Donald H. Wall

Donald H. Wall, age 76, at rest January 7, 2018, at his home in Lemont surrounded by his loving family. Born February 19, 1941 in Evergreen Park, IL to Harry and Leona (nee Starshack) Wall. Beloved husband of Sandra nee Srotyr; loving father of Lawrence (Donna) and Timothy (RaeLyn); devoted grandfather of Brandon, Tyler, Kelsey, Keaton and Madison; dearest godfather of Chris; dear brother-in-law of Sharon Cottongim and Edward Srotyr; fond uncle of several nieces and nephews. Don retired in May of 1997 after 35 years as process supervisor for the refinery in Lemont.  He was a 10 year financial secretary for the Pure Rod & Gun club in Plainfield, IL and an 8 year committee member for the Boy Scout Troop 49. Visitation Wednesday January 10, 2018 at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont from 3-8 P.M. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 St. Alphonsus Church in Lemont. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Alphonsus Church or St. Al-St. Pat’s School. Info 630-257-2123 or



Donald D. Calvert

Donald D. Calvert, suddenly, age 82, at rest January 5, 2018 at his home in Lemont, IL. Formerly of Downers Grove, Il and Munster, Indiana. Born July 29, 1935 in Robinson, IL to Lou and Ruth Calvert. Don played collegiate football at Vanderbilt University. Beloved father of Donald C. Calvert and Julie (Kurt) Miiller both of Hammond, IN; devoted grandfather of Kam, Luke and Zachary; dearest brother of Beverly (Leon) West of Texas; fond uncle of several nieces and nephews; dear friend to many. Don was also a member of Christ Church of Oak Brook. Interment private. Memorial Services at a later date. Info 630-257-2123 or

Margaret Drafke

Margaret Drafke (nee Koski), age 91, lifelong resident of Lemont, at rest November 28, 2017 at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. Beloved wife of the late Fred “Fritz”; loving mother of Shirley (the late Daniel) Phillips, Joan (Michael) Hoffman and the late Robert; devoted grandmother of Daniel, Justin, Brooke (James) Campbell, Cassie (Lance) Bittiker, Robert and Nicole; dearest great grandmother of Zachary, Aiden, Madison, Bella, Landon, Parker, Sophia, Brinley, and Cooper; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews; preceded in death by her parents Edward and Margaret (nee Counter) Koski and brothers Bobby, John and Jim Koski. Visitation Friday December 1, 2017 from 3-9 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lemont Food Pantry. Info 630-257-2123 or

Michael J. McGhee

Michael J. McGhee, age 58, resident of Lockport for 31 years, at rest November 27, 2017 at Loyola Hospital in Maywood. Born April 1, 1959 in Oak Park, IL to Felix and Lillian (nee Smolek) McGhee. Beloved husband of Jennifer nee Brown; loving father of Matthew and Megan McGhee; dearest brother of Bob McGhee of Countryside and Dennis McGhee of Homer Glen; dear son-in-law of Dale and Janet Brown; fond brother-in-law of Steve Brown; uncle of several nieces and nephews. Owner/operator of Triple M Mechanical in Lockport for 15 years. Visitation Thursday 4-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Relatives and friends are asked to meet Friday for a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass at St. Odilo Church 2244 East Ave., Berwyn. Visitation at the Church from 9 A.M. till time of Funeral Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123 or

Lewis N. “Lew” Ruppert

Lewis N. “Lew” Ruppert, age 92, at rest October 10, 2017 at Franciscan Village in Lemont. Proud Army Air Corp. Veteran in WW II. Lifetime Lemont resident, born August 1, 1925 to John and Laura (nee Kettman) Ruppert. Beloved husband of the late Donamae (nee Hapke); loving father of James, Timothy (Pat) and the late Nancy (Scott) Bonk; devoted grandfather of Michael, Matthew (Liana) and Melissa Ruppert, Kevin Bonk, Brad (Alexandra Lemcke) and Christine (fiancee Jason Matthew); great grandfather of Sophia Matthew; dear brother of John (the late Delores) Ruppert. Lifetime member of Lemont VFW Post #5819, Lockport Moose Lodge 1557 and American Legion. Funeral Monday 10:30 A.M. from Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont to St. Patrick Church, Lemont for a 11:00 A.M. Funeram Mass. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-7 P.M. Info 630-257-2123 or

