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William Anton FABIAN

Visitation for William Anton (Billy) Fabian, 25, of Peotone, will be from 3-9 pm today at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be at 10 am Wednesday. Mr. Fabian died Sunday, November 8, 1998 from injuries sustained in a car accident at the Peotone-Beecher Road. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Bethman, Mike Breazeale, Brad Jeralds, Tim Manion, John O’Connor and Todd Wachowski. He was born June 25, 1973 in Chicago Heights, the son of Robert Alan and Cynthia Mitchell Fabian. Surviving are his parents; 1 sister Carie Fabian, all of Peotone; paternal grandfather Robert Fabian of Mountain Home, Arkansas; paternal grandmother Lois Fabian of Peotone; and maternal grandmother Imogene Mitchell of Manteno. Deceased are his maternal grandfather Howard Mitchell and paternal great grandparents, Helen and Anton Fabian. Mr. Fabian had been a laborer for Calumet Construction in Hammond, Indiana.

Source: Kankakee Journal, unknown date Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 19, 2005

Thomas FAHEY

Another Farmer Has Been Called Death of Thomas FAHEY at Manhattan, Friday night. Thomas FAHEY, one of the pioneers of this county, died last night at his home in Manhattan. He had been sick but twelve days with kidney trouble, and his death therefore, comparatively unexpected. The old gentleman was aged 82 years and 18 days. Mr. FAHEY was a native of Ireland. He came to America in 1849, and settled in Manhattan. After remaining there a short time he went south, but in 1854 he returned to Manhattan, and that place was his home ever since. He was a farmer and possessed a wide circle of friends. In politics Mr. FAHEY was a staunch Democrat, his first vote being for President Pierce, and he never failed since that time to stand with the Democrats. Mrs. FAHEY died seventeen years ago. There are five children, two sons, three daughters. The sons are attorney F. M. FAHEY of Manhattan and John T. FAHEY of Batavia. The daughters are Mrs. J. A. AUSTIN of Seward, Neb., Mrs. Margaret BEARDSLEY of Batavia, and Mrs. Ellen MURPHY of West Chicago. The funeral will be at 8 o’clock Monday morning from the house in Manhattan to St. Joseph’s Church in that place at 9 o’clock. Father FOSTER will officiate, burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, this city.

Source: unknown newspaper and date Posted by Peg Roberts, Aug 1, 1998

Christian FAUT

FAUT, Christian: The funeral of Mr. Christian FAUT was held at the M.E. Church last Sunday. Mr. FAUT was born in Englestedt, Germany, April 30, 1818, nine miles from Bengin. He came to America April 15, 1840, settling first in Lucking County, Ohio, where he worked at his trade of cooperage: was married to Dianah Jane FISHBURN on April 26th, 1849. Immediately after the wedding, they settled on a farm, residing there until 1857, when he moved to Illinois, where he again took up the life of a farmer on a farm in Jackson township, remaining there until the year of 1882 when he sold the farm and moved to the village of Elwood, which was his home, until three months ago, when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Ada NICHOLSON, in Englewood, where he died. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss: Christopher and Parker FAUT, Mrs. Emma SMITH and Mrs. E.B. NICHOLSON, all of Chicago, Mrs. Ezra SMITH, of Manhattan, Almer FAUT, of Clearmont,Mo., Mrs. E.R. SMITH of Joliet, all of whom were present at the funeral. Mr. FAUT died at his daughter’s home in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 14. Funeral services were held in this place, at the Methodist church on Sunday.

Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Nov 21, 1999

Hugh FAY Jr

Hugh FAY, Jr., 42, of 415 S. Chicago Street, who was stricken Saturday night at 10:50 p.m. with a cerebral hemorrhage while bowling in a C Y O tournament at the Bowl-Era alleys, died this morning in St. Joseph’s hospital. According to Mr. FAY’s family, he had not been ill but became dizzy while bowling. With the aid of his wife, Eleanor, and a brother, he walked outside for some fresh air. His headache became more painful and they took him home immediately. Dr. Richard CALOSIO was called and had Fay taken to the hospital at once. A native of Joliet, Mr. FAY was most recently employed by the Rock Island Railroad as a yard cleark. During the war he worked at the Elwood Ordnance plant and previous to that at the Carnegie Illinois Steel Mill. In 1917 he was a Herald-News carrier boy. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Irving Athletic Club. Surviving are his widow, Eleanor nee NEESE: his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth FAY: three brothers, Bernard J., Frank A., and George W. FAY; five sisters, Marcia FAY, Mrs. John C. HIRSCHFIELD of Chicago, Mrs. Albert KINDELMANN of Long Island, NY, Mrs. Raymond LARKIN and Mrs. Clarence LARKIN both of Joliet. Funeral, Haley & Son funeral parlors to Sacred Heart Church. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Source: unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Mar 3, 1947 Posted by Dori Leekley, Aug 1, 1998

