Illinois Congresswoman

Margueritte Stitt Church (R-Ill.), 98, a past member of the national board of the Girl Scouts of America and of the U.S. House of Representatives, died May 26 at her home in Evanston, Ill. The cause of death was not reported.

Mrs. Church was a native of New York City and a 1914 graduate of Wellesley College. She received a master's degree in political science from Columbia University.

In 1918, she married Ralph E. Church. He was the congressional representative from Illinois's old 13th District when he died in 1950. She won election to that seat and served until she retired in 1963.


Malaysian Prime Minister

Hussein Onn, 68, who was prime minister of Malaysia from 1976 until resigning for health reasons in 1981 after heart bypass surgery, died May 28 at a hospital in Daly City, Calif., after a heart attack.

He was a member of the United Malays National Organization party, which has ruled the country since independence in a coalition with Chinese and Indian parties. His country's third prime minister, he took office after the death of Abdul Razak. He had been Razak's deputy and brother-in-law.

He selected as his successor the present prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad. The two broke in 1988 after Mahathir sacked Malaysia's highest-ranking judge, arrested 106 people and detained them without trial. During the past 18 months, the two leaders were said to have reconciled.


Teamsters Official

Jack J. Jorgensen,75, a former Minneapolis alderman who was a Teamsters union representative in Washington from 1967 to 1985, died of cancer May 27 at his home in Burnsville, Minn.

He was president of Teamsters Joint Council 32, Minnesota's biggest union, from 1943 to 1984. He also played a role in the formation of the state's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in 1944.

Jorgensen was appointed a Minneapolis alderman in 1954. But his plans to run for the office were derailed when he was convicted in 1955, with three other union officials, of accepting $1,000 from Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. to help break a 1953 strike by the United Mine Workers. He was fined $3,000. He was pardoned by President Johnson in 1964.