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Celebrating Life

We thank you for allowing us the honor and privilege to serve you and your loved ones at your time of need. Our dedicated staff ensures that your family will receive the highest quality of service. We are available to speak with your family 24 hours a day. Operated by third and fourth generation funeral directors, our family has a deepened and natural understanding of service to this community and all those whom we serve. Our history attests that we are leaders in our profession, with the highest integrity and dedication to excellence in service. In 1908, John A. and Jean M. Tezak opened Tezak Funeral Home in Joliet, IL. Their son Richard W. Tezak along with his wife Josephine R. continued operations with their sons John F. (Judy) and Richard K. (Ellen) Tezak, current owners. Tezak Funeral Home is known for its highly dedicated family and staff which includes Funeral Director and Business Manager John Tezak, Richard Tezak, Funeral Director and Business Manager, Crematory Operator, and Life Insurance Agent. Additional staff includes Kenny Tezak, Funeral Director and Crematory Operator; Ryan Hayducak, Funeral Director, Crematory Operator, Life Insurance Agent, and Certified Celebrant; Katie Marren, Funeral Director, Crematory Operator, Life Insurance Agent, and Certified Celebrant and Ken Plese, Office Manager, Certified Preplanning Consultant, Life Insurance Agent, Crematory Operator and Certified Celebrant. Over 106 years and four generations of our family welcome your family as part of our own.

Christine Toborg

Christine M Toborg

03/03/69 - 03/04/15

Christine M. “Kris” Toborg (nee Fitzgerald), age 46, at peace on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 with her loving family by ... View full obituary

Delia Garcia

Delia Garcia

10/12/59 - 03/03/15

Delia Garcia (nee Borrego), age 55, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 with her loving family by her ... View full obituary

Jack Thomas

Jack R Thomas

09/01/26 - 03/01/15

Jack R. Thomas, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2015 with his loving family by his side. ... View full obituary

Elizabeth Gall

Elizabeth J Gall

02/08/27 - 02/27/15

Elizabeth J. Gall “Betty” (nee Maurer), age 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015. ... View full obituary

Marylynn Mavec

Marylynn A Mavec

09/10/61 - 02/27/15

Marylynn A. Mavec (nee Bruce) age 53, at rest on Friday, February 27, 2015 following a courageous battle with breast ... View full obituary

Richard Russ

Richard J Russ

05/02/31 - 02/25/15

Richard J. “Zeke” Russ, age 83, at rest on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 with his loving family by his side. ... View full obituary

Elizabeth Lavazza

Elizabeth " Lavazza

03/17/28 - 02/21/15

Elizabeth “Betty” Lavazza (Snider-McDonald), age 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015 with her loving family by her ... View full obituary

Jerome Danhauer

Jerome R Danhauer

06/05/30 - 02/17/15

Jerome R. “Jerry” Danhauer, age 84, entered eternal life on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 with his loving family by his ... View full obituary

Louise Newbury

Louise E Newbury

07/17/46 - 02/14/15

Louise E. Newbury “Weezer” (nee Raddatz), age 68, at rest on Saturday, February 14, 2015 Valentine’s Day with her loving ... View full obituary

Janet Jaback

Janet M Jaback

09/17/45 - 02/11/15

Janet M. Jaback, age 69, at rest on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 with her loving family by her side. ... View full obituary

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