February 28, 1936 - April 20, 2018
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Wednesday 4/25, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm


St. Peter Catholic Church
8100 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.1492 | Map
Thursday 4/26, 10:30 am

Funeral Mass

Memory Gardens Cemetery
2501 E. Euclid Ave.
Arlington Hts., IL 60004
847.255.1010 | Map
Thursday 4/26

Interment  GRAVESIDE

Memorial Contributions

No Memorial Contributions Designated

Florent H. “Red” Verstraete, age 82, of Morton Grove.  Beloved husband of Yvonne “Kit,” nee Held;  dear father of Kristie (Michael) Schram, Kathleen (Maury) Dworkin, Vincent (Melissa) Verstraete, Renee (Gus) Gojney, and the late Florent “Cuz” Verstraete;  loving grandfather of Nicole (Michael) Graham, Jonathon and Jessy Schram, Tommy and Andrew Verstraete, Zoey and Kylie Dworkin,Continue Reading

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Kathleen Patterson left a message on February 19, 2022:
Sorry about your father. I (Kathy) & former husband Jim Patterson didn't know what happened to "Red". Jim was a good friend of Red. Jim died about 2 years ago. I hope your Mom can get in touch with me. Remember the kitten your Mom gave me, named Simon. Does anyone, like your Mom, still live in Morton Grove, Illinois.
Darryl Armstrong left a message on May 4, 2018:
Kit: My condolences to you and your family in this time of mourning. You are all in my prayers.
Steve Masterton left a message on April 26, 2018:
Kit, I am so very sorry for your loss. "Red" was about the coolest Dad around when Cuz and Frank and myself were growing up together. I have so many go cart,and mini bike memories of him and his laugh when we would screw up. Love to you and the entire family
Ron Gillespie left a message on April 25, 2018:
My Dearest Kit and Family, So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. I know our Lord and the strength of your family will help you through this time. Love you Sis.
Yvonne Coffer (former Kraft Foods colleague) left a message on April 24, 2018:
My deepest condolences to Kit & her entire family and may God comfort each of you during this most difficult time!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Anne and Memo Haro left a message on April 24, 2018:
Dear Kit and Family - May his memory be a blessing. Remember the great times together with a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lauri Boulger left a message on April 24, 2018:
Kit - Your Kraft family is thinking of you. Deepest condolences on losing your husband. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
J T White, Jr left a message on April 23, 2018:
Condolences to you and the family Kit. Remember the great times.
Sue Anderson left a message on April 23, 2018:
Kit, I was so sorry to find out about your husband's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and hugs. Please take care.
Marilyn Yarbrough left a message on April 23, 2018:
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your family and that you have my deepest sympathy.
Connie & John Gojney left a message on April 23, 2018:
He was a good man and one hell of a good golfer because even though he'd made a good shot, he'd still complain about it. He will be missed.
Cat Burrell left a message on April 23, 2018:
Kit- we are so very sorry for your loss. Although we only knew Red in his later stage of life, he was an absolute blessing. His smile, warmth, and absolute love of life was infectious and his memory will live on forever. Thank you for sharing him.
Patti & Carlos Cancio left a message on April 22, 2018:
Kit & Family, we're sorry for your loss. Red was a one of kind.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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