Kerr-Parzygnot Chicago Heights Funeral Home

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

U.S. Veteran

Charles L. Labaj, Sr.


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Charles L. Labaj Sr. age 93 of Matteson formerly of Crete, Illinois passed away on October 24, 2020.  Beloved husband to the late Nancy (nee Angellotti) 2006.  Loving father to Michael (Karen) Labaj and Charles (Carole) Labaj Jr.  Cherished grandfather to Trishia (Rich) Krupa, Erin (Luke) Acosta, Laura (Joe) Traina, Michael (Robin) Labaj Jr., Mary Rose (Phillip) Warbiany, Charles S. Labaj and Sarah (James) Williamson.  Great grandfather of 7.  Charles served proudly in the U.S. Navy.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 5501 N Cumberland, Chicago, IL 60656.  www.stjude.org

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 Wednesday, October 28th  from 2PM until 8PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Funeral service on Thursday at 10AM at the funeral home.  Interment: Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, IL. Info:  (708) 672-7600.

 

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Rita M. Sadus


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery 801 Michigan City Road, Calumet City, Illinois (Map-it)

Rita M. Sadus (nee Jakubowski) age 77, a longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on October 19, 2020.  Loving wife of 47 years to Eugene; beloved mother to Geno (Jennifer) Sadus and Elizabeth Sadus.  Beautiful Busia to Steven, Allison and Anthony Sadus.  Dear sister to Irene Jakubowski.  Preceded in death by her parents Walter and Bernice (nee Noga) Jakubowski.  Rita was a member of the Chicago Heights Wadowice Polish Sister Cities Committee, PNA Lodge 59, Polish Falcons Nest 42, Polish American Community Fair (PACF) and a proud supporter of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.  Rita will be missed by everyone who knew her.

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 Saturday, October 24th  from 9:30 A.M. until time of service at 11:30 A.M. at  Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment:  Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois.   Info:  (708) 754-0016

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Evelyn R. Ross


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: St Agnes Catholic Church 1515 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Evelyn R. Ross age 97 longtime resident of South Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on October 16, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late John W. (1992).  Loving mother of John M. Ross.  Cherished sister of the late Tony ( late Josephine) Mongillo,  late Carmella ( late Arthur) DeLuca,  late Mary (late Alfred) DeAmicis, late Rose ( late Joe) Rossi,  late Alice ( late Frank) Costello and the late Phyllis (late Allan) Paape.  Beautiful aunt to many nieces and nephews.  She was a former employee of the Steger Furniture & Thrall Car Manufacturing and she was a graduate of Bloom High School. 

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 Wednesday October 21st  from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at  Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Thursday funeral mass at 10:00AM at St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, Illinois.   Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.   Info:  (708) 754-0016

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Maria Elena Montalvo


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: St Agnes Catholic Church 1515 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Maria E. Montalvo age 85 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on October 11, 2020.  Preceded in death by her parents Francisco and Jacinta (nee Rosales) Montalvo.  Beloved sister to Catarina (late Pedro) Mansilla, the late Francisco (Ester) Jr., and late Concepcion Montalvo.  Beautiful aunt to Francisco (Lane) III, Jane, late Mario (Paula), Joel and Yesenia (Angel).  Surrogate grandmother to Adelina and Alejandro.   Maria retired from Ford Motor Co.

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 Friday, October 16th  from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at  Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Saturday funeral mass at 11:30AM at St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, Illinois.   Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.   Info:  (708) 754-0016

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Barbara P. Kunshek


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Barbara Kunshek (nee Rymarz) of Valparaiso, IN passed away, age 73, on October 8, 2020.  She was born in Poland and grew up in Chicago Heights, IL. She graduated from Bloom High School and Prairie State College.  Afterwards, she graduated from Western Illinois University with her Bachelor and Master degrees in Biology.

After working as transplantation researcher at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Barbara married Rudy Kunshek, Jr. in 1974. Their union resulted in three children:  a daughter, Niccole Kunshek – Pittman of San Antonio, TX, together with two sons, Jeffery and Todd Kunshek of Valparaiso, IN.  Subsequently, Barbara became a university professor and the long-term Director of Medical Assisting at the former Davenport University, Merrillville, IN.

Upon retirement, she became an Indiana Master Gardner and Porter County Master Recycler. She regularly conducted seminars throughout Northwest Indiana on vermicomposting – her favorite hobby as well as sewing, baking pies, solving newspaper puzzles and saving any box she came across. Her favorite salutation to her family as she left to go shopping was the loud and clear declaration, “I’m going now.” As a Registered Medical Assistant, she was active in the American Medical Technologists Association serving as treasurer for the Indiana State Society. Among her various volunteer activities; Barbara was a long-term caregiver at the St. Agnes Day Care Service Center in Valparaiso, IN. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley B. Rymarz, mother Lottie Rymarz, and bother Stanley G. Rymarz. Her husband survives along with her brother Thomas Rymarz and sister Elizabeth DeBonfioli, her three children and several nephews and nieces.  In lieu of flowers, bequests may be made in her honor at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Visitation and Service are Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM with a 1:00 PM Mass at the Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment: Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.  Information: (708) 754-0016.

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Fern E. Rodgers


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Roue 1, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)

Fern E. Rodgers (nee Koelling) age 92 of Beecher passed away on October 6, 2020.  She was born and raised in Crete, the middle of three siblings. Lived in Des Plaines for a most of her life before becoming a resident of Beecher Manor Nursing and Rehab since 2017.   Preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Lydia (nee Rincker) Koelling and her loving husband Earl.  Loving sister to Ronald (Charlotte) Koelling and the late Carolyn Rushton.  Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She loved traveling, going to the opera and spending time with family and friends.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Halfway Home Animal Rescue, 15790 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60462 or http://www.hwhanimalrescue.com/ and click Donate.

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 Wednesday, October 14th from 11:30AM until the time of service at 1:30PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Interment: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Crete, IL. Info:  (708) 672-7600. 

 

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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...