January 23, 1997 – November 1, 2023
Samuel Joseph De Arce, age 26, of South Holland, IL passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Beloved son of Sheri (Mike) Bronecke and Daniel De Arce. Loving brother of Chad Bronecke and Ruby Bronecke. Devoted grandson of Barbara (late William) Slateritz and the late Carol Robertson and the late David De Arce. Cherished nephew of Sandy (Doug) Meyers, Debbie (Dave) Sjoerdsma, Mike De Arce, and the late Gail De Arce-DeBartolo. Dear cousin of Maddie Meyers and Remy Meyers. Best friend of Brandon Lucken.
Sam loved watching basketball (especially LeBron James). He enjoyed anything to do with cars, trucks, and beer. Wrestling and Sponge Bob were also favorite things in Sam’s life along with “Doggo”. He was an employee of Peterbilt Trucking Co. in South Holland. Sam had many friends and many more family members including aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him deeply. He will be missed.
Visitation with family and friends will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Sam may be given to his family. For further information, please contact 708-333-7000.