Hilda FoushiFuneral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Saturday, April15th from 10AM until service at 12 Noon
Service Date: 04/15/2023
Service Time: 12 Noon
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)
Hilda Foushi (nee Calvaresi), age 97, of Harvey, Illinois passed away peacefully on April 10, 2023. Born in Chicago Heights on September 25, 1925. Loving wife of 60 years to the late Dominic George (d.2009). Beloved mother to her son, Thomas (late Sherry); and daughter, Monica (Carl) Lesnikowski. Cherished grandmother to Samantha and Stephanie.
Visitation Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 10:00 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 Cemetery in Glenwood, IL. For Info. Call (708) 754-0016.Service Date: 2023-04-15
Mark A Blankenberger, Jr.Funeral Home: Beecher Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Wednesday April 12 from 3pm until service at 7pm
Service Date: 04/12/2023
Service Time: 7PM
Mark A. Blankenberger Jr., age 39 of Park Forest formerly of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on April 3, 2023. Born on October 30, 1983 in Harvey, Illinois to his loving parents Mark A. Sr. and Susan (nee Hoeffner) Blankenberger. Beloved brother to Hannah Blankenberger.
Visitation Wednesday, April 12th from 3PM until time of service at 7:00 P.M. at Beecher Funeral Home, 602 Dixie Highway, Beecher, IL 60401. Info. (708) 946-6000. www.beecherfuneralhome.orgService Date: 2023-04-12
Eugene SadusFuneral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Monday April 10 from 4pm to 7pm
Service Date: 04/11/2023
Service Time: 10:30AM
Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery 801 Michigan City Road, Calumet City, Illinois (Map-it)
Eugene F. Sadus age 84, a lifetime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on April 2, 2023. Loving husband of 47 years to Rita d. 2020 (nee Jakubowski) ; beloved father to Geno Sadus and Elizabeth Sadus. Wonderful Dzia Dzia to Steven, Allison and Anthony Sadus. Preceded in death by his parents Frank and Josephine (nee Hanek) Sadus. Fond brother of Dorothy Bertrand. Gene retired after 38 years at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights as a social studies teacher, was City Commissioner for Chicago Heights from 1975 – 1991. Prior to his political career, he played saxophone/clarinet in the polka band The Bal-Aires. He was also chairman of the Chicago Heights Wadowice Polish Sister Cities Committee, member of PNA Lodge 590, Polish Falcons Nest 42, Polish American Community Fair (PACF), and a proud supporter of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. Gene will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Visitation Monday, April 10th from 4pm to 7pm. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Funeral service on Tuesday at 10:30 am at the funeral home. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois. Info: (708) 754-0016.Service Date: 2023-04-11
Barbara J AndersonFuneral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Memorial Gathering Friday 4/14 from 4pm until service 7pm
Service Date: 04/14/2023
Service Time: 7PM
Barbara J. Anderson (nee Hoffman) age 89 of Monee, Illinois passed away on March 30, 2023. Born on November 19, 1933 to the late Joseph and late Mildred (nee Walker) Hoffman. Loving wife to the late Quentin (d. 2017). Beloved mother to the late Dr. Thaddeus (Michele) Anderson, Mark (Kristine) Anderson, Kevin Anderson and Juliana Anderson Blade. Beautiful grandmother to 12 and great grandmother to 4. Preceded in death by one grandchild.
Memorial gathering will be on Friday, April 14th, 2023 from 4PM until time of service at 7PM at Monee Funeral Home, 5450 Wilson Street (at Governors Hwy), Monee, IL 60449. Info: (708) 534-0016.
