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Laima M. Repeika

September 30, 1924 November 22, 2018
Laima M. Repeika
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Laima Maria Briedulis Repeika, age 94, was born on September 30, 1924 in Lithuania. On Thursday, November 22, 2018 she became ill and died at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL.

In 1941, during World War II, Laima and her mother fled the incoming Russians, after burying her beloved brother, Algis Briedulis. They traveled across war-torn Europe trying to get into the path of the Allied Advance. They made it as far as southern Germany where she met her husband and had a daughter, Rima. The family then emigrated to Australia, and, after a divorce, eventually to Chicago where her mother, Magdalena Stanekaite Bielevicius lived. She single-handedly raised and spoiled her daughter, learned the language and a skill in accounting.

Laima was also the adored and doting grandmother of Gajus Miknaitis and Lukas Miknaitis and blessed with her granddaughter-in-law, Alex Bevan. She was a long time resident of Lombard, IL until moving to a senior facility in Naperville. Laima was a tiny, strong, stubborn, bright and incredibly loving mother and grandmother and leaves us sad but with a wealth of treasured memories.

Services will be private.

Future inurnment: St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago, IL.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

Please omit flowers.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com


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