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Obituaries

 

Benjamin M. Falcone

Benjamin M. Falcone, 83, of Antioch, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Seminole, Fla.

He was born Aug. 31, 1933 in Erie, Pa., the son of Dominick and Helen (Cuneo) Falcone. Ben proudly served in the U.S. Army; he was a member of the Zion-Benton Moose Lodge #667, and in the 1970s, the Zion Lions Club. Ben owned and operated Park Foods in Park City for 27 years.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; children, Matthew (Vicki) Falcone, Denice Falcone, Brian Falcone, Cindy (Bob) Mayo and Sharon (Mark) Desjardins; a sister, Carol Brown of Erie, Pa. and seven grandchildren, Christi (Will), Nick, Ben, Caitlyn, Danielle, Anthony and Dominick.

In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Falcone in 2008 and a sister Donna McBride.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturda, Dec. 10, at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83). Funeral services will commence at noon on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. For information, call 847-395-4000.

Those desiring may make contributions to Mooseheart, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539 (mooseheart.org/) or Moosehaven, 1701 Park Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073 (moosehaven.org/), in his memory. Please sign the online guest book at strangfh.com for Ben.

 

Betty Jean Revoy

Betty Jean Revoy, 89, of Zion, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at home.

Betty was born June 12, 1927. She was a florist at Streich’s Florist in Zion and loved flowers and being outside.

Survivors include her children, Larry, Robert, Roger and Wendy; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Aiuppy; and siblings, Robert Dolan and Patricia Evans.

A visitation will take place Friday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion. Interment will be private for the family. Please visit the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com.

 

Charlene 'Sue' Stanonik

Charlene “Sue” Stanonik, 75, of Beach Park, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Hospice Alliance in Kenosha, Wis.

 

Sue was born July 23, 1941 in Parkersburg, W.Va. and moved to Beach Park in the summer of 1958. On Oct. 24, 1959 she married Marty Stanonik of Beach Park at the Yorkhouse United Methodist Church. Following a career in banking, she and Marty purchased Great Skate in Kenosha and operated the roller rink for the next 25 years at that location. Sue was also a Chicago Cubs fan.

 

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Marty; children Marty Stanonik II of Waukegan, Kelly (Al) Stanonik-Ciepluch of Kenosha, Kris Stanonik of Beach Park, and Heather (Justin Spino) Stanonik of Kenosha; eight grandchildren Tiffani (Michael) Kurtz, Zac Stanonik, Sydney Stanonik, Elizabeth (Joshua) Kramsky, Kimberly Ciepluch, David Ciepluch, Zander Spino, and Gavin Spino; five great-grandchildren Brianna, Dominic, Ariana, Nora, and Emma; brother Paul Everett (Judith) Hogsett of Davisville, WV; sister Roberta Bibbee of Weirton, WV; and many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by one sister Virginia Faye (and the late Alvin) Deem; one brother-in-law Gene Bibbee; and her parents Paul and Helen Hogsett.

 

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice Alliance of Pleasant Prairie, Wis. (hospicealliance.org) would be appreciated. Please sign the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com

 

Charles J. Brothers


Charles J. Brothers, age 85, of Kenosha, Wis., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Kenosha Medical Center following an apparent heart attack he suffered at home.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, at noon at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2026 22nd Ave., Kenosha, Wis. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Private burial will take place at Southern WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

In lieu of flowers memorials to Messiah Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
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Marguerite Chapman

Marguerite Chapman, 96, of Glenwood, Ark., passed away Sunday,
Dec. 4, 2016. 


She was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, June 2, 1920 to the late Walter and Ethel Baker Seaver. Marguerite enjoyed gardening, woodcarving, and bowling. She was known for dancing at social functions and especially cherished big band music!  She spent her working years on an assembly line of one kind or another. Her favorite?  Making and packaging delicious chocolate chip cookies her children remember well.


Those remaining to cherish her memory include two sons, Fred Oliver Chapman of Beach Park, and Timothy J. Chapman (Peggy) of Glenwood, Ark. daughter, Donna Lee Chapman Daley of Marshfield, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 38 great-great-grandchildren.


Preceding her in death were her husband, Leslie J. Chapman; son, Gerald James Chapman; brother, Earl Seaver; and sister, Donna Joyce Miller.


The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel, Mt. Home, Arkansas (870) 425-2161.  Burial will follow at Baxter Memorial Gardens, Mt. Home.  The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m., before the service.


Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 2338 US-62, Mountain Home, AR 72653.  Arrangements are in the care of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, Little Rock, AR (501) 224-8300.   Visit the online guestbook at rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal

 

She was preceded in death by one sister Virginia Faye (and the late Alvin) Deem; one brother-in-law Gene Bibbee; and her parents Paul and Helen Hogsett.

 

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice Alliance of Pleasant Prairie, Wis. (hospicealliance.org) would be appreciated. Please sign the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com

 

Mary Alice Zamora

Mary Alice Zamora, of Zion,  passed away peacefully with close family around on Dec. 2, 2016. She went home to be with the Lord at age 58 at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan.


