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ABARBANEL, Bessie "Bea" Gilmore 83, a longtime Chicago-area resident, died Friday (23 Jul 1999) in St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. Mrs. Abarbanel was born and raised in Waukegan, where her family was one of the founding members of Congregation Am Echod. Shortly after graduating from Waukegan High School, Mrs. Abarbanel married Leo Gilmore and moved to Fond du Lac, Wis., where the couple opened Holman's Furniture. Mrs. Abarbanel lived there for 29 years before moving to Los Angeles in 1961. Her husband died soon after, and Mrs. Abarbanel returned to live in Highland Park. In 1966, she married her second husband, Nathan Abarbanel, and moved to Chicago. She was a lifelong member of Hadassah. Though she worked part time and was involved in several organizations, she devoted almost all her time to her family. "Once you became a member of our family or extended family, you were a member for life," said her daughter, Leslie Grendahl. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Abarbanel is survived by two sons, Mark Gilmore and Richard Gilmore; a stepson, Jonathan Abarbanel; a stepdaughter, Susan Abarbanel; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Congregation Am Echod, 1500 Sunset Ave., Waukegan. [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

ABARBANEL - Mrs. Fannie Abarbanel, wife of the late Joseph Benjamin, beloved mother of Jack, David, Nathan, Ida, Hannah Brensley, and Anna Wolfe. Funeral at chapel, 3125 W. Roosevelt-rd., at 2 p.m. Thursday. (Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) September 6, 1934 - Submitted by Src #96)

ABARBANEL - Joseph Benjamin Abarbanel, Feb. 14, beloved husband of Fannie, fond father of Ida, Jacob, Hannah, David, Nathan and Mrs. Anna Wolfe. Funeral Monday at 12 noon at chapel, 3125 W Roosevelt-rd. Interment Jewish Waldheim. (Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) February 15, 1931 - Submitted by Src #96)

ABARBANEL, Nathan Abarbanel, beloved husband of Bessie; loving father of Susan Fischel of New Hampshire and Jonathan Abarbanel; grandfather of Noah Fischel; brother of Anne Wolfe. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Congregation Solel, 1301 W. Clavey Rd., Highland Park. Interment Am Echod Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Info., 433-3556. (dod 2 Sep 1983) [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

ABELE, Dr. L.H. - April 12 [1930] suddenly, at Camp Walton, Fla., husband of Tony. Funeral private, Thursday, at Graceland cemetery chapel. remains at funeral home, 1458 Belmont-av. Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1930. [Submitted by source #6]

ADAMS, Susan B.,- for fifteen years connected with girl welfare work in Chicago, died last night at 1726 Prairie avenue after a short illness. Mrs. Adams was once superintendent of the Girls home and also of Coulter house. She was associated with Miss Kate Adams and other social workers. She was 56 years old. The body will be sent to her old home in Bucyrus, O., for burial. [1916-12-31 Chicago Tribune (IL) Submitted by Source #33]

ADDISON, Rose (nee Ginsburg) late of 3031 Belden avenue, beloved wife of Jacob, fond mother of Jean Natkin, Lillian Yager, and Albert, five grandchildren, dear sister of Sam Ginsburg. Services Tuesday, 1 p.m.,at chapel, 3021 Lawrence avenue. Interment Jewish Waldheim. Member of Nikolaever Verein and Ladies auxiliary. [Chicago Tribune [March 23, 1954) -- Submitted by Source #96]

ADLER -- Henry Adler, husband of Fannie R., father of Esther R. at his residence 4??4 (5's or 3's) Vincennes-av, aged 70 years. Funeral from Furth's chapel 35th and Grand-blvd., at 12:30 Friday to Rosehill. (Submitted by Source #6 Chicago Tribune, Feb. 19, 1909)

ADOMAITIS, Frank, beloved husband of Anna, nee Yakstas; dear father of Lillian (Clay) Ingram, Marian (John) Knebler, Catherine (John) Pryes, Casimir (Ella Mae), and Frank Jr.; fond grandfather of 10. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from Evans Funeral Home, 6845 S. Western avenue, to Nativity B. V. M. church. Interment St. Casmir cemetery. RE 7-8600. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

AHERN, Nellie - nee Murphy, beloved wife of the late James Ahern, fond mother of James, Jeremiah, Bartholomew, Michael, Mary and the late John P. Ahern, fond sister of Patrick J., John C., James D., Mary F. Murphy, and Mrs. Margaret O'Connell of St. Louis, Mo. Funeral Monday, April 28, at 9:30 a.m.from residence, 5063 Monroe-st., to Resurrection church, where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. Interment Mount Carmel. Kedzie 2394. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

AHRENS, Mrs. Fannie H. - March 31 [1930], widow of John P. Ahrens, beloved mother of Mrs. R.E. Kenyon, Mrs. C.K. Preston, Edward H. and John P., Jr. Services First Baptist church, 50th and Drexel-blvd., Thursday, 2:20 p.m. Burial private. [Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

AHRENS, Julius F., fond father of Lorraine (Leslie) Carter; grandfather of six; dear brother of Bertha Hielte, Esther (Gus) Seefeldt, Gertrude (Emil) Ekl, Alvin (Irma), Henry (Ilka), Bernard (Phyllis), Ludwig (Julia), Elroy, Everette (Winona) Ahrens, Christina (Harry) Basavage, Dorothy (Sam) Antonucci, Elaine (Wayne) Alban. Resting at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 4115-17 W. 26th street. Funeral Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Interment Glen Oak. LA 1-3808. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

