Category Archive: Obituaries

  1. 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. 

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Lorma F. Alwes

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    Lorma F. Alwes, nee Zielke, age 91, longtime resident of Downers Grove, formerly of Lemont, at rest December 25, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. Beloved wife of the late George; loving mother of Laura (Frank) Blazek, Lynn (John Burrs) Haibach and Shelly (Normann) Black; devoted grandmother of Scott, Norman, Joseph, Michael, Alex and Amanda; dearest great grandmother of 6; dear sister of Emily Coristine and Herb Zielke, fond aunt of several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Friday December 28, 2018 at 11 A.M. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church 305 Lemont St., Lemont. Visitation Friday at the Church from 10-11 A.M. Interment St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.

  6. Catherine “Cathy” Yates

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    Yates, “Cathy” Catherine M. (Denos) of Plainfield peacefully passed away Tuesday December 4th, 2018. At the age of 57, her final moments were with here loving family by her side.

    Catherine, beloved wife of 29 years to Timothy A. Yates of Plainfield. Preceded in death by her loving mother Beverly M. Denos, survived by her loving father George J. Denos of Romeoville, brother John (Donna) Denos of Joliet, Kimberly (Kevin) Denos and George Denos Jr. of Romeoville.

    Cherished Aunt to many nieces and nephews along with numerous cousins.

    Cathy will certainly be missed by all who knew her, especially her team from Navistar where Cathy had worked for many years.

    For 57 years all who knew Cathy were blessed by her caring heart and wonderful soul. Cathy has been reunited with her mother Beverly in Heaven. Memorial Visitation Saturday February 9, 2019 from 3-6 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont, followed by a Memorial Service at 6 P.M. Info 630-257-2123 0r www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  7. Maria Palomino Pop de Garcia

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    Maria Palomino Pop de Garcia, age 89, at rest December 5, 2018 at her home in Bolingbrook, IL. Born February 1, 1929 in Guatemala to Rodolfo Palomino and Anita Pop. Beloved wife of the late Oscar; loving mother of Juan Jose, Victor Manuel, Douglas, Maria Teresa, Zoila Ines and Isabel Cristina; devoted grandmother of 14; great grandmother of 20. Funeral Services Friday December 7, 2018 at Noon at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont followed by interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Lemont. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  8. Cynthia Marie Rex

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    Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Rex (nee Kowalski), passed away peacefully November 5, 2018 at Loyola University Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.  Survived by her loving sons, Steven (Jennifer) and Matthew (Monica); grandchildren, Ashley, Damien, Mackenzie and Tyler and brothers, Ray (Gerry)  and Robert (Carolyn) Kowalski. Preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Taylor; parents Anna Marie and Roman Kowalski; maternal grandparents Ida and Fred Drafke and paternal grandparents Michael and Antoinette Kowalski. Born July 9, 1954 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet and raised in Lemont, Cindy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, watching them grow up. Yearly visits to Brookfield Zoo and Chicagoland Speedway were some of her most memorable moments. She had a love for animals, especially her dogs, Maggie and Molly. She was an avid Chicago sports fan with a special love for the Bears. Of all Cindy’s pastimes her true passion for entertainment was playing bingo and watching reruns of  “I Love Lucy”. She will be missed by all who knew her. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday November 10, 2018 at 10 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church 605 State St., Lemont. Flowers in Cindy’s honor may be sent to the Church. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

     

     

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  9. Glenn A. Wietting

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    Glenn A. Wietting, age 59, at rest October 28, 2018, at his home in Lemont, where he resided the past 25 years. Born May 12, 1959 in Joliet, IL to Robert and Grace Wietting. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Gabor); loving father of Stacy (Timothy) Markley, Tim Westhoff, Jonathan (Laurel) Westhoff, David (fiancee Julieanne Gonzales) Wietting, Thad, Chad (fiancee Rachel Harms) and Brad Wietting; devoted grandfather of 6; dearest brother of Edward (Lynn) and Gregg (Sue) Wietting; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Saturday November 3, 2018 at 11 A.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Interment private. Visitation Friday from 3-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  10. Raffella “Rae” DeChicio

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    Raffella “Rae” DeChicio (nee Porcelli), age 89, at rest September 12, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Donna (John) Renzi and Pat (Kim) DeChicio; devoted grandmother of Joseph (Stacy) Renzi, Valerie (Joshua) Hover and Michael DeChicio; devoted great grandmother of Arianna, Mia and Calder. Funeral Mass Saturday September 15, 2018 at 10 A.M. at Divine Infant Church, Westchester. Visitation from 9 A.M. till time of Funeral Mass. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Anthony P. Cappetta & Son Funeral Services. Info 630-707-0130 or www.anthonycappettafuneralservice.com