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Richard M. Swierk
Funeral Services & Interment will be private.
George M. Popelka, Sr.
The story of George began on February 10,1924 as the son of Martin and Mae Popelka of Cicero, Illinois. George had a younger brother (Martin) who although deceased, was a physicist and spent his
career in the aerospace and defense industry. As a young man , George was very athletic and achieved distinction on the baseball field as a pitcher for the Berwyn Post
422 American Legion Baseball Team during 1941, when his team made the finals of the Legion Series played in San Diego, California. He also was an accomplished wrestler, winning the ISHA 155-pound
middleweight class title during 1941 in Champaign, Illinois, representing J. Sterling Morton High School. During that year, George won his weight class with a series of 15 straight victories.
During 1943, George entered the United States Navy during World War II and served in the Pacific Theatre aboard an LST, Tank Landing Ship, as a Bosun Mate Second Class. After the
war, George returned to Cicero, Illinois where he both attended and played football for the Panthers of Morton Junior College. As a strong believer in education, George obtained his Associates
Degree from Morton Junior College and then furthered his education by earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New Mexico in 1950. Having earned his Bachelor’s Degree, he
subsequently pursued and received a Master of Arts Degree from Northwestern University in 1954. George pursued a career in education beginning as a Sixth Grade Teacher at the Tobin School
within School District 111, Burbank, Illinois. After beginning his career, he continued to serve for thirty-five years both as a teacher and then appointed principal, for the new Owens School
in 1956. After that, he was moved to the John Foster Dulles School in 1960 now Liberty Junior High School, and finished his career in 1983 as principal of the Frances B. McCord School.
One of his career highlights was meeting his future partner in life, Ms. Mary Ann Busch. Upon graduation she also began her career as a primary school teacher in School
District 111, Burbank, Illinois where she met her future husband George, to whom she married and spent sixty-seven (67) wonderful years together. They became engaged on May 9, 1951, Mary Ann’s
birthday and had one son, George, Jr. After retirement both George and Mary Ann were very active and celebrated their fiftieth (50) wedding anniversary by renewing vows aboard the Paul Gauguin
off the coast of Bora-Bora. They would walk everyday at the Orland Mall when able and after their daily exercise, they would sit down and have a treat. Once completed George would talk
with his fellow mall-walkers while Mary Ann would go shopping. George also was an avid golfer. His proudest moment on the golf course came on October 4, 1997 at Big Run Golf Club when he
experienced a hole-in-one on Number 7, with his trusted five iron. Although the hole has since been changed, his ace came on the original green that was slanted downward toward the tee.
George’s story sadly ended on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:40am. George will be missed by our caregivers (Izabella and Richard) as well as all of his former students and colleagues. On
a personal note, George and Mary Ann were my rock. They both provided for our family and brought joy into my life as well as the lives of many others that will be treasured forever. I
shall miss my Dad and Mom who loved me very much and served as my Best Friends. Visitation Sunday, July 19th from 2 until 8 p.m. Chapel prayers Monday, July 20th, 9:45
a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Sacred Heart Church, Mass 10:30 a.m. Phase 4 COVID 19 mandates; masks are required
to attend the funeral services; no loitering is allowed in order to accommodate all guests paying their respects Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mr. George, was a big part of my childhood. Taking all of us kids to the roller rink and the White Sox games. But if you were not on time when it was time to leave, he would leave you ! Lol I was always on time. We sat in the bleachers with Harry Carry. Who does that? A special person. I went to Dulles class of 1975 and those memories I talk about still today.
My condolences to his Family. And God Bless you Mr. George
Bruce Zolna(Sunday, July 19 20 02:13 pm EDT)
I will see you tomorrow morning at Kerry for the prayer service, at Church for mass and at cemetery, if permitted. It seems we just did this for your wonderful mother. I knew your parents and you for over 40 years as an attorney and as a friend. They broke the mold when they made the two of them. Truly, both were "one of a kind". Be strong in their memories.
