Rita M. Burtan Posted: 2024-05-03 17:21:34

Rita M. Burtan


Rita M. Burtan, 86, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, passed away at her home in Lakewood on May 2, 2024. Rita was born on November 15, 1937, in Chicago, to Peter and Mary (nee Piescuik).
Rita spent her formative years in Chicago and graduated from Holy Family High School in 1955. She later worked as an Office Manager for Imperial Inc. Manufacturing. On November 30, 1985, Rita married the love of her life, Walter H. Burtan, and together they made homes first in Niles, and finally in Lake In The Hills.
Following the passing of her husband, Rita found comfort and joy in the company of her surviving family. She was a dedicated volunteer and active member of St. Mary of the Woods in Niles. Rita had a passion for golfing, traveling, but above all, cherishing precious moments with her family.
Rita is survived by her daughter, Margie Nolan (Tom) of Lakewood; granddaughters, Kirsten Raducka-Dakof (Mike) and Kristie Raducka (Martin); great-grandchildren, Kristina Calzada (Sal), Kendall Dakof, Mila Kvasnicka, Emilie Kvasnicka, and Carson Kvasnicka; great-great-grandchildren, Emma and Carter, as well as a sister-in-law, Jeanette Piesciuk of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Burtan, sister Patricia Krach, and brother Raymond Piesciuk.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at DeFiore Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 10:30 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1023 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, with visitation in the church hall an hour before Mass. Rita will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Huntley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Helping Paws Animal Shelter in Woodstock.
For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Wayne & Lili O&#39;Day 2024-05-05 14:43:18

Margie and Family, it with great sadness that we hear of your Mom's, Rita's passing. As I read the obituary, I remembered sharing parts of her life's journey. I remembered working with her at Imperial while I was in High School. I will remember your Mom always smiling. She was a joyful person. Her happiness was quite contagious. I enjoyed sharing conversation and a drink with her and Walt; seems like yesterday. One of the few family photo's I have with Greg, Ralph and my parents Stanley and Gerry was at your mom's wedding. Life was simple then. In some ways it was more joyful; life moved slower. We had more time to savor family time together and the happy memories. Lili and I are both sad and share in the loss you feel. May God bless Rita for a life well lived. We'll miss her. Wayne & Lili O'Day