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“As friends for many years with Gabriella and Jim, we are sorry for your loss of a loving father, husband, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many, as...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Christine Larsen - Evanston, IL

“Lieber Onkel Hans,mit Dir und Tante Lydia verbinde ich sehr viele Erinnerungen und tolle Erlebnisse als Jugendlicher in Chicago. Ich war zwar nicht...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Stephan Lichtenfeld - Family

“We ae deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this moment in your life. Our most...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy and Paul McCallister - IL

“Lieber Onkel Hans, mit liebevoller Erinnerung gedenke ich an unsere gemeinsame Zeit , an die Reise durch Amerika, gemeinsame Zeit in deinem und Tante...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Elena von Salm-Hoogstraeten

“Our Deepest Condolences , and Sympathy go out to the Lichtenfeld Family in this time of great loss. We're so sorry. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Jovanovic - Chicago, IL

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the Lichtenfeld family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Chuck Hoth - Valparaiso, IN

“Dear Uncle Hans,I am grateful to have had the chance to ser you twice in 2016. I always smile when I think of our 20 minute good-byes at family...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sonya Eggen - Oak Lawn, IL

“My dear oldest brother and godfatherI am happy we met twice last autumn and I am deeply sad not beeing able to see you next year.But we might see us...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Andreas Johannes Lichtenfeld


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Johannes "Hans" Carl Lichtenfeld, 82, of Frankfort, Illinois passed away peacefully with family by his side in West Palm Beach, Florida on March 20, 2017.

Hans was born in Hamburg, Germany, March 24, 1934, to Johannes and Annie (Schrader) Lichtenfeld. He was the eldest of 10 children. He immigrated to the United States in 1955 and settled into the Chicago area. By 1958, he opened his own business, which remained in operation for 53 years until his retirement in 2011. Shortly after arriving in Chicago, Hans met and married Lydia Anneliese Wahl, who also emigrated from Germany.

Hans is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years Lydia, children Gabriella (Jim) Kamrowski, John (Lynn), Caroline (Nick) Nelson, grandchildren Caitlin and Ross Nelson, Lauren Lichtenfeld, and 7 surviving siblings and their families.

Visitation will be held at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL on Monday March 27th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 28th, with chapel prayers at 9:30 AM to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 7659 Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery, 16201 104th Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60467. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Hans' name to Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy http://www.angiopathy.org/support.html or National Stroke Association http://www.stroke.org/ would be appreciated.