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Obituaries November 24, 2022

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JOANN M. BACHELDER 

Joann M. Bachelder (nee Bandiga), 88, of Palos Hills, passed away peacefully on November 16 surrounded by her loving family by her side.  

She was the beloved wife of the late George James Bachelder III; loving mother of Mary Kay (David) Loyd, Carol (Patrick) Carmody, George James Bachelder IV., Joseph James Bachelder, and Thomas William Bachelder C.P.D.; Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Justin, Tyler, Jessie, Meghan, Kathy, Ashley and Jake; proud great grandmother of Cilas; dearest sister of William (the late Betty) Bandiga; kind aunt of many nieces and nephews. 

Joann was a graduate of St. Bernard’s School of Nursing Class of 1955. She was a registered nurse. 

Funeral services have been held. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. 

Arrangements by Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. 

ComptonROBERT E. COMPTON

Robert “Bob” Compton, age 83, longtime resident of Summit, passed away peacefully at home November 10 with his beloved wife, Mary Ellen by his side.

He was the loving father of the late Kimberly (Steve) Boll and Evette (Richard) Mosar; proud grandfather of Steven Boll. A member of U.A.W. and a past executive board member.

Visitation was held November 14 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held November 15 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Joseph Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please offer your thoughts and condolences to family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com

DudekRICHARD B. DUDEK

Richard B. Dudek, age 59, of Chicago, Brighton Park community, passed away November 4.

Devoted son of the late Josephine (nee Grajda) and late Anthony Dudek; dearest brother of Chester (late Josephine) Dudek, Genevieve (James) Cappello, John (late Pamela) Dudek, Frank (Patricia) Dudek and Anna (Phillip) Sparacino; dear uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:30 a.m. at Five Holy Martyrs Church. Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

EllisPATRICIA ELLIS

Patricia Ellis (nee Parizek), age 87, of Bridgeview, passed away peacefully November 11.

She was the loving Mother of Richard Lusk, the late Lynn Gruns and Gail (Timothy) Zilvitis; cherished grandmother of Darryl Lusk, Cheryl (John) Martinez and Lynne (Jon) Shue; great grandmother of 5.

Visitation was held November 15 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation November 16 until time of Celebration of Life Service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Patricia was laid to rest alongside her parents. Condolences may be sent to Patricia’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

GarciaRUDOLFO M GARCIA

Rudolfo M Garcia, age 69, passed away October 29.

Visitation and Chapel Service were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave., Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner, Director. Final resting place St Mary Catholic Cemetery, Evergreen Park. To leave any tributes, please visit Funeral Home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

HartDANIEL A. HART

Daniel A. Hart, age 60, of Justice, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home November 12.

He was the loving father of Nicole (Sam) LaRocco, Daniel Hart II and Patrick Hart; Daniel will be remembered fondly by his former spouse, Nancie Miller. Proud grandfather of Nova and Zyla; loving life partner of Elan Wilson. Preceded in death by his parents, Virginia Fickett and Lawrence Hart. Dear brother of Debra Fornof, the late Lawrence Hart Jr., Edna Pantoja and Tiffany Ilkanic. Fond uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held November 18 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). A Celebration of Life Service in honor of Daniel was held at the funeral home. Per his request, Daniel will be cremated. Condolences may be sent to Daniel’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KrzysiakYOLANDA KRZYSIAK

Yolanda Krzysiak (nee Orlof); age 55, passed away November 4.

Beloved wife of John Krzysiak; loving mother of Daniel and Vanessa Krzysiak; devoted daughter of the late Magdalena (nee Sowizral) and late Jozef Orlof; dearest sister-in-law of Tadeusz Krzysiak and Karol (Bernadette) Krzysiak; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held November 18 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held November 19 from the funeral home to the Our Lady, Mother of the Church, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

Lopez 1JUANA LOPEZ

Juana Lopez, age 90, of Chicago, Ashburn community, passed away November 8 surrounded by the love of close family.

Preceded in death by her husband Juan Lopez, daughter Josephine Valentin and son Jose Luis “Googie” Lopez. Her spirit and memory will live on through her surviving children Margaret Hall (Kevin), Teresa Guerrero (Danny), Marcos Lopez and daughter-in-law Patricia Lopez. Juana is also survived by her siblings Diego Garcia (Irma), Ana Luz Soto (Bruno) and Ramona “Monin” Valentin (Edwin). She is a beloved granny to Yvette (Juan), Bernadette (Renee), Vanessa, Vivian, Juliann, Jesse, Matthew, Stephanie, Jennifer, David and Anthony; dear great-granny to Raphael, Vanessa, Giovanni, Jermaine, Mireya, Julian, Ximena, Elijah, Amelie, and Jonny. Juana was also an admired aunt and madrina to many.

