Eleanor “Elly” Miller Kriz (nee Miller), 89, of Brookfield, died Feb. 13, 2015.
Ms. Kriz was born Dec. 28, 1925. She married James J. Kriz Sr., who preceded his wife in death. She was an active member of St. Louise de Marillac Parish in LaGrange Park as a member of the Women’s club and Senior Friendship Club. Ms. Kriz also volunteered at LaGrange Memorial Hospital.
She was the mother of Nancy (Dr. Allen) Gardner, Margaret (Hugh) Kriz Hobson and the late James J. (Margaret “Maggie” (nee Slama)) Kriz; the grandmother of Sarah (John) Higgins, Carrie (Brandon) Lewis, Ryan Gardner, Zachary (Lena Moy-Borgen) Tinkelmana and Stephen Gardner; the great-grandmother of Noah Higgins; the sister of Lillian (the late Carl) Palucki and the late Mary Socha; the sister-in-law of Don (Eileen) Kriz; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 16 at St. Louise de Marillac Church, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.
Memorial donations are appreciated to the Sandwich Homeless Project, 901 North Ridge, Door 6, Lombard, Illinois, 60148 or the St. Louise de Marillac Parish Center, 1144 Harrison Ave., LaGrange Park, Illinois, 60526.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.