James R. Hickey

us-flag-foldedJames R. Hickey
Of Arlington Heights

James R. Hickey was born May 15, 1930 in Chicago to James V. and Frances (nee Darge) Hickey.  He died March 18, 2017 at his home in Arlington Heights.

James was an avid reader and gardener.  He was fun loving, loved to meet new people and was always pleasant to be around.  He enjoyed telling silly Irish jokes.

James is survived by his wife Grace (nee Rybarczyk) Hickey; his children James (Margaret), Terrence (Diana), Anita (Mike) LaVigne, Thomas (Evelyn), Mary (Charles) Baltes and John (Annette); his grandchildren Julia, William, Christina, Sarah, Kelly, Brandon, Adam, Molly Grace, Emily, Danielle, Carley; his 8 great grandchildren; his sister Frances (late William) Dutton.

James is preceded in death by his step father Nick Novak and by his parents.

Visitation Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 3 PM until 9 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Prayers 8:45 AM, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell Ave., Arlington Heights, for Mass at 9:30 AM.  Interment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.  Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Carlene V. Kretschmar

Carlene V. Kretschmar
Of Mundelein

Carlene V. Kretschmar was born August 13, 1935 in Chicago to Karl and Viola Andersohn.  She died March 14, 2017 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

Carlene enjoyed painting, crafting, gardening but most of all spending time with her family.  In celebration of her life, please wear bright colors.

Carlene is survived by her husband Kenneth C. Kretschmar; her children Keith (Patty) Kretschmar, Lynn (John) Hagan, John Kretschmar and Scott (Melanee) Kretschmar; her grandchildren Matthew, Kalie, Brittany, Michael, Kelly, Ryan, Tyler and Kain; her sister Anita (late George) Toblesky.

Carlene is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Funeral service 11:00 AM, Monday, March 20, 2017 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive Street, Arlington Heights.  Interment will be at Ridgewood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501st St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151.  Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Verlene Barr


Verlene Barr

Of Arlington Heights

Verlene Barr was born July 26, 1935 in Dale County, Alabama to Pleas and Essie (nee Stanton) Smith.  She died February 24, 2017 at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.

Verlene is survived by her siblings James H. (Alceria) Smith, Carolyn (late Richard) Morehead and Wayne (Doris) Smith; her step son Phillip (Miriam) Barr; her grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

Verlene is preceded in death by her husband Charles H. Barr; her siblings Inearl (late Howard) Sherrer, Gladys (late Manuel) Sherrer, Pleas J. Smith and Bernice (late Harold) Hancock and by her parents.

Visitation Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 3:00 PM until the time of funeral at 7:00 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Interment private.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Heart Assn. / American Stroke Assn., Memorials & Tributes 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.  Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Mary Beth Graff

Mary Beth Graff
Of  Glen Ellyn

Mary Beth Graff was born November 8, 1958 in Chicago to Donald and Sara (nee Walsh) Graff.  She died February 17, 2017.

Mary Beth worked in the Insurance/Surety industry for over 30 years in the Chicagoland area.  She enjoyed entertaining, baking, wellness, yoga, traveling, gardening and walks with her grand-dog Cora. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Loving mother of Elle (Ethan) Pressly; cherished companion of Steve Anderson; dear sister of Susan (Joe McCarthy) Graff, Donald A. Graff, Lynn Graff (Michael) Thomas, Jim (Laura) Graff and Michael (Angela) Graff; loving aunt to 14 nieces and nephews.

Mary Beth is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 3:00 PM until the time of funeral service at 7:00 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501st St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151 or The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults | 1215 E Fort Ave, Ste. 104 | Baltimore, MD 21230 Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Albert E. Haeger

us-flag-foldedAlbert E. Haeger
Formerly of Arlington Heights

Albert E. Haeger was born December 3, 1925 in Chicago to Albert and Rose (nee Duensing) Haeger.  He died February 16, 2017 at JourneyCare of Barrington.

After graduation from Oak Park River Forest High School he entered the Specialized Army Training Program at Michigan State University.  After serving in WWII in an engineering battalion he attended Valparaiso University and Purdue University on the GI Bill and earned his Civil Engineering degree.  In his early career, he worked on the design and construction of the interstate highway system from West Virginia to Utah. In 1969 he founded Haeger and Associates, a civil engineering and land surveying company of which he was the president until his retirement in 2002. He resided in Arlington Heights for over 50 years, where he and his wife Jean raised their family before relocating to Fontana, WI.

Albert is survived by his children Martha Haeger, Rev. Martin (Peggy) Haeger, Janet (Robert) Bunn, Mark Haeger, Mary Vanek; his grandchildren Elisabeth (Christopher) Hajduk, Rebecca Bunn, Robert Bunn III, Matthew Haeger, Kate Vanek, Emma Vanek and Madelyn Haeger; his great grandson Andrew Hajduk.

