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Jose A. Castaneda

June 15, 1962 - January 20, 2015

Beloved husband of Blanca nee Martinez, loving father of David (Gambrielle) Castaneda, Vanessa Castaneda and Anthony Castaneda, devoted grandfather of Anthony Wallace Jr., Zion Vargas and Amadeus Dali Castaneda, cherished son of Aida nee Martinez and the late Isaias Castaneda, dear brother of Juan Francisco Castaneda, Faustino Castaneda, Paula Valadez, Angela Ramirez, David Castaneda, Alejandrina...
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Cynthia P. Gierman

October 13, 1946 - January 17, 2015

Cynthia P. Gierman nee Lizak, 68, of Coal City, formerly of Matteson and Frankfort, beloved wife of the late Calvin, loving mother of Elizabeth (Michael) Ellis and Jennifer (Raymond) Sheehan, cherished grandmother of Robin, Calvin, Austin, Sarah, Katie and Maggie, dear sister of Robert (Tana) Lizak and Gregory (Claudia) Lizak.
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John J. Rump

January 8, 1930 - January 15, 2015

John. J. Rump, 85. Loving uncle of Judith Thomas, the late Thomas Rump, Nancy Gallaher, Jean Tatar, Robert Nielsen, the late Rosemary Kleinpaste and Sharon Roemer, devoted great uncle of Ryan and Caitlin, Kristen and Keven, Matt and Kristen, dear great great uncle of four. Beloved brother of the late Thomas (late Caryle) Rump and Rose Mary (the late Robert) Nielsen. John was a US Army veteran...
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Carl H. Sterzel

September 30, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Carl H. Sterzel, 91, of Blue Island. Beloved husband of the late June nee Roll, loving father of Carl (Charlene), devoted grandfather of Christina and Carl Jr., dear brother of the late Louise Watland. WWII Army veteran, formerly employed by Watlands Camera of Blue Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Ev. Community Church of Blue Island, greatly appreciated.
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Kenneth Francis Snuckel

June 21, 1926 - January 3, 2015

Kenneth is the beloved husband of Michele A. nee Eken. The couple were united in marriage August 22, 1965. He is the loving father of Kimberly, Linda, Terrie and Tammie, the cherished grandfather of ten and proud great grandfather of five. Kenneth was proceeded in death by nine siblings, Alice, Norma, Maxine, Chester, William, Edward, Albert, Jack and Robert. Kenneth was formerly employed by the...
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Jose Ma Ochoa Cisneros

August 2, 1956 - December 31, 2014

Loving father of Liliana Elizabeth Ochoa and Jose Alejandro Ochoa, proud grandfather of Valeria Torres Ochoa and Jairo Torres Ochoa, ex-husband of Evelia Carrillo, dear son of Abel and Maria Ochoa, fond brother of Rosalina Ochoa, Maria Martha Ochoa, Esperanza Ochoa, Elias Ochoa and Abel Ochoa. Memorial donations to St. Donatus Church greatly appreciated.
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Marion L. Zeimetz

December 17, 1924 - December 25, 2014

Marion L. Zeimetz nee Watt, 90, of Blue Island, beloved wife of the late Edward M., loving mother of Edward, Gregory (Kathleen), the late Arthur and Mary (Donald) McGovern, cherished grandmother of eight, dear sister of the late Arthur. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Cancer Society greatly appreciated.
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Earl E. "Tom" Burnett

February 2, 1933 - December 25, 2014

Earl E. "Tom" Burnett, 81, of Blue Island. Good friend and ex-husband of the late Aurora Y. "Rory" nee Maki, loving father of Tom (Cheryl), Judy (Mike) Albon, Julie (Dave) Benedetto, Jim (Ruby), Sue (Jim) Lambros and Joe. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer, David, Kristie, Jessica, Joshua, Nicholas, Mackenzie, Pierce, Austin, Tyler and Kylie, dear brother of Esther Glecier, Alvin and the late Joyce...
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Samantha Nicole Trejo

December 30, 1985 - December 24, 2014

Beloved wife of Henry Trejo, devoted mother of Rolando Jesus Calderone, Cristian Alejando Trejo and Gabriella Marie Trejo. Adored dauther of Cheryl Jansen and Michael Hall. Cherished sister of Jason Hall and Aaron Hall.
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Ladislao Lagunas

May 3, 1947 - December 24, 2014

Beloved husband of Josefina nee Orozco, loving father of Karina Lagunas, proud grandfather of Destiny Mendoza and Zein Abulaila, dear brother and uncle of many. Ladislao has been a resident of Blue Island since 1973, he was formerly employed by St. Francis Hospital/MetroSouth Medical Center.
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David J. St. Aubin

September 12, 1950 - December 23, 2014

David J. St. Aubin, 64, of Blue Island. Beloved father of Katherine E. (Tobin Kalkowski) St. Aubin.Dear brother of Mary Anne (Bob) Rottmann, Leo (Debbie), Denise (John) Lewis, the late Phil (Marilyn), the late Claudette and the late Robert (Cindy), loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. True and devoted friend of many. David was formerly employed by Praxair, Inc and Union Carbide. David had...
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Jane A. Konsoer

August 11, 1934 - December 23, 2014

Jane A. Konsoer nee Schaumburg, 80, of Blue Island. Beloved wife of the late Marshall G., loving mother of the late Michael (Leslie) and Peggy Norton, cherished grandmother of Melissa (Kevin) Cleary, Alison (Daniel) Winnie and Brittany. Proud great grandmother of Makena, Conner, Colin and Charlotte. Dear sister of Jerry (Marlene) and the late Joan (late Jim) Kletzke and the late Susan Sheehan...
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Patricia M. Ford

February 18, 1928 - December 23, 2014

Patricia M. Ford nee Gebert, 86, of Blue Island, passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Beloved wife of the late James R., devoted mother of thirteen, Marianne, Della, the late Margie, Janis, Ruth, Carol, Eddie, Joyce, Charlie the late Billy, Frank, Rodger and Laura, proud grandma of twenty-seven, great grandma of forty-one and great great grandma of five, sister-in-law of...
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Robert "Jake" Jacobson, Sr.

