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Thomas Krueger

Mar 11, 1943 - Oct 30, 2023

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West Chicago, IL

Thomas W. "Tom" Krueger, age 80, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of West Chicago, IL, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at his home. He was born on March 11, 1943 in Geneva, IL. A complete obituary is pending. Services are being planned for a future date. Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL. For more information, please visit www. friedrich-jones. com or call (630) 355-0213.

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James Arthur Williams

Apr 19, 1949 - Feb 04, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

James “Jim” Arthur Williams, 74, of West Chicago, Illinois passed away on February 4, 2024. Jim was born on April 19, 1949 to his parents, Francis and Rose Williams in Oak Park, Illinois.Jim lived in Chicago, Itasca, and Roselle Illinois and was a proud lifetime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He worked for Illinois Bell Telephone for many years, Williams Electrical Company, and Ace Hardware. Jim was a member of Harley Owners Group, as well as Homeowners Association. His hobbies were making furniture, end tables, boats, picnic tables made out of wood, metal, and glass, and Harley parts.Beloved brother to the late Shirley Nelson (Bob), Virginia Miedema (Andrew), Frank E. Williams (Joan Bratten). Jim married Deborah Pankey Williams. Father to Lauren. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.The family requests any donations be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Geils Funeral Home 260 West Irving Park Road, Wood Dale, Illinois 60191 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM followed by graveside service at Mount Emblem Cemetery 520 East Grand Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126.Arrangements handled by Geils Funeral Home. For information, please call (630) 766-3232.

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Jennifer Ann Jester

Jul 15, 1979 - Jan 29, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

Jennifer Ann Jester, 44, of West Chicago. Loving daughter of Gary and Victoria; loving sister of Connie; cherished granddaughter of the late Vern & Agnes Jester and the late Joseph & Dorothy Dobrovits; dear niece of Dorene (the late Charles) Bemis; cousin of Genevieve & Stephanie.Visitation at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 9, 2024.A Celebration of Life will be held at Christ Nation Church, 1251 N. Plum Grove Rd., Schaumburg on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 2:00 P.M.Interment private

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Bertha L Woldoff

Sep 19, 1927 - Jan 18, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

Bertha L Woldoff, age 96, of West Chicago, Illinois passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024. A committal service for Bertha will be held Friday, January 26, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM at Jewish Community Cemetery, 401 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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Catherine I Baum

Feb 05, 1955 - Jan 22, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

Catherine I Baum(nee perkis) 68,of west Chicago passed January 22,2024 at home Beloved wife of Dale Baum and Devoted mother of Amanda Baum. Proceeded in death by her Parents Frank and Catherine Perkis and Sister Mary. Dear sister of Frank Jr,Bill,Ed(Cheryl)and Betty(Rick). Loving sister in law of Beverly(Rick), Debbie(Paul), Donna(Mike)and Sandy. Many loving cousins and nieces and nephews.Born in Geneva Illinois in 1955. Cathy Grew up in high lake area. Graduated at west Chicago high school 1973. Met Dale at her high school reunion. Married for 46 wonderful years. Worked for Western Electric(ATT) and The Disney Store.Cathy loved her family and her Dachshunds. She loved her garden and flowers. Cathy Enjoyed watching NASCAR races and Blackhawks Hockey games. She enjoyed trips to Disney World with her husband Dale and daughter Amanda.

