Jeanette Ann Hilsabeck
Born: January 31, 1924 in Independence, IA
Died: August 6, 2021 in Downers Grove, IL
Jeanette Ann Hilsabeck, née Miller, age 97 died at the Oak Trace Health Center in Downers Grove on August 6, 2021. She was born on January 31, 1924 in Independence, IA to her parents Rodney and Ella Miller, née Arnold. Jeanette graduated from Coe College with a degree in music in 1945 and married Robert (Bob) Burke Hilsabeck shortly after he graduated from the United States Naval Academy. In 1956 they settled in Hinsdale, IL where Jeanette used her beautiful soprano voice in choirs and taught voice lessons. She sewed wonderful quilts for her children and grandchildren, created delicious meals for family and friends, served as a faithful PEO sister and was a longtime member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Clarendon Hills, IL.
Mrs. Hilsabeck is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Lee and Ellen Hilsabeck of Downers Grove, IL; Steve and Alison Hilsabeck of La Valle, WI; Rick Hilsabeck and Sarah Pfisterer of Wilton, CT; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister Marie Anderson of Richardson, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert.
Mrs. Hilsabeck will be interred in a private ceremony at the Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien, IL. An outdoor memorial service will be held at a date to be determined in October. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to either the PEO Star Scholarship (https://donations.peointernational.org
) or the Coe College Friends of Music (www.coe.edu
) . Arrangements by Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home. 630-968-1000 or www.adamswinterfieldsullivan.com
Published by Suburban Life Publications from Aug. 9 to Aug. 12, 2021.