Our Obituaries

Christina Orlowski

September 19, 1986 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Ronald E. Mills

November 9, 1933 - June 16, 2017

Ronald E. Mills, 83 of Vernon Hills, formerly of Des Plaines was born November 9, 1933 in Portales, NM to William and Esther (nee Rutledge) Mills and passed away June 16, 2017. Ron was the loving father of Veronica (Emre) Karaca, Melora (Steven) Spriggs, Megan Morton, Mark (Mona) Cayce and Mike Cayce; cherished grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 2. Ron was a teacher and a United States...
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Denis Ferguson

December 15, 1946 - June 16, 2017

Denis Ferguson was born December 15, 1946 to the late Robert and late Eileen Ferguson and passed away June 16, 2017. Denis was the beloved husband of Therese nee Manning Ferguson; loving father of Kate (Steve) Surbaugh, Maggie (Brian) Gehler, and Bridget (Mike) Nolan; devoted grandfather of Will, Tristian, Lexi, Max, Owen, Brenna, Annabel, Izzy and Henry. Visitation Wednesday from 3-9pm at Oehler...
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Louise Ann Caulfield

June 12, 1933 - June 14, 2017

Louise Ann Caulfield, 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Marietta, Georgia. She was born on June 12, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to William O. and Edna S. Wallace. Louise married Jim in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. They were happily married for 36 years. Louise enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting and picture puzzles. Louise is survived by three children: her sons, Jim...
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Ellen S. Benson

April 14, 1933 - June 13, 2017

Ellen S. Benson, 84, passed away June 13, 2017, at her home in Rolling Meadows. A memorial visitation will be held at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, on Monday, June 26, 2017, from 10:30 AM until the time of service at 12 PM. Burial will follow at Ridgewood Memorial Park, Des Plaines. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home. For service information, please call the funeral...
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Dolly Balen

December 9, 1950 - June 11, 2017

Dolly Balen, of Morton Grove, passed away on June 11, 2017. Loving mother of the late Johnny Balen; dear sister of Elham Jacob; cherished aunt of Anthony (Rebecca) Jacob, Michael J. Jacob, Joseph G. (Lauren) Jacob and many others nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church, 1701 Greenwood Road, Glenview, on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 11:00am....
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Carolyn W. Evensen

July 21, 1930 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Margot L. Briars

December 6, 1922 - June 8, 2017

Margot Lieselotte Briars, 94, passed away on June 8th. Beloved wife of the late William Briars and loving mother of Ron and Gary (Laura). Best grandmother ever to Megen (Tommy) DiSanto, Craig (Ashley) Briars, and Emma Briars. Sister to the late Kay Zehr, fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. An avid bridge player, she was known for her encyclopedic memory and ability to remember details about...
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Almira G. Behrendt

September 28, 1918 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Charles F. Thometz

March 24, 1934 - June 6, 2017

It is with great sadness we inform you that Charles Francis Thometz DDS, 83, of Lake Geneva, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the morning hours of June 6th, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Lake Geneva. Throughout his stay in the hospital, Charles was surrounded by his family; sharing their memories, support, and prayers. Charles was born in the home of his parent's, John Thometz and Louise ...
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Fe C. Espinosa

October 10, 1951 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Marjorie A. Sampson

February 23, 1916 - June 6, 2017

Marjorie A. Sampson, 101, of New Lenox and formerly of Des Plaines, passed away June 6, 2017, at her home. Beloved wife of the late David Ebert and the late John Sampson; cherished mother of the late Donald David Ebert. Marjorie leaves to cherish her memory grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL,...
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Elsie Louise Bruhn-Biechler

October 7, 1927 - June 5, 2017

Elsie Louise Bruhn-Biechler 89 of Elk Grove Village.Elsie was the beloved wife of Ralph Bruhn and the late Edward Biechler; loving mother of Ginger Cox, Bonnie (Julio) Garcia, Dennis Biechler, Cindy (Michael) Finder, Joyce (John) McKibben, Bev (Jerry) Humann, Deanna (Rob) Herlihy and the late Dale (Cindy) Biechler and late Randy Biechler; caring grandmother of 26, great-grandmother of 39 and...
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Frances B. Anderson

