Crete Funeral Home

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Loretta F. Wilson

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

Visitation: Tuesday, June 18th from 10AM until service 12 Noon
Service Date: 06/18/2024
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery 34th Street and Western, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)


Loretta F. Wilson (nee Demith) age 94 of Crestwood formerly of Park Forest, Illinois passed away on June 13, 2024.  Loving wife to the late Robert (d. 1991).  Beloved mother to Carol (Jim) Dyke, Peggy (Scott) Zan, Marie (Bill) Toberman and the late Steven (d. 2012).  Beautiful grandmother to Jason, Sadie, Jordon, Michael, Jake and Kevin; great grandmother to Bray, Caley, Peter, Zack, Austyn and Dominick.

Cherished sister to Dorothy, Jean, Michael and Mary Ann, preceded in death by siblings Thomas, Sparky, Jerry and Eugene.

Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Loretta was a member of the Polish American Community Fair, Polish American Club and St Joe Rosary Ladies.

Visitation & Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 18th from 10AM until time of service at 12Noon the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main St. (Dixie Highway), Crete, IL. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Steger, Illinois. Info. 708-672-7600.



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Lori J. Lorig

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

Visitation: Thursday, June 13 from 3pm to 8pm
Service Date: 06/14/2024
Place of Service: Trinity Lutheran Church 1393 Elizabeth Street, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)
Cemetery: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Route 1 (Main Street), Crete, Illinois (Map-it)


Lori Jo Lorig (nee Stein), age 62, of Crete, Illinois passed away at home on June 5, 2024. Dear daughter of Donald Stein, beloved mother to Gregory (Bethany) Lorig, Christopher Lorig and Katie Lorig (Jeff Jagusch). Adoring grandmother (Nana) to Luke and Brooklyn Lorig. Preceded in death by her loving husband Alan, mother Myrna (nee Buchanan), and brother Steven.

Lori was a lifelong resident of Crete, Illinois. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Schools, and Crete-Monee High School. There she formed dear lifelong friends who have been with her through all phases of life. She grew up knowing the importance of family and built so many strong bonds with her brother, her cousins and her aunts and uncles.

Lori fell in love with Alan at the age of 16 while working at Seehausen’s grocery store. Alan was 21 and working at Seehausen’s during the summer while attending Upper Iowa University to earn his accounting degree. After 4 years of dating, Lori married Alan on September 4, 1982. She attended Eastern Illinois University and Governor’s State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Associate Degree in Elementary Education. Lori and Alan built an amazing life and strong roots together in Crete.

Lori became a mother at the age of 22, when she gave birth to Greg. As the family grew with the addition of Chris and Katie, it became clear one of Lori’s gifts was being a mother. She has been recognized as a second mom to numerous friends of her own children. Her house was always welcoming, a hug was always available, and guidance and encouragement was ever flowing. The bonds and pride she had with and for her children’s friends was truly something special.

In the midst of raising her children, Lori taught at Crete Elementary School for four years before becoming a full-time mom. As the years passed, Lori became intimately involved in countless school and church activities and ministries. Lori was a force and all-in on everything she did. She was dedicated to Lutherans for Life, Booster Club, Christian Women’s Leadership Circle and serving on various other church and school committees. She helped establish Trinity Lutheran Church’s

Personal Member Ministry (PMM) as its Coordinator from 2008 to 2015.  Utilizing the core principles of Trinity’s PMM, Lori founded Faith Unleashed Consulting in 2015 to equip and empower Christians to actively live out their unique design and calling in their churches, communities, and everyday lives. Lori was quickly recognized by many throughout the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) as a subject expert and became an instrumental part of transforming churches and believers throughout the Midwest and the far reaches of the country. As a strong woman of faith, Lori has inspired countless women and men to become leaders in their churches, schools, families, and communities.

Lori LOVED to host parties and entertain family and friends at her homes in Illinois and Michigan. Lori was a reliable and loving daughter, mother, grandmother, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend that could be counted on. She had a way of making you feel special, even if you barely knew her. She brought out the best of everyone. Whether you needed a hug, someone to talk to (perhaps longer than you expected) or were just looking to share a meal or cocktail, Lori would make it happen.

