James A. Suhajda, 61, of LaGrange Park, died on Sept. 2, 2023, surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. A jack of all trades, he worked as a studio mechanic where he was able to put his naturally creative mind to work. He met the love of his life, Linda, in 2001, and they created a life centered around family. Whether relaxing and fishing at the lake or hosting holiday gatherings, he was, and always will be, the life of the party.

Jimmy Suhajda was the husband of Linda Suhajda (née Sklenar); the father of Christopher (Natalia) Suhajda and Ashleigh (Barron) Seno; the grandfather of Ian, Abby, Luka, Luna, and Remington; the son of Dennis Suhajda and the late Nancy Suhajda (née Androwich); the brother of Kenneth Suhajda, Mark (Michelle) Suhajda, Richard (Eileen) Suhajda, and the late Matthew (the late Louise) Suhajda; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation was held on Sept. 9, followed by a memorial service at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lake Thunderbird firework fund, 2 Lake Thunderbird Drive, Putnam, IL 61560, or to @chrissuhajda or @Ashleigh-Suhajda via Venmo.

Information: 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com.

If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, please send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, c/o the James A. Suhajda Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.