Michael S. Milas

Michael S. Milas.

Cherished fiancé of Annie Kazmirzak.

Devoted father of Michelle (fiancé John Bragg) Colwell & the late Melissa Milas.

Proud grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 3.

Beloved brother of Kathleen (Thomas) Petru, Randolph (Yolanda) Milas & the late John Milas.

Adored uncle of Kristen Petru, Rebecca Milas & the late Michael Petru.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., in Oak Lawn where Services will take place Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Interment private.

Visitation Thursday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

 

Richard F. "Bud" Lynch

Richard F. “Bud” Lynch.  U.S. Korean War Army Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Diane nee Dapgony.

Loving father of Gail (Dr. Bruce) Bedingfield, Michael (Jean) Lynch, Kenneth (Doreen) Lynch & the late Mary Clare Lynch & James (Mary) Lynch.

Cherished grandfather of 8.

Proud great grandfather of 5.

Dear brother of the late Frances & Earnest Stevens.

Fond uncle & great uncle of many nieces & nephews.

Funeral Wednesday June 26, 8:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Most Holy Redeemer Church, Evergreen Park, for Mass at 9:30 am.

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Visitation Tuesday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Longtime member of St. Vincent de Paul Society.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Mary Clare Foundation Scholarship Fund at Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., Chicago, IL 60655 would be greatly appreciated.

 

Sara A. Flaherty

Sara A. Flaherty nee Nestlehut. 

Beloved wife of the late Dr. Bernard P. Flaherty.

Loving mother of Maura, Megan & Molly Flaherty.

Dear sister of Helen (the late Charley) Drumm, & the late Raymond & Audrey Nestlehut, Alice & Richard Kahoun, Jeanne & Matt Neary, Jack Nestlehut, William & Sharon Nestlehut, & Philip Nestlehut.

Treasured sister in law of Nancy (Mike) Ham & Joanne (the late Bud) Flaherty.

Sara lived for her husband, children, the golf course, and cocktail hour. She was a golfer, a nurse, an avid cook, and a dear friend to her nursing school besties and her sisters in law Nancy & Joanne whom she thought of as her own sisters.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Funeral Monday 9:00 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Christ the King Church, Chicago, for Mass at 10:00 am.

Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation Sunday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind or the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Franklin P. McNerney

Franklin Patrick McNerney (95) passed away June 20, 2019. 

Known as “Mac”, he was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 1, 1923.  Frank, an entrepreneur, founded two successful companies in the tool and die industry. 

He proudly served with the US Army Air Forces as a B-24 navigator, completing 35 missions in WWII, and earning the rank of Captain.  He returned to marry the love of his life, Lois.  He and Lois enjoyed many reunions over the years with his fellow aviators from the 451st Bombardment Group.   

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lois.  He is survived by their four children Patricia (Jim), Christine (David), Mary (Joseph), and Frank (Christine), eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Milestone Senior Living, Stoughton, WI where Frank and Lois were among the first residents three years ago, and to Heartland Hospice Care. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 26, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Thompson-Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn, IL.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Gerald Catholic Church, Oak Lawn. 

Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park. 

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks you to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 58 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E135450&id=21 or the USO. USO Depsrtment WS, Whiskey WS P.O. Box 96860 Washington, DC 20077 https://www.uso.org/donate/donate-in-honor/?sc=WW14IMOIHO

Frank volunteered with his local church’s St. Vincent de Paul Society into his 90s.   

Gertrude P. "Trudy" Transier

Gertrude “Trudy” Transier nee Parant.

Beloved wife of the late Edward A. Transier.

Loving mother of Gail (Frank) Belletire, Vicki (Jim) Curry & Nancy (Michael) Zofkie.

Cherished grandmother of Ed, Kristen (Jonathan), Jeff (Laura) & Mike.

Proud great grandmother of Brayden.

Dear sister of the late Howard & Judy, Harry & Evelyn & John Parant.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Visitation Monday June 24, from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., in Oak Lawn.

Lying in State Tuesday at Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner in Oak Lawn from 9:00 am with a Service at 10:00 am.

Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Richard Volk

Richard Volk.

Beloved husband of Debora nee Beard.

Loving father of Jaime McGuffage, Jennifer (Michael) Courtright, Craig (Christina) Volk & Bryana Volk.

Cherished grandfather of Kristopher, Kaley, Paige, Avery, Konner & Katharina.

Dear brother of Gary Volk.

Fond uncle of many nieces & nephews.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn where Services will take place Friday at 12:00 pm noon.

Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Ella M. Chafee

Ella M. Chafee nee Cox.

