Beverly M. HeftFuneral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Monday, Oct. 2 from 4pm to 8pm
Service Date: 10/03/2023
Service Time: 11AM
Place of Service: St. Paul Lutheran Church 330 W Highland, Chicago Heights, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: St Paul Lutheran Cemetery - Flossmoor Vollmor Road, Flossmoor, Illinois (Map-it)
Beverly M. Heft (nee Behm) age 93 of Crown Point, Indiana formerly of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on September 26, 2023. Beloved wife to the late Carl (d.2009). Loving mother to Carl (Jayne) Heft Jr. and Craig (Holly) Heft; mother in law to Ken Koch. Beautiful grandmother to Kathy Rockwood, Patricia Koch, Tina (Eric) Switzer, Kelly (Michael) Jinks, Tammy (David) Maksa, Kandy (Jason) Weinert and Craig (Jessica) Heft Jr.; great grandmother of 17 (one on the way) and great great grandmother of 4 (one on the way). Dear sister to Harry (Gail) Behm Jr. Preceded in death by her daughter Carol Koch, sister Delores (John) Mednansky and great granddaughter Taryn Mae Jinks.
Visitation Monday, October 2nd from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Lying in state on Tuesday from 10AM until service at 11AM, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 330 W Highland, Chicago Heights, IL. Interment: St Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Flossmoor, Illinois. Info: (708) 754-0016.
Service Date: 2023-10-03
Leona R. CarlsonFuneral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4pm to 8pm
Service Date: 09/28/2023
Service Time: 11AM
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)
Leona R. Carlson (nee Matthias) age 87 longtime resident of Crete, Illinois. Loving wife to the late Mauritz “Lenny”. Beloved mother to Sherry (late Kurt) Bushno, Kandy (Scott) Smith, Daniel Carlson, David Carlson, Kristina (Rick) Bruns and Kathryn Baker. Beautiful grandmother of 12; great grandmother of 7. Cherished sister to Wilber ‘Sam’ (Rose) Matthias. Dear Aunt to Bob, Debbie and Patti. Leona worked for several years at Rogers & Holland Jewelry and a longtime parishioner at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Visitation Wednesday, September 27th from 4pm to 8pm at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Lying in state on Thursday, September 28 from 10:00AM until the time of service at 11:00AM at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1393 Elizabeth Street, Crete, Illinois. Interment: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Crete, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600. Cretefuneralhome.com
Service Date: 2023-09-28
Joetta M. SmithFuneral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Memorial visitation Friday, September 29, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
Service Date: 09/29/2023
Service Time: 7:00 P.M.
Joetta M. Smith (Nee Throw) age 76 resident of Crete, Illinois passed away on September 19, 2023. Beloved wife of Dennis. Loving mother of Michelle (the late Lee) Thompson and Brenda (Scott) Langan. Cherished grandmother of Delaney, Makenna and Kristen. Great grandmother of Eric and Zelda. Dear sister of Wayne (Pam) Throw, the late Donna (the late Richard) Malec and the late Bob Throw. Close family friend of Coleen.
Memorial visitation Friday, September 29, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. until time of service 7:00 P.M. at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600. cretefuneralhome.comService Date: 2023-09-29
Brooke C. Allen-AlfaroFuneral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Friday, Sept. 22 from 4pm to 8pm
Service Date: 09/23/2023
Service Time: 11AM
Cemetery: Zion Lutheran Cemetery Route 1, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)
Brooke C. Allen-Alfaro age 38 of University Park, Illinois passed away on September 14, 2023. Born on July 28th, 1985 in Harvey, Illinois to the Late Derrick Allen and Barbara (nee Dierking) Malloy. Loving husband David Alfaro; beloved mother to Kaley Alfaro, Isabella Alfaro and David Alfaro Jr. Beautiful granddaughter to Donna (Allen) Manard & late Robert Allen and late Wayne & late Marlene Dierking. Dear sister to Ashley Avery (Adam) Pieczynski and Alexis Lewis (Devin) Sons. Fond in laws Daniel Alfaro, Rebecca Villarreal and brother in law Daniel (Melissa) Alfaro Jr., Andrew Alfaro, and sister in law Viviana Alfaro. Brooke leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Flowers can be ordered through The Flower Depot in South Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Visitation Friday, September 22nd from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Funeral Service on Saturday at 11AM at the funeral home. Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Crete, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600. Cretefuneralhome.com
Paul M. Carlos, Jr.Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Sunday, October 1st from 3pm to 8pm
Service Date: 10/02/2023
Service Time: 10 AM
Place of Service: St. Liborius Catholic Church 71 W 35th Street, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th street, Alsip, Illinois (Map-it)
Paul M. Carlos Jr., age 80, longtime resident of Crete, Illinois passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 12, 2023. He was born December 1, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Paul M. Carlos Sr. and Dorothy R. (Baker) Carlos.
Growing up Paul lived in Calumet City, IL and attended TF South High School. Paul met Elizabeth (Betty) Windauer and were married on October 9, 1965, which Paul described as “the best day of his life!” Paul retired after 47 years of service as a UA Local 130 Plumber and worked on many iconic buildings in Chicago including: Sears Tower, John Hancock, Wrigley Building, Tribune Towers, Northwestern Prentice Building, and the Congress Hotel. Paul finished his plumbing career working for McCormick Place.
Paul and Betty were married for 53 years during which time they traveled the world during retirement. Paul was an avid sports fan and athlete playing football, baseball, basketball, and track during his youth. He shared his love of sports with his three sons and coached their football (Crete Bulldogs) and baseball (Crete Baseball) teams. Paul was a devoted sports fan and die-hard Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.
