Jeffrey A. Bettin

Jeffrey A. Bettin, age 69 of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Diane Willis and the late Karen L. Bettin, nee Gramley; fond father of Melissa (Ignacio Edenburg) Bettin, Katie (Brian) Walsh, Kurt (Wioletta) Buzek and Christopher (Tara) Buzek; grandfather of Gabriela Edenburg, Lucas Edenburg, Ruby Walsh, Nicholas Buzek, Charlie Buzek, Maddie Buzek and Fletcher Buzek; son of Fred (Lorraine) Bettin; brother of Susan (Charles) Weldt and Candace (Jim) Hollander; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Merry An Gramley Sybilrud condolence:

    I feel so sad tonight. Fate had decided when dear Jeff would be lost from us, but given back to Karen. Her birthday would have been tomorrow.
    Jeff was a special man, a special person.
    He and Karen gave me 2 special nieces, Missy and Katie.

  2. Bob Benos condolence:

    We feel much heartache for the Bettin family and send our deepest sympathy to each of you. Jeffrey was a wonderful friend, a terrific husband, father and loving grandfather. We have so many memories of the good times we had over many years. We will miss him ever so much, especially when we are up at Butternut Lake, the lake he cherished so much. Prayers for Jeff and condolences to all of the family.

  3. Jim Ladas condolence:

    I will always remember Jeff as a loyal teammate, a fine athlete and a man full of energy and enthusiasm from our days together on the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle “Chikas” football team. My thoughts and prayers go out for Jeff and Karen and Diane, his entire family and all of those who loved him.

  4. Scott McNally condolence:

    So sorry to learn of Jeff’s passing. I went to UICC and played football with him. My sincere condolences to his family.

  5. Don Gotkowski. condolence:

    Lost for words for teammate Jeff. Jeff and I made numerous trips to Trempeleau,Wisconsin to fish the Missiissippi. Great man, friend and parent. May he rest in peace.

  6. Mary and Steve Petres condolence:

    Dear Family,

    We are so sorry about Jeff’s passing. He was a wonderful neighbor to all in the Hollywood Community. He had a smile like no other. He will be missed.

    God bless Jeff and all who loved him.
    Petres Family

  7. Nancy & Vince Boksa condolence:

    Katie, Brian and Ruby,

    Vince and I are sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, our sincere condolences to you all. May God Bless you all. May your memories keep you strong and your heart full of love.

    Vince & Nancy Boksa

  8. Robert and Laura Kus condolence:

    Missy and Katie
    We were sad to hear about the passing of your Dad.
    He was great friend and neighbor.
    May God bless you through this difficult time.

    We will keep u in our prayers.

    Robert and Laura Kus

  9. Rebecca Drennan condolence:

    My deepest sympathies. I was so sad to hear this news.

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