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10/13/2014 - Charles Bass - My name is
Christine and I'm Charlie's sister. I don't know if you are aware that Charlie
passed away on Oct. 13, almost three weeks after a serious car accident. His
wife Linda, was able to find your email and asked if I
would let you know.
Charlie always enjoyed meeting up
with the railroad guys. He loved the railroad from as early as any of us can
remember. He really loved going up to North Freedom to see what was going on.
That's why his family decided that any memorials should go to North Freedom for
their ongoing expenses.
Christine KilpsThanks to Joan Mundth for forwarding this note.
1/9/2014 – Claude Rochon - To
everyone that knows my dad, knows what a wonderful, kind, caring, funny man he
is. I am proud to say I am Claude Rochon's daughter.
I say this with a heavy heart he has cancer, Mesothelioma. Mary and I are
trying to tackle a caringbridgewebsite. Ifyou would like to know what's going on
the site link ishttp://www.caringbridge.org/visit/clauderochon. Thank You, Julie.
9/4/2013 – David Svendsen,
President of the Chicago Chapter, is currently at Lutheran General Hospital in
Park Ridge, IL.Please keep David in
your thoughts and prayers as he continues on his road to recovery.http://www.advocatehealth.com/luth/
8/26/2013 – Jack M. Holloway, former CNW Vets General
President (1999-2000), Entered
into the fullness of Eternal Life on August 26, 2013, age 87. Visitation
Thurs., Aug. 29 4-6:00 PM with Mass to follow at St. Charles Parish 313 Circle
Dr., Hartland. Obit info can be found athttp://www.evertlukofuneralhome.com/
7/26/2013 - Roger Bergholz,
a former Engineer, Wisconsin Division C&NW, is now at
the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove WI. Cards and
visitors are welcome according to his wife. The address is Wisconsin
Veterans Home, Roger Bergholz, Gate Hall, Room 14,
21425 East Spring Street, Union Grove WI 53182.
7/8/2013 – Gordon Geil,
former Chief Clerk Butler Yard, fell and broke his hip last week and is now in
rehab at LindenGrove in Menomonee Falls, WI.Submitted by Curt Schmidt
7/6/2013 - Samuel L. Botsios,
83, passed away at his home after a lengthy illness.
Robert Lindemann Jr., 74, Yes, Wally's daughter confirms, Wally suffered a couple of
crises in Chattanooga, Tenn. last week and the lack of oxygen he suffered in his
second crisis ended his wakeful life. He was unconscious on a ventilator untilThursdaywhen
his immediate family traveled there to his bedside and allowed hospital staff
to shut off the ventilator. He passed away later that night. Update 7/12/13 more info.
His daughter is arranging for a memorial service
at Union Grove veterans cemetery in three weeks, and will e-mail details about
it and her dad's passing in a day or two.
6/19/2013 – Keith N. Holmbeck, 70, of Harvard, passed away Tuesday, at Mercy
Harvard Hospital. More Info.
4/23/13- Charlie Whyte, 95, of Merton
passed away peacefully Tuesday. He was a Director on the CNWVETS board and
served as President from 1987 to 1988.I
had the extreme pleasure of knowing Charlie personally and professionally
(especially at 2:00 a.m. when he called me out for trouble).When I was a young signal maintainer just
starting out on the railroad and newly married, (and before caller ID), Charlie
would call our home many times for trouble. When my wife answered the phone, he
would entice her with mink coats that she would be able to buy if I would go
out on the call.I always went out on
the call but my wife is still waiting for that mink coat!Mo and I will miss Charlie very, VERY
much!He was a wonderful railroader,
man, husband, father and friend. - Bill Regner
4/12/13-William R. Heffernan Sr., 93, of
with his wife in heaven on Friday, April 12, 2013. To send online
condolences please visitwww.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
Bill is a member of
the Green Bay Chapter, C&NW Vets Association. Bill was very well known,
mostly worked the south end, both passenger and freights,down to Butler / Milwaukee. Via Manitowoc and
Sheboygan. Bill served in WW II in the famous 3rd Armored
Division, a division that was out front on the entire Allied military
advancement across France and Germany. And the "Spearhead" division
of Gen. Courtney Hodges American 1st Army. No military unit in the entire long
history of the USA suffered as many losses as the 3rd Armored, and they
suffered these staggering losses in an 11 month period. Landing at
Normandy with 232 tanks, the 3rd Armored would loss 1300 tanks by wars end.
