Thomas E. Nordengreen

Proud U.S. Army Veteran.   Beloved husband of the late; Geraldine A. (nee Misun) & Bettina (nee Wysocki) Nordengreen. Loving father of Linda (Reed) Skembare & Dale (Patti) Nordengreen. Cherished grandfather of Thomas & Michael Schneider, Geri & Allison Skembare and Christa & Cameron Cavallina. Adoring great grandfather Thomas & Lilliana Schneider. Dear brother of Wayne, William and the late; Fred, Donald, James, Eleanor, Elaine, Sharon, Caroline, Lucille & Evelyn. Kind uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.   Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

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  • Karen Simpson (Thursday, October 29 20 09:55 am EDT)

    May God comfort you and your loss and my love to Linda and Dale!
    I so wish I could be with all of you again!

  • Susan Lemoine (Thursday, October 29 20 02:18 pm EDT)

    Your dad was one of my favorite uncles when I was a little girl. I lived at the grandparents’ house for a year. Uncle Tommy would walk me to school every morning. I was so proud because I thought he was the cutest uncle anyone could have. He always took the time to play with me and talk me. He was such dear man. I smile when I think of him as I am sure everyone does. I hope you have comfort in knowing how well he was thought of.

  • Dennis Hansen (Thursday, October 29 20 07:02 pm EDT)

    You are in the best of hands . I love the time I have had with you .you were a great Uncle and you will be missed by everyone. God Bless you Uncle Tom.

  • Tina Wheston (Sunday, November 01 20 08:43 am EST)

    My condolences to you and your family. They that mourn shall be comforted. I'm praying that God will surround you and your family with Peace, Love, and Comfort. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 God bless and keep you safe forever amen.

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John James Dahlke

Funeral service and interment will be private.

Claudette L. Lipsch (nee Tellefsen)   

Peacefully passed away Sunday, October 25 at the age of 82. She is survived by her daughter Jacqueline (Roy) Zoellick, grandsons Dan (Katelyn), Karl, and Tim Zoellick, great-grandsons, Ronan, and Luke. sister to Roy (Sherry) Tellefsen, Don (Marian) Tellefsen, Toni (Ron) Mogensen, and nieces and nephews Lori Cronin, RoyTellefsen, Beth Stroobosscher and Don Tellefsen. She is preceded in death by parents Roy and Vivian Tellefsen and son Michael Pakis. Claudie worked for many years as cashier at Butch and Dons Shell. She loved her job and the many people she met each day. She also loved her gardens, her cats, and her many cousins.   Funeral service and interment will be private.

Brenda Simmons

Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

Terri L. Sola (nee Johnson)

Age 66.   Devoted mother of Traci (Matt) Fritz, Bob (Mary Therese) Sola, and Kristi (Matt)  Dvorak.   Dearest grandmother of 12: Luke, Eli, Joe, Isabella, Amelia, Mary, Theo, Ben, William, Henry, Khloe, and Tristan.   Fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews.   Loving sister to Steve (Cindy) Johnson, and Scott (Caren) Johnson   Beloved partner to Richard Grist.   2nd mother to many through the years.   She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Arlene and Bob Johnson.   Her family was her life. Terri loved shopping for presents for her grandchildren. She was happiest enjoying a meal with her family, laughing, and talking, with her dogs Gigi and Peanut snuggled up nearby.     Inurnment will be private.   In lieu of flowers, donations to TLC Animal Shelter, 13016 W. 151st St, Homer Glen, Il 60491, would be appreciated.

Shirley M. Garcia (nee Maglaya)

Visitation, Funeral Mass and Interment are by invitation only.    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 family, and the funeral home kitchen is closed to food and refreshments.  If you will be attending Mass, please provide your name and phone number for the church using the form above.

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  • Nora Alberto (Friday, October 23 20 03:13 pm EDT)

    Our condolences. Praying for you in this difficult time. Rest In Peace Manang Shirley

  • Imelda Gascon (Saturday, October 24 20 11:15 am EDT)

    May you Rest In Peace, Manang Shirley.
    Our deepest condolences.
    May God grant the Maglaya and Garcia families peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

  • Paulette Schnyder (Saturday, October 24 20 01:34 pm EDT)

    Cherry, I am so sorry for your loss and the loss of your family. Your mother was a strong person and that is where you get it from. I pray for the family and hugs and kisses to all!

  • Kathy Crotty (Saturday, October 24 20 01:57 pm EDT)

    So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was such a friendly neighbor. My condolences to her whole family.

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Ruth E. Sons

Funeral Services and Interment will be held in Tonica, IL

Daniel Ray Watson

Proud U.S. Army Veteran. Family and Friends will gather for a Memorial Mass on Saturday, October 17th, 10:30 a.m. at Saint Damian Church, 5250 West 155th Street, Oak Forest.   Inurnment will be private.

Pacholski, Lois C. (Nee Gentile)

Age 96.  Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Devoted mother of Gregory (Laura), Garry (Diana), Glen, Catherine (Bill) Tomaka and Susan (Greg) Donahue. Dearest grandmother of 10: William, Heather (Robert) Nelson, Christine (Joe) Green, Amy (Kevin) Quirk, Jeffrey (Emily), Connor Tomaka,  Patrick (Jessica) Donahue, Michael Donahue, Margaret and Milana. Cherished great-grandmother of 10: Liam, Landon, Kaelyn, Aidan, Emma, Samantha, Alexandria, Molly, Claire and Colin. Fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Loving sister of Mary (Potts), the late Donald and Richard Gentile.  Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass on Saturday, October 17th, 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 West 111th Street, Palos Hills.  Inurnment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations to would be appreciated.

