Arlene R. Passero, nee Schimpf

Arlene R. Passero, nee Schimpf, age 83, of Lisle, formerly of North Riverside. Beloved wife of the late Frank Passero and the late Richard P. Vance; loving mother of the late Richard W. Vance; step mother of Joann (Tony) Zapotocky and Marlene Cooper; sister of William (Diane) Schimpf; aunt of Bill Schimpf and Kirk (Patricia) […]

Edmund “Bud” C. Rimmele

Edmund “Bud” C. Rimmele, age 83 of Western Springs. Beloved husband of Rosina “Teena” Rimmele, nee Yanik, fond father of Robert (Erin and their daughters Emma and Rachel), Michael (Debbie and their daughter Claire and son Benjamin) and John (Alexandra and their sons Daniel, Michael and Matthew) Rimmele. Lying in State Monday, June 24, 2019 […]

Leslie Peter DeGroot, III

Leslie “Peter” DeGroot, III, age 83, of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of La Grange, IL. US Marine Corp Veteran. Beloved husband of nearly 59 years to Mary Lee DeGroot; fond father of Missy (Alex) Elder, Mindy (Stu) Kiefer, Peter (Emily) DeGroot and Kurt (Caroline) DeGroot; dear grandfather of ten grandchildren, Jake, Sam, Emma and […]

Edward C. Jerkey

Edward C. Jerkey, age 90, of Brookfield. Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 10:30 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private Bronswood Cemetery, Oak Brook. Information 708-485-2000 or

John Florczak

John Florczak, age 96, of Westchester. Beloved husband of Lori Florczak, nee Jankowski; loving father of Esther Mary Aldrich and the late Gisela (Peter) Vallandigham; proud step father of Joyce Ann (the late Bill) Marek, Samuel T. (Kristine) Karnick, Loren Karnick and Tanya Karnick; grandfather of Grace Aldrich; step grandfather of 11; brother of the […]

Kenneth Accola

Kenneth Accola, age 86, of La Grange Park.  Ken is over a 50 year Lions Club Member, joining in 1966.  He spent over 25 years fundraising for the Lion’s Club and is a Past District Governor or District 1A.  Owner of the Village Hardware Store, Westchester.  Beloved husband of 52 years to the late Dolores […]

Harry M. Thompson

Harry M. Thompson, age 86 of Brookfield. Korean Marine Corp Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Mary F. Thompson; fond father of Jeffrey Thompson, Gregory (Laura) Thompson; dear grandfather of Andrew (Sarah) Thompson, Robert (Griselda) Thompson and Daniel Thompson; great grandfather of Zachary Thompson and Matthew Dean Thompson; brother of Robert (Mary) Thompson, Glenda Padula […]

Miriam Ann “Mimi” Kost, nee Yanik

Miriam Ann “Mimi” Kost, nee Yanik (87) was born in Latrobe, PA (Arnold Palmer’s home town) on January 15, 1930, the eldest of 2 daughters born to Stanley Albert Yanik and Miriam Weiss Yanik, nee Young. After moving to Chicago at an early age Miriam enrolled in the Chicago Public School System and graduated from […]

Chris Theodore Ellis

Chris Theodore Ellis (October 19th, 2009 – November 9th, 2016) Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin Chris was born on a Monday, one of those clear autumn days where you wouldn’t wear shorts but didn’t need a jacket. I was in a cost savings meeting at work, getting grilled by my plant manager when […]

Mildred Skrha, nee Pavlovic

Mildred Skrha, nee Pavlovic, age 91, of Oak Brook, IL. Beloved wife of the late Steven Skrha; fond mother of Sherry (Tom) Pfaender and Candace (Donald ) Brands; dear grandmother of Lauren (Mark) Felton and Bryan Pfaender; dear great grandmother of Kate Felton. Interment Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:45 P.M. at Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison […]