Westville Lithuanian Cemetery
Vermilion County, IL

Compiled by: Gail Neu and John (& Jacque) Deltuva III
Website/Database design by: Richard Gostautas

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Welcome to Westville Lithuanian Cemetery, a 6 acre, 95 year-old-cemetery, founded in 1909 for people of all religions and nationalities. Entrance is about 1 mile S of Westville, IL, on Route 1. Turn left on Clingan Lane. The cemetery is on the left about 1/4 mile.

The Westville community is indebted to the past and present services of local community members who are committed to maintain the grounds, volunteer to upkeep the records, and create ways to preserve the cemetery. It is self-supported through donations and costs of the plots.

We wish to thank Robert Sandlin for painstakingly blackening weathered-tombstone impressions so that fading inscriptions would again become visible and also systematically recording each tombstone inscription in a notebook. We are also honored to have two Lithuanian translators transcribe Lithuanian headstone inscriptions: John Deltuva Jr., a life-long Westville resident and Eigius Sintkus, a Lithuanian correspondent. And last, but not least, we thank Stan Jordan. His daily supervision and maintenance deserves special recognition, and we are grateful for his interest, guidance and support of this project.

In as much as we have tried to record accurate inscription data, please remember that the forces of nature cause many inscription changes, and we are regrettably unable to record unmarked gravesites. The records presented here are solely taken from headstone inscriptions. Also, there may be dissimilarities when compared to ledger recordings and, unfortunately, there are unmarked graves.

Points of Interest:
- A heart-shaped burial plot rests in the center of the cemetery. The Rev. Kunigas Pranas Mikaulaskas, a Lithuanian priest, was buried there in 1933. Father Frank, as he was known, oversaw the independent Catholic congregation of Holy Cross Church, whose parishioners had broken away for the Roman Catholic Ss. Peter and Paul Church. The inscription on his tombstone describes the unsettling nature of his departure upon death within the church:

Was born 24 December 1889
Have left this world in 6 September 1933
Psalm number 41: my enemies were speaking angrily about me: when he will die, his name will be forgotten?

An original, preserved Lithuanian church bell sets near Father Frank's burial plot. The inscription below the bell reads:
Lietuviu KATALIKU SHVENTO KRYZHIAUS BAZHNYCHIA
Lithuanian SAINT CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH

- The headstone inscriptions do not fully reflect a person's personal or familial essence of the people whose hearts and lives of people who loved, labored and did the best they could within the era of their lives.

(NOTE: Only those listings that have an associated photo will have a 4-digit photo ID number.
Click on the number to view the digital photo of the stone.)



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Original View
(Total Number of Records in Database: 90)

Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Inscription
Sajan, Charles
Lot: S-W, Row: 6, PhotoID:
1877
1949
Sajan, Pauline
Lot: S-W, Row: 6, PhotoID:
1888
1975
Sakalauskas, Kazimieras
Lot: S-W, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1878
1940
Sarevcis, Kazimaras
Lot: S-E, Row: 3, PhotoID:
4-Mar-1879
24-Feb-1921
Schingel, Estlle R
Lot: R, Row: 5, PhotoID:
24-May-1911
8-Jul-1992
Sebasky, Aleandria D
Lot: S-W, Row: 6, PhotoID:
28-Feb-1913
18-Sep-2000
Sebasky, Alexander F
Lot: S-W, Row: 3, PhotoID:
15-May-1876
8-Feb-1945
Father
Sebasky, Joe A
Lot: S-W, Row: 6, PhotoID:
28-Dec-1909
14-Apr-1994
Sebasky, Magdalena U
Lot: S-W, Row: 3, PhotoID:
25-May-1879
8-Jul-1953
Mother
Sebasky, Mike B
Lot: S-W, Row: 1, PhotoID:
1872
1954
Sebasky, Ursle B
Lot: S-W, Row: 1, PhotoID:
1876
1937
Sebeckis, John
Lot: S-E, Row: 6, PhotoID:
29-Aug-1904
17-Jan-1926
Son
Sebeckis, Ursule
Lot: S-E, Row: 6, PhotoID:
2-Feb-1878
9-Nov-1954
Mother
Serpinas, Adam
Lot: S-E, Row: 3, PhotoID:
1925
1926
Serpinas, Charles
Lot: S-W, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1877
1966
Serpinas, Frances
Lot: S-W, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1888
1955
Serpinas, Michael M "Catty"
Lot: R-W, Row: 3, PhotoID:
1-Jan-1918
12-May-1993
T SET US Army World War II Purple Heart
Serpinas, Olive Ann
Lot: R-W, Row: 3, PhotoID:
2-Aug-1922
8-Feb-2004
Serpinas, Stanley
Lot: R-W, Row: 3, PhotoID:
8-Mar-1924
1924
Serpinas, William
Lot: R-W, Row: 3, PhotoID:
15-Dec-1929
Serpinas (Karpolis), Anna
Lot: S-W, Row: 5, PhotoID:
24-Dec-1904
11-Dec-1993
Bubbles
Serpinas Sr., Anthony F
Lot: S-W, Row: 5, PhotoID:
9-Jun-1907
18-May-1985
SF1 US Navy World War II
Shannon, Gary Franklin
Lot: R-E, Row: 8, PhotoID:
1947
1952
Shannon, Lucille
Lot: R-E, Row: 10, PhotoID:
1922
Shannon, Robert C
Lot: R-E, Row: 10, PhotoID:
12-May-1952
18-Jul-1979
US Air Force
Shannon, Ronald William
Lot: R-E, Row: 10, PhotoID:
11-Jul-1941
28-Dec-1996
Shannon, William F
Lot: R-E, Row: 10, PhotoID:
1920
Shant, Felix
Lot: R-E, Row: 9, PhotoID:
1885
1969
Shapuras, JoAnn D
Lot: R-E, Row: 9, PhotoID:
1928
Shapuras, John C
Lot: R-E, Row: 9, PhotoID:
1925
1972
Married Oct 25, 1969
Shapuras, Kate W
Lot: R-E, Row: 10, PhotoID:
1916
1973
Shapuras, William
Lot: R-E, Row: 10, PhotoID:
1909
1974
Shea, Sandra L
Lot: R-E, Row: 12, PhotoID:
1-Mar-1938
Shea, Thomas J
Lot: R-E, Row: 12, PhotoID:
2-Jan-1941
7-Aug-1986
Shemaitis, Pranas
Lot: S-E, Row: 7, PhotoID:
1855
1939
Shemulis, Anton
Lot: R-E, Row: 8, PhotoID:
1890
1965
Shumas, John
Lot: S-E, Row: 1, PhotoID: 0011
27-Jun-1918
Age 49. Never Forgotten; Forever Peace
Shumas, Peter
Lot: S-E, Row: 1, PhotoID:
Son
Shumas, Svidras
Lot: S-E, Row: 1, PhotoID:
Mother
Simon, Alice
Lot: S-W, Row: 6, PhotoID:
15-Mar-1896
13-Jan-1959
Skinder, Uim
Lot: S-E, Row: 5, PhotoID:
1863
1930
Father
Slazas, Anna D.
Lot: R, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1916
1997
Slazas, Gregory
Lot: R, Row: 3, PhotoID:
1940
2001
Son
Slazas, John Peter
Lot: R, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1904
1978
PVT-US-Army World War I
Slevinskis, Joseph
Lot: S-W, Row: 4, PhotoID: 0010
1889
5-May-1923
P. Laukuvas, K. Strociu
Sloan (Alelunas), Marian
Lot: S-E, Row: 6, PhotoID:
4-Jul-1911
3-Jan-1981
Slozes, Stanislovas/Bronislavas
