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Service set for Eva Cortazar

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Eva Cortazar of Inverness, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. She was 56.

She was born on Nov. 28, 1953 in East Chicago. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church in Palatine, Ill. Eva lived as a free spirit, loving all and was loved by everyone.

Eva is survived by her father, Antonio A. Cortazar of Palatine; brothers Edward Egipciaco of Mexico, Raymond (wife Theresa) Cortazar of Michigan, and Rick Cortazar of Morganton, N.C.; sisters Theresa “Terri” Hurst (husband Charles) of Chesterton, Margaret Geittmann (Dr. Peter) of Inverness, Ida Saims (Peter) of Hobart, and Anita Lathrop (Jack) of Santa Clara, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and 22 great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Maria Teresa Cortazar.

Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 27, beginning with 9:30 a.m. prayers at Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart and proceeding to St. Bridget Church for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial with Bishop Andrew McDonald and Rev. Dominic V. Bertino concelebrating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 25, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home Hobart Chapel. For more information, call (219) 942-2109 or go online at


Posted 9/24/2010