Herman Ettema Jr.
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Ettema Jr., Herman Age 89, late of Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully onFebruary 2, 2020. Beloved husband of Bettielou (née Mueller) Ettema, father of Susan (William) Schoenbeck, Bonnie Sutherland and Gary (Joyce) Ettema, proud grandfather of William (Karen) Sutherland, Jr., Julie (Peter) Biancardi, Stephen Ettema, Kathryn (Ryan) Reilly, Robert Ettema and Lisa Ettema, loving great-grandfather of Michael and Kelli Biancardi, Andrew Sutherland, Elijah Ettema and Avaleigh Reilly. Herman was a retired officer of the Chicago Police Department, founder of Action Auto Rebuilders and the unofficial curb sweeper of 119th and Halsted. He was known to have lived his life according to his favorite song, "My Way". In respect of his wishes, there will be no services. Visit castlehillfuneralhome.com for online guestbook.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Feb. 5, 2020.
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April 16, 2020
Gary, I never thought your dad would go so quickly. (just found out today) I appreciated our conversation at the body shop around January 22nd, as you said some things that touched my heart. Take care and feel free to call or email anytime.
Jim Paterik
March 20, 2020
Our sincere sympathy.
Don and Kim Donohue
Don Donohue
February 5, 2020
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Herman will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 9 FEB, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls (1140 W. Jackson Blvd.) In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
February 5, 2020
May God bless you Herman. RIP
John Pellegrini
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