Marian Jelinek, nee Kenar

Marian Jelinek, nee Kenar, age 89, of North Riverside; beloved wife of the late Leonard C. Jelinek; devoted mother of Tom Jelinek, Dr. Christopher (Lori) Jelinek and Susan (The late Joel) Troppito; proud grandma of Brad (fiancé Erica), Drew (Megan), Adam (Jamie), Kara, Megan (Andy), and Alex (girlfriend Kelly); loving great grandma of Allie, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Bennet and Maci with three great grandchildren on the way; sister of Alice Kenar and Diane (Dale) Day; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Marian was devoted to her family whom she loved very much.  She always looked forward to her Holiday decorating and loved watching soap operas.  She enjoyed ordering Uber Eats and watching The Young and Restless, who will now have one less viewer.

Visitation Monday, April 1, 2019 from 10 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.
Funeral Monday 10:30 A.M. to Mater Christi Church, corner of 10th Ave. and 24th Street, North Riverside.
Mass 11 A.M.
Interment private Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Beth Pennacchio condolence:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I was so honored to know your mom and spend time with her while I painted for her. I won’t forget our lunches together and her kind and loving way.
    She will be dearly missed

  2. Gloria Pennacchio condolence:

    Dear Susan, Tom and Chris….tho’never met you all, always heard praises from your Mom and Aunt Alice (dear friend and Mass attendee).
    Your Mom was such a special lady and so very friendly and kind. You were so very lucky to have such a wonderful Mom. God Bless…fondly, gloria Pennacchio

  3. Jackie Fayman condolence:

    I will always remember memories of this special lady of gatherings shared with family and friends. Memories that spanned over more than 30 years. Memories we shared of our little grandchildren who are now adults with children of their own. I will remember her welcoming smile & graciousness.

  4. Jackie Fayman condolence:

    I will always remember this special lady, her welcoming smile & graciousness. We shared memories spanning over 30 years of our grandchildren who are now grown with little ones of their own. God bless you Marian as God greets you and welcomes you to your Heavenly home. We will miss you!

  5. Tom Jelinek condolence:

    An angel lived among us. A gift from God above She showered us with kindness & shared with us her love.
    She cherished every moment with the man who was her life. Walking hand in hand together, facing life with all it’s strife.
    She loved her children dearly, each one a different way.Nestled close within her heart, though now she’s far away.
    She’s gone to live with Jesus But she’s here with us today. Smiling down on everyone of us & telling us she’s ok.
    We love you and miss you

    Tom, Chris, & Susan

  6. Sue & Randy Scheive condolence:

    Susan – We think about Steve Paczolt who brought us together and connected us. Through this connection, we have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know your lovely Mom. May you be comforted to know how many loved her and how many lives she touched. Our sincere and deepest condolences to all of you. Love, Randy & Sue

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