ALDAY, David H. - loving son of the late Francisco (Josephine) Alday; dear brother of Mary Jean (Chuck) Weis, Joseph (Rita), Martha, the late Michael and Carlos Alday; dear uncle of Michelle (Lars) Oeben, Nicholas, Jay, Lizette, Alonzo and Josh; cousin to many. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 p.m. at Salerno's Galewood Chapels, Vitucci and Sons Funeral Director, 1857 N. Harlem Ave. Funeral and interment private. Shiva will be sat for David on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Weis home. For info 773-889-1700. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - June 17, 2004 - Source #52]

ALDAY, Frances - wife of Christopher Sanchez; loving mother of Mario (Pat) Alday; cherished grandmother of Michele and Tricia; fond sister of Maria Lopez, Joseph (Rosa) Alday and Gloria (Arturo) Gonzalez; also dear aunt of many. Visitation Tuesday, November 26, at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 6250 N. Milwakee Ave., 3 to 8 p.m. Service at 7:30 p.m. Interment private. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - November 25, 2002 - Source #52]

ALDAY, Josephine O. - nee Ortiz, loving mother of Mary Jean (Chuck) Weis, David, Joseph (Rita), Martha and the late Michael and Carlos Alday; fond MaMa of Michelle, Nicholas, Jay, Lizette, Alonzo and Joshua; dear sister of the late Abundio Martinez and Amelia (Lupe) Orta; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews; and cousin to many; loving MaMa to Tyson. Funeral Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. at Salerno's Galewood Chapels, 1857 N. Harlem. Chapel service 10:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Vitucci & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation Tuesday, 3 to 9 p.m. For information, call 773-889-1700. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 2, 2004 - Source #52]

ALDAY, Marie Drop - nee Wagner, loving wife of Ralph R. Alday; beloved mother of Jean [Louis] Gonzalez; grandmother of Todd; dear sister of Bernice Pack, Herman, and Fred Wagner, and Lucille Spizzari. Services Monday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m., at Otto V. Stransky & Son Funeral Home, 5112 S. Western avenue. Interment Bethania cemetery. PR 8-0700. [1964-10-04 - Chicago Tribune (IL) - Source #52]

ALDEN -- Class of 1852 - EZRA JUDSON ALDEN. A.M.; And. Theol. Sem., 1856. B. 13 Jan., 1827, Lyme, N.H. Pastor. D. 19 Nov., 1908, Chicago, Ill. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1908-1909, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

ALLEN, Charles Wesley - husband of Helen Ridgeway Allen, father of Thomas Ridgeway Allen, Dorothy Allen Fargo, Charles Wesley Allen Jr., suddenly, April 29 [1930]. Funeral private, Thursday, May 1. Please omit flowers. [Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

ALLEN, George B., beloved husband of Mildred, nee Henske; fond brother of John E. Allen; stepfather of Barbara Kolak; grandfather of two. Visitation at Bentley and Son Funeral Home, 2701 N. Clark street. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. Member of Franklin union, local No. 4. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

ALMQUIST, Gary J., suddenly, beloved son of Clarence and Dorothy McFadden Almquist, loving brother of Dorothy (Gregory) Pletrzyk, dear uncle of Kathy. Funeral Wednesday 8:45 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home to St. Bede the Venerable church. Interment St. Mary cemetery - Evergreen Park, IL. [Chicago Tribune March 15, 1966 - Sub. by Source #10]

ALMQUIST, Richard Robert, darling son of Clarence and Dorothy McFadden Almquist. Funeral Saturday at 10 a.m. at residence, 6429 Normal Boulevard, Interment Mount Olivet [Chicago Tribune March 15, 1940 - Sub. by Source #10]

ALONGI, Angelina - nee Corda, beloved wife of the late Vincenzo; fond mother of Mary [Phillip] Cannella, Joseph [Kay] Bondi, Millie [Joseph] Granatelli, Mary [Dominic] Gagliano, Paul [Mary], and Frank [Dolores]; dear sister of Anna Pantelleria of Benton Harbor, Mich., Joseph of San Jose, Cal., Bernardo of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mary Ramelli, and Theresa Laurienti, both of Santa Clara, Cal., Elizabeth Mangano, Victor, and the late Frank; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday, 9 a.m., from Manlscalco Chapel, 441 W. North avenue, to St. Philip Benizi Church. Entombment Queen of Heaven. MI 2-1234. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - November 06, 1963 - Source #52]

ALONGI, Vincenzo - beloved husband of Angela, nee Corda, fond father of Mary [Philip] Cannella, Mildred [Joseph] Granatelli, Joseph [Catherine] Bondi, Mary [Dominic] Gagliano, Paul [Mary], and Frank [Dolores]; dear brother of Michael [Rose] and Francesca Perrone, and Antonina Calvi of Italy; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday, 9 a.m., from Maniscalco Chapel, 441 W. North avenue, to St. Philip Benizi church. Entombment Queen of Heaven. MI 2-1234. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - August 15, 1963 - Source #52]

ALSON, Dr. Axel R., DDS
Services for Dr. Axel ``Alex`` Alson, 83, of Chicago, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at 4727 W. 103d St., Oak Lawn. Dr. Alson, who died Sunday in Hines Veterans Hospital, Maywood, practiced dentistry in Chicago for 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Doris; a son, Ronald Lukas; and four grandchildren. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1988 - Sub by FoFG]

