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Kathyl J. Warning

July 12, 1933 - August 12, 2017

Kathyl Jean Warning(nee Schoenhard) age 84, beloved wife of the late Ralph Warning. Loving mother of Randall(Arvella) Warning Sr., Grant(Linda) Warning, Martin(Deanna Conroy) Warning and Kristine Warning. Loving grandmother of Randall Warning Jr., Melissa(Aurelio) Carmona, Philip(Kathy Tutak) Warning, Jessie(Mike) Mathsen, Grant (Elizabeth) Warning Jr., Emily Warning, Larry Thorpe, Blaine Thorpe,...
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Roberta L. Koenig

October 3, 1933 - August 11, 2017

Roberta “Skitch” Koenig (nee Miller) age 83. Beloved wife of the late Ricard; loving mother of Daniel (Joyce), Richard (Shelly), Christopher (Tami) and Kevin Koenig; cherished grandmother of Michael, Matthew, Jennifer and David Koenig; dearest sister of George Miller and the late Janice Campbell, Nancy Backaus and Dan Miller. Proud longtime Nurse and Administrator at St. James...
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Bernice A. Kokaska

August 5, 1928 - August 5, 2017

Bernice A. Kokaska (nee Woznick). Beloved wife of Eugene A. Kokaska. Loving mother to Donna (Steve) Miglieri. Proud grandmother of Jimmy (Jess) Miglieri. Cherished great grandmother of Vinnie Miglieri.
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John A. Zuccato

September 12, 1947 - July 31, 2017

John A. Zuccato beloved husband of Annette "Toni" (nee Kon). Loving father of Tony (Connie), Michael (Kim) Zuccato and Jonna (Shad) Parker. Proud Papa to Stephanie, Matthew, Evie, Jack, Charlie, Nolan & Emmy Belle. Dear brother of Dea (Jim) McKinzie and Norma (late Leonard) Davenport and brother in law to Judi (Bob) Lydon. Uncle to many nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers...
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Barbara Ann Labedz

December 4, 1941 - July 29, 2017

Barbara A. Labedz (nee May) age 75, beloved wife of the late William J. Labedz. Loving mother of William(Wendy) Labedz, Kenneth J.(Kelly)Labedz, Patty Hart and Glenn(Karen) Labedz. Cherished grandmother of Jake, Kenny, Tyler, Hannah, Kyle, Madolynn, Grace and Isabella. Dear sister of Loretta(the late Leo) Krueger and the late Joseph(Barbara) May. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation...
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Phyllis V. Nygaard

July 20, 1934 - July 27, 2017

Phyllis V. Nygaard (nee Otte) Beloved wife of Otto Nygaard; loving mother of Patricia (Steven) Reardon and Gail (John) Klimek; cherished grandmother of Steven (Amylyn) Reardon Jr., Jennifer (Adam) Sorna, Matthew (Desirae) Klimek, Kelly (Nicholas) Mager and Stacey Klimek; adoring great grandma of Chloe, Kaitlynn, Emily, Alexandria and Thora; dearest sister of Joanne Matthews. Visitation Sunday 4...
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Elaine P. Butkus

August 20, 1950 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Donald Wesley Blodgett

November 18, 1932 - July 19, 2017

Donald W. Blodgett Vet. Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of the late Carol A. (nee Gimbel). Loving father to Stephen M. Blodgett and David W. (Wei) Blodgett. Cherished grandfather of Alison and Angela Blodgett. Dear brother of Doris (late Bob) Orvis and Marion (Late Bill) Draper and the late Francis (late John) Wolf. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.
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Daniel J. Doherty

April 1, 1957 - July 18, 2017

Daniel J. Doherty age 60, beloved son of Margaret (nee Egan) and the late John Doherty. Loving father of Dawn(Kris) Brandolino and Katie(Phillip) Hollis. Cherished papa of Hunter, Caelan, Brent, Blake and Jackson. Dear nephew of the late Kay Egan. Fond cousin of many. Dan was a retired postal worker for the USPS after 29 years of service. He will be missed by all who knew him especially his great...
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Ronald Joseph Szurgot

January 8, 1940 - July 15, 2017

Ronald J. Szurgot, age 77. Beloved husband of the late Vada; loving father of Christopher Szurgot, Cheryl Szurgot and Sandra (John) Manning; cherished grandfather of Jon, Kourtney, Michael and Jessica; proud great-grandfather of Isabelle, Tyler and Jacob. Retired employee of Nabisco Co. Visitation Wednesday 3-9pm at Orland Funeral Home 9900 W. 143rd St. Funeral service at 7pm.
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Peter Carl Pfeiffer

November 23, 1970 - July 5, 2017

Peter Carl PfeifferPeter Pfeiffer, age 46, passed away in Homer Glen, IL on July 5th 2017 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. Pete was born on November 23rd 1970 in LaGrange, IL. He grew up in Homer Glen and graduated from Lockport Township High School. He attended classes at Joliet Junior College. Pete had spent many years as a truck driver in the construction and fuel delivery...
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Merton E. Johnson

