Current/Recent

181192 of 205 items

ARLENE K. HIBBARD

Arlene K. Hibbard

ARLENE K. HIBBARD
Born: June 29, 1944
Died: December 8, 2017
Visitation: Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Interment: Friday, December 15, 2017
Kaneville Township Cemetery, 46W450 Main Street, Kaneville, IL



Arlene K. Hibbard, 73, a resident of Schaumburg and formerly of Kaneville was born on June 29, 1944 in Aurora to the late Bennett and the late Mabel (nee Elliot) Shoop, and passed away peacefully on December 8, 2017 in Schaumburg. Arlene enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Arlene was the loving mother of Shane (Sandy) and Damon (Amy); proud grandmother of Nathan, Maggie, Damon, Patrick and Sydney; beloved sister of Sandra Morrow and Dale Shoop; dear friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

In Lieu of flowers memorials in Arlene’s name may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation and click “Donate”.

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.

DR. MICHAEL D. FEDYNA

Dr. Michael D. Fedyna

DR. MICHAEL D. FEDYNA
Born: June 28, 1959
Died: December 4, 2017
Visitation: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Prayers begin at 9:15 am at Michaels Funeral Home
Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Interment: St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL

Dr. Michael D. Fedyna, D.D.S, 58, a current resident of Palatine and formerly of Hoffman Estates was born on June 28, 1959 in Chicago to David and the late Marion (nee Augustine) and passed away suddenly on December 4, 2017 in Arlington Heights surrounded by his loving family. Michael was an avid fisherman and golfer and loved “the ponies”. He proudly maintained his dental practice, South Barrington Dental Care in South Barrington for over 25 years.

Michael was the loving father of Ryan and Nicholas; dear brother of of Deborah (Peter) Cannistra; loving uncle of Gina (Scott) Zari and Matthew and Alexis Cannistra; dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and click “Donate”.

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.

BENEDICT J. BIRSA

BENEDICT J. BIRSA
Born: March 6, 1938
Died: December 3, 2017
Visitation: Thursday, December 7, 2017
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Memorial Mass: Friday, December 8, 2017
10:30 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 West Palatine Road, Inverness
Entombment: To be held at a later date

Benedict “Ben” J. Birsa, 79, a resident of Palatine and formerly of Joliet was born on March 6, 1938 in Joliet to the late Ben and the late Rose (nee Konowalski) and passed away on December 3, 2017 surrounded by his family. Ben enjoyed watching sports, crossword puzzles and most of all spending time with his family.

Ben was the loving husband of 52 years of Carole (nee Fitzgerald); adoring father of Wendy (Adam) Hobelmann and Deron (Nikki); proud grandfather of Casey and Hannah Hobelmann, Ben and Macie Birsa; beloved brother of Thomas (Anne) and the late Donald (Nancy), the late Lorraine (Charles) Pedersen, the late Patricia (Larry) Ahlvin and the late Richard; and dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ben’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association and click “Donate”.

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.

JULIET VANASSCHE

Eleanore I. Cerwin

JULIET VANASSCHE
Born: December 20, 1961
Died: November 27, 2017
Visitation: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 am
Memorial Service: Begins at 12:00 noon
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg





Juliet Vanassche was born on December 20, 1961 and passed away on November 27, 2017.

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.

Send Flowers

JAMES F. OLSON

James F. Olson

JAMES F. OLSON
Born: September 14, 1925
Died: November 27, 2017
Funeral Service: Pending






James F. Olson, 92, a resident of Schaumburg since 1967, was born on September 14, 1925 in Chicago and passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 in Hoffman Estates. James was a proud US Army Veteran serving in the 101st Airborne Division.

James was the loving father of Christopher and Timothy; fond grandfather of Kristina, Olivia, Timothy, Jr., Rebecca, Madeline and Alyssa; proud great grandfather of Julian; dear brother of Robert and Marion; dear uncle and friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Memorials in James’ name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and click “Donate Now”.