ALTSCHULER, Esther Libby - 3856 W. 5th-av., age 70, beloved wife of the late Sander, fond mother of Mrs. Dena Moll, Harry, Fred and Sam. Funeral Wednesday, April 30 [1930] at 2 p.m., from chapel 3658 W. Roosevelt-rd. to Jewish Waldheim. Please omit flowers. [Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

AMES, Carlos -- Lumberman Dies, St. Petersburg, Fla (A)
Carlos Ames, 73, retired president of the Ames Lumber Co., Chicago, and once prominent in Illinois politics, died Friday at his home here. [Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), July 11, 1953]

AMES, Clarence W. - age 94 of Lansing, Illinois passed away October 22, 1990. Mr. Ames is survived by his wife, Julia; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held, Thursday, October 25, 1990 at 9:30 a.m. from the Schoroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing to St. Ann Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Norman Kunz officiating. burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City. Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m.Mr. Ames was a veteran of World War I and retired from the Chicago-Rock Island Pacific Railway. [The Times, Oct 23, 1990, Submitted By Src #71]

AMLING, Albert F. -- Funeral services for Albert F. Amling, 77 years old, pioneer Maywood florist who died Saturday in Los Angeles, Cal., will be held today in Los Angeles, according to word received here by Otto Amling, a son. Born in Maywood, Mr. Amling retired in 1930 as a florist at 8900 North avenue. Before retiring Mr. Amling had been president of the Melrose Park State bank and the Bellwood bank. He is survived by his widow, Bertha, and four other sons. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) December 16, 1942 - Submitted by Source #96]

AMLING -- Arthur Albert Amling's five decades in business covered flowers, toys and doughnuts. Mr. Amling began his career in 1945 as a partner with his father in the former Amling Brothers Wholesale Florists, Des Plaines. The business was not connected to the Amlings Flowerland chain, which then was operated by Mr. Amling's uncles. Mr. Amling later joined his brothers as a partner in the former Amling's Toyland in Des Plaines from 1955 to 1963. Mr. Amling, 76, died Wednesday, March 15 in Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines. Mr. Amling, a lifelong resident of Des Plaines, retired in the early 1990s after 25 years as owner of four doughnut shops, Country Donuts in Schaumburg and Crystal Lake and two other now-shuttered doughnut shops in Mt. Prospect and Palatine. "He was my mentor," said Ted Rood, current owner of Country Donuts in Schaumburg. "He brought me into the business (in 1969) and made me a partner after five years. He showed me the way. He was always willing to help," Rood said. "His word was his contract. You don't find many people like that. He was well-loved by everyone at the doughnut shop." Mr. Amling, a 1941 graduate of Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge, attended Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., from 1941 to 1943, where he studied mathematics. Mr. Amling served in the Army from 1943 to 1945 with the 89th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Europe during World War II. Mr. Amling, a graduate of Immanuel Lutheran grade school in Des Plaines, was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he served for many years on the board of trustees and the board of managers for the church endowment fund. "As a trustee he was an overseer of what went on here," said Rev. Richard Mau, pastor at Immanuel Lutheran. "He was also faithful in his worship. He was here every day helping in any way he could. His concern was that Immanuel always look good." "He was very active in the church," said his wife, Virginia. "He loved to travel. He was a great family man." Mr. Amling also served on the board of directors of the former First National Bank, Des Plaines, from 1965 to 1975. Other survivors include two daughters, Melissa Broman and Cynthia Dase; a son, Michael; a sister, Annette Reincke; two brothers, Robert and Victor; and three grandchildren. A service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 855 Lee St., Des Plaines.

A memorial service for Arthur Albert Amling will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 855 Lee St., Des Plaines. Born May 2, 1923, in Des Plaines, he died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Des Plaines. Interment will be private. Mr. Amling attended Immanuel Lutheran Grade School in Des Plaines, graduated from Maine Township High School in 1941, and attended Valparaiso University from 1941 to 1943. An Army veteran, he served in the 89th Chemical Mortar Battalion, with tour of duty in Europe from 1943 to 1945. He was a partner in Amling Brothers Wholesale Florists in Des Plaines from 1945 to 1954, and Amling's Toyland in Des Plaines from 1955 to 1963. From 1965 until his retirement in 1990 he owned doughnut shops in Mount Prospect, Palatine, Crystal Lake and Schaumburg. Mr. Amling served on the board of directors of First National Bank of Des Plaines from 1965 to 1975. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving on the board of trustees and the board of managers on the church endowment fund. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (nee Butz); daughters, Melissa (William) Broman of Crystal Lake and Cynthia (Richard) Dase of Schaumburg; son, Michael of Wheaton; grandchildren, Heather Swanson, Hilary Swanson and Peter Amling; sister, Annette Reincke of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and brothers, Robert (Beverly) of Nokomis, Fla. and Victor (Jean) of Crystal Lake. Arrangements were made by G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) March 18, 2000] [Chicago Tribune, March 18, 2000 -- Submitted by Source #96]

AMLING -- Caroline Amling, of 510 N. 8th-av., Maywood, beloved wife of the late Christian, fond mother of Robert, Bertha, Albert, Mrs. Anna Most, Mrs. Minnie Kolzow. Funeral Friday, April 6 at 2 p.m. from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church, 11th-av. and Lake st., Melrose Park. Interment Concordia. [Chicago Daily Tribune, 4 April 1929, -- Submitted by Source #96]

