Eleanor B. Lafrentz

Eleanor B. Lafrentz, 87, formerly of Hinsdale, died July 1, 2020, at her home in Burr Ridge.

Ellie was an accomplished artist and loved all kinds of music. She loved to sing, especially at church and with her sister and brothers. Ellie loved to cook and bake and was the most loving hostess at many gatherings in her home. One guest told her that he had never felt so welcomed into someone's home. As she said, "There's always room in the inn!"

Her faith in God was her foundation. She was involved in many areas at her church over the years. Her friends from church were her closest friends throughout her adult life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Lafrentz in 2013; and her siblings, Irmgard Kaak and H. Otto (Kay) Kaak.

She is survived by her children, Annie (Karl) Muehlfelt, Karen (Michael) Kratschmer, Tina (Buzz) Ruttenberg and John G. (Tammy) Lafrentz; her grandchildren, John, Eric (Paige) and Kelly (Matt Korn) Kratschmer, Jacob Ruttenberg, Tyler and Dylan Lafrentz; her step-grandchildren, Kirsten Belile-Frey and MacKenzie Belile; her step-great-grandchildren, Emma, Aria and Lyra; her brother, Howard (Marybeth) Kaak; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Interment will be private at St. John's Cemetery in Oak Brook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Lakeshore Public TV at https://www.lakeshorepbs.org and Smile Train at https://www.smiletrain.org.

Adolf Funeral Home in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.