William “Bill” E. Wesselhoff, U.S. Air Force Veteran & Proud member of the Local 502 Cement Mason’s.


Beloved husband of the late Judith A. (nee Brud) Wesselhoff.

Loving brother of Phillis (Austin) Strasser, David (Pam) Wesselhoff, Steven (Donna) Wesselhoff, Mary (Tony) Dalton & the late Robert (Shirl) Wesselhoff.

Cherished uncle of many nieces & nephews.


Funeral & Interment will be private.


Arrangements were entrusted to Kerry Funeral Home in Palos Heights.

Katherine E. Friar (nee Stamos), 70, passed away June 24, 2014.


Beloved daughter of the late: Samuel and Irma (Nommensen) Stamos.

Loving mother of Bridget Dougherty, Bella (Daniel) Everhart & Samuel (Bridgette) Dougherty.

Dear former wife of Ron Friar and Brian Dougherty.

Proud grandmother of Elena, Nicholas, Quinn & Haile.

Fond sister of James A. (Claudette) Stamos.

Kind aunt of Carsey Stamos, Sean Dougherty, Brendan Dougherty, Brian Dougherty and Elisabeth Dougherty.

Cherished cousin & beloved friend to everyone who knew her.


Visitation Friday, June 27th from 4 until 9 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Family & Friends will gather Saturday, June 28th for a lying-in-state 9 a.m. until time of service 10 a.m. at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills


Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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  • Stephanie and Hideki Fukui (Wednesday, June 25 14 08:40 pm EDT)

    Kay Beth was a sunny, positive person. Always so young and vibrant and beautiful and loving. This is a great loss for her family and loved ones.

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James E. Smetana, Navy Veteran “Sea Bee” in the Korean Conflict.

Beloved Husband & Best Friend of Therese (nee Dennehy).

Loving Father of James (Cathy), Jean (Kevin) Cullen, Sue (Joe) Clark, Bill (Annette), Tom (Sue), Mark (Karen), Mike, Rob (Jade) Smetana.

Proud Papa of James III (Katherine), Matthew (Jennifer), Tim, Julie (Neil), Therese (Owen), Casey (Annie), Caroline, Kathleen, Joe (Rachel), Dan, Bryan, Brad, Kelly, Robert, Patrice, Jonathan, Ryan, Kayley, Candace (Chris), Shannon (Arthur), Kyla, Conor & Andrew.

Cherished Great Grandfather of Jett, Fiore & Avery.

Dear Brother of Catherine (late James) Holleran, Rosemarie (James) Perkins, Frank (Mary) Smetana and the late: Frances (Howard) Seal, Robert (Pat) Smetana & Raymond Smetana.

Kind Brother-in-law & Uncle. Loved by many. His spirit & humor will live in all of us.


Visitation Sunday, June 29th  from 2 until 8 p.m.


Chapel prayers Monday, June 30th, 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 Good Shepherd Cemetery

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  • Dan Dennehy (Friday, June 27 14 10:04 pm EDT)

    Our condolences to Aunt Therese and all the Smetanas. May your happy memories of your Dad offer you some solace in this time of sorrow.

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Ruth S. Plummer (nee Saidat)


Beloved wife of Fran B. Plummer.

Loving mother of Mark (Liz) Plummer & the late Suzanne Plummer-Adams.

Cherished grandmother of Mark Jr., Derek & Kara.


Ruth was a lifetime member of the 7th Day Adventist Church.


Visitation Tuesday, June 24th from 5 until 9 p.m.


Chapel service Wednesday, June 25th, 11 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Interment will be private for the family only at Evergreen Cemetery.

Jeffery J. McGrath, age 49.


Beloved husband of Kim (nee Babka).  Loving father of Jacob and Megan McGrath.  Cherished son of Lynn and the late Mildred McGrath.  Dear brother of Lynmarie Radakovitz, Lisa McGrath, James (Sheryl) and John McGrath.  Devoted uncle, cousin, godfather and friend to many.


Visitation Monday, June 23rd from 3 p.m. until time of evening funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Interment Private.

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  • Patty,Sneaks,Kim and Bryan (Monday, June 23 14 12:44 pm EDT)

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. So sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Jeff. Stay strong. Bryan will always remember his Godfather.

