Born: January 21, 1921
Died: June 24, 2020
Betty Eisenbeis 99 of LaGrange Park, died June 24, 2020.
Betty Eisenbeis was born January 21, 1921 in Elgin Illinois to the late John and Gertrude Broman. She was married for 72 years to her late husband Roland Eisenbeis, and preceded in death by her sister Phyllis Kruger.
She is survived by her brother Jack Broman and is the beloved mother of Sue Fisk (Don), Gail Mikenas (John), Scott Eisenbeis (Helen), John Eisenbeis (Mary) and Bonus Mom to Gail Brown. She was treasured by her grandchildren Jenny Aasvestad (Lars), Katie Fisk and boyfriend David Hartnett, Mike Mikenas (Kelly), Anne Lunt (Nate), Alex and Jeffrey Eisenbeis, Ellen and Ben Eisenbeis and great-grandchildren Emma and Thea Aasvestad, Andi Lunt and Aiden Mikenas.
Family was the center of Betty's life. With family and friends she shared her love, patience, positive attitude, unwavering support and always an offer of something delicious to eat. She enjoyed every day as an exceptional and cherished preschool teacher at the Episcopal Church of Western Springs from 1967 to 1987. She shared her love of music as part of the bell choir at the First Baptist Church of LaGrange where she was a long time member. While living in Western Springs, she and Roland enjoyed playing bridge with friends and attending the Western Springs Theatre.
After retiring and moving to Brookfield, Betty and her husband enjoyed many trips around the world, her favorite being a visit to China. Their home with the bright red door became the gathering place for a growing family. Somehow, there were always enough beds and more than enough food for anyone who visited.
The family would like to express their appreciation and love to caregivers Nevin Mendoza and Doreen Nankunda for their care and devotion to Betty.
Published in Suburban Life Publications on Jul. 15, 2020.