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Violet Krapf CADORETTE

Violet KRAPF CADORETTE Age 87, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Monday, December 3, 2001 at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry. She was born on November 14, 1914 in Green Garden, Illinois to Charles and Amanda (BERGMEIER) KRAPF. In January of 1959, she married Raymond J. CADORETTE. Survivors include her children Donald (Carol) CADORETTE of Boston, Ginger (Ray) HARRIS of Jacksonville, FL, Rose Mary (George) SMITH of Boston, Jean O’CONNELL of Jacksonville and Reene (Joe) ROSZKOWSKI of Boston, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sister Lorraine HENELY of Wonder Lake, sisters-in-law Orpha KRAPF of Springfield, Marian KRAPF of Monee and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, her sons Ray Jr. and Paul, her brothers, Vincent, Floyd, Roy and Wayne Krapf and a sister, Bernice PEPLOW. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 PM until the 4 PM service at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr. (corner of Bull Valley Rd.) McHenry, with Rev. Thomas M. HARDWICK officiating. Additional services and interment will be held in Boston. Memorials can be made to, Lakewood United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6133 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217. Colonial Funeral Home

Source: Joliet Herald News, Dec 6, 2001 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Dec 7, 2001

David CADY

Killed. — David CADY, aged fifteen years, a son of H. CADY, of this city, was killed at the St. Louis railroad depot on last Friday evening. He attempted to pass between two cars while the train was being coupled, and was crushed to death.

Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 16, Page 2, Sep 29, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 4, 2000

Francis CALAHAN

Francis C. CALAHAN, Sr., 74 years old, a life-long resident of Joliet township, died this morning at St. Joseph’s hospital after an illness of three weeks. For the past several years he lived at 111 Cora Street. He was born on a farm in Joliet township and lived in the country thru all his active life, retiring to the city when failing health compelled him to give up farming. He is survived by four sons and two daughters, all of Joliet: Mrs. Ellen MCLAREN, J. Francis, Edward M., Peter W., and Joseph H. CALAHAN, and Mrs. Irene MCMASTERS, and by 13 grandchildren. The funeral will be from the Fred C. Dames parlors at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning to St. Raymond’s church at 9:30 o’clock.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald News, Jan 4, 1937; Date of Death: Jan 4, 1937 Posted by Cindy Keim, July 6, 2000

Mary C CALAHAN

Mrs. Mary CALAHAN succumbs at 71; Rites Wednesday Mrs. Mary C. CALAHAN; 71 years old, wife of Francis CALAHAN, died Sunday at her home, 111 Cora Street, after a lingering illness. Mrs. CALAHAN is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Nell MCLAREN and Mrs. Irene MCMASTERS, of Joliet; four sons, Frank,Edward, Peter, and Joseph, all of Joliet; one sister, Mrs. Catherine QUINLIVAN, of Chicago; two brothers, Frank and Owney BRADY, of Chicago, and 12 grandchildren. The body was taken to the Fred C. Dames funeral parlors and later taken to the home, from where the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Raymond’s Catholic Church at 10:30 o’clock. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. CALAHAN was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Raymond’s church and of the Royal Neighbors of America.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald News, Sep 30, 1935; Date of Death: Sep 29, 1935 Posted by Cindy Keim, July 6, 2000

James T CALAHAN

CALAHAN Funeral Rites Tomorrow Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning for James CALAHAN, 68 years old, 111 South Eastern avenue, who fell or jumped from the McDonough street bridge into the Desplaines river yesterday. Services will be held from the Sonntag funeral home, 415 North Herkimer street, at 9 o’clock to St. Patrick’s church at 9:30. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Wilmington. Mr. CALAHAN is survived by his widow, Catherine; two sons, James and Joseph; two step-sons, Thomas and John MCMASTERS; a step daughter, Mrs. A. SCHUTTEN, and a brother, Francis. His body was recovered after 45 minutes in the water. Members of the crew of the tug, Patricia Lou Warner, removed the body from the water opposite the government moorings on Railroad Street, half a mile from the point where he went to his death. His cap and coat were found on the bridge. An inquest into his death will be held today.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald News, Apr 6, 1934; Date of Death: Apr 5, 1934 Posted by Cindy Keim, July 6, 2000

Peter CALLAGHAN

Peter CALLAGHAN, an old settler who moved from this city to Wilmington about ten years ago, is dead and will be buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in this city, today. The body will arrive on the two o’clock train.

Source: Joliet Morning News, Apr 3, 1880; Date of Death: Apr 2, 1880 Posted by Cindy Keim, Nov 11, 2000

Katherine CALLAHAN

Mrs. CALLAHAN died today at her home Mrs. Katherine CALLAHAN wife of James CALLAHAN, died at her home this morning, 505 South DesPlaines street, at 4:20 o’clock. A complication of diseases caused her death. She was 38 years old. Mrs. CALLAHAN was a member of the Order of the White Cross of this city and was well known. Besides her husband; three sons, James, John, and Joseph, and three brothers, Stephen,John, and Patrick CAVENAUGH survive her. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the late’s home to St. Mary’s church. The interment will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald News, Dec 29, 1905; Date of Death: Dec 29, 1905 Posted by Cindy Keim, July 6, 2000

Garry CAMPBELL

Private services were held for Garry C CAMPBELL, 66, of Crete. Mr CAMPBELL died 19 Feb 2000, at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey. He was born 27 Dec 1933, in Paonia, CO. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Northern Colorado. He was a history teacher and head baseball coach at Crete-Monee High School, where he had been employed since 1958. Mr CAMPBELL is survived by his wife, Kathryn HERRMANN CAMPBELL, who he marreid on 21 Aug 1960, in Monee; two daughters, Lanae (Gary) MOLINE, or Newtown, CT; and Arlyne (Marty) BEEDLE of Bartlett; two grandchildren, Abigail and Janel BEEDLE; his mother, Bertha Mae CAMPBELL of Hotchkiss CO; and a sister, Sharon (Michael) KELLEY, of Ahola OR. Memorials may be made to the Nativity Fund at St Paul’s United Church of Christ in Monee. Arrangements were handled by Care Memorial of Illinois.

Source: Monee Monitor, Mar 2, 2000 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 26, 2005

Joseph CAMPBELL

Died In this city, in the 32d ult, Mr. Joseph CAMPBELL, aged 50 years and 7 months. Mr. C. was one of the earliest settlers in this county.

Source: Joliet Signal, July 13, 1858; Date of Death: 1858 Posted by Dorothy Riegel, May 19, 2001

Anna CANN

Anna Cann, 84, of Peotone, died today, July 3, 2002, at the Anchorage of Beecher Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Burial will be in Wilton Center Cemetery, Manhattan. Pallbearers will be Lyle and Tom Carstens, Robert and Charles Schuler, Pete White, Jeff and Mark Crumrine and Robert Johnson. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, where she was a member. Mrs. Cann was a retired bank teller from Peotone Bank and Trust. She was born January 20, 1918, in Peotone, the daughter of Olof and Alma Karlson Johnson. Her husbands, Wallace Giles, Fred Carstens and Howard Cann, are deceased. Surviving are two stepsons and step-daughters-in-law, Lyle and Bonnie Carstens of Peotone, Allen and Lois Carstens of Tucson, Arizona; one daughter-in-law, Judy Giles of Peotone; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Stevens of Elon, North Carolina; and two sisters-in-law, Hazel Johnson of New Lenox and The../../../resa Johnson of Bradley. One son, Duane Giles, who died in 1998; and two brothers, Albion Johnson and Gilbert Johnson, are deceased.

