Obituaries Sa – Sh
Hjalmar SALLE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter SALEE, died at St. Joseph’s hospital at 6 o’clock last night, July 6, aged 28 years, 1 month, 6 days. Mr. Salle was a member of the plumbing firm of Meegan & Salle, 502 Collins street. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Lena A. SCHMIDT, also his parents and tho brothers, Eanie and James, and one sister, Anna M. Funeral services will be held from the residence, 1003 Clay street, Friday at 1 p.m. to the Swedish Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Burial in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. A. A. JACOBSON will officiate. (Note: both spellings of Salle and Salee are used in this obituary. -L. Peet.)
Source: Joliet Evening Herald, July 7, 1910 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Jun 25, 2000
Dr. Gerald L. SANDS
Services will be held this morning Wednesday, May 12, 2004 for veterinarian Dr. Gerald L. Sands, 71, who died on May 8, 2004 at his home in Peotone. The funeral will begin at 10:30 am at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone. The Rev. William Riegle will officiate. Burial will be in San Pierre, Indiana. Pallbearers are Tim Sands, Joe Sands, Paul Wheeler, Jay Nadler, Doug Ahlborn, Kenneth Gratner, Michael Heron and Darrell Karstensen. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or Purdue College Class of 1963 Veterinary Scholarship Fund. He was born March 20, 1933 in Tefft, Indiana. He was a veterinarian at Peotone Animal Hospital for 40 years. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, the American Veterinary Medical Association and Peotone V.F.W. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Dr. Sands is survivied by his wife, Beverly E. Clements Sands, whom he married on July 7, 1962 in East Gary, Indiana; four daughers, Susan (Darrell) Karstensen of Beecher; Catherine (Doug) Ahlborn; and Patricia (Michael) Heron, both of Peotone; and Margaret Hanna of Matteson; 13 grandchildren, Christopher Hanna, Elizabeth Graham, Jeremy Hanna, Nicholas Ahlborn, Olivia Heron, Alexandra Ahlborn, Madeline Heron, Katelyn Karstensen, Zachary Ahlborn, Joseph Heron, Rebecca Karstensen, Jacqueline Ahlborn and Danielle Ahlborn; a brother, Paul (Nancy) Sands of Syracuse, Indiana and 2 sisters, Mary Sands of Pasadena, California and Betty Gratner of Rensselaer, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Lura Asher Sands, a sister, Maude and a brother Robert.
Source: Peotone Vedette, May 12, 2004 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Jul 27, 2004
Death Of Rev. Edward SAVAGE. — It becomes our melancholy duty, as a public journalist, to announce the death of Edward Savage. He died at his residence, in this city, on the 27th ult., after a protracted illness. His funeral took place on Sunday, the services being held in the Baptist Church. Out of respect to the memory of the deceased, no morning services were held in the Congregationalist and Methodist Churches on that day, that the members of those churches might have an opportunity to attend the funeral. Mr. Savage was long a resident of this city, and filled for one term the office of School Commissioner. He was highly respected by all classes of our citizens. His uniform christian character, and his urbanity and candor in all dealings with his fellow-men made him a universal favorite. He was indeed the friend of the poor and the patern of the good and noble. His funeral was attended by a large concourse of people.
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 20, No. 38, Page 2, Tues, Mar 3, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 14, 2000
Harold C. SCHEER Age 94, Friday, November 16, 2001, Deerbrook Care Center. Late of Frankfort. Survived by his loving wife, Irene (SCHROEDER)SCHEER; two daughters, Joyce (Mrs. William) HECHT, Barbara (Richard) BARRY, four grandchildren, Diane (Michael) PARRO, Gary HECHT, Scott (Lorrie) BARRY, Chad (Jeannie) BARRY; six great- grandchildren, Kristina, Brian, Colton, Shawn, Scott, Sean; one sister Lola (Orval) SCHROEDER. Born in Frankfort living in the Frankfort/Green Garden Township area all of his life. He was a retired farmer. In February of 1945 he started on the board of Green Garden Insurance Co. In February of 1954 he became President retiring in 1994. From 1994 to 1999 he was Director Emeritus leaving in April 1999. He was also a charter member of Will County Farm Bureau. He was a life long member of St. Peters United Church of Christ where he served on the Board of Directors and the Mens Fellowship Club; former member of the Frankfort Fire Department Board of Trustees, Life member of the Frankfort Lions Club, former member of the Green Garden School Board and a life member of Modern Woodmen of America. He was preceded in death by his parents Ferdinand and Anna (HANSON) SCHEER; and a sister, Viola. Family will receive friends at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel, Cedar at Francis Roads, New Lenox, Sunday 2:00-5:00p.m.. Services, Monday, November 19, 2001,11:00a.m. at St. Peters United Church of Christ. Lying in state, 10:00a.m. until time of services. Interment will be at Pleasant Hills Cemetery. Memorials to the Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Francis Rd-New Lenox (815)485-3200
Source: Joliet Herald News, 17 Nov 2001 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Nov 17, 2001
Irene M. SCHEER (nee SCHROEDER) Age 90. Passed away March 6, 2005; a longtime resident of the Frankfort and Green Garden area. She retired as a Postal Clerk at the Monee Post Office. Irene was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ in Frankfort, she taught Sunday School for many years. Charter member of Will County Home Extension, Green Garden Unit, Royal Neighbors of America. She enjoyed golfing in her weekly league, Woman’s Fellowship of the Church and Ladies of Lions. Irene is survived by her loving family; her two daughters, Joyce (William, deceased) HECHT of Joliet and Barbara (Richard) BARRY of Washburn, WI; four grandchildren, Diane (Michael) PARRO, Gary HECHT, Scott BARRY and Chad BARRY; three great grandchildren, Kristina, Brian and Colton. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Lola (Orval) SCHROEDER and Beatrice SCHROEDER. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold SCHEER (November 2001); her parents, William and Frieda (WOELTJE) SCHROEDER and a brother, Earl SCHROEDER. Family will receive friends Tuesday, March 8, 2005 from 4-7 p.m. at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way (corner of LaGrange, South of Lincoln Hwy.) Frankfort, IL 60423. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Lying in state from 2:00 p.m. until time of Service at St. Peters United Church of Christ, 12 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423. Interment to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Frankfort. The family wants to thank Deerbrook Nursing home in Joliet and Joliet Area Community Hospice for everything they did for Irene. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ or the Joliet Area Community Hospice. KURTZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL (815) 806-2225
Source: Joliet Herald News, 8 Mar 2005 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Mar 9, 2005
Mrs. Francis SCHERAN, wife of ex-postmaster of Elwood, died at her home on the farm near Elwood Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, of chronic troubles of which she had been afflicted for the past twenty years, at the age of 63. She was born in the state of New York near Buffalo, has been a resident of Will county over forty years. She leaves a husband and four daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral was yesterday in Wilmington at St. Rose’s Catholic church at 10a.m. The remains was laid to rest in St. Rose’s cemetery.
Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Jul 21, 2000
Jacob B SCHERMERHORN
Whereas. It hath pleased the Supreme Master of the Universe in his all wise Providence to summons our brother, Jacob B. SCHERMERHORN, from this transiant to the enduring Lodge of ths Spirit world we, members of Channahon Lodge No. 202, do therefore, Resolve,
1st. That we deplore the demise of our brother whose conection with us was of so intimate and pleasant a character, whose life was full of integrity and manly nobleness, whose conduct ever bespoke the man of strong inflexible principle and whose many virtues crowned his life with honor, whose reverence of his maker was always deep and solemn, and who as a Mason was always prompt to meet to the full extent his obligations, cordial in his greeting and considerate to all with whom he came in contact.
2d. That in his relation to us as Worshipful Master for the year ending Jan. 1st 1863, we beheld one worthy and well qualified for his position, filling it with dignity and urbanity, governing in the strictest and yet most impartial manner; beloved and obeyed by all under his supervision with the greatest cheerfulness.
3d. That in him the Lodge has lost one of its most useful members, Society one of its brightest ornaments, the poor and unfortunate, a benefactor, and we all a true hearted and noble Brother.
4th. That we deeply sympathize with his widow and family in their deep affliction and do hereby convey to them the assurance of the esteem and attachment of the members of this Lodge of masons of which the deceased was a bright and honorable member.
5th. That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the bereaved and afflicted family by the secretary of this Lodge and a copy forwarded to the Joliet papers for publication.
6th. That a page of the records be appropriated to his memory.
C. FOWLER, Secretary.
(“And, 7th. That a digital copy of this resolution be preserved in perpetuity on the data base of human knowledge through the internet.” Would I lie to you? — L. B. Peet.)
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 20, No. 48, Page 2, Tues, May 12, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 13, 2000
Death of Mrs. SCHIFFER Daughter of Joseph H. NICHOLS, Had Been Sick But a Few Days Gertrude E. SCHIFFER, wife of Harry SCHIFFER, and daughter of Joseph H. NICHOLS, died at her home on Baker avenue, last evening at 6:40 o’clock. The young lady had been sick only a few days and at her death was but 23 years and 6 months of age. She was married four years ago, and for a year past had worked in her father’s office in the CUTTING Building. She always took a deep interest in all her duties, in fact it was this religious attention to her work that hastened her death, for she insisted on going to the office one day soon after recovering from a severe illness, and the exposure aggravated the trouble and caused the relapse. Her death is a severe shock to her father, husband, and many friends to whom she had become endeared. The funeral will be tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, with services in the Brooklyn Baptist Church. The interment will be in Oakwood.
Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Jul 16, 2000
The 5 month son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry SCHIFFER died at 8:30 o’clock this morning at the home of the parents, 612 Van Buren street. The little sufferer had been sick but a short time with a cold, and no especial alarm was felt until last evening when congestion of the lungs set in, which proved fatal at the hour stated this morning. Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Jul 16, 2000
Raymond E. SCHILLING Age 84. Of Cove, AR for 25 years, formerly of New Lenox. Beloved husband of late Annie (1971) and late Roma (1992). Dearest step-father of Gene (Velda) MONAHAN and Michael WARD.Loving brother of late Lester SCHILLING(1997). Dearest step-grandfather of four. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Friday, October 29, at Hirsch Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 183rd and Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park. Funeral service 10 a.m., Saturday at Trinity Evan. Lutheran Church, 6850 159th St., Tinley Park. Interment Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Tinley Park. (708) 532-4700
Source: Joliet Herald News, 28 Oct 1999; Date of Death: Oct 1999 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Nov 2, 1999
Walter G. SCHILLING
Funeral services were held Saturday for Walter G. SCHILLING, 85, of Matteson who died at the Applewood Nursing Home on March 11, 1986. A lifelong area resident, Mr. SCHILLING was born on jan 5, 1901, in Harvey. He was a retired farmer and a former member of the school board of District 144 in Markham. He was a member of the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Country Club Hills and had served as an eldeer and Church School Board member. Survivors include two daughters, Lucille (John) WALKER of Matteson and June (Lee) MARQUARDT of Hazel Crest; a stepdaughter, Mary Lou (Larry) HICKS of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son Wilbert (Barbara) SCHILLING of Hazel Crest; a stepson, Ron (Nanch) KOLLMAN of Watseka; a sister, marie (George) WILLE of Blue Island; a brother, George (Frieda) of Hazel Crest; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. SCHILLING was preceded in death by his wife Clara (KAMPE)another wife, Elsie, in 1978; and a brother, Ed, in 1959. Rev. Robert F. Meyers of the Zion Lutheran Church in Matteson conducted services at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church inCountry Club Hills. Interment was at St. John’s Cemetery in Country Club Hills. Memorials may be dedicated to the St. John’s Church Memorial Fund.
