Kerr-Parzygnot Family of Funeral Homes

Providing quality funeral services in the South Suburban Chicago area since 1891

U.S. Veteran

Robert Duane South

Funeral Home: Beecher Funeral Home - Beecher, IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Sunday 12/11 from 12 Noon until 5pm
Service Date: 12/12/2022
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery 8700 S Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, Illinois (Map-it)

Robert Duane South age 90 resident of Beecher, Illinois.   Born on December 14, 1931 and passed away on December 3, 2022.   Loving husband to Jeanette (nee Carlson).  Cherished father to Cynthia (Robert) Fixter of Beecher, Illinois and James (Belinda) South of Jacksonville, Florida.  Devoted grandfather to Renae (James) Dunlap, Jacklyn (Anthony) Sparks, Laura (Brian) DiDea, Zack Fixter, Makayla South, Jessica Simmons and Jared Simmons.  Robert served proudly in the U.S. Navy, Korean War Vet.

Visitation Sunday, December 11th  from 12 Noon until 5:00 P.M. at Beecher Funeral Home, 602 Dixie Highway, Beecher, IL 60401. Service on Monday at 10AM at the funeral home.  Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois.   Info. (708) 946-6000.



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Alfred Garza

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Thursday Dec. 1 from 3pm to 7pm
Service Date: 12/02/2022
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery 34th Street and Western, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)

Alfred Garza age 102 of Michigan City formerly of Crete, Illinois passed away on November 25, 2022.  Loving husband to Herlinda nee Garcia (2003); beloved dad to Linda (late Harlyn) Hellem, Maria (late Robert) Sargent, Alfred Jr. (Brenda) Garza, Larry (Rhonda) Garza, late Arthur Garza, Lisa (Ron) Seposs, and infant Fabian Garza.  Cherished grandfather to 6; great grandfather of 8; great great grandfather of 2.  Alfred worked and retired from Funk Forging as a shipping clerk.

Visitation Thursday, December 1st  from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Funeral service at the funeral home on Friday @ 11:00 A.M. Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Steger, IL. Info: (708) 672-7600.


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U.S. Veteran

John C Mackin

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home - Monee, IL (Map-it)
Service Date: 12/06/2022
Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road Elwood, Illinois 60421, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)

John Charles Mackin of Monee, Illinois, departed this life on November 22, 2022. He passed away peacefully, at the age of 84, in his home after a battle with cancer. John was born in Chicago on September 16, 1938, to Charles and Annabell Mackin. He attended Leo High School and was a US Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (nee Walsh); his children, Jeannine Mathews, Charles (Lisa) Mackin, Jennifer (William) Maniatis, Paul (Jessica) Mackin, and his brother, James Mackin. Grandfather to eight, Kevin Mathews, Madison Mathews, Jacqlyn Mathews, Kiera Mackin, Charles Jonathon (CJ) Mackin, Emma Mackin, Mia Maniatis, and Peter Maniatis. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Carol Ross, and Charlene Truesdale. John could often be found watching his favorite Chicago Cubs, he never missed a game. May God grant him eternal peace.

Arrangements entrusted to Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St., Monee, IL 60449 (708) 534-0016. Inurnment on Tuesday, December 6th at 10:30AM. Family and friends to meet directly  at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff  Road Elwood, Illinois


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Patricia M. Sutton

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial gathering Friday Dec 9 from 2pm to service 5pm
Service Date: 12/09/2022

Patricia M. Sutton (nee Zietkowski) age 85 of Lansing, Illinois passed away on November 23, 2022.  Loving wife to the late Jerry; beloved mother to Jerome Sutton and Tamara Sutton.  Dear sister to Richard Zietkowski.  Patricia worked as a receptionist for University Park water company and the loved camping with her dogs Molly and Ottis.

Memorial gathering on Friday, December 9th  from 2PM until time of service at 5PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Info:  (708) 754-0016.


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Maria P Flores

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home - Monee, IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Saturday, Dec. 10th from 10AM until service at 4PM
Service Date: 12/10/2022

Maria P. Flores (nee Pacheco) age 88 of Monee formally of Hazel Crest, Illinois passed away on November 25, 2022.  Loving wife of 68 years to Jose; beloved mother to Annabel (Steven) Unger and the late Gustavo (Terry) Flores.  Dearest grandmother to Nicole (Marc) Flores-Kut and Christina Flores; great grandmother to Noah and Joanna Kut.  Dear sister to late Margarito Pacheco, Enedina (late Guadalupe) Cardona, late Ramon Pacheco, Graciela (Arturo) Cruz, Nora (Donato Jr.) Bernal, late Sagrario (Juan) Guerrero late Maria Diana Pacheco and Rosalinda (Juan) Vargas.   Maria worked for over 20 years at the Hazel Crest Post Office. 

Visitation Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10AM until time of service at 4PM at Monee Funeral Home, 5450 Wilson (at Governors Highway), Monee, Illinois  60449.     Info.  (708) 534-0016


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Shirley D. Arvia

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Tuesday, Nov, 29th from 2pm to 8pm
Service Date: 11/30/2022
Place of Service: St Jude Church 241 W 2nd Ave, New Lenox, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: St Mary's Cathiolic Cemetery 87th and Hamlin Ave, Evergreen Park, IL (Map-it)

Shirley D. Arvia (nee Oliver) age 81 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on November 26, 2022.  Beloved wife to the late James (2017); loving mother to Therese (Robert) Kraus, Jim (Patty) Arvia, Jack (Anne) Arvia, Mark (Kimberly) Arvia, Mary (Kavin) Roberts, Patty (Fred) Coluzzi, Barbara Arvia and Cynthia Arvia.  Beautiful grandmother of 20; great grandmother of 4.  Cherished sister to Ellen VanSlyke, Leora (Dave) Pedric and the late Jacqueline Trubac.

Visitation Tuesday, November 29th from 2PM to 8PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Lying in state on Wednesday from 10AM until time of Mass at 11AM at St. Jude Church, 241 W 2nd Avenue, New Lenox, IL.   Interment:  St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois.  (708) 754-0016.


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Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home

The original Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home opened in 1982 after merging with W.E. Kerr. Kerr had been a family owned funeral home since 1891. Kerr-Parzygnot continues that tradition of being family owned and operated. Our original location is at 540 Dixie Highway (Corner of Dixie Highway and Joe Orr Road) in Chicago Heights, Illinois. The owners and staff pride themselves in serving families with professionalism and compassion at each of their locations.


They stand ready to assist families through the difficulty of losing a loved one and accommodate families in all the arrangements. This location provides all facilities on one level with convenient handicap access. It includes 2 visitation chapels and a third chapel dedicated to small church services complete with items from the historic former St. Joseph Catholic Church of Chicago Heights. The visitation chapels include a 42” monitor to display your complimentary DVD read more...

Chicago Heights Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home
Chicago Heights Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home
Chicago Heights Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home
Chicago Heights Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home