Gerald “Jerry” A. Carlson

Gerald Carlson

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Gerald “Jerry” A. Carlson, age 89, Korea War Air Force Veteran, of Brookfield.  Beloved husband of 67 years to Madeline Carlson, nee Condon; devoted father of Deacon Tom (Pamela) Carlson, James Carlson, Karen (Phil) Kedzuch, Kevin (Kris) Carlson, Amy (Tom) Kuchynka and the late Gerald P. Carlson; loving grandfather of Andy (Austeja) Kedzuch, Nicholas (Jill) Kedzuch, Brian (Ashley) Carlson, Austin Carlson, Corey Kuchynka, Timothy Kuchynka, Steven (Kelsey) Carlson, Christine Carlson, Casey Carlson and Julianna Carlson; great grandfather of Weston Kedzuch; brother of John (Joanna) Carlson, Patricia Carlson, Dave (Mary) Burry and the late Rose (Michael) Calabrese; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd.  9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield.  Funeral Thursday 9:30 A.M. to St. Barbara Church, Brookfield, Mass 10 A.M.

All wishing to attend Mass need to register at:
80 guests maximum will be allowed to attend Mass.  Please preregister to confirm your attendance.  If you are unsure if you will be attending please DO NOT register.

All State and Federal Covid – Recommendations & Guidelines are followed.  All guests entering the building must wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing. A maximum of 50 guests will be allowed at a time to pay their last respects and be received by the family.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Memorials appreciated to the St. Barbara’s Food Pantry.

Information 708-485-2000 or

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a Sympathy Card to the Family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o the Jerry Carlson Family. We will gladly forward it on to the Family.

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  1. Steven E Lifka condolence:

    Condolences to the Carlson and Kedzuch Family on their loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Beverly Scheer condolence:

    We are sorry for your loss and pray memories and better times will ease your pain. I remember your Dad always coming with his tool box to fix things. Thankful for his service to our country.

  3. The Schober Family condolence:

    Uncle Gerry…..what can we say. Always had a story to tell. Made you feel like you were there with him.
    My Uncle….Big as the sun….we will miss you and your stories…..we will always love you and never forget.
    Our condolences to my Aunt Loni and all my cousins.

    Our Love,
    Bob,Diane,Jacky,and Marcus Schober.

  4. Barb Prack condolence:

    My deepest sympathy to the Carlson family and Kedzuch families. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Your dad/husband was a wonderful person as he has such great children.

  5. The Workowski Family condolence:

    Dear Madeline and the Carlson family,

    We grieve right along with you all.
    We really loved Jerry and he will be missed.

    Our love and prayers are with you,
    Keith, Randee, Joshua and Alexis

  6. Annette Condon condolence:

    Dear Cousin Madeline and family…. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Much sympathy and love from your Condon family in Ireland. The light of Heaven to your beloved Jerry. May God comfort and bless you all. Annie xxxxxxxx

  7. Kimberly Workowski condolence:

    Madeline and all members of the Carlson family

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time
    Kimberly Workowski, Charles, Anna, Alison

  8. Tim Woznick condolence:

    Aunt Lonnie and family

    My deepest condolences to you and the family on the loss of Uncle Gerry..he will be missed very much and always in my heart.

    I Love You All Very much

  9. Patricia Joworski condolence:

    My prayers and condolences to my neighbor Jim and his family.


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