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Robert Klimek

Dec 13, 1952 - Dec 02, 2023

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Joliet, IL

On Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9:07 PM, 11 days before Bobby 's 71st birthday, Jesus saw that Bobby was tired and too weak to fight anymore. He then whispered in Bobby’s ear - "come with me good and faithful servant. " Bobby was then reunited with all his loved ones who have gone before him. Bobby is preceded in death by his loving and devoted parents, Raymond and Rita Klimek, paternal and maternal grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, and many friends from "The Ranch," American Legio...Read More

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Ted Sterling

Apr 21, 1935 - Feb 28, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Ted Sterling, age 88 of Joliet, IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 with his family by his side. Ted was born on April 21, 1935 in Joliet, IL, to the late Elwood T. and Marguerite (nee Macier) Sterling. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (nee Nelson) Sterling for 66 years; father to one son, Stephen Sterling, two daughters Susan (Larry) Marciniak and Cary (John) Teska; grandfather to seven grandchildren, Amy, Justin, Shayna, Ashley, Emily, Breanna and Tyler; great-grandfather to 15. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood T. and Marguerite E. Sterling; his sister, Marlene June Sterling; and great-grandson, Dylan Olivero. Ted grew up in Joliet and attended A.O. Marshall Grade School, Joliet Township High School (National Honor Society) and Joliet Jr. College. Ted married the love of his life, Barbara Nelson in 1955 and entered the United States Air Force. He served his country for four years, at an atomic weapons facility for three years and at the Air Force Museum for one year. When he returned from the Air Force in 1959, he was hired by Argonne National Laboratory. Ted worked at Argonne for 36 years, retiring as Manager of Computer Aided Design and Engineering. He was on the board of directors of the Argonne Credit Union for 10 years serving as chairman for two years. He received the Argonne Pacesetter and Outstanding Performance awards while employed at Argonne. Ted was also on the board of directors of the Chase Lake Condo Association for many years. He enjoyed his many fishing trips to Canada and Florida and researching his family genealogy. Ted was a wonderful father and papa who was loved by so many. He will truly be missed. Funeral services for Ted Sterling will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd., Joliet, where visitation will occur from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, where both Ted and his beloved wife Barbara will be interred together. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.

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JoAnne M. Lantka

Sep 26, 1944 - Feb 28, 2024

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Joliet, IL

JoAnne M. (nee Dufour) Lantka, age 79, a lifelong resident of Joliet, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Silver Cross Hospital, with her loving family by her side. Born September 26, 1944, in Joliet, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Mahkovec) Dufour. She married the love of her life, Lawrence Lantka, and they enjoyed 41 years of marriage until his passing in 2011. JoAnne was formerly employed by Makovic Insurance Agency for two years, GAF (Ruberoid) for 10 years, and then served as Manager for the Area Currency Exchange for 29 years. She was a lifelong member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, and a member of Slovenian Women's Union. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and caring for her grandchildren. Surviving by her daughters, Janice L. Lantka of Joliet, and Janette M. (Scott) Sniegowski of Homer Glen; four grandchildren, Samantha (Phil Schafer) Lantka, Brenden Lantka, Allison Sniegowski and Taylor Sniegowski; one great-granddaughter, Serenity Schafer; one brother, Kenneth (Virgie) Dufour, formerly of New Lenox; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation for JoAnne Lantka will be Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m., from the funeral home to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Joliet, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services and interment in St. Joseph Cemetery will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to the American Cancer Society ( ) would be appreciated. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at

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David J. Moholick

Dec 20, 1937 - Feb 27, 2024

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Joliet, IL

David J. MoholickPeacefully passed away at his residence on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the age of 86 years. He was surrounded by the love of his family. David was born on December 20, 1937, in Joliet to the late Frank and Albina Moholick. He graduated from Joliet Township High School, Class of 1955.David is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara Moholick (nee Hamilton), with whom he shared many cherished years. He leaves behind a legacy of love and family, including his two daughters Cindy (Lou) Ambrosch and Vicki Neverman, and his step-sons Robert (Mitzi) Anderson and Philip Anderson. His memory will be carried on by three grandchildren Courtney (Mike) Polcyn, Haley Ambrosch, and Taylor (Michael Berlin) Neverman. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren Addison and Luke Polcyn and Jack Ambrosch-Meier. Additionally, four step-grandchildren Steffani (John) Bearden, Alexandra, Katelyn, and Donielle Anderson, and two step-great-grandsons Matthew and Michael Bearden. His sister Elizabeth Babich.David was preceded in death by his brother Thomas Moholick (2008) and sister Charlene Moholick. A son-in-law Gary Neverman (2021) and brother-in-law Matthew Babich.David dedicated over 40 years of his life to the E.J. & E Railroad, where he worked as a skilled welder in the car shop. His commitment and hard work were a testament to his character. Simultaneously, for over five decades, he tended bar at Ulrich Bar & Grill, becoming a familiar face in the community. Away from work, David found joy in the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing in Canada and hunting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Funeral services for David will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home & Crematory, 2320 Black Road, on Saturday, March 2nd, at 11:00 A.M. Interment will take place at Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.

