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Marion J. Gulick

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

Visitation: Tuesday, June 25th from 2pm to 6pm
Service Date: 06/25/2024


Marion J. Gulick (nee Stuenkel) age 87 of Lansing, Illinois passed away on June 19, 2024.  Loving wife to the late Frank (d.2018).  Beloved mother to Janet (Bret) Drew.  Beautiful grandmother to Dana Drew.

In lieu of flowers donations to American Kidney Fund –

Visitation and service on Tuesday, June 25th from 2 PM until time of service at 6:00PM at Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL 60449.  Info. (708) 534-0016.


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Virginia Mae Dralle

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

Visitation: At Zion Church: Thursday, June 27th from 9AM until service 12 Noon
Service Date: 06/27/2024
Cemetery: Zion Lutheran Cemetery Route 1, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)

Virginia M. Dralle (nee Gilbert) age 78 longtime resident of Crete, Illinois passed away on June19th, 2024.  Beloved wife to William; loving mother to Susan Dralle.  Beautiful sister to Barbara Wilson Anderson, Bonnie Lambert, Betty (Eugene) Dionne.  Preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Sarah (nee Sharkey) Gilbert and a sister Beverly Scanlin Rome.  Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Virginia worked in the food service at Crete Monee High School.

Visitation and service on Thursday, June 27th from 9AM until time of service at 12Noon, Zion Lutheran Church, 1610 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Burial to follow to Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Crete, Illinois.  Arrangement entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600.


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U.S. Veteran

Leonard H. Rhein

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

Visitation: Thursday, June 27th from 2pm to 8pm
Service Date: 06/28/2024
Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road Elwood, Illinois 60421, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)


Leonard H. Rhein age 78 of Monee, Illinois passed away on June 20, 2024.  Beloved husband to Bernadine (nee Hornick); loving father to Bernadine (Michael) Sedor and Leonard (Jessica) Rhein.  Cherished grandfather to Kaitlyn and Kevin (Brooke Leonard) Sedor, Zachary and Nathaniel Rhein.  Beautiful brother to Robert Rhein and Judith Vock. Loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Leonard was a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving his country in Vietnam.  He retired as a Local 597 Journeyman Pipefitter after 40 years.  Leonard loved, supported and coached many youth football players for over 45 years as well as being on the Executive Board for the South Holland Jets and Crete Bulldogs Youth Programs.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Leonard’s name to the Vietnam Veterans Fund or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Visitation Thursday, June 27th from 2pm until 8pm at Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL 60449. Funeral Service on Friday at 10:30AM at the funeral home.  Interment:  Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.  Info. (708) 534-0016.



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Loretta F. Wilson

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

Visitation: Tuesday, June 18th from 10AM until service 12 Noon
Service Date: 06/18/2024
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery 34th Street and Western, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)


Loretta F. Wilson (nee Demith) age 94 of Crestwood formerly of Park Forest, Illinois passed away on June 13, 2024.  Loving wife to the late Robert (d. 1991).  Beloved mother to Carol (Jim) Dyke, Peggy (Scott) Zan, Marie (Bill) Toberman and the late Steven (d. 2012).  Beautiful grandmother to Jason, Sadie, Jordon, Michael, Jake and Kevin; great grandmother to Bray, Caley, Peter, Zack, Austyn and Dominick.

Cherished sister to Dorothy, Jean, Michael and Mary Ann, preceded in death by siblings Thomas, Sparky, Jerry and Eugene.

Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Loretta was a member of the Polish American Community Fair, Polish American Club and St Joe Rosary Ladies.

Visitation & Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 18th from 10AM until time of service at 12Noon the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main St. (Dixie Highway), Crete, IL. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Steger, Illinois. Info. 708-672-7600.



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Lori J. Lorig

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

Visitation: Thursday, June 13 from 3pm to 8pm
Service Date: 06/14/2024
Place of Service: Trinity Lutheran Church 1393 Elizabeth Street, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Route 1 (Main Street), Crete, Illinois (Map-it)


Lori Jo Lorig (nee Stein), age 62, of Crete, Illinois passed away at home on June 5, 2024. Dear daughter of Donald Stein, beloved mother to Gregory (Bethany) Lorig, Christopher Lorig and Katie Lorig (Jeff Jagusch). Adoring grandmother (Nana) to Luke and Brooklyn Lorig. Preceded in death by her loving husband Alan, mother Myrna (nee Buchanan), and brother Steven.

