Mary A. Lischalk, 75, of Huntley, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Mary was born in Evanston on November 2, 1945, to parents Frank and Thelma (nee Helle) Bruning. She loved being active and was an avid horseback rider when she was young. She loved to paint and create. Quilting was her true passion and she created countless “Comfort Quilts” over the years. She was a proud member of Quilts of Valor and Sew n Sew Guild. Mary loved her family and would do anything for them. She was caring, helpful, and loving. She was an amazing woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mary is survived by her children, Roland (Emma) Lischalk, and Rebecca (fiancé Bruce Palermo) Lischalk, her grandson, Tyler Goldman, and her three furbabies, Andy, Saige, and Capone.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William Bruning.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at her daughter’s home, 7107 Chippewa Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097.
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To the Lischalk Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Mary and I met at the AWE class at Healthbridge in Crystal Lake. She heard that my husband was a Viet Nam veteran and made a beautiful quilt for him. I lost him just before Covid started and Mary stayed in touch and was supportive even when we weren't able to go to class. When I fell off of a ladder and broke my wrist and a vertebra in my back, Mary learned I was having trouble getting to doctor and therapy appointments since I couldn't drive and have no family in the area and she stepped up immediately to take me. I will miss her very much and my only regret is that we weren't able to know each other longer. God Bless her and all of you. Although I won't be able to attend on the 26th, I intend to make a donation to Wounded Warriors in Mary's name.
To Mary's family...I was so sorry to see Mary's name on the Defiore webpage...and surprised. I got to know Mary last March or so when she generously offered some sports themed masks to our Sun City neighborhood. I got a couple with CUBS material and wondered about a Blackhawks mask for my nephew. She did not have any material for the hockey team then, but when she did, she called to let me know it was available! Just in time for his birthday. She was generous with her time and talents and interesting to chat with. I know she was an important contributor to the Sun City Sew 'N Sews. She will be missed.