Victoria "Vickie" Bien Posted: 2021-05-25 15:21:18



Victoria “Vickie” Ann Bien, 76, of Marengo, died peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021 in her home.
Victoria was born December 23, 1944 in British Columbia, Canada to parents Theodore and Margaret (nee Melrose) Bien. Victoria was a long time Science teacher. She was passionate about teaching as she taught school for almost 50 years before retiring. She taught 5th grade Science at St. Monica’s Catholic School in Chicago for 30 years, and then spending the next 16 years in the Huntley, IL school system as a 5th grade teacher. Victoria had a very creative and inquisitive mind. She was always learning. She loved nature in all forms and being in nature with all of her many beloved dogs and cats.
Victoria is survived by her sister, Josephine, her partner of 39 years, Andre Petersson and many loving cousins, friends, past students, and colleagues. Victoria will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Victoria was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Dixie Campbell and her brother, Ian Campbell.
Funeral arrangements are private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Assisi Animal Foundation in Crystal Lake in Vickie’s memory.
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Carol Nikodem 2021-05-26 16:03:50

May God Bless you and may He grant you eternal peace and happiness. It was my pleasure to know you. (GC Sister)

Christina Bidinger 2021-05-26 16:49:31

Vickie was such a caring and passionate teacher. It was a pleasure to teach 5th grade with her a Leggee Elementary.

Diane Neumann 2021-05-26 17:04:21

Vickie may you rest in eternal peace. It was a joy knowing and working with you at Leggee. I will always remember your smile, your love for students, our chats, and your passion for Science. Peace to you my friend!

Lindsey Allen 2021-05-26 17:37:39

I had the honor of teaching with Vickie Bien. Her kindness and thirst for knowledge were contagious. May she Rest In Peace. May God grant Vickie eternal happiness.

JoAnn Sutherland 2021-05-26 18:37:33

I had the privilege of working along side Vicki for 16 years. I will always remember her kindness, sincerity, and her love for those around her. Vicki was a gentle soul and will be missed by many. May the choir of angels welcome you. May you have eternal rest in the house of the Lord.

Suzan Hock 2021-05-26 19:16:12

I had the privilege of going to high school with Vickie. May eternal rest be granted and may you rest in peace.

Kate Miller 2021-05-26 19:54:18

Vickie taught across the hall from me at Leggee Elementary for ten years. I will always remember laughing with her, sharing ideas, and how much she truly cared for her students. She was such a sweet, kind person. Rest In Peace, Vickie. You are missed.

Julie McLaughlin 2021-05-26 20:32:28

Vickie was a quiet person with one of the kindest souls that I became privileged to know. Her smile was contagious. Her love for teaching was to be admired. May she continue to teach Science with all of the angels above. Rest in peace, Vickie.

Wendy Deichman 2021-05-26 22:29:36

The world has lost a beautiful soul. Vickie was always so kind and caring. I enjoyed our talks over the copy machine in the teacher's lounge. Rest in peace, Vickie.

Denise Romaniak 2021-05-27 01:08:40

Vickie was one of my oldest, dearest and cherished friends. I enjoyed sharing retirement with her. The many dinners, movies and conversations we shared. Her study of and the many questions she had regarding A Course in Miracles. Her love of nature and animals. She was a beautiful soul and far to gentle for this world. So proud to call you my friend. Now you finally know what's on the other side and I can hear you smiling. I will miss you.

Kathleen (Simmons) Gulyas 2021-05-27 07:14:40

Vickie- you will be missed by all of your fellow GC friends. Rest in Peace, Kathy

MaryHelen Ruth 2021-05-27 09:48:02

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Vickie when she started teaching in Huntley. Her warmth, kindness and love of teaching touched everyone around her. May you rest In Peace, Vickie. You will be missed.

JOSEPHINE BIEN 2021-05-28 11:23:07

Vickie is my sister. I thank God that He put us together on this earth. We learned a lot from one another I believe. We had a lot of trials and tribulations in life but that brought us closer together. She worried and cared for me because I was her "baby sister" even though I am only a few years younger than her. I will miss her laughter and her beautiful smile. Her face would light up when she laughed. She loved nature and every living creature living in it. That's what made her special. Our family is so touched by the condolences. She made an impact on so many lives.

JoAnn Sutherland 2021-05-29 08:01:09

I had the privilege of working along side Vicki for 16 years. I will always remember her kindness, sincerity, and her love for those around her. Vicki was a gentle soul and will be missed by many. May the choir of angels welcome you. May you have eternal rest in the house of the Lord.

Andre Michel Petersson 2021-05-29 13:39:44

Victoria - my Queen! Thanx for being with me the last 39 years! We had a lotta fun, didn’t we? - dancing at the Wild Hare club ! Boating on all the rivers and lakes ! Then the biggest adventure of all: our old house in the country and all the cats and dogs we rescued and saved ! You were my best friend EVER !!! Luv ya, “Top Cat”..... Andre.

Evie Breakstone 2021-06-01 13:50:30

Vickie, my dear friend, how I will miss those deep conversations we had about our current lives and what is beyond. I hope you know how many, many people loved your warmth and kindness to all creatures. We all loved you so much and hope you always remember that. We certainly will miss our time with you. The world was a better place while you were with us.

Maxine Wilieko 2021-06-01 16:40:33

Vickie will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion and sense of humor. She will be missed. Rest in peace friend.

Cindy Rick 2021-06-01 20:57:44

I will always remember how kind and gentle Vickie was and how much I enjoyed working with. She will be greatly missed.