Kerr-Parzygnot Family of Funeral Homes

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Thomas Earl Rubin, Sr.

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

Visitation: Friday, Feb. 23 from 2PM to 8PM
Service Date: 02/24/2024
Place of Service: Trinity Lutheran Church 1393 Elizabeth Street, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Route 1 (Main Street), Crete, Illinois (Map-it)

Thomas Earl Rubin, Sr. passed away on February 15, 2024, in Crete, Illinois. He was born on August 30, 1946, in Chicago Heights, Illinois, to Earl and Betty Rubin (née Schwinn). After a brief stint in the Navy, Tom worked as a concrete foreman for 20 years, as well as running his own wood shop. Later, he also ran a successful firewood business. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, doing jigsaw puzzles, and watching sports – especially the Chicago Bears.

Tom is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan (née Koelling); children Michelle Pierce, Thomas Rubin, Jr., Dana (Michael) Zastrow-Letts, Sarah Rubin, and Hannah Rubin; grandsons Ricky (Ashli) Pierce and Casidy Zastrow; great-grandchildren Tatum Pierce and Oakley Pierce; sisters Lorraine Rubin and Christine (Roy) Hennick; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as siblings Earleen Wilder, Dorothy Armstrong, and David Rubin.

Visitation will be at Crete Funeral Home on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 2-8 pm.

A funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 11am, with visitation from 10-11 am. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Crete.

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Louis M. Cosenza

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

Visitation: Pending

Louis M. Cosenza age 74 resident of Bourbonnais and formerly from Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on February 14, 2024.  Loving wife of 35 years to Paula (nee Fairbanks).  Beloved brother to Jack (Colleen) Cosenza.  Beautiful uncle to John (Traycee) Cosenza and great uncle to Anthony Cosenza and Stephanie Cosenza.   Preceded in death by his parents Jack and Anna Marie (Nee DiScorpio) Cosenza.  Louis worked for over 30 years as a National Sales Manager for Union Tools; he love everything about History, playing his guitar and a big baseball fan.

Arrangement entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL. 60411. Info call (708) 754-0016.  Memorial is pending.


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Gilberto R. Leal

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

Visitation: Memorial gathering Thursday February 15 from 4pm until service 7pm
Service Date: 02/15/2024

Gilberto R. Leal age 84, longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on February 10, 2024.  Born on April 29, 1939 in Mexico to the late Ramon and late Delfina (nee Rodriguez) Leal.  Beloved husband to Antonia (nee Martinez); loving father to the late Leticcia Leal, Lucy (Don) Garcia, Gilberto (Jennifer) Leal, Kathy Leal and Laura (Omar) Masud.  Beautiful grandfather to 10; great grandfather to 5.  Dear brother to Celia Leal, Felipe Leal and preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.  Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.


Memorial gathering and service on Thursday, February 15th from 4 PM until the time of service at 7PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL. 60411. Info call (708) 754-0016.


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Norman P. Yambor

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

Norman P. Yambor age 82 longtime resident of Steger formerly of Chicago Heights, Illinois.  Born on October 27, 1941 in Chicago Heights to the late Joseph and the late Marie (nee Wylat) Yambor.  Beloved husband to the late Ruby.  Loving father to Darrin Yambor and Karen (Mark) Senovic.  Cherished grandfather to Megan (AJ) Cruz, Brianna (Darryl) Jackson and Josh Senovic; great grandfather to Alyvia Cruz, Ava Jackson and Brooklyn Jackson.  Fond brother to Joseph (Diane) Yambor, Dennis Yambor, Marlene (Jim) McKee and Raymond (Pam) Yambor.  Fond uncle to many.  Norman attended St Joseph Grammar School and graduated from Bloom High School.  Norman was a former employee of Calumet Steel and Columbia Tool Steel of Chicago Heights, Illinois; he was also a member of the Polish American Club and Polish American Community Fair (P.A.C.F.)  He was an avid pool player.

Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Info: (708) 754-0016.


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Bettejean Culbertson

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

Visitation: Private services



Bettejean Culbertson age 102, longtime resident of Crete, Illinois passed away on December 23, 2023.  Beloved wife to the late husband’s Clarence Culbertson, and the late Frank Strasser, the late Adrian Strasser; loving mother to Greg (Kathy) Strasser, Paul (Ronda) Strasser, John (Dorothy) Strasser, Jim (Adrienne) Strasser, & Mark (Carla) Strasser, Cherished Grandmother to 12 beautiful grandchildren and cherished Great Grandmother to 16 beautiful great grandchildren.  Bettejean was a longtime Artist in Bella Vista Arkansas for 30 years.

Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. (708) 754-0016


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Virginia D. Waddell

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

Visitation: Visitation Saturday January 27, 2024 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral service 12:30 P.M. at Monee Funeral Home
Service Date: 01/27/2024
Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

On Friday, January 19, 2024, at 90 years of age, Virginia Waddell passed peacefully from this world, surrounded by family, into the presence of her savior, Jesus Christ.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents James Mackey and Helen Houston, her husband Joe, her sister Helen Young, and her older son Joe.

She leaves behind her son Jim Waddell and his wife Gloria, grandchildren Katie Waddell, Becky Walsh, Rachael Waddell, Kyle DeRoos, Courtney Cimala and Stefani Waddell; daughter-in-law Joni Waddell; and 10 great-grandchildren.

After graduating from high school in West Helena, Arkansas, Virginia went on to attend nursing school in Memphis, Tennessee, and started her career as a travel nurse.  She eventually relocated to the Chicago area, where she became reacquainted with Joe Waddell, an old high school friend.  They married, and after raising her family, she returned to work as a pediatric nurse until she retired. After 50 years in Chicago, she moved to Gallatin, Tennessee, where she had an active social life and was involved in her church.

Virginia faithfully loved her family and doted on her grandchildren. She brightened countless vacations, birthdays, and holidays with her gentle presence and infectious laughter. Virginia was always up for an adventure; she and her sister Helen traveled together often, visiting England, Ireland, and Alaska. Her passion for life never faded – even in her seventies and beyond, she was sledding, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors.

For many years each fall, Virginia vacationed with her family and close friends in Fort Myers Beach, where she loved spending early mornings on the porch reading her Bible or walking the beach collecting shells.

Many people who knew Virginia considered her family. She embodied warmth and welcome to all who had the pleasure of knowing her, and modeled Christ’s love in all of her relationships. She will forever be in our hearts and our best memories, and although we mourn her loss, we rejoice that she is home with Jesus.

Visitation will take place at Monee Funeral Home, 5450 West Wilson Street, Monee, Illinois, on Saturday, January 27, from 10:00-12:30, followed by a brief service at 12:30.  There will be a committal service immediately following at Skyline Cemetery in Monee.

Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to First Baptist Church Gallatin, 205 East Main Street, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066, in memory of Virginia Waddell.

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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...

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