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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

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