November 14, 1924 - December 20, 2014

Beloved husband of Elizabeth L. nee Tegels. Loving father of Bob (Nancy) Jacobson Jr., Ricky (Diane) Jacobson, Mark Balnius, Julie Draves, Peter Balnius and Paul Balnius, devoted grandfather of Becky (Mark) Munsinger, Eric Jacobson, Jennie Jacobson, Jillian (Tim) Maes, Nicole Jacobson, the late Mark Balnius Jr., Michael Balnius, Spencer Balnius, Elliott Balnius, Natalie Balnius and Emily Balnius...
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Alfredo G. Zamora

January 1, 1924 - December 19, 2014

Alfredo is the beloved husband of Eliberta nee Flores, he is the loving father of Antonio Zamora, Alfredo (Angela) Zamora Jr., the late Roberto Zamora, Maria Cruz (Maurilio) Cristerna, Rosa (Eliazar) Licea, Gloria (Victor) Castillo and Leticia Zamora. He is the devoted grandfather of Antonio Jr., Enrique, Carlos, Ana, Rosario, Maria Ines, Jose, Ricardo,Lorena, Zulma, Vanessa, Roberto Jr.,...
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Kathe E. Webster

October 23, 1936 - December 3, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Webster, who passed away January 28, 2014. Loving mother of Rose Webster, Richard Webster and Jerry Webster, dear sister of Ellen Huber, Anita Rostock, Inge Rostock and Rosemarie Kraus. Kathe enjoyed gardening and she was formerly employed as a nurse. Memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN or PAWS greatly appreciated.
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Leonard R. Olson

July 10, 1941 - December 2, 2014

The Southwest Michigan Wine Trail has lost a giant today with news of the untimely passing of Leonard Olson, 73, owner and operator of Baroda Founders Wine Cellar. Olson died unexpectedly the evening of December 2, 2014. The rest of the industry, family and friends are in shock over the sudden loss of a man who earned the right to use the word Founder in his corporate name. Len was a Chicago...
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Clinton "Donald" Peters, Sr.

October 5, 1928 - November 27, 2014

Clinton "Donald" Peters Sr., 86, of Dolan Springs, Arizona, formerly of Blue Island. He is survived by five children, many grandchildren and his brother Leland Peters. Clinton was a WWII Army veteran and was formerly employed by the City of Blue Island in the water department.
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Robert M. Stone

March 7, 1953 - November 26, 2014

Robert M. Stone, 61, of Lexington, Kentucky, formerly of Blue Island. Beloved son of the late George R. Stone Sr. and the late Antoinette nee Cappiello. Cherished brother of Mark D. (Angie) Stone, George R. (Janell) Stone Jr., David W. Stone and Mary Kay (Carl) Hogblom. Loving uncle of Bob (Patti), Carl Joe, Danielle, Mary (Tom), David Jr., Michael, Tera (Jamey) and the late Christina. Formerly...
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Harold L. Wandersen

March 4, 1943 - November 26, 2014

Harold L. Wandersen, 71, of Blue Island. Loving father of Jeffrey (Pam) Wandersen, Kimberly (Goran) Hristov and the late Michael Wandersen, proud grandfather of Mia Hristov, Adam Hristov and Charlie Hristov, dear brother of Doris Young, Patricia Ashley, Linda Schultz and Sharon Wandersen. Harold was a United States Army veteran and formerly employed as a Cook County Sheriff. In lieu of flowers,...
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Frank "Silver Fox" Nichols

December 15, 1927 - November 25, 2014

Frank "Silver Fox" Nichols, 86, of Chicago Heights, beloved husband of the late Marion nee Lindberg, loving father of Kurt, dear brother of Harry. United States Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Enjoyed fishing, dancing, boating, gardening, and spending quality time with his son, family and friends. Member Local 476 Motion Picture Studio Mechanics and Local 13 Carpenters Union....
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Gertrude E. Cihlar

May 13, 1930 - November 25, 2014

Gertrude E. Cihlar nee Bahr, 84, of Blue Island. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth P., loving mother of Dennis, Tammy, William, Gregory and the late Fredrick, devoted grandmother of Martin Jr., Kenneth, Jordi and Jesse, proud great grandmother of Tony, Adam, Alex, Ryan , Aidan, Sandra and Marcus, cherished sister of Barbara Craighead. Gertrude was formerly employed by IL Bell in Blue Island as...
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Thomas J. Nietupski, D.D.S.

November 2, 1936 - November 24, 2014

Thomas J. Nietupski D.D.S., 78, formerly of West Pullman and Decatur, IL, beloved brother of Joan (late Joseph) Slotwinski and Virginia (late Lawrence) Topolski, dear step-father of Mark, Michael and Kathy, loving friend of Raymond Nowak and Donald Boroian, cherished uncle and cousin of many.
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Joseph E. Wright

March 6, 1935 - November 22, 2014

Joseph E. Wright, 79, of Blue Island, beloved husband of Gloria nee Madrigal, loving father of Susan Wright, Maria Jo Mixon, Alicia Pattenaude, Gina Cordero and Anthony Cordero, devoted grandfather of Megan, Joey and Zachary, proud great grandfather of Aubrey, dear brother of Paul, the late Gerald, Marilou McCarthy, the late Michael and James, fond uncle and great uncle of many. US Air Force...
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Edward M. Zeimetz

July 9, 1924 - November 20, 2014

Edward M. Zeimetz, 90, of Blue Island, beloved husband of Marion L. nee Watt, loving father of Edward, Gregory (Kathleen), the late Arthur and Mary (Donald) McGovern, proud grandfather of eight, dear brother of the late George and the late Martin. WWII Army veteran, member Local #753 Milk Drivers Union, former employee and volunteer at St. Walter Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Dennis R. Will

November 13, 1946 - November 7, 2014

Dennis R. Will, 67, of Blue Island, husband of the late Patricia, father of Christopher (Angel) Will, grandfather of four, son of the late Robert J. Will and Pearl nee Carr, brother of Corinne (Erick) Hoffert. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Salem Ev. Lutheran Church, 12951 S. Maple Ave., Blue Island, IL 60406, greatly appreciated.
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Gregory Dewayne Blackburn

