Ruth Oftedahl

Dec 25,1913 — Jan 09,2004

RUTH OFTEDAHL, age 90, formerly of Oak Park, IL, passed away peacefully at the West Chicago Terrace Care Center, West Chicago, IL, early Friday morning , January 9, 2004.BORN / PARENTSShe was born on December 25, 1913 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of William and Hulde (Hunt) Reiter.CHILDHOOD / EDUCATION Ruth grew up in Chicago where she graduated from public schools at the age of sixteen. For a time she worked as a floral designer for Dennisons in Chicago and Read More…

Jeremiah Allen

Jul 15,2003 — Jan 08,2004

JEREMIAH THOMAS ALLENinfant son of Boyce and Jessica A. (Ricketts) Allen died unexpectedly, Thursday, January 8, 2004 due to the sudden onset of a viral infection that attacked his heart.BORNHe was born July 15, 2003, in Chicago, IL and welcomed home by three sisters and one brother: Tatianna (10), Taketa (9), Boyce Jr "Jay" (8), and Molly (6).LIFE NOTESJeremiah loved his brother and sisters. Jay could make Jeremiah smile even when he was fussy; he always went to sleep easily Read More…

Frank Miklos Jr.

Sep 24,1942 — Jan 06,2004

FRANK T. MIKLOS of Manitowish Waters, WI passed away unexpectedly, Jan 6, 2004 when he was stricken with a fatal heart attack at his home. He was born September 24, 1942 in Chicago, IL, the son of Frank and Eleanor (Michalek) Miklos. Frank grew up in the Chicago area and following graduation from high school, joined the U.S. Air Force. He served his country for eight years as an aircraft mechanic during the Viet Nam War. Returning home, he put Read More…

Horace Snedeker

Mar 20,1912 — Jan 06,2004

HORACE SNEDEKERage 91 of Big Rock, IL, passed away peacefully, Tuesday evening, January 6, 2004 at the McAuley Manor, Aurora after suffering a series of strokes. BORNHe was born March 20, 1912 in Carthage, South Dakota, the son of William Edwin and Martha Ellen Osburn. CHILDHOOD / EDUCATIONHorace grew up in the Carthage farming community and was united in marriage to Leona Corbin on April 27, 1932in Howard, South Dakota. They farmed in Carthage, through the worst years of drought Read More…

Donald Siebert

Aug 14,1933 — Jan 05,2004

DONALD SIEBERT, of Elburn, passed away at Provena Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora, early Sunday morning, January 5, 2004 following a recent stroke.BORNHe was born August 14, 1933, in Aurora, IL, the son of Carl and Ingrid (Michelson) Siebert. CHILDHOOD / EDUCATION / MILITARYDon grew up in the Yorkville area where he graduated from high school and soon afterward was drafted into the Army where he served in Germany during the Korean War. Returning home in the late fifties, he was Read More…

Esther Winter

Oct 25,1914 — Jan 03,2004

ESTHER R. WINTER, age 89 of St. Charles, passed away peacefully, early Saturday morning, January 3, 2004 at the Rosewood Care Center, St. Charles, ILShe was born October 25, 1914 in St. Charles, IL, the daugher of Harry and Mary (Geske) Crawford. Esther grew up in St. Charles where she graduated from high school with the class of 1932, Following high school, Esther began working as a secretary for the Watson Insurance Agency, Geneva, IL On November 15, 1937, she Read More…

Anthony Faber

Apr 14,1918 — Jan 02,2004

Anthony A. Faber, 85 of Virgil, IL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at his home, early Friday morning, January 2, 2004.BORN He was born April 14, 1918, in Burlington, IL, the son of Andrew and Mary (Berkes) Faber.CHILDHOOD / EDUCATIONAnthony grew up in the Burlington/Maple Park area and attended S.S. Peter & Paul Schools in Virgil. MILITARYIn 1942, entered the U.S. Army where he served until 1946 when he returned to Virgil and began working as a carpenter Read More…

Shirley Olson

Aug 12,1932 — Jan 01,2004

Shirley J. Olson, age 71 of St. Charles, formerly of Maple Park, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2004, at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, after many months of therapy to heal an ongoing infection. She was born August 12, 1932, in St. Charles, IL, the daughter of Frederick and Hazel (Bahr) Rakow. Shirley grew up in West Chicago, IL, where she graduated from West Chicago High School with the class of 1951. On August 25th of that year, she was united Read More…

David Cornell

Jul 07,1937 — Oct 20,2003

David Cornell, 66 of Minden Nebraska, formerly of St. Charles, IL, died Monday, October 20, 2003 at the Bethany Home, Minden, NE. Surrounded by the love and prayers of family and loved one’s far and wide, David passed away peacefully after many years of living courageous with a chronic lung condition.David was born July 7, 1937 in St. Charles, IL, the sixth of seven children born to Isaac Jerome and Katherine Bernice (Johnsen) Cornell. Following graduation from St. Charles High Read More…

Jason Hauser

Nov 14,2002 — Nov 14,2002

Jason Harley Hauser began life with his brother and sister, Justin and Betse. Awaiting their birth into our world, they grew in the loving warmth of their mother’s womb. They played and sometimes fought, or so their mother thought, as arms and legs could be seen and felt, poking mom in the ribs and making daddy smile to see the evidence of their antics. It was late October when things began to change. Jason, the feisty one, the teaser, the Read More…