Joseph M. Engerski, of Palos Heights, IL peacefully passed at age 88.
Beloved husband of Lois(Berg).
Loving father of Joseph (Nancy), Marvin (Dot), Cynthia Campbell (Jerome); Trevor (Lauren) & Tanner (Samantha), Gae Skager (Edward); Kristen (Derek Marion), Kevin & Lauren, Margaret Wiehoff (John); Rachel, Theresa (Dane Warming) & Michelle, Lisa Cohen; Kyle (Yasmin) & Erika.
Great-grandchildren; Liam Campbell, Peter & Teddy Marion, Hadley & Tatum Warming and Aubrey Cohen.
Survived by brother Jerome (Judy) and many nieces and nephews. Dear brother of late Robert (Marilyn).
Preceded in death by parents; Joseph and Genevieve (nee Gawlinski).
Devout Polish Catholic, Knights of Columbus, Mechanical Engineer Purdue University, Vice President Verson International, singer, accordion player, Polka dancer, church lector, volunteer, joke teller, avid golfer, skier, sports enthusiast. Go Bulls!
Resided in IL, PA, Belgium & England. Traveled the world speaking many languages with a zest for life and love of people. His vibrant personality would light up any room, building friendships in all his endeavors. Joe is greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Gratitude for those who loyally cared for him in his final years. Included are his dear friends,family, Oak Hills neighbors, caregivers Angela, Donna, Lucy, Rita, Janina and a host of doctors, nurses and those at Palos Community Hospital. We are grateful for your compassion.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to ALSA MN www.alsamn.org is appreciated.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home in Palos Heights.
Marilyn Bernadette Edmunds (nee Samulski).
Beloved wife of the late Floyd Edmunds.
Loving mother of Bernadette (Carmelo) Flores, Marie Evans, David (Alma) Gonzales, Thomas (Teresa) Gonzales, Joseph (Michelle) Gonzales, Alan Gonzales, Michele (Bernard) Moran & Ricardo Gonzales.
Cherished grandmother & great grandmother of many.
Dear sister of Thomas & Vivian.
Kind aunt of many.
Visitation Wednesday, May 31st from 3:00 p.m. until time of chapel service 8:30 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.
Interment will be private.
James F. Atwell, retired member of the Local 130 Plumbers Union and a Vietnam War Veteran.
Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Kawa) Atwell.
Loving step father of Leslie (David) Wick, Michael Przybylski, Glenn (Joyce) Przybylski and Lynn (Darryl) Rice.
Proud Grandfather of Kristin (Sean Coughlin II) Coughlin, Michelle Wick, Amy Wick, Amanda Rice, April Rice and Rachel Rice.
Devoted son of the late Raymond and Margaret (nee Homerding).
Dear brother of Karen (Thomas Raduenzel) Atwell, Ray (Barbara Chandik) Atwell and David (Marie) Atwell.
Memorial Visitation Monday, May 22nd from 4 p.m. until time of chapel service 7 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.
Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer Association of the Greater Illinois Chapter, www.alz.org or mail to Attn: Sherri Scott, 8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 would be appreciated.
Dorothy K. Robson (nee Groetsema), Dorothy devoted her life to the role of homemaker, not so much because she saw it as being ‘a woman’s place,’ but rather because she saw it as possessing a worth and dignity equal to anything that human beings can accomplish in this world.
Beloved wife of the late Robert Robson.
Loving mother of Jill (Dennis) Damrow, R. Scott (Joan) Robson, Mark (Debbie) Robson & Lori (Bill) Innocenti.
Proud grandmother of Carrie (Brad), Matt, Craig (Amy), Scott (Caitlin), Phil, Katy (John), Tim & Bo.
Cherished great grandmother of Kylie, Jenna, Logan, Sadie, Dominick, Macklin, Cameron & Kyler.
Devoted daughter of the late: John & Edna (nee Hahn) Groetsema.
Dear sister of the late: George, John & Gilbert.
Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews.
Family & Friends will gather Saturday, May 20th from 9 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7800 W. McCarthy Road, Palos Heights.
