Juanita V. "Jackie" Connell, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 20, 2011; retired owner and co-founder of the Northlake Funeral Home, beloved wife of the late John A. Connell, loving mother of Judith A., Jacqueline and the late John M. Connell; cherished grandmother of Phillip John (Ela) Geske and Kelly Connell, devoted daughter of the late John and Veronica Zenker; fond sister of the late William and the late Robert (Linda) Zenker, aunt of many nieces and nephews, wonderful friend to many. Mrs. Connell was a proud and active member of Northlake Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Woman's Club, St. John Vianney Ladies Guild, Howard H. Rhode Post #888 Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Colombus Ladies Auxiliary.
Visitation: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 3 pm to 9 pm
Ethel Pollitt , age 90, beloved wife of the late William Pollitt. Loving Mother of Lawrence (Robertta ) Leitza , William (Susan)Pollitt , Wayne (Kaz) Pollitt , and Pamela (Jerry) Mylin . Cherished Grandmother of Bob ,Mike ,Brian ,Billy ,Nick , Stefani ,Tommy , Wayne Jr. , Ashley , Adam and the late Jennifer. Proud Great Grandmother of Jacob , Zach , Kaleigh , Lexi , Ayden , Emmie , Alex , Kayden , Kylie , and Alicia. Preceded in death by her Brothers, George (Dorothy) and James Hanauer . Sister-in-law of Diane. Fond Aunt and Friend of many.
Geraldine E. Salzinger, beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Salzinger, loving mother of Bernard F. (Karen) Salzinger and Ruth Ann Kadlec, cherished grandmother of Tommy (Tami) Salzinger, Stacy (Steve) Ronniger, Christina (John) Kevish, Amanda (Andrew) Jeffrey and Scott (Rosanna Le) Salzinger, proud great grandmother of Tiana, Tyler, Tony, Lila, Caleb, Caden and Logan.
Sandra O. Raczon (nee Murtaugh), loving wife of the late Wayne Raczon, beloved mom of Cindy (Mike) Ortmann and Cheryl (Matt) Dewar, cherished grandma of Madison, Aidan, Robby and Ryan, loving sister of Ronald, Genne Murtaugh and the late Linda McCreedy, dear aunt of many.
loving father of Ken (Melissa) Bruce, Kathy (Skip) Lykins, Krissy Slawinski and Kimberly (Mike) Gyselinck, cherished grandfather of Emma, Jeremy, Kaylen, Shannon, Lauren and Taylor. Fond brother of Donna Junget, Sue Debiase and the late Bill and Tom Bruce.
Barbara Hilliard, 75, of Northlake; beloved wife of the late Dwain "Red" Hilliard, loving mother of Gary (Sandy) and Connie (Ted) Dewey, cherished grandmother of Shawn, Theresa (Adam) Piovano, Danny and Janette Dewey, dear sister of Duane "Skip" Lovejoy, Judy (the late Paul) Fulks and the late Gene (Sue) Lovejoy, great friend to many.
Joe W. Taylor, beloved son of Joe M. and the late Janet M. Taylor, loving brother of Kathy (Frank) Altobello, Marty (Kathy) Taylor, Debbie (Russ) Miemczewski, the late Mike Taylor, Kristy Fafinski (Tim), Tim Taylor and Rob (Erika) Taylor, cherished uncle of Annette, Janelle, Shaelyn, Zach, Samantha, Stacey (Christopher), Camdyn, Colton, Tommy (Valerie), Grace, Kelsey, Kenny (Alexis), Kiley, Logan, Karissa, T.J., Evan, Anthony, Ricky and Emily.
Eugene Mikos (Gene), 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 14, 2014, preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Agnes Mikos.
Beloved father of Patricia (Judy) Mikos, Paul (George) Mikos, Susan (Mondo) Hinojosa, Anne Marie (Sam) Rita, Joseph (Lynn) Mikos, Peter (Lisa) Mikos and David Mikos, cherished grandfather of 17, and great grandfather of 6.
