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Russell W. Babb Russell W. Babb, age 89, a long time resident of Wheaton, passed away on April 13, 2014. Born in Momence, Illinois, he grew up on a farm south of Lafayette. Beloved husband of Maurlea; loving father of Sue, Joyce and Janet (Tre) Book; dear grandfather of Sarah and Lauren Babb. Preceded in death by his beloved uncle, Ray. He graduated from Richland Township High School in April, 1943 and was drafted in May, 1943. Russ spent a year with the 69th Infantry Division at Camp Shelby, his training as an infantryman. An Army veteran, he served in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was shipped to England in June, 1944 as a replacement for the battles being waged in France. He was trained as a clerk typist and was sent to Paris to work for a medical food inspection company. Russ then helped process personnel to return to the United States until he was honorably discharged in April of 1946. Russ and Maurlea were married in February, 1947. He enrolled in Loyola University in Chicago and graduated in June, 1949. Russ joined the Wander Company and spent 13 years with them. He earned an MBA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in August, 1956. He retired from Williams Electronics in 1986. He spent his retirement years traveling with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren. Russ was known for his sense of integrity, work ethic, service to the church and his love of family. Visitation, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 7:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn. Funeral Service, Wednesday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 424 Forest, Glen Ellyn. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinsons Foundation, 1359 Broadway #1509, New York, NY 10018 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or First United Methodist Church. For more service information call 630-469-0032 Read Obituary
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Henry G. Carey Born: July 8, 1923; In Dunblane, Saskatchewan, Canada Died: March 27, 2014; In Middleton, WI Henry G. "Hank" Carey, age 90, formerly of Downers Grove, Ill., died on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was born on July 8, 1923, in Dunblane, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of George P. and Clara (Amrud) Carey. Hank grew up in Sioux City, Iowa, where he graduated high school. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio instructor at Scott Field, Ill., and a radio operator in the China Burma Theater. After the war, in the summer of 1950, he went on to further his education at the University of Iowa in Iowa City where he majored in Accounting. There he met Marian Steninger, also a student at the university. They were married in time to get student housing for the fall. Both graduated in 1952. Hank was recruited by Arthur Andersen Public Accountants in Chicago. For the next four years, he worked there as an auditor and systems designer. Later, he was the Systems Director for the New Haven Railroad in Connecticut. He then worked for Illinois Blue Cross/Blue Shield for 18 years as Vice President-Controller and Assistant Treasurer. He retired in 1981. Hank moved to Downers Grove in 1960, where along with his sons, was active in Scouting. He was Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 99 and Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 85. Hank was awarded the Order of the Arrow. In 1973, Hank bought the wooded area of a dairy farm in Richland County, Wisconsin. There the whole family pitched in to help plant trees and improve the land. In retirement, Hank kept busy working part time at Kin-Ko Ace Hardware, researching his Norwegian ancestors, building furniture and canoeing with his son John. He also volunteered as a tax preparer for AARP and became a beekeeper. He sold his honey at the farmers markets in Downers Grove and Hinsdale. Hank is survived by his wife, Marian; his sons, Henry, Jr., James A., Paul R., and John R. Carey. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George and Gene Carey; and a sister, Frances Hoffman. Private Memorial services will be held. Online condolences may be made at . Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Care 7435 University Avenue 608-831-6761 Read Obituary
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