Bertha M. Galanek, nee Stancel

Bertha Galanek

Bertha M. Galanek, nee Stancel, age 93, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late John Galanek; loving mother of Joseph John (Cheryl Vargas-Galanek) Galanek and Mary (Dennis) Schroeder; devoted grandmother of John (Joanna) Galanek, Vincent (Megan) Galenek, Alexandria Schroeder and the late Stevan Galanek, Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 8 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, Funeral Tuesday 9:30 AM to St. Louise de Marillac Church, Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Amy Reimann & Peter Reimann condolence:

    My Aunt Beta was the sweetest, kindest person you could ever wish to meet. We know she will be greatly missed and we send our deepest sympathy to all those lucky enough to have loved her. I always think of her and smile when I eat lilac/violet candy which she gave me my love of. We know she dances in glory tonight and we are so happy for her. Love Amy & Peter Reimann

  2. Tammy and John Dobrez condolence:

    I am saddened to hear of Aunt Bertha’s passing; the last of that generation of Galaneks. I will, however, always remember Aunt Bertha’s wonderful gift of being able to recall many events from the past with great detail. We will miss her.

  3. Dave and Arlene Caldwell condolence:

    I am sorry to hear that Bertha has passed . She had a wonderful memory for all things She will be missed..

  4. Margie Curry condolence:

    Dear Joe and Family, So sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. She was a sweet lady which we loved to take care of. Margie Curry Lyons Township

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