Marilynn "Lynn" Thrall - 88

3/27/1926 - 10/4/2014
Olympia Fields and Indian Wells, CA Marilynn, “Lynn” Thrall, 88 passed away peacefully Saturday morning, October 4th at her home in Indian Wells, California. She was a resident of Olympia Fields, IL and Indian Wells. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, who passed in 2009, Lynn is survived by her six children, Jeff (Suzi), Randy, Brooke, Chris (Cynthia), Jay (Polly) and Jan (Mike) Mazza. Nana to 14 grandchildren, Jennifer (Kevin) Mosley, Luke, Naomi (Mark) Cochrane, Chris, Natalie, Matthew, J.T., Erica, Jeremiah, Danny, Katie, Adam, Lindsay, Kelly, and one great-grandchild, Emma. Sister in law of the late Beverly (Dick) Duchossois, Aunt of Craig (Janet), Dayle (Ed) Fortino, Kim and the late Bruce Duchossois; Cousin to Marion Manthey. Her caregivers, Cecil Beare and Gwyn Cesena provided love, loyalty, kindness, and courage, and are acknowledged and greatly thanked as well. Born in Chicago to Alvin and Marion Feil, Lynn graduated from Monticello College, and married her childhood sweetheart, Jerry in 1947. She taught Spanish at Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic School.Lynn was a lover of golf, as well as all sports, especially those involving her Chicago teams. An avid golfer, she could lay claim to 5 Holes in One in her lifetime and also was a past Ladies Club Champion. She volunteered at the Bob Hope Desert Classic and Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational for many years and had been an active golf member of Olympia Fields Country Club, Indian Wells Country Club, Tradition Golf Club, and other Clubs in the desert through the years. She was a member of the Muses of the McCallum Theatre and, along with her husband, was a generous donor and supporter of community and civic organizations including the Evans Scholars, Elim Christian School, Abby Foundation, Comer Children’s Hospital, and most recently, the Center for Care and Discovery at the University of Chicago. Lynn and Jerry were honored with the St. James Franciscan Pillar Award for service and commitment to their community in 2008. She also participated in fundraising for the Living Desert in Palm Desert, California via the Mousey Powell Golf Tournaments.A “fiery” and vivacious redhead, Lynn was never one to sit still; she was always on the go with a smile on her face and vitality in her step. She never met a stranger and would make you a friend instantly. Holding a deep love for her husband Jerry and her family, Lynn was a special treasure who will be missed greatly by everyone.Lynn was a parishioner of Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor, IL, and also attended St. Francis of Assisi, La Quinta, California. A private funeral Mass will be held at Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor, Illinois; entombment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. A Celebration of Lynn’s life will be in Olympia Fields, with an additional Celebration to be held in the spring in Indian Wells. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in memory of Marilynn Thrall at the University of Chicago Medicine. Checks may be made payable to the “University of Chicago Medicine” and sent to: University of Chicago Gift and Record Services, Marilynn Thrall Memorial, 5235 S. Harper Court, Chicago, IL 60615, Donations can also be made to Elim Christian Services, Attn: Advancement Department, 13020 S Central Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463.Funeral being handled by Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, Illinois. 708-481-9230

Helen D. Ziegler nee Capecci - 85

9/5/1929 - 9/30/2014
Chicago Heights Helen D. Ziegler nee Capecci age 85. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Mother of Michael (Kristie) Ziegler and Susan Fiaoni. Grandmother of Andrew (Erin) and Brian Ziegler, Dana and Joseph Fiaoni Jr. Daughter of the late Irma nee Novelli and Reno Capecci. Sister of Jeanette (Robert) Grossi and the late Ray (late Dorothy) Capecci and babies Frankie and Carlo Capecci. Beloved aunt and dear friend of many. A vibrant and active woman, Helen enjoyed her many years of work with the Bloom Township Seniors. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday October 3rd from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Saturday 9:15 AM to St. Kieran Church, 195th and Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230

Gary Wayne Pros - 62

6/25/1952 - 9/30/2014
Matteson Gary Wayne Pros age 62. Longtime Matteson resident formerly of Sauk Village and Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood. Husband for 36 years of Debra Lynn nee Mikolajewski. Father of Jason Wayne and Megan Marie Pros. Son of the late Lucille (nee Smithhart) and Irvin Francis Pros. Brother of Ricky (Cynthia) Pros and the late Irvin Pros and Linda Pros. Son-in-law of Lucille (nee Fugate) and John Mikolajewski. Brother-in-law of Lyle (Jill), Steve, Kevin (Rhonda) and Marty (Mary) Mikolajewski. Loving uncle and 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 Friday October 10th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services and burial will be private. For further information please call 708 481-9230 or

John Slater - 90

9/7/1924 - 9/22/2014
Palos Heights formerly of Roseland John Slater age 90. Longtime Palos Heights resident formerly of Roseland. Retired Locomotive and Electric Passenger Line Engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad with over 45 years of service. U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Beloved husband for 56 years of Virginia nee Panozzo. Cherished father of Bruce Slater. Brother of Joseph Slater and the late Lillian Veneziano, Mary Ann “Mitzi” Pellegrini, Alice Slater and Cornelius “Connie” Slater. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Thursday September 25th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Friday 10:00 AM to Incarnation Church, 5757 W. 127th St., Palos Heights. Mass 11:00 AM. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. 708-481-9230 or

