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Rose Keefer

Rose Keefer, nee Sova, age 96 of Berwyn. Beloved wife of the late George, loving mother of Mary Jane (Daniel) Pawlak, Joan (Dr. Joseph) Gigante and Karen (Glen) Zakavec, devoted grandmother of Margaret (Michael) Tobolaski, Maureen (Michael) Bulthuis, Katie (Michael) Raffinello, Thomas (Rebecca) Galbraith, George (Carol) Pawlak, Daniel Pawlak, Matthew, Steven and David Gigante, Jill (Art) Aldrich, Brian (Renee) and David Zakavec and great grandmother of Jacob and Ryan Bulthuis, Jeremy and Rachel Tobolaski, Dominic Raffinello, McKenzie, Grace and Thomas Galbraith, Aidan and Connor Pawlak, Olivia and Chloe Pawlak, Isabella and Mia Aldrich and George Zakavec, dear sister of Blanche (late Edward Busta and late John) Mascetti, the late Mary (late Chester) Johnson, the late Patricia (late Jerome) Novy and the late John (Judy) Sova, fond aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews. Member of Bohemian Women’s Civic Club and The Berwyn Women’s Club. Funeral Saturday, April 29, 9:15am from Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside to Mater Christi Church, corner of 24th Street and 10th Avenue, North Riverside. Mass 10:00am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Visitation Friday 3:00pm to 9:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KuratkoNosek.com. Info: (708) 447-2500.

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My deepest sympathy for your loss. Mary (Kuska) Galpin of Atlanta, Georgia.

Mary Galpin May 17 2017 8:01 AM

Joan and Family, So Sorry for your loss I just found out from Dominique! We will keep you in our prayer ! Anthony and Vicki Cannizzaro ,

Vicki Cannizzaro May 15 2017 12:01 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Keefer and Sova families. Rose (Sova) Keefer wrote a 2 page genealogy article about the Sova family in the 1995 book Phillips Czechoslovakian Community; Volume 2. If you are unable to get a copy, Henry can e-mail her article to you. Henry and Barbara Kuska. kuska@neo.rr.com

Henry Kuska May 14 2017 9:42 PM

My condolences to your family. I remember George and Rose fondly. We use to get together every year at Bill Redmonds 4th of July party. She lived a very long and fulling life. I am sorry for your loss. Mary Clare Marth

Mary Clare Marth Apr 27 2017 4:14 PM

Grandma you are one of lifes best gifts, Someone I treasured all my life through, You are caring and loving, Always thoughtful and true, You have a special part of my life All memories I hold close to my heart, You are my mentor, my confidant and also my friend, Someone on whose love I can depend. Your are a blessing, truly invaluable I will cherish these memories As they will help me through The difficult times when I am missing you. God has decided to call you home. RIP Grandma. Forever, I love you.

The Tobolaski Family Apr 27 2017 9:18 AM

So sorry for your great loss.

Vito & Marlene DiCosolo Apr 25 2017 10:13 PM