Hugh Joseph FAY, Sr

Hugh Joseph Fay, 70, of 603 Gardner Street, died at his home yesterday morning following a lengthy illness. Mr. FAY was stricken ill in August, and since that time had never fully recovered. Born in Joliet, the son of pioneer parents who settled here in 1846, Mr. FAY was employed by the Chicago and Alton Railroad for 45 years as a switchman until his retirement in 1939. He was a retired member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No. 474, and of the Holy Name Society of the Sacred Heart Church. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth, nee BLICKHAHN; four sons, Bernard J., Hugh J., George W., and Corp. Frank A. of the U.S. Army, now stationed at Manila: five daughters, Marcia, Mrs. John C. HIRSCHFELD (Marjorie) of Chicago, Mrs. Albert KINDELMANN (Vera) of Floral Park, New York, Mrs. Raymond J. LARKIN (Helene) of Joliet and Mrs. Clarence J. LARKIN (Elizabeth) of Hollywood, FL; a sister, Miss Catherine FAY, and four grandchildren. Funeral services: Haley Funeral Home 9:30; Sacred Heart Church at 10:00. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Source: unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Oct 21, 1945 Posted by Dori Leekley, Aug 1, 1998

Thomas W FAY

In Memory of Thomas W. FAY Born: January 4, 1899; Departed March 2, 1958 Services Held at: Holy Angels Cathedral Interment Calumet Park Cemetery, Crown Point, IN

Source: unknown newspaper and date Posted by Dori Leekley, Aug 1, 1998

Loretta A FEENEY

Mrs. William P. (Loretta A) FEENEY Sr, 92, Morris, died Thursday June 26, 1997 in Morris. Born Feb 12, 1905 in Elwood, she was a daughter of the late Louis & Elizabeth (HAYES) LIBERTY. Both families were early settlers and farmers in the Wilmington area. The FEENEY family has lived in the 700 block of E. Jackson and North sts. in Morris since 1938. Surviving are two daughters, Doris (Michael) MURRAY of Lake Forest and Marilyn (Robert) KLINKER of Lacon; 11 grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband of nearly 50 years, William P. FEENEY; her son, William FEENEY Jr. in 1993. Burial St. Mary’s Cem. (Minooka)

Source: Morris Daily Herald, Jun 27, 1997 Posted by Anne Nelson, July 31, 2003

William FEENEY

William FEENEY Sr, 77, died this morning at Morris Hospital. Son of Bernard & Mary BRISCOE FEENEY. Born 13 June 1901 Channahon. In 1930 married Loretta LIBERTY in Minooka. Worked Joliet Arsenal. Preceded in death by parents & a brother John. Survived by wife, a son William Jr. of Morris, two daughters Mrs. Michael T. (Doris) MURRAY of Barrington Hills & Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) KLINKER of Lacon, three brothers Frank & Emmett of Channahon & Michael of Florida. Burial St. Mary’s. (Minooka)

Source: Morris Daily Herald, Jan 30, 1979; Date of Death: Jan 30, 1979 Posted by Anne Nelson, July 31, 2003