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.

ELEANORE I. CERWIN

Eleanore I. Cerwin

ELEANORE I. CERWIN
Born: August 3, 1921
Died: November 27, 2017
Visitation: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 am
Memorial Service: Begins at 11:00 am
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Interment: St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL



Eleanore I. Cerwin (nee Raeder), 96, a resident of Roselle for 58 years and formerly of Chicago was born on August 3, 1921 in Waumandee, WI to the late Irwin Raeder and the late Anna (nee Stivon), and passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 in Elgin with her loving son Terence by her side. Eleanore was an active member of St. Walter Parish in Roselle and loved to dance, especially to 1940’s big-band music.

Eleanore was the adoring wife of 52 years to the late Raymond; loving mother of Lawrence (Linda) and Terence (Jennifer); fond grandmother of Bryan Prinner and Jessica Prinner; dear sister of eight; 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.

Send Flowers

ALICE LOVELLA FORBES

Alice Lovella Forbes

ALICE LOVELLA FORBES
Born: February 29, 1932
Died: November 14, 2017
Memorial Service: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
3:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg





Alice Lovella Forbes was a 55-year resident of Plum Grove Estates in Palatine, Illinois. She died at home on November 14, 2017 attended by her son.

Alice was born in Hilo, Hawaii on February 29, 1932, Leap Year’s Day, to David Merlyn Lougher Forbes, and Alice Josephine Lackrie Forbes. She grew up on the 36,000-acre Mauna Kea Ranch, located on the ocean-facing slope of the volcano, with one sister, Audrey Forbes Terry, and 10,000 head of cattle. Alice graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas, and spoke with fond remembrance of her former teacher, Hattie Lee Hornbeck. While working as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, she met her husband-to-be, Alex Mark Erganian of St. Louis, Missouri, a business executive, who had been a pilot for Pan American Airlines, and a Captain in the USAF during WWII. They married in 1955, and built a house together in 1962, where they raised their family; a son, Mark, a daughter, Leslie, and their beloved Scottie, Angus.

Flight played an important role throughout her life, and Alice became a licensed pilot in her mid forties. She was a gifted oil painter, and expressed herself creatively in anything she put her hands and mind to, particularly in her yard, where nature was her canvas. Working with wood in any form from tree to polished bowl brought her much joy and fulfillment, a trait deriving from previous generations, that she passed to on to her descendants. She was a dedicated walker at Woodfield Mall, and a long-time member of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

She is survived by her son, Mark David Erganian, daughter Leslie Jeanne Erganian and her fiancé, Wolfgang Wagener, and cousin Mary Lou Jeffries. She was predeceased by her husband in 1998. Her passing is remembered with the spirit of aloha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Alice’s name to the Chicago Botanic Gardens click “Support” and then click “Donate”.

Haiku – by Harukuson “Hatchan” (AKA Alice Lovella Forbes)

Twisted branches falling
to the ground
Dead, their beauty lives
forever

 

 

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.

FELIX F. CHOLEWA

Felix F. Cholewa

FELIX F. CHOLEWA
Born: December 21, 1936
Died: November 16, 2017
Visitation: Sunday, November 19, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Monday, November 20, 2017
Begins at 11:00 am
Entombment: Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL



Felix F. Cholewa, 80, a resident of Schaumburg was born on December 21, 1936 in Chicago to the late Frank and the late Helen (nee Glombiewski) and passed away on November 16, 2017 in Elk Grove Village.

Felix was the loving husband of Rita (nee Struck); adoring father of Jeff, Cyndi Ireland, Mike and Pam; proud grandfather of Jacob, Kenny, Joey, Kimmee, Destiny, Kari, Zachary, Khloe and Mckenzi; fond brother of the late Ann Woytus and dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Felix’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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.

