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Obituaries May 5, 2022

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CamposDAWN MARIE CAMPOS

Dawn Marie Campos (nee Aseves), age 66, of Brookfield, passed away April 13.

Beloved wife of Rafael Campos; loving mother of Daniel (Linda) Campos, Angelica (Tim) Kirkham, Carlos (Kierston) Campos, Mary (Robert) Gaytan, Clark (Aida Napoles) Campos and Jasmine (Joseph) Kainz; grandmother of Ryan Campos, Christabel Kirkham, Ella Kirkham, Brynn Campos and Addison Campos; dear sister Ramona (the late James) Smith, Anton (Patricia) Aseves, Roberta (Steve Bieniek) Bernard and Gordie (Anna) Bernard; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held April 20 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o Dawn Campos Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

CardosoOFELIA CARDOSO

Ofelia Cardoso, age 70, passed away April 18.

Will be forever missed by loving family and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Director/Owner. Funeral mass was held at St Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in Chicago. Final resting place St Casimir Catholic Cemetery. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

CarrascoOLGA C. CARRASCO

Olga Carrasco, age 78, of Burbank, passed away at home April 18, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of Juan Carrasco; loving mother of Juan (Lorena) Carrasco, Hector Carrasco and the late Octavio Carrasco; proud grandmother of Axcel; cherished sister of the late Eloisa, late Manuel, late Bertha, Gabriel, the late Angel, Alfonso, the late Jose Trinidad, Socorro and special sister to Ambrosio. Olga will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held April 23 at St. Blase Church until time of Celebration of Life Mass. According to her wishes, Olga will be cremated. Condolences can be sent to Olga’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

EsquivelOLGA ESQUIVEL

Olga Esquivel, age 91, of Chicago, East Pilsen community, passed away April 21.

Beloved mother of Amalia (Roman) Hernandez; dearest grandmother of Guadalupe Hernandez and Christopher Hernandez; cherished great grandmother of Aiden Hernandez; dear sister of Antonio (Mary) Esquivel, and the late Petronilo (Esther) Esquivel, late Joseph Esquivel and the late Rachel Esquivel; fond aunt of many.

Visitation was held April 25 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Funeral was held April 26 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Pius for Mass. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

JackowskiSTANISLAW JACKOWSKI

Stanislaw Jackowski, age 77, passed away April 13.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held April 18 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held April 19, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Daniel the Prophet Church, 5358 S. Nashville Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

KlosowskiJAKUB KONRAD KLOSOWSKI

Jakub Konrad Klosowski, age 34, passed away April 15.

Cherished son of Grazyna (nee Wilgosz) and the late Edward Klosowski; treasured dad of Landen and Isabella; loving brother of Karolina Klosowska and Katarzyna (Robert); dearest uncle of Zosia Niemczyk. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Cremation rites accorded. Private interment to be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

LhotakJEROME F. LHOTAK

Jerome F. Lhotak, age 75, of Bridgeview for over 60 years.

Beloved husband of Dina (nee Milionis); loving father of Lisa (Robert) Butt and Tim (Tina) Lhotak; loving grandpa of Ryan, Kaila, Maddie, and Jason. Jerome is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation was held April 27 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 S. Archer Rd. Justice until time of service. Interment Bethania Cemetery, Justice. Arrangements by Hann Funeral Home. For info call 708-496-3344.

MicusDOLORES M. MICUS

Dolores M. Micus (nee Freiheit), age 95, of Crestwood, passed away April 15.

She was the loving mother of Barbara (Bill) Haupt, Sharon (Bob) Watterson, Robert Micus, Carol (Mark) Corter, the late Thomas Micus and the late Donna Micus; cherished grandmother of Monica, Billy, Bryan, Molly, Jessicca, Allison, Thomas, the late Rick and the late Jon; great grandmother of Jordan, Kailey, Olivia, Emily, Izabelle, Avery, Hayden and Jax.

