Current Services

Will Vitols  -  64
Will Vitols, 64, formerly of Norridge, IL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family and friends on March 20, 2017. He was born August 1, 1952, to Aida and Vilis Vitols. He was the beloved husband of Linda (nee Cairns) for 43 years; loving father of Erik (Nicole), Vanessa (Patrick) McCormack, and Rebecca (Pat) D'Andrea; son-in-law of Joyce and the late William “Skip” Cairns; dear grandfather of Connor, Johnny, Arianna, Delaney, Athanasia, Kennedy, and Livi; brother of John (Gail), Arnie (Laura); brother in law of Peggy, Bill (Gloria), Jeanne (Bill), Mike (Linda), and Marianne (Eddie); godfather to Kristie and Dave; loving uncle and great friend to many. As a young child, Will spent many summers in the Northwoods of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where his passion for fishing blossomed. His legacy will forever live on through the multitude of family and friends who will be fishing for the next big Muskie in his honor. Will’s other passion was deer hunting, and he enjoyed many winters in pursuit of the next big buck with his son Erik, along with his father, brother, nephews and friends. Will was proud of his Latvian heritage, and was always excited to share Latvian traditions with his family and friends. His sense of humor rivaled any comedian, and he always knew how to put a smile on your face with his witty commentary. He also loved history, and proudly knew “a little bit about a lot of things.” The foundation of love created with his beloved wife Linda enabled him to be the incredible father that he was. Will referred to the birth of his three children: Erik, Vanessa and Rebecca as three of the best days of his life. His seven grandchildren were the lights of his life, and his loving imprint has undoubtedly been left on each of their hearts. Will always remembered your birthday, and would be the first to send well wishes, prayers, and congratulations on the life events of each of his many family and friends. His life lesson for us would be to be take the positive out of each situation and fill it with joy and laughter. We would like to thank our friends and family for their love, prayers and support, also to Dr. Grad, Dr. Cacioppo, Marge and staff for their compassionate care during his courageous battle with cancer. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 3 to 9 PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers will be held on Friday at 9:15 a.m., proceeding to St. Matthew Catholic Church in Schaumburg for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Palatine. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Will’s honor to for the continuous fight to cancer.
Leonard S. Kosowski
  Tuesday March 21, 2017 - Wednesday March 22, 2017
Leonard S. Kosowski, 90, of Elk Grove Village for 57 yrs. died peacefully at his home on March 16, 2017. He was a WWII Army Veteran; a ret. machinist at Helene-Curtis Inds. for 42 yrs. where he also worked as the company Fire Chief; and former coach for Elk Grove Youth Hockey. Leonard was the beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee Workman) for 59 yrs.; loving father of Judy C. Stark, Kevin L. (Kyle) Kosowski, Gregory M. Kosowski, and the late Anthony B. Stark (1985); cherished grandfather of Lisa, Jennifer, Brett, Kara; and dear great grandfather of Brooklyn. Leonard is preceded in death by his siblings; Walter Kosowski, Sophie Job, Mary Specht, Jeanette Boruch, Anna Dailler, and Chester Kosowski. A visitation will be held Tuesday, March 21, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd., Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Wednesday, March 22 at 9:30 a.m. proceeding to Queen of the Rosary Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum - Des Plaines. Contributions to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, appreciated
Mary J. Laska  -  81
Mary J. Laska (nee Exby), 81, of Elk Grove Village for 47 years passed away March 9, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Mary retired as a home healthcare secretary after 18 years at Northwest Community Hospital. She was the beloved wife of James P. Laska for 48 years; the dear sister of Robert T. (Jo Ellen) Exby; loving aunt of John (Erin) Exby, Laura (Jeff) Rothenberg, and Jill (Denny) Dorsett. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. A service will begin on Monday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Michael cemetery, Palatine. Contributions in honor of Mary may be made to a charity of your choice.
Daniel Walter Kreutzer  -  68
Daniel Walter Kreutzer, 68, of Elk Grove Village passed away March 8, 2017 at Loyola Medical Center. Daniel was the beloved husband of Alva (nee Warrington); loving father of Kimberly, and Eric Kreutzer; and dear brother of Gary Kreutzer. Daniel was an Army Veteran; an avid Golfer, bowler and a lifelong Cubs, Hawks and Bears fan. A visitation will be held Friday, March 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Saturday at 9:30 a.m., proceeding to St. Julian Eymard Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment will be private.
