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All of the following items have been taken from various newspapers. They are written here, as they were originally. I have made no corrections to spellings or any other information.

Anniversary Announcments


Balassone, Joyce and Anthony
Hopman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred

Marriage Licenses


Melone, Domenico
Peterson, Geraldine

Obituaries


Brueggemann, Sophia
Burgeson, Dorothea Ann
Fusco, Fioravante
Hopman, Dietrich
Hopman, George W.
Hopman, Herbert E.
Hopman, Hilda
Hopman, Kate
Hopman, Melvin C.
Hupe, Hilma (nee Hopman)
Melone, Alberio A.
Melone, Anna Louise (nee Petta)
Melone, Anthony
Melone, Bambino S.
Melone, Concetta
Melone, Domenico F.
Melone, Elvira
Melone, Francesco
Melone, Olga Frances (nee Colletti)
Nieman, Henry
Preston, Muriel Mable (nee Soyak)
Schoenheider, Ethel Louise (nee Cox)
Stelter, Almira (nee Hopman)
VanAntwerp,Vera (nee Hopman)
Williamson, Verne E.

Wedding Announcments


Hopman, Elda & Burgerson, Carl
Hopman, Herbert & Berguson, Ethel
Hopman, Herbert & Berguson, Ethel
Melone, John & Miller, Anne
Melone, Louis & Lauer, Susan

Joyce and Anthony Balassone
Joyce and Anthony Balassone of South Daytona, Fla., formerly of South Chicago Heights, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration with family and friends in Crete.
The couple were married Jan. 23, 1947, at All Saints Church in Rome, Italy.
Balassone is a retired electrician from Keystone Steel.
The former Joyce Crescenzi, Mrs. Balassone was employed for many years as Topps. She also owned Joy's Bonbonnieres.
The couple are former members of St. Rocco Church in Chicago Heights.
Children of the couple are Dennis of Crete; Robert of Anchorage, Alaska; and David of Lansing, Mich.
The couple also have four grandchildren.

Mrs. S. Brueggemann Dies In Chgo. Hts.
Mrs. Sophia Brueggemann, nee Marquardt, of Chicago Heights, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Friday, February 3, in her home at 1419 Otto Boulevard. Her passing was caused by a paralytic stoke which occured on Thursday, January 26. Her husband, Christopher, and three daughters proceeded her in death.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Henry Stege, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mrs. Henry Fink of New Lenox, and Miss Alma Brueggemann of Chicago Heights and one son Henry Brueggemann of Tinley Park.
Thre are seventeen grand children and twelve great grand children.
Also three brothers, Fred Marquardt of Matteson, Henry of Spencer, South Dakota; Louis of Frankfort and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Stoeckig, of Boone, Iowa.
Funeral arrangements were held from the late residence to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chicago Heights of which she was a devout member and active church worker. Due to the illness of her pastor Reverand A. Brauer, the Reverand D.C. Hennly of Chicago officated. Interment was in Matteson Cemetery at Matteson.

Dorothea Ann Burgeson Dorothea Ann Burgeson, 59, of Orange, a homemaker, died Saturday of natural causes. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress.

Fioravante Fusco
Fioravante Fusco, a former resident of Chicago Heights, died Tuesday, Feb 13 in Italy.
Services will be today in Torino, Italy.
Mr. Fusco was born March 26, 1910. He was owner of Fusco Body Shop, and a member of San Rocco Church.
He is survived by his wife Marta in Torino, Italy; two daughters, Armida Melone of Chicago Heights and Pompea Marello (Mario) of Torino, Italy; two sons, Benedetto of Youngstown, Ohio and Amedeo (Angela) of Torino; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

DIETRICH HOPMAN, 68, DIES IN TINLEY PARK
Funeral services will be held today for Dietrich Hopman, 68 years old, of Tinley Park, who died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home. He was believed recovering from a recent operation when he was stricken suddenly.
Mr. Hopman was well known in South Cook county. Among the survivors is Mrs. Almira Stelter, of Chicago Heights, a daughter. Other surviving children are Herbert, Mrs. Vera Van Antwerp, Mrs. Hilma Hupe and Melvin.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon in the home and at two o’clock in Zion Lutheran church, Tinley Park. Burial will be in Tinley Park cemetery.