Services will be held this morning, Thursday, Jan 27, for Allen Robert FEHLAND, 77, of Monee. Mr FEHLAND died Jan 23, 2000 in Dyer, IN. The funeral will begin at 11am at St Pauls United Church of Christ in Monee, where he was a member. The Rev Dr Robert Hurst will officiate. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park in Monee. Pallbearers will be Gary MAUSEHUND, Michael FEHLAND, Alvin REILS, Don TIMM, Douglas HORNE and Tom FORD. Memorials may be made to St Pauls United Church of Christ. Arrangements are being handled by Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone. He was born 22 Oct, 1922, in Monee, son of Henry and Helen HOLSTROM FEHLAND. He retired in 1985 as a crane operator for Electro-Motors in Chicago, after 12 years. He was a member of the St Pauls Church choir and the United Church of Christ, Matteson, dartball team. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Mr FEHLAND is survived by his wife, Germaine Catherine DAVIS FEHLAND, whom he married on 22 Nov 1952 in Dyer; a son, Michael Kirk (Lori) FEHLAND of Zion; three daughters, Mary Kay (Don) TIMM of Dyer, Margaret Kimberly (Douglas) HORNE of Monee and Maureen Kathleen (Tom) FORD of Aurora; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Robert FEHLAND of Crete; and two sisters, Beatrice(Richard) SMULLEN of Monee, and Lois (Jack) STEIN of Leesburg FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Art, Ralph, and Leonard; a sister Ruth HACKET; and a grandson, Ryan FORD.

Source: Monee Monitor, Jan 27, 2000 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 29, 2005


Ralph T FEHLAND, a Monee civic leader and long time Will County farm fuel supplier, died Saturday, 28 Feb 1998, at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. He was 88. A civic leader in Monee all his adult life, Mr FEHLAND served as major, village trustee, school board member, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and leader of the fire department. He was also a long time employee of the Will-DuPage Service Company, retiring in the early 1970’s as petroleum manager.

Source: Kankakee Daily Journal, Mar 3, 1998 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 29, 2005

Mrs Theresa FELKER

FELKER — Mrs. Theresa, 60 years a resident of Joliet, died this morning at 4:30 o’clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben LEWIS, 214 St. Louis street, after a lingering illness due to a complication of diseases. Two daughters, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Meed GAHAN, of Chicago, survive, with a son, Eugene FELKER, of Joliet. There are also 4 brothers, Anthony ENGLES, Joliet; Nicholas ENGLES, Wilmington; Henry ENGLES, Essex, and Michael ENGLES, of Chicago Heights; also two sisters, Mrs. Joseph MUNCH, Braidwood and Mrs. Maggie NUSSBAUM, Joliet, survive. Funeral will be held Sunday from the home of Mrs. Lewis at 1:30 o’clock, and the Sacred Heart church at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in St. John’s German Catholic cemetery.

The Joliet News, Joliet, I, 37th Year, No. 285, Page 18, Fri, Mar 13, 1914 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Jan 10, 2001


Mrs. John (Anna) FELTON, 77, of Peotone, a native of Green Garden Township, died Tuesday of a heart attack. She and her late husband had farmed in Manteno Township until several years ago. She was a member of the Emmanual United Church of Christ, Peotone, and the Women’s Guild and the Peotone American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Elmer, at home and Maynard, of Urbana, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs Ray (Dorothy) MINGER and Mrs Adam (Eloise) KNIPF; one brother, Charles RUNGE of Joliet, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. from the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Dr. E. H. PLASSMAN officiating. Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel.

Source: Joliet Herald News, Sep 19, 1962; Date of Death: Sep 18, 1962 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Oct 30, 2002


Mrs. Belle FISHER Dies in Chicago Mrs. Belle FISHER, formerly of Joliet, died today in Chicago. Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Jean OSMAN, three sons, Robert, John and Roy FISHER of Joliet. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock in Lain and Son chapel, 63rd and Harvard streets, Chicago, with burial in Elmhurst cemetery.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald-news, Jun 4, 1941; Date of Death: Jun 4, 1941 Posted by John Fisher, Mar 13, 2004


Death Comes to John FISHER -Expires at Hospital on Tuesday -Well Known Citizen Succumbs to Illness of Some Weeks -Sketch of His Life Death came to John FISHER, a highly esteemed resident of this city, last evening at 6:10 o’clock at the Brokaw hospital, following an operation to which he submitted a few days ago. Just prior to this he suffered a severe attack of pnuemonia, which left him in a weak and emaciated condition and he was unable to withstand the effects of the operation. Mr. FISHER was born at Rochester, N. Y., February 15, 1834. When quite young he moved to Wilmington, Ill., where for many years he owned and operated a large flour mill. He came to Bloomington in 1887 and soon after entered the employ of the (illegible) Roller Mill as a traveling salesman. This position he retained until about a year ago, when he retired from active life. He was married at Joliet December 26, 1858, to Miss Anna F. FORD, who died about twenty years ago. To this union, seven children were born, five of whom survive and are as follows: Mrs. C. H. FREEMAN of 105 State street, with whom Mr. FISHER resided; John T. FISHER, of Joliet, and Dr. Frank C., Charles V., and Miss Frances R. FISHER, all of this city. Mr. FISHER enjoyed a large acquaintance, not only in this community, but throughout the entire central portion of the state, who will be grieved to learn of his death.