Source: Kankakee Journal, July 3, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 28, 2005

Virginia CANN

Virginia B. Cann, 87, of the Bickford House in Bourbonnais, formerly of rural Peotone, died Monday, October 30, 2006, at home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Jonathan Krogh will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Lehnert, Dale McMahan, Chad Heldt, Wallace and Dean Sammy, and Brian Cann. Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Peotone or Helping Hands. Mrs. Cann was a homemaker. She was born March 9, 1919, in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Wallace and Minnie Kietzman Cox. Her husband, Ray J. Cann, whom she married June 24, 1939, in Joliet, died in 1990. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Peotone, where she was a former Elder and Deacon. She was a member of Helping Hands, the Kankakee Needle Workers Guild, and the Womens Association at her church. She was a past superintendent of the Will County Fair. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Lyle Lehnert of Grant Park; 3 grandchildren, Karla (Dale) McMahan, David (Shelly) Lehnert, Melissa (Chad) Heldt, all of Grant Park; 7 great-grandchildren, Erin and Kaitlyn McMahan, Kaleb and Hayden Lehnert, Dava and Kodi Knight, and Rylan Heldt; one sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and George Sammy of Crete; and numerous nieces and nephews. Deceased are her parents and two brothers, Wallace Cox Jr. and Howard Cox.

Source: Kankakee Journal, Oct 31, 2006 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 31, 2006

Howard CANNON

Howard CANNON Age 54, of Ottawa, formerly of Joliet, died Wednesday morning, November 27, 2002 at home. Funeral Services will be at 11 AM on Monday, December 2 in the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. cannon was born on April 17, 1948 in Shawano, Wisconsin to Howard and Fran (Miller) CANNON. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. He married Bernice (HEISNER) HELENHOUSE on July 30, 2002 in Ottawa. He was active in the New Life Fellowship, and the First United Methodist Church in Ottawa. Mr. Cannon was a member of the Ottawa Moose Lodge #960, and the V.F.W. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; his step mother, Alice Schuyler; six step children; two sisters; five brothers; and five step brothers. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the donor’s choice.

Source: Joliet Herald News, Nov 29, 2002 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Nov 29, 2002

Earl CANTONE

Earl Cantone, 69, of rural Peotone, died suddenly Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at his home. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone. Father Michael Ginter will officiate. Burial will be in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Pallbearers will be Michael, Anthony, Guy, Paul and Dean Cantone and Thomas Kuzma. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Liver Foundation for Kids or to the Peotone Fire Protection District. Mr. Cantone was currently working for the Will County Sheriff’s Office as a court security officer for River Valley Justice Center. He was a former Illinois state trooper, former Illinois Secretary of State assistant superintendent and a former Peotone police officer. He was born December 1, 1933, in Chicago, the son of Louis Sr. and Theresa Balzano Cantone. His parents are deceased. Surviving are 5 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael (Karen) Cantone, Anthony (Karen) Cantone, Guy (Barbara) Cantone, Paul (Jodi) Cantone, all of Peotone, Dean (Melanie) Cantone of Lemont; 2 daughters and one son-in-law, Carol Cantone and Andrea (Thomas) Kuzma, all of Peotone; grandchildren, Kyle, Chad and Ashley Cantone, David Cantone, Rachel (Martin) Eglar, Aimee and Meggen Cantone, Jackie, Priscilla and Courtney Cantone, Dominique Cantone, Vincent, Gemma and Joey Cantone and Andi and A.J. Kuzma; former wife, Mona Mae Guritz Cantone of Peotone; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Louis Jr. and Marge Cantone of Barrington; 5 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Gloria (Thomas) Keough of Orland Park, Nancy Antonacci of Romeoville, Betty (Ed) Soffel of Chicago Ridge, Carol (Ray) Wittekind and Barbara Callaghan, all of Chicago; 1 sister-in-law, Delores Cantone of Frankfort; and many nieces and nephews. One brother, John Cantone, is deceased. He was past president of the Will County Police Chiefs Association, past commander of the Peotone American Legion Post 392, past commander of the Will County American Legion and past commander of the Peotone VfW Post 2243. Mr. Cantone served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was on the Eastern Will County Senior Services Board of Directors, a member of the Ridgewood Cycle Association and trustee and secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Peotone Fire Protection District since 1997.

Source: Kankakee Journal, Oct 15, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 1, 2005

Marvin CAPPEL

Marvin A. CAPPEL, 82, of Herscher, formerly of Tinely Park, died Friday, November 5, 2004, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday at Kankakee Chapel of the Schaffeler Funeral Homes, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher, until the 11:00 a.m. services. Pastor Mark WENSEL will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Herscher. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher, where he was a member. Mr.. CAPPEL and his wife farmed in Frankfort, Tinely Park area until they moved to Herscher in the late 1970s. He was born May 11, 1922 in Mokena, the son of Albert and Clara YUNKER CAPPEL. He spent his boyhood living with his aunt and uncle, Emma and Emil CAPPEL, on a farm in Mokena. He lived in Mokena until his marriage. His wife, the former Mildred VOGT, whom he married September 30, 1944 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Country Club Hills, died May 11, 1997. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ron HATTENDORF of Green Garden, Monee; one son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Connie CAPPEL of Bourbounais, one brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and Toots CAPPEL of Mokena; grandchildren Renee HATTENDORF and her fiance, Steve BRAMMER Rachel HATTENDORF, Jason and Meg CAPPEL, Jill MAJIER. Amber and Mathew CAPPEL, and great-grandchildren, Joy, Zeke, and Ben CAPPEL. His parents; one daughter Dawn CAPPEL; one great- granddaughter, Darby CAPPEL; and one brother, Harold CAPPEL, are deceased. Mr. CAPPEL was a lifelong farmer who also raised livestock and devoted himself to his family. He was a member of the Kankakee County Farm Bureau and a past member of the Lutheran Laymen’s Legue. SCHREFFLER FUNERAL HOME LTD, (815)932-2421

Source: Joliet Herald News, Nov 9, 2004 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Nov 9, 2004

James CARROLL

James Carroll, aged 76 years, died this morning at 2 o’clock at his home in Spencer, after an illness of several days. He is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. Owen DONAHUE, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and one brother, Richard Carroll, of this city. The deceased had beena resident of Spencer for the past twenty-eight years. The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday morning at 8:15 o’clock to St. Mary’s church, this city, at 10 o’clock. The burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald, Aug 20, 1907; Date of Death: Aug 19, 1907 Posted by Kathleen Frailey Puls, Mar 18, 2003

Richard CARROLL

Richard Carroll, age 79 years, died in his home, 117 Gardner street at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. Mrs. Carroll and a family of five children, William, James, George, Matie, Mrs. T. N. Frye survive. The deceased had been a resident of Joliet for forty years. Funeral from the home today at 2 p.m., to Sacred Heart. Interment at Mt. Olivet.