November 5, 1920 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Dorothy K. Schmidt

October 24, 1928 - June 3, 2017

Dorothy K. Schmidt, 88, of Des Plaines, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Edward L.; cherished mother of Gregory E. (Jacqueline), Steven P. (Anita), and Pamela S. (Kevin); proud grandmother of Ian, Diane, Eric, Sierra and Christine. Visitation Thursday, June 8, 2017, 4-8 PM, at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines. Burial All Saints Cemetery...
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Matthew Dillabough

October 31, 1942 - June 2, 2017

Matthew "Matt" Dillabough, 74, of Des Plaines, passed away June 2, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Rosa; devoted father of Nicole and Jonathan; fond brother of the late Mary and Mike; dear uncle of Lesley, Heather and Jason. Matt enjoyed providing for his family. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 10-11 AM with a service to follow at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street...
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Thomas Patrick Harris

July 8, 1942 - June 2, 2017

Thomas Patrick Harris, 74, of Des Plaines, passed away June 2, 2017. Beloved husband of 18 years to Gail; proud father of Mike (Carolyn), Lynne, and Chris (Shelley) Harris; dear step-father of Monique Hoffman; devoted grandfather of Michael, Sean, Maggie, Bonnie, Dylan, Frank, and John; cherished brother of Lorraine Harris, the late Jean (the late Bill) Redmond, the late Marilyn (the late Tom)...
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Norma P. Roxas

April 16, 1941 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Bernard C. Prokopiak

April 4, 1944 - May 28, 2017

Bernard C. Prokopiak Jr., 73 of Des Plaines, Vietnam Veteran, passed away May 28, 2017. Beloved husband of 47 years to Sharon nee Kubicki; proud father of Michael Prokopiak and Lori Prokopiak; loving grandfather of Michael and Devin Prokopiak; oldest of 16 children; dear uncle of many. Bernard enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as driving his tractors at his cabin. A visitation will be held at...
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Robert A. Steitz

April 21, 1956 - May 24, 2017

Robert A. "Bob" Steitz, 61, of Savanna, IL, passed away May 24, 2017. Beloved husband of 13 years to Genevieve; cherished father of James Steitz; dear son-in-law of Sonny and Carol Abbinante; fond brother of Perry Steitz and brother-in-law of Michael, Sonny Jr., and David (Jennifer) Abbinante; uncle of many.Bob was a serious Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, the Mississippi River and...
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Mong Sil Hong

October 27, 1916 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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LeRoy James Niebuhr

August 15, 1945 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Izaiah Robert Franceschi

December 13, 2001 - May 22, 2017

Izaiah Robert Franceschi, 15, of Des Plaines, was born December 13, 2001, to Tom and Irma (Contreras) Franceschi and passed away May 22, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. Izaiah was a freshman at Maine West High School where he played on the basketball team. Izaiah enjoyed hanging out with his friends and his siblings, Jeremiah and Amiah. Izaiah lived his short life to the fullest and gave...
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Pamela Payne

May 2, 1954 - May 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Mary Frances Marecek

March 18, 1982 - May 17, 2017

Mary Frances Marecek, 35, of Des Plaines, passed away May 17, 2017. Cherished daughter of Richard and Fran; dear sister of Tim; beloved niece of Beth and Ken Marecek and Jen Losselyoung; fiancé of Chris Mull; cousin of many. A memorial visitation will be held at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 3-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to a...
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Nancy Lynn Riedel

July 4, 1938 - May 16, 2017

Nancy Lynn Woss Riedel RN, 78 very full, beautiful years. Born on the 4th of July 1938 returned home May 16, 2017. Beloved Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and Friend. Born in Chicago to her cherished parents Minnie and William Woss and a loving family. Nancy was Baptized into the Church on July 31, 1938, and affirmed her Christian belief and became a...
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Vichentie Hobafcovici

September 27, 1926 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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William P. Bernahl

