Marilyn E. Volek, nee Sauper

Marilyn Elizabeth Volek, nee Sauper, born April 29, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Martha and Frank Sauper died peacefully November 25, 2018. Loving mother of Paul (Lorraine) and Marian; grandmother of Allison Volek-Shelton; great grandmother of Faye. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Frank Volek, in 2002. Marilyn enjoyed playing the piano, sewing and gardening. She especially enjoyed her position as a volunteer docent for 30 years at the Brookfield Zoo. Memorials in her name may be made to The Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Services and Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

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  1. Toni Windsor condolence:

    To my loyal and wonderful friend Betty, who talked to me regularly and who gave me the courage to go on. You helped me so much in my adult life. I’ll miss that smile and perky self. Thanks for being my piano accompanist, but more importantly, my friend…Toni

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