Source: Joliet Sunday Herald, Dec 8, 1907; Date of Death: Dec 6, 1907 Posted by Kathleen Frailey Puls, Mar 18, 2003

Mary CARSTENS

Mary C. Carstens, age 82, of Peotone, passed away December 23, 2006 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois. Born February 12, 1924 to Bernhard A. Ebsen and Jessie A. (nee Deininger). Survived by son, Bruce Carstens of Peotone; daughter, Debbie (Don) Werner of Manhattan; two grandchildren, Brad and Jeremy Werner; brother, Bobby (Betty) Ebsen of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Ebsen of Manteno. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Howard “Tuffy” Carstens in 2000; sister, Irene Zaffino; and brother, George “Barney” Ebsen. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 from 4-9 PM at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, 112 Main St. Peotone. Funeral services are Wednesday December 27, 2006 at 11 AM at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel. Burial Peotone Cemetery, Peotone, Illinois. Memorials to Immanuel United Church of Christ or Peotone American Legion Auxiliary.

Source: Joliet Herald, Dec 24, 2006 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Dec 25, 2006

Visitation for Mary C. Carstens, 82, of Peotone, was from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services were held at 11 a.m. today. Rev. Carol Currier-Frighetto officiated. She died Saturday (December 23, 2006 at Riverside Medical Center, Burial was in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph and Ray Zaffino, Brad, Jeremy and Don Werner, Ron Carstens, Mel Ebsen and Neal Pleckham. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone, or to the Peotone American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Carstens was a former shipping clerk at Bennett Industries. She had also been a print room clerk at Chemtron of Monee. She was born February 12, 1924, in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Bernhard A. and Jessie A. Deininger Ebsen. Her husband, Howard “Tuffy” Carstens, whom she married Nov. 12, 1943, in Peotone, died in 2000. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and the Peotone American Legion Post 392 Auxiliary. Surviving are one son, Bruce Carstens of Peotone; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Don Werner of Manhattan; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Bobby and Betty Ebsen of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Marilyn Ebsen of Manteno; and two grandsons, Brad and Jeremy Werner of Manhattan. Deceased are one sister, Irene Zaffino; and one brother, George “Barney” Ebsen

Source: Kankakee Journal, Dec 26, 2006 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Dec 27, 2006

Infant Son CARY

CARY. — Infant son of H. O. and Anne K. CARY, of measles and whooping cough, in Brooklyn, Saturday, Feb. 7. The funeral took place at the residence, at half past two yesterday. (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

Dorothy CASASSA

CASASSA – Dorothy (nee) JONES. At St. Joseph’s hospital, Sept. 22nd. Age 27. Beloved wife of James; fond mother of Gloria, Patricia and Lynette. Daughter of Mrs. Alice ABBEY; sister of Carlin Jones, Mrs. Lorraine HOYE. Remains were removed to the Chignoli Funeral Home from where funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. to Ingalls Park Methodist Church at 2:30, Rev. Hubbard, officiating. Interment Elmhurst cemetery.

Source: The Herald News, Sep 23, 1946; Date of Death: Sep 22, 1946 Posted by Kim Mohler, Mar 7, 2002

James CASASSA

CASASSA, James – Age 59 years. At his home, 314 Peale Street, Tuesday, April 10, 1973. Born in Spring Valley, IL, lived in Joliet most of his life. Was employed as a maintenance man at the Prairie State Paper Mills. Member of the Ingalls Athletic Club. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Casassa, two sisters, Mrs. Pauline TONELLI, and Mrs. Vera MCCARTHY. Survived by his wife Ann nee BOSSOM, five daughters, Mrs. Richard (Gloria) NELSON of Chicago Heights; Mrs. Dennis (Jyme) MCGANN of Waukegan, IL; Mrs. Donald (Patricia) REGER; Mrs. Thomas (Lynn) KILROY and Miss Judy CASASSA of Joliet. Grandfather of seven grandchildren. One sister Mrs. Kay THOMAS of St. Louis, MO. Also numerous nieces and nephews survive. Funeral from the Haley Funeral Home, 17 South Center Street, Friday, April 13 at 9 a.m. to St. Mary Magdalene Church at 9:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2-6 and 7-10 p.m.

Source: The Herald News, Apr 11, 1973 Posted by Kim Mohler, Mar 7, 2002

Joseph CASASSA

CASASSA, Joseph – At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sunday, August 3, 1952. Age 72 years. Husband of the late Mary. Beloved father of Mrs. Ralph THOMAS (Katherine) of St. Louis, MO; Mrs. Alfred TONELLI (Pauline); James; and Mrs. Ralph MCCARTHY (Alvera) of New Lenox. Also 8 grandchildren, 1 brother, James, of Italy. Funeral from the Edward F. Dames Funeral Home, Broadway and Oneida Sts., Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Gilbert Bengston officiating. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery.

Source: The Herald News, Aug 4, 1952 Posted by Kim Mohler, Mar 7, 2002

Mary CASASSA

CASASSA – Mary, at her late residence, 20 Argyle Street, age 60 years. Survived by her beloved husband, Joseph; fond mother of Mrs. Alfred TONELLI (Pauline), Mrs. Ralph THOMAS (Katherine) of St. Louis, MO, James and Alvera CASASSA; sister of Mrs. Philip CRESTO, Mrs. Valantine BARBIERI; also six grandchildren survive. Remains were removed to the Chignoli Funeral Home and later taken to her late residence, 20 Argyle Street from where funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. to the Ingalls Park Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Hubbard officiating. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery.

Source: The Herald News, May 16, 1944; Date of Death: May 15, 1944 Posted by Kim Mohler, Mar 7, 2002

Lester B CASE

Lester B. CASE Age 94, of Oakdale, MN, formerly of Manhattan, IL. Born December 14, 1908. Passed away September 5, 2003. Preceded in death by loving wife of 66 years, Viola (nee HEISNER). Survived by son, Marvin (Carolyn) of Woodbury, MN; son, Kenneth (Ann) of Jamestown, ND; son, Gordon of Appleton, WI; daughter, JoAnn (Glenn) HUTCHISON of North Palm Beach, FL. Proud grandfather of five and great- grandfather of eight. Lester received his degree in Agriculture from University of Illinois in 1933 and his employment was always associated with agriculture. These included sales for Will-DuPage Service Co. and Surge Milker dealership. An original board member of Lincoln-Way High School where he served for 13 years. Other Manhattan community service included volunteer fireman, election judge, and board membership of Manhattan Grade School, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church. A memorial service was held at Oakdale, MN, where Lester had lived for the past five years. An Illinois service is planned for a future date. Private interment will be in Manhattan Center Cemetery.

