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Aurelia Malik
  Sunday December 18, 2016
Aurelia F. Malik nee. Burzawa, 89, of Elk Grove Village formerly of Chicago. She was born in Wietrzychowice Poland and passed away Dec. 14 at Alexian Brothers Hospice Home. Aurelia was a loving homemaker. Beloved wife of the late Zbigniew (1994); loving mother of Grzegorz (Alicja) and Mariusz (Celina); cherished grandmother of Mariusz, Damian, Christopher and Michelle; great grandmother of 4. Visitation Sunday Dec. 18 from 1-9pm with a 7pm service at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village
Ruth D. Brown  -  95
  Thursday, December 15, 2016
Visitation for Ruth D. Brown(nee Holtz), 95, of Elk Grove Village, will be held at Grove Memorial Chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.
Raymond C. Dean
  Monday Dec. 12, 2016 - Tuesday Dec. 13, 2016
Raymond C. Dean, 71, a resident of Elk Grove Village for 43 years, passed away on December 7, 2016. Beloved husband of Sharon (nee Fisher) for 49 years; loving father of Jackie (Richard) Carlson, David Dean, and Matthew (Natalie) Dean; dear Papa of Dean, Charlie, & Hannah Carlson and Nathaniel Dean; and loving son of the late Vivian Dean (1997). An Army veteran, Ray received his Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and his Master's Degree in City and Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ray enjoyed a career as a plumbing contractor, and continued to work as an inspector, lifetime teacher and learner. Ray had many outdoor interests, having spent time as a firearms instructor, scuba diver and member of the National Ski Patrol. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and relaxing at his retreat in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He also had a love of history, writing, travel both domestic and abroad, and the fine arts. Ray held a deep passion for the city of Chicago, its culture and architecture. Visitation will be held Monday, December 12, from 3 to 9p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Tuesday, 9:30am proceeding to St. Julian Eymard Church for 10:00a.m. Mass. Interment at All Saints Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at are appreciated.
Margaret F. O'Connor  -  100
Margaret F. O'Connor, 100, of Des Plaines, passed away on Dec. 8, 2016 at Alexian Brothers Hospice. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. (1974); loving mother of Eugene F. (the late Janet) O'Connor and Marguerite E. Shepherd; dear grandmother of 7 and cherished great and great-great grandmother to many. She also leaves many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd., Elk Grove Village with a chapel service Monday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Barbara E. Anderson  -  82
  Friday, December 9, 2016
Barbara E. Anderson (nee Schappert), of Elk Grove Village. Born January 1, 1934; beloved mother and grandmother, went peacefully to her heavenly home on December 3, 2016. She guided our lives with her gentle, quiet light and leaves a legacy of enduring love and understanding. She is reunited with her husband of 32 years, Winton Christian (Chris), her parents, Edward and Loretta (Wendt) Schappert, and sisters Grace (Frank) Wischler and Ruth (Richard) Seegmiller. Barb graduated from Glenbard High School, Glen Ellyn, IL. in 1951 and from Lutheran Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing-Chicago in 1955, where she met her husband, Chris, as his nurse. Following a long career at Lutheran General Hospital in the Emergency Department, she retired and was able to enjoy many hobbies including reading, bowling, golf, playing bridge and quilting. She shared her hobbies with many, good longtime friends. She was an active volunteer in her community helping at PADS, the Elk Grove Food Pantry and at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit as a Stephen Minister, bell choir member and mailing assistant. Mourning her loss, while celebrating her life are her children, Mark (Barb) Anderson, Laura (Jim) Pekarek and Linda Jarvis; grandchildren, Kyle and Cody (Jennifer) Anderson, Kelly and Kristen Pekarek, Brittney and Aimee Jarvis, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, with a funeral service at 6:30 p.m. celebrated by Rev. Roger D. Pittelko. Private interment at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name may be made to Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 150 Lions Drive, Elk Grove Village, IL. 60007, or follow her example to us by helping someone in need simply because you can.
Linda J. Ridge
  Friday December 9, 2016
Linda J. Ridge nee. Howard, 59, of Schaumburg passed away Dec. 1, 2016.  Linda was a past employee of the Schaumburg Park District.  Beloved wife of Jeffrey R. Ridge for 26 years; loving mother of Austin and Nick Ridge; daughter of the late Thomas and the late Mary Howard; dear sister of Susan Howard and the late Laura Parker; cherished aunt of Dylan, Kyle and Evan Parker.  Linda leaves behind many loving friends.  Memorial visitation Friday Dec. 9 from 3-9pm with a 7:30pm chapel service at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village.  Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association appreciated.
Bernice Karoblis  -  85
  Thursday December 1, 2016
Bernice Karoblis nee Kaminskis; 85, was born in Chicago and passed away on Nov. 26, 2016.  Wife of the late Gil Karoblis; loving mother of Bert, Peter (Wanda), Drew and Mark Karoblis, Amy (Floyd) Sokolowski and Lucy Blis; cherished grandmother of Sam, Emily and Philip Karoblis, Jake Sokolowski and Natalie Fitch.  Visitation will be on Thursday Dec. 1 from 3pm until the time of service at 7pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village.  Inurnment private.
Robert A. Dahl
Elk Grove Village – Bob Dahl, age 82, died peacefully early Thursday morning, Nov. 24, so our Thanksgiving dinner became a celebration of life. He was the beloved husband of Charlene (nee Landeck) Dahl for 56 years; Loving father of the late Karen (1974); Elaine (Aldrin Low) Christensen; Janice (Dr. Thomas) McGorey; and Eric (Jennifer) Dahl. Devoted grandfather of Kayla and Dane Christensen; Kelly (Mike) Danforth, Meghan and John McGorey; Kyle Gromer and Alison Dahl. Also survived by brothers Roy (late June) and Roger (Sandie) Dahl; sisters, Mary Lou (late Ron) Heisen and Sharon (Richard) Coate; and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, Nov. 27, from 3 to 8p at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Prayers at the funeral home at 9:30a on Monday, Nov. 28, proceeding to Queen of the Rosary Church for Mass at 10a. Interment at St. Michael Cemetery. Masses or memorials to Queen of the Rosary Church appreciated. A heartfelt thanks to the Queen of the Rosary priests and people; to Alexian Brothers Hospice, and to the Elk Grove Paramedics and Police who were all so quickly available to us in our time of need. Remember: As Bob would always say, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” For info: 847-640-0566 or
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