Source: Peotone Vedette, 19 Mar 1986 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Jun 28, 2004
Visitation for William E. Schluntz, 56, of Peotone, will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Rev. David Plant will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Sapp, Glen Ginder, Bernie Thacker, Lyle Carstens and Gordon St. John. Mr. Schluntz died Sunday (March 31, 2002) at his home after a sudden illness. He was born March 22, 1946 in Kankakee. His father, William C. Schluntz, is deceased. Surviving are his mother, Virginia Meier Schluntz of Peotone; and one sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Robert Bailey of Kaufman, Texas; Mr. Schluntz was employed by Cleveland Steel (formerly Bennett Industries) in Peotone for 40 years. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Peotone.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Apr 2, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 29, 2005
Louisa A. SCHMIDT
Death notice- Schmidt – Louisa A. Schmidt. July 27, fond mother of Arthur J.F. Lowe and Mrs Elizabeth Hoffman, Sister to Mrs Katherine Pflug and Robert Zacher. Funeral from late residence 5528 Dorchester av. Tuesday, July 29 at 1:30pm Interment at New Lenox, IL
Source: unknown newspaper, July 1924 Posted by Gene Voss, Jun 25, 2004
Reuben SCHMIDT Age 89, of Peotone, died Monday, September 15, 2003 at St. James Olympia Fields Hospital, Olympia Fields, IL. Retired Owner, Operator and Salesman for Ford Car Dealership in Peotone, IL. Also, former farmer and former church board member. Mr. SCHMIDT was an avid bowler, bowling in New Lenox Monday League. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy (nee WILKE) SCHMIDT of Peotone, IL and brother, Lloyd (Marjorie) SCHMIDT of Manhattan, IL. Visitation Wednesday, September 17 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fedde- Helfrich Chapel. Funeral Service Thursday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, North Peotone. Interment Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Memorials to St. John’s United Church of Christ, North Peotone would be appreciated. Fedde-Helfrich Chapel (708)258-6737
Source: Joliet Herald News, 17 Sep 2003 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Sep 17, 2003
Reuben Schmidt, 89, of Peotone, died Monday, September 15, 2003, at St. James Olympia Fields Hospital. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, north Peotone, where he was a member. Rev. Bruce Salter will officiate. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Pallbearers will be Joe Baker, Glenn Nagel, Don Thurman, Wayne Wiechen, Jack Pierce and Willis Schrage. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Belz and Arnold Wolters. Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, north Peotone. Mr. Schmidt was a retired owner, operator and salesman for a Ford car dealership in Peotone and a former farmer. He was born March 7, 1914, in Green Garden Township, the son of Edward and Selma Sippel Schmidt. Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Wilke, whom he married November 22, 1936, in Peotone; one brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Marjorie Schmidt of Manhattan; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Schmidt was a former church board member. He enjoyed bowling.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Sep 16, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 1, 2005
P.6; Funeral services were held Monday in Peotone for Selma M. SCHMIDT. Mrs. SCHMIDT died early Saturday morning at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee. She had been ill for some time. She was 86. Mrs. SCHMIDT was born March 14, 1890, in Green Garden township to the late Adam and Elizabeth SIPPEL. She was married February 13, 1913, in Joliet to the late Edward SCHMIDT. Mrs. SCHMIDT was a housewife and had lived her entire life in the Manhattan-Peotone area. In recent years she was a resident of Peotone-Bensenville Home. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Peotone, and a member of the Women’s Guild of the church. Mrs. Schmidt is survived by two sons, Reuben of Peotone, and Lloyd of Manhattan; one granddaughter and two great grandchildren; a brother, Art SIPPEL of Peotone; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one grandson, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Church with the Rev. T. ROSS officiating. Mrs. Roger WOLKOW served as organist. Members of the Women’s Guild sang. Pallbearers were Gilbert SIPPEL, Raymond SIPPEL, Clarence SIPPEL, Ervin SCHMIDT, Lawrence SCHMIDT, and Frederick SCHMIDT. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. Source: Manhattan American, 16 Jun 1976; Date of Death: 12 Jun 1976 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Jul 27, 2005
From the Wisconsin Pinery. Obituary. A profound sensation was produced in this community on Monday morning last, by the sudden death of Dr. Schofield. We knew that he had been severly ill for a few days; but none save the Physician, family and immediate attendants, were at all prepared for the sad news. He was beloved by all, and the more general mourning at the death of a citizen was never evinced.
Dr. William SCHOFIELD was born in Columbia Co., Ohio, on the 7th of March 1809 — after a plain but substantial education, embracing the science of medicine and surgery he removed to, and settled in Joliet, Illinois, in 1836, where he went into the practice of his profession, in which he was eminently successful.
Enterprising in temperament, and desirous of seeing more of the north-west, he left a multitude of friends at Joliet and located at Shullsburgh, this state in 1847.
The next year, spring of 1848, found him a resident a Portage County, and fully intent on testing the chances for a for fortune with hundreds of others who were just then for the first, crowding into the Lumbering business on the Upper Wisconsin. Selecting an advantageous and beautiful site on the Eau Claire, in Marathon County, he proceeded to erect Mills and Machinery, and was early in successful operation. Fortune favored him till 1850, when his Mills were burnt and all seamed lost in an instant. But he was rich; if not in money, it was what was better — credit and a host of friends. All his neighbors, fellow lumbermen on the river, stepped forward impulsively, tendering substantial aid to rebuild; so that in a few short months, the ravages of the devouring element were replaced.