May 18, 1948 - May 14, 2017

William P. Bernahl (Bill) passed away May 14, 2017. He was born May 18, 1948, to Robert and Elizabeth Bernahl (nee Keil). He is survived by his sisters, Roberta (George) Locascio and Patricia (Maurice) Breunig, six nieces and nephews and their ten grandchildren. Bill worked for many years as a journeyman printer, and then became his mother's primary caregiver until her death in 1989. In recent...
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Gwyneth D. McCormick

December 15, 1947 - May 14, 2017

Gwyneth D. "Gwen" McCormick nee Jones, 69, of Mount Prospect, passed away May 14, 2017. Beloved wife of Thomas; cherished mother of Tom (Tara); loving grandmother of Brandon; dear sister of Megan (Steven) Bedard and Wendy (Bob) Lass; aunt of many. Gwen graduated from Maine South High School and Southern Illinois University with a degree in Social Work. She worked as a counselor at Maryville...
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Shirley M. Meek

September 23, 1940 - May 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Kurt F. Wehking

September 8, 1923 - May 11, 2017

Kurt F Wehking, 93, of Des Plaines was born on September 8, 1923 in Barkhausen, Germany to the late Fritz and late Lina Wehking and passed away May 11, 2017. Kurt was the beloved husband of Helga nee Engelking; loving father of Karin Wehking and Christine (Michael) Scott; caring grandfather of Bryan and Jennifer Scott; dear brother of Irmgard (Late Karl) Kirchhof and Christa (Late Willi) Ferling;...
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Maria Christellis

August 22, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Jong Won Lee

June 25, 1926 - May 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Hazel K. Thomas

January 25, 1920 - May 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Wallace J. Meyer

June 28, 1932 - May 3, 2017

Wallace Joseph Meyer, 84, of Schaumburg, formerly of Des Plaines, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 28th, 1932, to Wallace F. and Margaret H. (nee Weiskopf) Meyer in Chicago, he was a 1954 graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a degree in Political Science. He would go on to become an insurance broker, first with the...
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Lois Stewart

July 28, 1925 - May 2, 2017

Lois M. Stewart nee Paulsen 91 was born on July 28, 1925 to the late Roy and late Lillian Paulsen and passed away May 2, 2017. Lois was the beloved wife of the late Roy G. Stewart; loving mother of Kathleen, Randall (Angelica) and Laurel Stewart; dear grandmother of Jacquelene (Jay) , Kristina and Russell; caring sister of the late Richard, late Robert and late Roy; fond aunt to many nieces and...
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Won Sook Hahn

June 7, 1931 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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W. Scott Humphreys

April 12, 1945 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Charles S. FARINA

April 15, 1937 - April 29, 2017

Charles S. "Chuck" Farina, 80 of Des Plaines was born April 15, 1937 in Melrose Park to Salvatore and Florence (nee Vasta) Farina and passed away April 29, 2017. Chuck was the loving father of Salvatore M. (Cathy) Farina, Florence M. Farina, Michael C. (Tina) Farina and the late Margaret T. Farina and former husband of the late Aileen "Mickey" Farina; cherished grandfather of Christopher, Michael...
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Philomena Viegas

September 10, 1933 - April 29, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of our mother's passing. Philomena Viegas was a wonderful woman who was loved by all who met her. She was very active in her church. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting shawls and blankets for the Church Shawl Ministry and her grandchildren. We will remember her many remarkable qualities. She was resilient and lived with a heart condition for...
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Emily Sexton

December 28, 1934 - April 29, 2017

Emily Sexton, "Mrs. Carr", 82, passed away April 29, 2017, surrounded by family. Cherished mother of Harlan Moore, Clifford Casto, Charlotte (Ron) O'Donnell and Martha Ells; loving grandmother of Richard Moore, Rachel (Chuck) Geske, Celina (Jonny) Escamilla, Jacob Casto and the late Emma Louise Carr; dear great grandmother of Shayna and Elliana Escamilla; special GG of Elizabeth Rose and Emillie...
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Virginia A. Pasowicz

