Our Obituaries

Dorothy Gilbertsen

September 27, 1930 - October 22, 2017

Dorothy Gilbertsen nee Metzler 87 of Arlington Heights was born on September 27, 1930 in Elkhart Indiana to the late Frank and late Olga Metzler and passed away October 22, 2017. Dorothy was the beloved wife of Fred Gilbertsen; loving mother of Ralph (Peggy) Gilbertsen, Noreen (Richard Claxton) Gilbertsen, Karen (Joe) Boettinger; caring grandmother of Tim (Aly) Gilbertsen, Kate (Matt) Suerth, Amy...
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Wanda E. Klos

March 10, 1930 - October 22, 2017

Wanda E. Klos, 87 of Des Plaines passed away October 22, 2017. Beloved godmother of Dee Lee; loving sister of Marion (Philip) Weyna; dear aunt of Tom (Marty) Schwalbe, Joann Pearson, Terry (Fred White) Weyna, Peggy (Larry) Godfrey, Paul (Beth) Weyna and Ruth (Eric) Nightengale. Visitation Tuesday from 4-8 pm at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St., (corner of Northwest Hwy./Rt. 14 and Rand Rd.)...
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Mary G. Castellano

February 18, 1917 - October 21, 2017

Mary G. Castellano, age 100 of Arlington Heights formerly of Chicago; loving mother of the late Antonino, late Anthony, and late Simone (Patricia) Castellano; cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Steven) Lantvit, Lisa (John) Honickel, and Simonetta (Joseph) Amerio and great grandmother of Alec and Alyssa Honickel and Isabella and Julianna Amerio. Memorial Visitation Tuesday October 24, 3pm -8pm at...
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Leslie Tokay

August 23, 1923 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Donna M. Santoro

September 12, 1947 - October 13, 2017

Donna M. Santoro 70, of Chicago was born on September 12, 1947 to the late Carl Chiariella and late LaVerne Blanco and passed away October 13, 2017. Donna was the loving partner of Phileene "Fe" Evans; caring sister of the late Joseph "Terry" Chiariello; loving family member to the Evans family; compassionate friend to many. Donna was the CEO of Leyden Family Service in Franklin Park, IL, and...
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Jacqueline M. Johnson

July 3, 1922 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Earl Collins

February 29, 1932 - October 12, 2017

Earl Collins, 85 of Des Plaines, Illinois passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Evanston, Ill. fromillness. He was born on February 29, 1932 in Clay County, KY, the son of Leonard Collins and Bertha(Spurlock) Collins. Earl was the beloved husband of 61 years to Margot (Class) Collins of Ulm, Germany,married on January 21, 1956 and a proud father of six children; Nora Davis of Somerset, KY,...
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Young Suk Park

April 2, 1944 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Rose Klein

July 12, 1935 - October 8, 2017

Rose Klein age 82 of Chicago beloved wife of the late Joseph D Klein; loving mother of Valerian (Rae) Bajak , Karen Bajak (Carlos Elvir), Richard (Mary) Klein, Ronald (Jean) Klein, Katherine Hudzinski, and Robert (Kim) Klein; Cherished grandmother of 22 and great grandmother of 18; dear sister of Maria (Hubert) Toupin ; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews Memorial Mass Saturday, October 14, 10...
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Marianne Tomim

September 29, 1944 - October 8, 2017

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

September 29, 1944 - October 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Wilfredo M. Nayo

January 11, 1940 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Lloyd A. Mackey

November 9, 1936 - October 5, 2017

LLOYD ALLEN MACKEY 1936 - 2017 LAKELAND, FLORIDA LLOYD ALLEN MACKEY 80, PASSED ON OCTOBER 5TH, 2017. HE WAS PREDECEASED BY HIS FATHER - HOWARD ROBERT MACKEY, MOTHER - ALMA VIOLET HOBBS AND HIS ONLY WIFE WANDA FAYE PERRY. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SONS ROBERT (PENNY) MACKEY AND RONALD (NANETTE) MACKEY AND GRAND CHILDREN BRANDON (ASHLEY) MACKEY, DANIEL (SYLVIA) MACKEY, MICHAEL MACKEY, HEATHER MACKEY...
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Robert Frank Amenitsch

