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“My sincere condolences to the Kristan family. Pete was a great handsome guy. I met him many times when he came to visit his brother’s grave...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Solange Dekeyser - Baelen/Belgium

“I am so sorry for your loss. I just learned of this today. He was a great man and is now again with the love of his life. May God give all of you...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: Cindy Baker - Wauconda, IL

“Our sincere condolences to tge family. Pete Brian and Kevin.. So sorry to hear the news. ”
3 of 52 | Posted by: Jim Gallagher - friend

“Pete was truly one of the BEST! He was an inspiration to all. May God bless the Kristan family. You are loved❤ ”
4 of 52 | Posted by: Eenie Rapplean - Mundelein, IL

“Dear Kristan family, our sympathy to you on the passing of a generous soul deeply rooted and devoted to his community. May his memory be eternal. ”
5 of 52 | Posted by: Fred Dames - Joliet, IL - friend

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Kristan. Have fond memories of him when the boys were young. He was a wonderful man and lived a great life. ”
6 of 52 | Posted by: Mario Filippo - Mundelein, IL

“Kevin and family, Our family is saddened to hear of your loss. He was a true gentleman who along with your Mom raised a great caring family. Prayers...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Larry Idstein - Lindenhurst, IL

“We are so very, very sorry for your incredible loss. Your family has taken such good care of our families over the decades....thank you. He will be...Read More »
8 of 52 | Posted by: Sue (Carsten) Sweeney & Dave Sweeney

“My sympathies to the beautiful family that's Mr. Kristan raised. His loving children and grandchildren are a testament to the amazing man that he was...Read More »
9 of 52 | Posted by: Anna Freeman - Skokie, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Kristan’s passing. He was such a good man. He provided comfort to so many people in Mundelein and the surrounding...Read More »
10 of 52 | Posted by: Steve Ratican - Libertyville, IL

“When God called to place the Soul where it belongs;You've helped Him, Pete, by caring for the remains!God Bless you, Jacque Howlandh ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: Jacqueline Howland - Mundelein, IL

“For all the kindness and compassion the Kristan Family has shown to this community for all these many years, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of...Read More »
12 of 52 | Posted by: Kathy Werning - Mundelein, IL

“It’s impossible to express the pain and sorrow I feel for all the Kristan family. Mollie and I want to express our condolences to the entire...Read More »
13 of 52 | Posted by: Jesse Ortega - Mundelein, IL

“Thanks Pete You we’re a great friend to our family. Good luck with the big card game in heaven ❤ ”
14 of 52 | Posted by: Jack Bowes - Grayslake, IL

“Dear Kevin and all of your family, I was sorry to hear about your father’s passing, but WOW what a life he had. May you find peace in knowing...Read More »
15 of 52 | Posted by: Karen Jarrett - Mundelein, IL

“Pete will be sorely missed. He was a great friend to the Celba family and liked to tell the stories of his younger days and the pranks he and his...Read More »
16 of 52 | Posted by: JoAnne Celba - Vernon Hills, IL

“Many thoughts and prayers to the family. We have known you guys a long time. May your dad rest in peace. Much love, from the Summers family. ”
17 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Having known the family for many years, it was easy to see that he made a great impression on his family, and all that knew him. Someone to look up...Read More »
18 of 52 | Posted by: Kenneth Miller - MUNDELEIN, IL

“One of the finest people I've ever known. A true icon of the greatest generation. What I always loved best about him was his sense of humor. For many...Read More »
19 of 52 | Posted by: Tom Gaida - Mundelein, IL

“Pete was a great man. I enjoyed getting to know him over the years. He will be missed by many. ”
20 of 52 | Posted by: Ray Semple - Mundelein, IL

“Mr. Kristan was a good friend of my Dad's (John Kasting) so I've known him a long time. Some of my memories include Mundelein's horseshoe tournaments...Read More »
21 of 52 | Posted by: Cat Kasting Almanzo - Mundelein, IL

“Mr. Kristan was the epitome of the Greatest Generation. He was a true friend to my parents for many many years. I enjoyed hearing Mr. Kristan’...Read More »
22 of 52 | Posted by: Betty Werner Grote - Mundelein, IL

“Sincerest condolences to you and your family. Pete and my Dad, Hank Menneke, aka "Mr. Hank were good friends when my family moved to Mundelein...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: Cathy McMullan - Naperville, IL

“Pete was a kind and good man. And a comfort in my time of need. ”
24 of 52 | Posted by: Claudia Greenley - Vernon Hills, IL

“Pete was my soft ball coach when I was in middle school. I remember him leading prayers at wakes too. I always admired him because everyone knew what...Read More »
25 of 52 | Posted by: Laura Hatton Riedel - Johnsburg, IL

“My sincere condolences to Pete's family. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. ”
26 of 52 | Posted by: Cathy Pickens - Mundelein, IL

“Knew Pete for at least 50 years( mutual friend of Nick Tangorra) and use of his services. (too many times) Will miss him at the Legion Wednesday...Read More »
27 of 52 | Posted by: william frye - mundelein, IL