Loving step father of MaryAnn, Tom, Mary C, Joe, David, Chuck, Paul, Francis, Ed and Mary Jo, dear step grandfather and step great grandfather of many.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Corbett Mikos and wife Margaret Lawdensky Mikos. Eugene was a former City Manager for the City of Northlake, an active parishioner at St. John Vianney Church and a brave WWII veteran. A diehard Blackhawks fan, he was an avid golfer (Hole in One at age 67), He loved puzzles and watching the Food Channel. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and always a delight to be around. Serenaded everyone he met with songs and was always full of jokes to share.
He was loved by many and will truly be missed by all.
Visitation: Sunday, from 5 to 8 pm, Monday from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Northlake Funeral Home,
Funeral Mass: Tuesday 10 am at St. John Vianney Church.
Grace F. Wilson, beloved mother of Peggy (Michael) Snook, Michael (Diane) Wilson and Mark (Lynn) Wilson, loving grandmother of Valerie (Bryan), Tom, David, Julie, Dan, Sean (Shelley) , Tammy (Dave) , Aubrey (Shane), Marc (Stacey), Brittany, cherished great grandmother of Brittany, Jessica , Michael , Bradley , Maison , Briehannah, Randy, Lexy , Jayden, Tyler, Brenden, Reily , Vanessa , Kali , Cameren, Gracelyn and Tristen, great great grandmother of Hailey.
Visitation: Thursday August 21, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 8 pm
Marlyn Mae Rogosienski, “Ma Rogo”, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Cherished mother of Robert (Debbie) Woods, Laura English, Nicholas (Gina) Rogosienski and Angela Rogosienski. Loving grandmother of Francis, Nina, Tony, David,Kyle, Philip, Natalie, Christie, Kurt, Alise, Alexander and Alaina, great grandmother of Dylan, Cora, Eliza, Charlee and Audrey, fond aunt of Tony and Steve, and lifelong friend to many. “Ma Rogo” was a passionate dancer, music lover, and faithful church choir member. Also known as the “Hat Lady,” she was never seen without a hat which perfectly matched her outfit and jewelry. Her family, friends and faith meant the world to her. She truly loved all animals and even wild squirrels would eat from her hand. Her pasta and baked goods were legendary and she always made enough to feed an army. Marlyn’s joy-filled presence and loving heart will be truly missed by many.
Please join us as we celebrate her life this
Saturday August 23, 2014. Visitation from Noon to 5 pm,
Claudia Jean Lake, Brandt, Portugall, 66, of Evanston, Illinois; beloved wife of John R. Portugall, dear sister of Jeffrey Lake and cousin of Margeret Poole; passed away on Auguist 28th after a long illness. Claudia was vibrant, energetic teacher in the Village of Winnetka, and a docent at the Lincoln Park Zoo. She also held the position of Chairman in the 20th Century Rail Road Club. She also used her talents in an Evanston theatrical group both on and off stage. She earned a teaching degree from National Louis University, and a masters degree in psychology from Northwestern University. Visitation will be on September 4th from 9:00 to 10:00 am, followd by 10:00 am celebratory mass at St. John Vianney Church.
Please make donations to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Claudia's Name.
Larry L. Loudermilk, 81, died Oct. 12. Beloved father of Yvonne Marie (John) Ritzel , Kathleen Ann (John) Grotefend, Barbara Jo (Joe Thomas) Cromer, Steve William (Deanna) Loudermilk and Joann (Jeffrey) Kolesar. Proud grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 12. Brother of Joy Patterson, Sandra Muckleroy and the late Charles Canter and Linda Ritz. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Esther Loudermilk.
Visitation is Oct. 15, 5-8 p.m., with funeral services at 7 p.m., at the Northlake Funeral Home 140 E. North Avenue, Northlake, Illinois. There will be a private internment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Fisher House, Hines Veterans Hospital, 5000 S. 5 Ave., Hines, IL 60141. In memory of Larry Loudermilk. www.fisherhouse.org
Charlene Ann Scott, Beloved companion of Joseph Maddie Sr.; Loving mother of Victor Mitchell and the late James Mitchell Jr.; Cherished grandmother of Crystal , Christopher, and Amber; great-grandmother of 3.Fond sister of Verl Smith and Barbara Heuring; aunt of Ronald ,Roger and Deanna.
