Vicki L. Schmidt

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Thursday, November 30 from 3pm to 7pm
Service Date: 12/01/2023
Service Time: 10AM
Place of Service: St. Boniface Catholic Church 5304 W Main Street, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: St Paul Lutheran Cemetery - Monee Margaret Street, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Vicki Lynn Schmidt (nee Brockmiller) age 72 of Monee, Illinois passed away with her family by her side on November 24, 2023. Beautiful daughter born on March 10, 1951 to the late Edward and Freeda (nee Ragains) Brockmiller. Loving wife to David; beloved mother to Joy Baker, Bethany Schmidt and Hillary Schmidt. She was a lover of the arts and nature as it influenced the majority of her life. Vicki was the Administrative Assistant at Glenwood Academy. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Visitation Thursday, November 30th from 3PM until 7PM at the Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL 60449. Funeral mass at 10AM on Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 5304 W Main Street, Monee, Illinois. Burial to follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Monee, Illinois. Info: (708) 534-0016.


Service Date: 2023-12-01
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Rosario T. Chi

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial gathering Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 10AM until mass at 10:30AM
Service Date: 12/02/2023
Service Time: 10:30AM
Place of Service: St Veronica Catholic Church (formerly I.J.P.) 1131 Douglas, Flossmoor, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Rosario T. Chi, the only daughter of Angelita Lim, was born on September 28, 1944 in the Philippines. She was a woman whose life embodied laughter, joy, food and an unwavering devotion to God, family and friends.

She moved to Kansas City in 1966 to study biochemistry. In Kansas City, Rosario met Robert Chi whom she married in 1968 and then had her first child, Neil Chi in 1969.  She eventually planted her roots in Illinois where she has another child, Amy Chi in 1975.  She lived the rest of her days in Olympia Fields, IL where she raised her two children who studied medicine.

She worked full time as a medical technologist at Oak Forest Hospital for 30 years and then part time at St Francis hospital after retirement.

Rosario’s two passions were her family and God. Rosario felt that her greatest accomplishment was raising her two children who would go on to help heal others. When her children left the home, she devoted her time to volunteering with Father Rookey. She gave communion to patients in the hospital and counseled those in need over the telephone. She also explored the world with her husband and family. She went on to travel throughout the United States, Canada, China and Europe.

Rosario also loved to laugh, cook, enjoy a good meal and go shopping. She had a way of making everyone feel comfortable and loved. She knew everyone and everyone knew her.

Rosario was most happy surrounded by family and friends. She was eventually blessed with a grandchild, Amilia, whom she would believe was a special gift from God. Rosario had a devotion to God that she shared with her family throughout her life. She shared the importance of fellowship, faith in miracles and the healing power of prayer.  Towards the end of Rosario’s life, her faith and love in God carried her through many challenges.

Rosario breathed her last breath on Nov 3, 2023 surrounded by her family. She continues to live in the hearts of all those she loved. Her laughter will remain at family gatherings and her warmth will always be felt in the home. Let us celebrate Rosario Chi, a woman who taught us to savor each bite, cherish family and have faith in God as our redeemer.

Memorial gathering and mass on Saturday, December 2nd , 2023 from 10:00AM to 10:30AM, followed by a mass at 10:30am at St. Veronica Catholic Church (formally Infant Jesus of Prague) 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois.   Inurnment:  Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 19500 Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois.  Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy, Chicago Heights, IL.   Info:  (708) 754-0016


Service Date: 2023-12-02
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James W. Barnett

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Wednesday November 15 from 2pm until service 7pm
Service Date: 11/15/2023
Service Time: 7PM

James W. Barnett age 87 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on November 11, 2023.  Loving husband of 68 years to Stella (nee Demitrowicz); beloved father to the late Carolyn (Nick) Doerr, Deborah (James) Mueller and Kimberly (John) Wargo.  Beautiful grandfather to Brianna Wargo, James Mueller II, Blake Mueller and Gabrielle (Edward) McGuire; great grandfather to Chase Mueller, Caroline McGuire and Elizabeth McGuire.  Cherished brother to Mary (late Robert) Hahn, Barbara (late Frank) Guinn, late Kenneth Barnett and late Corinne Burrow.  Preceded in death by his parents William and Mary (nee Webster) Barnett.

Visitation and service on Wednesday, November 15th 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: 2023-11-15
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Dominick Cannata

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Dominick Cannata, 74, formerly of Olympia Fields, IL, passed away peacefully on November 8th, 2023.  Born in Springfield, MA on September 4th, 1949, he was the son of the late Gaetano Sr. and Josephine (Arno) Cannata.

