On December 16, 2020, one day before her birthday, Rita Mary Marquette (née Dillenburg), of South Elgin, passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Rita was born December 17, 1926 in Chicago, IL to her loving parents, William and Mathilda Dillenburg (née Stegmann).

Rita met and married the love of her life, Jack, and together they had four children. They spent most of their married life in Des Plaines, IL, and retired to Austin, TX in 1983. They were married for 50 years until Jack’s passing in 1997. Rita then returned to Illinois and lived in Saddlebrook Farms where she was very involved in her church and loved by many.

Rita loved her crossword puzzles and crafts! She also had a wonderful sense of humor and positive attitude, but what people will remember most is her beautiful smile. She was always smiling!

In addition to her beloved husband, John “Jack” Marquette, Rita was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Herb Mark; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Coletta Dillenburg; son-in-law, Gary Mackey; and great grandson, Samuel Brian Mackey.

She is survived by her children, Lynne Mackey, Jill (Frank) Romano, Andrea (Michael) Hochstetter, and Dan (Chris) Marquette; brother, William (Eleanor) Dillenburg; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be arranged in Summer, 2021, where Rita’s life will be honored and celebrated.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Rita’s name to the Dementia Society of America or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.

One Reply to “Rita Mary Marquette”

  1. Aunt Rita you surely will be missed but I have peace knowing that you are in Heaven joining many of your loved ones , but the great memories that you have left us will remain in our hearts forever . Thank you for all the fun memories I have while you were in Texas . It still brings a smile to my face when I think of them 😁Rest in Peace ❤️❤️❤️

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