Beecher Funeral Home

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Donald J. Casiello

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: Holy Name Catholic Church , Cedar Lake, Indiana (Map-it)
Cemetery: Resurrection cemetery 7201 Archer Avenue, Justice, Illinois (Map-it)

Donald J. Casiello  age 89 of Beecher, Illinois passed away on November 29, 2021.  Beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Nee Fabish).  Loving father of Michael (Cathy) Casiello, Karen Pasinski and Christine Casiello.  Cherrished grandfather of Amanda, Tommy, Crystal, Michael, Desiree and Johnathan.  Precious great grandfather of Kiley, Wyatt, Cora, Jaxon, Travis, Brantley and Scarlet.  He was preceeded in death by 7 siblings. His favorite pastimes were fishing and bowling, he was a lifelong animal  rescuer for dogs, an avid Chicago Cubs fan and he proudly served in the United States Marines in the Korean War. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls or the Hinsdale Humane Society.

Funeral Tuesday, December 7th   leaving at 9 A.M. from Crete Funeral Home; 1182 Main St. (Dixie Hwy.) Crete, IL 60417 going to Holy Name Catholic Church, Cedar Lake, IN. for mass of the Resurrection 10 A.M.  Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Justice, IL. Visitation Monday, December 6th from 3 P.M. until 7 P.M. at the funeral home. 708-672-7600.


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Nancy L. Erikson

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Nancy L. Erikson (nee Hemmerling) age 82 of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on November 28, 2021.  Loving wife of the late Arthur.  Beloved mother to Lorel Churovich, Thomas (Randi) Erikson and Susan (Pat) Stanton.  Cherished grandmother to 7; great grandmother to 4. 

Burial and Service, everyone to meet at Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Illinois on Friday, December 3 at 10:30AM at the chapel.  A Celebration of  Life will be scheduled for a later date.  Arrangements to be entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. (708) 754-0016.


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Cyril J Stybr

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

Cyril J. Stybr age 93 of Steger, Illinois passed away on November 25, 2021.  Beloved husband of 68 years to the late Louise.  Loving father to Robin (Mark) Reinstein. Mona (Mike) Toczylowski and Kim (Leslie) Delya.  Cherished grandfather of 5; great grandfather of 6.  Dear uncle to many. Cyril served proudly in the U.S. Army.

Memorial visitation Saturday, December 4th from 1 P.M. until time of service 4 P.M. at Steger Funeral Home, 125 E Steger Road (34th Street), Steger, IL.  For information call (708) 755-3400.



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Daniel 'Joe' Hartman

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

Daniel ‘Joe” Hartman age 69 of Park Forest, Illinois passed away on November 18, 2021.  Loving father to Charles Hartman and Elizabeth Hartman.  Grandfather to Charlie.  Brother to Harvey (late Patricia) Hartman and the late Sharon Hartman.  Beloved uncle to Ursula Bender. Dear friend to many. Loyal Bears fan. A quick wit & lively conversationalist.   Joe will be missed by everyone who knew him.  Joe’s passion was the love of Motorcycles.

Memorial gathering  Friday, December 3rd   from 3PM until time of service 7 PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600.


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Edward F. McNamara Jr.

Funeral Home: - , (Map-it)

Edward F. McNamara, Jr. age 73 of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on November 3, 2020.  Loving father to Sean McNamara; beloved brother to Patricia (Dick) Ceritelli, Robert McNamara, Marvis McNamara and the late Ralph McNamara.  Preceded in death by his parents Edward Sr., and Mavis (nee Arnold) McNamara.  Edward retired from AT&T as a lineman. 

Memorial gathering on Saturday, November 27th  from 11AM until the time of service at 3PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL. 60411.    Info. call (708) 754-0016.


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Dr. Ezio E. Grossi

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: Infant Jesus of Prague 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Dr. Ezio E. Grossi of Flossmoor, Illinois, went to be with his lord and savior on November 14, 2021in his home with his devoted wife Sarah Lambird (nee Sidener) and family members.  Ezio was born December 12, 1918 in Chicago Heights, Illinois to Mario and Chiarina (nee Ciarrochi) Grossi.

He was a loving father who was preceded in death by three of his six children; Barbara Walbert, James Grossi, and Mark Grossi.  Survived by his loving wife Sarah, and children David Grossi, Ann (Bruce) Clow, and Amy (Christopher) Martin. He was an indulging grandfather to 6; Aubrey Clow, Bruce Clow Jr., Jolyen Baldocchi, Cory (Kali) Martin, Emily (James) Schlosser, and Sarah (Michael) Jeffers. He took great delight in being a Great-grandfather to 7 and Uncle to many loving nieces and nephews to the 3rd generation.

Ezio attended San Rocco Grade school, and graduated from Bloom Township high school.  Ezio attended Thornton Junior College, University of Chicago, and graduated from Creighton University and Dental School. He immediately entered the Army of the United States Medical Corps for WW2 making 12 Atlantic crossings with sick and wounded from the European Theater.  At war’s end he served as an honorary Major in the Dental Corps at the Great Lakes Naval Base.

He practiced dentistry for 64 years in Chicago, Chicago Heights, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Flossmoor, Illinois. He was a president of the South Suburban Dental Society, a lifetime member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society. During his 50th year of dental service he was honored at the Chicago Dental Society meeting.

Ezio was a renaissance man, having a thirst for knowledge, loving writing and words, gardening, reading, golfing, and travel.  He Co-founded Vulcan Tube and Metals in Chicago Heights. He was a president of Infant Jesus of Prague Home School Council. He had a very early passion for golfing, he caddied at Olympia Fields Country Club’s 4 courses at a very early age. He later became a member of Chicago Heights Country Club and then Olympia Fields Country Club in 1955, sometimes playing 32 holes in a day.

The family wishes to thank the support team at Lightways Hospice especially RN’s Tony and Blanca, and CNA Starla, and a wonderful caregiver Peggy and the helping hands of our wonderful friends. We also wish to express our thanks to the Flossmoor fire department and the paramedics who have lovingly helped Ezio.      In lieu of flowers, please give to charities of choice.

Visitation Friday, November 19th from 9:30AM  to 11:30AM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. To follow is a funeral mass at 12 Noon at Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor, Illinois.  Interment at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.    Info:  (708) 754-0016.



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The Kerr-Parzygnot family of funeral homes’ tradition of quality service to families in the south suburban Chicago area in their times of needs has endured for over a hundred years. 


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Beecher Funeral Home 602 Dixie Highway, Beecher, IL 60401 708-946-6000
Beecher Funeral Home 602 Dixie Highway, Beecher, IL 60401 708-946-6000
Beecher Funeral Home 602 Dixie Highway, Beecher, IL 60401 708-946-6000
Beecher Funeral Home 602 Dixie Highway, Beecher, IL 60401 708-946-6000