Andre’ B. Gagnon

Andre’ B. Gagnon, Vietnam Army Veteran, age 71, of La Grange.  Beloved husband Valerie Gagnon, nee Wean; fond father of Eric (Carissa) Gagnon and Sean (Lauren) Gagnon; dear grandfather of Connor Gagnon;  Memorial gathering on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 10 A.M. to time of Service 12 Noon at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private.  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Stanley F. Patek

Stanley F. Patek, age 62, of Brookfield. Extraordinary husband and best friend of Christine Patek, nee Vanerka; beloved son of Trudy Patek, nee Gajec and the late Joseph Patek, Sr.; cherished son-in-law of Robert and Frances Vanerka; loving brother of Joseph (Mary Anne) Patek, Mary (David) Leja and Jay (Diane) Moreno; brother-in law of John (Deborah) Vanerka; uncle of many nieces and nephews; godfather of seven; friend to many and inspiration to all who knew him. Stanley was the owner of Patek & Associates Accounting Firm in Riverside, IL. He was a proud member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, former treasurer and board member of Seguin Services, Inc., band leader of Good Time Sounds, member of Titans S.A.C., treasurer of the Sportmen’s Bowling League and member of the Monday Night Alphatek Golf League. Stan was inducted into the Chicago 16” Softball Hall of Fame in 2014. Visitation Friday, May 25, 2018 from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 9:15 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral 9:45 A.M. to St. Hugh Parish, 4315 Joliet Ave., Lyons, IL 60534. Mass 10:30 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to your favorite charity. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Robert Spencer Gadbois

Robert Spencer Gadbois, age 75, of Chicago, Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Claire Agnes Gadbois, nee Butkovich; fond brother of the late James (Margaret) Gadbois and the late Barbara Gadbois; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Friday, May 25, 2018 10 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment private. Memorials appreciated to your favorite charity. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Dennis Wernsing

Dennis Wernsing, Vietnam War Navy Veteran, age 83, of LaGrange Park.  Beloved husband of Barbara C. Wernsing, nee Erickson; devoted father of Kristine (Michael) Ryan, Dale R. (Mary) Wernsing, Tara Wernsing, step father of Carlina (Tim) Oswald, Bill (fiancé Jenn) Hurst; grandfather of  Jeffrey (Megan) Ryan, Mitchel Ryan, Sheyanne Ryan, Marisa Wernsing, Anthony Wernsing, Isabella Wernsing, Robert Jewell, Jeremy (Brittany) Jewell, Candace Jewell, Liam Hurst; great grandfather of  Riley Ryan,  Adeline Ryan, Mia Jewell, Adriana Jewell, Jeramyah Miller, Brando Podgorski, Zion Jewell; brother of David Wernsing; uncle of Jennifer Wernsing; Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 3 P.M. to time of Service 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL  60513. Interment Private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Joseph William Krejci

Joseph William Krejci, age 25 of LaGrange Park. Beloved son of Margaret Krejci, nee Downes and the late John C. Krejci; dear brother of James Krejci; uncle of Alyssa Kainer and Riley Krejci; grandson of Ann (the late James) Downes and the late Ronald (the late Marianne) Krejci; nephew of Maralee (the late Chuck) Volchko, Susan (Robert) Oslak, Michael (Kathleen) Krejci, Barbara Krejci, Laura (Greg) Buck, Pat Downes, Cathy (Jesse) Castro, Cindy (John) Sabatino, Colleen (the late Johnnie Gagliardi and the late Danny Berry) Gagliardi-Berry, Ann (Kevin) Kaminski, Michael Downes and the late Jim Downes; loved cousin of many. Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 3 P.M. to time of Service 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Memorials Appreciated to Lions Club International, Sight & Youth Campaigns, Department 4547, Carol Stream, IL 60122-4547. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Ramona Suffern, nee Arneson

