Constance “Connie” Wolf, nee Hlavacek

Constance “Connie” Wolf, nee Hlavacek, age 72, of Western Springs. Retired manager of a group practice of physicians. Beloved daughter of the late Dr. Louis Hlavacek and Elizabeth Hlavacek, nee Brandt; dear sister of the late Elizabeth Hartman; aunt of Carl (Kristine) Hartman and great aunt of Stephanie Hartman. Loving wife of Wayne Wolf.  Visitation Thursday, February 8, 2018, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Friday, February 9, 2018, 11 A.M. at Bohemian National Cemetery. Interment Private. A continuous slide show of Connie’s photos and travel will be displayed at the visitation. Connie has Masters Degrees from University of Illinois and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. Known for her photographic skills she was a member of several photography groups and clubs. Longtime member of Svobodna Obec, CSA Fraternal Life Woodrow Wilson Lodge and a volunteer at the Morton Arboretum. Memorials appreciated to Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Kathy and Mel Septon condolence:

    We were so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She was a dear person and we will miss her.

  2. Rob DeLand & Susan Irion condolence:

    We are so sad to learn of Connie’s passing. She was always such a pleasure to be with and will be greatly missed. Warm wishes to Wayne and all her family.

  3. Mary Ann Ciesla condolence:

    Connie’s smile and positive attitude

    will be greatly missed. Sincerely,

    Mary Ann Ciesla


  4. Tifa Gani condolence:

    So sorry to hear about Connie’s passing away.
    Connie and I , had hiked together and shared some good times.
    She will be missed.

  5. Beata Kozak condolence:

    I’m so sorry for everything surrounding your loss. I’m hoping that life will bring a little grace with every new day. Connie was such a dear person.
    I will miss her.

  6. Tami T Bevis condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She was a phenomenal photographer and a dear friend. We will miss her in the photography world.

  7. Ed and Kathy Kral condolence:

    We are very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. We have been close friends for years, enjoying hiking, Illini games and the Bohemian Crystal together. Wayne and Connie are our friends forever.

  8. Stan and Suzann Stanford condolence:

    We are so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Suzann enjoyed many hikes with Connie, especially in Florida. Wayne, I look forward to seeing you at Union and extend to you our thoughts and prayers. Stan and Suzann Stanford
    Portland, OR

  9. Sharon Cooper condolence:

    I enjoyed our walks, interesting conversations and mutual love of photography. She was an intelligent and self motivated woman and will be sorely missed.

  10. Diane Mansfield Judge condolence:

    I was saddened to read about Connie’s death in the newspaper today. She was my high school classmate, first apartment-mate, and companion on a trip to visit my parents in Mallorca, Spain. I remember when she came running into our apartment at Clark and Fullerton in Chicago (I was in the bathtub) and announced joyously “I’m getting married!” Wayne, you and Connie are in my thoughts and always will be.

  11. Deb Simpson condolence:

    My condolences go out to Connie’s family and friends. I only knew her a short time, but will greatly miss her kind spirit and gentle encouragement of my photography.

  12. Mary Mehl condolence:

    Connie became my friend over the past few years. We were both volunteers at The Morton Arboretum, and we both belonged to the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society. We took many classes together and went on lots of photo outings. Connie was such a lot of fun to be with. I will miss her as will all her friends in our camera club.

  13. Frank Michalek condolence:

    Words cannot express the loss of your lovely, adorable wife, who was so talented in many ways.
    She is in our prayers and will be deeply missed.

  14. Jean Hemzacek Laukant and the Ray Hemzacek family condolence:

    Wayne, we are so saddened to hear of Connie’s passing. Our family, as well as our lodge membership, are sending you our heartfelt sympathy.
    I’m sorry that we did not learn of this news in time to pay our respects and to let you know in person that you and she have been in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. RICHARD ,DEBORAH MIKALIK condolence:


  16. Jane Foulser condolence:

    As a member of Women Outdoors hiking group Connie and I shared many hikes. We certainly miss her good spirits and cheerful demeanor.

  17. Betsy Dobrick condolence:

    I finally found Connie after all these years and am so upset to learn she has recently passed. We were best friends in kindergarten through high school. So many memories. I would still recognize her from her photo. She was smart, fun, interesting and a wonderful person. I am so sorry to learn of her passing and send my most sincere condolences to her family . Regards, Betsy Katz Dobrick

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