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Kathleen Engelbrecht of Lyons

Kathleen Engelbrecht, age 87 of Lyons, formerly of North Riverside. Longtime Sears Employee. Loving sister of Duane (Fleur) Engelbrecht and the late May (late James) Jender, cherished aunt to Kevin Jender, Eileen Koca, Brian Engelbrecht, Thomas Jender, Jeanine Putrim, Timothy Jender and the late Catherine Jender and great aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, June 5, 10:00am until time of Funeral Mass, 10:30am at St. Hugh Church, 7939 43rd Street, Lyons. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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My condolences to aunt Kays family . Take comfort that she lived a long full life and is in a better place .

Frank J. Diez Jun 4 2021 9:04 PM

My sincere condolences to the family. I only know Kay for a short time and even through her most difficult times she kept in good spirits. May god bless her and my she rest in peace.

Sandi Blakney Jun 4 2021 7:01 PM

My Deepest Sympathy sorry for your loss


Auntie Kay was the most important member of our immediate family! She stepped up during all the tough times of our childhood. She very generously and unselfishly provided for us when we couldnt take care of ourselves, her example of hard work and determination is legendary in our family history. We all loved Auntie Kay and recognized her to be the glue that held the family together. Auntie Kay had a laughter about her that was so infectious, you couldnt wait for more of that. She had a love of Guitar Music so it was with much pride that I played for her on my last visit with her. She was worth a lot more to us than she ever really knew! I am so happy that My last words to her were I Love You Auntie Kay

Thomas J Jender Jun 2 2021 8:39 AM

Kevin I know how close you were to your aunt and Im sorry for yet another loss. Rest assured she knew how much she was loved by you and the rest of your family. Seek comfort in the joy she brought to your life and know your precious memories of her will always be with you and all who loved her..

Glenn Wheeler Jun 2 2021 7:37 AM

I didnt know Auntie Kay personally but what I do know is that she was very much loved by my cousin, Tommy Jender. He enjoyed spending time with her and would tell me some stories. Warmest thoughts to the whole family. Love from Susan Blackston

Susan Jun 1 2021 5:55 PM

Praying for strength and peace for the family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace

Sandy Kosinar Jun 1 2021 5:37 PM

I will always recall Kays hearty laugh and her kind manner. She was always very loving to me, and a joy to have around. My heart goes out to her immediate family who will forever miss her. I know she had plenty of love to share with them all, in the stories they all told of her giving ways, long before I met her. With all my sympathy, Pam Jender (Toms wife)

Pamela Jender Jun 1 2021 5:17 PM