School and the Women’s Fellowship at her church. She was also a member of the Peotone American Legion Auxiliary and the Eastern Star.
Source: Kankakee Journal, May 9, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 29, 2005
Emma C BAUCH
BAUCH, Emma C. Age 81 1406 N. William. Died at Sunny Hill Nursing Home, July 9, 1972. Survived by three sisters, Mrs. Katherine HEISNER and (Lillian) Mrs. Roderick RAINFORD both of Frankfort, and Mrs. Elsie CLELLAND of Joliet, one brother, Arthur C. BAUCH of Frankfort. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother. She was manager of the cafeteria for Illinois Bell Telelphone Company, retired in 1946. Member of the Church of God, Telephone Pioneers of America, and the Retired Women’s Club of Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Funeral services Sonntag-Wylie Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. James A. CREAMER officiating. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemtery, Frankfort. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorials to the Church of God will be appreciated.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Jul 10, 1972 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Dec 10, 2003
Services were held Monday morning for Albert BAUER, 93, of Monee. Mr BAUER died 25 Feb 1999, at The Anchorage of Beecher nursing home. He was born 21 Feb 1906, in Monee, to John and Amalia SMIT BAUER. He was a farmer. He was a member of St Joh’s United Church of Christ, Peotone, and Eastern Will County Senior Services. Mr BAUER is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Maynard) LOY of Monee; two grandchildren, Annette (Jeff) CLARK of New Lenox, and Jason LOY of Chicago; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Allison CLARK; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen, in 1974; a brother, Walter; and two sisters, Lydia and Emma. The funeral was held 1 March at St John’s United Church of Christ. The Rev Judith DUBRIDGE officiated. Burial was in St John’s Cemetery in rural Peotone. Pallbearers were LeRoy SEGGERBRUCH, Terry SEGGERBRUCH, Darrell REDDISH, Jason LOY, and Jeff CLARK. Memorials may be made to The Anchorage of Beecher. Arrangements were handled by Fedde-Helfrich Funeral Home.
Source: The Monee Monitor, March 1999 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, July 23, 2004
Carl O BAUMGARTNER
Carl O. BAUMGARTNER, former Joliet dairyman, succumbed to a short illness yesterday at Silver Cross hospital. He was 50 years old. Mr. BAUMGARTNER, a resident of Joliet for 35 years, resided at 301 Richards Street. Mrs. BAUMGARTNER died two years ago. Born in Frankfort, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank BAUMGARTNER, he was raised in Peotone. Coming to Joliet he opened the BAUMGARTNER Dairy company with his brother, the late Harry BAUMGARTNER and his father. The business grew to be one of the largest in the city. It was sold to the Gilkerson company 12 years ago. Mr. BAUMGARTNER was a member of the Mt. Joliet Masonic lodge and the local camp of the Modern Woodmen of America. Surviving are a son, Frank; a daughter, Mary Lou, and the father, Frank BAUMGARTNER, Cherry Hill road. Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Sonntag funeral home, the Rev. Walter MACPHERSON officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst cemetery.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Feb 8, 1934; Date of Death: Feb 7, 1934 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 8, 2003
Funeral services for Frank BAUMGARTNER pioneer Joliet dairyman who died yesterday at the age of 87, will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Sonntag funeral home at 1 o’clock, the Rev. W. H. Macpherson officiating. Mr. BAUMGARTNER was builder of the first automobile in Will county, and was one of the first dairy operators to use bottles for milk. He retired in 1921. Also: BAUMGARTNER, Frank, of 54 Cherry Hill Road; age 87 years; died at Silver Cross hospital, Thursday, September 16, 1943. Survived by one son, Alvin A. of Oak Park, Ill; one grandson, Frank O.; one granddaughter, Mary Lou; three sisters, Mrs. Alvina RAYMOND of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Elizabeth SCHWESER of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. E. A. PARKER of Pasadena, Cal. Remains are at the Sonntag Funeral Home where funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Rev. W. H. MACPHERSON officiating. Cremation at Oak Ridge Abbey. Member of Mt. Joliet Lodge No. 42 a.F. and A.M. and Joliet Commandry Nor 4 K. T.
Source: Joliet Herald, Sep 17, 1943 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, July 27, 2005
Frank O BAUMGARTNER
Frank O. BAUMGARTNER, age 68. St. Petersburg, Fla. Formerly of Joliet. Passed away Sept. 15, 1977. A longtime resident and owner of Cherry Hill Farm, he moved to St. Petersburg 25 years ago, where he established Keystone Electric Co., which he operated for 15 years. Survived by his wife, Martha (WRIGHT) daughters, Barbara JORDAN and Joyce THOMPSON two grandchildren; a nephew James C. SIMMONS of Joliet. Services Sat. in St. Petersburg.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Sep 16, 1977 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Oct 30, 2002
Mrs. Libbie GIFFORD BAUMGARTNER, 48 years old, life-time resident of Joliet, died yesterday after a short illness at her winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla. The BAUMGARTNERS who live at Cherry Hill and 701 Richards Street when not in Florida, left here for St. Petersburg in September. Mrs. BAUMGARTNER is survived by her husband, Carl O. BAUMGARTNER, a son, Frank, a daughter, Mary Louise, a brother, D.F. GIFFORD Los Angeles, and two sisters, Mrs. Etta VOIGHT and Mrs. A. J. GROSS of Joliet. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Sonntagg funeral home.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Mar 1, 1932 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 8, 2003
Mary C BAUMGARTNER
BAUMGARTNER, Mary C., aged 76, died at her home, Cherry Hill road, Jan. 5, 1933. Survived by her husband, Frank Baumgartner; two sons, Alvin of Chicago, Carl of Joliet; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. D. Brumund of Joliet, and Mrs. Peter Santer of Sherburn, Minn. The body was taken to the Sonntag Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Walter Macpherson officiating. Burial in Elmhurst cemetery.