February 3, 1935 - July 3, 2017

Merton E. Johnson Sr. age 82, beloved husband of Esther “Marie”(nee Hepp). Loving dad of Merton E. Jr. (Sharon), Kenneth W. and Christopher(Jennifer) Johnson. Loving grandpa of Timothy Dougherty, Kimberly Dougherty, Ashley Johnson and Kayla Johnson. Cherished great grandpa of Shane Dougherty. Member of Evergreen Park Lodge #1171 A.F. & A.M. Memorial Service Monday from 3-9 p.m. at...
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John V. Baker

September 24, 1943 - June 12, 2017

John V. "Jack" Baker, beloved husband of Jean M. (nee Pacewic), Loving father to Shelly (Gary), Bridgett & Holly (Corey). Proud grandfather of Gary, Alexis, JR, Orion "Budger", and Castiel. Dear brother of Diane (Rich) and Leanne (Chuck). Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.
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Sandra A. Loven

October 14, 1949 - June 2, 2017

Sandra “Sandy” (nee: Stockstell) Loven, 67, died peacefully on Friday, June 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at Holy Cross Hospital. Sandy was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 14, 1949, to Elzy and Anna Stockstell. Sandy attended Gage Park High School, and went on to earn her degree in early childhood education from Richard J. Daley college. Sandy married Joel Loven on...
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Lillian R. Gomolka

February 3, 1922 - May 31, 2017

Lillian R. Gomolka (nee Szymanski) age 95, beloved wife of the late John A. Gomolka. Loving mother of Donna Enselman and David (the late Martha) Gomolka. Loving grandmother of Kina (Joshua) Dieden, Kimberly (James) Campbell and Darren (Ivana) Enselman. Cherished great grandmother of Zachary, Alexandria, Sela, Jackson, Tyler, Lilly, Haven and Diesel. Dear sister of the late Lucille (the late...
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Rita Thornburg

February 18, 1924 - May 28, 2017

Rita Thornburg (nee Stateman), age 93. Beloved wife of the late Herbert “Bo” Thornburg; loving mother of Patricia (Richard) Zagotta, Cynthia (Gene) Poletto and the late James (the late Diane) Thornburg and the late Gail Thornburg; proud grandmother of Jerry (Nicole) Thornburg, Anthony (Sheila) Zagotta, Nicholas (Lisa) Zagotta, Katie (Dave) Polkow, Gene Poletto, Anthony Poletto,...
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Nancy M. VanZee

November 13, 1930 - May 26, 2017

Nancy M. (nee Segersell) beloved wife of Jack H. VanZee. Loving mother to David (Sheri) and Paul (Laura) VanZee. Proud grandmother of Andrew, Heidi, Adam, Sarah, Mark and Aaron & great grandmother to many.
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Melvin L. Orloff

November 22, 1922 - May 21, 2017

Melvin L. Orloff age 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21st. Mel was the loving husband to Ann(nee Ciotti) for 52 years. He was the youngest of 8 children of Otto and Emma Orloff, and all his siblings preceded him in death: Caroline(Gustav) Meyer, Albert(Frances) Orloff, Mildred Orloff, Clara(Henry) Joritz, Ruth(Otto) Joritz, Ethel(John) Lees and Elmer(Ruth) Orloff. Mel graduated from the...
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Alice M. Cmeyla

August 16, 1916 - May 16, 2017

Alice M. Cmeyla (nee Hlinak) age 100, beloved wife of the late Andrew J. Cmeyla. Loving mother of Josephine(the late Gary) Winther, Janet(Joseph) Fuhs, David(Diana), Bernice(John) Olivi, Kathleen(Robert) Durava, Elaine(Ron) Novak and Mary(Kenneth) Lash. Loving grandmother of 14. Cherished great grandmother of 15. Dear sister of the late Helen(the late Clem) Blahnik, the late Julia(adolf) Laverenz...
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Cecilia B. Connolly

January 9, 1940 - May 14, 2017

Cecilia B. Connolly (nee Kalwa) age 77, beloved wife of the late Colman P. Connolly. Loving mother of Michael J.(Donna), Brian J. and the late Tom P.(Kim) Connolly. Cherished grandmother of Mark, Bob, Joe, Megan, Sarah, Abby and Kaitlin. Dear sister of Richard Kalwa. Cecilia will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation Saturday 9:00 a.m. until time of prayers at 11:30 a.m. at the Orland Funeral...
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Margaret A. Stewart

April 5, 1918 - May 11, 2017

Margaret A. Stewart (nee Smith) 99, gained her Angel Wings on May 11, 2017. Marge was preceded in death by her husband Daniel A. Stewart, 56 years of marriage, her sons, John Stewart and Daniel (Sharon) Stewart, her parents and siblings. Loving Mother of Raymond (Carol) Stewart, fond Mother-in-Law of Judy Stewart. Dear Sister of the late Violet Alagna, the late Victor, Ray (Opal), Farrell,...
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Michael F. Bauml

April 18, 1933 - May 7, 2017

Michael F. Bauml, U.S. Army Vet., age 84; Beloved husband of the late Dorothy M. Bauml (nee Sapp); Loving father of Michael (Laurie) Bauml, Mary Ellen (William) Seper and the late Patricia Bauml; Cherished grandfather of Suzanne (Jon) Bosman, Michael (Roslyn) Bauml, Julie (Sean) Huang, Joseph (Katy) Bauml, Andrew Seper and Karen (Vlad) Topolia; Proud great grandfather of 8; Kind son of the late...
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Stanley F. Warner

