Barbara R. LaConte, nee Balaja

Barbara LaConte

Barbara R. LaConte, nee Balaja, age 78 of Berwyn. Beloved wife of the late Frank LaConte; fond mother of Michael J. LaConte; daughter-in-law Karen LaConte; dear Nana of Matthew M. LaConte and Brayanna M. LaConte; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, August 18, 2014, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:45 A.M. to 9:15 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL. Funeral Tuesday, 9:15 A.M. to St. Leonard Church,… Read complete obituary here

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Marie Wachowski, nee Kieca

Marie Wachowski

Marie Wachowski, nee Kieca, age 69 of La Grange Park. Beloved daughter of Eugene Kieca and Cecylia Kieca, nee Nowak; loving mother of Andy (Margaret) Wachowski and Peter (the late Barbara Kalobratsos) Wachowski; fond grandmother of Julia , Anthony, William, Madelyn, Christina and Philip Wachowski; dear sister of Joseph Kieca, Helen (the late George) Sabosta, Joann (Kerry) Joseph and John (Lucy) Kieca; dear aunt of Jessica, Nick, Natalie, Nicole, Krissy, Kerry, Nina, Tom, Kasia and Kris. Visitation Friday August 15,… Read complete obituary here

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Jan Sopoci

Jan Sopoci

Jan Sopoci, age 89, of Brookfield. Beloved husband of the late Anna L. Sopoci, nee Feriancik; loving father of Jan Andrew Sopoci, Elena S. (Doug Belknap) Sopoci and Anne Marie (Paul) Brinley; dear grandfather of Shannon (Rob) Corn, Tom (Hannah) Sopoci, Matthew Puhr, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Bianca (Ben Gillock) Sopoci-Belknap, Rory (Zuzka) Sopoci-Belknap, Kristen (Duncan) Cooper, Elizabeth Brinley, Janelle (Greg) Deddo, Emily Brinley, the late Samantha Puhr; dear great-grandfather of Nicole Corn, Jacob Corn, Rowan Sopoci Gillock and Zoey Bee; brother… Read complete obituary here

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Vladimir Jerry Jirak

Vladimir Jerry Jirka

Vladimir Jerry Jirak, age 89, of Brookfield, formerly of Czech Republic. Beloved husband of Mary Lou E. Jirak, nee Crichfield; fond father of Barbara Ann (Dan) Uckerman and Gregory Paul (Genia) Jirak; dear grandfather of 7; great-grandfather of 10; loving brother of Alena Jirak; friend to many and will be missed by all. Visitation Sunday, August 17, 2014, 3 P.M. to time of Service 6 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL. 60513. Interment Private.… Read complete obituary here

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Thomas Howard Mills

Thomas Mills

Thomas Howard Mills, age 64, of Oak Park. Beloved father of Jennifer (Ken) Mills Whaler; fond brother of Laurence (Ann) Mills and Jim (JoAnn) Mills. Funeral and Interment Private. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL. 60513. Information at (708)485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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Mary Loretta McDonald, nee Hannigan

Mary McDonald

Mary Loretta McDonald, nee Hannigan, age 93, of La Grange Park, formerly of North Park. Beloved wife of the late Martin Edward McDonald; fond mother of Mary Ann (George) Zorn, William P. (Kathy) McDonald, Kathleen (Gordon) LaBounty, Martin (Mary Beth) McDonald and the late Kevin (Sue) McDonald; dear grandmother of Denise LaBounty, Debbie (Aaron) Krause, Mike (Megan) Zorn, Martin Zorn, Sarah Cook, Katie McDonald, Hannah McDonald, Andrew McDonald, Claire McDonald, William McDonald, Tess McDonald and Nora McDonald; great grandmother of… Read complete obituary here

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Arthur Gallegos

Arthur Gallegos

Arthur Gallegos, age 82, of Bridgeview. Beloved husband of the late Marlene Gallegos, nee Jesse; fond father of Arlene (Steve) Young, Dolores “Lola” Gallegos, Lydia (Dale) Weber, Arthur (Elba) Gallegos Jr. and Eva (Sharon) Gallegos; dear grandfather of 8; great grandfather of 17; brother of Maria Artymonow; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 11:30 A.M. to time of Service 1 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL. Interment Private. Information… Read complete obituary here

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William J. Vanis, Jr.

William Vanis

William J. Vanis, Jr., age 66, of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Lois Vanis, nee Vesely; fond father of Mark Vanis and Joseph William (Michelle) Vanis; dear grandfather of Grayson and Parker Vanis; dear brother of Rose Marie (the late Robert E.) Jirsa; dear uncle of William Robert Jirsa. Visitation, Saturday August 9, 2014, from 3 P.M. to Time of Service 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 w. 31st St., Brookfield, IL. 60513. Interment Private. Information at (708)485-2000 or… Read complete obituary here

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Edward A. Hanley

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Edward A. Hanley, age 83, of Westchester. Korean Conflict Army Air Born Veteran. Beloved Husband of Rosemary P. Hanley, nee Paszkiet; fond father of Timothy Hanley, Mary (Steve Smith) Hanley and the late Michael Hanley; grandfather of Matthew Smith; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31Street, Brookfield. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 A.M. to Divine… Read complete obituary here

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Mary K. Weaver, nee Kratz

Mary Weaver

Mary K. Weaver, nee Kratz, age 92, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Leo G. Weaver; fond mother of Katherine Weaver, Thomas (Diana) Weaver, Ann Weaver, Frederick (Jill) Weaver and Gregory Weaver; dear grandmother of Michael Weaver, Jen (Dan) McKeman, Kelly Weaver and Rob Weaver. Private Interment St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elk Mound, WI. Memorials appreciated to Comboni Mission Center, 1615 East 31st Street, La Grange Park, IL. 60526 or St. Martin de Porres House of Hope,… Read complete obituary here

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