Florence Kettlestrings Hall, 95, great-granddaughter of village founder
Florence Kettlestrings Hall, 95, of Palatine and a longtime resident of Oak Park, died March 16, 2005. The great-granddaughter of Joseph Kettlestrings, the original settler and founder of Oak Park, she was born on Oct. 27, 1909 and lived in the family home for 85 years.
She is survived by her children, Fred (Maureen) and Deborah Hall; her grandchildren, Steven (Claudia), Thomas (Lauren), Michael (Cathleen), Jon, and Christina Hall; her great-grandchildren, Owen, Amanda, Michael and Fred; and her brother, David Kettlestrings of Oak Park. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; her son, Edwin; and her brother, Joseph H. Kettlestrings.
Private services were held March 19. Donations in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1210, Chicago 60601 or the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Development Office, 345 E. Superior, Chicago 60611 would be appreciated.
Arrangements were handled by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home of Palatine.
Terry Danuser, 73, former head of streets and forestry for OP
Terry Dean Danuser, 73, of Forest Park, died April 1, 2005 at Hines V.A. Hospital in Maywood. Born in Maywood on April 4, 1931, he attended Irving School and Proviso High School. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for the Village of Oak Park as superintendent of streets and forestry and was an avid sports fan.
Terry Danuser was the father of Terry Derrick Danuser; the brother of Dorothy O’Shea, Evelyn (Gil) Way, Ruth Swan, Norman (Lois), Jimmy, the late Marjorie Liptow, Mildred “Bobbie” Kane, Donald, August “Buck,” Richard “Dick,” and Danny Danuser; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
William Hannon, 95, food marketer, helped promote SPAM, instant potatoes
William J. Hannon, 95, of Oak Park, died April 3, 2005, at Alden Town Manor in Cicero. Born in Chicago, he lived on North Grove Avenue for 20 years.
A graduate of Loyola University, he did post-graduate work at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. During World War II, he served as a quartermaster in the Pacific Theater, with the Pentagon, and in the Quartermaster Subsistence Research Laboratory, where he taught food service and helped promote greater acceptance and use of SPAM, C&K rations, powdered milk and instant potatoes.
After WWII, he worked for Progressive Grocer, where he became vice president in charge of Midwest Sales, covering 20 states, and finally vice president of market development.
Mr. Hannon was active in Serra Club International and a member of St. Edmund Parish for over 42 years.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine M. “Kay” Hannon.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., April 6, at St. Edmund Church, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials to the St. Edmund School Fund would be appreciated.
Kay Callahan, 93, active member of Ascension for a half century
Catherine L. “Kay” Callahan (nee Harty), 93, of Oak Park, died March 25, 2005 at Regency Nursing Center in Niles. Born on the West Side of Chicago, she lived in Oak Park for almost 60 years. Before leaving to raise her family, she worked for many years as a switchboard operator for A.G. Mayer Co. in Chicago. She was an active member of Ascension Parish for over 56 years.
Kay Callahan is survived by her children, Kathleen (Thomas) Gittings, Walter (Joyce), and Joseph Callahan; her grandchildren, Nicolle, Joseph and Claire De Leo, Stacey Krug, and Michael, James, Patrick, Sean, Catherine, and Margaret Callahan. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Victoria Rusovick and Madleine O’Kelly; her brothers, Joseph, Raymond, and William Harty; and her husband, Walter C. Callahan.
Funeral Mass was celebrated March 29 at Ascension Church, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Memorials to Palliative Care Center, 2821 Central St., Evanston 60201 would be appreciated.
Arrangements were handled by Gamboney & Son Funeral Directors.