Frederick Grosskopf

Frederick W. Grosskopf, age 87, of Brookfield and formerly of LaGrange and Chicago, died April 14, 2023.

Mr. Grosskopf grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Calumet High School. In the midst of 13 years of attending night school, he married the love of his life, Ardy, on May 7, 1960. 

While raising his family, he attended DePaul University and earned his master’s degree in urban studies from Loyola University. He retired from Illinois Bell/AT&T after 40 years.

Fred will be remembered for his values of faith, family, learning, camping and genealogy. He will also be remembered by many for delivering Meals on Wheels for over 15 years.

Mr. Grosskopf was the husband of Ardythe Grosskopf (nee Thompson); the father of Kathie (David) Miller-Schapira, Cindy (Ben) Sanchez, Fred (Susan) Grosskopf, Ken (Kirsten) Grosskopf and Steve (Katie) Grosskopf; the grandfather of Nathan, Nicole, Erik, Maddie, Mason, Grace, Tyler, Libby and Tommy; the brother of Edmund (Margaret) Grosskopf and the late Marie (the late Leonard) Schmit; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 9 from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield. A funeral Mass will be celebrated June 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Cletus Church, 600 W. 55th St., LaGrange. Interment is private Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.

Memorials appreciated to Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. 25 E. Chesterton, Indiana, 46304 or St. Cletus Church, 600 W. 55th St., La Grange, 60525 or DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 60604

Express condolences online at Send sympathy cards to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o The Frederick Grosskopf family.