The funeral of Ernst Amling, 69, of Orange, Cal., member of a family of pioneer Chicago area florists, will be held Saturday in Orange. He died in his home there Tuesday. Mr. Amling's father, Albert F., was the first of three brothers, former Milwaukee school teachers, who became greenhouse operators in the Chicago area. The son was trained as a rose grower with his father's firm, the A. F. Amling company at Amling's Flowerland in Maywood. Surviving are the widow, Lydia H.; three daughters, Gertrude, Dorothy, and Thelma; three sons, Elmer Santa Ana, Cal.; John, Portland, Ore., and Ray, Maywood; his stepmother, Mrs. Albert F. Amling and four brothers. [Chicago Daily Tribune - August 29, 1957 - Submitted by Source #96]
Ernst C. Amling in History of Orange County vol II p 386
Ernst C. Amling, one of Orange County's leading florists, was born in Maywood, Cook Co IL on 19 Aug 1888, the son of Albert F. and Caroline (Reinke) Amling. He was one of five brothers, one of whom is Walter R. Amling, engaged in the laundry business in Los Angeles. Another is Rev. C. M. Amling, pastor of a church in Olympia WA. Paul F. Amling is manager of the Amling Nurseries at Des Plaines, IL and Otto H. Amling is sect-treas of the Albert F. Amling Nurseries at Maywood IL. On Sep 14 1910, in IL, he married Miss Lydia Hinz and are the parents of 8 children. Albert J. Elmer P. John Williams Dorothy Gertrude Raymond Thelma and Wallace.

AMLING, Herman G - The Rev. Herman G. Amling, 74, of 108 S. 21st av., Maywood, died yesterday in Wesley Memorial hospital. He graduated from a seminary in St. Louis in 1899 as a member of the Missouri synod, and spent the next 20 years as pastor of a church in Berlin. The Rev. Mr. Amling then returned to this country and devoted himself to generalized church service. His widow, Maria; five daughters, one son, and 10 grandchildren survive. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Evangelical church, 11th av. and Lake st., Melrose Park. Burial will be in Concordia cemetery, Forest Park. [Chicago Daily Tribune - April 29, 1950 - Submitted by Source #96]
Herman G. Amling (Pastor Em.), beloved husband of Maria, nee Mack; fond father of Mrs. William Bussert, Mrs. Arthur Prueier, Mrs. Daniel Wenz, Mrs. Gary Fruechtenicht, Mrs. Walter Koltz, Rudolph G., and 10 grandchildren. Resting at funeral home, Lake at 2d av., Maywood, until 11 a.m. Monday. Lying in state at St. Paul's Ev. Luth. church, 11th av. and Lake st., Melrose Park, from 12 noon Monday until time of service, 2 p.m. Interment Concordia. Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) April 30, 1950

AMLING, Martin [s/b Martha, nee Tablewski] Amling, beloved wife of Robert, loving mother of Robin E. and Darall A. Services Wednesday, 2 p.m. at chapel, 7310 Madison street, Forest Park, Interment Waldheim. [Chicago Daily Tribune, 18 Nov 1941, Submitted by Source #96]

AMLING, Otto Henry Christian - of Melrose Park, age 81, beloved husband of Martha E. Amling; loving father of Flora (Henry) Sandvoss, Norma (Chuck) Lineberger, Ruth (Bill) Kolb, Verna (George Jr.) Hauser; dear grandfather of Tim (Sue) Sandvoss, Keith (Cathie) Sandvoss, Chloe (Herb) Swanson, Libby (Ted) Fisher, Susan (Vick) Wawer, Carole, William and Robert Kolb; dear great-grandfather of eight; dear brother of Paul, Clarence, Walter and the late Ernst. Resting at Bormann Funeral Home, 16th Avenue north of Lake Street, Melrose Park. Visitation after 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6. Funeral services Monday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment Oakridge Cemetery. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) March 5, 1971- Submitted by Source #96]

AMLING, Paul Frederick - 82, of Mt. Prospect, died yesterday in a nursing home at 715 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights. Mr. Amling was the son of Albert F. Amling, one of the founders of Amling's Flowerland florists. He was associated briefly with the firm early in his career, and operated his own greenhouse in Des Plaines until several years ago. Survivors include his widow, Alwina; three sons, Arthur, Robert, and Victor; a daughter, Annette Reincke; 10 grandchildren; and two brothers. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Lee and Perry Streets, Des Plaines. [Chicago Daily Tribune - January 25, 1974 - Submitted by Source #96]
Paul F. Amling of Mount Prospect, beloved husband of Alwina L. nee Kueker; dear father of Annette C. (Richard F.) Reincke, Arthur A. (Virginia E.), Robert W. (Beverly W.) and Victor P. (Doris Jean) Amling; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; fond brother of Walter F. and Clarence M. Visitation Friday from 3 to 9:30 p.m., at Oehler Funeral Home, Lee at Perry Streets, Des Plaines, where services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. Interment Ridgewood. Contributions to the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 77 W. Washington, Chicago or Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. [Chicago Daily Tribune, January 25, 1974 - Submitted by Source #96]

AMLING, Robert E. - of Downers Grove, husband of the late Martha; father of Robin and Darrell; brother of Ann Most; grandfather of two. Service Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at the Adams-Winterfield Funeral Home, 4343 Main street, Downers Grove. Interment Oakridge. [Chicago Daily Tribune, October 10, 1961 - Submitted by Source #96]

