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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.

Gerald Alton

Gerald L Alton

09/06/39 - 01/24/15

Gerald L. Alton, 75 years, January 24, 2015 at Silver Cross Hospital. ... View full obituary

Barbara Adamic

Barbara J Adamic

07/22/38 - 01/23/15

Barbara J. Adamic Born July 22, 1938 Died January 23, 2015 Parents were Alvin and Thelma Benn Eberhart Married for ... View full obituary

Irene Vercellino

Irene T Vercellino

07/19/25 - 01/23/15

Irene T. Vercellino (nee Panich), age 89, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on Friday, January ... View full obituary

Celia Kren

Celia Kren

11/18/25 - 01/18/15

Celia Kren (nee Starcevich), 89, most recently of Lisle, passed away January 18, 2014, at Central DuPage Hospital. Survived by ... View full obituary

Emma Mikuska

Emma J Mikuska

09/02/35 - 01/18/15

Emma Jean Mikuska “Toddy” (nee Residori), age 79, entered eternal life on Sunday, January 18, 2015 with her loving family ... View full obituary

Salvatore DeAngelis

Salvatore DeAngelis

09/29/29 - 01/15/15

Salvatore DeAngelis, age 85, entered eternal life on Thursday, January 15, 2015 surrounded by his family. ... View full obituary

David Manfred

David A Manfred

08/07/70 - 01/09/15

David A. “Pee Wee” Manfred, age 44, at rest on Friday, January 9, 2015. ... View full obituary

Nathan Gaines

Nathan E Gaines

07/13/73 - 01/06/15

Nathan E. Gaines, age 41, at rest on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. ... View full obituary

Anton Kupina

Anton R Kupina

10/01/27 - 01/03/15

Anton R. “Tony” Kupina, ... View full obituary

Helen Benac

Helen M Benac

04/23/17 - 01/02/15

Helen M. Benac (nee Popek), age 97, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2015 with her loving family by ... View full obituary

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