Source: The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean Co, IL, Aug 21, 1912; Date of Death: Aug 20, 1912 Posted by John Fisher, Mar 24, 2004


FISHER-John T. FISHER, age 61, died at his home at the Munroe hotel Sunday night, Nov. 28, 1920, after a short illness. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, Roy and John, Gary, Ind.; Robin F. of Sheboygan, Wis.; one daughter, Mrs. Harold OSMAN, Chicago; two sisters and two brothers, Dr. F. C. FISHER, Charles and Miss Fannie R. FISHER, all of Bloomington, Mrs. C. H. FREEMAN, Tampa, Fla. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but it is probable services will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald-news, Nov 29, 1920 Posted by John Fisher on Saturday, March 13, 2004


Fatal Accident. — On Tuesday last, Bernard FITZPATRICK, telegraphic messenger of this city, was instantly killed by falling from a platform car on the Chicago and St. Louis railroad near the city. He was run over by several cars, nearly severing his body at the waist. An inquest was held by Coroner DALY, and the verdict of the jury was that his death was accidental, and that those in charge of the train were not to blame. He was about fifteen years old, a bright intelligent boy, and for his manly disposition and polite manners was a universal favorite with our citizens, This is the second sad bereavement that has fallen upon his devoted mother in a short space of time. A few weeks ago, her eldest son, a member of the 100th Illinois regiment, was accidently killed by the fall of a tree. She has the warmest sympathies of

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

George A FLINT

George A. FLINT, 82, died on Fri. Sept. 20 in the home of his son Raymond in Jackson Twp. He had been ill three weeks, during which time he was tenderly taken care of by Mrs. Merle FLINT. Funeral services were held in the Addleman Funeral Home on Monday afternoon with Rev. Glenn DUNBAR officiating. Mr. FLINT was the son of William and Elizabeth FLINT. He was born in Paris, Edgar Co., IL on Feb. 17, 1864. He was united in marriage to Salina WARD in 1893. She died about 10 years ago. A son, Lee, also preceeded him in death. Surviving children are three sons: Elmer of Wilmington, Harry of Custer Park and Raymond of Jackson Twp., and three daughters, Mrs. Bertha BISPING of Peotone, Mrs. Florence FAULKNER of Bradley, and Mrs. Bernice MCKENZIE of Andres. There were twenty grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Mr. Flint was engaged in farming for many years in Wesley Twp. He also held the office of road commissioner for many years and was on the board of education.

Source: Wilmington Advocate, Sep 1946; Date of Death: Sep 20, 1946 Posted by Marjorie Flint on Sunday, July 15, 2001

Margaret FLINT

Visitation for Margaret Flint, 82, of Elwood, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Carol Currier-Frighetto will officiate. Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery, Ritchie. Memorials may be made to the Manhattan Fire Protection District. She died Sunday, October 2, 2005, at her home. Mrs. Flint was formerly employed by Hansen’s Supermarket in Manhattan. She was born May 7, 1923, in Loogootee, Indiana, the daughter of Bernard C. and Stella Gita PELTON BUTCHER. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Holly Chapter 183 in Braidwood and a charter member of the Will/Grundy Genealogy Society. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory (Jeanene) FLINT of Diamond, Geoffrey (Colleen) FLINT of Sesser, Todd (Jean) FLINT of Manhattan; two daughters, Sondra and Kimberly FLINT, both of Elwood; dear friends, Nancy and Kimberly LAWRENCE; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters and one brother-in-law, Helen (John) CARRUTHERS of Tamaroa, F. Louise BOSMAN of Bradley, Mildred WILLIAMS and Alice RIMKE, both of Manteno; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are her husband, Gene LaVerne Flint; 2 sons, Gary Dennis Flint and Gene Brian Flint; three brothers and three sisters.

