Kenneth L. Gertz, 64, of Chicago Ridge, died Dec. 15, at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Visitation was held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills on Dec. 19. A funeral Mass was offered at Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge on Dec. 20. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
Mr. Gertz is survived by his wife, Darlene; his daughters, Patricia Youpel and Tracy Gertz; his brother, Carl Gertz; many nieces and nephews; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Gertz was born in Chicago. He worked in the electromotive industry. He was a U.S.Army veteran. Memorials may be sent to Leukemia Research Foundation, 820 Davis St.; Suite 420, Evanston, IL 60201-9535.