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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 it’s 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.

Helen Lakota

Helen A Lakota

11/12/17 - 12/16/14

Helen A. Lakota (nee Trizna), age 97, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. ... View full obituary

Richard Cimino

Richard Cimino

04/24/70 - 12/15/14

Richard Cimino, age 44, entered into eternal life on Monday, December 15, 2014. ... View full obituary

Helen D'Atri

Helen R D'Atri "Lou"

10/05/25 - 12/14/14

Helen Rose D’Atri “Lou” (nee Tankovic), age 89, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2014. ... View full obituary

Marvin Francis

Marvin W Francis

09/21/26 - 12/12/14

Marvin W. Francis, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, December 12, 2014. ... View full obituary

Marian Banks

Marian J Banks

06/22/25 - 12/11/14

Marian J. Banks (nee Klenz) age 89, at rest on Thursday, December 11, 2014. ... View full obituary

Nancy Martin

Nancy K Martin

07/29/81 - 12/11/14

Nancy Katherine “Katie” Martin, age 33, entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 11, 2014. ... View full obituary

Julia Patrick

Julia F Patrick

01/05/20 - 12/11/14

Julia F. Patrick (nee Matuszewski), age 94, peacefully entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 11, 2014. ... View full obituary

Nicholas Manikas

Nicholas G Manikas

05/13/24 - 12/09/14

Nicholas G. “Nick” Manikas, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. ... View full obituary

Maria Vasquez

Maria D Vasquez

09/06/27 - 12/08/14

Maria D. Vasquez (nee Alonzo), age 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 08, 2014 with her loving family by ... View full obituary

Robert Rymsza

Robert J Rymsza

03/20/48 - 12/07/14

Robert J. “Bob” Rymsza Sr., age 66, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 7, 2014 with his loving family by his ... View full obituary

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