Category Archive: Obituaries

  1. Paul Kazen

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    Paul Kazen, age 69 of Lemont, at rest April 13, 2019 at Lemont Nursing & Rehab. Beloved husband of the late Patricia nee Bailey; loving father of Jeff (Lauren); devoted grandfather of Katrina, Shane, Aydan, Isabella, Robert and Molly; dearest brother of Daniel Kazan and Joy Hofstra. Paul was a retired chemical compounder for GC America. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  2. Charles R. Cicora Sr.

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    Charles R. “Charlie” Cicora Sr., age 74, suddenly at rest April 7, 2019. Longtime resident of Lemont. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (nee Thomas); loving father of Serena Renee (Ronald) Mastro, Theresa Tammy (John) Hayes and Charles R. Jr. (Cindy Kucinski); devoted grandfather of Miranda, Mitchell, Marissa, Eirhan, Patrick, Maeve, Reagan, Kyrsti and Logan; dearest great grandfather of Lukasz and Sophia; dear brother of Jerome Cicora; fond uncle of nieces and nephews.                                                                                                                                                                                      Born Januray 28, 1945 to the proud parents, Lilian and Charles; and little brother to Jerome. He grew up in Chicago and graduated Gage Park High School in 1963. He enlisted in the navy in October of 1963, serving on the USS Van Vooshis and the USS Yosemite. He completed his service in 1966 and went on to work and college. He fell in love in 1970 and married Patricia Ann Thomas. Together they raised three wonderful children; Serena, Tammy and Chuck Jr. We are the family of hugs and kisses. Charles was a devoted dad, always present; doing anything he could to make life easier for his family, even if it meant running to the store ten times a day. He was a proud “Papa” to his 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Charles was a very detailed oriented and loved making lists. His family joked about him being the charts and graphs guy. He worked for the World Book Encyclopedia Company for 20 plus years and then another 20 plus years with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, as manager, ISB operations. Charles retired for a short time then returned to work on a part time basis. He loved spending time with his family, friends and his dog “Baby”. He was deeply rooted in his Catholic faith and always looked forward to his dinners with his 8th grade St. Turibius friends. Charles was a diligent worker and had a system for everything. Although he would be constantly changing the system, projects would always get done. He loved staying busy working on Legos, his trains, taking Baby for walks or just projects around the house. But, if you needed him, he would drop whatever he was doing to help you. He was one of a kind and loved by many, who,  will miss him IMMENSELY. Memorial Visitation Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 3-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Memorial Mass Wednesday April 17 at 11 A.M. at St. Patrick Church , 200 E. Illinois St., Lemont Info 630-257-2123 or www.westsuburbanfh.com.

  3. Tony J. Goode Jr.

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    Tony J. Goode Jr., age 89, longtime resident of Lemont, at rest April 2, 2019 at Lemont Nursing & Rehab. Proud United States Army veteran serving his country during the Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (nee Wilson); loving father of Anthony Goode III; dearest brother of Joanne (Dominic) Filicicchia; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday April 7, 2019 from 3-7 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Mass Monday 10 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church. Interment private. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  4. Norma Mae Beavers

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    Beavers, (nee Anderson) Norma Mae, age 95, currently of Romeoville, died on March 24th at her home at Senior Star atWeber Place. Norma was born in Lemont, Illinois, on August 29,1923, the daughter of Alfred C. “Andy” and Alvina Anderson. Norma graduated from Lemont Township High School in 1941.Before military service took him to Europe, Norma married her high school sweetheart, James “JD” Beavers on May 22, 1943.After World War II, when JD returned to Lemont, they purchased3 acres of land on High Road in Lockport, IL. The couple built a home and raised a family. They lived there until February, 2012, when they moved to Senior Star. Norma’s hobbies were golf and bowling. At Weber Place she enjoyed many card games and bingo. She was a life-long member of St. Matthew LutheranChurch in Lemont. Norma is survived by her four children, Jane Johns (Philip) ofWhitewater, WI, and James Jr.”Jim”, Jeffry (Nina) and JillBeavers, all of Lockport. She is also survived by grandchildrenTimothy Johns (Monica) of Naperville, Justin Beavers of Taylorville, Rachel Johns (Ty Goodman) of San Diego, CA,Deirdre Johns Anderson (Mark) of Portland, OR, Ashley Bulger(Jon) of Plainfield, Jeremy Beavers and Jacob Beavers ofLockport and 8 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Timothy, and Megan of Naperville, Kira and Claire of Portland, OR, Ada and Seth ofSanDiego, CA and Kelsey of Plainfield. She will be missed by many nephews and nieces.The family wishes to thank their cousin, Susan Boe, for her professional expertise, concern and support for her aunt. The family also wishes to thank the staff at Senior Star at Weber Place for the care she received while living there.Norma was preceded in death by her husband, JD, her parents, her sisters Eileen Nona and Pearl Mentch, her brother Alfred“Buddy” Anderson, her brother and sister-in-law, Royce andMajorie Beavers, daughter-in-law, Marilyn Beavers, and infant granddaughter, Molly Elizabeth Beavers.Visitation is Friday, March 29th from 3-7 P.M. at the Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home, 501 State St., Lemont (complementary valet parking provided). Funeral Services Saturday March 30th at 11 A.M. at St.Matthew Lutheran Church. She will lie in state from 10 A.M. til time of the service. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery,Willow Springs. The family has asked to please omit flowers and instead send memorials in Norma’s name to St. MatthewLutheran Church, 305 Lemont St., Lemont, IL 60439.

