Eugene L. Kasanders

Eugene Sanders

Flag SMEugene L. Kasanders, age 99, long time resident of Brookfield.  WWII Marine Veteran.  Beloved husband of the late Lorraine M. Kasanders, nee Sepich for 67 years; fond father of Thomas (Dianna) Kasanders, Paul (Mary Joe) Kasanders and the late Gary (Linda) Kasanders; dear grandfather of Teresa (Mike) Wilkins, Anthony (Rita) Kasanders, Rebecca (Chris) LaFleur, Stephanie (Frank) Amore, Rachel (Ryan) Paterson, Erin Kasanders, Lauren Kasanders, Christopher Kasanders, Meghan Kasanders, Steven Kasanders and the late Brandon Kasanders; dear great grandfather of nine; friend to many neighbors.

Gene was a U.S. Marine Veteran 1943-1946; had a 38 year career in banking; retired as Executive Vice President Commercial National Bank of Berwyn; Past President of Berwyn Kiwanis Club; Past President of Berwyn Development Corporation; Elected Village Clerk of Brookfield; Member of Msgr. John Farrell Knights of Columbus No. 4200; Member of Catholic War Veterans of Alexandria, VA.  He served as Minister of Care, Eucharistic Minister, Reader and Counter and was an active parishioner at St. Louise de Marillac Church for over 50 years.

Visitation, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, January 11, 2023 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd.  9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513.   Funeral Wednesday 10:00 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park.  Mass 10:30 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to: Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

Information at 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Joanne Leyden condolence:

    Kasanders family you were truly blessed to have this great man in your family for so many years. Our hearts go out to you in sympathy.

  2. Michael Sheehan condolence:

    My sincere condolences to the Kasanders Family on Gene’s passing. I have many fond memories of our time together throughout the years at St. Louise.
    Thank You for the memories and RIP my friend!

  3. Mark Lombardo condolence:

    I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to the Kasanders family. Eugene was truly a wonderful man who gave back to the community he served. He will clearly be missed by many.

  4. Greg & Donna Peters condolence:

    God couldn’t have put a better person on earth. What a man! He was the prototype of how we should all aspire to live our lives. Mr. Kasanders, you were the best! ❤️ Greg & Donna Peters

  5. Lori A. Nelson-Khoury condolence:

    ❤️Our Sincere Condolences!! Our prayers are with all of you!! Gene was such a Wonderful, Caring, Charismatic man whom will be deeply missed!!
    We Love You Gene!! You are back together with the Love of Your Life, Lorraine and Gary!!❤️

  6. Sandy Tavernier & Joe Augello condolence:

    Kasander family, our deepest sympathy go out to each of you. Sounds like your father-in-law & Grandpa was a very special man. Love & Blessings to you all. Love, Sandy Tavernier & Joe Augello xo

  7. Nancy onicontro condolence:

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life will lived.

    Nancy Bonicontro and family.

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