Lot: S-E, Row: 2, PhotoID: 0001
1-Feb-1906
8-May-1915,10-Jun-1927
Age 42. [Double burial] Father/Son
Age 21. Please Say a Prayer for Heavenly Peace
Smith, Ronald E (Ronnie)
Lot: R, Row: 6, PhotoID:
17-Dec-1944
25-Dec-1984
Sollars, Emmerson
Lot: R, Row: 4, PhotoID:
Sep-04
Sollars, Mary
Lot: R, Row: 5, PhotoID:
1904
1994
Sollars, Thomas
Lot: R, Row: 5, PhotoID:
1914
1995
Spisok, Lucille
Lot: R, Row: 7, PhotoID:
13-Jul-1914
20-Sep-1986
Spisok, Michael G
Lot: R, Row: 7, PhotoID:
8-Aug-1905
5-Aug-1993
Stanis, Antanas
Lot: S-W, Row: 3, PhotoID: 0002
4-Feb-1868
3-Jul-1929
Here Lies…Kliukiu Village, Giroiskes Parish
Stanis, Louise
Lot: R, Row: 4, PhotoID:
9-Mar-1906
Stanis, Ned A
Lot: R, Row: 4, PhotoID:
26-May-1904
22-Jun-1997
Stanisauskis (Yocius), Petronlla
Lot: S-W, Row: 5, PhotoID:
1920
Mother
Stanisuskis, Anton
Lot: S-W, Row: 5, PhotoID:
1938
Father
Stankus, Mykolas
Lot: R, Row: 5, PhotoID:
1890
1945
Stankus, Ona
Lot: R, Row: 5, PhotoID:
1899
1963
Starwalt, Ralph B
Lot: R-E, Row: 13, PhotoID:
1917
1993
Starwalt, Ruth P
Lot: R-E, Row: 13, PhotoID:
1909
1999
Stimberauskas, Jurgis (George)
Lot: S-E, Row: 2, PhotoID:
1875
1-Dec-1916
Here rests in peace
Stimgross, Allie
Lot: S-E, Row: 4, PhotoID: 0009
12-Sep-1919
17-Sep-1919
Stines, Andrew
Lot: R-E, Row: 8, PhotoID:
1870
1953
Stines, Elizabeth
Lot: R-E, Row: 8, PhotoID:
1873
1951
Stines, George
Lot: S-W, Row: 2, PhotoID:
1836
1925
Father
Stines, John
Lot: S-W, Row: 2, PhotoID:
14-Dec-1890
25-Feb-1955
Stines, Joseph
Lot: S-W, Row: 2, PhotoID:
19-Jan-1889
11-May-1951
Illinois Cook Coast Artillery World War I
Stines, Maggie M
Lot: S-W, Row: 2, PhotoID:
1857
1938
Mother; His wife
Stirbis, Mike
Lot: S-W, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1884
1928
Strainis, Anna
Lot: S-W, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1884
1958
Strainis, Anton
Lot: S-W, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1874
1943
Strainis, William
Lot: S-W, Row: 4, PhotoID:
26-Mar-1920
18-Sep-1943
1Lt 525 AAF Fighter Bomb SQ World War II Ph Am 8 3 OLC
Stravinskene, Agota
Lot: S-E, Row: 2, PhotoID:
2-Nov-1884
7-Apr-1939
Father (son?)
Stravinsky, Frank J
Lot: R, Row: 6, PhotoID:
19-Oct-1917
28-Jun-1958
Illinois PFC US Army World War II
Sungail, Elsie
Lot: S-W, Row: 3, PhotoID:
1905
1939
Rest in Peace
Sungail, John F
Lot: R-E, Row: 11, PhotoID:
1898
1989
Sungail, Joseph
Lot: R-E, Row: 11, PhotoID:
1874
1953
Father
Sungail, Rose
Lot: R-E, Row: 11, PhotoID:
1874
1946
Mother
Sungail, Zudora E.
Lot: S-W, Row: 3, PhotoID:
1916
1946
In Loving Memory
Sungail (Jones), Helen
Lot: R-E, Row: 11, PhotoID:
23-Nov-1906
25-Jun-1994
Sungaila, Ypolis
Lot: R-E, Row: 10, PhotoID:
15-Mar-1888
13-Jul-1965
Pvt US Army World War I
Surzyn, Frank
Lot: R, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1-Oct-1888
16-Mar-1957
Suspresky, Mary-Ann
Lot: S-W, Row: 7, PhotoID:
1943
Daughter
Swedras, Mike
Lot: R, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1880
1950
Syllanski, Charles
Lot: R, Row: 4, PhotoID:
1884
1957
Syllanski, Charles
Lot: S-E, Row: 4, PhotoID:
16-Aug-1914
23-Oct-1915
Son
Syllanski, Jennie
Lot: S-E, Row: 4, PhotoID:
26-Apr-1910
30-Aug-1930
Daughter
Szunokas, Julia
Lot: S-E, Row: 3, PhotoID: 0008
29-Jun-1913
16-Mar-1915
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