Constance “Connie” Samson Luettich, 78, a Yorkville resident for 50 years, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her daughter’s home. She was born in Holyoke, Mass., on May 4, 1934, to Elzear and Yvonne (Fontaine) Samson.
She married John K. Luettich Jr. in Springfield, Mass., on Nov. 6, 1954.
Connie was an activity assistant and C.N.A., and very active in church and community service. She took pride and worked tirelessly in nursing homes with activities that always cheered up and helped residents. When it was Connie’s time in the nursing home, she continued encouraging and singing with residents.
Connie always had a kind word for family and friends. She enjoyed her friendships in the Yorkville community and churches. Connie was one of the founding members of Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.).
She is survived by sons, Arne Luettich of Plano, Ill., and Mark (Jackie) Luettich of Yorkville; daughters, Nancy Grandgeorge of St. Robert, Mo., and Ruth (Jeff Henrichs) Luettich of Elburn; grandchildren, Melissa and Nolan (Sandra) Lee, Rebecca (Greg) Frieders, Lauren and Austin Luettich, Alex and Emma Grandgeorge, Anna, Caroline, Audrey and Ash Henrichs; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Briana Lee; brothers, Guy (Lorraine) and Leo (Bev) Samson; sisters-in-law, Susan (Leo) Froelich and Sally (Chuck) Stading; brother-in-law, Richard (Gloria) Luettich; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John K. Luettich Jr. in 1997; daughters, Lynn Ann in 1981 and Karen Marie Lee in 1982; sister, Lois; father-in-law, John K. Luettich Sr.; mother-in-law, Celeste “Mom” Luettich; and sisters-in-law, Joyce Luettich and Joanne Wise.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Survivors of Suicide/ Suicide Prevention Services, 528 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510.
Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 E. Countryside Parkway in Yorkville, IL.
A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 406 Walnut St. in Yorkville. Father Matthew Lamoureux, M.I.C., will officiate. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Yorkville.
Arrangements made by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory.