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Obituaries for Feb. 5

KENNETH BERNSTEIN

Kenneth M. “Ken” Bernstein died Sunday, Jan. 25, at the age of 44.

Survivors include his wife, Denise (nee Kasten); two children, Macdonald

“Mac” and Maeve; his parents, Daniel and Ann (nee Lust) Bernstein;

his sister, Margaret (Chris) Santana; his parents-by-marriage, Fran and Joanne

Kasten; his sister-in-law, Debbie Kasten; one nephew, Thomas; one niece, Alice Santana;

and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation and services were held Saturday, Jan. 31, at Saint Petronille

Church, Glen Ellyn. Arrangements were handled by Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home

& Crematorium, Justice.

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ANNE BURAZIN

Anne Burazin (nee Kuchan), a resident of McCook, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, at

the age of 102.

Survivors include one brother, Andy and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Burazin; two sisters,

Mildred and Mary; and four brothers, Anthony, Paul, Jack and Steve.

Visitation and services were held Friday, Jan. 30, at Foran Funeral Home,

Summit followed by interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

MARIANNA KAPUSCIARZ

Marianna Kapusciarz, a resident of the Garfield Ridge area, died Monday,

Jan. 26, at the age of 83.

Survivors include one daughter, Angie (Stanley) Hyc; one son, Joseph (Dawn)

Kapusciarz; six grandchildren, Daniel, Christopher, Matthew and Michael Hyc,

Rachel and Krista Kapusciarz; two brothers, Andrzej and Jozef Kapusciarz; and

many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jan and Rozalia (nee Gorz)

Kapusciarz and three sisters Aniela, Antonina and Stefania.

Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 30, at Foran Funeral Home, Summit. Funeral

mass was held Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Chicago.

Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

ALOYSIUS KOWALCZYK

Aloysius L. Kowalczyk, a resident of North Riverside and a head cashier for

Burlington Northern Railroad for 45 years, died Monday, Jan. 26, at the age of

84.

Survivors include his wife, Florence A. Kowalczyk (nee Dudzik); two

daughters, Carol Kowalczyk and Janet Porcelius; one son, Mark (Diane)

Kowalczyk; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Denise, Matthew, Zachary and

Nicole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alojzy Kowalczyk and Ludwiga

Kowalczyk (nee Karcz).

Private services were held, Thursday, Jan. 29, at Mater Christi Church,

North Riverside. Entombment was in Resurrection Cemetery Garden Mausoleum,

Justice. Arrangements were handled by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., Brookfield.

CAROL PANKOW

Carol S. Pankow (nee Stein), a resident of Willow Springs, died Saturday,

Jan. 31, in Willowbrook at the age of 75.

Survivors include her husband, Robert G. Pankow; one daughter, Lisa (Dean)

Reed; one son, Dale (Juli) Pankow; 4 grandchildren; one sister, June Schroeder;

and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 10 siblings.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 6, at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd.,

Willow Springs. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at Trinity Lutheran

Church, Burr Ridge. Interment was in Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park

Cemetery, Willow Springs.

PEDRO VARGAS

Pedro Romero Vargas, a resident of the Archer Heights area and

a retired farmer, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, at MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn at the

age of 92.

Survivors include six sons, Angel (Lourdes), Antonio (Guadalupe), Francisco

(Rosa), German (Leonor), Hector and Jose Juan (Irma); five daughters, Celina

(Able) Segura, Rosario (Tobiaz) Palomino, Guadalupe, Marisela (Juan) Guttierez

and Gloria (Cleodito) Molina; five siblings, Luis, Manuel, Salvador, Petra and

Francisca; 34 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren,

great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his

wife, Macrina Arroyo; and three siblings, Jose, Vincenta and Dolores.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 2, at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Chicago.

Interment was in St. Martin Cemetery in Maravatio Michoacan, Mexico.

JESUS VEGA

Jesus Vega, a resident of the Garfield Ridge area, died Thursday, Jan. 29,

at the age of 83.

Survivors include his wife, Juana Orejel Vega; six sons, Jesus (Bertha)

Vega, Salvador (Irma) Vega, Cirilo (Susie) Vega, Gerardo (Maria J.) Vega, Noe

(Rosalba) Vega and Rigoberto Vega; three daughters, Rosa (Jose) Garcia, Juanita

(Ricardo) Larios and Maria T. (Enrique) Madrigal; and many grandchildren and

great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Miguel Vega.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 2, at Foran Funeral Home, Summit. Funeral

mass was held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at St. Joseph Church, Summit. Interment was in

Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

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