Frances A. Draut

Frances A. Draut
Of Lake Barrington

Frances A. Draut was born on June 26, 1918 in Chicago to Daniel and Isabella (nee McWilliams) O’Connell. She died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Lake Barrington Woods in Barrington.

Frances worked as a nurse in Chicago, then she taught special education at Westbrook School in Mt. Prospect, retiring in 1987. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Cary. Frances was an avid swimmer, reader, attended Bible Study, loved to travel and was nicknamed “Out and About Mrs. Draut”. She loved to spend time with her family and was loved by all.

Frances is survived by her children, Patricia “Patti” Draut-Diggs, Michael “Mike” Draut, Terrence “Terry” (Alejandro Ameijeiras) Draut, Dennis “Denny” (Geraldine) Draut, Danette (Edward) Foreman, Timothy “Tim” Draut, Robert “Bob” Draut, Sheila Draut, Megan (Gary) Kurek and Frances “Fran” Draut; grandchildren Dylan Draut, Colette Draut-Diggs, Colleen Diggs, Garrett Draut, Kevin Draut, Aaron Diggs, Alanna Kurek, Taylor Wilson and Stephanie Molina; great-granchildren, Kyle Draut, Juliette Draut-Griffen and Aidan Gerentine-Diggs; sister-in-law, Lois O’Connell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis “Mike” Draut; her parents; siblings, Eileen (Charles) Byrne, John (Catherine) O’Connell and Daniel O’Connell.

Visitation Monday, February 27, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 North Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Funeral Mass 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny, IL 60082. Interment will be 11:00 am at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hartford, WI on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to a charity of your choice in France’s memory. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Albert Slezak

Al

Albert Slezak
Of Chicago

Al Slezak was born on December 20, 1962 in Park Ridge, Illinois to Herbert and Dorothy (nee Parsons) Slezak. He died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Slezak was a software engineer. He was a great friend to many and was always there in good times and sad times. Al never forgot a birthday and always sent well thought out gifts for the kids at Christmas each year. His annual Christmas letter was legendary. He loved to travel, read, watch movies, BBQ and go out with friends, eating good food and drinking good wine. Al had a great smile and a contagious laugh.

He is survived by his sisters, Suzanne Slezak, and Nancy (Wayne) Beuchel; his nephew, Kelleigh Lyons; and his extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until time of Remembrance Service at 7:00 pm, Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at 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.

Leo B. Larson

Leo B. Larson
Of Kildeer

Leo B. Larson was born March 23, 1929 in Chicago to John and Augusta (nee Bertilsson) Larson, his parents having emigrated from Sweden.  He died February 23, 2017 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

Retired as a Tool and Die Maker. Owner of Collins Mfg. in Niles.  Member of VFW Post 981 since 1972 where served as Post Commander.

Leo is survived by his daughters Debra Lynn (Gary) Gorson and Babette Marie (Jeff) Butler; his grandchildren Justin, Brandon, Ashley, Brent, Kirsten and Brian and by his great granddaughter Eve.

Leo is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Ann (nee Lynest) Larson and by his parents John & Augusta (Bertilsson) Larson.

A graduate of Lane Tech High School in Chicago, Leo became an early resident of Rolling Meadows in 1954, then moved to Arlington Heights in 1962, and then to Kildeer in1987.

Leo and his family enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states (mostly camping) and several countries.

Leo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was able to go on the Freedom Flight with his grandson to visit the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at JourneyCare Hospice for their kindness and exceptional care.

Funeral and interment services will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois

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

 

Norma M. Roccosanto

Norma M. Roccosanto
Of Arlington Heights

Norma M. Roccosanto was born on December 8, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Anthony and Antoinetta (nee Bua) Campo. She died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Norma worked as an Administrative Assistant for Scott, Foresman and Company in Glenview, Illinois for 25 years. She enjoyed reading, writing, cooking, flowers, gardening and playing the piano.  Her favorite times were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her spouse of 66 years, Frank; her children, John (Marianne) Roccosanto, Antoinette (John) Guziec, Jacqueline (Bob) Cappalli; her grandchildren, Alexis Cappalli, Courtney Cappalli, Jack Cappalli, and Francesca Guziec; her siblings, Lillian (The late Frank) Barbera, and Rosemary (The late Ed) Grabel.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Geraldine (the late Frank) DeCarl, Francine (the late Kenneth) Dobes, and Mae (the late Paul) Lascola; and her parents.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights, and Monday, February 27, 2017 from 9:00 am until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 am, at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 North Main Street Chamberlain, SD 57325 or www.stjo.org. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Lorraine Santangelo

Lorraine Santangelo 94, of Glenview, beloved wife of the late Albert; loving mother of Samuel (Barbara), and Jane Santangelo; beloved grandmother of Sam, Jr., and Michael (Kristen).  Visitation from 3-9 PM, Thursday at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Funeral Mass Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 am at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 3535 Thornwood Avenue, Glenview.  Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Alzheimer’s Foundation, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60631 appreciated.   Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Maurice McCain

Maurice McCain
Of Hoffman Estates

Maurice McCain was born on July 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Frank Mints and Elwanda McCain. He died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Avantara of Long Grove in Long Grove, Illinois.

Mr. McCain worked as a die setter for Weber-Stephen and was a member of Heaven’s Descendants Gospel Group.

Maurice is survived by his spouse of 20 years, Barbara McCall; his children Eric McCain, Melinda Reid, Tonisha McCain, Monica McCain, Jason Bentley, and Donny Johnson; and his step-son, Vincent Hodges.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation from 12:00 pm until time of Funeral Service at 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois. Interment Private.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Lucille Ann Michelfelder

Lucille Ann Michelfelder
Of Arlington Heights

Lucille Ann Michelfelder was born on April 5, 1929 in Caspian, MI to Walter and Justine (nee Pavlik) Piekarski. She passed away peacefully Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Des Plaines, IL

Lucille and her husband Frank were members of card clubs and bowling leagues. They enjoyed traveling the United States in their RV and spent their summers in Manistee, MI on their boat. Lucille loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and was loved by all.

Lucille is survived by her children, Tracy (Robert) Marek, Steven Kolbas, Terry (Peter) Sojka and Brad Busakowski; grandchildren, Jennifer Marek, Adam Marek, Nicholas Marek and Emily Sojka; her dear dogs, Suzz, Heidi and Suzie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Michelfelder; former husbands Joe Kolbas and Paul Busakowski; siblings, Florence Busakowski, Dorothy Rae, Agnes Strenke, Veronica Richards and George Piekarski.

Services and interment were private.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at 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.

Santo DiCarlo

Santo DiCarlo, 81
of Scottsdale, AZ and formerly, Glenview, IL.

Santo DiCarlo was born on September 20, 1935 in Alta Vila Milicia, Sicily, to Salvatore and Angela (nee Scafidi) DiCarlo. He died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Centegra Hospital in Huntley, Illinois.

Santo was the owner/mechanic of O’Hare Automotive since 1984 before retiring to Arizona. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed gardening.

Santo is survived by his wife of 57 years Maria (nee Raia), his children, Sam (Mary) DiCarlo, Tom (Dawn) DiCarlo and Angela (Matthew) Rude; his grandchildren, Santo R. DiCarlo, Mario DiCarlo, Santo Rude, Katye Rude, Karl Rude, and Danielle DiCarlo; his siblings Andrew, Tina, Anna, Maria, and Angela.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Vicenzena.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, and Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 9:00 am until time of Mass 10:00 am at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Entombment at All Saints Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to American Cancer Society. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.