Edward J. Slowinski

Edward J. Slowinski, U.S. Navy Veteran.

 

Our father was an enthusiastic magician, artist and softball coach.

 

Beloved husband of Dorothy, nee Lignell, Slowinski

 

Loving father of     Thomas (Merry Jo) Slowinski

                                    Mary Jean (Joe) Ambrosini

                                    Karen Slowinski

                                    Elizabeth (Bruce) Kleckler

                                    Joseph (Mary) Slowinski

 

Cherished Grandfather of          Jennifer, Todd, Michelle, Matt,

                                                            Steven, Gus, Joe, Grace, Lily,

                                                            Matthew, Jacob and Zachary

 

Adored Great Grandfather of 10

 

Dear brother of the late             LaVerne and Joseph Zarazinski

                                                Raymond and Violet Slowinski

 

Fond Uncle of many nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation Wednesday at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM

 

Funeral Mass Thursday 11:30 AM at Franciscan Village, 1270 Village Drive, Lemont, IL with visitation from 10:30 AM until time of Mass.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

George A. Schneider

George A. Schneider, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Sharon L. nee Hansen. Loving father of Richard Schneider, Jeff Schneider & the late Heather Jansen. Cherished stepfather of Kevin (Beth) Blazejak, Michele (Mike) McNicholas & Tommy (Ann) Horning. Adored grandfather of Eric, Sean, Brian, Kylie, Alison, Caitlin, Kameron, Kory, Zachary, Lisa, Jeremy, Leighann, Eric & Brian.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn where Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 am. 

Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 

Visitation Saturday from 9:00 am until time of Service.

Karen E. Vasil

Karen E. Vasil nee Ryner, 81 years, of Oak Lawn, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2019 surrounded by her devoted family.

Beloved wife of Albert Vasil for 59 years.

Loving mother of Linda Lloyd, Michael (Lisa) Vasil, David (Anne Marie) Vasil, & Lisa (Robert) Sieger.

Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Lloyd (Luciano Astacio), Jessica & Michelle Vasil, Joseph, Tess & Patrick Vasil, Steven (Annette) Sieger, Adam (Lorna) Sieger, & Nicole (Mike) Araujo.

Proud great grandmother of Natalia & Noemi Astacio.

Dear sister of Charla (Joseph) Kukowski.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

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

Interment St. Casimir Cemetery.

Visitation Sunday from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Proud founder of St. Gerald’s pre-school.

 

Richard P. Soso

Richard P. Soso, age 69, Retired CFD, passed away surrounded by his family on February 11.

Rich was the beloved husband of Joan, nee Hallisy, loving Dad of Katie (Tom Webb), RJ (Meghan) and Maureen (PJ) Kadowaki. Dear Dida of Morgan and Lizzie. Rich was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Richard Soso and was best friend and brother to Daniel (Lorie). Rich spent his life surrounded by loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends. Once you were Rich’s friend, you were in it for life. Starting with his Rockwell family, then at Morgan Park High School, at Rainbow Beach and South Shore Beach as a Lifeguard Captain, and at Ridge Park as a Swimming Coach, Rich made lifelong friends. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, where he was a member of the TKE Fraternity, Rich worked at Hines Veteran’s Hospital as a Corrective Therapist and as a teacher for Chicago Public Schools, before joining the Chicago Fire Department in 1977. Rich was a 40 year member of Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2, a 50 year member of the Croatian Fraternal Union and a regular of the Dobro Jutro Breakfast Club. Our family wants to thank the compassionate and caring nursing staff of Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood would be appreciated. Funeral Friday, February 15, 2019, 10 a.m. from the Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th Street, Oak Lawn, to St. Christina Church, Chicago, for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m.

John P. O'Donnell

John P. O’Donnell. 

Beloved husband of Laima nee Dragunaitis.

Loving father of Jennifer Hogueisson,  Kathleen (Michael) Sweet & the late John G. O’Donnell.

Cherished grandfather of Robert, Anthony, Isabella, Madison & Brianna.

Dear brother of James (Julie) O’Donnell & the late George O’Donnell.

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

Interment St. Casimir Cemetery.

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

 

Carmella A. Miller

Carmella A. Miller nee Spiguzza.

Beloved wife of the late Henry Miller Jr.

Loving mother of Mildred “Sandi” (Cornelius “Neil”) Gaskin & Joseph H. Miller.

Mother in law of Susan Miller.

Cherished grandmother of  Neil (Shannon) Gaskin, Mary Jo (Tim) Razik, Roseanna (James) Stanton, Henry J. Miller II, Guy (Kelly) Ott & Rosemary Ott.

Proud great grandmother of Presley Marie, Serena, Jack Henry, Connor, Evan & Neil V.

Devoted daughter of the late Marie nee Trilla & Sam Spiguzza.

Dear sister of the late Guy & Marie Spiguzza & Joseph Spiguzza.

Fond sister in law of Donald Miller, Pat (Bill) Spicer, Mildred McGeehee & the late Doris Pratt, Elsie Miller, Lillian Dowey, Evelyn Miller, Jerry Miller, Wayne Miller & Robert Miller.