Lori was a lifelong resident of Crete, Illinois. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Schools, and Crete-Monee High School. There she formed dear lifelong friends who have been with her through all phases of life. She grew up knowing the importance of family and built so many strong bonds with her brother, her cousins and her aunts and uncles.

Lori fell in love with Alan at the age of 16 while working at Seehausen’s grocery store. Alan was 21 and working at Seehausen’s during the summer while attending Upper Iowa University to earn his accounting degree. After 4 years of dating, Lori married Alan on September 4, 1982. She attended Eastern Illinois University and Governor’s State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Associate Degree in Elementary Education. Lori and Alan built an amazing life and strong roots together in Crete.

Lori became a mother at the age of 22, when she gave birth to Greg. As the family grew with the addition of Chris and Katie, it became clear one of Lori’s gifts was being a mother. She has been recognized as a second mom to numerous friends of her own children. Her house was always welcoming, a hug was always available, and guidance and encouragement was ever flowing. The bonds and pride she had with and for her children’s friends was truly something special.

In the midst of raising her children, Lori taught at Crete Elementary School for four years before becoming a full-time mom. As the years passed, Lori became intimately involved in countless school and church activities and ministries. Lori was a force and all-in on everything she did. She was dedicated to Lutherans for Life, Booster Club, Christian Women’s Leadership Circle and serving on various other church and school committees. She helped establish Trinity Lutheran Church’s

Personal Member Ministry (PMM) as its Coordinator from 2008 to 2015.  Utilizing the core principles of Trinity’s PMM, Lori founded Faith Unleashed Consulting in 2015 to equip and empower Christians to actively live out their unique design and calling in their churches, communities, and everyday lives. Lori was quickly recognized by many throughout the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) as a subject expert and became an instrumental part of transforming churches and believers throughout the Midwest and the far reaches of the country. As a strong woman of faith, Lori has inspired countless women and men to become leaders in their churches, schools, families, and communities.

Lori LOVED to host parties and entertain family and friends at her homes in Illinois and Michigan. Lori was a reliable and loving daughter, mother, grandmother, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend that could be counted on. She had a way of making you feel special, even if you barely knew her. She brought out the best of everyone. Whether you needed a hug, someone to talk to (perhaps longer than you expected) or were just looking to share a meal or cocktail, Lori would make it happen.

Lori was a light in this world amongst the darkness, reflecting her love for her Savior. Her positive attitude and knack for listening and communicating with anyone about anything has profoundly impacted so many people. She has been a rock for her family, friends, church, co-workers, and clients. She loved to read the Bible, Christian literature, and all sorts of books, soaking up information and insights like a sponge. She used her unique life experiences and knowledge to provide deep, meaningful advice to friends and family. In the same way, she knew when to lean on others for help and advice during difficult times, always falling back to her trust in God and his promises. The loss of Lori will leave a deep void in this world, but we know that void will be filled by the light of Christ reflected by those Lori was honored to have known and loved.

Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. – Psalm 25:4-5.

Visitation is Thursday, June 13th from 3 PM to 8 PM at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Service and additional visitation will be on Friday, June 14th from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church 1393 Elizabeth Street, Crete, Illinois.  Burial to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Crete, Illinois.  Info:  708-754-0016.

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Donna L. Blum

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

Visitation: PRIVATE


Donna Lynn Blum age 64 of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on June 2, 2024.  Loving partner & wife to Danise Arteaga.  Beloved mother to Nicole Arseneau; grandmother to Jeramiah T. and Abbie Arseneau.  Cherished sister to Don L. Blum Jr. and Debbie Kaiser.  Fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Beautiful daughter to the late Donald Sr. and the late Anne Blum.

Memorial gathering will be private.  Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  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. 


Since the opening of the W. E. Kerr funeral home in 1891 through today, the staff of the six Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Homes have prided themselves on providing comfort and guidance to families during a difficult time.


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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