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Joel Somers

Oct 13, 1985 - Jan 18, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

Joel passed away from aspiration pneumonia as a complication of a ten-year struggle with Huntington’s Disease.He will be missed as the son of Tim and Pat Somers, brother and brother-in-law to Henry Somers and Desiree Mitri, uncle to Charlotte and Liam Somers, as a cousin, nephew, and grandson, and by his friends. His sincere appreciation of the professional and loving staff of DuPage Care Center, who attended to his every need during the final years of his life, will not be forgotten. Joel’s immediate “thank you” for even the smallest things done to help him touched the hearts of many, as Huntington’s Disease gradually took away his ability to do even the smallest things to help himself.From early elementary school through community college years Joel participated in local club and school swim teams. He played a season of high school football and remained a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, much to his brother’s dismay. Joel was always a foodie, showing an interest in cooking from childhood on. Urged to attend culinary school by his older brother, he graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, and worked for three years at The Grand Floridian Hotel at Disney World in Orlando until his disability ended that career. He always enjoyed watching cooking shows and shared recipe tips and techniques from his room at DuPage Care with his mom and dad when they FaceTimed him during meal-prep in the home kitchen.The 38 years of his life have been short by some measure, but the legacy of kindness and generosity he leaves will last far longer in the hearts of those who knew him.If you knew Joel or Somers family members please contact them at JoelsCommemorative@gmail.com about a private commemorative event which will happen Saturday, February 3rd.In lieu of flowers or other gifts please donate if you are able, to the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Please see the link at the bottom of the page. 

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Gayle Mary Zeno nee Kersten

Feb 02, 1943 - Jan 08, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

Gayle Mary Zeno nee Kersten, age 80, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2024.Gayle was the loving wife of 61 years to Lawrence G. Zeno; cherished mother of Joseph (Laurene) Zeno, Larry (Anne) Zeno and the late, beloved Laura Ann Zeno; proud Nonny of Jordan (Ricardo) Ortiz, Dana Zeno, Laura Zeno, Michael Zeno and Joey Zeno; fond great-Nonny of Theo Ortiz; dear sister of Daniel (Laura) and Michael Peters; aunt to Danny (Beata) Peters, Laura (Vito) Rizzo, Jennifer (Bob) King, Richard (Marti Barr) Pollack, Lisa (Brian) Holtz, Tony (Lisa) Palminteri, Nina (Daniel) Demchuk and Katherine Peters; great aunt to Allyson Pollack, Christopher Pollack, Katelynd (Joe) Leopold, Kelli King, Marissa (Danny)Herzberg, Joseph and Anthony Palminteri.Gayle was preceded in death by her daughter, and her parents, Raymond Kersten and Mary Jane and Harold Peters; sisters, Dolores, Maureen, Patricia and Jacqueline; and brother, Wayne Peters.Gayle was born and raised in Chicago and resided in Arlington Heights for over 50 years. She was employed by Coleman Floor Company for many happy years. Gayle always enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She was particularly fond of her Bingo nights with her dear sister, Jackie, and visiting Casinos with her husband, Larry.A Celebration of Gayle’s beautiful life will be held at a later date, which will be shared when known.

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Tommy Ray Lester

Aug 18, 1945 - Jan 08, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

Tommy Ray Lester, 78 of Bristol, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 8, 2024 in West Chicago, IL.Tommy was born August 18,1945 in Baisden, West Virginia; he was the son of the late Anita Collins and Wesley Lester. He married Stella (Roberts) Lester on February 14, 1965. Tommy was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, brother and uncle.In addition to his parents Tommy was preceded in death by his brother Wesley Lester, Jr.Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Stella (Roberts) Lester of 59 years, his 5 children, Anita (Ronald) Morgan of West Chicago, IL, Corda (Robert) Zwolinski of North Aurora, IL, Mary Lester of Shorewood, IL, Tommy (Lisa) Lester, Jr. of Marion, VA., Tammy (Fred) Hallihan IV of Carol Stream, IL., 1 brother, Mike (Helga) Canada, 7 Grandchildren; Kristy Pickett, Marcus McGee, Jasmine Lee, Jada Jackson, Freddie Hallihan V, Zaniyah Jackson and Andre Morgan, Great Grandchild Karmelo Ellis and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Visitation is on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home 4299 Coal Heritage Road, Iaeger, WV 24844Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow at the Roberts Family Cemetery in Ikes Fork, WV.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com

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Barbara Seaton

Aug 06, 1941 - Jan 06, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

Barbara Seaton, a loving sister and aunt, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 6, 2024, at the age of 82. She was born to Harold and Lena Seaton in Ottawa, Illinois, on August 6, 1941. She attended Earlville schools and was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic church parish. After leaving Earlville, Barbara lived in Ottawa for many years.Barbara loved to meet people and make new friends. She had an amazing ability to remember the names of everyone that she met.Barbara was a loving sister to Harold (deceased), Janice, Mary (Cathy), Ann, and James. She was much loved by many more cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends in Illinois and across the country. She will rest in peace with her parents at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery.Barbara’s family will have a private remembrance. Donations can be made to the Dementia Society of America (https://www.dementiasociety.org/) in her memory.

