Alicia O. Maldonado

Alicia O. Maldonado, age 95, of Plainfield, at rest June 25, 2018. Beloved wife of Salvador; loving mother of Maria (Alfredo) Hernandez and Laura (Julio) Villasenor; dearest grandmother of Oscar, Eric and Iverliss; dear sister of Irma and Margarita. Visitation Sunday July 1, 2018 from 1-5 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Interment private. Info 630-257-2123 or

Mary Rita Dooley Seifert

Mary Rita Dooley Seifert                                                                                                             

Mary Rita (Hunter) Dooley Seifert, 93, passed away on June 12, 2018 in Hiawatha, Kansas, where she has resided for two years.

Mary Rita was born October 6, 1924 to the late James Albert and Magdalen (Wiegand) Hunter, in Lemont, Illinois. She attended St. Alphonsus Catholic School, Lemont Township High School, and graduated from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

Mary Rita Hunter and Arthur Leo Dooley were united in marriage on September 17, 1949 at St. Alphonsus Church in Lemont, Illinois. Having lived in Chicago for ten years, the couple moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in June 1959 with their five daughters. After 41 years of marriage, Arthur preceded Mary Rita in death on March 26, 1990. Fifteen years later, Mary Rita married Dr. Charles Seifert on May 14, 2005 at Immaculate Conception Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Charles preceded her in death on February 21, 2015.

A gifted seamstress and exquisite baker, Mary Rita shared her talents with many neighbors, friends, and church members. Her kringle coffeecakes were well known and enjoyed by many. Mary Rita was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and active in the Mother of Good Counsel, provided volunteer services for funeral receptions, and participated in The Missions Quilting Club. Additionally, she was a member of St. Ann’s Christian Mother Society, the Third Order of St. Francis, and the Illinois Historical Society.

Survivors include her 3 daughters – Mary K (Dwayne) Dooley-Owen of Champaign, IL, Noreen (Tom) Gaubatz of Rock Hill, SC, and Eileen (Dean) Montgomery of Effingham, KS; 6 grandchildren – Aileen (Kevin) Swan of Madison, WI, Matthew (Laura) Owen of Sadorus, IL, Rhiannon (KC) Mack of Rock Hill, SC, Breanna Gaubatz of Lexington, KY, Alanna Gaubatz of Denver, CO, and Cole Montgomery of Effingham, KS; 5 great grandchildren – Devon Lee, Gabriel Lee, Grace Swan, Ryan Owen, and Kaylin Owen; and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Oesterreich of Lockport, IL, and Syneta Olson of Lemont, IL. Mary Rita is further survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mary Rita was preceded in death by her parents; 3 daughters – Deborah Ann, Rita Marie, and Colleen Marie; 1 sister – Gertrude Hunter; 7 brothers-in-law and 5 sisters-in-law.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at 9am on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home in Lemont, Illinois. A rosary will be recited at 9:30am at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Rita will be celebrated at 10am on Monday, June 18, 2018 at St. Alphonsus Church, Lemont, Illinois. Father Brian Ardagh will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Lemont, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mary Rita’s name for St. Ann’s Parish in Hiawatha, Kansas, in appreciation for their spiritual support.

The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, Kansas, and the Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home in Lemont, Illinois, are assisting the family.

Leslie Przybylski

Leslie Przybylski (nee Kerwin), age 70, at rest June 2, 2018 in LaGrange, IL., formerly of Lemont and Palatine. She attended Ss. Cyril & Methodius grammar school,Mt. Assisi Academy in Lemont and Mundelein College. Mrs. Przybylski was a retired Palatine postal worker. Beloved mother of Michael (Mary) and Ronald; loving grandmother of Mia, Milana and Maribella. Preceded in death by her parents William and Irene (nee Wietrzykowski) Kerwin. Graveside Services Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery Rt. 6 & Maple Rd. (East of Briggs St.), Joliet, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home, Lemont.  Info 630-257-2123 or

Virginia M. Hoster

Virginia M. Hoster, (nee Gee), age 91, at rest May 14, 2018 at her home in Lockport. Beloved wife of Robert J.; loving mother of Joseph (Lynn) Mikan, James (Karen) Mikan, Martha (David) Walsh and Janet (Erich) Kuchar; devoted grandmother of 6,great grandmother of 7; dear sister of George F. Gee; fond aunt of several nieces and nephews. Co-owner of Big Run Golf Course in Lockport for many years. Funeral Services Friday May 18, 2018 at Bethany Lutheran Church 500 Lemont St., Lemont at 10 A.M. Visitation at the church from 9 A.M. till time of services. Interment Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice 250 Water Stone Circle Joliet IL 60431. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home, Lemont. Info 630-257-2123 or