Dominick leaves his children Gina Clinnin and the late Kevin of Downers Grove, Jon Barlog and his wife Tracey of Orland Park, Elizabeth Cannata and her husband Michael Schroeder of Chicago, and Emily Cannata and her husband John Brelus of Chicago; his grandchildren Charlotte, Nathan, Henry, Jack and Ellie.  He is also survived by his siblings Gaetano Jr. “Tom” and his wife Nancy of Feeding Hills, MA, Anthony and his wife Karen of Cheshire, CT and Marianne Price of Springfield, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dominick was preceded in death by his two loving wives, JoAnn (Dobbin) Cannata and Mary (Markey) Cannata whom he cherished dearly.

Dominick graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA.  He received a bachelor’s degree in pre-med from Quincy University, a Masters in microbiology from Smith College and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University. He owned his own family dental practice in Chicago Heights, IL.  He enjoyed caring for his thousands of patients for over 40 years.

Dominick loved the Red Sox and the New England Patriots.  He was a brilliant man whose knowledge of trivia was unmatched.  His close friends and family used to say that he would be their “phone a friend” if they were ever lucky enough to be on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?  Dominick loved music and took great pride in always having the perfect playlist for family parties, often filled with 60’s hits.

A private celebration of Dominick’s memory will be held at a later date.  Having lost both of his dear wives to ovarian cancer, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

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


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Juan Licea

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Visitation Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 8:00 A.M. until time of Mass service at 10:00 A.M. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home
Service Date: 11/11/2023
Service Time: 10:00 A.M.
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)


Jaun Licea  age 82 of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on November 6,  2023.  Beloved husband of the late Herlinda (Nee Bermudec).  Loving father of Maria Licea.  Cherished grandfather of Nayali, Bibliana, Yadhira and Joaquin Licea.  Fond brother of the late Gaudalupe, late Antonio, late Bernabe, Socorro, Margarita, Jose, Moises and Salvador Licea.  Dear uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Visitation Saturday, November 11th from 8 A.M. until time of Mass 10:00 A.M. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment: Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Info:  (708) 754-0016.


Service Date: 2023-11-11
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Jean H. Stawasz

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Visitation Friday, November 10, 2023 from 10:30 A.M. until time of Funeral Service 12 Noon at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home
Service Date: 11/10/2023
Service Time: 12 Noon
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)


Jean H. Stawasz (Nee Lins)  age 97 of Arlington Heights, IL. formerly of Chicago Heights, IL. Passed away on November 2,  2023.  Beloved wife of the late Leonard.  Loving sister of the late Lucille (late Al) Hoover, the late Gladys “Pat” (late Walter) Koral and the late Harry (Liz) Lins.  Devoted aunt to many nephews.  She was a lover of animals, She was a receptionist at Franciscan St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields for many years and she was a very helpful and caring lady to everyone.

Visitation Friday, November 10, 2023 from 10:30 A.M. until time of funeral service 12 Noon  at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment: Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Info:  (708) 754-0016.


Service Date: 2023-11-10
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Kelly G. St.Aubin

Funeral Home: Steger Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Private


Kelly G. St.Aubin age 63 of Crete, IL. formerly of STEGER, IL. passed away on October 28, 2023.

Beloved Mother of Nicole (James) Wasmundt, Samantha (Paul) Unterfranz and Michael (Ashley) St.Aubin.  Loving grandmother of Addilyn Wasmundt, Nolan Wasmundt and Frances Kate Unterfranz.  Dear sister of Vickie Thusing, Walter Rose, Casey Rose, Barbara VanDenburgh, Martha Brandon and Step-brother to Paul Pica.  Funeral Services are private.    

Arrangements entrusted to Steger Funeral Home, 125 E Steger Road (34th Street), Steger, IL.   Info:  (708) 755-3400.

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Donald "Donn" R. Pries

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial visitation Saturday, November 4, 2023 10:00 A.M. until time of Service Mass 11:30 A.M. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home
Service Date: 11/04/2023
Service Time: 11:30 A.M.


Donald “Donn” R. Pries, 87 of Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away on October 22, 2023.

Survived by his children: Nancy (Alan) Rafferty, Gregory (Thomas Chelius) Pries, Karen (Mike) Brackin, Gary (Lynn) Pries, Kevin (Dana) Pries, Laura (Tom) Erickson and Mark (Vicki) Pries.  Cherished Papa to: Sarah (Bryan) Pearson, Anna (Nick) Harper, Megan (Brandon) Simpson, Danny (Megan) Brackin, Catie (Dan) Rodriguez, Kevin (Megan) Pries, Angela (Will) Dunnett, Grace Erickson, Scott Pries, Annabelle (Daniel Shaw) Pries.  Treasured Great-Grandfather to: Jade, Madelyn, Audrey, Hailey, Riley, Sylvia, Alyse, Dominic, Giuliana, Hudson, Lyliana, D.J., Kacee.  Also survived by brother Richard (Sharon) Pries.

