Catherine M. Rakebrand, age 88, of Crystal Lake, died Sunday, September 27, 2009, at Victory Lakes Continuing Care Center, Lindenhurst. She was born November 9, 1920 in Chicago to August and Marie Thirion.
Formerly of Chicago and a resident of Crystal Lake since 1977. Catherine worked for Bankers Life for over 20 years.
She is survived by her son, Charles (Dorene) Rakebrand of Salem, WI.; her daughter, Ellen (Charles) Persil of Fairfield Glade, TN.; two grandchildren, Adam Persil, Christopher (Charity) Persil.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl Rakebrand; and her brother, Eugene Thirion.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles Miller Road, McHenry. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Illinois Chapter; Chicago, IL 60631 or the American Cancer Society Janet Smith, Memorials Chairperson; McHenry, IL 60050 would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Friends may send an online condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.