“My heartfelt condolences to the Kristan family. So many families have had the pleasure of knowing his kindness. He truly was a humble and caring man...Read More »
28 of 52 | Posted by: Judy and Mark Welshon-Wiemer - IL

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
29 of 52 | Posted by: Nancy and John Sobon - VOLCANO, HI

“He was an amazing man who was thoughtful and made wakes and funerals for the people who lost loved ones very special. He will be missed thoughts and...Read More »
30 of 52 | Posted by: Debby Sonka - Gilbert, AZ

“So sorry for your loss. We will always remember Pete as a kind and loving man. He has been missed and will always be missed at 7:30 mass ”
31 of 52 | Posted by: Hernandez Family - Mundelein, IL

“Pete was a true gentleman and a friend of our family for many years going back to the days he was on the fire department with my Dad . My sympathy...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: Ray Reidel - Grayslake, IL

“Pete was a good husband, father and friend to many My family and I are proud to have known him as well as members of the family, He will be missed...Read More »
33 of 52 | Posted by: Mercedes Chmura - POYNETTE, WI

“I am so sorry to read about the passing of Mr. Kristan. Thoughts and prayer to his family and God Bless. ”
34 of 52 | Posted by: Joyce Aparo (Berg) - Antioch, IL

“Kristan Family, your Dad was a great man. Always smiling, always kind. It is easy to see why you were all so devoted to him as he truly deserved it....Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: Cathy & Mark Parrish - Grayslake

“Gone but never forgotten ❤ ”
36 of 52 | Posted by: Diane Michel - Georgetown, TX

“Our condolences to Pete's family. He was a fixture at our Wednesday morning coffee. always enjoying his coffee and a longjohn or two. Pete you will...Read More »
37 of 52 | Posted by: Anne and Konrad gerstenbrand - IL

“I am so sorry for this huge loss to your family. May God Bless you all and may all your memories be a blessing. Pete was such a help to everyone in...Read More »
38 of 52 | Posted by: Marcia LaMagdeleine - Patience - WI

“It’s hard to say goodbye to a dad granddad and a great grandad. Memories never die. They will always be in your hearts. He is enjoying...Read More »
39 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Deprey - Yakima, WA

“He was a man of honor that proved he loved his family, friends and his country. God Bless! He will be missed by many. ”
40 of 52 | Posted by: Martin Phelan - ISLAND LAKE, IL

“Sue, we are so sorry to hear of your dad’s death. No matter what age, it is hard to lose a parent. Mark and I are sending prayers to your...Read More »
41 of 52 | Posted by: Mark and Laurie Adams - KY

“Mr Kristan Was such soft hearted , great accomplished man , with an incredible sense of humor . I enjoyed talking with him many times about his...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: David Robison - Mundelein

“We were neighbors who lived on Wellington. Pete would like to whistle from the funeral home to the house. Our youngest child at that time would hear...Read More »
43 of 52 | Posted by: Anita & Jim Karwowski - WI

“Mr. Kristan was a kind and generous human being. Our community will certainly miss his presence. He was a mentor and great example to all who knew...Read More »
44 of 52 | Posted by: Deacon Bob and Sue Poletto - IL

“Kevin and family, We are so sorry for your great loss. It was always a comfort to see you and your Dad at Kristan's over the years. He was a great...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: Patti Farber - Buffalo Grove, IL

“I am so deeply saddened for your loss. Heaven gained one of the finest men I have ever known. Love to all. ”
46 of 52 | Posted by: David Fenwick - Round Rock, TX

“The heaven just grew a little brighter as Mr. Kristan surely earned his wings. One time he would me to call him "Pete." I refused. He was and...Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: Kenny and Linda (Hecketsweiler) Kane - IL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our sincere condolences, Larry and Belinda La Magdeleine ”
48 of 52 | Posted by: LARRY LA MAGDELEINE - Polo, IL

“He was such a wonderful neighbor and friend to everyone on Wellington Avenue. I have great memories of Bette and all the Kristan children. My...Read More »
49 of 52 | Posted by: Sheree Davidson - Sarasota, FL

“Trish I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. It sounds like he was very dedicated to his family and community. My prayers go out to...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Bob Wolff - Lake Bluff

“Heartfelt condolences from all the Rings. Pete was a loving, jovial, hard working pillar of the community. His legacy lives on through his family. He...Read More »
51 of 52 | Posted by: Kate Balasa - Mundelein, IL

“I will always remember his kindness to myself and family after my Mother died in 1963 in the original funeral home on Lake st. Since then I have also...Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: Nancy Madden Niewerth - Mundelein, IL


ALBERT J. "PETE" KRISTAN of Mundelein, IL died September 20, 2021 at the age of 95. He worked for Tobin's Funeral Home in Waukegan be-fore opening Burnett-Kristan Funeral Home in 1954, which became Kristan Funeral Home in 1969. A 1948 graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association.