Judy Ann Fontana

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Sunday, October 22 from 2pm until service at 7pm
Service Date: 10/22/2023
Service Time: 7PM

Judy Ann Fontana (nee Robey) age 76 of University Park, Illinois passed away suddenly on October 18, 2023.   Loving wife to Albert.  Beloved mother to Gina (Daniel) Meier, Lisa Fontana (David Blake) and Christina (Dave) Petrovic.  Beautiful grandmother to Jacob & Abigail Meier and Ava & Evan Petrovic.  Cherished sister to her brother Richard (Merrilee) Robey and her late twin sister Carol Olson.  Preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mae (nee Walter) Robey.

Visitation Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 2:00 P.M. until time of service at 7:00 P.M. at Monee Funeral Home, 5450 Wilson (at Governors Highway), Monee, Illinois.  Interment:  private   Info: 708-534-0016



Service Date: 2023-10-22
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Lou Ann Bedwell

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

Visitation: Direct Burial
Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery 801 Michigan City Road, Calumet City, Illinois (Map-it)


Lou Ann Bedwell (nee Herda) age 96 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on October 9, 2023.  Beloved wife to the late Charles (d. 2015).  Loving mother to Kevin (Margaret) Bedwell.  Cherished grandmother to Kyle (Melissa) Bedwell and Devin (Jillian Hein) Bedwell.  Lou Ann was a founder and original member of St. Kieran Church in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

Arrangement entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Burial will be on Thursday, October 12 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Illinois at 1:00PM.  Info:  (708) 754-0016.

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Kathleen A. Hauck

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial gathering Saturday, October 14 from 1pm until service 5pm
Service Date: 10/14/2023
Service Time: 5pm

Kathleen A. Hauck (nee Ramsey) age 72 of Crete, Illinois passed away on October 5, 2023.  Loving wife to Dennis; beloved mother to Thomas (Laura) Jones, April Jones, Kevin (Kyria) Jones and Dylan Hauck.  Cherished grandmother to Anyssa, Kayla, Kennedy, Jack, Kimberly, Sam and Kevin; great grandmother to Violet, Dotty and Kash.  Beautiful sister to Daniel (Carolyn) Ramsey, Toby Ramsey, Cheryl Jones and Randy Ramsey.  Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents Lewis and E. Lorraine (nee Malone) Ramsey.  Kathleen worked as a clerical clerk at Ingalls Hospital.

Memorial gathering on Saturday, October 14th  from 1:00 PM until time of service at 5:00 P.M. at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main St. (Dixie Hwy.), Crete, IL 60417.   Info: 708-672-7600.  Cretefuneralhome.com


Service Date: 2023-10-14
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John J Sasuta

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial Sunday October 15 from 12 Noon until service 3:30PM
Service Date: 10/15/2023
Service Time: 3:30PM

John Joseph Sasuta, a man synonymous with joy, laughter, and family, was born on May 11, 1949, in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He lived a life full of fervor, hobbies and, most importantly, family. His life was a celebration, and so shall be his memoir.

John was a person of diverse interests. He sported an enthusiasm for fishing, a fondness for auto racing, and cooking.  His culinary skills delighting all who tasted his creations. His vocabulary was unmatched due to the crosswords he did everyday.  More than anything else, he loved spending time with his family and friends, often accompanied by a refreshing drink, a flurry of laughter, and stories to last a lifetime.  In his garage you were always sure to find John with a cold beer and warm welcome.

John loved sports, especially watching football.  Bowling and softball played a role in John’s early life, reflecting his competitive spirit and his love for having fun. But, amidst the laughter and games, the core essence of John’s life was his family. A loving husband to Faye Sasuta, a caring father to Lisa Ricci and John Lawrence Sasuta, a proud father-in-law to Dave Ricci, he was the epitome of love and care.

John experienced the joy of being a brother to Daniel Sasuta, Mary liakos, Georgiana Easton, and Bernadine Cameo. His mother Ann Sasuta, showered him with love and values, shaping him into the wonderful man he was.

The sparkle in John’s eyes would shine the brightest around his grandchildren. Damon and Evan Alexander, David L. Ricci, and Mia Sasuta, his little bundles of joy, filled his life with happiness and satisfaction.

John breathed his last breath on September 30, 2023. However, he continues to live in the hearts of his loved ones. His laughter will echo in the family gatherings, his love will always be felt in the warmth of his home, and his memories etched in the hearts of all who knew him. Let us celebrate John Sasuta, a man who taught us to live, love, and laugh unconditionally.

May he rest forever in peace.

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Memorial gathering on Sunday, October 15th , from 12:00 Noon until time of service at 3:30 P.M. at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main St. (Dixie Hwy.), Crete, IL 60417.    Info: 708-672-7600.  Cretefuneralhome.com


Service Date: 2023-10-15
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James P. 'JP" Muirhead

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Visitation: Monday, October 9th from 2pm to 9pm
Service Date: 10/10/2023
Service Time: 10AM
Place of Service: Crete Church Country Lane and Exchange Street, Crete, IL (Map-it)

James “JP” Muirhead, age 54, of Crete, Illinois passed away on October 5, 2023. Born August 14, 1969 in Chicago Heights to the late James P. and Carolyn (nee Rotoloni) Muirhead.  Beloved husband to Katelyn (nee Arndt) and devoted father to Evelyn and Walter. Loving brother to Michael (Kim) and Caryn. Adoring uncle to Stephanie (Brad) Sather, Steven “Deuce” Klenk; great uncle to Brooklyn and Brinley Sather. 1987 Graduate of Rich East High School. Obtained Fire Science degree in 2013 from Prairie State College. Lieutenant/Paramedic for Riverdale Fire Department from 1998 to 2021. Active Fire Chief for the Crete Fire Department since July 2022.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Project Fire Buddies.

Visitation on Monday, October 9th from 2pm to 9pm at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Memorial Service at 10AM on Tuesday at Crete Church 24755 S Country Ln, Crete, Illinois.   Info: (708) 672-7600.


Service Date: 2023-10-10
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Beverly M. Heft

Funeral 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
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Leona R. Carlson

Funeral 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
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Joetta M. Smith

Funeral 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.com

Service Date: 2023-09-29
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Brooke C. Allen-Alfaro

Funeral 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

Service Date: 2023-09-23
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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
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