JAMES M. GARSTKA

James “Jimmy” M. Garstka

JAMES M. GARSTKA
Born: August 28, 1956
Died: November 14, 2017
Visitation: Sunday, November 19, 2017
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Monday, November 20, 2017
Prayers begin at 9:15 am
Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 am
St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Interment: St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL

James “Jimmy” M. Garstka, 61, a resident of Wheeling for 5 years and formerly of Harwood Heights was born on August 28, 1956 in Chicago to the late Andrew and Rose Mary (nee Enright) and passed away suddenly on November 14, 2017 at his home in Wheeling. Jimmy’s life’s passion was snow skiing and was a proud 37 year member of IBEW 134.

Jimmy was the loving brother of Anthony (Alma) Fein, Donna (the late Ronald) Walldren and John (Pam); beloved uncle of 7; proud great uncle of 4 and dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jimmy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association and click “Donate”.

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.

CAROLE B. RATHNOW

Carole B. Rathnow

CAROLE B. RATHNOW
Born: November 4, 1943
Died: November 11, 2017
Visitation: Friday, November 17, 2017
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Prayers begin at 9:15 am
Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 am
St. Marcelline Church, 820 S. Springingsguth Road, Schaumburg
Interment: Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Elgin, IL

Carole B. Rathnow (nee Peters), 74, a resident of Schaumburg since 1963 and formerly of Chicago was born on November 4, 1943 in Chicago to the late Ernest and the late Florence (nee Winter), and passed away peacefully on November 11, 2017 in Elk Grove.

Family and especially her children meant the world to Carole. She had a love of dogs and was passionate about gardening and flowers. She was an avid reader was a “trivia master” and was unbeatable at Jeopardy.

Carole was the adoring wife of 55 years to the late Richard; loving mother of Richard (Dianne), Russell (Robin) and Julie (Chris) Wozny; fond grandmother of Brock Hutt, Brooke Bock, Christen Rathnow-McReynolds , David, Joshua, Noah and Elijah Rathnow and Lexi, Kyle, Ava and Blake Wozny; proud great grandmother of Izzy Hutt; dear sister of the late David Peters; beloved aunt and friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched, especially her dogs “Harry” and “Molly”.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carole’s name to the Scratching Post in Silverton, OH.

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.

KATHLEEN J. RHYAN

Kathleen J. Rhyan

KATHLEEN J. RHYAN
Born: June 9, 1943
Died: November 15, 2017
Visitation: Friday, November 17, 2017
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 am







Kathleen J. Rhyan (nee Nesvacil), 74, a resident of Schaumburg for 47 years and formerly of Chicago was born on June 9, 1943 in Chicago to the late Otto and the late LaVerne (nee Hogarty), and passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017 in Elk Grove Village surrounded by her loving family.

Kathleen was an avid bridge player and an enthusiastic bingo player of the boxwood bimbos. She also enjoyed playing monthly bunco.

Kathleen was the adoring wife of 54 years to Robert; loving mother of Richard (Lifcha) and Eileen (Dave) Moore; fond grandmother of Ryan and Jeremy Dudziak and Kelli (Andrew) Cave; dear sister of the late Barbara Johnson; beloved aunt and 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.

Send Flowers

SHIRLEY J. KARPEL

Shirley J. Karpel

SHIRLEY J. KARPEL
Born: February 7, 1928
Died: November 10, 2017
Visitation: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
9:00 am
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Begins at 11:00 am
Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL



Shirley J. Karpel (nee Gardner), 89, a resident of Autumn Leaves, South Barrington and formerly of Westchester, was born in Chicago on February 7, 1928 to the late Arthur and the late Bertha (nee Coleman), and passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017 in South Barrington with her loving family by her side.

Shirley was the adoring wife of 67 years to the late John; loving mother of Jerry (Debbie), Janine (Jim) Willhoit, JoAnn (Jim) Sleboda and the late John (Marita); fond grandmother of 10; proud great grandmother of 13; dear sister of 5; beloved aunt and friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Shirley’s name to the organization of your choice.

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.