D101's 'Mr. Al' Dies at 78: Western Springs Obituaries

Patch provides information on Western Springs residents recently lost.

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The following obituaries were recently featured on Legacy.com:

Allan Roessler, 78, died at home in Western Springs on Dec. 28 after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Roessler is a native of Chicago who attended the Parker School for the Deaf, graduated from Chicago Vocational High School, and attended the University of Arizona. He is the husband of Ineke, father of Steve and Brian, and grandfather of Emerson and Teddy. Mr. Roessler was known as "Mr. Al" at District 101, where he worked for many years. He also volunteered at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Congregational Church of Western Springs, with a reception to follow. An obituary for Mr. Roessler was published in the Chicago Tribune on Jan. 1.

Genevieve J. Janis, nee Repel, 98, was a resident of Western Springs and is the former owner of Gene's Kiddies Fashion Shop in Chicago. She is the wife of the late George, mother of Claudine Snow, grandmother of Dale Snow and Letitia Taylor, and great-grandmother of Gabryella and Alexis Taylor. A visitation was held Friday, Jan. 3, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home in Countryside and a funeral mass was held Saturday, Jan. 4, at St. John of the Cross Church in Western Springs. Donations to Helping Hand of Countryside or Masses are encouraged. An obituary for Ms. Janis was published in the Chicago Tribune from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3.

Ramona Heinemann, 1920-2013, was a longtime resident of Western Springs and lately a resident of Plymouth Place. Ms. Heinemann is the wife of Bill and mother of Larry, Mike, Ken and Ellen. An obituary for Ms. Heinemann was published in Jan. 2-8 edition of The Doings.

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