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Obituaries for September 2, 2021

CabanskiMADELINE H. CABANSKI

Madeline H. Cabanski (nee Trochowski), 77, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 22, with her loving husband and children at her side.

She was married to her devoted husband, Dennis for 55 years. Cherished mother of Michael (Jodie) Cabanski and Michelle (Mark) Suchinski; devoted and proud grandmother of Cory Cabanski and Matthew and Emily Suchinski. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents, Florian and Genevieve Trochowski. Dear sister of the late Allen (Nancy) Trochowski. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and friends. Madeline was proud to be a registered nurse for over 45 years.

Visitation was held August 27 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Visitation was held August 28 at the funeral home. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for Mass of Christian burial. Interment St. Adalabert Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Madeline’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or American Lung Association.

HalasJOAN FRIEBERG-HALAS

Joan Frieberg-Halas (nee Rapp), 89, of Elmhurst, formerly of Brookfield.

Beloved wife of the late George J. Halas; fond mother of Bradley (Kathi) Frieberg, Blair (Laura) Frieberg, Kurtis (Jennifer) Frieberg; dear grandmother of Diana (Ross) Plattner, Meredith (Andrew) Henson, Jennifer (Ryan) Ramshaw and Melissa (Benjamin) Brondos; great grandmother of Miles Henson and Cole Henson; sister of the late Jayne (the late Herbert) Dunker and Bill (the late Sallie) Rapp; friend to many.

Services and interment private. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield.

MARIA GARCIA

Maria Garcia, 60, passed away August 17.

Loved by family and friends. Will be forever missed and always in our hearts. Beloved wife of Alvaro Vallejo-Flores.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Final resting place is Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

GreenANN P. GREEN

Ann P. Green (nee Novotny), 95, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 23.

Beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Green; loving mother of Susan (Steve) Horn, Daniel Jr. (Carol) Green, and Glen (Noreen) Green; cherished grandmother of Steve (Julia Springer) Horn, Rachel (Jon) Sykora, Jessica (Adam) Stratton, Mark (Kim) Pavlis and Jill Pavlis; proud great-grandmother of Lukas, Gianna and Sailer; fond sister of the late Joseph and the late John Novotny. Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Ann was a devoted member of the St. Joseph Ladies of the Rosary.

Visitation was held August 29 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Visitation was held August 30. Procession to St. Joseph Church for Mass. Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Masses in Ann’s name would be appreciated.

KoulesCHRIST A. KOULES

Christ A. Koules, 93, of Downers Grove, passed away August 23.

Christ was a proud Army veteran of the Korean War.

Preceded in death by the love of his life, the late Hazel Marie (nee Walden); loving and devoted father of Steven Koules, Paula (Paul) Berg and Gregory Koules; adored and proud grandfather of Dylan, Griffin and Maximillian. Preceded in death by his siblings, Catherine Koules, Charles Koules and Sam Koules. He will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 26 at Dreschler, Brown and Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Family and friends met at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 601 S. Central Ave., Chicago, for Mass. Procession from the church to Elmwood Cemetery where Christ, with military honors was laid to rest next to his beloved Hazel. Arrangements entrusted to Foran Funeral Home.

LutesJOHN ALLEN LUTES

John Allen Lutes, 75, passed away August 19.

He was an Air Force veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Virginia (nee Dudek); loving father of Lisa Lutes; cherished grandfather of Samantha (Alex) Souri; dear great grandfather of Baylee and Peyton Souri; fond brother of Sandra (Rick) Alcala and Robert (Donna) Lutes.

Visitation was held August 25 at Hann Funeral Home, 8230 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. Funeral Service was held August 26 at Hann Funeral Home. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.

ARLENE T. MATAYKA

Arlene T. Matayka, 84, of Palos Heights, passed away August 12.

Preceded in death by her parents, Walter Chorobik and Josephine Chorobik (nee Gorniak), and her sisters Lottie H. (Joseph) Mihalski, Josephine (Ernest) Bauer and Helena A (the Late Walter Ozmina, and remarried to Chester Barc) Ozmina-Barc, and niece Denise Skowranski and nephew Richard Mihalski. Beloved by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation was held August 20 at Hann Funeral Home, 8230 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview. Chapel Prayers were held August 21 to St. Patricia’s 9000 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills, for Funeral Mass. Interment private.

MeierROY W. MEIER

Roy W. Meier, 71, of Bridgeview, passed away August 18.

He was a proud Army veteran.

Beloved husband of 48 years to Cheryl “Susie” Meier (nee Stanton); loving father of Kimberly (Jeff) Frasher, Tammy (Jeremy) Janik, Donna (Joe) Wathen, special son in law to Beverly Wilson, loving Grandpa to Ben, Victor, Addy and Jack, fond brother of Fred (the late Diane) Meier, John (Cathy) Meier, Mary (the late Tim) Roche, Debbie (Don) Fandrey and Laurie (the late Jerry) Allen. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation was held August 24. Funeral Service was held August 25. Interment, Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park in Willow Springs.

PajerAGNES F. PAJER

Agnes F. Pajer (nee Sterba), 84, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Berwyn, passed away August 19.

Beloved wife of the late Leo Pajer; loving mother of Katherine (Jim) Heetel, Thomas (Kandi) Pajer and Joseph Pajer; grandmother of Athena, Caius, Hadrian, Max, Jake, Cole and Scarlet; sister of the late George (the late Elaine) Sterba.

Visitation was held August 22 and August 23 at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield. A Sokol memorial service was held during visitation. Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Memorial donations may be made to Sokol Spirit, ℅ Memorial Fund, 450 7th Ave, LaGrange, IL 60525.

PerezEDWIN JOSE PEREZ

Edwin Jose Perez, 60, of Chicago, passed away August 18.

Loving father of Edwin Jr, Sorina, Melissa, Daniel, and Naomi; beloved son of Isabelo (the late Monserrate) Perez, special brother of Carlitos CPD (Diana Morales) Perez, Marisol (Sigifredo) Perez, and the late Mario Perez (CPD); fond grandfather of many, survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation was held August 23 followed by a prayer service. Interment Acacia Park Cemetery 7800 Irving Park Road, Norridge.

SolisJAIME SOLIS

Jaime Solis, 57, of Lyons, passed away peacefully early morning of August 21, surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Maria Yolanda (nee Cano); Loving father of Jaime Jr. (Lily) and Julian (Megan); proud grandfather of Isaac and Isabella; devoted son of Ernesto and Angelica Solis and dear brother of Norma Solis, Eva Solis and Elizabeth (Ernesto) Perez. Jaime will be missed by his nieces and nephew and many friends.

Visitation was held August 26 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave., Summit. Visitation August 27 at the funeral home. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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