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Lilli Herold

October 1, 1928 June 10, 2017
Lilli Herold
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Lilli Herold nee Schadek, age 88, beloved wife, mother and Oma was reunited with her beloved husband Stefan and was received into God’s loving arms on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Lilli was born in Dombrowa, Poland on Oct. 1, 1928 and was one of twelve children. She immigrated by ship to the United States with her husband and two children, Harry and Veronika, in 1957 and settled in Forest Park, IL. They formerly resided in Oak Park, River Forest, Elmhurst, and made their final home in Lemont, IL for 19 wonderful years. Lilli found great joy in her hobbies such as tending to her garden and yard, going to garage sales, knitting, crocheting, crafting, cooking and baking, canning, making jelly, sharing cherished memories at their camper in Yorkville and sewing everything from dish towels to Barbie & Ken clothes to her daughter’s wedding dress and veil. She loved all her many dogs and cats. Most of all she loved her family and spending as much time as she could with all of her grandchildren.

Lilli was predeceased by her husband Stefan of 69 years, who passed away just four months prior, her son Harry of Forest Park, IL, parents Christian and Amalia Schadek, sisters Else (Wilhelm) Grüning, Wanda Schadek, Ida Schadek, Leokadia (Alfred Fruck/Edmund) Schultz, Adele Schadek, brothers Emil Schadek, Hermann Schadek, Gottlieb (Bertha) Schadek, Albert (Else) Schadek, Edmund (Rose) Schadek all of Germany.

Lilli is survived by her daughter Veronika (Scott) McAdam of Lemont, IL, grandchildren Amanda McAdam of Palos Hills, IL, Scott (Brittany) McAdam of Orland Park, IL, Jamie Herold of Knoxville, TN, Stefan Herold of Troy, IL, her sister, Erna (Hans Schrottinger/Franz) Schwirtlich of Germany, great-grand puppy Nala and great-grand kitties June and Autumn.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 15, 3 to 8 PM at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion Street, Oak Park, IL where services will be held on Friday, June 16 at 10 AM. Interment Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (alzfdn. org), American Diabetes Association (, PAWS Chicago ( and Best Friends Utah ( are appreciated.

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3:00 PM 6/15/2017 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/15/2017 8:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Service




10:00 AM 6/16/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/16/2017 11:00:00 AM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Forest Home Cemetery Final Resting Place

863 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130

863 Des Plaines Ave Forest Park 60130 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Best Friends Utah

2005 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

PAWS Chicago

1997 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

American Diabetes Association

55 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Alzheimer's Association

Greater Illinois Chapter
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601

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