Rudolph “Rudy” Drnek

Rudolph Drnek

Rudolph “Rudy” Drnek, age 92, of Brookfield. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia C. Drnek, nee Zapotocky; devoted father of James (Deborah) Drnek and Sylvia (Andrew) Sherlag; dear grandfather of Kimberly (Brian) Dusza, James (Suzanne) Drnek, Amy (Keith) Burokas, Jesse (Katie) Drnek, Alyce (Rafael) Alexander, Katie (Roman) Vyskocil, Nick (Karli) Sherlag and Joseph Sherlag; great grandfather of 12; brother of Edward (Rosemary) Drnek and the late Mildred (the late Tom) Kubes; uncle and great uncle to many. Visitation Friday. April 27, 2012 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Rudolph DrnekSaturday, April 28, 2012 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Saturday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, IL. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Rudy was known for his love for music as a concertina player and was a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians for over 60 years. He was past governor of Brookfield Moose Lodge #1599 and a member of the United Moravian Societies and Berwyn Cicero Council on Aging. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Richard J. Poplawski condolence:

    Words can never say How sorry I feel. Just know you have many friends in this time of sorrow. I sure will miss the times I use to run over to their house on Bartlett (Sylvia was always talking to Jill). We had some great times with your parents. At least they will now be together forever.

  2. Polly Wilkinson condolence:

    I am more than sorry for your loss, Jimmy and Sylvia and family. I felt like Uncle Rudy was MY uncle, too. His instantly welcoming, friendly nature warmed my heart in his presence and has always meant a great deal to me. Really. He and Aunt Sylvia produced what is truly one of the kindest families that I have known. I will really miss him and am glad to have known him.

  3. Penny DiGiovanni condolence:

    To all the Drnek family and our good friends.
    We’re so sorry for your loss. No matter how “prepared” we think we may be, the passing of our loved ones is never easy…our deepest sympathies from both John and me.

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