Category Archive: Obituaries

  1. THOMAS S. BIEDRON

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    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 www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  2. AUDREY A. BUSSE

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    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 www.gerharzfh.com

  3. RICHARD V. HOFFMAN

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    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 www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  4. IRMA C. ZABICKI – ACKERMAN

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    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 www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  5. GLADYS TOGLIATTI

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    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 www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  6. DONALD H. WALL

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    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 A.M.at 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 www.gerharzfunerfalhome.com

  7. DONALD D. CALVERT

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    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 www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  8. MARGARET DRAFKE

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    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 www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  9. MICHAEL J. MCGHEE

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    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 www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

  10. LEWIS N. “LEW” RUPPERT

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    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 www.gerharzfuneralhome.com