In 1855, he removed from Eau Claire to our city, where he has resided to the day of his death. He was several times solicited by his fellow citizens, to places of public trust and honor, almost uniformly declining in favor of others.
He was unanimously chosen our first Mayor of the City of Stevens Point, which office he held for two years, discharging his duties with strict fidelity and credit. To him the City is indebted for many of its best municipal rules, and much of its prosperity.
Intellectually, he was a man of no ordinary mind; of a gentmanly and friendly deportment hnd highly cultivated understanding, he never failed of the good opinoin, respect and friendship of those who knew him.
As a citizen, he was patriotic, self-sacrificing, and faithful; uniformly true and just in his dealings; — always among the foremost to aid the needy, no one turned away from him with a desponding hearr. This community testified its universal esteem for their friend, and their greatest respect for his memory by laying aside every care and attending his funeral, an immense concourse which was fron his residence Wednesday morning the Rev. Jesse Edwards conducting the exercises.
Dr. Schofield leaves a wife and five children to deplore his loss. Their’s is a grief with which the “stranger intermedleth not.” Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 31, Page 2, Tues, Jan 12, 1864 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 13, 2000
Visitation for Gilbert F. Schroeder, 80, of rural Peotone, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Clarence Bangs will officiate. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Pallbearers will be Bill Meyer, Orville and Russell Mueller, Melvin Meyer, Ron Schroeder, Delmer Mueller, Ken Schroeder and Douglas Wilke. Memorials may be made to the Anchorage of Beecher Activity Fund or to Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, where he was a member. He died Monday, February 17, 2003, at the Anchorage of Beecher. Mr. Schroeder was a retired farmer. He was born October 17, 1922, in Peotone, the son of William A. and Anna M. Wiggenhauser Schroeder. Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Blanche Schroeder of Lansing; one sister and brother-in-law, Olga and Russell Wilke of Kingston, Canada; two sisters-in-law, Eloise Schroeder of Peotone and Dorothy Schroeder of Grover City, California, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Paul, Elmer and Rudolf Schroeder; and two sisters, Helen Schroeder and Lillian Mueller, are deceased.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Feb 18, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 30, 2005
Lester H. Schroeder, 91, of Kankakee, formerly of Peotone, died Friday, August 23, 2002. at Riverside Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Pat Morton will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ. Mr. Schroeder was born Feb. 10, 1911 in Peotone, the son of Henry J. and Frieda M. Lankenau Schroeder. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret L. Johnston, whom he married Dec. 17, 1939 in Wilmington, of Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Lee Jacobs of Perry, Michigan, Jane and Daryl Smith of Wilmington; five granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. One brother, Clarence Schroeder, is deceased. Mr. Schroeder farmed the land that his father and grandfather had farmed, retiring in 1974. He was the oldest consecutive member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, where he served on numerous committees and the Church Council. In the community he had been active as Will Township School treasurer and was president of the Will County Farm Bureau, a member of the Peotone Farmers Elevator and the Peotone Rural Fire Department. He was a member of the Will County co-operative, the Peotone Prairie Cardinals Camping Club and the Peotone Kiwanis Club.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Aug 25, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 28, 2005
Margaret L. Schroeder, 86, of Kankakee, formerly of Peotone, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at Riverside Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, where services will be held at 2 P.m. Saturday. Rev. William Riegle will officiate. Burial will be in the Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, where she was a member. Mrs. Schroeder was a former school teacher. She was born August 4, 1917, in Wesley Township, Wilmington, the daughter of Walter and Laura Grimes Johnston. Her husband, Lester Schroeder, whom she married December 17, 1939, in Wilmington, died August 23, 2002. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Lee Jacobs of Perry, Michigan, Jane and Daryl Smith of Wilmington; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Lester and Ann Johnston of El Cerrito, California, and Ina Johnston of Wilmington; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. One brother, Francis, is deceased. Mrs. Schroeder was a member of Immanuel Women Fellowship, the Peotone Unit of the Will County Home Extension and the Peotone Prairie Cardinals Camping Club. She was a former 4-H leader.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Dec 10, 2003 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 1, 2005
Sophia SCHROEDER Miss Sophia REICHER was born at Hessen, Prussia, Germany, Sept. 23, 1853, and passed away May 9, 1927 at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 16 days. When nine months old her parents emigrated to America and settled at Beecher, IL where she grew to young womanhood. June 23, 1874 she was united in marriage to John Henry William Schroeder. Ten children were born to this union, six girls and four boys. The eldest son, William passed away in 1900 and another son Herman in 1924. Mrs. Schroeder came to Fillmore county with her husband 34 years ago where she resided until she passed to her reward. Death was due to a severe heart attack. In spite of medical skill and the loving ministrations of the family she passed to her eternal rest. She leaves to mourn her loss, eight children: Henry of San Bernadino, CA, Fred of Ohiowa, Mrs. Emma BUCHMEIER of Fairbury, Mrs. Minnie GEWECKE of Ohiowa, Mrs. Lena MEYER of Ohiowa, Mrs. Mary FRANKFORTER of Tobias, Mrs. Lizzie LAPCHESKA of Ohiowa, Miss Sophia Schroeder of Ohiowa; 38 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters residing in Minnesota and one brother in Beecher, IL. The deceased, being an old settler, was widely known. After her husbands death she was seldom seen on the street and in business places, preferring to remain at home where she was a comfort to her children and a companion to her neighbor, Mrs. Emma Burt, who enjoyed friendly visits at intervals during the day. She was a friend and mother who will be greatly missed. Her passing away in such a brief period of time was a shock to her friends, and also a great sorrow. Funeral services were held Thursday from the ME church in charge of Rev A.T. McFarland and Rev. J.A. Bahnsen. A ladies quartet sang several selections. The quartet was composed of Mrs. Carrie Hinkle, Mrs. Elda Steele, Mrs. Elyse Timbers and Mrs. Myrna NcFarland, with Mrs. Myrtle Goodman at the piano. A mass of floral contributions gave evidence of the esteem in which she was held. They were in charge of Mrs. Rose Lynn, Mrs. Jennie Rakestraw and Mrs. Mable Mui
