Vera Ann Machalek, age 89, resident of Romeoville, formerly of Kirkland Ave. in the Ashburn/Scottsdale neighborhood of the South West Side of Chicago, passed away unexpectedly on October 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Vladimir P. Machalek; loving mother of Nadine Anne (Cliff) McChesney and Paul V. (Beata) Machalek; dear sister of the late Charles (Josephine Cvopa) Manak and a fond aunt of many. Vera was a proud former Girl Scout leader, a certified floral designer, a creative woman who loved to cook amazing meals and an avid gardener. She will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation Monday October 17th, 3-9 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7750 W. Cermak Rd., Forest Park, IL. Funeral Service Tuesday October 18th, 11AM at the funeral home. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Assoc. or the ALS Assoc. Information, 708-442-8500 or www.woodlawnchicago.com .
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