Albert is preceded in death by his wife Martha “Jean” (nee Schnedler) Haeger; his sister Lillian Ross and by his parents.

Visitation Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights and Monday, February 20, 2017 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive, Arlington Heights from 9:00 AM until the time of funeral service at 10:00 AM.  Interment will be at Walworth Cemetery, Fontana, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025-7635 or Senior Ministries at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Frances Simon


Frances Simon

Of Arlington Heights

 Frances Simon was born March 11, 1927 in Chicago to John and Daisy (Sheldon) Simon.  She died February 15, 2017 at her home in Arlington Heights.

Thanks to the loving care of her family, Frances was able to remain in her home until the last day with her daughter Nancy as her caretaker.

Frances is survived by her children, Jane (Leonard) Witter, William Jr. (Joyce E.) Simon, Nancy M. Simon and George Simon; her grandchildren, Andrew, Morgan, Jason, Amy, Susie, William, John, Nicole, Michelle, Adam and Daisy; her great-grandchildren, Asa, Hannah, Ava, Shayla, Ian, Keira, Nathan and Ben; her siblings Jeanne (Milton) Moore and Kathy (Frank) Mouton.

Frances is preceded in death by her husband William G. Simon; her brothers James Simon and John Simon and by her parents.

Visitation from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, February 17, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights.  Prayers Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:15 AM at Glueckert Funeral Home, to St. James Catholic Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights for mass at 11:00 AM. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Salvation Army, 5040 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60630.  Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Frank J. Cerone


Frank J. Cerone

Of Arlington Heights

Frank J. Cerone was born April 27, 1927 in Chicago to Anthony and Minnie (nee Iasell) Cerone.  He passed away February 7, 2017 in Arlington Heights.

Frank is survived by his children Patricia Cerone and Carol (Ken) Addison; his grandchildren, Katherine (Vincent) Mullarkey, Anthony Addison, Nicholas (Allison) Addison, Frank Wasielewski, Vincent Addison; his great grandchildren, Michael and Marissa Mullarkey; and sisters, Marie (late Robert) Handley and Rosemarie (Frank) Jakubiak.

Frank is preceded in death by his wife Antonette “Toni” Cerone and by his parents.

Visitation 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.) Arlington Heights and 9:00 AM, Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. Edna Catholic Church 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM.  Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside.

Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168

Jean M. Gawlik


Jean M. Gawlik

Of Buffalo Grove

Jean M. Gawlik was born February 8, 1918 in Chicago Heights to John and Harriet (nee Magdziarz) Siuda.  She died February 4, 2017 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

Jean is survived by her children Dennis (Wendy) Gawlik and Diane Flynn; her grandchildren Nicholas Flynn, Christopher Gawlik, Robert Gawlik, Katelyn Gawlik and Bradley Gawlik.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband Edward P. Gawlik; her siblings John (late Regina) Siuda, Sophie (late John) Balazs, Lottie (late Mike) Dziacko, Eugene (Sylvia) Siuda and by her parents.

Visitation, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL.  Prayers Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 9:15 am at Glueckert Funeral Home to St. Mary Parish, 10 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove for mass at 10:00 AM.  Interment Maryhill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be Given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501st St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151.  Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Jeanne R. Yowell

Jeanne R. Yowell
Of Arlington Heights

Jeanne R. Yowell was born July 13, 1926, in Chicago to Arthur and Rose (nee Lichtinger) Hoffmann.  She died February 3, 2017 at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst.

Jeanne enjoyed knitting hats for infants at Northwest Community Hospital, as well as knitting for her family.  Her greatest joys in life was spending time with her family and her dog Freckles.

Jeanne is survived by her children William (Colleen) Yowell and Terri (Jerry) Skapyak; her grandchildren Bryan, Kayla, Zachary, Sara and David.

Jeanne is preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Yowell; her daughter Kathy Yowell and by her parents.

Visitation Monday, February 6, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Funeral service and interment services will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:00 PM at Memory Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 2501 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The American Heart Assn. / American Stroke Assn., Memorials & Tributes 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

James Wut-Mon Gong

James Wut-Mon Gong
Of Formerly of Lake Zurich

 James Wut-Mon Gong was born September 14, 1950 in China to Fun Siu and Mo Fung (nee Lueng) Gong.  He died January 27, 2017.

James is survived by his wife Deborah (nee Blade) Gong; his children Kathryn Gong and David Gong; his sister Sue (late Charlie) Chin and by many nieces and nephews.

James is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation Friday, February 3, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Prayers 9:15 AM, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home to St. James Catholic Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL for Mass at 10:00 AM.  Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for Jim, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or Click HERE for a link to James’s donation page.

Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.