Emil Brkovic

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Emil Brkovic, age 99, WW II Army Veteran, of LaGrange Park formerly of Brookfield. Beloved husband of the late Rose Brkovic, nee Lenti and Anne Pandola, nee Bronkema; devoted father of Karen (Jim) Siveira, Emil James Brkovic and Lynn (Gerard Linn) Brkovic; fond grandfather of Heather Silveira; loving brother to the late Joseph (the late Joyce) Brkovic.

Services and Interment are Private for Immediate Family. A recording of Services will be available to view on Sunday, October 4, 2020 by 5 P.M.

Interment Private Queen of Heaven, Hillside.

A graduate of the IL Institute of Technology, Emil worked in management for International Harvester (Formerly Navastar) for over 30 years. Once retired he worked in Real Estate & Construction. Emil is a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge of Westchester #955 for over 50 years serving as Master Mason. A Long time member of the Brookfield Moose Lodge #1599 as Governor and Business Administrator. Emil was a Volunteer for 21 years at Hinsdale Hospital.

Memorials appreciated to Moose Heart Child City & School, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539 (www.moosecharities.org)

Arrangements Entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Cheryl Anderson condolence:

    Karen,Emil and Lynn when words a few love speaks from the heart. Thank you for sharing that with me. Regarding the love you had for your father.

  2. Ray & Erin Moroni condolence:

    Sorry to hear about your dad. He will be in our thoughts and prayers. We lost another one of the greatest generation ever to live, especially since he serve our country with courage and then became an active member of his community.

  3. Ed Sullivan condolence:

    My condolences on the loss of your father.He and your family will be in my prayers

  4. Bill Kirkpatrick condolence:

    I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family

  5. George Mondane condolence:

    Thank you for your Service!!! My Prayers are with the family during these difficult times.

  6. Thomas Babuscio condolence:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family. You are so very fortunate to have had your father in you lives for as long as you did. That time wasn’t wasted when I saw all of you together, these last few years, I could feel the love in the room. You are such a loving family and that starts with your mother and father. I know you will miss him and talk about him often. Just think of all the wonderful stories you have to tell and he will be listening with your mother. RIP my beloved uncle Emil.

  7. Earldean condolence:

    I have to say it was of great honor to care for Emil. He was a very wise man. His wisdom will continue to follow me through life. Although I came to care for him in exchange he taught me some very valuable and irreplaceable lessons.
    He was a master teacher, Father indeed and I am glad to have been apart of his journey. My blessings to the
    family. Gone for now but never forgottened.

    Love & Remember all lessons

  8. Pamela Jender (Hundley) condolence:

    Brkovic Family (Emil) Being a long time friend and from the old neighborhood, we have a few fond memories of your father. Always being a kind and gentle man to us little children, Once upon a time. Losing a father is a very hard and difficult thing that your heart ❤️ has to face right now. I hope that the memories of your dad make things a little easier, in your time of grief. With sympathy

  9. Daniel Vincent condolence:

    Uncle Emil from what I can Remember you were a man who was Humble yet old School in your own way. Wish i could have gotten the opportunity to known you more. Enjoy Your New Freedoms in Our Fathers House in Heaven.

  10. Dave Ready condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    A better place waits for all of us.. and while I know it sounds like a cliche, I believe it to be true.
    Unfortunately that makes it no easier for those left behind.
    I hope you can remember to focus on the best memories instead of the loss.
    Find strength in each other.
    May he rest in peace.

  11. Elizabeth Raske condolence:

    Emil ~

    I am so sorry to hear that your Father has passed. You were all blessed to have him for so long and now he can rest in peaceful eternity with God.

    I pray that God’s grace will bring comfort to you and your family during this difficult time.

    My deepest condolences,

  12. T Bone condolence:

    Sorry to hear about your dad. Was hoping he would make a century. Sorry for your loss. God Bless your family at this time.
    T. Bone

  13. Judy Hundley condolence:

    Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Emil was an honorable, soft spoken, kindhearted gentleman. Always had wisdom words for each person he met. He will be missed.

  14. Mike Ryan condolence:

    Our prayers and condolences to the Family. Very sorry for your loss.

  15. Lynn Daugherty condolence:

    Please accept my condolences.
    I’m very sorry to see this.
    Emil was a positive person in town.

  16. Larry Blaeser condolence:

    Emil there are no words to appropriately acknowledge the loss of your Dad. Prayers for you and your family. God please bless Emil Brkovic Sr.

  17. Scott De Valk condolence:

    Dear Brkovic Family:

    May God’s Grace embrace all of you. May the strength of Emil’s spiritual life eclipse your temporal grief. The Perpetual Light of Emil will gradually fill all of your souls. We send our love and care.

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