Marilou Smith

June 10, 1932November 17, 2012
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Marilou Smith, 80, of Arlington Heights was born June 10, 1932 in Chicago to the late Adolph and Margaret Koller and passed away November 17, 2012 at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. Marilou was the beloved wife of the late James Huiras and the late Eugene Smith; loving mother of Richard J. (Nancy) Huiras; dearest grandmother of Dana Huiras and Richard J. Huiras Jr.; cherished sister of Donald (Sandra) Koller, William (Nancy) Koller and the late Charlotte Koller; fond aunt of Joseph Koller, Tamara (William) Jannusch, Donald Koller, Lisa (Chris) Brzozwski and Christopher Koller and great aunt of Taylor Jannusch, Lauren and Holly Brzozwski. Visitation will be Friday November 23, 2012 from 3:00 PM -9:00 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights and on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM until time of funeral mass 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mt. Prospect. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.



  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 24, 2012


  • Interment

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November 29, 2012

I was so impressed with the Sister Cities Hat you had on display at the wake with all the pins on it. I would like to display this hat at the National Conference in Washington DC.I would like you to contact me to speak to you about this idea. My phone number at work is 847 298 8600. Sympathy to your family.
Martha Atherton Raco Industries

Janine McKenty

November 25, 2012

What a beauty she was! Just a year ago, was the last time I saw Marilou. She was dressed as classy as this photo. She shared a poem with me, that I was so an awe with, I asked her for a copy, which she gave to me. Not 2 minutes later but my cousin Katie asked her for this same poem. I hope someone read this poem for her eulogy. She was a kind sweet lady and will not be forgotten. My love goes out to her son, my oldest brother for the loss of his mother.Rick Huiras and also to Nancy and to my niece and nephew Dana and Ricky Huiras for losing a Grandma is such a huge loss. R.I.P. Marilou!

November 24, 2012

Marilu, I will miss our parties at Sister Cities where you always arrived with a large plate of your famous fudge.
Much sympathy to your family.
Leona Davis

November 23, 2012

Deepest Sympathy to the Huiras and Koller Families......Marilou and I met at Alvernia High School where we become good friends. The last time we saw each other was at a Luncheon Reunion for Alvernia a few years ago. I remember driving her back home. Marilou was always positive and upbeat and lots of fun to be with. Life was difficult for her the last few years but she still was fun to be with and did not complain. Thanks for being my friend Marilou.....your spirit lives on in those who loved you. Till we meet again ....your friend Joan.

Dianne Brzozowski

November 21, 2012

What a beautiful picture. I remember her when she looked this way. I have so many fond memories of her. She was kind and loving. She took such good care of her mom and I admired her so much for that. I will miss going to the Omega Restuarant with her when I come up there for a visit. We had many laughs and shared a lot of good times. I will miss her. My sympathies to the family.

Donald Koller

November 21, 2012

Marilou was a good aunt to me. I am sad that I lost touch with her over the years, but she will not be forgotten.

November 20, 2012

There wasn't a time when we saw Marilou that she didn't have a smile and good word.

Just like her mom and dad, always loving. Our sympathy to her family and her brothers Don and Bill.

Kate & Ric

David Brandt

November 19, 2012

Marilou, you were very special to our family, you are the Godmother of our son Natt, and a great friend of the family. We will miss you and you have a special place in our hearts forever. David and Usa Brandt

Arlene J. Mulder

November 19, 2012

Marilou, I am glad our lives crossed paths, you set goals and achieved them with success. I'm proud to have been your friend, and you mine.
Arlene J. Mulder

November 19, 2012

Marilu our friendship has always been special. I will miss you. Ruth Schuman