Funeral services for Marilyn R. Crandall, nee Dobson, 78, of Villa Park, were held Wednesday, July 7, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery.
Mrs. Crandall is survived by her husband, Donald J.; daughter, Diane (Walter) Kaminski; sister, Lorraine Handley; and aunt of Peggy Johnson and Patty Holland. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy (Eugene) Ruet.
Donald Freese Sr.
Donald H. Freese Sr., 82, of Lombard, died Sunday, July 4, in Lombard.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lombard. Interment was private at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace.
Mr. Freese is survived by his wife, Esther M.; children, Susan F. (Donald) Brose of Lombard, Karen F. (Phillip) Schuster of Lombard, Donald H. Jr. (Lynn M. Sabol-Freese) of Lombard, David A. (Lizabeth A.) of Lombard and Steven C. of Lombard; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Anderson.
Mr. Freese had been a resident of Lombard since 1957. He was confirmed at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Logan Square in April 1943, with his future wife, Esther, whom he had known since they were in second grade. He graduated from Christ Lutheran School in Chicago, and was a 1947 graduate of Lane Tech High School in Chicago. He was a member of the National Guard from 1949-51 and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 74.
Mr. Freese had been a very active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving as chairman of the building committee for the new church from 1963-64, as a former member of the board of trustees and as former president of the PTL at St. John’s Lutheran School.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard, IL 60148; or Advocate Hospice, C/O Advocate Charitable Foundation, Dept. 21058, P.O. Box 4556, Chicago, IL 60680, would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.
Joann K. May, nee Komorous, 75, died Monday, July 5.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment was held Saturday, July 10, at Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Ind.
Mrs. May is survived by her sons, Tom (Jan) and Thad (Cindy); and six grandchildren.
Marjorie Alice Paige, nee Marion, 85, of Lombard, died Tuesday, July 6, in Lombard.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, at St. Joseph’s Christian Orthodox Church in Wheaton. Interment was at Wheaton Cemetery.
Mrs. Paige is survived by her husband of 65 years, Leo; children, Lee (Sandra) and Debra (Michael) Tellone; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Leo (Toni) Marion and Carole Ann (Tony) Bettiny. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Leone Marion; and brother, Gerald (Gail) Marion.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Joseph’s Christian Orthodox Church, 412 Crescent St., Wheaton, IL 60187, would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton.
W. H. “Perk” Perkins, 93, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Beardstown and Quincy, Ill., died Sunday, July 4, at Saline Memorial Hospital. He had recently resided in an assisted living center until he fractured his hip in mid-September and subsequently suffered a stroke.
A private memorial service is planned in July at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard.
Mr. Perkins is survived by his sons, Richard (Joan), Ronald (Toni), Kim (Jenny) of Lombard and Kevin (Kimberly); 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, G. Riley and Claudia L. Perkins; wife of 62 years, Evelyn; and brothers, Charles and William.
Mr. Perkins was born in Beardstown, was educated in a one-room school house in Greenbush, Ill., and graduated from Beardstown High School in 1933. He worked as a Western Union telegrapher in Quincy, Ill., where he met his wife; and during World War II, served as telegrapher for the Army Air Corps in Karachi, where he was credited with being the first telegrapher in the Pacific Theatre to relay the V-J (Victory over Japan) peace message.
Mr. Perkins worked more than 30 years for the Burlington Northern/CB&O Railroad before his retirement in 1977. He began his career as a telegrapher and ended it as a manager/wire chief. His work colleagues will remember him for his sense of humor and the bottomless coffee pot he shared with them.
An online guest book is available at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Patricia Ann “Patty” Peterson, nee Johnson, 71, of Naperville, formerly of Lombard, died Friday, July 9, at Edward Hospital in Naperville after a long battle with cancer.
A memorial visitation was held Sunday, July 11, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Interment was private.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by her husband, Donald P., whom she married in 1959; children, Michael (Maria) and Ryan; two grandchildren; sisters, Kim (Earl) Ryan and Kerry (Charlie) Murphy; many nieces and nephews, and cat, Shadow, and granddog, Rex. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Beverly Johnson.
Mrs. Peterson was a resident of Naperville since 1959. She was born in Colorado, grew up in Lombard and was a 1957 graduate of Glenbard High School in Glen Ellyn. She was a graphologist, having written several books on handwriting analysis and also enjoyed traveling and photography.
Memorials to the Naperville Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, Il 60563, would be appreciated.
Dolores Yukness, nee Sowinski, 72, of Lombard, died Friday, July 2 in Downers Grove.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, from the Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, to Christ the King Catholic Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Peter Jarosz officiating. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.
Mrs. Yukness is survived by her daughter, Kristen (boyfriend Jerry O’Meara); and one niece and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and siblings, George Sowinski, Josephine Kush, Christine Stachowski, Teddy Sowinski and John Sowinski.
Mrs. Yukness had worked as a medical insurance support technician.