November 20, 1950 - September 24, 2017

Robert Frank Amenitsch, age 66 of Niles was born November 20, 1950 to the late Frank and late Lorraine Amenitsch and passed away suddenly on Sunday Sept 24, 2017. He is the beloved husband of Linda (nee Malin) and loving father of Mark, Michael (Kelley McGeary), and James (Maya) Amenitsch; cherished grandfather to Dylan and Lexie; and dear brother of the late Diane (late Albert) Dabros ...
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Kyung Sun Han

September 4, 1940 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Samuel Hollingsworth YOUNG

December 26, 1922 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Dolores June Vravick

February 11, 1929 - September 23, 2017

Dolores Vravick age 88 of Des Plaines, beloved wife of the late Andrew Vravick; loving mother of John (Jenni), Ginny (Ernie) Davis, Tom (Anne), and Nancy (Tom) Patterson; cherished grandmother of 11; dear sister of Gloria Noah. In State Tuesday 9:30 am until time of Service 10:00am at Edgebrook Covenant Church, 6355 N Spokane Ave, Chicago Interment Ridgewood Cemetery Visitation Monday 4pm -9 pm ...
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LuAnn Ristow

April 13, 1951 - September 22, 2017

On Friday, September 22nd, 2017, LuAnn Ristow, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 66 years.LuAnn was born April 13th, 1951 in Chicago, IL where she lived until moving to Spring Grove, IL in 1994. She was an avid sports fan, always rooting for the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks. We remember LuAnn for her warm, outgoing personality, carefree...
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Lois M. Galante

April 20, 1931 - September 21, 2017

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Heung Im Kim

February 28, 1928 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Soon Hee Lee

April 4, 1930 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Eva C. Johnson

September 12, 1921 - September 19, 2017

JOHNSON, EVA CHARLOTTE (NEE PICARD) AGE 96, OF SKOKIE, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2017. SHE WAS THE LOVING WIFE OF THE LATE KENNETH E. JOHNSON AND DEAR AND LOVED SISTER OF THE LATE GERD E. PICARD. SERVICES PRIVATE. INTERNMENT IRIVING PARK CEMETERY, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
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Donald Schramek

December 20, 1950 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Ruben Romo

November 1, 1925 - September 11, 2017

Ruben Romo Sr, age 91 of Bolingbrook beloved husband of the late Catalina; loving father of Grace(Carlos) Alvarado, Raquel (Ali) Morsy, Josie(Late John) Curran, Ruben Romo Jr, Esequiel (Nancy), Catalina (Late Alfredo) Sandoval, Rudy Romo, John( Sandra), Javier(Rosie), Lourdes(Salvador) Raygoza, Melissa (Juan) Llamas, and MaryLou (Uriel)Flores ; cherished grandfather of 25, great grandfather of 40...
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Alexis Elizabeth Sakellarides

October 18, 1981 - September 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Barbara Gail Clark

December 6, 1947 - September 8, 2017

Barbara Gail Clark ( nee Foy) age 69 of Des Plaines, beloved wife of the late Thomas Clark; loving daughter of the late Robert Sr and Helen Foy; dear sister of Robert Jr ( Missy) Foy and the late Dennis Foy; Fond friend of Kathy Funari Visitation Monday 10 am until time of service 12:00 Noon at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St ( corner of Northwest Hwy and Rt 14) Des Plaines, Interment All...
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Lillian M. Rodriguez

July 24, 1950 - September 1, 2017

Lillian M. Rodriguez, age 67, of Chicago, IL. Beloved daughter of the late Jose and Matilde Rodriguez; loving mother of Lilly, Sally & Liliana Inostroza; dear grandmother of Allan, Naillil, Lineiry, Rosa, & Viviana; dear sister of Jose, Wigberto, Luz Nereida, the late Rafael Angel & Pedro; aunt of many nieces & nephews; friend to all. Visitation will be on Friday, September 8,...
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Lorraine C. Garry

October 24, 1929 - August 28, 2017

Lorraine C Garry (nee Carlsen) age 87 of Park Ridge, beloved wife of the late George Garry; loving mother of Susan Witt, Sharon (Michael) Kuzmiak, and David (Marge) Garry; cherished grandmother of 14, Great grandmother of 25, and great great grandmother of 6. Beloved sister of Thomas Carlsen. Preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral...
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Irma Marie Rak

July 12, 1924 - August 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Stefania M. Poloczek