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

Viola CASE

Services were held last week for Viola H CASE, 87, of Oakdale MN, formerly of Manhattan. Mrs CASE died 2 June 2000. She was born in Manhattan, a daughter of William and Amelia HEISNER. She was a homemaker, active in Will Co Home Bureau as a Charter Member, Manhattan Methodist Church, and a volunteer at Silver Cross Hospital. Mrs CASE is survived by her husband of 66 years, Lester; children Marvin, Kenneth, Ann, Gordon, and JoAnn (Glenn) HUTCHINSON; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther GILL and Lorene (Verdi) SALEMA; and two brothers Wilbur (Pearl) HEISNER, and Melvin (Esther) HEISNER. She was preceded in death by a sister Loretta GILL, and a brother Robert HEISNER. A memorial service was held July 14 at United Methodist Church, Manhattan. Memorials may be made to ARthritis Foundation or Diabetes Association.

Source: Peotone Vedette, July 20, 2000 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 26, 2005

GW CASEDAY

Death of G. W. CASEDAY. — We regret to announce the death of George W. CASSEDAY, which took place at his residence, in this city on last Friday morning. Mr. C. was one of our oldest and most wealthy citizens. (Note variation of spelling. –L. B. Peet)

Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 7, Page 2, July 28, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 4, 2000

Sophie CHAPMAN

Mrs. Sophie CHAPMAN Funeral services were held Thrusday in Bloomingdale, Ind for Mrs. Sophie CHAPMAN, 78, who died Tuesday in Bloomingdale. Mrs. CHAPMAN was the former Sophie APKING of Crete. Burial was in the Bloomingdale cemetery. Born October 1, 1888, in Crete. Mrs. CHAPMAN was a resident of that community for many years. In Bloomingdale Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Ruth DUGDALE of Bloomingdale, a son, Harry also of Blooningdale; four sisters, Mrs. Laura SCHWEER of Chicago Heights, Mrs. Blanche HAACK of Peotone, Mrs. Jessie BATTERMAN of Pasadena, Calif, and Miss Lillian APKING, Texas, and one brother, Edward APKING of Crete

Source: Star, Apr 16, 1967; Date of Death: Apr 11, 1967 Posted by Elizabeth Mattox, Nov 6, 1999

Eric CHELLSON

Visitation for Eric T. Chellson, 28, of Manteno will be from 4-8 pm Friday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be at 11 am Saturday. The Rev. Cory Estby will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of rural Grant Park where he was a member or to the Manteno Paramedics. He died Wednesday, August 31, 2005. He was a bricklayer with Bachard Masonry of Manteno. He was born February 2, 1977 in Kankakee. He was a 1995 graduate of Manteno High School. Survivors are his parents, Thomas F. and Linda (Feigel) Chellson of Manteno; sister Rena Chellson, of Syracuse, Utah; maternal grandmother, Mabel Feigel of Peotone, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Deceased are his maternal grandfather, Elmer Feigel and his paternal grandparents, Carl and Martha Chellson.

Source: Kankakee, Sep 2, 2005 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 2, 2005

Edward “Willie” CHESNUT

Street Car Accident Willie CHESNUT, a boy aged 7 years, was run over and probably fatally injured by a street car, near the rolling mill schoolhouse, at 11 o’clock yesterday. The lad was standing near the outside rail facing south, watching the men grading Collins street. As the car approached from the north he stepped backward without looking around, directly between the rails, probably thinking he was moving off the track. The driver, Geo. Harter, saw the boy just before he was struck and yelled, but before the car could be checked he was knocked down, both wheels passing over him. Dr. Campbell expresses the belief that the boy will die. A rigid examination of the facts of the case will doubtless be made.

Source: The Joliet Daily Republic, Aug 10, 1882; Aug 9, 1882

Under the Wheels, The first fatal accident recorded since the construction of the street car line in this city occurred last Wednesday noon on north Collins Street. A little boy named CHESNUT aged seven years was playing in the road on the line of the track, as too many are allowed to do in that locality from daylight to dark, when a street car coming from the north run him down. The horses struck him, knocking him down and the wheels of the car ran over his breast and head, inflicting injuries that caused his death the Friday following. It is said that the driver called out just before the horses struck him, but too late to save the little fellow. In this particular case the driver might have been blameless, but judging from the general carelessness displayed in running the cars as regards the accommodation of passengers, not to speak of the safety of pedestrians and others traversing the streets, a little healthy remonstrance from the proper officers in a general way would not be out of place.

Source: Joliet Signal, Aug 15, 1882; Date of Death: Aug 9, 1882

Willie CHESNUT, aged 7 years, was run over by the street cars about 11 o’clock to-day. He was watching some workmen grading Collins street, near the Rolling-Mill school-house, and had stood with his back towards the prison. As the car approached from that way he stepped backwards from the outside of the track to the inside. The driver helloed, and it frightened him so that he could not get out of the way. The whiffle-tree struck him, knocking him under the wheels. The forward wheel ran diagonally across his breast and the second wheel ran over the left side of his head, shaving off the ear, half of the scalp, and also cutting his right hand severely. Dr. M. B. Campbell is the attending physician and says the boy cannot live, although the skull is not fractured. Geo. Harter was the driver of the car and is one of the oldest drivers on the road, and counted as one of the most careful. Bystanders who saw the accident say that if he was to blame at all it was for not giving the warning in time.

Source: The Daily News (Joliet, Ill.), Aug 9, 1882; Date of Death: Aug 9, 1882

Little Willie CHESNUT, the boy who was run over day before yesterday by a street car, near the rolling mills, died last night at a quarter after ten from the injuries he received at that time. The coroner’s jury visited the body to-day at noon and will meet this evening for deliberation and to return a verdict. The boy was buried this afternoon.

Source: The Daily News (Joliet, Ill.), Aug 11, 1882; Date of Death: Aug 9, 1882 Posted by Jan Rader, Nov 23, 1999

Ellen J. Chidsey CHIDSEY

Mrs. Ellen Chidsey Succumbs at 87 Mrs. Ellen J. Chidsey, 87 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. May Weil, 315 Iowa Avenue, early this morning after a lingering illness. She was the wife of the late John Chidsey. Surviving are three sons, William, Isaac, and John Jr., two daughters, Mrs. May Weil and Mrs. Richard Burrill; one sister, Mrs. Edward Donahoe, of Wilmington, and ten grandchildren. The funeral will be from the home of Mrs. Weil at 9:30 o’clock Monday morning to the Sacred Heart Church at 10 o’clock. burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald News, June 4, 1932; Date of Death: June 4, 1932 Posted by Steven Wright, Dec 22, 2002

Richard CHRISMAN

Funeral services were held in Manhattan on Monday, Oct. 7, for Richard R. CHRISMAN Sr., 30, of 265 May St. He died at St. Joseph Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 5. He was born in Harrisburg, Ill. and had lived in Manhattan for 12 years. he was employed at the Caterpillar Tractor Co. where he was a foreman. Survivors are his wife, Cheryl L. (Nee BARTEN); two sons Richard R. and Randy Lee of Manhattan; his parents George and Annalea (RAY) CHRISMAN of Raleigh, Ill.; his grandmother Mrs. Ina RAY, of Harrisburg; a sister Rebecca of Alameda, Calif.; a brother George of Austin, Texas; nieces and nephews. The funeral was held from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Manhattan to St. Paul United Church of Christ for services at 1 p.m. with Rev. Eugene KALKBRENNER officiating. Burial was in Manhattan Center Cemetery. Pall bearers were Robert CURRAN, James HENSCHEL, Andrew MELIN, Gary SHORES, Richard WALSH, all of Manhattan, and Kenneth LOVE of New Lenox.

