Henrietta “Hattie” Van La Moen Buerger, age 86, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday January 8, 2014 in Grayslake, IL. She was born February 20, 1927 in Kimberly, WI. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother who had countless adoring friends. Hattie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Carlton “Red”, her children Micele (Dean Drach) Buerger, Katherine (Brian) Sobel, Stephen (Lauren) Buerger, Thomas (Julie) Buerger, Mary Murdy, and Robert Buerger, her grandchildren Tabitha, Ryan, Sean, Reed, Paige, Lindsey, Michael, Matthew, Mark, Kate, John, August, and Grace, her great-grandchildren, Gunnar, Hunter, and Robert, and her sister Mary (James) Wehnes. She was preceded in death by her sister Jane and brother-in-law Patrick Waters. A memorial mass is scheduled for Saturday February 22, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Mary of Annunciation 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein, IL, with a reception to follow. Memorial contributions may be given in Henrietta’s name to Advocate Hospice of Lake Zurich, IL or to a preferred charitable organization of your choice. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, for more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
You were so very brave and fought so hard and now you are at peace and free from all pain. Words cannot express how much we all love you and miss you. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, best friend and the most important influence in my life.
Your loving daughter, Kay
It was very sad to lose our beloved Aunt Hattie so soon after we lost our own Mom, but it comforts me to know that they are together looking down on all of us. Hattie was always the life of the party and I have so many fond memories of her that I will cherish forever.
Our sweet Hattie will be missed. She was loved by everyone that new her. I think of her every
time I see one of her beloved antiques that we bought at her many sales or that she gave to us because she new we loved it so and would give it a good home.
She really was the life of the party! We love you Hattie!
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such wonderful memories of Mrs B. From the days she would babysit me or riding around in the back seat of the vw(?) while she drove my mom from store to store to store. When she would come visit me at work with my mom and have coffee for 2 hours in a booth at a restaurant to actually going to a bar and having a drink together and gossiping like a grown up. I always admired her – the sense of humor that always made you laugh, her great style of fashion and most of all her kindness. She was always a great friend to my Mom and when I had the good fortune of finding a few great friends over the years, I always thought….I have found my Mrs B.
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