Grant Park Funeral Home

Providing quality funeral services in the South Suburban Chicago area since 1891

Evelyn R. Ross


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: St Agnes Catholic Church 1515 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Evelyn R. Ross age 97 longtime resident of South Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on October 16, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late John W. (1992).  Loving mother of John M. Ross.  Cherished sister of the late Tony ( late Josephine) Mongillo,  late Carmella ( late Arthur) DeLuca,  late Mary (late Alfred) DeAmicis, late Rose ( late Joe) Rossi,  late Alice ( late Frank) Costello and the late Phyllis (late Allan) Paape.  Beautiful aunt to many nieces and nephews.  She was a former employee of the Steger Furniture & Thrall Car Manufacturing and she was a graduate of Bloom High School. 

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 Wednesday October 21st  from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at  Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Thursday funeral mass at 10:00AM at St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, Illinois.   Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.   Info:  (708) 754-0016

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Maria Elena Montalvo


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: St Agnes Catholic Church 1515 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Maria E. Montalvo age 85 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on October 11, 2020.  Preceded in death by her parents Francisco and Jacinta (nee Rosales) Montalvo.  Beloved sister to Catarina (late Pedro) Mansilla, the late Francisco (Ester) Jr., and late Concepcion Montalvo.  Beautiful aunt to Francisco (Lane) III, Jane, late Mario (Paula), Joel and Yesenia (Angel).  Surrogate grandmother to Adelina and Alejandro.   Maria retired from Ford Motor Co.

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 Friday, October 16th  from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at  Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Saturday funeral mass at 11:30AM at St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, Illinois.   Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.   Info:  (708) 754-0016

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Barbara P. Kunshek


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Barbara Kunshek (nee Rymarz) of Valparaiso, IN passed away, age 73, on October 8, 2020.  She was born in Poland and grew up in Chicago Heights, IL. She graduated from Bloom High School and Prairie State College.  Afterwards, she graduated from Western Illinois University with her Bachelor and Master degrees in Biology.

After working as transplantation researcher at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Barbara married Rudy Kunshek, Jr. in 1974. Their union resulted in three children:  a daughter, Niccole Kunshek – Pittman of San Antonio, TX, together with two sons, Jeffery and Todd Kunshek of Valparaiso, IN.  Subsequently, Barbara became a university professor and the long-term Director of Medical Assisting at the former Davenport University, Merrillville, IN.

Upon retirement, she became an Indiana Master Gardner and Porter County Master Recycler. She regularly conducted seminars throughout Northwest Indiana on vermicomposting – her favorite hobby as well as sewing, baking pies, solving newspaper puzzles and saving any box she came across. Her favorite salutation to her family as she left to go shopping was the loud and clear declaration, “I’m going now.” As a Registered Medical Assistant, she was active in the American Medical Technologists Association serving as treasurer for the Indiana State Society. Among her various volunteer activities; Barbara was a long-term caregiver at the St. Agnes Day Care Service Center in Valparaiso, IN. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley B. Rymarz, mother Lottie Rymarz, and bother Stanley G. Rymarz. Her husband survives along with her brother Thomas Rymarz and sister Elizabeth DeBonfioli, her three children and several nephews and nieces.  In lieu of flowers, bequests may be made in her honor at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Visitation and Service are Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM with a 1:00 PM Mass at the Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment: Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.  Information: (708) 754-0016.

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Fern E. Rodgers


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Roue 1, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)

Fern E. Rodgers (nee Koelling) age 92 of Beecher passed away on October 6, 2020.  She was born and raised in Crete, the middle of three siblings. Lived in Des Plaines for a most of her life before becoming a resident of Beecher Manor Nursing and Rehab since 2017.   Preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Lydia (nee Rincker) Koelling and her loving husband Earl.  Loving sister to Ronald (Charlotte) Koelling and the late Carolyn Rushton.  Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She loved traveling, going to the opera and spending time with family and friends.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Halfway Home Animal Rescue, 15790 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60462 or http://www.hwhanimalrescue.com/ and click Donate.

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 Wednesday, October 14th from 11:30AM until the time of service at 1:30PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Interment: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Crete, IL. Info:  (708) 672-7600. 

