Donald E. Gnewuch, 70, Pastor and professor
Rev. Dr. Donald E. Gnewuch, 70, of Forest Park, died Friday, April 7, 2006.
Dr. Gnewuch is survived by Dr. Minnie (Tillie), his wife of 48 years, daughters Dr. Katherine (Gregory) Roberson, Rebecca Boyer, Deborah Gher, Sarah Lopez, son Rev. Carl (Cynthia) Gnewuch, and grandchildren Joseph, Courtney, Nichole, Jonathon, Theodore, John, Lauren, Sarah, Stephanie, Rachel, Maria and Mark. He was the dear brother of Betty (Rev. Eberhard) Klatt, Helen (Dietrich) Schaefer, Carolyn (Dennis) Turke, the uncle of many.
Dr. Gnewuch joined the faculty of Concordia University in River Forest in 1976, at which time he moved to Forest Park along with his family. The family joined St. John Lutheran Church, where the children attended school and Dr. Gnewuch’s wife Dr. Minnie (Tillie) taught first grade.
Dr. Gnewuch served as the Chairman of Concordia’s Sociology Department and Dean of its graduate school before retiring in 2001. He had previously served on the faculty of Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, and served as a pastor at two churches in Oklahoma. Following his retirement, he served as Pastor of Human Care at St. John Lutheran Church in Forest Park and as a board member for Lutheran Homes of Arlington Heights.
He also seved in the US Army Reserve from 1965 to 1993, and was a member of Forest Park’s V.F.W. Local Post #414.
Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 10 at Zimmerman-Ehringer-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park, and services were held Tuesday, April 11 at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment was at Concordia Cemetery. Memorials sent to Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest, IL 60305 c/o the Gnewuch family Endowment Fund or Lutheran World Relief are appreciated.
William S. Mosevich, 56, Loving father and proud grandfather
William S. Mosevich, 56, died last week. Mr. Mosevich was the beloved son of Lorraine and the late Walter. He was the loving father of William, Victoria and the late Kimberly, and the proud grandfather of Valerie Pierce and James Mosevich. He was the dear brother of Jack (Rita), Donald (Cheryl), and the fond uncle and dear friend of many. A memorial gathering of family and friends was held Friday, April 7 at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Lisle.
Harry Gladstone Nelson, 84, Biology professor at Roosevelt University
Harry Gladstone Nelson, 84, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, died March 19, 2006. Mr. Nelson was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn Yonan and the loving father of Susan Rosales, Nelson and Deborah Rosales (Steven Kvaal) Nelson.
He was the fond grandfather of Arlen Kian Parsa. Mr. Nelson is survived by his first wife, Paula Starkley. He was the dear brother of Carol Hopkins, Janice Priest and Gareth Nelson. He was employed by the Field Museum of Natural History for over 50 years, and taught in the biology department at Roosevelt University in Chicago for 38 years. He studied and collected hundreds of thousands of insects, mainly aquatic beetles.
A memorial was held Saturday, April 8 at Zimmerman-Ehringer-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Division of Insects, Attn: James Boone, Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 60505 arte appreciated.
Irene E. Winkelman, 97, Grandmother of 10
Irene E. Winkelmann, nee Marcille, 97, of River Forest, died April 3, 2006. Mrs. Winkelmann was the beloved wife of the late Elmer and the loving mother of Robert (Karen) and William (Dorothy). She was the dear grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of 20 and great-great-grandmother of two. She was the fond aunt of many nieces and nephews in the United States and Canada.
Visitation was held Wednesday, April 5 at Zimmerman-Ehringer-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park, where services followed. Interment was at Concordia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Bethesda Home, 2833 N. Nordica, Chicago, IL 60634 are appreciated.