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Wayne Edward Pesek

Wayne Edward Pesek

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On September 26, 2019 @ 7:17 pm In Obituary | 29 Comments

Wayne Edward Pesek, age 68, of North Riverside, loving father of Anthony and Christopher, proud grandfather of Anthony Jr. and Jenna Pesek.  Dedicated Village of North Riverside employee for over three decades, proudly serving as the first Village Administrator for 19 years. Upon retirement, Wayne maintained a prominent role consulting for several local municipalities.

There will be an honorary processional in front of the North Riverside Village Hall, 2401 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside, IL 60546 on Monday, Sept. 30th, 2019 at 11 am.  Friends are welcome to attend and pay their final respects in front of the Village Hall.

Services are private with immediate family only.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd.  9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL  60513.  708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com


Condolences for the family of “Wayne Edward Pesek”

Condolence from Angel Tumminaro on September 27th, 2019 8:15 am

Dear Pesek Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Sam, Angel, Sam and Analie Tumminaro

Condolence from Christopher Breakey and Family on September 27th, 2019 1:39 pm

Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. It is never easy to experience a loss of a loved one but time will heal. Remember good times and share fond memories. We pray for him and for your healing.

Condolence from George & Sharon Novak on September 27th, 2019 4:32 pm

We were deeply shocked upon hearing of Wayne’s Passing! Extending our deepest sympathies to his family. Our friendship with Wayne goes back many years ago in North Riverside.

Sincerely, George & Sharon Novak

Condolence from George & Sharon Novak on September 27th, 2019 5:00 pm

We were deeply saddened & shocked to hear of Wayne’s Passing! We have fond Memories of it longtime friendship with him when we lived in North Riverside.

Sending our Deepest Sympathies along with Love & Prayers to All of You.

Sincerely,
George & Sharon Novak

Condolence from Scott Randall on September 28th, 2019 3:01 am

Wayne was a dear friend….my deepest condolences to the Pesek family.

Condolence from Michael & Sharon Hayes on September 28th, 2019 8:00 am

Wayne, we will miss your smiling face at the Steer. We always enjoyed visiting with you. So sorry for your family. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.

Condolence from Nanci Tanney on September 28th, 2019 10:12 am

We’re so very sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. He was our neighbor when we moved into North Riverside in 1976 and have great memories. Condolences to his family and loved ones.
Sincerely,
Wayne and Nanci Tanney

Condolence from Rose & Tony Hawrylicz on September 28th, 2019 10:19 am

Dear Anthony & Christopher, we are so very sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. We have many good memories of you all that we treasure! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Fondly,
Rose & Tony

Condolence from Dan & Theresa Serritella on September 28th, 2019 12:49 pm

We are so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from teresa fiore on September 28th, 2019 3:46 pm

Anthony and Chris, we are so sorry for the loss of your father, he was a good man and always pleasant. Condolences to your family as well.

Condolence from Paul et Sis on September 28th, 2019 9:10 pm

Wayne was a great big force of a man. Everything was possible around Wayne. He always looked at problems as opportunities and never let a friend down. He was generous in all things.

A great light has gone out and it may be that we will not see his like again.

Love, Paul et Sis

Condolence from Kenneth Getty on September 29th, 2019 11:24 am

Wayne did exceptional work for the Village of Lyons and was a true friend for many years. Hopefully the family will get past this and move on.

Condolence from Janet and Ann on September 29th, 2019 11:42 am

Wayne always had a smile on his face which is a rare thing these days. He always asked how we were doing n how Michael was doing as well. We will miss him very much n trust he’s in a better place with no more pain. Much love to Elba n Joyce.

Condolence from Karen Zelins on September 30th, 2019 11:30 am

Anthony and Chris my deepest condolences on the loss of yor dad. I was shocked to hear the sad news. He was always smiling and friendly. He will be missed.

