John V. Marsala - 664/1/1948 - 1/16/2015
Country Club Hills John V. Marsala age 66. Longtime Country Club Hills resident. Retired Auto Technician at Ford dealerships throughout the Chicagoland area. Member UAW Local #701. A motorcycle enthusiast, John was a graduate of Thornridge High School. Husband for 13 years of Debra nee Tsantis. Father of Kristin (John) DiNofrio and Robert (Stephanie) Marsala. Stepfather of Jason (Meghan), Lisa (Marshan Johnson) and Michelle Ramirez. Grandfather of Henry, Olivia, Dominick, Camilo, Alanah and Kayla. Brother of Maureen (late John) Skau, Sharon (James) Smith, Frank (Carole) Marsala and the late Marion Marsala. Services were private. For further information please call Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230
Frank Diaz, Sr - 481/14/2015 - 1/14/2015
Crete and Steger, Illinois Frank Diaz Sr., age 48. Crete resident formerly of Steger. Husband of Laura Dominik. Father of Frank (Shanon Kloss) Diaz Jr., Alexis Diaz, Sarah and Mia Dominik. Grandfather of Joziah, Noah and Adrianna. Son of Hilda nee Villagomez and David Diaz. Dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Monday January 19th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral services Tuesday morning 11:00 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Steger. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
James R. Keith - 8611/23/1928 - 1/12/2015
Chicago's Old Town James R. Keith age 86. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, born and raised on Oakley Street in Chicago’s Little Italy. U.S. Army Veteran/Korean War. A Salesman for many years in the steel industry, he was most proud of his years spent as the Maitre d’ at the Graham Room of the Civic Opera House. Father of James B. (Aline) Keith, David (late Tammy) Keith, Maureen (James) Thomas. Grandfather of Jeremy (Kim) Keith, Rachel (Justin) Hare, David and Kelli Keith, Colleen and Rachel Thomas. Great grandfather of Amelia, Scarlett, Clara, Paul, Peyton and the late Anastasia. Brother of Eldon “Bud” (late Ann) Keith. Dear uncle and friend of many. Visitation Friday morning January 16th at St. Agnes Church, 1501 S. Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights from 9:00 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. For further information please call Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Emil Kutlik - 889/22/1926 - 1/11/2015
Matteson Emil Kutlik, age 88. Longtime Blue Island resident recently of Matteson. Retired after a long and dedicated career as a Truck Driver for Shell Oil Co. U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II. Proud lifelong member of St. Peter & St. Paul Lutheran Church. Loving husband for 67 years of Leone “Lee” Kutlik nee Vermier. Beloved father of Cheri (Michael) Haynes and Lynn (Robert) Schwebach. Cherished grandfather of Suzanne (Brad) Ferguson, Stephanie (Matt Sundberg), Michael, and Kathleen Haynes, Elliott and Jacob Schwebach. Proud great grandfather of Siri and William Ferguson. Devoted brother of Mildred Babirak and the late Susan Dolinick, Andrew, Joseph and John Kutlik. Dear brother-in-law of the late Florette (late John) Huntsey. Beloved “Uncle Emil” to his many nieces and nephews. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Viewing Friday morning at St. Peter & St. Paul Lutheran Church, 13153 Greenwood Ave, Blue Island from 10:00 AM until time of services at 10:30 AM. Burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
John G. Gatto - 814/13/1933 - 1/10/2015
Orland Park John G. Gatto age 81. Orland Park resident. Retired Director of Human Resources for John Brown (A.G. McKee Co.). Proudly served with the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Division. Golden member of the MENSA Society. Dedicated husband for over 50 years of Elizabeth nee Tupycia. Proud father of John S. (Rachael) Gatto and Julie (Wm Douglas) Calhoun of Sonoma, CA. Loving Papa to Casey and Zoe Gatto and Ryder and Saige Calhoun. Dear brother of Mildred (Chester) Faron. Visitation Wednesday January 14th from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Chapel prayers Thursday, 9:15 AM at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church in Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 AM. Interment private. 708-361-4235 or kerryfh.com
Marguerite E. Turner - 9111/2/1923 - 1/9/2015
Sturgeon Bay, WI formerly of Park Forest, IL Marguerite E. Turner nee Foy age 91. Resident of Sturgeon Bay, WI formerly of Park Forest, IL. U.S. Navy Wave Veteran/WWII. Wife for 62 years of the late John J. Turner. Mother of Michael, James (Catia), Steven (Theresa) Turner, Kathleen (Richard) Thiessen and John Turner. Grandmother of David, Lindsey, Michelle and Melissa Turner, Jonathan (Tanya) Turner, Alicia Brown, Catherine (Bill) Chlumsky, Alexander (Lindsey Anne) Turner, Andrew (Betsy), Laura, Anna Marguerite and Theresa Thiessen, Christine and Joseph Turner. Great grandmother of Sophia, Lia and Hailey. Sister of Mary Alice Foy and the late Virginia Shell. Beloved aunt and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Tuesday January 13th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 AM to St. Irenaeus Church, Indianwood Blvd and Orchard Dr., Park Forest. Mass 11:00 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Steger. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Wilma J. Huegel - 7511/1/1939 - 1/4/2015
