Ronald A. Skala Sr.

 

Beloved husband of Betty (nee Preza) Skala.

Loving father of Lauria (Phillip) Vargas, Ronald A. Skala Jr. & Leisa (Sam) Carlino.

Proud grandfather of Lindsay (Roy) Bergeron, Ronald A. Skala III, Alexis Coffman & Zachary Skala.

Cherished great grandfather of Trystan & Xander Bergeron.

Dear brother of Adrienne (late Ray) Dunn & the late Norbert (late Evelyn) Skala.

Kind uncle of many.

 

Visitation Sunday, May 31st from 3 until 8 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Monday, June 1st, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.

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  • Lauria (Thursday, May 28 15 06:58 pm EDT)

    My dear father was liked as well as loved by many. He was always doing something! If not working around the home, we, his kids, would find him reading the paper, looking for a "deal" or watching
    reruns of Star Trek! I watched all the originals with him and we both loved science fiction. Dad was a devote Roman Catholic who loved God, so it was only natural that he was an usher at St.
    Alexander's Church. For his community, dad was a very active member of the Palos Heights Kiwanis as well as past president. I helped him sell peanuts twice while I was in high school, but he did that
    every year up until the time he got sick. Dad instilled in me the attitude of giving back. Dad made pancakes, sold beer and loved to bring the sweet cakes to the Kiwanis Saturday morning meeting. My
    father loved his family, and my parents would have celebrated their 56th anniversary this June 13. My father's parents were married that long also, before my grandmother passed away. Growing up, our
    family would take frequent trips to Wisconsin where my NaNa lived. My dad LOVED to fish. He would scale and clean Perch (my favorite) and other fish. But the best was eating those delicious fish that
    my father caught. My dad loved the outdoors. He would exercise up and down our block speed walking. I remember waving at him so many times when I drove down the street. Dad enjoyed so many thing in
    life. But I would say that his first and greatest love in life was my mother. They were inseparable. Dad would win trips by selling the most life insurance just to take mom to places that they may
    not have gone otherwise. I could always see the love in their eyes and have no doubt that the same love will continue through eternity.... My father's second love in his life was his love of his
    Harley. (Yes, I am sure we kids, grandkids and great grandkids fit in there somewhere) But dad was like a kid again. All safety and business (and fun) when he rode his bike. I had the privilege of
    getting rides from him and riding with him. He bought my first motorcycle for me when I was 12! Not a lawn mower powered mini-bike, but a Honda. My father was the best father in the world (and not
    just for the CT-70)! Dad loved to wear his leather jacket with his Harley patches. And there are still motorcycle pictures in his office at home. There is so much more I could write about. The
    friends he had the people he loved...but most of all he was an incredible man who will be missed by many, especially this oldest daughter...the one who he use to call his puppy-girl.

  • Peg O'Leary (Friday, May 29 15 12:55 pm EDT)

    "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;love leaves a memory no one can steal."

    Lauria, I am sorry for your loss. The tribute you wrote for your father is beautiful.You're a loving,caring daughter. Again,my condolences to and all the Skala family.

  • Bob and Nancy Connor (Friday, May 29 15 01:20 pm EDT)

    Bob and I are so sad to hear of your Dad's passing. Bob said many times what a great guy he was and what an honor it was to work with him. When Bob would have a district meeting your dad would call
    and say, don't get the donuts, because I am bring the Biscut's. He will truly be missed but always remembered.

  • Bob (Friday, May 29 15 08:50 pm EDT)

    Offering my deepest sympathy and prayers to the Skala Family on your loss. I'll always remember a man who could find the Christmas cookies no matter how well they were hidden, who always had a story
    to share, a smile on his face and a gleam in his eye, his infectious laugh, his endless generosity, but most of all his kind heart and the love he had for his wife and family. Although he has now
    departed this earth, he will forever live on in our hearts and minds. He has touched so many in a special way, a way we will always remember. I'm honored to have known such a wonderful man. God Bless
    you Mr. Skala ... until we meet again.

