Francine Geselter Leibold
1941 - 2020
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Leibold, Francine Geselter

Francine Geselter Leibold, age 78, from Glenview, IL, passed away June 26, 2020, peacefully at home. Fran was born July 10, 1941, to the late Harry and Muriel (nee Evans) Geselter. Fran and her loving husband, David, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She was the sister of Morrie Geselter (Peggy) and the late Sherry Geselter. She is survived by her loving children, Tracey (Andy Lowenthal) and Scott (Bridget Kelly). "Grammie" is also survived by four grandchildren, Sam, Matt, Jake and Hannah, all of whom were precious to her. Fran was a terrific sports mom and grandma, had a successful career in direct mail, was an avid Majhong player, and a movie and theater lover. In light of COVID-19, the family has decided not to have a public service or to sit Shiva, but will be holding a private celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MAZON at or 800-813-0557. Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the US and Israel.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 10, 2020
Fran was a great girl who evolved into a wonderful multifaceted woman.... I grew up with her in grade school and high school and have many memories of her as a loyal and fun friend. Although i didnt see her often enough in later years, each time I did, she held and will hold a special place in my heart.
Dave, Tracey, Scott and your families; youre all in my caring thoughts during this time.
Judy Z

Judy Zahn
July 8, 2020
Dear Tracey
We know how much you loved your Mom! Know you are surrounded by friends who love you and are here for you. I hope your Mom taught you how to play Mahjong Id love to learn. Love to Sam & Hannah & Andy.
XO Katie & Tim
Katie and Tim Tuten
July 6, 2020
I happened to read about Fran's passing and I'm so sorry for your loss Scott, Tracey and the rest of your family. I remember how kind your mom was growing up and always had a smile on her face. Your were so lucky to have a kind and loving mother like her. Hope you find comfort in your wonderful memories of her. Take care.
Kim Weidler
July 5, 2020
Fran will be missed . She was always a kind and welcoming presence at family gatherings. My thoughts are with you Dave and family.
Steven Lowenthal
July 2, 2020
My husband and I worked with Fran for many years at DT. She was a sweet lady and was passionate about serving her clients. Our condolences go out to Frans family. May her memory be a blessing.
Teri Lucchetti
July 2, 2020
We worked together at DT. She was a sweet, soft spoken lady. She will be missed. Condolences to Dave, Tracey and Scott.
Sue and Greg Dionne
July 2, 2020
So hard to lose a mom. I know youll take comfort in all the memories you made together- even through her struggle. Thinking of your dad. Thinking of you and your kids.
Harmeen Ahuja
July 1, 2020
Tracey and Scott, you were so blessed to have her as your mom. I know the beautiful memories of her love will pass down to your kids as well. Love to your dad.
July 1, 2020
Scott, I'm so sorry to read about your loss. May her memory be for a blessing.
Bob Roiter
June 30, 2020
Life won't be the same without her. We were friends since grammar school. She was the most positive person I knew
June 30, 2020
We'll always remember our beautiful, sweet, friend. Always a kind word, even while beating me at Majong! Her memory is a blessing. Love. Susi and Arnie

Susi Goldstein
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