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Virginia B. Fleege

July 23, 1925 February 22, 2017
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Virginia B. Fleege, nee Hansen, 91, of River Forest, IL passed away on February 22, 2017. She was born on July 23, 1925 in Jamestown, ND to Mildred and Ross Hansen. She married Urban H. Fleege, Ph.D. on August 31, 1948 in Denver, CO. Survived by her children Kathleen (Dr. T. Michael) Harrington, Richard (Sally), Robert (Katheryn), Maureen Huston, and Michael (Angela); 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister Bernice Denzer, brother Jesse Salem, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Urban, her loving husband of 51 years, and eldest son, William. U. Fleege. She spent her childhood in Portage, WI and later lived in California, Germany, Maryland, The Philippines, and the Chicago area. She retired to Sarasota, FL in 1988 and returned to Illinois in 2006. She graduated from Portage High School, and Milwaukee State Teacher’s College, earned a Master’s degree at Marquette University, and later trained as a Montessori teacher. She was a founding member of the Illinois Montessori Society, co-founder of Alcuin Montessori, and founder/director of the Forest Park Montessori School, faculty at the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center, and consulted nationally with Montessori programs. In retirement, she contributed her time and artistic talents to many worthwhile projects at her parish and travelled extensively. Visitation Sunday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home. Prayers at the funeral home Monday 9:15 a.m. to St. Vincent Ferrer Church for mass at 10 a.m. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL. Having led a memorable life, she noted that “with every year you gain something you wouldn’t want to give up to go back a year.”

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3:00 PM 2/26/2017 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/26/2017 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

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10:00 AM 2/27/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent Ferrer

1530 Jackson Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

St. Vincent Ferrer
1530 Jackson Avenue River Forest 60305 IL
United States

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Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S Wolf Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S Wolf Rd Hillside 60162 IL
United States

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