Source: Kankakee Journal, Oct 5, 2005 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 5, 2005

Harry FOLK

The Saddest of All. One of the saddest events we have been called on to record for a long time, is that of the death of Harry, the remaining child of Dr. and Mrs. FOLK. Their bruised and sore hearts had not yet recovered from the great blow of the death of little Freddie, when they are called upon to sever all earthly ties with their boy Harry. Word are too weak to express the sorrow of these fond parents, or the depth of that of Jacob HENRY, the grand parent, who on witnessing the light of life fade from the loved form, his grief became almost unbearable, walking the floor and ringing his hands, exclaiming, “all gone, left alone, take me too!” We draw a reverential vail over the scene and shut out the cold world from sight, from these grief stricken people. It is a cross they must bear or break beneath the weight. Consolation seems like a mockery at this time. Still, peace will come, and the truth that God does reign will be still more indellibly engraved on the soul. Harry died Tuesday night about 8 o’clock. His age was about 11 years we believe. The funeral took place Thursday at 1 o’clock. Rev. A. H. LAING officiating.

Source: The Joliet Weekly Sun, Joliet, IL, Vol. 8, No. 40, Page 1, May 15, 1880 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, July 27, 2000


F. G. FOLKERS, Frankfort Builder, Dies Frank G. FOLKERS, 83 years old, Frankfort business leader who had an active part in the construction of railroads, highways, and telephone lines in Eastern Will county, died in his home, 137 Kansas street, Frankfort, Saturday night. Mr. Folkers, who was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnson FOLKERS and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Francis FOLKERS, pioneer settlers who came to Frankfort in the early 1840s, was the victim of a paralytic stroke suffered in his home March 15. He had suffered several strokes previously. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from his home in Frankfort, with the Rev. Erich BIZER, pastor of St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery at Frankfort. With two brothers, William and Peter FOLKERS, Frank FOLKERS formed the firm of Folkers Brothers. First business of the firm was the meat market which the three purchased from their father. This market, which has been in business for 80 years, is still owned by the Folkers firm but for more than a year has been operated by Hilgendorf and Mulderink. During the first decade of the present century, Frank FOLKERS constructed the lines of the old Interstate Telephone company in Frankfort, Green Garden, Monee and Peotone townships. When the lines were completed, Folkers Brothers operated the central exchange at Frankfort. The exchange was located in the Frankfort hotel, which Folkers’ Brothers operated at the time but later sold. After the Illinois Bell Telephone Company acquired the Interstate concern, Mr. Folkers built the first Bell Telephone trunk lines between Joliet and Chicago Heights. About 1908, Folkers financed and built the old Joliet and Southern electric interurban railroad between New Lenox and Matteson, Ill. The line, which extended eastward from Joliet toward Chicago Heights and Crete, was abandoned in the early 1920s when the Illinois Central railroad elevated its tracks thru Matteson, where the J. & S. Had crossed the I. C. With an overhead bridge. Expense of rebuilding the crossing, it was decided, would be prohibitive to the road’s finances, already strained by competition of the automobile. Excavation and fill work for the double-tracking of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern railway in the vicinity of Frankfort, about 1910, also was carried on by Mr. Folkers. Previously, he had built many gravel roads, on contract, in New Lenox, Frankfort, and Green Garden townships. Horsedrawn vehicles were used on these road jobs, but Mr. Folkers’ ingenuity resulted in introduction of the first portable gravel-crushing machine in the Joliet area during this highway work. The crusher was powered by a threshing machine steam engine. He was in charge, about 1911, of a local experiment in rehabilitation of penitentiary inmates. Under this plan, the state allowed convicts to work outside of the prison walls on various road construction jobs for which they were paid part of the proceeds of their labor to the state. Mr. Folkers had charge of a convict labor camp set up a mile east of Frankfort on the Sauk Trail. The scheme later was abandoned by the state after it had been given an extensive trial. Instrumental in the organization of the Citizens’ Bank of Frankfort, a state bank, Mr. Folkers built the bank building and served as president of the institution for many years after it was formed in the 1900s. The bank was closed during the 1933 bank holiday. Another business enterprise operated by Mr. Folkers and his brothers was the old Frankfort Livery Stable. During World War I, Mr. Folkers served as Liberty Bond drive chairman and Food Administrator for Frankfort. In the 1920’s, he was member of the state’s committee selected to appraise land, before condemnation proceedings, for the Stateville Penitentiary. Surviving Mr. Folkers are his son, Herbert P. FOLKERS, an attorney practicing in Joliet, with whom he lived; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest KNUTESON, of Frankfort, and Mrs. Harold JOHNSON, of Joliet; a brother, William, of Blue Island, and six grandchildren. Mrs. Frank FOLKERS, the former Martha BETTENHAUSEN of Green Garden township, whom he married in 1894, died eight years ago.

