Current Services

Carl P. Meeks
  October 13, 2019
ELK GROVE VILLAGE – Carl P Meeks, 86, arrived in heaven on October 4, 2019 to reunite with the love of his life, Ellen. Loving father of Lori (Chris) Panfil, Julie (Scott) Graham, Barbara (Brian) Griffith, Anne (Phil) Davis; cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Kelly, Victor, Dean, Elizabeth, Cory and Derek; great grandfather of Gavin. Korean War Veteran and retired Sheet Metal worker. His family meant everything to him. He never met a bargain he didn’t like, couldn’t walk past a 50% off sale without at least a look. Enjoyed reading, coupon clipping, cooking, travel and junking. 60-year member of Sheet Metal Workers’ local 73. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Eleanor Wellman
Eleanor (Proctor) Wellman went to heaven to be with her beloved husband Joe, on September 27, 2019. She was 87 years old. Known as Ellie, she lived a life of abundant, Christ-like love. Ellie truly loved everyone. All visitors to her home were welcomed with open arms and a “what can I get ya” greeting. Ellie was born on April 26, 1932, in Elgin, IL, where she would spend most of her childhood. At an early age, she learned to play the Hawaiian guitar and won numerous awards and competitions. After graduating from Galesburg High School in 1950, she enrolled in a business school at Western College (University) in Macomb, IL. She earned a two-year degree and took a job as a secretary in Quincy, IL. She was proficient at “short hand,” a secretarial skill in vogue at the time. On New Year’s Eve of 1953, Ellie met the man who would become her husband. Joe Wellman was on leave from the Army and they were on a triple date (with different people.) Ellie immediately liked Joe, who according to Ellie got a little “silly” that night. They wouldn’t see each other again until their first date on June 18, 1953. They were married the following year, on March 4, 1954, in Belleville, IL. In that same year, they moved to Macomb, IL, so Joe could attend college. Joe sold a cow he owned, Ellie sold her guitar, and the funds were used for a down payment on a 28ft trailer that cost $2,750. Just one year later, on July 29, 1955, their first child, Michael, was born. In the next 12 years, Ellie would give birth to Steve, Debbie, Tim, Greg, and Lisa. Joe moved on to better jobs and after a few moves, they settled in Elk Grove Village in 1967. Their Essex Road home on Salt Creek would be the perfect place for their large family for over 20 years. With the kids at school, Ellie went to work with a vending machine company, first as a vending machine operator at Lively Junior HS, and then as the owner’s secretary. Her boss saw the potential in Ellie, and she was promoted to a salesperson. She was very successful, winning awards and trips. She was also active in the Business Professional Women’s Club in the 70’s and 80’s. In her retirement years, Ellie helped raise grand kids, stayed active with the Catholic Women’s Club at Queen of the Rosary church, worked at the Elk Grove Village Senior Center, and spent hours honing the skills of her favorite activity, quilting. It was a hobby and craft that kept her busy for many years. Ellie made full size quilts for all of six her children, and a “jeans quilt” for her 18 grand kids. But if you were to ask Ellie what was her favorite thing in life, without hesitation, she would say spending time with family and sending greeting cards for every occasion. She was preceded in death by her parents, De Wayne and Anna (Mascher) Proctor, brother Ralph Proctor, and husband, Joseph Wellman. Ellie is survived by her six kids and their spouses; Michael and Teresa (Rutz), Stephen and Pam (Frye), Debbie, Timothy, Gregory and Shauna (Miller), Lisa and Allen (Brooks), 18 grand children, and two great grand children. Visitation will be 3pm-7pm, Friday, October 4, at Grove Memorial Chapel in Elk Grove Village, IL. Funeral service is 10am, Saturday, October 5, at Grove Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in her name, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
William F. Schlenker
  Friday, October 11th
William F. Schlenker, 70, former 45 year resident of Schaumburg, passed away September 23, at his home in Sarasota, Florida. William was a retired plumber of 40 years and member of Plumbers Local 130. He was the loving father of Brett D. (Cindy), the late William Jr., and the late Robert L. Schlenker; cherished grandfather of Emily (Brendan), Madison, Cassidy, Jocelyn and Kylie, and great grandfather of Evelyn and Elliana; dear brother of Larry G. (Colleen) Schlenker; and beloved son of the late William and the late Blanche Schlenker. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, October 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. chapel service at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Gary Sinise Foundation at are appreciated.
