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Robert G. Lipke

Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

Carolyn Johandes (nee Eck)

Beloved wife of the late John “Butch” Johandes. Loving mother of Cheri (Gary) McLaughlin, John (Ana) & Timothy (Missy) Johandes. Cherished grandmother of Christian & Alex, Kayla & Noah and Vaali. Dear sister of Lorraine Engstron & Wayne Eck. Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews. Visitation Monday, December 17th from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. Chapel service Tuesday, December 18th, 10:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park.

Mary Ann Popelka (nee Busch).

The story of Mary Ann began on May 9, 1927 as the daughter of John E. and Marie Busch in Palos Hills, Illinois. She had a younger brother (Jack) who is deceased.  As a young girl she enjoyed nature especially the old Palos Toboggan Slide.  Other activities that she enjoyed were taking piano and baton lessons. She attended Lyons Township High School and graduated from University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Upon graduation, she began her career as a primary school teacher in School District 111, Burbank, Illinois.  There she met her future husband George to whom she married and spent sixty-seven (67) wonderful years together.  They had one son, George, Jr. After taking a six (6) year absence to take care of her young son, she returned to teaching in School District 111 until her retirement. While she was working she cared for her family, parents and in-laws, who loved her as a daughter. Mary Ann had many interests which included going to garage sales, quilting, travel, decorating the house for the holidays, dancing, cooking, meeting her fellow co-workers for lunch and going to McDonalds. A special highlight of George and Mary Ann’s life was a renewal of their vows after fifty (50) years of marriage aboard the Paul Gauguin off the coast of Bora Bora.      As a teacher, she prided herself upon the fact that no child ever left her classroom without knowing how to read. Nancy Hughes was her special friend and Mary Ann would lite up even in her last days when she heard her voice. Her story ended on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 3:00am. Mary Ann will be missed by her caregivers (Alice, Izabella and Renee), Sister Juanita Ujcik, OSF as well as all of her former students and colleagues. Mary Ann was the rock of our family and she brought joy into our lives that will be treasured forever. Visitation Thursday, December 13th from 3 until 9 p.m.  Chapel prayers Friday, December 14th, 9:15 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Sacred Heart Church, Palos Hills, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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  • Denise Hyker (Tuesday, December 11 18 10:49 am EST)

    MaryAnn was a great fun loving neighbor and friend! Her stories and friendship in the Country Squire community will be greatly missed.

  • Bruce Zolna (Tuesday, December 11 18 01:56 pm EST)

    George Sr and George Jr:
    I am very sorry for your loss. I am looking into travel arrangements from my winter home in Key West, Fl and hope to see you both at the visitation and funeral services. Mary Ann was one of a kind and will be missed immensely by everyone fortunate enough to have known her.

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Helen I. Palmer

Visitation Thursday, December 13th from 9 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 11 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private.

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  • John H. Santoro (Monday, December 10 18 11:01 pm EST)

    Dear Betty,
    Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of your Mother. A mother could not have been blessed with a better daughter. My thoughts and prayers are for both of you during this difficult time.

    John Santoro
    Manor Care


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Robert Donald Kyanka "BOB KANE"

Proud U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War Era.   Loving & gentle husband for 34 years of Jacquelyn (nee Roach). Dear father of John Kayanka and step father of Frederic & Scott (Mary) Spencer. Cherished grandfather of Ashley (Michael) Swift & Jeffrey Spencer. Fond son-in-law of Barbara Pridemore. Former employee of Union Steel, Azcon Steel & West Walker Steel Companies.   Memorial services will take place at a later date.   Arrangements were entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center in Palos Heights.   

Raymond J. Majdecki Sr.

Proud U.S. Coast Guard Veteran during WWII serving from '43-'45 in the Pacific & Atlantic Campaigns. Lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree and VFW member at large. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Wojciechowicz). Loving father of Raymond Jr. (Sue) Majdecki, Rita (Don) Schuble & Robert (Mary) Majdecki. Cherished grandfather of Mark Majdecki, Todd (Stacy) Schuble, Craig (Bridget) Majdecki, Lisa (Tim) Ward & Matthew Majdecki. Adoring great grandfather of Madison, Carter, Brooke, Hope, Mason, Alexandra & Cameron. Dear brother of John (late Judy) & late Richard (late Ann) Majdecki. Fond brother-in-law of the late Alice (Clarence) Kisala & late Florian (late Lorraine) Walters. Visitation Monday, December 10th from 9 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 11 a.m. at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network, PO Box 140, Stillwater, MN  55082 and/or GiGi’s Playhouse, 15954 S Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, IL, 60477 would be appreciated.  

