Lois Beth Freedman-Burke

August 6, 1949April 9, 2019

Lois Beth Freedman-Burke of Evanston/Chicago Illinois, Born August 6th 1949, Daughter of the late August Freedman and Josephine Freedman, passed on April 9th, 2019.

Lois Was Known for making everyone around her feel loved, accepted , and most importantly… Heard. She always stood up and encouraged the underdog. Her Love and Generosity was known and experienced by many. She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it, and she had. She was the very definition of true altruism. Mother of the late Lawrence Egnor. Survived by Daughter Kimberly Sunko (Scott Sunko). Son Raymond “Buddy” Burke (Kevin Pipkens). Grandmother to Alyssa Egnor-Bair, Joseph Sunko, Sarah Sunko. Great Grandmother to Erik Sullivan, LilliAnna Powers and Jacob Nunez. Sister to the late Richard “Rick” Freedman, and Janette Pingul. Survived by Sisters Melody Loftus, Diane Hartman, Karen Sesso, Bonnie Bichl and Joanne Howell. Aunt to Kelly Mershon-Miracle, Michelle Chappell, Scott Preston, Kurt Preston, Mitzi Herber, Shane Bichl, Roberto “Rob/bie” Pingul, Eric Pingul, Kristine Pingul and Christine Mola. Great Aunt and Friend to many.

She will be forever missed and NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Her favorite charity was The American Kidney Association Memorial Visitation on Sunday April 14th, 2019. Family at 12pm Friends and Neighbors from 1pm-8pm Celebration of life Service Sunday at 7pm Malec & Sons Funeral Home 6000 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60646


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, April 14, 2019

Lois Beth Freedman-Burke

have a memory or condolence to add?

Vicki Gilligan

April 18, 2019

I will miss you dearly my Lou Lou. There are so many fun memories i have of you. Too many to be mentioned but anyone who knew you could surely imagine. I have never met someone with the amount of positivity you possessed. You were always there with an ear and empathy for whomever you came into contact with. You were a once in a lifetime friend and that is how long you will be remembered, loved and missed. The world is just a bit darker without your light. I send my sincerest condolences to your family and many friends.

Scott Preston

April 12, 2019

I love you and will miss you so much auntie Lo Lo you were my second mom and I will cherish all my memories of you ❤

Gail Canada - Wrublewski

April 12, 2019

Lois, I think of you often and remember when we we used to work at Bank of Ravenswood. We had alot of laughs and good conversations. I used to drive you home alot and would tease you by singing you that song "Who's Gonna Drive You Home Tonight?" You will be missed and thought of with fond memories. See you on the other side...Love, Gail🙏🏻

Raymond Burke Jr

April 12, 2019

I love you mom! A bushel and a peck! You taught me how to be strong and to always look for the good in others , even when I couldn’t see it... you opened my eyes and taught me that it’s easier to love than to be angry! I will take that lesson and pay it forward until my last breath! Say hi to my dad ,Larry, Jan, uncle Rick , Gramma and Papa for me! I will see you in my dreams!