Lieselotte Maria  Zeisberger, age 72, of Elgin, passed away peacefully into God’s arms on November 8, 2015, at Journeycare in Barrington, Illinois, after 11 months of battling pancreatic cancer.  She was born in Germany on August 31, 1943 to the loving parents of Paul and Maria Schubert.

Born during World War II, Lieselotte’s family was displaced from their original home.  As a German soldier, her father was a Prisoner of War held in Battle Creek, Michigan for four years.  In 1957, Lieselotte’s family immigrated to the United States, first to New Jersey and later settling in Chicago.

In 1962, Lieselotte met the love of her life, Josef, at a German Dance Hall in Chicago.  She had completed her CNA certificate with the intention of sharing her gentle touch with the sick.  However, after her marriage to Josef, her calling changed to be a compassionate mother to one baby boy (now reunited in heaven) and four beautiful daughters.  Lieselotte devoted all her energy to caring for others, and enjoyed 51 years of marriage with her loving husband.

Lieselotte was preceded in death by her son, Werner Zeisberger.

Lieselotte is survived by her husband, Josef Zeisberger; daughters Doris (Gary) Kendall, Gabrielle (Azhar) Azharuddin, Josephine (Tim) Moran, and Sonia (Bill) Buchar; brothers Horst (Karen) and Klaus Schubert; and twelve cherished grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Prayers 7:30 pm at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin.  Services will be at 11:00a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 397 Fulton St, Elgin, Il with Rev. Christopher J. Kuhn officiating.  Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 N. River Rd, Des Plaines, Il.  In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home.  For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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