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Patricia L. Fivek

July 22, 1942 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Patricia Fivek Obituary

Patricia L. Fivek, 81, of Peru died on Sunday, February 25, 2024 in OSF St. Paul Medical Center, Mendota, IL.  Service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel 208 S. McCoy St. Granville, IL.  Rev. Lloyd Johnson will officiate.  Burial will be at Granville Cemetery, Granville.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville.

Patricia was born in Spring Valley to Leon and Enis (Leoni) Balestri on July 22, 1942.  She married Karl Fivek of Bensenville, Illinois on August 17, 1968.

Patricia graduated from Magnolia-Swaney High School as valedictorian of her class and later received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago.  She carried a double major in psychology and sociology.  During her professional career, Patricia worked for the Learning Child Division at Americana in Mundelein, IL, and for Kemper Insurance at Lake Zurich, IL, as a claim adjuster.  While her children were in school, she worked as a long-term substitute teacher at Matthew Lutheran School in Lake Zurich and at public schools.  After moving to Peru, Patricia worked for Boise Cascade Office Solutions/Office Max for eleven years, retiring in 2006.

Patricia’s volunteer work included serving as a leader in Girl Scout program in Lake Zurich.  She served on various committees: Room Mother for seven years, School office volunteer, “Art Picture Lady at St. Matthew Lutheran School in Lake Zurich.  She was an officer in the Mother’s Club, an auditor, and Sunday School teacher in First Baptist Church in LaSalle.  She was a Sunday School teacher at Bethel Baptist Church in Schaumburg.  She also was a member of the Ela Area Public Library Referendum Committee in Lake Zurich, IL.

She was the last living member of the Balestri family that founded “Fish ‘n Fun” near McNabb.

She is survived by one son, Tavis (Chrissie) Fivek of Peru; one daughter, Darcy (Jerred) Davis of Bellbrook, Ohio; six grandchildren: Sophie Davis, Jack Davis, Gavin Fivek, Owen Fivek, Evie Fivek, Brynn Fivek and nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her husband, her brother, Richard and her parents.

Contributions may be made to donor’s choice.

Pallbearers will be, Tavis Fivek, Jerred Davis, Gavin Fivek, Jack Davis, Gary Winkler and Michael Castle.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sophie Davis and Owen Fivek.

Online condolences may be made to her family at www.dcfunerals.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 29, 2024

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

Service
Thursday
February 29, 2024

1:00 PM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

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