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Kathryn Tegels

April 27, 1924 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 97)


Kathryn R. Tegels, age 97, of Oak Forest, IL, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2021 with her loving daughters at her side singing her favorite songs. 


Kay is the loving wife to the late Raymond Tegels; beloved mother to Betty (the late Robert) Jacobson, Peggy Kilpatrick, and Kathie (Tom) Hacker;  cherished Grandmother to Mark, Julie, Peter, Paul, Eric, Jessica, Kristen, Lauren and JR;  Great-grandmother “Grammy” to Michael, Spencer, Elliot, Natalie, Emily, Lila, Ally, Caleb, Peanut, Jacob, Jaxson, Dash, Sophie Rae and the late Mark Jr.;  Great-great-grandmother to Josie, Lily and Mikey;  sister to the late Alice, Margaret, Crystal, Martha, Lola, Victor, Hugh, Ralph, Jay, Florence, and is survived by her sister Ruth.  


Kay was the daughter of Ethel and Henry Bosacker.  She was raised on a farm in Minnesota with her 11 siblings. She met and married the love of her life and they “danced” their way through the years.  They were both  deeply rooted in their faith and active in their Church.  Kay had a gift for design with a strong sense of style and fashion. In her 40s, golf became a passion and she played well into her 80s.  She also loved the Cubs and attending games at Wrigley.  Her favorite time of year was Christmas.  Her gifts of planning, decorating, wrapping and baking drew us all.

We laughed, sang and experienced family.


Visitation will be Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 9:30 am until time of prayers at Brady-Gill Funeral Home.  Prayer will begin at 11:30 am at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12 noon at St. Alexander Catholic Church.  She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery. Those wishing to attend Kay's Mass of Christian Burial are required to RSVP on Kay's obituary page on the Brady-Gill website. To watch Kay's Mass of Christian Burial live stream, please click here


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May 26, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Brady-Gill Funeral Home
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Funeral Mass
May 26, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Alexander Catholic Church
7025 W. 126th Street
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 75 people. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their place

May 26, 2021

7:00 PM
Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery (St. Alsip, IL)

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