Dorothy E. Zenk, nee Wood, born November 23, 1918 in Thief River Falls, MN., age 94 of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Broadview. Beloved wife of the late John F. Zenk; preceded in death by sisters Edna Piper and Ann Hayes and brothers Albert Wood, Fred Wood, Neil Wood and Leonard Wood; aunt of Barbara, Sylvia, Carl, Warren, Richard, Paulette, Jinger, Jami, Barbara, Jack and Tom; great aunt and great great aunt of many. Visitation Monday, January 7, 2013 from 10 A.M. to time of Service 12 Noon at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, IL. Dorothy enjoyed music and traveling. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
Patrick A. Tyrrel, age 56, of Orland Park, formerly of Countryside, beloved son of Robert D. Tyrrel, Sr. and the late Helen Tyrrel, nee Opoka; fond brother of Michael (Susan) Tyrrel, Peggy (Charles) Kirian, Arthur (Susan) Tyrrel, Tina Tyrrel, Kathleen (Robert Akbarally) Fritsch, Robert (Jennifer) Tyrrel, Jr. and the late John (Donna) Tyrrel; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews; Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012, 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:30 A.M. to Time of Service 10 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
Patrick L. Lazier, age 62, of Brookfield, formerly of Evanston, IL. Beloved husband of Garen L. Lazier, nee Kosner; loving father of Meghan Lazier and Caitlin (fiancé Pepe Covarrubias Cerutti) Lazier; step father of Dennis (Tonia) Williams; dear son of Murney Lazier and the late Olga Lazier, nee Dewhart; brother of Shawn (Suzanne) Lazier, Rian Lazier and the late Michael Lazier; uncle of Michael Lazier and Stacy Lazier. Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012 from 3 P.M. to time of Service 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private Wisconsin. We will miss our avid outdoorsman. Happy Goober Day, Dad! Memorials appreciated to the Lazier Field Turf Project, Evanston Township High School (ETHS) Foundation, Attn: Business Office (Patrick Lazier Memorial), 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60204. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
John R. Barney, age 50, of Brookfield. Loving son of Richard W. Barney and Carol Barney, nee Madden; dear brother of James Barney, Joan (Michael) Donovan, Jeffrey Barney and Joel (Judy) Barney; uncle of Ryan Bardy, Hailey Donovan, Courtney Barney, Timothy Barney, Brendan Barney, Kylie Barney and Darian Barney. Visitation Monday, November 5, 2012 from 11 A.M. to time of Service 12:30 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
William Joseph Zalatoris, 89, died October 19, 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Margaret (nee Barrett); sons Richard (Catherine) of Plano, TX, Mark (Renee) of Glenview, IL, Paul (Caroline) of Clarendon Hills, IL; grandchildren William Zalatoris, Scott and Joanne Zalatoris, Ellen and Anne Zalatoris; brother Edward (Betty) Zalatoris of McHenry, IL, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Genevieve (the late George) Cermak of Brookfield, IL.
Will was a resident of both Westmont and Antioch, IL, and was a long time former resident of La Grange Park. A World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps, Will was proud to have flown military transport aircraft in the China-Burma-India theater (the “Hump”). He continued to keep up with his fellow “Hump Pilots” for many years. After the war, Will graduated from Northwestern University and decided to follow one of his true passions – flying. “Captain Zal” was a pilot for American Airlines for 30 years, retiring as a 747 Captain in 1983. His wife and sons accompanied him on his memorable, final commercial flight from Honolulu, HI to Chicago.
In addition to flying, Will enjoyed photography, boating and spending time with his family at “the Lake” (the Chain of Lakes). Will and Marge met on Channel Lake as teenagers 74 years ago – he on a sailboat and she on a raft. The rest is history.
Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information at 708-485-2000 and condolences can be shared with Will’s family at www.HitzemanFuneral.com. Arrangements are private. Celebration of life will be scheduled during the Summer of 2013.
Vivian K. Porak, nee Kandlik, age 92, of Orland Park, formerly of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Adolph Porak; loving mother of Robert Porak, Marlene (Randall) Barthel and Wesley (Patricia) Porak; devoted grandmother of Brett (Lindsay) Porak, Brandon (Deanna) Barthel, Eric (Alyson) Porak, Christopher (Shiri) Barthel and Dustin Porak; great grandmother of 5; sister of the late Charles (Angela) Kandlik and the late Frank (the late Florence) Kandlik. Vivian was a longtime member of the Bohemia Chapter #763, Riverside, IL. She was an active Member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and their Dorcas Chapter for more than 50 years. Vivian was an assistant Comptroller of Dell E. Webb Corporation, Oakbrook. She was also a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer for many years. Vivian will be remembered for her beautiful smile and wonderful positive attitude. Visitation Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 2 P.M. to time of Service 4 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Memorials appreciated to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 218 W. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, IL 62704-2612 Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
Matthew Kolis, WWII Army Veteran, age 89, of DeKalb, IL formerly of LaGrange Park. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Kolis, nee Powers; loving father of Dorothy Kolis and Gail (Roger) Taylor; grandfather of Victoria Taylor; great grandfather Aubrey Taylor; brother of Frances (Michael) Dobeck and predeceased by Agnes (Mike) Kotula, Catherine (Tony) Jezek, Helen (John) Spadafore, Edward (Rose) Kolis, John (Ann) Kolis and Albina (Jim) Caputo. Visitation Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials appreciate to the DeKalb County Nursing Home, Activities Program, 260 N. Annie Glidden, DeKalb, IL 60115. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
William A. Collins, age 73, lived in Brookfield his entire life and passed on Friday, August 31, 2012. Beloved husband of Diane R. Collins, nee Kuehn; dear father of Wm. Scott Collins, Theodore P. (Heather) Collins and the late Joseph R. (Marie Angelini) Collins; step-father of Marsha L. (the late Al Murguia) Stegall and Sheila M. (Scott) Mitchell; grandfather of Anthony (Stephanie) Murguia, Anthony “Tony” Collins, Alexander “Alex” Murguia, Cecilia “CC” Mitchell, Joshua “Josh” Collins, Anthony “Rock” DePasquale, Jessica Collins, Samantha “Sami” Mitchell, Nicolette “Nikki” Murguia, Michael Murguia, Alexis Angelini, Elise Mitchell and Rain Collins; great grandfather of Mattea Murguia. Bill was retired from Loyola Medical Center and also had WAC Landscaping, which serviced Brookfield, La Grange and Western Springs for many years. You could often see Bill riding his bike through town or at the All American Car Wash. We will all truly miss him along with his words of wisdom and lifelong stories of Brookfield. Private services and committal have been entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Memorials appreciated Rainbow Hospice, 1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
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