Lillian M. Cimmer

Lillian M. Cimmer (nee Esser), 101, of Riverside, died April 1, 2022 in Maywood.

Ms. Cimmer was the co-founder of The Gift of Hope Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Foundation, and she lobbied in Washington D.C. and Springfield for grandparents’ rights.

She was a member of The Berwyn Women’s Club and Trinity Community Church Women’s Group. She was also a volunteer for Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donation, the Loyola Chapter. She sang for the Czech Half and Half Singers Group.

Ms. Cimmer was the wife of the late Frank J. Cimmer Jr.; the mother of Adrian Mary (late Ronald) Charniak and Jimmy Cimmer; the grandmother of Kathleen Cimmer-Donnelly, Jeffrey Cimmer, Timothy (Ellen) Nosal, the late Raymond Nosal, Ed (Megan) Charniak, and the late Joseph Charniak; the great grandmother of nine; and the sister of William Von Esser, Anthony Von Esser and Anna Garasic Cech.  

At Lillian’s request, her body will be donated to The Anatomical Gift Association for the advancement of science. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.

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