Source: unknown name and date of publication Posted by Steven Weyand Folkers, Aug 18, 1999

Jacqueline F FOLKERS

Jacqueline F. FOLKERS nee WEYAND, age 74, of Prysbeterian Homes, Evanston, formerly of Skokie. Beloved wife of Frank G., loving mother of Steven Weyand (Ester) FOLKERS. Visitation Sunday, 3 to 8 p.m. at Haben Funeral Home, 8057 Niles Center Road, Skokie. Funeral service Monday, 2 p.m. at the Elliott Chapel of the Prysbeterian Homes, 3131 Simpson (Golf Road), Evanston. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie. In Lieu of flowers,memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Assn., Prysbeterian Homes of First Prysbeterian Church of Evanston.

Source: Chicago Tribune, Apr 30, 2005; Date of Death: Apr 29, 2005 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, May 2, 2005


Johnson FOLKERS, after a lingering sickness with cancer of the stomach, died at his late residence in Frankfort Station, Ill., Wednesday morning, March 18, 1903, in the 67th year of his age. He had been in a critical condition for months; his death was no surprise to his family. Mr. Folkers was born in Hanover, Germany, June 11, 1836, and came to America with his uncle, Dietrich BRUMUND, in 1846, when he was eleven years of age. He resided first in Milwaukee, Wis., then in Chicago, and later in Mokena, Ill., where his uncle settled about 1850. He remained there until the commencement of the civil war, when he enlisted in Company F, 20th Volunteer Infantry, and endured much of the toil and suffering connected with the civil war. He served two years and was discharged with honor on account of physical disabilities. On February 23, 1862, he was united in marriage with Miss Sophia EBERHARD. He and his wife moved to Frankfort Station and commenced business in 1865. He bought property in Frankfort and built a spacious and substantial home, where he resided until his death. He was the founder of the business of which his three sons are the worthy successors. He was a man who aimed to be a good citizen, a true husband and a thoughtful and kind father. He was respected by his fellow citizens and his death has brought sorrow to many hearts. He leaves to mourn his departure a widow, three sons, Frank, William T. and Peter H., one brother, Peter FOLKERS, of West Superior, Wis., three sisters Mrs. Anna STAUFFENBERG, Manhattan, Ill., Mrs. KLAMAN, Peotone, Ill., Miss Rica FOLKERS, Frankfort Station, and eight grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted at the home on Friday afternoon, March 20, Rev. G. LAMBRECHT, pastor of the E.L. German church, officiating. The pall-bearers were Dr. Emil HAASS, Charles WEBER, George FINK, H. P. BOCK, C. F. BAUMANN and George BRANDAN. The body was interred in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. The following relatives from abroad were present at the funeral: Frank FOLKERS, Sheboygan, Wis., Arthur LEODER, Chicago, D. BRUMUND, Joliet, Ill., George EBERHARD, Danville, Ind., George STAUFFENBERG and wife, Manhattan, Ill., and Henry HAMMON and wife, Monee, Ill. Members of the Grand Army and many citizens of Frankfort Station and the adjoining country attended the funeral. The widow, sons and bereaved families of the deceased have been greatly comforted by the loving and tender ministrations of kind neighbors and friends who have sympathized with them in their deep sorrow.