Source: Joliet Herald, Jan 6, 1933 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, July 28, 2005
Dorothy Yunker BEAVER
Dorothy YUNKER BEAVER Age 80, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2004 at home. She was born on April 29, 1924 in Chicago, IL. Dorothy was a homemaker and former secretary at Peotone Elementary School, a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone and affiliated with the Women’s Fellowship of Immanuel Church. Surviving are four children, Norman YUNKER of South Chicago Heights, IL, Keith (Peggy) YUNKER of Peotone,IL, Terry YUNKER of Joliet, IL, Sandra (Wilbur) TESKE of Peotone, IL; 11 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. One sister, Erma GOLDEN of Highland, IN. 2 Step Sons, Bruce BEAVER of TX, Roger BEAVER of CO, and 1 Step Daughter, Sharon STADT of AK. 6 Step grandchildren, 7 Step great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Norman Harvey YUNKER (1966), Husband, David BEAVER (1988), Son: Bruce YUNKER (2003), Grandson: Eric TESKE (3) sisters and (2) brothers, and 1 Step Grandson, David STADT (2004). Visitation will be held May 2, 2004 from 2-8pm at Fedde- Helfrich Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 3, 2004 at 11:00am at the Immanuel United Church of Christ. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Mokena,IL with Rev. William Riegle officiating. Memorials to Immanuel United Church of Christ would be appreciated. Pallbearers are Michael TESKE, Nate TAYLOR, Lee SIMONEK Jonathon CAHER, Ross TAYLOR and Nick SIMONEK. Fedde-Helfrich Chapel 112 Main Street Peotone, IL 60468 708-258-6737
Source: Joliet Herald News, May 1, 2004 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, May 2, 2004
Services were held Monday morning for Dorothy Yunker Beaver, 80, of Peotone. Mrs. Beaver died April 30, 2004 at her home. She was born April 29, 1924 in Chicago. She was a homemaker and a former secretary at Peotone Elementary School. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone and the church’s Women’s Fellowship. Mrs. Beaver is survived by 3 sons, Norman Yunker of South Chicago Heights, Keith (Peggy) Yunker of Peotone, and Terry Yunker of Joliet; a daughter, Sandra (Wilbur)Teske of Peotone; 2 stepsons, Bruce Beaver of Texas and Roger Beaver of Colorado; a stepdaughter, Sharon Stadt of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren, Shirley Vercruysse, Michael Teske, Brenda Teske, Kimberly Teske, Amanda Teske, Jenny Dore, Jonathan Caher, Maggie Yunker, Nate Taylor, Ross Taylor and Brooke Yunker; 6 step-grandchildren, Lori Borden, Roberta Chavez, Devon Beaver, Brandy Beaver, Jennifer Beaver and Brendan Beaver; 7 great-grandchildren, Lee Simonek, Nicholas Simonek, Emily Teske, Tiffany Teske, Sara Dore, Sean Dore and Annie Vercruysse; 7 step- great grandchildren, Lennea Borden, Brandon Borden, Tiffany Chavez, Nick Chavez, Stephanie Chavez, Laurie Ann Stadt and Corey Stadt; and 1 sister, Erna Golden of Highland, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Norman Harvey Yunker in 1966; her 2nd husband David Beaver in 1988; a son Bruce Yunker in 2003; a grandson Eric Teske; a step grandson, David Stadt in 2004; her parents, Herman and Minnie Geiss Henning; 3 sisters and 2 brothers. The funeral was conducted May 3 at Immanuel United Church of Christ. The Rev. William Riegle officated. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in Mokena. Pallbearers were Michael Teske, Nate Taylor, Lee Simonek, Jonathon Caher, Ross Taylor and Nick Simonek. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ. Arrangements were under the direction of Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone.
Source: Peotone Vedette, May 5, 2004 Posted by Margaret Jennings, May 12, 2004
Chuck’s courageous battle with lymphoma ended on Oct. 5, 2003, when he went home to be with his precious Lord and Savior. Chuck was born Febrary 22, 1941, in Homewood. He resided in Peotone, with his wife, Joy Lynn and children most of his adult life until her passing in 1987. In 1989 he married wife Kaye and remained in Peotone until November of 1996. He and Kaye then moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, after he retired from teaching junior high students math and science for 30 years. He loved working with children, which continued after his move to Bonners Ferry. Chuck was instrumental in starting the first elementary mentoring program for Boundary County schools and loved working with all of the volunteer mentors, children and teachers. Chuck loved to be with people and frequently shared his sense of humor, kindness and friendship with everyone he met. His passion for Jesus was apparent to all who knew him. This past year he enjoyed and cherished his opportunity to be the facilitator of the building project for Bonners Ferry Church of the Nazarene. The miracles that he shared as the Lord built the church left a tremendous witness of the power of an almighty God which Chuck absolutely cherished. Chuck is survived by his wife Kaye of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; daughter Sherri of St. Louis, Missouri.; son Kevin and his wife, Amy, granddaughters, Haylee and Jaclyn of Manteno; son Brian and his wife Nancy, grandsons Tom and Matt of Plainfield; brother Rich and his wife Sherry of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Chuck and Evelyn Beck, sister Deanna and his first wife, Joy Lynn. His loss leaves a tremendous void in the lives of all who loved him and a legacy of a man totally devoted to the Lord. A memorial service was held at the Bonners Ferry Church of the Nazarene and will also be held at 11 a.m. October 11 at the Manteno Church of the Nazarene. Memorials may be made to Bonners Ferry Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1721, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. Cremation rites were accorded. Burial will be in the Mazon Cemetery. Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Oct 7, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 1, 2005
Greg G BECKER
