Paul Arnold Huhtelin

Paul Arnold Huhtelin of Orland Park, Illinois passed peacefully on May 31st, 2022. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 3rd, 1949. He was the beloved husband of his loving wife, Cheryl Lynn Huhtelin (Kennedy).   He is survived by his four loving children, David (Carley) Huhtelin, Matthew (Kelly) Huhtelin, Melissa Huhtelin, and Lindsey (Dean) Lozanovic. Paul was the proud grandfather of Blake Huhtelin, Bryan Huhtelin, Anja Lozanovic, Korina Lozanovic, and Novak Lozanovic.   Paul was the only child of his mother and father; however, he had many half and step siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Huhtelin and Bernice Daunis.   Paul attended and graduated from Maine South High School in 1968.   Paul worked very hard supporting his family, wearing many hats over the years. He started his career as a youngster riding his bicycle delivering newspapers, of which he continued to enjoy reading throughout life. He later became a dispatcher for the Lagrange Park Police Department. After his dispatching role, he became an auditor for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad for 16 years, traveling to many parts of the country. Paul then attempted his hand at entrepreneurship, owning Paul’s Express Oil. This endeavor failed due to Paul giving away too many free services and discounts to the elderly and people in need. Paul finished his professional career working in the concrete industry for 26 years. This time was split evenly between Ozinga and Prairie, where he worked in sales and managed concrete plants. In his free time, Paul always enjoyed traveling, fishing, golfing, riding his motorcycle, and had a pilot’s license for gliders and small engine planes. He enjoyed these experiences even more with his children. He was an avid collector of pens, watches, coins, and pocketknives. Paul always enjoyed hanging out with his dogs on the driveway while listening to music, as he waved and said hello to neighbors and passersby in the neighborhood.   The family would like to acknowledge the significant contribution Paul’s loving daughter, Melissa, provided with Cheryl in caring for her father, allowing him to stay comfortably at home surrounded by his family until his peaceful passing. The family would like to thank Marina Velazquez for her help, care, and compassion with Paul. The family also recognizes Lori Sears with Will County Senior Services, Palos Health Home Health Services, and Lightways Hospice.   Visitation Sunday, June 5th from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Chapel Service Monday, June 6th, 11 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Beverly Cemetery for a graveside committal. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Paul’s honor to the Dementia Society of America, www.dementiasociety.org.

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  • Ron and Sue Fara (Sunday, June 05 22 10:29 am EDT)

    Our deepest sympathy to the Huhtelin family. May Paul Rest In Peace.

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Mary K. Leone (nee Cerino)

Committal Services at Saint Mary Cemetery will be private.

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Ferdinand "CASEY" P. Prestia

Age 101. Proud U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the Infantry during WWII.   Beloved husband of the late Jeroma “Jerri” M. Prestia (nee DiGangi). Loving father of Robert (Rebekah) & Gary (Darlene) Prestia. Cherished grandfather of Brian & Lauren Prestia. Dear brother of Marie (late Anthony) Orlando and the late: Joseph (Frances) Prestia, Margaret (James) Bianco & Phillip (Tina) Prestia. Fond brother-in-law of the late: Josephine (Guy) Gange, Rose (Fred) Hornbeck, Joseph (Denise) DiGangi, Frank (Virginia) DiGangi, Ann (Emil) Datcu & Frances (Robert) Reilly. Kind uncle of many nieces & nephews, especially Debbie Jelewski.   Visitation Wednesday, June 1st from 4 until 8 p.m.   Chapel prayers Thursday, June 2nd, 9:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.   Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  

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Loretta (nee Ward) Kotel

Loretta Kotel, an amazing wife, mom, and nana, passed away on May 24, 2022 at the age of 83, following a heroic battle with cancer. Loretta was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.  Loretta's light shined bright, but never brighter than when surrounded by her family. The warmth of her presence was fueled by limitless generosity and support. From soccer games and band concerts to graduations and swearing in ceremonies, Loretta was always in the front row, smiling and cheering the loudest. She always knew what to say and jumped at every opportunity to help others, without ever being asked.  Loretta is preceded in death by her son Rick and grandson George. Loretta is survived by her husband, Gerald; her children Karen (Nick), Larry, Jim (Jennifer), and Mary; her grandchildren Sarah, Nicholas (Karoline), Matthew, Stephanie, Michael, Amanda, and Max; and three Boston Terriers that loved her dearly, Butch, Bruiser, and Brady. Visitation Thursday, May 26th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a chapel service at  7 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

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  • Cindy Carter (Tuesday, May 24 22 08:18 pm EDT)

    I love Aunt Retta. She was fun and wonderful and always made you feel important and welcome. I will remember peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and swimming at her house were the best memories. Great hugger. I will miss her. Love you❤❤❤❤❤

  • Beverley Anderson (Wednesday, May 25 22 04:08 pm EDT)

    Dear Mary and family,
    My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. How well I remember her going all the way back to when you were in kindergarten!
    May your beautiful memories of her life help sustain you.
    Your kindergarten teacher,
    Beverley Williams Anderson

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Daniel McGrath

Funeral Services & Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood will be private.