November 9, 1948 - October 31, 2014

Gregory Dewayne Blackburn, 65, of Blue Island, beloved father of John Blackburn and Christian K. Blackburn, dear brother of the late Bernie (Rita) Blackburn, Leonard "Skip" (Kathy) Blackburn, Deanna (Dominic) Marnell, Paul (Orysia) Blackburn, Jeff Blackburn, Anita (Tom) Nowak, Myra (Leonard) Rosas and Marlene (Bob) Veleta, special friend of Terry and Carl Toering and fond stepfather of John Skop....
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Andrew L. Knoell

July 19, 1941 - October 20, 2014

Andrew L. Knoell, 73, of Blue Island, Religion Teacher at Brother Rice High School for eighteen years. Beloved partner of Earl Summers, cherished son of the late Laurie and the late Mary Ellen Knoell, dear brother of the late Jerry (Susie) and Maryann (the late Corky) Wagner, loving uncle of four nephews and three nieces. Memorial donations to Brother Rice High School: Andrew L. Knoell Memorial...
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Joan A. Grozav

April 18, 1935 - October 19, 2014

Joan A. Grozav nee Unyi, 79, of Calumet Park. Beloved wife of the late Valentine Grozav, who passed away September 13, 2014. She is the loving mother of Glenn Grozav and David Grozav. Joan is the dear sister of William E. Unyi and James W. Unyi (Melinda). She is the dear aunt of Cathy Hanson, Carol Unyi, William J. Unyi and Christine Unyi and the great aunt of Andrew, Michael, William and Sydney....
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John R. Thompson

April 19, 1933 - October 18, 2014

John R. Thompson, 81, of Blue Island, formerly of Chicago. Cherished son of the late Robert J. Thompson and the late Kathleen "Kit" nee Scanlon. Dear brother of James and the late LaVerne, Robert Jr., William, Eugene, Mary and Kenneth. Most beloved uncle of Margaret Hillyard and Mary Kay Strasser. Former employee of Illinois Department of Transportation and the Union Stockyard.
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Armando C. Tellez, Sr.

November 5, 1934 - October 16, 2014

Armando C. Tellez Sr., 79, of Alsip. Beloved husband of Santa nee Martinez, loving father of Armando Jr., David, Zelda (Luis) Moreno and Wanda Tellez, fond father in law of Andrew Nelson, devoted grandfather of Janel, Craig, Yvonne, Samantha, Tiffany, Jacob and Gianna, proud great grandfather of Jordan, London, Alexander and Brooklyn, dear brother of Victoria, Beatrice, Rudolfo, Oscar, Gloria,...
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Barbara J. Mentz

June 16, 1937 - October 16, 2014

Barbara J. Mentz, 77, of Channahon, formerly of Country Club Hills, beloved wife of Donald E. Mentz, loving mother of Linda Smith (Mark Rethelford) and Sandra (Michael) Austin, devoted grandmother of Christopher (Ashley) and Erica Austin, proud great grandmother of Grady, Cohen, Arielle and Ainsley. Barbara was formerly employed in the Human Resources office of Panduit Corporation. She was a...
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Michael J. Siemion

September 29, 1952 - October 13, 2014

Michael J. Siemion, 62, of Tinley Park, formerly of Blue Island. Cherished partner of Catherine Adamski, devoted father of Jeanna Siemion and Nicole Siemion, beloved son of Colette Ulaskas and the late Donald Siemion, dear brother of Tom Ballatore, Don Siemion and Ron Siemion. Michael was a United States Army veteran. He was formerly employed as a boilermaker and a member of International...
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Maria Gutierrez

March 24, 1923 - October 9, 2014

Maria Gutierrez, 91, of Blue Island, formerly of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Jose Gutierrez, who passed away December 27, 2006. Loving mother of Andrea Viramontes, Celina Villalpando, Hilda Cordova, Jose G. Gutierrez, Jose M. Gutierrez, Anabel Heredia, Hilda Villalobos, Adela Zamora and the late Eva Ponce, devoted grandmother and great grandmother of many, dear sister of Jesus Martinez and...
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Harold V. Mislich

March 28, 1922 - October 8, 2014

Harold V. Mislich, 92, lifelong resident of Blue Island. Beloved husband of the late Eleanore nee Facko, who passed Feb. 8, 1995. Loving father of Jeff (Darlene), Greg and Sue (Bob) D'Ercole. Devoted grandfather of Jennie, Stacy, Rachael, Blair, Ele, Tammy, Darlene, Carrie and the late James. Cherished great grandfather of 9. Dear friend of the Hallahan family. Fond brother of the late John,...
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Cesaria Quinones Lechuga

September 5, 1916 - October 1, 2014

Cesaria Quinones Lechuga, 98, of Blue Island, formerly of Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, Mexico. Beloved wife of the late Luis, loving mother of Javier (Emilia), Rafaela (Juvencio) Barraza, Jesus (late Annetta), Guadalupe (Benjamin) Torrez, Luis (Graciela), Adan (Socorro), Gloria (Alfredo) Lechuga, Samuel (Maria), Rosalinda (Hermengildo) Meraz and Lucilla (Jeus) Sanchez, devoted grandmother,...
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Irene P. Pajak

July 18, 1926 - September 29, 2014

Irene P. Pajak nee Biskup, 88, of Blue Island, beloved wife of the late Walter, loving mother of Maryann (the late Michael) Sasek, the late Susan Peter, David, Daniel (Ruth), Sophie (Mike) Bartak and Timothy (Cynthia), devoted grandmother of thirteen, cherished great grandmother of twenty-three, proud great great grandmother of one, dear sister of the late Carol Blanusha, Gladys Gerstenkorn,...
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Theodore "Ted" J. Hasier

February 14, 1936 - September 27, 2014

Theodore "Ted" J. Hasier, 78, of Blue Island, beloved husband of the late Shirley H. nee Thorell, loving father of Michael, Thomas (Barbara), Theodore (Jessika) and Mandy, devoted grandfather of Jillian, Michael, Helena and Teddy, dear brother of Joseph and the late Josephine Intribus and Genevieve Dertz. Ted was a US Army veteran serving in Korea and a former employee of CSX Railroad for almost...
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Joyce E. Pratt

