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Heather Ann Zielinski

September 3, 1961 — December 30, 2022

Davenport Barrington

Heather Haxby Zielinski of Lake In The Hills, passed away December 30, 2022 at the age of 61.

Heather is survived by her husband, Michael; her siblings, Hollis Haxby and David (Paula) Haxby; and her nephew, Joe Haxby.
She was proceeded in death by her mother, Norma (nee Ardery) Haxby and Robert Haxby.

A graveside ceremony will be held Friday, January 6, 2023 at Evergreen Cemetery, 610 S. Dundee Ave. Barrington, at 1:00pm.

Heather grew up in Hinsdale, IL and graduated from Hinsdale Central High School. She went on to Stephens College in Columbia, MO and earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising.
Heather lived and had a successful fashion and buying career in the city for nearly twenty years before marrying her husband and settling in the north west suburbs. Heather loved her home and entertaining, especially designing beautiful table tops from her secret styling closet. Heather was a wonderful friend and loved all those in her life passionately, especially all her dogs (and other people’s dogs)! We will miss her laughter and quick wit, nothing better than to be sharing the inside joke with her or rolling out laughing about a situation.
Heather loved to dance and we hope she has found a good spot on the dance floor in heaven.
We love you Heathy and you live in our hearts forever!

If you wish to send flowers to the graveside service … Heather’s wishes were for Epoch Floral to design her flowers. Order online at by Wednesday January 4th by 4pm. Owner and Designer Mike Hines … a family friend … is personally handling Heather’s service.

Gifts in Heather’s memory may be made to support kidney cancer research under the direction of Dr. Niraj J. Shenoy at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Please be sure to designate in whatever form of giving: In Memory of Heather Haxby Zielinski

Attn: Ms. Terri Dillon
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Development & Alumni Relations
420 E. Superior – 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
*On memo line of check – In memory of Heather Haxby Zielinski

Contact Terri Dillon, Associate Dean
312.503.4837 office
312.513.6375 cell
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To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Heather Ann Zielinski, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, January 6, 2023

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