Ralph William Harlander

Ralph William Harlander, age 54, of North Riverside, formerly of Berwyn.  Beloved husband of Maria Harlander, nee Becerril; loving son of William Harlander and the late Ramona Harlander, nee Hibner; brother of Karen Harlander; brother-in-law of John (Nydia Campos) Becerril, Robert (Jaime Green) Becerril and the late Rebecca Akhondi; uncle of Magdalena, Olivia and Julian Becerril.  Visitation Monday, August 21, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL … Read complete obituary here



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Kathleen N. Gleason

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Kathleen N. Gleason, age 75, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of Thomas W. Kushenbach; fond mother of Matthew Major and Christopher (Diana) Kushenbach; dear grandmother of 6; sister of Phillip (Cathy) Gleason and Mark Gleason; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, August 18, 2017, 11 A.M. to time of Service 12 Noon at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HIitzemanFuneral.com



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Emil Mendel

Emil Mendel, age 87, of Brookfield. Korea Marine Corp Veteran. Died Friday, August 11. Beloved husband of Mildred “Millie” Mendel, nee Hustava; devoted father of Steven Mendel and Lisa (Jim) Sherwood, proud “papa” of Catherine, Kevin and Ellen; cousin to Mitzie (the late John) Oleksy of Long Grove, IL; uncle to many nieces, nephews and friends in Slovakia. Emil enjoyed bowling, fishing and golf, especially his fishing trips to Canada. He was proud of his vegetable garden and flowers. He… Read complete obituary here



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Camille Marie Haffner, nee Kasal

Camille Marie Haffner, nee Kasal, age 73, of Western Springs. Beloved wife of David W. Haffner; fond mother of David J. (Amy) Haffner and Thomas (Linda) Haffner; grandmother of Samuel Haffner, Grace Haffner, Madelyn Haffner and Natalie Haffner. Lying in State Tuesday, August 15, 2017. from 10 A.M. to time of Service.11 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4101 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558. Interment Concordia Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to Grace Lutheran Church, 4101 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558.… Read complete obituary here



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Edward D. Dillner

Edward D. Dillner, age 87, of Brookfield. US Marine Korean War Veteran Sgt. & Marine Reservist of many years. Beloved son of the late Alexander O. Dillner and Gertrude Dillner, nee Theis; dear brother of Alexander A. Dillner and Robert A.(Donna) Dillner; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear friend to many. Edward worked faithfully for 40 years for the Zenith Company. He loved bowling & other numerous sports. Visitation Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M.… Read complete obituary here



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Alfreda “Fritzie” R. Zvonek, nee Gecielewski

Alfreda “Fritzie” R. Zvonek, nee Gecielewski, age 96, of La Grange Park, formerly of Palm Bay, FL., Palos Park and Oak Lawn. Beloved wife of the late Rudolph Zvonek; fond mother of Paula (Michael) Thoms, Rudolph E. (Dagmar) Zvonek and Carla Zvonek; dear grandmother of Rhonda Peters, Monica (Joseph) Pawasarat, Sandra Thoms, Randall Zvonek, Aaron (Alicia) Zvonek and Zoe Zvonek; great grandmother of Matthew Peters, Naomi Zvonek, Stanley Pawasarat, Charlie Peters, Valerie Zvonek, Marie Pawasarat, Keith Zvonek and Joseph Pawasarat;… Read complete obituary here



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Mary Ann Rich, nee Blitek

Mary Ann Rich, nee Blitek, age 67, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of Anthony “Tony” J. Rich and the late Gerald Trinkle; fond mother of Karlynn Rich; dear sister of Edward (Kimberly) Blitek and Terese Blitek; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, August 10, 2017, 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Thursday 9:30 A.M. to St Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10… Read complete obituary here



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James M. Schulz

James M. Schulz, age 89, of La Grange Park, Navy and Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Sheila Schulz, nee Dickson; loving son of the late Adolph Schulz and Catherine Schulz, nee O’Brien; dear brother of the late Barbara Schulz and Lillian Schulz; dear brother in law of Vera Clay, Jean Hall and Gill Dickson; uncle of many nieces and nephews; best friend Tony DeMartino. Memorial Mass Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at St. Louise de Marillac Church, Corner of Raymond Ave.… Read complete obituary here



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George Bernard Rabb

George Bernard Rabb, President Emeritus of the Chicago Zoological Society, died peacefully, Thursday July 27, after a brief illness. Rabb’s pioneering work as Brookfield Zoo’s Director, from 1976 until 2003, led the Zoo toward its current position as a center of conservation, a concept Rabb championed for zoos throughout the world. He firmly believed that conservation organizations and nature-focused institutions should work to inspire people to become involved in environmental conservation. Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Rabb displayed interest in… Read complete obituary here



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Lloyd (Andy) Edward Ander

Lloyd (Andy) Edward Ander, 95, of Elmhurst, died at home under Hospice care on July 29, 2017. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, in Norman, Oklahoma, where he met and married his wife of 70 years, Doris (Dottie) Hope Ander (nee Corden). After the war, they moved to Chicago and settled in Stickney, Illinois, until recently moving to a senior residential facility in Elmhurst. They raised four sons: Michael (Linda), Paul (Arlis), Gary (Libby) and Kris (Mary). He is survived… Read complete obituary here



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