Loretta S. Draxlir

Loretta Draxlir, (nee Cesario), age 84 of Cicero. Beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Barbara and the late Jessica; dearest aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 11 A.M. at St. Frances of Rome Church 15th & 59th Ct., Cicero. Visitation at the church from 10 A.M. till time of Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Anthony P. Cappetta Funeral Services. Info 630-707-0130 or

Thomas S. Biedron

Thomas S. Biedron, age 91, at rest April 8, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Sophia “Sue” (nee Kielbon); loving father of Gail (Jan) Miller, Greg (Janet), Timothy (Toni) and Rex (Kathy); devoted grandfather of Dr. Joe (Anjalika), Mark (Jennifer), Bethany (Mikal) Rabanus, Jennifer (Matt) Taken, Greg Jr., Tricia, Dr. Matthew, Stephanie (fiancee Dr. Bristol Schmitz), Melissa and Kaleigh; devoted great grandfather of many, fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Friday April 13, 2018 at 10 A.M. at St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Church 17500 84th Ave,.Tinley Park. Visitation at the Church from 9:15 till time of Funeral Mass. Private family visitation Thursday. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-257-2123 or

Audrey A. Busse

Audrey A. Busse, (nee Knoll), age 84, of Lemont, at rest at her home in Franciscan Village on April 4, 2018. Born December 30, 1933 in Chicago, IL to the late John and Bernice Knoll. Beloved wife of the late Richard; loving mother of Vicki (Robert) Panke, Cindy (Richard) Daehnke, and Kerri (James) Bresnahan; devoted grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 5; dear aunt of 2. Family Services private. A Celebration of Audrey’s life will be held on April 14, 2018 from 3-6 P.M. at Papa Passero’s 6326 S, Cass Ave., Westmont, IL. Memorials may be made to Juvenlle Diabetes or SPS (suicide prevention services). Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Lemont. Info 630-257-2123 or

Richard V. Hoffman

Richard Vincent Hoffman, at rest February 11, 2018 at Mother Theresa Nursing Home in Lemont. Born October 14, 1928 to the late Vincent and Catherine Hoffman.  Private First Class Hoffman proudly served his country in the United States Army during the World War II era.  Beloved husband of Bridget (nee Hennessy); loving father of Richard J. (Laurie) Hoffman, Mary Ellen (Frank) Newcomb, Kathleen (Tom) Kielusiak, Maureen (Mark) Moriarty, Michael J. (Joan) and James Hoffman; devoted grandfather of 16, great grandfather of 17; dearest brother of Rita Pytlewski and the late Bernadine C. Roe. Mr. Hoffman was a member of the Lemont Knights of Columbus Council #1599, Loyal Order of Moose Berwyn Lodge # 424, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars both of Fort Myers Beach, FL. Mr Hoffman was formerly employed with the Village of Lemont and Peterson’s Hardware. He also owned and operated Richard Hoffman Construction. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church on Tuesday February 20 at 10 A.M. in Lemont followed by inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Il. There will be a memorial visitation from 9 A.M. until the time of the Mass at St. Patrick Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-257-2123 or

Irma C. Zabicki – Ackerman

Irma C. Zabicki – Ackerman (nee Wagner), age 86, at rest February 1, 2018. Longtime resident of Lockport. Born December 14, 1931 in Zanesville Ohio to Karl and Gladys Wagner; beloved wife of the late Raymond Ackerman and Roman Zabicki; loving mother of Christine and Karl (LouEllen) Ackerman and the late Erich; dearest step-mother of Joan Savage, Roman, Jill and Daniel Zabicki, Janet Kropiewnicki, William Zabicki, Jane Brown, JoEllen Riccio and Jean Lopez; dear grandmother of 30, great grandmother of many; fond sister of Jane Renoir, Martha Anker and John Wagner; special aunt of many nieces and nephews. Irma and her late husband Raymond were members of the original St. Alphonsus Choir from the mid 1960’s until 1980. Family and friends are asked to meet Tuesday February 6, 2018 at St. Alphonsus Church 605 State St., Lemont for a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home. Lemont. Info 630-257-2123 or

Gladys Togliatti

Gladys Togliatti (nee Rutkowski), age 95, longtime resident of Lemont, at rest January 8, 2018 at Joliet Area Community Hospice. Born August 16, 1922 in Lemont to John and Philomena Rutkowski. Beloved wife of the late Camillo; loving mother of the late Colette, Charles and Gladys (Thomas) Hylka; devoted grandmother of Jerry and Robert Hylka; dear sister of the late John Rutkowski. Visitation Thursday January 11, 2018 at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St, Lemont from 4-7 P.M. Funeral Mass Friday 10 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church, Lemont. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123 or

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