Patricia A. Jerkatis, nee Kenny

Patricia Jerkatis

Patricia A. Jerkatis, nee Kenny. Devoted wife of the late James C. Jerkatis, entered into eternal life on January 3, 2024. Daughter of the late William J. Kenny and Emily Kenny, nee Novak; dear mother of Kenneth (Maria), Karen, Paul and Gary; grandmother of Christopher and Danielle Krall, Kyle and Aaron Jerkatis, great grandmother of Damien and Liam Krall. A 55 year resident of La Grange Park, Patricia realized her greatest comfort in singing and enjoyed sharing her gift as a soprano in the church choir at St. Louise de Marillac. Together with her husband James, Patricia raised their four children, introducing them early to living in the outdoors and connecting with nature, enduring many long summers, creating family memories of camping, hiking, fishing, and often too many mosquitoes. Patricia will be remembered for her unselfish sacrifice, her unconditional love for family and friends, and all that she gave to make your day just a
little brighter; a living Angel and true Saint to her family and community.

Visitation, Monday, January 8, 2024 from 9:30 A.M. to time of Service 11:00 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513

Private Interment at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery, Chicago.

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  1. Ann and Dave (Kenny) Steensgard condolence:

    We love how you wrote in the obituary how Aunt Pat was a living angel and true Saint. That is exactly how we feel.She was all about selfless love.You can’t ask for a better legacy!
    My mom, Carole and I would often call Pat the last few years. Pat would always make time to chat with us, and impressed me with her positivity even when times were not.To me, her voice was like a song.She was the beautiful Auntie who made me feel special. She brought me to her classroom as a special guest when I was in kindergarten. She was my idol then, maybe why I became a teacher!
    I thank God for blessing us all with her.
    I will miss her, but will remember her song.

  2. Carole Kenny condolence:

    So sorry to hear about Pat.She was a wonderful woman who did alot for her family. I will miss her.I enjoyed her good sense of humor and laughter. She always had good stories to tell. I remember hearing about camping trips and the mosquitoes. We shared a love of music.
    Even though she lived far away, I felt close to her.
    Love to all, Carole Kenny

  3. Alex Abramovich condolence:

    May you rest in peace. Your presence will be missed at your river home.

  4. Steven Lifka condolence:

    Condolences to the Jerkatis and Kenny families. Pat was a fantastic singer. She will be greatly missed. May the Angels lead her into paradise

  5. Kelly Sisco (Lundeen) condolence:

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always such a sweet woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Lisa mullen condolence:

    Sending love and hugs to your family… pat was the nicest person, and the best neighbor growing up… hugs to you all!

  7. Kathy condolence:

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. It’s not easy no matter how old you are.
    I remember your mom singing in the choir at St. Louise. I heard her voice over everyone else’s . She sang like an angel.
    Mrs. Jerkatis was my Brownie and Girl Scout leader. I learned a lot from her! She will be missed.

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