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Charlotte R. Lillquist
1939 - 2020
Sullivan Funeral Home
60 South Grant Street
Hinsdale, IL
Charlotte R. Lillquist, née Hacker, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2020. Charlotte was born on March 12, 1939 to Arthur and Rosemary Hacker in Evanston, IL. She grew up in Glenview, IL, attended Glenbrook North High School, and went on to become a proud graduate of Northwestern University in 1961. Charlotte was blessed to have had many fulfilling careers in her lifetime, beginning as an English, Speech and Drama teacher and eventually, taught the sixth grade. She would go on to find a great sense of accomplishment in working 25 years for the United Church of Christ at both the Illinois and Southwest Conference offices, the National Offices in Cleveland, OH, and two local churches in Illinois. Throughout her life, Charlotte would make many fond memories spending time with family, friends, and later, new friends at The Birches. She once said, "I don't think I would change any part of my life even if I could. Although it was difficult at times, I feel so blessed by the love I have known."

Charlotte is survived by her children, Alisa (Frank) Messana and Rick Lillquist; grandchildren, Nicholas and Arianna; former husband, then friend, Richard Lillquist; nephews, Andrew (Lauren) and James (Julia); sister-in-law, Kathy Hacker; and countless friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Arthur and Rosemary; and brother, Arthur Hacker, Jr.

Please support the Lillquist Family by signing the online guestbook and sharing a memory at In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ontario Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or, are appreciated. Arrangements by Sullivan Funeral Home Hinsdale. For information: 630-323-0275.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 7, 2021.
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Lisa and Ricky, I just got the information that your Mother passed away.. I´m so so sorry! Your Mother was such a sweet dear friend. She always had a positive way of looking at life , I loved our conversations even if we hadn´t seen one another for a while, we picked up right where we left off .. a sign of a true friend! We all have such beautiful memories of your family and ours that will forever be in our minds, ( and pictures) and helped form all of us into who we are today. She was a graceful and beautiful person and will be missed but always in my heart! I love you two like your my own kids!! Mrs. Cicha.. Ruth..!
Ruth Cicha
March 9, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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