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Robert "Bob" Wunderlich 

Funeral Services & Interment will take place at a future date.

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Anthony Marion Nicosia

Age 92, passed away peacefully in his Palos Senior Living Home surrounded by his adoring family and friends on May 12, 2022. Anthony was born on August 15, 1929 to Parents Jessica (Ficaro) and Michael in the city of Chicago. He was a graduate of Saint Rita High School class of 1947. Anthony and Patricia (Greenhill) have been married for 67 years and have 4 children: Michele (Vendetti), Michael (Debra), Anthony (Karen) and Nicole (Steven McGowen). Proud grandfather to Quinn Parsons, Danielle Merlot, McKenna McGowen, Kevin McGowen, Maggie Nicosia and Michael Nicosia. Great grandfather to Adeline, Michael, Thomas, Daniel, Bannon and Eily. Anthony will always be remembered as a great father, devoted husband, for his humor and love to be around family and friends. Anthony loved for the game of golf and was a marshal for many years at Woodbine in Homer Glen. He was an avid sports fan to his Chicago Bulls, Cubs, Sox and endured the many bad years of Bears football. There will be a Celebration of life on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 10:00 am to honor him. The celebration mass will be at Saint Alexander Catholic Church 12600 71st Ct, Palos Heights, IL 60463. 

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Lois I. Skillen

Devoted daughter of the late; Clarence W. & Hazel M. (nee Baker) Skillen. Lois was influential in the lives of many over the decades. She was generous, kind, supportive and loving. Beloved by all who had the opportunity to have had her in their life.   Funeral Services & Interment were private.   Arrangements were entrusted to the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER IN PALOS HEIGHTS.

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Glenn Bohne

 Date of Birth 10/7/1957 -Date of Death 04/30/2022 Life of Glenn Glenn came into this world born the 3rd child of Lester W. and June Bohne.  His older brothers were Lester C. (known to family as Butch) and Dave; his younger brother was Tom.  After the death of June, Lester remarried Arlene Kotan, and Glenn instantly acquired a new mom, a sister, Cindy, and another brother, John.  When all was said and done, Glenn’s childhood household consisted of two parents, six kids, a grandmother, and a dog named Tippy.  Glenn was also blessed to have countless aunts, uncles, and cousins, too numerous to name who lived nearby.  Glenn is survived by brothers Dave (Kim), Tom, and John (Mary); nephew Zach (Lisa); nieces Alison--his goddaughter, Andrea (Sean), Crystal, and Samantha, and was preceded in death by Lester W., June, Arlene, Lester C., Cindy, and long-time companion Bernice Varney. Glenn lived in or near Palos Heights all of his life.  Actually, he was there two years before Palos Heights was incorporated.  He grew up in the house that Lester built on 125th Street, which was known by family and friends simply as Bohne Road, being a dead-end pot-holed gravel lane that was literally owned by his grandfather.   Bohne road was magical for a kid growing up—ponies across the street, garter snakes in the grass, and lots of siblings and cousins to play with.  The kids freely roamed the surrounding fields playing “monstrosity” or army or whatever.  Glenn modified his first bicycle with a banana seat and suicide handle bars.  Then he was the first of the kids to get a 26” Schwinn ten speed (a Varsity model).  Glenn attended elementary school at First Lutheran in Blue Island, then Indian Hill and Crab Orchard in Palos Heights.  He graduated from Harold L. Richards high school in Oak Lawn. Glenn’s family took vacations at Summit Lake in Wisconsin where Grampa Bohne had a small cottage.  He played with his siblings and cousins on a small sand beach and fished in Grampa’s rowboat.  Later, Glenn learned to water-ski behind the same rowboat after Lester’s 18hp Evinrude was installed. The story of Glenn cannot be told without mention of Dunlap’s Restaurant.  He started working there busing tables.  When he was old enough, he worked as a porter and a bar-boy, and then a bartender.  Like any bartender, Glenn knew all the best jokes.  But Glenn could tell a joke better than anyone.  When Glenn would start to tell a joke, he’d get that grin, and you would be laughing before he even got to the punch line.  By the time Dunlap’s was sold, Glenn had done every job imaginable there and became general manager, assisting the owner with the day-to-day.  All told, he worked there 25 years.  Anyone who knew Glenn well could and would attest to the fact that he was a good-hearted man.  He believed in God and family.  He will be remembered fondly and missed by the many who loved him.   Memorial visitation Saturday, May 21st from 1:00 pm until time of memorial services, 3:00 pm with Wayne Basch officiating at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Committal services Saturday, May 21st 3:45 pm at 1st Lutheran Cemetery 4301 W. 127th St. Alsip, Il.

