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Elizabeth "Betty" Wleklinski

Visitation Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Visitation Time: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2024
Funeral Time: 10:00 am
Place of Funeral: St. Luke Church
Funeral Notes: Prayers and final viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning at the Funeral Home.
Interment: Maryhill Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Wleklinski, 68, was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother and
loyal friend to many. She passed away in the early morning hours of Jan. 2, 2024.
Betty was born on May 7, 1955, to the late Joseph and Caroline (Kwasniewski) Wleklinski in
Chicago. She was a loving sister to her brother James Joseph Wleklinski Sr. (the late Ruth
Thomas Wleklinski) and her late brother Gary Arthur Wleklinski (the late Marian Kasperski
Wleklinski). She was a cherished and beloved aunt to Michele Carbonara (the late John),
James Wleklinski Jr. (Cristy), Gary Wleklinski Jr. (Kara), Steven Wleklinski (Nadia), Laurie
O’Halleran (Mike), and Paul Wleklinski. Betty was a devoted godmother to Gary Jr. and Steven.
She was loved by all her great nieces, great nephews, cousins and wonderful lifelong friends.
Betty graduated from Foreman High School in Chicago in 1973. She went on to nursing school
at the Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center College of Nursing. She became a registered nurse
in 1975. She drove many miles while working at hospitals in downtown Chicago over her 47-
year nursing career. She retired in December 2022 and finished her career as a case manager.
She was a wonderful dog mom to eight adorable dogs: Cricket, Skippy, Petey, Garlic, Zak,
Toby, Gali and Chip. She spoiled and loved all of them as though they were her babies.
Betty was the glue to all the extended family gatherings, coordinating the annual Kwasniewski
family picnic at Binnie Woods and managing the family genealogy. She was the go-to expert on
all medical questions and always showed up for whomever needed her help – no matter how
big or small the request. She was an invaluable part of our family.
She had so many hobbies including quilting; crocheting blankets; playing games; doing puzzles;
rooting for the Cubbies and Blackhawks; and collecting music boxes, Hallmark ornaments and
candles. But her favorite pastimes were traveling and going out to lunch with her best friends.
She talked fondly of her friends and cherished their times together. Their many cruises and
vacations together meant so much to her.
Betty was a lefty with a lead foot and could parallel park into the tightest of spots. She donated
to her church (St. Luke Catholic Church in Carol Stream) and many causes. She made the best
cheesecakes and always shared her and grandma Caroline’s recipes to anyone willing to try to
compete with their delicious foods. Betty also served on her HOA board for over 10 years and
was president of the board when she passed.
Betty spent her life taking care of others, but her most treasured person she cared for was her
mother, Caroline. She was always there for her and there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for
her mother. Betty inspired the love and togetherness that her nieces and nephews model their
lives after. She’ll be missed greatly by everyone who was blessed enough to know her.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

St. Luke Church

Address: 421 Cochise Ct, Carol Stream Illinois, 60188
Service Date: January 11th 2024
Funeral Time: 10:00 am

Interment Details

Maryhill Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum

Phone: 847-823-0982
Address: 8600 Milwaukee Ave. Niles Illinois, 60714


Posted by:
Julie Guenther

Posted on:
Thursday, January 11, 2024

Betty was such a dear person! A GREAT coworker...so smart and hard-working. She spoke so lovingly of her family, and of course her "babies." She will be missed!

Posted by:
Mary Hogan-Hefke

Posted on:
Friday, January 5, 2024

Betty, you will be missed. You had the biggest heart and helped everyone. You loved your fur babies so much. We had good times working together at Saint Joseph Hospital in Quality. Rest in peace. Love Mary HH

Posted by:
Janice Nuber

Posted on:
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Betty was a close cousin and special friend. Being close in age we spent much of our early formative years together. She was alway kind and compassionate, generous with her time, a devoted nurse who touched many lives. She loved and cared for her family and adored her many rescue pups. The world was a better place because she was in it and the void she will leave behind is immeasurable. I will miss you dear friend, and I hope you Rest in Peace in God's loving hands.