September 4, 1926 - April 28, 2017

Virginia A. Pasowicz nee Kotowski, 90, of Des Plaines, passed away April 28, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Clifford C.; loving mother of Keith (Paula) Pasowicz and the late Alan Pasowicz; cherished grandmother of Dawn (Jason) Kalk, Nicholas (Ann) Pasowicz and Daniel Pasowicz; proud great-grandmother of Meila Marie, Max, Derek and Emma. Virginia was known affectionately to her hockey players as ...
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Jeanne Marie Martino

March 26, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Jeanne Marie Martino nee Asquini, 90, of Palatine, passed away April 27, 2017. Beloved wife of 66 years to Joseph; cherished mother of Susan (Jim) Ioriatti and John (Tina); loving grandmother of Jenny (Kim), Ricky, Alec and James; adoring great grandmother of Cora. Visitation Monday, May 1st, from 4-9 PM at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines. Prayers at the funeral home on...
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Jete Hoxha

March 10, 1932 - April 26, 2017

Jete Hoxha, 85, passed away April 26, 2017, at her home with family by her side. Jete was widowed. She was the cherished mother of Remzie (Ulvi), Alem (Maria), Baftjar (Feride) and Lirim (Lindita); loving grandmother of Zhuljeta, Dule (Esmeralda), Liljana (David), Dritan, Eduart, Alma, Bejaze, Fatbaredha, Erjeta and Fatjon; proud great grandmother of Maximilian, Matthew, Vivien, Ulvin, Edelina,...
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Taek Yong Yoo

July 28, 1936 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Henry H. Bach

May 28, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Steven Latson

July 22, 1932 - April 23, 2017

Steven D. Latson, 84 of Des Plaines was born July 22, 1932 in Sagka, Greece to Demetrios and Vasiliki (nee Stavropoulos) Latson and passed away April 23, 2017 in Des Plaines. Steven was the beloved husband of Georgia (nee Manikas); loving father of Betty Latson, Connie Latson and Jim Latson; dear brother of George (Angela) Latsonas, Nancy Latsonas and the late Frank (Athina) Latsonas and fond...
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James C. LeBel

October 10, 1935 - April 23, 2017

James C. "Jim" LeBel, 81, of Rosemont, passed away April 23, 2017. Beloved husband for 57 years to Delight; cherished father of Sandra LeBel (Kim Miller); dear brother of Laverne (the late Lawrence) Schubert and the late Lorraine Buchanan; fond uncle of many. Jim was a dedicated pro, semi pro and amateur boxing judge for over 50 years. He was especially committed to Amateur Golden Gloves Boxing....
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John C. Tierney

August 26, 1943 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Marianne .. Tomim

May 6, 1923 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Harold Packer

May 21, 1922 - April 19, 2017

Harold "Packy" Packer of Niles, formerly of Harwood Heights, passed away April 19, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Ruth nee Olson; dear father of Cheryl (James) Riga, Bryan (Tracy) Packer and Robert (Georgina) Packer; loving grandfather of Alex, Kalei, Max, Kanani and Lily; cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by his siblings, Sidney, Betty and Mildred Packer...
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Stanislawa Dziaba

May 5, 1936 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Leonard J. Borin

November 21, 1925 - April 18, 2017

Leonard J. Borin, 91 of Northbrook, was born November 21, 1925 to the late Sol and Georgiana Borin, and passed away April 18,2017. Beloved husband of Jeanette (nee DeSalvo); loving father of Janet (Russell) Morelli; dear grandfather of Gina (Zander) Lipscomb, Russell Jr, Leonard , and Mark Morelli; great grandfather of AJ and Leo Lipscomb; fond brother of the late Edward (late Betty) Kryzan, and...
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Mary M. Castellani

January 7, 1917 - April 17, 2017

Mary M. Castellani, 100, passed away April 17, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John; cherished mother of Dianne (the late Lee) Marchiori and Dan (JoAnne) Castellani; proud grandmother of David (Anne Unger), Dr. Dan (Liz), Gary, and Robert (Michelle) Marchiori, the late Suzanne Castellani and Leigh Ann (Greg) Guevara; loving great grandmother of 12. Mary was preceded in death by her brothers Lino,...
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Elizabeth J. Clarke