Greg G. BECKER, 38, of Manhattan died Jan. 31, 1995 at Rush Presbyterian St. luke Medical Center, Chicago, from complications after receiving a liver transplant three weeks ago. He was employed at Shell Oil in the maintenance department. He was a devoted husband and father, who coached children in the Manhattan Baseball Association. he was also an active member of the Manhattan Athletic Booster Club. Survivors include his wife, Laurie BOYLE BECKER; two daughters, Brook and Kasey BECKER and one son, Joshua BECKER, all of Manhattan; his father, Hugo BECKER; six sisters, Brenda KANE, Cheryl (Tom) CUSIMANO, Cindy (Chris) KATSENES, Terry (Bruce) OSBORNE, Susan WALSH and Tracey (Jon) SCHOUTEN; one brother, Jeff BECKER; a step-sister, Kathy SOUTHALL; a step-brother, Paul BECKER; his motherin-in-law and father-in-law, Norman and Edwin BOYLE; brother-in-law, Bruce (Mary) BOYLE; and special friends, Mitch and Kendra CHELLIOS and Pete SLATTERY; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Lail NELSON. Visitation will be held tomorrow, Feb. 3, at the Forsythe Funeral Chapel, 320 Eastern Ave., Manhattan, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. He will lie in state at S. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma Street, Manhattan, from 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, until the time of service. Rev. David Switzer will officiate at the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Wilton Center Cemetery. Pall Bearers are Pete SLATTERY, John STEPHENS, Mitch CHELLIOS, Sid GANIOUS, Bruce BOYLE and Bob WARREN. Memorials may be made to the Manhattan Athletic Booster Club or St. Paul’s United Church of Christ new building fund… In and Around Manhattan. Everyone in our community mourns the death of Greg Becker this week. Greg suffered from a rare blood disease, which eventually destroyed his liver. He received a liver transplant and blood transfusion in a Chicago hospital three weeks ago. However, complications occurred and his body was too weak to combat them. ..
Source: Manhattan American, Feb 2, 1995 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, June 27, 2004
Services were held Tuesday morning for Marvin R BEHRENS, 96 of Peotone. Mr BEHRENS died 5 March, 2000, at his home. He was born 10 Nov 1903 in Monee, a son of John and Mary HELLMAN BEHRENS. He was retired as a tower operator for the Illinois Central Railroad after 40 years. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone. Mr BEHRENS is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy HANNOVER BEHRENS in 1994; they were married 4 Sep 1952 in Peotone; two brothers, Wallace and Elmer; and a sister Adella. The funeral was held 7 March at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel. The Rev David MCDONALD officiated. Burial was in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Peotone Paramedics or Immanuel United Church of Christ.
Source: The Monee Monitor, Mar 9, 2000 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Sep 15, 2004
Services will be held Friday morning, April 13, for Norbert A BEHRENS, 86, of Peotone. Mr BEHRENS died 10 Apr 2001, at Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee. Mr BEHRENS passed away just eight days short of his 87th birthday, and six days short of the 57th wedding anniversery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9pm Thursday, April 12, at Fedde- Helfrich Chapel in Peotone. The funeral will begin at 11am Friday at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, where he was a member. The Rev David MCDONALD will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. He was born 18 April 1914, in Green Garden Township. He grew up on a farm and later became head forman for Thompson Farms in Monee. He had also worked as a carpenter at the Steger Cabinet Factory and maintained his love of woodworking well into his retirement years, making anything from cabinets and furniture to novelty items, and music stands for the Immanuel Church’s Bell Choir. Mr BEHRENS had also worked for Meyer Brothers and Son in Peotone for about 10 years before moving across the street to the Ford garage. He and his cousin Rreuben, bought the franchise, and operated SCHMIDT-BEHRENS Ford from 1966 to 1976. He then worked as head of shop for Vic KATIS Ford until he retired. In his retirement years, he managed and did his own repairs on the BEHRENS apartment buildings. He was also active in his church; he played dartball, was on the church board a number of times, and volunteered to repair whatever needed fixing at the church. He was a member of Kankakee Moose. Mr BEHRENS is survived by his wife, Irene HEISNER BEHRENS, whom he married on 16 April 1945, in Peotone; a son, Kenneth (Cindi) BEHRENS of BLoomington; two grandchildren, Kate and Kim BEHRENS; a sister, Leora CROSS of Aurora; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Frieda MUELLER BEHRENS. Norbert will be remembered for his hard work, honesty and kindness.
Source: The Monee Monitor, Apr 12, 2001 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Sep 15, 2004
Raymond BEHRENS, Beecher Visitation for Raymond Ludwig BEHRENS, 95, of Beecher, will be from 3pm Monday until the 7pm services at Hack Funeral Home in Beecher. The Rev Karl WELLNITZ will officiate. Private burial will be at 11am Tuesday at St Paul’s Cemetery in Beecher. Memorials may be made to St Paul’s Luterhan Church in Beecher, where he was a member. Mr BEHRENS died 13 Aug 1998 at The Anchorage of Beecher. He was born 19 June 1903 in Monee, the son of Fred and Christina BEHRENS. His wife, the former Alice SMITH, whom he married 25 Oct 1925, died in 1984. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond F and Gladys BEHRENS of Beecher; four grandchildren, Linda (Jerry) JOHNSON of South Carolina, Nancy (Chip) KREGEL, Douglas (Peggy) BEHRENS and Marshall BEHRENS, all of Beecher; and five great-grandchildren. One daughter-in-law, Dorothy, and three sisters are deceased. Mr BEHRENS was a retired farmer since 1952. He also was employed at Wehmohofer Hardware Store and the Beecher School District as a bus driver for many years. He was a Die Hard Club Fan all his life.
