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Jeannette Vacek - 86

7/31/1931 - 5/2/2018

Chicago Heights

Jeannette Vacek nee Czulewicz age 86, longtime Chicago Height’s resident formerly of Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood. Founding member of St. Kieran Parish. Jeannette made a career out of volunteerism, which included: St. Kieran Woman’s Club Vice-President, Respond Now caseworker, Mercy Health Care Center, St. Jude’s Phoenix Group, Freedom Corp of America and Chicago Height’s Beautification Committee member, FEMA/CERTS member and neighborhood watch. Mother of David Vacek, Susan (Tom) Piazza, Lori (Michael) Engelhardt, Daniel Vacek and the late Sharon Vacek. Grandmother of Sam and Cara Piazza, Maria and Tommy Engelhardt, Erika, Martin and Ryan Vacek. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday May 4th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Saturday 11:00 AM to St. Kieran Church, 195th St. and Halsted, Chicago Heights. Mass 11:30 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230 or


  • Margaret Burns-Westmeyer

    on 05/03/18

    Jeannette made a difference to so many in our community. Her friendship and wisdom will be greatly missed. She had a will of iron and a heart of gold. Rest well, my friend.
  • Cheryl Lynn

    on 05/04/18

    My sincere condolences to the Vacek family and friends.Take comfort in in the wonderful Bible promise of a resurrection.We can see our loved ones again on a Paradise earth-Acts 24:15.
  • Earl Letbetter

    on 05/07/18

    My deepest sympathy to the Vacek family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in drawing close to God and he will draw close to you, at this difficult time he will help you and give you strength and peace.
  • R. Ross

    on 05/14/18

    My heartfelt condolences to the Vacek Family for the loss of your precious love one Jeannette. May your family find the strength to endure and consolation in the Hope our loving Father, Jehovah has has given us in his Word, the Bible found at Isaiah 25:8 and Revelation 21:4.

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