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ANNA KRUSE

Anna Kruse

ANNA KRUSE
Born: December 11, 1921
Died: February 23, 2014

Committal Service: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 10:00 am
Memorial Gardens Cemetery,  Arlington Heights, IL

Anna Kruse (nee Drochner), 92, a resident of Hoffman Estates was born on December 11, 1921 in Lithuania to the late Gottfried and the late Auguste (nee Odau) and passed away peacefully on February 23, 2014. She loved tending to her garden and spending time with her many grandchildren.

Anna was the adoring wife of the late Peter; loving mother of the late Fred Drochner, Anita (the late John) Freling, Maria Kruse and Edgar (Sandy)Kruse; fond grandmother of Renee, Adam, Stefanie (Chris), Jay (Danielle), Christopher, Michael (Lindsey), Peter (Robia), Ryan, Brittany (Jason), Stephen, Mikayla, Savannah, Cassy, Olivia and Emma; proud great grandmother of Brianna, Makayla, Matthew, Ryder, Leah, Tristian, Gabriel, Zoe and Quinn; dear sister of 6, she is survived by her sister Lena; beloved aunt to Ed (Martha) Drochner, Herta (the late Eduard) Mueller, Edith (Frank) Albers, Harry (Hilda) Drochner, Erika (the late James) Napier, and Erich (Joann) Drochner and great aunt to many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Anna’s name to the American Cancer Society or Alexian Brothers Hospice, 901 S. Martha St., Elk Grove, IL 60007.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900.   We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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KENNETH P. COLES

Kenneth P. Coles

KENNETH P. COLES
Born: February 14, 1941
Died: February 19, 2014
Visitation: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service:  begins at 2:00 pm

Kenneth P. Coles was born on February 14, 1941 and passed away on February 19, 2014.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Kenneth’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project  or the Salvation Army.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900.   We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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MARICELA FARIAS

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MARICELA FARIAS
Born: April 18, 1966
Died: February 15, 2014
Visitation: 
Wednesday February 19, 2014 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Inurnment:
St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL

 

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900.   We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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MARY ANN F. GRAY

Mary Ann F. Gray

MARY ANN F. GRAY
Born: January 22, 1947
Died: February 12, 2014
Visitation: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Mass: begins at 12:00 noon
St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Interment: begins at 12:00 noon
St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL

Mary Ann F. Gray (nee Malczyk), 67, was born on January 22, 1947 in Chicago and passed away suddenly on February 12, 2014.

Mary Ann was the loving mother of Kathy Shepard, William Kurilo and Anne Marie Solan; dear grandmother of 7; fond sister of Carol Webb and John Malczyk; beloved aunt and dear friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900.   We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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ARACELI V. GOMEZ

Araceli V. Gomez

ARACELI V. GOMEZ
Born: August 15, 1924
Died: February 7, 2014
Visitation: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Interment: to be held at a later date in Mexico

Araceli V. Gomez, 89, a resident of Elk Grove Village for 12 years and formerly of Des Plaines and Chicago, was born on August 15, 1924 in Paras Nuevo Leone, Mexico, and passed away peacefully on February 7, 2014 in Elk Grove Village surrounded by her loving family.

Araceli was the adoring wife of 43 years to the late Alfredo; loving mother of Alfredo (Brigida), Nora (the late Miguel Angel) Sosa, Ruel (Amelia), Norma (Angel) Villagomez, Rolando (Rosa), Argeo (Enriqueta), Mireyda (Eleazar) Trevino, Orlando, Lourdes (Santiago) Aguirre and Roger (Cheri); fond grandmother 35; proud great grandmother of 27; dear sister of 4; beloved aunt to many she will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900.   We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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MARIO BALSAMO

Mario Balsamo

MARIO BALSAMO
Born: September 9, 1927
Died: January 30, 2014
Memorial Visitation: 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service:
Begins at 3:00 pm

Mario Balsamo, 86, a resident of Glendale Heights for 30 years was born on September 9, 1927 in Chicago to the late Dominick and the late Mary (nee Gallina).  He was step-son of the late Angeline Balsamo (nee Roccosanto).  He passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Aurora.

He was proud to have worked in his family’s business, Don & Angie’s Pizzeria in Glen Ellyn and as a member of the US Steelworkers Union at Precision Steel for 35 years.