AMLING, Robert W. , 79, Nokomis, died Feb. 22, 2005. He was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Cook County, Ill., and came to Nokomis in 1980 from Des Plaines, Ill. He had owned a Schwinn Bicycle shop in Niles, Ill., and a Mister Donut shop in Mount Prospect, Ill., and was a former mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Des Plaines. He was in the Army Air Forces during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Plaines. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Beverly; sons John R. of Arlington Heights, Ill., and James R. of Mundelein, Ill.; a sister, Annette Reincke of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be later in Illinois. National Cremation Society, Venice chapter, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL), Feb. 25, 2005]
Memorial plans for Robert W. Amling, 79, will be announced at a later date. He passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Venice, Fla. Mr. Amling grew up in Des Plaines, served in the Air Force, worked for the United States Post Office, was a co-owner of Mr. Donut Shop, and retired from his own business, Spoke 'n Pedal Cyclery, Niles, in 1984. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Plaines and known in the area by his trademark red bicycle flag. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (nee Wehrwein); loving father of John (Gloria) Amling and Jim Amling; fond grandfather of Keith Amling and Hannah Amling; and brother of Annette Reincke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Alwina Amling; his brothers, Arthur Amling and Victor Amling; and a granddaughter, Andrea Amling. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), February 27, 2005] -- Submitted by Source #96]
Robert W. Amling, 79, of Arlington Heights and Nokomis, Florida, passed away Tuesday, February 22, in Venice, Florida, Beloved husband of Beverly, nee Wehrwein; loving father of John (Gloria) Amling and Jim Amling; fond grandfather of Keith Amling and Hannah Amling and brother of Annette Reincke. Mr. Amling grew up in Des Plaines, served in the United States Air Force, worked for the US Post Office, was a co-owner of Mr. Donut Shop and retired from his own business, Spoke 'n Pedal Cyclery, Niles, IL in 1984. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Plaines and known in the area by his trademark red bicycle flag. He is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Alwina Amling, his brothers Arthur Amling and Victor Amling and a granddaughter, Andrea Amling. [Chicago Tribune, March 7, 2005 -- Submitted by Source #96]

AMLING - Funeral services for Victor P. Amling, 73, of Crystal Lake, formerly of Mount Prospect, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 720 Dundee Ave., Barrington, IL 60010. He will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of services. The Rev. Gerald Schalk will officiate. Born April 24, 1929, in Des Plaines, he passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines. In his early years, Victor worked in the family business, Amling Brothers Greenhouse in Des Plaines, until 1955, when he and his brother, Arthur, opened Amling's Toyland. In 1964 they opened Mister Donut in Palatine and Mount Prospect. In 1974 he and his daughter, Sally, opened Rocks 'N Things, a gem and mineral shop in Long Grove, which he ran until his retirement in 1996. Victor was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Barrington, where he served on the finance committee. He enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, travelling and, most of all, spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Jean (nee Class), whom he married May 1, 1948, in St. Joseph, Mich.; children, David (Donna) Amling of Mount Prospect, Susan (Stephen) Hahn of Crystal Lake and Sally (Dave) Lewis of Chandler, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Christopher Amling, Elizabeth, Laura, Emily and Christina Hahn, Jeannine Vandeven and Sarah Lewis; sister, Annette Reincke of Fort Wayne, Ind.; brother Robert (Beverly) Amling of Nokomis, Fla.; sister-in-law Virginia Amling of Des Plaines; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Arthur. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington. For more funeral information, (847)381-3411. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), Aug. 14, 2002 -- Submitted by Source #96]

AMLING, Walter A. - of 1600 S. 8th avenue, Maywood, beloved husband of Martha, nee Groll; fond father of Hallie, Aline, and Pvt. John W., U.S.A.., son of Mrs. William H. Amling of Pana, Ill., brother of Herbert, Martin, Mrs. Elsa Wild, and Irma Amling. Resting at funeral home, Lake street at 2d avenue, Maywood, until noon Wednesday. Lying in state at Good Shepherd church, Maywood, from noon until time of service, Wednesday, 2 p.m. Interment Oakridge. [Chicago Daily Tribune, August 22, 1944 -- Submitted by Source #96]

ANDERSON, Arthur C., of Prospect Heights, beloved husband of Christine N., nee Nielsen; fond father of Marilynn Jean Bauman; grandfather of Christine and Pamela; brother of Anna Piper. Member of Advance lodge, No. 1038, A. F. & A. M., and Skokie Legion post A. L. Funeral services Saturday 1:30 p.m. at Nielsen Funeral Home, 3301 W. Fullerton avenue. Interment private. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

ANDERSON, John Harry -- Services for John H. Anderson; 66, a maintenance engineer for Western Electric Co., will be at noon Monday in the chapel at 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester. Mr. Anderson, of Westchester, died Thursday in Community Memorial General Hospital, La Grange. He worked for Western Electric for 44 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter, June Latimer; six grandchildren; and a brother.
John H. Anderson of Westchester, Ill., at rest Thursday, Nov. 11, 1982, beloved husband of Helen, nee Sheldon; loving father of June Latimer and the late Peggy Kanis; dear grandfather of six; fond brother of Donald (Florence) Anderson. Funeral services Monday, 12 Noon at the Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Rd. (2 blocks west of Mannheim). Interment Glen Oak. Retired Employee with 44 years of service at Western Electric. Visitation Sunday, from 3 to 9 p.m. 562-5900. [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