Treasured aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Funeral Saturday February 16, 9:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Bernadette Church, Evergreen Park, for Mass at 10:30 am.

Entombment St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation Friday February 15, from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

 

 

Janice M. Volpi

Janice M. Volpi nee Mahon, passed away on February 5, 2019.

Beloved wife of Frank Volpi for almost 60 years.

Loving mother of Frank, Rick (Cindy) & Ron (Kim) Volpi.

Cherished grandmother of  Scott, Ronnie, Tony, Kyrie, Dominic, Frank, Gina & Dylan.

Proud great grandmother of Aubrie, Bodhi, Paisley, Marlee & Ava.

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

Interment private.

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

Member of the VFW in Hometown.

Rose Aiuppa

Rose Auippa

Rose Aiuppa, 94 years.

 Beloved wife of the late Benny Aiuppa.

Loving mother of Marie D’Agostaro & Linda (Joseph) Catanese.

Cherished grandmother of Fino (Stacy) D’Agostaro, Matthew Catanese & Daniel Catanese.

Proud great grandmother of Antonino D’Agostaro & Luigi D’Agostaro.

Dearest sister of the late Carl Piampiano.

Funeral Friday 10:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Chicago, for Mass at 11:30 am.

Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

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

 

 

Richard M. Mann

Richard M. Mann. Beloved husband of Janet nee Coleman. Loving father of Therese (John) Gedwill, Richard (Marisela) Mann, Katherine (Joseph) Jones & the late David Paul Mann. Cherished grandfather of Liam Gedwill, Ethan Gedwill & David Mann. Dear brother of Linda Mann & Lois Mann. Proud uncle of many nieces & nephews. 

Funeral Tuesday 9:00 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Adrian Church, 7000 S. Washtenaw Ave. in Chicago for Mass at 10:00 am.

 Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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

Randall A. Warning

Randall A. Warning Sr., Age 65.

Beloved husband of Arvella J. nee Morgan.

Loving father of Randall Warning Jr., Melissa (Aurelio) Carmona & Philip (Kathy Tutak-Warning) Warning.

Cherished grandfather of Nathaniel Warning, Aurelio & Elijah Carmona.

Dear brother of Grant (Linda) Warning, Marty (Deanna) Warning & Kristine Warning.

Fond uncle, cousin & friend of many.

Memorial Visitation Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of Service at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Harold M. Abrahamsen

Harold M. Abrahamsen, WWII & Korean War Air Force Veteran.

Beloved husband of Elaine M. nee Stevens.

Loving father of Cheryl (Palmer) Schneider, Linda (Dave) Pruismann, Diane (Daryl) Dencklau, Harold Jr., Walter & Paul Abrahamsen & Mary Ellen Fitzgerald.

Cherished grandfather of 14, many great grandchildren & 1 great-great granddaughter.

Devoted son of the late Signa nee Odberg & Ragnvald Abrahamsen.

Proud uncle of many nieces & nephews.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn where Services will take place Saturday at 1:30 pm.

Interment private.

Visitation Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of Services at 1:30 pm.

Dolores T. "Dorry" Wiltshire

Dolores T. “Dorry” Wiltshire nee Mueller, 89 years old.

Beloved wife of Harold F. Wiltshire of 68 years.

Loving mother of Rick (Judie) Wiltshire,  Bob (Daryl) Wiltshire, Rhonda (Russ) Knoelk & Sondra (Bob) Stanley.

Cherished grandmother of 11.

Proud great grandmother of 5.

Dear sister of Marilyn (Don) Osborn, Joan (Bob) Wubbena, & the late Ewald (late Marcene) Mueller & the late Jim (late Rite) Mueller.

Fond aunt, cousin & friend of many.

Funeral Friday, Lying in State at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 Brandt Avenue, in Oak Lawn from 9:00 am until the time of Services at 10:00 am.

Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 Brandt Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 would be greatly appreciated.

 

Aldona T. Slonina

Aldona T. Slonina “Doni” nee Jablonski, age 87 years.

Beloved wife of Frank T. Slonina for 67 years.

Loving mother of Debra (Craig) Meyrer & Cheryl (Rusty) Luckett.

Cherished grandmother of Jarret (Elizabeth) Meyrer, Shane (Erin) Meyrer, Meghan (John) McCarthy, Katie (Craig) Eklund, Courtney (fiancé Michael Boden) Luckett & Kelsey Luckett.

Proud great grandmother of Jack, Nora, Lily, & Ryleigh.

Fond cousin & friend of many.

Funeral Tuesday 8:45 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Gerald Church for Mass at 9:30 am.

Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

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

Sister Timothy Matthews, R.S.M.

 Sister Timothy Matthews, R.S.M.

Beloved Sister of Mercy for 66 years.

Devoted daughter of the late Mary nee O’Brien & Walter Matthews.

Cherished sister of the late William Matthews, Timothy Matthews, Danny & Marguerite Matthews & Margaret Matthews.

Proud aunt & great aunt of many nieces & nephews and friend of many.

Visitation Friday at Mercy Circle, 3659 W. 99th St. in Chicago from 9:00 am until 10:45 am with a Welcoming at 8:35 am.

