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Mariellen P. Mader

Obituary for Mariellen P. Mader

March 10, 1951 - February 15, 2019
Bull Valley, Illinois | Age 67

Devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother (Gee-Gee)


Mariellen P. (nee Brockmeyer) Mader, age 67, of Bull Valley, passed away peacefully Friday, February 15, 2019, at NorthWestern Medical Center, McHenry, surrounded by all of her loving family. She was born March 10, 1951, to the late Thomas and Patricia (nee Dunne) Brockmeyer. On June 24, 1978, she married the love of her life, William Mader, at SS. Faith, Hope, & Charity Catholic Church, Winnetka.
Mariellen graduated from Marywood High School, Evanston. She then went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged, Mariellen attended Harper College. Graduating in 1992, she went on to work as a Dental Hygienist for 27 years. She was a founding member of the Church of Holy Apostles.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother (Gee-Gee). In her spare time, she loved to garden. Mariellen was a life-long Cubs fan and Pro-Life advocate. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, William; dear children: Thomas (Rubi) Mader, Megan (Miguel) Castaneda, and Peter (Katherine) Mader; cherished grandchildren: Vanessa, Valerie, Evelyn, Finnegan, Olive, and Loretta. She is further survived by her siblings: Cathleen (James) Klocek and Therese Brockmeyer; sister-in-law, Jeri Ann (Eugene) Adam; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, John and Dorothy Mader, and brothers-in-law, John and Jeff Mader.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 4pm until 8pm, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Visitation will continue at the Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, on Thursday, February 21, from 9:30am until the time of Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mariellen's name may be made to the 1st Way Life Center, 3714 W Fairview Ave, Johnsburg, IL 60051, or to Priests for Life, P.O. Box 236695, Cocoa, FL 32923

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