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Virginia Vana Brooke

October 22, 1930 January 26, 2020
Virginia Vana Brooke
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Obituary for Virginia Vana Brooke

Virginia Vana Brooke (nee Krautstrunk), age 89, a resident of Holly, MI, formerly of Naperville, IL 1957-2016, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Brookdale of Grand Blanc in Holly, MI. She was born October 22, 1930 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas "Gaylord" Brooke and the late Charles Vana, loving mother of Larry (Denise) Vana of Tomahawk, WI, Karen (Ted) Sherga of Ramsey, MN, and Charles (Tracy) Vana of Holly, MI. Adored grandmother of seven, Alyson (Abbas) Abbas, T.J. Sherga, Michael (Kristen) Vana, Courtney Sherga, David (Erin) Vana, Charlie, Vana, Lesley Sherga. Cherished great-grandmother of five, Norah, Ramsey, Malek Abbas, Evelyn Lemm, and Aubrey Vana. Devoted daughter of the late Paul and Florence (nee Steinman) Krautstrunk, dear sister of Robert (the late Ruth) Krautstrunk of Lake Barrington, IL, special aunt of the late Kent Krautstrunk and Gale (Bobby) Burke. Lifetime special friend of Vera Muldoon.

Virginia grew up on Chicago's North Side and was a 1948 graduate of Carl Schurz High School. She was a member of the Naperville Woman's Club, an active volunteer at St. Patrick's Residence in Naperville and was an avid bridge player.

Visitation Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2:00-6:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

A celebration of Virginia's life will be held Monday, February 3, 11:00 AM in the Mausoleum Chapel at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, IL 60076, (847) 677-4401.

Entombment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia's memory can be made to:

St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 416-6565,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit

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2:00 PM 2/2/2020 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/2/2020 6:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Celebration of Life




11:00 AM 2/3/2020 11:00:00 AM
Memorial Park Cemetery

9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076

Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road Skokie 60076 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

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