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Obituary: Mary Jo Hillegonds

February 14, 1947 – June 08, 2019

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Mary Jo Hillegonds, age 72 of Burnham, IL, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Edward D. Hillegonds; two sons: Cary (Cathy) Hillegonds and Eric Hillegonds; three grandchildren: Miranda, Emily, and Joshua; two sisters: Nickolette (Craig) Weitzman and Edwina (Bill Mantz) Spodark; and brother-in-law: Joe Baird. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents: Harry and Helene Spodark; and sister: Georgiann Baird.

Friends are invited to visit with Mary Jo’s family on Thursday, June 13, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing, IL. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM with Deacon Jim Renwick officiating. She will be laid to rest in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary Jo’s name to the Audubon Society.

Mary Jo had worked as a secretary for the FBI. She was an avid Cubs fan and a member of the Audubon Society.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Mary Jo’s passing. My condolences to the family. Mary Jo and I were close friends in high school and tried to remain in contact beyond.
    Darlene (Blackman) Secrest

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