Obituaries



Ronald W. Hovey Sr.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Ronald W. Hovey Sr.

Ronald W. Hovey Sr., age 76, of Manhattan, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights. He is survived by eight daughters; Kathy (Leonard) Mackowiak of Alsip, Kelly Hovey of Peotone, Kim (Mark) Klene of New Lenox, Cory Hovey of Florida, Crissy (Mike) Kraft of Peotone, Karolyn Hovey of New Lenox, Carleena (John) Lorden of Indiana and Robin (Todd) Kutina of Elwood, one son, Ronald Hovey Jr. of Manhattan, twenty-one grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one sister, Marion Hovey of Wheaton and numerous nieces and nephews. (more…)

Charles Tinman

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Charles Tinman

Charles James Tinman, age 67, late of Manhattan, died peacefully with his family around him on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Bay Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL. He is survived by his mother Virginia Marie Tinman, wife Marlys nee Lewis, two sons; Scott (Terri) of Findlay, Ohio and Jason (Trish) of Mokena, five grandsons; Drew, Zachary, Tyler and James Tinman and Joey Piersanti, one granddaughter Maggie Tinman, one brother James (Patricia) of Addison, one niece Susan (Tim) Lisowski of Elmhurst, three step-sons; Donald Schutt of MI., Dale Schutt of Joliet and Todd Patchin of Midlothian, one step-daughter Donna Lempara of Manhattan. Preceded in death by his father, Gene Howard Tinman.
Charles worked at Kraft Foods at 74th and Rockwell in Chicago for 37 years. He was an avid White sox and Blackhawk fan. He was a man of great wit who embraced life and all who were around him.
Funeral service for Charles James Tinman will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Forsythe Funeral Home, Manhattan. Visitation Tuesday, 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State St. (Rt 52)
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-3321
www.forsythefuneralhome.com

Charlene Salchow

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Charlene Salchow (nee Hutter), age 80, of Kankakee, IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Riverside Miller Rehabilitation, Kankakee. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryle (Dennis) Christiansen of Manhattan, IL. Preceded in death by her husband, Burton “Pete” Salchow (2005) and her parents, Joseph and Olive Hutter, her son, Craig B. (1992) and an infant son, Kirk Edward. Charlene was born in Billings, MO, on May 30, 1933 and married Burton on October 6, 1951. She spent most of her married life in the Indianapolis, IN area where she was a homemaker. She moved to Manteno, IL to be near her daughter in the spring of 2005. Private arrangements entrusted to Forsythe Funeral Home.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State St.
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-3321
www.forsythefuneralhome.com

Francis E. Satterthwait

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Obituaries | 5 comments

Francis “Frank” E. Satterthwait, age 89, of Joliet, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joan (nee Levingston), his son, Dan of Joliet, his daughter-in-law, Amy of Oak Forrest, two sisters, Norma Jester and Betty Riley, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Mark, and two sisters, Catherine Wyss and Billy Hall. Funeral service for Frank will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Forsythe Funeral Home with Bill White officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. A committal service with military honors will on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State St. (Rt 52)
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-3321
www.forsythefuneralhome.com

Willard A. Hackman

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Willard A. Hackman, age 82, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Veterans Home in Manteno, Il. He is survived by one son Bill (Debbie) Hackman of Manhattan, three sisters; Lorraine Hackman of New Lenox, Ann Marletta of Florida and Peggy (Scott) Corey of Peotone.
Preceded by his parents Bernard and Genevieve Vaupel Hackman, one daughter Margaret Hackman, one son Alan Hackman, one brother Claude Hackman and three sisters Donna Eggum, Carol Bradshaw and Kay Abrath.
Willard worked for the Rock Island Railroad as a switchman for many years. He served his country during the Korean War with the US Air Force.
Private funeral service will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 3rd at Forsythe Funeral Home, Manhattan. Interment with military honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Visitation Sunday, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State St.
Manhattan, IL 60442
www.forsythefuneralhome.com
815-478-3321

Julie Dominik-Mood

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Obituaries | 7 comments

Julie Dominik-Mood

Julie M. Dominik-Mood, age 44, of Elwood, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 22, 2014. She is survived by her four children, Stephanie Tribo, Jonathan Tribo, Haley Tribo, and Samantha Mood all of Manhattan, her parents, Benjamin and Nancy Dominik of Manhattan, two sisters, Jennifer (Brandon) Adair and Jody Roark both of Manhattan, her fond friend, Bruce Mood, three nieces, Jamie, Ainsley, and Jillian, two nephews, Kevin and Dylan, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, James and Irene Beemster, her paternal grandparents, Stanley and Mary Dominik and her former husband, John Tribo. Julie was a selfless caring person whose generosity and love could not be measured. She recognized the important things in life like no other, she never met a stranger and always helped others before herself. While life was not always good to Julie, she was always good to life. Funeral service for Julie will be 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in procession from Forsythe Funeral Home to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 235 West North Street, Manhattan for 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State St. (Rt. 52)
Manhattan, IL 60442
www.forsythefuneralhome.com
(815) 478-3321

