“Thank you for the thoughtful poem and forget-me-not seeds. I will plant them in my garden if it ever gets warm enough. What a great idea.
— A. W.
March 23, 1938 - January 15, 2013
Jessica Santiago, age 74, a resident of Elk Grove Village, IL, made the peaceful journey home to her Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven on January 15, 2013. She was born March 23, 1938 in AiBonito, Puerto Rico.
Jessica is survived by her loving children, Carlos Ivan Cruz, Vilma (Salvador) Guerrero, Carlos Eduardo (Yvette) Cruz and Nancy (Gary) Michaliska and their father, Carlos M. Cruz; her adoring grandchildren, Salvador (Candice) Guerrero, Jr, Samuel Guerrero, Steven (Maria) Guerrero, Scott Guerrero, Sarai (Fernando) Benavides, Enrique Guerrero, Sandy Cruz, Sasha Cruz, Shawn Cruz, Nicole Cruz, Jacob Michaliska, Rachel Michaliska, Zachery Michaliska. and Caleb Michaliska; her beautiful great-grandchildren, Mykala and David Guerrero, Adryan Benavides, Aisha Field, Damien, Devon and Maximus Olson, Noah Lee Lucas; her dear siblings, Evangelista Luna, Manuel Santiago, Mary Fonseca, Tony Santiago and Juan Santiago; as well as numerous devoted nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Juana Santiago; and her siblings, Petra Santiago, Jose Luis Santiago and Daniel Santiago.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2:00 until 6:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Plainfield. A Celebration of Jessica's Life will begin at 6:00 PM at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Salvador Guerrero officiating. Interment will be private.
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