Crete Funeral Home

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

Tassie Kouchis


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: Assumption Greek Orthodox Chruch 15626 S Bell Road, Homer Glen, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Evergreen Hill Memory Gardens 3899 Park Avenue, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)

 

 

Tassie Kouchis age 89 of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on April 14, 2021.  Loving sister to Sula Loukaki; beautiful aunt to Maria (Charalampos) Armakolas and Dr. Nick (Nia) Kouchis.  Great aunt to Mary Margaret Kouchis and Spero Kouchis.  Preceded in death by her brother Sam Kouchis, sister-in-law Mary Kouchis and brother-in-law Gabriel Loukaki.  Tassie worked for over 45 years as a trust officer and secretary to the President at the Chicago Heights National Bank.  She will be remembered by many she assisted in the community and will be deeply missed. Tassie also dedicated much of her time and service to the Assumption Ladies Philoptochos Society. She loved to travel, cook and entertain for family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Homer Glen, www.assumptiongreekorthodox.org.

 Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s 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 and service on Monday, April 19th from 9:30AM until the time of service at 10:00AM, everything will be held at the church, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 S Bell Road, Homer Glen, Illinois.  Arrangements are entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL.  Burial at Evergreen Hill Memory Gardens, Steger, Illinois.  or Info: (708)-754-0016

 

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James H Watson, Jr.


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: St. Liborius Catholic Church 71 W 35th Street, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th street, Alsip, Illinois (Map-it)

James H. Watson Jr.  age 83 resident of Crete, Illinois passed away on April 10, 2021. Loving husband to the late Kathleen (nee Kerrigan) 2010. Beloved father to James III (Kimberly) Watson, David (Deborah) Watson, Mary Anne (Michael Matchinis), and Joseph Watson. Cherished grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 6.   Jim preceded in death by two sisters Dorothy Tobuch and Eleanor Olson.  Jim was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago where he met and married, at the young age of 19, his wife and life partner Kathleen Kerrigan.  Partnering with his father in the used auto parts business, Jim escalated ABC Auto Parts from a “junk yard” to one of Chicagoland’s largest automotive recyclers.  Jim was fortunate to work alongside all four of his children and many of his grandchildren.  Jim’s grandchildren describe Jim as “winning the jackpot when it comes to grandparents”.  To his children he was their father, mentor and friend. To those closest, Jim will be remembered for his model marriage to Kathleen, wise words of wisdom and the importance he placed on family, not to mention his passion for his business where he worked 6 days a week for his entire life.  Sundays were dedicated to faith and family.  We will miss him every day but he will live on when we host our family talent show at Christmas, when we sit in the corner booth at RL’s, when we play cards and when we bring our dollar pads to Vegas. 

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the state’s guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Thursday, April 15th  from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main St. (Dixie Hwy.), Crete, IL. Funeral Mass at 10AM, Friday at St. Liborius Church, 35th & Halsted Blvd., Steger, Illinois.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. Info:  (708) 672-7600.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to University of Chicago, c/o Shanda Lentz, 5841 Maryland Avenue, MC 6092, Chicago, IL  60637 for lung cancer research.

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Blair S Priebe


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 27034 South Diagional Road, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)

 

Blair S. Priebe age 69 of Peotone, Illinois went home to his Heavenly Father on April 10, 2021.  Loving husband to Betty (nee Huizenga);  beloved father to Traci (Michael) Freitas. Proud grandfather to Nolan and Kaelyn. Dear son to Jayne (Renda) Priebe; dear sister to Kim (Priebe) Olson and kind uncle to many nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by his father Raymond Priebe. Blair was a U.S. army veteran and owned Dart Copy Service.  Blair had many hobbies including music and sports.  He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s 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 and service on Thursday, April 15th  from 9AM until the time of service at 11AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 330 Highland Dr. Chicago Heights, Illinois.  Burial to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.  Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL. For Info: (708)-754-0016

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Darlis D Schofield


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

It is with deep sympathy that the family of Darlis Schofield announces her passing at the age of 81.  Darlis was survived by her husband, Donald Schofield, of 61 years.  Darlis is remembered as a sweet caring person.  She sent birthday cards to nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and 100’s of friends.  Darlis saw it as her mission in life that everyone would receive at least one birthday wish every year.  Darlis had a great sense of humor and was always ready with a joke. 