Source: Kankakee Daily Journal, Aug 14, 1998 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, July 23, 2004
Christina G. BENNETT (nee GEUTHER) Age 103, of Frankfort, IL, passed away on January 18, 2005 at Anchorage of Beecher Nursing Home. Christina was born on July 3, 1901 in Frankfort Township. She was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ, St. Peters Womens Guild & Quilting, Frankfort Womens Club, Royal Neighbors, and she was a Columnist for the Star. Survived by a daughter Barbara B. (Mac) CARSON of Flossmoor, IL; two sons Clark G. BENNETT of Pompano Beach, FL, and Gene BENNETT of Lansing, IL; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her spouse Clark W. BENNETT (deceased). Visitation on Thursday, January 20, from 5-9PM at Gerardi Funeral Home, Frankfort, IL. Funeral services will be on Friday, January 21, 10:30AM at St. Peters United Church of Christ, Frankfort, IL. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Frankfort, IL. Memorials may be made to St. Peters United Church of Christ or to the Frankfort Public Library. Gerardi Funeral Home Lincoln Hwy. & 95th Frankfort, IL (815)469-2144
Source: Joliet Herald News, Jan 19, 2005 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Jan 23, 2005
BERBOS – – – This morning, Mat BERBOS, aged 13 months, at 1,107 North Scott street. Funeral tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the house. * * * * *
Source: The Joliet Daily News, Joliet, IL, Jul 29, 1895 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, May 27, 2000
Drowned. — The body of Adam BERGER of this city, who had been missing about five weeks, was discovered in the canal, on last Friday, near the gas works. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental drowning rendered by the jury.
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 26, Page 2, Dec 8, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 13, 2000
Sean P BERKLEY
Sean P. Berkley, 21, of Peotone, passed away Monday, September 5, 2005 at his home. He was born August 29, 1984 in Chicago Heights to William and Laura (Phillips) Berkley of Peotone. He was a laborer for P.T. Ferro Construction of Joliet, a member of Union Local 75, and a bass player for Soap, a local band. Sean is survived by his parents; a brother, William David (Suzi) Berkley of Naperville; his long-time girlfriend Megan Singel of Homewood; maternal grandparents, Jack and Eileen Phillips of Country Club Hills; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, David and Margaret Berkley. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 8th from 4-8 pm at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Funeral services will be held September 8th at 8 pm at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the Sean Berkley Foundation or Joliet Area Will County Hospice.
Source: Peotone Vedette, Sep 8, 2005 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 21, 2005
Evelyn Berry, 91, Peotone, died Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet. She was born December 21, 1912 in New Lenox, the daughter of Gerhard and Matilda (nee Jarchow) Hossbach. Mrs. Berry was a bookkeeper, Peotone Village Clerk from 1961-1975 and former co-owner and co-operator of Gem Cafe. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone. She was a Metropolitan Business College graduate in 1930, a member of the Eastern Will County Senior Services and loved to play cards and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Vernon ENGELHARDT, Peotone, and nephew, Jerry (Anne) Engelhardt of Yorkville. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Lester MUNDT (1941), second husband, George Berry (1969) and sister Elvira Engelhardt (2001). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 from 3-9 pm at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 15th at 11 am at the funeral home. Rev. Clarence Bangs will officiate. Interment will be in Immanuel United Church of Christ. Pallbearers are Matt Engelhardt, Luke Engelhardt, Mitch Hattan, Dave Powell, Larry Christiansen and Andrew Janczylik.
Source: Peotone Vedette, July 14, 2004 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Aug 1, 2004
Services were held Sunday afternoon for Alice B BETTENHAUSEN (nee KOPMAN) of Beecher, formerly of South Chicago Heights. Mrs BETTENHAUSEN died 28 Nov 1996 at The Anchorage of Beecher. She was born 26 Jan 1909, in Monee. She was a homemaker, a member of the St Luke’s Women’s Guild, and a former member of St John’s United Church of Christ in Chicago Heights. Mrs BETTENHAUSEN is survived by a daughter, Gladys (Eldon) HUENERBERG of Beecher; and a sister, Viola KANNBERG of Crete. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, in 1957; a sister and a brother. The funeral was held Dec 1 at St Luke United Church of Christ. The Rev Timothy RHODES officiated. Burial was in St Paul’s United Church of Christ cemetery in Monee. Memorials can be made to the St Luke Memorial Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Hack Funeral Home in Beecher.
