Jeanne Marie Riordan, nee Stewart

Jeanne Riordan

Jeanne Marie Riordan, nee Stewart, age 82, of Oak Park, IL. Beloved wife of the late James P. Riordan; fond mother of Michael (Beatrice) Riordan, James Riordan, Theresa (Michael) Geimer, Jeannie (Lee) Zeitlin, William (Roxanne) Riordan, the late Mary Riordan and Maureen Riordan; fond grandmother of Megan Geimer, Emily Zeitlin, Matthew Geimer, Eric Zeitlin, Tomm Riordan, Kevin Riordan and Kelly Riordan; dear sister to Peggy (Joe) Pecoraro, Mary McPherson, Nancy (Larry) Norgaard and Rick Stewart; aunt of many nieces and… Read complete obituary here

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Ted Cunningham

Ted Cunningham

Ted Cunningham, a longtime resident of Chicago and Homewood until moving to Brookfield four years ago, passed last month just a few days after his 81st birthday.  He was our father, but you might have known him as “the storyteller”.  He was an avid storyteller with the Heartland Story League who carried his craft with a passion into local schools and even to prison inmates. Or perhaps you knew him through his involvement with the Beverly Theater Guild over the years,… Read complete obituary here

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Charles M. Gorgan

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Charles M. Gorgan, age 82, of La Grange Park, Beloved father of Elizabeth L. Gorgan – Barnes;  dear grandfather of Kyle Allen Barnes; fond brother of George J. Gorgan, Frank C. Gorgan, Marion M. Gorgan, the late Joseph (Lillian) Gorgan and Geraldine Gorgan; uncle of Joseph (Linda) Gorgan, Robert (Dawn) Gorgan, Deborah (Michael) Bernardi, Maureen (Frank) Scariot and Kathy Gorgan; great-uncle of many nieces and nephews; devoted love of Evelyn Parazin; Funeral and Interment Private. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home… Read complete obituary here

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Gertrude A. Charvat, nee Lewandowski

Gertrude Charvat

Gertrude A. Charvat, nee Lewandowski, age 96, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Melvin J. Charvat; loving mother of Diane (Alan) Blazek, Linda (Ken) Poteracki and Sandra (Dan) Nowakowski; dear grandmother of Ken (Jodi) Blazek, Steven (Alison) Poteracki, David Blazek, Kristine (Mark) Czaplicki, Kevin (Tanya) Nowakowski, Lisa Wood, Kimberly (Dan) Monahan, Jim (Missy) Blazek and Pamela (John) Fegan; loving great-grandmother of 15; devoted sister of Laverne (George) Witt, John (Dolores) Lewan, the late Alex Lewandowski, Jane Duckett, Dominick Lewandowski,… Read complete obituary here

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Arnold Proper

In Memorial

Arnold Proper, age 54 suddenly, of Riverside passed away on October 17, 2013. Beloved husband and best friend of Cindy, proud father of Nathan and Eric. Avid musky fisherman and Green Bay Packers fan. A celebration of Arnie’s life will be held at the Brookfield VFW Post #2868. Please join the Family between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 27, 2013. All will meet to toast Arnie’s life, share stories, cocktails and food will be served. All friends… Read complete obituary here

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Marilyn D. Havlat, nee Loeck

Marilyn Havlat

Marilyn D. Havlat, nee Loeck, age 86 of La Grange Park, formerly of Western Springs.. Beloved wife of the late Edward Havlat; dear mother of Lynn (Rex) Colbeck and Jim (Beth) Havlat; fond grandmother of John Colbeck, Tim and Emma Havlat.  Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Monday, October 28, 2013, 11  A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield.  Funeral Monday 11:30  A.M.  Interment Forest Home Cemetery.  Memorial… Read complete obituary here

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George Helfrich

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George Helfrich, age 95, of Hinsdale. WW II Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Irene Helfrich, nee Zelenka and the late Genevieve Helfrich, nee Nichols; fond father of Judy (Rusty) Mellen, John (Laura) Helfrich, James (Lynn) Helfrich and Jackie (the late Thomas) Mueller; fond grandfather of Thomas Mueller, Cody Mueller, Kimberly Helfrich, Meryl Helfrich, Kevin Helfrich, Brian Helfrich, Pearl Helfrich and Marion Mellen; great grandfather of  Abbie, Matthew, Gracie, Isabella, Kai and Guilianna; uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation, Sunday,… Read complete obituary here

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Theodore H. Cunningham

Ted Cunningham

Theodore H. Cunningham, age 81 of Brookfield formerly of La Grange Park and Beverly. Fond father of Stephen (Gloria) Cunningham; Daniel Cunningham and Timothy Cunningham; dear grandfather of 6, great-grandfather of 6; brother of Vance (Yvonne) Cunningham; dear friend of Barbara L. Hannah. Service and Interment Private. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street., Brookfield. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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Wayne R. Gaerlan, Sr.

Wayne Gaerlan, Sr.

Wayne R. Gaerlan, Sr., age 78, of La Grange Park, Army Veteran, and graduate of Lane Tech. Beloved husband of the late Diane C. Gaerlan, nee Olsen; dear father of Susan M. Gaerlan,  Wayne (Becky) Gaerlan Jr., Anthony (Adrian) Gaerlan and Bradley (Rosalind) Gaerlan; fond grandfather of  Joshua Gaerlan, Naomi Gaerlan, Priscilla Deulen, Jeremiah Gaerlan, Sophia Gorzney, Colin Gaerlan, Susanna Gaerlan, Logan Gaerlan, Jermemy McIntyre, Joel Gaerlan, Katie McIntyre, Cassie McIntyre and the late Sarah Gaerlan; great grandfather of Matthew,… Read complete obituary here

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James C. Vanecek III

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James C. Vanecek III, age 35, of Berwyn, DeVry Graduate 1998. Beloved son of James C. Vanecek Jr. and Kathleen L. Vancek, nee Herbert; fond father of James C. Vanecek IV and Caleigh J. Vanecek; dear brother of Valerie L. (Peter Salerno Jr.) Vanecek, Victoria L. Vanecek and John A. Vanecek; uncle of three nephews and two nieces. Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, October 28, 2013, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman… Read complete obituary here

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