August 23, 1923 - April 17, 2017

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Clarke, a long time resident of Park Ridge, IL passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017 in her home. She leaves her husband of 61 years, John "Jack" Clarke; son, William (Valeria) Schiemann; daughter, Judy (Ron) Walczak; three grandchildren, Anton, Lindsay and Alexander (Samantha) Walczak and sister, Claire Schultz, along with many other loved ones...
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Elizabeth J. Braham

October 12, 1920 - April 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Virginia R. Schetter

December 25, 1940 - April 13, 2017

.Virginia R Schetter nee Scheidt 76 of Des Plaines. Virginia was the beloved wife of the late Vallner Schetter Sr.; loving mother of Vallner Jr., and Rosemarie Schetter and Donna (William) Lux; devoted grandmother of Brittany, Brianna, Nicole and Laura and great-grandmother of Blake. Visitation Wednesday from 3-8pm at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St (corner of Northwest Hwy/Rt14 and Rand Rd)...
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Catherine Natalie Giovenco

December 24, 1937 - April 10, 2017

Catherine Natalie Giovenco, nee Cortese, 79, of Niles, passed away April 10, 2017 at her home. Beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of Mary (Scott) Lawson, John Giovenco and Anna (Robert) Abatecola; caring grandmother of John Scott, Dana (Phil), Cassandra, Allison, John, Nicholas, Madelon, Jaclynn, Amber and Joseph; dear sister of 8. Visitation Tuesday, April 18th, from 9-11 AM at Oehler...
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Francisco A. Burgos

April 17, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Francisco "Pancho" Burgos Sr., 85 of Palatine, IL was born April 17, 1931 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico to the late, Ceberiana Allende and the late, Angel Burgos. He married his former wife the late, Linda Cortez in 1954. He passed away at home with his loving family on April 10, 2017. Francisco was the beloved father of Lorraine (Raymundo) Hernandez, Francisco Burgos Jr. (Susan Gomez), Virginia ...
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Samuel Do Han

May 2, 1961 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Patricia Vourdoulas

August 15, 1931 - April 6, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Vourdoulas, 85, of Niles, passed away peacefully April 6, 2017, with family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Dino; cherished mother of Catherine (George) Roumeliotis and Anna (Mark) Peters; proud grandmother of six. A visitation will be held at Ridgewood Memorial Park in the St. Lazaros Chapel, 9900 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Des Plaines, on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 10-11 AM,...
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John C. Samaras

October 14, 1928 - April 5, 2017

John C. Samaras, 88, of Des Plaines, USMC, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2017. Beloved husband of Constance "Connie" nee Panos for 68 years; cherished father of the late Timothy, Steven (Annette) and Christine Weger; proud grandfather of Catherine Weger and Hillary Samaras. John will be remembered by his kindness and big smile. A visitation will be held at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner...
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Nancy L. Buehring

September 16, 1939 - April 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Robert E. Leff

September 14, 1955 - April 4, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Leff, 61 of Arlington Heights was born September 14, 1955 in Chicago to Bernard and Sylvia (nee Katz) Leff and passed away April 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Bob was the beloved husband of Cathryn A. "Katie" Leff; loving father of Jessica M. Leff, Matthew B. Leff and Marissa C. Leff; dear brother of the late Richard E. Leff; cherished brother-in-law of Michael (Lindsay...
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Irma M. Edwards

December 15, 1917 - April 3, 2017

Irma M. Edwards nee Boedeker of Des Plaines, IL. Was born on December 15, 1917 and passed away April 3, 2017. Irma was the beloved wife of late John Edwards who passed away 1989; caring mother of David (Martha) Edwards, Nancy (Bill) Kemp, Robert (Mary) Edwards and Philip (Terri) Edwards; devoted grandmother of Bria, Matthew and Bradley; great grandmother of Kaylie and Jillian. Visitation Thursday...
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Anita C. Johnson