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William Gatz

Apr 20, 1956 - Jan 05, 2024

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West Chicago, IL

William "Bill" Gatz, 67, passed away on January 5, 2024. Loving father of Richard (Cynthia) Gatz and Andrew (Kerri) Gatz. Beloved grandfather of Caleb, Nolan and Drew Gatz. Dear brother to Dick (Beverly), Tom (Dannette) and John Gatz. Bill was the fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Frank Howard and Martha Gatz (nee' Grueter). As an avid saxophone player and music lover, Bill played in many bands throughout the years. Bill was also a big sports fan, enjoying bowling, softball and hockey, especially the Chicago Blackhawks. Bill also loved dogs, mainly his dog, Tony. Services will be Private.

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Motiben Patel

Mar 27, 1934 - Dec 11, 2023

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West Chicago, IL

Motiben P. Patel, a beacon of kindness and wisdom, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2023, in Itasca, IL. Born on March 27, 1934, in India, she was a cherished daughter, a devoted wife, a loving mother, a proud grandmother, and a doting great-grandmother. Her determined nature and charismatic spirit touched the lives of everyone around her. The beloved wife of Purushottamdas V. Patel for an impressive 76 years, Motiben's life was a testament to enduring love and commitment. She was the loving mother of the late Shubhadraben (Pankajkumar Patel), Shantaben (Ramanlal Patel), and Jagdish (Kailash Patel). She was a cherished daughter to the late Mohandas and Jyotiben Patel and a fond sister to her late siblings Dhoorjidas, Amratlal, and Jyotiben, as well as her surviving siblings Madhevdas, Govindas, Jhamuben and Deevaben. Motiben's legacy is carried on through her adoring grandchildren, Ashish (Snehal), Jaymin (Karishma), Jigar (Sejal), Neel (Hemadri), Arti (Nirav), Krupa (Vraj), Shruti, and Chintan Patel. Each of them embodies her spirit of generosity and warmth. Her role as a great-grandmother to Aarush and Krishiv Patel allowed her to shower even more love and affection, creating a nurturing environment for the newest generation. Motiben's life was filled with the joy of her large and extended family, including many nieces and nephews who looked up to her as a source of wisdom and guidance. She was a woman who gave freely of herself, always ensuring that her family and friends felt cared for and valued. Her generosity was not limited to her family; Motiben was known in her community as a woman who extended help and support to anyone in need. Her wise counsel was often sought after, and she became a pillar of strength and stability for many. Motiben's selfless nature was evident in every aspect of her life, from the way she raised her children to the way she interacted with her neighbors and friends. Motiben's charisma was unmistakable. Her infectious smile and warm presence could light up a room and put hearts at ease. Her life was a beautiful example of how to live with grace and compassion, and she will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. As we say farewell to Motiben P. Patel, we celebrate the remarkable life she led and the countless lives she touched. Her memory will continue to inspire and guide us, and her spirit will forever be a part of the fabric of our family. In mourning her passing, we also celebrate the rich tapestry of love and memories she has left behind. Her life was a journey of love, laughter, and selflessness that will continue to resonate with us all. Motiben's presence will be profoundly missed, but the love and lessons she imparted will remain with us always. Her family takes comfort in knowing that her legacy of kindness, wisdom, and selflessness will live on through each person she has influenced throughout her remarkable life. A Pooja for Motiben will be held at DuPage Funeral Chapel (951 W. Washington Street, West Chicago) on Sunday, December 17, 2023, beginning at 10 AM. The service will be live streamed below for those who cannot attend in person.

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