May 12, 1934 - May 1, 2017

Stanley F. Warner age 82, beloved partner of Gerald J. Meyer. Dear brother of Marion and the late Thomas R. (the late Dorothy) Okrie Sr. Loving uncle of Thomas R.(Melissa) Okrie Jr., Timothy J. Okrie and Tina(Gerad) Rivello. Cherished great uncle of Tom, Megan, Madeline, William, Athena, Gerald Jr., Michael and Anthony. Stanley was a wonderful and loving soul full of wisdom. He was an extremely...
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Richard A. Bartos

November 25, 1964 - April 25, 2017

Richard A. Bartos, Loving father to Briana (Brandon) Ragsdale and devoted son of Dorothy (late Kenneth) Bartos. Dear brother of Thomas Bartos. Cherished grandfather to Hayden and Hannah Ragsdale. Loving cousin of many.
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Frank J. Rossi

July 11, 1953 - April 22, 2017

Frank J. Rossi age 63, beloved husband of Natalie R.”Nellie”(nee Ramos). Loving father of Julian(Samantha), Olivia(fiance Jason Groth) and Dante(Justine Gut) Rossi. Cherished grandpa of Noelle Rossi. Dear brother of the late Marietta D. Rossi. Visitation Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. with funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at the Orland Funeral Home, 9900 W. 143rd St. Orland Park, IL 60462....
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Carl J. Sterk

March 3, 1926 - April 21, 2017

Carl J. Sterk; beloved husband for 60 years to Rosemary A. (nee Harty). Loving dad of Mark (Joyce), Mary Beth (Sandy) Lourie, Tim (Kathe), Paul (Lu), Ellen (Ed) Siegert, Ann (Dave) Erie & the late Carol Ann Sterk. Proud grandpa of Brian (Eileen Ryan), Kevin (Shawn Lamb) & Michael Sterk, Katherine & Caroline Lourie, Hilary (Fiance Tom Tully) Sterk, Meggan Sterk, Stephanie (Ted)...
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Michael Errico

July 24, 1927 - April 16, 2017

Michael Errico, Veteran WWII. Beloved husband of Maureen J. (nee Moroney) and the late Lucille (nee Faretta). Loving father to Michael J. (Janice), Thomas, Joseph (Apryl), Robert Errico, Lee (Tom) LaPlaca, Kathy (Joe) Gentile, Kenneth (Edie) Graff, Patti (Tim) Garvin, Michael (Kim) Graff. Proud grandfather of Janice, Lauren, Jackie, Ryan, Rocco, Brittany, Michael, Jackie, David, Brett, Sean, Mary...
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Michael Errico

July 24, 1927 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, OAK LAWN, IL.
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Donald J. Wagner

January 8, 1942 - April 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Genevieve Agnes Ashum

April 10, 1924 - March 30, 2017

Genevieve "Gen" Ashum (nee Uinskas) age 92. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Ashum; loving mother of Mark (Cathy) and Geralyn (the late Donald) Oswald; cherished grandmother of Matthew Oswald, Claire and William Ashum; dearest sister of Jean (the late John) Nutowc; fond aunt, great aunt and great-great aunt of many.
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Karen Lynn Barclay

May 3, 1954 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Paul L. Borik

August 11, 1925 - March 14, 2017

Paul L. Borik US Army Veteran WWII. Beloved husband of the late Rose A. (nee Swiatek)Borik. Loving uncle and dear friend to many. Supervisor of HVAC for Argonne National Laboratory Lemont, Il. for over 30 years. Visitation will be Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeal Home 5200 W. 95th Street Oak Lawn, Il. 60453 from 8:00 a.m. until time of prayers at 10:15 a.m. Mass will...
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Donald E. Chapman

May 18, 1934 - March 10, 2017

Donald E. Chapman Retired Captain Army Corp of Engineers. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Guldenbecker). Loving father to DeeDee (Kent) Olson and Dale Chapman. Proud grandfather of Eric (Elisabeth) and Brittany Olson. Fond brother of Cozanne (Tom) Jenkins and John (Susan) Chapman. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Alumni of Michigan State University, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity,...
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Margaret Anne Stuber

April 7, 1951 - March 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, OAK LAWN, IL.
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Lonnie V. Mathis

October 22, 1932 - March 4, 2017

Lonnie V. Mathis, age 84; Beloved husband of Carole A. Mathis (nee Pavlik); Loving father of Tammy Mathis, Cathy (Sean) O'Connor and Janice Mathis; Cherished Grandfather of Jamie Mathis, Tanya Hardison, Megan O'Connor, Emily Mathis, Brendan O'Connor and the late Travis Hardison; Proud Great Grandfather of Dominic, Palmer and Carter Mathis.
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Stefania Lewkowicz

January 21, 1937 - March 2, 2017

Stefania Lewkowicz (nee Zieratowska) age 80, suddenly: Beloved wife of the late Konstanty Lewkowicz; Loving mother of Kenny (Margi) Lewkowicz; Cherished Grandma of Alexandra Stefanie and Luke Kenny Lewkowicz; Loving Pal of Molly, Lola and Prettyboy Rocky; Preceeded in death by her proud parents and many brothers and sisters. WWII survivor and cancer survivor. Mom's favorite charity, Paw's...
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Darlene L. Zimmerman