Alan R. Loague

Alan R. “Al”  Loague, age 59, at rest September 27, 2017. Al was born August 16, 1958 in Chicago to the late Jack and Virginia (nee Brombosz) Loague. Loving father of Rachel McClorey, Abigail and Rebecca Loague; proud grandfather of Madison McClorey; dear brother of Beverly (Dave) Jouza, John  Loague and Sharon (Kenneth) Pitts; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Al loved nature and the outdoors, and all the creatures of the earth. Donations in his memory may be made to Brookfield Zoo. Alan will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Cremation entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Lemont. Memorial services will be private. Info 630-257-2123 or

Roy Edwin Nona

Roy Edwin Nona, age 77, at rest September 27, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ, where he resided the past 25 years. Born May 31, 1940 in Joliet, IL to Sylvester and Rosemary (nee Reed). Former husband of the late Carole Ann (nee McGinn); father of Roy Alan, Lawrence John and Kenneth Anthony (Shellie) Nona;  grandfather of Leah, Bridgette, Allison, Ashley, Tim and Kenny; brother of Jerry (Elsie), James (Shirley), Sylvester, Nona Jeanne (Ronnie) Blanton, Bruce (Donna), Dennis (Mary), Denise (Jim) Love and the late Peter, Francis and Dorothy Conley;  uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Friday October 13, 2017 at Noon at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont Il. 60439. Visitation Friday at the funeral home from 10 A.M. till time of services. Interment Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123 or

Jean C. Wend

Jean C. Wend nee Reiber, age 90, at rest September 22, 2017 at her home in Lemont where she was a lifelong resident. Beloved wife of Albert; loving mother of David and Karen (Jack) Lebert; devoted grandmother of Natalie and Hannah; dearest sister of the late Shirley Ziegler; dear aunt of Thomas, Mark, Jan and the late Jim. Visitation Tuesday September 26, 2017 from 9-11 A.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont followed by Funeral Services at 11 A.M. Interment River Hills Cemetery Batavia, IL. Info 630-257-2123 or

Joseph A. “Joe” DeChicio

Joseph A. “Joe” DeChicio age 89, at rest September 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Rae nee Porcelli; loving father of Donna (John) Renzi and Pat (Kim) DeChicio; devoted grandfather of Joseph (Stacy) Renzi, Valerie (Joshua) Hover and Michael DeChicio; dearest great grandfather of Arianna, Mia and Calder; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Friday September 15, 2017 at 10 A.M. at Divine Infant Church 1601 Newcastle Ave., Westchester, Visitation at the Church from 9 AM. till time of Funeral Mass. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Funeral Directors. Info 630-707-0130 or

Joseph M. Pawlak

Joseph M. Pawlak, age 68, of Plainfield,  at rest August 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet. Proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. Born September 21, 1948 in Chicago, Il. to Joseph R. and Mary Pawlak. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Rawlings); loving father of Michael (Brenda), Mark (Wendy) and Matthew (Ryen); devoted grandfather of Kacey, Brayden, Nicholas, Jake, Luke, Nathan, Benjamin, Maximus, Daleigh, Ella, Sylvia, Emma, Kora and Elise; dearest brother of Mary (Paul) Lezon and Gary (Mary Kay) Pawlak; dear brother-in-law of several, fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Saturday August 12, 2017 at 10 A.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont (complimentary valet parking provided at the corner of State St. & Division St). Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Visitation Friday 5-9 p.m. Info 630-2567-2123 or

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