William Langreder, 88, delivered mail in OP for four decades
William A. Langreder, 88, of Winfield, formerly of Oak Park, died Feb. 7, 2005 at Tabor Hill nursing home in Naperville.
Mr. Langreder was born in Oak Park and graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1934. In 1937, he became a mail carrier with the Oak Park Post Office, which he continued with one interruption, for 39 years, retiring in 1976.
At 6-foot-3, he stood out on his route. Since he had to sort his own mail, his daily deliveries took him till 5 p.m., at which point he would return to the post office to sort his mail for the next day, his daughter, Karen Barth, told the Chicago Tribune.
He only took one break from his duties, to serve for a year (1942-43) in the Army Air Force as a sergeant at Shepard Air Field in Ft. Worth, Texas, repairing military aircraft. He married his wife, Eva, in 1941.
As a mail carrier, Mr. Langreder refused to wear shorts when the option became available, and he always carried a bag instead of pushing a wheeled cart. He believe the cart would just slow him down.
In addition to his daughter, William Langreder is survived by his granddaughter, Debbie (John) Dolecki; his great-grandchildren, John, Michael and Joseph Dolecki; his brother, Charles (Judy) Langreder; and his sister, Janet Harris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva; his grandson, William Barth; and his parents, Arthur and Hortense.
Visitation was held Feb. 10 at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home in Wheaton. Services were held Feb. 11 at the funeral home, followed by interment at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace.
Carolyn Cavallo died Dec. 13, 2004. She was the sister of Lenore (Wayne) Cross, the late Catherine, the late Paschael "Pat" (the late Bridget), and the late Michael; the aunt of David Cavallo, Patty (Russ) Scalise, Colette Finn, Tim Cavallo, Mike (Kathy) Cross, and Debi Cross; great-aunt of Rich and Mike Finn, Nick and Gina Scalise, Alex, Joe, and Mitch Cavallo, and Matt and Brian Cross. She is survived by many cousins, friends, and neighbors. Interment was private.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Church in Oak Park on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.
Eva Mazur, 77, homemaker, former Oak Park resident
Eva G. Mazur, 77, of Crest Hill, formerly of Oak Park, died Feb. 3, 2005, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Born on Jan. 15, 1928, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Debra (Douglas) Chyatte and Evie Mazur; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and her daughter, Joan (Michael) Kelly.
A committal service was held Feb. 10 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Arrangements were handled by Hursen Funeral Home in Hillside.
Arthur Kroeger, 77, microbiology professor, Golden Apple winner
Arthur V. Kroeger, 77, of Batavia, formerly of Oak Park, died Feb. 10, 2005 at Provena Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora. Born Aug. 7, 1927 in Paducah, Ken. to Arthur and Philipa Louise Voelkel Kroeger, he earned his undergraduate degree at Elmhurst College and his doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
For 36 years, he was a professor of microbiology at UIC, where he received eight Golden Apple awards. He was named professor emeritus when he retired in 1989.
Arthur Kroeger is survived by his wife, Susanne, and two daughters, Anne (Steven) Endres and Mary Kroeger, both of Oak Park.
Visitation was held Feb. 10 at Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice.
Andrew Steinbach, 72, Korean War vet
Andrew William Steinbach, 72, of Oak Park, died Feb. 8, 2005 at Hines V.A. Hospital.
Born Nov. 6, 1932 in Chicago, Steinbach was an automotive service writer and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife Joan (nee Loula); his daughter, Terry (Tony Sarley) Steinbach; his son, Larry Steinbach; his grandchildren, Tom (Susan), Kristy (Aaron Littlejohn), Larry, Stephanie, Amanda, Jacob, Shane, and Victoria; and his sister, Anna Benn.
A funeral service was held Saturday at Zimmerman-Ehringer Funeral Home, followed by a private cremation.
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