Dean Malsack, 59, four-time Grammy Award-nominated pianist, died unexpectedly at his home in Huntley last Tuesday. There will be a visitation Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at Notre Dame Church, Clarendon Hills, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 Immediately following the service there will be a small gathering at Notre Dame Parish's O'Keefe Hall.
Malsack was preceded in death by his father Roland. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Nancy Malsack-Lipman; jos step-father William Lipman and sisters and brothers, Gail (Alston), Lynne, Paula (Hayes), Carl and Joyce (Potempa).
Thomas P. Tecza, 66, of Huntley, died Saturday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. A private service was held Monday and a celebration of his life will be held in the near future.
Tecza was born January 19, 1946, in Chicago, the son of Adam and Stella (Niemiec) Tecza. On August 27, 1967 he married his high school sweetheart Janet Wleklinski. He was the second-generation owner of Teczas’ Rainbow Gardens and Tecza & Sons Nurseries, Elgin. He is survived by his wife; sons, Thomas Jr. (Dawn) and Stephen; daughter, Heather (Bob) Lorbiecki, and six grandchildren; Cole James, Sydney, Christian, Chase, Hope and Gage. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to The Gateway for Cancer Research, Schaumburg.
Elaine C. “Dottie” Stickles, 66. of Lake in the Hills, formerly of Streamwood, died peacefully, Tuesday at Sherman Hospital after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, Huntley. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntley.
Stickles was born August 15, 1945 the daughter of Harry J. and Alice (McLean) Kohl. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Ryefield, Tracy Ryefield, Bobbie (Mark) Mitchell, Nikki (Mike) Worm, and Suzi (Mike) Lyp, and her grandchildren, Amanda, Katrina, Autumn, Ryan, Jordyn, Sabrina, Corey, Kyle, Mikie, Danielle, Kenna and Shelly. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Sharon, her first husband, Max, and her husband Wayne.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Elaine C. Stickles memorial fund.