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“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
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Lillian M. Bleck

June 07, 1920 - September 18, 2012

Lillian M. Bleck, age 92 of Plainfield, IL at rest Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. Born June 7, 1920 in Wibaux, Montana the daughter of the late Emerson and Ruth Reed.

Beloved wife of the late William H. Bleck, Jr.; loving mother of Ruth Ann (Ed) Bierman of Palatine, IL; Dale (Lorna) Bleck of Conifer, CO; Nadine (Tom) Wanucha of Blythewood, SC and Nancy (Michael) Rathbun of Plainfield, IL. Cherished grandmother of Brandon Bierman, Jessica (Barry) Donovan, Lauren and Kelly Bleck, Colin (Kelly) Shea, Brynn Shea, Mathew (Sarah) Rathbun, Sarah (Beau) Feuchter and Peter (Nicki) Rathbun. Dear great-grandmother "GG" of Quinn, Ethan, Connor, Mackenzie, Max, Griffin and Caden. Dear sister of Violet (Merritt) Wright, John (Joyce) Reed, the late Henry (Darlene) Reed and the late Clyde Reed and sister-in-law of Verna Reed Pearson. Lillian is the aunt of numerous nieces and nephews, and is a good friend of many that will dearly miss her, especially her faithful friend and caretaker, Ruth Eichelberger, and Lilís companion cat, Max.

Lillian moved to Lockport at a young age, where she graduated from Lockport Township High School. She was employed in the office of The Texas Company in Lockport. She married William in 1943, moved to Plainfield where they raised their family and lived in Plainfield until her passing. In Lillianís spare time she enjoyed traveling, bowling, wildlife, nature and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral Information

Visitation Friday, September 21, 2012 from 4:00 Ė 8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road, (Corner of Rt 59 & East 30) Plainfield, IL. Funeral Services Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, I in Joliet, IL.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington Blvd, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661 or The American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602 or a charity of your choice.

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