Emil Peluso

Emil Peluso

Emil Peluso, age 93, WWII Army Air Corp and Navy veteran, of Westchester, formerly of Brookfield and Riverside. Beloved husband of Mildred “Dolly” Clara Peluso, nee Kuester for more than 70 years; loving father of Michael, Gary (Cheri), Linda (Terry), Karen (Mike), and Wayne; devoted grandfather of Peter (Gretchen), Abigail (Michael), Kaylen (Pete), Zachary (Gretchen), Emilia, Nicolette, Erica, and Eliana; great-grandfather of Chloe, Carter, and Violet; uncle and great uncle of many. He was the last surviving child of the 8 children of Emilio and Emilia Peluso.

Emil founded and built a well-respected tool and die business in 1963 that continues on as a successful business today. A former Boy Scout and Boy Scout troop leader, Sea Scout, Mason, Shriner, volunteer at Shriners Hospital, baseball coach and manager for Brookfield Little League and Babe Ruth, 6th grade Sunday school teacher at Brookfield United Methodist Church. Emil was a proud member, advocate and supporter of the Brookfield United Methodist Church, member of Brookfield Rotary, West Suburban Shriners and a longtime volunteer at Shriner’s Hospital; former member of Riverside Golf Club.

Emil was beloved and respected by family, former employees, church, and community leaders. A churchman extraordinaire, he continued the Methodist legacy of his parents who were founding members of the Italian Methodist Church in Chicago. He sent all of his children to college, while he himself had excellent trade school training in high school followed by 2 years of college. He will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew him.

Due to public health concerns, the Celebration of life has been postponed until  further notice.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to:
Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707
or the American Cancer Society, 225 Michigan Ave #1200, Chicago, IL 60601

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Lynn Daugherty condolence:

    Karen, and family,

    I’m so very sad to read this.
    I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lynn Daugherty


  2. Dee condolence:

    Linda and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I know he will be greatly missed!

    Dee Lundgren (Dolly Cosenza)


  3. Jean Schindler condolence:

    Ron and I were so sorry to hear of Cousin Emil’s passing. He was a great man and will be remembered fondly. Our thoughts are with your family at this time.


  4. Mary Flaherty King condolence:

    Karen, Wayne, Linda and all the family-

    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. So many great memories of him from Brookfield.

    Mary (Flaherty) King


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