Monday, January 5, 2015

Nancy L. Saavedra

Nancy L. Saavedra, age 77, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Nancy was born in Racine on April 14, 1937, daughter of the late Samuel and Louise (Nee: Itzenhuiser) Brisko.

On October 31, 1953, in Elkhorn, WI, she was united in marriage to Mike Saavedra, who preceded her in death on February 11, 2010.

Throughout Nancy’s career she was employed by Independent Cleaners, Poly Clean and Martinizing. She was an active member of the Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafts, her gambling trips to Las Vegas and Potawatomi and was an avid Cubs and Forty Niners fan. More than anything, she enjoyed time spent with her family.

Survivors include her children, Randy (Cindy) Saavedra and Lynn Saavedra; her grandchildren, Sarah (Tony) Eschmann, Tracey (Derrick) Dal Santo, Steven (Nicole) Saavedra, Scott (Tori) Saavedra, Ryan Saavedra; six great-grandchildren, Kayla, Carter, Bailee, Reese, Ava and Dominic; sister, Barbara (Don) Bednar; brother, Sam (Jeaneen) Brisko; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill Beckett, Esther (Paul) Bishop, Anne Beckett, Mickey Saavedra; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Mike Saavedra Jr.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Kathy Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lakeshore Manor, especially Nurse Jen, for their compassionate care and to the staffs of Wheaton Franciscan All Saints ER, ICU, and Hospice for their excellent care.

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