Zion-Benton News



Obituaries

William A. Sayle

William A. Sayle, 91, went to be with his Lord Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in Waukegan.
William was born March 1, 1923 in Waukegan. He graduated from Waukegan High School in the class of 1940. He served in the 8th Air Force from June 1943 until June 1945, was a B24 Pilot in World War II, belonged to the Waukegan Motorcycle Club from 1938 until 1968 and retired from the United States Postal Service where he was a letter carrier for 30 years. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Donna M. (nee Stried) Sayle; daughter, Maureen (Wallace) Austin of Alpine, Calif.; son, David G. Ernstmeyer of Beach Park; grandchildren, Jordan Austin of Los Angeles, Calif., Micah (Karen) Austin of California; sisters-in-law Betty A Stried of St. Paul, Minn. and Jane Stried of Winthrop Harbor and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 until 11 a.m. at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Camp Zion would be greatly appreciated.

Please sign the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com

Hulda ‘Kitty’ Pelzl

Hulda “kitty” Pelzl, 89, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Beach Park, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

She loved her family, knitting, sewing and baking apple pies.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Bernard "Bernie".

She is survived by a brother Paul; daughters Joyce (John) and Karen; a son Dale (Linda); three grandchildren Michelle (Matt), Michael (Tricia) and Katherine (Mark); four great-grandchildren Colin, Kyla, Leah and Braiden.

The family requests that any donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.