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“I enjoyed the open house at Kurtz Funeral Home on Saturday in memory of my dad. We are grateful to the Kurtz staff for their professionalism,...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“On Saturday, my daughter Michele and I went to Kurtz Funeral Home for an open house in memory of those who passed away in 2017. I received an angel...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue Ann Bement - New Lenox, IL

“Went to my dad's grave site today with my mom and my husband to place the beautiful Christmas wreath with two flags that was sent to us by Jim...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“We miss you on our first Thanksgiving without you. We will carry on our tradition as you would have wanted it this way. RIP to the best husband,...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Four months have passed since the loss of our husband, father, and grandfather. We miss you more than words can say. RIP. XOXO ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Happy Veterans Day to a very special Dad!!! So proud of all of your accomplishments and service. Miss you more than words can say! XOXO! ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“HAPPY VETERANS DAY TO THE BEST THERE IS!!! WE COULDN'T BE PROUDER OF YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION. GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. ”
7 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Dear Mickey, Happy Veterans Day to a proud veteran! I still have your flag flying outside in your honor! Lots of Love, ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue Ann Bement - New Lenox, IL

“Happy Veterans Day Dad! The family couldn't be prouder for your service. RIP. ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Gary McGinn - Minooka, IL

“All the kids in the neighborhood will miss all of the great candy and coins you gave out every Halloween! You were always so generous! Miss you Dad. ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“Found more pennies for our "Pennies from Heaven" jar. We seem to be finding them most places we go. We believe that is a sign from you Dad. May we...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Miss you Dad! XOXO ”
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“May you rest in peace Mike. You were a wonderful man. ”
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Many Tax Clients - New Lenox, IL

“Our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather passed away three months ago today. He is truly missed and always will be. We are holding on to all...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“It is two months ago today that our husband, father, and grandfather went to be with God. We miss you more than words can say. Psalm 147:3 &...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Mike and my husband used to talk about fishing!!! ”
16 of 100+ | Posted by: The Sprenkles - Plainfield, IL

“Proverbs 20:7 ”
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“Such a terrific man and always willing to help you. ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Betty Lauterjung - Crestwood, IL

“When I think of first meeting Mickey, he would be standing with all of his buddies outside The Morgue (a place we all went to dance). He reminded me...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Celeste Panici - Frankfort, IL

“MISS YOU ”
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Your Family - New Lenox, IL

“Our family was saddened to hear of Mike's passing. What a great guy.Going to miss sharing fishing stories, baseball jabs, him being a loyal Cub fan,...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff & Fran Brescia - Tinley Park, IL

“Mike will be truly missed. We have known Mike for several years. He was a great tax man and an amazing person. He always made us feel welcome and...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Your Tax Customers - New Lenox, IL

“Happy Labor Day to our Husband, Dad, and Grandfather. We miss you. ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Rest in Peace Mike. Thanks for being a great father-in-law to my son Gary. You are with God and the angels now. God Bless your family also. ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Dorothy McGinn - Lockport, IL

“I received a "Pennies from Heaven" jar and a "Pennies from Heaven" plaque from my friend Suzanne Saculla yesterday. We have been finding pennies all...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BALLOON RELEASE HELD TODAY BY JOLIET HOSPICE. THE BEMENT FAMILY RELEASED BALLOONS IN HONOR OF OUR HUSBAND, FATHER, AND GRANDFATHER....Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Today was a memorial and balloon release at Joliet Junior College for loved ones that have passed. It was held by Joliet Hospice. Our family all...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Sure do miss you and all of your jokes. You and Sue were great neighbors to us when we lived in New Lenox. I hope the fishing is good in heaven...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: DIANE SASSER - ENTERPRISE, OR

“Sue and Family,Memories of the love and friendship you had are treasures to carry with you and knowing you were a very special part of Mike's well...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: John Walker - Mokena, IL - Friend

“Happy Birthday Dad! Miss you so much! ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Adam & Suzanne Nissen - Lockport, IL

“I think i know your gonna go fishing so catch a big one. happy birthday ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Wortmann - New lenox, IL

“Happy birthday to you and I miss you. ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Tory Wortmann - New Lenox, IL

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Friday, August 25! We all miss and love you and want you to know what a legacy you have left behind. Until we see you again- ”
33 of 100+ | Posted by: The Entire Bement Family - IL