March 31, 1930 - September 22, 2014

Joyce E. Pratt nee Burnett, 84, of Coral Springs, FL, formerly of Blue Island. Beloved wife of the late Donald K. Pratt, loving mother of Greg (Laura) Pratt, Susan (Bill) DePyssler, Debbie (Joe) Martino, Valori (Eric) Lounsberry, Nancy (David) Coda, Jeffery (Emily) Pratt and Chris Pratt. Devoted grandmother of sixteen, proud great grandmother of three. Dear sister of Tom Burnett, Esther Glecier...
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Gertrude A. Maerz

June 11, 1926 - September 21, 2014

Gertrude A. Maerz nee Erdmann, 88, of Tinley Park, formerly of Blue Island, beloved wife of Karl S., loving mother of Barbara Maerz, Karl B. (late Dawn) and Michael R. (Suzanne), devoted grandmother of Erich, Elizabeth and Emelia, dear sister of the late Annemarie Kulbatzki, the late Cilli Huhn, the late Christel Fisahn, Benno Erdmann, Dorothee Uhlig and Waltraud Wiemer.
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Carol M. Sehlke

February 1, 1933 - September 19, 2014

Loving mother of Bonnie Hogblom and Carl (Mary Kay) Hogblom. Devoted loving grandmother of Bob (Patti) Plahm Jr., Carl Hogblom Jr. and Danielle Hogblom, cherished great grandmother of Andrew and Trey Plahm. Dear sister of the late Dale Potosky.
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Valentine A. Grozav

September 21, 1932 - September 13, 2014

Beloved husband of Joan nee Unyi, loving father of Glenn Grozav and David Grozav. Dear brother of the late Sylvia (Stanley) Swalec, Roseann Tychewicz and Dorothy Manus. Valentine was currently employed by Calumet Township, he was a retired employee of Rheem. Valentine was a United States Air Force veteran, and a member of the American Legion Post 2910.
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David P. Ruehl

April 13, 1929 - September 8, 2014

Beloved husband of Ruth M. nee Angelo, loving father of Dan (Debbie) Ruehl, Nancy (Mike) Waszak and Betsy (Dave) Jannush, devoted grandfather of Nelly and Emma Ruehl, Christina, Tim and Jonathan Waszak and Hannah, Chloe and Luke Jannush. David was formerly employed by Commonwealth Edison for forty-eight years. He was a member of the IL National Guard, serving for a total of nine years. David was...
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Robert C. Schroeder

April 16, 1939 - September 6, 2014

Robert was the beloved husband of the late Jean nee Kysiak, loving father of Christine (Christopher) Ramos and Jennifer Schroeder, devoted grandfather of Kenny (Johnna), Allison, Kyle, Christopher, Juliana, Adam (Michelle), Dylan, Cheyenne, Mario and Anthony, proud great grandfather of Macie, dear bother of Richard (Janet) and the late William (Josephine), fond brother-in-law of Mary Ann and the...
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Frederick E. Schoenbohm

January 6, 1932 - September 1, 2014

Frederick E. Schoenbohm IV, 82, of Blue Island, passed from this life September 1, after a brief illness. Beloved husband of the late Carol nee Gierman, dear son of the late Rev. Frederick III and the late Lillian nee Hicks, loving brother of Dorothy (William) Rathje, cherished uncle of Jennifer Gierman Sheehan, Elizabeth Gierman Ellis and Stuart Rathje, devoted great uncle of Sarah, Calvin,...
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Frank E. DeLisa

January 16, 1945 - September 1, 2014

Frank was a teacher, working in Chicago Public Schools and he was a trainer of German Shepherd Guard Dogs. Frank's family were the former owners of Club DeLisa, located at 5521 S. State St.,Chicago. He is the cherished friend of Danny and Pamela Clancy and family.
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Warren A. Driese

May 7, 1940 - August 12, 2014

Warren A. Driese, 74, life long resident of Blue Island, is survived his beloved wife Mary nee Lake and his loving son Michael. He is also survived by his dear brother George (Linda) Driese and by many cherished nieces and nephews. Warren was an assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 788 and formerly employed by Bevel Granite. Warren also enjoyed fishing and hunting.
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Michael J. Trout

February 7, 1951 - August 10, 2014

Michael J. Trout, 63, of Oak Forest, formerly of Blue Island. Beloved husband of Frances C. nee Wontkowski and the late Patti L. nee Overman. Loving father of Sean (Shawna) Trout, Chris (Theresa) Thompson and Kenny (Alaine) Stokes, devoted grandfather of Kalob, Conner, Aiden, Christian and Landon, dear brother of Sandra Montgomery. Mike was an avid Chicago Bears fan, and enjoyed fishing, boating...
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Esther K. "Susie" Bernal

July 3, 1944 - August 4, 2014

Esther K. "Susie" Bernal nee Perysian, 70, of Oak Lawn. Beloved mother of Mark (Araceli) Bernal, Michael (Janet Rebacz) Bernal, Melissa (Craig) Peters and Brenda Therriault, life-long friend and former spouse of Richard Bernal, cherished grandmother of Lindsay Peters and Ashley Peters, dear sister of the late Norman Perysian, late Leonard Perysian and late Judith Perysian, half sister of Jerry...
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Carol L. Smart

January 3, 1931 - August 3, 2014

Loving aunt of Michael (Lauren) Gierman, Mark (Sue) Gierman, Pete Gierman , Dan (Dawn) Gierman and Laura (Mike) Marines. Dear sister of the late Joan (Eugene) Gierman and Shirley (Ray) Anzilotti. Carol was a United States Army veteran, serving from April 12, 1955 until April 11, 1957. She was formerly employed by CNA Insurance for thirty years. Carol was the Past President of IL Federation of...
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Sherman Armour

December 22, 1922 - August 2, 2014

His Loving Family: Sons: James Earl Jarrett (Suzette) Daughters: Gwendolyn Humphrey, Sharman Theresa Payne (Melvin), Cheryl Armour Frye (Darryl), Shelia Wynee Armour, the late Pamela Renee Jarrett Shockley †, Robin Lynn Jarrett, Dorothy Jarrett Walton (the late James JD †), Anny Jarrett Grandsons: Lorenzo Payne (Wanda), Dock Russell Humphrey, Eric Payne, Leon Payne, Phillip Payne,...
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Dorothy K. Glasby

