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Jean G. Breslich
(01-26-1928 - 10-08-2017)

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Jean G. Breslich, 89, of Elgin passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in her home. She was born on January 26, 1928 in Elgin the daughter of Frank & Martha Young Grimes. She had been a resident of Elgin all her life, of which she was very proud. She was a graduate of Elgin High School class of 1946. She married Richard L. Breslich on June 15, 1947. She was the Vice President of Breslich True Value Hardware Stores for 50 years before retiring. She was a lifelong member of Epworth United Methodist Church, where she served and led many committees and was especially integral in relocating the church to the west side of Elgin. Jean was a 65 year member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, she was a Cub Scout Leader, and very involved in PTA and school activities.
Jean had many interests including: shopping, traveling by boat or air, which resulted in seeing a lot of the world, she was known for her collections of many things, including Elgin memorabilia. She loved riding in her antique car and using it in parades. She always had time for family and friends. Jean enjoyed spending winters at her home in Florida.
She is survived by her 3 children: Richard (Patricia) Breslich of Inverness, Keith (Mary Beth) Breslich of St. Charles and Carole (Paul) Burris of Elgin; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 3 sister’s-in-law: Phyllis Farmer, Elizabeth Mclauchlin and Jan Grimes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband in 2014.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Epworth United Methodist, 37W040 Highland Ave., Elgin. Burial will follow in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Wednesday at church from 12:30 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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