Louis J. Hansen

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Louis HansenLouis Joseph Hansen, 85, of Westmont, passed away at home on Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 2014 after a long illness.  He was born May 19, 1929 in Chicago, to Edward Hansen, Sr. and Anna, nee Vavrucha.  He graduated from Deer Park H. S. in Cincinnati, OH.  He worked for R. R. Donnelly in Chicago for many years, and when he retired, he started his own machine shop business, “Louis Hansen Enterprises,” during which time he invented several machine tool products.  He is predeceased by his first wife of 54 years, Helen Kalaha Hansen, his daughter, Karen Andrews, his son Gary (Jill & Mark) and granddaughter Jacqueline Hansen.  He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Parczynski Hansen.  He is the dear grandfather of Jonathan Burgstone and Bridget Hansen.  He is the great-grandfather of ` Benjamin and Nathaniel Burgstone.  Louis is the brother of Edward, Jr. (Marion), Diann (Carl) Bilitz and Paula (Richard) Janson.  He is the step-father of Chris Schumacher and Carla White and step-grandfather of Claire and Chloe White and Douglas Schumacher.  Visitation 4 to 8pm Wednesday, Nov. 5th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th St. (at Fairview Ave.), Downers Grove, where Funeral Service will be held at 10am on Thursday, Nov. 6th.  Interment Oakridge/Glen Oak Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Season’s Hospice of Burr Ridge appreciated.  Funeral home phone 630/964-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com

Miguel Hernandez

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Miguel HernMiguel Hernandez, beloved husband of the late Elizia; loving father of Angelina (Al) Clemons, Daniel (Mary) and David Hernandez; dear grandfather of Margarita, Maria, Yvette and Nicholas; fond brother-in-law of Francisco (Alicia) Lopez and Carmen (the late Manuel) Hernandez; uncle and friend of many. Visitation 3:00 to 9:00pm Thursday, November 6 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers Friday, November 7, 9:15am from the chapel to St. John of the Cross Church, Western Springs for Mass at 9:45am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Funeral Info: (708) 352-6500

Maria Cepulkowski

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Maria CepulkowskiMaria Cepulkowski, 90, of Woodridge.  Beloved wife of the late Frank.  Loving mother of Chris and Frank (Wanda).  Devoted grandmother of Andrew, Erica and Evan (Jamie) Shea.  Survived by her sister, Joanna Ossowski.  Predeceased by 3 brothers.  Visitation 9am until time of Funeral Service 11am Wednesday Nov. 5th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th St. (at Fairview Ave.), Downers Grove.  Entombment Resurrection Garden Mausoleum.  Funeral home phone 630/964-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com

Steven J. Matuszewski

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MatuszewskiSteven J. Matuszewski age 57, of LaGrange. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (nee Sneider); loving father of Michelle (James) Tenuto, Charles (Laurie) Bartels, Nicole (Jeffrey) Wachowiak and Michael (Allison) Bartels; cherished PaPa of Kaitlyn, Quinn, Mikey and Andrew; devoted son of the late William and the late Bernice Matuszewski; dear brother of William (Kathleen) Matuszewski , Jr., Mary (Ken) Wolowiec, the late Leonard and the late John Matuszewski; loved uncle of many including Anne Marie (Eric) Kuehl and Karen (Louis) Glaza, Angela (Jason) Lindsey and Jessica (Derek) Livingston; great-uncle of many; also survived by his loving canine companions Tula and Matti. Visitation Wednesday 3 to 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers Thursday, November 6, 9:15am from the chapel to St. John of the Cross Church for Mass at 9:45am. Entombment Christ the King Garden Mausoleum at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Thomas Hospice, 119 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521-3590 would be appreciated.

