Marlene A. Koteles nee Adams, age 80, of Elmhurst,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 8th, 2016


Marlene A. Koteles nee Adams, age 80, of Elmhurst, passed away December 6, 2016.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, January 14th from 10 AM until time of Memorial Service at 1 PM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton Ave, Villa Park.

Mrs. Koteles is survived by her loving husband, Robert J.; her children, Kenneth (Deborah), and Sheri (Paul) Supena; her sister-in-law, Hertha Adams; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Koteles is preceded in death by seven siblings, Eugene, Roslyn, Marie, Frank, Curtis, Cecelia, and Lawrence.

Marlene was born & raised in Chicago IL. The youngest of eight children she was fondly nicknamed ‘Babe’. Marlene loved music and loved to dance. It was at a dance hall that she met her husband Bob. Bob & Marlene moved to Hillside IL to raise their family. Marlene was active with the church choir and spent many fond years as a member of Sweet Adelines. Marlene had many different careers & jobs over the years but the one she was most proud of was opening a small gourmet food store called The Fancy Pantry in Bloomingdale Old Town.  In 1990 Marlene & Bob took an early retirement and moved to a beautiful home on Lake Pineda in Hot Springs Village, AR. They built a strong community of friends and had great times boating, golfing, playing cards and enjoying the warmer weather. In the late 90’s Marlene had scoliosis surgery and the surgery triggered cognitive impairment issues. In 2002 Marlene was finally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and they reluctantly moved back to Elmhurst IL to be close to family. On September, 23, 2016 Marlene & Bob celebrated 60 years of marriage. Marlene fought a long & difficult battle with Alzheimer’s but in the end this insidious disease won.

The residents at Elmhurst Lexington Square & the staff at Lexington Healthcare remember Marlene as a great dancer. Bob & Marlene loved to dance together & performed a mean jitterbug. They also remember Marlene by her beautiful blue eyes…

Fly home my sweet angel fly home. May your spirit be free once again. May your eyes shine brightly in heaven. May God bless you and keep you near His side. We will miss you & your loving nature more than words can express.

Please omit flowers. Donations to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.


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