JoAnn L. Immekus, nee Mitchell

JoAnn L. Immekus, nee Mitchell, age 78, of Riverside. Loving wife of the late Charles E. Bates and John E. Immekus; precious mom of Mark (Debbie) Bates, J.J. Bates, Jeff (Jean) Bates, Jen (the late Kevin) Reynolds, Paul (Kimberly) Bates, Julie Bates and Joe Bates; dearest grandmother of Matt Bates, Peter (Diana) Bates, Jessica Bates, Nathan Bates, Luke Bates, Collette (Matt) Jurek, Katelyn Reynolds and Cory Reynolds. JoAnn spent much of her life devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was a medical transcriptionist for Loyola for 25 years and loved to travel the world. Visitation Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Thursday, November 19, 2015, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL. Funeral Thursday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Margaret Wachter- David Schade condolence:

    Wishing you all peace at this difficult time. May your faith keep you strong…
    Love &
    Xx’s, Margaret & David

  2. Jim and Darlene Urban condolence:

    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom and our cousin. We are leaving for Fla. on Thursday to spend the holiday with our daughter, Cheri. So want you to know we are thinking of you all and will remember her in our prayers…God bless you all

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  4. Ana Rodriguez condolence:

    Julie, my deepest sympathies. Sending healing, resilience energy to you and all your loved ones. We will keep you in our prayers..

    Love you

  5. Peggy condolence:

    Jen, sending our love and sincere sympathy to you, Julie, Collette, Katelyn, Cory and your entire family. Your mom is a sweet, wonderful soul with a beautiful smile! You are in our thoughts and always in our prayers. Love, Peggy and Mo

  6. Tina & Larry Davis and family condolence:

    We would like to give our sincere sympathy to Mark, Jim, Jeff, Jennifer, Paul, Julie and Joe and their families. Your mom was a great lady. She inspired so many of us in so many ways. It was great to be able to come and share her memories with all of you. God bless each of you. Love to all.

  7. Loyola Hospice Team condolence:

    May the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort during this time of sorrow.
    Thank you for the privilege of serving you.

  8. Chloe Reynolds condolence:

    I will always remember the way she loved to dance and her ever constant smile. She was about living life to the fullest. An inspiration to us all.
    Count me lucky to have known her.
    Sending sympathy to all of you for your loss. Love, Chloe

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