December 13, 1980 – December 12, 2017
Jesse Alan Karpen – Beloved husband of Michelle (nee Weaver). Loving father of Broderick. Dear son of Bruce (Barbara) Karpen. Fond brother of Nik (Theresa) Karpen and Katie Wilfawn (Ty Fisher). Proud uncle of Hannah, Chloe and Scarlett. Son-in-law to Michael (Catherine) Weaver. Jesse was a graduate of Centerville High School, The University of Iowa and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a Clinical Informaticist for Amita Medical Group. Funeral Service Friday, December 15, 2017 10 AM at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL. Interment Private. Visitation Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.
March 2, 1960 – December 5, 2017
Nancy Helene Sowa – Beloved mother of Barry and the late Malone. Loving grandmother of Mya and Lilliana. Dear sister of Ara (Steve) Sadowski, Linda Mosier, Barbara Sowa and Stanley (Donna) Sowa. Nancy is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 1PM until time of Memorial Service 4 PM at Geils Fuenral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL. Interment Private. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.
June 12, 1944 – November 30, 2017
Wujcik, William R, age 73, US Army Veteran. Beloved husband to Constance nee Bernas. Adored dad of Peter Weiss and Wendy Weiss Southern. Loving Papa to grandchildren Billy, Sammy, Tommy, and Katie Weiss and Emerson and Quinn Southern. Beloved brother of Carol Cole, Susan Boyd, Paul Wujcik, Chris Collins, Barbara (Tom) O’Loughlin and Annette (Gary) Chilo. Deeply loved and mourned by many cousins, nephews, and nieces. He loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren, making his famous pancakes for them and going to all of their sporting events. He loved to garden and was an avid reader of history, especially military history. His grand-kids will miss all of the ways he drove Grandma crazy. We love you, Papa. Funeral Service Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:45AM from Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL proceeding to St. Peter the Apostle Church, 524 N. Rush Street, Itasca IL for Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine IL. Visitation Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.
October 1, 1940 – November 29, 2017
Addison – Fred Martin, 77. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (nee Franz). Loving father of Fred (Holly), Michele Martin-Donna (Joseph Donna), Curtis (Vicki) and Elizabeth Martin. Cherished grandfather of Cassandra (Rick), Courtney, Tristan and Trevor. Dearest great-grandfather of Mikayla and Josephine. Fond brother of Maryella Martincich, the late Marie (the late Dominick) Del Vescovo and the late Sonia Martin. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:15AM from Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL proceeding to St. Philip the Apostle Church, 1223 W. Holtz Ave, Addison IL for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment Private. Visitation Monday, December 4, 2017 from 3PM until time of Family Remembrance at 8:30 PM at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.
September 14, 1979 – November 28, 2017
Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 12-3PM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment and Services are Private. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.
September 7, 1948 – November 28, 2017
Keith C. Kowalewski – Beloved husband of Mary (nee Laine). Loving father of Jeanie (Rob) Cowan, Lena Kowalewski, Gwenn Kowalewski, Katie Kowalewski (Hank Rodriguez) and Keith Jr. Proud grandfather of Dillon, Nathan (Breanna), Trever and Raina. Great-grandfather of Stirling. A celebration of Keith’s life will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 4-9PM at VFW Post 2149 which is located at 510 Georgetown Square, Wood Dale IL. Interment and Services are Private.
January 22, 1939 – November 21, 2017
Jan P. Berezniak, age 78, of Addison, IL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 after a long battle with dementia. He is survived by his five loving children (Scott, Katrina, James, Chris and Maria) and four grandchildren (Hannah, John, Elizabeth and Andrew). Jan was born in Chicago on January 22, 1939 the second of two children to John and Stephanie (Pianovski) Berezniak. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Claudette Hudik. After graduating from St. Rita High School, he attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and obtained a degree in business administration before embarking on a long and prosperous career in insurance and financial planning. A devout Catholic, Jan was a lecturer for decades and member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved to exercise and dance having been active in the both the Chicago Walkers and Chicago Jitterbug Clubs, and a basketball coach for all five of his children. Jan will be remembered as a character, full of advice and his many sayings. Above all, he will be remembered as “Dad” and as a friend. Visitation for Jan will be held at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Rd, Bensenville on Thursday, 11/30 from 5pm to 7pm and Funeral services will be held at Holy Ghost Parish, 254 N. Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale on Friday 12/1 at 10:30am. Honor/Memorial gifts can be made securely online at www.lbda.org/donate or mailed to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047
March 15, 1930 – November 25, 2017
Martin J. Reilly – Beloved husband of Virginia R. (nee Rehm). Devoted and Loving dad of Colleen Reilly, Maureen (Reilly) (Jeff) Jett, Tom (Kim) Windmeier, Pat Windmeier and the late Patrick J. Reilly. Proud papa of Jeffrey and Michael Jett, Eric Windmeier, Ethan, Jared, Caden and Griffin Windmeier. Loving brother of Marjorie (Reilly) (Lyle) Holbo, and the late Mary Agnes (Reilly) Casey, along with several nieces and nephews. Marty was an avid photographer and artist who enjoyed collecting fine art and antique cars. He was a member of the Vintage MG Car Club for over 40 years as well as a devoted member of the FStop Camera Club. He will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 12 PM until 3 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the MS Society, www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate, would be appreciated. For additional information, please call 630-766-3232.
November 13, 1991 – November 21, 2017
Ramiro Fonseca – Beloved son of Antonio and Ofelia Fonseca. Loving brother of Cecilia, Sanjuana and Antonio. He was a kind, generous spirit, completely unafraid to be himself. With a soul of renewal and a desire to create. He will be missed dearly, but will forever be in our hearts. Visitation Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 4-7 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL. Funeral Services and Interment are Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Fonseca Family would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.
May 4, 1929 – November 20, 2017
Catherine (Katie) Hides, age 88 passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. Catherine was born May 4, 1929 to John and Veronica Smith.
Catherine was the beloved wife of the late John Hides for over 40 years. Catherine was the loving mother of John Hides, Fred Hides, Frank Hides, Kathleen (John) Mays, Cindy Hides, Marianne Boyle and Rocco Hides.
Catherine was also a proud grandmother and great-grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Catherine spent the last 49 years living in Des Plaines. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She thrived on helping others. She was a volunteer at St. Raymond’s Church Women’s Group. She will forever be missed by those who knew her and loved her.
Funeral Service Monday, November 27, 2017, 11 AM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst IL. Visitation will be Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.