Kerr-Parzygnot Chicago Heights Funeral Home

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James T. Pieczynski

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

Visitation: Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home
Service Date: 12/08/2023
Place of Service: St. Liborius Catholic Church 71 W 35th Street, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens 711 E 77th Avenue, Schererville, Indiana (Map-it)

James “Jim” Thomas Pieczynski age 79 of Crete, Illinois passed away on November 26, 2023.
Preceded in death by Edward J. and Anna (nee Wilczynski) Pieczynski.
Devoted husband to Mary Ann; loving father to James, and to late son Michael.
Cherished brother to late brother Edward (Diane), Evelyn (Late Henry) Wojtan, Joan (Sigmund) Sobie, and his late brother Erwin (Mary) Pieczynski, brother in-law to Eleanor (John) Augustine, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dear friend to many at Smokey Joe’s and Main Street Exchange.
Jim served his county in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Jim was a carpenter for the Local 10 Carpenters Union until his retirement in 2006.
Jim loved to share stories and his homemade baked goods with his loved ones.
His humor and wit will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Funeral Friday December 8, 2023.  10:15 A.M. from Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main street Crete, IL.  to St. Liborius Catholic Church South Suburbs at 71 W 35th St. Steger, IL 60475. Mass 11:00 A.M. Visitation Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M At the funeral home. Jim will be laid to rest at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, Indiana. Info: call 1-708-672-7600

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Vicki L. Schmidt

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

Visitation: Thursday, November 30 from 3pm to 7pm
Service Date: 12/01/2023
Place of Service: St. Boniface Catholic Church 5304 W Main Street, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: St Paul Lutheran Cemetery - Monee Margaret Street, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Vicki Lynn Schmidt (nee Brockmiller) age 72 of Monee, Illinois passed away with her family by her side on November 24, 2023. Beautiful daughter born on March 10, 1951 to the late Edward and Freeda (nee Ragains) Brockmiller. Loving wife to David; beloved mother to Joy Baker, Bethany Schmidt and Hillary Schmidt. She was a lover of the arts and nature as it influenced the majority of her life. Vicki was the Administrative Assistant at Glenwood Academy. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Visitation Thursday, November 30th from 3PM until 7PM at the Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL 60449. Funeral mass at 10AM on Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 5304 W Main Street, Monee, Illinois. Burial to follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Monee, Illinois. Info: (708) 534-0016.


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Rosario T. Chi

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

Visitation: Memorial gathering Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 10AM until mass at 10:30AM at the church
Service Date: 12/02/2023
Place of Service: St Veronica Catholic Church (formerly I.J.P.) 1131 Douglas, Flossmoor, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)


Rosario T. Chi, the only daughter of Angelita Lim, was born on September 28, 1944 in the Philippines. She was a woman whose life embodied laughter, joy, food and an unwavering devotion to God, family and friends.

She moved to Kansas City in 1966 to study biochemistry. In Kansas City, Rosario met Robert Chi whom she married in 1968 and then had her first child, Neil Chi in 1969.  She eventually planted her roots in Illinois where she has another child, Amy Chi in 1975.  She lived the rest of her days in Olympia Fields, IL where she raised her two children who studied medicine.

She worked full time as a medical technologist at Oak Forest Hospital for 30 years and then part time at St Francis hospital after retirement.

Rosario’s two passions were her family and God. Rosario felt that her greatest accomplishment was raising her two children who would go on to help heal others. When her children left the home, she devoted her time to volunteering with Father Rookey. She gave communion to patients in the hospital and counseled those in need over the telephone. She also explored the world with her husband and family. She went on to travel throughout the United States, Canada, China and Europe.

Rosario also loved to laugh, cook, enjoy a good meal and go shopping. She had a way of making everyone feel comfortable and loved. She knew everyone and everyone knew her.

Rosario was most happy surrounded by family and friends. She was eventually blessed with a grandchild, Amilia, whom she would believe was a special gift from God. Rosario had a devotion to God that she shared with her family throughout her life. She shared the importance of fellowship, faith in miracles and the healing power of prayer.  Towards the end of Rosario’s life, her faith and love in God carried her through many challenges.

