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Nada Ann Kretsch, nee Hull, born July 16, 1925 and died Nov. 17, 2009 at her home in Northbrook, IL, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. She was 84. Born in Vliets, KS to Ila and Oren Hull, Nada grew up on a farm in Vliets and the family farm in Frankfort, Kansas, on an 1860s homestead still held in family hands. She married Anthony Kretsch in Hutchinson, KS and they moved to his native Chicago area, where she lived while he served in the Navy in World War II. After he returned home, they purchased their home in Northbrook where she and Tony raised 10 children. Mrs. Kretsch is survived by her 10 children, John (Soon) Kretsch of Denver, CO, Joe (Donna) Kretsch of Marion, IL, Lois (Eldon) Gemmill, of Westminster, MD, Jerry Kretsch of Mesa, AZ, Jeff Kretsch of Sterling, VA, Ellen Kretsch of Globe, AZ, Ken Kretsch of Wheeling, IL, Margaret (Bob) Barile, of Bartlett, IL, Sue (Joe) Floro of Roselle, IL, and Marie (Michael) Herman of Oswego, IL; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her husband Tony and grandson Alec Barile preceded her in death. Service and interment private. Funeral Info N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home 847-998-1020.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Nov. 22, 2009
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