Call Us at (708) 481-9230

Marilyn F. Letko - 88

2/10/1932 - 2/11/2020

Park Forest

Marilyn F. Letko nee Ruhe. Age 88. Longtime Park Forest and Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1950.  Retired Dean of Girls at Washington Junior High School and 5th Grade Teacher at Grant School in South Chicago Heights. Mother of Charles (Cris) and Daniel (Jan) Letko. Grandmother of Gary (Kari), Drew, Trey Letko, Marissa (Parker) Knuth and Valerie Letko. Great-grandmother of Nolan and Brynn Letko.  Daughter of the late Frances nee Vollmer and Frederick Ruhe Sr. Sister of Gwen (late James) Hensley and the late Frederick (late Mary) Ruhe Jr. Aunt and friend of many. Longtime, dearest friend of Rita Jeffirs.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday February 14, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Lying in state Saturday from 9:30 am until time of Funeral Services 10:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 S Dixie Highway, Homewood. Burial St Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Flossmoor. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • Ann DeLaney Swayka

    on 02/11/20

    Sending my deepest condolences to Ms. Letko's family. She was always a kind person to me and also one of my favorite teachers. Heaven just gained another angel. 

  • Ed Cialkowski

    on 02/12/20

    Sorry for your loss Charlie and Danny it's been a long time

  • Gail Howard

    on 02/12/20

    So sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort and peace.
  • Gene and Pat Walker

    on 02/12/20

    Our condolences to the family. We always enjoyed hearing her teaching stories at the retirement breakfasts. She will be missed. 

Leave a comment

Fill out the above security question to submit your form.

Enter Username and Password to view private comments

Recent Obituaries

Ruben Reynoso, 40

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Kenneth Walter Stock, 85

Delray Beach, Florida

Joletta June Lampos, 74

Naples, Florida

Raymond P. Corradetti, 86

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Adonis J. Negri, 94


Frank Zona, 65

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Albert L. Simnick, 86

Dyer, Indiana