Source: Peotone Vedette Oct 11, 1974 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, July 27, 2005

Earl CHRISTENSEN

Earl J CHRISTENSEN, 79, of Peotone, died Saturday, 8 March 1997 at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. Visitation will be from 2-9pm Tuesday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be at 11am Wednesday. The Rev F Charles Guigle will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St John’s United Church of Christ. He was born 7 June 1917 in Dwight, the son of Axel H and Ella JACOBSGAARD CHRISTENSEN. He was the former owner of Christensen Bus Service of Frankfort. Surviving are his wife, the former Eileen BARRETT, who he married 18 Feb 1940 in Dwight; one son and daughter-in-law Ronny and Bev(SILCOX)CHRISTENSEN of Frankfort; one son-in-law Dan O’SULLIVAN of Oak Lawn; 2 grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Marie CHRISTENSEN of Peotone; one sister and brother-in-law, Blanche and Orville PAPINEAU of Peotone. Deceased are one daughter, Sally O’SULLIVAN; and a grandson, Scott CHRISTENSEN. He was a member of St John’s United CHurch of CHrist, North Peotone.

Source: Kankakee Daily Journal, Mar 10, 1997 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 26, 2005

Eileen CHRISTENSEN

Services will be held Friday morning for Eileen H CHRISTENSEN, 82, or Peotone. Mrs CHRISTENSEN died 16 May 2000 at her son’s home in Frankfort. Visitation will be from 3 to 8pm Thursday, May 18, at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, where the funeral will be conducted at 11am, Friday, May 19. The Rev Detlaf Schwartz will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ST John United Church of Christ in Peotone, where she was a member. She was born 21 Dec 1917, in Gardner, a daughter of Frank and Mabel NELSON BARRETT. She was a homemaker. Mrs CHRISTENSEN is survived by a son, Ronny (Bev) CHRISTENSEN of Frankfort; a son-in-law, Dan O’SULLIVAN of Oak Lawn; two grandchildren, Jody (Roy) ERICKSON of Monee and Pamela (Mark) MARKSTEINER of Steger; and two sisters, Rhea (Dale) CHRISTENSEN of Monee and Yvonne (John) BERRYHILL of Tucson, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl CHRISTENSEN, in 1997; they were married 18 Feb 1940 in Dwight; a daughter Sally O’SULLIVAN; a grandson, Scott CHRISTENSEN; and her parents.

Source: Monee Monitor, May 18, 2000 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 26, 2005

Nancy M CHRISTENSON

Once again it becomes our duty to chronicle the demise of one of Jackson’s life-long citizens, Mrs Nancy M. CHRISTENSON, who was born 53 years and 6 months since on the farm which has all her life been her home. Mrs. CHRISTENSEN was for many years one of our best school teachers, and many of those who are now teaching in our schools were among Miss HEMPHILL’s pupils in years past. The funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday, Rev. W. H. STROUT officiating. Despite the almost impassable condition of the roads a large concourse of friends and neighbors gathered to render the last tribute of respect to the deceased and to attest sympathy with the bereaved husband and sister, who with the four brothers are all that are left of Grandfather HEMPHILL’s family.

Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, July 21, 2000

Joseph W CHRISTER

Joseph W. Christer, 32 of Bourbonnais, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, in Rock Falls, after a sudden illness. Visitation will be from 4-9 Friday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, where services will be held at 11 am Saturday. Rev. Bruce Gotschall will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James, Jr., Tony and Christopher Petreikis, Casey Mainerd, Jeremy Christer, Eric Tosh and Mark Simpkins. Mr. Christer was a civil engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 10 years. He was born July 2, 1969 in Kankakee, the son of Richard W. and Nancy Rokus Christer of Kankakee. Surviving are his parents, brother Jeremy (Tammy) Christer of Kankakee, sister Julie (Casey) Mainerd of Kankakee and paternal grandmother, Marquette Herbord of Pana. His maternal grandparents, Walter, Sr. and June (Babe) Reitz Rokus and paternal grandfather, Floyd Christer are deceased. He was a 1987 graduate of Bradley-Bourbonnais High School and a 1992 graduate of Southern Illinois University. He was a stockcar owner at the Kankakee Speedway and Fairbury. He bowled on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday leagues at Marycrest Lanes. He enjoyed wrestling, football and golfing and Nascar racing.

Source: unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Oct 30, 2001 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Mar 8, 2004

Bourbonnais – Joseph W. Christer, 32, of Bourbonnais, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001 in Rock Falls after a sudden illness. He was born on July 2, 1969 in Kankakee to Richard W. and Nancy A. (Rokus) Christer of Kankakee. He was a civil engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 10 years. He was a 1987 graduate of Bradley- Bourbonnais Community High School and a 1992 graduate of Southern Illinois University. He was a stockcar owner at the Kankakee Speedway and Fairbury. He bowled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Marycrest Lanes. He also enjoyed wrestling, football, golfing and Nascar racing. He is survived by his parents, brother Jeremy (Tammy) Christer, sister Julie (Casey) Mainard of Kankakee and paternal grandmother, Marquette Herbord of Pana. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter, Sr. and June

Source: Peotone Vedette, date unknown Posted by Margaret Jennings, Feb 28, 2004

Joseph CLARK

Killed By A Convict. — Joseph CLARK, Deputy Warden in the penitentiary, a few days ago was attacked by a prisoner whom he was about to punish for some offence, and knocked down with a stone. The prisoner then siezed his revolver and fired several shots at Clark missing him. He recovered his consciousness and grappled with the prisoner again got possession of his pistol and aimed a shot at his ferocious antagonist’s head but the latter threw up his arm which received the contents. Assistance came then and the prisoner was secured and his wound attended to. Clark’s head received a severe cut from the stone threw by the prisoner, but he continued to attend to the duties of his office, complaining at times of a queer sensation in his head until Sunday, when he was attacked with severe pain and died very suddenly. An inquest was held by Coroner DALY and by post mortem examination, it was found that his death resulted from the wound received from the prisoner, his skull having been badly fractured. He was a young man of exellent habits and an efficient officer.

Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No 48, Page 2, May 10, 1864 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 14, 2000

Dan W CLEVELAND

Dan W. CLEVELAND Age 58, of Joliet, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at his home. Born November 18, 1943 in Joliet. Dan was a graduate of the Gardner South Wilmington High School. He was formerly employed at the Morris Paper Mill in Morris, IL. In earlier years, Dan was an avid bowler and had bowled on many leagues. Surviving are his mother, Jane K. (nee BECKER) McBRIDE of Dwight, IL; four brothers, Charles (Carol) CLEVELAND of Seattle, WA, Michael (Esther) CLEVELAND of Chicago, IL, Glen McBRIDE and Randall (LuAnne) McBRIDE both of Joliet; two sisters, Diane (Don) HOLLIMON and Kathleen (David) JURY both of Dwight, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Charles CLEVELAND and a sister, Mary Ann CLEVELAND. Cremation rites will be accorded. A private family memorial service will be held at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, Monday, March 11, at 10:00 am with Rev. George Hendricks officiating. R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. 401 E. Main, Braidwood (815)458-2336

Source: Joliet Herald News, Mar 8, 2002 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Mar 8, 2002

Kate CLEVELAND

Mrs. Kate BATTENHOUSE CLEVELAND, 90 of Marley died suddenly Monday evening, on her 68th wedding anniversary. She was stricken at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizaetta EATON THOMAS, 703 Oneida Street, where she had spent the winter. She was born in Green Garden township. She was a member of the Marley M.E. church and the Marley Missionary society. Her husband Adelbert J. CLEVELAND died Sept. 3, 1943. She is survived by Mrs. THOMAS and another daughter, Mrs Mary MARSHALL of Marley, with home she made her home; and three sons, Ike A. of Orland Park, Clayton of Marley, and William J. of Minnesota; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Martin BATTENHOUSE of Lemont, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sonntag funeral home. Burial will be in the MARSHALL cemetery.

Source: Joliet Herald-news, Mar 10, 1953; Mar 9, 1953 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Aug 22, 1999

Lloyd CLEVELAND

Recent Deaths Lloyd M. CLEVELAND Died November 1, 2001 at his late New Lenox residence. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty CLEVELAND (nee HAAS); his loving children, Dennis (Rebecca) CLEVELAND, Gary (Lorna) CLEVELAND, and LuAnn (Douglas) MCCLURE; dear grandfather of Britt, Clayton, Parker, Carson, Cody and Jay CLEVELAND, Morgan and Nolan MCCLURE, Kim and Joe WINTER; he is also survived by his mother, Ave OLSON; two sisters, DeLoris (Tom) HUTTENHOFF, Darlyne (Jim) HISCHIER; one brother, Darrell (Julie) CLEVELAND, one brother-in-law, Wesley (Carol) HAAS; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Clayton and one brother, Earl Ray CLEVELAND. Served in the U.S. Army 1951-1953. A former 40 year employee of Wyman- Gordon and most recently he worked at The Flower Basket. Funeral Monday, 10 A.M. at the United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven, Revs. Greta and James MCDONALD officiating. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8 P.M. at the Hickey Memorial Chapel, 442 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church of New Lenox or Joliet Area Hospice. Hickey Memorial Chapel 442 E. Lincoln Hwy. New Lenox, 815-485-8697

Source: Joliet Herald News, Nov 4, 2001 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Nov 6, 2001

Thomas CLINTON

Visitation for Thomas L. Clinton, 86, of Peotone, will be from 2-9 pm Friday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am Saturday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Peotone, where he was a member. Rev. Michael Ginter will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. St. Patrick Cemetery, Wilton Center. Pallbearers will be Michael and Mark Clinton, Margaret Murry, Chris and Angie Gaylor, Mike Webb, Bill and Lenny Tucker. He died Sunday, September 8, 2002 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Clinton had been an attorney for 55 years in Peotone. He was born January 23, 1916 in Green Garden Township, the son of Thomas L. and Agnes R. Tucker Clinton. His parents are deceased. Surviving are his wife, the former Alberta Delaney, whom he married April 7, 1945 in Joliet, of Peotone; 1 son, Raymond (Carol) Clinton of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin; 3 daughters, Roberta Clinton Murry of Santa Monica, California; Kathy Clinton Gaylor of Escondido, California; and Rita (Hank) Settle of San Carlos, California; 5 grandchildren, Michael Clinton, Mark Clinton, Margaret Murry, Chris Gaylor and Angie Gaylor. One infant brother, Jackie, is deceased. Mr. Clinton was a member and past president of the Will County Bar Association, past secretary of the Will County Fair Board (1949-1951), served on the Board of Directors of Peotone Bank and Trust for 12 years and had been a Director Emeritus since 1990. He was past attorney for Peotone 207-U School District and the Village of Peotone and charter member of Peotone Golf League.

Source: Kankakee Journal, Sep 10, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 27, 2005

Levi M CLOYES

Levi M. CLOYES. Joliet, Ill., July 26,-[Special.]-Levi M. CLOYES, 88 years old, who came to Will County in 1832, died on Saturday night. He leaves a large estate to his widow and two children. Record Number: 18960727ob009

Source: Chicago Tribune, Jul 27, 1896 Date of Death: Jul 26, 1896 Posted by Bonnie D Bouchard, Mar 29, 2006

Mrs Augusta COLDWATER

Died. — COLDWATER. – – At Jackson Grove, Saturday, Feb. 21st. Mrs. Augusta COLDWATER, age, 85 years. Funeral occures at 12 to-day, from the First German Evaglical Lutheran church. Father SANS, will conduct the services.

Source: Joliet Morning News, Joliet, IL, Vol I I I, No. 261, Page 4, Feb 24, 1880 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, July 21, 2000

Dr G. W. I. COLE

Dr. Cole, Former Joliet Man, Dead Dr. G. W. I. COLE, formerly a resident of Joliet, and at one time a practicing dentist here, died at his late home, 328 Englewood avenue, Chicago, Wednesday night. Deceased is survived by his widow and a son, Dr. Robert I. COLE, of Appleton, Wis., also a sister and brother who reside in England. The remains will be brought here for burial Saturday and will arrive at 1 o’clock over the Rock Island road and will be taken at once to Oakwood cemetery for interment. The services will be conducted at the home in the morning at 10 o’clock. Deceased was born in Glouchester, England, October 3, 1835, and was married January 20, 1885, to Miss Robena ROBERTSON, thw widow who survives with their only son.

Source: The Joliet News, Joliet, IL, Oct 3, 1913 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Jan 19, 2001

E. C. “Colie” COLEHOWER

E.C. “Colie” Colehower, 85, of Miami, Florida, formerly of Peotone, died Friday (December 16, 2005) at Baptist Hospital in Miami. At his request there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Peotone Paramedics or to the American Heart Association. Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Colehower owned and operated an Amoco distributorship for Amoco in Peotone and surrounding areas for 25 years. His father, Harry Colehower, retired in 1955 from Amoco, and together they were in the business for 55 years in the area. He sold his business in 1980 and retired. He was born January 31, 1920, in Toluca, the son of Harry C. and Emma J. Pelz Colehower. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Peotone. He served in the U.S. Army during World War 2 and was a member of the Peotone American Legion Post 392 for over 50 years, managing the Legion lounge at its inception for three years. He loved golfing. He was a member of the Peotone Golf League for 40 years and the Kendale Lakes Country Club Golf League for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie LaVoue, whom he married June 26, 1947; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kirk and Alice Colehower of Houston, Texas, Mark and Susan Colehower of Peotone, Scott Colehower of Miami, Florida; one daughter and son-in-law, Kaye and Glenn Bishop of Tallahassee, Florida; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Source: Kankakee Daily Journal, Dec 20, 2005 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Dec 22, 2005

Jonathan COLEMAN

In the Town of Troy on the 18th inst., Mr. Jonathan COLEMAN, aged 45 years.

