Carl Orland, 55, actor, musician, world traveler
Carl Philip Orland, 55, of Forest Park, died Jan. 15, 2005. Orland was an accomplished actor and oboe player who enjoyed humor and travel. A graduate of Proviso East High School in 1966, Orland was a National Merit Scholar and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Chicago in speech and theater.
He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Mrazek Orland; his siblings, Frank R. (Carla) Orland, June Rose (Jack) Kibuz, Ralph (Ann) Orland, and eight nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Frank J. Orland.
Services were held on Jan. 23 at Zimmerman-Ehringer Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be sent to UNICEF for the Tsunami relief fund and to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).
Mary Pluchino, 86, payroll coordinator at Loyola Med Center
Mary C. Pluchino, 86, a retired payroll coordinator for Loyola University Medical Center, died Jan. 14, 2005 in her Forest Park home.
Pluchino was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo, and her son, Phillip (Margaret).
She is survived by her son Paul (Michelle) and grandson Ryan.
Services were held Jan. 18, 2005 at St. Bernardine Church, followed by interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Hursen Funeral Home in Hillside.
Catherine C. Koba, 94, longtime member of the Glen Ellyn Homemakers
Catherine C. Koba, 94, a former Forest Park resident and longtime member of the Glen Ellyn Homemakers, died Jan. 14, 2005 at the Lexington Health Care Center in Elmhurst.
She is survived by her daughter, Catherine (Frank, “Tom”) Hoffman; her son, Nicholas S. (Jeannie) Koba, Jr.; her sister, Cecilia Kristufek; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Koba was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas S. Koba; her brother-in-law Raymond Kristufek; and her sisters, Marguerite (William) Fox and Henrietta “Babe” (William) Davis.
Services were held on Jan. 17, 2005 at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Ahlgrim Funeral Home in Elmhurst.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, 4709 Golf Rd. Suite 1015, Skokie 60076.
Helen Fippinger, 98, longtime member of the Forest Park Baptist Church
Helen Anna Fippinger (nee Hohensee), 98, a former Forest Park resident, died Jan. 19, 2005 at Presbyterian-St. Luke Hospital, Denver, Colo.
Fippinger was a long-standing member of the Forest Park Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Gerald E. (Phyllis) and Ronald A. (Carol), 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W.; her son, Rev. Arthur W.; and her parents, Max Alexander Hohensee and Louise Christine (nee Schmidt).
Visitation will be held on Jan. 27, 2005 at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard at 9 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m. and interment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.
Floral arrangements are appreciated. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace 60181; the Alzheimer’s Association, 4709 Golf Road, Skokie 60076; or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 769, Hillside 60162.
Howard Walther, 84, U.S. Army veteran
Howard J. Walther, 84, a retired U.S. Army soldier and Forest Park resident, died Jan. 21, 2005 at Loyola University Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine (nee Franzke); his children, Carole J. Walther, Margaret (Michael) Wagner, Lois (Bruce) Sadler, and Howard P. (Jeanette) Walther; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Jan. 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. at United Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield St. in Oak Park.
Memorials can be sent to the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, c/o Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. 1st Ave., Maywood IL 60153 or to the United Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Zimmerman-Ehringer Funeral Home.