William "Bill" Burke Lachat

Age 83, U.S. Army Veteran. Dear son of the late: Lawrence L. and Ann (nee Burke) Lachat. Beloved husband of the late Felicia “Fish”; devoted partner of Mary Jo Harper of Palos Park. Loving father of Michele Burbatt (William), Suzanne Vaughan (Kevin), Jeanmarie (Rick Mahoney), Christine Nagelhout (Douglas), and Nicole Mendez (Carlos). Adoring Papa of Jennifer Johnson (Jordan), Elizabeth, William III, Daniel, Kelly, Brandon, Caitlin, Rebecca, Jessica, Jason, Kelcie, Emma, Sophia, Charlie, and Gabi, proud great-grandfather of Chloe. Predeceased by brother John (Anna); and brother-in-law Jack Hummel (Charlene). Treasured uncle of Daniel (Kathy), Martin (Beth), and Timothy (Nadine) and great-uncle of Eight.   Memorial Visitation Friday, July 22nd from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Family & Friends will gather Saturday, July 23rd for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christina Catholic Church, 11005 S. Homan Ave, Chicago, 11:30 a.m.   Inurnment will be private.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 would be appreciated. 

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Jane P. Shimkus (nee Frank)

 age 86, long time Palos Heights resident, passed away March 25, 2022. Loving Mother of Laura Shimkus and Scott Shimkus Dear friend of Bill Poore She is proceeded in death by her husband Carl S. Shimkus. Jane was a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Palos Heights for many years.  An avid gardener and nature lover, Jane was a member of the Palos Heights Garden Club and supporter of Lake Katherine Nature Center.  She was also actively involved with the Friends of the Palos Heights Public Library. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory to Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens (www.Lakekatherine.org), 7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr., Palos Heights, IL  60463 or Palos Heights Public Library (www.phlibrary.org), 12501 S. 71st Ave., Palos Heights, IL  60463.    Memorial Visitation Monday, April 11, 2022 from 2:00 pm until Time of Services 5:00 pm at Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th St. Palos Heights, Il. Interment Private.

Dorothy Linares (nee Petersen)

Passed away March 26, 2022 at the age of 90.   Dorothy was the only child of the late, Axel Petersen and Doris Parsons. She is survived by her eight children: Rhonda (Bruce), Steven, Tina (Brian), Anthony, Sherri (Andrew), Maria (Ben), Richard & Ronald (Elizabeth). Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her 12 grandchildren: Erik (Nichole), Brandon, Karley (Andrew), David, Taylor (Kasidey), Jeremy (Alissa), Julia, Megan, Nicole (Brennan), Luke, Jeslyn & Andrew and Great Grandmother of Jackson, Michael & Gabriel. She held her extended family & friends so dearly.   Before moving to Chicago, Illinois, Dorothy lived her early years in Angola, Indiana. Her many talents included singing, drawing, fashion design, decorating and riding thoroughbred horses in her youth. She will be known for her strong belief in Jehovah and sharing her belief with others.   Memorial visitation Saturday, April 9th from 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial service 4:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment will be private.  

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Richard A. Brichetto

Beloved Husband of Mary Ann (nee Hynes). Loving Father of Cheri, Kevin (Janet), Gina & Elizabeth (Quentin) Manley.  Grandfather of Matthew & Peter Brichetto and Deion & Brooklyn Manley.  He was preceded in death by his dear Brothers; Louis & Ronald Brichetto.  Kind Uncle of many Nieces and Nephews. Family & Friends will gather Friday, April 1st at Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Memorial Mass 11:30am. Interment will be private.

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  • Laura, Aaron and Maya (Tuesday, March 29 22 12:16 pm EDT)

    We’re so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time.

  • Kathy Curran (Tuesday, March 29 22 01:19 pm EDT)

    Mary Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Rich’s death. I’m sorry that I can’t be at the funeral to pray with you but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry.

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