Condolence from Steven Lifka on September 30th, 2019 12:36 pm

Condolences to the Pesek family. Christopher you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time

Condolence from Raymond & Julie LePine on September 30th, 2019 1:08 pm

To Elba, Joyce and the Pesek Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Wayne. Our hearts are broken. What a wonderful friend. There are some many friends that loved Wayne and Elba. We will continue to keep Elba and the family in our prayers. God Bless!!
Love, Raymond & Julie LePine

Condolence from Jerry & Janet Kosik on September 30th, 2019 3:27 pm

We just learned of Wayne’s passing. WE knew him for so many years while I worked on North Riverside P.D. He was always there for his fellow employees and so appreciated by me.
Jerry Kosik, Police Commander, Retired

Condolence from Joseph Baar Topinka on September 30th, 2019 6:40 pm

A real role model for me when I was young. My late Mother, Judy Baar Topinka, used to tell me he was “a class act.”

He was a professional. He was a role model. He was someone that we will miss.

Joseph Baar Topinka

Condolence from Lance Thompson on September 30th, 2019 7:19 pm

I knew Wayne for all of my career with the Village in the 80’s and 90″s.
He was a gentleman and always available to help with any problem.
I am very sad to hear of his passing.

Lance Thompson
NRPD SGT retired.

Condolence from Paul Saletnik on October 4th, 2019 12:35 am

On behalf of myself, Barb Bona our customer order specialist and all of Wayne’s contacts here at the Northlake Illinois Home Depot, I hereby extend sincere condolences to the entire Pesek family, especially to Chris and Anthony and their families. Your Dad was a loyal customer of mine for nearly all of the 15 years I have been at Home Depot. He was a pleasure to work with, especially when we planned a project discussing the best constructability for our designs. Thanks Wayne !!! You were one of my best repeat customers. Eternal Rest Grant on to you Wayne and may perpetual light shine upon you now and forever. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from BettyAnn Kolba on October 4th, 2019 10:28 am

Please except my heartfelt condolences. Wayne was a very special friend since we were children. He was kind and polite and someone always considered part of our family.
Sending prayers of comfort and peace to his family and friends.

Condolence from Susan Troppito on October 6th, 2019 5:39 am

I was shocked to hear of Wayne’s passing. I worked for him for at the Village when he was administrator and he was a great boss!! Prayers for his family during this difficult time.

Condolence from James & Deborah Orth on October 9th, 2019 10:45 am

Our deepest condolences to Wayne’s family at this very difficult time. We lived 2 doors down from Wayne’s Aunt Jean. I know Wayne was very grateful that we would keep an eye on his Aunt Jean as she was having age related medical problems. Wayne was a great guy and he will be missed by family and friends.

Condolence from Eugene Loroch on October 9th, 2019 1:33 pm

I leased and managed North Riverside Plaza in the early 1980’s. Had many interactions with Wayne. He was always a gentleman and had a great sense of humor. My condolences to the Pesek family.

Condolence from John Schoditsch on October 18th, 2019 1:32 pm

My condolences to Wayne’s family. I had the pleasure to work with Wayne on two Harwood Heights projects. He was a pleasure to work with and always had the best interest of the community in mind. I’ll miss doing business with him.

Condolence from Hubert Cioromski on October 29th, 2019 3:00 pm

Wayne was a fantastic guiding light to many municipalities and great to work with, His insight not only benefited those he worked with but the community as a whole.

Condolence from Sam Callender on October 31st, 2019 2:59 am

Reap what you sow . Karma is a rough partner.

Condolence from Jason Callender on October 31st, 2019 3:09 am

Let every night be a night at the Golden Steer. We pray for the family and their loss. One down , two to go. 630-945-6790. Feel free to call for more sympathy.

Condolence from George Cote on April 16th, 2020 11:09 am

Anthony and Christopher. I just discovered this terrible loss today. I met your father when he built the Proviso Township executive offices. After which I did many jobs for your dad. I believe one of your homes as well. Please except my deepest sympathy. He would consult me on colors for a project and his favorite saying was “It will pop” And it sure would.
Great guy I miss “the pop” he brought to every project.

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