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Willy Zettlmeier

Willy Zettlmeier, 79, was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Germany, and passed away Nov. 6, 2016, at home with his family by his side.

Beloved husband of the late Erika; loving father of Bill Zettlmeier and Renee (Keith) Mehring; dear Opa of Erika, Karsten and Max; fond brother of Maria (Alex) Gedstad, Walter (Loni) Zettlmeier, Hilda Schuff and the late Rudy Zettlmeier; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Willy was the former owner of Continental Delicatessen in Arlington Heights, a member
of the Chicago Kickers Soccer Club, a woodworker and avid Blackhawks fan.

Visitation Thursday, Nov. 10, 3 to 8 p.m. at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect.

Lying in state Friday, 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas of
Villanova Church, 1201 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine.




We are sadden to announce the passing of Eduard (Eddie) Blechner (October 17, 1937 - October 25, 2016). Mr. Blechner was one of the originals who was part of our beginning in 1958 (see photo below).

Eddie located in the Chicago area after leaving Germany after WWII. He and his family and siblings have been staunch Chicago Kickers members and continue to be so. Eddie’s son Kurt was our past President and his daughter Renee represented us as Miss Chicago Kickers. His children and grandchildren also were a big part of our youth program as both players and coaches.

Eddie is survived by his wife Katharina, daughters Carmen and Renee; daughter-in-law Jenny and son Kurt, and grandchildren Daniela, Kyle, and Travis.

Eddie, thank you for all your support over all these years. We truly are going to miss you!

Arrangements are as follows:

Friends may call at he church for 8 a.m. service wake time.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 29th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn, WI.
Procession to the Cemetery right after Mass and then the family will be serving a meal after the ceremonies for all who came to celebrate Eduard’s life.

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