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Obituaries for Oct. 7

LINDA L. CHRISTENSEN

Linda L. Christensen, age 73, passed away September 26, at RML Hospital in Hinsdale.

Beloved wife of John Korda; loving mother of Josh (Alicia) Yeager and Maggie Yeager; cherished grandmother of Breslin and Huxley Yeager; dear sister of Cynthia Vogal. Linda was the Vice President of Chicagoland Town Roofing in Cicero, IL.

Memorial visitation was held October 2 with a memorial service held that night. For funeral info call 708-496-3344.

GurgoneMARIA GURGONE

Maria Gurgone, age 99, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home September 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late Sigismundo; loving and devoted mother of Frank Gurgone and Nick (Barbara) Gurgone; proud grandmother of Julie (Chris) Ford, Philip Anthony (Kristina), Michael (Stephanie), Paul, Lauren and the late Raymond Gurgone; loving great grandmother of Julianna, Valentina, Connor, Charlie and Claire.

Visitation was held October 4 until time of prayers at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Procession from the funeral home to St. Faustina Kowalska Parish for Mass. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory or offer condolences to Maria’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

GutierrezANGEL LUIS GUTIERREZ

Angel Luis Gutierrez, age 73, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully September 27, with his loving family by his side.

He was the beloved husband of the late Teresa Caraballo and beloved former husband of Teresa Gutierrez; much loved father of Angel (Cynthia) Gutierrez and Lourdes Gutierrez; affectionately called “Papa” by Reese, Esther, Gabriela and Miguel and will be lovingly remembered by his step children, Ivelisse, Migdalia, the late Jose, and their children; adored grandfather of Isaiah, Mia, Luna, Noah, Sophia and Ethan; dear son of Paula and the late Juan Gutierrez; wonderful brother of Josefa, Grimilda, Carlos Juan, Victor, Rudelcindo and the late Pablo. Angel will be dearly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Visitation was held October 1 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home October 2 until time of Celebration of Life service. Procession from the funeral home to St. Casimir Cemetery where Angel was laid to rest next to his first wife Teresa. Condolences may be sent to Angel’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

Gutierrez QuinonezMARIA ESTELA GUTIERREZ-QUIÑONEZ

Maria Estela Gutierrez-Quiñonez, age 61, of Chicago, West Elsdon community, passed away peacefully at home September 22.

She was the cherished mother of Fernando Martinez, Gustavo (Josie) Martinez and Carlos Martinez; loving grandmother of Nathan, Jayden, Noah and Liam Martinez; dear sister of Jose Trinidad, Josefina, Roas Elva, Bertha Olivia, Manuel de Jesus and Ma Silvia and the late Jose Rosario, late Adan and late Pablo Martinez. Maria will be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held September 27 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held at the funeral home until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Gall Church for Mass. Cremation private. Condolences may be sent to Maria’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

JasionowskiMARILYN J. JASIONOWSKI

Marilyn J. Jasionowski, age 86, of Cedar Lake, IN, formerly of Plainfield, IL, passed away September 23.

She is survived by her children, Betty (Jeff) Mikula, Shirl (Michael) Sochacki, Kenneth (Cindy), David (Candi); grandchildren, Justin, Kevin (Eimear), Jeff (Maria), Kristen, Jeremey, Shauna, Tiffany, Catherine, Brianna; great grandchildren, Steven, Landen, Ben; siblings, Wilbert “Duke” (Joanne) Beatty and Jackie Growe; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.

Visitation was held September 30 at Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 604 E. Commercial Ave., in Lowell, IN 46356. Visitation was held October 1 until time of funeral services at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 Archer Ave (55th Street just west of Harlem). Burial followed at Mount Auburn Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Marilyn’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

LenassiANICA LENASSI

Anica Lenassi (nee Premrl), age 87, passed away September 23.

Beloved wife of the late Paul Lenassi; devoted daughter of the late Rozalija (nee Cic) and the late Janez Premrl; dearest sister of Roza Kern, Janez Premrl, Sanislava Pockaj, Francka Wetzel and Danica Krecic; dear Teta of Nadja Kern, Marjan Kern, Branko Premrl, Silva Novak, Ladislav Pockaj, Zora Rebec, Tone Pockaj, Trudy Macsai, Bill Wetzel, Primoz Krecic and Miha Krecic.

Visitation was held September 30 am at St. Mary’s Franciscans – Slovenian Catholic Mission, Lemont for Mass. Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary’s Franciscans- Slovenian Catholic Mission, Lemont, appreciated. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

OssmannPAMELA A. OSSMANN

Pamela A. Ossmann, age 65, passed away Septeber 25.

Beloved wife of the late Danny Fuller, loving mother of Jason Ossmann, Gretchen Ossmann, Jonathan Williams and Dwayne Williams, cherished grandmother of Anthony, Brandon, Lilly, Gabriel, Joey, Gwendolyn, Opal and Jewels, dear sister of Lynn (Bill) Kajdi, fond aunt of Karrie Kajdi-Diaz.

Memories were shared at a visitation October 4 at Hann Funeral Home, 8230 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. Interment private. For more information call the funeral home at 708-496-3344.

PHILIP A. SCHEFFEL

Philip A. Scheffel, age 63, passed away September 24.

He leaves behind a legacy of love for his family to cherish.

Memories will be shared at a memorial visitation on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hann Funeral Home, 8230 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. For more information call the funeral home at 708-496-3344.

VachataMARIE M. VACHATA

Marie M. Vachata, former Mayor and a lifelong resident of Lyons, passed away September 25. peacefully in her home with her family by her side.

Marie was born to Otto & Mae Hnilo in Lyons, Il. She is survived by her husband, Richard Vachata, her children Debra (Ed) McChrystal, Richard (Andrea) Vachata, Dawn (John) Ourada, grandchildren the late Eddie McChrystal, Jennifer McChrystal, Paige (Anthony) Seidel, Taylor (Ben) Larson, Krysta Ourada, Hailey (Nick) Cartwright, Kayci Ourada, great grandchildren Alisha & Anthony McChrystal, Ava, Luca & Leo Seidel, Hudson and Joslyn Larson, Hadley Cartwright, sister Carol (Bob) Neuberg, nephews and nieces.

Arrangements entrusted to Kopicki’s Tower Home for Funerals. 708-447-7900 TowerLyons.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marie Vachata, please visit our floral store. Visitation was held September 29 at the Lyons Village Hall Council Chambers, 4200 South Lawndale Avenue Lyons. Donations appreciated to Sokol United C/o President Rich Vachata 8024 Williams Drive, Willowbrook IL 60527.

 

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