Teresa Ann Impastato
February 21, 1945 - January 31, 2021
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Teresa Ann Impastato, age 75, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, passed away on January 31st, at Condell Medical Center. Teresa was born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin to Waldo and Hazel Swenson on February 21st, 1945. She was raised in Chicago along with her two siblings.  She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1963.  After High School, she studied early…

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Jon Swenson left a message on February 13, 2021:
grandniece. She was always so kind to her and Sierra enjoyed their visits when Theresa came to visit her sister Brenda.
Tad Brietzke left a message on February 12, 2021:
Was very kind and loving aunt she will be dearly missed.
Tad Brietzke left a message on February 12, 2021:
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Steve Szymanowski left a message on February 12, 2021:
Tony’s Mom was one of the kindest individuals I have ever known. She had an especially large heart and always made you feel welcome and comfortable. Theresa was a very kind, generous, patient, and compassionate person—she will be deeply missed.
Darren Brietzke left a message on February 11, 2021:
Kind, thoughtful, and generous. The best aunt a nephew could have.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Janet Kritek left a message on February 6, 2021:
I first met Teresa at Lakeview High School and she became one of my best friends. She was a warm, generous, and fun person to be around. When she became a mother, she devoted her life to her 3 children and they were very fortunate to have such a wonderful mother. I will miss her tremendously as will so many other people who knew her, especially her children and sister. Love, Janet
Debra left a message on February 5, 2021:
Teresa will be missed by us all. May her children find peace and lighten their grief with time. I love her dearly, cousin Debra
Taylore Dabney left a message on February 5, 2021:
Teresa, I’m blessed to have met such a sweet soul. You were so kind, generous, welcoming and won’t be forgotten. ❤️
Dick Brietzke left a message on February 5, 2021:
I will miss our fun visits going down south for a weekend. Teresa always greeted us with a big smile and a hug. She always thought of me as a brother. You will always be in my heart. Love your brother in law, Dick
Dede left a message on February 5, 2021:
I would like to extend my condolences to her family. Teresa was a wonderful and kind person. When we were children, I have happy memories of spending many summers with her at our grandmothers home in Brantwood, WI. Love, Cousin Dede
Sierra Leone left a message on February 4, 2021:
Grandma, I don’t know where to start because we have SOOOO MANY memories. One memory I would like to share is always looking forward to coming to visit you every weekend when I lived in Zion. Going out to eat, shopping & driving around looking at the “rich homes” that’s what we called them. Watching your favorite tv shows together “dance moms”, “housewives” omg I could go on & on because we have so many GREAT memories! Our nights eating pizza and playing monopoly all night we’re the best! I’m also so grateful that you were able to meet your Great granddaughter as well! I know that when it’s Gods time to call on me we will meet again! I love and miss you so much! May you rest in paradise Grandma Tree Tree????
Susan Ace left a message on February 4, 2021:
I grew up with the Swensons, in the old neighborhood at Halsted and Clark in Chicago. Teresa was my very first friend and little older than me while Brenda was a bit younger when the three of us hung out. I was a Catholic and when I was 10 years old and confirmed in the church, I chose Teresa as my confirmation name because I loved her. Teresa was the first one to go to high school so when she learned the cool things that the high school kids were doing back then, she'd introduce those things to me and Brenda. I remember dancing in the kitchen at their house on Halsted Street to Danny and the Juniors 'At the Hop'. Teresa had mastered the dance and taught Brenda and me how to do the 'Hop'. She is also the person who introduced us to Elvis Presley music. Here's a silly memory from our childhood, for some reason I don't remember today, Teresa and I liked pickle spears and called them whiskey grapes?? A beautiful girl who grew up to become a beautiful woman but, more importantly, Teresa was a kind and loving person and we shared a love of animals that probably started with her first dog, Sparky, the Dalmation. Teresa was my friend, the first friend I have a memory of and it hurts to lose her. Rest in God's arms my dear friend. I love you.
Jane Perkins left a message on February 4, 2021:
Teresa, I am so glad that I got to meet you. R.I.P and take care of all who loved you. Jane (Jessica's sister and Sierra's aunt)
keith lass left a message on February 4, 2021:
My cousin Teresa was generous with her kind words and endless smiles, forever in are hearts. I will truly miss her, cousin Keith
Nancy Gierthy left a message on February 4, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Impastato family during this difficult time. I’ve known your mom for many years going back to grade school. Rarely do you find a friendship like we had and I will miss her tremendously. She was a kind and loving person and was very fortunate to have three wonderful guys like you. She loved you very much. Love, Nancy and Ron
Joan Kaminski left a message on February 4, 2021:
Teresa R.I.P. and continue to watch over your loved ones. You were so special and loved by those of us lucky enough to have known you. Joan
Jessica Fox left a message on February 4, 2021:
Teresa you were like a second mom to me. You definitely lived up to the name mother Teresa. You will always hold a special place in my heart. You have been a grandmother to my children and a great grandma to Zoë. We have so many memories I can’t just speak of one. ❤️ May you Rest In Peace until we meet again. ❤️
Brenda Brietzke left a message on February 3, 2021:
My big sister is who I always look up to. Someone to talk to when happy or sad. To share funny stories about our childhood days with. A place to run to for protection when I was little. The most kind hearted person I know towards people and animals alike. I will miss you dearly , and love you always my Big Sister. Family love is never broken. Sister Brenda
Justen Funeral Homes left a message:
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