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Lawrence Joseph Silski

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On January 10, 2014 @ 1:32 pm In Obituary | 12 Comments

American FlagLawrence Joseph Silski, 82, of Brookfield, Korean War, Army Veteran. Died peacefully January 9, 2014 at Loyola Hospital in Maywood after a courageous, three week battle against a pulmonary aneurysm. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph Silski of Chicago and Frances Bednarek of Manistee, Michigan; adored younger brother of Isabel Neuert of Wheaton; beloved husband of Helga Doerfeld and father of Andrew Lawrence Silski and Margaret Isabel Kehrees; proud grandfather of Matthew Silski, Rebekah Silski, Daniel Silski, Catherine Silski, Michael Silski, Sarah Silski, Peter Silski, Johanna Isabella Silski, Paul Bradley, Jason Bradley, Brian Bradley, Andrea (James Jr.) Mierop, Andrew Kehrees and Nick Kehrees. Endeared great-grandfather of Joseph Silski and Jimmy Mierop III. Visitation Monday, January 13, 2014 from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Will lie In State Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 10 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1550 Haase Avenue, Westchester. Internment with Military Honors follows at 12:30pm at Chapel Hill Gardens West on 17 West 201 Roosevelt Road in Oakbrook Terrace. Information, 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com


Condolences for the family of “Lawrence Joseph Silski”

Condolence from Joe & Ethel Hayes on January 10th, 2014 8:09 pm

Dear Helga and Family,
Our deepest sorrow for you at this time of great loss. We are assured by the Spirit that Larry is at rest and very happy in his new setting. We are certain of the blessings of the Atonement and Resurrection and know you will be reunited at a time and place that will never know grief.

We are at your service whenever you need and for whatever reason.

Love,
The Hayes’

Condolence from Holly Schuetz on January 10th, 2014 9:08 pm

Helga,

I’m so sorry about Larry’s passing. I’ll always remember seeing him in church and at the temple. May the gospel plan of salvation comfort you that both of you will be together someday never to be parted again.

Holly Schuetz

Condolence from Ron and Kathy Maher on January 11th, 2014 12:45 pm

Dear Helga, Andy, Margie and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We are out of town and won’t be able to attend the services, but want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry was always such a great example to us all.
Love,
Kathy and Ron

Condolence from Roger and CAthy DeCook on January 11th, 2014 5:16 pm

So very sorry to hear about Larry. Such a great man! He will be very missed, but we know where he is and that is such a confort. Our thought and prayers are with you and the family. Love Cathy and Roger

Condolence from Pamela Clements on January 12th, 2014 2:46 pm

Many fond memories of working the stake sunday school with Larry, he was always commenting on my hats and we had a wonderful time serving together. So glad I got to know and love you both. May the Lord stay close and keep you in his arms. Words fail at times like these know our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love Bob and Pam Clements

Condolence from Charles and Kathie Smith on January 13th, 2014 12:48 pm

We are so sorry that Larry could not make it after all the doctors worked so hard to save him. Our prayers are with you Helga, Andrew and Margie and their families. Larry was one of our favorite people and we will miss him but know he is not suffering and is reunited with his loved ones on the other side of the veil. May the Lord comfort you at the sad time.
Love, Charles and Kathie Smith

Condolence from Steve and Walkyria Talley on January 14th, 2014 8:30 am

Dear Helga and Family

We were very saddened by the news. Larry has been a pillar of our LDS community. His example has always been an inspiration to us. We know that the Lord has received him and that Larry is in a wonderful place. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, that you may have strength and peace as you mourn.
Love Steve and Walkyria

Condolence from Nola G on January 14th, 2014 10:27 am

I am so sorry about your loss. Thinking
of all your family as you face the funeral today. He was such a nice man.

Love and prayers,
Nola Goodrich

Condolence from Fran├žoise Kusseling on January 14th, 2014 8:41 pm

Dear Helga and family,

I know Larry continues to be true to his covenants and will be with you always. I know God honors those who honor Him. I know Larry is a man of God who honors Him.
May God’s blessings continue to sustain you and make your burdens light, and keep your hope alive.

Much love,

Fran├žoise

Condolence from Rivka Van De Graaff on January 18th, 2014 11:32 am

Dear Helga,
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet husband and our dear friend. When we heard he was in the hospital we hoped to be able to visit him. If “laughter is the best medicine” I thought that a little visit with James could be a good thing. Those two loved to joke and tease each other. James was so honored to be a pallbearer. He shared your son’s talk with me. I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there too. I wish we could have met you both sooner, but feel privileged to have known you both for as long as we have. I look forward to giving YOU a hug soon when the temple reopens (as opposed to be being the recipient of one of your great hugs).
love,
Rivka

Condolence from Michael Aldas on January 20th, 2014 2:03 am

Sister Silski!

Whenever I think of you and your husband, I see you in white and smiling! I don’t think that image can ever be erased! Aren’t we lucky to have the knowledge of the plan of happiness that we can celebrate Brother Silksi’s life at this time? I think so. Keep smiling Sister Silski and know that you are loved from this one young man all the way out in Idaho!

Love,
Michael Aldas

Condolence from Sandy Plumley miller on April 22nd, 2014 7:16 pm

I have such fond memories of brother Silski. I just found out he had passed today, April 22, I can always see that wonderful smile on his face. He was always so warm. I loved hearing his laugh. We made him laugh a lot in seminary. I was just talking the other day about my fondest memories of seminary were scripture chasing. He was a wonderful teacher. I was so blessed to have him all 4 years. He was also a great example to me of temple worship, his dear wife too. Now he can home teach my mom and dad in heaven. Lol. Love to you sister Helge and Margie and Andy.

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