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Obituaries for Aug. 20

BARBARA FUERST

Barbara Fuerst, age 76, daughter of the late

Ernest and Dora Fuerst; sister of the late Dorothy (the late Albert)

Milano, the late Elizabeth Weger, the late Lawrence (the late Loretta)

Weger, and the late Rosemary (the late Richard) Lieber; aunt of Richard

Lieber, Christine Milano, Lawrence Milano, Donald Weger, the late

Delores Weger, and the late Tootsie Valone.

She was a member of

St. Joseph Ladies of the Rosary and was a former employee of Little

Company of Mary Hospital for more than 30 years.

A memorial mass

will be held Friday, Aug. 22, at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Church, Summit.

Arrangements were handled by Foran Funeral Home, Summit.

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AGNES GALIANO

Agnes M. Galiano (nee Turek), a resident of the Garfield Ridge community, died Monday, Aug. 11, at the age of 78

Survivors

include three sons, Donald (Sue), Thomas (the late Mary) and Robert

Galiano; two daughters, Jeanne (the late Michael) Nain and Anne Harris;

10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Fred (the late

Laura) Turek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip.

Visitation

was held Friday, Aug. 15, at Foran Funeral Home, Summit. Services were

held Saturday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home followed by interment in

Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

LUISE GOODLANDER

Luise Elizabeth Goodlander (nee Albrecht), a former resident of Chicago

and Indian Head Park and a retired rental agent for Hertz Rent-A-Car,

died Sunday, Aug. 10, at the age of 80.

Survivors include one

son, Larry Kuehn; one daughter, Barbara (Kenneth) Zenkus; one

step-daughter, Judy Fort; one step-son, David (Bonnie) Goodlander; 4

grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two brothers, Earnst (Gerta) Albrecht

and Reinholt (Inga) Albrecht; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland; and one sister, Martha (Walter) Gamble.

Visitation and services were held Friday, Aug. 15, at Zarzycki Manor

Chapels, Willow Springs. Interment was in Fairmount Memorial Park

Cemetery.

VLADIMIR JIRAK

Vladimir Jerry Jirak, a

resident of Brookfield, formerly of the Czech Republic and a radio

broadcaster, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the age of 89.

Survivors

include his wife, Mary Lou E. Jirak (nee Crichfield); one daughter,

Barbara Ann (Dan) Uckerman; one son, Gregory Paul (Genia) Jirak; 7

grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and on sister, Alena Jirak.

Visitation and services were held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., Brookfield. Interment was private.

MARIA KASENCAKOVA

Maria Kasencakova (nee Soltis), a resident of Joliet, formerly of the

Archer Heights area, died Thursday, Aug. 14, at Adventist Bolingbrook

Hospital at the age of 67.

Survivors include two sons, Michal

(Joanna) and Rudolf Kasencak; three daughters, Veronika (Majed) Rabi,

Maria (Ivo) Janca and Emilia (Karel) Pastyka; 11 grandchildren; 1

great-grandson; and five siblings, Dusan, Rudolf, Anna, Emil and Marian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michal Kasencak.

Visitation was held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Willow

Springs. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 18, from the funeral

home to St. Simon Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery,

Justice.

BRIDGET KENNEDY

Bridget M. Kennedy, a

resident of the Garfield Ridge area, formerly of Cross Lake,

Binghamstown County Mayo, Ireland, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the age

of 60.

She was the mother of Thomas (Agnieszka) and James

Flannery; daughter of the late Anthony and Cecelia Kennedy; sister of

Peter (Nora) Kennedy and Mary (Patrick) Togher; aunt of many nieces and

nephews.

She was a member of St. Jane de Chantal Ladies Guild and Eucharistic Minister.

Visitation

was held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Foran Funeral Home, Summit. Funeral

services were held Monday, Aug. 18, from the funeral home to St. Jane de

Chantal Church, Chicago. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,

Alsip.

MARY McDONALD

Mary Loretta McDonald (nee Hannigan), a resident of La Grange Park and a clerk, died Monday, Aug. 11, at the age of 93.

Survivors

include two daughters, Ann (George) Zorn and Kathleen (Gordon)

LaBounty; two sons, William P. (Kathy) McDonald and Martin (Mary Beth)

McDonald; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was

preceded in death by her husband, Martin Edward McDonald; one son, Kevin

(Sue) McDonald; one brother, Thomas Hannigan; and one sister, Rita

Chapel.

Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 15, at Hitzeman

Funeral Home, Brookfield. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 16,

from the funeral home to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park.

Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

NEAL PETGES

Neal

E. Petges, husband of Karen (nee Thoemmes); father of Michael and

Laura; son of the late Frank and Valerie Petges; brother of Valerie

(John) Malone, Victoria, Nicholas, and Veronica Kupiec; uncle of John,

Frank, Carl, Zachary, Angel, Lisa, Kelly, and Candace.

Visitation

was held Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Foran Funeral Home, Summit. Funeral

services were held Thursday, Aug. 21, from the funeral home to St.

Daniel the Prophet Church, Chicago. Cremation was private.

ANNAMAE POWERS

Annamae

T. Powers (nee Tormey), age 88, wife of the late James B; mother of

Kathleen (the late George) Goodridge, Adrienne (Lawrence) Pike, Patrick

(Dianne), and Madonna Powers; grandmother of Cynthia, Carolyn, Colleen,

and Cathleen Pike, and Kevin, Brian, and Daniel Powers; daughter of the

late Robert J. and Ann Marie (nee Schroll) Tormey; sister of the late

Ruth E. (Albert J.) Schmit.

She was a member of St. Daniel the

Prophet Parish for more than 40 years and was a member of Little Flower

Parish for more than 30 years and was a former Eucharistic Minister of

St. Daniel Church.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at

Foran Funeral Home, Summit. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug.

20, from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Chicago.

Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip.

BERNICE RYBAKOWSKI

Bernice Rybakowski, a resident of Bridgeview and a registered nurse, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the age of 99.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Rybakowski.

Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 16, at Hann Funeral Home, Bridgeview

followed by funeral mass at St. Fabian Church, Bridgeview. Interment

was private.

HELEN SIKORA

Helen Sikora (nee Szostecki), a resident of the Archer Heights area and a homemaker, died Sunday, Aug. 17, at the age of 92.

Survivors include one son, James C. (Marcia) Sikora; 2 grandchildren; 3

great-grandchildren; two sisters, Terry (the late Robert) Kula and Rose

(Jack) Egan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in

death by her husband, Conrad F. Sikora; three sisters, Anne (Frank)

Kirscher, Bernice (Henry) Mowinski and Irene (Robert) Raschke; and one

brother, Stanley (Trudy) Short.

Visitation and services were

held Thursday, Aug. 21, at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Willow Springs

followed by interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

MARIE WACHOWSKI

Marie

Wachowski (nee Kieca), a resident of La Grange Park and president of a

construction company, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the age of 69.

Survivors

include her parents, Eugene Kieca and Cecylia Kieca (nee Nowak); two

sons, Andy (Margaret) Wachowski and Peter (the late Barbara Kalobratsos)

Wachowski; six grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Kieca and

John (Lucy) Kieca; two sisters, Helen (the late George) Sabosta and Joann (Kerry) Joseph; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation

was held Friday Aug. 15, at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., Brookfield.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 16, from the funeral home to

St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Interment was in St.

Adalbert Cemetery, Niles.

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