Obituaries

We will update the list of names of our deceased warriors on a monthly basis. We will not place a person on this list with hearsay, second hand, information. Send us a link to the obituary, noting the date and name of the newspaper from which it was taken. If you don't have the obit, then you must be related to, or a close friend who attended the wake, funeral or memorial service.

January 2019

David Duszak '85
Craig Stettner '83
Pamela Meyer Davis '62
Dennis Logisz '72

  David Duszak - Class '85
David J. Duszak, age 51, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, died Sunday, December 30, 2018 in Des Plaines, IL. David Jude Duszak was born on October 3, 1967 in Chicago, IL, the son of Wesley and Irene Lenkaski Duszak. David lived in Twin Lakes, WI before moving to Colorado 1 year ago. David was a 30 year expert machinist working for several machine shops. David enjoyed skiing, boating, fishing and hiking in the mountains. He was the life of a party and always laughing. David is survived by: 2 sons, David, Jr. of Firestone, Colorado and Jacob of Firestone, Colorado; his parents, Wesley and Irene Duszak of Twin Lakes, WI; 3 brothers, Wesley of Wonder Lake, IL, Steve of Ft. Collins, CO and Richard of Spring Grove, IL. The Duszak Family will receive relatives and friends from 1:00PM until 4:00PM on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Haase-Lockwood & Assoc. Funeral Home and Crematory, 620 Legion Dr. Twin Lakes, WI. For online guestbook: haaselockwoodfhs.com.
Craig Stettner - Class '83
Craig Stettner, age 53, died unexpectedly on December 25, 2018, while vacationing with his family in his beloved Costa Rica. Craig was an inspiration and role model to his family and all who knew him. He was kind, selfless, and consistently put others' needs ahead of his own in all areas of his life. After graduating from Maine West, he attended Purdue, Ball State, and Iowa State, earning degrees in fisheries and aquatic science, biology, ecology, and education. He was a faculty member in the Biology department at Harper College in Palatine since 2002 where he inspired countless students to reach their full potential. He ran a popular study abroad program in Costa Rica, providing students with life changing experiences personally and academically. Craig was dedicated to sharing his passion for conservation and the environment and worked for many years with Harper students and volunteers from the community to help restore the ecosystem in the Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Barrington. He was an avid bird watcher and a board member of the Chicago Audubon Society and led many bird walks to share the joys of birding with students and the public. He cultivated an expertise in butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies and became an official dragonfly/damselfly monitor for the state of Illinois. Beyond Craig's work and volunteer activities, he was also a rock of unconditional love and support to his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Stettner. Craig was an important part of the lives of all the family who survive him: his mother, Judy, younger brothers, Tom and Dave, sisters-in-law, Allison and Amy, his niece, Elizabeth, nephews, Nathan, Aaron, and Nicholas, Uncle Ray, Aunt Carolyn, and cousins, Jodi, Jill, Dan and their families. Donations in Craig's memory can be made to the Cook County Forest Preserve Foundation or the Chicago Audubon Society. A time of remembering and celebrating Craig's life is scheduled for Saturday, January 19th at Willow Creek North Shore Church, 2200 Shermer Rd, Glenview, IL 60026. Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm with a memorial service at 1pm.
Pamela Meyer Davis - Class '62
Our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Pamela M. Davis passed away on January 4, 2019 at the age of 74. She had a love for family and friends and a gift for making people feel special. She was a voracious reader who enjoyed working at Des Plaines Public Library. She was a proud grandmother who cherished caring for her grandson a couple of days a week in his early years. She faced persistent health challenges head on with strength and courage. She had a passion for history, show tunes, and collecting giraffes. She was preceded in death by her soulmate and husband, Robert E. Davis. She is survived by her loving daughter Stephanie L. (David) Douglas and cherished grandson Kyle Robert Douglas. Siblings: Debbie (Mark) Haerle, Kurt (Mary) Meyer, Margie Davis, Jenny Davis (late Bud Davis), the late Barbara and Roland Krug, Rosalie Bradley (late Clarence Bradley). She was Aunt to many nieces and nephews and had many treasured friends. Linda and Diana provided continuous love and support. She spoke at least daily to Sue McNeil, lifelong friend and sister of the heart. Preceded in death by her parents Gilbert and Beatrice (nee Hora) Meyer and L.J. and Marguerite Davis. Memorial visitation will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2:00 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 4:00 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Funeral info 847-253-5423 or lauterburgoehler.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 7, 2019
Dennis Logisz - Class '72
Dennis was the devoted son of Florence M. Logisz (nee Martin) and the late Alexander A. Logisz, loving brother of Carol Moyer (James) of Doylestown, PA, the late Roman Logisz, Rosemary Logisz of Des Plaines, Nicholas Logisz (Susan) of Mt. Prospect, the late Timothy Logisz (Leanne), Donna Logisz (Terry Benson) of Spring Grove, and John Logisz (Kimberly) of Schaumburg. Fond nephew of Lillian Stern (nee Martin). Dennis was a proud uncle and loyal friend to many. He was born on January 19, 1954 in Chicago, IL but lived most of his life in Des Plaines. He graduated from Maine West High School in 1972. After working in his own painting and decorating business for many years, he officially retired in 2015. His business clients commented many times on how thrilled they were with the work he had done. Dennis was always there for anyone who needed his help whether it was family, friend or neighbor. Dennis’s sense of humor and witty remarks kept everyone smiling and laughing just like his favorite comedians, The Three Stooges. He was an avid fisherman and spent many hours up north in Wisconsin trying for the big one, and occasionally got it. He loved trivia and could always answer that one impossible question when watching Jeopardy with Mom. His favorite diversion was a trip to the casino and card games with his buddies. Memorial gathering January 12th from 10:30 a.m. until mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Zachary Church, 567 W. Algonquin Rd. Des Plaines, IL 60016. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.