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Josephine J. Torchal (nee Dropka), age 97 of Brookfield, formerly of North Riverside and Cicero. Beloved wife of the late William Mielkarski and the late Hilary Torchal, loving stepmother of Barbara (James) Novak, Richard (Marian) Torchal, Dorothy (late James) Jordan and the late Virginia Torchal, cherished step-grandmother and step-great-grandmother of many, dear sister of the late Vivi, Jean, Fran, Kaz, Buddy and Ace, fond aunt of Joan (Bruce) Smothers, Carl (Missy) Dropka, Maryann (Wally) Ambrose, the late Edwin Dropka, the late Edmund Mack and great-aunt of Lynn (David) Womack, Dan (Eve) Dropka, Tom (Christy) Dropka and Michael Dropka. Funeral Thursday, March 3, 9:00am from Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside to Mater Christi Church, Mass 9:30am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 8:30am to 9:00am.
It was a privilege to know Jo. She was a very special lady. May she rest in peace.
Carmen Villaseor Mar 3 2016 4:55 PM
May you rest in peace, Jo. We miss you and love you very much!
Danielle Lamberti Mar 1 2016 10:06 PM
So sorry to learn this. She had a great life and we all will miss Aunt Honeybee. Praying the weather will be nice up there so we can travel.
Barb and Rich Crawford Mar 1 2016 1:43 AM
So sorry to hear of Honeybees passing. What a strong, inspiring woman.
Pat Rush Mar 1 2016 1:05 AM