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Illene A. Burkart, 70, of Sycamore, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Kishwaukee Hospital.
She was born on July 10, 1947, in Mendota, to Arthur and Edith (Leisure) Hawbaker. On June 14, 1986, she married Thomas Burkart in Sycamore. Illene was an accountant at NIU. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, traveling, cats and especially her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Sycamore Elks Club.
Survived by her husband, Thomas; son, Jon (Robin) Hash; grandchildren, Codi, Madyson and Cora Hash; and brother, Marvin (Arlene) Hawbaker of Kirkland.
Predeceased by her parents; aunt, Ada Simpson and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, IL with Pastor Dan Swinson officiating. There will be a visitation from 1:00pm until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorials to Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115.

Condolences & Shared Memories (5)

  1. Hope Willrett

    I worked with Illene at NIU General Accounting and have many pleasant memories of her. I am so sorry for your loss. Illene is now at peace.

  2. Pat (Poooler) Bute

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Ilene was a very sweet person, and I'm so glad I knew her. Peace on her family .

  3. Dennis Ramer

    Tom, and family, I am so sorry to hear about Illene. I know the past years have been a struggle. I hope it helps to know she is at peace. I will be thinking of you and keep you in my prayers. We are in Arizona but my heart will be with you. Take care. Hope to see you this summer back in Sycamore. God bless.

  4. Faye Allen

    Marvin, Tom and family. I am so sorry to hear about Illene. Although I have not had the pleasure of spending time with her for many years, I have wonderful memories from our past. We spent countless hours playing together and celebrating our birthdays together. God bless

  5. Ken Foster

    Tom and family, so sorry to read of Illene's passing. She was always a cheery friend, and a solid stand-by. I recall the good memories we shared at NIU. My prayers are with you and your family. Blessings, my friend.


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