August 12, 1932 - April 3, 2017

Anita C. Johnson (nee Hazucha), 84, of Des Plaines passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Born in Chicago to Stephen and Anna (nee Kostelny) Hazucha on August 12, 1932, Anita attended Prussing Elementary, Carl Schurz High School, and the American Conservatory of Music. An accomplished violinist, she had been a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and later the Northwest Symphony...
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Soo Dong Chang

July 23, 1922 - March 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Ik Kyoon Lee

January 17, 1938 - March 30, 2017

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Ruth S. Irwin

October 23, 1925 - March 26, 2017

Ruth V. Schwab Mohle Irwin passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, surrounded by her daughter Linda and granddaughter Jennifer. She was in the care of Transitions Hospice as well as the staff of The Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL. Ruth was born in Chicago on October 23, 1925 to Irene (Wiche) Schwab and Fred Harold Schwab. She was blessed to have a loving sister, the late...
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Raymond Michael Bistany

December 23, 1952 - March 24, 2017

R. Michael Bistany, age 64, of Des Plaines passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017. Beloved son of Kathryn Walsh; loving husband of Julie Bistany; dear father of Nicole (Jeff) Fagan, Michelle, Jamie; brother of Nancy, John (Madonna), Richard, Jim (Beth). Family and friends will gather on Saturday, April 1 at 9:30AM at St Mary Catholic Church, 794 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016 with...
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Jeannette R. Stoehr

July 31, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Jeannette R. Stoehr, 91, of Prospect Heights, passed away March 21, 2017, at her home. Beloved wife of 66 years to Robert F.; cherished mother of Patricia (Robert) Karlov, Mary Jo (Phil) Grana, Elizabeth Stoehr and Robin Covington; proud grandmother of 6; dear great grandmother of 12; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 3-8 PM at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099...
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John Joseph Franczyk

June 2, 1937 - March 18, 2017

John Joseph Franczyk, Sr. was born June 2, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on March 18, 2017. John was the son of Joseph and Julia Franczyk. After graduating from Mendel Catholic High School in 1955, John served in the United States Navy from 1956-1960, and was later recalled to active duty during the Berlin Crisis in 1961. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, John...
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Casimer Grzelka

March 24, 1926 - March 18, 2017

Casimer "Casey" Grzelka, 90, formerly of Des Plaines and Chicago, passed away March 18, 2017. Loving husband of the late Mary; cherished father of Andrew (Donna) and Ted (Lisa) Grzelka; proud grandfather of Timothy, Matthew and Jeffrey Grzelka. Visitation Wednesday, March 22nd, 3 to 9 PM at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St., Des Plaines. Prayer Service Thursday, 9:30 AM from the funeral home to...
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Joan M. Forsythe

January 29, 1932 - March 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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William M. Norkett

April 16, 1969 - March 14, 2017

William " Billy" Norkett 47 of Des Plaines.Billy was born on April 16,1969 to Barbara and the late William J. Norkett Jr. and passed away March 14, 2017. Billy was the loving brother of Michelle Norkett; caring grandson of the late William J.Norkett Sr and late Martha Norkett and the late Everett and late Alice Basham; dear nephew of Jean (Arthur) Hoppe, Yvonne Bentz and Barbara Tracy; best...
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Gerald W. Butler

May 17, 1944 - March 13, 2017

Gerald W. "Mike" Butler 72 of Des Plaines was born May 17, 1944 to the late Raymond and late Violet Butler and passed away March 13, 2017.Mike was the beloved husband of Susan (nee Masterson) Butler; dear uncle of Sharon (James) Stoddard, Charles (Stavroula) Bowling and Bernadette (John) Hoey.Mike was past Exalted Ruler of Des Plaines Elks lodge 1526.Mike also belonged to the Electrical union for...
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John Frank Bondarowicz

August 3, 1936 - March 13, 2017

John F. Bondarowicz Sr. was born August 3, 1936, in Sloboda, Poland and passed away peacefully at his home on March 13, 2017, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of 56 years to Josephine; loving father of John Jr. (Jannet), Dorothy and Agnes (David) Malin; cherished grandfather of Nathan and Ryan Malin; dear brother of Marian and the late Joseph.As a very young boy, John and his family survived...
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Angelika Mendler

