Marlene R. Lelko
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Marlene R. "Babe" Lelko, 87, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Saint Stephen's Parish in the near Southwest side -- the "Heart of Chicago." After a brief illness, she entered into eternal life on August 6, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Richard "Butch" Lelko (2000). Loving mother of Kathe (Wayne) Bush and Susan (Terry) Sweeney. Cherished Gram of Ian (Taryn) Hunnicut, Kortnee (Erik) Bush, Terry (Phyllis) Sweeney, Blake (Teresa) Sweeney, Whytnee Bush and Chloe Bush. Great grandmother of Dylan, Ethan, Chance, Ryder, Troy, Isla, Melvin and Saylor. Dear sister of the late Edward (Theresa) Banich, Anne (Frank) Kozek, Else (Art) Strauss, Robert (Ann) Banich, and Anthony (Margaret) Banich. Treasured aunt, cousin and friend to many. Longtime proprietor of the Landmark, the Mayfield, Burbank Manor and Marlene's Catering.

Visitation Monday, August 10 from 3:00-8:00PM at Zarzycki Manor Chapel, 8999 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs, IL 60480. Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 11 at 11:00AM at Saint John of the Cross Catholic Church, 5005 South Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery.


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Published in Chicago Tribune on Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 24, 2020
Dear God forgive me I forgot to mention my dear sister Nancy Tomazin.
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Carol
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August 24, 2020
Marlene was one of the sweetest women I know. She always came to see friends when you called her. She was a dear friend to my late brother in law Billy Tomazin and my late husband Frank Toplak. We all loved her.
Carol Toplak
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August 10, 2020
On behalf of my deceased father John J. Bara, whose mother was Mary Lelko, I would like to offer our sincere condolences.
Doreen Bara Lester
August 10, 2020
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