Source: The Monee Monitor, Dec 5, 1996 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Sep 15, 2004
Conrad BETTENHAUSEN Passes Away Green Garden For Years Known as Model Citizen Especially as a Church Worker in This Community What had been so sorrowfully anticipated by the many friends and relatives who frequented his bedside, occurred Saturday evening, November 17 at 6:30 o’clock when the sad news was spread announcing the death of Conrad C. BETTENHAUSEN, a well known citizen of Frankfort Station. Notwithstanding the fact that all the assistance that human hands could lend were tendered him, it could be seen that slowly but surely he was losing ground in that great struggle against the “last enemy of man.” Already the dawn of his last days’ struggle on the battlefield of life gave ample signs of its fast approaching end, yet he lingered throughout that mournful day till when once more darkness spreading her peaceful mantle over nature, announced the end of another day’s toil, he too, had finished his and passed away, yet not into darkness but eternal day, a triumphant child of God. Hardly had September bid the summer adieu and ushered in the fall when Mr. Bettenhausen was suddenly overtaken by paralysis of one entire side of his body, which resulting in the loss of use of his vocal organs, rendered him a helpless creature throughout four weeks, the last and longest of his life. The funeral services were h [eld? – section missing] Tuesday, Nov. 19, beginning a [t? – section missing] o’clock at the home of the deceased, conducted by his pastor, Rev. F.F. KLENSKY from whence the remains were taken to the English M. E. Church where Rev. James R. VANDERVOORT, pastor of the Methodist church of Frankfort and an intimate friend as well as frequent visitor of Mr. BETTENHAUSEN during his last illness, spoke the words of consolation, taken from (Cor. 15, 41,) “There is one glory of the moon and another glory of the stars, for one star differeth from another star in glory.” Following this Rev. KLENSKY read the obituary closing with numerous amiable tributes to the deceased in connection with the words of Job, “I know that my redeemer liveth.” When the final opportunity was given to view the remains, friends from far and near came to pay tribute to a beloved character, once hidden in that form, now only but a mass of lifeless clay. Burial was at Pleasant Hill cemetery at Frankfort, where his remains shall rest until that great and glorious day. Conrad BETTENHAUSEN was born June 14, 1834, at Koenigswald, Kreis Rotenburg, Kurhessen, Germany. When but a child, having lost both his parents, he made his home with Rev. HESS in his native town, where he received his early christian training. At the age of 19, he emigrated to America, coming directly to Orland, Cook county, Ill., where on Sept. 9, 1857, he was married to Miss Elizabeth HORN and settled on a farm. Five sons and five daughters were born to them. Some 45 years ago he was united with the German M. E. Church, remaining a faithful member of the same to his end, also holding the offices of steward, Sunday school superintendent and trustee while he fulfilled the duties such positions laid upon him most conscientiously. He loved the church of his choice and was ever ready to lend a helping hand in the promotion of its cause, his pastors always finding in him a wise counsellor. Mr. BETTENHAUSEN never failed to impress upon his children the necessity of living a christian life. As mere babes he would gather them around the family altar, there teaching them the beautiful lessons of Christianity. Above all other things enjoyable to Mr. BETTENHAUSEN upon Earth was his great love for music. Mr. Bettenhausen was oftimes wont to say how his whole life was a song. All day long as he went about his work fulfilling life” duties and carrying life” burdens, his clear tenor voice could be heard even at a distance with such firmness and joy that it convinced every hearer that these songs were making lighter the burdens of him who sung. In 1884 he moved to a farm in Green Garden, from whence in 1892, he retired to Frankfort where he resided to the end. Not quite three months ago Mr. and Mrs. Bettenhausen enjoyed the rare privilege of celebrating their golden wedding at which time dear friends and relatives wished them at least some few years more of happy unity upon earth. But the Divine will had destined it otherwise. Instead he lies in peaceful repose awaiting the final reunion of his loved ones and enjoying in reality that which permeated his very soul when he sang, “When All my Labors and Trials Are O’er,” the famous Torrey hymn. Those still here to mourn his loss are, a loving wife whose name was to him almost sacred, whose presence he continually sought, yes whose foot steps as he heard them come, brought to him a smile even in his pain; two sons, three daughters, twenty-two grandchildren, one great grandchild, besides a host of intimate friends and relatives. Mrs. Bettenhausen and children wish through the columns of the News to express their sentiments of sincere gratitude to all who lent their aid and sympathy in the bereavement caused by the death of their beloved husband and father.
Source: unknown newspaper, Nov 29, 1907 Posted by Steven Weyand Folkers, Aug 18, 1999
Conrad F BETTENHAUSEN
Mokena, Will County, Illinois, News- Bulletin, 22 Sep 1947, Conrad F. BETTENHAUSEN, 73, who died last Saturday night, August 16, at 11 o’clock in St. Francis hospital, Blue Island, was buried in Tinley Park Memorial cemetery, Tuesday afternoon following a 2 o’clock funeral service in Hirsch’s funeral chapel, Tinley Park with the Rev. Albert BUDDENHAGEN pastor of Tinley Park Zion Lutheran church officiating. Active throughout his life until about a year ago, when his health began to fail, Mr. BETTENHAUSEN was seized with a fainting spell on Thursday, August 7, and was taken to the hospital in Blue Island. His condition was recognized as serious, and he was unable to regain the strength that had carried him through many years. Mr. BETTENHAUSEN was born in 1869 in Koenigswald in Germany. In 1894 he married Margaret ANDRES and in the same year came to the United States to carve out his future. Shortly after arriving in Tinley Park, he settled in Frankfort township, about half way between Tinley Park and Mokena. Here five sons were born, of whom four survive. Here, too, his wife died in 1921. In 1925 he was again married, to Miss Anna ACKERMAN, also of Koenigswald, Germany. She survives. In the 1920s Mr. BETTENHAUSEN shifted responsibility for the large farm to his son John, but continued to be active in assisting up until his health failed last year. In the same year, 1924, he participated in organizing a building corporation with his sons, Henry, Emil and August, and with Justice SHAFFER. Disbanded 10 years later, the business was converted into the business now operated by Henry BETTENHAUSEN known as the Bettenhausen Hardware store in Tinley Park. From that time on he rendered assistance on the farm and in the store, maintaining the activity which had characterized his life. Survivors in addition to the widow are Henry BETTENHAUSEN, Emil BETTENHAUSEN, Tinley Park, John BETTENHASUEN, on the farm, and August BETTENHAUSEN, employed by International Harvester company, Chicago, sons, and by 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Source: Mokena News-bulletin, Aug 22, 1947; Date of Death: Aug 17, 1947 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Mar 22, 2001
Dorothy Mae BETTENHAUSEN (McKANNA) Age 84, of Coal City passed away Monday, April 12, 2004 at Morris Hospital with her family by her side. She was born October 2, 1919 in Minooka, a daughter of Leon and Esther (VICKERY) McKANNA. Dorothy was raised and educated at McKanna School in Plattville and on February 23, 1942, she married Hubert John
Source: Joliet Herald News, Apr 14, 2004 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, April 19, 2004
Earl H BETTENHAUSEN of Manhattan died May 4 at Palos Community Hospital. Visitation will be 3 to 8 pm Sunday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Services will be at 11am Monday at Green Garden United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Green Garden Greenview Cemetery. Born 13 April 1910 in Green Garden Township, Mr Bettenhausen was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Will County Farm Bureau. Mr Bettenhausen is survived by his daughter, Marie WRIGHT of Matteson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violette, who died in 1983.
