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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Rose Voss, beloved wife of the late Wayne Voss, loving mother of Chad (Laura) Voss, Jeffrey (Marie) Voss, Kimberly (Robert) Learnahan, Janet (Russell) Spreeman and Amy (Patrick) Crotty, cherished grandmother of Steven (Kristina) Learnahan, Corey Learnahan, Brittany Voss, Daniel Voss, Kiersten Voss, Nicholas Voss and Carson Spreeman, proud great grandmother of Aubrey Learnahan and Joseph Humphrey, fond sister of Mary Fitzgibbon, John Fruzyna, and Shirley Contine, aunt of many nieces and nephews, friend of many.
Hubert Gray, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2015 surrounded by his loving family,
loving husband of the late Billie Ruth Gray, beloved father of Anthony (Linda) Gray, Michael (Jennifer) Gray and David (Gina) Gray, cherished grandfather of Jason, James, Rachel and the late Michael, proud great grandfather of Jason Jr., Ricky, Alec, Dylan and Tyler.
Friday June 26, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 8 pm
Saturday June 27, 2015 from 9:30am to 11 am
Funeral Saturday, June 27, 2015 11 am at the Northlake Funeral Home
Aaron F. Beauchamp, passed away peacefully on July 11,2015 at the age of 96 having lived a wonderful, fulfilled life.Beloved husband of the late Phyllis,loving father of Adrienne, Russell, Thomas(Marie) and the late Carol, Gerald and James. Proud grandfather of 12, cherished great-grandfather of 28, great great-grandfather of 14. "Favorite" father-in-law of many. Fond brother of James Beauchamp.
Aaron was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII. He was loved by all and will be deeply missed.
Ann E. Harper, Loving mother of Linda (Donald) Orfei, Gloria Damnjanovic and James Harper. Proud grandmother of Donald Orfei, Jr., Paul Damnjanovic and Scott Damnjanovic. Cherished great-grandmother of Isabella Linda Orfei, Mia Jean and Nathan Damnjanovic.
Irena Walik, Loving wife of the late Tadeusz Walik, dear step-mother of Krystyna (Jim) Warwick, cherished grandmother “Top-Top” of James III (Kim) Warwick and Eric Tad (Amanda) Warwick, proud great grandmother of Nickolas, Christian and James IV “Jamie”.
Liliana Aguirre, querida hija de Gabriela y Andres, madre de Marina Alexa Garcia, hermana de Andres y Hilda, prometida de Jesus Cruz, prima, sobrina y amiga de muchos.
Para celebrar la memoria de Lily, la familia pide que los visitantes incluyen algo rosita en su ropa.
Liliana Aguirre, beloved daughter of Gabriela and the late Andres, loving mother of the late Marina Alexa Garcia, dear sister of Andres and Hilda, beloved fiancée of Jesus Cruz, cherished cousin and friend of many.
To honor Liliana’s memory, the family kindly asks those visiting to include something pink in your wardrobe.
Joanna F. Floistad, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2015 surrounded by her loving family, beloved wife of Douglas Floistad, loving mother of Holly (Mark) Allen and Todd (Fran) Floistad, cherished grandmother of Haley, Hannah, Shane, Kassidy Allen, Austin and Luke Floistad, dear sister of Richard (Betty) Grochowski and Tim (Billie) Grochowski, dear sister-in-law of Karen Refakes and Wayne (Bobbie) Floistad, friend to many. Joanna was an active member in Northlake Community and worked for many years as the City Clerk in Northlake.
In lieu of flowers, family appreciates donations to
Debra Kay Kelly, beloved daughter of Thomas E. Kelly and the late Vivian A. Kelly,cherished baby sister of Suronda, James, Kimberly,and Frankie, loving mother of Amanda, proud grandmother of Zaydel and Rylan.
Lois L. Steiner, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, loving wife of the late Robert E. Steiner, beloved mother of Reverend Daniel Steiner, John (the late Patricia) Steiner, Joseph (Joyce) Steiner, Mary Steiner, Mark Steiner and the late Robert J. Steiner, cherished grandmother of 10, proud great grandmother of 4. In her final years Lois had two loving caregivers, Erlinda and Portia.
Dan E. Sikora (November 9, 1950 – December 7, 2015), passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, beloved father of Jean (Eric) Zaar and Dan E. Sikora Jr., loving grandfather of Avary and Ryan Zaar, cherished brother of Bill (Linda) Sikora and Paul (Karen) Sikora,
dear uncle of Billy, Glen, Lori Lynn, P.J., Mike, Joey, their spouses and children, great friend of many.
Roger A. Mecklenburg age 69 of Warrenville,Loving father of Sandra(Richard Kleifgen)Mecklenburg,brother of John Mecklenburg, uncle of Regina(Dan)Reeves and the late Karen Mecklenburg, great uncle of Shannon(Adam Theigs) and Troy Reeves,great-great uncle of Lilly and Aspyn.Proud veteran of the United States Air Force.
Dorothy L. Morse, loving wife of the late Marty Morse, beloved mother of Karl (Gloria) Morse, Bruce (Liv) Morse and Kathy (the late Tom) Niedholdt, cherished grandmother of Daniel Niedholdt and Diana (Kevin) Niedholdt, proud great grandmother of Hailey and Haydn Niedholdt.
Doris M. Abel, loving wife of the late Gerald Harlan Abel, beloved mother of the late David (Karen) Abel, Sharon (Allen) Stasch, Carol (Terry) McDonald and Keith (Marianne) Abel, dear sister of Vivian Adamson, cherished grandmother of 9, proud great grandmother of 13.
Visitation Monday from 3:30 pm to 8 pm, Funeral Tuesday 9 am at the Northlake Funeral Home, for the Funeral Service at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin Park, IL. Interment Mount Emblem Cemetery.
Martha Mae Border, Loving mom of Janet (Kieth) Bielech,Terry Vickers, and John L. (Jim Graziano) Bruner Jr. Cherished grandma of Dena (John) Regalado and Adam Bielech. Proud great- grandmother of Kenzey and Camden.
Carolyn Kay Bruno, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, beloved wife of Raymond Bruno Sr., loving mother of Anthony Bruno, David (Kim) Bruno, Lynne (Bryon) Johnson and Raymond Bruno Jr., cherished grandmother of eight, proud great grandmother of five.
Visitation: Monday, February 8, 2016 from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Northlake Funeral Home