Justine M. Schwartz (nee Battistig), 97, of Algonquin, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2023 with family by her side.
Born in Chicago on August 2, 1925, Justine grew up and went to school in the city. On March 3, 1945, she married the love of her life, Eugene Schwartz. Sadly, he preceded her in death in 1966.
Justine lived a full and abundant life all the way to the end. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Skorberg’s Furniture in Crystal Lake for many years. After that, she pursued her love of children and filled her days and heart as a daycare teacher at Condell Recreation Center, retiring at the age of 84. She loved her family and was very involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren. As her family grew, she thoroughly enjoyed welcoming new great grandchildren and even great-great grandchildren. Children, whether her own or those she cared for at the childcare center, filled her life with so much joy.
She will be missed by her children, Bonnie (Corky) Iversen, Judy (Kurt) Schenck, and Linda Schwartz; grandchildren, Cassie (Nathan) Miller, Eric (Dawn) Iversen, Stacy (Brian) Pahl, Brian (Christina) Schenck, Alex Schenck, Justine Baptiste, Jake Connor, and Carly (Jibin) Eapen; 14 great grandchildren; and 8 great great grandchildren.
Justine was also preceded in death by her siblings, Josephine Matuszyk, Andrew Battistig, and George Battistig.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 10am until the time of mass at 11am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 111 S Hubbard St, Algonquin. Justine will be laid to rest next to her husband, Eugene, at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
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