Rose M. Heth, 88, of Elburn, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Bethany Healthcare Center, DeKalb.
She was born April 27, 1921, at home in Chicago, the daughter of Emil Edward and Antonia (Baron) Hanzlik.
She grew up and attended local schools in Chicago, graduating from Kelly High School in 1940.
Rose attended a business school for a short time before working as a secretary at Goldblatt Department Store and later at Spiegelâ€™s.
She met the man of her dreams at the Paradise Ballroom, where Roger J. Heth was an instructor. They were united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1946, in Wheaton, Ill.
They made their home and began a family in Chicago. Rose raised the children and made their house a home. In 1960, they moved to Brookfield, where Rose was employed by Ever Ready Printing for 27 years, retiring in 1992. Rose continued to make her home in Brookfield after Rogerâ€™s death in 1989 before moving to Elburn following her retirement.
She now leaves one daughter, Marge (Ronald) Herold and their children, Brian and Brant of Elburn; one son, Eric Heth and his children, Sarah and Emily of Lemont, Ill.; several nieces and nephews and a close circle of friends.
She now joins her parents and husband, Roger; two sisters, Mildred Hanzlik and Bessie Kral; two brothers, James and Emil Hanzlik; one son, Henry Heth; and one great-grandson, Daniel Herold, who preceded her in death.
In lieu of services and flowers, a memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the â€œRose M. Heth Memorialâ€ and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.