Current Services

Ronald "Ron" Chamerlik  -  74
Ronald "Ron" Chamerlik, 74, of Elk Grove Village for 44 years, passed away September 24, 2017. Ron was the beloved husband of Nancy M (nee Walsh); the loving father of Mark (Stephanie) Chamerlik; dear brother of Hillard (Rita)Chamerlik and Lillian Bachan. Ron served as an MP with the United States Army, stationed in South Korea, and was a member of the Train Collectors Association (TCA). A visitation will be held Thursday, September 28, from 3 to 9 PM, with a chapel service Friday, September 29, at 10:30 AM. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Irma M. Lange  -  82
  September 28/29
Irma M. Lange, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 22, 2017. Born in Chicago and a graduate of Roosevelt High School, she moved to Elk Grove Village in 1960 where she lived in her original home for 57 years. Irma was a devoted daughter to her late parents, Irma M. and John C. Lange, and dear sister to the late Catherine (Lange) Ahlborn. She was the beloved aunt to Jim (Sue) Ahlborn and Margaret (Ron) Stemler, and cherished "auntie auntie" to her grandnieces, Isabelle, Charlotte and Saxon Ahlborn. She was known to lovingly spoil the furry family members, Buster and Felix. She spent her entire career at CNA Insurance, 47 years, where she was employed as an Executive Secretary for Legal Counsel and a long-time member of the company choir. Irma was dedicated to her faith and one of the first parishioners at Queen of the Rosary Church in Elk Grove Village where she served as Eucharistic Minister, Lector and Commentator for many years. She supported many charities and was committed to preserving American historical locations. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, from 3 to 8 PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village with a Funeral Mass on Friday, September 29, at 10 AM at Queen of the Rosary Church. She will be laid to rest with her family at St. Michael Cemetery in Palatine. For information, 847-640-0566 or In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Garfield Farm and Museum in LaFox, IL at
Walter F. Michna Jr.
  Friday September 22, 2017/Saturday September 23, 2017
Walter F. Michna Jr., 67, a resident of Elk Grove Village for 41 years, passed away on Sept. 20 at Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence. He was born in Hammond, IN and graduated from Augustana College in 1972. Walter, a CPA, retired after 38 years working for The Boler Co. of Itasca. He was the beloved husband of Veronica J. nee. Herlihy for 45 years; loving father of Russell W. (Kristin) Michna and Amanda J. (Eric) Lundberg; cherished grandfather of Lyla Jean; devoted son of the late Walter F. Sr. and the late Phyllis Michna; dear brother of Richard (Carol) Michna, Mary Jo (John) Wodziak, Helen (Kevin) Torres and Sally (Ken) Hoffmann. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept 22 from 3-8pm at Grove Memorial Chapel- 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10:30am followed by an 11am Funeral Mass at St. Julian Eymard Church. Please omit flowers. Donations can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation or American Cancer Society.
James E. Fournier  -  39
  Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 / Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
James E. Fournier of Seattle, WA, formerly a resident of Chicago and Elk Grove Village, Il, passed away on September 19, 2017. James was born in Memphis, TN on November 5, 1977, the beloved son of Robert and Ankie (nee Kooij) Fournier. He was proud of his dual U.S./ Dutch citizenship. James was the cherished spouse of Cung Nguyen. He was the dear brother of John (Jennifer Litus) Fournier; the loving uncle of Elizabeth A. and Nathan J. Fournier. James attended Elk Grove elementary schools and graduated from Elk Grove HS. He received a Mathematics B.S. degree from Western Illinois University. James then went on to acquire two master’s degrees and a juris doctorate from Loyola University, Chicago. He commenced his professional career as Compensation Manager of Human Resources at the University of Chicago. James then moved on to manage the Compensation and Employment teams in the Human Resources Division of Washington State King County in Seattle WA. In his youth through high school James was an avid member of the 4H Clever Clovers Club in Arlington Heights. He was a pet lover and rescued several, in particular a cat named Jake, and a dog called Henry. In lieu of flowers, memorials in James’ name can be made to the animal rescue, shelter, and adoption center: “The Buddy Foundation” 65 W. Seegers Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. ( A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 27, from 3 to 8PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Funeral Service Thursday, September 28, at 11:00am. Family and friends will gather at Grove Memorial Chapel and process to St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, 1185 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL. For more info: 847-640-0566 or
Mark Evans
  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017
Mark Evans, 58, of Elk Grove Village, passed away Sept. 15, 2017. He is survived by his mother Clara Evans and preceded in death by his father Robert Evans. Mark is survived by his wife Gail; his children Melissa Hammond, Samantha Evans, and Kent Evans; grandfather of Nicholas and Benjamin Hammond. He is also survived by siblings Robert (Kim) Evans, Susan (Craig) Duan, Tom Evans, Jim (Nancy) Evans, Christopher (Kim) Evans and Edith Woloszyk. He was the uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mark was a lifelong resident of Elk Grove Village. He was a member of the 217th Air National Guard for 26 years providing communication services worldwide. He was employed by Centel, Sprint and AT&T since graduating from the college of the Air Force in 1978. Mark co founded Pizzas 4 Patriots with his family in 2008. He is responsible for organizing the delivery of over one million slices of pizzas to military personnel serving worldwide. In addition to providing pizza parties to Veteran Facilities across the country, he will be remembered as a fun loving man who graciously gave to many. He was always there to lend a helping hand, may he rest in peace. Visitation Wednesday, September 20 from 3pm-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel service will be held Thursday, September 21 at 10am. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Pizzas 4 Patriots at
Joan Cullen
  Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 / Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Joan Cullen (nee Eustis), a resident of Elk Grove Village for 51 years, passed away September 18, 2017. Joan was the beloved wife of Matthew Cullen for 62 years; loving mother of Linda (William) Reinert, Kathleen (James) Pick, Joseph (Jae Cha), Dave, Marie (Daniel) McGrath, Patricia (Mark) Wiater, Daniel, Peggy, and Kelly; cherished grandmother of Christopher, Cari and Steven Pick, Michael and Caitlin McGrath, Matthew and Kaylee Wiater, Kennedy and Liam Cullen, Seamus and expected baby Cullen; daughter of Josephine and Clarence Eustis; and dear sister of the late Clarence Eustis, Dorothy Lerch, and Lorraine Kachurik. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 21, from 3 to 8PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village with a Funeral Mass on Friday, September 22, at 10AM at Queen of the Rosary Church. For Info: 847-640-0566 or In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL. 60607 or
Jeanette E. Steiger
  Saturday, September 16, 2017
Jeanette E. Steiger (nee Wooley), 83, a long time resident of Elk Grove Village passed away September 14, 2017. Jeanette was the beloved wife of the late Charles “Chuck” Steiger (2013); loving mother of Greg (Wendy), Gary (Sue), Tim (Laura), and Tom Steiger; dear grandma of Charles, Matthew, Brittany, Kyle (Stephanie), Morgan, Kaity (Johnny Schwab), Troy, and Kelsey Steiger; great grandma of Vincent; cherished sister-in-law of Leila (the late Junior) Wooley, Gwen (the late Rich) Wooley, and John (the late Elaine) Taube, and is also preceded in death by siblings Gerry (Marge) Wooley, and Mable (Ralph) Smith. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, September 16, from 1 until the time of service at 5 PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd., Elk Grove Village. Interment will be private. Donation to appreciated. For info: 847-640-0566 or