Therese S. Martinka, nee Strnad

Therese Martinka

Therese S. Martinka, nee Strnad, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Victor J. Martinka, Sr.; fond mother of Victor (Janet) Martinka, Jr., Donna (Anthony) Dethlefsen, Terence S. Martinka and the late Paul G. Martinka; dear grandmother of Victoria (Christopher) Martinka-Petersen and Pamela Lerner; great grandmother of Jonathan T. Lerner and Jacob T. Lerner: sister of the late Joseph (the late Doris) Strnad, John (Violet Pivo) Strnad and James (Elizabeth) Strnad. Visitation Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Tuedsay, 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary Robert E. Coulter, Jr. Unit 1941. Memorials appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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  1. Lynn Balaskas condolence:


    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your mom meant to you and I know how much you meant to your mom. Be grateful for the time you were able to spend with your mom over the past several years as I am sure she was grateful for the time with you and all you did for her. You should be proud of how much she loved you and how well you took care of her. I don’t know what she would have done without you. I am sure she is smiling down on you from heaven and saying thanks and will be looking out for you. You have one more angel in heaven on your side.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  2. Carrie Duffy condolence:

    So very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. Mary Duckett condolence:

    My condolences to you and your family, I am sure your Mother will be very happy in her Heavenly Home. God Bless

  4. Nancy Martyn condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  5. Crystal Deters, Auxiliary President condolence:

    I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

    American Legion Auxiliary
    Robert E. Coulter, Jr. Unit 1941

  6. Marlene Russell, President #320 condolence:

    On behalf of the Skokie Auxiliary Unit 320, our
    thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless

  7. Pat Kranzow, Vice President Cicero Unit #96 ALA condolence:

    Teri spent many years as a member of Cicero Unit #96 ALA. We have fond memories of her participation with us, especially in our Past Presidents’ Club and as a supporter when I was Department President. We offer our sympathy to the family and pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you in comfort and peace, as she is reunited with her beloved Vic.

  8. Monica Mitchell condolence:


    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray;
    O merciful Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that
    thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men:
    Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servant for whom
    our prayers are offered. Remember him, O Lord, in mercy,
    nourish his soul with patience, comfort him with a sense of
    thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon him, and give
    him peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  9. Ricky Garcia condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. May Mrs. Martinkas passing sooth your hearts and relax your minds in which she is now in eternal peace and cherish all the great memories she has left behind.

  10. Edward J. Hagstrom & Darlene Enger condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers are go with the family at the loss of Theresa.

  11. Don and Rita Baumgart condolence:

    Dear Jan and Family,
    Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Therese. May your faith and fond memories get you through this difficult time.
    Don and Rita

  12. Sherry lenser condolence:

    Terry – you and your family are in my thought and prayers.

  13. Mrs. Valerie Brannon condolence:

    To the Family of:
    Therese S. Martinka, Nee Strnad.

    Extending deepest sympathy to each of you. Although not acquainted with the family, we share the pain of losing a dear loved one.

    The Bible describes death, as an enemy, at: 1Corinthians 15:26 reads: “And as the last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing.” Jesus Christ assures us at: (John 5:28,29 reads: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”

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