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Donna J. Krzeminski (Conlan)

Jun 26, 1943 - Feb 25, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Donna J. Krzeminski (Conlan) of Joliet, IL (formally Homer Glen, IL) passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on February 25th, 2024 at Lightways Hospice in Joliet with her family by her side. Donna was the loving wife of the late George Krzeminski (2009). Loving sister to Dorothy Guillespe (deceased), Edward (Nita) Conlan, Charles (Jackie) Conlan, Maryann Conlan, Debra (Ted) Bain, Sister-in-law to Joseph (Zsa) Krzeminski, Sister Josita Krzeminski, and the late James and Deanna Krzeminski.   Cherished and devoted mother to Michael (Jodi) Krzeminski of Shorewood, IL and Mark (Kim) Krzeminski, Crown Point, IN. Devoted grandmother to Amber (Ryan) Smart, Ashley (Phill) Piotrowski, Jayme (Peter) Cabrera, Kelsey (John) Ciolkosz, Mark, Megan, and Daniel Krzeminski.Adoring great grandmother to Aubrey, Spencer & Olivia Smart, Chase and Hunter Piotrowski, Solana Cabrera, Braelynn and Colton Ciolkosz. Fond aunt to so many that she absolutely adored. All her nieces and nephews meant the world to her. Near or far, they were always on her mind. Donna was a doggie mom to her beloved bichon Snowball that was her absolute treasure. A big thank you to the entire Reid Family for always stepping up, showing up, and loving her endlessly. Donna absolutely loved playing bingo and was a very active member of The Joliet Moose. Donna loved every person she came across and had many wonderful friends. Everyone that was a part of her life kept her young and thriving. A memorial service in Donna’s honor will be announced at a later date.  

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Laurel Ellen McKay

Jan 01, 1948 - Jan 20, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Laurel Ellen McKay “Lolly”Passed peacefully on Jan. 20, 2024 due to complications from a fall and subsequently contracting Covid.Born 1948 to Roy and Juanita (nee Humphrey) McKay, Laurel was a lifelong resident of Joliet having graduated from Joliet East high school and Illinois State University. She enriched the lives of students with intellectual disabilities as a teacher for 35 years at Marycrest Elementary and Lynne Thigpen Elementary, and was recognized as the Exceptional Educator of the year 1980 in Joliet School District. In addition, she was an active Christian educator, teaching bible school, singing in the choir and serving as deacon at First Baptist Church of Joliet and Judson Baptist Church for many years.Laurel made many lifelong friends whom she considered her extended family. While she never married, she loved singing at the weddings of friends, and celebrating all of life’s joyous events with her ‘extended family.’Gifted with a talent for public speaking, Laurel eloquently eulogized those who preceded her in death, including her parents and some of her dear friends. She is survived by her brother, Doug (Diana) McKay of Nevada, her nephew Mason McKay and niece Kara McKay (Waylon Rowley) all of Utah, as well as her extended family of friends.Lolly will be remembered for her infectious laugh, her loving and beautifully worded impromptu prayers, and her faith and fellowship. The family wishes to thank Lightways Hospice for their care, her TOTTs friends for a lifetime of laughs, with special thanks to Marcia and Bud Stilwell, Bob and Bette Polletta, and Bruce Valade for their love and support in Laurel’s senior years.A private internment of ashes will be conducted at Elmhurst Cemetery, but a celebration of life is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Ark to support citizens with intellectual disabilities, Judson Church-Children’s Ministry 2800 Black Rd. Joliet, IL 60435 or to Lightways Hospice.