ANDERSON - Lucille Anderson, nee Rytina, age 81, beloved wife of the late Arthur Ray Anderson, loving mother of Ray (Mildred), Darlene (Frank) Crites and the late Robert Donald Anderson; fond grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of four, dear sister of Charles (Margaret) Rytina, Mary Suida and Libby (Herman) Morganeler.
Services at Barron-Hall Funeral Home 4332 Elston Ave. corner of Pulaski Road, Thursday, July 29, 1 p.m. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery. Pease omit flowers. Visitation at Chapel Wednesday, 2 to 9 p.m. [Chicago Tribune, 27 Jul 1982 - Sub. by Src. #10]

ANDERSON, Oscar S., beloved husband of the late Rose, nee Ludwig; dear father of Ruth Miske. Services at Coleman's, 4611 N. Lincoln, Saturday, 10 a.m. interment All Saints. SU 4-8888. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

ANDERSON, Walter - June 10, 1886
Youngest son of Caroline Charlotte and Erl Anderson, age 1. Funeral today at 1 o'clock p. m. from parents residence No. 317 East Division street. [Sou rce: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Saturday, June 12, 1886; sub. by source #210]

ANDREOTTI, Enrico - husband of Celia, nee Del Carlo, father of Dora, Peter, Eva, Anna, Daniel and Marie. Funeral from residence, 3643 Wentworth-av., Monday, April 28 [1930] at 9 a.m. to St. Maria Incoronata church. Interment Mount Carmel cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6 ]

ANDREWS, Edith L., beloved wife of James D. Andrews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Maack, sister of Gladys. Funeral Monday, June 28, 8:30 a.m., from 631 S. Keeler-av., to St. Mel's church; autos to Waldheim. (Chicago Tribune, June 27, 1915 - Submitted by Source #96)

ANDREWS, George H. -- 325 Bowen Ave. aged 68 years 5 months. Burial at Kankakee, IL. Saturday, June 1(4?). Notice of funeral hearafter. [The Chicago Times Herald, Thursday Morning, May 30, 1895 - Tr by Src #182]

ANDREWS, Grace E., beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Frank (Dorothy) Moon, Evelyn Rohloff, and Elizabeth (Philip) Cleinmark; fond grandmother of two; dear sister of Caroline Saddler and Florence Sullivan. Resting at Lewis Funeral Home, 7600 W. Grand avenue, at the Circle. Funeral Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m., to Our Lady of the Angels church. Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven cemetery. GL 3-1234. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

ANDROS - Marion Andros, nee McCue, beloved wife of Stephen, fond mother of Melissa and Ursula, daughter of Mrs. Mary McCue and of the late Christopher, sister of Sarah, John, Joseph, Bernard, and Sister Mary Bargia. Funeral Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. from chapel, 5325 Fullerton av., to St. Stanislaus B. M. church, then to All Saints Cemetary. [Chicago Daily Tribune, Oct 16, 1934, Submitted by Src #172]

ANDRUS, Dwight R. of Lemont, beloved husband of Viola, nee Davey; fond father of Wesley (Marie) Strauley of Fairhope, Ala., Alan (Betty) and Susan (Charles) Sahs; son of Neil Andrus; brother of Mabel Bradley, Glenn and Robert; grandfather of seven. Services Monday, 1:30 p.m. at Adams-Winterfield Funeral Home, 4343 Main St., Downers Grove. Interment Clarendon Hills. Visitation after 2 p.m. Sunday. 968-1000. (died Feb 1971) [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

ANDRUS - Nellie Andrus of Lemont, beloved wife of the late Homer R; dear other of Robert G., Glenn C., Mrs. Mable Bradley and the late Dwight R.; grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 17. Visitation after 4 p.m. Monday at the Toon Funeral Home, 4920 Main St., Downers Grove, where services will be held Tuesday, July 25, at 2 p.m. Interment Cass Cemetery. (Chicago Tribune (Illinois) July 24, 1972 - Submitted by Src #96)

ANGSTEN - Catherine Angsten, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Angsten, sister of Sister Mary Agnes, Sister Mary Martina, Joseph P., Charles J., Henry W., Mrs. Leo Pecher. Funeral from 5724 Princeton av. to St Martin's church, 9 a.m. Monday. Interment St. Mary's. [Chicago Daily Tribune, 21 Sept 1930]

ANGSTEN - Joseph P. Angsten of Lombard, formally of Chicago, beloved husband of the late Katherine, nee Thien: fond father of Joseph C., Mrs. Mildred Conlan, William R., and Robert J.; dear uncle of Mrs. Rosemary Johnson; brother of Henry W., Sister Agnes, and Sister Martina, S.S.N.D., and the late Minnie Pecher, Charles, and Kate. Resting at funeral home, 135 S. Main street, Lombard, until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mass at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart church, Lombard. Interment Mount Olivet cemetery. [Chicago Daily Tribune, 7 & 8 June 1959]

ANSELMO -- The obituary for the brother of "Joseph Anselmo of Chicago and Sam Anselmo of Homewood" can be found in this edition. [The Star Newspaper, Chicago Heights, IL,Oct. 17, 1968 - Submitted by Source #134]

