Gladys S. Palach, nee Jirasek

More than 29-year La Grange and former 58-year Cicero resident Gladys S. Palach, nee Jirasek, 95, passed away peacefully in her home Feb. 28, 2022, surrounded by her family. Gladys fought a long battle with congestive heart failure and was a 48-year breast cancer survivor. She is survived by her three daughters, Karen Ann (Robert) […]

Robert Francis McFadden

Robert Francis McFadden, age 83 of LaGrange Park formerly of Willowbrook. Beloved husband of the late Patricia McFadden, former husband and dear friend of Rebecca Sue Halper; loving father of Jeffrey (the late Georgia) McFadden, John McFadden and Jodie Tully; step father of John Telez, Carol Telez and Joe Telez; grandfather of Ryan McFadden, Megan […]

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 […]

Adeline M. Hartman, nee Skoflanc

Adeline M. Hartman, nee Skoflanc, age 94 of North Riverside, formerly of Cicero and Willowbrook. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Hartman; fond mother of Nancy (Norman) Stieglbauer and the late Edward Hartman , Michael Hartman and David Hartman; dear grandmother of Kristina (Gary) Svec, Elyssa Hartman, Michael (Sheri) Hartman, Jr., Jacob (Kari) Hartman, […]

Nancy A. Brown of Willowbrook, IL

“The family pre-planned the funeral for Dad and Mom.  Due to their age and finances, pre-funding was a smart decision.  It took all the decision making and stress off in advance, so when Dad passed six months ago, less effort, decision, stress and hurry…focusing on other areas of letting Dad go.”   Nancy A. Brown […]

Irene C. DeCarlo, nee Crosby

Irene C. DeCarlo, nee Crosby, age 81, of Willowbrook. Beloved wife of the late Anthony F. DeCarlo; loving mother of Antoinette Fatigato and Anthony DeCarlo; dear grandmother of Gina, Michael, Anthony, Nicholas (Stefanie), Danielle (Brian) and Ariel; great grandmother Annemarie, Grace, Sarah, Gina, Carly, Seth and Mycah; sister of Billy and the late Walter; aunt […]

Steven Charles Sterba

Steven Charles Sterba, age 68 of Willowbrook. Beloved husband of Barbara Sterba, nee Lange; son of Elaine Sterba, nee Fink and the late George Sterba; brother of Warren (Wanda) Sterba; brother-in-law of Kathleen (David) Albers; uncle of April, Samantha and Naomi Sterba, Daniel (April) Albers and Kristin Albers; nephew of Agnes Pajer; cousin of many. […]

Sharon Cieslak, nee Stejskal

Sharon Cieslak, nee Stejskal, age 75, of Willowbrook formerly of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Stanley F. Cieslak Jr; loving mother of Scott S. Cieslak, Lisa (Gary) Lubic and Dr. Kristine (Dr. Jorge Cavero) Cieslak-Cavero; adored and devoted grandmother of Camille and Adam Lubic, Emily and Christopher Cavero; sister, aunt and friend to many. […]

Kristen Danielle Chopp – Mariani

Heaven’s stars shine brighter having received Kristen Danielle Chopp – Mariani, age 32, of Willowbrook, formerly of Brookfield. Loving wife and high school sweet heart of Bob Mariani; beloved daughter of Dawn (Michael) Chopp; daughter in law of Theresa (Ed) Cody; dear sister and best friend of Kate Chopp; cousin and niece to many, inspiring […]

Joseph “Mr. Lis the Scientist” V. Lis

Joseph “Mr. Lis the Scientist” V. Lis, age 87, of , formerly of Willowbrook and Brookfield, Korean War Marine Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Marlene H. Lis, nee Drog; fond father of Kathy (Rick) Gornik, Laurie (Jeff) Wilhoit and the late Christine Lis; dear grandfather of Lauren Gornik and Heather Gornik; uncle of many […]

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