  • Diane Niedrich (Saturday, May 30 15 10:13 am EDT)

    Dear Lauria - your love and admiration for your father truly shines throughout this tribute. How very fortunate you were to have a dad who obviously loved you and life so very much. These precious
    memories will be with you always and I know you will cherish them greatly.

    May your dad rest in peace following his life of serving others and his medical challenges at the end. And may you and your family heal knowing that you reciprocated with the same love that he shared
    with all.

  • Karen Trimble (Sunday, May 31 15 08:13 pm EDT)

    I just heard from Adrienne a few hours ago about your Dad. He was a great man and I was proud to be his niece. He told me stories about my Dad that he never shared with me from WW2. Let me know if
    there is anything I can help with for your mom.

  • Adrienne Dunn (Sunday, May 31 15 11:26 pm EDT)

    My beloved brother Ron. I love you with my whole heart Ron. I will miss you so much that it hurts. I will recall memories that we had that will put things in perpective. We wentto the Grand
    Canyon
    to watch the sun come up and we both were overwelmed. We wanted to get up at dawn to view the specular morning sun. Ray and Betty Lou were still sleeping but there we were the two of us at the Look
    Out Point watching the sun come up. It was go great to be with you and I will always remember our closness that we shared.

  • Adrienne Dunn (Sunday, May 31 15 11:30 pm EDT)

    I love you Ron. I will always miss you. You were a great brother to me. Betty I love you as the sister you are to me. We will always keep in touch because we both loved Ron.

  • Adrienne Dunn (Sunday, May 31 15 11:37 pm EDT)

    Adrienne Dunn: I will miss you greatly Ron. You were a great brother and I love you much. Your sister Adrienne

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Oscar "Ozzie" Kremer, age 93.

 

Visitation Wednesday, May 27th from 3 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Thursday, May 28th, 8:45 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Incarnation Church, 5757 W. 127th Street, Mass 9:30 a.m.

 

Interment Saint Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Honor Flight Chicago would be appreciated.

Thomas G. Danihel, age 84 of Matteson.

 

 

Beloved husband of the late Marianne A. Danihel.

Dear father of Thomas E. (Mary) & Ron (Dolores) Danihel Sr.

Loving grandfather of Kelly (Dave) Evans, Ron Jr. (Katie) & Michelle Danihel.

Cherished great grandfather of Trey, Cole & Molly.

Fond brother of William (Betty) Danihel, Leroy Danihel & the late: John, Martin, Joseph, Frank, Rose, Mary & Beth.

Dear friend of Patricia Graf.

 

Visitation Monday, May 25th from 3 until 9 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.

 

Family & Friends will gather Tuesday, May 26th for a lying-in-state at 10 a.m until time of service 11 a.m. at Saint Mark Lutheran Church, 11007 S. 76th Avenue in Worth.

 

Interment Saint Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006-3517 would be appreciated.

Dolores Nagle (nee Collins).

 

Beloved wife of the late Walter (Ret. CFD).

Loving mother of Caron Beissmann, Kathy Terborg, Mary (Carl) Nimtz, Walter (Carol), John (Marie), Jim, and Nancy Healy.

Proud grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 15.5

Preceded in death by her siblings Florence Sander and William Collins.

Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation Thursday, May 21st from 3 until 9 p.m.

Chapel prayers Friday, May 22nd, 9 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th Street, Orland Hills, Mass 10 a.m.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to The For Julie Foundation, PO Box 2052, Orland Park, IL 60462 would be appreciated.

