Orlando “Lon” Garapolo

Orlando “Lon” Garapolo, age 97, resident of Plymouth Place for 4 years and of Brookfield for 53 years: Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” nee Wilbur: Fond father of Elaine (James) Johnson and Jean (Richard) Hoffman; Grandfather of Dane (Beth Vogt) Rankin, Jill (Michael) Foley, Jordan (Andrea Milionis) Rankin, and Steven (Dawn) Hoffman; Great-grandfather of Maya and Tessa Rankin, Sarah Foley, Althea, Orlando, and Felix Milionis and Hillary Hoffman; Brother of Rose Miceli. Memorial Service at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the Building Fund of Grace Lutheran Church, 200 N. Catherine, La Grange, IL 60525. Arrangements by and information at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, Il 60513; 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com.

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  1. Mile and Liz Danaher condolence:

    Sorry for the loss of your father. No matter how expected it is still difficult. Our prayers are with you. Love, Mike and Liz


  2. Frank and Kathy Mampreian condolence:

    We offer our condolences to Betty and Lon’s family. He was a special man and it was a pleasure to have known him. We will be at the memorial service at Plymouth Place on Saturday.

    With our love,
    Frank and Kathy Mampreian


  3. Jim Sporleder condolence:

    Dear friends: Everyone called him “Grandpa Lon.” And he was glad to have that name as most of us already lost our grandparents. He could fix almost everthing that broke, and loved to help others. And he loved to serve the Church and God. He had it all – loving family and friends. A real tribute to a great man. Jim Sporleder


  4. Raymond Bohl condolence:

    My condolences to the entire Garapolo family for their loss. After many years, he is still remembered fondly by me.


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