Source: Nebraska Signal, Geneva, Ne, May 1927; Date of Death: May 9, 1927 Posted by Karen Rowe, Nov 9, 1999
At his home on Sat. morning, Dec. 30, at 8 o’clock, William SCHROEDER departed this life. On Wednesday he was apparently in good health but before night that same day he was taken seriously ill, his condition becoming so bad that the children were summoned. He never regained consciousness. John Henry William Schroeder was born in Wriedel, Hanover, Germany on October 11, 1848. When a boy of nineteen years he moved from Germany to Beecher, IL with his parents. At this place on June 23, 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Sophia RIECHERS. To this union were born ten children, six girls and four boys. The oldest son, William died in 1900. Mr. Schroeder with his family came to Fillmore Co. 34 years ago. Most of his life was spent on a farm. The last few years he made his home in Ohiowa. A few days previous to his death he was stricken with paralysis. All that loving hands could do, could not spare him, as his heavenly Father had called him to his eternal rest. He was aged 68 years, 2 months and 19 days. There are left to mourn his wife, nine children, Henry, Herman and Fred, Mrs. Emma BUCHMEIER of Fairbury, Mrs. Minnie GEWECKE of Farnam, Mrs. Lena DOMEIER Mrs. Mary TAYLOR, Mrs. Lizzie LAPCHESKA and Miss Sophia Schroeder of this vicinity, two brothers who live in Arkansas and one sister, Mrs. ROETTER in this vicinity, 29 grandchildren and many friends. The funeral took place Wednesday, January 3, at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church in charge of Rev. G. Klatt, pastor of the South Lutheran church, assisted by Rev. F. C. McVay pastor of this church. The text was taken from the 12th verse of the ninetieth psalm and was an eloquent and touching sermon. The Methodist choir furnished the music. Interment was in the Ohiowa cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Klatt. The German choir rendered a hymn. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The last message of the children, on one of the floral designs, “Good-bye Father” rested on the casket. His work in life is done, he rests in eternal sleep, but we have the hope that our goodbyes are only in this world of sorrow. A large crowd was in attendance at the funeral. The sorrowing wife, sons and daughters have the sympathy of the entire community in their great bereavemen
Source: Nebraska Signal, Geneva, Ne, Jan 1917; Date of Death: Dec 30, 1916 Posted by Karen Rowe, Nov 9, 1999
Visitation for Clarence M. Schubbe, 93, of Peotone, will be from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Bruce Salter will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, or Peotone Paramedics. Mr. Schubbe died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Manorcare Health Services. He was born April 6, 1909, in Will Township, the son of August and Louisa Knickrehm Schubbe. Surviving are his wife, the former Katherine Moore, whom he married Sept. 26, 1936, at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Gib Russell of Peotone; and two grandchildren, Chris Russell of Frankfort, and Mike Russell of Peotone; six sisters, Ella Boderius, Lydia Klenz, Hilda Palso, Rosa Schubbe, Amanda Rascher and Emma Schubbe; and two brothers, Walter Schubbe and an infant brother, are deceased. Mr. Schubbe was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, the Moose Lodge in Bradley, and Peotone Sportsmen Club. He was a retired truck driver and School Bus driver for many years in the Peotone School district. He was an avid bowler, bowling in Peotone leagues for many years.
Source: Kankakee Journal, May 6, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 29, 2005
Katherine G. Schubbe, 91, of Peotone, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2005 at Miller Health Care Center in Kankakee. She was born November 30, 1913 in Kankakee to George Arthur and Dorcas (Gill) Moore. She had worked as a nurse’s aide at the Manteno State Hospital, was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, Immanuel Church Women’s Guild and bowled in Peotone bowling leagues for many years. Mrs. Schubbe is survived by her daughter, Sharon Russell of Peotone; 2 grandsons, Chris (Elaine) Russell of Peotone and Mike (Cara) Russell of Manteno, and 3 great grandchildren, Kayla, Cassidy and Carter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence M. Schubbe (deceased 2002), her parents, son-in-law, Gilbert L. Russell (2005); 2 sisters, Hannah Dickerson and Jeanette Peoples; and a brother, Joe Moore. Funeral services wre held June 30, 2005 at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Rev. Bill Riegle officated. Interment was at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Plassmann Scholarship Fund at Immanuel Church.
Source: Peotone Vedette, Jun 30, 2005 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Jul 14, 2005
Harold F. SCHULDT
Harold F. SCHULDT age 84, of Peotone. Died Saturday, July 3, 1993, at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital. Survived by his wife, Marie (BORMET) two sons, Allen (Judy) of Baton Rouge, LA., and Kenneth (Doris) of Shreveport, La; one daughter, Doris (Marvin) NICE of Garden Prairie, IL; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Johanna (EGGERT) SCHULDT. Four brothers and four sisters. he was a retired farmer. Member of Zion Lutheran Church of Beecher. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 6 at 11:00 a.m. from the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel. Visitation Monday, 3-9 at the Chapel. Interment Skyline Memorial Park of Monee. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or Peotone Paramedics.