November 15, 1939 - February 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, OAK LAWN, IL.
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Anneliese S. Bernecker

April 18, 1936 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Jane Marie Garvin

August 3, 1930 - February 27, 2017

Jane Marie Garvin (nee Chopp). Beloved wife of the late William J. Loving mother of Bill, Tim (Patti), Maribeth Miller and Jenifer (Tom) Mansell. Loving grandmother to Shannon, Casey Jo, Tim, Pat, Dan, Kevin, Aric, Taylor, Logan, Colin, Tomi Jo, Joey and great grandmother to Joey and Chase. Dear sister to Joe "Bud" (Ruth Ann) Chopp and the late Dolly (William) McNamara, Jo (Ed)...
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Dorly Roman McCraw

March 31, 1932 - February 12, 2017

Dorly Roman McCraw, age 84. Native of Brazil. Beloved wife of the late Raymond McCraw; loving step-mother of Nick (Joan) McCraw; dearest friend of Wilma Riegel and many others. Memorial Mass Friday, 10:45am at St. Michael Church, 14327 Highland Ave; Orland Park.
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Mary Lou Homolka

September 29, 1956 - February 10, 2017

Mary Lou Homolka, age 60. Loving mother of Steven Hempel and the late Scott Hempel; cherished daughter of the late Harry and Lucille Hughes; beloved sister of Carol Ann Watt, Matthew, Mark, Greg (Shelle), Jennifer (Jason) Allington and the late Harry Hughes; dearest aunt of many; loyal friend of Viktoria Keister and many others. Visitation Friday 3-9pm, funeral Saturday 10am from Orland Funeral...
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Robert J. Fries

March 5, 1925 - February 8, 2017

Robert J. Fries age 91, Vet. U.S. Navy, beloved husband of the late Rhea B.(nee Brennan). Loving father of Eileen Kent, Thomas (Patrice) Fries, Michael Fries, Rhea (Gary) Boldman, Daniel (Trish) Fries and Diane (James) DeMoss. Proud grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 12. Services and interment were held privately.
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Valerie M. Angstrom

May 16, 1934 - February 2, 2017

Valerie M. Angstrom, former resident of Oak Lawn and Jennings Terrace, Aurora, Illinois. Best friend and beloved wife of the late James A. Angstrom for 27 years. Proud and loving mother of Lizbeth (Bruce) Morrison, Vivian (John) Stewart and Leandra (Thomas) Pottle. Proud and Loving grandmother of Andrew (Courtney), Alexander and Aaron Morrison, Foster and Michael Pottle and Emma, Halli and...
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Dorothy M. Walton

July 10, 1927 - February 1, 2017

Dorothy M. Walton (nee Fondee) age 89. Beloved wife of the late John L. Walton; loving mother of Jack (Lori), Janet (Tom) Derrico, Ron, Ken (Deirdre), Debbie (Brian) Bulanda and Tom Walton; adored grandma of 16; cherished great-grandma of 24 with two on the way; dearest sister of Anna Marie (Ken) Keck and the late Bob Fondee; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews and devoted friend of many; very...
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Walter J. Stucke

May 24, 1940 - January 28, 2017

Walter J. Stucke Jr. Veteran U.S. Army, Loving father to Jeffrey, Daniel, Andrew, Steven (Leah), and Walter (Sheryl Ann) Stucke. Proud grandfather of Jeffrey Scott Stucke. Cherished great grandfather to Aubree Pagee Stucke. Dear brother of Raymond and Joy (Larry). Uncle of many nieces and nephews and beloved cousin.
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Sherry L. Howard-Brucato

July 18, 1965 - January 28, 2017

Sherry L. Howard-Brucato, age 51. Beloved wife of Richard; cherished mother of Bianca; devoted daughter of Alma (nee Ashack) and the late James; beautiful step-daughter of Thomas McAuliffe; loving sister of Jacqueline ( Donald) McKinney; dearest daughter-in-law of Paul and Judith Brucato; fond sister-in-law of Joseph (Debbie), Michael and Brian (Kristen) Brucato; aunt of Chloe, Aidan, Hannah,...
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Maria Kaczor

November 22, 1958 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Lillian Beavan

March 29, 1923 - January 25, 2017

Lillian D. Beavan (nee Lind), age 93. Beloved wife of the late Jack; devoted daughter of the late Charles and Anna Lind (nee Karlson); loving sister of the late Lester (Dorothy) Lind; dearest sister-in-law of the late Florence (the late Thomas) Paul, the late William (the late Ada) Beavan, the late Robert (the late Carla) Gladys and the late Ellis (the late Leola) Beavan; cherished aunt, great...
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David A. Brand

October 11, 1941 - January 25, 2017

David A. Brand, age 75. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Meskis); loving father of Justin, David (Lynnea) and Patricia Brand; cherished grandfather of Nolan; fond brother of the late Robert (Lois) Keller, Art Keller, Richard (the late Barbara) Brand and Barbara (the late Dennis) Dillon; uncle of many; long-time friend of Frank and Diane Juravic and many others. Visitation Sunday 3-8pm. Funeral...
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Florence M. Vancoevorden