585% of the men in the 3rd Armored were killed or wounded, an equivalent
of an entire Corps or 6 combat divisions. We all worked with Bill and remember
him well. Truman.Thanks Truman
3/8/13-Thomas D. "Don"
Jacobson, 86, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com.
Jake was a great rail. Always enjoyed working as
his fireman. Memories from Tim Deneen
. “One of my favorite stories
about firing for Jake was on the Beloit Job. We had spotted a car at
Beloit Box Board, but they couldn't open it because the doors were welded shut.
Earl Paulson called for the 400 truck, and Jim Oakley showed up to cut
the welds off. We were sitting close by when Jake started making a little
humming noise. When I looked at him, he asked me: "Do you see
that?" I looked at the box car, and smoke was coming out the top of
the door. I simply nodded. Jake opened up his cab window and
signaled to Ed Helgerson to come over by the engine.
Then Jake asked Ed the same question. Ed just looked and got a big
wide open grin on his face. Jake then called for Earl Denure
to come over to the engine. He asked Earl the same question. Earl
said: "Yah. It looks like it's on fire." Jake said:
"I suppose I better get hold of the Agent." With that, Jake got
on the radio, and very slowly a deliberately started calling Agent Paulson:"CNW 4331 calling the
response….."CNW 4331 calling the
Beloit Agent…Hello Agent Paulson…Over""Beloit…What do you want Jake?""CNW 4331 to the Beloit
Agent…We have a box car on fire at Beloit Box Board…Over""WHAT!!!! THERE'S
A CAR ON FIRE?!!!!!""CNW 4331 to the Beloit Agent…That's
affirmative. Earl, I think you better notify the Fire Dept….Over""OK!!!! OK!!!!"All this time, Jim Oakley is still
working on the car. As he finished up and took his welder's mask off, he
looked toward the engine and Jake motioned up. Jim looked up and said
"Oh my"Another stellar
day on the CNW”.Thanks for a great story Tim.
3/4/13-John Leahy, Sr. VPO, had
a massive heart attack this morning in Ernie Halley's car while he was
driving him and Tom Harvey home from breakfast, not sure if anyone has notified
you. It doesn't sound good.
Lou Dotson - Proviso Administration Building Clerk (along with her
husband Shelby) and quite a character. A funny woman and a good friend to all.
12/28/12 – Retired Eastern Iowa Conductor Wally
Alm is in the hospital with lung and
heart complications. A call or a card would be so appreciated. His
address is: Wally Alm, 4314 Highway
136, Clinton, IA52732,
Home Phone 563-243-4101, e-mail: email@example.com. Update, 12/29/12
– Wally was released from the hospital today and will be home after 3:0-0
pm. Again, cards and phone calls will be appreciated. Submitted
by Dennis Stowe.)
12/22/12 – Retired Signalman Vern Ray
“Joe” Davis, age 84, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Thursday,
December 20, 2012 at the Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship, Wisconsin.
was born July 26, 1928 in
Friendship, Wisconsin to Earl
Clinton and Theresa (Gustafson) Davis. He graduated from Adams-FriendshipHigh School in 1946 and then worked
at the Adams Theater. Joe served in the Army from 1952
to 1954 as a combat medic during the Korean War. Upon his return to Wisconsin,Joe
worked for Chicago and North Western Railway until his retirement in
1990. He was a member of Friendship Fire Department (from 1965 – present);
VFW Post #6279; and the Quincy Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services will be
on Wednesday, December
26, 2012 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin.
Interment will be at the Mt.ReposeCemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin.
Military honors will be presented by the Adams County Honor Guard.
Friends may call at Roseberry’s Funeral Home on Wednesday from until the time of service. (Submitted by Louis Wilson)
– Retired Wisconsin Division Engineer Donald J. Derocher,
76, of Kenosha, passed away on Thursday,
December 13, 2012, at his residence. Born on March
15, 1936, in the U.P. of Michigan,
he was the son of the late Emil and Edna Derocher.