Benjamin Robinson

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Obituaries | 1 comment

BENJAMIN EDWARD ROBINSON
BORN: JANUARY 3, 1921
DIED: FEBRURY 17, 2014

Benjamin Edward Robinson was born January 3, 1921 and passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. Ben was born to Walter Edward and Susan Elinor Robinson. He spent his youth in Wilton Center and made his family home in Manhattan, Illinois for over thirty years before retiring to Missouri & California. They returned to their homeland in 2003 and resided in the area until his death. Ben was a veteran of World War II and served as an airplane mechanic in the Army Air Corps in Kansas City, Missouri and Pampa, Texas. Ben met his bride, Leora Mildred Pollick, in Kansas City, Missouri and they married on September 6, 1944 in Joliet, Illinois. They were happily married for more than sixty-nine years. Ben worked as a welder for Standard Oil for more than twenty years and then for L.E. Meyers Company until he retired. After his retirement Ben and Leora traveled the United States. Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Leora, his brother, Clyde, and his parents, Walter and Elinor Robinson. He is survived by his four children: Marilyn L. Girton (Steve Girton), Carol L. See (Jim See), William T. Robinson and Nancy K. Brandon (Bill Brandon). Ben was the grandfather to seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. A private family service was held at the Forsythe Funeral Home in Manhattan, Illinois.

Shirley A. Carpenter

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Shirley A. Carpenter

Shirley Carpenter (nee Bitner), age 70, of Manhattan passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Silver Cross Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Gerald “Jerry” Carpenter, her son, Roy Carpenter of Bloomington, her brother, Ralph Bitner of Australia, one nephew, Jonathon (Kandyce) Bitner , one niece, Grace (Jeremy Fox) Bitner-Fox, her great niece Madeleine Fox and numerous close friends. Preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Lela Bitner. Shirley was a lifelong resident of Manhattan where she remained on her family farm and she was a long time member of Faith Bible Church. Family and friends will meet at Faith Bible Church, 1600 Schuster St., Joliet, at 10:00a.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014 for a funeral service in honor of Shirley with Pastor Jay Fernlund officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 11, from 4-8:00p.m. at Forsythe Funeral Home. Interment Providence Ridge Cemetery, Elwood. Memorials in Shirley’s name to Faith Bible Church would be most appreciated.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State St. (Rt. 52)
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-3321

Leora Robinson

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Leora Mildred Pollick Robinson, born January 7, 1923 died 8:43 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Joliet, Will, Illinois. Leora was the third daughter of Addie Mae and Omer James Pollick and was raised in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Leora met Benjamin Edward Robinson during World War II while he was stationed in Kansas City, Missouri. Leora lived with her sister, Ilene, in Kansas City following high school working for a military radio contractor during the war. While Ben was on leave they returned to his home in Illinois. Leora and Ben married September 6, 1944 at the Richards Street Methodist Church in Joliet, Illinois. Rev. A.A. Bauman officiated. Leora loved needlework of all styles. She quilted, knitted, crocheted and sewed apparel and toys for her children and grandchildren. Many of her happiest years were spent in their home on Eastern Avenue in Manhattan, Illinois. During later years Leora and Ben traveled the United States. They lived for a time near their eldest daughter, Marilyn, in Pioneer, California. They most recently lived with daughter, Carol See in New Lenox, Illinois. Leora and Ben were married 69 years and were still deeply in love at her passing. Leora was preceded in death by her parents, Addie Mae and Omer James Pollick and by her siblings: Claudine Young, James Pollick, Ilene Weston, Willard Pollick, Homer Pollick and Waymon Pollick. Survivors include her husband, Ben; 4 children: Marilyn L. Girton, Carol L. See, William T. Robinson, and Nancy K. Brandon; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. Private family services will be held at the Wilton Cemetery in Wilton Center, Illinois.

Sheila J. Davis

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Sheila J. Davis

Sheila J. Davis, age 72, of Peotone formerly of LaGrange, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Thursday, January 30, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, James Davis, her daughter, Cynthia (Ronald) Mantooth of Kankakee, her three granddaughters, Katelin, Stephanie, and Hannah, her sister, Billie Sekera, her step-brother, Kenneth (Marsha) Schmidt, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Adelaide Alsip and her step-brother, Larry Schmidt. Sheila was a member of the Green Garden Baptist Church, she had many interests including antiques and collectibles, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her adoring granddaughters. Funeral service for Sheila will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Green Garden Baptist Church, Monee with Pastor Jayson Workman officiating. Visitation will also be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Witt Cemetery, Witt, IL
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State St. (Rt. 52)
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-3321
www.forsythefuneralhome.com