Current Obituaries

James F. Kneller

In Memorial

James F. Kneller, age 88, of La Grange Park. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late La Vonne “Bonnie” Marilyn Kneller, nee Curboy; fond father of Thomas J. Kneller and Jerry D. (Shannon L. O’Meara) Kneller; brother of “Mills” (Janet) Kneller. Lying in State Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at The Village Church of La Grange Park, 1150 Meadowcrest Road, La Grange Park. Interment Private Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers… Read complete obituary here

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Irene C. DeCarlo, nee Crosby

In Memorial

Irene C. DeCarlo, nee Crosby, age 81, of Willowbrook. Beloved wife of the late Anthony F. DeCarlo; loving mother of Antoinette Fatigato and Anthony DeCarlo; dear grandmother of Gina, Michael, Anthony, Nicholas (Stefanie), Danielle (Brian) and Ariel; great grandmother Annemarie, Grace, Sarah, Gina, Carly, Seth and Mycah; sister of Billy and the late Walter; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.… Read complete obituary here

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Edmund “Bud” C. Rimmele

Edmund “Bud” C. Rimmele, age 83 of Western Springs. Beloved husband of Rosina “Teena” Rimmele, nee Yanik, fond father of Robert (Erin and their daughters Emma and Rachel), Michael (Debbie and their daughter Claire and son Benjamin) and John (Alexandra and their sons Daniel, Michael and Matthew) Rimmele. Lying in State Monday, June 24, 2019 from 10:30 A.M. to time of Service 11:30 A.M. at St John’s Lutheran Church, 47th Street and S. Brainard Avenue, La Grange. Interment Private Bronswood… Read complete obituary here

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Ronald Mihalcean, Sr.

Ronald Mihalcean, Sr., age 87, of Downers Grove. Beloved father of Phyllis (Mark) Trice, Ronald (Lori) Mihalcean, II and Karan (Tony Latz) Patterson; step father of Linda (Cliff) Carlson, Jack Mihalcean and the late Maryrose Schultz and Bernard Mihalcean; loving grandfather of Jessica Trice, Andrea (Matthew) Wallace, Jacob Trice, Emily (Ryan) Bentley, Carolyn Mihalcean, Melissa Poulos, Mason Kehoe, Ryan Patterson and James Patterson, Aaron Patterson and Jonathon Patterson; step grandfather and great grandfather of many; dear brother of Shirley “Buzzy”… Read complete obituary here

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Zdenek Najman

Zdenek Najman, age 92, of Westchester, formerly of Lisovice, Czechoslovakia. Beloved husband of Dorothy Najman, nee Loukota; loving step-father of John (Jackie) Sanko and Karen (Ron) Hudson; dear grandfather of Mark (Whitney) Sanko, Heather (Jeremy) Lane, Jeff (Partner Xoechitl Govea) Hudson and Elizabeth (Patrick) Smith; great grandfather of Emma, Adelyn, Zachary, Avery, Garrett, Hannah, Grace and Natalie. Memorial Gathering to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000… Read complete obituary here

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Roy L. Farwell

Roy L. Farwell, age 97, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Cicero. Beloved husband of the late Elsie Margaret Farwell, nee Wick; dear father of Deborah K. (Frank) Tallerico, Jeffrey A. (Jeanette) Farwell; grandfather of Jeffrey (Kelly) Farwell, Matthew Tallerico, Valerie (Kosta) Antonopoulos, Meghan Farwell, Douglas (Nicole) Tallerico, Clarissa Farwell; great- grandfather of six. Roy was a Navy WWII veteran and a member of the Berwyn Fraternal Order of Eagles. Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to time of… Read complete obituary here

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Richard J. Topak

Richard J. Topak, age 89, of La Grange Park.  Beloved husband of Helen Topak; loving father of Earl (Denise) Lietzau, Karen (Stephen) Andrick, David (Georgine) Topak and Cynthia (Will) Flanagan; grandfather of Stephanie Andrick, Dale Schell, Robert Falletti, Katherine Andrick, Caitlin Flanagan and Mariah Flanagan; brother of the late Lorraine (Donald) Finlon; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019 from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.… Read complete obituary here

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Leslie Peter DeGroot, III

Leslie “Peter” DeGroot, III, age 83, of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of La Grange, IL. US Marine Corp Veteran. Beloved husband of nearly 59 years to Mary Lee DeGroot; fond father of Missy (Alex) Elder, Mindy (Stu) Kiefer, Peter (Emily) DeGroot and Kurt (Caroline) DeGroot; dear grandfather of ten grandchildren, Jake, Sam, Emma and Matthew Elder, Tyler, Ben and Charlie Kiefer, Finn DeGroot, Max and Lily DeGroot. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.P.… Read complete obituary here

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Emma Caroline Beatty

Emma Caroline Beatty, age 16, of Brookfield. Beloved daughter of Matthew Beatty and Suzanne Beatty, nee Barrett; loving sister of Jackson and Allison; dear granddaughter of Roger Barrett and Carole Barrett; niece of Timothy Barrett; cousin of many. Our Emma spoke without words, showed us how to love without boundaries and transformed our lives. Emma is our beautiful golden-haired butterfly angel flying free now. Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, June 8, 2019… Read complete obituary here

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Michael C. Garvey

Michael C. Garvey, age 84 of Brookfield, formerly of Tiermaclane Ennis Co Clare, Ireland. Beloved husband of Elizabeth P. Garvey, nee Conmy, fond father of Michael (Barb) Garvey, John “Sean” (Michelle) Garvey and the late Anthony (Sandy) Garvey: grandfather of Kevin, Karen, Jake, Luke, Joey, Brayden and Nicholas Garvey: brother of John Joe Garvey and the late Gerald P. (Frances) Garvey of Ireland; uncle of Geraldine (Patrick) Nolan of Ireland. Visitation Monday June 3, 2019 from 2 P.M. to 8… Read complete obituary here

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