January 17, 1935 - January 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Rita M. Girten

June 20, 1931 - January 22, 2017

Rita M. Girten (nee Mullally) age 85, beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Girten. Loving mom of Joseph(Sandy), Phillip(Charise) and Janet Girten. Loving grandma of Joseph(Jackie) Girten , Laurie Girten (Bill Bybee), Michelle(Peter) Sprecher and Kathryn(James) Schramm. Cherished GiGi of Joey & Joshua Girten and Isabelle & Norah Sprecher. Rita had a long retail career with Montgomery Ward....
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Sandra Mary Malone

September 4, 1935 - January 20, 2017

Sandra Mary Malone (nee Gill) Beloved wife of the late Gerald J. Loving mother of Julie Criddle, Kathy Domagalski, Mikki Bitten, Spike (Keri) Malone, Kevin (Donna) Malone, Kelly (Steve) Florek and the late Susan Bedell. Proud grandma to Leonard (Melissa), Jeremy (Lara), Timothy Criddle, Traci (Troy) Donnelly, Jerry (Nikki), Chris (Elaina), Mike and Anthony Domagalski, Allison and Brad Bitten,...
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Theodore J. Barabasz

November 16, 1919 - January 20, 2017

Theodore J. Barabasz, age 97, U.S. Army WWII Vet.; Proud son of the late Joseph and Mary Barabasz; Dear brother of Arthur (Harriet), the late Walter (the late Antoinette) Barabasz, Helen (the late John) Bialic, Wanda (the late Stanley) Sowa, Florence and Eugene Barabasz; Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Family and friends to gather Saturday, January 28, 2017, at St. Michael Church for Mass...
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Philomena O'Shea

February 6, 1930 - January 17, 2017

Philomena “Phyllis” O’Shea (nee Murphy) age 86, native of County Mayo, Ireland, at peace on January 17, 2017; Beloved wife and best friend for 57 years of the late Michael A. O’Shea; Loving mother of Marge (the late Kenny) Adreani, Paul (the late Joyce) O’Shea, Brenda (Bill) Burger and the late Mary Lou (Dave) Matthiesen; Proud “Nana” of Michael, Ray,...
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Philomena O'Shea

February 6, 1930 - January 17, 2017

Philomena “Phyllis” O’Shea (nee Murphy) age 86, native of County Mayo, Ireland, at peace on January 17, 2017; Beloved wife and best friend for 57 years of the late Michael A. O’Shea; Loving mother of Marge (the late Kenny) Adreani, Paul (the late Joyce) O’Shea, Brenda (Bill) Burger and the late Mary Lou (Dave) Matthiesen; Proud “Nana” of Michael, Ray,...
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Lorraine Garber

January 13, 1948 - January 16, 2017

Lorraine F. Garber(nee Grzybowski) age 69, loving mother of Carl(Susan McGlynn) Garber. Dedicated daughter of the late Stephaine and Louis Grzybowski. Visitation Monday 9:00 a.m.at the Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Home, 5200 w. 95th St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Interment of cremains will be at Resurrection Cemetery immediately following the memorial...
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Willard E. Mormann

May 7, 1925 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Margaret Mary Dooling

August 24, 1928 - January 11, 2017

Margaret Mary "Bubs" Dooling (nee Haffner) of Homer Glen, passed away peacefully, January 11, 2017 at her home. Born August 24, 1928 in Chicago, Margaret Mary is the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Eileen Agnes (Malone) Haffner. She was raised in Chicago, attended Little Flower Grammar School and graduated from Mercy High School. On June 14, 1952, Margaret Mary married the love...
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Margaret Mary Dooling

August 24, 1928 - January 11, 2017

Margaret Mary "Bubs" Dooling (nee Haffner) of Homer Glen, passed away peacefully, January 11, 2017 at her home. Born August 24, 1928 in Chicago, Margaret Mary is the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Eileen Agnes (Malone) Haffner. She was raised in Chicago, attended Little Flower Grammar School and graduated from Mercy High School. On June 14, 1952, Margaret Mary married the love of her...
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Antonette Tuttle

January 22, 1955 - January 7, 2017

Antonette Tuttle, (nee Leone) age 61; Beloved wife and best friend of Howard (Bill) Tuttle for 36 years, passed peacefully January 7, 2017, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Devoted mother of Kristina Tuttle, Scott (Lindsay) Tuttle and Joseph (fiancée Kelly Christensen) Tuttle; beloved daughter of the late Donato & Lucia Leone; cherished sister of Marianne (Michele)...
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Dolores Shimek

September 19, 1932 - January 5, 2017

Dolores was born on September 19, 1932 in Oak Park, Illinois and passed away at home at age 84, on January 5, 2017, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Eldon R. Shimek and her sister Mary Lou Bojan; and preceded in death by her sister Nancy Foster. Loving mother of Lucille Rose (Jonathan) Catt, Fredrick James (Lynn) Shimek, Diane Marilyn (Gerald) Aurenz and...
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Harold E. JOHNSON

September 7, 1924 - January 4, 2017

Harold E. Johnson, U.S. Navy WWII Vet., age 92, passed away peacefully January 4, 2017. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Aileen J. (nee Magnuson) Johnson; Loving father of Craig (Mary Beth) Johnson; Cherished grandfather of Erik and David Johnson; Visitation Saturday 1:00 P.M. at the Orland Funeral Home, 9900 W. 143rd St., until time of service at 3:00 P.M. Visitation Friday January 13,...
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Madeline M. Gadomski