Ramona Suffern, nee Arneson, age 88, of Riverside, IL. Beloved wife of the late William Suffern; loving mother of Carla (William) Boatright, Brian Suffern and Carrie (Paul) Watkiss; devoted grandmother of Lindsey (fiancé Tony Hunsicker) Suffern, Elizabeth (fiancé Nick Schulz) Suffern, Katherine Boatright, Daniel Suffern, Sara Watkiss, Lydia Boatright, Nicholas Suffern and Claire Watkiss; sister of Marlyn (the late Rick) Grinde and the late Dale (Eleanor) Arneson, Donna Lou (the late Donald) Seymour, James Arneson, Hilton (the late Janet) Arneson; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Will Lie in State Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9 A.M. to time of Service 10 A.M. at Sts. Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road, Riverside, IL 60546. Interment 3:30 P.M. following funeral service at German Valley Cemetery, 2390-2394 Erbe Road, Blue Mounds, WI 53517. Memorials appreciated to Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Missions and Outreach Committee. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Murney M. Lazier

American FlagMurney M. Lazier, age 93 of Western Springs, formerly of Evanston, IL. WWII Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Olga Lazier, nee Dewhart. Devoted father of Shawn (Suzanne) Lazier, Rian Lazier and the late Michael Lazier and Patrick (Garen) Lazier; grandfather of Michael Lazier, Meghan Lazier, Caitlin (Jose) Covarrubias, Stacy (John) DeBonis, Erin Roberts and Kevin Roberts; great grandfather of Adrie Oberman, Marli DeBonis, Jazmyn DeBonis and Braden Schulze.  Murney was a teacher, football coach, wrestling coach and wrestling official at Evanston Township High School. Most recently he was the past Athletic Director for Lyons Township High School. Services pending. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Donnie Kay White

Donnie Kay White, Army Veteran, age 72 of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Patricia “Pat” White, nee Brown; loving father of Nicole (William) Hendrix and Sean (Martha) White; grandfather of Nicholas White, Christian White, Emma Hendrix and Donnie “DJ” White; brother of Virginia Munts, Billy White, the late JD White, Opal White and Shelton White; brother-in-law of Richard (Yolanda) Brown and Gary (Diane) Brown; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews; adopted father of David (Jennifer) Rodriguez and David Brady; loving friend of Amy Zielazinski, Larry Sloane, and Dan Montemayor. Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral 11 A.M. to St. Barbara Parish, 4008 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513. Mass 11:30 AM. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to The Poor Household of God, 233 Orchard Lane, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Nancy Lee Wolatz

Nancy Lee Wolatz, nee Tomchaney age 71 of Blaine, TN., formerly of La Grange Park and Brookfield. Beloved wife of Fredrick E. Wolatz; fond mother of Scott T. Wolatz, Caryn L. Wolatz and the late Brian E. Wolatz; sister of Merrilyn Tomchaney. A former kindergarten teacher, Nancy taught at Brook Park School from 1969 to 1976. Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Lillian Catherine Boucek

Lillian Catherine Boucek, nee Vehlow, age 100, of Downers Grove, formerly of Brookfield, Western Springs and Wisconsin. Beloved wife of the late Emil J. Boucek; loving mother of Judith Knudsen, Sandra (Norman) Gurgel, the late Susan Disanto, Emil (Michelle) Boucek, Jr., Jeanne (the late James) Evan, and Daniel (Amy) Boucek; grandmother of Denise Wiseheart, Derrick Knudsen, Dawn Kannon, Heather (David) Carlile, Tiffany Gurgel, Jonathan (Stephanie) Gurgel, the late Michael (Amy) DiSanto, Deborah (Clint) Brom, the late Stephen (Houssai) DiSanto, Andrew (Colleen) DiSanto, Jacqueline (Trevor) Froschauer, Jacob (Melisa) Boucek, Elisabeth Evan, Peter Evan, Rebecca (William) Sharp, Rachel (Matthew) Webb, Sarah Evan and Ethan Daniel Boucek and three unborn grand infants, Sara Catherine, Daniel Peter and Mary Elisabeth Evan; great grandmother of Maren, Juan, Lucas, Taryn, Carter, Mason, Samantha, Zachary, Jackson, Jakob, Anthony, Vincent, Lillian, Nahbinti, Morgan, Keegan, Connor, Vanessa, Caleb, Colton, Brandy, James, Emma and Catherine; step great grandmother of Tyler and Samuel. Visitation Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Lying in State Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 A.M. to Time of Service 11 A.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Corner of Park and Grant, Brookfield. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace. In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to Moody Radio Chicago, 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610, or Salvation Army, 1520 75th St., Downers Grove, IL 60561 or Lutherans For Life, 1101 5th St., Nevada, IA 50201. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com