ANTONSON, Mary L., nee Chomezko, Feb. 21, 1967, beloved wife of Daniel; dear mother of Barry; fond daughter of Ceceila Paruby; sister of Anne Windbiel and the late Frank Chomezko. Services Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at John M. Pedersen and Sons Chapel, 4338 Fullerton avenue. 235-1610. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

ARNDT, Agnes C. (nee Muhr) 91, of Elmhurst, died Monday, Aug. 9. Arrangements were made by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst, (630) 832-0018. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - August 10, 1999, Submitted by #67]

ARING, J.B. Jr - 11751 Wallace-st., beloved husband of Verna and fond father of Bernard. Funeral Thursday, April 17 [1930] at 2 p.m. at Bethany Reformed church, 111th-pl. and Perry-av. Interment at Cedar Park cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

ARKIN, Alexander Edward, aged 29 years, husband of Rose (nee Amfter) [Amster], father of Stewart A. Arkin. Funeral Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., from chapel, 2632 W. Division-st. Interment at Waldheim. (dod 14 Oct 1918 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96)

ARKIN, Benjamin, of 2724 W. Arthur, beloved husband of Lillian; loving father of Irwin, Gordan, Elaine Kahn, Sylvia Fox, Myrtle, Earl, Rosalyn Hirsch, Esther Golden, and Lawrence Spiesel; seven grandchildren; fond brother of Jennie Gertler, Faye Coleman, Evelyn Lorange, and Myrtle Fink. Services Thursday, 2 p.m., at chapel, 1300 Devon avenue. Interment Star of the West cemetery, Waldheim. Information, ROgers Park 1-2400. (Chicago Tribune, July 16, 1959 - Submitted by Source #96)

ARKIN, Benjamin J. - Services for Benjamin J. Arkin, 68, of 7801 Niles Center Rd., Skokie, owner of B-A Cartage Co., 221 E. 23d St., will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel at 6130 N. California Av. Mr. Arkin died Wednesday in St. Joseph's Hospital. Survivors include his widow, Hattie; two sons, Jerome and Stuart; three brothers; and three sisters. (September 14, 1972, Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96)

ARKIN, David, of 3556 Sunnyside avenue, beloved husband of Frieda, fond father of Ida Ross, (Los Angeles), Lewis A., Edward E., Jeanette Levin, Lester W., Rose Ebert, Benjamin J., Norman S., Dorothy Deutsch, (Los Angeles), Theodore E., (New York), Sylvia Karel, the late Alexander and Fay Zaretsky, dear brother of Minnie Cohen, Morris, (Cleveland), Lottie Simon, (Los Angeles), Isidore, the late Levy, Herman, Lazar and Faigel Simon, eighteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday, 11 a.m., at chapel, 3021 Lawrence avenue. Interment Rosemont Park cemetery, Please omit flowers. (dod 10 Jan 1949 -- Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96)

ARKIN - Edward E., 83, of Fort Meyers, Fla., Saturday, formerly of Palatine, dearly beloved husband of Emily, father of Rose Gordon, Virginia Mikkeson and Edward J.; stepfather of Audrey Paul; brother of three sisters and one brother; grandfather of three. Funeral service and entombment Monday, in Fort Meyers, Fla. under the direction of the Harvey Funeral Home. (dod 23 Aug 1980 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96)

ARKIN, Herman, beloved husband of the late Bessie Arkin, fond father of Mrs. Faye Goldman, Mrs. Jeanette Gertler, Ben Arkin, Mrs. Evelyn Lorange, Mrs. Myrtle Sheer, brother of Dave, Mrs. Minnie Chen, Maurice, Mrs. Lottie Sion, Isadore, and the late Lazer, Levi, and Fagle. Resting at chapel, 3021 W. Lawrence avenue. Funeral Wednesday, 1 p.m. Interment Jewish Waldheim. [dod 18 Sep 1944 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

ARKIN, Jonathan - Services for Jonathan A. Arkin, 18, a recent graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Park Temple, 1235 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park. Mr. Arkin died Saturday [16 Aug 1986] at home in River Forest after a long illness. His father, Harvey I., is a vice president of Associated Agencies, an insurance brokerage at 230 W. Monroe St. Also surviving are his mother, Rebecca T.; two brothers, Frederick D. and Andrew J.; and two sisters, Louise A. and Ann Asman.
Jonathan A. Arkin, 18, died in his River Forest home Saturday after a long illness. A recent graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School, he had enrolled at Concordia College. His father, Harvey, is vice president of Associated Agencies, insurance brokers at 230 W. Monroe. Also surviving are his mother, Rebecca; two brothers, Andrew and Frederick, and two sisters, Anne Asman and Louise. Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Oak Park Temple, 1235 N. Harlem, Oak Park. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery. - [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

ARKIN, Levi - of 1430 Lunt avenue, beloved husband of Rachel, nee Levin; dear father of Ben, Janet Kellner, Martha Schwarzbach, Polly Levey, Otto, Eli, Sydney, grandfather of four, brother of David, Minnie Cohen, Herman, Morris, Israel, Lottie Simon, and the late Fagel Simon and Louis. Funeral Monday, 11:30 a.m., at funeral chapel, 5145 Broadway. Interment Jewish Waldheim. [dod 20 Feb 1941 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

