Current Services

Virginia Lopez
Visitation for Virginia Lopez will be held Monday, November 20th from 3 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Closing prayers Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. proceeding to St. Celicia Catholic Church, Mt. Prospect for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment at All Saint Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Jean C. Gore  -  85
Jean C. Gore (nee Manthei), 85, of Elk Grove Village for 67 years. Born in Chicago, she died November 17, 2017 at Alexian Village. Jean was a loving mother and homemaker and the beloved wife of the late Richard R. Gore (2010). Loving mom of William S., Richard A. (Peggy), Ronald O., and Todd A. (Jana) Gore. Cherished grandma of Robert (Susannah), James (Chantelle), Holly (Alex) White, Michael, Heather, Rachel, Erika. Dear great-grandma of four and cherished sister of Gerry Challender. Visitation Tuesday, November 21, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel. Chapel service Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park.
Shirley E. Henne
  Friday Nov. 17, 2017
Shirley E. Henne (nee Aussem), 93, a three year resident of Alexian Village of Elk Grove and formerly of Mt. Prospect for 35 years, passed away November 13, 2017. Shirley worked and retired after over 25 years as a medical office clerk in Arlington Heights and was an avid golfer and bowler. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur H. (2009); loving mother of Donna L. (Terry) Seelenbinder, Peggy A. (Joe) Tedesco, Beverly M. (Ken) Ramsak, and the late Richard A. Henne; dear sister of the late Donald Aussem; cherished grandmother of Kim (Andy) Morreale, Kelley Russmann, Stacey Lane, Scott Tedesco,Traci Tedesco, Erin Wise, Lindsey (Ryan) Gilger, Kristen Wise, Larissa (Seamus) Boyle, and Victoria Lauing. She also leaves many loving great-grandchildren. Private services Friday, November 17th. Please omit flowers.
Jerry Custode
  Saturday Nov. 18, 2017
Jerry Custode, 73 of Rosemont, formerly of Elk Grove Village and Kona, HI.  Born in Sicily, passed away November 6, 2017 at his home in Naples, FL. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne S. (nee Werheim) for 48 years; loving dad of Michael L. (Alyson) and Steven E. (Kimberly). Cherished grandpa of Maxim, Jillian and Nicholas. Jerry was the proud and devoted son of the late Michael and the late Rosa and the dear brother of Frances LaScala, Bell Fontana, Frank (Barbara) Custode and Josephine (Bill) Raimondi along with many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was the retired owner of Jerry’s Truck Repair of Kona. Memorial visitation Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. until a chapel service at 11 a.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village.
Nancy Ellen Walker
  Monday November 13, 2017
Nancy Ellen Walker nee. Nesset, 72, of Huntley for 4 years and formerly of Elk Grove Village for 40 years. Born in Salt Lake City, UT she passed away peacefully at her home on November 8, 2017. She was a 25 year employee at Century 21 of Elk Grove Village. Nancy is the loving wife of Robert S. Walker for 50 years; loving mother of Donald A. (Susan) and Brian R. (Sonia) Walker; cherished grandmother of Dylan, Sienna, Ian, William and Andrew Walker; dear sister of Rollo (Tommie Lee) Nesset; daughter of the late Violette Pfister and the late Harland Nesset and step daughter of the late Andrew Pfister. Lying in state Monday, Nov. 13 from 9am until the time of service at 11:30am at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Interment will follow at Ridgewood Cemetery - Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Info 847-640-0566 or
Jeffrey S. Andresen  -  62
  Sunday, November 12, 2017
Jeffrey S. Andresen, 62, of Roselle for 23 years passed away November 8, 2017. Jeff was the loving husband of Arlene E. Andresen (nee Silverman); loving father of Scott, David, Andy Andresen (fiance Monika Nad); dear grandfather of Izzy, Alex and Angie; brother of Rick and Randy (Joy) Andresen; and cherished brother-in-law of Rhonda. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 12, from 12 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. For info: 847-640-0566 or In lieu of flowers, please honor Jeff with his final cruise night. Hot Rods welcome.
Victor V. Wavra
  Saturday, November 11, 2017
Victor V. Wavra, 75, formerly of Wauconda. Born in Chicago, he passed away November 9, 2017 at Forest View Nursing Home in Itasca. Victor was a retired hair dresser and owner of Victor’s Salon of Des Plaines. Beloved son of the late Frank and the late Jane Wavra; dear brother of the late Frank (Janet) Wavra and Mary Jane (Keith) Tolmasoff; cherished uncle of Donna Hahn, Kim Bingham, Nicole Caron, and Sean Tolmasoff. He also leaves many loving great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Visitation Saturday, November 11, from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Inurnment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For info: 847-640-0566 or
Patricia P. Leander  -  84
  Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Patricia P. Leander (nee Sandine), 84, a longtime resident of Elk Grove Village, passed away November 2, 2017. Patricia was a longtime member of Elk Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 50 years. She was the loving wife of the late Owen L. Leander (2010); loving mother of Keith Leander and Pam (Kurt) Nelsen, and cherished grandmother of Ethan Nelsen. A service will be held at Elk Grove Baptist Church, 801 Beisner Road, Elk Grove Village, on Friday, November 10, at 7pm, with visitation from 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Elk Grove Baptist are appreciated.
Stanley G. Bialek  -  83
  Tuesday, Nov. 7 2017
Bialek, Stanley G. 83, a resident of Elk Grove Village for 45 years peacefully passed away November 1, 2017 after a long illness. Stanley was a wonderful father and friend and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and music. Stan is survived by Shirley A. Bialek (nee Hartman) who is the mother of his three loving children, Brenda M. (Bruce) Samples, Brian C. Bialek, Patricia L. Bialek. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Nicole (Erik) Rivera, Dana (Sean) Lowery, Mike Mueller, Brandon Stanley Bialek, Tyler Selvig, and his dear great grandchildren, Victoria, Nathan, Charlie and Brielle. Dear brother of the late Josephine (John) Pauss. He also leaves behind three dear nieces, his cherished friend, James Connery and his four legged friends, Buster and the late Susie. A private celebration of life will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Elk Grove Village.
Richard "Dick" Walser
  Saturday Nov. 4, 2017 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit
Richard “Dick” Walser, 91, passed away peacefully, October 28, 2017 with his loving wife Betty L. (Siebold) Walser of 69 years at his side at Alexian Brothers Hospice. He was the son of Henry and Myrtle Walser of Chicago, IL Dick was a WWII Navy Veteran, charter member of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Elk Grove Village and a resident there for 60 years. He was the loving father of Linda Baird, Nancy (Doug) Bock-Fendon, Robert (Patricia) Walser and he was also like a second father to “Uncle” John Baird. He was adored by his grandchildren Lauren (Justin) Roley and Chrissie Bock. His surviving extended family sister-in-law Dolores Siebold, nephews Jim (Melanie) Siebold, Ken (Diane) Siebold, Bill (Kathy) Siebold, Stephen (Dawn) Siebold. Step-grandchildren Doug (Jill) Thennes, step-great grandchildren Colton and Logan, step-grandchildren Angie (Wayne) Freytag, step-great grandchildren Carter and Emily. Service will be held at 1:00 pm November 4 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Elk Grove Village. Arrangements made by Grove Memorial Chapel with information available at 847-640-0566 or Family requests in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Elk Grove Village in his memory.
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