Jean Marie Holly, nee Fricka, age 76, a lifelong Cicero, IL resident, died October 29, 2016 at Alexian Hospice in Elk Grove Village, IL. The former Jean Marie Fricka was a caring mom to her children, Paul and Joyce, and a devoted wife to her late husband , John. She was recognized for her volunteer services at The Seguin Thrift Shop to support Seguin Intellectually Disabled Citizens Association. More recently, she spent the last eight years “spoiling” her beloved dogs, Nellie and Buddy as well as her grandchildren. She is a graduate of Morton High School in Cicero. Jean is survived by her precious “baby” Nellie, a daughter Joyce Murray and son-in-law Tony Murray; three grandchildren Nicole, Danielle and Caitlin; one sister Joan Bigos and two brothers, Donald and Ken Fricka. Visitation Friday November 4 from 4-8 P.M. at Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Anthony Cappetta Director, 7750 W. Cermak Rd., Forest Park. Funeral Services Saturday at the funeral home at 3 P.M. Private interment at Bohemian National Cemetery. Info 630-707-0130
Kevin Mark Gerharz, age 62, of Waterford, Wi., passed away unexpectedly at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and was “called to that big lake in the sky” October 10, 2016. Kevin was born to Urban and Patricia (nee Barley) Gerharz on August 23, 1954, while in the military based in Honolulu, Hawaii. After returning to the mainland he graduated from high school in Lemont. Kevin moved to Waukesha where he met the love of his life, Teri Stoll right next door to his home and they began their relationship before moving to Waterford in 1995. Kevin owned and operated his business, Signature Auto Stripes and Accessories, from 1988 to 1994 when he retired the business. This allowed him to do the things he loved – fishing, music, riding his motorcycle and most of all sitting in his extra wide recliner. On July 4, 2007 Kevin and Teri were married in Las Vegas, NV. Kevin was a loving and caring husband, son, brother and friend to many and will be missed beyond words.
Kevin is survived by loving wife Teri, three sisters; Diana Ruettiger, Eileen (John) Prendergast, Tracy (Edward) Pietrzyk; two brothers Glenn (Amanda) Gerharz and Cullen O’Mara; five nieces, Emma, Claire, Aubrey, Kailey and Madison; two nephews Eddie James and Bryant; one aunt, Karen (David) Garvey; seven cousins, Timothy and David Garvey, Phillip, Susan, Charlie, Andrew and Lizzy Berber and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Urban C. and Patricia, grandparents Urban and Marian, one aunt Marilyn Bebber and two uncles Ralph and Robert Barley.
A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 9-10:45 A.M.at Mealy Funeral Home 225 W. Main St., Waterford, Wi.53185 with services starting at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, Kevin’s family would appreciate memorials to the Gerharz family to be distributed according to Kevin’s wishes.
Regina C. Fain nee Fogtiene, age 78, longtime resident of Lemont, at rest October 1, 2016 at Salem Village in Joliet. Born March 11, 1938 in Lithuania to William and Mary (nee Alkena) Fogtiene. Beloved husband of the late John; loving brother of Edward Fogtiene. Member of the Lemont Library Club and Quilt Guild. Regina enjoyed folk dancing. Memorial Services pending. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com
Winifred Reisser, age 93,of Lemont, at rest October 1, 2016 at Lemont Nursing & Rehab. Born February 10, 1923 in Brookfield, Il. to Edward and Elsie (nee Schimpf) Reisser. Beloved mother of James T. Jr. (Cynthia) Finan, Jerilyn Bock, Kenneth Edward Finan and the late Debra (David) Donlan; devoted grandmother of Stephen and David Bock; April, James III, Christopher, Kenneth Jr. and Cassandra Finan and Jeffrey Donlan; dearest great grandmother of Eden and Elliott. Funeral Services Tuesday October 4 at 8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont, Visitation Tuesday from 7 P.M. till time of services. Cremation private. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com