Kerr-Parzygnot Chicago Heights Funeral Home

Providing quality funeral services in the South Suburban Chicago area since 1891

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H. Lee Waller

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)

H. Lee Waller (Henry Lee Waller) 

December 18, 1938 – February 17, 2021 

Spent his entire life serving his community. Served in the Coast Guard 1956. Firefighter/EMT 1973 Paramedic for the Village of University Park October 1976 Illinois Hazardous Materials First Responder, Village of University Park, December 1990.   Worked for Gerardi’s Ambulance Service, Frankfort and Chicago Heights, and Daleys Ambulance Service South Suburban and Chicagoland area. St.James Hospital Chicago Heights IL. E.R. Emergency Patient Care Tech. From 1974 to 2004.  He was a Lifetime Member of the NRA.

Survived by his wife Jane Waller, his daughters Tiffiny Lee Waller-Miller, Edie Fortner and son Ron Waller.   Son-in-Law Mike Miller and Rich Fortner.

Grandchildren Tyler Lee Waller, Michaela Kendra Miller, Emma Grace Miller. Kalman Fortner and Rich Fortner.  Step-Children Rodney Lovvorn, Tamera Sims, Dana Dawson, and Bethany Nicholas. 

Lieu of flowers please donate to the Parkinson’s disease Association in honor of Lee Waller.

Arrangements entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  (708) 672-7600.




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Kathleen S Weier

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: Crete United Methodist Church 1321 Main Street, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)


Kathleen S. Weier (nee Schraag) age 74 of Beecher, Illinois passed away on February 23, 2021.  Loving wife to the late David (2009).  Beloved mother to Mark (Debi) Weier and Todd (Melissa) Weier.  Beautiful grandmother to Ellis Fox – Weier and Lena Fox – Weier.  Dear daughter to the late Carl and Josephine (Nee Vandenberg) Schraag.  Per the family request please omit flowers.

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Sunday, February 28th from 1PM until 5PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Lying in state on Monday from 10A.M. until the time of service at 11A.M. at Crete United Methodist Church, 1321 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Info: (708) 672-7600.



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Antonio Montes De Oca

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: St. Paul Catholic Church 206 E 25th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th street, Alsip, Illinois (Map-it)

Antonio Montes De Oca age 78 of Crete, Illinois passed away on February 22, 2021.  Beloved husband to Rosa (nee Arceo); loving father to Enrique Montes De Oca, Jose Antonio (Cecilia) Montes De Oca, Ismael Montes De Oca, Monica (Adrian) Montes De Oca, Jesus J. (Kerry) Montes De Oca, Patricia (Raul Martinez) Montes De Oca and Josefina Montes De Oca.  Cherished grandfather to 16. Beautiful twin brother Francisco (Guillermina) Montes De Oca and sisters Mercedes Montes De Oca and Rosario (late Miguel Aguilar Sr.) Montes De Oca.  Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. 

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the states guidelines of wearing masks/face coverings and social distancing.  On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Thursday, February 25th from 3:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. with a chapel service at 6:00P.M. at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Funeral mass 10:00A.M. at St. Paul Church, 206 East 25th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois.  Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. Info:  (708) 672-7600. 



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Janet G Simpson

Funeral Home: Beecher Funeral Home - Beecher, IL (Map-it)

Janet Gail Simpson (Weiss), 65, of Beecher, Illinois passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Devoted wife to Edward for 46 years and loving mother to Jennifer Parker and Carolyn Vuko. She was a proud grandma, who was called Nana by Joel and Benjamin Vuko.

She was a loving sister to Audrey (Dave) DePaulo, Christina (Joseph) Donaldson, Daniel (Toni) Weiss and an aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents William A. and Carol Judith Weiss, sister Cynthia Kellbach, brother William J. Weiss and nephew Ryan Cole.

Janet loved spending time with her two grandsons, playing in the dirt in her gardens and reading.

A memorial mass will be held in June at St. Agnes Church in Chicago Heights, Illinois with a luncheon to follow. 

Arrangements entrusted to Beecher Funeral Home, 602 Dixie Highway, Beecher, Illinois.  Info:  (708) 946-6000.