June 3, 1927 - August 1, 2014

Dorothy Kathryn Joens Glasby, 87, formerly of Chevy Chase, Maryland, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Lexington Square Senior Living Facility in Elmhurst, IL. Mrs. Glasby was born June 3, 1927 in Blue Island, IL, the daughter of Albert H. and Anna E. Joens. She married Jonathan Perrine Glasby III on June 4, 1961 in Blue Island. He survives her. Mrs. Glasby graduated from B.I. Community...
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Lois H. Schick

June 26, 1924 - July 31, 2014

Lois H. "Susie" Schick nee Schultz, 90, life-long resident of Blue Island, beloved wife of the late Earl, loving mother of Thomas and Mary Lou, cherished grandmother of Rebecca (Jeff) Bobroff, proud great grandmother of Jackson Bobroff, dear sister of the late Arthur, fond aunt and great aunt of many.
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Vivian M. Savino

June 4, 1924 - July 20, 2014

Vivian Marie Savino nee Brady, 90, formerly of Blue Island, member Third Order of Carmelites, retired RN, Little Company of Mary and St. Francis Hospitals, passed away at her home Sunday, July 20, surrounded by her adoring family. She was born June 4, 1924. Beloved wife of 46 years of the late Henry D. Savino. Loving mother of Dr. Margaret Savino (Dr. Robert Hoopes), Anthony (Pamela) Savino,...
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Dorothy A. Busch

February 13, 1945 - July 17, 2014

Dorothy A. Busch, 69, of Crestwood, retired employee of IC/Metra RR. Beloved mother of Janice and grandmother of Nicholas. Loving sister of Audrey Munnich, Mary Busch, John Busch and the late Henrietta Skinner, Virginia Fiskow and Carl Busch Jr., dear aunt of Judy Glavas, Byron, Ken, Greg Skinner, Stephen Fiskow, Marty, Rich Munich, Carl Busch III, Patricia Maynard, Cathy Shea, John Busch Jr. and...
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Rosa A. Carbajal

February 14, 1959 - July 15, 2014

Beloved mother of Magdalena (Joseph) Parchem, Octavio Carbajal, Belinda (Jesus) Sandoval and Enoc (Denisse) Carbajal, loving grandmother of Alberto Carbajal, Joseph Parchem, Damien Carbajal, Layla Rose Parchem, Julian Sandoval, Aidan Carbajal, Armani Carbajal, Adriel Sandoval, Jaico Sandoval and Jayce Parchem, cherished daughter of Jesus Garza and Margarita nee Castillo, dear sister of Maria Del...
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Yvonne Dagenais

January 12, 1936 - July 12, 2014

Yvonne Dagenais, 78, of Blue Island, former employee of First National Bank of Chicago, beloved sister of David and the late Joan Sulzen and Carol Sutherland, loving aunt of Lynn Jaskowiak, Karen Hull, Gina Mueller, Mark Dagenais, Carl Sulzen, Paul Dagenais, Mary Alberts and the late Patrick Sutherland and Christopher Sutherland. Yvonne was a faithful member of St. Benedict Parish, serving as a...
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Marie C. Chapulis

September 29, 1923 - July 9, 2014

Marie C. Chapulis nee Mistretta, a forty-three resident of Midlothian, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. She was 90 years old. Marie was beloved wife of the late Stanley Sr., who passed away March 24, 1997, and the loving mother of Stanley Jr. and Donna (Peter) Holman and the dear sister of Caroline McGue.
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Alicia Esparza

June 28, 1940 - July 7, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Jesus V. Esparza, loving mother of Rigoberto Esparza, Leopoldo Esparza, Edmundo Esparza, Salomon Esparza, Humberto Esparza, Hugo Esparza, the late Hector Esparza and Andriana Esparza, devoted grandmother of fourteen, proud great grandmother of one, dear sister of Luis, Ofelia, Jesus, Basilia, Manuel, Javier, Horacio, Maribel, Marie and Leonel.
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Socorro Madrigal Skirnick

March 13, 1930 - July 2, 2014

Socorro Madrigal Skirnick , nee Lopez, 84 of Blue Island. Beloved wife of Theodore. Proud mother of Robert (Margaret) Madrigal, Thomas Madrigal Jr., Kenneth (Deborah) Madrigal, Steven (Robin) Madrigal and James (Tracy) Madrigal . Loving Grandmother of Robert Madrigal Jr., Margaret McGreal (Dan), Matthew (Eileen), Daniel (Tiffany), Michael, Elise and Melanie Madrigal, Christine Sawyer (Scott)...
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Carl W. Ehlers

December 27, 1927 - June 26, 2014

Carl W. Ehlers, 86, of Country Club Hills, WWII Army veteran, beloved husband of the late Alice nee VanDyck, loving father of Chris (Susan), Mark (Jill), Sheri (Vitas) Briedis, Todd, Scott (Juanita) and Jacque (Roger) Sadowski, cherished grandfather of ten, proud great grandfather of six, dear brother of late Margaret "Sis" Randol, Neil, Miles Jr. "Cookie", Millie Vrshek, late Bobby, late Charles...
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Nicolas Ferreira

January 22, 1922 - June 21, 2014

Beloved husband of Maria nee Munoz, loving father of Rosa (Mario) Galvan, Jose Ferreira and Jackie Ferreira, proud grandfather of Mario Cesar Galvan, Alexis Galvan, Christian Galvan, Vivian Ferreira, Tony Ferreira and Briana Galvan. Nicolas has been a resident of Blue Island since 1970, he was an avid baseball fan, especially the Chicago White Sox.
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Vincenza Cairo

June 8, 1922 - June 20, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Salvatore Cairo, loving mother of Anthony (JoAnn) Cairo, Joseph (Lisa) Cairo and Lena (Craig) Lindskog, devoted grandmother of Susie (Brian) Linde, Rachel (Michael) Dec, Amy (John) Sampson, the late Mark Cairo, Tony Jr. (Kristin) Cairo, Joseph Cairo, Michael Lindskog, Kristen (Glenn) DeVries and Andrew Lindskog, proud great grandmother of nine, preceded in death by six...
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Loretta M. Eken

