Roy L. Weil

Funeral services and interment will be private.

Nanette A. “Dolly” Cristiano (nee Rusch).

Loving wife of the late Joseph F. Cristiano.   Cherished mother of Joe (Carrie), Frank, Debbie Easton & Jim (Amy) Cristiano.   Adoring grandmother of Nick, Joseph, Paige, Anthony and Grace & great grandmother of Skylar.   Kind aunt and friend of many.   Visitation Wednesday, July 28th from 3 until 8 p.m.   Chapel service Thursday, July 29th, 10 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, 2122 W. Taylor Street, #104, Chicago, IL 60612 ( would be appreciated.  

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  • Paige & Sky (Tuesday, July 27 21 10:19 am EDT)

    we love you so much grandma & miss you already. give papa a kiss from us❤️

  • The Easton Family (Tuesday, July 27 21 01:17 pm EDT)

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs to the whole Cristiano family.

  • Jen , wes , Marc and Aiden. (Thursday, July 29 21 12:10 pm EDT)

    I am very sorry for your loss Debbie , Paige and Skylar sending prayers to you and your family at this time !

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Bernard E. Lindsted

79.97 years old, passed away peacefully at his home on July 23, 2021, surrounded by his children and loving wife, following a hard-fought battle with esophageal cancer.   Bernie was born on August 2, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Bernard and Virginia Lindsted. He attended Mt. Carmel High School and began his long career as an Allstate agent in 1968. He married the love of his life and best friend, Leslie L. Lindsted, in July of 1987.  Leslie was his partner, companion, and other half in life.  They worked together at the Allstate office, retiring in 2012.  Throughout his career, he formed many relationships, treated his clients like family, and won countless top sales honors, awards, and trips all around the world.    Family - “la famiglia” - meant more to Bernie than anything else in the world, something he proudly and often mentioned to anyone and everyone.  He was one of a kind, a larger than life  personality with a special gift for making everyone feel like family.  Always a source of positivity, he was full of laughter and jokes, knowledge and guidance, and touched the lives of so many.  No get together was complete without food and drinks, and despite traveling the world, his favorite place on earth was sitting in his backyard by the pool, drink in hand, surrounded by family and friends, with his famous pasta cooking in the kitchen.   Bernie was preceded in death by his beloved son Bernard Joseph “Joe” Lindsted (Nancy.) He is survived by his wife, Leslie, his five daughters, Lynn (Tony Alvarez) of Tinley Park, Jeanne (Subodh Upreti) of Tinley Park, Nancy (David Okon) of New Lenox, Jessica (Scott Carter) of Palos Park, Erica (Jeff Germany) of Palos Heights, and his son William (Kathleen) Cassian of Oswego, Illinois. Bernie cherished his role as Grandpa to his 15 grandchildren: Jack and Emily Alvarez; William (Michael) Shepski-Lindsted; Taylor, Riley, and Aidan Cassian; Vincent and Victor Upreti, Melanie (Kyle) Shidler; Dexter and Chloe Okon; Brett and Jack Carter; and Ellie and Owen Germany. He was beyond delighted to meet his two great grandsons earlier this year: Roman Shidler and Eli Kelly.   Bernie is also survived by his sister Marie (Michael) Willman, sister-in-law Lana (Ron) Roulo, brother-in-law Roger (Sandra) Rosenquist, many nieces and nephews, a great-grandnephew, as well as extended family and an abundance of friends, all of whom he loved and touched deeply. Bernie was the heart of his family, and will be deeply missed.   Memorial visitation will be held Thursday July 29, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment will be private.

Joseph N. Rathnau

Loving husband of Lorene Rathnau (nee Janoski).   Dear father of Claire (Michael) Minella, Joy (Greg) David and Regina.   Adored grandfather of Adrianna, Matthew, Marc, Gabrielle and Lilianne.   Visitation Friday, July 23rd from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.   Chapel Prayers Saturday, July 24th, 9:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights. Proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, 7025 West 126th Street, Mass 10:00 a.m.   Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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  • Ray Vlach (Tuesday, July 20 21 11:45 am EDT)

    Dr. Rathnau was my Chicago State University graduate school advisor and woods professor. I found him to be honest, open, and thoughtful. He was certainly a plus for CSU. I was able to complete my thesis under his vigilant guidance. Thank you again Dr. Rathnau. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time. Godspeed, Dr. Rathnau!

  • JOAN WISINSKI (Wednesday, July 21 21 08:55 am EDT)

    Our Most Heartfelt Sympathy to Lorene and Family on your loss.

    Joan and Tom Wisinski

  • Robert J Szyman (Wednesday, July 21 21 12:22 pm EDT)

    Mr. Rathnau was my woods teacher at the Englewood Campus and then after nearly 40 years, again, at the 95th St campus along with Mike Catlet. He was Dr. Rathnau by then. "There are only two speeds in the wood shop, slow and slower."

  • Dr. John Kugler (Wednesday, July 21 21 03:02 pm EDT)

    I owe everything I have today to Dr. Rathnau.