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John H. Pugh

  Beloved boyfriend of Cathy Jenkins. Loving father of Phedra (Doug) Kidd, Victoria, John, Kimberly (Randall). Fond brother of Anne (Tom) Burke, Mary (Bob) Geraghty & the late Joseph (Susan). Cherished grandpa of 7. Adored uncle of many nieces & nephews.   Visitation Saturday, May 14th from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment will be private.

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  • Tom. Golf (Saturday, May 14 22 03:45 pm EDT)

    So sorry for lost of a good guy John will be missed by all always had a smile on his face

  • Stephen Fitzpatrick (Saturday, May 14 22 07:47 pm EDT)

    John was such a nice guy. He was like a teddy bear:a gentle giant. I am going to miss going for motorcycle rides with him. We love you, we are going to miss you, god bless you, Rest In Peace brother John.- Stephen Fitzpatrick.

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GERALDINE “GERI”  M. STUPAY (nee Wyka) 

Peacefully left this world surrounded by her children on April 10, 2022 at the age of 87. She joins her beloved husband, the late Edward (Ed) Stupay.  Loving and caring mother of Sue (Marty), Brian, Bonnie (Larry) Kimball, Kevin (Laurie), and Lori (Chip) McAleavy. Cherished Nana of thirteen and proud great-grandmother of thirteen. Geri was born and raised in Chicago where she met and married the love of her life, Ed. They shared 65 wonderful years together, raising their children and building a life filled with love and laughter.  Faith and family meant everything to Geri and she treasured her time spent with all her family and friends. Her warmth and strength will stay with each one of us. A celebration of life and inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Il 60607 would be very much appreciated.

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  • Terry & Lanny Seeberg (Sunday, May 08 22 12:02 pm EDT)

    I remember Geri with many found memories. We sold Avon together for many years many long years ago. She loved her family.

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Mary V. Stevens Hofer

Mary Stevens Hofer, 68, of Tinley Park, Illinois, died April 22, 2022 at Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Center in Joliet, Illinois.  She was born on May 9th, 1953 in Chicago, the daughter of Edward J. Stevens and Margaret E. (Gellan) Stevens. She graduated from Little Flower High School in 1971 and attended George Williams College, graduating from Western Illinois University with a major in Physical Education.  Mary married Dr. Stephen F. Hofer on August 13, 1994. Mary taught in the Archdiocese of Chicago schools and taught children with special needs at the Park Lawn School in Oak Lawn.  Hers was a very special calling and she was blessed with infinite patience and humor in teaching the profoundly handicapped. She enjoyed and excelled in all sports, and was swimming up until the week she died.  Her hobbies were traveling, antiquing and re-selling, and she loved to go to the casino where she claimed she always won. Mary was generous in spirit and in deed and was always willing to help those in need.  Her final act of generosity was to donate her body to medical science. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Steve, her stepchildren, Philip (Michele) Hofer and Suzanne (James) Wiltgen.  She was Nana to John, Elena, and Claudia Wiltgen.  Mary has four surviving siblings: Edward (Roberta) Stevens, Peggy (the late David) Brown, Thomas (Sandra) Stevens, and Maureen (William) Murley.  She had a special relationship with her 15 nieces and nephews as she took them “boozin’ and carousing” (ice cream cones) when they were very young.  She will be remembered fondly by many grand nieces and nephews.  Her loving, joyous spirit and her special Rice Krispie Treats made her Auntie Mary to many families, including the Diminikovich and Spacucello families.  She is predeceased by her parents, Edward and Margaret, and by her sister, Kathleen (the late John) Yoder and her nephew, Jack Yoder. Special thanks to special friend, Madelene Spacucello, Dr.Tabraiz Mohammed at Silver Cross Hospital, and the hospice staff at Lightways.   Memorial visitation Friday, May 13th from 3:00 p.m. until time of memorial service, 7:00 p.m. with the Reverend Peter Siwek officiating at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127TH Street, Palos Heights.   Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass Saturday, May 14th at Incarnation Church, 5757 West 127th Street, Crestwood, 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Charles Rubey officiating.   Interment will be private.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anatomical Gift Association of IL, the American Cancer Society, or the Epilepsy Foundation.

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  • Chris Malcher (Saturday, May 14 22 12:23 am EDT)

    Dear Steve and Mary’s family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. During the past two years, we think about all of the people in our lives. As I read her obituary, it brought back so many memories. Mary and I were roommates at George Williams College. We, both, majored in physical education and, later, taught students with special needs. She gave me the nickname, “Chrisser”. Following graduations, Mar, Flip, and I would get together and play cards. I can see why she liked casino. I remember her saying “boozin’ and carousing” and her Rice Krispie treats. I am sorry that we lost touch. I won’t be able to come to the funeral tomorrow. I am recovering from sickness and the church is too far for me to attend. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary, Steve, family and friends. Please contact me.

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