Carl M. Dropka

Carl M. Dropka, age 63, lifelong resident of the Village of North Riverside suddenly passed August 16, 2018. He leaves behind his loving wife of 39 years, Milissa Dropka, nee Mentzer, devoted son, Michael (fiancé Christiana Gentry) Dropka, his mother Dorothy Dropka, mother-in-law, Mildred Mentzer and brother-in-law, Cary Mentzer, and of course Daisy and Lada. […]

Dorothy I. Brown

Dorothy I. Brown, age 102, of Delavan, WI, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at home in Delavan. She was born in Chicago on November 20, 1915 to John and Alma (Engenfeldt) Strain. Dorothy was united in marriage to Lawrence Brown in Chicago in 1935. He passed away in 1990. Dorothy was a disciplinarian […]

Arlene “Arzie” Petersen, nee Shafer

Arlene “Arzie” Petersen, nee Shafer, age 82, of Chicago. Loving mother of Sheryl Hallmann and Gary (Nancy) Petersen, grandmother of Tracy (Adam) Keyes, Timothy Sender, Kristin Petersen, Collin Sender and Jason Petersen; great grandmother of Connor Keyes; sister of Lois (the late Joe) Kasper, Selma Locke and the late Gordon (the late Nancy) Shafer; loving […]

Steven M. Sodoma

Steven M. Sodoma, age 63 of Brookfield. Loving brother of Mark Sodoma, James (Darlene) Sodoma and Raymond (Cathy) Sodoma; uncle of James F. (Tiffany) Sodoma, Lisa M. (Jim Judnic) Sodoma and Janice A. Sodoma; great uncle of Grant Sodoma and Nevaeh Judnic. Memorial visitation Monday, August 13, 2018 from 10 A.M. to Time of Service […]

Judith M. O’Connor, nee Promnitz

Judith M. O’Connor, nee Promnitz, age 77 of Brookfield. Beloved wife of James C. O’Connor; sister of Larry (Jane) Promnitz; aunt of Mary. Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 2 P.M. to Time of Service 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 […]

Patricia Ann “Dolly” Bachar, nee Petrone

Patricia Ann “Dolly” Bachar, nee Petrone, age 80 of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of George D. Bachar, sister of Maureen (the late William J.) Becker, the late Eileen Petrone, Debra Bukowski and Maryellen Fitzhugh; sister-in-law of Emily Joyce; aunt of  Michelle Paris, Eileen Fitzhugh, Tracy Fitzhugh, Briann Blunk; great aunt of many more. Services […]

Mark Palacios

Mark Palacios, age 59, of Oak Park. Father of Luke Palacios and Noah Palacios; brother of Diane (Eddie Rich) Palacios the late Alan Palacios; step brother of Nancy Greenfield, Susan Johnstone, Jim Callahan, Linda Kampe and John Callahan; uncle to Eddie Rich; dear friend of Lynn Nuzzo. Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be […]

Adleta Altman

Adleta Altman, age 88 of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Altman; sister of Amalie (the late Charles) Moravec, the late Adolph (the late Betty) Altman and Agnes (the late Ray) Rice; loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to 9:15 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, […]

William “Bill” McCracken

William “Bill” McCracken, age 89, life time resident of Brookfield. Beloved husband of the late Lorenza “Lolli” McCracken. Loving father of Lynn (Charles) Vaughn. Family friend of Cindy (Anthony Giannini) Jourdan. Bill was the Police and Fire Commissioner of Brookfield for many years. He owned the Suburban Juvenile Childrens Store on Grand Boulevard. He worked […]

Krsto Pivas

Krsto Pivas, age 77, of LaGrange Park. Beloved husband of Marija Pivas, nee Nosic; devoted father of John Pivas and David (Christine) Pivas; loving grandfather Jessica Pivas; brother of 4; uncle and great uncle of many. Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. and Monday, August 6, 2018 from 12:30 P.M. […]