“I hope you have a good celebration on Friday with all of the angels! I am sure I am going to see a bunch of halos down here! Happy Birthday Mickey! ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Tina Wortmann - New Lenox, IL

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th, TO A GREAT HUSBAND, FATHER, AND GRANDFATHER!!! MISS YOU TONS!!! ”
35 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Dear Grandpa, we all wish you a very Happy Birthday on Friday. We miss you very much. We hope that you have a chocolate cake with 76 candles on it...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Cazden, Rhlyen, Brookelen, and Greysen Bement - IL

“Dad, we wish you a Happy Birthday in Heaven. We miss ;you! Love, Michael and Vianey ”
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael and Vianely Bement - IL

“Mickey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Friday, August 25th. We hope that you are celebrating in Heaven. It is not the same here without you. We hope that you...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue Ann Bement - New Lenox, IL

“Happy Birthday to my father-in-law on Friday, August 25. We all miss you, but will see you again Dad. Love, Gary ”
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Gary McGinn - Minooka, IL

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dad on August 25th. This is his first birthday without us. We know that he is celebrating in Heaven. Dad, we will see you...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“Mike was good natured and friendly. He was a nice neighbor to have. I was glad to help him by discussing lawnmower repair and maintenance. ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Larry Couch - New Lenox, IL

“To the entire Bement family... I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Bement (yes, he'll always be Mr. Bement to me). He was a wonderful...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Brian Schultz - New Lenox, IL

“Mickey Bement was a classmate of mine for all four years at Bloom High School. We also played baseball when school was out. In the summer, we were...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob Marnell - Schereville, IN

“Sue, I have known you for 14 years. In that time, we have become very good friends. In the time that I have known Mike, he has been a wonderful...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna DiMiele - New Lenox, IL

“My dad's stone is up at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood, IL. We are so proud of what is written on it. ”
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“Mickey and Sue joined Sandra and me at our Chicago Height home for dinner with other friends on several occasions for a fun evening. Good times like...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Ken Ziccardi - Schereville, IN

“Mickey Bement was first and foremost a good man, husband, father, and friend. He came to our oldest son's wedding picnic we had for him at our pond...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Ronald Panzica - Crete, IL

“I lived on Green St. the same time Mickey did. We both moved away when we entered Bloom High School. During high school, we had very little contact...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Dolores D'Amico - Littleton, NC

“Mickey was a handsome young man. I really didn't know he lived on Green St. and Rt. 30. Dee and I were always on Green St. and did not know Mickey....Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Shirley Schlueter - St. John, IN

“I have known Mike for about 30 years as a friend and my tax man. He was very knowledgeable in his field. He also did my mom's taxes before she...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Ed Wasik - Glenwood, IL - Friend

“Mike was in my homeroom for four years. He was a perfect gentleman, so funny, and always had a funny story for everyone. He had a cool, black...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Pilackas - Schereville, IL

“Mike was a good friend and a honest and outstanding , professional business man! ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Coleen Frank - Joliet, IL

“Michael Bement was a hard working man. He loved to fish and loved to watch the Cubs and the Bears. He was a good husband and great father. May...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandra Ziccardi - Schereville, IN

“Mickey was a kind and funny guy. He always had something nice to say. He always had a joke to tell! ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Jo Ann Marconi - Homewood, IL

“Mickey was a friend I got to know. Rest in peace. ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert Menear - Dyer, IN

“Mickey was a very good guy and a lot of tun. We had a lot of good times together. May he rest in peace and God be with him. ”
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Fiaoni - Beecher, IL

“Growing up with Mickey on the East side of Chicago Heights was always an adventure and a learning experience. This gave us the knowledge and...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Edward Ludan - FT Myers, FL

“Mickey was a really nice guy. He took me water skiing on the Kankakee River. We had a great time! ”
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Sam D'Amico - Littleton, NC

“Mickey was a wonderful, caring husband, father, and friend. He held his heart out to everyone. ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Wright - Homewood, IL

“I loved Mickey. He always had a little joke to tell! ”
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Martha Panzica - Crete, IL

“To SueAnn, Michele, Michael and Suzanne, Caz and I will always remember Mickey as a wonderful Husband, Father and Grandfather. Caz enjoyed going...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Darlene Guzy - New Lenox, IL

“Hardworking family man....married one of my best friends! You will be missed by all. ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Patricia Finn - Crestwood, IL