Lynette M. Patterson
  Wednesday, September 25
Lynette M. Patterson (nee Smart), 69, of Elk Grove Village for 40 years passed away September 21, 2019 at Alexian Brothers Med. Ctr. Lynette worked as a school bus driver and was a former LPN at Alexian Brother Med. Ctr. for 20 years. She also served as President of the Local Chapter of the Autism Society. Lynette was the loving wife of Nelson Patterson: beloved mother of Jenda (Jason) Schuman, Nathan, and Amanda Patterson; devoted sister of Leonard (Karen) Smart and Barbara Scholl; and cherished grandmother of Zoe, Jacob, Jerry, Lily, Payton and Ziva. A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 25, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village from 12 p.m. until the service time of 5 p.m. For more info, 847-640-0566 or
Marian J. LeBlanc
  September 27th and 28th
Marian J. LeBlanc (nee Ciamarichello), 84, a resident of Elk Grove Village for 47 years passed away September 17, 2019 at Alexian Brothers Med. Ctr. She retired after 20 years from Alexian Brothers as Administrative Secretary and was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Sheila Ray Senior Ctr. Marian was the beloved wife of the late Paul H. LeBlanc (2018); loving mother of Gail L. LeBlanc, and Tracy A. Gerdes; cherished grandmother of Emily and Jessica Gerdes; and dear sister of Eleanor Wlezien, Carmella Galbraith, Anna Baiocchi, Bernadine Caudillo, and the late Bernard Ciamarichello. A visitation will be held Friday, September 27, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village with a chapel service Saturday, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln Nat. Cemetery. Memorials to the Sheila Ray Senior Ctr. Please omit flowers. For more info, 847-640-0566 or
Rose Esada
  Thursday September 19, 2019 - Friday September 20, 2019
Rose Esada of Elk Grove Village passed away September 13, 2019. Her visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 from 3-6pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers will be held Friday at 10am followed by an interment at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines
Susan G. Casica
  Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019
Susan G. Casica, 54, a lifelong resident of Elk Grove Village and an employee of Grand Prairie Transit, passed away September 18, 2019. Susan was the beloved mother of Adam M. Rowe, loving stepmother of Matthew and Christopher Rowe; cherished daughter of Anthony J. and the late Patricia Casica; dear sister of Cheryl A. (Bill) O’Malley, Joseph M. (April) Casica, and the late Anthony J. Jr. A visitation will be held Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 12:30 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Interment at St. Michael Cemetery, Palatine. For more info, 847-640-0566 or
Violet H. Money
  September 16/17
Violet H. Money, 94, a resident of Bella Vista, Arkansas, formerly of Elk Grove Village, passed away September 9, 2019. Violet was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. Money; loving mother of Betty (Adam) Kachler, and the late George Money; she is also survived by her dear sister Dorothy Tucker; her cherished grandchildren, George, Geoffrey Kachler, Kathy Keane, Michael Money, Tiffany Carone, and her 8 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held Monday, September 16, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Funeral Service Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. For more info, 847-640-0566 or
Grace Duddles
  September 13/14
Grace Duddles (nee Corrao), 95, a 20 year resident of Elk Grove Village passed away September 8, at St. Joseph Home in Palatine. Grace was the beloved wife of the late Lavergne “Red” Duddles (1987); devoted mother of Verne A. (the late Carol) Duddles, Judith L. (the late Albin) Liepold, and Dennis M. (Teri) Duddles; cherished grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 15; loving sister of Tony Corrao, Virginia Zielinski, Fran Magnussen, and the late Joseph Corrao; Grace also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. A 11 a.m. funeral Mass will be held Saturday, September 14, at St. Joseph Home, 80 W. Northwest Hwy, Palatine. Memorials to Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Joseph Home.