Source: name and date of paper missing, probable date: after 18 March 1903 Posted by Steven Weyand Folkers, Aug 18, 1999

Jeannine FOX

Jeannine P. Fox, 64, of Peotone, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at her home. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, where services will be 11 a.m. Monday. Revs. Mel Meyer and Michael Ginter will co-officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno. Pallbearers will be Larry and David Mohr, Cory Koehn, Kenton and Trenton Carley, and Michael Mills. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley. Mrs. Fox was born October 11, 1938 in Harvey, the daughter of Sam and Angela Ribando Marchino. Her father is deceased. Surviving are her husband, James L. Fox, whom she married December 12, 1959 in Kankakee, of Peotone; one daughter, Vanessa Koehn of Woodworth; three grandchildren, Cory, Randy and Daniel Koehn; one sister, Lois Marchino of Kankakee; and her mother, Angela Marchino of Peotone. One son-in-law, Duane Koehn, died in 2001.

Source: Kankakee Journal, Mar 16, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 30, 2005

Peter FOX

FOX–Peter; died in St. Joseph’s hospital, Jan. 23, 1943; age 86 years. Survived by on daughter, (Hazel) Mrs. Jacob KOLLER; one son, Roy, both of Joliet; one sister, Tillie of Los Angeles Cal; eight grandchildren. Removal was made to the Olson Funeral Home, corner of Benton and Cassiday Ave. from where funeral services will be held Monday at 2pm Rev. McCoy, officiating. Interment Oakwood cemetery.

Source: Joliet Herald News, Jan 23, 1943 Posted by Mike Fox, Oct 17, 2001

William FOX

FOX–William, died at his home, 703 S Richard St, 9:05am, Jan 20, 1935, aged 79 years. Survived by four sons, William, Pearl of Chicago, Walter and Frank; one daughter, Mrs Mable BRUCH; one brother, Peter FOX; 21 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, the rest all of Joliet. Has been a resident of Joliet for over 60 years. The body was removed to Wunderlich and Harris where funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2pm, Rev Max Boestrow officiating. Interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald, Jan 21, 1935 Posted by Mike Fox, Oct 17, 2001

William M FOX

William M. FOX, 74, of 1026 E. Benton St. died Tuesday (April 8, 1969) at Silver Cross Hospital after a short illness. Mr. FOX was born in Leetonia, Ohio. He had lived in Joliet 45 years, moving here from Chicago. He retired nine years ago from the American Credit Insurance Co. of Chicago where he was a special agent 35 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peral; his parents, James and Mary FOX; three brothers, John, Anthony and Paul and his stepmother, Mrs. Catherine FOX. Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Raymond (Joan) JOHNSON of Joliet and Mrs. Wayne (Jean) RUST of Rankin, IL, and two nephews, Frank L. and James J. FOX of Joliet. Services will be at 9 am Friday from the Carlson Funeral Home to St. Bernard Catholic Church at 9:30 am. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Unknown newspaper, Apr 9, 1969 Posted by Mike Fox, Oct 17, 2001


Louis P. FRANTINI (Veteran) Age. 75. Passed away at home after a courageous fight against cancer surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his father Enrico FRANTINI; his mother, Maria (nee BARATE); a brother John FRANTINI and a sister, Catherine PELLEGRINI. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Irene (nee VALERUGO) Frantini; four children, Nancy (Jack) FUTTERER, Richard (Sue) FRANTINI, Lorrie (Jim D. D. S.) MALINOWSKI and Thomas FRANTINI; a sister, Ann (Ed, deceased) SPIEZIO and a brother, Chuck (Rose) FRANTINI. Loving grandfather of ten grandchildren, Julie and Eric FUTTERER, Sara, Mike and Lisa FRANTINI, Andrea and Michele MALINOWSKI, Rachel, Brett and Hannah FRANTINI; also survived by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Born in Joliet, Lou was a World War II Navy Veteran and member of Stone City Post 2199. Retired from Northern Illinois Gas Co. after 34 years of service. Lou was an avid gardener who loved to share his plants and the fruits of his garden with family, friends and neighbors. He enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing and hunting. Visitation will be Monday, December 18, 2000 from 3 to 8 p.m. from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Rd. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 8:45 a.m. to the Church of St. Anthony for a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by: Joseph J. Tapella, Funeral Services 815/726-4054

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


Services were held Monday, July 9, for Dorothy L FREITAG, 99, of Monee. Mrs Freitag died 4 July 2001 in Phoenix AZ. She was born 8 April 1902 in Monee, daughter of Reinhardt and Meta LESEBERG FREESE. She was a member of St Pauls United Church of Christ, Monee. Mrs FREITAG is survived by one son, Kenneth FREITAG of Phoenix, AZ; two grandchildren, Bryan Kenneth FREITAG and Lynn (Tom) J OWENS, both of Phoenix; and two great-grandaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charence FREITAG. The funeral was conducted at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone. The Rev Dr Robert Hurst officiated. Burial was in St Pauls Cemetery, Monee.

