Steve Michael, 98, of LaGrange Park, died on Nov. 20, 2019.
Born on January 1, 1921, Mr. Michael served in the U.S. Army during World War II and then and worked as a delivery truck driver for Vienna Beef.
He and his wife, Dorothy, built their home on Forest Road in 1961, and he was the last original resident on his block. He enjoyed daily walks around the neighborhood and on the Forest Preserve trails, and his family appreciates the neighbors and the LaGrange Park police officers who kept an eye on him during those walks.
Mr. Michael was the husband of the late Dorothy P. Michael (nee Preuter); the father of Ruth (Jim) Lubawy, Nancy (Jim) Baty and Ellen (Tom Walter) Michael; the grandfather of Laura (Andy) Mendyk, Michael (Alexis) Lumell, Malinda Baty, Max Walter; the great-grandfather of Drew, Miles, Theodore, Neve, Myla and Ani; the brother of Betty (the late John) Mocek and the late John (the late Jenny) Michalicka; the uncle of John (Pattye) Mocek, BettyAnn (Adam Walker) Mocek; and the great-uncle of John Robert Mocek and Elizabeth Lynne (Aaron) Hamner.
A funeral service was held Nov. 23 at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road, Riverside, 60546, followed by internment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.
The family appreciates memorials to the church where he was a member for many, many years.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.