Patricia M. Meyer  -  84
  Wed. Mar. 15/Thurs. Mar 16, 2017
Visitation for Patricia M. Meyer, 84, of Elk Grove Village, will be held Wednesday, March 15th from 3 - 9 p.m. Chapel Service Thursday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
Allan H. Romberg  -  76
  Friday, March 10, 2017
Allan H. Romberg, 76, a resident of Elk Grove Village, IL. for 7 years. Born in Hannibal, MO., he passed away at Arden Courts of Elk Grove on March 5, 2017. He was a retired salesman. Allan was the beloved husband of Dorothy E. (nee Briscoe) for 47 years; loving father of Lauren R. Emme, Stephen (Laura) Romberg, and Nancy K. (Stephen) Mueller; devoted son of the late Henry and the late Verna (nee Hemmann); dear brother of David Romberg, and Gayle (Kim) Eggerstadt; and cherished grandfather of Sara, Megan, A.J., Erin, and Keri. Family and friends will gather at Grand View Funeral Home, 11116 Hwy 61 in Hannibal on Friday, March 10 at 11 a.m. for a brief visitation. Committal will follow at Grand View Burial Park at noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at
Gerald F. McAvoy  -  76
  Thursday, March 9, 2017
Gerald F. McAvoy, 76, of Mt. Prospect for 48 years passed away March 2, 2017. Gerald was Founder and President of McAvoy Bros. Plumbing of Chicago for 30 years, a Vietnam Navy Veteran (SeaBees), member of the VFW-Park Ridge, Loyal Order of the Moose-Portage Park, and of Local 130-Chicago. Beloved husband of Sandra (nee Giovannoni) for 53 years; loving father of Susan L. McAvoy, and Gerald M. (Elishah) McAvoy; dear brother of Daniel (the late Jan), the late Elaine (the late Eddie) Kaczmarczyk, the late Raymond (the late Roslynn), and the late James (Alice) McAvoy; and cherished grandfather of Michael David McAvoy. Visitation Thursday, March 9, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a chapel service at 7:30 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, appreciated.
Virginia C. Keenan
  Friday, March 10
Virginia was a 58-year resident of Elk Grove Village, and served as the volunteer secretary to Sister Monica, the principal at Queen of the Rosary School, for many years in the 1960s. She then worked as a principal's secretary in School District 59, serving at Ridge School and Clearmont School in Elk Grove before finishing her career at Forest View Elementary School, in Mt. Prospect. Virginia also served as a volunteer for the Elk Grove Food Pantry for several years. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Queen of the Rosary Church, 750 W. Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove Village. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine, where family and friends are asked to gather at the main office.
Ellen R. Meeks
  Services Private
Ellen R. Meeks (nee Larson), 80, of Elk Grove Village passed away on February 19, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Hospice. Beloved wife of Carl Meeks for 57 years; loving mother of Lori (Chris) Panfil, Julie (Scott) Graham, Barbara (Brian) Griffith, Anne (Phil) Davis; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Kelly, Victor, Dean, Elizabeth, Cory and Derek; great grandmother of Gavin. Her family meant the world to her. She enjoyed movies, reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, travel, museums and estate sales. Ellen was a long-time Elk Grove Village employee with both the Police and Fire Departments. Private Services will be held at Grove Memorial Chapel. Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Edward F. Umbricht
  Mass on Saturday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Edward F. Umbricht, 80, of Elk Grove Village for 50 years, passed away February 20, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He was an usher at St. Julian Eymard Church. Edward was the beloved husband of Genevieve M. (nee Stack) for 55 years; loving father of Steven E. Umbricht, Lynn M. (Brian) Carroll, and Debra A. (Michael) Tenny; dear brother of Russell (Marcy) Umbricht; and cherished grandfather of Christopher, Steven, Kaleigh, Nicholas, and Matthew; dear brother in law, uncle, and loving friend to many. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp., are appreciated. For more info: 847-640-0566 or
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