He attended the schools in West Allis,
and later came to Kenosha in 1991
to make his home. On August 12,
1978, he married KaronZuelke
in Milwaukee. Don
retired from the Chicago & North Western Ry, in 1998 with 42 years of
service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
serving at one time as Local Chairman of BofLE
Division 405 ( Milwaukee) and for a
number of years he had been a medic in the Air National Guard. Surviving
are his wife, Karon of Kenosha; two daughters, Shari
and Gina; four step-children, Michelle, Scot, Meloney
and Dean (Sherralyn); a sister, Patricia; seven
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on
Sunday, December16, at Proko Funeral Home at Interment at PinelawnCemetery in Brookfield,
Wisconsin will be private. Visitation will
be held on Sunday at Proko Funeral Home from until the time of the service. Proko
Funeral Home & Crematory 5111-60th Street
Phone: (262) 654-3533 Visit Donald's Online Memorial Book at: www.prokofuneralhome.com(Submitted by Dewayne Stiefvater.)
– Retired Conductor Burton
E. “Putz” Griese,
age 85 of Adams, WI,
passed away peacefully on Thursday,
November 15, 2012. Putzwas born to Emil and Marcia (Stowell) Griese in Adams on January
3, 1927. He married Carla Jensen on August
22, 1948, who survives, as well as their six children, 12
grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister,
Betty Jefferson of Friendship, and many nieces and nephews.
in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and served in the Pacific on the aircraft
carrier USS Lexington. Putz
worked as a brakeman and conductor for the Chicago & North Western Railway
for 42 years. He enjoyed hunting, building and fixing things, his black Labradors,
going to old car shows with his 1939 Mercury Coupe, gardening, and time with
family at the “Shack.” Putz
was a member of the VFW and the Veterans’ Association of the Chicago &
North Western Railway.
Arrangements were handled by
Roseberry's Funeral Home & Crematory, 512 Main St.,
Friendship, WI 53934, 608-339-3551, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Submitted by Gale Roberts.)
11/06/12 – Mary Ellen Gonzalez (nee
Provost) Age 58; formerly Manager of Customer Service at the C&NW, Chicago,
passed away on November 4, 2012; beloved wife of Fred Gonzalez Sr.; loving
mother of Yessnia Bledsoe, Kina, Palmira, Wilfredo
Paul Gonzalez Jr., and Melissa (Rodney) Harmond;
cherished grandmother of D.J., Victoria, Cece and
Marley; kind daughter of Phyllis and the late James Provost; dear sister of
Dick, Paul and Tim Provost; adored sister-in-law of Rita (John) Galvin; fond
aunt of many nieces and nephews and friend to many. Celebration of life
Saturday, November 10 at 9:00 am at the Zimmerman & Sandeman
Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 5200 W. 95th St.,
until time of service , for
information - 708-424-0340.
– Retired Manager of Communications Carlyle L. Bergevin,
81, of Green Bay, passed away
peacefully at home on Monday,
September 24, 2012. He was born August
29, 1931 to the late Frank and Mildred (Tallman) Bergevin
in Bloomer, WI. He served his country in the Army from 1951-1953 in Okinawa.
For 39 years, he worked on Chicago & North Western Railway retiring in 1986
with 39 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Donna;
daughter, Debra (David Yates) Bergevin, Ventura, CA;
sons, Randel (Wendy) Bergevin, Green Bay, and Brent
(Josie) Bergevin, Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren,
Brandon, Amanda, Joshua, Nicholas, Jeremy Bergevin,
Elizabeth Lloreda; great granddaughter, Lillian Bergevin; sister, Judy Miller, Green Bay. He was
preceded in death by his grandchildren, Ryan Bergevin
and Jessica Lloreda. Services will be
private. (Submitted by Truman Koehn.)
– Retired Wisconsin Division Conductor Walter Pakulski
Jr. of Plover, WI died Sunday
Sept. 23, 2012 at St. Claire's Hospital in Weston,
WI. His age was 86, born March
28, 1926 in Milwaukee,
son of the late Walter & Anna (Rolerat) Pakulski. Walter entered the US Army
on May 30, 1944 at Fort
Sheridan, IL and served in Central
Europe as a sergeant with the 326th GL I infantry. He received the
Victory medal, American Theatre ribbon, European/African/Middle Eastern Theatre
ribbon with 1 bronze battle star, one overseas service bar and the Good Conduct
medal. He was honorably discharged April
19, 1946 at Fort Sheridan, IL.