He is survived by his children: Paul M Carlos III (Victoria) of Lawton, MI., Anthony R. Carlos (Karen) of Schaumburg, IL., Brian T. Carlos (Trang) of Bartlett, IL.; his grandchildren: Lauren, Allison, Emily, Robert, Danny, Kelli, Kara and Nicholas; his brother Frank W. Carlos of Chicago, IL; sister Ruth M. Palis of Schererville, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth L. Carlos.
Friends may gather with his family on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 3 – 8pm at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417. His Funeral service will be held at 10 am on October 2, 2023, at St. Liborius Parish, 71 W. 35th Street, Steger, IL 60475. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, 6001 W. 111th St, Alsip, IL 60803, following mass. Luncheon to follow at Jenny’s Grill, Chicago Ridge, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (www.lbda.org).
Service Date: 2023-10-02
Katherina "Katy" MorrisonFuneral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Tuesday, September 19 from 2pm until service 7pm
Service Date: 09/19/2023
Service Time: 7PM
Katherina “Katy” M. Morrison (nee Siegmeyer) age 70 of Villa Park, Illinois passed away on September 14, 2023. Born on October 5, 1952 to the late John and Elisabeth (nee Kuhn) Siegmeyer. Beloved wife of 46 years to Daniel. Loving mother to Daniel (Zareen), Robert (Adam), Andrew, Stephen (Cindy) and Joseph. Beautiful grandmother to Bilal, Oliver, Stephen, Alexander, Elizabeth and Axel. Dear sister to Brigitte (Dennis) Archie, Hans (Mary) Siegmeyer and Ruth (Chris) Shepard. Fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. Katy will be missed by everyone that knew her.
Visitation and service on Tuesday, September 19th from 2PM until the time of funeral service at 7PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Info: (708) 754-0016.
Service Date: 2023-09-19
Mark J. ScheelFuneral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Celebration of Life on September 30, 2023
Mark J. Scheel age 66 resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on August 25, 2023. Loving husband to Linda (nee Watson); beloved father to Diane L. Jukovich; ‘poppy’ to Christopher and Cain. Beautiful son to Joan (nee Zacharias) and the late Alfred Scheel. Dear brother to Janet (Christopher) Keating, Sandy Scheel, James (Donna) Scheel and Terry (JJ) Hamer. Fond uncle to Amanda (RJ) Arnott, Andrew Scheel, Steven Hamer and John Hamer. He will be missed by everyone who knew him; especially his golfing buddies.
Celebrating of life on Saturday, September 30th from 4P.M. to 6P.M. at Glenwoodie Golf Club, 19301 S. State Street, Glenwood, Illinois. Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (708) 754-0016.Service Date: 0000-00-00
Kenneth G. SchaeferFuneral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)
Kenneth G. Schaefer, 83, formerly of Tinley Park, IL. and most recently residing with his daughter in Monee, IL, sadly passed away on August 11, 2023 at his daughters residence in Monee, IL. He was a kind, quiet man who really enjoyed the simple things in life; loved and respected by many.
Kenneth was born on July 30, 1940 to George Schaefer and Bernice (Paska) Schaefer. He is survived by his brother George (Mary) Schaefer and his sister Christine (Thomas) Ryan.
Kenneth retired from Andrew Corp. in 1995. He grew up in Lincoln Estates, Frankfort, IL of where he held many fond memories. He enjoyed time spent on his computer and in previous years metal detecting. Anyone who knew him knew his love for his puppy dogs, Chloe being his most recent.
Kenneth Married Cheryl (Button) Schaefer who preceded him in death on June 16, 2016. They shared many years of love and memories together.
He had four children with Deena Lamble: James (Crystal) Schaefer, Kevin (Julie Ball) Schaefer, Greg Schaefer (late), and Kelly (Michelle) Schaefer.
He had two children with his loving wife Cheryl Schaefer: Jennifer Schaefer and Julie (Kevin Boerst) Schaefer.
He was a loving grandfather. He had a total of seven grandchildren.
He will be cremated, and following his wishes there will be no services held. In lieu of flowers, donations to organizations that support dementia and Parkinson’s research and treatment would be appreciated in his memory.
Service Date: 0000-00-00
Leonard 'Lenny' StaniszewskiU.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Friday, August 11 from 3pm to 8pm
Service Date: 08/12/2023
Service Time: 9:30AM
Place of Service: St. Kieran Catholic Church 724 W 195th Street, Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road Elwood, Illinois 60421, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)
Leonard ‘Lenny’ C. Staniszewski, age 82, longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on August 4, 2023. Loving husband of 49 years to the late Betty (nee Mikos); beloved father to Stacy (Jim) Zampillo and Brian (Gina) Staniszewski. Loving “Dziadzia” to Vincent and Natalie Zampillo and Laurel, Logan, and Lily Staniszewski. Dear brother to Joanne Veis and Robert Onik and brother-in-law to Barbara Fonfara. Cherished uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Stephanie (Repetowski) Staniszewski, and his beloved older siblings Carol, Marie, Lillian, and Henry and each of their spouses.
Lenny proudly served our country as a member of the 158th U.S. Army Band out of Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He retired after 42 years as a chemist from Sherwin Williams’ Alkali Blue division. He played in the Harmonizers polka band. And he had a lifelong love of fishing and the outdoors, which he passed along to his children and grandchildren. Lenny was a parishioner at St. Kieran Catholic Church and an active member of the Polish American Club; American Legion Post 131; and the Polish American Community Fair, where he volunteered at Tuesday Night Bingo.
Visitation is on Friday, August 11th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy, Chicago Heights, IL. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 AM Saturday, August 12th at Our Lady of the Heights Catholic Church (formerly St. Kieran), 724 W 195th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois. Committal to eternal rest will take place on Thursday, August 17th at 12:30 PM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Info: (708) 754-0016
Service Date: 2023-08-12