Obituaries

We will update the list of names of our deceased warriors on a monthly basis. We will not place a person on this list with hearsay, second hand, information. Send us a link to the obituary, noting the date and name of the newspaper from which it was taken. If you don't have the obit, then you must be related to, or a close friend who attended the wake, funeral or memorial service.

June 2022

Russell Choyce '63
Paul Sclafani '72
Lisa Monson Aniballi '77
Stephen Honn '67
Susan Miske Mitchell '78
Alice Chapman '75

Russell Choyce - Class '63
Russell John Choyce, age 77, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois passed away May 29, 2022. Beloved brother of Richard I. Choyce. Loving uncle of Richard H. (Nicole) Choyce, Victoria (Mark) Rayhill, and Becky (Kevin) Kazmierski. Dear great-uncle of Ethan Rayhill, Sophia and Ricky Choyce. Russell was born March 23, 1945 in Des Plaines, Illinois to Ivor and Mildred (nee Kruse) Choyce. He graduated from Maine West High School and DeVry Technical Institute. He worked as an electrical engineer at Honeywell for many years. Russell was also a veteran of the US Army. He enjoyed his retirement years in the Wisconsin north woods at the the family cottage in Hayward. Private family services will be held. Funeral care provided by G.L. Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Center. For information, please call 847-699-9003 or visit glhillsfuneralhome.com.

 

Paul Sclafani - Class '72
Paul D. “PAULIE” Sclafani, age 67, of Gilberts passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Paulie was born in Chicago on November 18, 1954, and was the son of the late George and Leona (nee Wojnarowski) Sclafani. He was a resident of the Gilberts area for the past 31 years and prior to retirement was a loyal and valued employee for 37 years of Union Pacific Railroad. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 42 years, Sharon D. (nee Losey ); his son, Anthony and his wife Salwa Ismail Sclafani; his daughter, Teresa; and his nine grandchildren all of whom he loved and was very proud of: Adam, Sophia, Gabriel, Emaan, Annalee, Muhammad, Aaliyah, Ibrahim, and Mia. Other survivors include his brother Ronald and his sister and her husband Karen and Mark Scheumann along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022, from 3-9 P.M. at Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit millerfuneralhomedundee.com. For information please call 847-426-3436.

Lisa Monson Aniballi - Class '77
Lisa Kay Aniballi (neè Monson), 63, of Quilcene, WA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by friends, family, prayer, love, and song as she left her earthly body to fly free with wild horses in heaven. Lisa was born on November 21, 1958 in Moline, IL to Sheila Claire Leskinen (Feeney) and Kenneth Dale Monson. She grew up in both the Quad Cities and Des Plaines, IL alongside her brothers, Kenneth Mitchell Monson and Todd Marvin Edward Monson. Lisa was a lover of nature, which was reflected throughout her life and careers. From leading canoe trips in the boundary waters, rock-climbing adventures, long boat ocean journeys, hikes, and treks, to her biggest love - working with horses. Another theme that was woven through her journey was helping others. Through team building, finding sobriety, or healing past traumas, her life’s work was dedicated to putting others before herself. In time, Lisa was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning horses, which she used to improve lives by creating Empowerment through Equus. Lisa is survived by her daughter Kristen (Aaron) Roberts, her mother Sheila (Mel) Leskinen, her brothers Ken (Terri) Monson and Todd (Rose) Monson, her grandsons Lincoln Roberts and Riggins Roberts. She also leaves behind her loving dog Haniel, and her two horses Ben and Sweet. She is preceded in death by her father Kenneth (Judy) Monson. A memorial will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM at FRG Community Church, 400 Opatrny Dr, Fox River Grove, IL 60021. A small reception will follow.

Stephen Honn - Class '67
Stephen Honn, 72, of Bradenton, FL passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022 after a brief illness. Born in Chicago, IL on October 30, 1949, Stephen grew up in Iowa City, IA and Des Plaines, IL. He graduated from Maine West High School, in Des Plaines, in 1967. In 1974, Stephen relocated to Bradenton, Florida with his new wife, Linda Rieker Honn. Soon after moving to Bradenton, he opened AAA Auto Interiors in 1980 and then, along with his wife Linda, opened Manatee Auto Trim in 1983. Stephen and Linda became happily retired in 2012. Stephen was a loving uncle to Jacob and Andrew Honn of Silver Spring, Maryland. He adored his family of cats. He was passionate about golf, his 1967 GTO, shooting pool, blues music, cooking, and gardening, among many other things. Stephen is predeceased by parents, Ruth Schmidt Honn and Keith Ardell Honn of Des Plaines, Illinois. Stephen is survived by his wife, Linda Honn; and his brother, Rick Honn (Anne) of Silver Spring, Maryland. Stephen's presence is sorely missed and his loss is deeply felt. A Memorial gathering will be held at Bird Rock Taco Shack in Bradenton, FL. Friends are invited to join Linda at Bird Rock Taco Shack in Bradenton from 12:00 to 2:00PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 for a memorial lunch. Casual summer attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gulf Shore Animal League, P.O. Box 14291, Bradenton, FL 34280. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to: www.brownandsonsfuneral.com

Published by Bradenton Herald on Jun. 26, 2022.

Susan Miske Mitchell - Class '78
Susan "Sue" Mitchell of Appleton passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 20 at age 61. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 2, 1960, to the late Jules and Edith (Johnson) Miske. She was an active volunteer with St. Pius X Catholic Church where she was a member for many years. Sue enjoyed gardening, interior decorating, cooking and entertaining. She loved animals, especially cats and will be missed by her three fur babies, Tuna, Buddy and Mitty. Survivors include her brothers, Ron (Mary) Miske and Don (Kathy) Miske, as well as her niece, Paige Miske, who was her pride and joy. She is preceded in death by her parents. Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 W Marquette St, Appleton beginning at 10:00 am until 11:30am when a Memorial Mass will be held at church. She will be interred in Des Plaines at All Saints Cemetery in the niche next to her mother. In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Fox Valley Humane Society, www.foxvalleypets.org, in memory of Sue. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to her best friend Marcia Dietz, Cassie Sklenar, Christian Servants Home Care, as well as the Doctors and staff at Fox Valley Surgical and the Ascension Health Care System.

 

Alice Chapman - Class '75
Alice Chapman, 64, of Somerville, TX, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Published by The Bryan-College Station Eagle on Jun. 26, 2022.