Current Obituaries

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 Private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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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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Yolanda Gentile, nee Larinese

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Yolanda Gentile, nee Larinese, age 96, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Emil Gentile; fond mother of Charles (Maria) Gentile, Emily Gentile and Rosalie (Jose) Gentile-Barajas; dear grandmother of Katharine (Don) Coglianese, Karen (Preston Cummings) Gentile and David (Stephanie Aylward) Gentile; great grandmother of Joseph Coglianese, Michael Coglianese, Mya Coglianese, John Cummings and Matteo Gentile; daughter of the late Luigi (the late Amelia) Larinese; sister of Giuseppe, Raphael, Antoinette, Arcimede, Mario and Antonio; loving aunt of Susan… Read complete obituary here

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Rita N. Kott, nee Lempke

Rita N. Kott, nee Lempke, age 93, of La Grange, formerly of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Leo J. Kott; loving mother of Paul Kott and Susan (Mark) Judd; dear grandmother of Lauren (Nick) Egan, Allison Judd and Mark Judd; sister of George Lempke; aunt of Charles Lempke. Visitation Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 10 A.M. to Time of Mass 11 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Corner of Spring and Ogden, La Grange, IL 60525. Interment Resurrection Cemetery,… Read complete obituary here

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Gladys E. Franco, nee Seminario

Gladys E. Franco, nee Seminario, age 71, of Northlake, formerly of Lima, Peru. Beloved wife of Ricardo C. Franco; loving mother of Erika (Phil) Capodice and the late Paola Franco; dear grandmother of Nico Capodice. Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:15 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Saturday 10:45 to St. Francis Xavier Church, 124 North Spring… Read complete obituary here

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