May 23, 2013
Nancy Lee Haefner (nee Wall) age 73 of Plainfield passed away May 23, 2013. Beloved wife of Darryl. Loving mother of Pam Haefner, Patti (Bill) Hanson and James (Debbie) Haefner. Dear grandmother of Rachel, Bryan, Bradley and Erin. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:00PM until time of Funeral Service at 7:30PM. Cremation will be private.
May 16, 2013
Arthur K. Alvarez age 91 of Plainfield passed away May 15, 2013. Inurnment Monday, May 20. 2013 10:00AM at Resurrection Cemetery Justice, IL.
May 15, 2013
Visitation is Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9:00AM until time of service at 11:00AM. Interment to immediately follow service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.
May 13, 2013
Thelma Elaine Gomes was born in New York City on February 14, 1926. She graduated from Bushwick High School in 1944 and began her first job at the Williamsburg Savings Bank in Brooklyn, New York soon after graduation.
Elaine, who was never called Thelma, was born to Felix and Julia Gomes, immigrants from Trinidad, British West Indies. Elaine’s two brothers, Eugene and Felix, are deceased. Elaine still has family in Trinidad some of whom attended her 1947 wedding.
Elaine continued to live in New York with her husband, Chester Ferlazzo, a World War II Purple Heart veteran, until 1969 when she moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She worked for the Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball team and was the devoted caregiver to her mother, Julia. Elaine relocated to Bolingbrook, Illinois in 2001 to be near her daughter, Joyce, and “son”, Bill Fraccaro. She enjoyed her life at the Greenleaf apartments and her participation in the events at the Levy Senior Center. Her neighbors enjoyed her independent spirit and quick humor.
Elaine’s sister-in-law, Ruth Gomes of New York, nieces and nephews, cousins and numerous friends will miss her. Joyce and Bill will forever remember Elaine’s cooking and her uncanny good luck in the casinos of Illinois and Las Vegas and the deep love and affection she showered on them daily.
Elaine received compassionate care from the thoughtful staff of Manor Care Health Center in Hinsdale, Illinois for which her family is grateful.
Please honor Elaine’s wishes and rather than send flowers or tributes, please enjoy a Frank Sinatra song with someone you love.
Memorial visitation Thursday May 16, 2013 from 6 PM until time of Memorial Service 7 PM at the funeral chapel. Cremation was Private.
May 13, 2013
Joan D. Everett age 71 of Bolingbrook passed away May 11, 2013. Services were private.
May 8, 2013
age 83 of Bolingbrook, IL passed away May 7, 2013. Visitation Saturday May 11, 2013 from 2-3 PM. Pooja service at 3 PM. Cremation to immediately follow.
May 8, 2013
age 86 passed away May 8, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, IL.
Visitation Friday May 10, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the funeral chapel. Funeral service will be on Saturday May 11, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church 85 S. Constitution Dr. Aurora, IL 60506. Cremation will be Private.
What can I say about Mom? She was a unique person; tomboy and glamour girl, athlete and music lover. But most importantly, she was always there providing love and support and, sometimes, a smack with a wooden spoon.
I remember when we were younger and Mom playing baseball with us. Or telling us how, as a little girl, breaking her nose sledding and getting into trouble fighting with boys in school. Then she would tell us of her high school parties listening and dancing to the Big Bands; Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. But don’t forget Frank Sinatra, a lifetime favorite.
Mom had the courage of a lioness. I remember one time there was a fire in the attic. We were small and very scared. Mom went into the attic, pulled out a clothes basket that had caught fire from the light bulb and threw it out into the yard. I can still see her holding a flaming basket ready to do what had to be done to save her children and her home.
Mom had a love for life. I remember when all of us went to Las Vegas. She was so happy and thrilled that she told everyone she knew and didn’t know, how great her kids were to think of her. Mom was an old “Vegas” hand and had been there before but this was special because it was family.
I remember her calling me over to tell me the machine was broken because it didn’t pay out when she put her money in. Ma, you don’t win every time. So she strolled off in search of a better machine. When I went to go and find her, I saw her talking to a gentleman I didn’t know but did look vaguely familiar. As I approached, I couldn’t have been more shocked; not only was mom talking about boxing but she was talking about boxing with Floyd Patterson, the onetime heavyweight champion. It seems there was a sport convention in town and he was there signing autographs. Mom recognized him. Like I said; tomboy and glamour girl.
