Helen Wittern

HELEN WITTERN
Of Arlington Heights

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Helen Nadine Wittern, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  Helen left us on April 21, 2017.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Jody Slater, her son James William, daughter Lori Ann; and her granddaughter Melinda Anne.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Wittern; and daughter Linda Gunn.

A talented homemaker, Helen was a proud Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR), enjoyed Questers of Arlington Heights, and was a cherished grandmother to Melinda Anne.

Memorial Service will be held in her hometown of Indianola, Iowa later this summer.  Memorial contributions in Helen’s memory can be made to JourneyCare.org or by phone at 224-770-2489.

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

 

David L. Ogburn

David L Ogburn
Of Arlington Heights

David L. Ogburn was born on July 24, 1943 in Trenton, New Jersey to Alton Brooks and Ava (nee Stephenson) Ogburn. He passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at The Lutheran Home and Services in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Mr. Ogburn worked as an accountant for United Airlines for over 40 years.  In his free time and during his retirement he enjoyed the Chicago Cubs and golfing.

David is survived by his wife Elizabeth; his sons, Donald (Enid Parkinson) Ogburn, and David W. (Sheila) Ogburn; grandchildren, David Wade Ogburn, II, Blake S. Ogburn, and Luke A. Ogburn; cousin, Carol O. Stumpf.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Alton Ogburn and his parents.

Visitation from 9:00 am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 am, Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to The Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/.  Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

John D. Lundstrom

John D. Lundstrom
Of Arlington Heights

John D. Lundstrom was born on September 10, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Lester and Ruth (nee Cunningham) Lundstrom. He died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Hospice in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Mr. Lundstrom was a salesman for Allstate Insurance for over 40 years before retiring in 2009. He is a former Baseball, Basketball and Football coach for the Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights Park Districts and served in the National Guard

John is survived by his wife Ann Marie nee Devlin; his children John (Kristine) Lundstrom, Jr., and Dina (Brian) McBride; his grandchildren Ashley, Ella and, Freya McBride, Julia and Keith Lundstrom; and his brother, William.

He was preceded in death by his son, Keith; his parents, and his brother Edward.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, Illinois, and on Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois from 9:00 am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 am. Burial at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe Street, # 3420, Chicago IL  60603.

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

Dr. Harold W. Gianopulos

Dr. Harold W. Gianopulos
of South Barrington

Harold W. Gianopulos, MD, was born on July 29, 1935 in Chicago to Basil and Anna (nee Soteropulos) Gianopulos. He died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in South Barrington.

Dr. Gianopulos worked as a Radiologist for Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, 1970 to 2002. He was Board certified in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Nuclear Radiology.

Harold is survived by his spouse Mary, whom he married June 12, 1960 in Chicago; children, Harold “Skip” (Gayle) Gianopulos Jr., Stephen Gianopulos and Jennifer (Jeff) Griffin; grandchildren, Jorah Griffin, Stephanie Gianopulos, Jessica Gianopulos, Allison Gianopulos, Janai Griffin, Jakin Griffin and Cassidy Gianopulos; Siblings, John (Vasiliki) Gianopulos, Joyce (Carl) Stanton and Despe (Chris) Sterious; brother in law John Galanes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Irene Galanes; and his sister in law Mary Gianopulos.

Visitation Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL.   Visitation 10:00 am, Monday, April 24, 2017 until the 11:00 am Funeral Service at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, 1330 North Douglas Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL  60004. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Lawndale Medical Center, PO Box 23113 Chicago, IL 60623 or https://lawndale.tfaforms.net/3. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Kevin J. Harnett

Kevin J. Harnett
Of Chicago

Kevin J. Harnett was born on November 5, 1955 in Carpentersville to John and Mary
(nee McCaffrey) Harnett. He died Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Chicago.

Kevin worked for Cerner as a Consultant, Principal I. He enjoyed dining out with his
friends and loved spending time with his family. Kevin was loved by all family and
friends.

He is survived by his siblings, Sheila (Thomas) Bonuso, Michael Harnett and William
(Donna) Harnett; nieces and nephews, Patrick (Jennifer) Bonuso, Matthew Bonuso;
Elizabeth Bonuso and Amanda Bonuso; great-niece, Ella Bonuso; and great-nephew,
Franklin Bonuso; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm Glueckert Funeral Home
Ltd., 1520 North Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington
Heights, IL 60004. Prayers Friday, April 21, 2017 9:15 am at the funeral home,
proceeding to St. Mary Parish, 10 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 for a
10:00 am Funeral Mass. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Funeral
information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or 847-253-0168 .

Eric William Novak

Eric William Novak
Of Arlington Heights

Eric William Novak was born May 20, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois to Daniel and Bette (nee Burger) Novak.  He passed away April 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Eric graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree and MBA. He worked in data analysis within the public utility and consulting industries, most recently with the government. Eric was an avid hockey player and accomplished artist. He enjoyed golf, writing letters to the Better Business Bureau, and spending time with his family.  Eric was staunchly pro-life and his annual Christmas cards were anxiously anticipated by all. He will be remembered for his unconventional sense of humor and his service to his church and God.