Visitation was held April 21 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home on April 22 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Dolores’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

GERALDINE T. MILLER

Geraldine T. Miller (nee Shemanske), age 93, formerly of Archer Heights Community, passed away April 25 in Montgomery.

Beloved wife of the late John F. Miller; loving mother of Linda (late John) Ray, Gary Miller and Tina (Rick) Kruse; fond grandmother of Melinda Ray, Amanda (Richard) Kobal, Kimberly (Daniel) Skrlin and Kaitlyn (Daniel) Earwood; great grandmother of Zora Kobal, Noah Skrlin, Veronica Earwood and Kodah Skrlin; dear sister of Arthur (late Barbara) Shemanske and the late Kenneth (Alice) (late Evelyn) Shemanske. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Cousin and friend of many.

Visitation and Chapel service were held April 29 at the Wolniak Funeral Home, 5700 S. Pulaski Rd., Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Funeral Info: 773-767-4500 or www.wolniakfuneralhome.com.

PutlakMONICA J. PUTLAK

Monica J. Putlak (nee Grencik), age 97, passed away April 14.

Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Putlak, Sr.; loving mother of Edward (Sandi) Putlak Jr., Arleen (Guy) Lothian, Michael (Maureen) Putlak and the late Barbara Putlak; dearest grandmother of Samantha Putlak; cherished daughter of the late Maria (nee Buc) and the late Joseph Grencik; survived by dear sisters Emily (Norbert) Putlak and Dorothy (John) Wanda. Preceded in death by many treasured brothers and sisters. Also survived by an abundance of very close nieces, nephews and their families.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart Failure Society of America https://hfsa.org/ are much appreciated. Visitation was held April 21 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held April 21. Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Patricia Church, 9040 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

RyanROSE MARY RYAN

Rose Mary Ryan, age 72, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away April 16.

Cherished daughter of the late Clement and late Bertha Fuerst Ryan; dearest sister of James Ryan, Bob Ryan, the late Joanne Ryan and the late John (Deanna) Ryan; loving aunt of Jennifer and Michelle; dear friend of Ned (Tatjana), Tatja and Nick Badrljica. Rose Mary will be missed by her many cousins, her extended family and many friends.

Visitation was held on April 23 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church until time of Mass. Procession from the church to St. Mary Cemetery where Rose Mary was laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose Mary’s honor to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago IL 60607 or www.littlebrotherschicago.org would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Rose Mary’s family on her personal tribute website at: www.foranfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Foran Funeral Home.

SulimaPATRICIA SULIMA

Patricia “Pat” L. Sulima (nee Verbiski), passed away April 10.

The center of Pat’s life was her late husband, Leonard Sulima, in addition to her children, Debra, the late David, Michael (Patricia), and Brian (Sheryl); devoted grandmother to William and Andrew, great step-grandmother to twelve children; dear sister to Marlene (the late Henry) Draus; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. Her family would like to thank the staff at Northwestern Palos Hospital and Advocate Christ Hospital for their compassionate care.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Pat’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate.  Funeral services private. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

PATRICIA WARREN

Patricia Warren, age 87, passed away April 13.

Visitation and Chapel Service was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Cremation Private. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

WisniowiczRONALD I. WISNIOWICZ

Ronald I. Wisniowicz, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away April 22, 9 days after his 75th birthday.

He was the beloved husband of Louise (nee Wojdyla); loving father of Veronica (John) Ewald; cherished grandfather of Aidan, Emma and Jaxon; dear brother of Richard (Della) Wisniowicz, Nancy (Thomas) Rodak, Patricia Wisniowcz, Casimer Wisiowicz, the late Stanley Jr. (Delores) Wisniowicz and Theresa (late Salvador) Gonzalez. Ronald will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held April 25 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Faustina Kowalska Parish for a Mass. Per Ronald’s request he will be cremated and buried at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Ronald’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

 

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