obits

Leroy M. Olson

January 19, 2017

With family by his side, Leroy Olson, 82, of Frankfort, Ill., died peacefully at his home on January 17, 2017. Leroy was born in Chicago on December 3, 1934, and graduated from Beecher (Ill.) High School in 1953. While in high school, he met Lena Bar...

James Clarke

January 12, 2017


Veteran
James “Jim” Clarke age 86 late of Frankfort, IL passed away January 7, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was a veteran of the US Army, and served in the Korean War. He was a cattle broker in the Chicago Stockyards and a real estate br...

Terrence Wojcik

January 10, 2017


Veteran
Terrence P. Wojcik, age 60 passed away suddenly on January 3, 2017. Beloved son of the late John & Lottie Wojcik; loving brother of Marylou Dolan, the late John Jr. Wojcik, Geri (late Charles) Venezio, Kathi (Robert) Lesnick, Daniel (Mary) Wojcik...

Robert John Teske

January 6, 2017

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am at Parkview Christian Church, 11100 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, IL.  ...

Linda Falejczyk (nee) Layton

January 6, 2017

Linda L. Falejczyk (nee Layton) age 75, a longtime resident of Frankfort, IL formerly of Blue Island, IL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on January 1, 2017. Linda’s hobbies included going to concerts, attending plays with her s...

Pat McHenry

January 4, 2017

Pat McHenry, age 81, a longtime resident of Lincoln Estates in Frankfort, IL, passed away suddenly on December 24, 2016. Pat retired from Panduit Corporation where he was a machinist.  He was the president of Ridgewood Cycle Association for 45 ye...

Thomas Zager

December 10, 2016

Thomas Zager, age 64 late of Frankfort, IL formerly of Chicago Heights, IL, passed away peacefully at home on December 4, 2016. Thomas was the vice president of JDM Steel Company and a member of Crete Masonic Lodge #763. He loved sports, the Chica...

Naomi Dillon (nee) Grimm

December 3, 2016

Naomi Dillon (nee Grimm) age 90, late of St. Joseph, MI, formerly of Frankfort, IL, passed away November 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon; sisters, Eddie & Ethel and brother, Bob. Naomi is survived by her daughters,...

John Terrence Becker

November 21, 2016

John Terrence Becker, a 38 year resident of Frankfort Square, IL, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. John was 66 years old. John is survived by his father John Becker; daughters, Natalie (Dave) Esterkam...

Caroline Barba Gonzalez

November 19, 2016

Caroline Barba (nee Gonzalez), age 85, late of Frankfort, IL formerly of Chicago Heights, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. While many knew Caroli...

Dorothy E. Beaudry Gaskin

November 15, 2016

Dorothy Emily Beaudry (nee Gaskin) age 95 late of New Lenox, IL passed away November 10, 2016. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Eugene and son Kenneth. She is survived by her sons; Robert (Kathleen), Raymond, Philip (Roxanne)...

Sandy J. Radermacher (nee) Banaszak

November 5, 2016

Sandy Radermacher (nee Banaszak) age 56, late of Steger, IL, passed away suddenly on October 26, 2016. Sandy loved camping and fishing. Survived by her husband of 18 years Rick Radermacher; daughters, Paige & Amanda; sons, Zack, Dru, Cyrus ...

Sanford F. Shannon

October 29, 2016

Sanford F. Shannon, a 38 year resident of Frankfort, IL, passed away suddenly on October 25, 2016. He was the owner of All-Print Promotions in Frankfort and a past member of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. Sanford loved model trains, and was an...

Bernice Ruth Brandau Knabe

October 27, 2016

Bernice Ruth Brandau (nee Knabe), 91, of Chicago, IL passed away peaceful at home on October 25, 2016. Survived by her daughter, Janet (Richard) Fifer; brothers, Charles (Shon) Knabe and Donald (Marsha) Knabe; grandchildren, Alan, Todd, Christine,...

Patricia Ruth Hauser (nee) McNeely

October 14, 2016

Patricia Ruth Hauser (nee McNeely), age 80, a resident of Frankfort, IL for over 70 years, passed away peacefully at home on October 10, 2016.   Patricia, a deli manager, was an avid gardener, who also enjoyed photography & crafting. ...

Louis John Katula

October 11, 2016

Louis John Katula, age 77 late of Mokena, IL, dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2016. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa (the late John) Avants; brothers, Arthur (Jean) and Ro...

Wilbur Hossbach

October 4, 2016

Wilbur Herbert Fredrick Hossbach (Willy) age 90, of Frankfort, born to Henry and Viola Hossbach of Frankfort on December 8, 1925 and passed away peacefully on September 23, 2016. He married Lois (Cooper) in 1947 and they moved to the family farm i...

June W. Kardeke Robson

October 1, 2016

June W. Kardeke (nee Robson) age 91 late of Palos Heights, IL. formerly of  Frankfort, IL., passed away suddenly on September 13, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband Leo J. Kardeke, grandsons, Matthew Williams & James R. Kardeke Jr, and so...

Ruth Schram Nieland

September 26, 2016

Ruth Schram (nee Nieland) age 100 late of Frankfort, IL passed away peacefully at Lemont Nursing Home on September 22, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband Burnett (1994); sons, Alan & Arlan; sister, Mae Hartung; brother, Ralph Nieland, and ...

Alice Jane Radtke Fritz

September 20, 2016

Alice Jane Radtke (nee Fritz) age 85, of Syracuse, Ind., previously of Frankfort, IL passed away peacefully at Visiting Nurse Hospice on September 15, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband Clarence, daughter Susan Radtke and brother Robert Fritz....

Allen R. Seemann

August 26, 2016

Allen R. Seemann, age 68 late of Peotone, IL formerly of Frankfort, IL,  passed away peacefully with his family and friends at his side on August 22, 2016. Proceeded in death by his parents. Survived by his sons, Devon (Leslie) & Benjamin See...

Frank Saletta

August 13, 2016


Veteran
Frank Saletta, 80, late of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, formerly of Frankfort, IL, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016.   Frank lived a full life filled with laughter and great love of family and friends. He left a lasting impression on all of...

Philip J. Ortegel

August 1, 2016


Veteran
Philip J. Ortegel Sr., age 82, late of Greenwood, IN, formerly of Frankfort & Tinley Park, IL, passed away July 27, 2016.  Philip was a veteran of the US Army National Guard (Korean War), as well as a Teamster Member, who retired after 35 plus y...

Marcella Esther (nee Fromfeld) Golds

July 29, 2016

Marcella Esther Golds (nee Fromfeld) age 89, late of Frankfort, IL passed away peacefully at her home on July 23, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband John (2003), son Warren, and brothers Paul & Dennis. Survived by daughter Shirley (R...

Assunta Maria Prather (nee Rescigno)

July 22, 2016

  Assunta Rescingo Prather March 10, 1924 - July 20, 2016       Assunta Rescigno was born on March 10, 1924, in Naples, Italy, to parents Salvatore and Filomena Esposito Rescigno. She was one of 8 children includ...