Visitation Monday, October 27, 2014 3:30 to 8:00pm
Joseph E. Lamprecht, age 56, loving son of the late Joseph and Rosalie Lamprecht, beloved brother of Cheryl ( Kevin) McGrath, cherished uncle of Megan (Jeffrey) VanHorn and Cory McGrath, fond nephew and friend to many. His passion was music and he played the guitar with several bands over the years in the Chicago/ Rockford areas. Joe loved to travel, visiting just short of all 50 states. On his trips he enjoyed the local cusines and cultures. His culinary creations were enjoyed by many. Joe loved meeting friends new and old; he will be deeply missed.
Madeline B. “Molly” Pavone, beloved wife of the late Frank J. Pavone, loving Mother of Deborah (David) Gonzales , Joseph (Cynthia) Pavone ,Linda (Terry) Maggiore and Donna (Tony) Caruso, cherished grandmother of Mario, Cory , David , Jeffrey ,and Joseph, proud great-grandmother of Nico, fond sister of Evelyn , Lewis , Arlene and the late Lorraine, aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Robert A. Ludwig, 75, of Chicago, Il; passed away on Dec. 6, 2014; loving father of Robert Jr, Ronald (Cindy), Ricky and Raymond (Joleen); loving brother of Bernadette Makowski, proud grandfather of Candice, Ricky Jr., Amber, Dylan, Tyler, Casey, Natalie, Nicole, Alex, Zackary and Lindsey.
Robert J. Tjardes, of Northlake, IL; loving husband of the late Patricia M. Tjardes, dear brother of Ila Lavont, beloved father of David (Loretta) Tjardes and Doug (Peggy Crowley) Tjardes, cherished grandfather of Adam, Emily, Daniel, Alissa, Eddie, Matthew, Sara, Kallie and Andrew, proud great grandfather of Allison, Caliegh, Nicholas, Benjamin and Oliver.
Lucille L. Woods , 92 ,beloved wife of the late Bernard Woods.Loving Mother of Judi , Rita , and Tim (Marylou) . Cherished Grandmother of Julie , Dina , Carrie , Lenny , Chrisi , Mari , Kathleen , Sarah , Tim Jr. and Mike. Proud Great-Grandmother of 20.Great-great grandmother of 2. Fond sister of the late LaVerne , Frank , and Leonard. Aunt and friend to many.
Visitation: Monday, December 29, 2014
from 3 to 8 pm
Funeral Service: Tuesday 10 am at the Northlake Funeral Home
Dorothy Dobry, nee Molony, beloved wife of James Dobry, loving Mother of James , David and Melissa, cherished daughter of Therese (and the late John) Molony, loving sister of Patricia (Mike), Mary Ann(Mike), John(Marietta)and Casey, fond aunt of many.
Jane V. Hopkins, loving mother of Jim (Lynne) Hopkins, Debbie Hopkins, the late Mark Hopkins and the late Pam Hopkins, cherished grandmother of Adrienne, Justine, Luke and the late Corey, proud great grandmother of Alexander.
Vincent O. La Pietra ,born July 30, 1931 to Nazarine and Mary La Pietra; went to his Heavenly home on July 13, 2015 joining his wife, Mary of 54 years who preceded him in death almost five years ago. Survived by his four loving children , James , Jeanne Brickman(Frederick Sr.) , Joseph , and Mary Black (Billy); eight grandchildren , Frederick Brickman Jr., Teresa Chillemi , Jennifer Pozzie(Michael) , Margaret Killmer , Amy Brickman , Elsie Killmer ,Francis X. Killmer Jr. and Michael Killmer; eleven great grandchildren, Hailey, Christopher, James, Gracie, Kylie, Anna, Michael, Johnnie, Lailah, Johnny and Brooklyn. Vince was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an Army Veteran. He was a lifelong Public Servant to the city of Northlake. Devoted member of St. John Vianney Church.
His generosity and his kindness and his humor will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions will be appreciated.
