Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Joseph G. Knezetic
Age 95. Born August 19, 1913 in Joliet and a lifetime resident. Died February 10, 2009 at Bethany Terrace Nursing Centre in Morton Grove, IL. Joe was a loving husband and wonderful father as well as a U.S. WWII Army Veteran and a retired Union Steward with the Laborer's Union Local #75.
Survived by his children, Barbara (nee Knezetic) Yohnka of Chicago; Kathryn (nee Knezetic) Lauric (David) of Colorado Springs, CO.; Kenneth (Teena) Knezetic of Channahon; Cheri (nee Knezetic) (John) Barbosa of Joliet; Norie Knezetic (Kathryn Mehrtens) of Skokie, IL.; and the late Margaret Ann Knezetic; grandchildren, Jeffery Lauric; Kenneth Jr. (Jessica); Kevin (Alyssa), Kyle and Kristopher Knezetic; Gina, Aaron, Adam, and Serena Barbosa; one great granddaughter, Alicia Jade Carlos; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his wife, Susan Barbara (nee Bagay) Knezetic; his parents; brothers, George (late Martha) and John; three sisters, Kate DiPaoli, Mary Knezetic and Frances Knezetic Ursich.
Funeral services for Joseph G. Knezetic will be Friday, February 13, 2009 at 10:15 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. Bernard Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either the Alzheimers Association or Bethany Terrace Nursing Centre, Alzheimers Unit. Visitation Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 4 - 8 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet
For information: (815) 741-5500
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