Florence “Flo” Pertell

Florence “Flo” Pertell, age 66, of Harbert, MI, formerly of Villa Park and Chicago. Beloved wife of Marie Drennan, nee Nosek; daughter of the late Ralph Pertell and Florence Pertell, nee Gerlich; beloved sister of Terri, Donna (Tony), Mike (Pat) and John (Patti); dear aunt of Michael, Becky (Ed), Danny (Miriam) and Carolyn (Derek); great aunt of Vaughan, Joseph, Silas and Levi; niece of many aunts and uncles. Flo was also deeply loved by Marie’s family; Jim (Char), Barb (Emil), John (Leah), Andy (Jackie), Ryan (Kali), James, Patrick,Madeline, Ashlyn, Wyatt, Lyla and the late James (Alice) Nosek. Beloved by her foster family Ruth Murtaugh, Billy, Patrick (Ann), Michael, Ellen (Braven), nieces and nephews; friend to many who miss her very much.

Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 3 P.M. to 9 P.M. with service at 7:30 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Interment Private.

Memorials appreciated to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Hanson Hospice Center, 4025 Health Park Lane, Saint Joseph, MI 49085.

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

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Joseph Pertell condolence:

    I’ll miss you.


  2. Trish Phillips condolence:

    My heart goes out to all of Flo’s family and friends. It is so hard to lose someone, but she had so many people who loved her, and I know it will be a comfort to all those who are left to mourn Flo. My deepest condolences.


  3. Karen Milne condolence:

    My deepest sympathy to Flo’s family
    and friends. I remember her for her positive attitude and zest for life. Always that big bright smile.


  4. Kathy and Nick Mayer condolence:

    Flo was such a sweet lady! I’m glad that she was a part of our lives and family! She had the greatest smile ever! Our prayers go out to Marie and all of Flo’s family!
    Rest in peace Flo and we will all be reunited!


  5. Nick karegeannes condolence:

    Rest in peace Flo so glad our paths crossed in this life time . Save a chair at the Fantasy football table you were really good .


  6. Susan Wolski Natale condolence:

    My most deepest sympathies to the Pertell Family. Flo was one of most kindest, generous & caring woman I have ever met. She will always remain my hero in soo many ways. God’s speed Floey. Love you from the bottom of my heart.


  7. Ken Prchal condolence:

    Our sincere sympathy to you, Marie, and all the family and friends of Flo. She will be missed by many.
    Ken and Sarah


  8. Natalie Cromey condolence:

    Our deepest condolences to you, Marie and to Flo’s sisters and brothers, Flo fought a valiant battle. She was a wonderful person. And will be remembered always in our hearts. God bless her!


  9. Matope family condolence:

    Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Aunt Flo. She was kind and sincere to me, and I will remember her from the time we met at Danny and Miriam’s wedding in Texas. Love from Cleo and the Matope family.


  10. Sharon Angell condolence:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Flo’s family and friends. I vividly remember time spent with Florence and all of the Pertell’s growing up in Riverdale at the home of my Aunt Ruth. She was always kind and sweet. Now she is gracing heaven with her presence.


  11. Yogi Morgan condolence:

    My heart aches for you, Marie, and for Terri, Donna, Mike and John and all of your extended families.

    Three of my favorite memories of Floey from way back when we met in our early twenties are:

    !. I had just moved to Chicago and, every evening, I asked her to drive to the loop with me just to see the architecture and the lights. Never mind that we’d just come from there; never mind that she’d seen it a million times. Every night, we went.

    2. The first time that we drove to Clare, Michigan at night to see my mom, after we got past the glow of the city, she asked, “Is it going to be this dark all the way there?”

    3. And later that night, as if scientifically, she asked, “Do you know how many stars are out on a night like this?”
    “No,” I said, ready for a statistic, “how many?”
    “A LOT,” she said.

    Hats off.


  12. Marti Hitzeman condolence:

    May Marie all who loved Flo find comfort in Flo’s infinite Goodness. May her beautiful spirit live on in our hearts.
    Love, love, love
    Harry Hitzeman and Marti Beddoe


  13. James Cooper condolence:

    You will be missed. I so enjoyed our visits and doing little things for you and Marie. In my thoughts and prayers.


  14. Sharyl Patton condolence:

    To all who loved Flo, I didn’t know her well or long but I know she loved and was loved and for that she had a rich and blessed life. My sympathies.


  15. Bekki (Miriam's mom), Rachel, Leah, Tendai, Salome, Priscah condolence:

    Bekki and Miriam’ aunts wishes to convey sincere condolences for the passing of Florence..Though most of us were not fortunate to meet her we had heard of her love of life and love for others and how she embraced our daughter Miriam. Our humanly plans were to meet her one day but we’re glad she is free from pain and suffering. May you be consoled of the person she was to many people close and far, a true role model to all of us. May she Rest In Peace


  16. Cleo condolence:

    My heartfelt condolences to all family and friends. So sorry amaiTerri, bamdiki Danny and amaininiDonna.


  17. Cheryl Finley condolence:

    Dearest Marie, and all of Flo’s family and loved-ones,
    You have my heartfelt condolences. Even though I did not have the joy of meeting Flo in person, I felt a connection through you Marie. Through the sparkle in your eyes and the glow of your presence when you talked about her. May the Eternal Love that you (still) have for each other be.. your companion of comfort; gratitude for the life you shared; and a beacon on your journey.. today and the days ahead. Sending Love to you all.


  18. Sue Bauer condolence:

    So very sorry for the loss of Flo, what a shining light for all. My heart aches for Marie, Terri and all the family. I’ve found comfort in the words of a church hymn which says: “Healer of our every ill, light of each tomorrow, give us peace beyond our fear, and hope beyond our sorrow.
    I know my Joe has already greeted her in heaven and given her a great big hug.
    Love to all.


  19. Robin Moss condolence:

    I offer my heartfelt condolences to Flo’s wonderful family and to Marie. Flo was a sweetheart who will be sorely missed.


  20. Gerry Oldenski condolence:

    Flo, I will miss your sweet smile and gentle personality. You were always a dear friend to Mae and I and now you get to join her and all the other angels. Marie, know that I am always here for you. Will be thinking of you this week. I am with you in spirit.


  21. Sally & Jack Newman condolence:

    Marie,
    What sad news. We offer you our deepest sympathies. We will keep you in our prayers. We’re so very sorry.


  22. Terri Nangeroni & Cheryl Kohout (Tucson) condolence:

    Marie,
    Though we only met one time wanted to reach out and offer our condolences. We are friends of Gerry & Mae. We met you and Flo at Mae’s celebration of life.
    May you be sustained by family and friends to help you through this time.
    Sending love and hugs from the desert.


  23. Nancy Koehler condolence:

    My condolences to family and friends. I am truly sorry for your loss. Will keep you all in our prayers.


  24. Nancy Koehler condolence:

    I am offering my condolences to family and Marie. Will keep you in my prayers.


  25. Zach Weller condolence:

    Flo was an amazing work colleague. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. My condolences to her family and friends.


  26. john sumoski condolence:

    Flo, was a kind, sweet and dear friend.
    She was always so nice and fun to be around. She made Marie happy.
    I’m SO sad to hear.
    Big HUGS Marie
    John


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