Steger Funeral Home

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Lucille Agnes Kester


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)

Lucille A. Kester “Meme” (nee Levesque) age 95 of Crete, Illinois passed away on March 1, 2021.  Beloved wife of the late George (1993). Loving mother of Dolores (Jim) Conyers, Pat (Bob) Snyder, Bob (Carol) Kester and George (Janet) Kester.  Cherished grandmother of Tim, Ivy, Elizabeth, Bobby, Daniel and Tyler. Great grandmother of Sabrina, Santiago, Sebastian, Toby, Grady and Luella. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Eastern Star Hazel Chapter 390 and Crete United Methodist Church.

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Friday, March 5, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with and Eastern Star service at 7:00 P.M. at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday 10:00 A.M. Interment: Crete Cemetery, Crete, Illinois Info: (708) 672-7600.   cretefuneralhome.com

 

 

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H. Lee Waller


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)

H. Lee Waller (Henry Lee Waller) 

December 18, 1938 – February 17, 2021 

Spent his entire life serving his community. Served in the Coast Guard 1956. Firefighter/EMT 1973 Paramedic for the Village of University Park October 1976 Illinois Hazardous Materials First Responder, Village of University Park, December 1990.   Worked for Gerardi’s Ambulance Service, Frankfort and Chicago Heights, and Daleys Ambulance Service South Suburban and Chicagoland area. St.James Hospital Chicago Heights IL. E.R. Emergency Patient Care Tech. From 1974 to 2004.  He was a Lifetime Member of the NRA.

Survived by his wife Jane Waller, his daughters Tiffiny Lee Waller-Miller, Edie Fortner and son Ron Waller.   Son-in-Law Mike Miller and Rich Fortner.

Grandchildren Tyler Lee Waller, Michaela Kendra Miller, Emma Grace Miller. Kalman Fortner and Rich Fortner.  Step-Children Rodney Lovvorn, Tamera Sims, Dana Dawson, and Bethany Nicholas. 

Lieu of flowers please donate to the Parkinson’s disease Association in honor of Lee Waller.

Arrangements entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  (708) 672-7600.

 

 

 

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Kathleen S Weier


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: Crete United Methodist Church 1321 Main Street, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)

 

Kathleen S. Weier (nee Schraag) age 74 of Beecher, Illinois passed away on February 23, 2021.  Loving wife to the late David (2009).  Beloved mother to Mark (Debi) Weier and Todd (Melissa) Weier.  Beautiful grandmother to Ellis Fox – Weier and Lena Fox – Weier.  Dear daughter to the late Carl and Josephine (Nee Vandenberg) Schraag.  Per the family request please omit flowers.

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Sunday, February 28th from 1PM until 5PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Lying in state on Monday from 10A.M. until the time of service at 11A.M. at Crete United Methodist Church, 1321 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Info: (708) 672-7600.   cretefuneralhome.com

 

 

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Antonio Montes De Oca


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: St. Paul Catholic Church 206 E 25th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th street, Alsip, Illinois (Map-it)

Antonio Montes De Oca age 78 of Crete, Illinois passed away on February 22, 2021.  Beloved husband to Rosa (nee Arceo); loving father to Enrique Montes De Oca, Jose Antonio (Cecilia) Montes De Oca, Ismael Montes De Oca, Monica (Adrian) Montes De Oca, Jesus J. (Kerry) Montes De Oca, Patricia (Raul Martinez) Montes De Oca and Josefina Montes De Oca.  Cherished grandfather to 16. Beautiful twin brother Francisco (Guillermina) Montes De Oca and sisters Mercedes Montes De Oca and Rosario (late Miguel Aguilar Sr.) Montes De Oca.  Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. 

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the states guidelines of wearing masks/face coverings and social distancing.  On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Thursday, February 25th from 3:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. with a chapel service at 6:00P.M. at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Funeral mass 10:00A.M. at St. Paul Church, 206 East 25th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois.  Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. Info:  (708) 672-7600. 

 

 

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Janet G Simpson


Funeral Home: Beecher Funeral Home - Beecher, IL (Map-it)

Janet Gail Simpson (Weiss), 65, of Beecher, Illinois passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Devoted wife to Edward for 46 years and loving mother to Jennifer Parker and Carolyn Vuko. She was a proud grandma, who was called Nana by Joel and Benjamin Vuko.

