Ellen Therese Behrends, 58, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Ellen was a Science, Technology Engineering, and Math Teacher at Glenn Westlake Middle School in Lombard and a part-time Computer Science Teacher at College of DuPage.
Ellen was born June 28, 1958 in Hinsdale, Illinois, the fifth of six children to Raymond and Mary Behrends. She was devoted in her prayers and devotions. She taught Religious Education at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard and was active in the Parish where she touched the lives of many. Ellen had a love for birds, and also enjoyed cooking, gardening, home improvement projects, and sewing.
She is survived by her dear brother and sisters Patricia (Edward) Cunneen, Raymond, Mary (Luke) Kelly, Janet (Joseph) Imbrogno, and Ginny. She was the proud Aunt of Maureen (Steve) Schwartz, Jennifer (Michael) Modjeski, Patricia (Robert) Boysen, Ted Cunneen, Timothy Cunneen; Mary (Joseph) Novak, Colleen Kelly; Mary (James) Molek, Joseph (Shraddha) Imbrogno, and Elizabeth Imbrogno; and the proud Great Aunt of Chloe, Nate, Liam, Kylee, A.J., Kinsley, Brooklynn, Madison, Mia, and Jimmy, and loving owner of her dog Peanut and bird Buddy.
She is preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Mary.
Although Ellen had a heart condition she was an energetic vibrant soul with a fun-loving personality. She had a genuine concern and love for each person she met, particularly her nieces, nephews, all her students, family members, and dear friends.
Visitation is Tuesday from 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, IL. Prayers on Wednesday at 9:30 AM to Sacred Heart Church for 10am Mass, 114 South Elizabeth St., Lombard, IL. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Winfield, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations to, Mass cards or Illinois Right to Life, P.O. Box 511, Chicago, IL, 60690 are appreciated. For more info www.IllinoisRightToLife.org.