November 21, 1923 - August 26, 2017

Stefania M Poloczek age 93 of Niles; beloved wife of the late Jerzy; loving mother of Diane (Joseph) LaZara; Cherished grandmother of Ryan and Katrina LaZara. Funeral Saturday Sept 2, 10:15am from Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, (Corner of Northwest Hwy and Rt 12) Des Plaines, to St John Brebeuf Church, 8301 N Harlem, Niles Mass 11:00 am Interment St Adalbert Cemetery. Visitation Friday,...
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Magnhild Faland

December 10, 1924 - August 26, 2017

Magnhild Fåland of Norridge, IL passed away August 26, 2017 at age 92; Beloved wife of husband Edvin, loving mother of sons Bruce (Maribeth) and Scott (Carolyn); Cherished Bestemor of Kelsey, Lars and Martin; Dear Sister of Anna Murud, Turid Malm, Anders Dølhaug and Liv Torild Strømsøyen; Fond Tante of many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 from 3...
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Gloria G. Heller

November 21, 1939 - August 21, 2017

Gloria G Heller, (nee Gavino) age 77 of St. Charles, IL formerly of Bartlett and Des Plaines, beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Kenneth (Pamela); cherished grandmother of Natalie, Sarah, and Zachary; dear daughter of the late Primitivo Gavino and Capistrana (nee Buenavista) Gavino ; fond sister of Andrea, Lucita, and Herman and the late Luding, Totoy, Tito, and Natividad....
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Anna Mee Kim

November 8, 1944 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Elmer Robert Mangelsdorf

October 25, 1927 - August 16, 2017

Elmer Robert Mangelsdorf age 89 of Des Plaines, beloved husband of Margaret ( nee Mingey); loving father of Judith (Raymond) Kay, Jeanne Doherty, Joyce (John) Folan, and Jill (Danny) Edwards step father to Joseph (Maria) Tomaselli, Mary (Richard) Gross, and Margaret (Sean) Greaney; cherished grandfather of 12 Funeral Wednesday 11:00 am at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St, (corner of Northwest...
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Janet B. Poremba

April 13, 1932 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Donna Dobbelaere

December 5, 1936 - August 14, 2017

Donna Lee Dobbelaere, 80, of Des Plaines, IL passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017. She was born on December 5, 1936 in Evanston, IL to Michael and Anne Dobbelaere. She grew up throughout the Chicago area attending St. Mary's Catholic Church and School, enjoying most of her time with her sister and beloved cousins. She loved yarn rug hooking, watching soap operas and playing word search...
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Maureen A. O'Mara

March 24, 1942 - August 12, 2017

Maureen A. O'Mara, LPN, 75 of Des Plaines, formerly of Chicago was born March 24, 1942 in Chicago to Francis and Ellen (nee Folan) O'Mara and passed away August 12, 2017. Maureen was the loving mother of Suzanne (Christopher) Weiss, Daniel (Kimberly) Barnitz, Michael Barnitz, James (Megan) Barnitz and Andrew (Annette) Barnitz; cherished grandmother of Matthew, Megan, Danica, Riley, Devin, Berghan...
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Helen H. Cantrell

August 28, 1931 - August 12, 2017

Helen H. Cantrell, nee Hahn 85, of Glenview. Helen was the beloved wife of David M. Cantrell; loving mother of Barbara Cantrell and the late Catherine Witt; dear sister of the late Gordon (Desiree) Van Arman and late Phyllis (late James ) Gardner; caring aunt of Iris (Howard) Hensley, Amanda (Paul) Spence, and Alicia (Jeff) Schmidt and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday from 10am...
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Emilio Virgilio

July 18, 1925 - August 11, 2017

Emilio Virgilio, 92 of Mt Prospect was born on July 18, 1925 to the late Nunzio and late Anna Virgilio in Italy and passed away August 11, 2017. Emilio was the beloved husband for 68 years to Bambina Virgilio; loving father of Nunzio (Diana) Virgilio, Anna (John) Schubert, Diana (Tony) Leone, John Virgilio and the late Emilio Virgilio Jr.; dear grandfather of Annette, Anthony, Lisa, David, Mark,...
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Dorothy H. Van Ornum