May 31, 1932 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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George Slavicek

September 14, 1944 - March 8, 2017

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Louis R. Mueller

September 15, 1936 - March 4, 2017

Louis R. Mueller Jr., 80, of Chicago was born on September 15, 1936 in Chicago to the late Louis R. Mueller Sr. and late Marguerite (Nee Behnke) Mueller and passed away March 4, 2017. Louis was the loving husband of Susan (nee Martin) Mueller; devoted father of Mary Mazza, Michael (Nancy), John, Louis (Colleen) and Edward (Kristine) Mueller; grandfather of Christina, Anthony, Marissa, Margaret,...
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Chun Chuen Lee Kwan

September 8, 1917 - March 2, 2017

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Jane P. Fogarty

August 23, 1963 - February 28, 2017

Jane Pauline Fogarty, age 53 of Arlington Heights, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 28th. Born August 23, 1963, to James Edward and the late Mary Ellen (Scheidt) Fogarty. She attended Ebinger Elementary School and graduated from Wm. H. Taft High School, class of 1981. A talented gymnastics teacher for many years, adored by all her students. She loved to garden and...
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Mery Gamburg

November 29, 1941 - February 28, 2017

Mery Gamburg nee Leyfman, age 75, of Skokie, formerly of Kiev Russia. Beloved wife of Leonid Gamburg. Cherished mother of Alex (Ruthie) and Simon (Julia) Veksler. Proud grandmother of Carlie, Jordan, Joshua, Daniel and Matthew. Dear sister to Michael (Sima) Leyfman. Treasured aunt to Irina Leyfman. Proceeded in death by her parents Boris and Liza Leyfman. Friend to many. Mery was known for...
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Angie S. Cox

January 13, 1947 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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William R. Crosby

June 20, 1925 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Anne C. Moe

October 25, 1925 - February 26, 2017

Anne C. Moe 91 nee Dumelle of Norridge and formerly of Chicago. Anne was born October 25, 1925 in Chicago to the Late Frank Dumelle and late Regina Bastian and passed away February 26, 2017. Anne was the beloved wife of the late Kalmer Moe; loving mother of Brian (Ursula) Moe, Barry (Pat) Moe, Kathie (Harvey) Moy, John (Claudia) Moe, Peter (Roberta) Moe, Anne Marie (Ron) Godby and Mary Beth ...
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William C. Hess

January 18, 1939 - February 26, 2017

William C. Hess, 78, of Crystal Lake. William was born January 18, 1939 to the late Winfeld and late Evelyn Hess and passed away February 26, 2017. William was the beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Schick) Hess; loving father of Timothy (Kerry) Hess and Christopher Hess; dear grandfather of Ian Hess; caring brother of Margaret (late Paul) Listaharke. Veteran of the United States Army and member of...
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Victoria Abdelahad

November 15, 1927 - February 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Ronald J. Zachwieja

September 9, 1938 - February 23, 2017

Ronald J. Zachwieja, 78, of Des Plaines, passed away February 23, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Diane nee Wodzien; cherished father of Barbara Zachwieja and Darlene Bonds; proud grandfather of Eleanor Zachwieja; dear brother of the late Barbara Martinez and Joseph (Terry) Zack; uncle of several nieces and nephews. Visitation at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St., Des Plaines, Thursday, March...
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Luigi Buzzi

September 2, 1934 - February 23, 2017

Luigi Buzzi 82 of Streamwood was the beloved husband of Giulia (nee Alberelli) Buzzi; loving father of Sheila (Gary) Schock, Nadia (Mark) Vrabel and the late Ronald Buzzi; caring grandfather of Elissa Vrabel. Visitation Sunday from 3-7pm at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St Des Plaines, IL. Where services will be held Monday 11am.Interment All Saints Cemetery .In lieu of flowers memorials may be...
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Edward W. Gasior

