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OBITUARIES:  (published Feb. 9, 2017)

William Taylor Bristow Jr.
William “Bill” Taylor Bristow Jr., 90, of Oak Brook passed away peacefully at home Feb. 4, 2017.
   Bill was born in 1926 in Chicago to William Taylor Sr. and Grace (nee Pearce) Bristow. He was very close to his only brother, Robert Alexander Bristow, throughout his life. He served during World War II in the Pacific theater aboard the Destroyer USS Franks DD554. His ship was in the first flotilla to secure Tokyo in 1945.
   Bill graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in civil engineering in 1950. He then began an exciting career with Harza Engineering that spanned more than 40 years, working on significant national and international hydroelectric projects.
   Bill’s family was his pride and joy; “family togetherness” was his favorite way to spend his time. He was an avid leader in Hinsdale Covenant Church, Boy Scouts of America Troop 8, American Legion Post 250, American Society of Civil Engineering and Habitat for Humanity.       Bill volunteered his expertise and time to design and build a hydroelectric power plant for a remote mission hospital in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) Africa.
   He was active in the annual USS Franks Reunion (his Navy family) until his death. Bill was a man of strong faith in his Lord Jesus Christ. He was honest, hard-working and his word was his bond.  He had friends worldwide because he held people with the highest esteem.
   He was preceded in death by his son, William Taylor Bristow III; and his brother, Robert Alexander Bristow.
   He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean, nee Bethig; five children, Brent (Anita), Bryan (Heather), Joy (Mark Larson), Reid (Bonnie) and Troy (Jen); his 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield Ave.
   Interment will be private.
   Memorials may be made to Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale IL 60521; Boy Scouts of America, Troop 8, 412 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale IL 60521; or Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Heal Our Patriots Project,” P.O. Box 3000,  Boone, NC 28607.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Nancy J. Dougherty
Nancy J. Dougherty, 63, of Clarendon Hills died Feb. 4, 2017, at Amita Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
   She was born in 1953 in St. Louis, Mo.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank C. and Nancy Blumeyer; and her son, William Krawisz Jr.
   She is survived by her husband, S. Michael Dougherty; her children, Kelly Krawisz, Cory Krawisz and Carly Krawisz; her stepson, Jared Dougherty; her step-grandson, Jacob; and her siblings, Frank, Arthur, Chris, Peter, Jimmy, Laurie, Mary Ann and Barbara.
   A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.
   A private family interment will be held in Naples, Fla.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Thomas Eugene Schude
Thomas Eugene Schude, 64, a former Hinsdale resident, passed away Feb. 5, 2017, in Downers Grove.
   He was born in 1952 in Chicago.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Schude.
   He is survived by his children, Nicole Schude Kehoskie, Ryan Schude, Collins Schude, Garret Schude and Charity Floyde; his grandchildren, Ava, Leo and Eli Kehoskie; his siblings, Janet (Harry) Jaske, James Schude, Paul Schude and Linda (Dieter) Lawrence; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
   Memorial visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, with a wake service at 7 p.m., at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St. Hinsdale.
   Interment is private.

Harriet Tweedie-Pnazek
Harriet Tweedie-Pnazek, 90, a longtime resident of Chicago, Palos Park and Hinsdale, died Feb. 1, 2017, at Meadowbrook Manor in La Grange.
   She was born in 1926 in Staples, Minn. She married John Tweedie in 1947, and together they created a beautiful family.
   She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Tweedie and Thaddeus Pnazek; her daughter, Nancy (Michael) LaRue; and her five siblings.
   She is survived by her children, David (Carolyn), Jack (Wendy), Daniel (Janet), Cheryl (Raymond) Havlin; her grandchildren, Brett, Jason, Bart, Heather, Amy, Eric, Anthony, Brian, Emily, Nicholas and Alison; and 12 great-grandchildren.
   The family offers a special thank you to Blessing Angels, who took excellent care of her for many years at Peace Village.
   Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook. A service will take place at the funeral home at noon.
   Interment is private at Mt. Greenwood Cemetery in Chicago.
   The family requests that no flowers be sent.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Karl G. Weber
Karl G. Weber, 79, a former longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away Jan. 30, 2017, at his home in Westmont.
   He was born in 1937 in Buffalo, N.Y. Karl was a passionate, civic-minded man.
   He is survived by his children, Karl (Michelle) Weber, Karen Weber, Kirsten (Andrew) Schmidt, Noelle Weber (Terry Huebner); his eight grandchildren; his brother, Fred (Mary O’Boyle and the late Dorothy) Weber; and Sara C. Weber, to whom he was married for more than 50 years.
   Interment will be private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to WTTW at
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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