Dianne Marie Margaret Kronika, nee Schleitwiler

Dianne Kronika

Dianne Marie Margaret Kronika, nee Schleitwiler, age 66 of Bourbonnais, formerly of Cicero.  Beloved wife of James Alan Kronika, fond mother of Jessica (Alexander Bregola) Kronika,  Jacob (Veronica Niechajczk) Kronika and David (Nastassia Whitten) Kronika; sponsor to Christian Lacerona of the Phillipines and Jatendra Kumar of India; dear grandmother of Mykaela Kronika, Kaden Kronika, Jeanette Kronika and Harold Kronika; sister of Barbara (Tony) Sakalys, Paul (Mary Nichols) Schleitwiler, Judith Schleitwiler Wolicki and the late Beverly McHugh (Thomas), Patrick (Noelle) Schleitwiler and David (Marge) Schleitwiler, great niece of Alice Schleitwiler, Phyllis Schleitwiler and Lorraine Schleitwiler.

Visitation Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Funeral Service Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 8 P.M.

Dianne was a member of the Kankakee Quiltmakers Guild, Alumni of Governors State University, Advocate of Peace and Social Justice, Sustainability, Hunger, Housing and Health Equality, Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Foundation, Christian Service Commission, Foundation for Children and Aging, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Fraternity of the secular Franciscan Order in Frankfort, IL.,  Maternity BVM Parish, MBVM Peace and Justice Committee. Friends of the GSU library, alumni of Morton East High School, partook in Operation Rice Bowl throughout her lifetime. She was a proud sponsor of: WTTW Channel 11 and 98.7wfmt, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Foundation and a Certified Wildlife Habitat Cultivator.

Memorials appreciated to:  National Wildlife Federation, PO Box 1583, Merrifield, VA 22116-1583, Unbound (Christian Foundation for Children and Aging), 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103, Sierra Club, 2101 Webster St Suite 1300, Oakland, CA 94612. or WTTW Channel 11, 5400 N. Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4698.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Will Slagel condolence:

    Jessica, sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. Apparently she was a fascinating and accomplished lady. May I offer my condolences to you and your family. Will

  2. Mary Kuntz condolence:

    So very sorry for your loss. It seems like Dianne had a full but short life. My prayers and thoughts are with all the family at this time.

  3. Nancy Nilles condolence:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Diane was a very wonderful person. My prayers are with your family.

  4. Veronica Hunt condolence:

    My condolences to the family. She was a lovely lady and I will miss her. Love, Veronica

  5. Nancy Burley condolence:

    Dianne was a beautiful person who gave so much of herself to all those she encountered. My deepest sympathy to the family. Heaven certainly gained a new angel.

  6. Vanyette Exton condolence:

    Sending condolences to the family and friends of Dianne Kronika.

  7. Bee condolence:

    Jim and family. So sorry for your loss. She went through so much and is at peace now. Please know everyone at Menards has you in our thoughts and prayers. Rip diane.

  8. Kathy Miller condolence:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Dianne, she was a lovely and supportive friend. My sympathies to her family and friends.

  9. Maternity BVM Credit Union condolence:

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. With deepest sympathy in the loss of a beautiful and kind woman.

  10. Judy Reitsma condolence:

    Jim and Family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Take care of you now Jim.
    Judy Reitsma

  11. John B Hassett condolence:

    She was one of the kindest, most intelligent women I had the pleasure to know. . .

  12. Paul Joseph Schleitwiler, FCM condolence:

    Grief and gladness. She no longer suffers but there is a hole in our hearts nothing and no one else can fill until we join her.I know how she would like us to remember her, by doing good for others as she did.

  13. Janice Schultz condolence:

    I had the pleasure of coming to know Dianne at GSU and enjoying her friendship at Kankakee Quiltmakers Guild. She was always a warm, compassionate, and intelligent person who worked hard and cared about everyone. Her family has my sincerest sympathies.

  14. Janice Schultz condolence:

    I had the pleasure of coming to know Dianne at GSU and enjoying her friendship at Kankakee Quiltmakers Guild. She was always a warm, compassionate, and intelligent person who worked hard and cared about everyone. Her family has my sincerest sympathies.

  15. Vicki Martin condolence:

    So sorry to of Diane’s passing. I hope that all the wonderful memories-that I have heard about from Jessica-will bring you comfort.

    With prayers and sympathy,
    Vicki and Mark Martin

  16. Jacquelyn Nichols condolence:

    Dear Kronika Family, we are so sad for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

    Jacquelyn and Nick

  17. James Paul condolence:

    Dear Jim and family,
    Ralph Rumble and I offer our deepest condolences on this sad day. I am sure Dianne gave you insights on what she wanted you to do and continue in her honor and memory. You will someday find joy in these activities as she continues to breathe through you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Your Brother Knight Jim Paul

  18. Amy Craver condolence:

    I had the pleasure of working with Dianne through Home Healthcare. I will remember her for her love of nature, and her family, her brilliant brain, and stubbornness. I send hugs and prayers to Jim, Jessica, and all that loved her. Safe travels my friend! ❤️

  19. Katie Schleitwiler Ringbauer condolence:

    Sending hugs and prayers. Diane was so aamazing She will be missed. Im so happy that I got to have so many aamazing conversations and learn so mmuch about our family.

  20. jerry bjick condolence:

    Jake & David, So sorry for your loss, Your Family was one of my favorite mail deliveries over the years, always enjoyed seeing and talking with everyone in spite of sometimes being pelted with snowballs in the winter months. You did indeed have a nice Mom.

    Jerry the Mailman

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