• Chicago,  North Chicago

    Lillian Ann Morrison

    Lillian Ann Morrison (nee Bajerski), 90, longtime Des Plaines resident, died peacefully Jan. 12, 2020, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John Patrick, grandson Shane, and sister Sophie (Clem) Dabrowski. Survived by her brother E. Lester (Joan), sister Helen (William) Flynn and her nine children, Christine (Buz) Didier, Denise, Deborah (Robert) Waldon, Michael, Patricia (Michael Ross), John Jr. (Caron), Daniel (Denise), James (Dawn), Robert (Megan) along with 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Services at Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines. Visitation Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 3-8 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 16th, 9-10 a.m. Followed by Mass at St. Stephen’s, Des…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Jan. 15 – 20, 2020

    Susan Arntsen of Glenview Susan Arntsen (nee Brooks), 59, died Jan. 1. Arntsen was an active member of Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, where she served as deacon and was active with Presbyterian Pilgrimage. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Wayne Arntsen, her father, two siblings and four nephews and one great-nephew. N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview, handled arrangements. Jennifer Bergquist of Glenview Jennifer Bergquist, 58, died Dec. 20. Bergquist was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Bergquist and her brother, Douglas Bergquist. She is survived by her mother, Suzanne Bergquist, five sisters, two brothers and her companion, Jeffrey Wendt, as well as nieces…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Teddy “Ted” L. Gregory

    Teddy “Ted” L. Gregory, age 76, of Des Plaines, Illinois, passed away on December 29, 2019. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Arnold) for 52 years. Loving father of Ted E. Gregory and Amy (Michael) McDonough. Cherished grandfather of Kathryn and Matthew. Dear brother of Sandra Smith. Proud uncle of Lisa Smith. Ted was an Air Force veteran, a member of the Des Plaines Police reserve for 30 years, American Legion Post 36 of Des Plaines, a member of Masonic Lodge 890/D.C. Cregier #81, he served on the Morton Grove Park Police, Des Plaines E.M.A. as well as working in security at the Shriners Hospital. He was also a member of…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for January 1-6, 2020

    Beverly Ann Berry of Arlington Heights Beverly Ann Berry, 85, died Dec. 18. Berry was a real estate broker. In the ‘60s, she was instrumental in leading the building of the sanctuary at Kingswood Methodist Church in Buffalo Grove. Survived by her husband, Stephen; three children; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents and grandson. Funeral care provided by Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights. Melvin E. Boeckenhauer of Des Plaines Melvin E. Boeckenhauer, 91, died Dec. 25. He was born on his parents’ farm in Des Plaines. Husband of Eunice for 65 years, brother, uncle, great uncle. He was a graduate of Northwestern University. Boeckenhauer worked…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for January 8-13, 2020

    Marylyn A. Andersen of Arlington Heights Marylyn A. Andersen, 81, formerly of Chicago, wife of the late Robert Andersen, died Jan. 2. Mother of six; grandmother of 14; great grandmother of five; sister and aunt. Funeral care provided by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, Niles. Walter Bohnen of Prospect Heights Walter Bohnen, 84, died Dec. 29. His life work was as a master carpenter. He was the owner of BW Building and Remodeling for 45 years. Survived by his wife, Leonore Bohnen; his three children and 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents. Funeral care provided by Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights. Michaelene Bomba of Niles Michaelene Bomba, 93, died…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Dec. 25-30, 2019

    Ardelle J. Chrastka of Arlington Heights Ardelle J. Chrastka, 82, died Dec. 13. Survived by her three sons; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and her brother. Preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Chrastka; son; brother and by her parents. Funeral care provided by Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights. Richard J. Fitzgerald of Niles Richard J. Fitzgerald, 71, died Dec. 16. Husband of Linda, father of four; grandpa of five. Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, Niles, handled arrangements. Helen Vahey Granzeier of Arlington Heights Helen Vahey Granzeier, LCSW, 82, died Dec. 16, after battling a long illness. She practiced in the field of medical social work, finishing her career as a case…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Tarbutton Dies, Was Active In Park Ridge Chamber

    Daryl Tarbutton Daryl Tarbutton, 77, a resident and businessman in Park Ridge, died Dec. 15. A memorial visitation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 29, at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 W. Talcott, Park Ridge. He was the retired president of Bemco Associates, Inc., and had run his own advertising and marketing firm in Park Ridge. He worked in recent years as the “front man” who greeted customers at Nonno Silvia’s Trattoria and Pizzeria at Talcott and Canfield avenues. He had been active in the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and had attended its holiday luncheon the week before his death. The chamber staff, in announcing his death,…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Dec. 18-23, 2019

