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May, 1983

from a loose clipping, source unknown 6 May 1983
Ralph Dodge, 79, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of ;Millburn, Illinois died Friday, May 6, 1983 at the Mesa General Hospital.
He was born in Millburn, Illinois and was an area resident most of his life. He moved to Arizona 14 years ago. He was a retired Bell Telephone employee.
Survivors include his widow, Alice, of Apache Junction, Arizona; 2 sons, Ralph Jr. and Roy; 1 daughter, Alice; 2 brothers, David and George; 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, May 14, 1983 at the Millburn Congregational Church in Millburn with the Rev. L. H. Messersmith officiating. Graveside services will follow at Millburn Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Strang Funeral Home, Antioch, Illinois.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 14 May 1983
Roderick D. Ames, 71, of rural Zion, died May 14, 1983 at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He was born May 26, 1911 in rural Lake County. Mr. Ames was a member of the VFW; the Gurnee American Legion; the Local Carpenters Union No. 448 and was a life member of the Victory Memorial Association. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army, and along with his brother had owned and operated Ames Brothers Construction Company for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Curt (Diane) Ames, Wadsworth and Raymond (Sue) Ames of Spear Fish, South Dakota; two daughters Mrs. Jane (Terry) Pearce, of Vernon Hills, and Mrs. Ruth Anne (Tom) McGuire of Medford, Wisconsin; two brothers, Alfred (Evelyn) Ames Sr., Zion and Wallace (Betty) Ames of Fox Lake; one sister, Mrs. Geneveve (Bud) Wingert, of Ingleside, Colorado; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian in 1980; and two brothers, Otto :"Fritz" Ames in 1975 and Arthur Ames in 1976.
Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., May 18 from the MARSH FUNERAL HOME, 1521 Washington St., Waukegan, with the Reverend Marshall Peterson of the Immanuel Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rest Cemetery in Rosecrans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Victory Memorial Developmental Fund (Cardiac) in Mr. Ames memory.
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