Patricia Anne Stejskal, 65, of Mundelein and formerly of Brookfield, died suddenly on Aug. 12, 2020.
Born Sept. 19, 1954 in Chicago to Joseph and Dorothy Stejskal, she was raised in Brookfield. Ms. Stejskal was a graduate of Illinois State University and became a teacher at Argo High School.
She was given the opportunity to become a missionary and teach in Taiwan at Morrison Academy. This is where she met her best friend of 39 years, Nancy Cassell. She and Nancy were not blood-related sisters, but they were sisters in Christ.
Ms. Stejskal worked for the American Red Cross for 19 years and then for McHenry County College until her retirement on May 1, 2020.
She loved the outdoors and enjoyed canoeing, birdwatching, hiking, snowshoeing and was always up for any adventure.
Ms. Stejskal also loved serving people and her community. She was a member of Gracepointe Church in Mundelein, where she was active in volunteering and leadership. She was on the Freemont Township Board of Trustees for two years and loved volunteering in her community. Her giving and servitude never stopped even after her death. She was an organ donor and will touch many lives long after her passing.
One thing everyone knew about Pat was that she loved Jesus. Her joy and contagious smile left anyone who met her, even for just a moment, changed forever. She always had a smile and always had a kind word to say about everyone.
She was the devoted and loving daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Stejskal; the sister of Joseph (Mildrey) Stejskal; the best friend and housemate of Nancy Cassell; Aunt Pat to Joe Stejskal IV and Sara (Ben) Dirks; great aunt to Bryson and Piper Dirks; and sister-in-law to Nancy Eckert.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at Gracepointe Church, 1221 W. Maple Ave., Mundelein, at 9:30 a.m. It is an outdoor service, so please bring a lawn chair and a mask.