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David Callender

David Callender, 73, of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Chicago, died Wednesday, March 4, 1998.

He was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wis.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Callender (nee Ryan); sons, Richard (Mary Jo) Callender of Silver City, N.M. and Dan (Laurie) Callender of Hoffman Estates; and grandsons, Brian and Tommy.

Memorials would be appreciated to the American Diabetes Association.

To My Dear Family

When I am gone, release me let me go.

I have so many things to see and do.

You musn't tie yourself to me with tears.

Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love. You can only guess

How much you gave me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown,

But now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve for me awhile, if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It's only for awhile that we must part

So bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on

So if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.

And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear

All my love around you soft and clear

And then when you must come this way alone

I'll greet you with a smile and `Welcome home.'


Della `Peg' Ackerman

Services for Della `Peg' Ackerman, 91, of South Elgin, formerly of Joliet, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin.

Born Feb. 18, 1907, in Somerset, Ky., shedied Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet.

She was a homemaker and for the past several years she made her home in South Elgin with Chapin and Colleen Wood.

She was the wife of the late Mervin Ackerman, whom she married in 1958, and who preceded her in 1996; brother of Faylas Wood of South Bend, Ind.; loving sister-inlaw of Ruby Wood of Ruskin, Fla. and Juanita Wood of Elgin; aunt of many nieces and nephews; and dear friend of Kasha Gregorare and her family.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of services Sunday, at the funeral home.

Please omit flowers, with memorials to the American Heart Association.

For information, (847) 742-2100.

Esther H. Anderson (nee Hinz), 95, of Lombard, formerly of Oak Park and River Forest, died Wednesday, March 4. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094.

Charlotte Anthon

Services for Charlotte Anthon (nee Mikucki), 86, of Palatine, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.

Born April 1, 1911, in Chicago, Mrs.Anthon died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital. Interment will be in Maryhill Cemetery, Niles.

She was the wife of the late Daniel; mother of Deanne (Jack) Scanlan; grandmother of Wendy (Todd) Malin and Rob (Kim) Scanlan; and great-grandmother of Jonah Malin.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

Memorials would be appreciated to the charity of donor's choice.

For information, (847) 359-8020.

Virginia A. Bockstahler

Prayers for Virginia A. Bockstahler (nee Antlsperger), 81, of Mount Prospect, willbe held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, Inc., 320 W. Central Road at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Cecilia Church, Golf and Meier Road, Mount Prospect.

Born Dec. 16, 1916, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at her home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. She was a 35-year employee of St. Philomena Parish in Chicago.

She was the wife of the late Peter L. Bockstahler; mother of Peter L. …