Visitation was held November 13 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held November 14 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Queen of the Universe Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Juana was buried next to her beloved husband at St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask that donations be made to her son Marcos who has Down Syndrome. This will help with his care during this trying time as Juana was his primary caregiver. Zelle donations to CareForMarcos@gmail.com. Condolences may be sent to Juana’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MichalsPAULINE MICHALS

Pauline Michals (nee Klemchuk), age 105, longtime resident of Berwyn, passed away peacefully November 11.

Beloved wife for 72years to the love of her life, her late husband, George P. Michals; loving mother of Michael (Rosalyne) Michals, George Michals, Marilyn Michals and Paula (Dr. Gary) Ogurkiewicz; cherished grandmother of Kathleen Michals, Deborah (Glen) Olson, Laura (David) Koenig, Christine (James) Michals-Bucher, Carolyn Michals, Paul (Amy) Michals, Natalia (Dr. Alex) Ogurkiewicz – Crider, Gregory and Larissa Ogurkiewicz. Great grandmother of 9. Pauline was an exceptional entrepreneur, of 2 successful taverns in Chicago and helped her husband in their oil drilling business. She was one of the “Rosie the Riveters”, helping build airplanes during WWII. She lived through 2 pandemic and survived Covid at age 104.

Visitation was held November 16 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem) until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Panteleimon Orthodox Church, 7549 West 61st Place, Summit for the Church Service. Interment Elmwood Cemetery where Pauline was laid to rest next to her beloved husband. Condolences may be sent to Pauline’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MulacWILMA J. MULAC

Wilma J. Mulac (nee Jacobsen), age 91, of Brookfield.

Loving wife of Harry J. Mulac for 71 years; fond mother of Dr. Jeffrey (Kathy) Mulac and Mark (Steven Sabourin) Mulac; sister of the late Gustav (Josephine) Jacobsen; aunt of Linda (Merle) Bourn and Dondi (Richard) Morrissey.

Visitation was held November 16 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison St, Oak Brook. In lieu of flowers, Memorials appreciated to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree Street, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309. 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 the Wilma Mulac Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

henry paulsen obit 1HENRY “HANK” PAULSEN 

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyHenry “Hank” Paulsen, 85, passed away November 20. 

He was the beloved husband for 54 years to the late Charlotte J. Paulsen (nee Barrett), who passed away in 2017. Loving father of John (Kelly), Keith (Christine) and Gretchen (late Patrick) Lynch. Cherished grandpa of Jack, Hailey, Riley, Kennedy, Andrew, David, Robert, Lindsey, Olivia, Gabrielle and Isabelle. Dear brother of the late Robert (late Ronnie) Paulsen.

He was an Army veteran. 

Hank was a retired general manager of Chicago Metallic Corporation with over 37 years of service. He was an avid boater and fisherman. He loved to watch all types of sports including those his grandchildren participated in. He was very active in his families’ lives and hobbies.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 1, at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7800 W. McCarthy Road, Palos Heights, from 9-11 a.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment Fairmount – Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd preferred.

Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com.

RICHARD F. “DICK” POLICH

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRichard F. “Dick” Polich, age 90, passed away peacefully in hospice November 13.

Born in 1932 to Croatian immigrant parents outside Chicago, Polich received degrees from Yale and MIT and flew fighter jets in the Navy for 3 years. He married longtime partner Cathy Kuttner in 2014. Several previous marriages ended in divorce. In addition to Kuttner, survivors include children, stepchildren, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Spring 2023 at UAP Polich Tallix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dick Polich Youth Internship Fund at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (https://cfosny.org/dick-polich-youth-internship-fund/) to provide foundry experience for at-risk youth.

RodriguezNEFTALI RODRIGUEZ

Neftali Rodriguez, age 90, of Puerto Rico, passed away November 4.

Beloved husband of the late Luz Maria Rodriguez (nee Alvarez); loving father of Elsie (Luther) Sease, Vilma (George) Rodriguez, Neftali Jr. (Jean) Rodriguez, Luz (Robert) Torres, Richard (Lourdes) Rodriguez, Maria Haymer, Sonia Estrella, Jeannette (Jovany) Martinez and Jandir Argueta. Dearest grandfather of 16, great-grandfather of 17. Fond brother of Juan Rodriguez, Luz Delia Alvarado and the late Anna, late Ida and late David. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held November 17 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held November 18 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Pius X Church for Mass. Neftali will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Neftali’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

 

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