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Cynthia Ann Certik

Born: November 4, 1960; in La Grange, IL

Died: January 3, 2018; in Huntley, IL

Cynthia "Tia" Ann Certik, 57, of Huntley, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday afternoon, January 3, 2018.

She was born November 4, 1960 in La Grange, Illinois, the daughter of Edward J. and Caroline (Boness) Schude. She was raised in Brookfield, Illinois and graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1978. She then received her undergraduate degree from Triton College for child care. She was united in marriage to John P. Certik on May 22, 1982 in La Grange, Illinois. She started her career in early childhood development and later taught blind and disabled children. The couple made their homes in Berwyn, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and finally Huntley. While living in Huntley, she earned her Bachelors in Human Resources from Judson University. She had been employed for a number of years at MetLife and was currently employed at First Choice Fyzical Therapy in Huntley. Throughout her life she periodically worked as a youth group leader for a number of Lutheran churches. Tia enjoyed animal rescue and had been the Vice-President of Illinois Animal Rescue. She loved spoiling her granddaughters, her animals and researching her family genealogy.

She is survived by her husband, John of Huntley; her children, Edward (Kim) Certik of Woodstock and Caroline Certik; and her fiance ,Joseph Wilson of Huntley; her granddaughters, Cheyenne and Charlotte; and her sister, Sue (Jim) Pedersen of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Sally (Bob) Lentz of Palatine and Chris Schude of Lancaster, South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 8th and the Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9th all at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in Algonquin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Church Charities.

Fore more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 7, 2018
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