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Obituaries January 18, 2024

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DepcikRICHARD J. “RICK” DEPCIK

Richard J. “Rick” Depcik, age 73, passed away December 18.

Cherished husband and best friend to Gina (nee Rian) for 51 years; brother of John, Joe III and the late Tom Depcik; dear brother-in-law of Reggie (Gloria) Rian, Natalie (Doug) Duey, the late Colleen Caproni, the late Richard (Lydia) Rian, the late Kimberly (Sam) Bortolami; fond uncle to many.  Longtime member of Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade. Toy #196.

Visitation was held December 22 with a Funeral Chapel Service at the Richard Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

DudczykFLORENCE DUDCZYK

Florence Dudczyk (nee Batory), age 95, passed away December 27.

Beloved wife of the late Bruno; loving mother of Gregory (Mary Ruth), Michael (Gina), the late Daniel, the late Mark (Lyyti), the late infant Dennis and the late infant Kenneth; dear grandmother of James, Andrew (Dina), Patrick, Meghan, Madeline (Tyler), Nicholas, Jacob, Rachel and the late Leah; great grandmother of James Jr., Aiden, Ruth, Patrick, Jake and Isla; dear sister of the late Marie, late Francis, late Joseph, late Rose, late Eleanor, late Anthony and the late James.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Member of the St. Jane de Chantal Altar & Rosary Sodality and Seniors Club.

Visitation Saturday, January 6 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel), processing to St. Faustina Kowalska Church for Mass.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

FloresRUBEN T. FLORES, JR.

Flag FuneralRuben T. Flores, Jr. “Big Flo”, age 50, passed away suddenly December 9. U.S. Army Veteran of Desert Storm.

Beloved son of Ruben T. Flores and the late Joanne Lamotte; loving father of Michael (Erica), Noelle and Angelica, second father to Matthew and Alexandra; dear grandfather of Emmanuel; dearest best friend of Renee Johnson; loving brother of Joseph (Pauline), Martha, William (Jenal), Lisa Peszat and Joanie Reynolds; fond uncle of Johnny, Breanna, Vivica, Marissa, William Jr., Anthony, Robert, Anabel, Jayson, Xavier, Lilia and Benjamin.

Member of Immanuel Masonic Lodge #153 and William McKinley American Legion Post #231.

Visitation was held December 13 at the Richard Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). Funeral Chapel Service was held December 14. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

JanovichRICHARD F. JOVANOVICH

Richard F. Jovanovich passed away at home January 4 surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Rochelle (nee Moscato); loving father of Sharon (Michael) Weyhmueller and Susan Stulas; proud grandfather of Jackson, Isabella, Nicholas, Max and Stefanie; dear brother of Steve (late Phyllis) Jovanovich and brother-in-law of Susan (late Ron) Lawton; fond uncle of Richard, Mike, Steve, Robert and Debbie.

Visitation was held January 11 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held January 12 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Blasé Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Richard was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery.

JuknuisDONNA J. JUKNUIS

Donna J. Juknuis (nee Wencel), age 78, of Princeton, passed away January 6.

Beloved wife of Kenneth; loving mother of Patricia (Dirk) Schulz and Brian Juknuis; dearest grandmother of Samantha (John) Spindler, Brian Juknuis Jr., Christopher (Candice) Dodson, Cedar Schulz, Melissa Juknuis, Megan Juknuis, Leanne (Kyle) Adamsheck and the late Joshua Dodson; cherished great grandmother of Caiden, Alyssa, Jack, Ayden, Alex, Zachary, Aiden, Meliana, Khloe, Leia, Ella, Donna, Chevios and Selah.

Visitation was held January 12 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held January 13 at the funeral home until time of Celebration of Life Service. Donna was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Donna’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KurdasSOPHIE S. KURDAS

Sophie S. Kurdas (nee Sarafin), age 96, longtime resident of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away January 5.

Beloved wife of the late Richard; loving Mother of Linda (Robert) Kozoman, Mary Ann (Edward) Ban and Bruce (Louise) Kurdas; dearest grandmother of Janet (Thomas) Larchey, Bryan (Julie) Kozoman, Michael (Annie) Ban, Matthew Kurdas and Marc Kurdas; great grandmother of Jackson, Allie, Abby Sue, Ethan, Logan and A.J. Sophie was preceded in death by her five brothers. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held January 10 until time of Mass at St. Daniel the Prophet Church. Procession from the church to Resurrection Cemetery where Sophie was laid to rest next to her beloved husband. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Sophie to Tabor Hills, 1347 Crystal Ave., Naperville, IL or www.taborhills.org would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Sophie’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MaskaANITA M. MASKA

Anita M. Maska (nee Augustine), age 89, passed away December 4.

Beloved wife of the late Ben; stepmother of Ben (Patti) Maska; loving sister of Mariann Augustine and the late Kathleen “Kate” (the late Peter) Aument; dear aunt of Anthony Aument and David Aument, great aunt of Penelope Aument. Loving nana of her fur baby Holly.