Source: Joliet Herald News, 4 Jul 1993 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Dec 1, 2003
Arthur F. SCHULTZ
Arthur F. Schultz, 49 years old, Silver Cross Hospital, Jan. 16, 1940. Survived by his widow, Hilda (Carlson); 2 sons, Arthur Jr. and Robert; 1 daughter, (Lorraine) Mrs. Robert Walls; his father, Charles Schultz; 1 brother Otto; 1 sister, Margaret Schultz; 3 grand children. Removal was made to the Wunderlich Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. Rev. Luther Schlessler, officiating. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Member of B. L. F. and E.
Source: Joliet Herald News, 1940 Posted by Sharlyn Sherman, Mar 28, 2007
Mrs. Hilda M. Schultz
Mrs. Hilda M. Schultz, 57, of 120 Peale Street, died yesterday, March 4, 1949, at St. Joseph?s hospital after a lingering illness. Born in Joliet, Mrs. Schultz had been a resident here all of her life. She was the widow of the late Arthur, Formerly employed as a fireman on the E. J. and E., who died in 1940. Mrs. Schultz was a member of the Ladies Society of B. of L. F. She is survived by two sons, Arthur of Gary, Ind., and Robert; of Joliet; a daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Walls; of Joliet, And a sister Mrs. Henry Peterson, also of Joliet. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a. m. at the Sonntag funeral home, with the Rev. William Boldt officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Source: Joliet Herald News, Mar 5, 1949 Posted by Sharlyn Sherman, Mar 28, 2007
Randall F. SCHWARTZ
A Peotone area man was killed in action Sunday in Vietnam, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Army Spec. 4, Randall F. Schwartz, 20, was killed during a battle 35 miles northeast of Saigon. He was due home in October. Schwartz was a 1966 graduate of Peotone Community High School. He was married in September 1966 and drafted into the Army a short time later. He received his basic training at Ft. Polk, La and was transferred to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas where he trained to be a medic. He is survived by his wife, Carol and 9 month old son, Randall, Jr. of Green Garden Township; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Elmhurst, a sister, Mrs. Sandra Chellson; a half-sister, Penny, and 2 half-brothers, Joe and Mike Elmhurst of Peotone. Schwartz was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone. Funeral services will be arranged by Fedde-Helfrich Funeral Home in Peotone.
Source: unknown newspaper and date Posted by Margaret Jennings, Mar 27, 2004
Margaret A. Schwiesow, 86, of rural Peotone, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at her home. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, where she was a member. Rev. Michael Ginter will officiate. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matt and Daniel Kucinic and Rob, B.J., Josh and Andy Schwiesow. Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice or to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. She was born April 3, 1916, in Manhattan, the daughter of Mathias and Margaret E. Walsh McCoy. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Schwiesow, whom she married May 3, 1941, in Manhattan, of Peotone; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Ann Schwiesow of Morris, Bill and Kathy Schwiesow of Channahon; two daughters and one son-in-law, Peggy Schwiesow of Peotone, Pat and Bill Kucinic of Joliet; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jane McCoy of Manhattan. An infant sister, Ellen; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Emily McCoy; and one daughter-in-law, Daryl Schwiesow, are deceased. Mrs. Schwiesow had worked in the cafeteria at Peotone High School and with Snack Shop Catering for many years. She was a member of St. Paul’s CCW, the Women of the Moose, Bradley and the Eastern Will County Senior Services.
Source: Kankakee Journal, May 7, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 29, 2005
Wilma F. Schwiesow, 76, of Monee, died Monday, November 15, 2004, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Monee, where she was a member. Rev. Pat Morton will officiate. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. She was born March 16, 1928, in Monee, the daughter of Harry O. and Carrie Blasing Sass. Her husband, Lloyd Schwiesow, whom she married August 26, 1946, in Lawrence, Kansas, died in 1975. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Myron Karstensen of Beecher and Linda and Jim Nycum of West Palm Beach, Florida; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Harry, Gilbert and Raymond; two sisters, Laverne Krohn and Carol Sterling; and one grandson, Ronald Strickler, are deceased. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary
Source: Kankakee Journal Posted by Margaret Jennings, Oct 1, 2005
Drowned. — Patrick SCULLY, of Channahon, was drowned in the canal basin, near the warehouse of Geo. WOODRUFF on last Thursday night, between nine and ten o’clock. It was dark and he walked off the bank without seeing his danger. Planks were thrown into the water by persons who heard his cries and came to the spot, but none came within his reach and he sunk to the bottom. His body was recovered the next morning, and an inquest held over it by Coroner DALY, and the verdict was in accordance with the above facts.
