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Kenneth O. O'Neil

RACINE - Mr. Kenneth O. O'Neil, 85, passed away on Saturday morning, May 3, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born in Racine on January 28, 1918, to the late Harold and Florence O'Neil. He lived all of his life in Racine. He was united in marriage to the former Loretta M. Rooney in Big Bend on November 21, 1942. He worked for Modine Manufacturing for 20 years and for Twin Disc for 20 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Loretta M. O'Neil of Racine; two children: a daughter, Sharyn and Jake Schaffer of California and a son, Michael O'Neil of Racine; two grandsons, Lance and Carole Schaffer and Todd Schaffer; two great-granddaughters, Kirsten and Clancy Schaffer; two sisters, Virginia Fahrenbach and Patricia and Robert Lacey; sister-in-law, Alyce O'Neil; nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lyle and Harold O'Neil. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring Street, on Friday, May 9, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Esser officiating. Friends may meet with the family at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. WILSON FUNERAL HOME 1212 Lathrop Avenue634-3361

Joann Ella LeMay

UNION GROVE - Joann Ella LeMay, 62, died at her residence on Saturday, May 3, 2003. She was born in Racine on July 2, 1940, to John and Irene (nee: Jacobs) Krizan. Joann spent her early life in Franksville. On August 12, 1961, she was united in marriage to Richard LeMay at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Racine. Following their marriage, they lived in Kenosha, Sturtevant, Franksville, and Union Grove. Joann graduated from Horlick High School and was a Quality Control Auditor at Western Publishing. She was a member of Chapel of the Cross in Racine. Joann loved to bowl and enjoyed going to watch her grandchildren in their activities and being with all her friends and family. She loved going to craft fairs and she loved to dance. Joann is survived by her husband, Richard LeMay; daughter, Shelly (Jim) Kurhajec; son, Jeff (Margie) LeMay; seven grandchildren, David, Allen, Samuel, and Myah Kurhajec, Kyle LeMay, and Codey and Connor Clapper; two sisters, Vivian (Marvin) Steffen and Joyce (Richard) Babe; and three brothers, John Krizan Jr., Ronald (Sue) Krizan, and Russell Krizan. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Joann was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Rosemary. Services will be held at Chapel of the Cross on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Daniel Feldscher officiating. Burial will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 11 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Wednesday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Memorials for the family may be made to Chapel of the Cross, 1426 Fancher Road, Racine, Wis. 53406. POLNASEK-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME 908 Eleventh Avenue Union Grove878-2011 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com

Thelma M. Riebe

RACINE - Thelma M. Riebe, 87, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Sheridan Medical Complex, Kenosha. Thelma was born in Danville, Ill. September 8, 1915, daughter of the late Louis A.M. and Cynthia (nee: Tatman) Riebe. Thelma was employed for many years by Hotel Racine. She was active with the Salvation Army as a Bell Ringer for many years. Thelma will be deeply missed by her niece, Priscilla (Lee) Stephans; great-niece, Laurie (Jeff) Grizzel; and her two great-grandnieces, Justine and Jessica Grizzel, all of Union Grove; her sister-in-law, Marjorie Riebe of South Carolina; brother-in-law, George Caynak of Racine; other nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Julius; one brother, Paul L. Riebe; and three sisters, Helen (Tony) Thielen, Florence (Ralph) Buscemi, and Mary Caynak. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, 1 p.m. with Rev. Fred Hofer officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until time of service. MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 Main Street634-7888

Marguerite Venturelli

RACINE - Marguerite (nee: Heuer) Venturelli, 86, passed away at Willowcrest on Monday, May 5, 2003. A lifetime resident, she was born in Racine on September 14, 1916, to Charles and Alvina (nee: Schlegel) Heuer. On September 21, 1940, she was united in marriage to Frederick Venturelli, who preceded her in death on January 20, 1990. Marguerite had been the Head Bookkeeper for Grant Furniture Company for more than 35 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a charter member of Meadowbrook Country Club, and a member of Meadowbrook Bridge Club. She enjoyed golfing, singing, and at one time, singing with "Co-Eds Trio," which was broadcast throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. She was also a volunteer for St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary and performed in many of their Cardiac Capers events. Surviving are a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Elena Venturelli of Sondrio, Italy. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Frederick C. on November 25, 1992; and three sisters and a brother, Relindis Smith, Helen Schroeder, Carl Heuer, and Lorene Barra. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2065 Geneva Street, on Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Stephen Jennings officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park. There will be a visitation at the Hanson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to one's favorite charity have been suggested. HANSON FUNERAL HOME 3014 Northwestern Avenue 632-4479

