Julie Bates, 47, of Brookfield, died suddenly doing what she loved – caring for others and enjoying the outdoors – on Aug. 5, 2016.
Ms. Bates was a part-time certified reflexologist and worked as a specialist for 14 years at MB Financial. She was also very involved in Boy Scouts of America through the Venture Crew.
Her love and spunky attitude spread joy to everyone she met, and her spontaneous songs and laughter will be missed.
She was the daughter of her late parents Jo Ann and John Immekus and Charles Bates; the sister of Mark (Debbie) Bates, J.J. Bates, Jeff (Jean) Bates, Jen (the late Kevin) Reynolds, Paul (Kimberly) Bates and Joe Bates; the aunt of Matt Bates, Peter (Diana) Bates, Jessica Bates, Nathan Bates, Luke Bates, Collette (Matt) Jurek, Katelyn Reynolds and Cory Reynolds; and the dear friend of Mark Yurkiw.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 11 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 12 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Aug. 12 at St. Louise de Marillac Church in LaGrange Park, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Memorials to the family are appreciated.