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Obituaries for April 22

FRANCIS ‘FRANKIE’ BLANDA

Francis “Frankie” Blanda, 57, of Justice, passed away April

10.

Devoted son of Lydia (nee Volmer) and the late Daniel A.

Blanda Sr.; dearest brother of Julie (late William) Dahlke, Suzanne Kelly,

Jennifer Kolodziejczyk and the late Daniel A. Blanda Jr.; fond uncle of

Michelle, Michael, Stephen (Lindsay), Suzanne (Cory), Joshua, Jacob, Matthew

and Alexandra; fond nephew, cousin and friend to many.

Visitation was held April 15 until closing prayers at

Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Interment

followed at Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park.

CAROL BUCKI

Carol Bucki (nee DuBuque), 81, passed away April 15.

Beloved wife of the late Frederick Bucki; loving mother of

Debbie (Jeff) James, Denise (Mark) Elworthy and Donna (Charles) Bernhardt Jr.;

dear grandmother of Michelle (Mike) Hibberd, Steven (Jennifer) Stanula,

Jennifer Stanula, Rachel (Matt) Miller, Sherri Davis, Christina (David)

James-Yahnke, Charles Bernhardt III, Elizabeth (Dean) Williams, David (Ashley)

Bernhardt, Zachary Bernhardt and Mary Grace Bernhardt; dearest

great-grandmother of 14, and the late Aubrey and Jaxon Miller; cherished

daughter of the late Joseph and the late Mable (nee Hinkle) DuBuque; fond

sister of Shirley (Don) Clausen, Pam (Bob) Stanula, the late Kenneth (Maxine)

DuBuque and the late Harvey (Linda) DuBuque. Devoted sister-in-law of Linda

(Dennis) Houston. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Due to COVID-19 limitation, private funeral services were

held on Saturday, April 24.

In lieu of flowers, and plants, memorial contributions to

American Lung Association www.lung.org. Arrangements entrusted to

Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium.

ANTOINETTE FERRARO

Antoinette Ferraro, 89, passed away April 4.

Arrangements were entrusted to Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S.

Archer Ave. in Chicago. Cremation private.

JOYCE D. HODSON

Joyce D. Hodson (nee Enke), 75, passed away March 23.

Beloved wife of Raymond Hodson; loving mother of Jill (Don)

Ostrowski and Jason Hodson. Proud member of the Justice Senior Citizen Club.

Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held April 17 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home

& Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, at the funeral home. Private

interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park.

MICHAEL S. KARGE

Michael S. Karge, 80, passed away April 15.

Beloved husband of the late Linda (nee Lampp) Karge; loving

dad of Michael (Patricia) Karge and Christopher (Chantal) Karge; dear grandpa

of Leah, Mikaela, Mark and Matthew; cherished son of the late Mary (nee

Vercimak) and the late Charles Karge; dear brother of Marie Garland and the

late James and Charles Karge. Also survived by relatives and friends.

He was a retired 40-year employee of 3M Company.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 25, from 3-7 p.m. at

Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice.

Private Inurnment at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Research and

Prevention Foundation, https://alzheimersprevention.org/ are much appreciated.

FRANK KLOSS

Frank Kloss, 78, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community,

passed away April 2.

Beloved husband of Susan (nee Fron) Kloss; loving father of

Edward (Christine) Kloss, Michael (Karina) Kloss, and Deborah (Gerald II)

Sikora; cherished grandfather of Gerald Sikora III and Emily Sikora; dear

brother of Dennis (Lucia) Kloss and Joseph Kloss.

Memorial service will be set for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart

Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Foran Funeral Home.

ARLENE KOLACKI

Arlene Kolacki (nee Putzy), 91, of Midlothian, formerly of

Justice, passed away April 8.

Beloved wife of the late Raymond L. Kolacki; loving mother of

Wayne (Diane) Kolacki, Linda Barthel and Chester (Maria) Kolacki; dear

grandmother of Jeremy (Becky) Kolacki, Heidi (Kevin) Swanson, Jennifer (Frank)

Kupiec, Amy Barthel, Brett Kolacki and Alicia Kolacki; proud great grandmother

of Amelia Kolacki, Jack Kolacki, Frankie Kupiec and Myna Kupiec.

Visitation was held April 14 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W.

Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation was held April 15 at the funeral home.

Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Arlene was

buried next to her husband.

ANTONIA C. MAIZEL-BORDERS

Antonia C. Maizel-Borders, 76, of Summit, passed away April

6.

Beloved wife of the late Douglas Borders; fond sister of

Marie (Ron) Malalrick; cherished aunt of Susan (Chuck) Weber, Jennifer (Brent)

Troutman, the late Michael Malarick and the late Michael (Deborah) Toma; dear

great aunt of many great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation was held April 11 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W.

Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation was held at the funeral home April 12 followed

by Mass at St. Faustina Kowalska Church. Interment Fairmount-Willow Hills

Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Antonia’s name to the

Ronald McDonald House Charities would be appreciated.

CARL J MARTELLO

Carl J. Martello, 85, passed away April 10.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home Ltd., 4901 S.

Archer Ave., Chicago. Final resting place Resurrection Cemetery, 7100 S. Archer

Ave. in Justice.

ISABELL ‘BETTY’ NIEDRICH

Isabell “Betty” Niedrich, 87, of Kankakee, formerly of

Berwyn and St. Petersburg, and Concord Place in Northlake, passed away April 2,

in Kankakee.

She was a retired custodian at Lyons Township High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter. She is

survived by her two sons, Chuck and Bob (Linda), and her daughter Wendy

Walinski (the late Dale). She is also survived by six grandchildren, 11

great-grandchildren, five sisters, one brother, and many nieces, nephews, and

cousins.

Visitation was held April 8 at Mount Auburn Funeral Home,

4101 S. Oak Park Ave., Stickney. Funeral service was held April 9 at the same

location. Burial at Mount Auburn Memorial Park, Stickney.

EDWARD D NORTON SR.

Edward D “Eddie” Norton Sr., 51, a lifelong resident of Heart

of Chicago, passed away April 10.

Edward D Norton, better known as “Eddie” was a loving partner

for 26 years to Deside Villalobos. He is survived by his son Edward D Norton Jr.

and daughters Abigail and Jazalyn Norton; his mother Juanita Norton and late

father John “Jack” Norton; his brothers and sisters, William Norton, Selena

Norton, Marcus Norton, Vincent Norton as well as his nephews and nieces, family

members and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer

Ave., Chicago IL 60638. Cremation private.

DENISE M. REAPE

Denise M. Reape (nee Conlisk), 68, of Chicago’s Garfield

Ridge community, passed away peacefully April 9, with her loving family at her

side.

She was the beloved wife of John Reape (retired CPD); loving

daughter of the late William and late Lucille Conlisk; dear sister of Deborah

(late Michael CPD) Toma, Kevin (Wendy) Conlisk and the late Brian M. Conlisk.

Loving aunt and great aunt to her many nieces and nephews; cherished

daughter-in-law of the late Jack and late Helen Reape; loving friend of

Stephanie Cybulski.

Family and friends met on April 14 at St. Faustina Kowalska

Church for a Mass.

LUISA MARY SALAZAR

Luisa Mary Salazar, 77, of Chicago, passed away peacefully

April 5, with her loving family at her side.

She is the beloved wife of Juan Ignacio Salazar and was the

wife of the late Gerry Kourkoumelis; loving and devoted mother to Karen

Kourkoumelis, Alexander (Claudine) Kourkoumelis and Maria Kourkoumelis, Tiffany

(Andres) Garcia and Fyonna Salazar; grandmother to Jason and Nicole, Alexis and

Julia, Aristea, Azura, Arizela, Amadeus, Arius and Adonis. She will be missed

by her sisters, Rosa, Elizabeth, Maria Elena and her many nieces and nephews.

Luisa initially worked for the Migrant Council in DuPage County

and tirelessly worked for 25 years as a social worker for the State of Illinois

in DuPage County.

Visitation was held April 12 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W.

Archer Road in Summit. Visitation was held at the funeral home on April 13.

Procession from the funeral home to Our Lady of Snows Church for a service.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

WANDA SIKORA

Wanda Sikora (nee Musial), 71, of Chicago’s Clearing

community, passed away at home April 7.

She was the beloved wife of Eugeniusz Sikora; loving mother

of Artur (financeŽ Magdalena) Sikora and Anna (Robert) Kania; devoted and

cherished grandmother of Robert; fond sister of Jan (late Stasia) Musial and

Zbygniew (Gabriela) Musial.

Services were private.

KATHLEEN M. STAUNTON

Kathleen M. Staunton (nee Reiter), 56, passed away suddenly

on April 4.

She leaves behind her soulmate of 32 years, Pete, and two

adoring young men, Shaun and Peter, who knew her as the best Mom in the world.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Alex and Geri Reiter. Survived

by sisters Linda Reiter (Bill) and Judy Bianco (Phil), her brothers Michael and

Ron and sister-in-law, Beth and brother-in-law John (Lori); aunt to Patrick,

Theresa, Tara, Michelle, Erin, John, Joe, Phillip and Alex.

A visitation in celebration of her life was held on April 13

at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Road in Summit. A chapel service

followed.

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