ARKIN, Norman S. Arkin, beloved husband of Ethel; dearest father of Arthur (Patricia) and Judy; dear grandfather of Darren, Bradley and Jordan; fond brother of Sylvia Karel, Rose Ebert, Dorothy Deutch of Santa Monica, Calif., Edward and Ted. Services Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Original Weinstein & Sons Chapel, 3019 W. Peterson Av. Interment Rosemont Park Cemetery. Chapel visitation at time of services. LO 1-1890. [Chicago Tribune, March 26, 1973 - Submitted by Source #96]

ARKIN, Rachel nee Levin; 1430 Lunt avenue, beloved wife of the late Levi, dear mother of Ben, Janet Kellner, Martha Schwarzbach, Polly Levey, Otto, Eli, and Sidney, grandmother of Robert, Joyce, Herman and Charles, sister of Morris, Beckie Schaewitz, Fannie Soll, Flora Porter, Anna Rubenstein, Ada, Rose Dansk, Max, the late Ida Weiner, Jake and Hyman. Services Thursday, 1 p.m., at funeral chapel, 5145 Broadway. Interment Jewish Waldheim. [Chicago Tribune, Sept. 17, 1947 -- Submitted by Source #96]

ARKIN, Sarah nee Goldstein, 84 years, of Northwest Home for Aged, formerly of 6746 N. Ashland, beloved wife of the late Lewis A. Arkin; loving mother of Alan E. (Joyce) Arkin of St. Louis and Harvey I. (Rebecca) Arkin; dear daughter of the late John and Dora Goldstein; fond sister of Abe (Elsie) Goldstein; the late Goldye (the late Sam) Eisenberg; devoted grandmother of Ronald (Carolyn), Lewis Scott, Anne R., Louise A., Frederick D., Andrew J., and Jonathan A. Arkin. Services Monday 2 p.m. at Weinstein Bros. Chapel, 1300 Devon. Interment Rosemont Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Childrens Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Chapel visitation at time of services. RO 1-2400 [dod March 7, 1981][Chicago Tribune (March 8, 1981) -- Submitted by Source #96]
Services for Mrs. Sarah Arkin, 84, a founder of a North Side synagog, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel at 1300 W. Devon Av. She died Friday. With her late husband, Lewis, Mrs. Arkin helped to found the Congregation B'nai Zion, 6759 N. Greenview Av., the first conservative Jewish congregation in the city. For many years, she was secretary-treasurer of the women's board of the Jewish People's Institute, 3003 W. Touhy Av. Surviving are two sons, Alan and Harvey I; a brother; and seven grandchildren.

ARMSTRONG - Mrs. Josie Armstrong died at Chicago recently at the age of 110 years. Mrs. Armstrong is said to be the colored woman who nursed Abraham Lincoln's wife, and it is alleged that her son played with "little Abe" before the latter had learned the art of splitting rails. [The Rustler (Cerrillos, N.M.) July 24, 1891, page 2]

ATTARDO, Joseph R. Jr. - April 15 [1930], beloved husband of Marie Douglas Attardo, son of Joseph R., and Rosaria Attardo, brother of Philip, Sam, Henry, Dominic, and Peta Attardo, Mrs. Grace Pagano, Mrs. Mary Pantano and Mrs. Jennie Mannins. Funeral Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at chapel, 1159 N. Clark-st. Interment Mount Carmel. [Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

ATWOOD, Charles N. - son of Mr. William Atwood formerly of this county (Marshall County, IL), died at Chicago, on the 14th inst., of that terrible scourge, small pox. It is a sad and sorrowful calamity to the large circle of relatives and friends, rendered all the more afflictive because all were debarred the privilege to render him any succor during his illness and dying hour. He was an intelligent and worthy young man, and his untimely end will be mourned by all who knew him. [The Henry Republican, February 23, 1882 - Submitted by Source #25]

ATWOOD, Wallace H. - Died at Chicago, Jan. 4, of membranous croup, Wallace H., aged 5 years, son of T. W. and Mary H. Atwood. The body was brought to this county for interment. [January 6, 1876, The Henry Republican - Submitted by Source #25]

AUSTIN -- John Austin, beloved husband of Annie [nee McKnight], father of Mary, Katherine and Winifred, brother of Father James Austin of Ireland, native of Carrigabolt, County Clare , Ireland. Funeral Monday at 9 a.m. from late residence, 2816 Lowe-av., to all Saints' church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by autos to Mount Olivet. [Chicago Tribune, 2/20/1916 - Sub by FoFG - Sub by FoFG]

AYER - Class of 1846 - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AYER. A.M.; LL.D., 1878. B. 22 Apr., 1825, Kingston, N.H. Lawyer, Manchester, N.H., 1849-57; Chicago, Ill., 1857-1903. D. 7 Apr., 1903, Chicago, Ill. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

AYERS -- April 2, Benjamin F. Ayers, aged 75, at his residence, 7615 Saginaw-av. Services Monday, April 3, 3 p.m. Interment at Kansas City, Mo. Chicago Tribune, April 3, 1911, submitted by source #27

AXELROD, Hyman - husband of the late Jennie, father of Rose Stern, Bertha Simon, Lena Gordon, Esther, Ann Recu, Sara Rubin, and Daisy Driss, brother of Morris, Ben, Lena, and the late Harry. Funeral Wednesday, March 4, 2 p.m., at home, 1217 S. Homan avenue, to Congregation Mishno Ugmoro, 3313 Douglas boulevard. Interment Jewish Waldheim. [dod March 1942 - Chicago Tribune March 3, 1942 - Submitted by Source #96]


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