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Louis Charles Pasderetz

May 17, 1995 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 26)

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United States Navy AD2 (AW) Louis Charles Pasderetz, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Six Zero passed away on December 26, 2021, while on active duty in Jacksonville, Florida. On January 13, 2022, his loving family and dear friends welcomed him home with full military honors at Chicago's Midway Airport, with a tremendous outpouring of care from his community, family, and friends, to include the Palos Hills Police Department, the Patriot Guard, the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Fire Department, the Chicago Aviation Police, Midway Airport, the USO, and Southwest Airlines in addition to the incredibly warm and caring reception while proceeding past his childhood home on the way to the Maher Funeral Home.

Cherished Son of Louis & Julie  Pasderetz. Loving Brother to Megan & Joe Pasderetz, Treasured Grandson to the late Steve and the late Sharon Barker, to Louis N. Pasderetz, and Barbara & Ron Argo. Caring Godfather to Bridgette Baugh. Dear Nephew of Jody & Jennifer Baugh, the late Charles Baugh and Brandi Baugh, the late Timothy Baugh, Shawn & Lindsey Barker, James Pasderetz, the late Angie Pasderetz, and Anna Pasderetz. Loyal Cousin of Christopher, Kimberly, Sarah, Stephanie, Rebecca, Kaylee, Cole, Samantha, Logan, Tucker, Emily, and James. Dear Godson of the late Charles Baugh and Tracy Nolen. Adored by many great aunts, great uncles, and friends so close they are now family.

Our son, Louis C. Pasderetz, age 26 was tragically taken from us on December 26, 2021, in a fatal plane crash in Jacksonville, Florida. The incredible milestones he achieved in his short life include graduation from Stagg High School, class of 2013, enlistment in the United States Navy on September 11, 2013, becoming the 2020 Harris Truck Champion and Rookie of the Year at Langley Speedway in Virginia, and several missions completed while on active duty. Louis was a leader in the military, the racetrack (he loved racing cars), and in life.

A loyal and true friend to many - Committed to selflessly and always helping friends and family anyway he could anytime. To describe Louis, the following words are befitting: Kind, Generous, a patriot who loved is family, community, the Navy, and his country. A true hero who left us too early. 

Visitation to honor his life is Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477, Tel: (708) 781-9212, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Family and friends to gather at the funeral home Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. for a brief prayer service and procession to Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 8245 W 111th St, Palos Hills, IL 60465 for Mass at 10:00 a.m.

Interment with full military honors at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Family and friends to please assemble at the cemetery (no procession from Church to the cemetery given the risks of a procession on the highway), located at 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421. The National Cemetery is strict about arrival on time.

Prayer Service tonight at 7:00 p.m., Pastor Jamie Deuser officiating, with live stream available at Tomorrow's Funeral Mass available at the same link but at 10:00 a.m. All times Central Standard. 



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