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Elizabeth J. Hengels

Visitation Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Visitation Time: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2022
Funeral Time: 11:00 am
Place of Funeral: St. Joseph Church
Funeral Notes: Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday. The Funeral will be held on Saturday with Family and Friends meeting directly at St. Joseph Church, 4801 Main Street in Downers Grove, 60515 for a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m.
Interment: Burial Private

Elizabeth J. Hengels (nee Messina), beloved daughter of Jane (nee Kaercher) and the late Vito Messina; loving mother of Erik (fiancée Katelyn Kos) Vahl, Dana (Joe) Albert, and Camren Hengels; cherished Nana of Madison, Amelia, and Maisie Albert, and Evan Joseph Vahl ; dear sister of Jeffrey (Janice nee Pecoraro) Messina; fond aunt of many. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, Sciaraffa Funeral Directors, 450 W. Lake Street (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road) Roselle, 60172. The Funeral will be held on Saturday. Family and friends are invited to meet directly at St. Joseph Church, 4801 Main Street, Downers Grove, 60515 for a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial Private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org will be appreciated. For information call (630) 889-1700.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

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

Church Details

St. Joseph Church

Phone: 630-964-0216
Address: 4801 Main Street Downers Grove IL, 60515
Service Date: March 5th 2022
Funeral Time: 11:00 am

Interment Details

Burial Private


Posted by:
Mary Healey

Posted on:
Thursday, March 3, 2022

I am so sorry to learn of Liz's loss. I know she cherished her family and she will be missed. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by:
Darlene (Darcy) Macaluso Romano

Posted on:
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

I was very saddened to hear of the loss of my friend Liz. We met at work when we were very young & became instant friends. We use to go out dancing & had a lot of fun times together in our younger years. We recently reconnected after some years and never had a change to get together, we only spoke on the phone. Liz will be extremely missed & I will hold her memories forever in my heart. My deepest condolences to all of her family & friends.

Posted by:
Julie Edwards

Posted on:
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Liz would always make me laugh in the worst situations of my life. I remember when we went to Arizona together what a blast. Love her Rip sweet angel

Posted by:
John Crocello

Posted on:
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

My brother and her grew up together

Posted by:
Kathleen A Vance

Posted on:
Monday, February 28, 2022

Liz was the first person I meet when I moved into the neighborhood and were good friends ever since. I will miss her dearly.