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Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Hajek
1938 - 2020
BORN
1938
DIED
2020
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Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory LTD - Mulford Chapel
1860 South Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL
Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Hajek 1938—2020
Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Hajek, 81, of Rockford, IL passed away Friday, February 14, 2020. She was born June 9, 1938 in Evanston, IL the daughter to Raymond and Euphemia (Grimson) Lange. Beth graduated from Highland Park High School in 1956. She went on to obtain her B.S. in nursing from University of Iowa in 1960. Beth married her beloved husband, Dr. Donald F. Hajek on September 1, 1962. Beth was a professional volunteer and generous to a fault, donating her time to local hospitals. She was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church. Beth enjoyed needle point, bird watching and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She also enjoyed a friendly bet on the rivalry between Northwestern and University of Iowa. Beth was very proud that her grandson is also pursuing a degree in nursing from University of Iowa. Her passion was taking care of others. Beth will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
Survived by her children, Laurel (Craig) Anderson, Douglas (Jill) Hajek, Scott (Lauren) Hajek, , Mary Lynn Hajek; grandchildren, Matthew Hajek, Ryan Hajek, Delaney Hajek, and Ethan Hajek. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; sister, Peg Wenzel. The family would like to thank Northern Illinois Hospice and the staff at Wesley Willows / Harbor Lights for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at the funeral home with Reverend Jane Eesley officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Beth's name to Northern Illinois Hospice, 4751 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL 61108. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.


Published by Rockford Register Star from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2020.
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Mary was a wonderful person . i am so glad i had the pleasure of knowing her and working with her She had a heart so big . I often think of her n Dr.Hajek . Sweetest people you ever want to meet . Marys memory will live on . Hugs and prayers to the family ❤
Laurie Crosser
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February 10, 2021
I met Mrs.Hajak at Swedish American Hospital many years ago when I was a PCT on the 7th floor as she was a Volunteer on that floor. We talked alot. I loved when she talked about her daughter Mary, she was a great mom. She also had told me if I went back to nursing school she would pay for my books, I was so honored. She said I would be a good one. I will never forget her. Love you Beth❤
Pam Cavitt
February 21, 2020
Chris Wenzel
February 19, 2020
R.I.P. Beth ( special lady )
Laurie Crosser
February 18, 2020
I worked at swedish american hospital, I had the pleasure of working with Mrs Hajek. Beth was a very caring person .Always helping family members n staff. We loved making jokes and laughing . She would do anything for anyone. She even once bought tickets for my dad and my daughter to take bus tripto see chicago cubs . That meant so much to my father . Prayers for your family at this difficult time. Beth will be missed. Her lovely smile generosity , and caring for others . Love u Beth
Laurie Crosser
February 18, 2020
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