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Beatrix G. Albertsen(1930 - 2013)

photo Beatrix G. Albertsen, 83, of Streator and formerly of Wheaton passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Heritage Health Therapy and Rehabilitation, Streator. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Rev. Bill Haas will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Born March 21, 1930 in Chicago she was the daughter of Arthur and Agnes (Patteson) Meadowcroft. She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Don) Hrabal of Streator and Lisa Albertsen of Streator; grandchildren, Kristina Hrabal of Wheaton and Nina Hrabal of Streator. She was preceded in death by a son, Lon Albertsen; a brother, Richard Meadowcroft and a sister, Joan Mazza. Born and raised in Chicago she attended Chicago grade schools and graduated from Steinmetz High School class of 1948. She graduated from Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing on the campus of Northwestern University in 1951. Beatrix had lived in Wheaton since 1951. She moved to Streator 5 years ago to be near her daughter. She was a Nurse at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for many years. She also worked as an Industrial Nurse at AT&T Bell Laboratories for 22 years until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Pioneer's Club and R class Club. Beatrix was an avid gardener and reader. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and needle point. She was a loving mother and grandmother who adored her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her loving family. Memorials may be directed to the Illinois Special Olympics. Solon-Telford Funeral Home 301 S. Park St., Streator, Illinois 61364 815-672-2320 www.solontelford.com

Published in Chicago Tribune on June 28, 2013
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