 Beloved wife of the late Ian C. Chafee.

Loving mother of Ian (Debra) Chafee & Kathleen (Eric) Hummitsch.

Cherished grandmother of Grace, Cameron,  Katelyn & Faith.

Dear sister of Rita M. Cox.

Fond sister in law of Hope Chafee.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St in Oak Lawn where Services will take place Friday at 10:00 am.

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lincoln Way Special Recreation Association, 1900 Heatherglen Drive, New Lenox, IL 60451 would be greatly appreciated.

Direct link to donate: http://www.lwsra.org/donate

 

 

Charlotte M. O'Kelly

Charlotte M. O’Kelly nee Korres.

Beloved wife of the late Daniel O’Kelly.

Loving mother of Daniel (Karen) O’Kelly, Colleen (Richard) Stanek, Kelly (Eddie Doerk) O’Kelly, Tim (Kim) O’Kelly, Maureen (Dan) O’Donnell, Pat (Carrie) O’Kelly & the late Kathleen O’Kelly.

Cherished grandmother of Rich (Laura), Ryan, Lauren, Danny Boy, Colin, Maggie, Patrick, Sean & Kyle.

Dear sister of Mariann Koska & the late Edward Korres & Judy McMahon.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn where Services will take place Tuesday June 18 at 11:00 am.

Inurnment private.

Visitation Monday June 17 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Guide Dogs for the Blind, Attn: Donation Department, P.O. Box 151200, San Rafael, CA. 94915-1200 would be greatly appreciated.

 

                        

Joan M. James

Joan M. James nee Brondyk.

Beloved wife of the late Marvin C. James.

Loving mother of Michael (Susan) James, Robert (Deanna Ipkovic) James, & Jeffrey James.

Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Jessica), Jonathan & Alex.

Proud great grandmother of Tyler, Lincoln, McKinley & Jackson.

Dear sister of the late Florence & John Laughlin, Clara & Hank Cash & Walter (Pauline) Hartwig.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Funeral Friday, Lying in State at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave. in Oak Lawn from 10:00 am with Services at 11:00 am.

Interment private at Bethania Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn.

 

 

JoAnn G. Kirk

JoAnn G. Kirk nee DiStasio.

Beloved wife of the late Edward Kirk.

Loving mother of Edward Kirk & Nicole Kirk.

Devoted Daughter of Nicolena & the late Charles DiStasio.

Dear sister of Dominic (Janet) DiStasio.

Fond aunt of Marie, Sarah, Nicholas, & Keleigh .      

Funeral Thursday, 8:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Evergreen Park, for Mass at 9:30 am.

Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation Wednesday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton nee Glover.

Beloved Wife of the late Norman A. Hamilton.

Loving mother of Daniel (Janet) Hamilton, Gary (Nancy) Hamilton, Karen Hamilton, and Julie Schedin.

Cherished grandmother of Danny, Ginette, Kevin, Jennifer, Colleen, Andrew, Carla, Lisa, Katie, Ashley, Troy, Dylan & Paige.

Proud great grandmother of Austin, Shannon, Kyle, Katelyn, Emily, Christian, Elliot, Zoe, Ethan, Julia, Aidan, Brynna, Gage, Quinn, Anna, Caleb, Wyatt, Nathan & the late Brittney.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Funeral Wednesday, 10:00 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Gerald Church for Mass at 11:00 am.

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Visitation Tuesday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Robert P. Nellis

Robert P. Nellis.

Cherished father of D.J., Sean & McKenzie.

Beloved son of the late Robert & Celeste Nellis.

Devoted companion of Shawn McAdams.

 Loving brother of Mariceleste (John) Ryan, Norene (James) Drogosz, Thomas (the late Mary Beth) Nellis, Genevieve (James) Patla,  Moira (Christian) Quiroga & the late John Nellis.

Dear uncle of many nieces & nephews.

Funeral Friday 10:00 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Linus Church 10300 S. Lawler in Oak Lawn for Mass at 11:00 am.

Interment private.

Visitation Thursday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

 

Martin F. Hogan Jr.

Martin F. Hogan Jr., U.S. Army Veteran.

Loving husband & best friend of Rae nee Anthony.

Cherished brother of Becky (Jerry) Pape.

Beloved son in law of Stanley (the late Marilyn) Anthony.

Fond brother in law of Sue (Charles) Ryan & Marc (Charmaine) Anthony.

Dear uncle of Rebecca (Ross) Wenger, Jerry Pape, Frank ( Anouk )  Pape, Brenna Ryan, Kerry Ryan, Meara Ryan, Sean Anthony, & Ian Anthony.

