John Robert Munch

John Robert Munch, Worshipful Master, Western Springs # 1136 AF & AM, age 60 of Romeoville.  Beloved husband of Kimberly Jo Munch, nee Yena; fond father of Robert John Munch and Elizabeth Jo (Andrew) Board; dear grandfather of Daniel Patrick Board. A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, May 21, 2021 from 2 P.M. to time […]

Mary Alice Schneider, nee Yackley

Mary Alice Schneider, nee Yackley, age 94, of LaGrange Park. Mary was born in Naperville to her late parents John Yackley and Augusta Yackely, nee Berger. On July 16, 1951, she married her now late husband Leonard W. Schneider and were married for almost 50 years till his passing on May 22, 2001; fond mother […]

Georgiana F. Vacek, nee Firych

Georgiana F. Vacek, nee Firych, age 93, of Western Springs. Beloved wife of the late Robert Vacek; fond mother of Sharon Vacek, Karen (Nick) Corriero; grandmother of Grace and Dean Corriero; sister of Vera (the late Alvin) Drehman, aunt of Erik Sundquist, Victoria Sundquist, Keith Schultz, Robert Schultz and Alvin Drehman. Services and Interment Private. […]

Robert H. Shafer

Robert H. Shafer, age 81 of Western Springs.   Army Veteran. Beloved husband of 52 years to Mary Shafer, nee Brockman; dear father of Jennifer (Lucas) Brashear and Laura Shafer; loving grandfather of Parker, Brayden and Lindsey; brother of the late Everett (Anne) Shafer; uncle of many nephews. Services are Private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral […]

Rita Mae Bambach, nee Bennett

Rita Mae Bambach passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on September 10, 2020; she was 90 years old.  Beloved wife of Richard (Dick).  Cherished mother of Rich, Rod, and Robyn, and mother-in-law of Robin, Linda, and Scott.  Adored grandmother of Haley, Jackson, Olivia, Bradley, Georgia, Adriana, and Kevin. Rita was born in Chicago, […]

Shirley Edwards Lafferty, nee Edwards

Shirley Edwards Lafferty, nee Edwards, age 99, of LaGrange Park, LaGrange and Western Springs, IL; formerly of Plymouth Michigan, Dalton Georgia and Dallas Texas. Beloved mother of James C. Lafferty and Judith L. Gutzwiller, fond grandmother of James E. (Kazue) Lafferty and Shaun E. (Hailey) Lafferty, dear great grandmother of Manami Lafferty, Ayu Lafferty, Aika […]

Norman Gurgel

Norman Gurgel, age 83, Army (1960-1962) Veteran of Westmont, retired postal worker of Western Springs. Beloved husband of Sandra Gurgel, nee Boucek; loving father of Heather (David) Carlile, Tiffany Gurgel and Jonathan (Stephanie) Gurgel; devoted grandfather of Samantha and Zachary Carlile, Jackson and Jakob Gurgel; brother of Lenore (the late Tom) McCauley, Melvin (MaryLou) Gurgel, […]

Alberta Frintner, nee Ilg

Alberta Frintner, nee Ilg, age 86, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Brookfield and Fontana, WI. Beloved wife of the late Edward William Frintner, III; loving mother of Linda (Dean) Cada, Judy Frintner, Sharon (Paul) Ranieri, Steven (Mary) Frintner, David (Mary Pat) Frintner and Joan Timberlake; devoted grandmother of Kellene (Matthew) O’Connell, Katie (Jeff) Thiede, DeeDee […]

Richard C. Seeman

Richard C. Seeman, age 92 of Western Springs. WWll Army Veteran. Beloved father of Richard A. Seeman, dear grandfather of Nicole and Mark; fond brother of the late Lydia, June, Gertrude and Henry; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service, Thursday, August 20, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church, LaGrange, IL., Service 11 […]

Joan M. Pontius, nee Medford

Joan M. Pontius, aged 89, died at Plymouth Place in LaGrange Park on April 17, 2020. She grew up in Swarthmore PA and attended Earlham College where she met her husband William I. Pontius. She was a cheerleader and he played football. They were married in 1951 and raised two children while living in Western […]

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