Ann Raptzian

Visitation Sunday, December 9th from 2:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 3:00 p.m. Chapel prayers Monday, December 10th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to S.S. Joachim & Anne Armenian Church, 12600 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Mount Greenwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to S.S. Joachim & Anne Armenian Church, Raptzian Fund, 12600 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463 would be appreciated.

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  • Sue Baltrus & Charlene Sakalys (Saturday, December 08 18 03:01 pm EST)

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ann. We were her neighbors for 7 years. She was such a kind soul. One time when my grandmother was sick, she brought freshly cut flowers over for her and it just put the biggest smile on her face. She was just such a warm and kind person. Our prayers are with you.

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Terry D. Shearer, Proud U.S. Army Veteran

Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

Helene M. Smith (nee Browne)  

Devoted wife of the late William J. “Bill” Smith. Splendiferous mother of Mary Jo (Curt) Lorenz, Kathy (Tom) Coyle, Karen (late Karl) Schnase, Patti Marek, Jack Smith & Bill Smith. Cherished grandmother of 12 & great grandmother of 8. Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews. Visitation Sunday, December 9th from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Family & Friends will gather Monday, December 10th directly at Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

James M. Anderson Jr.

Proud Retired Union Millwright for 43 years in the Local 1693 & longtime resident of Palos Heights since 1963.   Beloved husband of Janet L. Anderson (nee Paraday) Loving father of James M. III (Patti), Scott & Chad (Lisa) Anderson. Cherished grandfather of Jordan, Lauren (Adam), Brittani (Andrew) & Logan. Adoring great grandfather of Aubrey & Ethan. Dear brother of Sara Weber. Kind uncle of many nieces & nephews.   Visitation Thursday, December 6th from 3 until 8 p.m.   Chapel service Friday, December 7th, 11:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Loretta P. Kodatt (nee Mayers)

Beloved wife of the late Jim Kodatt. Loving mother of Kathy (Mark) Watson and James (Dawn) Kodatt. Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Siobhan), Mark (Cindy), Tom (Shelly Balducci), Joseph (Megan) Watson, Katie (Marcos Rodriguez) Kodatt, Hayden Kodatt and the late; Kevin and Kyle Kodatt. Adoring gigi of Liam, Belle, Mark, Penny, Owen, Leo & Colin Watson, James Kodatt and Mikhaela Rodriguez.   Dear sister of Maryann (George) Kachlek and the late; Eleanor Hlinovsky and Lillian Muzzy. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Lifelong friend of Pat White and the LCMH group. Visitation Tuesday, December 4th from 3 until 9 p.m.   Chapel prayers Wednesday, December 5th, 9:15 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Our Lady of the Woods Church, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart,1910 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532 and/or Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 North Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660 would be appreciated.

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  • Eileen Muzzey Hector (Monday, December 03 18 10:16 pm EST)

    Sincere sympathy for all of those that gathered around her. May the memories of goodness carry you through the days to come.

  • Joan Wisinski (Wednesday, December 05 18 08:44 am EST)

    Our Most Heartfelt Sympathy on your loss.

    Tom and Joan Wisinski

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Michael J. Forde, Proud U.S. Army Reserve Veteran.

Beloved husband of Mary “Maureen” (nee Lally) Forde. Dear brother of the late Patrick (Mary), Thomas, Kathleen (late John) Prendergast & late Walter (Frances) Forde. Fond brother-in-law of Loretta, Joseph (Mary), Peter (late Theresa), Seamus, Thomas (Kathleen), late John & late Vincent Lally. Kind uncle & great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, December 4th from 3 until 8 p.m. Chapel prayers Wednesday, December 5th, 11:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please omit flowers, Masses would be appreciated.

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