Lillian M. Eucce

Lillian M. Eucce, 98, formerly of North Riverside, IL, passed away on February 18, 2014 in Deerfield Beach, FL, where she has lived since 1985. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Miriam Eucce and Etta Karpinski; nieces, Judith (Bill) Kleinschmidt, Andrea (Bud) van der Laan, Janis (Don) Fletcher, and Julie De Chene; nephews, Dennis Eucce, Bruce (Marianne) Eucce, Steven (Kate) Eucce, Paul (Mary Pat) Radtke, James (Peggy) Eucce, and Jerry (Sharon) Eucce; and many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John (Jack) Eucce; her parents, Rose and Ed Kouba; her brother, Ed Kouba, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Richard and James Eucce; and nephew, Rick Eucce.Throughout her life Lillian was recognized primarily for her singing and, as Lillian Lee, achieved success entertaining people from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Canada to Jamaica, and all points in between. She lived with a song in her heart and should be remembered for her love of and loyalty to her family, friends, and baseball. Lillian will be missed by those who loved her dearly and to whom she brought great joy. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 am followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00 pm at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, Memorials appreciated in her name should be made to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486-3395. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Meryl condolence:

    Long ago, the righteous man Job raised this question: “If an able-bodied man dies can he live again?” In answer to that question he said: ”You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.” (Job 14:14,15) I’m very sorry for your loss. May God’s Word seek to comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl


  2. Jim & Peggy Eucce condolence:

    Peggy and I have loving memories of Aunt Lil; we will miss her great laugh and great sense of humor. She will be missed and always loved. I like the entire family will moron for her loss, but know that she has a special place in haven.
    Love, Jim and Peggy


  3. May Jane Cohen condolence:

    My maiden name is Patak of Patak’s cottage Inn in North Riverside. I grew up knowing Jack and Lillian and will never forget her fun-loving spirit and kind heart. My condolences to the family. Love, Mary Jane


  4. Connie Petrik condolence:

    Even though she wasn’t our aunt we always called her auntie Lil. I’ve known her since the day I was born. She was very good friend of my grandma Mary Patak. We knew her husband very well. We called him Uncle Jack. When I was little I always loved to comb my grandma’s hair. Well P.E. day I ran running in my grandma’s bedroom and banged my head on the dresser and required 5 stitches in my head. So my grandmother called Jack and he had to take us to the hospital and get stitches above my eyebrow. I will deeply miss her and her wonderful voice of singing. She and Jack used to come to my grandparents cottage in Fox Lake. We all miss them both.


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