May 23, 1928 - December 25, 2016

Madeline M. Gadomski age 88 (nee Albrecht) beloved wife of the late Edward V. Gadomski. Loving mother of Cindi(Ron) Polickey, Sandra(Mike) Minervini and Susan(Phil) Domagalski. Loving gram of Jayson(Caroline) Polickey, Nicole(Jeff) Swallow, Michael, LCDR U.S. Navy(Laura) Minervini, Jayme(Larry) Shipman, Allyson(Glenn) Hudy, Stephen(Mariana) Domagalski, Ross(Ashley) Minervini, Beth(Russell, LCDR U...
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Sharon S. Trella

August 31, 1959 - December 24, 2016

Sharon “Sue” Trella age 57, beloved wife of George H. Trella. Loving mother of Jammie Robertson, Jim Trella and Jordan Trella. Dear daughter of the late Charles Robertson and Carol Sue Grossclose. Loving sister of Karen Kahl-Bretz, Charles “Pete” Robertson, Dora “Dorie” Robertson, Mary “Missy” Miller and Mark “Chop” Palmo. Fond sister-in...
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Jean V. Jackstis

May 22, 1928 - December 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Gregory Gaal

October 22, 1925 - December 23, 2016

Gregory Gaal, age 91, native of Hungary. Beloved husband of Eileen (nee Murphy); loving father of Gloria (Larry) Karnes, Georgina (former spouse, Orlando Insignares) Gaal, Stephen Gregory (the late Maria), Roseann Kwak, Eileen (the late George Cruz) Harper, Gregory Patrick Gaal and Bernadette (Billy) Smith; cherished grandfather of Sean Gaal, Spring, Danielle and Jordan, Kara (her father Kenny)...
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Bobby Fay Warsaw

June 18, 1928 - December 22, 2016

Warsaw, Bobby Fay age 88 of Lockport, passed away peacefully December 22, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Bob is survived by his loving family; children, Raquel (late David) Cichy, Susan, Robert A., Thomas (Karin Carlson), Jeffery (Caryn), Patricia (Richard) McGrath, and Kenneth Warsaw; sister-in-law to Helen Escobedo; grandchildren, Michael (Kyndall) and David Cichy, Kaley and Jaclyn...
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Barbara Caroline Schmeltzer

August 2, 1913 - December 22, 2016

Barbara Caroline Schmeltzer, age 103, Beloved wife of the late August Schmeltzer. Loving mother of Richard (Dorothy), Barbara Forbes, Nancy (Phil) Randall. Proud grandmother to Diane (Harvey), Debra (Antonio), David (Donna), Dawn, Lisa (Joe), Tracy (Dale), Jaime (Wade). Cherished great grandmother of Jennifer, Amanda, David, Jake, Hannah, Mary, Joshua, Jason, Emily, Sammi, Tyler, Olivia,...
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Victor F. Banga

October 19, 1943 - December 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Edward S. Lapinski

August 7, 1932 - December 16, 2016

Edward S. Lapinski, age 84. U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Korean War, Purple Heart Recipient. Beloved husband of the late Magdalene K. (nee Fornero); loving father of the late Edward A. and the late David G. (Luann) Lapinski and Katherine D. Grubbs and Carl D. Wass; cherished grandfather of Laura, Daniel and Michelle; proud great grandfather of Kailyn and Addison; retired member of Pipefitters Union...
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Joseph J. McGinnis

March 5, 1936 - December 14, 2016

Joseph J. McGinnis, Sr., 80, beloved husband of Alice A, nee Yerkovich; devoted father of Joseph Jr. (Tracy), Scott (Karen), Christopher (Peggy), and Brad McGinnis and Jennifer (Kevin) Neville; proud grandfather of Colleen, Erin, Kelly, Ryan, Connor, Joseph, Amy, Aidan and Molly McGinnis and Megan, Allison, Shannon and Holly Neville; loving brother of Judith (Donald) Werner, Amy McGinnis and...
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Clarence Lubben

December 1, 1927 - December 13, 2016

Clarence “Bud” Lubben, age 89. Beloved husband of the late Gloria Osberg-Lubben(nee Buttron). Loving father of Suzanne (Michael) Sharrock, Thomas (Terry Surowy) Lubben, Mary (Ed Zotti) Lubben, Barbara Lubben, R. Joseph (Griselda Rondon) Lubben, Larry Osberg and the late Daniel (Connie Krashoc) Lubben. Loving grandfather of Lisa (Darin) Glasser, Daniel Lubben, Ryan, Ani, and Andrew...
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Sunee Puranasopar

March 30, 1918 - December 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Keith Arthur Bailie

February 23, 1947 - December 11, 2016

Keith Arthur Bailie, age 69, of Murphy, NC, formerly of Oak Lawn and Anchorage, AK, passed away at home on December 11 after a courageous battle with cancer. Keith is survived by daughter Kerin, sons Christopher and Ken, granddaughter Autumn Gilies, grandson Sean, brother Jim (Candace) and several cousins and nephews. Loving companion of Christine Fanelli. Preceded in death by beloved wife...
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Betty Tenorio

