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Beverly DeQuaker

Published March 27,2024

Obituary's Biography:

Beverly DeQuaker, 85, was taken to be with the Lord on March 26, 2024.  She was the devoted and loving wife of Donald for over 64 years.  She was born September 1, 1938 in Mt. Horeb, WI to Richard Sr. and Eleanor (nee: Opsal) Plzak.

Bev’s legacy is honored by her 6 children, multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  She was loved by her brothers: Richard and John, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Bev’s intelligence and caring nature, earned her a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, working as a Registered Nurse.  She was beloved by her patients who were sorry to see her retire.  Bev enjoyed vacations with Don.  Together they traveled on cruise ships to Alaska, Bermuda, and the Caribbean on several occasions; and vacation flights to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore and China.  With family they took annual vacations.  The most memorable sight seeing trips were via motor home: A trip of 15 days traveling from Illinois to Arizona; and a 14-day trip through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio.  Wife and husband enjoyed fishing.  Bev was a Eucharistic Minister for many years, in church and to the homebound.  Her husband, her family, and her Catholic faith were the main focus of her life.

Bev is survived by her husband, Donald DeQuaker, her children Steven (Cathie) DeQuaker, Donna (David) Cameron, Lori DeQuaker, Judith L. DeQuaker, Amy DeQuaker, and Patti (Michael) Dean, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren, and her brothers Richard Plzak Jr. and John Plzak.  She was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws.

A visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2024 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.  A visitation and funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2024 at St. Mary of Annunciation 22333 W. Erhart Road Mundelein, IL 60050 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the mass commencing at 11:00am.  Interment will follow the services at St. Michael the Archangel in Palatine, IL.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

By the grace of God Bev and Don DeQuaker together in life for 64 years will be united again after their journey to Heaven with the Lord. 

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5 Comments

  1. Grandma was a beautiful, caring and loving person. She, grandpa and the entire family have been in my prayers. Grandpa, I know you love her very much and will miss her terribly. You have taken wonderful care of her these last many years. I will be praying for you especially. Love always, Tina

  2. Dear Don.
    Very sad news.
    Miriam and I send our profound and sincere condolences to you and the entire DeQuaker family on the passing of Bev. She was a gentle, intelligent soul and we enjoyed many occasions being with her. Words can’t adequately express our feelings but as friends of many years, you know that our thoughts are with you all.
    As we say, may her life be for a blessing and may she rest in peace.
    Harvey and Miriam Orlov

  3. Mom…you were always very loving and kind to me. You treated me as your daughter and I felt special. You will always be in our hearts and we love you. Dad, please know we are praying for you always ❤️

  4. To my amazing, loving mother, I know you are at peace and your life was an amazing journey. I am so glad you allowed me to be your daughter. There could never have been a better mother. Your kind heart and caring love gave me strength I did not know I had. I get it from you. In my heart forever.

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