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Catherine Maticic (nee Prasch)

Mar 20, 1957 - Feb 07, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Catherine Maticic (nee Prasch) passed away peacefully, at her home, on February 7,2024, leaving behind a remarkable legacy and countless cherished memories. Born on March 20, 1957, Catherine lived a life filled with love, dedication, and unwavering commitment to her family.Catherine's greatest joy in life came from spending precious moments with her beloved family and their three adored dogs, Leo, Felix, and Callie. Her family meant everything to her, and her love and devotion were evident in every interaction she had with them. Catherine's warm embrace and caring nature will forever be remembered by those who were fortunate enough to have been touched by her presence.Professionally, Catherine excelled in her career at the Morey Corporation for an impressive span of 48 years. Her passion for work was evident in her longstanding commitment to the company. Throughout the years, Catherine not only achieved professional milestones but formed lifelong friendships along the way. Her amiable personality and strong work ethic made her an asset to the organization where she left an indelible mark.On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, Catherine peacefully entered eternal rest. Although her physical presence is no longer with us, her memory will forever live on through the lives she touched.Catherine was preceded in death by her parents Edward R. Prasch and Carol (nee Reilly) Prasch; as well as her brothers John Michael and Michael Eugene Prasch.Left to cherish her memory are Catherine's loving husband Peter; her devoted siblings Ed, Carol, Bill (Linda), Bob (Debbie), and John Prasch; as well as her nephews Adam (Megan), Blake, and Logan Prasch. Catherine's nieces Sarah Prasch, Meghan (Brad) Bowman, and Abby Prasch, along with her great-nephew Colton Bowman, will forever hold fond memories of their dear aunt.Catherine Maticic (nee Prasch) was a remarkable woman known for her unwavering dedication to her loved ones and her impressive commitment to her work. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy that will be carried on by those who were lucky enough to have known her. Catherine's kindness, love, and passion for life will continue to inspire all who were touched by her remarkable presence.In lieu of flowers, donations to Lightways Hospice would be appreciated. Per Catherine’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. She will be laid to rest privately at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.

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Rosalie F. Andel

Jan 18, 1934 - Feb 12, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Rosalie F. Andel (nee Bozich)Age 90 of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2024 at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by her family.Born January 18, 1934 in Joliet, Rosalie was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Juliann (Stober) Bozich. She attended St. Mary Nativity School and Providence High School and later graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing. On September 8, 1956 Rosalie married Mr. Merrill L. Andel in Joliet and after living in Breckenridge, Minnesota, they moved back to Joliet to start a home and raise their family. In her free time, Rosalie enjoyed gatherings with her family, playing bingo, watching the Chicago Cubs and various game shows, as well as spending time with her cat, Prissy. Most of all she loved being with her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but never forgotten.Rosalie is survived by her children: Debbie (Bob) McCallum, Lori (Randy) Vicic, Larry Andel, Bob Andel (Sofia Figueroa), and Kathie (Tony) Niewinski; grandchildren: Bob (Kim) McCallum, Scott Rodeghero (Stephanie Scheible), Tess (Patrick) O’Brien, Christian Niewinski and Ryan Niewinski (Ally Donnelly), and one great-grandson: Nickolas McCallum. She is also survived by step-grand and great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 51 years: Merrill "Bud" Andel who passed away in 2007, and her brother: Richard (Mary Lou) Bozich.The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. A celebration of Rosalie’s life will continue on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 beginning with closing prayers in the funeral home chapel starting at 9:20 a.m. The funeral will then drive in procession to St. Jude Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial which will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow and Rosalie will be laid to rest with her husband at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Cemetery in Crest Hill.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as gifts in Rosalie’s memory to a charity of the donors choosing.