December 14, 1938 - December 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, OAK LAWN, IL.
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Betty Tenorio

December 14, 1938 - December 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Patricia A. Tyrakowski

June 13, 1952 - December 6, 2016

Patricia A. Tyrakowski (nee Ryan) age 64, beloved wife of Erwin. Loving mother of Bill(Tracey) Tyrakowski, Tricia(Patrick) O’Lena and Jim(Delaney) Tyrakowski. Cherished grandmother of Mason, Shannon, Allison, Caitlin, Lily, Skyler, Cooper and the late Avery Jane. Proud daughter of the late Bill and Margaret Ryan. Dear sister of Terry(Suzanne) Ryan and Larry(Darlene) Ryan. Fond aunt of many...
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Nancy J. Witt

June 4, 1952 - December 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, OAK LAWN, IL.
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Rose Mary Jadwick

June 16, 1935 - November 24, 2016

Rose Mary Jadwick (nee Lombardo) age 81; Beloved wife of Joseph Jadwick; Loving mother of Karen (Paul) Kappel, Mark (Eilene) and the late Joseph Jadwick; Cherished grandmother of Sarah and Joseph Kappel; Proud daughter of the late John and Mary Lombardo (nee Silvestri); Dear sister of the late Angeline (the late Ernest) Feura, Frances (the late James) Fatigati, Phyllis Holt and Angelo Lombardo;...
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George H. Dempsey

November 22, 1938 - November 22, 2016

George H. Dempsey age 78, beloved husband of Henrietta (nee Pierik). Loving father of George(Erin) Dempsey, Carleen(Dave) Kadela and Anita(John) Ryan. Proud papa of Nicholas Kadela, Danielle Dempsey and Jack Dempsey. Papa of 3 grand dogs Payton, Taylor and Ginger. George worked for the Village of Oak Lawn for 40 years and was a member of the Oak Lawn Volunteer Fire Department. He played in a...
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Patricia A. Cavanaugh

May 31, 1955 - November 10, 2016

Patricia A. Cavanaugh (nee Collopy) age 61; Loving mother of Bridget and James Cavanaugh; Cherished grandmother of Aidan; Proud daughter of the late James and Alice Collopy; Dear sister of Christina (Bruce) Mackie, Robert Collopy, Mary Collopy and the late Kathleen Collopy; Fond aunt of Heather (Mark) Buethe, Travis (Lee Ann) Mackie, Karyn (Andrew) Prendergast and Robyn (Wes) Kuhn; Loved by many...
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Elaine T. Braasch

October 15, 1931 - November 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, OAK LAWN, IL.
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Elbert L. Spencer

July 8, 1920 - November 3, 2016

Dr. Elbert Louis Spencer was born July 8th 1920 in Carrollton, Alabama, the first of three children born to the late Rev. Andrew Rush Spencer and Nora Staples Spencer. His two siblings (Herbert and Ruth) preceded him in death. Dr. Spencer received Christ early in life at Pine Grove Baptist Church under the pastorate of his Uncle Rev. Nathan Brooks. He was very active in Sunday school, and...
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Ron Marshall

October 25, 1938 - October 29, 2016

Ron Marshall, age 78; Loving son of the late Pat and Mary Biedakiewicz; Dear brother of Carol-Ann LeMay; Fond cousin of many. Visitation Sunday 1 to 6 P.M.; Funeral Service Sunday 5:00 P.M. at the Orland Funeral Home, 9900 W. 143rd St.; Interment Private. Former teacher at Lourdes High School, avid traveler, participated in many theatrical productions and lover of animals. Please sign guestbook...
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Vernon J. Sommer

June 14, 1924 - October 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Orland Funeral Home, ORLAND PARK, IL.
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Lillian Ramona KERN

May 31, 1927 - October 23, 2016

Lillian Ramona Kern (nee Blake) age 89. Beloved wife of the late Clarence; loving mother of Mark Kern and Carolyn Kern; cherished grandmother of Jennifer (William) Suchecki-McKernan and Mark (Maria) Richter; adoring great grandma of Crystal and Christian and Evelynn and Ivan. Past member of the Moose Lodge. Memorial gathering Monday 9:30am-11:30am. Memorial Service at 11:30am. Inurnment Abraham...
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Charles W. Smoots

April 21, 1929 - October 22, 2016

Charles Smoots of Oak Lawn, IL went to eternal rest on October 22, 2016. Chuck was a man of strong character and humility, a patriot, and a devout Christian. Charles is survived by Jean, his wife of 63 years, his daughters Ellen (Timothy) Pearson, Beth (James) McClanahan, and Amy (Anthony) Ogarek, and his grandchildren Eric, Matthew, Sven, Pierce, Anne, Andrew and Alec. A celebration of life...
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Cecelia M. Mahler

November 18, 1919 - October 20, 2016

Cecelia M. Mahler (nee Broznowski) age 96, beloved wife of the late Arnold A. Mahler Sr. Loving mom of Arnold A. Jr. and Brian E. Mahler. Proud grandma of Christopher and Jason Mahler. Cherished great grandma of Allison and Jacob. Dear sister of Robert(Gwen) and the late Edward(the late Irma) Broznowski. Visitation Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at the Orland Funeral Home...
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Pauline A. Leyerle