October 26, 1942 - February 22, 2017

Edward W. Gasior, 74, of Vernon Hills, passed away February 22, 2017. Loving father of Debra (John) Minard; cherished brother of Patti (Bernard) McCudden and Jimmy (Giz) Gasior; dear friend of Margaret Larosa. Edward enjoyed the 5:30 news, current events and keeping up with world issues. He also enjoyed Notre Dame football, his alma mater, along with cooking, crossword puzzles and animals. In his...
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Casimer J. Dabrowski

September 30, 1923 - February 22, 2017

Casimer J. Dabrowski, 93, of Mt. Prospect, United States Army Veteran, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Dolores J. nee Montague; proud father of the late Pat (Ken) Krischke, Joe Dabrowski and Kathie (George) Pavin; cherished grandfather of Brad (Deanna) Krischke, Michael (Katherine) Pavin, Katie (John) Zois and Audrey (fiancé Kyle Winter)...
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John .. Jandura

September 4, 1935 - February 20, 2017

John Jandura was called home on Monday, February 20, 2017. He is survived by his wife and soulmate of almost 60 years, Maria nee Klimczak, children Stanley (Paula), Teofil (Patricia), Jesse (Dorette), Andrew (Nicole), grandchildren Anne-Marie (Timothy), Jason (Elizabeth), Jessica, Emily, Veronica, Jonathan, Jakob, Steven, Jimmy, Dana, Josef, and great-grandchildren Maeve, Olympia, and Mira. He...
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Soo Man Chun

October 12, 1943 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Marion Therese Schuman

June 15, 1929 - February 14, 2017

Marion Therese Schuman nee Carroll 87 of Des Plaines was born June 15, 1929 to the late James and late Helen Carroll and passed away February 14, 2017. Marion was the beloved wife of the late Alexander Schuman; loving mother of Joan (John) Neidhardt and Alexander Schuman Jr..Visitation will be Sunday from 3-8pm at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St (corner of Northwest Hwy /Rt14and Rand Rd) Des...
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Kee D. Kim

February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Rosemary Rogan

October 31, 1937 - February 14, 2017

Rosemary Rogan (nee Ford) passed away on February 14, 2017. She was born on October 31, 1937 in Chicago, the daughter of Thomas and Rosemary (nee Ingham) Ford. Rosemary married the late Henry A. Rogan Jr. in 1956 and was the loving mother of Suzanne Rogan, Patricia (Christopher) Starke, and Henry (Nicole) A. Rogan III; cherished grandmother of Chris, Rachel, Abagail, and Samantha; dear sister of...
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Mary J. Spata

December 28, 1919 - February 13, 2017

Mary J. Spata, 97, passed away February 13, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Anthony; cherished mother of the late Marlene Vazzano; dear mother-in-law of Peter Vazzano; adored grandmother of Angela (Jim) Mostardo and Alissa Vazzano-Burkhardt; loving great grandmother of Gina Marie (Tony Ayala) Mostardo, Joseph Mostardo, Anthony Burkhardt and Alexander Burkhardt; great-great grandmother of Adrian...
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Leona May Hajost

January 3, 1929 - February 11, 2017

Leona May Hajost nee Brzezinski, 88, of Des Plaines, passed away February 11, 2017. Leona was the beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Marilyn Harrison Sr., Carolyn Hajost, Jim (Cindy) Hajost, Melanie Guidi, Edward E. Hajost, Grace (Rob) Pascolini and Gail (Greg) Chandler; cherished grandmother of Sara (Dennis) Danielsen, Jeffrey Harrison, Matthew (Molly) Hajost, Jenni (Scott)...
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Edwin J. Majewski

September 8, 1927 - February 9, 2017

Edwin J. Majewski, 89 of Niles, IL, was called home Thursday, February 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rose Marie nee Schenk, children Nancy (Allen) Range, Marjorie (Gregory) Grandt, Karen (Robert) Golembiewski, William (Linda) Majewski and Steven Majewski, grandchildren Barbara (Christopher) Novak, Diana (Nicholas) Kaiser, Samantha, Megan, and Sarah Majewski, Kelly and David...
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