Mario was the adoring husband of 56 years to Lorraine (nee Martin); loving father of Anne Marie, Laura Ann and Rose Marie; doting grandfather of Amanda Shari; dear brother of the late Peter and the late Charles; beloved step-brother of Lawrence Balsamo and Michelle Pyle-Balsamo.  He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900.   We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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KURT “PAPPA SMURF” W. EICHHORN

Kurt Eichhorn

KURT “PAPPA SMURF” W. EICHHORN
Born: December 16, 1953
Died: January 30, 2014
Memorial Visitation: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service:
Begins at 7:00 pm
Inurnment:
To be held at a later date at
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elmwood, IL

Kurt Eichhorn, 60, a resident of Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates since 2002 and formerly of Harwood Heights was born on December 16, 1953 in Chicago to Matthias and Frances (nee Whitman), and passed away suddenly January 30, 2014 at his home with his loving wife by his side.

Kurt was proud to have served in the US Navy as a Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class during the Vietnam War.  He loved to “Live Free”, regularly hiking the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and riding his motorcycle, especially fundraising for the Toys for Tots Foundation.

Kurt was the adoring husband of 10 years to Deborah (nee Botts); loving father of Robert (Lakisha) Partridge, Samantha (Eric, Sr.) Green, Stephanie (Litshaun) Degraffenreid; dear grandfather of 11, fond brother of 6, beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews; friend to many, he will be missed by his 3 dogs and 2 cats and all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Kurt’s name to the Toys for Tots Foundation, www.toysfortots.org.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900.   We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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JAMES GEORGE TROKSA

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JAMES “JIM” GEORGE TROKSA
Born: August 22, 1946
Died: January 29, 2014
Visitation: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Monday, February 3, 2014
Prayers begin at 10:15 am at Michaels
Mass of Christian Burial: Begins at 11:00 am
St. Hubert Catholic Church, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates
Interment: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines

James “Jim” George Troska was born August 22, 1946 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late George and the late Virginia (nee Nowakowski) and passed away peacefully on January 29, 2014 at his home.

Jim was proud to have earned a B.S. and an M.S degree with a concentration in mathematics from Purdue University. A former teacher at Hammond High School, Jim went on to work in Information Technology with [Acxiom], later retiring from Discover Card. Jim was an avid Chicago sports fan, his most cherished memory was attending Game 2 of the 2005 World Series with his sons.

Jim was the adoring husband of 26 years to the late Mary Ann (nee Makaneski); loving father of Christopher, Nicholas and Jeffrey; fond brother of Raymond (Jean); he will be missed by his dear friend and college roommate Jack Arnold and all those whose lives he touched.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900.   We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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KARL L. LONG

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KARL. L. LONG
Born: July 25, 1929
Died: January 24, 2014
Memorial Visitation: 
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:30 am
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service: Begins at 10:15 am

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. The family also invites you to sign the guestbook.

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DOLORES “DEE” M. FANK

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DOLORES “DEE” M. FANK
Born: March, 25, 1930
Died: January 17, 2014
Visitation: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service: Begins at 7:00 pm

Dolores “Dee” M. Fank, 83, a resident of Roselle for 52 years, was born on March 25, 1930 in Chicago and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2014 in Elk Grove Village with her loving husband Oakley by her side.

Dee loved music and animals and slot machines. She was a wonderful mother and wife. She worked hard all her life and raised 4 sons all while keeping a relaxed and comfortable home. She operated a forklift and “Cherry Picker” while working in literature distribution for Motorola and worked for United Airlines food division, often telling stories of driving up and down O’hare runways with aircraft taking off and landing around her.

Dee was the adoring wife of 33 years to her soul mate Oakley Colwell; loving mother of Steven, Michael, Dale and Johnny; fond grandmother of 7; dear sister of 4 and beloved aunt to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched and especially by her feline friend “Ace” or as Dee affectionately called him “Trouble”.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. The family also invites you to sign the guestbook.

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JOHN R. CHRISTIAN

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JOHN R. CHRISTIAN
Born: November 2, 1932
Died: January 16, 2014
Memorial Visitation and Celebration of Life Service: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:00pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. The family also invites you to sign the guestbook.

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TUNG MEI CHANG

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TUNG MEI CHANG
Born: January 18, 1919
Died: January 12, 2014
Visitation: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service: 
Begins at 3:00 pm

Tung Mei Chang passed away in her sleep on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  Born on January 18, 1919 in Hsinchu, Taiwan, she lived there until immigrating to the United States in 1984, eventually settling in the metropolitan Chicagoland area.TungMei is survived by two brothers and four sisters; four sons and one daughter; six grandsons and four granddaughters; and five great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters; in-laws, nieces and nephews.  She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.For information please call 847.891.2900. The family also invites you to sign the guestbook.

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