Source: The Star Newspapers, May 6, 2001; Date of Death: May 4, 2001 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Sep 14, 2004
Earl W BETTENHAUSEN
Earl W. BETTENHAUSEN Age 91, of rural Manhattan, IL at rest Friday, May 4 2001 at Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights, IL. Born April 13, 1910 in Green Garden Township, the son of William C. and Mary (nee) KRAPF BETTENHAUSEN. He was a retired farmer. Married Marie WRIGHT of Matteson, IL on December 15, 1937 who preceded him in death in 1983. He was a member of Green Garden United Methodist Church, the Will County Farm Bureau, Active in several card playing groups, church Ice Cream Socials and enjoyed showing 16 mm movies at Ice Cream Socials and family gatherings. Survived by a daughter, Marie WRIGHT of Matteson, IL. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wesley and William C. BETTENHAUSEN; and a sister, Edna WEBER. Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 7, 2001 at 11:00 AM in the Green Garden United Methodist Church with Pastor Penny HOFFMAN officiating. Interment Green Garden Greenview Cemetery, Manhattan, IL. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, May 6, 2001 in the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, 112 Main St., Peotone, IL. Memorials may be made to the Green Garden United Methodist Church.
Source: Joliet Herald News, May 6, 2001 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, May 6, 2001
Edwin B BETTENHAUSEN
Mokena News-Bulletin,Edwin BETTENHAUSEN, 54, of 1214 Oneida street, Joliet, former operator of a general store at Andres and one time superintendent of the Green Garden Methodist church school for 25 years, died Thursday, August 28, at Silver Cross hospital following a lingering illness. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John BETTENHAUSEN, he was born in Green Garden township where he spent his youth. Later he moved to Andres and established a general store there. He operated the general store for 23 years until ill health forced him to retire about three years ago at which time he moved to Joliet to make his home. Acitive in affairs of the Green Garden church, her served as head of the church shool there for a quarter of a century. He also held other offices in the church. Mr. BETTENHAUSEN was active in the Masonic lodge also. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie HEISNER; two daughters, Lois of Joliet and Mrs. Wendell MORRISON of Andrew; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Emma WOODMAN of Joliet and Mrs Alma BAUCH of Frankfort; two brothers, Henry of Albion, Mich.; and Alvin of Chicago. Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Wunderlich Funeral home to the Richards Street Methodist church at 1:30PM Burial was in Greenview cemetery Green Garden.
Source: News Bulletin, Sep 4, 1947; Date of Death: Aug 28, 1947 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Mar 22, 2001
Eva Mae BETTENHAUSEN
Eva Mae BETTENHAUSEN (nee BALIN) Age 75. Saturday, December 23, 2000 at Sunny Hill Skilled Rehabilitation Center. Born in Joliet, and a lifelong resident. Retired from the Joliet Arsenal. Member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Joliet Moose Lodge #300 and Cantigny Post VFW #367 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are two children, Alex E. (LeAnn) BETTENHAUSEN and Betty Jane (Richard) CAREY, both of Joliet. One granddaughter, Tammy (Kenny) FUHRMAN of Joliet. Beloved “granny” of Sam and Max FUHRMAN. One sister, Betty HUNSLEY of Joliet. Sister-in-law of Lois BETTENHAUSEN, Ruth BALIN, Lorraine (Jack) BIDGOOD, Bernice LYNCH and Dorothy BETTENHAUSEN. Her loving and faithful companion, Coco. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by her husband, Wallace BETTENHAUSEN Sr. (1994). Her son Wallace “Butch” BETTENHAUSEN Jr. (1999). Parents, Alex and Agnes (nee BROWN) BALIN. One brother, Ewing “Bus” BALIN. Funeral services for Eva Mae BETTENHAUSEN will be Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Chapel. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorials in her memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at: Fred C. Dames West Chapel 3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Dec 26, 2000 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Dec 26, 2000
Evelyn BETTENHAUSEN, a resident of Streator, formerly of Tinley Park, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services were Saturday, at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator, with the Rev. David BIGLEY officiating. Interment was in St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery, Mokena. Mrs. BETTENHAUSENwas born Jan. 20, 1916 in Chicago. A beautician, she had owned a beauty shop in Mokena. She was a member of Ransom United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, LaSalle Co. Home Extension, LaSalle Co., Farm Bureau and Christian Women’s Club. Mrs. BETTENHAUSEN is survived by her husband, Milton; a daughter, Carol (Frank) CORRIGAN of Ransom, three sons, Roy of Tracy, Calif., Don of Tinley Park, and Bobbe of Streator; a sister, Shirley (Arthur) HENKE of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and 10 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.
