Eleanor L. Spevak, nee Nowacki

Eleanor L. Spevak, nee Nowacki, age 86, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Vernon A. Spevak, Sr., fond mother of Vernon (Eileen) A. Spevak, Jr. and Gary (Tracy) E. Spevak; dear grandmother of Aaron Spevak, Christina Spevak, Marisa Spevak, Ethan Spevak, Brandon Spevak, Gabriella Spevak and Zachary Spevak; great grandmother of Abby Channell, Madeline Channell and Jameson Channell; sister of Geraldine Wrobleski, Brian Nowacki and Kathleen Marek. Visitation Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, December 14, 2015, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M, at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. to Mater Christi Church, North Riverside. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to Mater Christi Church, 2431 S. 10th Avenue, North Riverside, IL 60546-1120. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Jan Greene condolence:

    I was so very sorry to hear of Eleanor’s very untimely passing. She and her family are in my prayers.

  2. LuAnn M Binder condolence:

    I am so saddened by your mother’s tragic death. I am so sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours. I EVEN Have had a picture of mom and your mom up in my room when they were going on a duck’s trip downtown. Sincerely, Luann (Shirley’s oldest daughter)

  3. Susan Locander condolence:

    Ms. Eleanor will be greatly missed. She brightened the lives of children, parents, library staff — what a generous and warm person! Prayers and words of comfort to her family.

  4. Karen Quinn (North Riverside Public Library) condolence:

    My deepest condolences to the Spevak family. Eleanor was wonderful, thoughtful, generous and kind. She was a great addition to the North Riverside Public Library Youth Services Volunteer group. The time she spent at the library was enjoyed by staff and kids alike! Prayers to all who she loved.

  5. Renee Rosner condolence:

    Dearest Gary,Tracy,Vern and Eilee

    To say I’m in shock is an understatement. Your mother loved you more than life itself. She was my dearest friend for more than 30 yrs. Her vitality and zest for life, her compassion and kindness will deeply missed. It was/is the greatest privilege knowing her and having her in my life. To be a fly on a cloud to see her and Shirley getting their party on lol. I loved her dearly and will miss her forever. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Bet she’s learning the Argentinian Tango!!

  6. wayne king condolence:

    Gary so sorry to hear the news about your mother. Hang in there.

  7. Joe Portiera condolence:

    Dear Gary and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your beloved mother. Your mother and you and your family are in my prayers.
    Joe Portiera

  8. Chris Pappas and family condolence:

    Our deepest condolences to you all. Mrs. Spevak was about as sweet as they get. I got to know her at the Spevak house when I was about 12, waiting for my very 1st drum lessons from Vern Senior. She always made me feel at home, and always loved that eternal smile on her face. She is in our prayers.

  9. Debbie Kotalik condolence:

    Gary I was devastated to hear about your mom. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your entire family. She loved all of you more then life. She was a one of my greatest friends. She will always remain in my heart. I will miss her always. ❤️❤️

  10. Jim Pappas condolence:

    My condolences to the Spevak family.

  11. Mike and Anna Sweeney condolence:

    Gary, we would like to offer our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. You and the entire Spevak family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  12. Jim Pappas condolence:

    Vern and family, I’m so sorry of the loss of your mother.

  13. Judy Gorr condolence:

    My deepest condolences to the Spevak family for the loss of Eleanor, a very fine and lovely lady. She embraced life with vitality and accepted all challenges. Rest with the angels my dear. You will be missed.

  14. Bob DeLeonardis condolence:


    My condolences to you and entire family on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless

  15. Bob Copas condolence:

    Gary, I was sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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