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Staff Report
5:00 am CDT May 19, 2019

Helen Hartdegen

Helen R. Hartdegen, (nee Ploucha), 85, formerly of Lockport, died May 2. Hartdegen is survived by her beloved husband Donald, her loving children, Janet, Nancy (Jerry) Wheeler, and Donald Jr. (Suzanne); her devoted grandchildren Joe (Maribeth) Ebert, Melanie, Austin (Amber) Wheeler, Bryan (Hannah) Wheeler, Brenden Hartdegen, Matthew Hartdegen, Colleen Hartdegen, and Caroline Hartdegen; her dear great-grandchildren Jakob Ebert, Andrew Ebert, Ryan Ebert, Morgan Ebert, Noah Wheeler, and Owen Wheeler; many nieces and nephews as well as dear, close friends.  Visitation was on May 7 at O’Neil Funeral Homer & Heritage Crematory, 1105 E. 9th Street, Lockport, 60441. Mass of Christian Burial was on May 8 at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 1214 S. Hamilton, Lockport. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL.

Raymond Trojanowski

Raymond G. Trojanowski “Ray Ray”, 30, late of Lockport, died on May 5. He was a 2003 graduate of Taft Grade School, Lockport and a 2007 graduate of Lockport Township High School. Trojanowski was an avid Duke fan, Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan, loved playing baseball, softball, basketball, football and enjoyed golfing. Ray was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He is survived by his loving mother and step father, Kathleen and Peter Herbig; three cherished siblings, Laurryn (Matthew) McDaniel, James and Marine Corps Corporal Brandon Trojanowski; three adored nieces and one nephew, Aynsley, Gavriel, Eliana and Sofia McDaniel. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, step grandparents and dear friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Chicago Cubs Charity Community Affairs Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613 in Ray’s name would be appreciated. Services were held May 10 from the O’Neil Funeral Home chapel 1105 E. 9th(159th) St. Lockport, to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lockport for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. 

Michael Warchol

Michael “Mike” Warchol, 62, of Lockport, died on May 5. He is survived by his mother Joann (Hamilton) Warchol; his wife, Wilma (Schilder) Warchol; his sons Alexander and Daniel; daughter Katelyn; his sisters Karen (Adrian) Corral and Paula Lozenski; father in law Gerrit Schilder, sisters in law Heleen Schilder (Ron Nap), Jolanda Schilder, Ilonka (Erik) De Vries, several nieces and nephews; his special buddy Sydney the cockatoo; dogs Peanut and Chloe. Warchol also leaves behind a DVR full of Star Trek and other science fiction. He was an avid fan. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation in Mike’s name. Hinsdale Hospital was the hospital where he received excellent and compassionate care. Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Post Office Box 130 Hinsdale. Per his wishes, cremation rights have been respectfully addressed. The family will remember him in a private
setting.

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