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Margaret F. Ferguson, Lifelong member of St. Johns
Margaret F. Ferguson, nee Scheel, 89, of Forest Park, died December 10, 2005.

Mrs. Ferguson was the beloved wife of the late John R. Ferguson, and the sister of Lorraine Chapman and the late Ralph J. Scheel and Raymond Scheel. She was also the fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ferguson had lived in Forest Park for over 50 years, and had worked for the US Naval Ordinance Plant in Forest Park. She was a lifelong member of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Visitation was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Zimmerman-Ehringer-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park, where services were held at 1 p.m.

Interment was at Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside.

Anne Pauline Beniacs, 95, Aunt of many
Anne Pauline Beniacs, nee Stivick, 95, of Forest Park died on November 23, 2005. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward L and the dear sister of the late John Stivick, Peter Stivick, Mary Stivick and Helen Howard.

Mrs. Beniacs was the fond aunt of Tom Howard, Mary Jane Andrews, Helen Anne Howard, Kathleen Beniacs, Joseph Beniacs, Regina Kelly, Joan Barr, Patti O’Riley and the late Jack Stivick, Mary Ann Stivick, Dennis Burnett and John Beniacs.

Mrs. Beniacs worked for General Motors for over 40 years as an executive secretary, and had lived in Forest Park for over 50 years.

Visitation was held on Monday, November 28 at Zimmerman-Ehringer-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park, with the funeral the following day to St. Bernardine’s Church. Interment was at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery.

Glenda Z. Hauck, 93. Former Forest Park resident
Former Forest Park resident Glenda Z. Hauck died December 3 in Westchester.

Mrs. Hauck was the wife of the late Carl, the dear sister of the late Myrtle Weber, the late Lois Wingst, the late Carl L. and the late Arthur W. Ziegler. She was the fond niece of Elvira Ernst and the dearest aunt of Barbara Michalek, Kristine Rosen, Stephen Weber and Christine Ziegler.

She was the loving stepmother of Dorothy Banta, the step-grandmother of two and the step-greatgrandmother of three.

Mrs. Hauck was a former secretary for Belden Manufacturing.

Friends and relatives with meet Monday, December 19 at Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Desplaines Avenue in Forest Park, for a graveside service at 10 a.m.

Memorials should be sent to the First Lutheran Church of Berwyn, 6729 West 31st Street, Berwyn, Il 60402.

Thomas J. Lazzara, 61, Devoted father
Thomas J. Lazarra, 61, died December 10. He was the beloved husband of Mary (nee Przybyszewski), the devoted father of Joseph (fiancé Pam) and Anthony (Kristine) Lazzara of Forest Park, and Gina Prima.

Mr. Lazzara was the dear grandfather of Alexa, Samantha, Kevin, Tommy Michael and Jack.

Funeral services will begin with prayers at 9 a.m. on Thursday at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake Street in Roselle, and proceed to Sacred Heart Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Please omit flowers.

Mary Jane Nendze, 83, 50-year Forest Park resident
Mary Jane Nendze, 83, of Forest Park, died December 7, 2005.

Mrs. Nendze was the beloved daughter of the late Reinhold and Vera nee Muehlenhaupt. She was the dear friend of Gene, Kristin and James Davidson, Fran Asiaten, Ann Marie Quercia and her devoted caregiver, Illuminada G. Angeles.

Mr. Nendze was a Forest Park resident for over 50 years.

Visitation was held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 11 at Zimmerman-Ehringer-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park, where services were held Monday, December 12.

Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery.

Betty J. Kenny, 75, 26-year Forest Park resident
Betty J. Kenny, a 26-year resident of Forest Park, died October 8, 2005.

She was married to her husband Bill Kenney for 53 years, and had lived in Oak Park for 26 years before moving to Forest Park.

She was the mother of two sons, Billy and the late Stephen, and the grandmother of Brittany and Blake. She was the sister of the late Pierce Cleary Jr. and Edna Murphy, and the fond aunt of many.

Funeral services were held at Dreschler, Brown and Williams Funeral Home in Oak Park.