Elda Hopman Of Tinley Park Is A Pretty Bride
Last Saturday at 5 o'clock the marriage of Miss Elda Dorothy Hopman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hopman of Tinley Park and Mr. Carl Burgeson of Lansing took place in the Zion Lutheran church in Tinley Park, with Rev. Albert Buddenhagen officiating.
The bride entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march and was met at the altar by the bridegroom. She looked beautiful in her white satin gown and veil and carried the Holy Bible of white with a shower of lilies of the valley and baby ribbon.
She was attended by Miss Helen Hub, as maid of honor and Misses Ruth Henke and Wilma Hopman as bride's maids each carrying a bouquet of white roses and baby breath. They were gowned in white silk.
The groom was attended by Mr. John Hub as best man and Messrs, Elmer Hopman and Allen Brueggeman as ushers.
Little Lee Shirley and little Irving Mecker scattered flower petals along the bridal couple's path.
Mrs. Selma Brueggemann Duff sang two solos, "Beacuse" and "Perfect Love."
After the ceremony all met at the Community Hall for the reception and a bounteous repast was served. Following the reception the guests gathered on the lawn of the home of the bride's parents which was decorated with Japanese lanterns and lights, dancing to the tunes of the radio loud speaker and making merry until the wee small hours of the morning.
The whole community extends its heartiest good wishes to the young couple and wish them many years of health and happiness.
The bride has been assistant postmaster at the Tinley Park post office for a number of years and will continue to hold this position.

Tinley Couple Celebrate 25th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hopman of Tinley Park have been married 25 years and the silver anniversary was appropriatley celebrated in the Tinley Park Legion Community hall last Sunday. A fine time was enjoyed by all. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Bettenhausen, Mr. and Mrs. George Bettenhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Englaman, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bettenhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bettenhausen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bettenhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bettenhausen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bettenhausen and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Harnack and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bettenhausen.

GEORGE W. HOPMAN
Services for George W. Hopman, 85, of Chicago Heights and formerly of Tinley Park, were held yesterday at Hirsch Memorial Chapel in Tinley Park.
Mr. Hopman died Thursday in South Suburban hospital in Hazel Crest. He was born April 29, 1892 in Tinley Park.
The Rev. Paul Lechner, of Zion Lutheran church, officiated at the services. Interment was in Zion Lutheran cemetery in Tinley Park.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda; and a sister, Elizabeth Andres of Tinley Park.

Herbert Hopman marries Lansing Girl
Herbert, son of Dick Hopman of Tinley Park and Miss Ethel Berguson of Lansing, Illinois, were united in marriage last Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Lansing Methodist church.
They will make their home in Tinley Park and will reside in the Arthur Keuch flat.

BEG YOUR PARDON!
In a recent writeup regarding the marriage of Hilbert Hopman it was stated that he was married at Lansing and that the wedding was preformed by a Methodist pastor which was in error. It should have read by a Lutheran pastor at the Lutheran Church.

Herbert E. Hopman
Funeral services for Herbert E. Hopman, 60, of 17113 67th court, Tinley Park, took place Friday at Zion Lutheran church in Tinley Park.
Mr. Hopman, a self-employed painter, died Wednesday in Tinley Park.
The Rev. T. E. Schroeder, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiated at the last rites and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born February 16, 1904, in Tinley Park, Mr. Hopman lived in the area throughout his life.
Survivors include his widow, Ethel; one daughter, Miss Ruth Hopman of Tinley Park; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Van Antwerp of Tinley Park and Mrs. Hilma Hupe of Homewood, and a brother Melvin of Tinley Park.

HILDA HOPMAN
Funeral services were held yesterday for Hilda Hopman of Tinley Park, who died in McAllister nursing home in Tinley Park.
The Rev. Paul Lechner, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, Tinley Park, presided at the services in Hirsch Memorial chapel. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hopman was a member of Royal Neighbors and the Zion Lutheran church. She was born April 22, 1891 in Tinley Park, and lived her entire life in the area.
She is survived by one sister Della Bancroft of Rochester, N.Y., and nieces and nephews. Her husband George, died in 1977.

Mrs. Kate Hopman Dies at Age of 83
Funeral services were held yesterday at the Zion Lutheran church, Tinley Park, for Mrs. Kate Hopman, 83, of Tinley Park, who died Friday. Burial was at Tinley Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Hopman was born July 2, 1868, in Orland township. Surviving are her husband, Henry; two sons, Fred of Orange, Calif, and George of Tinley Park; and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Andres of Tinley Park.

