Killian, Elfriede B. Elfriede B. Kilian, age 75, of Nekoosa, WI and a former longtime resident of Skokie, IL. After a long, beautiful life, Elfriede passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 8, 2011. She was born on September 3, 1936 in Chicago, IL. Elfriede leaves to cherish her memory: her beloved husband of 55 years, Bert; her loving sons, David (Debbie) of Beach Park, IL, Michael (Beth) of Naperville, IL and Jeffrey Kilian of Waukegan, IL; her cherished grandchildren, Brittany, Auburn and Hailey Kilian, Marianne (Travis) Nebel; her many nieces and nephews; her devoted siblings, Anita (John) Becker and Reinhard (Elaine) Klaus, the late Walter (Hedy) Klaus and the late Elizabeth (Norbert) Rothe; her parents the late Walter and Elizabeth Klaus and so many dear friends. Elfriede was a kindred spirit and a loving wife, mother and grandmother who lived each day to the fullest. She beat the odds given to her 27 years ago by staying with her family as long as she could through her illness. A champion swimmer in her younger years, Elfriede was also a huge fan of Elvis and a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Elriede's life, memorials to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 33148. Visitation will be Saturday, October 15, 2:00 until 7:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville. A Celebration of Elfriede's life will be held on Sunday, October 16, 10:00 AM at the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 South Mill St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 355 0213 www.friedrichjones.com
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 12, 2011