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Marilyn J. (Dudley) Podlesak

April 5, 1933 ~ August 29, 2018 (age 85)
Marilyn J. Podlesak, 85, of Crystal Lake, passed away August 29, 2018. She was born April 5, 1933 in Woodstock, the daughter of Estelle Dworak Dudley and Burdette Dudley.
On April 18, 1953, Marilyn was united in marriage to Howard Podlesak in Chicago. She was a graduate of Austin High School in Chicago and attended the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Teacher’s College.

Marilyn was employed with Difibo Law Office in River Forest, Connie Clark Law Office in Osage Beach, MO, and was also a secretary for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chicago.

Marilyn had many hobbies including sewing, water color painting, gardening, baking, singing in Crystal Lake Sweet Adelines, and traveling. She had a love for history and loved to read. Marilyn was also a piano teacher.
In addition to her husband, Howard, Marilyn is survived by her children, Jane (Bill) Stangeland of Crystal Lake, Jeffrey (Kathy) Podlesak of Crystal Lake and Nancy (Marvin) Meister of Tucson, AZ; her grandchildren, Carly, Jamie, Laura, Daniel, Christine, James and David; and her great-grandchildren, Leo, Asher, Calden, Owen, Everett, Lucas and Jayden.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service for Marilyn will be held Sunday, September 9th at 2:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave (Rt. 176) Crystal Lake.
In memory of Marilyn, donations may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind by visiting

Donations may be made to:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind
611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights NY 10598
Tel: 1-800-942-0149

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