Service Date: 2023-04-14
Donald T. SchofieldU.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Visitation Thursday April 6 from 3PM to 7PM with a 6PM service
Service Date: 04/06/2023
Service Time: 6pm
Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road Elwood, Illinois 60421, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)
Donald T. Schofield (86) of Chicago Heights passed away on March 30 th , 2023. Donald fought against cancer for several years and always kept his sense of humor. He was cared for and surrounded by his family when he passed. Donald, fondly known as Don, was born in 1936 to Ruth and Harold Schofield in Chicago Heights IL. He was proceeded in death by wife, Darlis (Webb) of 63 years. He was also proceeded in death by his siblings Betty Foushi and Harold (Sonny)Schofield. He is survived by his children Donald T. Schofield II, Douglas (Sharon Leong) Schofield, and Diane (George) Scott. He was blessed with three grandchildren Franklin Scott, Jessica Schofield, and Samantha Schofield. Donald was a lifetime resident of Chicago Heights. Donald worked for Ford Stamping plant in Chicago Heights for 35 years. Donald was an active Life Member of Moose Lodge of Chicago Heights. Donald served in the army with final rank of specialist 4. He received a good conduct medal. Donald took pride in being honest and helping others. He loved to put on a great party. He enjoyed decorating and dabbling in art. Donald worked for Ford Stamping plant in Chicago Heights for 35 years. He was a production worker and utility man. He took pride in keeping his lines running smoothly and with reducing scrap. Donald took his breaks right in front of the men on the line. He wanted the men to know he was not hiding on them. He worked with the men on the line to keep floor clean and the line running smoothly. Donald also worked as a relief man. Donald took pride in making sure every man on the line received their breaks. He worked on the cow top line also in door assembly. When he took over the Topas door assembly there were 100 doors on the floor needing repairs. As he worked the line, he was able to reduce doors needing repair to only a few. To keep things running smoothly, he had to do things like preventing workers from putting copper, brass, and other metals in the wrong barrels. Donald took pride in being honest and placed the scrap in the correct barrels. Having only one family car like most people in the winter of 1967, his wife, Darlis drove him to work in the wee morning hours. That day the great snowstorm of 1967 hit the area. Don found himself walking home from Ford stamping plant to his home in Chicago Heights. He told his wife to stay home as he would find his own way home. At stop lights, Donald knocked on car doors and asked if he could warm up. Donald stopped in a little grocery store and asked for a paper bag. He made eye holes and used this on his head to keep warm. Shoveling the driveway is a chore. He took time to make a snow chair for his daughter. Diane was happy and proud to sit on the snow chair. The next day his driveway was cleared of snow. However, his car wouldn’t start, so he opened the hood and found a pile of snow packed into the engine compartment. He had to dig through the snow under the hood to find the spark plugs and clear the snow. On a different line, the boss was asking why the line was running so slowly. Don watched the line for a while and told the foreman there were too many parts on the cycle. Remove every other one on the line. The line sped up. Turned out he was right. Donald was an active Life Member of Moose Lodge of Chicago Heights. Donald was president of the Left Handers at the Moose Lodge. Donald took pride in organizing banquets and scheduling bands for the Moose dinners. Don was the best at acquiring the best bands and bringing in the crowd. He helped organize the Moose Follies. They did short skits and showed their talents. Eventually Donald took early retirement due to the stress from working the line at Ford. Apparently, Ford plant was tremendously loud. He soon had more time to spend with the family and learned a lot of his wife’s crazy jokes. He spent the last few years getting into art projects like painting bird statues and other items. He liked to have a lot of mechanical toys around. Such as singing birds, singing gorilla, talking fish, … He took the most pride in his decorations in the garage. Donald Schofield will be missed by many.
Visitation Thursday, April 6th from 3PM to 7PM with a 6PM Service at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Inurnment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. at a later date. (708) 754-0016.
Service Date: 2023-04-06
William G. RingenbergFuneral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Memorial visitation Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 2:00 P.M. until time of Service at 4:30 P.M.
Service Date: 04/02/2023
Service Time: 4:30 P.M.
William G. Ringenberg age 62 of Crete, Illinois passed away on March 28, 2023. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Phillips). Loving father of Billy (Kendel) Ringenberg and Daniel (Lupe) Ringenberg. Son of the late Ronald and Patricia Ringenberg. Son-in-law of Mary and the late Ted Phillips. Brother of Luann (Chris) Anderson, Mary (Rupert) Ward, Rose Ringenberg and Betty (the late Steve) Howard. Brother-in-law of Lee (Jill) Phillips and Tony (Julie) Phillips. Uncle of Kate, Kelly, Elizabeth, Niko, Arianna and Mia. He loved golfing, Astronomy, hanging out with his wonderful family and just being a simple man.
Memorial visitation Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.Inurnment: Private.Info: (708) 672-7600.
Service Date: 2023-04-02
Dorothy H. PriesFuneral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Memorial: Saturday April 1st from 10AM until mass 11:30Am
Service Date: 04/01/2023
Service Time: 11:30AM
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery 34th Street and Western, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)
Dorothy H. Pries (nee Valek) age 86 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away on March 23, 2023. Born on July 4, 1936, to the late Joseph and Helen (Pisut) Valek in Joliet, Illinois. Loving wife of over 66 years to Donn R.; Beloved Mother to Nancy (Alan) Rafferty, Gregory (Thomas Chelius) Pries, Karen (Mike) Brackin, Gary (Lynn) Pries, Kevin (Dana) Pries, Laura (Tom) Erickson and Mark (Vicki) Pries. Beautiful Grandmother to Sarah, Anna, Megan, Danny, Catie, Kevin, Angela, Grace, Scott, Annabelle. Cherished Great-Grandmother to Jade, Madelyn, Audrey, Hailey, Riley, Sylvia, Alyse, Dominic, Giuliana, Hudson, Kacee. Survived by sister-in-law Loretta Valek and many fond nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her dear eleven siblings: Edward (Marie), Jerry (Jean), Agnes (Larry) McKeon, Joseph (Alice), Jim (Lois), Marsha (Frank) Doyle, Tom (Amy), John, Catherine, Helen and Margaret.