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 17, Page 2, Tues, Oct 6, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 14, 2000
Patrick Vincent SCULLY
P.V. SCULLY, 82, Pioneer in Steel Industry, Dies Helped Establish Rolling Mill in Joliet in 1873, Funeral Monday Patrick V. SCULLY, 82 years old, pioneer steel man who helped establish the steel industry in Joliet, died at his home, 415 Collins street, at 10:30 o’clock this morning following an illness of three days. Born in Sligo couty, Ireland, Feb. 15, 1843, the son of Edward and Elizabeth SCULLY, Mr. SCULLY launched his career as a steel worker at the age of eight years, when he was employed in a rolling mill at Sheffield, Eng. Mr SCULLY came to America in 1859 and aided in the establishment of a rolling mill at Steeltown, Penn., where he remained until 1871. In that year he moved to Troy, N.Y. where he started another mill, being ranked as one of the leading authorities in the country on mill work. Chicago was the next stopping place of Mr. SCULLY. There he engaged in the capacity of instructor in the union mills, and in 1873 he was requested to start a rolling mill in that city. The mill started by Mr. SCULLY later developed into the Illinois Steel company. The same year the steel man came to Joliet to open up a mill, and remained here from that time on, being engaged in the capacity of head roller until 1892, when he retired from active industry. Following a European trip in 1882 and 1883, during which he visited his former home in Ireland, Mr. SCULLY was united in marriage to Miss Agnes D’ARCY, a sister of John W. D’ARCY, Joliet attorney. In addition, to the widow, four children survive. They are Mrs. Harold T. PRITCHARD, Mrs. Roscoe J. PERRY, of Watseka, Mrs. P.B. BROWN, and Gegore T. SCULLY, of Chicago. A second son, Aurther SCULLY, died eight years ago. The funeral will be held Monday according to members of the SCULLY family, but complete arrangements have not been made yet. Altho Mr SCULLY had been failing in health for some years, he did not become seriously ill until three days ago, it was announced.
Source: Joliet Evening Herald-news, Oct 16, 1925; Date of Death: Oct 16, 1925. Posted by John Klika, Oct 1, 2004
Wilma Seferovic, 79, formerly of Beecher, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at Manorcare Healthcare Center, Kankakee. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. Rev. Michael Ginter will officiate. Burial will be in the Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Keen, Peter Rees, Roman Diaz and Mark Seferovic. She was born October 17, 1922, in Langquaid, Germany, the daughter of Johann and Mathilde Mayer Heinrich. Surviving are her husband, Andrew Seferovic, whom she married July 25, 1945, in Langquaid, Germany, of Manteno; one son and daughter-in-law, Erwin and Mary Seferovic of Peotone; two daughters and one son-in-law, Ingeborg and Kenneth Keen of Grant Park, Helga Seferovic of Yuma, Arizona; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frieda Heitzer and Maya Phlug, both of Germany. Four brothers, Hans, Erwin, Josef (Sep) and Franz; and one great-grandson, Lucas Seferovic, are deceased.
Source: Kankakee Journal, Sep 19, 2002 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 29, 2005
LeRoy J. SEGGEBRUCH LeRoy J. SEGGEBRUCH, of Manhattan, age 87, died Saturday, December 7, 2002 at Lakewood Center, Plainfield. Survived by his wife of 61 years Lillian nee BARTEN, one son Terry (Carol) SEGGEBRUCH of Morris, two grandsons; Randy (Karla) SEGGEBRUCH of Plainfield and Brad SEGGEBRUCH of Morris, one granddaughter, Kerri (Thom) MARSH of Neenah, WI, great grandchildren Ryan and Brandon SEGGEBRUCH of Plainfield and Terianne, Mary and Jeff MARSH of Wisconsin, one brother, Ray (Loretta) SEGGEBRUCH of Manhattan and one sister, Lucille (Lloyd deceased) SCHROEDER. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Lydia BAUER SEGGEBRUCH and infant son Donald. LeRoy was born in Green Garden Twp. He farmed his entire life in the Manhattan area. LeRoy SEGGEBRUCH will lie in state Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma St., Manhattan. Rev. Carol Currier-Frighetto officiating. Interment Manhattan Center Cemetery. Memorials to St. Paul United Church of Christ would be most appreciated. Visitation Monday from 2 until 8 at the Forsythe Funeral Chapel, 320 Eastern Ave. Manhattan. Forsythe Funeral Chapel 320 Eastern Ave. Manhattan, IL (815) 478-3321
Source: Joliet Herald News, 9 Dec 2002 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Dec 9, 2002
Lillian E. (Barten) Seggebruch, 94, of Manhattan, died Thursday, October 18, 2006 at Joliet Area Community Hospice. Survived by her son Terry (Carol) Seggebruch of Morris, grandchildren; Randy (Karla) Seggebruch of Newark, Brad Seggebruch of Morris, Kerry (Thom) Marsh of Cary, great grandchildren; Ryan and Brandon Seggebruch of Newark, Terianne, Mary, and Jeffrey Marsh, all of Cary, sisters; Loretta (Ray) Seggebruch, Marie (Wilbur) Brookman, Shirley Kuebel, sisters-in-law; Lucille Schroeder and Angie Barten, nieces and nephews; David Barten, Judy Van Iten, Cheryl Younker, Sandy Cooper, Richard Barten, Donna Geiss, Debbie Barten, Pat Proper, Pam Kraii, Paul Barten, Bruce Ebert, Dale Ebert, Diane Schultz, Robert Curran, Dan Brookman, Betty Axelsen, Bill Brookman, Scott Kuebel, Kay Fosnaugh, Margaret Fosnaugh, Jill Rosa, Denise Schroeder, Diane Amayo, Phyllis Bentley, and Marie Uthe. Preceded in death by her parents Fred and Sophie (Heisner) Barten, her husband of 61 years Leroy Seggebruch, an infant son Donald (1947), brothers; Lester (Aadra), Harold (Fern), Orville “Pete” (Millie), Virgil “Bud” and Vernon “Skip”. Sisters; Florence, Ruth, Velma (Ed) Ebert, brothers-in-law; John Kuebel and Lloyd Schroeder, niece; Phyllis Brookman, nephews; Roger Barten and James Curran in infancy. Lillian was born and was a lifelong resident of Manhattan as well as a lifelong member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, Manhattan. Lillian was a cook at Anna McDonald School but primarily she was a hardworking homemaker who loved her whole family. Funeral Service for Lillian Seggebruch will be 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 23, 2006 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 140 S. Thelma Street, Manhattan, with Rev. Carol Currier-Frighetto officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Forsythe Funeral Home and again on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be at Manhattan Center Cemetery. Memorials to St. Paul United Church of Christ would be most appreciated. Forsythe Funeral Home 507 S. State St. (Rt. 52) Manhattan, IL 60442 (815) 478-3321