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Nicole Pettit


Loving mother of GraceElizabeth and Zoe Lee Tapper; beloved daughter of Barbaragene and Frank Mosqueda; fond sister of Julianne Mosqueda; granddaughter of Barbara Lee and Eugene Garret Pettit; cherished niece and cousin of many.


Visitation Friday, June 20th from 2 until 9 p.m.


Chapel prayers Saturday, June 21st, 8:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights to Saint Michael Church, Orland Park, Mass 9:30 a.m.


Interment Saint Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park.

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  • Meagan Lehnert (Tuesday, June 17 14 11:22 pm EDT)

    RIP Beautiful
    We loved each other before we even knew we were cousins. All I can think about is how excited we were when we found out we were related. My heart aches for you every day. May you rest in peace. I
    know we will meet again one day. Thoughts and prayers go to all your family, friends, and gorgeous daughters. Love you girl.

  • Tracy Moriarty (Wednesday, June 18 14 10:15 am EDT)

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

  • Sergio Mosqueda (Wednesday, June 18 14 12:12 pm EDT)

    Hello I write this from Mexico's family, it's a great sadness, it´s an overwhelming loss that has no name to describe it, I just want tell you, that your Mexico family are with you, that we love you
    and will be praying for the resignation and quiet, now she is with uncle Jesse and aunt Francesca, we send you a big hug from all Mexico Mosqueda´s family to all Chicago Mosqueda's family. Rest in
    peace Nicole.

  • Casandra Viverito (Wednesday, June 18 14 03:43 pm EDT)

    Nicole may God wrap his arms around you and take all your pain away! I will never forget the time I had to carry you around because some guy fell on your ankle. You hopping around so I carried you.
    Even though you were in so much pain you still had a smile on your face! I always remember that smile!

  • Rita (Wednesday, June 18 14 04:38 pm EDT)

    Oh baby girl, you've left us way to soon. You are beautiful inside and out and loved by so many. I wish I could hug you one more time and am so glad I was able to see you and hug you at Granny's.
    Love you so much.

  • Michelle Rochon (Wednesday, June 18 14 07:35 pm EDT)

    Colie, my heart is broken ...you have always been a precious gift and you will remain in my heart, always. I will love your girls, as I have loved you. Barbargene, Frank and Julianne, there are no
    words to console you, I pray you will be wrapped in God's Grace to ease your pain.
    Motz, Pops and the rest of my brothers and family, may you find the strength of our faith guide us all through this difficult time. With all my heart.

  • Caroline Williams (Wednesday, June 18 14 08:06 pm EDT)

    Sweet girl, your gone but your not forgotten. I will always remember you and LaVerne giggling & laughing and spending the night at each others houses. You grew to be a beautiful young woman. You
    will live on in our hearts. Rock on Nicole!

  • erin henrichs (Wednesday, June 18 14 08:26 pm EDT)

    Nicole I cant believe that you atw gone. Il never forget your big beautiful smile or laugh. I will always have you in my heart. Now rest baby girl in paradise. And il meet you at the gates of heaven
    one day. I love you cole forever and always.

  • Pam Copher (Wednesday, June 18 14 10:16 pm EDT)

    I can't express in words my deepest and heartfelt sympathy, I feel for your loved ones.
    I will never forget you Nicole.
    I will always carry your smile in my heart.
    Especially when you went with us to Florida.
    Rip. Sweet Nicole.
    May God bless you.

  • Bonnie (Thursday, June 19 14 08:41 am EDT)

    So sorry Barb, it has been a long time since I have seen you and your family...such sadness, my love and prayers to all of you
    Bonnie (Utah)

  • Theresa Velasco (Thursday, June 19 14 07:09 pm EDT)

    You Are so missed in so may ways Nicole ...I just talked to You weeks Ago... Prayers go out to Your family . Your Smile Made The Whole World Shine :) We will meet Again one day soon Baby Girl Rest In
    Paradise !!! Love You Lots Theresa Velasco xoxo

  • Theresa Livingston (Friday, June 20 14 04:03 am EDT)