September 24, 1922 - June 18, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Alfred Eken, who passed away in 1992, loving mother of Michele (Ken) Snuckel and the late John Eken, devoted grandmother of Kimberly, Linda, Terrie, Tammie, Thomas, Pamela and Stephanie, adored great grandmother of fourteen, proud great, great grandmother of seven, dear sister of the late Viola, Florence, Harriet, Harold and Carl. Loretta was formerly employed by St....
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Theresa Mary Young

March 4, 1957 - June 14, 2014

Theresa Mary Young nee Merriman, 57, of Crestwood, formerly of Blue Island, beloved wife of David, loving mother of Jennifer (Nicholas) Tablerion and Shawna Young, devoted grandmother of Nora Grace Young, adored sister of Mary (Ruth), Michael (Annemarie), Kevin, David (Ellie), Anne (Al) Maki, Grace (Tom) Bell, Dominic (Joy), Rita Wilson and Rebecca (Kevin) Denny, dear aunt of many nieces and...
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Aaron Earl Aregood

December 20, 1943 - June 12, 2014

Aaron E. Aregood, 70, of Alsip. Beloved husband of Rose Ann nee McCarty, loving father of Susan (late Ron) Baran, Sharon (Pat) Ewers, Valerie (late John) DeVenuto, Jennifer (John) Dorotiss and Sarah Aregood, proud grandfather of John Tate, Tim and Dan Ewers, Rosemaria and Courtney DeVenuto and Ian Dorotiss, dear brother of Barbara King and Joan Pauwels. Aaron was a veteran of the US Navy and...
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Gregorio Santellano

May 25, 1930 - June 10, 2014

Beloved husband of the late Herlinda nee Sandoval, loving father of Jose (Dana) Santellano, Cesar (Kim) Santellano, George Santellano and Gregory Santellano, devoted grandfather of John, Neftali and Mariano. Gregorio has resided in Blue Island since 1955, he was a member of St. Benedict Parish "The Circle" and a long time employee of Material Service of Thronton. In lieu of flowers, donations...
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T. Christian Krueger, Sr.

October 1, 1927 - June 9, 2014

T. Christian Krueger Sr., 86, of Blue Island, fourth generation owner and director of Krueger Funeral Home. Beloved husband of the late Pamela A. nee Isler, loving father of T. Christian Jr. (Cecilia), Kelle Kysiak (Jeffrey Kliss), R. Clayton (Christine Metros), proud grandfather of Kanon (Cheryl) Kysiak, Christian, Charles and Caitlyn. Cherished brother of the late Robert and the late...
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Rita M. Gallegos

November 30, 1942 - June 3, 2014

Beloved mother of Deborah Moreno, David Moreno, Anthony Moreno, Bridget Gallegos and Krystal (Eddie Torres) Moreno, cherished grandmother of Athena, Ashley, Paul, Vinnie, Chris, Andrea, David, Jonathan, Destiny, Isaiah, Matthew, Eddie and Joey, dear sister of John Coronado, Theresa Gonzalez, David Coronado, Magdalen Espinoza and Anita Pluta.
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Maxine M. Breo

January 15, 1937 - June 3, 2014

Maxine M. Breo nee Schwartz, 77, of Chicago. Beloved mother of Patricia (Jeff) Breo, Deborah (David) Donohue and Michelle (late Joseph) Karda, loving grandmother of 15, dear sister of Eddie and the late Doris, Lillian (Lee), Julia, and Leo. Maxine was a 45 year resident of the north side of Chicago, she was formerly employed by Walgreens.
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John C. Sanchez

May 16, 1919 - May 30, 2014

John C. Sanchez, 95, formerly of Roseland, WWII US Army veteran, beloved husband of Lupe nee Aquirre, loving father of John (Carol) Sanchez and Barbara (Hank) Ichida, devoted grandfather of Mark Sanchez and Michelle (Christopher) Duddy, proud great grandfather of Elizabeth, Michael, Jessica and Maxwell Sanchez, dear brother of Jovan Sanchez. John fought in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII and...
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Corey V. Fosnaugh

March 16, 1929 - May 29, 2014

Corey V. Fosnaugh, 85, of Alsip, formerly of Sauk Village. Beloved husband of the late Antoinette nee Cappiello, who passed away December 22, 2007. The couple were united in marriage on February 17, 1968. Cherished father of Robert M. Stone of Lexington, KY, Mark D. (Angela) Stone of Mokena, George R. (Janell) Stone of Hobart, IN, David W. Stone of Central City, LA and Mary Kay (Carl) Hogblom of...
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Louis R. Czarnecki

September 29, 1929 - May 27, 2014

Louis R. Czarnecki, 84, of Calumet Park, Navy veteran, beloved father of Charise (John) Groszek, Charlene Czarnecki, Kerry (Susan), Mark (Diane) and Melanie Valentino, devoted grandfather of Adam (Leticia) Groszek , Eric Groszek, Kerry Czarnecki Jr., Marcyanna Czarnecki, Marissa Czarnecki, Brent Valentino, Rachel (Mike) Kostal, Adrianna Valentino, Rose Valentino and Dominic Valentino, proud...
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Francisco Esparza

August 21, 1940 - May 20, 2014

Beloved husband of Sara nee Jimenez, loving father of Norma Esthela Esparza, Sara Celia (Benito) Munoz, Juana Maribel (Carlos Fernando) Macias, Ana Luisa Esparza, Jose Uriel (Hortencia Gonzalez) Esparza, Francisco Javier (Ma Del Refugio Almaraz) Esparza, Victor Avel (Doriana Flores) Esparza and Everardo Esparza, devoted grandfather of Cinthya Janelly, Irving Alejandro, Amairani Brendaly, Melisa...
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Pete C. Vasquez

December 18, 1927 - May 2, 2014

Pete C. Vasquez, 86, formerly of Blue Island, beloved husband of Julia M. nee Granados, loving father of Carlos ( Sue ), Imelda (Anthony) Alvarez, Peter (Anne), David, and the late Patricia Inman, devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Anisa, Daniel, Matthew, April, Alison, Dennis, Emily, Stevie and Jeremy, proud great grandfather of Camden, Davin, Ean, Fiora, Izabel, Haven, Madelyn, Riley, McKenzie,...
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Gilbert W. Emerson

