Charlene J. Ellerbrock
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Charlene J. Ellerbrock

May 21, 2008

Charlene J. Ellerbrock

May 21, 2008


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Obituary for Charlene J. Ellerbrock

Charlene J. Ellerbrock (nee Pyszka) Age 70. Wednesday, May 21,2008 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Peru, IL, she was a longtime Joliet area resident. A registered nurse for over 40 years with the local hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare community. Preceded in death by her husband, William G. Ellerbrock, Sr. (1983); her parents, Joseph and Ann Pyszka; and two brothers, Joseph and Ronald. Survived by three children, Holly (Don) Stech, William (Sheryl) Ellerbrock, Jr. both of Channahon, and Robert (Angie) Ellerbrock of Joliet; one sister, Dolores "Dolly" (late Ray) Filas of Plainfield; seven grandchildren, Brandi, Ryan, Kristy, Melanie, Greg, Ben and Carl; and three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral Services for Charlene J. Ellerbrock will be Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. Ambrose Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information: (815) 741-5500

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