Eric is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susanne nee Bailes; his children, Sarah (Zach) Benning and Karl Novak; his siblings, Mark (Patty) Novak, Kate (Steve) Lescohier, Mike (Alice) and Dan (Carol) Novak; and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial visitation Friday, April 21, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Prayers 8:45 am, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the funeral home, proceeding to Our Lady of the Wayside, 440 S. Mitchell Avenue for Mass at 9:30 am. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, World Vision or The Buddy Foundation. Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Marilyn K. Lynch


Marilyn K. Lynch

Of Arlington Heights

Marilyn K. Lynch was born in 1933 to George and Viola (nee Lian) Klechak.  She died April 15, 2017 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

Marilyn was a 1951 graduate of Foreman High school in Chicago. She was a member of the Social club ‘The Ambers’ and Past member of American Legion post 690, serving as Treasure in 1960’s. Marilyn worked at Northwest Community Hospital the year they opened in Arlington Heights.  She worked many years at Corbetta Construction in Des Plaines, then at St.Viator High School and eventually retiring from the Arlington Heights Park District.  She was proud of her children’s accomplishments and she adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren! She was so grateful for her loving husband Warren, family and friends.  She lived her life to the fullest.

Marilyn is survived by her husband Warren Lynch; her children Kimberly (Terrence) Smith, Fredrick (Loretta) Haemker and Julie (Ken) Schaefges; her step children Joanne Courvoisier and Joyce (late Tom) Short and Cheryl (Steve) Korshak; Sue (Mike) Gavin and Robert (Anne) Lynch; her 20 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and by her brother Kenneth (late Geraldine) Klechak.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her first husband Fred “Freddy” Haemker; her siblings Norman (late Patricia) Klechak and Joan (late George) Chobanian and by her parents.

Visitation Friday from 9:00 AM until time of memorial service at 11:00 AM at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive, Arlington Heights.  Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Assn.Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.

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

Gloria Mary Biskupski

Gloria

Gloria Mary Biskupski
Of Wauconda

Gloria Mary Biskupski was born on May 10, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois to Stephen and Eleanor (nee Guzy) Selep. She died Friday, April 14, 2017 at Lexington of Wheeling in Wheeling, Illinois.

Mrs. Biskupski was a Manager of customer service for Kar Products for 30 years. She loved to cook and bake, some of her favorite dishes were Applesauce Cake, Meat Loaf, Beef Stroganoff, and Kolacky’s. She was an avid Chicago sports fan who cheered on the Cubs, Bulls, and Bears. She’ll be remembered as a “Social Butterfly” with a vivacious personality who always attended and supported her kids and their activities, enjoyed bowling and slapstick comedy, and was a talented interior decorator and gardener.

Gloria is survived by her spouse Richard, married for 40 years, her children Nicole and Bryan Biskupski; and her siblings Christine (Donald) Kass, Jerome (Cindy) Selep, and David (Brooke) Selep.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial visitation from 8:30 am until 10:00 am, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness, Illinois where Memorial Mass will be held at 10:15 am.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Gloria M. Biskupski Memorial Fund, C/O Fifth Third Bank, 486 Liberty St., Wauconda, IL 60084.

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

Richard “Reif” Reifschneider

Richard “Reif” Reifschneider
Of Buffalo Grove

 Richard “Reif” Reifschneider was born December 18, 1940 in Chicago to Evelyn Reifschneider.  He died April 14, 2017 at his home in Buffalo Grove.

Richard enjoyed spending time with and cooking for his family.  He was an avid sports fan.  He was a terrific story teller, had a great sense of humor and loved to kid with his family.

Richard is survived by his children Doreen (Jim) Spizzirri and Richard II (Laura) Reifschneider, Kelly Wertz, Timothy (Cindy) Wertz, Jr.; his grandchildren Rachel, Christina and Jimmy Spizzirri, Richard III, Kayla and Ryan Reifschneider, Shaulene Stamper, Peter (Jessica), Avery Wertz, Elizabeth Wertz, and by his great granddaughter  Lauren Stamper; his sister Dee Dee (Curt) Rahn his nieces and nephews David and Christopher Rahn and Dawn Wells.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife Sharon L. (nee O’Sullivan) Reifschneider; his children Anthony Wertz and Cindy Wertz; his granddaughter Danielle Wertz; his brother Edwin Reifschneider and by his parents.

Funeral and interment services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Disabled American Veterans, Attn:  Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250. Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Barbara M. Spaulding

Barbara M. Spaulding
Of Arlington Heights

Barbara M. Spaulding was born on March 24, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to Earl and Mildred (nee Coburn) Moyse. She passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 87.

Barbara worked as a teacher for Palatine School District 15.  She was an avid world traveler, created ceramics, enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge.  Barbara also co-authored and illustrated instructional art books for children.  Mostly, she loved being a Nana, who attended almost every event in which her children and grandchildren participated.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 63 years John; her sons, Douglas (Nanci) and Jeffrey Spaulding; her grandchildren, Ryan (Maren) Spaulding, Haley (Joshua) Weaver, and Heather Spaulding; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Sister, Nancy (the late James) Plastine; and her parents.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road. (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, where a funeral service will be held at 7:30 pm, Tuesday evening.  Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Waukegan To College W2C, 410 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL 60085. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.