In the last few months, Mom’s health started to decline and a lot of the zest for life was fading away. But she will always be with us and the lessons and values she taught us have been passed on to our children; love of God, love of life and always seeing things in a positive light. And as mom used to say, go have fun but be good.
May 6, 2013
Rita I. Lorenzen age 84 of Bolingbrook passed away on May 5, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Services will be private.
May 6, 2013
Age 81 of Bolingbrook, IL passed away May 4, 2013 at Hinsdale Hospital. Beloved wife of Antonio. Visitation Wednesday May 8, 2013 from 3-8 PM. Funeral Thursday May 9, 2013 9:30 AM Chapel prayers to St. Dominic Church Mass 10 AM Cremation Private.
May 5, 2013
age 80 of Joliet, IL passed away May 3, 2013 at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Bolingbrook, IL. Cremation services are Private.
May 3, 2013
age 68 of Bolingbrook, IL passed away May 3, 2013 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Cremation services are Private.
May 2, 2013
Helen Yocius passed away May 1, 2013 at Glen Oaks Hospital in Glendale Heights, IL. Cremation services are Private.
May 2, 2013
Henrietta F. Perez (nee Figueroa) age 87 of Bolingbrook passed away May 2, 2013 at her home with family by her side. Henrietta is the beloved wife of Agustin for 59 years. Loving wonderful mother of Alfonso (Carol), late Monica (Jerry), Rosemary (Antonio), Angelica (Armando), Imelda (Thomas), Fernando (Diane), Laura (Guillermo Jr.), Augustine Jr (Margaret Ceja), Olivia (Billy), David, Arthur (Carol), late Roger, and Christina (Dale). Cherished grandmother of 24 and great grandmother of 21. Predeceased by her parents the late Amelia and Benito Figueroa. Dear sister of the late Salvador, the late Stephen, the late Mercedes, Josephine, Sally, Alice, Manuel, Nicholas and Theresa.
Funeral Tuesday May 7, 2013 9:30 AM from Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 530 W. Boughton Rd. (1 mi. West of Rt. 53, at Schmidt Rd.) Bolingbrook to St. Dominic Church Mass 10:30 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Monday May 6, 2013 from 3-8 PM.
April 25, 2013
Chimandas L. Chhablani age 97 of Naperville passed away April 24, 2013. Visitation will be Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:00AM until time of Pooja Service at 10:00AM. Cremation will immediately follow service.
April 23, 2013
George Gene Drobilek was born on February 18, 1958 and passed into new life on April 22, 2013. After a long and courageous battle with cancer he is finally at rest. George left this world peacefully with all of his family by his side. Our hearts have all been broken and our lives will never be the same, but God will call us one-by-one, to live with him in heaven, and our family will reunite again one day.
George is survived by his beloved wife Millie (Jensen), his three beautiful daughters; Tina Drobilek, Krystal Drobilek and Tiffany Drobilek, his loving parents George and Caroll Drobilek, his devoted brother Jeff Drobilek, his adoring “little sis” Barbara (McCauley) and brother-in-law James McCauley, his brave and caring nephews Jeffrey Drobilek and Brandon McCauley, and his affectionate niece Danielle McCauley, and his tender and loving great niece Kylee McCauley.
Visitation will be on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 3:00PM until 8:00PM. Funeral service will take place on Friday, April 26, 2013 10:00AM at the funeral home. Interment to immediately follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, IL.
April 23, 2013
age 73 of Bolingbrook, IL passed away April 21, 2013 at his home. Cremation services were private.
April 18, 2013
Linda M. Klasen age 55 of Bolingbrook passed away April 17, 2013. Beloved wife of Leonard. Loving mother of Jeffrey, Laurie and Jennifer Klasen. Fond sister of Cindy (Craig) Wess, Sandra (Michael) Makowski, Scott (Jack) Stoltman and Lynnie (Olaf) Knopp. Cherished aunt of Ashley (Anthony) Rossi, Natalie, Adam, Shasta, Matthew, Zac, David, Jessie, Nick, Christian and Luca. Fond sister in law of Gary (Mary Anne) Klasen, Joanne (Tom) Mayhew and Susie (Dan) Rizzi. Linda is also survived by her special friend Chewy. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The American Cancer Society 17060 Oak Park Ave Tinley Park, IL 60477. Memorial Visitation will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:00PM until time of Memorial Service at 8:00PM. Cremation will be private.
