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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.

Death Notice from 1-15-15

Walter C. Bonham
Walter C. Bonham of Oak Lawn died Jan. 6 at Park Villa Nursing Home. He was 91.
Visitation and funeral services were held at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. Burial was Chapel Hill Gardens South.
Mr. Bonham is survived by siblings Robert, Frank and Ruth; 15 great nephews and nieces and other friends and family.
Born in Bridgeton, N.J., Mr. Bonham was a 60-year member of Worth United Methodist Church.
 
Thomas P. Gavin Jr.
Thomas P. Gavin Jr., 78, died Dec. 30 at Palos Community Hospital. Visitation and funeral services were held at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. Burial was private.
Mr. Gavin is survived by his wife, Darlene Cornelius; children Tommie, Kenny and Donna; siblings Noreen Colgan and Patsy Daubert.
Mr. Gavin was born in Chicago and worked as a claims adjustor. He was a member of the Worth Lions.

Matthew Kozubowski
Matthew Kozubowski, 93, of Palos Hills died Dec. 24 at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Visitation was Dec. 28 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. A funeral Mass was held Dec. 29 at Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge. Burial was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Mr. Kozubowski is survived by his wife, Clara Dryjanski and children Cynthia Audino, Mark Kozubowski and Laurie Dolan.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Kozubowski was tavern owner and a dockworker.

Raymond T Riley
Raymond T. Riley of Palos died Dec. 26 at Palos Community Hospital. He was 75. 
Mr. Riley is survived by his wife Joan; children Shannon, Kelly, Nicole and Ray; eight grandfather and three of  great grandfather children.
A memorial visitation and service was held Sunday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. 
Mr. Riley was born in Chicago and worked in the security industry.

Fred Zellmann
Am Flag copyFred Zellmann, 91, of Evergreen Park died recently.
Visitation and funeral services were at Beverly Ridge Funeral Home in Chicago. Burial was private.
A pilot in World War II, Mr. Zellmann was born and raised in Hillsboro.  
He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter Mary Ann (John); siblings Kay (the late Merrill), Seymour and Helen (Bill) Smith as well as many nieces and nephews.

Death Notice from 1-1-15

Mary A. Barczak
Mary A. Barczak of Palos Park died Dec. 25 at Holy Family Villa. She was 93. 
A homemaker born in Chicago, Mrs. Barczak is survived by children Annette (Jim) Coughlin, Jeannette Barczak, Anna Marie (Michael) Klingele and Tony Barczak; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Visitation and funeral services were held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in La Grange Park. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Holy Family Villa, 12220 S. Will-Cook Rd., Palos Park, Ill. 60464. 

Mary Ellen Trask
Mary Ellen Trask, 94, died Dec. 24 at Salem Village in Joliet.
Visitation and funeral services were held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home,11028 S. Southwest Highway in Palos Hills.
A former resident of Palos Hills, Mrs. Trask is survived by children Edward (Sandra) McKenna and Ralph Trask; sisters Eileen, Rose, Peggy, Sarah and brother Andy.
Mrs. Trask was a World War II veteran of the Home Guard in Liverpool, England, and spent much of her life as a homemaker.

Death Notice from 11-27-14

Edward A. Bergdahl
Edward A. Bergdahl, 78, of Chicago Ridge died Nov. 15 in his home.
Funeral services were held Friday Nov. 22 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. Burial was Saturday at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Mr. Bergdahl is survived by his wife, Patricia Loftus, children Linda Bergdahl and Edward (Audrey).
 Mr. Bergdahl was born in Chicago and worked as a teacher. He served as a deputy chief of the Chicago Ridge Fire Department.

Catherine F. Mioni
Catherine F. Mioni, 90, of Worth died Nov. 18 died in her home.
Visitation for Mrs. Mioni was held last Wednesday at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. A funeral Mass was held the following day at Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge. Burial was at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
Mrs. Mioni is survived by children Cathy (Bob) Lofrano, Peggi (Richard) Quinlan, Thomas (Maria), Mary (Terry) Samoska, Frank (Kim), Donna (Don) Johnson, John and Leah Mioni.
 
Theresa R. Szablewski
Theresa R. Szablewski of Palos Hills died Saturday at St. James Place in Crete. She was 73.  
Visitation will be held at noon Saturday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills, followed by a service at 5 p.m.
Mrs. Szablewski is survived by daughter Lynne (Thomas) Kelly.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Szablewski was a social worker and dedicated many years of service to the Palos Hills Community Center and PLOWS. She  graduated from the Jane Adams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago. 
Donations can be made to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., Toledo, Ohio, 43604.

Death Notice from 11-20-14

Joseph A. De Grado
Joseph A. De Grado, died Nov. 10. He was 72. Visitation was held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral Mass was said at Sacred Heart Church. Mr. De Grado is survived by his wife  Ruth; children Joseph Jr. and Lori Ann Carlson and brother James (Barbara) De Grado. Mr. De Grado worked for many years for Cardinal Building Maintenance.