Interment Bethania Cemetery in Justice.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
Christopher M. Ahern, retired C.P.D.
Beloved husband of Mary (nee Henry).
Loving father of Michael (Therese), late Mark, Daniel (Jill), Maggie (Daniel) Gaffney & Mary (Michael) Colaizzi.
Proud grandfather of Katie, Jenny, Kevin, Ryan, Adam, Lauren, Genevieve, Meghan, Moira, Sean, Colleen, Joseph, Brian & Timothy.
Cherished great grandfather of Anna, Billy, Olivia, Emma, Charlie, Jack, Declan, Liam, Madeline & Logan.
Dear brother of the late Marian, Nancy & Patricia.
Kind uncle of many nieces & nephews.
Visitation Wednesday, May 17th from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Chapel prayers Thursday, May 18th, 11:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 11:30 a.m.
Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Brain Tumor Association, www.abta.org would be appreciated.
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Laura E. Sit (nee Eng).
Born on March 31,1922. As she would always say, “God did not want me to be a fool!” Daughter of Howard Joseph Eng and Fine Yueng Chew, she was one of the “famous” Eng sisters. She was a hostess at their father’s restaurant Hoe Sai Gai, one of the largest and most successful Chinese restaurants in downtown Chicago in the 1940’s.
Laura married Sam Chan Sit in 1946. They shared forty wonderful years before his passing in 1986. Laura is survived by their four children: Theresa (James), James (Phyllis), Robert (Cacia), and Charles. She is survived by her three sisters Florence, Mary and Olga. She had nine grandchildren: Sam (Jessica), Hannah (Spencer), Teresa, Susan (Thomas), Andrew, Michael, James, Angela (Christopher), and her late sister Veronica.
Laura studied fashion design at the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. An expert seamstress and dress designer, she incorporated her talents in her career at Marshall Field's. She excelled in sales and fast became the number one salesperson at the prestigious “Twenty Eight Shop” located within Marshall Field's flagship store on State Street. She was definitely one of "Field’s Finest." Laura’s love and dedication to style and fashion remained throughout her life. Laura loved music and the arts, especially those involving her family. Already adept at Chinese cooking, she loved to try new recipes. She will be remembered for her loving kindness, generosity, spirit, her style and grace, her love of life and God. "Classy elegant lady!" "A beautiful force of nature!" She was loved and admired by many and will be dearly missed.
Visitation Friday, May 12th from 2 until 8 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.
Family & Friends will gather Saturday, May 13th from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4800 Sauk Trail, Richton Park.
Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.
Douglas P. Matheson, dedicated employee for 35 years with the Illinois Tool Works Company and strong supporter of the JDRF organization. Doug did so much & was so kind to so many people.
Beloved husband of Maureen (nee Neary).
Loving step-father of Jim (Bessie) Alvarez.
Proud papa of Jax & Asher.
Dear brother of Joan & Jim Matheson.
Wonderful owner of his dogs.
Visitation Monday, May 8th from 3 until 8 p.m.
Chapel prayers Tuesday, May 9th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be private.
James J. Sokol, Proud U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, dedicated employee for over 45 years at ComEd, avid golfer, Chicago White Sox fan and Model Trains collector/enthusiast.
Beloved Husband of Beatrice for 74 years (nee Kramer).
Loving Father of Jim (Susie) Sokol Jr., Sharon (Gary) Kochanek, Donald Sokol & Janet (John) Lombard.
Cherished Grampie of Julie (Wes), Jeff (Debbie), Cheryl (Jim), Jennifer (Lucas), Jackie (Erik), Megan, Jeff (Caitie), Jimmy (Janet) & Joey.
Adoring Great Grampie of Kai, Ali, Matthew, Jonathon, Josie, Nora, Jack, Annie, Michael, Emily, Olivia, Kate & Lily.
Devoted Son of the late: John & Anna (nee Ledin) Sokol.
Dear Brother of the late: Mildred (Bud) Rich.
Visitation Monday, May 8th from 9 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 11 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 11:30 a.m.
Interment Resurrection Cemetery.