Mass of Christian burial Friday at 11:00 am at Mercy Chapel, 3659 W. 99th St. in Chicago.

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Sisters of Mercy would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kathleen M. Mlinarcik

Kathleen M. Mlinarcik nee McGee.

Beloved wife of John P. Mlinarcik.

Loving mother of Megan (Clay) Holland, John (Amanda) Mlinarcik, Jeffrey (Mary) Mlinarcik & Andrew Mlinarcik.

Proud grandmother of Carter & Daxton Holland.

Devoted daughter of Lorraine D. & the late Edward J. McGee.

Dearest sister of Susan (Thomas) Tisza, Nancy (Kenneth) Kielbasa & the late Audrey (Thomas) Mooney.

Cherished aunt, sister in law, cousin & friend of many.

Funeral Saturday 10:15 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn to St. Linus Church for Mass at 11:00 am.

Interment private.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, 333 Mamaronek Ave., #492, White Plains, NY 10605 or carcinoid.org would be greatly appreciated.

Jeffrey Joseph Tucker

Jeffrey Joseph Tucker, passed away suddenly at the age of 36.

Beloved son of Susan L. nee Swanson & David C. Tucker.

Loving brother of Brian (Erin) Tucker.

Devoted uncle and godfather of Riley and Casey Tucker.

Cherished nephew & cousin.

Dear father & husband.

Fond friend of many.

Dedicated crane operator of 16 years with H&M International Transportation, Inc.

Jeffrey was fun loving and will be missed by all who knew him.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn where Services will be held Sunday at 7:00 pm.

Interment private.

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

Shirley A. Heiting

Shirley A. Heiting nee Fennessey.

Beloved wife of the late George W. “Bud” Heiting.

Loving mother of Dan (Karen) Heiting, Bill (Peggy) Heiting, Mary Beth (Paul) Partyka & the late Debbie (Mark) Gorski.

Treasured companion of the late Joe Van Nieuwenhuyse.

Cherished grandmother of Kristine, Billy, Laura, Brian, Mike, Ben, Elise, Emily & Molly.

Proud great grandmother of Riley, Aidan, Finn, Alex, Max, Rose & Emilja.

Devoted daughter of the late William & Margaret Fennessey.

 Dear sister of Jean (the late Howard) Smyth & the late Bill & Mary Fennessey, Margie & Tommy Warren & Joan & Morgan Greene.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews especially Mark (Karen) Van Niewenhuyse.

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

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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

Linda Chavarria

Linda Chavarria nee Brown passed away peacefully surrounded by her devoted family.

Beloved wife of Dr. Arturo Chavarria for 50 years.

Cherished mother of Antonio (Sara) Chavarria, Andrea (Gary CFD) Lassandrello, & Arturo Chavarria Jr.

Proud grandmother of Beni & Nico.

Devoted daughter of the late Elena nee Orozco & Roy Brown.

Dear sister of Roy, Alicia, Christine, Gloria, John, & the late Manuel & John.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

 Funeral Tuesday 9:45 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn to St. Germaine Church for Mass at 10:30 am.

Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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

Past President of Christ Hospital Auxiliary.

Longtime parishioner & volunteer at St. Germaine Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Vincent de Paul c/o St. Germaine Church, 9711 S. Kolin Ave., Oak Lawn, IL 60453 would be greatly appreciated.

Linda Chavarria nee Brown passed away on January 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones.  Born October 26, 1947, Linda was a native of Dallas, Texas who met her future husband Arturo Chavarria in Chicago in 1967.  To those who knew her, Linda was the embodiment of love and caring. Be it family, friends, neighbors, church or charities, Linda would always lend a helping hand to those in need and enjoyed it with all of her heart.  Linda was a passionate philanthropist, a driven charity organizer, a sharp administrator, a concerned neighbor, a talented chef, a patient listener, a devout Catholic, an outspoken critic of stupidity, a nature lover, a PBS viewer, a Limoncello connoisseur, the occasional fan of her husbands jokes, a Rod Stewart die hard who loved to dance and a resident expert of Downton Abbey.  She was a beloved mother, a cherished grandmother, a one of a kind soul-mate wife of Dr. Arturo Chavarria for fifty years and above all else; a true and loyal friend.  She will be sorely missed on Earth, but ready and waiting to be with her loved ones again when they meet on the other side.


Leon F. Wegrzyn

Leon F. Wegrzyn, U.S. Navy Veteran.

Beloved husband of 60 years to Marie Wegrzyn.

Loving father of Kenneth Wegrzyn, Jeanette (James) Metke & Thomas (Ellen) Wegrzyn.

Cherished grandfather of  Gregory (Tracy) Flood, Anna Wegrzyn, Sarah Wegrzyn, Thomas Wegrzyn, Robert Metke, Shane Wegrzyn & Joseph Metke.

Proud great grandfather of Andrew Flood.

Treasured uncle of many nieces & nephews.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, where Services will be held Tuesday January 22 at 7:30 pm.

Inurnment private.

Visitation Tuesday January 22 from 6:00 pm until the time of Service at 7:30 pm.