Val Jatzo


Valerie Ann Jatzo February 12, 1951 – September 19, 2022

Visitation for Val will take place from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday September 25th at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service Monday September 26th at the funeral home from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with chapel service beginning promptly at 12:00. Val will be laid to rest at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the Jatzo family kindly asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Val’s name to The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Please use the link provided for your donation

For all information please contact Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

Valerie A. Jatzo passed away on September 19, 2022. Beloved Wife of James for a loving 50 years. Loving Daughter of the late Peter and Delores (nee Stesniak) Moskal, Dear Sister of Cheryl (Richard Jackson) Moskal, the late Gary Moskal, Darice (Rick) Allram, the late Craig (Angela) Moskal, and Colleen Nordby, Loving Mother to Pamela (Kevin) Johnson, and Dear Aunt to the late Michael Jatzo, Greg (Vicky) Jatzo, Andy (Kriss) Jatzo, BreeAnna (Scott) Huber, Brittney (Brian) Clow, Chad (Amy) Allram, Michelle (Brandt) Buckley, Travis (Justina) Allram, Chase (Amanda) Nordby, Rachel Nordby, MiKayla Nordby, Courtney Moskal, Tiffany Moskal and Christopher Moskal.
Val was born in Amery, WI on February 12, 1951 and grew up on a dairy farm in Clayton, WI. After graduating high school and attending beauty school, she moved to Iron River, WI where she met her loving husband of 50 years, Jim.  Shortly after they moved to Bridgeview Illinois, and raised their daughter Pamela.
Val worked as a beautician at multiple area nursing homes for over 40 years. She enjoyed socializing with the residents just as much as she enjoyed doing their hair.
Val appreciated any social activity she could get involved in, chili and rib cook-offs, family reunions, graduations, birthdays, promotional ceremonies; anything that had to do with people, she was there. Val always kept track of everyone’s special days; phone calls and cards were a must for her. Val really enjoyed anything to do with family and friends. Whether it be family vacations, trips up north to Wisconsin, or being with her close friends at her and Jim’s favorite place, the Roadhouse. 
 All throughout her courageous battle with cancer, she remained selfless, always thinking about everyone else and how they are doing. She’ll be greatly missed and never forgotten!  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.