Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 253-0168
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1931 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Hilde T. Bakalar was born on November 15, 1931, in Mainz, Germany to Mike and Theresia (nee Eckes) Drewes. She died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Arlington Heights. Hilde worked for 27 years, as the manager of the Post and Paddock Club for Arlington Park Race Track in Arlington Heights. (She had a race horse named after her, "Our Hilde B"). She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Arlington Heights and was a past President of the Women's Auxiliary of the Arlington Heights V.F.W. Hilde was a local real estate agent in Arlington Heights, and traveled the world with her friend Annie Muran. Hilde loved to spend time with her family, was loved by all, and knew how to "throw a good party". Hilde is survived by her children, Michael (Roberta) Bakalar, Debra (the late George) Plumb, Jeffrey (Pamela) Bakalar and Russell Bakalar; grandchildren, Brian (Danielle) Bakalar, Lindsay Bakalar, and Ryan Bakalar; sister-in-law, Marlene Henricy; special friend/caregiver, Maria Suan; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard "Bucky" Bakalar; her parents; and brother Alex Henricy. Visitation Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Prayers 11:15 am Monday, August 11, 2014 at the funeral home proceeding to St. James Catholic Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights for a 12:00 pm Funeral Mass. Interment at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to , Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430W. Bryn Mawr, Suite #800, Chicago, IL 60631 or , Greater Chicago Chapter, 29 E. Madison St., Suite #500, Chicago, IL 60602-3205. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or 847-253-0168.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2014
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