Harold G. Johnson

  U.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial gathering June 4th from 4pm until service 6pm
Service Date: 06/04/2024
Service Time: 6PM

Harold G. Johnson age 99 (6 months short of a 100), resident of the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Manteno, Illinois, previously a resident of Park Forest, Illinois, passed away on May 21, 2024.  Loving husband to the Late Rita (d. 2002); beloved father to Leslie Parker and friend and father-in-law to Jeffrey Parker.  Harold proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WW II.

Memorial visitation on Wednesday, June 4th, 2024 from 4 P.M. until time of service at 6 P.M.  at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Info: 708-672-7600.  Cretefuneralhome.com



Service Date: 2024-06-04
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Lewis 'Sammy' Collins, Jr.

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Wednesday May 22 from Noon until service at 2PM
Service Date: 05/22/2024
Service Time: 2PM
Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Lewis ‘Sammy’ Collins Jr. Age 71 of Steger, Illinois passed away on May 17th, 2024.  Loving husband to Suzanne (nee Easley) married for 45 years.  Beloved father to Samantha (Anthony) Carter.  Beautiful grandfather to Emmalyn Carter and the late Adalyn Carter.  Dear son to Betty Jean (nee Dyer) and the late Lewis Collins, Sr. 

 Visitation and service on Wednesday, May 22 from 12 Noon until time of service at 2:00PM at Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL 60449. Interment:  Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Illinois.  Info. (708) 534-0016. 






Service Date: 2024-05-22
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Helen Barrett

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Crete Funeral Home
Service Date: 05/24/2024
Service Time: 10:00 A.M.
Place of Service: St. Boniface Catholic Church 5304 W Main Street, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th street, Alsip, Illinois (Map-it)


Helen M. Barrett age 87 of Monee (formerly of Roseland Chicago), passed away peacefully on May 15, 2024.  Devoted wife of the late Lawrence E. Barrett Jr., survived by loving children Michaele Hanrahan (Nee Barrett) (Jose Pineda) and Lawrence E Barrett III.  Cherished grandchildren Patrick M. (Meghan) Hanrahan and Kevin J. (Jessica) Hanrahan. Kind aunt of many Nieces, Nephews and friends.  Preceded in death by parents the late Edward Clifford and the late Helen R. Clifford (Nee Fleming).  Sister of the late Catherine (Richard) Jaterka (Nee Clifford) and Edward (Barbara) Clifford.


After working in many positions at International Harvester downtown Helen relocated to the Southern Suburbs to care for her family, advocate for those underserved including handicapped services and education, enjoyed role as elected township official, working in soup kitchens, food banks and her church St. Boniface and St. Mary’s.  Helen will be missed by many. In Lieu of flowers please consider planting a tree, hanging a bird house or donations to the charity of your choice.

Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2024, from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Funeral mass Friday 10:00 A.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church Monee, Illinois.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery. Alsip, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600.

Service Date: 2024-05-24
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Harry E. Erickson

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: At church Friday May 17 from 10AM until service 11AM
Service Date: 05/17/2024
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)


Harry Edward Erickson, 88, of Hinsdale, formerly of Crete, died May 9,2024.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was known for his love of Jesus Christ and his family. His children and his grandchildren were his treasures. He loved playing games, riding bikes, or reading to them. He dedicated his time to writing an email sermon every week without fail for almost eight years, to encourage his family to keep their faith in God. His legacy is a published book of these sermons called Turning Right with GPS, God’s Perfect Solution. He was instrumental in developing and implementing spiritual growth plans for his church, Trinity Lutheran, where he was a member for over 65 years.  He adored his wife Marlene and enjoyed their life together.

His favorite pass time was golf, but he also enjoyed bowling and swimming. He enjoyed traveling to many countries in Europe, and many states in the US, and loved Hawaii. He was an avid reader, whose favorite book was the Bible. He also enjoyed reading Joel Rosenberg and mystery novels. He was a skilled handyman and was a hard worker all his life.

