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Obituaries December 8, 2022

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ArteagaMAGDALENA ARTEAGA

Magdalena Arteaga (nee Valerio), 64, of Chicago, passed away November 23.

Beloved wife of Gerardo “Jerry” Arteaga; loving mother of Jacqueline (Juan) Guerrero, Jesus (Karen) Arteaga and Magaly Arteaga; dearest grandmother of Vincent Arteaga, Victoria G. Guerrero, Maritza N. and Gracie M. Arteaga; devoted daughter of Magdalena (nee Hernandez) and the late Salvador Valerio; dear sister of Graciela, Evangelina, Maria Luisa, Luz Maria, Socorro, Samuel, Martha, Juan, Maricela and Margarita; dearly loved by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held November 27 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held November 28 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Joseph in Summit for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 

JEAN A. BUMSTED

Jean A. Bumsted, 78, of Burr Ridge, passed away November 22.

Will be forever missed by loving family and friends.

Arrangements were provided by Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago.  Cremation Private. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

ColerVALENTINE J. COLER

Valentine John Coler, 90, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife, Rosemary (nee Wilhelmi) at his side November 28.

Loving and cherished father of Suzy (Joseph) Elizade, Michael (Lenea) Coler, Mary (late Gerald) Langland, Dr. Joseph (Dr. Wendi) Coler, Jackie (Joe) Malesich and Dr. Kathleen (Dr. Ernest) Monaco; proud and much loved grandfather of Dr. Mark (Dr. Lenglily) Elizalde, Sarah Elizalde (Bill) Mayer, Matthew (Elise) Elizalde, Mitchell Coler, Christina Wingfield, Rena Ramires, Mike Fuentes, Katherine (John) Kiwiet, Emily (fiancé Josh Bay) Langland, Chase Coler, Stefanie Coler, Christian Coler, Elle Coler, Joey Malesich, Alyssa Malesich, Ryan Malesich, Dylan Malesich, Kaitlin (Matt) Van Ormer, Kristin Belitz (fiancé Eric Zimmer), Katherine Belitz, Ernest Monaco, Karoline Monaco, Ethan Monaco and Kelli Monaco; loving great grandfather of Theodore, Rosaleng, Veralek, Lola and Gus. Valentine was preceded in death by his sisters, the late Marie (late Frank) Farej and the late Dolores (late Gus) Zidowicz. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Val was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Daniel Vincent de Paul Society, St. Daniel Parish Pastoral Council and the Holy Name Society.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of Valentine to St. Daniel the Prophet’s St. Vincent de Paul Society. You can send or deliver your donation to the church at 5300 S. Natoma, Chicago, Illinois 60638, or www.stdan.net.

Visitation was held December 2 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation was held December 3 at the funeral home. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Community Mausoleum. Condolences may be sent to Valentine’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

CzerwienKAROL CZERWIEN

Karol Czerwien, 74.

Karol was the previous owner of the Blue Sky Lounge & Restaurant at 48th and Pulaski and Flamingo Café on Archer Avenue owned by his brother Joe.

Beloved husband of Anna (nee Pasciak); loving brother-in-law of Mary Pasciak; dear brother of Jan (Anna) and Jozef Czerwien; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held November 25 and November 26. Funeral was held November 26 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave., Chicago, to St. Faustina Kowalska Church for mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 

LUCILLE S. FREY

Lucille S. Frey (nee Simpson), 100, of Brookfield, passed away December 1.

Beloved wife of the late David J. Frey, III; fond mother of Dr. Joanne M. (Diantha McJilton) Frey and David J. (Chadwin Sneyd) Frey, IV; sister of the late Dorothy Woodford, Doris Weaver and Arthur Simpson; sister-in-law of Vera (the late Charles) Frey; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held December 4 and December 5 at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral was held December 5 to St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park for Mass. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

HenryRICHARD C. HENRY

Richard C. Henry, 79.

Proud owner of H’s Sports Cards. Richard retired as a Lather/Carpenter after more than 25 years of service.

Beloved husband of 60 years to Barbara (nee Zajicek) Henry; loving father of Richard, William (Karla), Michelle (Robert) Cook and Randolph (Janie) Henry; cherished grandfather of Anthony, Nicholas, Justin, Kimberly (Shaun), Randy (Alyssia), Brittany, Tiera (Josh), Daniel (Desiree) and Michael, great grandfather of Cameron, Juliyan, Addisen, Andrew, Brynn, Pierce, Mason, Arianna, Lilliana, Noah, Jacob and Skylar; dear brother of Judy (Louie) Pileggi and the late Patricia Henry; fond uncle and cousin of many.