April 15, 2013
Visitation Saturday April 20, 2013 from 11 AM until time of Pooja Service 1 PM at the funeral chapel. Cremation to immediately follow at our on-site crematory.
April 11, 2013
George A. Procher age 85 of Naperville, IL passed away on April 11, 2013. Services will be private.
April 8, 2013
Gudelia Torres (nee Garza) age 71 of Bolingbrook passed away April 7, 2013 at her home with family by her side. Beloved wife of Jose. Loving mother of Jose Jr. (Rosa), Dolores (the late Hector) Nateras, Pablo (Michelle), Maria Torres, and Claudia (Raul) Flores. Dear grandmother of Alejandra Torres, Carlos Torres , Hector Torres, Angelica Maria (Mike) Smith, Louis DeAlba, Joaquin DeAlba, Arman DeAlba, Jazmine Nateras, Timothy Romano, Jessica (Nick) Morris, Landon Morris, Ethan Torres, Esmerelda Flores and Marisa Flores. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:00PM until time of Funeral Service at 7:30PM. Cremation will be private.
April 8, 2013
Passed away April 7, 2013 in Melrose Park, IL. Cremation services are private.
April 7, 2013
Katherine Hilts passed away April 7, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville, IL. Funeral arrangements are pending……..
April 6, 2013
Martha Louise Martin was born on April 26, 1947 in Rural, Alabama in Baldwin County. She was born to the union of Jesse and Etta Pettaway.
Martha confessed her faith in Christ at an early age. She married Curtis Eugene Martin in 1965, and shortly there after they moved to Wheaton, IL. Martha was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church of Wheaton for over 25 years.
Martha was proceeded in death by her parents: Jesse and Etta Pettaway, two brothers: John Pettaway and Robert Pettaway, and one sister: Ella Mae Snoddy.
Martha Louis Martin, age 65. Loving mother of Gene (Tula) Martin, Jacqueline Williams, Tina (Brandon) Johnson-Wideman. Dear grandmother of Curtis L. Martin, KrisTina Williams, Letticca Williams, Zachary Martin, Nathaniel Martin, RayShawn Williams, LaShawn Williams, KoBe Johnson-Wideman, and DaNasia Johnson-Wideman. Great grand-mother of 10. Fond sister of Cherry Jackson(IL), Daisy Johnson(CA), Hattie Rean Pettaway (IL), Rosa Lee (Vandy) Dale (AL), MaryLou (Joe) Watkins (IL), Mary Dortch (AL), Ethel (Charlie) Johnson (AL), and Jesse Pettaway Jr. (AL). Loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews
Martha was a woman of wisdom, knowledge, love, and understanding and most of all she was a Christian. Her smile warmed everyone’s heart. She will be truly missed by many.
Martha L. Martin age 65 of Bolingbrook passed away April 6, 2013 with her loving family by herside. Visitation will be Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Second Baptist Church 1520 Avery Ave Wheaton, IL 60187, 630-260-0190 from 1:00PM until time of Funeral Service at 2:00PM. Interment immediately to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery Wheaton, IL.
April 3, 2013
Anthony J. Catalano age 51 of Bolingbrook passed away April 3, 2013. Memorial Visitation will be Saturday, April 6, 2013 11:00AM until time of Memorial Service at 12:00PM. Cremation will be private.
April 1, 2013
LaVerne H. Drovitz (nee Hill) age 91of Plainfield, IL, beloved wife of the late William Garrett and the late Joseph Drovitz. Loving mother of Judith (late William) Yuenger and the late Billie (late Alan) Delanoy. Dear grandmother of Jill (Michael) Olifirowicz, Jodi (Alan) Liphart, Garrett (Judy) Yuenger, Lisa (Daniel) Berus and Leslie (Scott) Muck. Dear great-grandmother of 14. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation Friday April 5, 2013 from 5 PM until time of Memorial Service 7:30 PM at Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 530 W. Boughton Rd. (1 mi. West of Rt. 53, at Schmidt Rd.) Bolingbrook, IL. Cremation Private.
