Patricia Claus, nee Foley

Patricia Claus, nee Foley, age 69, of Brookfield. Ex-Wife of the late Clarence O. Claus; beloved mother of Shaun (James) Faber; dear sister of John (Michael Dwyer) Foley, James Foley, Sean (Janet) Foley, Phillip (Andre) Foley, III and the late Pete (Joan) Foley; aunt of many nieces and nephews. After 20 years of employment Patricia retired as Captain from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 10:30 A.M. to Time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Interment Private St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park.

Memorials appreciated to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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  1. Rich and Sue Buresh condolence:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Foley family and her many friends. Rest In Peace old friend.

  2. Hernandez family condolence:

    Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. There are no words to express the amount of sadness and heartache.
    Laura , Omar and Olivia

  3. Debbie McDaniel condolence:

    My deepest condolences to you, Shawnee and the family. I am sort of incapacitated from surgery but I am going to try to attend. You mom was really cool Sgt. at the County Hospital., which is where we met. We were truly like family over there with the holiday dinners and the overall comradely that we shared. Your mom taught me how to smoke a turkey on my grill and I’ve been doing ever since. I will truly miss her.

  4. Cheryl Patterson condolence:

    My condolences and prayers to the family. Pat and I were in the academy together. I will always remember the first day she said in class that she had been a crossing guard working with the little ones and now she’s ready to work with the older ones. She was a great person and someone I was proud to call my friend.

  5. Scott Hall condolence:

    Our deepest condolences. I have never in my career worked for a better supervisor.
    When Pat was at work we were a family and now we have lost a family member..

  6. Earl & Sylvia Parks condolence:

    We want to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time! May God give you strength, peace and comfort you as you go through one of the most devastating time of your life. We love you and just know we’re here for you sis!

  7. Maureen (Moriarty) Dioguardi condolence:


    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mom. She was such a nice lady and had a great mix of serious and humorous. I will always remember her laughing or at least a smile on her face. I will keep you in my prayers now and always.

    Love, Mo

  8. Deborah Porche-Smith condolence:

    My condolences to you and your family at this time. I can’t tell you how or when to cry, but I can say she was chosen to sit at the right hand of the father.

  9. Cynthia LaPalermo Palm condolence:

    I remember Pat very well in my early years of teaching. She was a pleasure to know and had a such darling smile. May she Rest In Peace. She deserves it after all she did for so many people. I am so glad she got to walk you down the aisle on your very special day, Shaun.

  10. Belinda Blunt-Williams condolence:

    Shawn… knew the love I had for your mom, my first captain. She was a soldier to the end. She fought hard to ensure you had a perfect wedding day. You have many great memories that will live on. You never stopped being her baby girl. Love you.

  11. Ginny Underwood condolence:

    ✝️ Shaunee,…. we had some great times while bowling together, our cards parties and outings were so much fun way back when.We had a lot of laughs. She will never be forgotten. May God bless you and comfort you, my deepest sympathy to you and family.

  12. Shemaine Kirkwood condolence:

    My condolences to you and your family. Your mom thought me the essentials of working at the department will always have respect and love for her.

  13. Ann Stauffer Shimenetto condolence:

    Shaun, I am sad to hear about the loss of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a great lady and a fun basketball coach. We had such a wonderful time catching up at the SMM reunion. May she rest in peace!

  14. JW Smith condolence:

    My most sincere condolences to shaun and your family.
    Your mom was one of the best supervisors I have ever worked for during my career. She would answer every call and lead us into battle if necessary, over the years she became a very good friend as well. But, she always knew the line between the two,never a conflict.
    After I retired and developed all these health issues, she would always stay in touch, and helped me get through a rough time I had in January with the staph infection.
    I will miss her dearly and forever.
    Rest in Heaven dear friend until we meet again.

  15. Ray and Cindy Krzyzowski anf Family condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. Many good laughs with Pat.

  16. R,.Vance condolence:

    R.Vance my condolence to the family.Pat was one of my 1st Div.9 over 25yrs ago,best supervisor one could have,I salute you,rest in heaven,a true leader,will never be forgotten ☆☆☆☆☆ ♡♡♡♡♡

  17. Monica Gandy Bailey condolence:

    My sincere condolences to Shaunie & the entire Claus-Foley family
    You were my 1st Captain in 1999 & my last in 2006. So knowledgeable & always had a story
    Thank you for everything
    Rest well Capt

  18. Angela Pennington condolence:

    So sorry to hear this. Pat was always good to my family. Grams loved her like one of her own, as she did the rest of you. Grandpa Phil (a wonderful man as dear to me as if I knew him from birth) always bragged on his daughter. He was very proud of her accomplishments of making captain in the police department. We often heard about all of you kids’ accomplishments through him–he was very proud of you all (I’m sorry if I never shared this sooner!)!!
    Shaun, my thoughts are with you during this time of grieving, it is a very difficult thing to lose a parent and even worse to have lost them both. I never visited with her that I once didnt hear the love about you pouring out.
    Love you all,
    Angela (Budd) Pennington and family.

  19. Rosemarie Eggleston condolence:

    You were one of the Best, you trained me in the Academy in Div 6 and you were my Lieutenant in Div. 2 Midnights my Condolences to the Family! You also helped recommended me to your Doctor for my double knee replacements everything about you was Genuine! Thanks Captain Ole Skool Jailer for real R.I.P.

  20. Sherita Carter condolence:

    With my deepest sympathy Shaun, I pray Jehovah God gives you strengthen and courage to endure the loss of your Mom.

    I Love you and will continue keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Angel Cotto condolence:

    My deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your family on your loss. I never worked with your Mom, but I did get a chance to meet her.I heard what a great supervisor she was at CCDOC. I’m sure she will be greatly missed by many. May you forever R.I.P Capt. Claus So sorry Shaun!

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