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Elaine B. Valenta, nee Vanicek

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On January 9, 2017 @ 3:49 pm In Obituary | 2 Comments

Elaine B. Valenta, nee Vanicek died peacefully on January 7, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in Berwyn, Elaine lived the majority of her life in Glenview. Her life centered around family, neighbors and friends. Elaine was an enthusiastic world traveler, keen swimmer, avid bridge player, and bowler. For over 20 years Elaine served as office manager for Baekgaard Ltd. in Northbrook. Elaine is preceded in death by her beloved husband Stanley Valenta and was the loving mother of Randy (Kathleen) Valenta and Nancy Valenta; dear grandmother of Katherine Valenta, Danielle (Terry) O’Neill, Sr. and John Randolph Valenta; dear great grandmother of Katelyn O’Neill, Allison O’Neill and Terry O’Neil, Jr.; and aunt of Linda (Mark) Clawson and Rich Vanicek. Visitation for Elaine is on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S Kensington Ave, La Grange, IL 60525. Coffee and visitation begin at 10 A.M., the Service is at 11 A.M. Private interment will be at Bohemian National Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to the USO http://usoofillinois.secure.force.com/donate and the Alzheimer’s Association 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp specifying Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com


Condolences for the family of “Elaine B. Valenta, nee Vanicek”

Condolence from VIRGINIA VRBA KASPAR on January 9th, 2017 7:21 pm

MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE VALENTA FAMILY. ELAINE A WONDERFUL PERSON. MANY GOOD MEMORIES LIKE 50 ANNV WITH STANLEY. ELAINE ONE OF THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, AS WAS HER MOTHER.

Condolence from John F Vrba on January 10th, 2017 11:30 am

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Aunt Elaine. She is in our thoughts and prayers as well as the entire family. I echo my Mom’s words above. Aunt Elaine was an elegant, loving and very compassionate person and wonderful Aunt. My memories of her and Uncle Stanley will last forever.
Love, John, Christina, Johnny and Luke Vrba

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