Wilbert Gorgen

Wilbert F. Gorgen, 86, of LaGrange Park and formerly of North Riverside and Lyons, died on May 13, 2017. 

Born on Aug.17, 1930 in Oak Park, Mr. Gorgen served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Afterwards, he worked as a salesman for a small engine parts company. 

Mr. Gorgen was the husband of Florence (nee Kreisinger); the father of Gayle (Chet) Delp, Glenn (Lisa) Gorgen and Jill Narancich; the grandfather of Emily, Sarah, Samantha, Andrew and Adam; the brother of the late Violet (late George) Ratajzik and the late Laverne (late Howard) Bradley; and an uncle, great-uncle and great-great uncle of many. 

Visitation is on Wednesday, May 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, May 18 at 9:45 a.m. with prayers at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on May 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Hugh Church in Lyons, followed by Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. 

Memorial donations in Mr. Gorgen’s name are appreciated to St. Hugh Parish, 7939 43rd St., Lyons, 60534 or to Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community and Assisted Living, 1571 W. Ogden Ave., LaGrange Park, 60526.