Hugh Cameron - 94

2/4/1920 - 9/21/2014
Longtime Richton Park & Roseland, recently of Matteson Hugh Cameron, age 94. Longtime Richton Park and Roseland resident recently of Matteson. Native of Paisley, Scotland. WWII veteran of the British Royal Navy-HMS Auckland. Retired from National Lead Company, after having worked at International Harvester. Husband for 69 years of Ellen nee Kavanagh. Father of Eileen (Thomas) Coppens, Linda and Stuart (Peggy) Cameron. Grandfather of Brad and Jason Coppens, Kristen (Ryan) Welch, Betsy (Dennis) Sheppard, Amy (Kevin) Holben, and Ryan Cameron. Great-grandfather of Jossalyn, Lily, Taylor, Violet, Cameron, Jaxon, and Gavin. Brother of Elizabeth Eldridge, Frank Cameron and the late Ann McKinstery and James Cameron. Beloved uncle and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 Blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Tuesday morning Sept. 23rd from 9:00 AM until time of chapel prayer at 10:45 AM, to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 11:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Flora M. Propati - 86

8/21/1928 - 9/21/2014
Orland Park formerly of Roseland Flora M. Propati nee Saturno age 86. Longtime Orland Park and Roseland resident, recently of Peace Village. Wife for 60 years of the late Dr. Joseph A. Propati DDS. Mother of Tony (Annie) Propati, JoAnn (Jack) DeBenedetti, Rosanne Guinta and John (Cathleen) Propati. Grandmother of Katie (Ryan) Tarosas, Gina (Philip Slack) DeBenedetti, Mark DeBenedetti, Michael, Paige and Beau Guinta and Marisa Propati. Great grandmother of Isabella Josephine Slack. Sister of the late Vincent (late Lucille) and Joseph Saturno. Sister-in-law of the late Caroline Saturno. Beloved “Aunt Flora” to her many nieces and nephews. Dear friend of many. Resting at Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 West 127th St., Palos Heights on Wednesday September 24th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Thursday 9:45 AM to St. Michael Catholic Church, Orland Park. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708 361-4235 or

Maria Wood - 91

2/28/1923 - 9/21/2014
Chicago Heights Maria Wood nee Farace age 91. Longtime Chicago Heights resident born and raised on the Isle of Capri, Italy. Wife of the late Robert Wood. Mother of Rita (Dr. Jeremy) Popp and Gary Wood. Grandmother of Aaron (Jennifer) Popp, Jason (Chevon) Popp, Andrea Popp and Rachael Popp. Great grandmother of Liam Popp. Preceeded in death by six brothers and two sisters. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 Blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Wednesday morning Sept. 24th from 9:00 AM until time of funeral services at 11:30 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Steger. 708 481-9230 or

Harold L. Post Jr. - 76

1/1/1938 - 9/17/2014
Dyer formerly of Dolton, Calumet City and Evergreen Park Harold L. Post Jr. age 76. Dyer, IN resident formerly of Dolton, Calumet City and Evergreen Park. Retired Stereotyper/Printer. Member Graphic Communications/IBT Local 458. U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. Mendel H.S. graduate. Husband for 50 years of Theresa nee Dattoli. Father of Anne (David) Vaughn. Devoted “Poppi” of Tony and Shayna Vaughn. Son of the late Helen nee Peterson and Harold L. Post Sr. Brother of David (Angela) Post. Uncle of Jeffrey (Wendy) Post. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday September 21st from 2:00 PM until time of funeral services at 6:00 PM. Graveside committal services Monday 11:30 AM Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708-481-9230

Rean A. Harding - 78

4/24/1936 - 9/15/2014
Beecher formerly of University Park Rean A. Harding nee Lamb age 78. Longtime Beecher resident formerly of University Park. Born and raised in Madison County, Alabama. Longtime Assembly Line Worker for American Lock Company. Wife for 58 years of the late Paul C. Harding. Mother of Michael (Cathy) Harding, Sherry Harding and Debbie (Vincent) LaRock. Grandmother of Chris Harding, Matt O’Brien, Nick and Jennifer Welch, Danielle (Calvin) Starks and David Black. Great grandmother of Emille Harding, Jalen and Kendall Starks, Brianna, Madison and Cayden Black. Sister of Mattie Samples, Carold and Earl Lamb, Allean Simmons, Helen Mayes, Doris Sylers, Joyce Mayes, Alberta Couch, Roberta Silers and the late Ned, Ted and Harold Lamb, Mary and Huey Mayes. Beloved aunt and 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 Friday September 19th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services Saturday 10:30 AM. Burial Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. 708-481-9230.

Kenneth A. Tanko - 67

6/12/1947 - 9/12/2014
Longtime resident of Crete,Il. and Naples, Fl. formerly of Roseland Kenneth A. Tanko, age 67. Longtime Crete, IL., and Naples, FL. resident, born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. President of Tanko Brothers Screw Machine Products. U. S. Army Veteran/Vietnam. Longtime member and former Board member of Lincolnshire C.C. and Heritage Bay C.C. Husband for 44 years of Linda nee MacNeil. Father of Robin (Dr. Angelo) Babbo. Grandfather of Andrew, Mario and Anthony, and Molly Babbo. Son of Jeanette nee Sanislo and Andrew Tanko. Brother of Ronald (late Sandra) Tanko and the late James Tanko. Son-in-law of the late Mildred MacNeil. Brother-in-law of Gloria Mrozowski and Rodney Mrozowski. Loving uncle of Michael Tanko, Christopher (Michelle) Tanko and Dana (Richard)Brothers. Great uncle of Tyler, Austin, Abilene and Camden Brothers. Ken’s kindness and generosity, and his enthusiastic nature and positive attitude will be forever remember by his family, colleagues and many friends. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St (US Rt. 30, 3 Blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Wednesday Sept. 17th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Thursday 9:45 AM to St. Liborius Church, Steger. Mass 10:30 AM. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum,

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