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Vladimir “Laddie” Vanek


American FlagVladimir “Laddie” Vanek, age 92, Army Korean War Veteran, of LaGrange Park.  Beloved husband of Lorraine Vanek, nee Fortino; loving father Valerie Schoenberg, Victoria (Patrick) McManus and Leane (the late Ronald) Jones; devoted grandfather Gabriela Schoenberg, Kylie McManus, Fiona McManus, Hilary Jones and Richard Jones; brother of the late Miroslav (Camille) Vanek; uncle and great uncle of many.  Laddie was a past board member and advocated for several community organizations including but not limited to Rotary, Lions Club, Pioneers, Proviso Township, Sokol, Senior Handyman Program and many of their subsidiaries.

Visitation Friday, May 19, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 10:30 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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