    He was my Chicago State University graduate advisor and professor. He recommended that I go into teaching after I had a car accident. He told me my body could only do so much Manual Labor. I listened to his advice and have four children and a good job now.

    Doc would not allow anyone to touch any power tool until we learned how to use the hand tools first and wrote the safety procedures for that power tool. Still use this method when teaching a shop class.

    When writing my thesis, he would stop reading and say, see you next week if he found more than two mistakes on a page.

    Dr. Rathnau was an open and honest man, giving advice not for himself but in the interest of his students. I am forever grateful to have met you.

    Thank you to the Rathnau family for sharing him with all of us.

  • Phil Bracht (Friday, July 23 21 10:17 am EDT)

    Dear Lorene:
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Not sure if you remember me or not but I used to live next door to Aunt Pearl and Uncle Mike On Barry Avenue. I recall you & Claire visiting Aunt Pearl once and swimming in our pool. Again my sympathy.

  • Dr. Michael Korsak, (Sunday, August 15 21 12:29 pm EDT)

    Please accept my sincere sympathy. I met Dr. Rathnau 50 years ago at Chicago State. I always admired his scholarship, enjoyed his humor, and was grateful for his friendship. It was a true honor to have known this great man.

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Ann B. Erickson (nee Persson)

Beloved wife of the late Raymond W. Erickson. Loving mother of Jeffrey, Tod (Deborah) and Jill (Richard). Cherished grandma of Trevor (Catherine), Griffen and Madison. Fond Sister of Nils Richard Persson & Ronald (Roberta) Persson. Adored aunt of many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews. Visitation Wednesday, July 14th from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, July 15th 11:00 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to The Arthritis Foundation, 205 N. Michigan Ave., #2530, Chicago, IL 60601 or, would be appreciated.

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  • RON PERSSON (Tuesday, July 13 21 04:00 pm EDT)

    We have lost the center stone of our family.

  • Sharon and Joe Kopacz (Tuesday, July 13 21 09:30 pm EDT)

    A wonderful caring cousin. She was the historian of our family. She was full of fun, a great hostess and always spoke her mind. We loved har spunk and determination.

  • Familjen Larsson och Wallin (Wednesday, July 14 21 02:48 am EDT)

    The few times we met, you were always so nice and interested in your family in Sweden. You were a lovely person. In loving memory

  • Ron and Gaby Erickson (Thursday, July 15 21 12:14 pm EDT)

    Our condolences to Jeff, Tod, Jill and extended family members. Ann was loved by all. Today’s sadness is tempered by the many happy memories we shared with a sister in law, Aunt and true friend. The fun vacation trips, holidays, and who can forget birthday celebrations at Traverso’s ! We miss her a lot.

  • Millie Peters (Thursday, July 15 21 07:12 pm EDT)

    So many fond memories...our children growing up together, having fun on the trampolines in Cal Park, making Christmas trees from netting and Christmas aprons, swimming at the Cal Park pool and eating frozen Snickers bars, and the many kindnesses shown to my son Steve. I miss you already.

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Patricia Mauloff (nee Morrisroe)

Died in her home on July 7, 2021. Her favorite place to be was working in her garden, which was a neighborhood attraction. She was great lover of animals who had dogs, cats, fish, and birds; and she watched all the nature shows. She had a long, vibrant career as an emergency room nurse, having worked at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Hospital, and Advocate Christ Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, James; her brother, Raymond; her children Leilani, David and Kerry; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Services will be private.

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  • Ian Jankus (Sunday, July 11 21 05:47 pm EDT)

    Nana. I dont know what to say. I treasure the memories of you being being there and being involved, even from states away at so many points through my life as I grew up. You saw me through graduations. Birthdays, my Eagle Scout, and my wedding. It was always wonderful to know I was making your proud. And while I wish we had more time, it makes my heart full knowing you and your great granddaughter had time to bond together. I love you forever and always, and I can breathe a little easier knowing you are at peace now, and feel no more pain.


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Shirley Jean Cerniuk

Funeral services and interment will be private.

Violet Marie Sader

Funeral services & interment will be private

Gordon D. Zahrenhusen

Age 84.    Beloved husband of Margaret Zahrenhusen for 56 years.   Loving son of Ruth Madel and Elmer Zahrenhusen.   Wonderful uncle to nieces and nephews:  Christine Cote, Lisa Sons, Cindy O’Neill, Michael Connolly, John Connolly, Mary Connolly, Colette Gentile and many great nieces and nephews and several cousins.   He served in the U.S. Army for 3 years from 1957-1960.  Gordon was a member of Chi-Town Harley Club for years.  He worked for Sears for 30 years as a Service Technician and had great buddies that met once a month for breakfast.  Gordon was very unique, kind, loving, quiet, very patriotic and very handy.  He will be missed.   At his request, there will be no formal wake or funeral at this time, but services will be done graveside with Military Honors on Friday, July 2nd at 1pm at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 W. 111th, Alsip, IL.

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