April 22, 1930 - October 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, OAK LAWN, IL.
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Gary A. Gleason

July 2, 1942 - October 7, 2016

Gary A. Gleason, age 74; Beloved husband of Beverly Gleason (nee Jensen): Loving father of Michael (Debbie) Gleason and the late Timmy Gleason; Cherished grandfather of Anthony Gleason; Dear friend of the late Joyce Rupp. Retired employee of the C.T.A. and General Manager of the Riverside & Great Northern Preservation Railway And Museum, Wisconsin Dells. In lieu of flowers donations to the...
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Durward E. Fagan

August 8, 1911 - October 4, 2016

Durward E. Fagan age 105, Beloved husband of the late Edna G. (nee Murrell). Loving father to Nancy F. (Donald) Hammel and the late James R. and Deborah Fagan. Proud grandpa of Jennifer (Eddie) Gonzalez, Phillip (Mary) Hammel, JoAnne Daum, Edward and Beckie Fagan. Great grandpa of Michael, Jimmy, Scotty, Rose, Adisan, Parker, Bodie and great great grandpa of Lilyanna and Spencer. Owner of S.G....
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Nellie M. LaMantia

July 26, 1914 - September 28, 2016

Nellie LaMantia, age 102 (nee Salluca) Beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Peter, John (Judy), Paul (Cheryl Johnson), Joseph (Merridee) and Teri (Joseph) Thomas ; cherished grandmother of Tammy Thomas, Toni Pellegrino, Tracie (Vince) Butera, Coco (Saylan) Lukas, Annysa LaMantia, Nadia (Genti Vrapi) LaMantia, Jason LaMantia, Eli LaMantia and Kimmy LaMantia; adoring great grandmother...
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Delores A. Vavrina

May 29, 1931 - September 25, 2016

Delores Vavrina, age 85 passed away on Saturday, September 24th surrounded by her loving family. Delores was predeceased by her loving husband Walter Vavrina, brother Stephen Nardi, and sister Rita Nardi. Her survivors include her beloved daughter Janis Barrick, and her two beloved sons James (Linda) Vavrina and Richard (Eileen) Vavrina. She will be dearly missed by six loving grandchildren;...
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David Mark Cichy

December 19, 1953 - September 22, 2016

David Mark Cichy passed away at Edwards Hospital on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the age of 62 due to complications from Lung Cancer.David was preceded in death by his loving parents: Helen D. & Gerald F Cichy (Yucis ) and mother in- law Raquel Warsaw, Uncle Joe & Aunt Shirley White (Yucis), Uncle Joe Yucis.David is survived by his loving family; His wife-Raquel Cichy, son Michael ...
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Dolores P. Kane

March 28, 1920 - September 22, 2016

Dolores P. Kane (nee Slizewski) age 96. Beloved wife of the late James; loving mother of Bonnie (Chuck) Connor and the late James Kane Jr; cherished grandmother of Michael (Danielle) Connor, Sandra (Kevin) Kraemer and Susan (Rheanna) Connor; adoring great-grandmother of Matthew and Ben Kraemer. Visitation Tuesday, 9:30am – 11am at Zimmerman-Sandeman Funeral Home 5200 W. 95th Street to St....
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Arthur F. Ender

May 4, 1919 - September 22, 2016

Art Ender passed away peacefully in his home early Thursday morning, September 22nd, at the grand age of 97 years old. He was a kind and gentle man and will be missed dearly. He was most proud of his family, and also his service in the U.S. Marine Corp, having served our country during World War II in the Pacific. He met Millie in Chicago, a farm girl from Irene, South Dakota and they married...
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Ethel P. Maul

October 2, 1916 - September 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, OAK LAWN, IL.
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George E. Pollitt

July 23, 1923 - September 16, 2016

George E. Pollitt, age 93, U.S. Army WWII Vet.; Late of Palos Park, IL, formerly of the East Side of Chicago, IL. Born July 23, 1923, Passed away September 16, 2016 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband and best friend of Esther Pollitt (nee Lopez) for 70 years; Loving father of Donna (Jim) Morsovillo, Debbie (Joe) Howard, Dawn (Bob) Getzloff, Denise (Mike) Onderwater, the late Johnny and...
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Evangeline Walshon

February 24, 1920 - September 14, 2016

Evangeline Walshon (nee Pierce). Beloved wife of the late Alec. Loving mother of Barbara (late Bill) Briggs, Bob (late Paula) Walshon, Kenneth (Kathy) Walshon, and the late Norman and Buster Walshon. Proud grandmother to Pam (Gerry), Timothy, Tom, Gail, Michelle, Jeanette, Michael, Krissy, & Kenneth Jr.. Cherished great grandmother of 12. Dear sister to Louise Lovrich and the late Edward,...
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Aileen K. Stein

June 28, 1986 - September 9, 2016

Aileen K. Stein age 30, beloved daughter of the late Patrick A. and Jill E. (nee Witting) Stein. Cherished mommy of Sierra and Savannah. Loving sister of Jessica Stein and Chris(Kellie) Stein. Loving aunt of Alyssa and Lexi. Fond niece of many aunts and uncles and a dear cousin of many.
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