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Carolyn F. "Care" Ellerbrock

May 7, 1940 January 27, 2018
Carolyn F. "Care" Ellerbrock
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Carolyn F. “Care” Ellerbrock (nee Schwab), age 77, a longtime resident of Plainfield Township, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at her home. She was born May 7, 1940 in New Bavaria, OH.

Carolyn is survived by her loving children Denise (Dennis) Russell of Jenera, OH, Scott (Christine) of Plainfield, IL, Elaine (Chuck) Keyser of Shorewood, IL, Annette (Jeff) Heck of Joliet, IL and Anthony (Kris) of Yorkville, IL; grandchildren, Amanda (Terwase) Ngur, Max Russell, Daniel and Ashley Ellerbrock, Ryan (Lou-Ann) Keyser, Brandon (Jasmine) Keyser, Eric (Tina) Heck, Mark (Kim Apolon) Heck, and Alex and Aaron Ellerbrock; great-grandchildren, Luna Ngur, Lillian, Grace, and Eliana Keyser and Caleb and Olivia Heck; sister, Betty (Joe) Rettig; brothers, Jerome (Adi) Schwab and Keith (Tammy) Schwab; brothers-in-law, Jerry Fortman, Keith (Bev) Ellerbrock, and Larry (Chris) Ellerbrock; sisters-in-law, Barbara Feathers, Becky (Ron) Bentz, and Elaine Ellerbrock; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Fred R. Ellerbrock; parents, Henrietta and Alton Schwab; sister, Judith Fortman and brother, Mark Schwab.

Mrs. Ellerbrock was a longtime member of St. Mary Immaculate Church in Plainfield. She was previously employed as an aide at Joliet Montessori School, a floral designer at Labo’s Florist in Joliet, and as an instructor for the Young Rembrandts Art Program which served Plainfield Elementary Schools. She will be fondly remembered for her love of her family, babysitting children, painting, drawing, poetry, gardening, and playing the piano.

Visitation Friday, February 2, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated February 3, 11:00 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield with Rev. David Medow officiating.

Interment: St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carolyn’s memory can be made to: Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace Ste 220, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 931-2600,


Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431, (815) 740-4104,

For more information, please call (815) 436-9221.

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4:00 PM 2/2/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/2/2018 8:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States





11:00 AM 2/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Immaculate Parish

15629 S. Route 59
Plainfield, Illinois 60544

St. Mary Immaculate Parish
15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield 60544 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Polycystic Kidney Foundation

1001 E. 101st Terrace Ste 220
Kansas City, MO 64131

Joliet Area Community Hospice

250 Water Stone Circle
Joliet, IL 60431

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