James R. Barney

James R. Barney, age 60, of La Grange Park, formerly of Brookfield. Beloved father of Courtney Barney and Timothy Barney, dear brother of Joan (Michael) Donovan, Jeffrey Barney and Joel (Judy) Barney and the late John R. Barney, son of the late Richard W. Barney and Carol Barney, nee Madden; uncle of Ryan Bardy, Hailey Donovan, Brendan Barney, Kylie Barney and Darian Barney.  Visitation Monday, November 27, 2017 from 4 P.M. to time of Service 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield.  Interment Private Woodlawn Cemetery.  Memorials appreciated to: Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Coalition, 9935-D Rea Road, #212, Charlotte, NC 28277.  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Patricia L. Van Beveren, nee Dorff

Patricia L. Van Beveren, nee Dorff, age 87, of La Grange. Beloved wife of the late Marten Van Beveren, Jr.; dear mother of Marten (Mary Jane) Van Beveren III, Howard P. Van Beveren, Steven (Julie) Van Beveren, Gerald (Donna) Van Beveren and Dale Van Beveren; fond grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of many. Visitation Friday, November 24, 2017, 3 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, November 25, 2017, 10:30 AM to time of Service 11 AM at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st St. Brookfield. Interment Private Glen Oak Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Kristen Danielle Chopp – Mariani

Heaven’s stars shine brighter having received Kristen Danielle Chopp – Mariani, age 32, of Willowbrook, formerly of Brookfield. Loving wife and high school sweet heart of Bob Mariani; beloved daughter of Dawn (Michael) Chopp; daughter in law of Theresa (Ed) Cody; dear sister and best friend of Kate Chopp; cousin and niece to many, inspiring friend to all.

An accomplished nurse, Kristen left a grand legacy of compassionate healing care to both body and soul, patient and family. Multiple Daisy Award Winning. Critical Care Certified. She changed lives of patients and coworkers at MacNeal Hospital since earning her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago School of Nursing. Forever pursuing new challenges, she recently began graduate studies at UIC, anticipated graduation 2019.

A celebration from birth, Kristen danced through life with energy, was always kind and patient, life of the party, world traveler, our Superstar! She rose to every challenge and enjoyed the ride. Her short life overflowed with adventure and stories that could inspire countless novels. To know Kristen is a blessing. Healing bodies on earth, she can help heal souls in heaven. Find her in the sky, see her light in the stars.

Memorial gathering Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 12 Noon to time of Service 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Champion of animals, Kristen would appreciate donations to PAWS, 1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Peter C. Caruso

Peter C. Caruso, age 82, of LaGrange Park, born Little Italy, Chicago, proud Sicilian descendent. Beloved husband of Barbara Caruso, nee Heckler; adoring father of John (Karen Okura) Caruso and Gina (dear partner Keith Lord) Caruso; brother in law of Victor (Eileen Kamerick) Heckler. Memorial Visitation Monday, November 27, 2017 from 3 P.M. to time of Service 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Memorials appreciated to your favorite charity. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Howard V. Garst

American FlagHoward V. Garst, age 102 of Brookfield.  WWII Army Veteran.  Beloved husband of the late Dorothy J. Garst, nee Jeffery; fond father of Cynthia Ohlrich and Peggy Sue (Bob)Terhune; grandfather of Jeremy (Stacy) Graham, Kate (Brian) Maleski, Joshua Graham, Corey (Abby) Terhune, Ian (Joy) Terhune, Larisa Terhune and Daniel Terhune; great-grandfather of 11.  Visitation Friday, November 17, 2017 from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. at  Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield.  Lying in State Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:30 A.M. to time of Service 10 A.M. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 500 E.  31st Street, LaGrange Park, IL 60513.  Interment Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst.  Memorials appreciated to Monarch, 350 Pee Dee Ave., Albemarle, NC  28801 or Our Children’s Homestead, 387 Shuman Blvd. Ste. 170E, Naperville, IL 60563  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Matthew J. McGovern

Matthew J. McGovern, age 20 of Brookfield. Beloved son of Gregory J. McGovern and Charmaine L. McGovern, nee Prell, fond brother of Erin and Mallory McGovern; dear nephew of Claudia (Michael) Venhuizen, Paul McGovern and the late Mark McGovern; Laurie (Douglas) Fetterman and Kurt (Cheryl) Prell; cousin of many. Matt was preceded in death by his grandparents: Robert McGovern, Jane McGovern, nee Butler, Theodore Prell and Rita Prell, nee Fleming. Visitation Monday, November 20, 2017 from 9 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Memorials appreciated to the Facial Pain Association, 408 W. University Ave., Suite 402, Gainesville, FL 32601. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Konstanze Palmieri, nee Hansen

Konstanze Palmieri, nee Hansen, age 86, of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Joseph F. Palmieri, proud mother of Dr. Margo (Steven Duncan) Palmieri of Carmel, IN, Dr. Tina L. Palmieri of Davis, CA, and Dr. James L. (Elyse Demaray) Palmieri of Alexandria, VA; grandmother of Liam Duncan and numerous pets. Visitation Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Thomas C. Lombardo

Thomas C. Lombardo, age 51, of Riverside. Beloved husband of Layla Lombardo, nee Elmore; loving father of Jamie Lombardo; dear son of Thomas G. Lombardo and Rosemary Lombardo, nee Miller; brother of Christine (William) Martersteck, Michael (Rachel) Lombardo, Vincent (Hilary) Lombardo; uncle of Matthew, Daniel, Evan, Samantha and Elizabeth; nephew of Therese Lombardo and Marilyn Allen. Visitation Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 2 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Services and Interment Private. Tom and Jamie enjoyed building robots together. Amongst being an avid GI Joe Collector. Tom loved Fly Fishing, Barbequing, Story Telling, Ocean Kayaking and Hunting. Tom is also a Published Poet, Musician and Artist. In addition to being a World Traveler, Tom worked at Jones Lang LaSalle since 2004 and owned VRI Web Design. Tom was an accomplished Eagle Scout who attended West Leyden High School and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Lynda Baratta

Lynda Baratta, age 74, of Indian Head Park, formerly of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of Michael F. Baratta; loving mother of Michael (Kelley) Baratta and the late Anthony Baratta; grandmother of Kayla, Ryan, Max and the late Aiden and Jack; sister in law to AnnaMarie Zitella and Frances Richied; cousin of Sandra Wilcox. Visitation Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Elizabeth “Betty” Garapolo, nee Wilbur

Elizabeth “Betty” Garapolo, nee Wilbur, age 99, resident of Plymouth Place for 8 years and of Brookfield for 53 years. Beloved wife of the late Orlando Garapolo; loving mother of Elaine (James) Johnson and Jean (Richard) Hoffman; grandmother of Dane (Beth Vogt) Rankin, Jill (Michael) Foley, Jordan (Andrea Milionis) Rankin and Steven Hoffman; great-grandmother of Maya and Tessa Rankin, Sarah Foley, Althea, Orlando and Felix Milionis and Hillary Hoffman; sister of the late Fred Wilbur. Memorial Service at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the Grace Lutheran Church-Children’s Library, 200 N. Catherine, La Grange, IL 60525. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, Il 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com.