Rosario breathed her last breath on Nov 3, 2023 surrounded by her family. She continues to live in the hearts of all those she loved. Her laughter will remain at family gatherings and her warmth will always be felt in the home. Let us celebrate Rosario Chi, a woman who taught us to savor each bite, cherish family and have faith in God as our redeemer.

Memorial gathering and mass on Saturday, December 2nd , 2023 from 10:00AM to 10:30AM, followed by a mass at 10:30am at St. Veronica Catholic Church (formally Infant Jesus of Prague) 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois.   Inurnment:  Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 19500 Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois.  Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy, Chicago Heights, IL.   Info:  (708) 754-0016


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James W. Barnett

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

Visitation: Wednesday November 15 from 2pm until service 7pm
Service Date: 11/15/2023

James W. Barnett age 87 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on November 11, 2023.  Loving husband of 68 years to Stella (nee Demitrowicz); beloved father to the late Carolyn (Nick) Doerr, Deborah (James) Mueller and Kimberly (John) Wargo.  Beautiful grandfather to Brianna Wargo, James Mueller II, Blake Mueller and Gabrielle (Edward) McGuire; great grandfather to Chase Mueller, Caroline McGuire and Elizabeth McGuire.  Cherished brother to Mary (late Robert) Hahn, Barbara (late Frank) Guinn, late Kenneth Barnett and late Corinne Burrow.  Preceded in death by his parents William and Mary (nee Webster) Barnett.

Visitation and service on Wednesday, November 15th from 2PM until the time of funeral service at 7PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Info:  (708) 754-0016.



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Dominick Cannata

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

Dominick Cannata, 74, formerly of Olympia Fields, IL, passed away peacefully on November 8th, 2023.  Born in Springfield, MA on September 4th, 1949, he was the son of the late Gaetano Sr. and Josephine (Arno) Cannata.

Dominick leaves his children Gina Clinnin and the late Kevin of Downers Grove, Jon Barlog and his wife Tracey of Orland Park, Elizabeth Cannata and her husband Michael Schroeder of Chicago, and Emily Cannata and her husband John Brelus of Chicago; his grandchildren Charlotte, Nathan, Henry, Jack and Ellie.  He is also survived by his siblings Gaetano Jr. “Tom” and his wife Nancy of Feeding Hills, MA, Anthony and his wife Karen of Cheshire, CT and Marianne Price of Springfield, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dominick was preceded in death by his two loving wives, JoAnn (Dobbin) Cannata and Mary (Markey) Cannata whom he cherished dearly.

Dominick graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA.  He received a bachelor’s degree in pre-med from Quincy University, a Masters in microbiology from Smith College and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University. He owned his own family dental practice in Chicago Heights, IL.  He enjoyed caring for his thousands of patients for over 40 years.

Dominick loved the Red Sox and the New England Patriots.  He was a brilliant man whose knowledge of trivia was unmatched.  His close friends and family used to say that he would be their “phone a friend” if they were ever lucky enough to be on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?  Dominick loved music and took great pride in always having the perfect playlist for family parties, often filled with 60’s hits.

A private celebration of Dominick’s memory will be held at a later date.  Having lost both of his dear wives to ovarian cancer, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Arrangement entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.


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Juan Licea

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

Visitation: Visitation Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 8:00 A.M. until time of Mass service at 10:00 A.M. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home
Service Date: 11/11/2023
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)


Jaun Licea  age 82 of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on November 6,  2023.  Beloved husband of the late Herlinda (Nee Bermudec).  Loving father of Maria Licea.  Cherished grandfather of Nayali, Bibliana, Yadhira and Joaquin Licea.  Fond brother of the late Gaudalupe, late Antonio, late Bernabe, Socorro, Margarita, Jose, Moises and Salvador Licea.  Dear uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Visitation Saturday, November 11th from 8 A.M. until time of Mass 10:00 A.M. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment: Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Info:  (708) 754-0016.


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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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