Beatrice C. Zimmerman

BURLINGTON - Beatrice C. Zimmerman, 77, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at her daughter's home. She was born in LaGrange on September 14, 1925, to Robert and Lillian (nee: Adsit) Stoddard. She spent her early life and was educated in Whitewater and Palmyra. She married Robert Carl Zimmerman in 1946 in Burlington. Following marriage, they lived in Burlington. Robert preceded her in death in 1966. Beatrice was a Homemaker and a member of Cross Lutheran Church. Survivors include daughters, Reta (Gerald) Stardy of Lake Geneva and Lou (Jeff) Enright of Burlington; sons, Daryl Zimmerman of Elkhorn and Lee Zimmerman of Delavan; five grandchildren Beth, Donald, Lori, Vickie, and Peter; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Beth Zimmerman; six brothers, David, Donald, Eldyn, Marlin, Floyd, and Wayne; and three sisters, Dorothy Detlof, Eleanor Stoddard, and Gertrude Kovic. Funeral services will be held at Cross Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Grant Quever officiating. Burial will follow at Burlington Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday morning from 10 until 11 a.m. SCHUETTE-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME 625 South Browns Lake Drive Burlington262-763-3434 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com

David S. Wheeler

RACINE - David S. Wheeler, 38, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at his home. He was born May 20, 1964, in Racine, to Vernon and Dorothy (nee: Smith) Wheeler. He spent his early life in Union Grove and Sturtevant and had been a resident of Racine since 1995. David worked as an Assembler for Nordco of Milwaukee. Prior to that, he spent 11 years working at Southern Wisconsin Center. He was a member of United Steel Workers Union and enjoyed gardening, deer hunting, and smelt fishing. He is survived by his fiancee, Karen Hess of Racine; mother, Dorothy Wheeler of Union Grove; step-children, Brenda (nee: Aschauer) Cline, Jack Hess, and Cody Hess; and brothers and sisters, Lois (Richard) Bretl, Paulette Boucher, both of Union Grove, Linda (Yvan) Gauvin of Security, Colo., Michael Wheeler of Neenah, James Wheeler of Union Grove, Glen (Christine Singer) Wheeler of Merrimac, and Peggy (Troy Martin) Wheeler of Wisconsin Dells. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Dewey Wheeler; and two sisters, Karen Vanholt and Patricia Pelky. A Memorial service will be held at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home on Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. Memorials to the family would be appreciated. POLNASEK-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME 908 Eleventh Avenue Union Grove878-2011 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com

Ervin Lyle Conn

KENOSHA - Ervin Lyle Conn, 68, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 30, 2003. He moved to Wisconsin, where he was employed for several years at Young Radiator in Racine. He retired and then later worked at Rudd Lighting in Racine for a few years. Ervin is survived by two daughters, Peggy Dennis of Madelia, Minn. and Debra Smith of Racine. Funeral services will be held at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Armstrong, Iowa. HENRY-OLSON-FUHRMAN FUNERAL HOME 401 North 7th Street Estherville, Iowa712-362-2646

Irma Virginia Crane

RACINE - Irma Virginia (nee: Lassen) Crane, 85, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, May 3, 2003. She was born in Meadow, Va. on November 20, 1917, the daughter of the late Robert and Martine (nee: Jensen) Lassen and sister of the late Lydia Lassen. The family came to Racine in 1927. On September 21, 1938, she was united in marriage to Herbert A. Crane in Dubuque, Iowa. As a youngster and into adulthood, she was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Irma was a graduate of Washington Park High School "Class of 1937" and had attended Moore's Business College. While her four daughters were in school, Irma was active in the PTA and Girl Scouts. She was a former member of the Y's Wives. In her middle years, she took up golf, which became her passion for the rest of her life. In 1976, she won the Racine City Golf Championship. Irma was a charter member of the Golferettes, member of the Ives Grove Women's Golf Club, and the Johnson Park Women's Golf Club, which she served in various capacities for many years. When she couldn't golf, she bowled. Other passions of Irma's included gardening and stitchery. She was a supportive, encouraging, and loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Above all, she loved being in the surroundings of her entire family. She will be sorely missed! Surviving are her loving husband of nearly 65 years, Herbert A. Crane; daughters, Lynne Leithleiter, Judy (Tom) Benko, Peggy Crane, and Cory Robey; grandchildren, Michele (Dean) Naylor, April Leithleiter (Randy Rackson), Brenda (Steve) Sharman, Heidi Leithleiter, Gary (June) Benko, Bill (Teri) Benko, Christine (Carlos) Lopez, Cheryl Benko, Michael (Sandi) Christensen, Karen Christensen, Matthew Soetenga, Sarah Soetenga, Robin (Mike) Zigas, Amy Robey, and Ryan Robey; 16 great-grandchildren; her cousin and longtime pen-pal in Aalborg, Denmark, Eda (Jorgen) VognsJensen; and many, many other dear relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name. A Memorial service celebrating Irma's life will be held in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. In accordance to her wishes, cremation will take place. There will be time to visit with her family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 until 11 a.m. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME 1910 Taylor Avenue637-6514

