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Elaine C. Francis

Published December 16,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Elaine C. Francis, 93, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Thrive of Lake County in Mundelein, IL.  She was born May 25, 1927 in Oak Park, IL to Herbert and Hattie Peterson.  Elaine was a member of the United Protestant Church in Grayslake, IL.  Elaine is survived by her children Cindy (Randy) Timmel and John (Mary) Francis, her grandchildren Christy (Casey) Webb, Rich (Natasha) Landerholm, Ryan (Christine) Landerholm, Melissa (Andy) Leisernring, Amy (Chris) Stenz, and Megan Francis, her great-grandchildren Nathan, Charlie, Owen, Kyle, Dylan, Addilyn, Audrianna, Madison, Olivia, Natalie, and Anna, and her nieces and nephew.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Francis, her son Mark Francis, her parents, and her siblings Herbert Peterson and Charlotte Rydberg.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 9:00am to 10:00am with the funeral service starting at 10:00am at the United Protestant Church 54 S. Whitney St. Grayslake, IL 60030 (Due to Covid-19 the funeral service is limited to just 10 people, the visitation will be on rotation).  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL. The family would like to say a special thanks to JourneyCare for all the wonderful care that Elaine received.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

5 replies on “Elaine C. Francis”

  1. Elaine and her husband Joe became very dear friends very soon after I joined United Protestant Church and remained so throughout their lives. They were both amazing Christians who lived their faith as they lovingly cared for others, showing their sincere interest and concern for everyone’s well-being in their actions as well as with their words. Each of them befriended those in need and shared their gifts and talents in any way possible. People in the community as well as members of the congregation were recipients of their compassion for others. Laughter, smiles, and joy were a part of almost every interaction with them. I have such fond memories of them and their family. Elaine and I also shared tears & heartbreak when Joe died and again with Mark’s untimely death. Now Elaine has also gone to be with our Lord My heart goes out to her family as I send them my love and my prayers.

  2. RIP sweet Elaine!! I will always cherish you our time in choir and our giggling spells during communion..never to be forgotten!! Much love and peace to you and your family

  3. Cindy, I met your mother a number of times, such a sweet lady. She was a good friend to my sister Karen, I’d like to think they are together and not making the journey alone.So sorry for the loss to your family. God bless.

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