    I love you so much sis, I can't believe I have to say goodbye for ever tomorrow. Gosh I wish I could just talk to you. I'm sorry for everything. I'll always love you, you'll always be blood whether
    you're here or not I know you're looking down on your little sisters and brother. We love you so much. RIP beautiful. Life isn't forever, LOVE IS <3

  • Andrew Balata (Friday, June 20 14 10:47 pm EDT)

    Rest in peace Nicole. You will be missed. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Valerie Velasco (Saturday, June 21 14 04:45 pm EDT)

    I can't put into words the sadness and sorrow I'm feeling. Nicole was a close dear great friend of mine. A piece of my heart remains with Her. My love and deepest condolences go out to her family and
    her two precious little princess's. She will be missed never forgotten. Her bright smile and our fond memories will be with me forever. Love you Colie R.I.P. Sweetie!

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Marie Caauwe, born in Roundstone, Co. Galway, Ireland.


Beloved wife of the late Richard P. Caauwe.

Loving mother of Rick (Catherine) Caauwe, Barbara (Fred) Hunssinger, Jay (Kanani) Caauwe & Missy Caauwe.

Proud grandmother of Ian (Shannon), Jaime, Freddie (Carrie), Jodie (Jim), Brent, Jessica (Dave), Lisa, Sam, & Sarah.

Cherished great grandmother of 10.

Devoted daughter of the late: Joseph & Bridget (nee McDonagh) Burke.

Dear sister of the late: John, Mike & Ellie.

Kind aunt, cousin & friend of many, especially Mary Carey.

Wonderful mom to her furry companions Oliver & Claire.


Marie was past President of the Saint Bernadette Altar & Rosary Society, past Principal of the Garden School, former member of the Evergreen Park H.S. School Board, former secretary of the Mother McAuley Mother’s Club & past proud member of the Galway Fellowship.


Visitation Wednesday, June 18th from 3 until 9 p.m.


Chapel prayers Thursday, June 19th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.


Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  • Jay Seifried (Thursday, June 19 14 01:45 am EDT)

    So Very Sorry For Your Loss !!!!

  • Rita Sullivan (Thursday, June 19 14 12:59 pm EDT)

    I have many fond memories of Marie while at Saint Bernadette's. Great bridge games. Good friendship. My sincere condolences to you family.

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Erick E. Bergquist Jr., Army Veteran.


Beloved husband of Charleen.

Loving father of Erick III, Wendy & Linda.

Proud grandfather of 4 & great grandfather of 3.

Dear brother, uncle & friend of many.


Visitation Wednesday, June 11th from 3 until 9 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Funeral & Interment private.

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  • Joyce Witherspoon-Duval (Tuesday, June 10 14 01:51 pm EDT)

    May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss. We want to express our sympathy for your loss and to let you know that our thoughts and
    prayers are with you. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

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Sylvia E. Rempert (nee Wolf)


Memorial services will be held at a later date.


Interment Private.

June E. Fisher,


Family & Friends will gather for chapel prayers on Tuesday, June 10th, 10 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Interment Cedar Park Cemetery.

Rosalina N. Chua


Visitation Friday, June 13th from 3 until 8 p.m.


Chapel prayers Saturday, June 14th, 11:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights to Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass 11:30 a.m.


Interment Private.

Chester A. Placek, age 86 of Palos Heights and formerly from Calumet Park went to the Lord on June 2nd. Past Police Commissioner of Palos Heights for over 20 years. Decorated Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII & the Korean War. Chester was a Veteran who loved his country. Active member of the VFW Post 2604 & American Legion Post 50.


Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Richards) Placek for over 60 years.

Loving father of Charlene (Paul) Peterson, Susan (Ron) Fjeldheim, Steven (Deborah) Placek & Michael (Deborah) Placek.

Proud grandfather of Andy, Laura & Julie Peterson, Samantha, Alexandra, & Erik Fjeldheim, Alison, Amanda, Abilyn, Nathaniel & Annalese Placek, and Jamie & Nicole Placek.

Dear brother of John (late Betty) Placek, Jean (Marcus) Torres & preceded in death by his parents John & Mary Placek and his loving sisters.

Fond brother-in-law of Arlene Knudsen & Donna (late Bill) Richards.

Caring uncle of many nieces and nephews.


Chester was a devout Catholic who served his Parish of St. Alexander Church.