She was preceded in death by her sister Shirley Candall and her brother Orlando Webb.  She is survived by her husband Donald, and her children Donald T. Schofield II, Douglas (Sharon Leong) Schofield and Diane (George) Scott.  She was blessed by her grandchildren Franklin Scott, Jessica Schofield and Samantha Schofield.  She was survived by her siblings Linda Whaley, William Clark Webb, J. Chris Kent and Roxanne Brown.

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s 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, April14th, from 3:00 PM until time of service at 7:00 PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.   Info: (708) 754-0016

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Carl 'CJ' Joseph Carlsson


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: St. Liborius Catholic Church 71 W 35th Street, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Carl Joseph Carlsson (CJ), 62, born June 4, 1958 was a longtime resident of Crete, Illinois. Carl passed away peacefully at his home on April 6, 2021.  He graduated from Crete Monee High School in 1976 and earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Calumet College.   Carl spent many years working at Calumet Flexicore Corporation in Hammond, Indiana as an accountant and purchasing agent.  He was a man of many diverse interests with a wealth of knowledge in several areas.  As an avid fan of nature, Carl loved the outdoors and spending time on the family farm.  In his younger days, he looked forward to celebrating the 4th of July by staging professional firework shows for local communities.  He was a self-taught locksmith and was always aware of current events. Showing simple gestures of kindness to his family and friends brought Carl great joy.  With a mischievous and boyish sense of humor, Carl always tried to bring laughter to those whom he spent time.

Carl was the beloved son of Carl L. and the late RoseMarie (nee Schnepf) Carlsson.  He was the loving brother to Elizabeth Carlsson, Christina (Dan) LeCocq, Cynthia (Allen) Lucas, and his late brother, Kurt Carlsson.  He was the cherished uncle to Carly, Matthew, Margaret, Jack, Brian and Hannah.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 3:00PM until 8:00PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Funeral Mass Wednesday at 10:00AM at St. Liborius Church, 35th and Halsted Blvd., Steger, Illinois.  Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL.  Info: (708) 754-0016.  Memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105.

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s 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.

 

 

 

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Luigina Giannetta


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

Luigina Giannetta (nee Bianchi) age 86, Longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on April 7, 2021.  Loving wife to the late Ottorino (2020).  Beloved mother to Mario (Janice) Giannetta and the late Sandro – 2017 (Nancy) Giannetta.  Cherished grandmother to Melissa (Scott) Giannetta –Smith, Jason Giannetta, Alessandra Giannetta and Antonio Giannetta; great grandmother to Christian, Tommy and Evan.   Dear sister to Lena Pistirzi, Americo Bianchi and the late Tony Bianchi.

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s 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 on Sunday, April 11th from 1pm to 7pm at  Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL. Funeral mass on Monday at 11:30AM at the funeral home. Entombment at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois. For Info: (708)-754-0016

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If you are attending a wake or funeral, we encourage you to contact us to verify time, location and all services before attending services or visitation. We are dedicated to the highest quality of care for the deceased, with compassion and professional direction for the families we serve. To locate a funeral home, please visit our locations page and click the corresponding website.

Crete Funeral Home

In 1987 the authentic Victorian home at 1182 Main Street in Crete, Illinois was purchased. This unique home was renovated to add a large chapel, a very spacious lounge and a merchandise showroom. The result is a lovely funeral home that is very user-friendly yet maintains the Victorian home atmosphere.

 

The large chapel can accommodate up to 100-125 people yet easily maintains an intimate atmosphere for smaller groups. The lounge on the lower level provides much counter space with tables and seating areas adequate for the largest of visitations.

 

In 99% of situations you will have the entire funeral home to yourself with no sharing. Crete Funeral Home provides handicap access and has a huge parking lot. The visitation chapel includes a 42” monitor to display your complimentary DVD.

 

Each of our locations is owned by our family and operated by our family and caring staff. At each location we offer Traditional Funeral Service, Memorials, Cremations and Funeral Pre-Planning. It is our privilege to serve you and your family read more...

Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600
Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600
Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600
Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600
Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600