Karen Marie LoRusso

Karen Marie LoRusso nee Tebo, 50 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of Joseph A. LoRusso.

Loving mother of Jennifer, Joey, Katelyn (Dennis) Trujillo & Kelly LoRusso.

Cherished grandmother of Jace.

Treasured daughter of Eugene A. & the late Barbara Tebo.

Adored sister of Suzanne (Thomas) Glavin & Beverly (Gary) Sowell. 

Funeral Wednesday 8:45 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Albert the Great Church, Burbank,  for Mass at 9:30 am.

Interment Lithuanian National Cemetery.

Visitation Tuesday from 3 pm until 9 pm.

Donald F. Fitzgerald

Donald F. Fitzgerald, 71, passed away on October 14, U.S. Army Veteran.

Devoted son of the late Anne nee Burns & Timothy Fitzgerald.

Dear brother of Maureen (Michael) Kalafut, Jack Fitzgerald, Marcia Krenzelak, Timothy (Suya) Fitzgerald & Thomas (Kathleen) Fitzgerald.

Fond uncle & great uncle of many nieces & nephews.

Treasured cousin and friend of many. 

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn where Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 pm until 9 pm with Services at 8 pm. 

Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601, would be greatly appreciated.

Nadine C. Tenegal

Nadine C. Tenegal nee Savage.

Beloved wife of Jean Tenegal Jr.

Loving mother of Jean III (Patricia) Tenegal, James (fiancé Stephanie Vigil) Tenegal, Melissa Tenegal, Michelle (Jacob Grigg) Tenegal, Bryan (Robyn) Tenegal, Brandon (fiancé Katy Bock) Tenegal & Matthew Tenegal.

Cherished grandmother of Jacklynn, Alexis, Cameron, Cody, Kaden, Conner & Caitlin.

Proud great grandmother of Joslynn & Yvaine.

Dear sister of Deborah (Wayne) Sasuta.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

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.

Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Visitation Monday from 3 pm until 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Thomas Graney

Edward Thomas Graney, Leo High School Graduate, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.

Beloved wife of Mary nee LeBel Graney.

Loving father of Suzanne Graney & Edward (Grace) Graney.

Cherished grandfather of Angela, Amanda, Hayley & Hannah.

Devoted son of the late Lucille nee Smyth & Edward Graney.

Dear brother of Robert (Susan) Graney, Thomas (Elizabeth) Graney, Mary Lou (Patrick) Bulfin & the late Daniel Graney.

Proud uncle of many nieces & nephews.

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

Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation Sunday from 3 pm until 8 pm.

 

 

 

 

Patricia L. Biernacki

Patricia L. Biernacki nee Mooney, 91 years of age, born March 17, 1926, died peacefully at Providence Nursing Home on October 9, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Wenceslaus “Wally” Biernacki.

Loving mother of Deborah (Gerald) Dujsik & Donald (Win) Biernacki.

Cherished grandmother of Mark (Annette) Price,  Patrick Biernacki,  Meghan Biernacki  & Katie (Eric) Christenson.

Proud great grandmother of William & Wyatt Price.

Devoted daughter of the late Walter & Amanda Mooney.

Dear sister of the late Thomas & the late Violet Mooney & Edward (the late Grace) Stober.

Fond aunt of Colleen (Butch) Posch, Bernie (Mary) Biernacki & Carol (Peter) Marks.

Special great aunt of Stacy (David) Batzek, Lisa (Ken Heroux) Posch &  Heather (Brandon) Veldman and their families.

Treasured friend of many.

Funeral Saturday Lying in State at Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Maurice Church, 3615 S. Hoyne in Chicago from 9:00 am with a Mass at 10:00 am.

Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation Friday from 3 pm until 9 pm at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn with a Reflection Service Friday at 7:00 pm.

Patricia served as housekeeper for St. Maurice Rectory for many years President of the Resident Council at Providence Nursing Home. She will be remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor, love of sweets-especially ice cream, her feisty spirit and unyielding faith.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Judith A. Schuck

Judith A. Schuck nee Albano, 78 years of Palos Heights, IL.

Beloved wife of the late John Schuck.

Loving mother of John, Thomas, Diane (Jeffrey) West & William Schuck.