 

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U.S. Veteran

Mary F. Gorman


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

Mary Frances Gorman, 97, wife of the late Monroe J. Gorman and longtime Monee resident, passed away surrounded by her family on October 6, 2020 at the Gorman Homestead. Mary was born July 16, 1923 in Chicago, IL, the third daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Prindiville. 

Mary is survived by her children: Michael (Paula) Gorman, Ann (Alan) Rutledge, Kevin (Molly) Gorman, Ellen (Doug) Trost; her grandchildren Shaun (Nora) Gorman, Adam (Kristen) Gorman, Laura (Rich) Thomas, Jay (Carissa) Gorman, Shannon Rutledge, Kate (Avery) Zink, Katrina (Travis) Cunningham, Ian Trost; her great-grandchildren Declan, Ara, Elsie, Nolan, Aleena, Lori, and Connor Gorman, Blake Zink; and her sister Rita Dreesen of Lombard, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband Monroe J. Gorman and her grandson Patrick Gorman.

Mary was proud of her military service. She enlisted in one of the first classes of Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) during WWII in November 1943. She was honorably discharged in March 1946 after serving for over two years, last as a Storekeeper, Second Class (E5). Mary was an active member in her community in the Monee Women’s Club, PTO, St. Boniface Catholic Church, and South Suburban Newcomers Club. She served an active role as a 4H Leader and Service-Lead President and Gift Shop Manager of the Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital.

Mary loved to throw a good party, often enlisting the help of her children to prep the house for partygoers. Mary found her love of travel as a child when she visited California to sing in the Hollywood Bowl. Mary and Monroe journeyed around the US, as well as various countries in Europe. Mary is revered for her generosity in taking her children and grandchildren on a two-week trip to the Gorman homeland of Ireland. The trip was highlighted by the family’s return to County Tyrone, where Adam Gorman initially immigrated from in 1847, during the potato famine, to begin the Gorman Homestead. 

Mary’s visitation will be held Thursday, October 8th, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 5304 W Main St, Monee, IL 60449, followed by Mass of Christian Burial, and internment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Steger, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mary’s name to her brothers-in-law memorial fund, the Father Kevin Gorman Award at St. Bede Abbey Academy, 24 US Highway 6, Peru, IL 61354  www.st-bede.com click give now.   Arrangements will be handled by Monee Funeral Home, 5450 Wilson, Monee, IL  60449  Info: (708) 534-0016  www.moneefuneralhome.com   

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.

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Bill Tallarita


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

Bill A. Tallarita age 71, longtime resident of Crete, Illinois joined his heavenly father on Sunday morning October 4, 2020. Beautiful son to Lawrence and Esther (nee Krawiec) Tallarita.   Loving husband of 52 years to Marti (nee Keller).  Beloved father to Tony Tallarita, Heather (Dominick) Guire, Carrie (Tim) Rutherford and Angie Tallarita.  Beautiful grandfather to Austin Tallarita, McKenzie Tallarita, Hayden Tallarita, Jordin Eustace, Jacob Eustace, Jeremy Guire, Gabby Guire, Collin Noles, Kate Rutherford, Loren Rutherford, and Nolan Rutherford.  Great grandfather to Zack & Jace Carroll and Nate & Claira Eustace. Cherished brother to Dominic (Mary) Tallarita, Peter (Marilyn) Tallarita and the late Larry Tallarita.

Visitation Friday, October 9th 3:00PM until the time of Celebration of Life service at 7:30PM at Sauk Trail Baptist Temple, 4411 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, Illinois.  Memorial service at the church on Saturday, October 10th at 1:00PM.  Safety precautions will be in place.

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

 

 

 

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Grant Park Funeral Home

On April 18, 2009 we opened Grant Park Funeral Home located at 309 Dixie Highway in Grant Park, Illinois. We are honored to serve the families of Grant Park and surrounding areas.

 

This beautiful home and property was purchased and then renovated to add a chapel. The rest of the lovely home remains exactly as when it was purchased.

 

This location is right on the main street of Dixie Highway, making it very easy to find. We offer off street parking, a nice kitchen area and a beautiful sitting room with fireplace.

 

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...