He graduated from Bloom High school in 1953, and attended Milliken University where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He worked for General Electric, Hobart, and was a private accountant on the weekends. He later worked as a marketing manager for Middleby Toastmaster and took classes at Northwestern University at night. In his later years, he was a consultant, who modernized police equipment for Federal Signal.

Harry was married to his wife Marlene (nee Peterson) for 65 years, who passed away in May of 2022. He was a loving father to Cathy (Bill) Merchantz, and Richard Erickson, and his grandchildren Christopher and Victoria Merchantz, Ben and John Erickson. He is also survived by his brother Donald (Kathleen) Erickson and his sister Sandra Michaels and her son Jason.

Visitation is from 10 to 11 am Friday, May 17th, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1393 Elizabeth Street, Crete, followed by a funeral service at 11 am.  A luncheon will follow. Internment is at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery on Dixie Highway in Crete.  Arrangements entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Info:  708-672-7600

Memorial donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Service Date: 2024-05-17
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Darlene M McGroarty

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial Gathering Tuesday May 21 from 4pm to 7pm


Darlene M. McGroarty (nee Daly) age 65 of Monee, Illinois passed away on May 2, 2024.  Loving wife to Thomas of 18 years of marriage.  Beloved mother to Jennifer (Mark) Wilmoth, Jillian (Courtnie Griest) Fasano and Richard (Kathy) Fasano.  Cherished grandmother to Brianna, Jacksen, Jillian, Tanner and Lucy.  Dear sister to Denise and the late Duane.  Fond aunt to many.  

Memorial gathering on Tuesday, May 21st from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL. 60449.  Info: (708) 534-0016.  Moneefuneralhome.com 


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Ernest L. Kinney

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial on Sunday May 19th from 2pm until service 5pm
Service Date: 05/19/2024
Service Time: 5PM


Earnest Kinney age 69, current resident of South Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away on May 5, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 45 years to Rose. Loving Dad of Jayson and Proud Grandpa of Addison.  Mike enjoyed the Cubs, Bears, and Racing. Rest in peace Papa Pepperoni.

Memorial visitation on Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 2 P.M. until time of service at 5 P.M.  at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Info: 708-672-7600.  Cretefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 2024-05-19
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Joseph Robustelli

  U.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Tuesday, May 14th from 2pm to 7pm
Service Date: 05/15/2024
Service Time: 10AM
Place of Service: St. Kieran Catholic Church 724 W 195th Street, Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)


Joseph Robustelli age 87 of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on May 5, 2024.  Beloved husband to the late Sylvia (nee Stosor). Beautiful son to the late Gennaro (Henry) and the late Eva (Colacecchi) Robustelli.  Loving father to Joseph Robustelli Jr. and Andrew (Deborah) Robustelli.  Cherished grandfather to Joseph Robustelli III, Emma Grace Robustelli, Andrew Robustelli, Jr. and Lucca Robustelli.  Dear brother to Gene (Susan) Robustelli.  Joseph retired as a Captain at Chicago Heights Police Department and served proudly in the U.S. Army.

Visitation Tuesday, May 14th from 2PM until 7PM  at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Funeral mass at 10AM on Wednesday at Our Lady of the Heights (St. Kieran Church), 724 W. 195th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois     Info: (708) 754-0016.




Service Date: 2024-05-15
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Joseph 'Joey' Montena

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial Monday May 13 from 2pm until service 6pm
Service Date: 05/13/2024
Service Time: 6PM

Joseph T. Montena “Joey/JoJo” age 28 of Monee, Illinois passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2024. Joey was born on July 9th, 1995, to a loving family in Upstate New York.  His childhood was spent playing with friends around the neighborhood with his older sister and camping with family in the Adirondack mountains. In 2003, Joey moved to Illinois with his mom and sister.

