Death Notice from 5-7-15

Charles Francis Bevid
Am Flag copyCharles Francis Bervid, 91, died April 24 at his home in Oak Lawn.
Services were held April 28 from Palos Gaidas Funeral Home to St. Fabian Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery.
 Mr. Bervid, a retired Chicago police officer, served in World War II as a Navy Seaman First Class on USS LST 529 and USS LST 400. Survivors include his son, Paul Bervid; sister, Virginia Smat; and many nieces and nephews.

John J. Devens
John “Jack” J. Devens, 87, died April 22 at his home in Worth.
Services were held April 25 from Curley Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Ridge Church. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Mr. Devens was a retired mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (nee Rehm); children, Mary (Stephen) Stanis, Katherine (Keith) Longrie, Margaret (Edward) Palenik, John Devens Jr., Patricia (James) Denison, Janet (Michael) Gunkel and Donna (Nick) Vamrakas; and 56 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alice M. Murray
Alice M. Murray (nee Hartig), 90, of Worth, died April 19 at her home.
Services were held April 23 from Schmaedeke Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Ridge Church. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Mrs. Murray, a Chicago native, was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Tom (Char) Murray, Lyn (Ken) Koester, Allisan (the late Frank) Konrath and Jim (Karen) Murray; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Evelyn H. Ziemann
Evelyn H. Ziemann (nee Gensch), 90, died April 26 at Smith Village in Chicago.
Services were Friday from Kosary Funeral Home to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn. Interment was at Bethania Cemetery.
Mrs. Ziemann is survived by nieces and nephews, Ruth Feldscher, Rev. Daniel Gensch, Dr. Magdalene Corbin and Walter Gaedtke Jr., and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Death Notice from 4-16-15


Sandra Kay Cooper
Sandra Kay Cooper (nee Boron), 73, an Oak Lawn resident, died April 8 at Northwestern Hospital. Services were held April 11 at Kosary Funeral Home in Evergreen Park. Interment was private.
Survivors include her sons, Timothy (Julia) and Michael Cooper; granddaughters Kaylee and Sara; sister, Barbara Schoemehl; and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Cooper, a homemaker formerly of Apple Canyon Lake, Ill., was a member of Evergreen Park American Legion Post 854 Ladies Auxiliary.


Death Noyices from 4-9-15

Vytautas Rasytinis
Vytautas Rasytinis, 85, of Oak Lawn died April 2 in his home. Visitation and funeral Am Flag copyservices were held at Nativity BVM Church in Chicago followed by interment St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery. 
An Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Rasytinis is survived by children Vaiva and Aldis and grandson Richard.
Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, Mr.  Rasytinas worked for many years as a printer at  Bockman Printing-Bellwood and was a member of the Don Varnas American Legion Post. 

Anna Mae K. Warywoda
Anna Mae K. Warywoda, 72, of Palos Hills died April 1 in LaGrange. Private funeral services were held at Zarzycki Manor Chapels in Chicago.
Warywoda is survived by children Jerry (Christine) Warywoda and Rose (Gary) Oremus; grandchildren Magnus and Diesel; brother Thomas Sheehan; and brother-in-law Joseph Warywoda. 
Warywoda was retired after working as an office manager at an auto dealership.

Death Notice from 4-2-15

Kenneth R. Holdcroft
  Kenneth R. Holdcroft, 53, of Worth died Saturday at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
  An Oak Lawn native, Mr.Holdcroft is survived by sons David, Andrew and Alexander; sisters Bonnie (Dale) Wheeler, Diane Holdcroft and Kathleen (Gordon) Hussa; niece Elizabeth and nephew Michael.
  Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Highway in Palos Hills. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Death Notice from 2-26-15

Tobias Bergmann
Tobias Bergmann, 99, of Palos Hills died Feb. 16 in his home.
Visitation and funeral services were held Feb. 25 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park. 
A native of Yugoslavia, Mr. Bergmann is survived by daughter Katharina Rosmanitz, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Shirley A. Gil
Shirley A. Gil, 83, of Palos Hills died Feb. 21.
Mrs. Gil is survived by several nieces and nephews and cousin Virginia Anderson.
Visitation was held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart church in Palos Hills. Entombment was Resurrection Cemetery. 
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Gil worked in packaging industry. She was active at Sacred Heart parish.

Kenneth J. Huizenga
Kenneth J. Huizenga, 62, died Feb. 16 in Oak Lawn.
Mr. Huizenga is survived by his wife, Rosalie; children Amber, Ken and Missy Huizenga and Katie (Pepe) Cabrera; five grandchildren; four sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Friday at Colonial Chapel in Orland Park followed by memorial services at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Burbank. Interment was at the Colonial Chapel Crematory.
Born in Delevan, Wis., Mr. Huizenga worked as a truck driver.

Mark “Gene” Mitchell
Am Flag copyMark “Gene” Mitchell, 78, of Chicago Ridge died Jan. 23 at ManorCare West in Oak Lawn.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Mary; son Mark (Bonnie Lynn); grandchildren Michael and David; sister Marcy Edwards; and many relatives and friends.
Visitation was held the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills.
An Army veteran, Mr. Mitchell was born in Chicago and worked in the railroad industry.

Geraldine “Gerry” Oberg
Geraldine “Gerry” Oberg, 96, died Feb. 12 in Chicago Ridge.
Mrs. Oberg is survived by her husband, David; daughter Janice (Ki) Adams; son Ken (Wendy) Oberg; sister Dorothy Harmon; several grandchildren and great-children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Feb. 15 at Colonial Chapel in Orland Park followed by funeral services at Christian Hills Church in Orland Hills. Interment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Jean M. Schabert
Jean M. Schabert, 85, died Feb. 12 in her Palos Hills home.
Visitation was Feb. 14 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. A funeral Mass was said at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Evergreen Park.
Mrs. Schabert is survived by her children Michael Schabert and Cathy Costa and brother Robert Jahnke and three grandchildren.
A Chicago native, she worked as a secretary at St. Xavier University.

Helen Ann Wegg
Helen Ann Wegg, 90, of Oak Lawn died Jan. 31 at her home.
Mrs. Wegg is survived by children Robert (Susan) and Alan (Jackie) and Leslie Wegg; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral Mass was held at St. Linus Church. Interment was at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Wegg was a homemaker.