(Note – Troy, Ill. is now Shorewood, Ill. –L. B. Peet)

Source: Joliet Signal, Vol. 21, No. 17, Page 2, Tues, Oct 6, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 4, 2000

Leander CONARD

CONARD-Leander CONARD, died Wednesday Oct. 23, 1901, at 5 o’clock, at Elwood. The funeral will be at Elwood, Friday afternoon, Oct. 25, at 2 o’clock. He was a poor child thrown upon the mercies of a hard world at a very tender age, but was adopted into a good home and found a loving mother and a kind and indulgent father. In his last day when the vigil of none but a devoted mother would suffice, his heart’s longings were satisfied. He passed away in peace.

Source: Unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Oct 23, 1901 Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Nov 9, 2000

Goodman COOK

DEATH OF THE LOCK-UP KEEPER. — Not many pass away from earth leaving, in sphere lefty or or lowly, a more unblemished record of honest worth than ‘Old Father Cook,’ late and for five years past in charge of the City Lock-up. He was simple-hearted, kind, and faithfulnever had an enemy. Of all the hundreds of rough and callous prisoners that in the course of his duties came into his charge, not one but spoke of Goodman COOK with respect, and many, form a place to their class usually believed barren of all pleasant associations, have carried away kindly remembrances of the kind old man. He died yesterday morning, of bilious colic, at the age of fifty. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, who will take charge of his remains, which are to be interred at Joliet, where deceased formerly resided. Record Number: 18600330fp011

Source: Chicago Tribune, Mar 30, 1860; Date of Death: Mar 29, 1860 Posted by Bonnie D Bouchard, Mar 29, 2006

Margaret COON

Mokena. — Sudden Death. April 27th, 1880. — This town was somewhat startled by the very sudden death of Margaret COON, whose husband is now in the Will County Jail, charged with the crime of rape. Last night, about ten o’clock, the people were aroused by the cries of little children in the street. On being questioned as to the cause of their trouble, they said their mother was dead. Upon going to their home, their mother was found lying upon the floor, a corpse. From every appearance, she had got up, gone to the door, and, on returning, had dropped down dead, with a lamp in her hand, which was not broken. Coroner SEALS held an inquest on the body this morning and Dr. H. W. ALEXANDER made a post-mortem examination, assisted by Drs. CLARK and BECKER. The verdict of the jury was apoplexy of the heart. She leaves five small children, all less than ten years old, and in very destitute circumstances, their relatives refusing to do anything for them, even refusing to bury her. Funeral tomorrow at 10 o’clock a.m , at the M. E. Church. Neighbor.

Follow-up story The Last of Coon for Some Time. Phineas COON, the degraded being in the shape of man, who was found guilty of rape upon two little girls, and who was sentenced to the penitentiary for three years, was conducted to the “Pen” this morning, which he will enter and pass one day in the dungeon dark, and then proceed to learn a trade. 1)The Joliet Weekly Sun, Joliet, Illinois, Vol. 8, No. 46, Page 1, Saturday, June 26, 1880.

Source: The Joliet Weekly Sun, Joliet, IL, Vol. 8, No. 38, Page 10, May 1, 1880 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, July 27, 2000

Stanley C COOPER

Stanley C. COOPER. At the age of 88, passed away Monday June 12, 2006. Born March 28, 1918 on his parent’s farm in Orland Park Illinois. He was raised and farmed in Orland Park until 1959 when he continued to farm and raise his own family in Manhattan IL. He was President of the Orland Center School Board for many years. He was also an active parishioner and board member of the Manhattan United Methodist Church and valued member of the community, as well as, a member of the Will County Farm Bureau. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elsie (SAYERS); and son, Terry. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Violet (JACOBSON) COOPER; children, Leon (Betty) COOPER; Dale (Mary Kay) COOPER and Priscilla (Stan) LANTKA; as well as, grandchildren, Melissa (Tom) MAYER; Amy COOPER; Peter (Betsy) LANTKA; Jenni (Steve) SCHAEFER; Curtis COOPER; Rebecca LANTKA; and great-grandchildren, Robert & Shannon MAYER. Visitation Friday June 16, 2006, 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at Forsythe Funeral Home, 507 S. State Street, Manhattan IL. Church visitation Saturday June 17, 2006, 9:00 a.m. with services starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Manhattan United Methodist Church, 335 East North Street, Manhattan, IL. Interment Orland Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manhattan United Methodist Church and/or Alzheimer’s Association. Forsythe Funeral Home 507 S. State St. (Rt. 52) Manhattan, IL 60442 (815) 478-3321

Source: Joliet Herald News, Jun 16, 2006 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, June 16, 2006

Richard Stanley CORCORAN

Obituary for Richard Stanley Corcoran, Sr.: Stan Corcoran, sailplane pioneer, businessman dies Stan CORCORAN was setting flying records long before anyone ever heard of “The Right Stuff.” Corcoran, who died Thursday while visiting his daughter in Dallas, Texas, came to Joliet before World War II and operated the sailplane factory, manufacturing sailplanes he had designed and developed. His first factory was downtown on Joliet Street, said Bob RICH, a longtime friend. Shortly before World War II Corcoran built and operated a sailplane factory that adjoined Lewis College Airport. He had designed a two-place trainer sail plane called Cinema II, in which he set a Midwest soaring record for two-man gliders: 105 miles in April 1941. A year earlier, Corcoran had set a Midwest solo record of 125 miles. After war broke out, Corcoran sold one of his sailplanes to the U.S. Air Force — the first powerless aircraft the Air Force ever owned. After the war, the unused aircraft were declared surplus and sold to individual buyers. About five years ago, Corcoran located No. I Cinema II and purchased it from the owner, Rich said. He brought the plane back to Joliet and had the aircraft department at Lewis College completely overhaul and rebuild it. He and his friends flew it that summer. Shortly thereafter, Corcoran gave the plane to the Smithsonian Institution, which still possesses it. After World War II, Corcoran organized and operated R.S. Corcoran Company, a manufacturing company specializing in the design and production of industrial pumps used primarily for handling corrosive materials. The factory is located in New Lenox. Corcoran’s daughter, Gale K. ANDERSON, and his son, Richard S. Corcoran, Jr., survive him.

Source: The Herald-News, Joliet, IL, 152nd Year, No. 75, Sec. 2, Page 1, Mar 16, 1991 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Jan 7, 2001

Henry CORDING

Henry CORDING, 63 if Peotone, a lifelong resident of the area died Sunday at Silver Cross hospital, Joliet, after a short illness. His body will lie in state from noon today at the Fedde and Helfrich chaped, Peotone, where final rites will be held at two p.m. tomorrow. The Rev. E.H. PLASSMAN pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran and Reformed church, Peotone, will officiate at the services, and burial will be held at the Zion Lutheran cemetery, Crete. Mr. CORDING was born August 18, 1887, in Rich township. He farmed in the Monee area and later was employed at the Steger Products company plant. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Viola RICHMOND of Peotone and Mrs. Cordula TOBECK of Plano, IL.; one step-brother, Harry BOHN of Peotone; and six grandchildren.