Cherished grandmother of Michael West, Martine (Dominic) Bennett,  Christian, Anthony & Andrew Schuck.

Memorial Mass Saturday October 14 at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st St. in Orland Park at 11:15 am.

Judy graduated from Mercy High School in 1957. After being married for 35 years, and nurturing and raising her 4 children, she returned to school. At age 46, she graduated from MVCC with an Associate degree in Nursing. She continued her education and graduated at age 50 from St. Xavier University with a BSN. She said the highlight of her life was being a nurse. She was always excited to go to work and educate and encourage her patients. Judy was a generous person. She supported many charities. The homeless was the closest to her heart. She gave her time, attention and support to PADS for many years.She became an avid bridge player. Anyone who called, she would say “Just tell me the time and the place”. She loved family, being social with friends and helping anyone who needed her.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials to PADS, 10037 S. Ridgeland Ave. Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 or American Cancer Society, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1210, Chicago, IL 60601 would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary H. Wedster

Mary H. Wedster nee Brath. 

Beloved Wife of the late James J. Wedster, Sr.

Loving mother of Linda (Debbie Parker) Hudson, James J. (Shelley) Wedster, Jr. &  Laura Long.

Cherished grandmother of Jamie, Katelyn, Jessica, Michelle  & the late Sarah.

Proud great grandmother of Liam.

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

Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation Sunday October 8 from 3 pm until 8 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Linda A. Lellos

Linda A. Lellos nee Cozzi.

Beloved wife of James E. Lellos.

Devoted daughter of Kathleen nee Lamarca & the late James Cozzi.

Cherished sister of Robert Cozzi, Laura Cozzi &  Lisa (Todd) Woodman.

Loving aunt of Melissa, Natalie, Juliana & Vince.

Funeral Thursday 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 Wednesday from 3 pm until 9 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 E. 56th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80522 would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stella L. Janecki

Stella L. Janecki. Beloved daughter of the late Rose nee Gontarek & Adam Janecki. Loving sister of Jean Leoni, Barney Janecki, the late Stanley Janecki, Helen Janecki, John Janecki, Edward Janecki, Matthew Janecki, Chester “Kelly” Janecki, Alice Wheatley & Cecelia Bender. Treasured aunt, great aunt & great-great aunt of many nieces & nephews. Dear cousin & friend of many.

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

Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City. 

Visitation Tuesday from 9 am until 10:15 am.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association National Office, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, would be greatly appreciated.

Agnes C. Hines

Agnes C. Hines nee Oleszynska, 94 years, suddenly.

Beloved wife of the late Stanley Hines for over 70 years.

Cherished and treasured mother of Barbara Clark & the late Diane Hines.

Devoted daughter of the late Teodozya nee Konieczny & Felix Oleszynska.

Family will greet friends and neighbors Wednesday October 4 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn.

Interment private.

Agnes was a strong woman who never gave up her zest for life and proved her strength daily and will be missed by all whose life she touched.

 

Laura Lee Halford

Laura Lee Halford passed away peacefully surrounded by her devoted family.

Cherished daughter of Janet nee Jones & Richard “Dick” Halford.

Cherished sister of Karen (Richard) Kita & Joseph (Diana) Halford.

Loving aunt of Dr. Sean Kita.

Treasured friend of many.

Family will greet friends & neighbors Sunday at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn from 3 pm until 8 pm with a Memorial Service Monday at 11 am.

Inurnment private.

Laura was an employee of the Schiff Harden Law Firm for 39 years. She loved to play Canasta, was a world traveler and an Avid Cubs Fan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1210, Chicago, IL 60601 or Paws 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 would be greatly appreciated.

 

Brenda F. Polaski

Brenda F. Polaski nee Horn, passed away peacefully surrounded by her devoted family.

Beloved wife of Daniel for 51 years.

Loving mother of Denise Polaski,  Mark (Sharon) Polaski & Matthew Polaski.

Cherished grandmother of Katie, Maxwell, Kyle & Tyler Polaski.

Dear sister of 9.

Treasured aunt & great aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Friend of many and loved by all.

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

Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation Sunday from 3 pm until 8 pm.