February 3, 1921 - August 9, 2017

Dorothy H. Van Ornum 96 nee Held of Des Plaines. Dorothy was born February 3, 1921 to the late Karl and late Anna Held and passed away August 9, 2017. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Albert Van Ornum; loving mother of Alan (Mariellen) and Robert (Mary Beth) Van Ornum; caring grandmother of Jaime (Marco) Flores, Jennifer Van Ornum, Meghan Van Ornum and Tricia (Tavo) Morales; dear great...
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Matthew Ryu

February 28, 1977 - August 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Hanna Osvoll

March 4, 1929 - August 6, 2017

Hanna Osvoll (nee Paulsen) 88, of Des Plaines passed away on August 6, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Arnt Osvoll (married 60 years); loving mother of Hans (Trudy) Osvoll; devoted grandmother of Justin (Karyn) Osvoll and Samantha (Justin) Wirth; and great grandmother to Adam, Camryn, Maverick, and Eleanor; dear sister to Karen Johansen, Gunvor Breistein, Peder (Liv) Paulsen, Einar ( Rigmoor)...
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Hai Thi Tran

December 31, 1923 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Elizabeth Staudt

March 1, 1925 - August 2, 2017

Elizabeth Staudt nee Schafer 92 formerly of Des Plaines. Elizabeth is the loving wife of John Staudt; caring sister of the late Maria Anstadt; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 9:30am till time of service 11:00am at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St ( corner of Northwest Hwy /Rt14 and Rand Rd ) Des Plaines, IL. Entombment Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials...
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Reynaldo V. Pangilinan

September 20, 1952 - July 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Chang Sik Kim

May 20, 1940 - July 29, 2017

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

July 17, 1960 - July 27, 2017

John G. Nikolaou, age 57. Born in Katerini, Greece, to the late George and Eleni Nikolaou. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Theodosia Petkoglou (Sia); Loving father to George; dear brother to Ntoli Nikolaou; Beloved uncle to Maria and Xrisoula Petkoglou, Nitsa Logothetis Gountanis, George Logothetis, Hercules Logothetis, Patra Logothetis Kazas, George Logothetis, John Logothetis, as...
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Ellen O'Driscoll

July 16, 1930 - July 23, 2017

Ellen (Nellie) O' Driscoll (nee McCarthy) of Venice FL ,formerly of Edison Park, Born in Tournafulla, County Limerick Ireland. Beloved wife of the late Jeremiah; loving mother of Thomas (Suzanne), Sean (Donna), Kevin, Mary Pat (Eamon) Henry, Late Patrick (Beth), and Julieann (Jeff) Tornabenne; cherished Nana of Danny, Megan, Mikey, Kathleen, Brian, Michelle, Sean Og, Emma, Fintan, Maura, Isabella...
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Mary Elizabeth Rohde

November 6, 1960 - July 22, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Farrell Rohde, 56, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Mary was born on November 6th, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a lifelong resident of Des Plaines where she was a business owner and a local politician. She took pride in putting the people of her community first. Mary and David Rohde wed on May 2, 1981 and moved to Des Plaines. Their family...
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Frank R. Porcaro

December 20, 1932 - July 19, 2017

Frank R Porcaro passed away July 19, 2017, born on December 20, 1932 in Chicago. He was 84 years old. Frank was a resident of Des Plaines for 58 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bobbie (nee Luster); his children Dennis (Judi) and Jeri (AL ) DiBrito; cherished Papa of Gina (Matt) Estkowski, Angela (Alex), Nicole (Cody) Railsbock , Papa G of Tylor, Dominic, Blake and Beau; dear...
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Joseph Sinacore

April 15, 1927 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Nicolai Jason Varjavandi

December 10, 1973 - July 11, 2017

Nicolai J. Varjavandi, 43, of Maple Grove MN, formerly of Des Plaines. Beloved son of Sandra Varjavandi (Joseph Esposito); loving brother of Navid (Allison), Nathan (Kerry) Varjavandi, Alden (Lisa) Yliniemi; dear nephew Phillip (Julie) Johnson, Priscilla (James) Ollanketo, Feresteh (Ezzat) Pourushasb, Mahvash (Aminur) Rahman; cherished uncle of William (Ryan) Craft, Tanya, Jordan, Brooke and...
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Mary Meng

June 13, 1943 - July 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Harriet B. Sabacinski