Source: unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Sep 17, 1950 Posted by Missy Noxon, Aug 24, 2000

Louise CORDING

Mrs. Louise OLDENDORF CORDING was born December 27, 1880 in Black Walnut and passed away last Friday, February 15, in St. James hospital. As a child she attended school at Black Walnut and was confirmed by Rev. BRAUER. She was united in marriage to Henry CORDING February 19, 1911 and they had made their home near the OLDENDORF homestead. To them were born two daughters, Viola and Cordula, who with there father are left to mourn her passing. There are also among the survivors two brothers and four sisters. The funeral services were held today from the home and at Zion Lutheran cemetery, with Rev. Henry WENTE officiating, and interment was in the Zion Lutheran cemetery.

Source: unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Feb 15, 1935 Posted by Missy Noxon, Aug 24, 2000

Mamie L CRAIG

At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David CRAIG, 307 Richmond street, Mamie L. CRAIG, entered into rest at 10p.m. Monday, March 12. Funeral from house at 2:30p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Rev Geo R. WOOD officiating. Burial in Oakwood.

Source: Unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Mar 12, ???? Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, July 21, 2000

Jane CRANDALL

Died, May 4, 1879, Mrs. Jane CRANDALL, wife of the late Judge CRANDALL, aged 56 years. The funeral will take place from the First Presbyterian church Tuesday. Rev. Mr. GUNN, officiating.

Source: The Joliet Daily Sun, Joliet, IL, Vol. 5, No. 190, Page 1, May 5, 1879 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, July 27, 2000

Lila CROSS

Services were held Tuesday afternoon for Lila Eva BAUGHMAN CROSS of Crete, formerly of Park Forest. Mrs CROSS died 14 March 1999 at St Margaret-Mercy Health Care Center in Dyer IN. She was born 8 Nov 1913 in Mason City. She was raised by Fred and Amanda STOLZENBACH. She was an accountant for CNA. Mrs CROSS is survived by three daughters, Henrietta (Bob) BISPING of Dyer, Deanna (Bing) BISPING of Monee, and Laurel Li (Leonard) MACK of Sandwich; five sons Chester (Susan)CROSS of Peotone, Harvey (Peggy) CROSS of Palatine, Lanny (Carol) CROSS of Crete, Kenneth (Ruth) CROSS of Chicago Heights and LeRoy (Linda) CROSS of Riverdale; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister Dora MENKE of Beecher. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 1989. The funeral was held March 16 at Hack Funeral Home in Beecher. The Rev Mark Larson of Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher officiated. Burial was in Skyline Memorial Park in Monee.

Source: Monee Monitor, Mar 15, 1999 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 26, 2005

Robert CROSS

Robert J CROSS, 69, of Manteno, formerly of Peotone, died Saturday (1 March 1997), at his home. Visitation will be Monday from 2-9pm at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, where services will be at 11am Tuesday. The Rev Michael Ginter will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. CROSS, a retired barber, owned a barber shop in Peotone. He also worked at the Kankakee State Hospital. He served as the supervisor for Peotone Township, was on the Peotone Village Board, was a member of the Peotone Masonic Lodge, the Peotone American Legion Post 392, thew VFW Post 2234 and the Kankakee Moose Lodge. He served with the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was born 10 July 1927 in Detroit MI, the son of Betty MELCHIORI. Surviving aer his wife, the former Rindy MEYERS; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Karen CROSS of Jacksonville FL, and Steven and Nancy CROSS of Peotone; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Terry and Lanny RUSSELL of Downers Grove and Jane and Tom BOTKA of Plainfield; two step-daughters and a step-son-in-law, Angel and Jim BERTUCCI of Frankfort and Donna CHIAPPETTI of Chicago Ridge; nine grandchildren, three step- grandchildren; and an aunt Nora AMADEI of Peotone.

Source: Kankakee Daily Journal, Mar 2, 1997 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 26, 2005

Arline Mabel CROXEN

Peotone – Arline M. Croxen, 76, a lifelong resident of Peotone, died at home on December 27, 1979. She was born in Peotone on November 25, 1903 to Henry & Julianna Deininger. She was married to Gerald (Murphy) Croxen who died in 1966. She was a retired teacher and worked with her husband in produce until his death. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, American Legion Auxillary, Royal Neighbors of America, Peotone H.E.A. Golden Keys, Senior Citizens of Eastern Will County and a superintendent of the Will County Fair. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30 at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone with Rev. Dean Plassmann officiating. Mrs. Ronald Werner served as organist. Pallbearers were Robert Pooley, Gary Hoskins, Dennis Beutien, Walter Rokus, Russell Anderson and Ervin Daniels. A Royal Neighbors service was held at 8 pm on Saturday. Burial was at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Peotone Paramedics or Immanuel United Church of Christ.

Source: Peotone Vedette, date unknown Posted by Margaret Jennings, Feb 28, 2004

Michael CROXEN

Michael F. Croxen, 51, of Kankakee, formerly of Peotone, died Sunday, February 5, 2006, at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Memorials may be made to the family. He was born June 8, 1954, in Aurora, the son of Howard F. and Barbara M. Loser Croxen. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Surviving are one sister, Christine “Tiger” Croxen of Peotone; one brother, Pat Croxen of Peotone; two nieces, Amber and Mandy Croxen; and one nephew, Bryan Croxen. His parents are deceased.

Source: Kankakee Journal, Feb 8, 2006 Posted by Margaret Jennings, February 8, 2006

Charles F CURRY

Died.

In this village, on the 26th inst., of consumption, after a long and tedious sickness, Charles F. CURRY, only son of Col. John CURRY, aged 22 years. The subject of this notice was an extraordinary young man. Through his whole life he was remarkable for his evenness of temper, his kind spirit and his sedate and unobtrusive manners. Of such an amiable disposition, possesing business faculties and habits of a superior order, and leading a life of exemplary virtue, sustained by the follies or vices of youth, he enjoyed the confidence, while living, of all his acquaintances, and died universally lamented. Few are remembered with more respect, or mourned more generally and sincerely. In justice to the memory of the deceased, it can be affirmed with safety and pleasure, that his moral worth, industry, and strict integrity constituted him on of the most estimiable members of society. As in health, so in sickness the same quiet and uncomplaining spirit seemed to prevail — not a murmur was heard from his lips, not one complaint was dropped from his tongue. While this amiable person, by correct deportment in life has reflected great honor upon the parents who have guided his youth, he left an example worthy of imitation for all, especially for his young associates, who so numerously assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to departed worth. – – Com.

Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 4, No. 20, Page 3, Oct 27, 1846 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 14, 2000

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1.The Joliet Weekly Sun, Joliet, Illinois, Vol. 8, No. 46, Page 1, Saturday, June 26, 1880.