John E. Slechter, Jr.

John Slechta

Flag SMJohn E. Slechter, Jr., age 81 of Westchester. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Jill Slechter, nee Andrews; cherished daddy of Suzie; loving brother of Robert (Margie) Slechter and Edward (Rita) Slechter; fond brother in law of Sharon Andrews; proud uncle of Eddie (Lisa) Slechter, Scott (Dympna) Slechter, Robert (Jessica) Slechter and Christine (Michael) Slechter; great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Retiree of US postal service, member of local union branch 11 Loop Station.

Visitation Monday, April 5, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until time of
Service 11 :00 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Due to Covid Regulations a maximum of 50 people are allowed in the funeral home at a time. Face coverings are required, the lounge facilities are closed, food or beverages are not allowed at this time. All are asked to pay their respects/condolences to Jill and her family and be cognitive of others waiting to do the same.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside Illinois.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Therese Szeniawski condolence:

    Hey cuz my condolences to the family sorry for your loss i know he is in heaven with my dad “

  2. Lisa Rone condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was such a wonderful soul. He will be missed. He brought so much light to everyone he met.

  3. Dennis Hallberg condolence:

    Sorry for your loss.John was one of the nicest guys i ever met.Tremendous loss for everyone who had the pleasure to call him their Friend. He will be missed

  4. Thomas William Donahue Jr condolence:

    My deepest condolences to Jill and my cousins Eddie and Bob. I just now found out about it. R.I.P John!

  5. Joseph Schaeffer condolence:

    What can be said? John and I became close friends in 1955. He is like a brother to me and was the Best Man at my wedding. Because of distance we have only seen him twice in the last 50 years, but he is still the brother I never had. Deepest regrets to Jill and Bobbie and Eddie and their families.

  6. Colleen Caulfield condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss. John, my Dad and my Uncle Jim are most likely causing havoc in heaven.

    May the perpetual light guide him to our father and grant him eternal rest. Amen

  7. Sharon condolence:

    My deepest sympathies to your wife, brothers, nephews and nieces. John was a great friend and we had many, many fun times over the years that I will sincerely miss. Thank you for your friendship John. Sleep in heavenly peace.

  8. Tammy DonahueMcGing condolence:

    I’m so very sorry to hear this news. John gave me my first alcoholic beverage at our cousin Kevin’s wedding! A Highball!! I was a senior in High School. I loved the drink too. I have many fond memories of my grandpa Donahue bringing me over to his moms house and John always being nice to me. Have that drink ready when I see you next cuz. May your gentle soul rest in peace…..

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