MELVIN C. HOPMAN
Melvin C. Hopman, a lifelong resident of the Tinley Park area, died Saturday at Ingalls Memorial hospital in Harvey.
Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday at Zion Lutheran church in Tinley Park, with the pastor, the Rev. Paul Lechner, officiating. Burial was in Zion Lutheran cemetery.
A Realtor with Elmore Realty company, Mr. Hopman had been chairman of the Zion church congregation and was formerly a member of the board of education of School District 146. He was born October 4, 1918, in Tinley Park.
Mr. Hopman is survived by his wife Edith; two daughters Ann McGarry of Tinely Park and Lee Wind of Springfield, Ill.; two sons, Joel and Mark of Tinley Park; two sisters, Helma Hupe of Homewood and Elmira Stelter of Chicago Heights, and one grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran church.

HILMA W. HUPE
Hilma W. Hupe (nee Hopman), a 60-year resident of Hazel Crest, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at home.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Evangelical Lutheran church, Homewood, with the Rev. David Speerbrecker officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Country Club Hills.
The former Hilma Hopman was born June 21, 1912. She was a homemaker, and a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Homewood.
She is survived by her husband, Wilbert; a daughter Suzanne Hupe of Hazel Crest; two sons, W. Deane of Flossmoor and Roger (Margo) of Peotone; and eight grandchildren.

Alberio A. Melone
Alberio A. Melone, a three-year resident of Drasco, Ark., formerly of Crete, died Saturday, Jan. 11, at home.
A service will be 10 a.m. today at Assumption Cemetery Chapel, Glenwood. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today at Hirsch Funeral Homes, West End Chapel, Chicago Heights.
Mr. Melone was born Oct. 29, 1930, in Chicago Heights. He was a tool and die maker; a member of St. Albert Catholic Church, Herber Springs, Ark.; a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Park Forest; past president of the Crete Lion's Club; past president of the former Loyal Order of the Moose, Chicago Heights Lodge; and member of the Moose Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Renata (nee Staschke); two daughters, Pam (Dennis) Harper of Tinley Park and Merry Beth (John) Frankenberg of Ventura, Calif.; a son, Michael (Brenda) of Steger and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Anna L. Melone
Anna Louise Melone (nee Petta), a one year resident of Melbourne, Fla., formerly 50 years in Chicago Heights, died Sunday, Oct. 12, at West Melbourne Health Care Center, Melbourne, Fla.
A Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Steger. Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, Chicago Heights.
The former Anna Louise Petta was born Sept. 28, 1916, in Chicago. She was a homemaker;a member of St. Libourius Catholic Church; and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the former San Rocco Catholic Church Holy Name Society for over 30 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Jo Wilkinson of Melbourne, Fla., Lucille Dannenbaum of New York, N.Y., and Darlene Letko of DeMotte, Ind; two sisters, Mary DeLeo and Nicolena Perry, both of Streamwood; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Anthony, died Dec 2, 1991.
Memorials may be amde to the Alzheimer Association, East Central Florida Chapter, 1250 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, Fla. 32901

Anthony Melone
Anthony "Tony" Melone, a 64 year resident of Chicago Heights and a retired ordinance inspector for the United States Governmant, died Monday, Dec. 2, at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Liborius Church in Steger, with the Rev. Joseph M. Burns officiating. Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.
Visitation will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. today at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, Chicago Heights.
Mr. Melone was born Sept. 4, 1917 in Sulmona, Italy. He was retired in 1972 after 40 years of service as an U.S. ordinance inspector.
He was a member and past officer of Illiana Ostomy Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2825, Chicago Heights; and Catholic War Veterans Post 1060, Chicago Heights; and a past officer of the Holy Name Society of St. Rocco Church.
Mr. Melone is survived by his wife, Anna (nee Petta); three daughters; Josephine Wilkinson of Melbourne, Fla., Lucille Dannenbaum of New York, and Darlene Letko of Demotte, Ind.; three brothers, Bambino of Chicago Heights, Domenico of Lakeland, Fla., and Alberio of Crete; and six grandchildren.

