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Sgt. Michael James Hoff, U.S. Army Ret., 1947-2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sgt. Michael James Hoff, U.S. Army of Carol Stream FD Deputy Chief Robert Hoff, Chicago FD Fire Commissioner Ret.  Sgt. Hoff suffered a critical head wound in October of 1967 during the eighth month of his tour in Vietnam, when a mortar shell struck his armored troop transport vehicle while in hostile territory.

As a wounded warrior veteran, he worked through life with many physical and mental challenges, which increasingly caused greater struggles throughout the years of his life. On Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the age of 67, Sgt. Michael J. Hoff passed away with his family beside him at the Edward J. Hines V.A. Hospital.  May he rest in eternal peace.

 VISITATION:    Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Petkus Funeral Home, 12401 S Archer Ave, Lemont, IL.

FUNERAL:        Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  Funeral mass at St. Patrick Church, 200 E Illinois St, Lemont

INTERNMENT:  Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.  (full military honors)

 In lieu of flowers, honor Mike by doing a good deed for a veteran and making a donation to The WoundedWarriorProject.Org.


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Lake Zurich FF ODD Danny Gonzalez

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Lake Zurich Firefighter Danny Gonzalez

Photo courtesy Lake Zurich Fire Department


Danny Gonzalez July 21, 1964 – August 1, 2013

It is with tremendous sorrow that the Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue Department announces the unexpected death of 13-year veteran Firefighter/Paramedic Danny Gonzalez. Danny began his career with Lake Zurich in August 2000. During his time with us:

  • He was actively involved in the department’s Training and Safety committee where he put his knowledge to use teaching both veteran and rookie members in the arts of fire science and technical rescue.
  • He successfully challenged the latest lieutenant promotional exam and was an acting officer when needed.
  • He was a past President of IAFF Local 3191.

In addition, Danny was a past member of the South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District where he began his fire services career, and a member of the Kane County Sheriff’s Police Correctional Division.

Danny also served in the United States Marine Corps and was involved with the local Marine Corps veteran’s group.

Service arrangements for Danny are as follows:

Wake Tuesday August 6, 2013

1500 – 2100

Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Home

51 Center Street

Elgin, IL 60120

Fire Department Line-up and Walk Thru

1830 Line-up

1900 Walk Thru

Funeral Services Wednesday August 7, 2013

Saint Laurence Catholic Church

572 Standish Street

Elgin, IL 60120

Visitation starting at 0915

Followed by a Funeral Mass at 1000

Interment is at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W. Hoff Road

Elwood, IL 60421

No formal procession is anticipated.

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