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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

Current Services

The Honorable Romie J. Palmer

April 10, 1921 - - December 16, 2014

The Honorable Romie J. Palmer, Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, age 93, U.S. WWII Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Ruth H. (Nauseda), nee Hoffman, and the late Gladys M., nee Cartwright. Loving father of Marsha Palmer, Lyle (Karen) Palmer, Linnea (Robert) O'Neill, and the late Bruce Palmer. Dear step-father of Harold (Debra) Nauseda, Cynthia (Michael) Christie and ...

John E. Troller, Sr.

October 28, 1926 - - December 07, 2014

John E. Troller, Sr., age 88, beloved husband of the late Muriel, nee Lerch (1993). Loving father of Suzanne (John) Walsh, John Jr. (Mimi), Jane (Michael) Wood, Rita, and Michael. Cherished grandfather of Jeanine, Laura, Matt, Andy, Jackie, and Jenna. Dearest great-grandfather of James, Hannah, and Maggie. Dear brother of Emily Preuss and the late Bill and Andy. WWII US Ar ...

John Edward "Jack" Ruf Sr

September 04, 1937 - - December 05, 2014

John Edward "Jack" Ruf Sr., age 77, suddenly, December 5, 2014 at his home in Fort Myers, FL. He resided in Alsip, IL for 30 years and spent 10 years in New Lenox, IL. He moved to Fort Myers, FL in 2003. John was born Sept. 4th 1937 at Lewis Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He attended grammar school at St. Gabriel in Chicago’s Canaryville neighborhood and graduated in J ...

Walter Heidinger

November 09, 1921 - - November 30, 2014

Walter J. "Uncle Wally" Heidinger, age 93, WWII US Army Veteran, beloved husband of the late Violet (1987). Dearest brother of the late Theresa, Hilda, William, and Al. Dear brother-in-law of Dolores Wright and Mena Desantis. Cherished and loving uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle of many nieces and nephews including his nephew and caregiver Thomas (Eileen) Wright. Visit ...

Raymond Huisman

December 13, 1923 - - November 29, 2014

Raymond Huisman, died at home, age 90. Served in Army Air Corps (B-17's) during WWII in numerous campaigns and received both Silver and Bronze battle stars. Beloved husband of Evelyn, nee Baker for 68 years. Loving father of Raymond Paul (Gigi), Margaret (late Christopher) Knade, Kathy (Philip) Gruzalski, Sandra (Charles) Metcalfe, Becky (Shawn) Kammer, Lori (late Robert) Elg ...

Charles E. "Chuck" Moore, Jr.

September 01, 1920 - - November 22, 2014

Charles E. "Chuck" Moore Jr., age 94, WWII US Navy Veteran, beloved husband for 71 years to Letty, nee Freischlag. Loving father of Charles "Chip" (Patricia) Moore, Letitia "Tish" Moore, Janet (Roger) Wick and Kathleen (David) Heisey. Cherished grandfather of Charles IV "Charlie" (Lindsay),Brian, Kevin, Katherine "Katie", Laura, Phillip and Sarah. Dearest great-grandfather o ...

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