William C. Krachey
William M. Krachey, 90, of Worth, died Oct. 6 in his home. Funeral services were private.
Mr. Krachey is survived by his wife, Willie Krachey; children Betty Krachey, Debbie (Glen) Waszak, Kathy (Rich) Lamonto and William James Krachey and sisters Maxine Erickson and Betty Glover. Mr. Krachey was born in North Dakota and worked for several years as a truck driver.
Irene C. Norbut
Irene C. Norbut, 91, died Oct. 15 at Palos Community Hospital.Visitation and funeral services were held at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. Interment was at Lithuanian National Cemetery.
Mrs. Norbut is survived by her husband, Ben and daughter Carol (Anthony) Giedraitis. A Palos Hills resident, Mrs. Norbut was involved in many Lithuanian philanthropic organizations and spent many years in the healthcare profession, as a social worker. She was born in Chicago.
Kenneth “Kenny” L. Gill
In Loving Memory of Dr. Kenneth “Kenny” L. Gill, aged 89, of Palos Hills, IL, passed away surrounded by his family on October 4th, 2014. Born June 13th, 1925, the first of nine children to Jesse A. Gill (nee Smith) of Ironwood, MI, & William Gill of Cornwall England. His warmhearted, resilient spirit lives on through: his beloved wife and eternal companion of 69 years, Marilyn R. Gill; their 5 children: David Gill (Richard Quigley), Judy Gill-Ordonez (Peter), Bruce Gill, Keith Gill, and Nancy Konior (Raymond); 6 grandchildren: Kristyna Konior (Dave), Elizabeth Cleland (Ben), Tony Ordoñez, Chandler Gill (Courtney), Kate Konior, Jessi Ordoñez; 3 Great-Grandchildren: Tidus, Elise, and Talon Gill; & Niece Kimberly Bogusz nee Olson (Brian).
During his life, Kenneth earned one of few existing Eagle Scout medals and Served as a navigator in the WWII Army Air Forces as Second Lieutenant. After graduating in 1952 from UIC College of Medicine, Dr. Gill worked on staff at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island IL and provided family medical care to residents for 41 years at his family practice in the village of Worth, IL.
A well-respected physician, Dr. Gill achieved Charter Membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition to his pursuits as a devoted husband, father, and doctor, Kenneth’s passion for rose gardening propelled him to grow 125 rose plants at one time while living in Palos Park—a pursuit for which he earned many blue ribbons. Kenneth possessed a rare love for giving to others without ever expecting anything in return. He uplifted others through his distinct, witty British humor and inspired others through his ambitious, perseverant, and generous spirit. As such, he created timeless memories for his loved ones as a devoted and exceptionally loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, doctor, and friend—an unforgettable soul.
Kenneth’s family honored his life & memory Monday, at The Palos Park Presbyterian Church, located at: 12312 S 88th Ave, Palos Park, IL 60464. A slideshow of photos was displayed for viewing.