Current Obituaries

Frederick R. Knaack

Fred Knaack

Frederick R. Knaack, age 90, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Forest Park and Western Springs. Army Veteran  Beloved husband of the late Lorraine Knaack, nee Micheletti and Elaine Knaack, nee Petersohn; dear father of Susan Knaack and Karen Knaack; stepfather of William Kobernus, Peter (Sheri) Kobernus, Karen (Phil) Gibboney and Karl (Laura) Kobernus; step grandfather of Katrina (Adam) Nausid, Brett (Christy) Kobernus and Kent (Jenna) Kobernus; step great grandfather of Maverick Nausid, Avery Jo Kobernus and Kendall Kobernus; brother of… Read complete obituary here

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Matthew J. Clancy

Matthew Clancy

Matthew J. Clancy, age 35 of Big Lake, AK formerly of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Katarzyna “Kat” Clancy; loving father of Jocelyn, Isabella (Bella) and Anaiah, dear son of Deb and Rob Denneny and his sisters. Once a friend always a friend/family. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 19, 2024 at St. Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home &… Read complete obituary here

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Stacy A. Devereux, nee Stoldt

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Stacy A. Devereux, nee Stoldt, age 62 of Brookfield. Beloved wife of Jeffrey Leh; loving mother of Meghan Devereux, Ben Devereux, Kate (Angelo) Nero and Sarah (fiancé Vincent Ambrosio) Devereux; fond step mother of Andrew Leh, Brian Leh and Christopher (fiancé Stacy Redhead) Leh; dear grandmother of Aubrey Devereux; sister of Timothy Stoldt and the late Terry Stoldt; daughter of the late James Stoldt and the late Betty Stoldt, nee Dow. A Memorial Visitation with be held on Sunday, April… Read complete obituary here

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Maria Niemyjska, nee Dziura

Maria Niemyjska

Maria Niemyjska, nee Dziura, age 85 of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of the late Jozef Niemyjska; dear mother of Bozena (the late Tadeusz) Toczek and Mirka (Adam) Burger; dear grandmother of Christina (Patrick) Sparks, Marta Burger, Maria Niemyjska-Toczek and Aleksandra Niemyjska-Toczek; dear great grandmother of Brandon Dowling and Kyle Malik; sister of Emilia (Stanislaw) Szewczyk and the late Franciszek Dziura; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation, Monday April 15, 2024 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral… Read complete obituary here

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Lois Satala, nee Vodraska

Lois Satala

Lois Satala, nee Vodraska, age 87, of Westmont, formerly of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of 68 years to the late Edward J. Satala, Sr.; dear mother of Edward J. Satala, Jr., Sheryl (John) Grever and Mark (Stacy) Satala; grandmother of Matthew (Bridget) Grever, Philip Satala, Laura (Nicholas) Roth, Adam Satala, Kristen Satala, Tara Satala and Anna Satala; great grandmother of Henry, Colin, Charlie, James and Emma. After raising a family, Lois started working at several law firms, ending her legal… Read complete obituary here

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Marilyn L. Fischer, nee Borge

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A Cherished Matriarch With profound sadness we announce the passing of Marilyn, a remarkable woman whose 94 years on earth were marked by unwavering love, sharp wit, and boundless wisdom. Marilyn left us on April 7th, 2024, a peaceful Sunday morning, surrounded by the love of the family she adored. Marilyn, of La Grange Park, was the beloved wife of the late Clarence “Bob” L. Fischer; mother of Robert “Bob” (Donna) Fischer, Diane Fischer, Janet Viscariello, Bonnie (Don) Craggs and… Read complete obituary here

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Joan Margaret Konny, nee Hinds

Joan Konny

Joan Margaret Konny, nee Hinds, age 98, of Broadview. Beloved wife of the late Bruno Konny; fond mother of J.R. (Beth) Konny and Bruna (Jim) Fenhouse, Meg (the late John) Keeve and Joyce (Bill) Koop; dear grandmother of Blythe (Jared) Stahl, Collin (Kate Roland) Konny, Blake (Stephanie) Konny, Sydney Konny, Logan Fenhouse, Jared Fenhouse, Jillian (Matt) Bober, Kelsey (Ryan) Schneider, Alyssa (Jake) Bamberg, Amanda Keeve, Brendan (Samantha) Koop and Kelly (Royce) Ahrens; great-grandmother of Micah, Juliet, Penelope and Daisy Konny,… Read complete obituary here

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Gisela Erika Wahler, nee Beissert

Gisela Wahler

Gisela Erika Wahler, nee Beissert, age 88, of Brookfield.  Beloved wife of the late Michael Wahler; loving mother of Gordon (Virginia) Wahler; grandmother of Andrew Wahler, Nathan Wahler and Katherine Pacilli; sister of Gerda Beissert (the late Reinhold Semmler), Horst (Magdalene) Beissert, and the late Rudolph Beissert, the late Heinrich (the late Erna) Beissert, the late Walter (the late Ingetraud) Beissert, the late Helga Beissert, and the late Helmut (the late Stella) Beissert; the late Klaus-Dieter (Rosemarie) Beissert; aunt of… Read complete obituary here

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Katherine Jean Surbaugh, nee Bragg

Katherine Surbaugh

Katherine Jean Surbaugh, nee Bragg, age 71, of Cicero. Beloved wife of Randolph T. Surbaugh; loving mother of Katie Surbaugh; sister of Dale Bragg, Joyce Bragg and the late Clell Bragg, Phyllis Gaye Bragg, Betty Arnett, Kenneth Bragg; aunt of many nieces and nephews; a special acknowledgement of all her adopted children. A Private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024. Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 31st Street, Brookfield,… Read complete obituary here

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John J. Waksmundzki, Jr.

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John J. Waksmundzki, Jr., age 76 of Chicago. Beloved husband of Maria G. Waksmundzki, nee Burgos; brother of Joe Waksmundzki, Mary Waksmundzki and Anthony Waksmundzki; brother in law of Felix (Martina) Siordia, Maria (Carlos) Murillo, Adrian Burgos, Felix (Gloria) Burgos, Elena (Otto) Galindo, Delores (Jose) Zaragoza and the late Antonia Burgos; uncle and great uncle of many. Visitation, Friday April 5, 2024 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at… Read complete obituary here

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