His marriage to Nancy Thrular took place on Dec.
28, 1957 at St. Paul's
Catholic Church in St. Francis, WI.
She died Jan. 17, 2009. Walter
was employed as a Conductor for the Chicago North Western Railrway
for over 40 years, retiring in 1988. Walter was in part
responsible for the 82nd Airborne memorial monument by the ClarkStreetBridge
in Stevens Point. Survivors
include one son; Mark Pakulski of Plover, one
brother; Edward Pakulski of Greenfield,
WI also several nieces and nephews.
Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph V. Arul officiating.
Entombment will take place at
Friday at St. Adalbert Catholic cemetery in Milwaukee.
Visitation will take place from
until the time of services Thursday morning in the St. Faustina
room at St. Peter Church. A general rosary will be prayed at Thursday morning. Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home was honored to serve the
family. (Submitted by Dave Hawley)
– Retired Wisconsin Division Conductor Charles V. Wagener, 79
of Fort Myers, FL
passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Born on November 21, 1932
in Chicago, IL
to Charles and Anne Wagener. Charlie retired as a
Conductor for Chicago North Western Railway in 1993 with 43 years of service.
He enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, flying and boating. Charlie
was an avid Cubs and Bears fan.
He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Susan; children,
Charles J. Wagener, Nancy Brown, Anne Bosch, Richard Wagener, Mary Buckley; ten
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Marianne and Kathryn; and many
Visitation will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral
Home, 1630 Pine island Rd., Cape Coral, FL. The Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at on
Saturday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church with entombment to follow at CoralRidgeCemetery.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic
Church. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories
for his family.
– Retired Agent-Telegrapher Richard A. Johnson, 87, of Augusta
passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012,
at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
He was the son of son of Gust and Betty (Wiklund)
Johnson and was born Nov. 25, 1924
in Lake Bronson, MN.
Richard served in served in the U.S. Navy from Dec. of 1943
until his discharge in Oct. of 1946 and with the Navy Reserves until Oct. of
1951. Richard hired on with the Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis
and Omaha Railroad, which eventually became the Chicago North Western
Railway. He worked as the station agent in Osseo from Nov. of 1948 until
1956, and then in Augusta until
1976. From 1976 until his retirement in 1985, he worked for the railroad
in the Hudson and RiverFalls area.
Richard leaves his wife, Ethel of Augusta; three
daughters, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral
services will be Friday,
July 13, 2012 at the FirstBaptistChurch,
with burial in the WestLawnCemetery both in Augusta.
Friends may call from to on Thursday, July 12,
2012 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta,
and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Online condolences
can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com.
(Forwarded by Louis Wilson who also provided the photo of
Richard appearing on An
Assortment, Page 4.)
– Ervin F. Mahuta, age 92, passed
away on Saturday, June 23, 2012
at Prairie Gardens Assisted Living, Sun Prairie, WI. He was born on December
3, 1919 in Milwaukee and
was the son of Leo and Fanny ( Palma)
Mahuta. Ervin served in the
U.S. Army during World War II with the 740th Railway Battalion where he earned
the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbons with 4 bronze Stars
and 4 Overseas Service Bars. He worked 41 years for the C&NW Railway
and retired in 1982 as Trainmaster. He then worked for the Wisconsin Cheeseman. He enjoyed spending time at the family
cottage in Michigan, hunting,
fishing and playing the clarinet and accordion. He is survived by a
daughter, Sandra Ripp of Sun Prairie; 2 sons, Steve (Laurinda) of Sun Prairie, Jon of Madison; a sister, Betty
(Richard) Mrozinski of Milwaukee; 3 grandsons, David,
Randy (Molly) and Bob Ripp; a great granddaughter,
Lucy; 3 step grandchildren, Jenna, Vince, and Maria Speaks. Ervin
was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 53 years, Virginia;
a brother Leonard and many friends and relatives. A visitation will be
held from to on Thursday, June 28,
2012 at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home,
302 Columbus St. in Sun
Prairie, WI, telephone 608 837-5400. A prayer service will be held at Entombment will be at SunPrairieMemoryGardens
where military rites will be held. (Submitted by Louis Wilson.)