She was a loving sister to Audrey (Dave) DePaulo, Christina (Joseph) Donaldson, Daniel (Toni) Weiss and an aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents William A. and Carol Judith Weiss, sister Cynthia Kellbach, brother William J. Weiss and nephew Ryan Cole.

Janet loved spending time with her two grandsons, playing in the dirt in her gardens and reading.

A memorial mass will be held in June at St. Agnes Church in Chicago Heights, Illinois with a luncheon to follow. 

Arrangements entrusted to Beecher Funeral Home, 602 Dixie Highway, Beecher, Illinois.  Info:  (708) 946-6000.

 

 

 

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Joel A. Grossi, Sr.


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)

It is with profound sadness that the family of Joel Grossi Sr. announces his passing after a heroic fight with stage four cancer on February 19, 2021. 

Joel was born in Chicago, IL on November 10, 1945, to Frances and Robert Grossi. He attended Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, IL and graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.  While working three jobs and raising a family, he earned a Master’s degree in Education from DePaul University.

He will be lovingly remembered by his students, faculty and staff at Crete-Monee School District.  He proudly dedicated over 30 years of his life to being a beloved Teacher, Assistant Principal and Administrator.  Joel impacted the lives of so many, and his legacy will live on through his students. 

Joel was known for his devotion of faith, love of family, the intellect of a genius, and having the quick-witted ability to converse with anyone on any subject.

He married the love of his life, Terri Koza, on November 28, 1983.  His love for his wife and children was unmatched.

Joel is survived by his mother, Frances Grossi, and is preceded in death by his father, Robert Grossi.

He is also survived by his children, Brian (Nikki) Rzyski, Ben (Megan) Rzyski, Joel (Sarah) Grossi, Samantha Grossi and Bill Petty, her fiancé; six grandchildren Brian, William, Ethan, Reid, Tilly, and Aubrey, four Brothers; Timothy (Vickie) Grossi, Paul (Toni) Grossi, Greg (Lori) Grossi and Andrew (Peggy) Grossi; and one sister, Roberta (Michael) Kamradt, along with nieces, Kimberly Grossi, Kathy Faso, Laura Longo, Andrea Grossi, Amanda Grossi, Patti Grossi, and Jackie Kamradt; nephews, Paul Grossi, Timothy Grossi, Alex Grossi, Michael Kamradt, Danny Grossi, and Adam Grossi.  Joel is also survived by his beloved wife’s family, Kathrine Simpson (Thomas Parochelli), Jane (Angelo) DeAngelis, MaryAnn (Garry) Rooney, Linda (Thomas) Husum, David Koza (Ronna Laveille) , Diane (Liam) Carey, James (Donna) Koza, along with her nieces, Christie, Nicole, Katie; nephews Jeff, Eric, Jamie, Joe, and Colin. 

Visitation will be held at the Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL, on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 6:30pm, private family service 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, unfortunately due to Covid the mass will be family only. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steger Funeral Home

On July 4, 2005 the new Steger Funeral Home was opened, located at 125 E. Steger Road (34th St.) in Steger, Illinois. Steger residents now have a choice in funeral homes.

 

This is a beautiful, modern facility with everything on the main level. No stairs here and there’s easy handicap access. As you enter Steger Funeral Home you’ll be greeted by a lovely seating area with a fireplace and a fully restored genuine Steger Grand Piano, built right here in Steger in the 1890’s.

 

We strive to serve only one family at a time at this location and will do our best to ensure you have the entire facility to yourself. The visitation chapel includes a 42” monitor to display your complimentary DVD. You will not be disappointed with this facility.

 

Each of our locations is owned by our family and operated by our family and caring staff. At each location we offer Traditional Funeral Service, Memorials, Cremations and Funeral Pre-Planning. It is our privilege to serve you and your family read more...

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Steger Funeral Home Memorial Steger IL 708-755-3400
Steger Funeral Home Memorial Steger IL 708-755-3400
Steger Funeral Home Memorial Steger IL 708-755-3400