Current Obituaries

Patrick A. McGinn

Patrick McGinn

Patrick A. McGinn, age 90, of La Grange Park, formerly of Cicero. Beloved husband of the late Margaret McGinn, nee Kelly; fond father of the late Mary Catherine McGinn; brother of the late Thomas (Annie) McGinn, Helen (James) Belcher and Charlie (Eleanor) McGinn; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Monday, February 6, 2023 8 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. to St. Francis Xavier Church, LaGrange.… Read complete obituary here

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Liane J. Blauw

Liane Blauw

Liane J. Blauw, age 67 of North Riverside. Dear sister of Laurie Blauw; longtime partner of Alex Stamenkovic; mommy to her beloved Schwabo; niece of Patricia (Al) Weber, Margaret (the late John) Blauw; cousin of James Blauw and Douglas Blauw; godmother of Katie, Magdelena, Michael and Haleigh; Liane was loved by many family and friends. Liane was proud to serve the community over the years as a past Riverside Township Trustee and Clerk. Visitation Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 3… Read complete obituary here

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Wayne W. Wolf

Wayne Wolf

Wayne W. Wolf, age 81, of Western Springs. Beloved husband of the late Constance “Connie” Wolf, nee Hlavacek; dear son of the late Emil C. Wolf, Sr. and the late Frances Wolf, nee Kubalek; brother of Emil C. Wolf, Jr. and the late Alan Owen Wolf; brother in law of Irma M. Wolf and the late Elizabeth Hartman; uncle of Carl (Kristine) Hartman and great uncle of Stephanie Hartman. Wayne was a graduated from Gage Park H.S. and the University… Read complete obituary here

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Lorraine A. Knott

Lorraine Knott

Lorraine A. Knott, nee Tichy, age 96, of Berwyn.  Beloved wife of the late Earle E. Knott; loving mother of Laural (Gary) Kostuck and the late Earle “Wayne” Knott; grandmother of Erich W. (Joanne) Knott-Bouthillette, Joseph G. Kostuck, Michael R. (Ashley) Kostuck and Rachel C. (Rick) Drew; great grandmother of Donovan, Avery, Livia, Tyler, Jacob, Johnathan and Mia Rose; sister of Arlyne (the late Edward) Dvorsky and the late Frank (the late Corlyn) Tichy; aunt and great aunt of many.… Read complete obituary here

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Virginia Louise Mazanek

Virginia Mazanek

Mazanek, Virginia Louise, age 96 — Passed away peacefully in Lisle IL on January 10, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Mazanek. Beloved mother of Leonard (Susan) Mazanek of Lisle IL. Adored grandmother of Scott Mazanek and Kristen (Dan) Karpierz of Lisle IL. Great Grandmother of Chloe Maria and Mia Virginia Karpierz. Loving sister of the late Ralph Haffer, sister-in-law of Arlene Watkins and Aunt of the late Kari Fencl. She is survived by a large extended family. Born… Read complete obituary here

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Tracy J. Brewer

Tracy Brewer

Tracy J. Brewer, age 65 of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Kathleen, nee Klump; loving father of Bridget and Brittany; brother of Lynda Trevegno, Laurie (the late Tom) Booth and the late Teddy Brewer, devoted son of the late Polly and Peanuts Brewer; son in law of Maureen (the late William) Klump; cherished brother in law to Patti (Bob) Sinnott, Bill (Maria) Klump, Timmy (Heather) Klump and the late Michael Klump; uncle of many nieces and nephews whom he adored; friend… Read complete obituary here

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Celia Martinez, nee Lopez

Celia Martinez

Celia Martinez, nee Lopez, age 98 of Mt. Prospect, formerly of Woodridge and Cicero. Beloved wife of the late J. Angel Martinez; fond mother of Fernando (the late Guadalupe), Eugenia, Jose (Alice), Jesse(Laura); dear grandmother of Julio (Monica),Felipe (Evelyn), Veronica, Colleen (Paul), Amanda (Julian), Ian(Carolyn), Samantha(Alberto), and Michelle; great grandmother of many; Celia predeceased all of her siblings being the youngest of 9. Visitation Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday, January 12, 2023 from… Read complete obituary here

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Robert L. Eisen

Robert L Eisen

Retired Bankruptcy Judge Robert L. Eisen, of La Grange, passed away peacefully on January 7th at the age of 97. Beloved husband of Catherine Eisen, nee Kretch. Devoted father of Steve (Susan Blackman) Eisen, Merija (Steve Klaven) Eisen and Tony Eisen. Loving grandfather of Maria (Nick) Eisen, Luci (David Lee) Eisen, Rachel (Ethan Zelner) Klaven, Asher Klaven, Damien Klaven and Jacob Eisen. Cherished uncle of nieces Suzie Urfrig, Diane (Dale Fisher) Branman, Judi (Joel) Caldwell along with nephews Robert (Diana… Read complete obituary here

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Charles J. Simon

Charles J. Simon, age 84, of Willowbrook.  Beloved husband of Ruth W. Simon, nee Watt; loving father of Catherine (Scott) Hendrickson and Nancy (Mark)Timko; grandfather of Rebecca Timko, Samantha Hendrickson, Allyssa Timko and Jessica Hendrickson ; brother of Jean Hoegler; uncle of Scott (Harriet) Kunesh and Susan Baker. Member of the American Iris Society and the Northern Illinois Iris Society.  Evans Scholar. Avid gardener.  Graduate of University of Illinois, huge fan and supporter of all things Illini. Visitation, Thursday, January… Read complete obituary here

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Eugene L. Kasanders

Eugene Sanders

Eugene L. Kasanders, age 99, long time resident of Brookfield.  WWII Marine Veteran.  Beloved husband of the late Lorraine M. Kasanders, nee Sepich for 67 years; fond father of Thomas (Dianna) Kasanders, Paul (Mary Joe) Kasanders and the late Gary (Linda) Kasanders; dear grandfather of Teresa (Mike) Wilkins, Anthony (Rita) Kasanders, Rebecca (Chris) LaFleur, Stephanie (Frank) Amore, Rachel (Ryan) Paterson, Erin Kasanders, Lauren Kasanders, Christopher Kasanders, Meghan Kasanders, Steven Kasanders and the late Brandon Kasanders; dear great grandfather of nine;… Read complete obituary here

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