Ellen J. Frantzen, nee Butkovich, age 69, of LaGrange. Beloved wife of Ted. Loving mother of Ginger, Kathy and Ed (Amanda) Frantzen. Devoted grandmother of Terrance, Maxwell, Emily and Zander. Dear sister of Ruth (Dennis) Harast. Visitation 3-9pm Tuesday July 15th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside, where funeral service will be held 8pm that evening. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated. Funeral info 708-352-6500
Joseph E. Sanders Jr., age 51, of Countryside, IL. Joseph is survived by his mother, Carol Witkowski; wife Maryrose Andriacchi; step-children Tina Marfoe and Richard Volkman; grandchild Alyssa Marfoe; niece and nephew, Sarah and Anthony Malec; great-niece Brynlee Spies; and his best buddy, Brandon Linhart; preceded in death by his sister Jeanette Malec. Visitation Wednesday, 3pm until time of service, 7pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Interment Private. Funeral Info 708-352-6500.
Louis T. Zelazo D.D.S., age 85, of La Grange, formerly of Chicago and U.S. Air Force Korean War Veteran. Husband of Dorothy (nee Arazmus); father of Elizabeth (Thomas) Wasilowski, Dr. Susan (Thomas) Smith, Kenneth, Thomas, James (the late Cathy), and the late Lois Zelazo; cherished grandfather of Dr. Kristen (Chad) Cook, Tommy Wasilowski (fiancee Bridget Carlin), Yost (fiancee Krystin Wagner), Carolyn Smith, Allison, and James White; great-grandfather of Mason Cook. Visitation Monday, July 7th, 5 to 10PM at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers Tuesday, July 8, 9:30AM from the chapel to St. Cletus Church in La Grange for Mass at 10AM. Private Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver, 5634 S. 72nd Ct., Summit, IL 60501. Funeral Info: (708) 352-6500
Marie Katherine Blatti, 79, of Brookfield. Mother of Cynthia (Robert IV) Lefley and Richard Jr (Julie) Goering. Grandmother of Robert Lefley V, Jenna Lefley, Emma, Abigail and Richard Goering III. Sister of Frank Lisy. Aunt of Susan and Gina Lisy. Visitation 4 to 8pm with Funeral Service at 7pm Sunday, July 6 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th St., (at Fairview Ave.), Downers Grove. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Lung or the American Heart Association appreciated. Marie was a member of the Downers Grove Garden Club and the N. W. B. A. (National Women’s Business Association). Funeral home phone 630/964-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com
Mary Clare O’Connell, nee Grace, age 77, of LaGrange. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Patrick (Kimberly), Michael (Kara), Maggie (Paul) Stepuszek, Bridget (Brian) Garvey, Molly (Mark) O’Malley, Colleen (Dan) Brooks, Nora (Brian) Driscoll and the late Donald. Devoted grandmother of Kelly, Megan, Katie, Colleen, Michael, Joseph, Kevin, Colin, Brendan, Marty, Sally, Peter, Mary Clare, Patrick, Lucy, Maeve, Courtney, Chloe, Danny, Emmett, Gavin, Declan and the late Kyle. Cherished sister of Gerard “Buck” Grace, the late Donna McCormack and the late Brother Michael Grace, SJ. Dear aunt to many. Visitation 3-9pm Sunday July 6th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers 9:15am Monday July 7th from the funeral home to St. Francis Xavier Church for Mass at 10am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Francis Xavier Capital Campaign or the St. Cletus Capital Fund appreciated. Funeral info 708-352-6500
Ann E. Schweinberg (nee Sipek) age 81, lifelong resident of LaGrange. Beloved wife of the late William L; devoted mother of Kathryn (John) St. Laurent, Janis Schweinberg, Greg (Beth) Schweinberg and Pam Schweinberg; loving grandmother of Michael, Colleen, John, & Michelle; dear sister of Marie (the late Warren) Dutton, the late Stanley (the late Lorraine) Cesak, Albert (Madeline) Sipek, and Pauline (the late Julian) Gilroy; loved aunt of many. Visitation Wednesday 3 to 9 pm,July 2nd, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers Thursday, July 3rd, 9:30am from the Chapel to St. Francis Xavier Church in LaGrange for Mass at 10am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directly made to Brain Support Network, PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026 or Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Funeral Info (708) 352-6500.
Clarence H. “Tyke” Ramm age 84, of Lombard formerly of LaGrange. U.S. Air Force Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband of Mary V. (Wisch), who he Married on September 25, 1954; Graduated from Lyons Township H.S. in 1948 and attended the University of Illinois; devoted father of Curt (Carol) Ramm Scot (Cynde) Ramm and Suzanne Ramm (Terry Boersma); cherished grandfather of Chad, Cortni, Tyler, Austin, and Braden; cherished great-grandfather of Cooper and Carly Ramm. Was a part owner of Ramm Brick and Materials and also owner of Ramm Sports Store in Downers Grove. Member of Christ Church of Oak Brook and was passionate about his faith, family fishing and friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and granddogs. A Memorial Visitation will be on Sunday, July 6 from 4 – 8 pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St.,Countryside. A Memorial Service will be held 10 am on Monday, July 7 at Christ Church of Oak Brook.(31st & York Rd.) Oak Brook. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to MidAmerica Service Dogs’foundation or Alzheimer’s Association Funeral Info: (708) 352-6500
Dorothy J. Edmunds, nee Palacz, age 88, of LaGrange. Beloved wife of the late Aaron. Loving mother of Susan and Aaron “Bud” Edmunds. Dear sister of the late Richie and the late Ervin Palacz. Sister-in-law of Catherina Palacz. Dear aunt of Robert and Albert Palacz. Great-aunt of Cindy, Mark, Danielle and Michael Palacz. Visitation 3-9pm Monday July 7th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers 11am Tuesday July 8th from the funeral home to Queen of Heaven Cemetery for committal service and interment at 11:30am. Funeral information 708-352-6500
Donald R. Straub, 81, of Naperville, formerly of Hinsdale. Beloved husband of the late Bonnie. Loving father of Richard (Jackie), David (Julie) and Bruce (Marcia). Devoted grandfather of Rachel (Tim) Miller, Becky, Patrick, Katie, Carrie and Mark Straub. Dear brother of the late Dorothy (late Lester) Weikum and the late Marie (late Vic Padick and the late “Boots”) Harmon. Fond uncle of many. Visitation 3 to 9pm Wednesday, July 2nd, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th St., at Fairview Ave., Downers Grove. Will lie in state from 10am until time of Funeral Service 11am Thursday, July 3rd at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11500 German Church Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527. Interment Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, following funeral luncheon in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Diabetes Assn. appreciated. Don was a doctor of Naprapathy, a master clock builder, a carpenter and builder, and a bird house builder. He was a retired project engineer for ComEd, with 35 years of service. Funeral home phone 630/964-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com