Marco A. Ramirez, “Our Captain”

Marco Ramirez

Marco A. Ramirez “Our Captain,” age 49 of Chicago. Beloved son of Maria Ramirez and the late Jessie Ramirez; brother of Tomas (Adriana) Ramirez, Patricia (Eduardo) Ramirez-Flores, Jessie Ramirez, Jr., Sandra (John) Shaughnessy, Kristina Ramirez Lugo; uncle of Stefano Ramirez, Christopher Flores, Liam Shaughnessy, Luciano Ramirez, Avery Shaughnessy; nephew of “Chila” Ramirez and “Pancho” Ramirez; cousin and friend to many. Avenger For All!

Visitation Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 3:30 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street Brookfield, IL 60513.

Due to Covid Regulations a maximum of 10 people are allowed in the funeral home at a time. Face Coverings are required, no food or beverages are allowed. All are asked to pay their respects/condolences and be cognitive of all others waiting to do the same.

Funeral Mass at St. Louise de Marillac Church, Corner of 30th & Raymond, La Grange Park, IL Mass time 10 A.M.

All wishing to attend Mass need to register at:

100 guests maximum will be allowed to attend Mass. Please pre-register to confirm your attendance. Sign up will close on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3 P.M. Walk-ins will be welcome on a space limited basis.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

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 Marco Ramirez Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

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  1. Veronica Andrews condolence:

    I have had the honor & privilege of knowing Marco & him allowing me to be his friend. The imprint he left behind in my life will be forever cherished & valued in my heart. My most heart felt condolences to the Ramirez family for this loss; even though I am miles away the pain in my heart is no less. Rest in peace my friend and look down on us from time to time you will be dearly missed.
    Veronica Andrews

  2. Minnie Ramirez Freeze condolence:

    So sorry for your loss and it’s been many many years since we seen and communicated but I know my cousin Marco is in a better world than the one he left and he will be watching over his Mother and his siblings from above with his heavenly father God bless Maria and to the family.

  3. leonard klec condolence:

    I first met Marco when he was working for Turano Bakery. I was impressed how nice and polite he was compared to many other young men his age. For whatever reason he started to call me Uncle Lenny and I felt honored to be called that. He will always have a place in my heart and I think of him often. My condolences to The whole family Marco will never be forgotten.

  4. Phillip A. condolence:

    Marco seemed to be a fun guy, I having had the opportunity to go paintballing with him. When my brother passed away he traveled to NJ for the funeral. I met him because of my brother. I hold respect for Marco for having done that. I am sad that I could not connect with him more, perhaps because of my own insecurities. I send my condolences to the Ramirez family and will work to pay my respects as he did for my brother.

  5. Doug Bradley condolence:

    Marco was a co-worker at Navistar, but much more. Whenever I talked with Marco he was always very polite and wanting to help. Whenever I needed something he would do whatever it took to help me. When I was in the building I would always make it a point to see Marco even if we did not have any business to do. I considered Marco a friend. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Marco!

  6. Timoteo Macias jr and Family condolence:

    May god bless you Marco I know your going to be missed by everyone I’m glad I had the pleasure of knowing such a nice guy like my nephew Marco I’ll always remember all the good times ,all the birthdays at my aunt Maria’s house , when we were young so many good times . It’s going to be very hard for all of us not to see your smile but we can be rest assured you won’t be suffering anymore I won’t say goodbye but one day we will all be together again we will always love you and will never forget you Marco

  7. Alen Milosevic condolence:

    I had the privilege to work with Marco at Navistar. We met each other in 2014 when I needed his help to fix some trucks. I remember how I truly enjoyed working with him. Whenever I needed any help while we worked in Woodridge facility, he was so helpful, and I learned a lot from him. Very soon we became friends and whenever I was in Woodridge, I made sure to stop by his desk to catch up and joke around. Frequently we used to go grab Polish food from a nearby deli for lunch. Marco, you will be greatly missed, my friend! Rest in peace! My sincere condolences to Ramirez family!

  8. Agustin Yniguez condolence:

    Mi mas sentido pesame a toda la familia Ramírez por la gran pérdida de Marcos qué Dios lo tenga en el cielo seguimos orando por la familia qué dios los cuide siempre Saludos muchas bendiciones

  9. Vanessa Leon condolence:

    My sincerest condolences to the Ramirez family. I am sending prayers that you may have peace.

  10. Carlos Ramirez condolence:

    My deepest condolences to your family, from ours here at Navistar.

  11. Agustin Yniguez condolence:

    Mis condolencias para toda familia Ramírez por la gran pérdida de Marcos que dios lo tenga en el cielo mis oraciones para toda la familia y muchas bendiciones por x causa no estuvimos presidentes con ustedes pido disculpa seguiremos orando por Marcos que en el cielo este saludos y muchas bendiciones que dios los cuide siempre gracias

  12. mark s ehlers condolence:

    I occasionally worked with Marco at Woodridge. He was always helpful and kind and went out of his way to help me even though I was a guest there. I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you comfort.

  13. Mark Wasielewski condolence:

    I got to know Marco a few years ago when I moved to a new position within Navistar. Marco was always very pleasant to deal with. He was helped me several time with work I needed done at the Woodridge facility and I did the same for him when he needed help at Melrose Park. I’m so sorry to hear about his passing and my condolences to his family and friends.

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