Dennis G. Gniadek

American FlagDennis G. Gniadek age 69 of Lyons. Vietnam Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Andrea Gniadek, nee Keipes; fond father of Christine (Jordan) Platt, Cheryl (Michael) Toohey, Mark (Cynthia) Serdiuk and Jennifer Serdiuk; dear grandfather of Kyle Platt, Abbey Platt, Ellen Toohey and Clara Toohey; brother of Ron (Gloria) Gniadek; uncle of many nephews. Visitation Monday, May 15, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 9 A.M. to 9 30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Barbara Parish, Brookfield. Mass 10 A.M. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Evergreen Park. Memorials appreciated to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Donna L. Krems

Donna L. Krems, age 55 of Brookfield, IL. Beloved wife of George Caithamer; fond mother of George “Robby” Caithamer, Lauren (Johnny) Caithamer-Belcher, Michele Caithamer, Karen Caithamer and Katie Caithamer; dear grandmother of Jordan Belcher; sister of Debra (John) Hursh, Doreen (Michael) Mangano and Denise Krems; aunt of Johnny Hursh, Diane Hursh, Chrissy Hursh, Brittany (Mike) Apa, Rachel Mangano, Mallory (Joe) Borsellino, Amber Pierce, Brendan Krems, Mark Caithamer and Melissa Caithamer. Visitation Thursday, February 16, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral and Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Edward J. Bambas

Edward J. Bambas, age 70 of Lyons. Beloved husband of Karen Bambas, nee Brodnicki; fond father of Jeffrey (Sharon) Bambas and Daniel (Patrice) Bambas; dear grandfather of Kelly (Brendan) Mackay, Maddie Pusczan, Alicia Pusczan, Matthew Bambas and Connor Bambas; great grandfather of Malachi Mackay; brother of Patricia Bambas. Visitation Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, January 23, 2017, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M to St. Barbara Parish. 4008 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com.

Richard P. Tomaszkiewicz

American FlagRichard P. Tomaszkiewicz, age 88 of Lyons. US Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Lucia M. Tomaszkiewicz, nee Novakovich; fond father of Sheri Trent, Richelle (Gary) Schuenemann, Richard W. (Lauren) Tomaszkiewicz and Luci (Ray) Kasiorek; dear grandfather of Christopher Tomaszkiewicz, Ellery Tomaszkiewicz and Daniel Kasiorek; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday, December 28, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Thursday, December 29, 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Thursday 9:30 A.M. to St. Hugh Church, Lyons. Mass 10:30 A.M. Interment Private. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Veronica K. Pierson, nee Kassal

Veronica K. Pierson, nee Kassal, age 73, of Lyons. Beloved wife of Lawrence Pierson; fond mother of Larry Pierson, Sue (Larry) Garza, Debbie (Art) Loza, Cheryl Teska, George Pierson, Michael (June) Pierson, Jack (Julie) Pierson, Elizabeth Pierson and Robert (Kelly) Pierson; grandmother of Antoinette Pozzie, Donyel (Jamie) Garza, Jennifer (Jason) Triplett, Nicole Pozzie, Anthony (Jennifer) Pierson, Anthony Garza, David (Jennifer) Pierson, Frank (Arielle) Pierson, Sean Pierson, Steven (Susan) Teska, Edward Pozzie, Katie Pierson, Christopher (Lindsey)Pierson, Lauren Teska, Andrew Pierson, Mya Pierson, Mackenzie Pierson and Seth Pierson; great-grandmother of Janessa, Dominique, Santino, Brianna, Hailey, Alyssa, Jacob, Adam, Marissa, Kiera, Shawn, Kate, Cassidy, Dominic, Parker and Jack; sister of Karl (the late Evelyn) Kassal, Louise (the late Jerry) Young, Barbara (Rich) Orozen and Anthony Kassal; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Memorial Gathering Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 10:30 A.M. to Time of Service 12 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Inurnment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Joseph G. Nemecek, Jr.

Joseph G. Nemecek, Jr. age 63 of Lyons, formerly of LaGrange Park. Beloved son of the late Joseph Nemecek, Sr., MD and Jeannette Nemecek, nee Hehn; fond brother of Jeannette (George Israel) Nemecek Israel, MD, dear uncle of Rachel (Mark Vogel) Israel; cousin of Eve (James) Zahrndt, Paula (Al) Pacente; Holly and Ivy Zahrndt. Visitation Monday April 11, 2016 from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Parkholm Cemetery. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Stephen F. Mical

American FlagStephen F. Mical, age 64, of Lyons, Vietnam Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Suzanne M. Mical, nee Bosi; loving father of Richard J. (Pamela) Mical; dear grandfather of Charles J. Mical; cherished son of Elizabeth Mical, nee Piotrowski and the late Richard Mical; favorite brother of Richard (Annemarie) Mical; uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, March 28, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 10:30 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment private. Memorials appreciated to Lymphoma Research Foundation, 1700 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613 or Wellness House, 131 North County Line Rd., Hinsdale, IL 60521. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Ann P. Adams, nee Postulka

Ann P. Adams, nee Postulka, age 92, of Lyons. Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Adams; fond mother of Patricia Ingram and Karen (Bob) Gaydos; sister of Joseph Postulka. Visitation Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, November 9, 2015, 9:15 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Monday 9:45 A.M. to St. Hugh Parish, Lyons. Mass 10:30 A.M. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

John L. Brokenleg

John L. Brokenleg, age 50, of Bridgeview. Beloved son of Barbara A. Brokenleg and the late Dewey N. Brokenleg; fond brother Donald W. Brokenleg, Kara L. Brokenleg and Greta F. Brokenleg; dear uncle of James Chize, Sara Roberson, Peter Plewa and Alex Nichols; Dear nephew of Veronica Papineau, Judith (Elmer) Compton, Donna Ryan, Laureen Ryan, Jacqueline Ryan, Bonnie Ryan, Sherry (Tom) Ryan, the late Arlene Martini, Joanne Ryan, Thomas Ryan, Lois Ryan and Lester Ryan. Funeral & Interment Private. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Helen A. Kovarik, nee Blahut

Helen A. Kovarik, nee Blahut, born February 12, 1931, of Lyons and La Grange Park. Beloved wife of 66 Years to Joseph Kovarik Jr.; fond mother of Brian (Colette) Kovarik and Christine (Michael) Barritt; grandmother of Ryan (Sheila) Barritt, Autumn (Lane) Jansen, Matthew Barritt, Brandon Barritt, Jeffrey (Ashley) Barritt, Andrew Kovarik and Nathan Kovarik; great-grandmother of Wyatt Jansen, Colton Barritt and Rylan Jansen; sister of the late Joseph Blahut, Jr.; daughter of the late Antonette Blahut, nee Vessely and Joseph Blahut; sister-in-law of Carol Green; aunt of many nephews. Loved animals, especially dogs. Enjoyed traveling and cooking. Will be greatly missed but forever in our hearts. Visitation Monday, October 5, 2015, 11 A.M. to Time of Service 12 Noon, at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Entombment Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials appreciated to: Alzheimer’s Association 8430 W Bryn Mawr Avenue,  # 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or American Heart Association, 208 S La Salle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com