Source: The Star, Dec 25, 1994; Date of Death: Dec 20, 1994 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 23, 1999
Gladys I. BETTENHAUSEN, nee CAPPEL, age 93, a resident of Orland Park, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002 at her home. Mrs. BETTENHAUSEN was born Jan. 16, 1909 in Mokena, IL. She married Herbert C. in 1932 and later moved to Tinley Park. In 1956 they built and operated Bettenhausen Motor Sales until 1983. Mrs. BETTENHAUSEN was a member of the Tinley Park United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Senior Citizen and Zion Senior Citizen Clubs. Mrs. BETTENHAUSEN was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, in 1990. Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis (Paul) EBELING, of Tinley Park, Gloria (Richard) LITTLE of Orland Park and Donna (Albert) CARLTON of Raleigh, NC and a son, Harlan (Judy) BETTENHAUSEN of Tinley Park; fond grandmother of Denise (Mark) GRYSKA, Renae (Joe) BORGERDING Dean (Joni) EBELING, Dale (Germaine) EBELING, Pamela (John) BRUNO, Donald (Sandra) COYNER, Michael (Gina) BETTENHAUSEN, Troy (Ellen) BETTENHAUSEN, Brad (Kim) BETTENHAUSEN, Julie (Greg) BAILEY, Scott (Lisa) CARLTON and Kimberly CARLTON; great- grandmother of 22. Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 2, 2002 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave., (155th/Wheeler Dr. and Harlem), Orland Park. Lying in state Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. at the Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Pl.Interment St. John Cemetery, Mokena, IL. Memorials may be made to Tinley Park United Methodist Church. 708-532- 5400 or www.colonialchapelfh.com. Published in the Chicago Tribune from 9/1/2002 – 9/2/2002.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Sep 1, 2002 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Sep 7, 2002
Gladys I. BETTENHAUSEN Businesswoman: Gladys I. BETTENHAUSEN nee CAPPEL, 93, of Orland Park, died Friday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 173rd Place. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Mokena. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave., Orland Park. Mrs. BETTENHAUSEN was born Jan. 16, 1909 in Mokena. With her late husband, Herbert, she helped found Bettenhausen Motor Sales and ran the company with him until 1983. She was a member of Tinley Park United Methodist Women and Senior Citizens clubs, and was a homemaker. Mrs. BETTENHAUSEN is survived by three daughters Phyllis EBELING of Tinley Park, Gloria LITTLE of Orland Park, Donna CARLTON of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Harlan BETTENHAUSEN of Tinley Park; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Tinley Park United Methodist Church.
Source: Daily Southtown, Aug 31, 2002; Date of Death: Aug 30, 2002 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 31, 2002
Kurt A BETTENHAUSEN
Kurt A. BETTENHAUSEN. Age 58. Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at his home in New Lenox. Survived by his loving wife, Myrla (WINCHELL) BETTENHAUSEN; one son, Jeff BETTENHAUSEN; one step son, John (Joanne) MIACZYNSKI, two step daughters, Debbie, Mrs. Brian STRONG, Pam, Mrs Dan McCARTHY; three grandson, Kyle HABERKORN, John and James MIACZYNSKI; two granddaughters, Jennifer, Justina MIACZYNSKI; one brother, Lee (Kay) BETTENHAUSEN; two sons-in-law, John HABERKORN;Mike MUSSARIO. Born in Joliet, lived in New Lenox the past 13 years. Preceded by his parents, LaVerne and Evelyn LICHTENWALTER; two daughters, Debbie HABERKORN (1997), Lori MUSSARIO (1997). Employed at T. J. LAMBRECHT as an Assistant Manager, retiring in 1998, after serving them for 12 years. Member of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. Family will receive frinds at the KURTZ Memorial Chapel. Cedar and Francis Road, Friday 3-8. Services Saturday, April 17, 10:30 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kelly FRYER officiating.
Source: Joliet Herald-news, Apr 15, 1999 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 22, 1999
Martha Elizabeth Horn BETTENHOUSE
Frankfort Pioneer Resident Passes Away A large number of friends and relatives gathered at the home of one of Will county’s pioneers, on Saturday afternoon, June 2, to pay their final tributes to the widowed wife of Conrad C. BETTENHAUSEN of Frankfort, who preceded her to his reward, not quite two years ago. Although her end was not entirely unexpected by those who were daily at her bedside, the sudden change of her condition for the worse, which very soon resulted in her death, was a severe shock to her friends and relatives. She was taken ill April 30. Martha Elizabeth HORN was born on the 24th day of October, 1839, in Koenigswald Kreis Rotenburg, in the province of Kurhessen, Germany, from whence, she at the age of 17 years emigrated to America, arriving at Orland, Cook county, Ill., in the company of a party of friends and home-seekers. On Sept. 9, 1857, she was married to Mr. BETTENHAUSEN, and together they began life’s journey, settling on a farm. Difficult and many were the hardships confronting them in those early days of western country life, yet they were happy ones. The happy couple chanced to spend their first years on a region traversed by the early missionaries and becoming converts of the Methodists, they joined the German branch, of which both remained true members until the end. Ten children were born to them, five of whom now remain to mourn the loss of father and mother. They are John M., resident on a farm at Green Garden; Christ C., of Tinley Park; Mary, wife of Henry DEIST; Martha, wife of Frank FOLKERS, and Emma, wife of Frank KOHLHAGEN, of Frankfort.
