ISLAND LAKE – Hannelore "Hanna" Griffiths, 69, passed away at home Saturday, July 13, 2013, surrounded by loved ones.|
Born in Germany on Feb. 20, 1944, Hanna attended trade school and eventually married a United States serviceman.
From 1962 to 1981, she raised four children in various locales, including Hanau, Germany, where she ensured her children were exposed to all that her homeland could offer.
A resident of Island Lake for 32 years, she was most recently employed at Thermo-Fisher Scientific in Barrington, where she was a senior assemblist for the last 21 years. No one loved both her job and those with whom she worked more than Hanna.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, had an incredible love of music and loved cheering on her hometown Blackhawks. Aside from her children, her proudest achievement came on Nov. 3, 2009, when she became a United States citizen.
She enjoyed the company of her beloved four-legged companion, Jin.
She is survived by her children, Michael (Connie), Patricia and Thomas (Amy); two grandchildren, Ryan and Joshua; sister, Christa; and niece, Sandra.
Hanna was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolf and Maria Ries, and her daughter, Nancy Ann Griffiths.
Public visitation will be at the Chapel of Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary, Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the funeral service. Burial will follow.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to either The Anti-Cruelty Society or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
For information, visit www.WindridgeFuneralHome.com or call 847-639-2191.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 21, 2013