November 18, 1923 - July 9, 2017

Harriet B Sabacinski nee Gutowski 93 of Des Plaines. Harriet was the beloved wife of the late Floryan " Skip " Sabacinski; loving mother of Bernice (Birger) Brinck-Lund, Elizabeth Obey, Michael Sabacinski, Mary (Paul) Augustyn; devoted grandmother of Jon (Michelle) Brinck-Lund, Elizabeth (Zach) Clark, Christina (Jim) Kilroy, Joel Nelson, Alissa (John) Sobeski, Katy, Joe, Jack, Wally Augustyn;...
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Joseph Pokorny

October 2, 1930 - July 8, 2017

Joseph Pokorny, 86, of Skokie. Joseph was the beloved husband of Theresia Pokorny; loving father of Frank, James (Eve), and Cynthia Pokorny; dear brother of Elisabeth (Late John) Staller and Late Frank (Irmgard) Pokorny; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Joseph was the owner of Joe's Homemade Sausage in Chicago. Visitation Wednesday from 4-8 pm at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St Des...
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Lucille R. Giessinger

December 13, 1923 - July 7, 2017

Lucille R. Giessinger, nee DeSalvo, 93, of Des Plaines was born on December 13, 1923 in Chicago to the late Tommaso and late JosephineDeSalvo and passed away July 7, 2017. Lucille was the beloved wife of the late Vently Giessinger; loving mother of Joseph (Jan), Jerry (Sylvia), Charles (Kimberly) and the late James Giessinger; caring grandmother of Lynn, Alec, Luke Giessinger and Cheyn (Taylor)...
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Yongwoon Choe

April 28, 1927 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Eun June Yoo

October 4, 1938 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Bechmann Hansen

September 30, 1925 - June 28, 2017

Bechmann Hansen, 91, of Inverness was born September 30, 1925 in Galena, KS to Bechmann and Ruth (nee Faust) Hansen and passed away June 28, 2017. Bechmann was the beloved husband of Joan B. Hansen; loving father of David (Amy) Hansen and the late Rebecca (Kevin) Perez and cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Amanda, Eddie and Allison. Visitation will be Monday, July 3, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 12...
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Vivencio R. MARASIGAN

January 8, 1934 - June 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Carl Ralph Lytle

March 31, 1933 - June 27, 2017

Carl Ralph Lytle, 84 of Des Plaines was born March 31, 1933 in Middle Inlet, Wisconsin to Lowell and Mabel (nee Charlson) Lytle and passed away June 27, 2017. Carl was the beloved husband of Jean (nee Smiley) Lytle; loving father of Steven Lytle, Dale (Pamela) Lytle and Teresa Lytle; cherished grandfather of 10 and dear brother of Roy Lytle, Opal Barker, Gary (Sandra) Chartier and Nora Nelson....
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Jolly Abraham

May 15, 1959 - June 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Dorothy M. Bott

May 5, 1920 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL.
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Clarence Ehler Kath

June 29, 1915 - June 24, 2017

Clarence Ehler "Ben" Kath, formerly of Des Plaines, passed away June 24, 2017, just five days before his 102nd birthday. Beloved husband of the late Berniece M. nee Mehlhop; cherished father of Janice (Jack, retired Des Plaines Chief of Police) Storm and the late Larry Kath; proud grandfather of John R. (Lynn) Storm, Jeff A. (Laurie) Storm, Robert C. (Donna) Storm, Denise M. (Danny) Maldonado and...
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Elsie M. Bragdon

October 20, 1924 - June 23, 2017

Elsie Mae Bragdon, 92 ½ years young of Morton Grove, passed away June 23, 2017. Cherished mother of Jean Bragdon (Connie McMahon) and John (Rose) Bragdon; proud grandmother of Katelyn and Timothy Bragdon; dear best friend of Carolyn (nee Gritten) Lawrence. Visitation Wednesday, June 28th, from 2-8 PM at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines. Funeral service Thursday, June 29th,...
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Nicholas Zampetis

March 30, 1945 - June 23, 2017

Nicholas "Nick" Zampetis, 72 of Des Plaines, passed away June 23, 2017. Beloved husband of Mary nee Amersonis; cherished father of Paul Zampetis and Christie (Michael) Giometti; proud papou of Isabella and Matthew Giometti; dear brother of Irene (Bill) Diamantoulis; fond uncle of many. Nick enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his family. He had a zest for life even through his illness....
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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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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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