Harry A. Clinton

RACINE - Harry A. Clinton, 78, passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary's Medical Center on Sunday, May 4, 2003. Harry was born in Danville, Ill. on August 17, 1924, son of the late Joseph and Mary Clinton. On August 31, 1946, Harry was joined in marriage in Racine to Constance L. Mauer, who survives him. Harry served as a Cook in the United States Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. According to his grandchildren, he made the best pancakes in town. He served his Tool and Die Apprenticeship at Massey-Harris and went to work for Greene Manufacturing, where he retired after over 30 years of dedicated employment. In recent years, Harry drove cars for Boucher Auto. Harry was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the board of directors for Belle City Credit Union. In his leisure, he enjoyed volunteering at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King and traveling throughout the United States. Although he endured years worth of teasing, Harry remained an ardent Bears and Cubs fan to the end. He was loved dearly and will be deeply missed. Harry and Constance were blessed with two children, Linda Lou (Walter) Faria of Oak Creek and Jeffrey (Linda Marie) Clinton of Racine. He also leaves behind two dear grandchildren, Ryan and Kristen Clinton of Racine. In addition to his immediate family, Harry is survived by his mother-in-law, Rosalie Mauer of Racine; his brother, Jack Clinton of Peoria, Ill.; and two sisters, Vera Hunt and Lucy Irene Tremer, both of Mesa, Ariz. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his three brothers; five sisters; and his father-in-law, Leonard Mauer. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 8, 2003, 11 a.m. with Rev. Daniel G. Heinert officiating. Interment with full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. and at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church and School or to the charity or your choice have been suggested by the family. Harry would have wanted to thank all of the kind and caring staff on the second floor at St. Mary's Medical Center. MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 Main Street634-7888

Anna Palmer

RACINE - Anna (nee: Savas) Palmer, 89, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Anna was born in Turkey November 13, 1913, daughter of the late John and Fotini (nee: Vongel) Savas. In 1937, she was united in marriage to Leo Palmer, who preceded her in death in 1986. Anna was a member of the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church and was a member of the Philoptochos Society. She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. Anna lived in Langhough House at the Lincoln Lutheran Manor apartments for 16 years, where she was the unofficial gardener of her building, planting beautiful flowers and tomato plants. Her friends there were very special to her. Recently she moved to St Monica's Senior Center (Monica's as she called it), choosing to live independently. The church always played a big part in her life. She always volunteered to do any job that needed to be done. Her father had the honor of opening the doors of the first Greek Orthodox Church in Racine that was located on Grand Avenue. Survivors include her four children, John (Linda) Palmer of Tucson, Ariz., Sophie Clay of Racine, Emily (Vincent) Digaudio of Greendale, Mary Palmer of Racine; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chris (Frances) Savas of Port Orange, Fla., Steve Savas of Kenosha; two sisters, Grace (Julius) Mianecki of Kenosha, Kay Langel of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. During her life, she was a special "Aunt Ann" to her many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her two sons, James Palmer and infant son, Leo Palmer Jr.; her sister, Martha; son-in-law, James Clay; brother-in-law, Gilbert 'Lucky' Langel; and a sister-in-law, Sue Savas. Funeral services will be held at the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 South Green Bay Road, Thursday, May 8, 2003, 10 a.m. with Rev. John Ketchum officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. with a Trisagion service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church have been suggested. The family wishes to thank the caring staff and doctors at All Saints Dialysis Center-West, the staff at Lincoln Lutheran Convalescent Center, the staffs at St. Monica's Senior Citizen Home and St. Mary's Hospital. MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 Main Street634-7888

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