“Mr. Mike, I knew Mike Bement a short time before he died of cancer. He was very reserved with me until we had a lot in common, which was cancer.. ...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniel S. Donnelly - New Lenox, IL

“Michael, I hope you are doing a lot of fishing in heaven with St. Peter and my son Danny. God Bless You and Your Family. You are with the angels...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Gloria Donnelly - New Lenox, IL

“Look out Babe Ruth, Mickey's here to play ball! Love you Mick! - Adam ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Adam Nissen - Lockport, IL

“Dad, It's hard to believe it's been a month today since you passed away. I feel blessed that I was with you as you took your last breath, as I know...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Suzanne (Bement) Nissen - IL

“Today is one month ago that you went to be with God. We miss you every day. RIP. With Love, The Bement Family ”
67 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bement Family - New Lenox, IL

“Mr. B, you still owe me that cocktail! Have one on ice when I see you next! :) ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Greg Janus - Manhattan, IL

“RIP Mr. Bement ”
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Caleb McManus - Lake Charles, LA, IL

“Dear Grandpa, I miss you, I love you and I will see you again in heaven. Love, Rhylen ”
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Rhylen Bement - Channahon, IL

“Mr. Bement, I did not know that your uncle played for the Cubs! If I would have known that, I would have asked for longer income tax appointments so...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Alice Martinez - Joliet, IL

“Dear Dad, you would be so happy to know that we are keeping the family tax business going! We know that it was a wish of yours Although we have big...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“Grandpa, I love you and I miss you. I will see you again in heaven. Love, Greysen ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Greysen Bement - Channahon, IL

“I miss you Grandpa. I will see you in heaven. Love, Brookelen ”
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Brookelen Bement - Channahon, IL

“Grandpa, thank you for teaching me how to fish. I miss you. RIP. Until we meet again. Love, Cazden ”
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Cazden Bement - Channahon, IL

“Dear Dad, I miss you. You were always a great father and mentor. Thank you for teaching me how to do taxes. I will be following in your footsteps...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Bement Jr. - Channahon, IL

“Mickey was the perfect neighbor. There wasn't a time when he went outside and didn't wave and smile. He was so devoted to his family. One memory...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Tina Wortmann - New Lenox, IL

“Dear Mickey, I have great memories of our 53 years plus together. Our Saturday nights at Aurelio's were fantastic and what a great sportsman you...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue Ann Bement - New Lenox, IL

“The out pour of love and support for my dad's passing has been truly amazing. We are humbled and grateful to all who have shown support and continue...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“Dear Sue and family, we are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. You have our deepest deepest sympathy and know that our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Alice Eggett - Menifee, CA

“Mickey was a great competitor in baseball. I really enjoyed our competition at Bloom and American Legion baseball in pitching. Condolences to the...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Dennis Benning - Charlotte, NC

“God Bless You, you are in our prayers. From the entire Florida McManus Family!! .. Sharon & Larry, Scott & Erin& family, Aimee & Chris Hensley &...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon McManus - Fort Myers, FL

“Dear Sue, Michael, Michele, Sue & family,.... I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I always had fond memories of him. I read the wonderful...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon & Larry McManus - FL

“We were truly shocked to hear of Mike's passing. Despite the fact they we only met with Mike once a year at tax time we have known him for 24 years...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy and Diane Ostrowski - IL

“To my father-in-law, thank you for being there for me in good times and in bad times. Also, thank you for "having my back." You and my dad were the...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Gary McGinn - Minooka, IL

“Dear Dad, I miss you very much. I miss our talks and the good advice that you always gave me. Until we see each other again, I will hold on to...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“I never met Mike but if he was like his son, O would have really liked him. My prayers are with the family. I pray that God will richly bless your...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill Miller - Kinder, LA

“So sorry to hear about Mike's passing. We only knew Mike for a few years as our tax repairer but we enjoyed our appointments very much due to Mike's...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: John & Linda Moran - Monee, IL

“So sadden to hear of Mike's passing. I had the privilege to work with Mike In Loans at two different banks. He was a great loan officer. He was fun...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Marty Smith Hannah - Geneseo, IL

“So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He always found a way to make me laugh and smile. I am glad he is no longer duffering. May he rest in peace. ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Kelly Judge - Peotone, IL

“So schocked and sadden to hear about mike's passing. I worked with Mike for several years in the loan department at New Lenox Bank and then on to...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Marty Smith Hannah - Geneseo, IL

