Irene Kaval (nee Jordan), 78, of Brookfield and formerly of Riverside, died Nov. 23, 2022. 

Ms. Kaval was born Dec. 17, 1943. She was a former president of the Riverside Dancing Club and a member of Riverside Friends of the Library and the Olmsted Society. She loved the Brookfield Zoo and being a “great sports mom.”

She was the wife of the late Kenneth Kaval; the mother of Elizabeth and Michael (Amy) Kaval; the grandmother of Irene Alexandra Kaval; the sister of Gerald (Deni) Jordan, Marcella (Dan) Farrell, John (late Diane) Jordan, Noreen (Richard) Roddewig, Virginia (Tim) Flaherty, James (Christine) Jordan, Thomas (late Andrea) Jordan, Kathleen Jordan, Patrick (Susan) Jordan M.D. and Peter (Mary) Jordan; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester, on Friday, Dec. 2 from 3 to 8 p.m.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Riverside. Interment is private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the ALS Foundation ( are appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by the Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, funeral director.