Milton Garabed Mardoian

April 8, 1926 – October 5, 2020, Age 94, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and baptized with the name of Mesrop, he was the son of the late Garabed and Bayzar (Antaramian) Mardoian. He graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School, Kenosha, in 1944 and the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1950 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  In 1952, he married Araxie (Hakalmazian) Mardoian and moved from Kenosha to Chicago. Milton’s career in Engineering spanned 58 years and he was honored with several awards and patents. Milton retired from the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago in 2008 after 36 years of service, where he was instrumental in the development of the Chicago Deep Tunnel Project. He worked for the International Harvester Company, where in 1959 he invented the cold start system for internal combustion engines for tractors to be used in the building of the Alaskan Pipeline. Milton also worked for the Allis Chalmers Tractor Company and the Chicago Transit Authority.  For two years after high school, he worked at the American Motors plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin to make money to attend college. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for 68 years and was their Chicago Chapter President from 1971-1972.    Milton will be remembered as someone who could fix anything.  Automotive, of course, but no household project was beyond his reach – and he was often called upon by friends and relatives throughout the years to help with projects.  At the age of just 13, he completely  disassembled  a four cylinder 1930 Model A Ford that his uncle had just purchased to see how it worked, and then put it all back together, but not before giving it a complete tune-up. Milton led a life of service. Milton was a 33rd degree Mason of the Wisconsin Scottish Rite, member of Kenosha Lodge #47 Free & Accepted Masons, member of the Kenosha Commandry  No. 30 and Racine No. 7 Knights Templar, member of the Scottish Rite and Shriner’s Tripoli Temple, Milwaukee, the Kenosha Shrine Club, Chicago Southside Shrine Club, and Kenosha Propeller and Groundhog Clubs. He was trustee of the former Holy Savior Armenian Apostolic Church in West Pullman (Chicago). Milton was a devoted husband and father.  He is survived by daughters Diane (Joe) Kennedy, of  Columbia City, Indiana, Arlene Brostrom of Homewood, Illinois and son Charles (Carol) Mardoian of Orland Park, Illinois, his grandchildren Brandon and Melissa Mardoian, Jessica Brostrom and Dylan, Madison and Caden Mardoian, sister Martha Kaprelian of Henderson, Nevada, niece Karen Hakalmazian of Dyer, Indiana and Uncle Milton to many other nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Araxie (Hakalmazian) Mardoian, son Brian Mardoian , Orland Park, Illinois, sister Harriet Hakalmazian, Crestwood, IL and brother Leon Mardoian of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and two older brothers and a sister who perished during the Armenian Genocide.   Due to COVID 19 safety concerns, the Service at Kerry Funeral Home, Palos Heights, Funeral at Sts. Joachim and Anne Armenian Church and Interment at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, Oak Lawn were held for immediate family only.  In Milton’s memory, donations may be made to Sts. Joachim & Anne Armenian Church, 12600 S. Ridgeland Avenue,  Palos Heights, IL 60463, Attn: In memory of Milton Mardoian.

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  • Annette (Friday, October 23 20 10:12 am EDT)

    To the Mardoian Family,

    So sorry for the loss of your father. What an incredible life he had and so many accomplishments. He was an amazing man. Condolences to the entire family.

  • Diane Kennedy (Wednesday, November 11 20 05:23 pm EST)

    Thank you, Annette. Your father led an extraordinary life as well.

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Sylvia Giovannetti (nee Marchetti)

Beloved wife of the late Sam. Proud daughter of the late Amelia (Nee Mei) & the late Quintilio Marchetti. Loving mother of Steve (Katie), Linda (Paul) Tomchaney & the late Bobby. Cherished grandmother of Paul, Ryan & Haley Tomchaney and Amy & Nick. Funeral services and Interment at Assumption Cemetery will be private.

Laura D. Kister nee (Hamilton) 

passed unexpectedly on September 21, 2020 at the age of 55. Laura is survived by her husband, John Kister; ex-husband, Jim Biehl; children, Diana Reno (Kevin), Jim Biehl, Dalton Kister, and Cole Kister; grandsons, Riley and Brayden Reno; and brothers, Don and Tom Hamilton. She is preceded in death by her parents, Denise and Richard Hamilton of Palos Heights, Illinois. Laura was born on July 21, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois to Denise and Richard Hamilton. She worked as a trading clerk, real estate recruiter, and a dental receptionist. She was married to John Kister for 21 years. Her family will remember her as an individual who would light up the room with her bubbly personality, who openly welcomed you into her heart, and who loved unconditionally. She was brave, strong, fierce, and full of fire. She was loved by everyone who was lucky enough to know her. Her beautiful smile was her trademark and her family was her world. Laura loved spending time at the beach where she grew up, in Michigan, and now soars with the butterflies. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2020 starting at 2:00PM until Father Pat O'Neill from St. Alexander Church in Palos Heights, Illinois will officiate a funeral ceremony at 5:30PM at the Kerry Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center 7020 West 127th St. Palos Heights, Illinois. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Laura's life. PHASE 4 COVID 19 REGULATIONS; Visitors MUST wear a mask when attending the visitation, loitering is NOT allowed, to accommodate all guest paying their respects to the family, and the funeral home kitchen is closed. Interment will be held in private.

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