Jerry Cooney, 81

Bernard Jerome “Jerry” Cooney, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Margaret nee Heiser for 57 years; loving father of Michael (Lynn), Karen and John (Lisa); grandfather of Brenna, Marcus, Joshua, Caroline and Sophia; brother of James E. (Sandra); loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jerry, a loving husband, a devoted father and a friend to all. Born on August 27, 1935, in Oak Park, Jerry spent his entire life in the Chicago area. He loved people and enjoyed making them smile. He had a great love for animals and never missed an opportunity to care for them.  Most important to Jerry was his family. Following a successful career as a salesman in the paper industry, Jerry enjoyed serving as a crossing guard for Visitation school children which he did proudly for 10 years. Rumor has it that people altered their route just to see Jerry, at the corner of Madison and Kearsage, because he made their day. He made our day every day for 81 years. He will truly be missed by his family and friends. Memorial gathering at Visitation Church, 779 S. York St., Elmhurst from 9:45 A.M. until time of Memorial Mass at 10:45 A.M. Friday, May 19, 2017. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for Elmhurst Extended Care Center, 200 E. Lake St., Elmhurst, 60126. Arrangements by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-834-3515 or visit

James E. Knebel, 70

James E. Knebel, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 70. U.S. Naval Veteran Vietnam Era. Beloved  husband of Judy, nee Bennett. Loving father of John and Jeff (Shannon). Dear grandfather of Jason and Ryan. Fond brother of the late Barbara (William) Kurnat. Dear uncle of several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was held Friday, April 28, 2017, at Visitation Church, 779 S. York Rd. Elmhurst. Interment  Resurrection Cemetery Justice, Ill. Arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. For more information, call 1-630-832-4161.

Judi Trucksa, 57

Judith L. “Judi” Trucksa, nee Hosler, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 57. Beloved wife of Jeff; loving mother of Michael (Filippos) Mogavero-Veinot, Casey Trucksa, the late Nicholas Mogavero; dear daughter of Carole (Ron) Hosler; fond sister of Scott (Jeannie) Hosler, Linda Richards, Gregg Hosler, Sharon (Brent) Wells, Sandi (Brian) Calaghan, the late Lisa Krause, dear aunt of many. Visitation was held on Saturday April 29, 2017, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wellness House, 131 County Line Road, Hinsdale, 60521. Information provided by Steuerle Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-832-4161.


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