Richard T. Vlcek

Richard T. Vlcek, age 86, of Western Springs. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Rose E. Vlcek, nee Renella; dear father of David M. (Karen) Vlcek, Thomas J. (Lillian) Vlcek, and Steven R. (Melinda) Vlcek; grandfather of Joseph Vlcek, Catherine Vlcek, Natalie Vlcek, and Hailey Vlcek. Richard was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church Choir and was also heavily involved with the Church Communion Ministry and the Food Pantry up until his passing.

Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 8:45 A.M. to 9:15 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Funeral Wednesday 9:15 A.M. to St. Francis Xavier Church, La Grange.

Mass 10 A.M.

Entombment Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Hillside.

Memorials Appreciated to Poor Clare Colettine Nuns, Corpus Christi Monastery, 2111 South Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102.

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  1. ralph maida condolence:

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of your father Dave. My deepest condolences to you and your entire family.

  2. Kay Holzmeister condolence:

    Richard was such a fine man, deeply religious, generous with his time and talent, interesting, and fun to be with.
    He amazed me with all he accomplished and the legacy he left us, his three fine sons.

  3. John, Judy, & John Jr.Portone condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Steven, Tom, and David and your families during this difficult time. May you find strength in the fact that Uncle Richard did the work of our Lord with countless hours by praising God through choir and his volunteering at the Food Pantry. He also was a Eucharist Minister and brought the body of Christ to those who were unable to attend Mass.He lived the word of the Lord daily. God is taking care of him now as you all had done before. We pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the strength and knowledge to see all of the good Uncle Richard did. We all will miss him. Love to you all.

  4. Joan Meyers condolence:

    David, so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Sending condolences and prayers to you and your entire family for your loss.

  5. Huda A. Shihadeh condolence:

    Dave, I am so very sorry for your loss. My
    deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. I will never forget Rich, as he was always very kind and funny. I always enjoyed calling your office and hearing him on the other end. I enjoyed his many stories, he was always kind and sweet to me. I hope you find comfort knowing he is in a better place.

  6. Suzanne Lebavitz condolence:

    We’re very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Our parents were able to share some fine times in the city with symphonies and dinners, during their retired years. I know my mom and dad, Arlene and Joseph Griessler, often relived and missed these times that they had together. We feel your pain as our mother has left us this month, also. Take care of each other, as you get through this difficult time.

  7. LaTosha Brown condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences to this beautiful family.

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