Lion Jim Himmel(Monday, July 20 20 09:55 am EDT)
My deepest condolences to you, George.May your father's name be for a blessing.
Leon M. Rinehart
Funeral services and inturment will be private.
Richard A. Zerth
Beloved husband of Barbara (nee DeRucki). Loving father of the late Kenneth; Kevin & Kimberly (Todd) Bumsted. Cherished grandfather of Amanda (Jeffrey) Stacy, Amber (Mitchell) King,
Anna (Harrison) Chapel, Austin, Autumn, Allaina, Kandis, Justin, Kevin, John, Jayson, Trevor, Clayton, Tegan & Tylar. Adored great grandfather of Kenneth, Dean & Killian.
Memorial Visitation Friday, July 17th from 5 p.m. until time of chapel prayers 6:30 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Phase 4
COVID 19 mandates; masks are required to attend the funeral services; no loitering is allowed in order to accommodate all guests paying their respects. Interment will be private.
Ronald W Roderweiss(Wednesday, July 15 20 10:34 am EDT)
Rich will be greatly missed we have known each other since 1955. Rich is a kind and gentle man. We enjoyed each others company we feel a GREAT loss in our lives
Ron & Irene Roderweiss
Kathleen P. Yoder (nee Stevens)
Beloved wife of the late John C. Yoder. Loving mother of Richard (Katie), Charles (Dawn) & the late John T. “Jack” Yoder. Cherished grandma of Maya, Zachary, Gabriel, Hannah & Nathan. Devoted
daughter of Margaret & the late Edward Stevens. Dear sister of Edward (Roberta) Stevens, Margaret (late David) Brown, Thomas (Sandra) Stevens, Maureen (William) Murley & Mary (Stephen) Hofer.
Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews. Visitation Tuesday, July 14th from 9 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 10:45 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street,
Palos Heights proceeding to Incarnation Church, Mass by invitation only. Phase 4 COVID 19 mandates; masks are required to attend the funeral services; no loitering is allowed in order to accommodate
all guests paying their respects. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601
would be appreciated.
A Valiant woman, a dear friend. I will miss you but I know that you can finally breathe. Rest in peace.
Kathie Church(Sunday, July 12 20 06:19 pm EDT)
Was so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. So glad the Xav's "girls" reconnected 10 years ago and were able to get together once a year. She had to stop coming because her COPD was too bad, but we still kept in touch via email. I know she is at peace, but she will be missed.
Loretta Janusek(Sunday, July 12 20 11:18 pm EDT)
She was a wonderful, lovely lady, and will be missed by all of us that loved her. Our Sympathy to all the Yoders and Stevens.
Fred & Loretta
Kay Kemp(Monday, July 13 20 07:49 pm EDT)
A woman I will never forget! Witty, smile that light the room and love for her “little darlings”. Rest easy Kathy! ❤️
Nikki MIKLUSAK(Tuesday, July 14 20 08:16 pm EDT)
Rest in peace, dear Kathy. Your memory will live on as the St Xav girls will reunite one day and rehash our college days with you in mind.
Elaine Brown(Wednesday, July 15 20 07:22 pm EDT)
Dear Rick and Chuck
I loved your mom like a sister. I Have many warm memories of times we spent together on trips with IL Occ. nurses and our road trip to Cape Cod a few years ago. She will be missed. The world has lost an amazing woman! Rest In Peace my friend.
Ginny and Kel Kissamis(Sunday, July 19 20 12:31 pm EDT)
Kel and I were so sorry to hear about Kathy’s passing. We didn’t really know her that well, but she lived in our neighborhood and was a fellow parishioner at our church. We saw her there often, always greeting people with a friendly smile. Our condolences go out to her family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.