Visitation was held December 10 at the Richard Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). Funeral was held December 11at the funeral home, processing to St. Richard Church for mass.  Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery/Christ the King Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shriners Children’s Hospital would be appreciated. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

McHaleJESSIE M. MCHALE

Jessie M. McHale, age 36, passed away peacefully December 19 surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved daughter of Helen T. (nee Gagnon) and the late Michael P. McHale;  loving mother of Mercedes McHale and Mikaylah Robinson; dear sister of John (Sophie) Kelly; cherished fiancée of Angelo Vega. Treasured friend to many.

Visitation was held December 27 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). Funeral was held December 28 at the funeral home, processing to Our Lady of the Snows Church for Mass. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

PabianJAN P. PABIAN

Jan P. Pabian, age 92, passed away December 16.

Beloved husband of Wladyslawa (nee Jachym); loving father of Maria (Ziggy) Sokolowski, Krystyna (Leszek) Rysiewicz, Stanislaw (the late Maria) Pabian and the late Grzegorz (Grazyna) Pabian; dear grandfather of Tommy (Nancy) Sokolowski, Erik Sokolowski, Monica (Mark) Goryl, Bartek (Marzena) Rysiewicz, Marzena (Tomasz) Chrobak, Daniel (Kathy) Rysiewicz, Marcin (Agnieszka) Pabian and Kamil (Agnieszka) Pabian; dear great grandfather of Bella, Vinny, Paulinka, Christopher, Tomek, Claudia, Gabrysia, Emilka, Pawel, Julia, Mateusz, Natalia and Ola; fond brother of Wladyslaw (Celina) Pabijian, Stefan (Janina) Pabian, the late Jozef and the late Antoni Pabian.

Visitation was held December 20 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). Funeral was held December 21 at the funeral home, processing to St. Faustina Kowalska Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

PetersonROBERTA PETERSON

Roberta Peterson (nee Willard), age 85, passed away December 23.

She was born in Golden, Illinois to a family of farmers, teachers and preachers. In adulthood, Roberta was an elementary school teacher, beginning in 1961 in Davenport, Iowa, then teaching primarily at Robin Lyle Elementary School (Indian Springs School District #109) in Bridgeview through the 1970s. Roberta was also greatly admired for her skill in baking and intricately decorating large figurine cakes. For about 40 years, she and her family attended the LaGrange Bible Church.

Roberta is survived by a husband, Brownlee; two children, Marsha (husband, Jeff) and Mark (wife, Barbara); one grandchild, Madeline; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by parents Glenn and Ruth (Taylor) Willard; two brothers, Donald and Gerald Willard; one sister-in law, Dorothy (Gleckler) Willard; and many cousins.

Extended family will celebrate her life on a private online memorial conference call in January, to be followed by a private family gathering this summer. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

TurynaMARGARET TURYNA

Margaret Turyna (nee Wierzbicki), age 101, passed away December 3.

Beloved wife of the late Earl F. Sr.; dear mother of Cynthia (Robert) Runowski, Judith Turyna, Earl Jr. (Kathleen) and Bruce (Janice) Turyna; loving grandmother of Kelli (Seth) Snider, Daniel, the late Trenton, Earl III (Dena), Katherine, Tracy (Bret) Rocchietti, Brian (Karen) Runowski, Cheryl (Mark) Duvall; great grandmother of Avery, Jonathon, Emma, Benjamin, Casey, Maddie, Robert and Adele. Preceded in death by her four brothers, Raymond, John, Steve and Edmund and her two sisters, Eleanor and Julie. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held December 7 followed by a Funeral Chapel Service at the Richard Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

VIRGINIA “GINNY” VENTURA

Virginia Ventura (nee Myroup), 84, passed away on January 13.

She was the beloved wife of the late Jack Ventura for 61 years. Loving mother of Gail (Jason) Lucci, Pamela (Gus) Boza, Nancy (Rick) Murray, Jill (Ken) Hart. Cherished Grandma of Rick (Michelle) Rybarski, Jacob (Yesenia) Rybarski, Dana (Jordan) Hellriegel, Melissa Rybarski (Ben Guildenzoph), Analisa Ventura, Tommy Boza III, Alex (Sofia) Murray, Maxwell Murray, Michael Murray, Ken (Craig) Hart-Rohlfs and Camille (Greg) Wolf.  Proud Great-Grandma of Aspen, Nathan, Mia, Noah, Londyn, Austin, Charlotte and Heidi. Treasured daughter of the late George and Irene Myroup (nee: Englund). Dear sister of Ann Reeder (preceded in death) and Carol Chlebek. Aunt to many loving nieces and nephews. Friend to all.

Ginny will be truly missed by all who had the great pleasure of knowing her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Blue Cap to support people with intellectual disabilities. www.blue-cap.org.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Highway, Palos Hills. A funeral chapel service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 18. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

For information or to express your condolences, please visit www.palosgaidasfh.com or call 708-974-4410.

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