She was born Mary Alice Fulcher on May 18, 1958 in Fulton, Ky. She was a 1976 graduate of Zion-Benton Township High School Pearce Campus. Mary attended church regularly at the Christian Assembly of God where she was an avid volunteer in giving food to the needy and assisting in providing hot meals. She was loved by many and all that knew her.


She was preceded in death by her cousins John Paul Carlton and Marilyn Brogglin.


She is survived by her mother, Nancy Bryson of Winthrop Harbor.
She was deeply loved by her two sons, Allen (Vianey) Lewis of Chicago and Jason Lewis of Winthrop Harbor; a loving daughter, Nancy (Shaun) Perez of Kenosha, Wis.; two grandchildren, Jazmyn Saez and Alex Dill of Kenosha; a loving brother, Bryan (Tammy) Bryson, Sr. of Winthrop Harbor; loving nephews, Emmanuel (Cassandra) Estremera of Chicago, Helen Estremera of Zion, Bryan Bryson, Jr. of Winthrop Harbor as well as  cousins, Lenard, Julia Ann and Janet.


Memorial arrangements will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at Christian Assembly of God, 2929 Bethel Blvd. Zion. Visitation is  from 11 a.m-noon and the service at noon followed with fellowship at the church. A memorial fund is in place for Mary on GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-funding-for-mother. Please address flowers to the church.

 

Elizabeth 'Betty' Jackola

Elizabeth “Betty” Jackola (nee Kastamo), 79, of Zion, and recently of Kenosha, Wis., died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at home with her family by her side.

She was born Sept. 30, 1937 in Waukegan.Betty and her husband Paul were
co-owners of Small Car Motors in Beach Park. She enjoyed knitting, cooking for family and many other hobbies, but spending time with her grandchildren and family was her favorite.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Jackola; children, Rebecca Lard, Kathryn (Thomas) Cooper, Robert (Jodi) Jackola, Sharon (Timothy) Wynn, Bruce (Debbie) Jackola, Laura Stigall, Russell (Angie) Jackola, Ronald (Jan) Jackola and Kimberly (Thomas) Nowotarski; 43 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Raymond Kastamo and Jean (Eldon) Linna; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Sylvia Kastamo; and siblings, James (Barbara) Kastamo and Ronald (Jean) Kastamo.

A visitation will take place Friday, Dec. 9, from 5 until 8 p.m. at First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 39372 Carol Lane, Beach Park, and again on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 until 10 a.m. at the church. A funeral service will follow on Saturday at 10 a.m.  Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. Please visit the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com.

Harold W. Ruesch

Harold W. Ruesch, 91, of Zion, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 in his home.


He was born March 20, 1925 in Zion, the son of Walter and Mamie Ruesch. He graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School in 1944. Harold proudly served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He worked at Johnson Outboard Marine in Waukegan for 44 years. He was a member of the Zion-Benton Moose Lodge #667. He loved fishing and hunting with his family.


Survivors include his wife Betty (Corder) of 66 1/2 years of marriage; children, Carolyn (George) Schrader, Gerry (Gary) Rendall and Walter (Debra) Ruesch; sister, Avalyn Cappelen; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Harold was preceded in death by his parents, his son Gary Ruesch, grandson Michael and sisters, Dorothy Pietchman and Helen Evans.


A visitation will take place Monday, Dec. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Christ Community Church in the Ellen Lloyd Chapel. A service will be held at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the Christ Community Church Missionary Fund, 2500 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion, IL 60099 or Season’s Hospice, 8537 Solution Center, Chicago, IL 60677 or seasonsfoundation.org.

 

Betty J. Kerner

Betty J. Kerner (Mihaljevic), 85, of Zion, passed away on Dec. 7, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. 


Betty was born July 17, 1931 in Zion.  She attended Zion Parochial School and graduated from Zion-Benton High School.  She married James Kerner in December  1948.  Betty and Jim celebrated 56 years of marriage until his death in 2004.  Betty graduated from Mueller’s School of Cosmetology in 1949 and worked at the Bel Aire Beauty Salon in Waukegan during the 1950s.  She subsequently opened her own home-based salon in the early 1960s which she continued running through 2010.  She loved being a hairstylist and interacting with her customers.  She always believed in making herself and her customers’ look and feel their best.  Betty was a talented artist.  She painted many pictures for family and friends.  She also shared this passion with her great-grandchildren.  Betty was a talented seamstress, making clothes, costumes, blankets and holiday decorations.  She was very devoted to her family and friends. 


Betty is survived by her children, Lynn Gibson of Zion; and Jeff (Paula) Kerner of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Timothy (Jamie) Paxton, Traci (Angelo) Paxton-Quintero, and Nicole (Jordan) Calliham; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Lynda (Norman) Mihaljevic.


She was preceded in death by her husband, James; brothers, Norman and Donald Mihaljevic; parents, Nicholas and Lydia Mihaljevic; sister-in-law Christine (Norman) Mihaljevic; son-in-law, Howard Gibson; and grandson, John James Paxton.


A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 2935 Sheridan Road, Zion, with Pastor Kwadwo Ntim officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. Visitations will be held Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, and also on Monday Dec. 12,  from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.  Memorial donations to Vista Hospice have been suggested.  Please visit the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 



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