C&NW Ry. had lots of Mahuta’s
in the ranks of their employees. Erv
was a Trainmaster in Milwaukee, Madison
and Adams & Assistant Superintendent in Mason City
but retired as Trainmaster in Adams. His father
and brother were brakemen/conductors and his uncle and two cousins were also
brakemen/conductors, and many hired out on the Wisconsin Division. Some
worked with all of the 6 Mahuta’s.
So, there were 2 brothers and 3 of their 4 sons on the C&NW.
a little unclear as to who’s who, but here’s what we think we know. Leo
is Erv’s father and & Frank
is probably his uncle, with Francis & Eugene
being either cousins or his brother. Looks like we might be one
short! The dates are when they hired out.
Leo J. Mahuta - 08/04/1921 Frank A. Mahuta - 09/26/1922 Ervin F. Mahuta - 1941
Francis Mahuta - 01/25/1947 Eugene A. Mahuta - 01/09/1948
One son of one of the senior Mahuta’s passed away a long time ago. Erv has a son who is in the Signal
Department from around Butler,
a choice assignment but that’s another story. Erv
escaped from a German POW camp in WW II. He ran 22 miles non-stop
and made it while suffering with a broken jaw. He was always a
jogger. Thanks to Truman Koehn for filling us in on
these additional details.
– Retired Manager of Sales Administration John F. Reimers,
89, passed away May 7, 2012
at Crystal Lake, IL
where he had been a resident for the past 40 years. John
was born Feb. 16, 1923 in Cedar
Rapids, IA to Fred and Lois Reimers. He graduated from Marion,
Iowa High School and from NorthwesternUniversity, Chicago,
with a degree in Business Administration. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in
1942, serving in several branches as a Staff Sergeant including the European
Operations in the 398th Engineering Regiment, being presented a
Bronze Star. He married Ruth Anderson Nov.
14, 1953, who preceded him in death on Oct.
5, 1999 after 46 years of marriage. He worked for the Chicago
and North Western Railway for 44 years, holding various positions in Cedar
Des Moines, Iowa,
Kansas City, MO.,
and Chicago & retiring in 1986
as Manager of Sales Administration in Chicago.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan, of Crystal Lake,
and his son, Peter (Linda) of Cary;
grandchildren Marie (Adam) Houghton, of South Bend,
Ind., and Molly Reimers,
of Grayslake; and a great-grandchild Claire Houghton. Visitation
was. on Thursday, May 10 and to Friday, May 11 at the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal
Lake, 575 E. Crystal Lake Ave.,
Crystal Lake. The funeral service was
at on Friday, May 11 at
the Evangelical Free Church. Interment will follow at McHenryCountyMemorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal
Lake, 575 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal
– Retired WelderGerald E. (Jerry) Murphy, 97, of Neenah,
WI passed away on May
6, 2012. Jerry was born on October
1, 1914, in Fond du Lac,
to the late Barbara Murphy (Veeser) and Patrick
Murphy. He graduated from Fond du LacHigh School in 1932, having already
started working on the Chicago and North Western Railway in 1930 at the age of
16 and following in his father's footsteps. He proudly served in the Army
from 1942 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater and in Alaska,
where he helped build the Alcan Highway. Jerry
is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lucile; son Dennis (Rita) of Bellingham,
WA; son Kevin of Neenah; son Joel (Sherry)
of Winchester; daughter Michelle of
New York City; and son Tim (Debra) of Appleton.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Christopher, Patrick, Stephanie and
Tyler, and a great-grandson, Liam. A Funeral Service for Jerry
will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 10 at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel
Funeral Chapel with Father Jim Leary OFM Cap officiating. Friends may
visit at the funeral chapel on Thursday from until the time of service. Interment with full military
honors will follow at St. JosephCatholicCemetery, Appleton,
WI. Jerry will be
fondly remembered by all who knew and worked with him. It took a lot of
good people in a variety of jobs to make the C&NW operate properly and
Jerry was certainly in this group. (Submitted by Truman Koehn.)
– Dave Hawley will be giving Speeder cars rides in Brooklyn,
Wisconsin on April 28 and 29, 2012.
The line that we use is the old CNW main track that ran from Janesville
to Madison. I invite
any CNW Vet member to join me for a free ride and lunch. The
rides are from to and last 30 minutes. E-mail Dave at Dhawley1214@aol.com
for more information. (Submitted by Dave Hawley.)
