Jeanine Benetier

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Jeanine Benetier of LaGrange Park, IL, an intelligent and beautiful woman who loved to read history, anything in the sciences and health fields, a lover of music and dance and further, was a most loving Mom, Sister, and Friend, was born July 27, 1933 and passed on September 3, 2021 after a long illness due to a stroke and dementia. Jeanine is survived by her sister, Sheila (Allen) Behle and her sister-in-law, Maureen Benetier, both of CA.

Also surviving are Jeanine’s six loving children: Chuck of IA, Lee (Rob) of IL, Dan of IA, Larry (Chris) of MN, David (Annette) of MN, and Janet (Chuck) of IL; her ten loving grandchildren: Rob Jr., Morgan (Matt), Meghan (Luke), Tim, Joseph (Craig), Dean (Mari), Kelly, Benjamin, Thomas and Mackenzie; and her four loving great grandchildren: Charles, Oliver, Aiden and Ava. Jeanine also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins who will always remember her loving and strong spirit.

Jeanine is a 1955 graduate with a BS in Nursing from St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL. She started her career as a nurse and was able to experience and be successful in numerous aspects of nursing. She went on to obtain an Associates Degree from Des Moines Area Community College in Information Systems in the early 1970s (a pioneer for a woman) and enjoyed a successful 35 year career across the banking and healthcare fields as a Systems Analyst.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth (nee Swift) and Leon E. Benetier, her brother Leon (Ben) Benetier and sister Patricia (Fred) Escudier.

Jeanine’s Family is forever grateful to her wonderful caregivers the last three years: Linda from Independence4Seniors, Julianne from Care Navigators, Patty from DoorStep Dental and Kathy from AMITA Hospice who all showered her with compassion, support, and invaluable knowledge. We also thank the wonderful staff at Plymouth Place.

Current Covid Regulations require all in attendance to wear a mask indoors.

Memorial Visitation Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.  Memorial Service starting at  11 A.M.

All are invited to attend the service remotely which will be streamed on Saturday, September 25, 2021, 11 A.M. at .

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to:  Mercy Home for Boys & Girls,  1140 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607 or League of Women Voters (LWV), 332 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 634, Chicago, IL 60604.

Information 708-485-2000 or 

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a Sympathy Card to the Family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o  Jeanine Benetier. We will gladly forward it on to the family.



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  1. Charlotte Korostynski condolence:

    Lee, with deepest sympathy as you remember your mother.

  2. Nancy Anderson condolence:

    Dave, Annette and family,
    I am thinking of you all during this tough time. What a gift you all had to have her in your lives. Just reading about this beautiful woman, makes me wish I had known her. I’ve heard many wonderful things over the years about her. A true testament to her character. If you want to know the measure of a person, just look at her family, enough said.
    Love you guys, ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Maureen Benetier condolence:

    Dear Family,
    Words are so difficult at this tender time of grieving. I want to express how much we Loved Jeanine, your extraordinary Mom. Jeanine was more than a sister in- law, she was also a beloved friend and I will always value the memory of her beautiful loving heart. Please accept our Condolences. We all Loved Jeanine Benetier so very much and we will have a Novena of 9 masses to be offered for your Mom through the Seraphic Mass Association supporting the Capuchin Missions. God Bless Your Family ♥ With Love from Maureen & Stephen Benetier

  4. Jody Pickens condolence:

    My sincere condolences to all family members and friends of Jeanine’s. I was lucky to meet Jeanine through my sister-in-law, Lee. Such a warm, gracious lady who always knew who I was each time I met her again. I enjoyed reading all her accomplishments and more of her background. She was an amazing woman.
    With Love,

  5. Joe DeCock-Rangel condolence:

    Sending the entire family my condolences and prayers on the passing of Jeanine. My mother, Emily Rose, talked about her so highly and had such fond memories of their talks.

    Joe DeCock-Rangel

  6. Cheryl Miller condolence:

    My sincere condolences to all family members of Jeanine, I had the wonderful pleasure of having Jeanine as my neighbor well over 25 years, she is dearly missed.

    Cheryl Miller

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