Everyone that had met Joey loved him and he loved them back so much. He was spirited and always enjoyed spending quality time with those closest to him. Joey was the most loving and forgiving soul to the people in his life. If anyone ever needed an ear to listen or a hype man when they were feeling down, Joey was that person.

JoJo will always be the favorite son of Jacqueline Dwyer (Kendall) Case and Thomas (Denise) Montena. And forever the favorite brother to Lauren Dwyer, Rachel Case and Allyson Case. Beloved grandson to Joan (late James) Dwyer and Marie (late Bud) Montena. Joey leaves behind his aunts, uncles, cousins and many loving and close friends.

Memorial gathering on Monday, May 13, 2024 from 2:00 P.M. until time of service 6:00 P.M. at Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL.  Info: (708) 534-0016. Moneefuneralhome.com


Service Date: 2024-05-13
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Anthony 'Tony' Arteaga

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

Visitation: Celebration of Life: Sunday, May 26th from 4pm to 8pm


Tony Arteaga age 55, longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away on May 5, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Loving son of the late Cynthia Lockwood (2019) and sister Danise “DeeDee” Arteaga (Donna). Grandson of the late John and Helen Bystrzycki. Nephew of the late John “Jake” Bystrzycki. Uncle to Jeramiah and Abbie Arseneau. Many cousins and friends, Tony will be missed. Over 25 years of spinning records and on-air personality, Tony loved music, especially live and local bands.

Tony enjoyed a long career in the radio and music industry with a mix of on-air presence, live promotions, author and voice overs for parody commercial spots and daily entertainment. Tony’s knack for combining entertainment and music started at a young age where his Uncle “Snook” was a classical guitar player who loved to play the blues and he was also a music teacher. Tony’s love for radio was sparked by a high school speech class where he quickly figured out that music = dancing and dancing = girls. This later led to DJ’ing for some of the hottest clubs in the Chicagoland area. Tony was mentored by a local radio talent who showed him the ropes with radio station operations and the rest is rock and roll fantasy. Rest in peace and rock and roll Tony.

Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 26th from 4pm to 8pm at Tuscan Garden, 601 Holbrook Road, Glenwood, IL   info:  708-506-3154.


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Eugene "Gene" R. Skowronski

  U.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Monday, May 6th from 3PM until service at 7PM
Service Date: 05/06/2024
Service Time: 7PM
Cemetery: Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery 16201 South 104th Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois (Map-it)

Eugene (Gene) R. Skowronski, age 92, born and raised in Chicago Heights, Il then later a resident of Tinley Park, Il passed away peacefully on May 1, 2024. Beloved husband of 68 years to Delores (nee Sandifer). Loving Dad of Steve Skowronski and Karen Skowronski. Proud Grandpa of Thom (Melanie) Skowronski, Matt (Kate McIlvain) Skowronski, Katie (Brad) Allison, Laurie (Zack) Sitarz and David Skowronski. Great grandfather of Isabelle, Ben, Billy, Patrick, Teddy and Dylan. Preceded in death by his loving parents Ignacz and Honorata Skowronski and dearly beloved step-father Mike Uchacz. Dear brother of the late Bernice Jasica, Elsie Prist, Ted Skowronski and Ed Skowronski. Fond uncle and dear friend to many. Retired Captain of the Chicago Heights Fire Department with over 30 years of service as well as retired Cast and Traction Technician and Security Officer at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights. Korean War Era Veteran serving in the United States Air Force stationed at Perrin AFB in Texas and Ladd AFB in Alaska. Graduate of Bloom High School and St. Agnes Grade School. Gene and Delores visited Disney World many times and loved to tell all about their adventures at the park with Mickey and Friends.

Visitation at Kerr – Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy (at Joe Orr Rd), Chicago Heights, Il on Monday May 6th, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a service to follow the visitation @ 7:00 PM. Interment will follow at a later date at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Orland Park, Il. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gene’s name may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home of Manteno, Il or the Alzheimer's Association.

Service Date: 2024-05-06
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