Visitation Thursday, June 5th from 3 until 9 p.m.


Chapel prayers Friday, June 6th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.


Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Wishing Well, 9610 W. Manhattan-Monee Rd., Frankfort, IL 60423 would be appreciated.

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  • Rose Calabrese (Tuesday, June 03 14 12:31 am EDT)

    I'm so sorry to hear this! My condolences to Barbara, Charlene, Susan and the rest of the family.

  • Pamela Hanaman (Tuesday, June 03 14 07:08 am EDT)

    So Sorry for your loss

  • Judith/Anthony Stetina (Tuesday, June 03 14 08:32 am EDT)

    Dear Aunt Barb and Family,
    Our sympathy to all. Uncle
    Chester was so dearly loved and appreciated ! Our hearts and love remain with you and him---always !

  • Anita Lahners (Tuesday, June 03 14 10:04 am EDT)

    Sue and family,
    My heart goes out to you during this time. I know your hearts are heavy. I hope you feel the love from those around you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sheryl and Dwight Kuzanek (Tuesday, June 03 14 11:34 am EDT)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. There's another angel in heaven to watch over you.

  • Jerome S. Matuch (Wednesday, June 04 14 12:08 pm EDT)

    On behalf of the members of Post 1941, La grange ,IL. The American Legion I offer my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one Chester Placek. A prayer for Chester. " Father we entrust our
    brother Chester Placek to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life; now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Amen. Sincerely Jerome S. Matuch, Service
    Officer/ Chaplain Post 1941

  • Nancy Henry (Thursday, June 05 14 09:39 pm EDT)

    Sue- I am saddened to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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Rosemary Gallagher (nee Denny).


Beloved wife of the late Paul Gallagher

Loving mother of Paula Gallagher & Laura (David) Cornish.

Dear grandmother of Matthew & Bret Cornish and the late: Quinn & Colin Pasternak.

Fond sister of Jackie (late Al) Charbonneau, Joan (late John) Wherity, Pat (late Tom) Moody & the late Rita (Bob) Kelps.

Beloved aunt of many nieces & nephews.


Visitation Tuesday, June 3rd from 4 until 8 p.m.


Chapel prayers Wednesday, June 4th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.


Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


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  • Rev. Bonney Rega (Tuesday, June 03 14 11:34 am EDT)

    Saddened to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. God bless you all from Lexington Hospice.

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Roberto “Bob” Bargas, age 93, U.S. Army Veteran of WWII & recipient of the Purple Heart.


Beloved husband of Lucy (nee Roche) for over 67 years.

Loving father of Robert (Terry) Bargas, Lydia (Robert) Moncada, Rick Bargas, Lynda (Thomas) Georgas & Liza (David) Hegeduis.

Proud grandfather of Brigit, Richard (Christina), Adam, Erika (Ashley) & Ryan (Sandra).

Cherished great grandfather of 4.

Fond family member of Carol Bargas.


Bob loved dancing and watching baseball.


Visitation Tuesday, June 3rd from 3 until 9 p.m.


Funeral service Wednesday, June 4th, 10:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery.

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  • Michelle Kendra (Sunday, June 01 14 12:51 am EDT)

    We're gonna miss you Bob.

  • Nayman Family (Sunday, June 01 14 10:35 pm EDT)

    A long happy life he lived, time has come to join his heavenly family. Our fondest memories will stay forever in our hearts. We salute you with a Strohs!!
    Nettie Belle and Neal

  • Lynda Georgas (Monday, June 02 14 12:07 am EDT)

    You were a wonderful, loving, kind father. We enjoyed great times and learned wonderful things from you. You set a great example for us and our a true definition of a real man. You enjoyed a long
    life and we are grateful for that. We know you are dancing in heaven with the angels. Our fondest memories of you will remain in our hearts forever. We love you and we will miss you.
    With all our love,
    Tom & Lynda

  • Carol Bargas (Monday, June 23 14 01:33 pm EDT)

    Such a wonderful father-in-law! I remember my first dance with you and also my last. You were always the life of the party and so fun. I have a heart full of great memories of you, Dad, and will
    never forget any of them. Thank you for accepting me into your family and for continuing to be my father-in-law through everything. You will be missed, but I truly believe we will see you
    Love you,

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