Christine L. Zombeck (nee Kruk)

BRAIDWOOD— Christine L. Zombeck (nee Kruk), 68, of Braidwood, IL passed away Wednesday, Jan.15, 2020 at Morris Hospital.
Born Sept. 10, 1951 in Blue Island, IL to the late William and Garnet (nee Stroup) Kruk.
Christine retired from Precision Components in 2016 after twenty-three years of employment. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and most of all enjoyed baking with her grandchildren. She was known for her selfless kind spirit. She greatly enjoyed taking care of people and animals, especially her cats.
Surviving are her beloved husband of forty-five years, Clifford Zombek, of Braidwood, whom she married June 15, 1974; her loving daughters; Jennifer (Jason) Hill, of Essex, Jessica (Kerry) Schott, of Essex, and Julia Zombek, of Braidwood; her cherished grandchildren, Klayton, Lillian, and Kayla Schott; sister-in-laws, Anna Kruk, of Johnsberg, IL, and Barbara Kruk, of Crestwood, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one grand-daughter, Kaelyn Schott; brothers, William and Robert Kruk; and sister, Kathleen Ifland.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. with the memorial service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Inurnment will be held at a later date in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be directed to: ASPCA PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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