Arlene “Arzie” Petersen, nee Shafer

Arlene “Arzie” Petersen, nee Shafer, age 82, of Chicago. Loving mother of Sheryl Hallmann and Gary (Nancy) Petersen, grandmother of Tracy (Adam) Keyes, Timothy Sender, Kristin Petersen, Collin Sender and Jason Petersen; great grandmother of Connor Keyes; sister of Lois (the late Joe) Kasper, Selma Locke and the late Gordon (the late Nancy) Shafer; loving aunt and great aunt of many; loving daughter of the late William Shafer and the late Sylvia Shafer, nee Prazak. Memorial Visitation Sunday, August 19,… Read complete obituary here

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Rosemary M. Moran

Rosemary M. Moran (nee McLaughlin), late of Tinley Park and formerly of Riverdale, IL. Preceded in death by her loving husband John and daughter Geralyn. Beloved mother of Mary Jo Moran, Patric (Beverly) Moran, Kathryn and Kathleen Moran, Rosemary (Norbert) Vorst, Jeanine (Michael) Flick, Virginia (Kenneth) Brach, and Andrea (Harry) Hills. Proud grandmother of James, Barbara, Julie, Brian, Jenny, Kyle, Connor, Jenna, Justin, Stephen, Michael, Elyse and great grandmother of Liam and Colin and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosemary was… Read complete obituary here

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James Raymond Srp

James Raymond Srp, age 48 of Justice. Loving father of Nicholas Srp, Taylor Srp, Madisan Srp and Olivia Srp; beloved spouse of 23 years to Susan Pendzinski; brother of Kathy Srp; uncle of several nieces and nephews; father figure to Aubree Patty; good friend to many. James was an avid craftsman who enjoyed working with his hands and spending time outdoors. He lived a life of adventure and spontaneity. Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M.… Read complete obituary here

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Susan Smetana-Butler

Susan Smetana-Butler, age 58, of Brookfield. Loving wife of William Butler; devoted mother of Billy Butler, Julie (Alan) Lopez and Elizabeth Butler; dear daughter of Maureen Smetana, nee Delaney and the late Edward Smetana; sister of Steven Smetana, MaryJo (Randy) Yeater, Edward Smetana and the late Michael (Susie) Smetana; daughter in law of Robert Butler. Sue was also survived by many nieces, nephews and other important family members.  Sue was a devoted & faithful wife, mother, and friend. She was… Read complete obituary here

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MaryLynn Joanne Janetopoulos, nee Onesto

MaryLynn Joann Janetopoulos, nee Onesto, age 81 of Brookfield. Beloved wife of James Janetopoulos, Sr.; devoted and loving mother of Christopher (Elena) Janetopoulos, Joanne Janetopoulos, James (Julie) Janetopoulos, Jr. and Julie (Jeffery) Lauksmen; grandmother of Genevieve Janetopoulos, Margaret Janetopoulos, Leonardo Lauksmen and Lilliana Lauksmen; sister of David (Melissa) Onesto and the late Michael J. (Alice) Onesto, Sr.; aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews; godmother of many; friend of many. Being a loving wife and super mom may… Read complete obituary here

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Cheryl M. Mrase, nee Shea

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Cheryl M. Mrase, nee Shea Services and Interment Private

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Michael A. Rago

Michael A. Rago, age 95, WWII and Korean War Air Force Veteran, of Berwyn. Beloved husband of Shirley Rago, nee Just. Devoted father of Glenn (Debbie) Rago and Lynn (David) Yetter; loving grandfather of Suzette Rago-Agosto, John Rago, David (Dawn) Yetter, Jr., Brian Rago, Brad Rago, Alisa (Steve) Ruff; great grandfather of Peter Agosto, Lauren Rago and Cary Rago; brother of the late John (Gloria) Rago, the late Angelo (the late Pat) Rago and the late Annette (the late Jerry)… Read complete obituary here

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John Anthony Janis

John Anthony Janis, of Brookfield, Illinois – Father, Brother, Friend, Scholar, Athlete – passed to eternal life on July 18, 2018, in a senseless and tragic car crash near Flomaton, Alabama. He was 54. Johnny’s entire life was a victory lap. Born prematurely on January 26, 1964, at Our Lady of Loretto Hospital in Chicago, “Pee Wee” was in critical condition, and almost died within his first few hours. For the last several years, Johnny was plagued with a succession… Read complete obituary here

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Florence Likar, nee Lhotka

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Florence Likar, nee Lhotka age 90, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late George Likar; loving mother of George (Terry) Likar and Jan (Jim) Konchar; grandmother of Peter Konchar, Jennifer Konchar and John Konchar; sister of the late Joe (Millie) Lhotka. Services and Interment Private Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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Anne Marie Pandola

Anne Marie Pandola, nee Bronkema, age 92 of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of Emil Brkovic; loving mother of Carol Pandola, Nicholas (Susan) Pandola, Mark (Kimberly) Pandola, Alan (Roberta) Pandola and Thomas Pandola; also loving mother of Karen King-Silveira, Emil J. Brkovic and Lynn Brkovic-Linn. Visitation Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying in State Monday, July 23, 2018 at Western Springs Baptist Church,… Read complete obituary here

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