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Gary E. Linka

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On November 22, 2015 @ 3:07 pm In Obituary | 15 Comments

Gary E. Linka, age 61, of La Grange Park. Beloved husband of Patricia “Pat” K. Linka, nee Sukola; fond father of Larry J. Linka; brother of Bob (Lyn) Linka; son-in-law of Mildred Sukola and the late Joseph Sukola; brother-in-law of Joe (Mary) Sukola and Cathy (Matt) Breyne. Visitation Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M, at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Gary E. Linka”

Condolence from Rich & Sue BURESH on November 23rd, 2015 8:47 am

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family .

Rich & Sue Buresh

Condolence from Barbara Derr on November 23rd, 2015 10:37 am

Hello – I worked for Gary in Fenwal Finance for a few years and he was the nicest person to work for and with. His humor was infectious and all he talked about was his son and was always planning and thinking about providing for his family. We used to discuss 401 strategies and investing. He was truly special. Barbara Derr – Chapel Hill, NC

Condolence from Rick, Renee and Courtney Connor on November 23rd, 2015 12:05 pm

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and friends. God Bless!

Condolence from Joe Mililli on November 23rd, 2015 2:11 pm

Decades have passed since we last spoke, yet the friendship from high school endures. Sincerest condolences to the Linka family.
Joe Mililli 72′

Condolence from Daveand Nancy (Riffner) Wierczorek on November 23rd, 2015 6:39 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Marie Denise Czech & Hisham Saber on November 24th, 2015 9:28 am

Dear Larry- We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear father. I know it is a very sad time for you & your family. But know in your heart – that you did everything possible to keep your dad healthy & happy while you cared for him. You are a good son with a golden heart & soul. You and your family are in our prayers, Hugs- Marie & Hisham (your friends @LaFitness Gym)

Condolence from Larry Callaghan on November 24th, 2015 12:00 pm

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Gary. We were great friends during high school, often double dating or triple dating with Tom Landa. I know the angels welcome you joyfully in heaven, I pray for those who remain here with the huge hole in our hearts left from his passing. Gary was a true friend to all who were fortunate enough to know him. I hope you were all able to say your goodbyes and that he died peacefully.

Condolence from Thomas Vogt on November 24th, 2015 1:40 pm

I am sad to say I lost a friend, I worked with Gary for over 15 years of my life. Work was work but I did like how he discussed his family and how happy he was during the ups and downs of family life. I will miss my friend and hope to see him again.

Condolence from Jim Tvrdik & Family on November 24th, 2015 7:02 pm

Pat and family,

Gary was a great friend throughout our years together at St. Joe’s and I am very sorry to hear of his passing.

It’s been many years since we spoke, though interestingly, I thought of Gary a few weeks ago as I drove by his old home on First Avenue and wondered about him.

My thoughts and prayers go with you and yours.

Condolence from Janet Simpson on November 25th, 2015 1:46 am

Patricia and Family: I am so sorry for your loss in Gary’s passing. I worked for Gary at Baxter in Round Lake as part of the Corporate Finance Team. Gary was a very dedicated, fair and kind boss and man and treated everyone with respect. Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Sherrill Hofer on November 25th, 2015 5:17 pm

Dear Pat,
Although many years have passed since Gary and I worked together, I remember him very well. What a great guy! Terrific sense of humor, easygoing, and so kind. Devoted to you and to Larry; I hope the warmth of that love and many happy memories of your life together comfort both of you now.
With deep sympathy,

Condolence from Nicole Marie on November 25th, 2015 10:53 pm

Larry and Patricia,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your father was such a gentle, encouraging, and loving person. I am so blessed to have learned and shared so much with him over the years. Even though I am far away, the four of you are often in my heart and mind. May God comfort you. With love, Nicole

Condolence from Tom Landa on November 27th, 2015 10:18 pm

Pat – My condolences and prayers go out to you and Larry. It’s been a long time, but the memories are vivid and they put a smile on my face. Gary was always a true ‘Bud’.

Condolence from Stephen Mack & Family on December 2nd, 2015 9:35 pm

Patricia and Family.
We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s death. It’s been many years since we have spoken to your family, but we do fondly remember our times at St. Louise. There are no words of comfort that can really express our thoughts. You have our deepest sympathy. We can only add that you should cherish the good and happy memories, as they can strengthen your heart and lessen your sorrow. People believe that time heals the sorrow, but it’s really love that heals, that last forever and is never forgotten. We hope that 2016 will be the beginning of healing to your heart and your family. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, the Mack family

Condolence from Terry Sebastian on March 16th, 2016 6:35 pm

Pat — I am stunned to read of Gary’s passing. I was driving south on I294 today & noticed a billboard advertising St. Lucia. I remembered Gary loving his trips there with you. I decided to “google” him and that’s how I learned the sad news. I worked with Gary in Operational Budgets at Baxter. That company never had a more dedicated employee! And I agree with an earlier poster that you and “little larry” were always foremost in his mind. He was so kind. I am heartily sorry for your loss.

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