04/11/12 – Retired Butler Yardmaster Maynard Garland
had open heart surgery on April 9, 2012 and had heart valve replaced.
Everything went well and he is doing fine. (Submitted by Dewayne Stiefvater.)
– Retired Data Processing Specialist Joseph Umanapassed away Thursday, March
22, 2012 at age 77. Visitation will be Sunday,
March 25, 2012, from
to at the River Woods Funeral
Chapel, 205 S. River Rd, Des
telephone 847-635-5900. Funeral services will be at 9:00 am Monday, March
26, 2012 from the funeral home to Our Lady of Ransom Church, 8300 N. Greenwood
Avenue Niles, IL 60714 for 10:00 am Mass. Intermentwill be atAll
Saints Cemetery. Joe became player/manager of the
Chicago & North Western Ry. 16-inch soft ball team in 1964 and under his
leadership the team took off, winning 29 Championships – Ten
Five 3rd Place finishes over the next 27
years. Click here
to learn more about the C&NW 16” softball team. (Submitted by
- Some news about Augie Troia,
retired Telegrapher, Dispatcher and Trainmaster. Don Mundthrecently tracked him down and discovered Augie
is now a resident of an AssistedLivingCenter in Cottage
Grove, WI. Augie
is doing as well as can be expected and misses his late wife Edith. Augie
would love to have visitors. Here’s his address: Aster Retirement
Community 139 East
Reynolds Street, Cottage Grove,
WI 53527. Augie’s telephone number is 608-839-0326, though
hearing loss may make telephoning difficult. (Forwarded by Don Mundth.)
– Retired Wisconsin Division Conductor Curtis Andre Judice,
age 61 of Waukegan, IL
died early Friday morning, 01/20/12,
Andre was born May 2,
1950 in Chicago, IL
to the late Austin and the late LaVonne Thompson Judice. Andre had been a resident of
Waukegan for 15 years. He
served in the United States Army in Vietnam
and following his military service he worked for Chicago & North Western
Railway as a Conductor, retiring after 32 years of service in May 2010.
At the time of his retirement he had worked the North line to Kenosha
for 10 years. Andre is survived by his wife Luisa Jordan
Judice, 6 children, 4 siblings and many nieces and
nephews. A celebration of Andre’s life will take place
on January 28, 2012,
Saturday at at UnityChurch on the NorthShore, 3434
Central Street, Evanston, IL60201 (www.unityns.org).
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Orphans of the Storm, 2200
Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL60015
01/17/12 – Reports of
recent illnesses have come in about Captain Wally Lindemannand Bob Leeman, both
retired Wisconsin Division Conductors. Bob was
incapacitated while on a hunting trip in Upper Michigan
and is now back home in Kenosha and
doing well. Wally was stricken in Kenosha
and thanks to prompt medical attention is now on his way to complete
recovery. Both situations received medical attention without delay
thereby reversing what might have been much more serious consequences.
- Retired Accounting Department Clerk Dolores Thelaner,
wife of David Thelaner retired
AVP-Systems and Information Services, passed away in Hemet,
California on Tuesday
January 11, 2012 after an extended illness. Dolores
and David had just celebrated 32 years of marriage and she
will be greatly missed. Entombment will take place at St.
JosephCemetery in Chicago
after plans are finalized. Dolores was a member of Our
Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Hemet, California. (Submitted
by David Thelaner.)
- Retired Wisconsin Division Locomotive Engineer Leonard
P. Pochocki passed
away Friday, January 6, 2012.
He was born July 19, 1937
to the late Mathilda and the late Peter Pochocki.
and was a U.S. Army veteran. Leonard retired in 1997 with
42 years of service with the Chicago & North Western and Union Pacific
Railroads. Visitation: , January 8, 2012
at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999
S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs, IL,
708-839-8999. Funeral Service: 8:15 am, January 9, 2012
at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd Mass of
Christian Burial: 9:30 am, January 9, 2012 at St. Camillus
Church, 55th St. & Lockwood Ave., Chicago, IL Interment:
11:45 am, January 9, 2012 at St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6800 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
Niles, IL. www.zarzyckimanorchapals.com.