    Mary G. Anderson of Arlington Heights Mary G. Anderson, 83, died Dec. 10. Survived by her spouse, Robert C. Anderson; her daughters; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brother and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Robert J. Anderson, her daughter, Teresa DiLenge; her parents as well as her sister.  Funeral care provided by Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights. George Bellinder of Des Plaines, Prospect Heights George Bellinder, 91, died Dec. 9. Husband of Mary Ann, father of four; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of two, brother of one and the late Alex. Matz Funeral Home, Mount Prospect, handled arrangements. Josephine T. Draginis of Arlington Heights Josephine T.…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Dec. 11-16, 2019

    Eugene J. Corr of Niles Eugene J. Corr, 97, Naval veteran of World War II, died Dec. 5. Husband of the late Bette, father of Michael Corr; grandfather of two; brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle to many. He was a member of VFW Niles Post 7712, and Knights of Columbus Council North American Martyr. Funeral care provided by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, Niles. Mildred M. Dargis of Des Plaines Mildred M. Dargis died Dec. 4. G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines, handled arrangements. Alan K. Eurich of Elk Grove Village Alan K. Eurich, 82, died Dec. 3. He was an Army veteran and a retired superintendent with Robert R.…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Dec. 4-9th, 2019

    Carole A. Augustyn of Des Plaines Carole A. Augustyn, 74, died Nov. 24. Wife of Richard Augustyn for 55 years. Mother, sister and grandmother. G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines, handled arrangements. Ronald E. Bielinski of Glenview Ronald E. Bielinski, 72, died Nov. 16. Bielinski was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bradley Bielinski. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two grandchildren and two siblings and other family. Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Niles, handled arrangements. Dolores L. Brink of Mount Prospect Dolores L. Brink, 91, died Nov. 24. After marriage, she worked at Westbrook Elementary School in Mount Prospect where her children attended. She was the…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2019

    Rea C. Albarello of Arlington Heights Rea Concetta Albarello, 93, died Nov. 16. Wife of the late Bruno Venanzio Albarello; mother, daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. She received her radiology certificate and worked as an X-ray Technician at Woodlawn Hospital in Chicago, where her most famous patient was Charles Atlas. Funeral care provided by Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights. Kenneth C. Cameron of Des Plaines Kenneth C. Cameron, 73, died Nov. 15, in Park Ridge. Husband of Debra for four years. Father and grandfather. G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines, handled arrangements. Anthony Cappello of Arlington Heights Anthony Cappello, 30, died suddenly Nov. 22 at his home. Cappello served five…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Joseph C. Balsis Sr.

    Joseph C. Balsis Sr, 78, former resident of Rosemont, IL, died November 7, 2019. Mr. Balsis was born September 2, 1941, on Oahu in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Joseph and Katherine (Souza) Balsis. Mr. Balsis served in the United States Coast Guard. He spent four years serving his country. In 1973, Mr. Balsis came to Rosemont, IL, with his wife, Alice. He is survived by his wife, Alice Balsis of Rosemont, IL; Sister, Donna (Don) Ganski and children, Tammy (Dale) Cook, Jody (Daniel) Pawinski, Victoria (Jason) Sullivan, Joseph Balsis Jr. and Katherine Balsis; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Nov. 20-25, 2019

    Ellen A. Abrahamson of Glenview Ellen A. Abrahamson, 81, died Nov. 9. She was an Evanston native and a Des Plaines public school teacher for 34 years, working with children in second, third and fourth grade. She is survived by a sister, nephews, two great nieces and cousins. Donnellan Family Funeral Home, Skokie, handled arrangements. Thomasine Alan of Glenview Thomasine “Tommie” Alan (nee Rowntree), 86, died Oct. 29. After raising her family in Glenview, Alan graduated in 1971 with a degree in elementary education and taught primary grades at Immanuel Lutheran School until 1983. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald “Woody” Alan and is survived by three…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Nov. 13-18th, 2019

    Charles F. Affrunti Retired sergeant Charles F. Affrunti, 77, died Nov. 7. Retired sergeant with over 35 years of service in the Niles Police Department. Husband of Karen; father; grandfather. Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Niles, handled arrangements. Fay Beltrami of Arlington Heights Fay Beltrami, 103, died Nov. 3. She is survived by her daughters Mary Ferguson and Beatrice Shaeffer; a daughter-in-law, six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dionigio Beltrami; her son, Charles Beltrami; her parents and her siblings Evelyn Colonna and Aldo Gambelli. Mary Irene Bragiel of Arlington Heights Mary Irene Bragiel, 83, died Nov. 5. Wife of the late…

  • Chicago,  North Chicago

    Obituaries for Nov. 6-11, 2019

    Ottilia Allen  of Glenview Ottilia “Til” Allen, 95, died Oct. 18. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Allen, and is survived by two sons as well as nieces and nephews. N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview, handled arrangements. William Henry Anderson, Jr. of Wheeling William Henry Anderson Jr., 87, died Oct. 28. Survived by his wife, Joan; children, five grandchildren, two sisters, a brother, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, William Henry and Antoinette Anderson, two brothers, two sisters, two sisters-in-law, and a brother-in-law.…