Betty Lou Roehr

July 9, 1930 – September 24, 2017

Betty Lou Roehr (nee Froeming) – Beloved wife of the late Robert R. Roehr, Jr. Loving mother of Richard, Roger (Cindy) and David (Karen). Proud grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10. Dear sister of Robert Froeming. The family would like to extend their thanks  and appreciation to Seasons Hospice for the care and service they provided. Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 29, 2017, 10 AM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Private. Visitation Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 3-9 PM at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

 

Virginia J. Tedesco

September 9, 1925 – September 20, 2017

Virginia J. Tedesco of Wood Dale IL, age 92 – Beloved wife of the late Louis M. Loving mother of Ben (Corrine), Louis, Stephen and Michael (Carol). Proud grandmother of Renee, Dana, Emily (Rene) Gaunaurd, Louis (Kalina), Heidi (Nate) Gorr, Steve (Kate), Joseph, Neil, Anthony (Melissa), Alex and Brittany (Douglas) Nance. Great-grandmother of 13. She is survived by sister Leda Rufolo. Preceded in death by Mary Danzico, Carme Ciccone, Edith Compagno, Peter Auriemme and Grace Figurelli. Funeral Service Monday, September 25, 2017, 9:30 AM from Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL proceeding to Holy Ghost Church, 254 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale IL for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment Private. Visitation Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 3-9 PM at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232 .

Millicent A. Botefuhr

April 16, 1934 – September 18, 2017

Millicent A. Botefuhr (nee Nolan) Beloved wife of Harold R. Loving mother of Sandra (Gregg) Revak, Robert (Dianne) and the late William. Proud grandmother of Jessica, Vincent (Megan), Sarah, Daniel and Bryan. Great-grandmother of Theodore. Millicent is survived by one brother and preceded in death by two sisters. Visitation will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 from 10 AM until time of Funeral Service 1 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst IL. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Ruth Marie Mueller

scan0001February 5, 1934 – September 9, 2017

Ella “Ruth” Marie (nee Karcher) Mueller, 83, of Elgin, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Born on February 5, 1934 in Vernon, Texas, Ruth was the sixth and youngest daughter of Ernest and Olivia Karcher and grew up on a farm in the Texas Panhandle.

Ruth graduated from Vernon High School and continued her education at St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas, becoming a primary school teacher in Steeleville, Illinois. It was there she met Glenn Mueller, who she was married to for 34 years. Their life together brought a move to the Chicago area and the blessing of four children.

Ruth’s steadfast Christian faith from a very young age touched every area of her life – in her teaching and hospital work, and as a parent and a friend. She shared the Gospel with all, particularly in mission endeavors on eight islands in the Philippines, which she visited three times through her Oasis Love Ministry over a 10-year period. Other interests included sewing, crocheting, gardening, music, reading and travel.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, a granddaughter, Lisa Marie Wiley, and three sisters, Caroline Blochberger, Bernice Karcher and Myrtle Hingst.

Ruth is survived by her children Gwen Wiley of Aurora, IL, Julia (Derek) Thornley of Vancouver, BC, Canada, Matthew G. (Roberta) Mueller of Elgin, IL, and Karl (Brenda) Mueller of Kenosha, WI; and her grandchildren Michael and Christopher (Jenna) Wiley, Stuart and Samuel Thornley, and Collin and Kara Gwen Mueller; and two sisters, Dorothy Schoppa and Jeannelle Hintze, as well as many nephews, nieces and other family members.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and remembered for her passion and guidance.

Funeral Service Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11 AM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville, IL. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst IL. Visitation Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Wilbur C. “Bill” Burde

005September 19, 1917 – September 4, 2017

Wilbur “Bill” Burde, age 99. Lifelong resident of Bensenville. Beloved husband of Rosalind (nee Lukes). Loving father of Lynda. Proud grandfather of Emmett (Meghann) Talkington, Connor Casey, Molly Talkington, Kristen and Carrie. Dear great-grandfather of 12. Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 4 PM until time of Memorial Service 6 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Private. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Anne E. Strickland

scan0036August 28, 1921 – August 22, 2017

Anne E. Strickland (nee Parchuta) passed away peacefully in her bed August 22nd, one week shy of her 96th birthday. Anne always had a smile on her face, a ready laugh and cupcakes at hand for visiting grandchildren. With boundless energy, she doted on family and friends and was always the life of the party.

Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Marcy (Brent) Taylor and Kim (Jeff) Strickland-Sargent. Proud grandmother of Megan (Scott) Mansfield, Jonathan (Amy) Taylor, Kyle, Ethan and Tanya Sargent. Great-grandmother of Colton Taylor. Preceded in death by sister Olga Pauselli.

Visitation Saturday from 11AM until 2PM at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale, IL. Funeral Services and Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union, www.aclu.org or The Nature Conservancy, www.nature.org. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232

 

Scott A. Polena

April 20, 1960 – August 20, 2017

Scott A. Polena – Beloved husband of the late Hope (nee Spatafora). Loving father of Nikki. Dear son of the late Adolph and the late Mardell. Step-son of Edward D. Allen. Brother of Michael Polena. Brother-in-law of 8. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Funeral Service Friday, August 25, 2017,  11 AM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst IL. Visitation Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Polena family would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Mary Lou Henry

February 23, 1923 – August 18, 2017

Mary Lou Henry (nee Dowell), age 94. Beloved wife of the late James L. Loving mother of Stanley P. (Kathy), David J. (Patricia) and Gary F.  Cherished grandmother of Karen, Darlene (Dan) Hincks, Tom (Nichole) Henry, Tracy (Mark) Coote, Terri (Kevin) Bray, Bevin (Adam) Picchietti and Matt (Jessica) Henry. Proud great-grandmother to Michelle, Kristen, Joe, Luke, Vincent, Emma, Tyler, Faye, Dennis, Tatum, Lillian, Conor, Quinn and June. Preceded in death by her parents Lonnie and Myrtle Dowell, siblings Roger “Bart” Dowell, Shirley Hoeferlin and William Dowell. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 3-8pm at Geils Funeral Home, 180 South York Road, Bensenville. Interment Remington Cemetery, Remington Indiana. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Magdalena G. Valadez

November 20, 1933 – August 12, 2017

Funeral Service Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10 AM at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL. Interment Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst IL. Visitation Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Lillian M. Kupronis

April 28, 1924 – August 7, 2017

Lillian Kupronis (nee Gibson) – Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Loving mother to Anthony (Jan), Donald (the late Sharon), Richard, and Sandra (Joseph) Horwath. Proud grandmother of eight and GG to 16. Funeral Service Monday, August 14, 2017, 10 AM at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst IL. Visitation Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Mary’s Services, 300 E. Northwest Highway, Unit 200, Arlington Heights, IL, would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.