Family will greet friend & neighbors at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash in Chicago on Wednesday June 19 from 2:00 pm with a Memorial Mass at 3:00 pm.

Inurnment private at Fairmount Willow Hills at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Blue Cap, 2155 Broadway St. Blue Island IL 60406 would be greatly appreciated.

Wanda C. Walker

Wanda C. Walker nee Kelbowski.

Loving mother of Diane Johnson, Nancy Sullivan, Susan (Don) Cook, Thomas Walker & the late Michael (Jeri) Walker.

Cherished grandmother of Greg (Mary) Johnson, Keri (Dan)Crane, Jason (Katie) Walker, Justin (Christine) Walker, Timothy (Catrina) Walker, Steven Cook, Kevin (Cailey) Walker, Sara (Adam) Bartch, Ryan (Ashley) Sullivan & Philip Cook.

Proud great grandmother of 13.

Dear sister of Jean Wierschem, & the late Mary Toczyl, Edward (Vivian) Kelby, John & Marie Kelbowski, Charlotte & Rudy Ziman, & Stella & Joseph Purpura.

 Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

 Funeral Monday 9:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Germaine Church for Mass at 10:30 am.

 Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 Visitation Sunday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Judith A. Herrmann

Judith A. Herrmann nee Virgin.

Beloved wife of Kenneth A. Herrmann.

Cherished mother of the late Scott Herrmann.

Loving sister of Karen (the late John) Lance & Thomas (Carol) Virgin

Dear sister-in-law of William J. (Mary) Herrmann, Betty Ann (James) McEnroe & the late Robert (Joan) Herrmann.

Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn where services will take place Thursday June 6, 2019 at 11:00 am.

Inurnment private

Visitation Wednesday June 5, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Mary "Mae" Coleman

Mary “Mae” Coleman nee Arp. 107 years.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Coleman.

Loving mother of Terrance (Carol) Coleman & the late Denise & John Humphrey.

Cherished grandmother of John (Anne), Danielle (Paul), Rebecca, Deborah, Nicole (Otto) & Jerrod (Melissa).

Proud great grandmother of 14 & great-great grandmother of 2.

Dear sister of Geraldine Heedt, Joan Dwyer & preceded in death by 8 other brothers & sisters.  

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Funeral Friday 9:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Germaine Church for Mass at 10:30 am.

Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Sisters of Mercy, 3659 W. 99th St. Chicago, IL 60655 would be greatly appreciated.

 

Lupe O. Bednarz

Lupe Onorato Bednarz nee Lopez.

Beloved wife of the late Aloysius Bednarz.

Cherished mother of the late Anthony (Lucille) Onorato.

Loving sister of Rafael Lopez, Joseph (Amelia) Lopez,  Rosemary Carroll & the late Mary, Peter & John Lopez & Connie Werner.  

Dear aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Memorial Mass Saturday June 15, 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills.

Inurnment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

ELizabeth A. Pacourek

Elizabeth A. Pacourek nee Casey.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph C. Pacourek for 59 years.

Cherished mother of Debbie (Mike) Green, Dawn (Bill) Johnson, Denise (Paul) Mallet, Donna Cerf & Dale (Mike DeVries) Pacourek.

Loving grandmother of Tim (Shannon), Dan, Kelli (Chad), Ryan, Matt, Adam, Stephanie, Jake, Amanda (Jordan), Jessica (David), Samantha (Jerry), Michael & Reese.

Proud great grandmother of Addison, Ella, Sammy, Silas, Christopher, Emerson & Jace.

Loving sister of Helen Jones, Peter (Marcia) Casey, Jack Casey & the late Kitty (Al) Westin.

Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews & cherished friend of many.

Funeral Thursday May 30th, 2019 9:00 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Our Lady of Loretto Church, Hometown, for Mass at 10:00 am.

Visitation Wednesday May 29th, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631 would be greatly appreciated.

Nijole Penikaite-Petrosiene

Nijole Penikaite-Petrosiene.

Loving Daughter of Janina Butaviciute.

Beloved mom of Dainora Jasiukenaite & Dovile Jasiukenaite.

Cherished grandmother of Oskaras & Sofia.

Loving sister of Elvyra Penikaite.

Visitation Monday May 27th, 2019 at Thompson and Kuenster Funeral Home 5570 w 95th St Oak Lawn IL, from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Memorial Service Saturday June 1st, 2019 at 10:00 am at Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Lithuanian Catholic Mission. 14911 E 127 St. Lemont IL.

Inurnment Vilnius, Lithuania