Alice Chlebek (nee Bednarski)
Beloved wife of the Late Stanley Chlebek. Loving mother of Gerald (Sherri), Alan (Donna), Debra (Ron) Gutowski. Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Irene), Kathleen (Jose) Martinez,
Sharon (Jeff), Stephen, Melynda and Allison. Dear great grandmother of Gracie, Emily, Chloe and Cristian. Adoring sister of the late Florence and the late John. Fond Aunt to many
nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, July 12th from 2 until 5 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. PHASE 4 COVID 19
REGULATIONS; Visitors MUST wear a mask when attending the visitation, loitering is NOT allowed, to accommodate all guests paying their respects to the Chlebek family. Mass, Monday, July 13th
will be private by invitation only. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Funeral services and interment will be private.
Kurt A. Kramer
Age 52 of Orland Park, Illinois. Beloved husband of Pattie (nee McDonagh) Kramer. Loving father of Mitchell & Kelly Kramer. Devoted son of Janice Wangerow (nee Anderson) & the late Donald
Kramer. Dear brother of Karl Kramer. Fun uncle of many nieces & nephews. Dedicated employee for 26 years at the FedEx Company. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the National Pancreas
Foundation, 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 700, Bethesda, MD 20814 would be appreciated. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, Funeral services and Interment will be private.
My dear, dear friend Jan, it is with great sadness that I learnt of the death of your loving son, Kurt. In this time of such great sorrow for you, I just want you to know that I am thinking of you and Kurt's family and pray that this sadness, that you all now must surely feel, may in time be replaced with sweet loving memories of Kurt.
I am sharing these words from the scriptures of my faith, in the hope that you might find some comfort in them. " The soul does not die and the soul is not born. It does not come into being with the creation of the body, nor does it perish with the destruction of the body. The soul is eternal. It knows no birth, is without death, is timeless and eternal."
May Kurt rest in peace.
Hagop Donna Bouroudjian(Tuesday, July 07 20 01:56 pm EDT)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Colleen Lambert(Tuesday, July 07 20 02:10 pm EDT)
It was nice meeting you and Patty last year at grandpa Bob’s funeral. Grandma always spoke fondly of you and the time she spends with your family. I hope you received the best care from your nurses and doctors during your difficult fight with cancer. We are thinking of you and your family in Illinois from Chicago. I hope you are comfortable and without pain.
Robert Bouroudjian(Tuesday, July 07 20 03:19 pm EDT)
Dear Grandma Jan.
My deepest condolences to you. I know the rest of our family is with you during this painful time. We love you. May Kurt rest in peace.
Britta Switzer(Tuesday, July 07 20 06:19 pm EDT)
Dear Pattie, Mitchell and Kelly. So very sorry of your loss. Steve and I are with you in spirit and you are in our thoughts.
Aunt Janice and Karl, words can't express our sorrow for your loss.
We will always Kurt for his smile and devotion to family and friends. And the love of fishing and the outdoors.
Rosmus/Lunt Family(Tuesday, July 07 20 10:03 pm EDT)
To the Kramer Family, we are so saddened to hear about the loss of Kurt. He was such a family man and a good neighbor. Seeing him out in front working on his boat, he always waved Hi. We will miss him. Prayers to the Kramer family.
Heather and Patrick(Wednesday, July 08 20 11:02 am EDT)
Sincerest condolences and utmost thoughts and prayers during this time. All of my love to Aunt Peach (Pattie), Mitchell, Kelly, Jan, and extended family.
Koschnitzki family (SWBH)(Wednesday, July 08 20 10:04 pm EDT)
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Keep your eyes open for those signs. He will always be with you...
Dawn Chez(Thursday, July 09 20 09:56 pm EDT)
So very sorry that he lost his fight. I’m glad he was active and got to spend time with family and friends this year. Praying for you all and hope you find comfort knowing he is at peace. Dawn
MARTHA GRAHAM(Tuesday, July 14 20 10:16 pm EDT)
Jan, Ronnie and I are so sorry to learn of Kurt's passing. Prayers ascending for you and the family.
