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Elaine Rita Billeck

Published September 08,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Elaine Rita Billeck, age 91, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after a sudden illness.  She was born in Chicago on May 4, 1929 to Edward and Stephanie Rakowski.  The family owned Franks Auto Center in Zion for years.  Elaine worked at Jewel Bakery for years  and she was active at St. Gilbert’s Catholic Church in Grayslake in the Breaking the Word and Bereavement Group ministries.  She loved her family, her church and her friends.  She was stubbornly independent.   She is survived by her nine children, Denise (Richard) Clendening, Bill (Jody) Billeck, Frank Jr. (Kathy) Billeck, Duck/Robert  (Laura) Billeck, Donna (Steve) Billeck-Gonshorek, Sam/Diane Billeck, Mary Billeck, Bernadette (Todd) Putz and Nick/Dominick Billeck; her 29 grandchildren, Althea (Brian), Megan (Justin), Emilie (Leo), Skee (Rachel), James (Luisa), Carolyn, Ken (Alyssia), Christopher (Kate), Jillian, TJ (Maria), Rachel (Eric), Sarah (Andrew), Chelsea (MaryKate), Stephanie (Donte), Aniela, Ashley, Daniel, Keith (Alex), Matthew (Sasha), Lauren (Patrick), Spencer (Andre), Connor (Melissa), Brodie (Erin), Dillon, Evan, Kiira, Danika, Dean and Keith; and her 20 great-grandchildren, Milo, Silas, Ellie, Cora, May, Landon, Alyssia, Hannah, Katie, Tyler, Victoria, Peyton, Bradley, Vivian, Renee, Koryn, Gus, Oliver, Mae and Alexander. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Sr., daughter, Deborah, and granddaughter, Hilary.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 11, 2020 from 10:00am until 11:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake IL 60030.  The funeral mass will follow at 11:00am at the church. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, 33100 North Hunt Club Road, Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Gilbert Catholic Church would be appreciated.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

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14 Comments

  1. My love to your family at the loss of Maude. May you feel the comfort of God surround you.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your mom I remember her from early childhood through high school sending prayers of love and comfort

  3. Todd and I are sending our loving thoughts and prayers to everyone in the family. Your Mother was such a wonderful, strong individual and we are blessed to have known her. So many wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace🙏🏻 Todd and Jan Putz

  4. I,m so sorry for your loss.Elaine was so full of love and faith,I feel blessed to have had her in my life. All my thoughts and prayers to you all at this hard time.

  5. to all Elaine’s family: so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. she was a special lady! I know she will be missed!!

  6. Duck Laura and family, We are so sorry for your loss please accept our deepest condolences. Sending strength during this difficult time.

  7. R.I.P. ^¡^
    Prayers to you and your family!
    Hugs Mary Love you my friend. 🧡
    A mothers love never ends.

  8. Deepest sympathy to the entire Billeck family. Maude was a wonderful person to have known. It was my pleasure. She will be missed.

  9. My sympathy to the entire Billeck Family. My heart goes out to you. I thought your Mom was a very cool lady! I have such fond memories of times spent at the Billeck House.

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