Longtime Crete and native of Bridgeport Wilma J. Huegel nee Verschoore age 75. Longtime Crete resident and native of Bridgeport. Retired Bookkeeper. Devoted wife for 26 years of Joseph Huegel Sr. Loving mother of Richard (Jerri) Alexander, Joseph Huegel Jr. and the late Susan (Greg) Pagnier, Kathleen (John) Neveau and Diane Huegel. Proud grandmother of Mandi, Nicholas and Kylie Alexander, Andrew Zastrow, Jill and Sarah Stout and Lindsay Slimski. Great grandmother of six. Sister of Barbara Lis, June Stinson and Wayne Verschoore. Beloved aunt and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Thursday January 8th from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral services Friday morning 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.
Frances Dunning - 739/5/1941 - 12/31/2014
LIfelong Chicago Heights Frances Dunning nee Ross age 73. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Along with her late husband, Fran was the longtime Proprietor of Dunning’s Meat Market in Homewood. Bloom High School graduate. Wife of the late John Dunning. Mother of Kelly (Scott) Hock and Maureen Dunning Calderone. Grandmother of Dennis and Cody Hock, Sgt. William (Ashleigh) Seniw USMC, Alyssa, Joseph and Jack Calderone. Great grandmother of Kenleigh Seniw. Beloved cousin and dear friend of many. Fran was an accomplished artist and enjoyed her work as a massage therapist. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Friday January 9th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Saturday 9:15 AM to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 1131 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Nicolas Trollmann - 8712/24/1927 - 12/25/2014
Longtime Crete resident formerly of Roseland Nicolas M. Trollmann, age 87. Crete resident for the past 41 years, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. A Machinist by trade, he had 45 years of service for Verson All Steel Press. Loving husband for 46 years of Carol nee Gasper. Beloved brother of the late Theresa “Resi” (late Arthur) Hodges, Katherine (late Steve) Walczak and Jacob (late Katherine) Geiger. Dear uncle of Joanne Walczak, Jacqueline Schneck, Nancy Wakeham and the late baby Richard Geiger. Fond friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Monday December 29th from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services Tuesday 10:30 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.
Kenneth Hoffman - 817/14/1933 - 12/24/2014
Ocala, Fl, Crete, IL. & Crown Point, IN Kenneth Hoffman, 81, of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully in his sleep on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2014, after an evening spent surrounded by family and friends singing carols. He was born to the late Eva and John Hoffman on July 15, 1933, and raised in Crown Point, Indiana. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 and was stationed in Korea for one year. A farm boy at heart, he loved the great outdoors and enjoyed working with animals on his beloved King Farm. He had a relentless work ethic, and spent a lifetime training thoroughbred horses. He also had a passion for cars and owned an automotive dealership.Kenneth will be most remembered for his incredible warmth toward people, his strong faith in the Lord and his love of storytelling. He had family and friends across the country, from Crete to Ocala, his frequent driving route. Kenneth is survived by Ruth Hoffman nee Fazzini, the mother of his five children: Kim (Al) Tumas, Mark Hoffman, Perry Hoffman, Dean Hoffman and Jill (Mark) Birringer. Lovingly referred to as “Papa”, he will be greatly missed by his nine grandchildren Lauren Schumacher, Brooke Loehndorf, Anneli, Kenny and Cody Hoffman, Montana and Hanson Birringer and John and Robert Hoffman. He was a loving brother to Pearl Thiel, Rosie Hortyk, Marcella Hoshaw, Francis and Donald Hoffman and the late Genevieve Stark, Robert, Herbert and John “Junie” Hoffman. He was a kind uncle to his many nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation and gathering will take place at St. Mary Catholic Church, 19515 - 115th Ave, Mokena, on Tuesday morning, December 30th, from 9:00 Am until time of Memorial Mass 10:00 AM. Cremation private.Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. For further service information please call Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights.
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