Grace B. Kalish Posted: 2018-01-09 10:00:32

Grace B. Kalish


Grace B. Kalish, 92 of Lake In The Hills, passed away on Monday morning, January 8, 2018 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington.

She was born October 3, 1925 in Chicago, the daughter of Edward and Elsie (Steiner) Swiontek. At an early age she developed a passion for singing and was blessed to have done a number of performances. She was united in marriage to John Kalish. The couple continued to make their home in Chicago where they raised their five girls. Grace worked for Cotter & Company for over 30 years, retiring in 1990. Following her husband’s death she moved to Bensenville, then later Dundee and Lake In The Hills. She enjoyed dancing, singing, traveling and especially time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Robert) Foy of Murfreesboro, Tennesse, Susan Mallek of Spring Hill, Florida, Peggy (Brian) Dusza of Austin, Texas, Patricia (Bernie) Ness of Woodstock, Georgia and Cathy (Rick) Broz of Algonquin, her grandchildren, Christa, Cynthia, Robert, Jason, Jenna, Eric, Erin, Shannon, Ashley and Erick and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12th at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. Prayers will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13th in the chapel at St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6800 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, JourneyCare Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Lupus Foundation. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to

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Katherine Hoyne 2018-01-09 13:06:56

Sioux and family, my thoughts and prayers for your mom and all your family members are ongoing. Patrick and I will see you at the cemetery. ????

Irini Sotiropoulos 2018-01-09 15:23:02

Sue my deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Peggy Mutsch 2018-01-09 19:34:46

To all of my aunt Graces daughters and spouses and grandchildren and great grandchildren my deepest heartfelt sympathy! Aunt Grace and your family was such joy to me and my family in our younger years! I couldn’t of asked for a better childhood as I had all of you in it! May she Rest In Peace and in the arms of our Father! Love you all!

Regina & Randy Krieger 2018-01-09 22:52:25

You have our deepest sympathy. Praying for you all.

Dawn Quitschau 2018-01-10 08:48:26

Condolences from the entire Quitschau family. We were blessed to have known Grace and to have had her in our lives. She was always so full of life and will be greatly missed!

Pauline licht 2018-01-10 11:45:09

I will miss her greatly she was a special person and friend rest in peace

Kimberly Morphew 2018-01-10 14:33:17

My deepest sympathy goes out to you all, may You have peace and strength to carry you through this difficult time. Love, Kimberly