“Dear Sue I am so sorry to hear of the passing of dear Michael and offer my sincere condolences to the family. May you draw close to God during this...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: David G

“My Deepest Sympathy to Sue and Children. Mickey will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone and ...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Jalane Schultz - Steger, IL

“Suzanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you this week and in the future. Praying for peace for your whole family. ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Cathy West - Naperville, IL

“Michael was such a great guy. So much fun to be around. He was a very good loan officer, always trying to serve people fairly and honestly! I...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Joe Huff - Joliet, IL - Friend

“My brother was a good friend they grew up together and went fishing, I use to hang out with your mom, so sorry to hear about your dad, blessing to...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Marge and kurt (vagnoni) Mengle - AZ

“Our dad is in heaven now and beat the odds for what the Dr's told him. We couldn't be prouder of his courage, strength, and the legacy he leaves...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Gary & Michele McGinn - Minooka, IL

“My Condolences. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Julie Anne - Chicago, IL

“Please accept our condolences for your loss. What wonderful memories you will have of this loving man. ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Connie and David Diederich Aurora

“I am deeply saddened by the news of Mikes passing. Although, I believe he is in amuck better place now. My prayer and thoughts are with you all at...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Cast - Joliet, IL - Friend


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MICHAEL R. BEMENT, SR.

Michael Richard Bement Sr., "Mickey", passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Joliet Area Hospice House surrounded by family. Mickey was 75 years old. His family will miss him deeply.

Mickey was born August 25, 1941 in Chicago Heights. He was married to Sue Ann (nee DeLuca) for 52 years. Mickey was educated in Chicago Heights & graduated from Bloom High School. He lived in New Lenox for the past 40 years.

Mickey leaves to cherish his memories his wife Sue Ann; his three children and their spouses; Michele (Gary) McGinn, Michael (Vianey) Bement, Suzanne (Adam) Nissen. Mickey's grandchildren are: Cazden, Rhylen, Brookelen, and Greysen. He is survived by his brother Richard Bement, brother-in-laws: Andrew (Carol), Pasquale, David DeLuca, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many very close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard & Josephine Bement, his sister Marlene, his grandparents, in-laws, a brother-in-law, Peter, cousins, and many other family members.

Mickey proudly served in the US Army from 1959 to 1965. He was promoted to Sergeant and was stationed in Germany. He was part of an Infantry Unit called "Hell on Wheels". Mickey was a veteran who always gave back. His family could not be prouder for his service.

Mickey spent a very long career in banking & finance. He was a loan officer and earned several promotions through the years. In addition to his vast knowledge of finance and accounting, he owned and operated an income tax service from 1967-2017. His business, which was very large, was all built on word of mouth. Mickey never had to advertise his business. He was able to finish this past tax season working seven days a week even while battling end stage cancer.

Mickey was known for his sense of humor. Besides Mickey's family, his true passions were fishing and sports. He started fishing at two years old and grew up with his family owning three cottages in Momence. Fishing was a huge part of Mickey's life. He and Sue Ann later bought their own cottage in Momence where he taught his own children to fish. He also owned several boats over the course of his life and more fishing equipment than you could imagine. His family will cherish the weekends spent at the cottage where they entertained. Baseball and football were also a huge part of Mickey's life. Mickey, a die hard Cub's fan, was fortunate enough to see the Cubs win the world series. Mickey himself was an amazing baseball player in school and especially in high school. He had numerous articles and pictures of him in the local newspaper during his baseball career. A lifetime achievement includes pitching a no hitter. Mickey's Uncle Ted and idol was a former Chicago Cub. Mickey also enjoyed golf and another lifetime achievement was getting two holes in one.

Mickey was a former member of the Moose Lodge and a current member of the American Legion in New Lenox. He was generous in giving to many charities including the Native American Indians, to honor his heritage. He also gave to the Fraternal Order of Police to honor his father and uncle who were both Chicago Heights Police Officers.

Mickey's favorite vacation was Hawaii. He and his wife enjoyed their annual trips to Branson, MO.

Mickey had an extremely strong work ethic and worked two jobs most of his life. When asked recently what his greatest achievement was, he replied that it was the family that he and Sue Ann created.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral service, Thursday, July 20th, 2017 with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 AM and then to St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W. 2nd Avenue, New Lenox, IL 60451 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Interment, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. For information www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3200.