Mildred K. Mathias

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Mildred K. MathiasMildred K. Mathias (nee Kellis), age 89; beloved wife of the late Harold; loving mother of David, Richard, and the late Glen; dear grandmother of Cara (Pete) Czarnecki, Christine (Zach) Lambeck, and Christopher, Leah, Kevin, and Alexander Mathias; great-grandmother of Faith and Emma Czarnecki. Visitation 9am until time of service, 10:30am on Saturday, April 18 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 w. 55th St., Countryside. Interment Bronswood Cemetery. Memorials in honor of Mildred may be given to the A.O. Mathias Scholarship Fund C/O The University of Cincinnati. Funeral Info: 708-352-6500 or

Richard F. Perry

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Richard PerryRichard F. Perry, age 85, of LaGrange Highlands.  US Army Veteran, Korean War.  Beloved husband of Phyllis.  Dear step-father of Thomas Richards, Kevin (Karen) Richards and Craig (Karin) Richards.  Fond grandfather of 8.  Richard was an avid musician, playing saxophone and other instruments with several bands performing big band music.  Visitation 9am Monday April 20th until time of funeral service 12noon at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  Funeral info 708-352-6500

Marilyn E. Griesbaum

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Marilyn GriesbaumMarilyn E. Griesbaum (nee Hempen) age 90, passed away on April 16, 2015. Beloved wife of Arthur E.; loving mother of David, Linda (Roger) Tyrrell and Mark (Paula); cherished grandmother of Erin (John), Brian (Keri), Meghan, Amy, Karen (Dan), Lauren (Eric), Lindsey and Elyse; proud great-grandmother of Finley, Avery, Mackenzie, Dylan, Lily and Ryan; dear sister of Marjorie Mueth; aunt of many. Visitation and Funeral Saturday, April 18, from 10:00am until time of an 11:30am chapel service at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The American Heart or American Lung Associations. Service Info: (708) 352-6500

Annie Isabel Kopp

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Isabel KoppAnnie Isabel Kopp, age 100, of LaGrange Park, formerly of LaGrange and Western Springs, passed away April 13, 2015 at Plymouth Place.   Beloved wife of the late Richard L Kopp for 70 years.  Loving mother of David (Virginia) Kopp, Linda (Dean) White, John Kopp and Robert (Brenda) Kopp.  Devoted grandmother of William (Michelle) Kopp, Virginia (Daren) Maloney, James (Kelli) Kopp, Jeff (Linn) Jefferson, Anne (William) Connell, Derek (Jessica) Kopp, Daniel (Marissa) Kopp, Melissa (Rob) Wilson, Gregory (Mandy) Kopp, John (Sierra) Kopp Jr., Sarah (Oleg) Kopp, Stephen, Andrew and Benjamin Kopp.  Dear great-grandmother of Ryan, Jack, Bridget, David, Will, Addison, Kaerington, Lucy, Hampton, Charlie, Abigail, Sydney, Evan, Archer, Charlie, Madelyn, Jude, Ella, Claire, Seth, Parker and Isabel.  As an active member of her community, Isabel was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, the LaGrange Country Club and the LaGrange Garden Club.  In addition to being a homemaker, Isabel volunteered at LaGrange Memorial Hospital and was also a community nurse volunteer.  She also enjoyed spending the winters in Kauai with her husband and family.  Visitation 3-5pm Sunday April 19th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside.  Funeral service 10am Monday April 20th at Grace Lutheran Church, 200 N. Catherine Ave., LaGrange.  Interment Bronswood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church would be appreciated.  Funeral info: 708-352-6500

Sister Dorothy Oursler C.S.J.

