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Pearl A. Stanke

September 12, 1931 — November 15, 2023

Pearl A. Stanke

Pearl A. Stanke Pearl A. Stanke (nee Pettenuzzo) was born in Chicago, IL on September 12, 1931, to Giovanna and Mario Pettenuzzo. She was the loving wife to her beloved Louie for 68 years, marrying on July 2, 1955. Pearl and Louie welcomed sons Paul and Louie Jr. while living in Chicago but made their way to Schiller Park where Pearl raised her boys and cared for Louie. She was a meticulous housewife and had a huge heart for volunteer work. Pearl was involved in the Womens’ Club at St. Maria Goretti for many years, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and on the church cleaning crew, among many other tasks. For over 30 years she also volunteered at Gottlieb Hospital. Golf, travel and crocheting were the interests she pursued but she treasured her time in Oxford, WI at the family compound.

Pearl will be sorely missed by her cherished husband, Louie, her sons Paul (Diane) and Louie Jr., her grandchildren Zachary (Kristina) and Emily (Ethan) Budimlija and her great grandchildren Avery, Caleb, Evelyn, Eli and Blake as well as her sister-in-laws Karen Stanke, Eleanor Drage, Mary Hodkiewicz, numerous nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.

Pearl is preceded in death by her parents and her five siblings and their spouses; Dino (Ina) Petten; Verna (Chester) Parker; Eddy (June), Alfio (Ruth), and Raymond (Florence) Pettenuzzo.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Virgin Martyrs Parish, (St. Beatrice), 4157 Atlantic Ave, Schiller Park, IL, 60176, with Mass following at 10:00 a.m. and a luncheon immediately afterwards at The Great Escape.
Interment will be private at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in River Grove, IL.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at the Elk Grove Hospice Residence for their care and compassion during Pearl’s journey home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (nationalmssociety.org).

“Those we love don’t go away, they stay beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, still very dear."

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 9, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Holy Virgin Martyrs Catholic Church

4157 Atlantic Ave., Schiller Park,, IL 60176

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Mass

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Holy Virgin Martyrs Catholic Church

4157 Atlantic Ave., Schiller Park,, IL 60176

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Interment

St. Joseph Cemetery

, River Grove, IL 60171

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