Frances M. Phillips
Frances M. Phillips, age 72, resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Journey Care in Glenview. She was born August 7, 1944 in Wahpeton, ND to Vincent and Nora (Feerick) Bald. She was a very independent spirit who loved birding and traveling extensively with friends and family. She was a devout Catholic who brought the spirit of our Lord into every part of her life and shared an out-going and fun-loving demeanor with everyone close to her. Frances is survived by her daughter, Laura Phillips of Chicago and her son, Vincent (Maggie) Phillips of Grayslake; grandchildren, Jack and Elizabeth of Grayslake; siblings, John (Diane) Bald of Minnesota, Paul (Shirley) Bald of Hoffman Estates, James Bald of Minnesota, Rosemary Kaczynski of Wisconsin, Patricia Rickaby of Minnesota, Betty Lou (Jerry) Elfert of Minnesota, and David (Marlys) Bald of Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bobby and George, and one sister, Rita. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL. Interment will be held privately. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.
So sorry to hear about this…she was such a good person loved working with her at Chicago are sold I’ll miss her
What a wonderful friend was Fran! I loved her stories and enthusiasm for birds! We traveled to Spring Gathering 2 years ago. The trip was even more enjoyable because Fran and I traveled together. May she rest in the arms of our wonderful Savior, Christ Jesus!
I am so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. We at Chicago Aerosol were so very fortunate to have her work for us for over 10 years. When we started the company back in 2000, Fran was one of our first employees after working with us during the DeMert & Dougherty days. She was an excellent R&D formulating chemist and was directly responsible for growth and success of our company to what it is today. We all remember Fran for much more than her work – we remember her for her always positive attitude, warm smile and wonderful laugh. She will be missed by many and always remembered fondly. Thoughts of Fran will always bring a smile to our face!
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