Dorothy attended St. Francis High School in Joliet where she was a member of the Glee Club. She was proud of her Slovak ancestry and her family enjoyed the traditional ethnic dishes she lovingly cooked and recipes she passed down with joy. She had the most adorable infectious laugh and loved playing games including cards, scrabble and doing jigsaw puzzles. Her summer flower gardens were a labor of love and brought her much pleasure – a greener thumb there never was! Dorothy was a devout Catholic and a founding member of St. Kieran Church in Chicago Heights.
Memorial gathering and mass on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10:00 AM until the time of mass at 11:30 AM 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: 2023-04-01
Yvette Therese FontanaFuneral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Sunday, March 26, 2023 from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
Service Date: 03/27/2023
Service Time: 10;00 A.M.
Place of Service: St. Boniface Catholic Church 5304 W Main Street, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Mt. Carmel Cemetery 1400 S Wold Road, Hillside, Illinois (Map-it)
Yvette Therese Fontana, age 58 of Manhattan, Illinois passed away on March 21, 2023. Beloved wife of Michael “Mike” Czernik. Loving mother of Angelina Moreno, Theresa (Bob) Tribble, Roland Moreno and Ryan Czernik. Cherished grandmother of Bruce and Archer Tribble. Dear daughter of Albert L. and the late Sylvia M. Fontana (2022). Aunt of Bernadette Yracheta. Fond sister of the late Dennis Fontana, Veronica Musgrave, the late Daniel Fontana, Suzanne Fontana, Albert Fontana, Miles Fontana, Roxann (Shane) Hondrombilas, Silvio Fontana and Marie (Joe) Maggio. Nieces and nephews Daniel Fontana, Shane Hondrombilas, Andrew Musgrave, Jessica Hondrombilas, Francesca Fontana ,Christian Kennedy, Daniella Fontana and Annie Fontana. Yvette was a master cake decorator and baker and was well known for her cakes and her craft.
Visitation Sunday, March 26th from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Monee Funeral Home, 5450 Wilson (at Governors Highway), Monee, Illinois. Funeral Monday, March 27th leaving the funeral home at 9:15 A.M. going to St. Boniface Catholic Church, Monee, Illinois for a 10:00 A.M. Mass of the Resurrection . Inurnment: Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery. Hillside, Illinois at a later date. Info: 708-534-0016.
Service Date: 2023-03-27
Dr. Jairo Bispo CruzFuneral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Friday, March 24 from 1pm to 7pm
Service Date: 03/25/2023
Service Time: 11AM
Place of Service: Infant Jesus of Prague 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)
Dr. Jairo Bispo Cruz age 78 resident of Olympia Fields, Illinois passed away on March 21, 2023. Loving husband to Maria Donatela Camaya Cruz. Beloved father to Mary Ann Cruz (Michael Dennis) Dichoso, Rachelle Camaya (Carlos Julian Sison) Centeno and Jairo Bispo (Melinda Sue) Cruz Jr. Loving grandfather to Josephine Camaya Dichoso, Nora Ellen Dichoso, Luke Modesto Dichoso, Gabriella Claire Centeno, Julie Ann Cruz Centeno, Camaya Elizabeth Cruz, Jairo John Cruz and Dominick Bishop Cruz. Cherished brother to Jader Bispo Cruz; dear uncle to Fernanda Cantalice Cruz, Claudio Cantalice Cruz and Eduardo DeSouza Cruz. Preceded in death by his parents Josaphat Bispo Cruz and Aurelina Ferreira Lopes Cruz. Dr. Cruz was a Cardiologist for Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association www.abta.org
Visitation Friday, March 24th from 1:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Visitation on Saturday 10:00 A.M. until 10:45AM with a 11:00AM mass at St. Veronica Parrish (Formerly: Infant Jesus of Prauge) Church , 1131 Douglas, Flossmoor, Illinois. Interment: Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois. Info:(708) 754-0016.
Service Date: 2023-03-25
Terry A. HasemanFuneral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)
Visitation: Saturday, March 25th from 10AM until service 1PM
Service Date: 03/25/2023
Service Time: 1PM
Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)
Terry A. Haseman age 64 lifelong resident of Crete, Illinois passed away on March 21, 2022. Born on September 30, 1958 to the late John M. (d.2016) and late Lillian nee Scheuer (d.2011). Loving brother to John R. (Denise) Haseman. Wonderful uncle to John C. Haseman and Dana Haseman; great uncle to Lillian and August. Dear nephew to Joyce Zydch, the late Elaine Angeliotti, Janet (Gary) Handrick, Evelyn (late Edward) House, David (Minda) Scheuer, Mary (late Ray) Laurick, Delores Smith and Richard Scheuer. Terry attended Speed Center for Special Education for schooling in Park Forest, Center Division in Chicago Heights and Happiday South Star Center in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Terry worked at Aurelio’s Pizza in Crete for 25 years where he met a lot of his friends and was a member of St. Liborius Church in Steger. Memorial to be made to Good Shepherd Manor, Momence, Illinois.
Visitation/Service on Saturday, March 25th from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 1:00 P.M. at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Interment: Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, IL. Info: (708) 672-7600. cretefuneralhome.com
Service Date: 2023-03-25