March 30, 2013
Joyce Ann (nee Lovelace) age 72 of Bolingbrook, beloved wife of the late Thomas “T.C.”. Loving sister of Janet (Mickey) Guth. Cherished aunt of Michael (Cary) Schmidt and the late Rhonda Schmidt. She was an outstanding member of the New Buffalo Yacht Club. Memorial visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM until time of memorial service at 7:00 PM at Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 530 W. Boughton Rd. (1 mi. West of Rt. 53, at Schmidt Rd.) Bolingbrook. Cremation was Private.
March 27, 2013
Age 47 of Chicago and Teacher of the Chicago Public Schools passed away March 26, 2013 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Visitation will be Saturday March 30, 2013 from 1-4 PM at the funeral chapel. Interment will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, IL.
March 25, 2013
Dorothy M. Mailhot (nee McElroy) age 89 of Bolingbrook passed away March 24, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Sandra (Anthony) Perri, the late Raymond (Sharon), the late James and Gary (Jodi). Cherished grandmother of Bryan (Pam) Ensley, Keven (Michele), Steven (Eileen) and Tracy. Loving great grandmother of Brittany, Aryana, Taylor, Aidan, Jenna, Gary David, Melanie and Hailey. Special friend of many. Funeral Wednesday 9:30AM fromBolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 530 W. Boughton Rd. (1 mi. West of Rt. 53, at Schmidt Rd.) Bolingbrook to St. Dominic Church Mass 10 A.M. Interment St. Mary Cemetery Evergreen Park. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 PM
March 24, 2013
Visitation Monday March 25, 2013 from 1 PM until time of Pooja Service 1:30 PM. Cremation to immediately follow.
March 23, 2013
Melvin W. Hansen passed at 1:45AM on March 23rd at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Bolingbrook Illinois. Mel was born in Chicago, grew up in Gary Indiana, and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Hanover College in Hanover Indiana in 1964. Promoted to Captain in the Air Force, he served in Vietnam where he received a Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor. During his 11 years, he performed in several roles including: Civic Action Officer, Education & Training Officer, Missile Command Officer, and Race Relations Officer from 1965-1976. Mel worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as an Equal Opportunity Specialist from 1977 until he retired in 1996. While with HUD, he earned many awards for achievement including: Excellence in Performance, Superior Service, and a nomination to the Chicago Federal Executive Board for Specialist of the Year in 1980. Mel was a devoted Christian and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage since 1980 where he served as a Teacher, Choir Member, Historian, Elder, Clerk of Session, Videographer, and Producer. He also participated in the Blackhawk Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA) as a Delegate to the 1986 General Assembly and also served as Presbytery Moderator in 1987. During his retirement, Mel was very active in the community. He was a member of the American Legion (Post 1288), member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 5917) and participated in Bolingbrook Cable Television. In the American Legion, he served as Post Commander for 6 years, and also served as Adjutant, Membership chairman, “Poppy” chairman, “Gifts to Yanks” chairman, and Chaplain. In the VFW, he served as Senior Vice-Commander and Chaplain. Mel also received the “John Gerza” good neighbor award from his Home Owner’s association in 1995. Mel’s passions included videography, computing, singing, and writing poetry.
Mel is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hansen (née Carolyn Zettel); son, Jeffrey (Diane Anderson) Hansen; daughter, Jennifer (Scott) Borlick; mother, Marilynn Hansen (née Marilynn Edwards); sister Roberta Melody (née Roberta Hansen); sister, Dr. Deni Weber (née Denise Hansen); granddaughters, Elizabeth Hansen, Rebekkah Hansen, Alexandra Borlick and Victoria Borlick; in-laws; nieces; nephews and a host of long-time friends.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Dupage 180 N. Weber Rd. Bolingbrook, IL. (630) 759-8843 with an Honor Guard Ceremony at 7:00 PM. There will be a viewing from 9:30 AM Wednesday, March 27th followed by a service at 10:00 AM. The processional will proceed to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, West Hoff Road, Elwood, IL; for a short outdoor internment service and return to the church for luncheon and celebration of Mel’s life. All services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage: 180 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, Ill 60440.
The Family requests donations in lieu of flowers to be sent to the Mel Hansen memorial fund to benefit the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage. Send donations to: 180 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, Ill 60440.