Kerr-Parzygnot Family of Funeral Homes

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Esther Radtke

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Esther Radtke (nee Farino) age 97 of Crown Point, Indiana formerly a longtime resident of South Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on April 1, 2020.  Beloved wife to the late Anthony (2010).  Loving mother to Gary (Barb) Radtke.  Beautiful grandmother to Amy (Andrew) Guinzio, Sara (Douglas) MacFeely and Toni Radtke (Nikki).  Great grandmother to 4.    Fond sister to MaryLou Harker, Betty VanBuren and Marjorie Stortz.  Preceded in death by 3 siblings, Florence, Rosie & Bob.  Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Burial was private for the family due to the COVID-19 virus.

Burial at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.  Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home.

For Info: (708)-754-0016.


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Pauline Helen Schloss

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

Visitation: Private
Service Date: 03/27/2020
Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Pauline Francis Schloss, aged 94, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020 of congestive heart failure in Crete, IL.  Born June 29, 1925 in Mannington, WV to Lebanese immigrant parents, Joseph and Labibe Frances, her heart was forever tied to her West Virginia roots.

 The nearest she flirted with an untruth was to claim that she was 5’2” tall, and the only sign of anger she showed was to emphatically include middle names when calling her four sons: Peter Michael, Patrick Joseph, Philip William, and Paul Kevin.

Pauline graduated from Mannington High School in 1942. During her formative years she attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she received her religious education and sang in the church choir. Pauline earned a B.S. degree in Physical Education from the University of West Virginia and began her career teaching Health and Physical Education at Farmington Grade and High School in Farmington, WV.


Pauline went on to earn a M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin. It was during her graduate studies in Wisconsin that she met and fell in love with Peter W. Schloss of Esmond, ND.  The two married on June 7, 1949 in Mannington and had four sons.  The family resided first in South Holland, IL, then later in Crete, IL. Pauline and Pete were married sixty years until his death in 2009.

Pauline was extremely proud of her four sons and their many accomplishments.  She had many interests and was passionate about all of them.  She had a strong commitment to her Catholic faith, was passionate about education and was proud of her Lebanese heritage. She loved playing golf, tennis and bridge.  She enjoyed having a good conversation and was always interested in meeting new people.  She never shied away from anyone and loved making a new friend.


Pauline believed education was the pathway to a full and expansive life and shared this philosophy with her students and her sons.  She taught at Thornton High School in Harvey, IL, followed by Thornwood High School in South Holland, IL, where she remained until her retirement.  Over her teaching career she was a supervisor for student teachers, co-chaired the North Central Association Teacher evaluation committee and was a member of the NEA, the IEA and the District 205 Faculty Association.

An active member of her community, Pauline attended St. Boniface Catholic Church in Monee, IL for 40 years where she sang in the choir and served as Eucharistic Minister.  She also served as president for a number of organizations: The Council of Catholic Women where she was honored as Woman of the Year, the Harvey/South Holland Woman’s Club, and the Thornton College Dames Club.  She was active in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Crete Women’s Club where she was also a member of the chorus. In 1963 she received the honor of being named South Suburban Homemaker of the Year.

Pauline was blessed by the devotion of her son extraordinary son Paul who provided her companionship and care in her later years.  Pauline is survived by her sons: Peter, JD(Christine) of Kansas City, MO; Patrick, PhD (Maureen) of Valdosta, GA; Philip, CDR U.S. Navy Ret (Kathy) of Pomona, MO and Paul, EHB of Crete, Il; her sister, Betty Lee (late Samuel) Elliott of Mannington, WV; her brother, Dr. William J. Francis (Arlene) of Leesburg, FL and her sister-in-law, Joanne Hobbs (late Philip) of Chester, WV.  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and the countless friends she made along those 94 years.

In addition to her husband Pete, she was predeceased by: her daughter-in-law, Dr. Cindy Nelson Schloss; sister-in-law, Mae Beth Hoover Francis; great-grandchild, Daphne; sister Joan (late James) Rich; sister Marie (late Edward) Cahill; brother Philip (Joanne) Francis.

Due to the current COIV19 virus situation a private funeral mass and entombment were held on Friday March 27 for family only.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at or Hospice of Calumet at

Arrangements were entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main St. (Dixie Hwy.), Crete, IL 60417.  Phone number: 708-672-7600.  Entombment:  Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Illinois.


