Maxine Lazar


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Maxine Mae Lazar, 83, of Streamwood, Ill., formerly of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Streamwood, where she had relocated to be with her daughter, Ann.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Geneseo Chapel of Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Maxine will be held 10 a.m. to noon (two hours prior to the service) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be left to Abilities Plus in Kewanee or The Hospice of Northeastern Illinois in Barrington.
Maxine was the daughter of Joseph and Glenna Rieker. She was united in marriage to the late Alexander Lazar. She was a registered nurse who worked in the maternity area helping thousands of children at Hammond-Henry Hospital for more than 30 years, retiring in 1990.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Marie (Dr. John) Sterczek, Streamwood; two granddaughters, Lindsey and Alyssa Sterczek; three sisters, Joyce (the late Verle) Wathen, Overland Park, Kan., Shirley (the late John) Lilley, Princeton, Ill., Joanne (Jim) Schertz, Tiskilwa, Ill.; one brother, Gary (Sandy) Rieker, Princeton; and many dear nieces and nephews.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother and sister in-law, Joseph and Sandra Rieker; and two brothers-in-law, Verle Wathen and John Lilley.
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