Crete Funeral Home

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

Joel A. Grossi, Sr.


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

It is with profound sadness that the family of Joel Grossi Sr. announces his passing after a heroic fight with stage four cancer on February 19, 2021. 

Joel was born in Chicago, IL on November 10, 1945, to Frances and Robert Grossi. He attended Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, IL and graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.  While working three jobs and raising a family, he earned a Master’s degree in Education from DePaul University.

He will be lovingly remembered by his students, faculty and staff at Crete-Monee School District.  He proudly dedicated over 30 years of his life to being a beloved Teacher, Assistant Principal and Administrator.  Joel impacted the lives of so many, and his legacy will live on through his students. 

Joel was known for his devotion of faith, love of family, the intellect of a genius, and having the quick-witted ability to converse with anyone on any subject.

He married the love of his life, Terri Koza, on November 28, 1983.  His love for his wife and children was unmatched.

Joel is survived by his mother, Frances Grossi, and is preceded in death by his father, Robert Grossi.

He is also survived by his children, Brian (Nikki) Rzyski, Ben (Megan) Rzyski, Joel (Sarah) Grossi, Samantha Grossi and Bill Petty, her fiancé; six grandchildren Brian, William, Ethan, Reid, Tilly, and Aubrey, four Brothers; Timothy (Vickie) Grossi, Paul (Toni) Grossi, Greg (Lori) Grossi and Andrew (Peggy) Grossi; and one sister, Roberta (Michael) Kamradt, along with nieces, Kimberly Grossi, Kathy Faso, Laura Longo, Andrea Grossi, Amanda Grossi, Patti Grossi, and Jackie Kamradt; nephews, Paul Grossi, Timothy Grossi, Alex Grossi, Michael Kamradt, Danny Grossi, and Adam Grossi.  Joel is also survived by his beloved wife’s family, Kathrine Simpson (Thomas Parochelli), Jane (Angelo) DeAngelis, MaryAnn (Garry) Rooney, Linda (Thomas) Husum, David Koza (Ronna Laveille) , Diane (Liam) Carey, James (Donna) Koza, along with her nieces, Christie, Nicole, Katie; nephews Jeff, Eric, Jamie, Joe, and Colin. 

Visitation will be held at the Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL, on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 6:30pm, private family service 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, unfortunately due to Covid the mass will be family only. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ronald 'Ron' D. Wiedmyer


Funeral Home: Steger Funeral Home - Steger, IL (Map-it)

Ronald ‘Ron’ D. Wiedmyer age 76 of Steger, Illinois passed away on February 18, 2021.  Loving husband of Lynn (nee DeGlopper); beloved father of Lisa (John) Brady, Patricia Wiedmyer, John (Jackie) Wiedmyer and the late Stephanie Wiedmyer.  Cherished grandfather of 15; great grandfather of 9.  Dear brother to the late Lorraine.  His fur babies Buddy and Bailey.  Ron worked as an Engineer for Ameritech, member of the Knights of Columbus and served proudly in the U.S. Army.

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 Tuesday, February 23rd  from 3:00 PM until 8:00PM with a service at 7:30PM at Steger Funeral Home 125 E. Steger Road (34th St.) in Steger, IL 60475.  Info: 708-755-3400.

 

 

 

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Kathleen 'Kay' R. Dewey


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

Kathleen Rose Dewey (nee Sandroni) passed away peacefully on February 12th in Peoria, AZ.  She was born on April 16th, 1938 in Chicago Heights at St. James Hospital.  She lived a wonderful life surrounded by a very loving and close family.  She went to Bloom High School, was married to Bill Dewey in 1958 and they celebrated 62 years of marriage together after dating for 5 years.  She lived in the southern California area for 5 years in the late 60’s and then moved back to Chicago Heights.  She also lived in Homewood and Darien until moving to Arizona in 2014 to be near her sons.  She worked off and on through the years and retired from the Illinois Hospital Association.  She loved her work and her family dearly and is leaving many friends and family.

She’s survived by her loving husband, Bill Dewey and her two sons Jeff and Kevin and her grandson who she adored, Hunter Dewey who all live in the Phoenix area.  

Visitation Friday, February 19th   from 3:00 PM until time of service at 7:00PM, officiating by Todd Cosenza at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.   Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.   Info: (708) 754-0016

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Gregory J. Roesch


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Place of Service: Infant Jesus of Prague 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Gregory “Greg” J. Roesch, age 56, born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 5, 1964, passed away February 8, 2021.  Loving husband to his wife of 31 years Laura (nee Gavel) and loving father to Amy Roesch and Staci Roesch.  Loving uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews who love him to the moon and back.  He is survived by his parents Louis (Carole) Roesch and Patricia (nee Brader) Roesch and his siblings Lou Jr. (Karen) Roesch, Jeff (Sandy) Roesch, and Chris (Steve) Kirsch.  Greg graduated from Lewis University in 1986 with a degree in Computer Science.  He worked at Argonne Labs, Sears, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (25 years), and the last few years at Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He loved going to Disney World, the zoo, theme parks, St. Louis, the Smoky Mountains, hiking and camping in Michigan, N gauge train sets, collecting Disney pins, and soccer. He will be remembered for always being at special occasions and his corny dad jokes.

We ask that you please follow the state’s guidelines where masks/face coverings and social distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation. 

Visitation Sunday, February 14th from 1 PM to 6 PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Funeral mass at 11 AM on Monday, February 15, at Infant Jesus of Prague, 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois. Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood , Illinois.  (708) 754-0016. 

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Mary Ellen Schmal


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

Mary Ellen Schmal (nee Keating) age 81 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on January 27, 2021.  Beloved wife to William; loving mother to Teresa Carroll and Daniel Schmal.  Beautiful grandmother to Jessica, Molly, Philip, Caleb, Danielle and Brandon; great grandmother to  Genesis, Jenavieve, Eugene, Jeffrey, James, Jiovanni, Kennedy, Jeremiah, Andreanna, Jianna and soon to be baby Amelia.  Dear Sister to Bernard Keating.    

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 Monday, February 1st  from 9:30AM until time of service at 11:30AM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.   Entombment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.   Info: (708) 754-0016

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Sally J DesMarais


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

Sally J. DesMarais (nee Sampson) age 86,longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away on January 26, 2021.  Cherished daughter of Palmer and Delylah Sampson. Beloved wife of the late Deacon David (1993).  Loving mother to Jon (Judy) DesMarais, Ann (Brian) Lietz, Sheila (Kevin) Angell and Joel (Linda Stabile) DesMarais.  Beautiful grandmother to Ryan McKanna, Joshua McKanna, Justin McKanna, Allison (Kevin) Michael and David Angell.  Cherished sister to the late Darlene Baltes.  Sally was an X Ray Technician for local doctor’s office. 

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 Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00AM until time of services at 10:30AM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.   Info: (708) 754-0016.

 

 

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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