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Mary Ann 'Marie' Lombardo - Sutton

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

Visitation: Visitation Thursday, March 26th from 11AM until service at 1PM at the funeral home
Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th street, Alsip, Illinois (Map-it)

Mary Ann ‘Marie’ Lombardo Sutton (nee Bonde) age 94 a longtime resident of Chicago Heights, recently of Elmhurst passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on St. Joseph’s Day March 19, 2020.  Loving mother of Janet (Dan) Scott, Dorothy (Brian) O’Dea and Betsy (Jim) Stavropoulos.  Beloved grandmother to Chris (Kristie) Henry, James (Nicole) D’Apice, Kelly (Jay) Pape, Ashley (Sean) Winke, Kyle O’Dea, James and Mary Stavropoulos and the late Nicholas D’Apice; great grandmother of 8.  Preceded in death by her parents Tony and Ida Bonde, 1st husband James Curtis Lombardo, 2nd husband Lambert ‘Bert’ Sutton and preceded in death by her sisters Rose (Bill) Murphy, Elizabeth (Louie) Spalla and Josephine (James – living) Halm.

Visitation and Funeral Thursday, March 26th  from 11AM until time of service at 1PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Due to the Coronavirus CDC guidelines, we will allow 10 visitors at a time to visit with the family, practicing social distancing.   Interment:  Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois.  (708) 754-0016.  Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.



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Patricia A Eskridge

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

Visitation: Visitation Thursday March 19 from 10AM until service at 12noon at the funeral home
Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 27034 South Diagional Road, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Patricia A. (Wootten) Eskridge, age 75, lifetime resident of Chicago Heights, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 15, 2020.  Patricia was born on October 09, 1944 to the late John & Mary (Gasbarro) Wootten.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband, David and her parents.  She is survived by her dear brother, Daniel (April) Wootten, brother-in-laws Ron Eskridge and Robert (Charlene) Eskridge, her nieces and goddaughters Viann Wootten and Rose (Mario) David, and dear Aunt, Mary Gasbarro.  She was also a beloved Aunt, Great Aunt, and Great Great Aunt to many (with a special thank you to Garry & Stacey Cassady for their help they gave her), her dear cousins, and cherished friends.

 Visitation is Thursday, March 19th from 10AM until time of service at 12:00 Noon at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy (at Joe Orr Rd.) Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Interment to immediately follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. (708) 754-0016


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Louise A Stybr

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

Visitation: Memorial gathering on Sunday, March 15th from 1PM until service at 4pm at the funeral home

Louise A. Stybr age 91 of Steger, Illinois passed away on March 10, 2020.  Beloved wife of 68 years to Cyril.  Loving mother to Robin (Mark) Reinstein. Mona (Mike) Toczylowski and Kim (Leslie) Delya.  Cherished grandmother of 5; great grandmother of 5.  Dear aunt to many. Louise loved reading, watching old-time movies, attending her garden, and cooking for her family. Her biggest passion was spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Memorial visitation Sunday, March 15th  from 1 P.M. until time of service 4 P.M. at Steger Funeral Home, 125 E Steger Road (34th Street), Steger, IL.  For information call (708) 755-3400.



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Donna Marie Casey

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

Visitation: Memorial visitation Friday, March 13th from 4:00 P.M. until service 7:00 P.M.

Donna Marie Casey age 58 of Monee, IL, formerly of De Pere, WI, earned her wings and went home to her heavenly father on March 8th, 2020. She always offered a smile and a shoulder for someone to cry on, no matter the situation. Family, friend, or stranger, her heart was open to everyone. 

She is survived by her husband Greg, her loving daughter Erin, and her parents Lloyd and Ellen Van Lanen (of De Pere, WI). Beloved sister to siblings Ann Van Lanen, Paul (Tracy) Van Lanen, Cathie Van Lanen, Mark (Nancy) Van Lanen, and sister-in-law Tammy (John) DeYoung. She’s remembered by her loving nieces and nephews of the Van Lanen Clan, Austin (Ashley), Ashley, Isaiah, Jacob, Matthew, and the DeYoungs, Kyle (Carolyn) and Devin (Samantha). 

A true Packer fan until the end, she adored watching football games with her nephew Jacob, but only if she wasn’t talking with her mother during Dancing with the Stars. 

Donna was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 651 E. 166th Street, South Holland, IL 60473. Donna always had a generous heart, so in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to Redeemer, or to any charity that touches your soul. 

She will be deeply missed, more than we can say. 

A celebration of life will be held at Monee Funeral Home, 5450 W Wilson Street, Monee, IL 60449 on Friday, March 13th from 4P.M. until a short memorial service at 7P.M. A private family service will also be held in Green Bay, WI, in April.  Info. (708) 534-0016.


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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...

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