Mary Claire Kotelman (nee Hartmann) died on Dec. 1, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claire (nee Franchere) and Albert Hartmann and her brother, David. She was the sister of Dorthea (Martin), and Roger; the mother of Ken (Susan Lahey), Karen (Stephen Weiler), and Paul (Laura Swier); and the grandmother of Ryker, Hayden, Haley, Autumn, Abigail, Marah, Jack and Claire. 

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. Luke Catholic Church in River Forest. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Little Sisters of the Poor

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...