Richard “Dick” Baum

Richard “Dick” Baum, age 78, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Cary, IL. Beloved husband of Geraldine “Skip” Baum, nee Valek; loving father of Joseph (Lisa) Baum and Mary-Elizabeth (Douglas) Beavers; grandfather of Dr. Amanda (Dr. Thomas Wagner) Baum-Wagner; son of the late Edward and Ruth Baum; brother of the late Nancy Smith; fond uncle of Debbie (James) Alletto, Susan (Joseph) Funkey and Leigh (James) Knibbs and their children; cousin and friend to many. Dick was an optics engineer with Bell… Read complete obituary here

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Bernard Casimir Niedzielski

Bernard Casimir Niedzielski, Army Air Corps Veteran, age 101 of La Grange Park. Beloved husband of the late Bernice Niedzielski, nee Magdziarz; uncle of Mark (Thea) Parker, Gregory Zelman, Natalie Zelman, Pamela Niedzielski, Geraldine Niedzielski, Ramona (Philip) Kurland and Frank (Joey) Parker; great uncle to many; brother of Sylvia Zelman and the late Leonard (Elizabeth), Wallace (Marion), Raymond and Ramona (Frank) Parker. Visitation Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W.… Read complete obituary here

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Julia “Julie” Hebda

Julia “Julie” Hebda, age 89 of Chicago. Beloved daughter of the late Peter Hebda and Agnes Hebda, nee Szudy, dear sister of the late Frank B.(the late Tessie) Hebda, loving cousin of Zofia (Adam) Weklar, Sharon Pawlak and Ania Wickowski ; survived and loved by the Szudy family and Osuchowski family. Visitation Monday, January 8, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. and Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W.… Read complete obituary here

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Sharon Cieslak, nee Stejskal

Sharon Cieslak, nee Stejskal, age 75, of Willowbrook formerly of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Stanley F. Cieslak Jr; loving mother of Scott S. Cieslak, Lisa (Gary) Lubic and Dr. Kristine (Dr. Jorge Cavero) Cieslak-Cavero; adored and devoted grandmother of Camille and Adam Lubic, Emily and Christopher Cavero; sister, aunt and friend to many. Visitation Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 3 PM to 8 PM and Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 10:30 AM to time of Service 11 A.M.… Read complete obituary here

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Richard E. Chaput, Sr.

Richard E. Chaput, Sr., Army Veteran, age 62 of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Christine Chaput, nee Miller. Loving father of Richard E. (Stacey) Chaput, Jr., Nicole (Peter) Kooy and Danielle Chaput; devoted grandfather of Richard E. Chaput III, Nina Chaput, Logan Neumann – Chaput and Kenzie Kooy; brother of Michael (Marie) Chaput, Susan (Steve) Kummer and the late Thomas L. (Mary) Chaput III; uncle and great uncle to many. Richard was predeceased by his parents Thomas Chaput, Jr. and Arlene… Read complete obituary here

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Sharon L. Demchuck, nee Smith

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Sharon L. Demchuck, nee Smith, age 78, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late George J. Demchuck; fond mother of Jennifer A. Demchuck, Michelle M. (Garry) Demchuck-Kays and the late Terry L. Demchuck; dear grandmother of Jeffrey R. Demchuck, Megan M. Kays and Travis J. G. Kays, sister of John Smith. Visitation Saturday, January 6, 2018, 9 A.M. to Time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or… Read complete obituary here

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William F.  Wilburn

William F.  Wilburn, age 89, of Lisle formerly of South Holland.  Beloved husband of Jean Wilburn, nee Farmer.  Loving father of Michael (Cathleen Keating Wilburn) Wilburn, Steven Wilburn, Mark Wilburn, Karen (Lynn) Nelson and the late Brian Wilburn; grandfather of Brittany Nelson, Sara Wilburn and Irene Wilburn; brother of Kay (David) Berg.  Visitation Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 10 A.M. to time of service 11 A.M.  at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd.  9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL  60513.  Interment Oakland… Read complete obituary here

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Walter S. Pargulski

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Walter S. Pargulski, age 89 of LaGrange Park, formerly of Chicago. Korean War Army Veteran. Brother of Joseph (Carolyn) Pargulski and the late Helen (the late Toddy) Spiewak, Leo (the late Estelle) Pargulski and Raymond (Jackie) Pargulski. Beloved uncle of many nephews and one niece; dear son of the late Alexander Pargulski and Helen Pargulski, nee Cisak. Visitation Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. and Monday, January 8, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 9:30A.M. Funeral Monday… Read complete obituary here

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Catherine C. McMillin, nee Sersich

Catherine C. McMillin, nee Sersich, age 88, most recently of Romeoville, formerly of North Port, Florida and Chicago, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Beloved wife of Francis J. McMillin, loving mother of Mary (the late Michael) Satterthwaite, Shaun McMillin, Christine (Thomas) Kelley, Matthew (Pamela) McMillin and Joseph (Trina) McMillin; grandmother of Michael (Sheila) O’Connell, Erin Satterthwaite, Lisa McMillin, Shaun (Katie) McMillin, Taylor McMillin, Vincent Levitt, Shannon Ryan, Cassidy McMillin; great grandmother of Jaxson O’Connell; sister of Johanna and the late, Mary,… Read complete obituary here

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Michael R. Brown

Michael R. Brown, age 56, of Brookfield. Beloved father of Andrew Brown, dear son of Robert and Joyce Brown, brother of Lori (Scott) Barnes and Tom (Valerie Beach) Brown, uncle of Dan and Cody Barnes. Visitation Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Mike’s love of animals led him to a longtime career as a Brookfield Zoo Keeper. A graduate of… Read complete obituary here

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