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Jennie D. Cernick (nee Petrich)

Beloved wife of the late George J. Cernick. Loving mother of Susan (Stewart) Spector & Carol (Michael) Tardi. Cherished grandmother of Jonathan (Lisa), Daniel (Haley), Shannon & Stephanie. Adoring great grandmother of Franco & Elliana. Dear sister of Mildred (late Ralph) White, late Michael (Joan), late Anita (late Edward) & late Frank (Rosa). Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews.   Visitation Thursday, February 27th from 9:30 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 11:00 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Sacred Heart Church, Palos Hills, Mass 11:30 a.m.   Interment will be private.

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  • Rosa Petrich (Wednesday, February 26 20 10:43 am EST)

    Rest In Peace Jennie. You’re with George now. We love you and will miss you.

  • Kim Reilly (Thursday, February 27 20 09:19 am EST)

    A donation has been made to Sacred Heart Church in memory of Jennie Cernick from the Jack Hille Middle School Social Committee. We are very sorry for your loss.

  • Ed & Anita Guzdziol (Thursday, February 27 20 05:08 pm EST)

    Anita and I want to extend our condolences to you on the passing of Jenny. We both are so sorry to have missed the services. She was a wonderful lady and the world is a lesser place because of her passing

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James A. Stamos

Funeral Services and Interment will be private. "May His Memory Be Eternal."

James F. Downes

Family & Friends will gather directly at Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights Thursday, February 27th, for a Memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m. with Military Honors.   Interment will be private.

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  • Ginger Downes-O’Hare Niemeyer (Tuesday, February 25 20 09:31 am EST)

    Sending my condolences to Carole & family. We are in FL for the winter. Loved my cousin so much. Ginger Downes.

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Nancy K. Vetter (nee DeSchaaf).

Loving mother of Patricia Wilkinson and Darrell Vetter. Cherished grandmother of Luke Vetter. Devoted daughter of the late; Ralph & Viola (nee Disch) DeSchaaf. Dear sister of William DeSchaaf, Andrew DeSchaaf and Ralph DeSchaaf Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews. Visitation Sunday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with a chapel service at 3:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL.   Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Chicago – Team – You are My Sunshine (http://act.alz.org/goto/YouareMySunshine-NancyVetter) would be appreciated.

Donald F. Brogan

Proud U.S. Army Veteran. Visitation Friday, February 21st from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Chapel prayers Saturday, February 22nd, 9:15 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Our Lady of the Ridge Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Cecelia J. Zender

Devoted daughter of the late; Matthew & Matilda Zender. Loving sister of the late; Dorothy, Albert, Rita & Rosemary.   Visitation Thursday, February 20th from 10:00 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 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 Saint Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Roswell (Ross) A. Hanover

98, of Palos Heights, IL and formerly of Scales Mound, IL passed away at Palos Hospital on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. He was born on November 7, 1921 in Humboldt County, IA, the son of Roswell and Petra (nee Holden) Hanover.   After graduating high school in Gladbrook, IA in 1939, he began working as a bricklayer’s attendant. Ross enlisted in the Army October 13, 1942, served in Texas and Florida, and was honorably discharged on February 10, 1946 and returned to Gladbrook. He was subsequently hired by the Chicago Illinois Central Railroad as a depot agent and was transferred to Warren, IL.   In 1949, he met his future wife, Betty J. Collicutt at the Whalen Café in Warren, They were married on August 1, 1951. While living in Warren, they had three children, Jean, Van and Jon. In 1957, he was transferred to Scales Mound, IL, where they moved in 1958, and worked at the depot until 1970. He then took a job at John Deere in Dubuque, IA as a security guard and firefighter until retirement in 1983. He joined the Scales Mound Volunteer Fire Department in 1959 and became the assistant chief in 1964. He was elected chief in 1968 and remained in that position until May 1989. They lived in Scales Mound until 2006 when they moved to an independent senior living facility in Oak Park, IL to be closer to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. After Betty’s death, Ross moved to Palos Heights, IL.   Ross enjoyed genealogy, gardening and jigsaw puzzles. He was known for his ability to reengineer items to make them work again, often times using tape, paper clips and rubber bands.     He is survived by his children, Jean Fitzpatrick of Olney, IL, Van (Chris) Hanover of Glenview, IL and Jon (Sandy) Hanover of Green Valley, Az. He was the devoted grandfather of Maureen Fitzpatrick of Chicago, IL, Claire (Walter) Graves of Dundas, IL and Kelsey Fitzpatrick of Chicago, IL; and great-grandfather of Bobby, Patrick, Caroline, Bailey and Belle.    He was proceeded in death by his brothers and their wives, Kenneth (Rosella), Curtis (Kathryn) and David (Mary) and sisters and their husbands Beverly (Leon) Pierce and Doris (Joe) White.   Memorial services and interment will be held at a future date and arrangements were entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center in Palos Heights, IL. Memorials may be made to the Scales Mound Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 156, Scales Mound, IL 61075.

Holger Ronstadt

Funeral services & interment will be private.

Carol A. Nash (nee Kochan)

Memorial Visitation Sunday, February 16th from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Inurnment will be private.

Joseph A. Macey

Proud Plumber for 57 years and Member of Local Union 130.   Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Kavanaugh) Macey. Loving father of Pamela Martinez, Kevin (Gayla) Macey, Denise Beran & the late Joseph Macey. Cherished grandfather of Brittany, Anthony (Kelly), Dr. Sarah (Van) Wittekind, Allison, Olivia & Leah. Dear brother of John (Diane) Macey, Mary Clare (Dan) Silcox & Jo Anne (Bob) Bufka. Kind uncle of many nieces & nephews.   Visitation Friday, February 14th from 3 until 9 p.m.   Chapel prayers Saturday, February 15th, 9:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.   Interment Saint Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.   In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Squad, P.O. Box 6, Elwood, IL 60421 would be appreciated.

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  • Gail Downey (Tuesday, February 11 20 02:44 pm EST)

    Ruth & family. I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing! He was a great neighbor and friend! My deepest condolences to your entire family!

  • Tom Stropoli (Thursday, February 13 20 12:07 pm EST)

    RIP, Good memories from SBSC., Condolences to Kevin and Joe's Family.

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