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  • Denise Barber Rosner (Wednesday, May 20 15 10:48 am EDT)

    Your Mom was a great lady! Plus a good neighbor & friend to our family. Sorry for your loss. Love, The Barber Family Debby, Denise & Les

  • Mike and Matt Sheedy (Wednesday, May 20 15 12:39 pm EDT)

    Dolores will be missed by her friends at St. Elizabeth Seton. We always looked forward to seeing her and hearing her tell us of her family. Heaven is a little better off now that she has arrived
    there. With sympathy,

  • Frank Smetana III (Sunday, May 24 15 12:45 am EDT)

    I remember that she was always such a sweet and kind lady. My deepest condolences to those closest to her.

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Caryl Joyce Wall (nee Cavanagh), Age 63

 

Cherished wife of 41 years to John Murphy “Murph” Wall. Devoted mother of Jim (Sara) Wall, Kelly (C.J.) Orrico, Kevin (Mandy) Wall, late Danny Wall, Tracey (Jon) Barlog, David Wall, Kenny (Alicia) Wall, Casey (Lauren) Wall. Daughter of Joyce (nee Faragher) and the late Jim Cavanagh. Daughter-in-law of the late Dr. Frank and Holly Wall. Loving and exceptional Nana of 11 grandchildren. Beloved sister, sister-in-law, friend and nurse to many.

 

Visitation Wednesday, May 6th from 2 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Thursday, May 7th, 9:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Our Lady of the Woods Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Misericordia Heart of Mercy, Attn: Sister Rosemary Connelly, 6300 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 would be appreciated.

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  • Love her BFFs, Tom, Sandi, Jimmy, Michele, Paul, and Nanci (Tuesday, May 05 15 03:24 pm EDT)

    One last limerick to our Caryl:

    An excellent nurse, mom, and friend
    What a shame her life had to end.
    While she looks down from above
    We know she feels all our love
    And we'll miss her like you can't comprehend.

  • Mark A Graves (Wednesday, May 06 15 09:18 am EDT)

    On behalf of the whole GiveSmart Group family worldwide, we extend tribute to Mrs. Wall and condolences to our colleagues, Kelly, Kenny and CJ, on this sad occasion. Several of us had the real
    pleasure and privilege of meeting Mrs. Wall in person, but even those of us who did not saw her personality clearly in the work ethic, passion and strength of character of her children and our
    friends Kelly and Kenny. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with Mr. Wall in this time of loss in hopes he will find solace in the huge and healthy family tree that he and Caryl tended so
    spectacularly together.

  • Judy Panko Reis (Wednesday, May 06 15 09:30 am EDT)

    Such sad news. Carol was such a charming and classy woman. She was my nurse at Little Company in 1970 when I suffered the ruptured appendix. Then Carol was a memorable, welcoming familiar and
    comforting friend and face at my bedside, that obviously left a lifetime beautiful impression with me. I recall with fondness dancing in her backyard during her 8th grade graduation party, my honor
    to be invited to because she was once of the cool kids who was also quite kind-- a rare combination !! I have only positive and joyful memories of Carol My deepest condolences to her family and
    friends, who are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With love and sympathy Judy Panko Reis

  • Mike Richards (Thursday, May 07 15 09:33 am EDT)

    Our very best hopes to all of the Cavanagh's from all of the Richards.

    Mike

  • Margaret Rohter (Thursday, May 07 15 12:15 pm EDT)

    Caryl was a lovely person and a very dedicated and caring nurse. She will be remembered fondly by many of her co-workers and patients. My sincere condolences to her family. We will keep you in our
    prayers during this difficult time.

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Raymond Marek

 

Funeral services and Interment are private.

Norman O. Mara

 

Proud Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII, former Manager of National Tea for 30 years & Curtis Industries for 7 years.

 

Beloved husband of the late Susan Mara.

Loving son of the late Otto & Hazel (nee Hight) Mara.

Kind uncle, cousin & friend of many.

 

Visitation, Funeral & Interment will be private.

You can reach us at all hours for immediate assistance at:

(708) 361 - 4235

Mike's Cell (708) 793 - 2295

7020 W. 127th Street

Palos Heights, Illinois 60463

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