Omar T. Vazquez, beloved son of Lily and the late Enrique Vazquez. Loving brother of Enrique “Rick” Vazquez Jr. (Allyson), and Lily “Lilita” (Jeffrey) Link. Cherished Tio of Kristen, Deanna (Nate), Manny, Zachary, Savannah, Gabby, Christian, Aliya, and Mya. Beloved Godchild of Martha (Pedro) Benitez, dear nephew and cousin of many. Omar was an avid wrestler winning various awards while attending Elmwood Park High School. He used that love of the sport to support his nephew’s wrestling and MMA career. Omar’s biggest source of enjoyment was to be surrounded by all his loving family especially his godchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was a giving son, loving brother and an excellent uncle who loved us all unconditionally. He had a pure, loving heart that will be missed by everyone.
James R. Birch, age 69, Beloved Husband of Sandra Birch. Loving Father Of James J. (Jennie) Birch, John A. Birch and Jeannine (Anthony) Maggio. Cherished Grandfather of Brandon, Amanda, Daniel and Lauren. Fond Brother of Susan (Timothy) Fogarty and the late Dennis Birch. Proud Uncle and Friend of many.
Stanley J.Trojanowicz, beloved husband of the late Maryann Trojanowicz. Loving father of Richard (Tracie)Trojanowicz, Carol (Kieth) Henderson, and Edward Trojanowicz. Proud grandfather of Buddy, Kira , Amber , and Mackenzie.
Visitation: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 8 pm
Born in a rural farming area of Wisconsin, she saw many changes over the years. The installation of electricity and indoor plumbing made life easier but she worked hard in the fields, picked berries, worked at the 5 & 10 store, and studied to become a Teacher of grades 1 through 8 in one room school houses. She married a young man who went off to WWII and returned to start a family but soon realized his plans for life did not include her or her newborn Son. After years of sacrifice and struggle she married a wonderful man, Irvin and shared many good times until his passing in 2013. A bookkeeper for many years with the Rothschild Liquor company. An avid crocheter, she has made dozens and dozens, if not hundreds of lap style afghans for Veteran's Hospitals and other groups. She was a kind and generous person, survived by her Loving Son, Bruce and Nieces & Nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Apostle's Lutheran Church 10429 W Fullerton Ave. Melrose Park, IL 60164
Beverly A. Krueger, loving wife of the late Leslie K. Krueger, beloved mother of Kim Kautzmann and the late Ricky Krueger, dear sister of Sharon J. Parsons, Ronald H. Smith, Barbara A. Hosier, Roger J. Smith and the late Richard L. Smith, loving grandmother of Diane, Kathy, Jennifer, Jaime, Eric (Gleenda), Ryon and Anthony, cherished great grandmother of Madelyn, Katelyn, Vinnie, Jadin, Jordan and Jacob.
Josephine Marchetti, beloved wife of the late Eugene Marchetti, loving mother of the late Carol J. Delricco, cherished grandmother of Gina (Tony Marek) Delricco and Candice (Bill) Bartlett, proud great grandmother of Alyssa , Billy and Dina.
Vivian M. Mumbower, beloved daughter of Vivian and the late Slim Mumbower, beloved mother of Lauren Stambolic, dear sister of Michael, David (Marilyn) and the late Thomas Mumbower, loving fiancee of Todd Kellett, aunt and friend of many.
Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Bud , her mother Lemira Fisher, her father Loring Fisher, her beloved sister and best friend Blythe Wallace, and her brother Loring Fisher Jr. Liz is survived by her daughter Kim Lewis and her son Keith (Rana Rodgers) Jones and many beloved nieces and nephews. Also survived is her much loved four-legged family JJ , Lola, and Saki. Also her loving friend and caregiver Vanessa Avila and loving neighbors Judy and Rose. She will be greatly missed by all.
Andres Aguirre-Diaz, beloved father of Andres, Hilda and Liliana Aguirre, loving husband of Claudia Rubio-Rivera, dear brother of Jesus, Savino, Juaquin, Jose, Estella, Josefina and Jose Louis, cherished uncle and friend of many.