Lori was a light in this world amongst the darkness, reflecting her love for her Savior. Her positive attitude and knack for listening and communicating with anyone about anything has profoundly impacted so many people. She has been a rock for her family, friends, church, co-workers, and clients. She loved to read the Bible, Christian literature, and all sorts of books, soaking up information and insights like a sponge. She used her unique life experiences and knowledge to provide deep, meaningful advice to friends and family. In the same way, she knew when to lean on others for help and advice during difficult times, always falling back to her trust in God and his promises. The loss of Lori will leave a deep void in this world, but we know that void will be filled by the light of Christ reflected by those Lori was honored to have known and loved.

Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. – Psalm 25:4-5.

Visitation is Thursday, June 13th from 3 PM to 8 PM at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Service and additional visitation will be on Friday, June 14th from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church 1393 Elizabeth Street, Crete, Illinois.  Burial to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Crete, Illinois.  Info:  708-754-0016.

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Donna L. Blum

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

Visitation: PRIVATE


Donna Lynn Blum age 64 of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on June 2, 2024.  Loving partner & wife to Danise Arteaga.  Beloved mother to Nicole Arseneau; grandmother to Jeramiah T. and Abbie Arseneau.  Cherished sister to Don L. Blum Jr. and Debbie Kaiser.  Fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Beautiful daughter to the late Donald Sr. and the late Anne Blum.

Memorial gathering will be private.  Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Info: (708) 754-0016.



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Agustin 'Augie' Aceves

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

Visitation: Wednesday, June 5th from 3pm to 8pm
Service Date: 06/06/2024
Cemetery: Homewood Memorial Gardens 600 Ridge Road, Homewood, Illinois (Map-it)

Agustin ‘Augie’ Aceves age 75 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on May 29, 2024.  Beloved husband to Maria Martha (nee Mendez); loving father to Agustin ‘Gus’ (Kristi) Aceves and Carlos (Roxanne) Aceves.  Beautiful grandfather to Ella, Miles, Charlotte, Hazel, Lenny and Angela.  Cherished brother to Manuel (Raquel) Aceves, and Rafael (Luz-Maria) Aceves; preceded in death by his sibling Juan, Ignacio, Ruben, Ramon, Salvador and Maria DeJesus.

Visitation Wednesday, June 5th from 3PM until 8PM  at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Funeral service Thursday at 10:30AM at the Funeral Home.  Following burial at Homewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Homewood,  Illinois.     Info: (708) 754-0016.


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Glen DuBridge

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

Visitation: None
Cemetery: Zion Lutheran Cemetery Route 1, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)


Glen Wayne DuBridge, 76, of Franklin, NC gained his wings and went to be with his Savior on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Glen was born in Chicago Heights, IL to the late Leslie and Minnie Mueller DuBridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Arlene DuBridge, and brother, Wayne DuBridge. Glen was best described by three things that last forever and it can be found in 1 Corinthians 13:13. “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity”. He always professed his faith publicly and shared with all he met. His hope was plentiful, and he never gave up. And most of all his love for everyone was the best kind of love. If you had the privilege to be loved by him, you were a lucky one. He will be greatly missed, and we will never be loved the same.

He is survived by his wife, Sue DuBridge; children, Brian DuBridge (Kim), Kyle DuBridge (Tasha); grandchildren, Caleb DuBridge (Shanna), Landon DuBridge (Ashley), Maya DuBridge (Harley), Taylor Lee, Tara Lee; sisters, Donna May Sailsbery and Elaine Nail.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 1st at 9:30am, at Resurrection Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends 9:00-9:30 am, thirty minutes prior to the service. Rev. Glenn Roseman will officiate.

Burial will take place at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Crete, IL. On Friday, June 7th at 11AM.  Everyone to meet at cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2215, Franklin, NC 28744.

Online condolences can be made at

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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LeRoy H. Wangerin

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

Visitation: Sunday, June 2nd from 2pm until service 5pm
Service Date: 06/02/2024


LeRoy H. Wangerin age 80 of Peotone, Illinois passed away on May 25, 2024.  Preceded in death by his parents Frank and Lillian Squair, Harold and Irene (nee Franzen) Wangerin.  Beloved husband to the late Mary (nee Lawrence) d.2013.  Loving father to Rich (Lori) Wangerin, Lee Plugge and Lori Moenck.   Magical grandfather to Adam, Lilly and Joshua Moenck. Dear brother to Linda (Frank) Babonas; uncle to Kristina Druhe and Julia (Dante) Simonetti.  LeRoy was a fond friend to many that he considered family.

Visitation and service on Sunday, June 2nd from 2 PM until time of service at 5:00PM at Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL 60449.  Info. (708) 534-0016.



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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