Cheryl M. Williams (nee Rimmer)
Beloved wife of James E. Williams Sr. Loving mother of Lori (Mike) Mikos, Mike (Eileen), and the late Jimmy Williams. Cherished grandmother of Kelsey and Ally Dear sister of Jack
(late Diane) Rimmer and Karen (Voe) Zintak. Fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. Great friend to many. Visitation Tuesday, July 7th from 3 until 8 p.m. PHASE 4 COVID 19
REGULATIONS; Visitors MUST wear a mask when attending the visitation, loitering is NOT allowed, to accommodate all guests paying their respects to the Williams family. Chapel service on
Wednesday, July 8th at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Service will be private by invitation only. Interment Holy Sepulchre
Deb and Dan, I am so very sorry for your loss. Dennis will be greatly missed.
Joseph G. Kurland(Wednesday, July 08 20 02:20 pm EDT)
The Kurland Family express our sincere condolences on the passing of your father, Dennis. He was a very kind and gentle man who will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Many prayers for him and the family.God bless him.
"Junkyard" John Michael Seiwert
Of Orland Park, IL, passed away on June 27, 2020 at the age of 69. He was born in Chicago, IL on May 18, 1951. He is survived by his daughter, Laurie Ann, his son, John Paul, grandson
Alexander George, former spouse, Christine Seiwert (nee Labedz), and granddog, Chezny poo-poo. Preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Anne (nee Lamlech) and brother Ronald. John had many
hobbies and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a lifelong member of the Bass and Gill Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His other passions included cars and motorcycles. He was a member of the
Chicago Eagles motorcycle club and a proud supporter of the NRA. Although John was not a veteran, he was a true American Patriot. He was a retired Cook County Corrections Officer.
Due to today’s environment, services will be private.
Patricia "POOH" A. Blevins (nee Murphy)
age 72, of Chicago, IL passed away at home surrounded by her family on June 29, 2020. She is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Ray Blevins. Loving mother of Debbie (Jimmy) Molloy
& Dawn (Dave) Wilson. Cherished nana of Tim, Danny, Kaelyn, Matt & Jake. Beloved daughter of the late; Frank & Mary (nee Phillips) Murphy. Adoring sister of the late Bobby Murphy, Maun
(Bob) Ryan, Tom (Karen) Murphy, Ellen (Dominick) Palazzo & Bill Murphy. Treasured “Auntie Pooh” of 14 nieces & nephews and 10 great nieces & nephews. Dearest and loyal friend of many.
Through 18 years of health issues and obstacles, “Pooh” always had a twinkle in her Irish eyes, a smile on her face and a strong determination to live life to the fullest. Visitation
Thursday, July 2nd from 3 until 9 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. PHASE 4 COVID 19 REGULATIONS; Visitors MUST wear a mask when
attending the visitation, loitering is NOT allowed, to accommodate all guests paying their respects. Family & Friends will gather Friday, July 3rd directly at Saint Alexander Church, 7025
W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass will be private by invitation only. Interment will be private.
Cousin Jude, Bill & Michael(Tuesday, June 30 20 12:52 pm EDT)
Pooh, You will be missed more than I can ever say. We ALL love you & are so thankful you no longer will be living with the pain. You will live in ALL our hearts FOREVER. Save a place for me, I'm sure to be joining you soon.
Jason Balcauski(Tuesday, June 30 20 02:15 pm EDT)
Love you always, Patty Pooh! May you rest in peace.
Garret Hamzik(Tuesday, June 30 20 02:57 pm EDT)
Ray, I am so very sorry for your big loss. God Bless You All. 🙏🙏🙏 Garret.
Marge Johnson(Wednesday, July 01 20 04:32 pm EDT)
Debbie, My deepest sympathy to you and your whole family. May you all find love and comfort surrounding you during this difficult time.