Category Archive: Obituaries

  1. 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.

  2. Catherine “Cathy” Yates


    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

  3. 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

  4. 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




  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Edmund M. Fogtiene

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    Edmund G. Fogtiene, age 77, at rest August 30, 2018, at his home in Lemont. Survived by daughters  Eve and Erika Fogtiene, one son Ed (Ashley) Fogtiene and grandchildren Matty and Mason. Preceded in death by his sister Regina Fain. Interment private. Info 630-257-2123 or

  8. Robert Lee Derbas Sr.

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    Robert Lee Derbas Sr., age 66, of Joliet, at rest August 12, 2018.

    Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LemontInfo 630-257-2123 or
    Published in Suburban Life Publications on Aug. 17, 2018

  9. Mary Ellen Catterson

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    Mary Ellen Catterson, age 64, of Lockport, at rest August 4, 2018.

    Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Lemont. Info 630-257-2123 or

  10. David Marshal Walsh

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    David Marshall Walsh

    Born: October 26, 1939; in Boston, MA

    Died: August 5, 2018; in Lemont, IL

    David Marshall Walsh, founder and owner of Walco Tool & Engineering, passed away peacefully in his home in Lemont, IL on Sunday, August 5th, at the age of 78. Continue Reading