Bambino S. Melone
Bambino S. Melone, a resident of Crete, formerly of Chicago Heights, died Wednesday, Jan 1, at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, Hammond, Ind.
A service was Saturday from Fred C. Hub Memorial Chapel, Chicago Heights, to St. Paul's Catholic Church, Chicago Heights, with the Revs. Bernard Guirsch and William O'Connor officiating. Interment was in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwwod.
Mr. Melone was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Italy. He was retired as a letter carrier for the Chicago Heights Post Office; a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church; Chicago Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2825; the Catholic War Veterans Post 1060; the Italian War Veterans; and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by three daughters, Clara Brooks of Chicago Heights, Gwen (Ed) Lileikis of Chicago Heights and Concetta (Vurlyn) Doolittle of Denver, Colo.; a son Kenneth (Yvonne) of Crete; a brother, Alberio (Renata) of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
His wife, Olga, died June 6, 1996.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Concetta Melone
Funeral services will be held Monday for Mrs. Concetta Melone, 76, of 342 East 25th street, Chicago Heights, who died Thursday in St. James hospital.
The rite is set for 9:30 a.m. at St. Rocco church. The Rev. Antonio Mastrangelo will officate, with burial in Assumption cemetery. The body will lie in state Sunday at Hirsch's West End funeral home.
Born October 14, 1888, in Sulmona, Italy, Mrs. Melone had been a resident of this area since 1927.
Survivors include her husband Salvatore; five sons, Panfilo, Anthony, Bambino, Dominic and Alberio, all of Chicago Heights; a sister, Sister Maria Agnes of Perugia, Italy; a brother Emedio of Sulmona, Italy; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The following marriage licenses have been issued to residents of the south suburbs by Cook County Clerk Richard Daley:
...Domenico Melone, 341 East 25th street, Chicago Heights, and Geraldine Peterson, 15738 Carpe, Harvey.

Domenico F. Melone
Domenico F. Melone, a 24 year resident of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Chicago Heights, died Monday, Jan. 22, at his home.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. today at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel, Fla.
Mr. Melone was born June 28, 1928 in Chicago Heights.
He was an inspector for Alumax, Inc., Plant City, Fla.; a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge 1291, Lakeland, Fla,; and a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Jerry; two sons, Philip of San Antonio, Texas, and Jeff of Thornton; two brothers, Alberio of Drasco, Ark., and Bambino of Chicago Heights; and three grandchildren.

Elvira Melone
Funeral services for Mrs. Elvira Melone (also known as Concettina and Jenny)will be held at 10 a.m. tommrow at St. Rocco church, Chicago Heights. The Rev. Conrad Schweibold, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Assumption cemetery.
Friends of the family may visit Spindler-Koelling funeral home, 1340 Otto boulevard, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. A liturgical service will be held at 8 p.m. today.
Mrs. Melone, who died Thursday at St. James hospital, was born in Chicago Heights September 27, 1908, and lived in this area for 57 years. She was a member of St. Rocco church.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Adeline Compagnoni of Chicago Heights and Mrs. Mathilda Kasper of South Holland; three sons, Joseph of Chicago Heights; Albert of Hazel Crest and Louis of South Chicago Heights; a sister Mrs. Felicia Zangrando in Italy, and a brother Jiacomo Tassi, in Italy, and 19 grandchildren.
Her husband, Francesco, died August 4, 1966.

Francesco Melone
Funeral services for Francesco (Frank)Melone of 350 East 22nd street, Chicago Heights, were held Saturday at St. Rocco church, with the Rev. Antonio Mastrangelo officating. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood.
Mr. Melone died Thursday at his home. He was born August 6, 1905, in Sulmona, Italy, and resided in the south suburban area 44 years. Prior to his death, he was employed at Inland Steel company.
Survivors include his wife, Concettina; two daughters, Mrs. Adeline Compagnoni and Mrs. Matilda Kasper, both of Chicago Heights; three sons, Joseph of Chicago Heights, Albert of Park Forest, Louis of South Chicago Heights; a sister, Mrs. Mary Balassone of Chicago Heights; a brother, Salvatore of Chicago Heights, and 12 grandchildren.

Miller - Melone
Two Flossmoor residents, Anne Elizabeth Miller and John J. Melone were united in marriage Oct. 17 at Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Floosmoor.
The bride is the daughter of Susan and William Miller of Flossmoor. The bridegroom is the son of Kathy and Al Melone of Greenville, S.C.
Following a wedding trip to San Francisco, the couple resides in Flossmoor.
The bride is a 1985 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a 1989 graduate of Northern Illinois University. She is employed at St. Anthony Schol in Chicago.
Melone is a 1985 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a 1989 graduate of St. Norbert College. He is employed by Leo Burnett in Chicago.

Lauer - Melone
Susan Lauer of Joliet and Louis Melone of South Chicago Heights were married April 6 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Joliet.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon and William Lauer of Joliet. The bridegroom is the son of Connie and Louis Melone of South Chicago Heights.
Maid of honor was the brides sister, Patricia Lauer of Joliet. Bridesmaids were Cathy Dobas of Champaign, Amy Meyer of Joliet, Diane Dowd of Bridgeport, Conn., Kate Zimmerman of Houston, and sisters of the bridegroom, Maria Melone of South Chicago Heights and Virgina Perozzi of Tinley Park.
Joseph Cameli of Oak Park was best man. Grromsmen were Anthony Stephan of Hoffman Estates, John Perozi of Tinley Park, Sam Marzo of Arlington Heights and John Featherston of London, England.
Following a wedding trip to Florida and the Bahamas, the couple resides in Matteson.
The bride is a 1985 graduate of Joliet West High School and a 1989 graduate of Bradley University. She is employed as a manager in the fine jewelry department at Marshall Field's in Joliet.
Melone is a 1983 graduate of Bloom High School and a 1989 graduate of Bradley University. He is employed as a systems analyst by Sears Roebuck in Chicago.