Source: Joliet Herald, Oct 20 & 22, 2006 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Oct 23, 2006, and Margaret Jennings, Oct 27, 2006
Ronald Anthony SENESAC
Ronald Anthony SENESAC Passed away March 7, 2002 at his home. He was born June 29, 1916 in Manteno, Illinois. He was a carpenter. He was also a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ and Frankfort Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Verna (nee WEICHBRODT)sons, Stephen (Jane) of Frankfort, IL, and Daniel (Dawn) of New Lenox, IL; his daugher, Katy (Al) CARLSON of State College, PA; and eleven grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 2002 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Gerardi Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 11, 2002 at 10 a.m. at St. Peters United Church of Christ in Frankfort, IL. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Hospice. Gerardi Funeral Home Lincoln Highway & 95th Ave., Frankfort, (815)469-2144
Source: Joliet Herald News, 8 Mar 2002 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Mar 8, 2002
Mrs. Emma Sexton Dies From Typhoid Mrs. Emma Hacker SEXTON, daughter of Christian HACKER, one of Joliet’s pioneer business men, and a woman best known through her activities in Eastern Star circles of Joliet, died today at St. Joseph’s hospital. Three weeks ago the deceased was sticken with Typhoid fever and was removed to the hospital, where the summons came today shortly before noon. Mrs. Hacker was 37 years old and since the death of her husband several years ago has resided with her father at his home in the Hacker Flats, Jefferson street. Mrs. Sexton was also a member of Bethany Shrine, No. 7, White Shrine of Jerusalem and St. John’s English Lutheran church. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the house and 2 o’clock from St. John’s English Lutheran church, with Dr. Howard L. Heilman officiating. The burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Source: The Joliet News, Joliet, IL, 37th Year, No. 150, Page 1, Fri, Oct 3, 1913 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Jan 19, 2001
Howard W. SHARPE Age 82. Passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 at Rosewood Care Center. Born in Joliet and a lifetime resident. A World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Member of the Knights of Columbus #382 and the Joliet Elks Lodge #296. Survived by his loving wife, Carol (nee COMERFORD) SHARPE; sons, Thomas M., Howard W. Jr. (Rebecca) and Robert J. SHARPE; daughters, Janet M. BAKER, Nancy M. (Mark) WINGATE, Diane C. (Bruce) MEYER and Karen A. (David) GONZALEZ; grandchildren, Warren and Marti BAKER; Andrew and Margaret WINGATE; Stephen, Lisa and Carolyn MEYER; Stacey and D. Alexander GONZALEZ; one great-grandchild, Benjamin BAKER; one sister, Veronica FRIEDRICH; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth and Rosemary SHARPE; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Susan (nee ENGLE) SHARPE; brothers, Peter and Patrick SHARPE; sisters,, Genevieve GROSS and Rita Mae WEAVER. Funeral services for Howard W. SHARPE will be Friday, March 31, 2006 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Jude Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Private interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Memorials in his name to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. at: Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington, Joliet.
Source: Herald News, 3/29/06 Posted by Andrea Boston, Oct 3, 2006
W. A. SHARTS
W. A. SHARTS, one of the old and respected citizens of New Lenox, died at his home on Saturday, 2d inst., having suffered acutely for many weeks. Mr. Sharts was one of the most successful of the many well-to-do farmers of New Lenox, and was possessed of those noble, enduring qualities which endears man to his fellows.
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 35, No. 38, Page 1, Feb 12, 1878 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Jul 25, 2000
Died, on the 2d inst., Mr. William A. SHARTS, of New Lenox, aged 52 years. After a most severe illness of eleven weeks his sufferings were at last terminated. The funeral services took place at the New Lenox M. E. Church, services conducted by Rev. W. STROUT, of Lockport, and Rev. Mr. HOOVER, of New Lenox. The deceased was a native of New York, from which state he came to this county where he resided until his deathand where, by his pure life, his unswerving integrity and his unobtrusive manner, he endeared himself to all who knew him. The deceased leaves leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his death, the younger of whom, Josie, is at present very ill, and was unable to attend her father’s funeral. The family has the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in this their hour of sorrow. They have lost a kind husband and father and the community an honest and upright man.
Beyond this vale of tears There is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years, And all that life is love. New Lenox, Feb. 4, 1878.
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 35, No. 38, Page 8, Feb 12, 1878 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Jul 25, 2000
Sudden Death-On last Sunday evening, a person passing the the house of Thomas SHERAN in the southern part of the city, heard a moan. The door being fastened on the inside and the windows closed, efforts to enter the house were unavailing. Marshall MCNERNY was sent for who, upon arriving, ordered the door broken open, when Mr. SHERAN was found dead upon the floor. In the afternoon he was apparently well enough and had walked from Elwood station, a distance of twelve miles during the forepart of the day. He was about sixty years old and was smart and active for a man of his age. An inquest was held, and the verdict of the jury was that he came to his death by the visitation of the Almighty.
Source: Joliet Signal, July 19, 1859; Date of Death: July, 1859 Posted by Kari Sabrie, Apr 25, 2001
Serious Accident. — On last thursday, Mr. Michael SHIELDS, one of our oldest and most worthy citizens, was severely, and it is feared, fatally injured by a threshing machine. He was caught by one of the wheels and horribly mangled. He is now in a most critical condition.
Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 15, Page 2, Tues, Sep 22, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 4, 2000