Eleanora Antoinette (Szadokierski) Lavin, age 95

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 18th, 2016

Eleanora LavinEleanora Antoinette (Szadokierski) Lavin, age 95, passed away peacefully on January 15th, 2016. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 20th, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main St., Lombard, IL. from 10:00 am until noon. Interment will follow immediately at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton, IL.

Eleanora was born in Michigan on August 26, 1920. She grew up in the Hamtramck area as well as spending time with family on a rural farm. She was active in high school theatre and worked at a local department store. She met and married James L. Lavin in 1942.  Following his military service life, they lived in Texas and Colorado before settling in Illinois.

They were blessed with four children: Leslie, Lynne, Patrick and Ellen. Eleanora was a resident of Lombard for over 40 years and a faithful member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a long time member of the Meadow Larks quilting club and the Sacred Heart Women’s Club. She was employed by Gage Food Products for almost 30 years.

Eleanora was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jim (2007); her parents, Roland and Stephanie Szadokierski; and her brother, Roland.

She is survived by her children: Leslie (Jessie) Lavin , Lynne (Gordon) Shultes, Patrick (Judy) Lavin, Ellen (Kirk) Roberts; her grandchildren: Claude J. (Claudia) Shultes, Stacie (Justin) Seipel, Claudine D. (John) Vent, Zack Roberts, Shanon Lavin, Ryan Roberts, Alex Roberts; great-grandchildren: Santiago, Sarita, Christopher, Hannah, Joshua, James, Matt, Catalina, Cori, Ally and Julianna.


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