Edward & Ernestine Nedza

Edward A. Nedza, age 90, and Ernestine “Tina” (nee Pretzer) Nedza, age 83, of LaGrange, IL. Loving parents of Jim (Mitch) Nedza and Kathy (Steve) Buhe; cherished grandparents of Elizabeth (Ross) Buhe and Jonathan (Cristina) Buhe; proud great-grandparents of Isabella Buhe. Ed was a dear brother to Jean (the late Gene) Urban; Tina was the dear sister of Thelma (the late John) DeLuca, Jean (the late Sammy) Sams, Robert (Avis) Pretzer, Pauline (Lowell) Evans, and the late Russell (and the late Mamie) Pretzer. They are both survived by many nieces and nephews; and by their extended family of friends: Rose Gamble (nee Angelo), Joe Berrios, Bob and Vivian Kintzel, and Steve and Mary Pat Cizmar. Ed was a retired Illinois State Senator, 31st Ward Democratic Committeeman, and a U.S. Navy Veteran. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 18, from 3 until 9 pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Funeral Monday, February 19, prayers will begin at 9:00 am from the chapel and proceed to St. Cletus Church in LaGrange for a 9:30 am Funeral Mass. Services will conclude at the Church. Private family internment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated. Service Info: (708) 352-6500

4 Replies to “Edward & Ernestine Nedza”

  1. I took the loss of both my great aunt and uncle harder than expected. We lived with them for a bit when I was a baby. I don’t remember a lot, but I do have memories of being with them and the story my mom tells of me having a seizure and my Uncle Eddie (great uncle) holding me upside down , in my mind, saving my life. I guess I never deeply thought about that then or a lot since, except when my mom tells the story (and she tells it much better since I have no memory of that episode). But it really hit me the other day. The man that saved my life is gone from this earth Wow! One thing is for sure, I wish I’d gone to Illinois to see them a long time ago. I remember both their smiles and laughs very well. It amazes me that I can hear them, in my memory. I thank God that He gives us those sweet moments when we go through hard times. My love and prayers go out to my cousins, Kathy and Jimmy and their families and to my grandma (Ernastine’s sister) and the other siblings. They left their marks on this earth and in our hearts.

  2. I’m sorry for your loss Jim. Will make a donation to St Jude’s in The Nedza Family’s name today. Hope to see you and Mitch soon.

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