Shirley Lewis

In Memorial

Shirley Lewis, age 85 of LaGrange Park.

Shirley was a longtime Teacher and Administrator at Riverside Brookfield High School.

Due to the Current Covid-19 Conditions Services and Interment are Private.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Jan Goldberg condolence:

    We will miss Shirley very much. We already missed her at RBHS. She was an administrator with a ton of empathy for students and staff alike. She guided me so much when I was a young teacher.
    Please accept my condolences.
    Jan Goldberg
    RBHS teacher from 1976-2012

  2. Sharon Sedivy condolence:

    To family of Shirley Lewis. I’m sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady. I worked at RB High School with her. She was a great influence to many people.

  3. carl Koch condolence:

    I started as a Riverside Brookfield Biology Teacher in 1971 and had the privilege of working with Shirley until she retired. After her retirement, Shirley and I were waiting to be individually interviewed by Gary Prokes for his tv show. We had time to chat and she told the story of just graduating from college. She and friend took a convertible and drove to Mexico City, where they were convinced to get a guide before continuing on to the Pacific Coast. Certainly Shirley had an adventurous spirit! Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  4. Bill & Sue Vanderberg, former faculty condolence:

    We have fond memories of Shirley. We worked together for many years at RB. Shirley enjoyed her students as a teacher, Dean, Student Personnel Administrator and was highly respected by all. Shirley was a “go to” person who touched the lives of so many. We extend to her family our deepest sympathy.

  5. Barbara Dunn condolence:

    Shirley will be missed. She was an exemplary administrator at Riverside Brookfield, always guiding both students and faculty in a humanistic manner. She was a kind person and a good friend to me and many. My condolences go out to her nephew and his family.

  6. Brant abrahamson condolence:

    A great soul. Helped us all at RB

  7. Vicki Notier condolence:

    Shirley was the finest administrator with whom I have ever worked. She was respectful to everyone, and could calm a situation like no other.
    She was a kind and fair person.
    I will always remember her and all that I learned from her..

  8. Marilyn Brumund condolence:

    Shirley was a mentor to me as a young teacher at RB and my respect for her over the years only grew. I feel fortunate to have worked with her. My condolences to her family.

  9. Jerry Thoma condolence:

    Shirley was a friend and colleague.
    I feel fortunate to have known her.

  10. Kathleen Bauer condolence:

    Please accept my condolences. I do really have fond memories of her – remembering she was always lending an ear to talk during hard teen times even though she was bombarded on a daily basis with issues going on. God Bless

  11. Christy nosek carter condolence:

    Shirley Lewis was a trailblazer for young women like myself who were able to see other women in positions of leadership which at the time was rare. I am so thankful to her and RB for my experience. I will certainly miss her.

  12. Dawn Albertsen Daly condolence:

    I spent quite a bit of time with Miss Lewis. Never did she give up on me. It was her that got me to graduate on time. My mother thanks her too. Thank you for believing in me. May you Rest in Peace

  13. JOANNE KOSEY condolence:

    Shirley was a wonderful woman, ahead of her time and an example for young women.
    We worked together on the Educational Foundation and developed a friendship, that extended outside the walls of RB.
    I,like many, was fortunate to have known her.

    Bless and thank you, Shirley.

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