Kerr-Parzygnot Family of Funeral Homes

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

Justin W. Jurgevich

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

Visitation: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Service Date: 05/24/2023




Justin W. Jurgevich Age 46 of Lockport passed away suddenly on May 17, 2023. Loving son of John Jurgevich and the late Barbara (Nee Schapendock).  Beloved brother of Stacy (Douglas) Croce, Linda (late Greg) Seeber, Cheryl (Pete) Marshalek, David (Hope) Doornbos and Vicki Bozak.  Fond Uncle to numerous Nieces and Nephews.  He was loved by many and will be missed.  Justin was a great metal guitarist, loved fishing and was a car enthusiast.  

Visitation Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a service at 7:00 P.M. at Monee Funeral Home, 5450 Wilson (at Governors Highway), Monee, Illinois.  Interment:  private   Info: 708-534-0016


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Robert L. Cornett

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

Robert L. Cornett age 64 of South Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on May 15, 2023.  Born in Monee, Illinois on August 1, 1958 to the late Robert and late Billie Jean (nee Smith) Cornett.  Loving husband of 40 years to Brenda (nee Cornwell); beloved father to Maurice Peek, Kristin Cornett, Anthony Cornett, and Miranda Gnepper.  Beautiful grandfather of two. Bob retired from Winpak as a Shipping Supervisor and served proudly in the U.S. Army.  He loved his family, classic rock music, watching wrestling, and road trips with his wife.  He was greatly loved and will be missed.

Arrangements entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Info # 708-672-7600.


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Jack L. Vickery

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

Jack Lawrence Vickery, 83, of Momence, peacefully passed away Wednesday (May 10, 2023), at Citadel of Bourbonnais, surrounded by his family.  He was born in Momence, on April 11, 1940, the son of Culver and Helen Vickery (nee Austin).
Jack served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1962.
He married Shirley Jean Vickery (nee Doyal) on Oct. 13, 1962, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Vickery; and sons, David and Matthew. Karrie Jean Vickery preceded him in passing (2019).
Funeral arrangements are by Crete Funeral Home; and cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service and internment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Crete, and will be announced at a later date.  Memorials may be made to UpliftedCare Hospice in Bourbonnais.
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Thomas P. Reynolds

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

Thomas P. Reynolds age 73 of Frankfort, Illinois passed away on May 8th, 2023.  Born in Johnstown, PA on February 6, 1950 to Richard and Natalie (nee Webb) Reynolds.  Loving husband to Linda Gibb; beloved father to Timothy (Michelle) Reynolds and Tina (Josh) Woita.  Cherished grandfather to 7.  Dear brother to Peggy Ann Reynolds and Richard Reynolds.

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

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Mary Ellen Dekens

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

Visitation: Wednesday, May 10th from 2pm until service 7pm
Service Date: 05/10/2023

Mary Ellen Dekens (nee Daly) age 70 of Crestwood formerly of Crete, Illinois passed away on May 5, 2023. Beloved wife to the late Randy W. (d. 2018).  Loving mother to Andrea (Michael) Hogan and Nathan (Sarah) Dekens.  Beautiful grandmother to Lillian & Abigail Hogan and Austin & Porter Dekens.   Dear sister to Donna Yvanauskas and Kathleen (Eric) Moss.  Preceded in death by her parents Donald and Mary (nee Leas) Daly.  Mary Ellen worked as a Secretary for State Farm Insurance.

Visitation Wednesday, May 10th from 2:00 P.M. until time of service at 7:00 P.M. at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600.


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Carol A. Allen

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

Visitation: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Service Date: 05/04/2023

We on earth have lost an incredible person, but heaven has gained the most beautiful soul!

Carol Ann Allen (McManimen) 85, was reunited in heaven with her husband of 60 years–Kirby Allen, her parents–Neil and Florence McManimen (Albrecht) and her sisters–Barbara Cooper and Mary Jendrasek.
She is survived by 5 children: Rick Allen, Cathy Bruni (Gino), Brian Cooper (Vilma), Julie Allen (Mary) and Melissa Sibert (Bill)–6 grandchildren: Paulena Allen, Landon, Shane (Rachael) and Trey Bruni, Sofia Cooper-Carerro and Kelly Sibert.–1 great-grandchild: Ford Bruni and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Carol was born and raised in Chicago Heights, where she spent the majority of her life before relocating to Crete in 2007. She loved to reminisce about the “Good Old Days” of downtown Chicago Heights, had a very strong Christian faith and was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church–where she attended grade school (all 5 children also attended here) as well as getting married on the still existing stage of the school gym. Raising their children in the Christian faith was a priority for Carol and Kirby.
A 1955 Bloom High School graduate, she met her husband of 60 years (Kirby) during this time. A “pickup on Chicago Road” as she would laughingly say–describing when Kirby approached her, thinking she resembled Elizabeth Taylor, and asked to drive her home. They went on to own and operate Southtown T.V. in South Chicago Heights for 55+ years.
Carol always believed family came first and brought a warm and welcoming personality, beautiful smile and infectious laugh wherever she went. She always answered the phone with a cheerful “mmm–yello” and our days would end with a delicious dinner on the table.
Thursday night bowling leagues and monthly Monday night “Club Girls” get togethers were favorites. Both included her sister and best friend, Mary Jendrasek. These two were often compared to Laverne and Shirley–always bringing fun and laughter.
Carol loved to spend time outside walking the neighborhood, watching birds, sitting on her deck and planting flowers in her yard. Always wanting to spruce up and make things beautiful. She also loved music and dancing (Elvis being one of her many favorites) right up to her final days and was known to keep everyone smiling by showing off her singing and dance moves. She will truly be missed!

Funeral service will be on Thursday, May 4th, 2023 at 4:00p.m. with visitation beginning at 3:00p.m.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
330 Highland Drive Chicago Heights, IL 60411
In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Association.


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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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