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Dorothy OurslerSister Dorothy Oursler, C.S.J., age 80, beloved member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, celebrating 63 years of Religious Life.  Beloved daughter of the late Charles and the late Josephine.  Loving sister of Betty (late Anthony) Jackowski, Sr. Jeanne Oursler, C.S.J., and Kay Greenman.  Also many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews.  Visitation 3:30 to 9pm, with Funeral Mass at 6:30pm Wednesday, April 15th at The Congregation of St. Joseph Chapel, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., LaGrange Park.  Interment 9am Thursday, April 16th from the Chapel to Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to The Congregation of St. Joseph appreciated.  Sr. Dorothy was a teacher of 4th through 7th grades at Divine Infant, Westchester, St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale, St. Margaret Mary, Chicago, St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange and St. Mary, Columbus, MS.  She was principal at St. Cletus, LaGrange, St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale and St. Mary, Columbus, MS.  She was asst. principal and teacher at St. Paul-Kennedy High School, Chicago.  Sr. Dorothy was Congregational Secretary for 9 years and worked at St. Joseph Press and the Ministry of the Arts for 6 years.  Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home at 708/352-6500

Dorothy Mae Lezon

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Dorothy Mae LezonDorothy Mae Lezon, age 89; of LaGrange, IL; beloved wife of the late Aloysius; loving mother of Allen (Viki), Wayne J., Larry (Renee), and Sandy (Steve Alesch); dear grandmother of Adrian Frost, Nicole DiNardo, Tina Marie and Brenda Lynn Lezon. Visitation Wednesday, April 15, from 3 to 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers Thursday, April 16, 9:30am from the funeral home to St. Cletus Church. Mass 10am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials in honor of Dorothy may be given to St. Thomas Hospice, P.O. Box 130, Hinsdale, IL 60522-0130. Funeral Info: 708-352-6500

Olga Tortolero

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Olga TortoleroOlga  Tortolero,  age 91, of Berwyn. Beloved wife of the late Rodolfo P. Jr.; devoted mother of Rodolfo L. (Suzanne), Art, and Carlos (Maria) Tortolero and Olga (Greg) Kasper; cherished grandmother of Linda, Carlos, Jenny (Alan), Meggie (Chris), Bret, Elizabeth, Gregory and Dakota; aunt of many. Visitation Tuesday, April 14th, from 4 to 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1026 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers beginning 9am Wednesday, April 15, from the funeral home to St. Leonard Church in Berwyn for a 10am Mass of Christian Burial, Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info: (708) 352-6500

Maria L. Hanson

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Maria HansonMaria L. Hanson, age 89, of Palos Park, previously Western Springs.  Beloved wife of the late Harry.  Loving mother of Beth (Nick) Schilling, Mark (Joy) Hanson, Jean (Bill) Middono, the late John and the late Larry (Rita) Hanson.  Devoted grandmother of 13 and adoring great-grandmother of 11.  Dear sister of the late John (Charlotte) Craven.  Maria loved to serve, volunteering at LaGrange Hospital, St. John of the Cross Church and the Nurses Assn. in LaGrange.  Visitation 9am Saturday April 11th until time of Funeral Mass, 9:45am at St. John of the Cross Church, 5005 Wolf Rd., Western Springs.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Thomas Hospice of Hinsdale appreciated.  Hallowell & James Funeral Home assisting the family 708-352-6500

Nancy L. Brichta

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Nancy BrichtaNancy L. Brichta of Western Springs. Beloved wife of the late Donald A. Brichta. Nancy is survived by her two loving daughters, one grandson, a sister and a son-in-law. Visitation is Friday, April 10, from 4pm to 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside where a chapel service will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 10:30am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to PAWS Chicago would be appreciated. Funeral Info: (708) 352-6500

Edward Peters

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Edward PetersEdward Peters, WWII Veteran, 93, of Indian Head Park, formerly of Berwyn. Beloved husband of Gertrude, nee Kuta. Loving father of Kathleen (John) Fanone and Karen (William) Karlovic. Grandfather of Chris (Rosey), John (fiancé Cassie Becker) and Kim (Tom ) Gallagher. Great-grandfather of Elena. Brother of the late Milton (Agnes) Peters. Fond uncle of many. Visitation Friday from 4 pm until time of service, 7pm, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55 th Street, Countryside. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Fisher House Foundation would be appreciated. Info: 708-352-6500 or

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