LaVern Betty Jane Shutock, nee Krueger

LaVern Betty Jane Shutock, nee Krueger, age 83, of Riverside. Beloved wife of the late John Shutock; fond mother of Mark (Laura) Shutock; dear grandmother of Mark (Katharina) Shutock and Matthew Shutock; fond sister of Stanley (Dian) Krueger, the late Irma (the late Alvin) Ahrens, Bernice (the late Frank) Spirro, Galbreth Krueger, Carol (the late Robert) Lestina, Richard (the late Emily) Krueger, Lucille (the late Henry) Klingemann, Chuck (the late Josephine) Krueger, Frank (the late Anne) Krueger, Frances (Henry) Neumann, Danny (the late Eileen) Krueger, Winona (the late Everett) Ahrens and James (Elaine) Krueger; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, March 3, 2014, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 10:30 A. M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Tuesday 11 A.M. Interment Glen Oak Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to your favorite charity in LaVern Betty Jane Shutock’s name. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Charles T. Riedlinger

American FlagCharles T. Riedlinger, age 78 of Riverside. Vietnam Army Veteran. Beloved son of the late Edmund J. Riedlinger and Adele I. Riedlinger, nee Deering; fond brother of Mary A. (David E.) Nelson, the late Edmund Riedlinger, Adrienne Riedlinger, Charlotte Riedlinger and Joseph Riedlinger; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday March 3, 2014, 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Monday 11 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park. Mass 11:30 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com.

Gertrude A. Charvat, nee Lewandowski

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, Eleanor Lewan, Irvin Lewandowski, Regina Mravik, Peter Lewandowski and Leonard Lewandowski; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2013, 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Friday, November 8, 2013, 10:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Friday 11:00 A.M. to St. Mary’s Church, Riverside, Mass 11:30 A.M. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707 or American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Arnold Proper

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 and family are welcome to attend. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street., Brookfield. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

John Kozik

American FlagJohn Kozik, age 83, of Brookfield, winter resident of Boca Raton, FL. Korean War Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Annette Kozik nee Barich; dear father of Susan (Kelly) Jones, John Kozik and James (Denise) Kozik; loving grandfather of Sean Jones, Alison Jones, William Kozik and Claire Kozik; dear brother of Ludka Gergel. Visitation Friday, June 14, 2013, 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Will Lie in State Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11:00 A.M. to time of Service 11:30 A.M. at Sts. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church, Corner of 31st Street and Des Plaines Ave, Riverside. Interment Private. Memorials appreciated to Sts. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road, Riverside, IL 60546. John was a member of Carpenter’s Local Union #1027 and the American Legion . Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Robert Edward Slifka

American FlagRobert Edward Slifka, age 90,of Riverside.  WW II Navy Veteran.  Beloved husband of Marlene J. Slifka, nee Godsel; loving father of Suzanne (Gordon) Marsh; future grandfather of ?; fond brother of Rosemarie (Kenneth) Zolecke, the late Eleanore (Louis) Lewis and Dorothy Slifka; brother-in-law of Eileen (the late Jerry) Buric; uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation Friday, April 19, 2013, 2013, 3 P.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8:45 A.M. to 9:15 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield.  Funeral Saturday 9:15 A.M. to St. Mary’s Church, Riverside, Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com.

Helen B. Russell, nee Dusek

Helen B. Russell, nee Dusek, age 100, of North Riverside, a member of the Dusek and Andel families. Loving wife of the late Alexander R. Russell; dear mom of Patricia (the late Frederick) George, Bruce (Marilyn) Russell and Janet (Gary) Grabow; loving gram to Christopher George, Amy (Chris) Hawker and Julie Fecteau; special g.g. to Marina and Matthew Fecteau, Ethan, Cole and Ainslie Hawker. Visitation Monday, January 14, 2013 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral 11 A.M. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Anna Ludmila Sopoci, nee Feriancik

Anna Ludmila Sopoci, nee Feriancik, age 93, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of Jan Sopoci; dear mother of Jan Andrew Sopoci, Elena S. (Doug Belknap) Sopoci, Anne Marie (Paul) Brinley; loving grandmother of Shannon (Rob) Corn, Tom (Hannah) Sopoci, Matthew Puhr, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Bianca (Ben Gillock) Sopoci-Belknap, Rory (Zuzka) Sopoci-Belknap, Kristen (Duncan) Cooper, Elizabeth Brinley, Janelle Brinley, Emily Brinley, the late Samantha Puhr; devoted great grandmother of Nicole Corn, Jacob Corn, Rowan Sopoci-Gillock; fond sister of the late Zuzana (John) Blaho, and other siblings in Slovakia. Aunt of many nieces and nephews, both in the U.S. and Slovakia, especially Dr. Victoria (Tristan Coady) Blaho. Visitation, Tuesday December 4, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Will Lie in State Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 9:30 A.M. to time of Service at 10:00 A.M. at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, corner of 31st Street and Des Plaines Avenue, Riverside. Internment Woodlawn Cemetery. Immigrating to the U.S. at the age of 16 from Czechoslovakia, Anna came to love her new country while always seeking to foster awareness and appreciation of Slovak heritage. She served as a tireless leader in several Slovak organizations including Sokol USA Lodge 40W and the Slovak American Charitable Association. She was also an officer in the former United Lutheran Society. Upon moving with her husband to East Orange, N.J. in 1971, she served as Editor of the Sokol Times for many years. She and her husband enjoyed moving back to Brookfield upon their retirement in 1997. Memorials appreciated to: Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road, Riverside, IL 60546 or Sokol U.S.A., Milan Getting Scholarship Fund, 276 Prospect Street, East Orange, NJ 07017. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Raymond H. Vogt

American FlagRaymond H. Vogt, 90 years young of Encinitas, California, formerly of La Grange Park; WWII Veteran of the Army gently passed away at home on 11/16/2012. Beloved husband of the late Mary Jane Vogt, nee Bruno; loving father of Joan (John) Norman and Jean (Stuart) Triolo; dear “Grand PaPa” of Tracy Norman and Emily Norman; and fond brother-in-law of Sarah Gross. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by family kitty cats Bella, Sir Bleu and Tiger. Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, November 26, 2012 from 10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Monday 11 A.M. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. Raymond was a life member of the North Riverside VFW # 6869. With the cherished late Mary Jane, Ray was a hard working champion for VFW events, devoted volunteer for 17 years to the Comboni Missionaries, and active supporter to the Telephone Pioneers of America. Ray loved the Chicago Cubs and is waiting from the heavens for that elusive world series win. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Comboni Missionaries, 1615 East 31st Street, La Grange Park, IL 60526 or VFW Post #6869, 2622 Des Plaines Avenue, Riverside, IL 60546. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Robert Allen Eshoo

Robert Allen Eshoo age 76, of Bridgeview. Former husband of Marilyn Eshoo, nee Getz; dear father of Leanne Rae (Terrence) Palmer, Eileen Robinson, Allen (Regina) Eshoo; beloved grandfather of Craig Alan Robinson, Mark Allen Robinson, Zakari Allen Eshoo; devoted brother of Patricia (Harold) Walters, uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 9:30 A.M. to 10 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Tuesday 10 A.M. Interment Private. Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society 7234 W. Ogden Ave. – Suite 3 South, Riverside, IL 60546. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com