October 18, 1954 - May 1, 2014

Gilbert W. Emerson, 59, of Blue Island, founder of Orlando's Pizza of Oak Lawn, past member Local 73, Sheet Metal Workers, beloved son of the late Wilbur and Helen nee Perlinski, loving fiancé of Barbara Meyers, cherished step-father of Megan Meyers, "Sports Buddy" of Cathy Meyers, fond nephew, cousin and friend to many and a dear friend of Bill W. and Dr. Bob.
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Eleanor Porozinski

February 14, 1924 - April 30, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Joseph, loving mother of Mary Ann (late Edward) Radwan, Thomas (Gina), Therese (Robert) Soltys and Kathy (Rick) Davitto, devoted grandmother of Carrie (Kevin) Maney, Scott Radwan, Kim (Enzo Spinelli) Radwan, Robert Soltys, John Soltys, Tracy (Bernie) Pastirik, Nicole (Edgar Aguilar) Davitto, Laura Davitto, Jennifer Soltys, Derek Porozinski, Jared Davitto and Nicholas...
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Marjorie R Greene

January 8, 1923 - April 26, 2014

Marjorie Ruth Greene nee Mager departed this earth on April 26, 2014 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her husband Yale, her parents Jacob and Ricke nee Bobzin, her brother Clarence and her sisters Marie (Paul) Byron and Ethel (Harold) Barnes, niece Barbara Barbeau and nephew Steven Doberstein. Marjorie was born on a farm in rural Frankfort but spent most of her 91 years in Blue...
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Fred J. Fashingbauer

July 17, 1916 - April 21, 2014

Fred J. Fashingbauer, 97, of Blue Island, beloved husband of the late Marie nee Totter, loving father of Marianne (Louis) Pyster and Diane (Walter) Shalda, dear brother of Margaret (late Francis) Devitt and the late John (late Lucille) Fashingbauer. Fred was a faithful member of St. Peter Claver Church and served on the Holy Name Society. He was a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital for ten years...
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Shirley A. Giordano

November 30, 1935 - April 20, 2014

Shirley A. Giordano nee Lundborg, 78, of Alsip, formerly of Blue Island and Calumet Park, beloved wife of the late Edward A. Sr., loving mother of Frank (Connie), Darlene (Jeff) Mislich, Irene and Edward Jr. (Denise), cherished grandmother of Darlene (John) Kruse, Eddie III, Frank (Candice) Jr., Carrie (Brett) Johnstone, Nicole, Michelle (Chris) Gravitt, Danny, Jimmy, Tammy Mislich, Blair Mislich...
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Susan T. White

December 16, 1962 - April 9, 2014

Susan T. White, 51, of Alsip, 25 year employee of Zeiler Management Company. Loving mother of Walter Yost, Matthew (Thalia) Mischke and the late Daniel Mischke. Dearest Grandmother of Daniella and Isabella Mischke. Beloved daughter of Charles White Jr. and Jo Ann nee Brown. Dear sister of Anne (Doug) Dowen, Judith (Daniel) Voltolina, Charles (Cindy) White III and Kathleen (Pat) Moore. ...
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Susan E. Peter

March 13, 1950 - March 31, 2014

Susan E. Peter nee Pajak, 64, of Blue Island. She is the beloved wife of Lawrence W. Peter. Susan is the loving mother of Robert Dabler, Brian (Christine Hren) Dabler and Cheryl Dabler and the devoted grandmother of Isaac, Ethan, Nico, Gabe & Amethyst. She is the adored daughter of Irene nee Biskup and the late Walter Pajak and the dear sister of Maryann Sasek, David Pajak, Danny Pajak, Sophie...
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Allan B. Lundquist

December 12, 1924 - March 29, 2014

Allan B. Lundquist, 89, of Morocco, IN, formerly of Riverdale, beloved husband of the late Birgit V. nee Nygardh, loving father of Sandra (late Ronald) Postawa, Sheila (Michael) Scott and the late Karen (late Thomas) Altenhoff, cherished grandfather of Thomas Altenhoff, Jennifer (Steve) Altenhoff Sheaffer, Michael Postawa, Michelle Postawa and Brittany Scott, proud great grandfather of Nathan,...
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Margaret L. Schumacher

August 11, 1922 - March 29, 2014

Margaret L. Schumacher nee Bowers, 91, of Blue Island departed from this life after a long illness on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at her southside home. She was the beloved wife of Fred Schumacher for 46 years and the late John LaCasha. Loving mother of John (Kitty) LaCasha. Devoted grandmother of Kathleen (Kevin) Lind, Donna (Dan) Deverick, Patricia Jones and Ann Marie LaCasha. Cherished great...
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Trini Huerta

June 18, 1917 - March 17, 2014

Trini Huerta, 96, of Chicago's southside, beloved husband of the late Concepcion nee Lopez, loving father of Trini Jr. (late Kay), Margo (Lawrence) Gelsosomo, Maya Huerta (Christopher), Joyce (Ralph) Cooper, Clara Huerta, Bruce (Dixie), Patricia (Randy) Rasmussen, Connie Huerta, Gary (Denise), Carol Huerta and the late Esther Hardy, proud grandfather of 36, devoted great grandfather of 50,...
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George T. Placier

September 27, 1924 - March 16, 2014

Beloved husband of the late June nee Schultz, who passed away August 20, 2001. Dear brother of Terrence (Mary) Placier and the late Harold Placier, William Placier, Charles Placier, Robert Placier, Ruth Heath, Grace Cook, Deloris Placier and Nancy Green. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. George was a lifelong resident of Blue Island and a member of Ev. Community Church. He was a US Army...
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Florence T. Luisi

November 29, 1917 - March 16, 2014

Florence T. Luisi nee Rich, 96, formerly of Calumet Park, beloved wife of the late Nicholas Luisi, loving mother of Peter (Jamie) Luisi, devoted grandmother of Joanna (Philip) Reinhardt, Mary Luisi and Jacob Luisi, dear sister of the late Frances Rack, Emil Rich, Joseph Rich, Lucille McCarthy, Mary Miller and Michael Rich, dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Florence was a founding member of...
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Dorothy Hutchings

November 3, 1923 - February 19, 2014

Dorothy Hutchings nee O'Connor, 90, of Calumet Park. Beloved wife of the late Thomas J., loving mother of Nancy (Bill) Blackburn, Thomas, Robert, Arlene (Pete) Gibbs, Rick (Robin) and Christine (Gary) Foss, devoted Grandma "Nana" of Chuck, Matt, Angie, Eric, Tim, Jason, Sadie, Alissa, Jessica and Megan, proud great grandmother of Summer, Oliver, Mason, Benjamin and Niall, dearest sister of the...
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William L. Koch, Jr.