Visitation was held December 4 with a funeral prayer service at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. Cremation private. 

MarciniakRONALD W. MARCINIAK

Ronald W. “Ron” Marciniak, 65, of Chicago’s Clearing community, passed away unexpectedly November 28.

He was the beloved husband of Della (nee Young); loving father of David (Nicole) Schuirmann, Heather (Mark) Chlebek, Ronald A. (fiancée Lauren) Marciniak, Walter Seidler, Veronica (Johnny) Henderson and Monica (Alex) Tricroce, Sarah (Blake) Horton, Amanda Lawless, Lauren Grubart and Bryan (fiancee Alexis) Klippell; proud grandfather of Rachel Chlebek, Nicole Chlebek, Alex Schuirmann,, Johnny Schuirmann, Gabriella Curcio, Olivia Tricroce, Owen Tricroce, Lillian and Carter Henderson; dear brother of Donna (late Frank) Rogers, Linda (Dennis) Jeglinski and Kimberly Marciniak and the late Mimi Marciniak; fond uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Ron will be missed by his beloved companion Kaizer.

Visitation was held December 1 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Ron’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

McFaddenGEORGE “FREDDY” E. McFADDEN

George “Freddy” E. McFadden, 64, lifelong resident of Bridgeview, passed away very peacefully September 29, after his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Beloved husband of Diane (nee Samatowic) McFadden for 36 wonderful years; cherished son of the late Margaret (nee Kenzinger) and the late Roland McFadden; dear brother of Thomas (the late Kathleen) McFadden, Roland “Bud” (Dawn) McFadden and the late Patrick (Sandy) McFadden and the Wisconsin Family; proud godfather of Robert (Cindy), Josh (Jurqita) Ryan and Meghann (Ryan). He will be missed by his many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Visitation was held October 29 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. 

NuccioSHIRLEY F. NUCCIO

Shirley F. Nuccio, 80, of Summit, passed away peacefully November 23.

She was the beloved wife Blair Nuccio; devoted and loving mother of Susan Nuccio, Blair S. (Peggy) Nuccio and Christopher Nuccio; cherished grandmother of Brooke Nuccio (Tucker Burch) and Nicholas (Savannah) Nuccio.

For 20 years, Shirley was a paraprofessional in Summit School District 104.

Visitation was held November 28 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Shirley was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery in a private ceremony. Condolences may be sent to Shirley’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuenralhome.com

RapskyJOSEPH F. RAPSKY

Joseph F. Rapsky, 104, of Palos Park, former longtime resident of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away November 23.

Beloved husband of the late Eleanor Mae (nee Lees); loving father of Joseph (Beverly) Rapsky, Eleanor, Kevin, Larry (Donna), Gary Rapsky, the late Bonnie (Alan) Anderson and the late Jessie (late Albert) McKolosky; dearest grandfather and great-grandfather of many; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held November 30 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church until time of Mass. Procession from the Church to Resurrection Cemetery, Garden Mausoleum. Condolences may be sent to Joseph’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

RONALD A. RYZNER 

Ronald A. Ryzner, 74, late of Orland Park, passed away on November 27. 

He was the husband of Linda J. Ryzner; father of Allison (Nathan) and Kristi; grandfather of Ethan, Kaiden, and Quinn; brother-in-law of Steven (Debra), Bill, David, and the late Chet Jr.; uncle of many nieces and nephews; son of the late Adam and Virginia Ryznar. 

Ronald was a retired Systems Technician from AT&T with many years of dedicated service. 

Visitation was held on December 2 at Thornridge Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was held on December 3 at St. Michael Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 

Arrangements entrusted to Thornridge Funeral Home (Janusz Family Funeral Service).

SamockiCHESTER SAMOCKI

Chester Samocki, 88, of Lincolnwood, formerly of Darien, passed away November 27 at his home.

Chester was the beloved brother of Richard Samocki and the late Genevieve Samocki, late Cecilia Smuda, late Pearl Samocki and the late Virginia Kaspar; dear uncle of Mark Kaspar, Marie (David) Scheithauer, Matthew (Raul De Le Cruz) Kaspar. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Samocki.

Visitation was held December 3 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Chester was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Chester’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL JOSEPH ZIEMBA

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyMichael Joseph Ziemba, 80, died peacefully at home in his sleep on November 3.

He was a Marine Corps veteran.

Mike is survived by sons Bob and Mike; daughters Michelle (Steve Wascher) and R., former wife Barbara Ziemba; sister Irene Kuban; cousin Joseph Ziemba (Margaret), and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service to honor Mike’s life was held December 3 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. in Chicago. 

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