Phyllis J. Kovel

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KovelPhyllis J. Kovel (nee Montalbano) age 80, of Hodgkins. Beloved wife of the late Leon; devoted mother of Leon (Judy) Kovel, Ann (Rickey) Rush, Steven (Candy) Kovel and Elaine (Dale) Thompson; cherished grandmother of 13; proud great-grandmother of 11; preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside, where a Chapel Service will be held on Tuesday, November 4, at 10:00 am with Rev. Keith Hickey Officiating. Final resting place Clarendon Hills Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Association would be appreciated. Funeral Home Phone: (708) 352-6500

Steve Stimac

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Steve StimacSteve Stimac, 93, formerly of Willowbrook. Beloved husband of the late Mary, nee Vidas. Loving father of Sharon Casey, Karen (Robert) Steeves, Steven (Phyllis) Stimac and the late Craig Stimac (Monica Goracci). Grandfather of Scott (Jennifer) Steeves, Brad (Heather) Steeves, and Rachele, Alex, Steven and Shelby Stimac. Great-grandfather of Brooke, Keira, Conall and Brendan. Brother of Delores (late Steve) Mason, late Mary (Mike) Gutalj, late George (late Harriet) Stimac and late Jack (Blanche) Stimac. Uncle of many. No visitation. Private interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Hallowell & James Funeral Home assisting the family 630-964-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com.

Alvin F. Bedenk

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Alvin F. BedenkAlvin F. Bedenk, age 96, of Countryside; beloved husband of the late Ruth nee Noel for 51 years; special friend of Lucy Sloan; son of the late Francesca and late Franka Bedenk; survived by his twin sister Albina (late Edward) Bukky; children Ruth (Jerome) Matuch, Alvin R., late Timothy, and Gregory Bedenk; grandchildren Theresa, Jerome, Christopher, Lorna, Nicole, Jennifer, Nicholas, Amanda, Melissa and the late Sean; also survived by many great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday, October 30 from 6 to 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers 9:15am Friday, October 31 from the funeral home to St. Cletus Church, LaGrange; Mass 10am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Alvin worked as a tool and die maker in the Fisher Body division of General Motors and was a member of the UAW for 60 years. Funeral Info: 708-352-6500.

Shirley Marie Clifford

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CliffordShirley Marie Clifford, 86, of Oak Brook Club. Beloved mother of George, Jr., Robert (Joan), Alexander “Tom,” and Kimberly (Matthew) Egan. Devoted grandmother of Kelly (Thomas) Beaver, Colleen (Roger) Gamble, Carrie (Tommy) Whitcomb, Robert (Renee) and Erin Clifford, Tracy (Christopher) Esbrook, Sarah, Katherine and Patrick Egan. Dear great-grandmother of Isabelle and Abigail Beaver, Joshua, Travis and Ashley Gamble, Mason and Mack Whitcomb, Owen and Olivia Clifford. Fond great-great-grandmother of Skylar and Forrest Gamble. Dear sister of the late John “William” (Betty) and the late Leonard “Bill” (Josephine) Meyer, the late Arletta (late Douglas) Abrams and the late Charlotte (late George) Bard. Fond aunt of many. Dear mother-in-law of Georgia Clifford. Visitation 3 to 9pm Thursday, Oct. 30th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers 9am Friday, Oct. 31st at the funeral home to St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Western Springs for Mass at 9:45am. Entombment Christ the King Garden Mausoleum at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation appreciated. Funeral home phone 708/352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com

Catherine Marie O’Brien

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Catherine O'BrienCatherine Marie O’Brien, 47, of Countryside.  Survived by the love of her life, “Wally K.” Knutsen.  Beloved daughter of Janice (late William) O’Brien.  Loving sister of Scott (Diana) O’Brien.  Devoted aunt of Natalie O’Brien.  Dear grand-daughter of Genevieve Fischer.  Services and interment are private.  Cathy was a marvelous cook and a fun-loving person.  She worked at “The Mood” in Countryside for many years.  Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home, Countryside at 708/352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com

Gale W. Fraser

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Gale FraserGale W. Fraser  age 80, of LaGrange. Founder of Fraser Construction Co. in Lyons. Dearly beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Peeken); devoted father of Sandra Fraser Mather, Gale Jr. (Brenda Jean) Fraser, Sarah (Nick) Van Winkle, Mark (Nancy) Fraser, Jane (John) Rosenwinkel and Ann (Mark) Miklosz; loving grandfather of 21 and to the late Sally Jane Van Winkle; proud great-grandfather of 5; dear brother of Jane (Alan) Steuber and the late John Fraser; uncle of many. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 2, at 6:00 pm at The First Congregational Church of Western Springs, 1106 Chestnut St., Western Springs, IL 60558. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to stroke research at Mayo Clinic. Donations can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200  First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905 or donations may also be given online at philanthropy.mayoclinic.org  Hallowell & James Funeral Home in Countryside is assisting the family. Info: (708) 352-6500

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