March 13, 1926 - February 17, 2014

William L. Koch, Jr., 87, of Blue Island, beloved husband of Evelyn nee Simon, loving father of William III and Diane (David) Matthews, devoted grandfather of Rachael and Katherine Matthews, cherished brother of Mary (Robert) Wilson, dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. William was a faithful member of St. Benedict Parish, serving on the Finance Council and the Holy Name Society. He was a...
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Janice A. Williams

February 3, 1954 - February 10, 2014

Janice A. Williams nee Ekert. Formerly of Blue Island. Loving mother of Chris Lira, Paul Lira, Gina (Victor) Williams, Joe (Colby) Williams and Katie Williams. Adored grandmother of Regan Lira. Cherished daughter of Walter J. and Mary Lou "Mitzi" nee Peuvion, beloved sister of the late Karen (Walter) Masielski, Kevin (Diane) Ekert and Terrie Ekert Cizmar. Janice was a devoted mother, grandmother...
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James K. Conners

July 18, 1937 - February 10, 2014

James K. Conners, 76, of Blue Island, beloved husband of the late Darlene M. nee Rowe, loving father of Brady Conners and Lorene (George) Clay, devoted grandfather of Katelyn and George Clay. Dear brother of Kent (Barbara), kind uncle of Andrew, Kristine and Matthew. US Army veteran, serving from 1956-1959. Retired from Tuthill Pump in1999 after 37 years of service. Member of the Elks.
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Gordon H. Webster

September 15, 1936 - January 28, 2014

Gordon is the beloved husband of Kathe E. nee Rostock. He is the loving father of Rose Webster, Richard Webster and Jerry Webster. Gordon is the dear brother of Wayne Webster and Ronald (Patricia) Webster. Gordon has been a resident of Blue Island since 1966, he is a United States Army veteran and was formerly employed as an electrician.
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William J. Miklovic

February 20, 1929 - January 22, 2014

Beloved brother of the late Mary Dominik, the late Helen Dominik and the late Mickey Miklovic. Loving uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews, special friend of Wilma. Bill was a United States Army veteran and formerly employed by International Harvester West Pullman Works, as an information technician.
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Ramon Dueñas Becerra

August 29, 1961 - January 21, 2014

Beloved husband of Elida A. Becerra nee Cantu, loving father of Elida O. Becerra (fiance Rene C. Aguilar), Ramon Jr. Becerra (finace' Crystal Rangel) and Lurdes B. Becerra (partner Luis Monreal), proud grandfather of the late Ramon III, cherished son of Otilia nee Dueñas and the late Jesus Becerra, dear brother of Gloria (Filimon) Castillon, Isaac (Maria) Becerra, Ismael (Esmeralda) Topete,...
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Florence Malatinka

February 20, 1919 - January 18, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Henry A., who passed away February 20, 1996. Loving mother of Beverly (late Kieran) McNulty and the late Henry John Malatinka. Devoted grandmother of Teresa (Gil) Hannon, Mark (Linda) McNulty, Megan (Steve) White and Christine (late Dan) Braun, cherished great grandmother of Patrick, Cailin, Ryan, Aidan, Collin, Hannah, Kiera and the late Nolan, proud great great...
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Pedro C. Galvan

February 22, 1934 - January 16, 2014

Pedro C. Galvan, 79, long-time resident of Blue Island. Beloved husband of Rebecca nee Ordaz since 1965. Loving father of Jorge, Jaime (Lisa), Jose Luis (Simone), Pedro Jr., Julio and Jose De Jesus. Cherished grandfather of Kimberly, Matthew, Brooklyn and London. Dear brother of Alicia (Raul) Mancha, Luis (Carmen), Javier (Rosa), late Jose and Virginia Galvan. Fond uncle of many nieces and...
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Esperanza "Hope" Rodriguez

January 10, 1939 - January 10, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Jesus Rodriguez,who passed away November 27, 2003. The couple were united in marriage January 1, 1962. Loving mother of Sara (William) Meyer, Carla Rodriguez, Tomas (Jennifer) Rodriguez and Christina (Alberto) Santoyo, cherished grandmother of eight, devoted great grandmother of three. Dearest sister, aunt, cousin and friend of many. Esperanza was a long time resident...
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Amy N. Dreger

April 17, 1916 - January 6, 2014

Beloved wife of the late William Dreger, loving mother of Lynne (Robert) Leach, Jane (Charles) Smith and William (Jane) Dreger, cherished grandmother of eight, devoted great grandmother of eight, dear sister of the late Clarence Nelson, Alvin Nelson, Raymond Nelson, Ernest Nelson, Verna Stringfellow, Anna Van Liere and Alice Schade. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Ev. Community Church...
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Lillian M. Wessel

October 4, 1936 - January 4, 2014

Lillian M. Wessel nee Kirchhardt, 77, Blue Island resident since 1971, beloved wife of the late Norman, whom she married October 21, 1989. Loving mother of Vicki Brown, Charles (Deborah) Turrisi, Theodore Turrisi, John (Crystal) Turrisi and Anthony (Clarrissa) Turrisi. Cherished grandmother of 13 and proud great grandmother of 4. Dear sister of June (late George) Schramka and Edna (Roger) Russell...
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Harold "Hal" Beattie

May 12, 1949 - December 30, 2013

Harold "Hal" Beattie, 64, of Blue Island, beloved father of Matthew (Dawn), loving son of Marjory nee Swanson and the late Mervin, dear brother of Mary Beth Nekola and Tom (Kathy), cherished uncle of Richard, Randy and Ryan Nekola. Owner and operator of Melvin Press of Blue Island, talented musician playing trombone locally with the Mudcats, Tommy Dorsey Band and The Dancing Noodles. In lieu...
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