  5. Alan “Al” Carter

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    Alan “Al” Carter, age 49, suddenly, of Romeoville, at rest February 14, 2019. Born July 4. 1970 in Chicago, IL. Beloved son of George and Barbara (nee Beck) Carter; loving brother of Sharrin (Ron) Bushman, Maryclaire, Jeanne and Gary Carter; devoted uncle of John (Karen) and James (Katy) Bushman and Christen (Dave) Kreutz; dearest great uncle of Noah, Isabelle, Sophia, Owen, and Joseph. Visitation Sunday 3-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Services Sunday 7:30 P.M.. Rev. Glenn B. Bergmark, officiating. Interment private. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  6. Charlene “Char” Counter

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    Charlene “Char” Counter (nee Weck), age 81, of Homer Glen, at rest February 13, 2019. Born March 27, 1937 in Lemont, IL to George and Josephine (nee Rieck) Weck. Char attended St. Matthew Lutheran grade school (1951) and Lemont Township High School (1955).  Beloved wife of Jack; loving mother of Debra Sue Counter, Mark Allan (Cindy) and Steven (Debbie) Counter; devoted grandmother of Brian, Tracy, Kristine (Ethan) Wilson, Rebecca, Kyle (Megan) and Michael Counter; dearest sister of Norman Weck, Marilyn Smith and the late George Weck Jr., LaVerne Picha, Blanche Leffler, Eleanor McMillan, Donald and Robert Weck; dear sister-in-law of Rose Nelson, Mitzi and Bernice Weck, Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Char was a devoted parishioner of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and served on many boards. She was a former girl scout leader, boy scout den mother and past president and member of Will County Association of Educational Office Personnel. Visitation Friday February 15, 2019 from 2-9 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home and Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Services Saturday 11 A.M. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church 305 Lemont St. Will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 A.M, till time of services. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Matthew Church. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  7. Randall G. Perini

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    Randall G. Perini. age 65, at rest suddenly, January 19, 2019 at his home in Lemont. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Spengler); loving father of Stephanie (Joseph) Scorzo, Jessica (Chad) Rhodes, Gwendolyn Perini, Lauren Bordignon, Michelle and Gregory John Perini; cherished grandfather of Valentina and Marcella; devoted son of Helen and the late George Perini; dearest brother of Kathy (the late David) Laubhan and Deborah (Richard) Nona; dear son-in-law of the late Donald and Ann M. Spengler, special brother-in-law of Donald M. Spengler, Catherine Tardy (Brian Turnbull) and Mary (Mark) McCarter; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Memorial Visitation Thursday January 24, 2019 from 3-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. (complimentary valet parking provided at the corner of State and Lincoln Streets) Family and friends are asked to meet Friday, January 25 at St. Patrick Church in Lemont for a 10 A.M. Memorial Mass. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com. 

  8. Marvin Louis “Murph” Leffler

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    Marvin Louis “Murph” Leffler, age 86, at rest January 7, 2019 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Born February 1, 1932 in Joliet, IL., he was the youngest of eight children of William and Caroline (nee Schroeder) Leffler. On February 12, 1955, Murphy married Marianne Hennebry and together they raised three sons, Thomas (Jana), Timothy (Tracey) and James (Maureen). Survived by his wife of 63 years and the proud grandpa of nine grandchildren; Nicholas, Thomas (Valerie), Jordan, Christian, Michael, Timothy, Gage, Kathleen and John; twin great granddaughters Autumn and Ava; one sister Helen (Paul) Goebel of Iowa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dieter and Marge Michaelsen, Beth Hennebry, Tom Hennebry and Marlene Davis; also many nieces, nephews and godchildren. After graduating Lemont High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving four years during the Korean Conflict. Murph loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers William, Herbert, Richard, and Norman and sisters Dorothy (Arthur) Anderson and Erna (Robert) Kauk. Murph was a lifelong resident of Lemont, IL and longtime member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Lemont VFW Post 5819. Visitation Friday January 11, 2019 from 3-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Services Saturday 11 A.M. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, will lie in state from 10 A.M. till time of services. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials to St, Matthew Lutheran Church 305 Lemont St., Lemont IL 60439 would be appreciated. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  9. Lorraine Freehauf

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    Lorraine Freehauf, age 99, longtime resident of Lemont and Lockport,  at rest December 31, 2018 at Senior Star at Weber Pace in Romeoville. Born October 4, 1919 to John and Francis Freehauf. Beloved sister of the late Agnes Bozych, Rose Cuttill, William and Earl Freehauf; loving aunt and great aunt of several nieces and nephews. Retired assemblyer from Western Electric, longtime parishioner of St. Alphonsus Church. Visitation Friday January 4, 2019 from 9-11 A.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont, followed by an 11:30 A.M. Funeral Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in Lemont. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com.

  10. Carol R. Ferry

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    Carol R. Ferry (nee Falk), age 77, longtime resident of Lemont, at rest December 28, 2018 at her home. Born May 23, 1941 in Freeport, IL to Karl and Gladys Falk. Beloved wife of the late Paul “Bird”; loving mother of Karl (Joyce Marie nee Buschschulte); dearest grandmother of Adam Paul and Kristina “Kacie” Claire; dear sister-in-law of Regina Wanda; fond aunt of James, Steve, Tom, Mark, John and Robert Ferry, William and Kathleen Wanda and Judy Foreman; great aunt of many. Mrs Ferry was a former teacher at Lemont High School. Funeral Services Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 10 A.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Visitation from 9 A.M. till time of services. Interment Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com