 

 

 

Daniel Damian Dore

Daniel Damian Dore, age 57, suddenly.

Beloved husband of Sophie nee Bachleda.

Loving dad of Brooke (Andrew) Magness, Daniel Dillon Dore & Nicole Dore.

Proud papa of Huck & Sullivan.

Devoted son of Yvonne nee Hughes and Philip Dore.

Dear brother of eleven.

Cherished cousin, uncle and friend of many.

Funeral Saturday September 30, 10:15 a.m. from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, to St. Linus Church for Mass at 11:00 am.

Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation Friday September 29, from 5:30 pm until 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

Patricia A. Braun

Patricia A. Braun (nee Murphy) age 82.

Beloved wife of Robert E., for 62 years.

Loving mother of Robert Jr., Louis (Tammie), Kelly (fiancé Michael) and the late Margaret (Les) Muller.

Proud grandma of Robert III (Melissa), Ashley Braun, Megan (Liam) Bahr, Louis Muller and Lexi Muller.

Great-grandma of 3.

Dear sister of James "Ernie" Murphy.

Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews and a friend of many.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m.

Interment Private.

Sister Sharon Hamm, R.S.M.

Sister Sharon Hamm, R.S.M.

Beloved Sister of Mercy for 69 years.

Devoted daughter of the late Antonia nee Mueller & William Hamm.

Loving sister of Eleanor (the late Charles) Varga, Norbert (Mary) Hamm, Richard Hamm & the late Fred Hamm.

 Proud aunt & great aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Visitation Monday September 25 at Mercy Circle, 3659 W. 99th St., in Chicago from 4 pm until 6 pm with a Welcoming and Prayer Service from 4 pm until 5 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10:30 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.

Walter J. Lange Jr.

Walter J. Lange Jr.,   U.S. Navy Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Florence nee Gregor Lange & Mildred nee Snead Lange.

Loving father of Walter J. “Bud” (Colleen) Lange III & the late Kenneth (Barbara) Lange.

Cherished grandfather of Kim, Kilee, William, Robert & the late Keryn & David.

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

Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery.

Visitation Friday from 4 pm until 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mooseheart in memory of Walter Lange c/o Moose Charities Inc., 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539 would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Shirley M. Bell

Shirley M. Bell nee Junkas.

Beloved wife of the late John Bell.

Loving mother of Jacqueline (Robert) Stokes, Janet (Steven) Evans, Gary (the late Marianne) Bell, William (Celeste) Bell & Lynn (James) Allen.

Cherished grandmother of 15.

Proud great-grandmother of 36.

Funeral Saturday 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.

Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation Friday from 3 pm until 9 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 West Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654 would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Doris M. Kowalczyk

Doris M. Kowalczyk nee Webb. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Kowalczyk. Loving mother of David Kowalczyk, Brenda (Dennis) Hansen & Dean Kowalczyk. Cherished grandmother of Devin, Hallie, Heather & David. Proud great grandmother of Landon, Olivia, Henry & Ronan. Treasured sister of Lois (Thomas) Benton, the late Charles Webb & Donna Webb. Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn where Services will be held on Monday at 1:30 pm.

Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitation Monday from 11:00 am until time of Service at 1:30 pm.

Helene T. O'Rourke

Helene Terese O’Rourke (nee Radelia); Loving wife of the late Jim O’Rourke; Devoted mother of Danielle (Redmond) Lyons; Proud grandma of Karsyn, Morgan and Jimmy; Dear daughter of the late Frances and Anthony Radelia; Special thank you to Roberta Magurany and the entire staff at Holy Family Villa where Helene was taken such good care of.  Mom – you are with dad and never to be apart. 

Resting at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 8:30 p.m.

 Interment Private.

Gary G. Salis

Gary G. Salis, age 56, suddenly. Beloved husband of Karen nee Mossman. Proud and devoted father of Samantha (Paul) Heywood, Brad Salis and Mallory Salis. Kind brother of Sandy Blake and the late Patricia Borske. Cherished son of the late Frances nee Getches and George Salis. Gary was employed at McCann Construction with over 22 years of service.

Memorial visitation Sunday from 1:00 until the time of service at 4:30 p.m. at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn.

Interment private.