Edward L. Kojder, 88, a resident of Forest Park and former resident of Cicero, died April 24, 2010.

Mr. Kojder served in the U.S. armed forces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Kojder (nee Zalkus) and his nephew, Ronald Sobieszczyk.

He is survived by his stepchildren, Tony, Mary Grace and Rebecca; his nieces, Barbara Mathews and Shirley Sobie; and his nephew, Frank Kojder.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bernardine Church on April 27, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

Memorial contributions were appreciated to Volunteer Services, c/o Hines VA Hospital, 5000 S. 5th Ave., Hines, Ill. 60141.

Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, Forest Park, handled arrangements.