Loreen "Laurie" Banko Posted: 2023-03-21 11:38:19



Loreen “Laurie” Banko, 55, returned to our Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2023, peacefully passing with her family by her side.

Laurie was born in Chicago on August 1, 1967, to parents Theodore and Shelby (nee Hoblit) Frenden.

Starting from an early age Laurie’s caring heart led her to meet the love of her life at a school blood drive. Laurie and Daniel extended their love beyond high school and became husband and wife on September 5, 1987.

Moving out of Chicago and into the suburbs together Laurie and Daniel raised a family, Daniel Jr., and Grace, in Lake in the Hills, alongside all their loving dogs throughout the years. Laurie drove a commitment to be involved in her family’s life at every birthday, celebration, and after school event.

Laurie spent her life caring for others and devoted her life to be a friend to all.
Laurie’s heart was filled with love for her family, friends, and every neighbor in this world she met. Her caring devotion and love for others lead her to give the gift of hope as an organ donor.

Laurie is survived by her beloved husband of 35 years, Daniel Banko, her children, Daniel (Rachel) Banko Jr., and Grace Banko, her dog Daisy, her grand-dog Bagel, her sister Susan (Anthony) Kotsiris, and her brother David (Pamela) Frenden.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 1 p.m. to time of Memorial Service 4 p.m. all at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.

Laurie’s ashes will be laid to rest in a private ceremony with her immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Laurie’s name can be made to the Helping Paws Animal Shelter in Woodstock https://helpingpaws.net/

For further information, please contact the DeFiore Funeral Home 847-515-8772.

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John sklepetas 2023-03-21 17:32:45

My Deepest Sympathy: May You get through this difficult time, through prayers & the comfort of family and friends. ,

Janice and Pat Pontrelli 2023-03-21 18:47:34

My sincere condolences to all of Lauries family. Have many treasured memories of Laurie at parties and weddings. She always welcomed us with a hug and big smile. These memories can never be erased. Knowing she is with our dear Lord now brings comfort to everyone

Christa Kotsiris 2023-03-21 19:08:08

Sending our deepest condolences to all of Laurie’s family and friends. She was an amazing person with the biggest heart, and will truly be missed. With all our love ❤️

Kirk and Kim Rascher 2023-03-21 19:56:12

We send our deepest condolences to all who loved Laurie. I was so blessed to be her cousin. Her sweet smile and kindness are sealed in my heart. We pray that God will comfort all of our hearts and give you strength each and every day. Our hearts are with you. We love you.

Diane Villalobos Esmael 2023-03-21 20:34:15

Danny - my deepest sympathies for you in your loss of your lovely wife. I remember her fondly. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time of need.

Debbie Barchard 2023-03-22 04:21:11

Dan, Gracie and Daniel…May you be comforted by the many beautiful memories that will always be tucked in your hearts. Laurie was an incredibly amazing person with a heart of gold. She was always there for everyone as a friend with huge hugs and a BEAUTIFUL smile. She has touched so many lives and her love for dogs was enormous. It is a great memory for me as she always brought yummy treats for the pups when she would visit. She was a cherished friend that I had the pleasure and honor to consider her as such. She was very present in my daughters life when I couldn’t be and for that I am forever grateful. Rest in paradise Laurie, I love you. Dan, may you and the kids be comforted with prayers and beautiful memories during this challenging time.

Shirley Matich 2023-03-22 21:01:32

I worked with Laurie at Walmart she was such a vibrant lady I remember her getting her new teeth how happy she was . May she rest in peace seeet lady.

Peter Baus 2023-03-23 00:16:43

Dear Dan, I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your wife, Laurie. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I know that no words can fully express the depth of your loss, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the love and support of family and friends. With heartfelt sympathy, Peter

Miguel Ortiz 2023-03-23 10:57:02

My condolences to Laurie’s family and loved ones. I worked with her for a little over a year and in that time she was nothing but an angel to me and welcomed this stranger and made us friends. I will always remember Laurie for her hard work and her tremendous and infectious love for being kind.

Wendy Collins 2023-03-23 11:17:48

My deepest sympathy. What a beautiful person Laurie was and she had a big heart.

Chantal and Jean-Michel GUILBERT 2023-03-24 13:18:15

We are Matthieu's Parents, so we had the pleasure of meeting you at Matthieu's during a barbecue. We are deeply saddened by the disappearance of your wife, we offer you our sincere condolences and will be wholeheartedly with you at the Funeral Celebration this Saturday. Very friendly Chantal and Jean-Michel

Melvin Wesley 2023-03-30 13:51:04

Danny. My deepest sympathy to you and your family