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Joel A. Grossi, Sr.

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)

It is with profound sadness that the family of Joel Grossi Sr. announces his passing after a heroic fight with stage four cancer on February 19, 2021. 

Joel was born in Chicago, IL on November 10, 1945, to Frances and Robert Grossi. He attended Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, IL and graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.  While working three jobs and raising a family, he earned a Master’s degree in Education from DePaul University.

He will be lovingly remembered by his students, faculty and staff at Crete-Monee School District.  He proudly dedicated over 30 years of his life to being a beloved Teacher, Assistant Principal and Administrator.  Joel impacted the lives of so many, and his legacy will live on through his students. 

Joel was known for his devotion of faith, love of family, the intellect of a genius, and having the quick-witted ability to converse with anyone on any subject.

He married the love of his life, Terri Koza, on November 28, 1983.  His love for his wife and children was unmatched.

Joel is survived by his mother, Frances Grossi, and is preceded in death by his father, Robert Grossi.

He is also survived by his children, Brian (Nikki) Rzyski, Ben (Megan) Rzyski, Joel (Sarah) Grossi, Samantha Grossi and Bill Petty, her fiancé; six grandchildren Brian, William, Ethan, Reid, Tilly, and Aubrey, four Brothers; Timothy (Vickie) Grossi, Paul (Toni) Grossi, Greg (Lori) Grossi and Andrew (Peggy) Grossi; and one sister, Roberta (Michael) Kamradt, along with nieces, Kimberly Grossi, Kathy Faso, Laura Longo, Andrea Grossi, Amanda Grossi, Patti Grossi, and Jackie Kamradt; nephews, Paul Grossi, Timothy Grossi, Alex Grossi, Michael Kamradt, Danny Grossi, and Adam Grossi.  Joel is also survived by his beloved wife’s family, Kathrine Simpson (Thomas Parochelli), Jane (Angelo) DeAngelis, MaryAnn (Garry) Rooney, Linda (Thomas) Husum, David Koza (Ronna Laveille) , Diane (Liam) Carey, James (Donna) Koza, along with her nieces, Christie, Nicole, Katie; nephews Jeff, Eric, Jamie, Joe, and Colin. 

Visitation will be held at the Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL, on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 6:30pm, private family service 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, unfortunately due to Covid the mass will be family only. 






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U.S. Veteran

Ronald 'Ron' D. Wiedmyer

Funeral Home: Steger Funeral Home - Steger, IL (Map-it)

Ronald ‘Ron’ D. Wiedmyer age 76 of Steger, Illinois passed away on February 18, 2021.  Loving husband of Lynn (nee DeGlopper); beloved father of Lisa (John) Brady, Patricia Wiedmyer, John (Jackie) Wiedmyer and the late Stephanie Wiedmyer.  Cherished grandfather of 15; great grandfather of 9.  Dear brother to the late Lorraine.  His fur babies Buddy and Bailey.  Ron worked as an Engineer for Ameritech, member of the Knights of Columbus and served proudly in the U.S. Army.

We ask that you please follow the state’s guidelines where masks/face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Tuesday, February 23rd  from 3:00 PM until 8:00PM with a service at 7:30PM at Steger Funeral Home 125 E. Steger Road (34th St.) in Steger, IL 60475.  Info: 708-755-3400.




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Chicago Heights Funeral Home

The original Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home opened in 1982 after merging with W.E. Kerr. Kerr had been a family owned funeral home since 1891. Kerr-Parzygnot continues that tradition of being family owned and operated. Our original location is at 540 Dixie Highway (Corner of Dixie Highway and Joe Orr Road) in Chicago Heights, Illinois. The owners and staff pride themselves in serving families with professionalism and compassion at each of their locations.


They stand ready to assist families through the difficulty of losing a loved one and accommodate families in all the arrangements. This location provides all facilities on one level with convenient handicap access. It includes 2 visitation chapels and a third chapel dedicated to small church services complete with items from the historic former St. Joseph Catholic Church of Chicago Heights. Read more about Us...

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