Source: Monee Monitor, July 12, 2001 Posted by Linda Schwiesow Nycum, Apr 29, 2005


John F. Fridley, prominent grain and stock farmer of Florence Township, passed away at the Dena Erickson Convalescent Home [Morris] Monday, June 7, 1848 where he had spent the past 4 years. Mr. Fridley was born in Jackson Township [Will County, Illinois] January 12, 1860. His parents were John Fridley Sr. and Anna Marie

Source: Wilmington Advocate, Jun 11, 1948 Posted by Randall W. Younker, Nov 26, 2002


Recent Deaths Jean P. FULTON nee SHEVLIN. Beloved wife of the late Emory. Loving mother of Jill (Hank) NILSEN and John. Fond grandmother of Chris and Jeff NELSEN. Dear sister of Ruth (James) HORRAS. Dearest sister-in-law of Fern (late Howard) MAGER. Many nieces and Nephews. Lying in state Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon at the St. John United Church of Christ, Second St., Mokena, IL. Interment. Zion Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Joliet area Hospice agency or the Salvation Army preferred. (708)532- 1635.

Source: Joliet Herald News, Sep 21, 2001 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Sep 27, 2001

Mrs Nannie E FULTON

Mrs. Nannie E. FULTON, 86, a 65-year resident of Joliet, died Monday at her home at 621 Norton Ave.. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Woman’s Benefit Association. She is survived by her husband, Samuel J.; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys PFAFF, Mrs. Walter E. NELSON, and Mrs. Jennie MCCANN of Joliet, and Mrs. Albert G. DAVIS of St. Elmo, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Etta O. GRASSLE and a brother, Alfred C. HATCH of St. Petersburg, Fla., six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Sonntag, Burgess and Wylie Funeral Home, Rev. Leland LONG officiating. Interment will be in Marshall Cemetery.

Source: Joliet Herald News, Mar 27, 1962 Posted by Deborah Hudolin, Aug 1, 1998


Samuel J. FULTON, 93, died Tuesday at his home at 621 Norton Ave. He was one of the area’s old-time railroaders. He was employed by the Rock Island Railroad for 65 years. Prior to that he had a barbershop in Mokena, where he was born. After retiring from the railroad in 1939, he worked several years in the Will County Courthouse. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Gladys PFAFF, Mrs. Walter (Lois) NELSON, Mrs. Jennie MCCANN and Mrs. Albert (Carletta) DAVIS of St. Elmo, Ill.; six granchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the Sonntag, Burgess, and Wylie Chapel, the Rev. Leland Roth officiating. Burial will be in Marshall Cemetery.

Source: unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Mar 12, 1963 Posted by Deborah Hudolin, Aug 1, 1998

Darlene FULTZ

Services were held Monday morning for Darlene Kay NADLER Fultz, 46 of Mt. Dora, Florida. Mrs. Fultz died August 11, 2005 at Hospice Foundation of Lake County in Tavares, Florida. She was born August 6, 1959 in Chicago Heights and was raised in Peotone. She was president of Magic Marketing in Tavares working with her husband for the past 11 years. Mrs. Fultz is survived by her husband of 18 years, William L. Fultz, 2 step-children, Jackie (Todd) Ames of Newark, Ohio and Brian (Amy) Fultz of Alpharetta, Georgia; 3 grandchildren, Adam, Ellie and Lena Fultz; her mother, Lorraine Nadler, 4 sisters, Corrine (Dwain) Tataryn; Colleen (Steve) Stephens; Doreen (Jim) Cathers; and Shelby (Craig) McConkey; 1 brother, Douglas; and 22 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Emery Nadler.

Source: Peotone, Aug 18, 2005 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 2, 2005