Preceded in death only seven months ago by his precious Bride of over 66 years Dorothy H. (nee Valek).  Also preceded in death by his parents Roy and Camilla, his brother Kenneth (Pam), and many other extended family and friends.

Growing up bilingual with Slovak Grandparents, Donn attended St. Paul Slovak Catholic Church and grammar school on Hungry Hill in Chicago Heights where he was an altar boy.  He attended St. Willibrord Catholic High School in Chicago.  He met the love of his life Dorothy Valek in 1956 on a blind date and they married the same year.  Donn had a big passion for family traditions, frequent parties with friends and family, and along with Dorothy was a very generous host, going above and beyond to create just the right “ambiance” for every occasion.  Given the nickname “Big Daddy” many years ago, he embraced that role with much enthusiasm, for example, spoiling his grandkids with secret donut deliveries he left on their front porches.  Donn was a truck driver for Hamm’s Beer, then Roadway Express. He was a proud Teamster.  Our most special family tradition began in 1963 when he purchased a boat and soon thereafter began the annual summer vacation at the same resort in Minocqua, Wisconsin.  But the most important part of his life was his beloved bride Dorothy.  He was so devoted to her that when she was gone, so was a part of him.

Memorial gathering and mass on November 4th from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at 11:30 a.m. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411  (708) 754-0016.  Inurnment Private:  Calvary Cemetery, Steger, Illinois.



Service Date: 2023-11-04
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Donald B. Paul

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Friday, October 27, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church
Service Date: 10/27/2023
Service Time: 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church
Place of Service: Zion Lutheran Church - Crete 1610 Main Street, Crete, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Zion Lutheran Cemetery Route 1, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)




Donald B. Paul age 84 of Beecher, Illinois passed away on October 23, 2023.  Beloved husband to Marie (Nee Valentino); loving father to Vern Paul, Christine (Chrisopher) Heun, Donald Paul and Barry Paul.  Beautiful grandfather of 8; great grandfather of 9.  Dear brother to Marge Crim and the late Florence Turner.

Arrangements entrusted to the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Visitation and Service on Friday, October 27th lying in state at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1610 Main, Crete, Illinois from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral service 11:00A.M. Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Crete, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600


Service Date: 2023-10-27
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Charles K. Stanfield

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Service Time: Services are private


Charles Keith Stanfield 1945-2023


Charles (Chuck) Keith Stanfield, 77, of Crete, Illinois, died unexpectedly at home on October 20, 2023. He was born in Harvey, Illinois on December 14, 1945 to Wayne and Mary (Lynn) Stanfield, who were devoted parents that fostered Chuck’s lifelong love of learning and creativity. “Charlie” (as he was known growing up) graduated from Thornton Township High School and achieved many accomplishments. During his high school years, Chuck was an all-state pitcher and he also was a master scuba diver who was on the City of Chicago’s Underwater Search and Rescue Team. Chuck had many interests in his younger years and was always making something – anything from moonshine to underwater camera housings, which he sold to Florida fishermen (including one to Jacques Cousteau’s son).

Following high school, Chuck went on to play minor league baseball for a Chicago Cubs minor league ball team in Kentucky. During the Vietnam War he was drafted to the Army, where he served in the Signal Corps in Germany. Chuck was the Director of Engineering for B&J Manufacturing, Co. for 37 years. He worked as a private consultant and independent manufacturer in the tire retread business until the time of his death. Chuck held over a dozen patents to his name; he was known worldwide as a leader and innovator in his field. Some of his hobbies included trap shooting, firearm repair, and knife making. There was not anything that Chuck could not fix.

Chuck married the love of his life, Mary Kathleen Hlefer (Mary-Kay) on July 1, 1978. They made their home and raised their children in Crete, Illinois. Chuck coached baseball and softball for his children for many years and was known as “Coach” on the ballfield. However, “Dad” and “Poppy” were his favorite titles – his family was his life. He was an avid reader, a junk food connoisseur, and had a knack for storytelling. Chuck will be remembered as a very giving and generous person.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Mary Stanfield; a sister, Mary-Lou Stanfield; infant son, Christopher Keith; son, Mark Morgan; and nephew, David Stanfield, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary-Kay; son Scott (Barbara) Stanfield of Phoenix, AZ; daughter Pamela (Gabe) Stanfield-Tompkins of LaPorte, IN; brother David (Susan) Stanfield of Chicago Heights, IL; grandchildren Brandon and Austin Stanfield, Gabriella and Liliana Tompkins, and Morgan Stanfield; nephew Michael Stanfield; nieces Melissa Stanfield and Sunshine (Tony) Chavez; and special friends: the Desmond family and Sas (Sindhu) Kumar.




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