Olga Frances Melone
Olga Frances Melone(nee Colletti), a resident of Crete, formerly of Chicago Heights, died Thursday, June 6, at St. James Hospitial and Health Care Centers, Chicago Heights.
A service will be 10 a.m.

In Memoriam
NIEMAN--Henry. In loving memory of our dear husband and father, who passed away one year ago, October 31st, 1933:
The face we loved is now laid low,
His loving voice is stilled;
The hand we so often clasped
Lies now in death's cold chill.
We often sit and think of you
When we are all alone;
For memory is the only thing
That grief can call its own.
LOVING WIFE AND FAMILY

Muriel Mabel Preston
Muriel Mable Preston, 86, of Medford, died Friday (June 28, 1996) at Three Fountains Nursing Center. No service is planned. Inurnment will take place in Willamette Memorial Park in Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1425 N.E. Irving St., Suite No. 100, Portland, OR 97232.
She was born Muriel Mable Soyak on Oct. 30, 1909, in Chicago, Ill.
On May 26, 1927, at Chicago, she married John Charles Preston, who died in 1955. They moved to Medford in 1942, where Mrs. Preston was a secretary at Camp White for the duration of World War II. They also lived in Portland and Albany before she returned to Medford in 1956.
Mrs. Preston also worked for Wick's Lumber Co. in Medford durring the 1950s and was a receptionist at Providence Medford Medical Center for 10 years.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, John Jr., Medford; a daughter, Gloria V. Randle, Pascagoula, Miss; a sister, Vi Hulsch, Chicago; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 16 siblings.
Arrangments: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Schoenheider, Louise
Schoenheider, Louise, passed away on January 9, 1997 in Rancho Palos Verdes at age 84. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank G. Schoenheider; her son, Frank L. Schoenheider; and her daughter Gretchen Abramowicz. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Schoenheider of Rancho Palos Verdes, four grandchildern and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside Services at noon on Friday, January 17 at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes. Green Hills Directors.
310/831-0311

Almria D. Stelter
Funeral Services will be held this afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chicago Heights for Almira D. Stelter of 1009 Scott avenue, Chicago Heights, who died Tuesday at St. James hospital.
The Rev. Osmar Lehenbauer, pastor, will officiate at the services at 2 o’clock. Friends may visit from noon until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.
A resident of Chicago Heights for 41 years, Mrs. Stelter was born October 1, 1909, in Tinley Park. She was a member of the Valporaiso university Women’s guild.
Survivors include: her husband Norman; two daughters, Karen Bobey of Atlanta, Ga., and Diane Wille of Monee; a son Richard Stelter of Park Forest; a sister, Hilma Hupe of Homewood, and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s building fund or the American Cancer Society

Mrs. Vera VanAntwerp
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Zion Lutheran church of Tinley Park for Mrs., Vera VanAntwerp of 6664 175th street, Tinley Park, who died Tuesday in a Chicago hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Fred; one daughter, Mrs. Donna Schmidt of San Antonio, Tex.; one son, the Rev. F. Timothy VanAntwerp of Burton, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Almira Stelter of Chicago Heights and Mrs. Hilma Hupe of Homewood; and one brother, Melvin Hopman of Tinley Park.

Verne E. Williamson
Verne E. Williamson, 74, of Springfield, formerly of Quad Cities, died at 5:01 p.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital.
He was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Mystic, Iowa, the son of Ira Sherman and Flora Hoover Williamson. He married Marian I. Davidson in 1942. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Williamson.
Mr. Williamson had been a resident of Springfield for the past four years and a resident of Quad Cities for many years. He was general manager of Plum's Inc., and was a professional baseball player with the Southern Association AAA. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Surviving are his wife, Marian; three daughters, Mrs. Mike (Marianne) Lawrence of Springfield, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Curran of McHenry and Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Balassone of Anchorage, Alaska; four grandchildren; a great-grandson{great grandson}; sister, Mrs. Chester (Irene) Cline of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother, Howard Williamson of Platte City, Mo.; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Camp Butler national Cemetery.
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.