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Jessie Ramirez Jr. , “Our King”

Jessie Ramirez

Jessie Ramirez Jr. “Our King”, age 47 of Chicago.  Beloved son of Maria Ramirez and the late Jessie Ramirez; brother of Tomas (Adriana) Ramirez, Patricia (Eduardo) Ramirez-Flores, Sandra (John) Shaughnessy, Kristina Ramirez Lugo and the late Marco Ramirez; uncle of Stefano Ramirez, Christopher Flores, Liam Shaughnessy, Luciano Ramirez, Avery Shaughnessy; nephew of “Chila” Ramirez and “Pancho” Ramirez; cousin and friend to many. “Our King has left the building”. Visitation Thursday January 28, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. to 8 P.M. at… Read complete obituary here

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Patricia Finaldi, nee Steinke

Patricia Finaldi

Patricia Finaldi, nee Steinke, age 82, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late John Finaldi, fond mother of John (fiancé Amy Gies) Finaldi and Victoria (John) Tomaszewski; grandmother of Josh Tomaszewski. Services are Private for Immediate Family Only. Interment Private Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com 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… Read complete obituary here

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Richard Walter Kushman

Richard Kushman

Richard Walter Kushman, age 78, of Markesan, WI formerly of Broadview, IL. Loving father of Laura (Martin) Brisk and Jennifer (Craig) Etheridge; dear grandfather of Amelia Brisk and Isabelle Etheridge; brother of Lynnelyn Van Wert, Suzanne Kushman-Polkow and Victoria (Lyle) Spangler; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Services and Interment Private. Memorials appreciated to the Broadview Food Pantry, PO Box 6404, Broadview, IL 60155. The food pantry is held close to Rich’s daughters and granddaughters hearts’ as they volunteer regularly.… Read complete obituary here

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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… Read complete obituary here

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John “Jack” Geraghty

John P. Geraghty

John “Jack” Geraghty, age 83 of LaGrange Park. Beloved husband of 59 years to Mary Kay Geraghty, nee O’Malley; fond father of Kathleen (Greg) Mason, Therese “Terri” (Peter) Thursby and Mary Kate (Matthew) Sableski; dear grandfather of Brigid Mason, Jack Thursby, Kay Thursby, Joe Thursby, Kevin Thursby, Anne Sableski, Patrick Sableski, Nora Sableski, Colleen Sableski and the late Margaret Mason; brother of Peggy (the late Richard) Hintz and Mary (John) Blasko; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, January… Read complete obituary here

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Venessa Beran

Venessa Beran

Venessa Beran, age 62, of Crestwood, formerly of Chicago. Beloved sister of Collette (George Adamczyk) Beran, dear daughter of the late Emil “Buddy” Beran and the late Renetta R. Beran, nee Lesniak; niece of many aunts and uncles, cousin and friend to many. Visitation Sunday January 17, 2021 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Due to Covid Regulations a maximum of 10 people are allowed in… Read complete obituary here

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Janice B. Drebing, nee Bond

Janice Drebing

Janice B. Drebing, nee Bond, age 85, of La Grange Park.  Beloved wife of the late Ray O. Drebing; fond mother of Carole (James) Pencek and the late Julie (Frank) Salmon; dear grandmother of Jamie Pencek, Alexis Pencek and Matthew Pencek; sister of the late Nancy (the late Ed) Clark; aunt of Cindy (Vince) Giorgi; great-aunt of Samantha Giorgi. Visitation Friday, January 15, 2021, from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st… Read complete obituary here

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Clifford “Cliff” R. Eckart

Cliff Eckart

Clifford “Cliff” R. Eckart, age 92, Korean War Army Veteran, of Brookfield. Former longtime Mail Carrier in Berwyn.  Beloved husband of the late Lorraine L. Eckart, nee Neumann; loved father of Dale Eckart and Cheryl (Matthew Sauvageau) Eckart; brother-in-law of Dolores (John) Ziola and Arliss Kennedy, predeceased by Grace (the late Don) Munro, Laverne (the late Ed) Cichy, Jim Neumann, John (Sharon) Neumann, David Neumann, Dorothy (the late Robert) Kitching, Norma Gross, Art (Myrna) Neumann and Paul (Gerry) Neumann; uncle… Read complete obituary here

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Robert Charles Firnsin

Robert Firnsin

Robert Charles Firnsin, age 54 of Berwyn.  Beloved father of  Kellianne Firnsin; brother of Sheri Sauer, dear uncle of Joseph Sauer, Christina Sauer and David Sauer; preceded in death by his parents Joseph C. Firnsin and Mary E. Firnsin, nee Hoover. A Chapel Service will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021,  10 A.M. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.  For those that are wishing to attend are asked to meet at the Interment Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral… Read complete obituary here

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Joanne L. Bortoli, nee Hanko

In Memorial

Joanne L. Bortoli, nee Hanko, age 87 of Westchester, IL formerly of Hoffman Estates, IL and Fort Worth, TX.  Beloved husband of the late Marcus “Mark” A. Bortoli, dear mother of Bruce (Lori) Bortoli and the late Paul J. Bortoli, grandmother of Diane Bortoli and Renee (Prab) Cheema; great grandmother of Benjamin Bortoli, Sophie Cheema and Audrey Cheema; sister of the late Joyce (the late Louie) Kressig; aunt of Debbie and the late Pam. Services and Interment Private Arrangements entrusted… Read complete obituary here

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