Current Obituaries

Dorothy “Bugs” R. Carlberg, nee Bartos

Dorothy—or Bugs, as she was known growing up—was born at Mary Thompson Hospital in Chicago to Edward George and Rose Martina Agatha Bartos on 16 September, 1928. She graduated Good Counsel High School in 1945, at which time she and her friends would frequently go dancing—usually with young servicemen—at the Aragon and Trianon ballrooms in Chicago. From there she briefly attended DePaul University, where she met Victor Carlberg. The two married on 19 August, 1950. Together they raised 5 children… Read complete obituary here

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Dorothy Marie Crawley, nee Sazma

Dorothy Marie Crawley, nee Sazma, age 93, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Ted A. Crawley; loving mother of Lynne (Gregory) Kraft, Gayle (Robert) Magruder, Patricia (Rick) Cavaliere, Therese (Larry) Coha, Randall (Rose Pnewski) Crawley, Lori (Thomas) Kennedy, Mark (Linda) Crawley; grandmother of Kevin Kraft, Kelly (Daniel) Maddox, Robert (Jenny) Magruder, Garrett (Amanda) Magruder, Matthew (Sara) Magruder, Rick (Lisa) Cavaliere, Renee (David) Hartman, Carla (Chad) Thomas, Grant (Natalie) Cavaliere, Cody Coha, Honora (Travis) Jacobs, Claire (Andy) Calcaterra,… Read complete obituary here

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Richard J. Ciborowski

Richard J. Ciborowski, Vietnam Army Veteran, age 70 of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Margaret Ciborowski, nee Sorensen; devoted father of Tina (Jack) Pond and Candice (Simon) Lehtman; loving grandfather of Brennan Ciborowski, Brad Pond, Aria Lehtman and Bella Lehtman; brother of Lad Ciborowski, Dan Ciborowski and Lou (Sharon) Ciborowski; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Memorial Visitation Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 11 A.M. to Time of Service 1 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st… Read complete obituary here

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Ellen Kammrath

Ellen Kammrath, 97, died August 20, 2018 She once said that her aspiration was to be a good mother, and in that she was more than successful. Whether making the favorite jello for her grandson or keeping grandpa awake when bringing one of the grandkids back for a weekend, she always looked out for the health and happiness of her family. A visit to her house was never complete without sauerbraten, potato pancakes, cake and two or three kinds of… Read complete obituary here

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Michael D. Keith

Michael D. Keith of Brookfield,  formerly of Plainfield and Monticello, IL. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL  60513.  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com  

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Judy Jensen, nee Paul

Judy Jensen, nee Paul, age 73, of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of the late Michael Dale Jensen; dear mother of Kristine (Paul) Cernansky and Paul Jensen; fond grandmother of Alexander Cernansky and Sophie Cernansky; sister of Eloise (the late Carl) Osmolski, Ruth (Jimmy) Rojewski and the late Katherine Paul; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 8:30 A.M. to time of Service 9 A.M.… Read complete obituary here

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Carl M. Dropka

Carl M. Dropka, age 63, lifelong resident of the Village of North Riverside suddenly passed August 16, 2018. He leaves behind his loving wife of 39 years, Milissa Dropka, nee Mentzer, devoted son, Michael (fiancé Christiana Gentry) Dropka, his mother Dorothy Dropka, mother-in-law, Mildred Mentzer and brother-in-law, Cary Mentzer, uncle of Raymond Mentzer and of course Daisy and Lada. Carl was fiercely proud of his 34 year employment in the North Riverside Fire Department, starting first as a paid-on-call, then… Read complete obituary here

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Dorothy I. Brown

Dorothy I. Brown, age 102, of Delavan, WI, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at home in Delavan. She was born in Chicago on November 20, 1915 to John and Alma (Engenfeldt) Strain. Dorothy was united in marriage to Lawrence Brown in Chicago in 1935. He passed away in 1990. Dorothy was a disciplinarian at Queen of Peace High School in Burbank, IL. Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Laurel (Vito) Episcopo, of Delavan; five grandchildren, James (Suzanne) Episcopo,… Read complete obituary here

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Arlene “Arzie” Petersen, nee Shafer

Arlene “Arzie” Petersen, nee Shafer, age 82, of Chicago. Loving mother of Sheryl Hallmann and Gary (Nancy) Petersen, grandmother of Tracy (Adam) Keyes, Timothy Sender, Kristin Petersen, Collin Sender and Jason Petersen; great grandmother of Connor Keyes; sister of Lois (the late Joe) Kasper, Selma Locke and the late Gordon (the late Nancy) Shafer; loving aunt and great aunt of many; loving daughter of the late William Shafer and the late Sylvia Shafer, nee Prazak. Memorial Visitation Sunday, August 19,… Read complete obituary here

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Steven M. Sodoma

Steven M. Sodoma, age 63 of Brookfield. Loving brother of Mark Sodoma, James (Darlene) Sodoma and Raymond (Cathy) Sodoma; uncle of James F. (Tiffany) Sodoma, Lisa M. (Jim Judnic) Sodoma and Janice A. Sodoma; great uncle of Grant Sodoma and Nevaeh Judnic. Memorial visitation Monday, August 13, 2018 from 10 A.M. to Time of Service 12 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. Memorials appreciated… Read complete obituary here

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