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Aiden Donavan Williams

Jun 12, 2006 - Feb 13, 2024

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Joliet, IL

On Tuesday February 13, 2024, in Joliet, Illinois, at the age of 17 years, 8 months, and 1 day, Aiden Donavan Williams completed his earthly mission.Aiden A.K.A. "Big Dawg," "King Aiden," & "Boss Baby" made his grand entrance into this world on June 12, 2006, bringing unspeakable joy to his loving family. With his dog Pumpkin, his "Best Friend" by his side, Aiden greeted each day with a smile no matter what difficulties he faced. He was a senior at Joliet Central High School where the staff knew him to be a motivator who encouraged his classmates to do their best and never stop trying. He never met a stranger and lifted the spirits of everyone he encountered. If you ever met Aiden, even for the slightest second, you know he was the life of the party and could mesmerize you with a single smile. He was a young man of many hats, literally and figuratively. King Aiden was seldom seen without a hat to complete his ensemble. He was an eclectic soul who loved music, from Old School Soul to Frank Sinatra. And just like Sinatra, Aiden definitely did things "his way." Although playing with "Best Friend" was one of his favorite activities, he also was a master architect in the world of Minecraft. When he was not drawing, you could find him playing his acoustic guitar, serenading with his karaoke machine anyone who would listen, or taking pictures of those he loved. And from all the selfies he left for us to cherish, it looks like he REALLY loved himself! Most importantly, Aiden had a deep love for his family who doted over him at every given opportunity. He cherished the time they would spend together playing practical jokes on each other and enjoying family outings together.Aiden was preceded in death by his grandparents Velma Carter "Momma", Henry L. Bonner, and David Helms; great grandparents William A. Patton, Jr. "Pawpaw", Opal Maxine Patton, Lena Mae Louis, and Marshall Williams.He leaves to carry on his memory his devoted parents: Desiré "My Beautiful Angel" and Henry "Ol’ Man Bald Head" Williams; his siblings: Aaron Williams, Aaron Helms, Leslie Williams Vaughn, Marshall Williams, Jadon Williams; two nieces: Arielle and Honestee Williams; one nephew, Aaron (AJ) Williams, Jr., and his grandmother, Deborah Wilson. He will also be missed by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and individuals he loved and touched deeply.Aiden’s life will be remembered and honored at Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life, 1211 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL. Visitation hours for friends and loved ones will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024. Doors will open on Friday at 10:00 a.m. for a time of gathering as well as viewing of memorabilia, followed by the service at 1:00 p.m.

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John Michael Avon

Jan 18, 1955 - Feb 14, 2024

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Joliet, IL

John Michael Avon"Mick"Age 69 of New Lenox, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 after a long-fought battle against liver cancer and later Alzheimer’s Disease at Lightways Hospice Care in Joliet with his family by his side.Born January 18, 1955 in Joliet, Mick was a son of Emil and Marilou (McHale) Avon. He was raised and educated in Joliet and attended St. Pat’s Grade School and graduated from Joliet Catholic High School with the class of 1973.Mick made a career for himself in the funeral printing business, and after 38 years of dedication, he retired from Messenger in Auburn, Indiana as an extremely well respected and accomplished National Accounts Sales Manager.Aside from his accomplishments in his career, Mick was also a revered coach. He coached boys’ basketball at St. Ray’s Junior High for many years and then went on to coach at Joliet Catholic Academy. Coach Avon was known to be a "lively and energetic coach who put on quite a show on the sidelines."In his free time Mick loved playing golf, but even more so, loved being with his family, especially his two grandsons. They were his world and enjoyed nothing more than watching them do the things they loved.Mick will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Marianne (Scully) Avon; daughter and son-in-law: Kerri and Ryan Carney; grandsons: Jake and Max, and his brother: Thomas Avon.Mick is preceded in death by his parents, and sisters-in-law: Moe and Patty.The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet.Following visitation and per Mick’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded.A celebration of Mick’s life will continue on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 beginning with closing prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:30 a.m. The funeral will then drive in procession to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for a Mass of Christian Burial which will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow and Mick will be laid to rest at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Romeoville.The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire liver transplant team at Northwestern Hospital, as well as the staff and nurses at Lightways Hospice Care for taking such wonderful care of him in his final days.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as gifts in Mick’s name to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Andrew John Orosco Sr.

Feb 02, 1948 - Feb 24, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Andrew John Orosco Sr. Born Feb. 2, 1948. At Rest Feb. 24, 2024. Survived by 2 daughters, Tiffney Sweeney and Tamara (Oscar) Martinez and 2 sons, Andrew "AJ" (Kara) Orosco and Daniel Orosco. 7 grandchildren: Ryan Sweeney, BriAnna (Robert) Whitaker, Victoria Sweeney, Isabella and Lucie Martinez, Braelyn and Jackson Orosco; 2 great-grandchildren: Robert and Mavis Whitaker. 4 siblings: Paul A. (Glenda) Orosco, Marie Wilson, Rachel (late Richard) Young and Andrew's twin sister Andrea (Dean) Hubbard. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Preceded in death by his parents Paul and Catherine Orosco and daughter Angela Zytniowski.Andrew served proudly in the US Army 101st Airborne in the VietNam War from 1969 to 1972.An active member of St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, arrowhead hunting , music and he loved his children. Lived in Joliet all of his life and had many friends. A special thank you to Andy's special friend John Gudiac. Andy was also a die hard Cubs fan.In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary Nativity Church in his memory would be appreciated..Visitation Thursday 3PM-7PM at Tezak Funeral Home. Funeral services for Andy will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 10 AM. from Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Rd. to St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church for a 10:30 AM. Mass of Christian burial. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. PISUT FUNERAL SERVICES IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS 815-722-0998

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