Source: unknown newspaper and date [probable date: after 2 June 1909] Posted by Steven Weyand Folkers, Aug 18, 1999
Myrtle Bettenhausen — Manhattan Visitation for Myrtle Lillian Bettenhausen, 88, of rural Manhattan, will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Pastor Penny Hoffman will officiate. Interment will be in Green Garden Greenview Cemetery, Manhattan. Pallbearers will be Lyle Emery, John Edward and Brian David Bettenhausen, Barry Keith and Kevin James Slifer and Rob David Bond. Memorials may be made to Green Garden United Methodist Church, where she was a member. She died Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at St. John’s Hospice, Springfield. She was born January 17, 1918, in Manhattan, the daughter of Charles and Amanda Polsen Johnson. Her husband, Emery J. Bettenhausen, whom she married April 20, 1938, in Manhattan, died in 1992. She was a member of The Jolly Nine and enjoyed cooking and sewing. Surviving are one son, Lyle Bettenhausen of Florida; one daughter, Beverly Slifer of Springfield; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Deceased are two sisters, Adeline Johnson and Florence Ekholm; and two brothers, Raymond and Clarence Johnson.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Feb 1, 2006 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Feb 1, 2006
Myrtle Lillian BETTENHAUSEN, Age 88, of rural Manhattan, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, IL. She was born January 17, 1918 in Manhattan, IL, the daughter of Charles and Amanda (nee POLSEN) JOHNSON. Myrtle was a Homemaker. She married Emery J. BETTENHAUSEN on April 20, 1938 in Manhattan. He preceded her in death in 1992. Survivors include a son, Lyle BETTENHAUSEN of Florida; a daughter, Beverly SLIFER of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Lyle BETTENHAUSEN Jr, John BETTENHAUSEN, Brian BETTENHAUSEN, Karen BETTENHAUSEN, Barry SLIFER, Kevin SLIFER and Ann BOND; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Adeline JOHNSON and Florence EKHOLM; and two brothers, Raymond and Clarence JOHNSON. Myrtle was a member of Green Garden United Methodist Church, The Jolly Nine; enjoyed cooking and sewing; and she was very dedicated to her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday, February 3, from 9:00-11:00 AM at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel. Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 3, 11:00 AM at the funeral home, with Pastor Penny HOFFMAN officiating. Interment Green Garden Greenview Cemetery, Manhattan, IL. Memorials to Green Garden United Methodist Church. Pallbearers: Lyle Emery BETTENHAUSEN, John Edward BETTENHAUSEN, Brian David BETTENHAUSEN, Barry Keith SLIFER, Kevin James SLIFER, and Rob David BOND. Fedde-Helfrich Chapel 112 Main St., Peotone, IL For Info: (708) 258-6737
Source: Joliet Herald News, Feb 1, 2006 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Feb 1, 2006
Ronald A BETTENHAUSEN
Ronald A. BETTENHAUSEN. Age 67, late of Branson, MO. Formerly of New Lenox. Passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in St. Louis, MO. He is survived by his wife, Joyce BETTENHAUSEN (nee DUEHR), sons, Ronald A. (Cheryl), Bruce (dear friend, Chris MURRAY) and Donald W. (Susan). Grandfather of Erica, Benjamin, Michael and Jonathan. Great Grandfather of James. One sister, Betty (Dan) MacALPINE and one sister-in-law, Diane (Tom) GABRIELSE. Ron was a former owner of New Lenox Amoco. He retired from Allis Chalmers. Former Mokena Auxiliary Police Sergeant. Former member of St. John United Church of Christ Board and an avid outdoorsman. Funeral service Monday 10:00 A.M. at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 442 E. Lincoln Hwy., New Lenox. Interment St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, St. Louis, MO would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday 2-8 P.M.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Aug 21, 2005 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 21, 2005
Ruth E BETTENHAUSEN
Recent Deaths: Ruth E. BETTENHAUSEN (BERG) Age 83, Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at her home in Joliet. Survived by two daughters; Jayne (Ron) ALBERS, and Ruth (Dean)LISTON. Grandmother of Mark ALBERS, Amy(Ray) DUNHAM, and Sheri (Kevin) SAFFORD. Born in Joliet, living in the area all of her life. She was a member of the Cantigny V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. Preceded in death by her husband Raymond in 1977, her parents August and Elen (GUSTAFSON) BERG, three sisters; Eleanor BETTENHAUSEN, Ruby SHINGLER, Alice MISIUREWICZ; two brothers, Lawrence BERG and Albert BERG. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, Cedar at Francis Rd, New Lenox, on Saturday, June 15, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Greta McDONALD officiating. Interment will be Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Frankfort. Kurtz Memorial Chapel Cedar at Francis Rds., (815)485-3200
Source: Joliet Herald News, Jun 14, 2002 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, June 18, 2002
Dennis A BEUTIEN
Manteno – Dennis A. Beutien drowned Monday, May 15, 1989 at Manteno Lake. He was born March 17, 1947 in Manteno to Eldon
Source: Kankakee Journal, May 16, 1989 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Feb 28, 2004
Evelyn Arline (mike) BEUTIEN
Evelyn (Mike) Beutien, 80 of Manteno, died Friday, March 24, 2000 at her home. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno where services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday. The Rev. David McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Manteno. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials in Mike’s name on behalf of the Immanuel United Church of Christ where she was a member, the Manteno Paramedics or the Kankakee Humane Society. She was born March 9, 1920 in Peotone to Fred and Julia (Deininger) Reitz. She married Eldon (Pug) Beutien who is deceased. Surviving are 1 daughter, Sue (Gary) Hoskins of Manteno, 2 grandsons, Ryan and Jamie Hoskins, 1 great grandson, Jacob Stauffenberg, 1 sister Helen Lalumendre, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, her son Dennis, her parents and 1 sister, June Rokus. Mrs. Beutien retired after 25 years at Manteno Mental Health Center and then worked for 13 years with her daughter in pet grooming. She was a Charter Member of the Manteno Sportsman’s Club Auxilliary where she was active until her death. She enjoyed playing bingo, euchre, crocheting, animals and spending time with family and friends.
Source: Peotone Vedette, Mar 25, 2000 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Feb 28, 2004
Visitation for William Clare (Bill) Beutien, 85, of Manteno, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with a 7 p.m. Masonic service at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone, where he was a member, or to cystic fibrosis. He died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at his home. Mr. Beutien retired from Manteno State Hospital where he had worked in the power house. He was born February 21, 1917, in Peotone, the son of Edward C. and Sophia M. Meyer Beutien. Surviving are his wife, the former Frances I. Wulff, whom he married March 20, 1948, in Kankakee, of Manteno; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Pat Beutien of Carmel, Indiana, William and Cindy Beutien of Manteno, Brian and Jean Beutien of Kankakee; one daughter and son-in-law, Karla Rae and Terry Stark of Manteno; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Eunice Stebbins and Orel Lamore Lehnig; and two brothers, Ellsworth (Babe) Beutien and Eldon (Pug) Beutien, are deceased. Mr. Beutien had been a village trustee in the 60s. He was a member of the Peotone Masonic Lodge and the Manteno Sportsman’s Club. He had been a coach and umpired Little League. He played baseball through his early 40’s.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Oct 16, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 29, 2005