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OBITUARIES:  (published Oct. 12, 2017)

Virginia Gamwall Monroe
A celebration of life for Virginia “Ginny” Gamwell Monroe will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave. A reception will follow at the church.
   A scattering of ashes will be held at sunset that day at Union Pier, Mich.
Ginny, 94, of Hinsdale, passed away June 14.
   For details, email

Shirley Antoinette Petersen
Shirley A. Petersen of Hinsdale, 87, passed away peacefully Oct. 6, 2017, at ManorCare of Hinsdale. Her last days were spent in the company of her close family and friends.
   She was born in Chicago in 1930 to Raymond and Charlotte Schroeder. She grew up on the north side, near Wrigley Field, graduating from Amundsen High School. Shirley had three children, Craig, Charlene, and Elizabeth. She raised her family in the same house she grew up in on the North side. Shirley was a lifelong Cubs fan and attended the World Series in 1945 at Wrigley Field, and fittingly she was able to revel in the excitement of the Cubs’ first World Series title since 1908 last year.
   A retired business professional, Shirley will be remembered for her humor, quick wit and most of all her love of family.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Petersen; her daughter, Elizabeth; and her aunt, Esther.
   She is survived by her son, Craig (Gwendolyn) Morris; his daughter, Char (Keith) Larson; her brother, Ron Schroeder; her niece Karen (Jim) Williams; her grandchildren,  Scott (Stacey) Morris, Neil Morris, Samantha Larson, Robert Larson and Jeffrey Larson; and her eight great-grandchildren, Noah, Gabriel, McKenzie, Zara, Isabella, Leonder, Nathaniel and Genevieve.
   A celebration service was held Oct. 9 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hinsdale. Interment was private at Memorial Park in Skokie.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 204 S. Grant St., Hinsdale, IL 60521.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Paul Wayne Rosland Sr.
Paul Wayne Rosland Sr. of Clarendon Hills passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2017, in Naperville, succumbing to complications stemming from a long struggle with Lewy body dementia.
   In Paul’s 76 wonderful years, he gracefully touched many lives and leaves a lasting legacy of service, compassion and love.
   Paul was born in 1940 on the west side of Chicago to Frank and Eleanor Rosland. He attended the neighborhood schools and is an alumni of Austin High School. He went on to receive a degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University.   During his time in school, he met his future wife, Joan. On Sept. 26, 1964 they were married at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Chicago.   
   Paul’s career began with the Avis Rental Co. in various management positions that moved him from Chicago to New Jersey to New York and then finally back to Chicago in 1969. In 1970 he went to work with his father and brother in the family trucking business. During his tenure with the company, he grew the business and ushered in one of the first car and truck leasing programs, long before other companies followed suit. After owning and running the business successfully for nearly 40 years, he retired from the day-to-day operations in 2010, passing the reigns on to his son Paul Jr. who continues the Prosperity Trucking legacy today. 
   When he was still a teenager, he and his older brother built a custom pick-up truck that landed them in the pages of Hot Rod Magazine in 1960. His interest in automobiles only intensified with his owning, rebuilding and restoring Corvettes of various vintages (pre-1966) throughout the years. 
   Paul was an avid fisherman as well, having fished his entire life in waters stretching from Florida to Alaska. He was also a seasoned traveler; he and his wife were fortunate to visit locales on five different continents.  Later in life, he honed his wood carving skills to fashion exquisite award winning models of ducks and decoys. 
   He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan; his children, Paul Jr. (Patricia), Mark (Tanya) and Linsey of Hinsdale; his eight grandchildren, Brady, Paul III, Amanda, Megan, Judy, Cody, Tim and Harrison; his siblings, Dolores (Dennis) Zimmerman and Frank (Mary Lee) Rosland; and his mother, Eleanor Rosland. 
   Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to  the Lewy Body Dementia Association at  or to the Redeemer Lutheran Church Endowment Fund at


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