Richard E. Brhel

Richard E. Brhel, age 90, of Broadview, WW II Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Lorraine V. Brhel, nee Pelka; loving father of Debbie (Steven) Jansky and Wayne (Karen) Brhel; dear grandfather of Megan (Trevor) McIntyre, Michael Jansky, Adam Brhel and Andrew Brhel; son of the late James Brhel and Anna Brhel, nee Paveska; brother of the late Dorothy Brhel. Visitation Friday, August, nee 5, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Saturday 9:30 A.M. to Mater Christi Church, North Riverside, Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Bob Koci condolence:

    Mrs. Brhel, Debbie and Wayne,
    I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Brhel’s passing. I really admired him; he was one of my favorite people I’ve known over the years. I have great memories of my interactions with him over the years. I remember listening to his stories, including about playing softball with Moose Skowron. I remember observing that he was a hard-working man, dedicated to his family. I do have to admit I have a few not-so-pleasant memories, like the time we broke the storm door window pitching towards it (DUH!) and having to face Mr. Brhel. 🙂 But even then he used it as a teaching moment, and I don’t think Wayne or I ever did that again!
    I’m thankful that I was able to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Brhel a few years ago when I was in the neighborhood. They are both special people to me!

  2. Debbie Kennedy Hogan condolence:

    Debbie – sooooo sorry – remember the good times – I really enjoyed the pics from ur trip with ur dad to key west – something u can remember forever.

  3. Jeankozaritz condolence:

    Dear Debbie, and family, so sorry about the passing of your father you have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely Jean Kozaritz,

  4. Lyn (Vyduna) Dunbar condolence:

    To Wayne and your family,
    Sending my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father.

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