Violet Fender, nee Schieke

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Violet Fender, nee Schieke, age 85, of Brookfield; beloved wife of the late Richard J. Fender; dear mother of Carol Ann Falconer; fond mother-in-law of Donald A. Falconer; loving aunt of Patti (Don) Rose, Randy Barz, Michael (Pam) Barz; great-aunt of Brooke, Michael, Christopher and David; preceded in death by her parents Carl and Martha Schieke, and sister Margaret (Art) Barz; she was head of payroll for Ceco Steel from 1942 to 1957. She went to work at the Brookfield Zoo in 1967, were she worked for 36 years until a heart attack forced her to retire in 2003. Violet was known far and wide for her cookie baking skills and the ribbon tied bags of candy and chocolates she bestowed on everyone from the kids at the drive up window to the box boy at the grocery store. Violet believed a good cookie could cure almost anything. Visitation Monday, September, 10, 2007, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield; Funeral Tuesday 11 A.M. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery; Information 708-485-2000 or

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