OBITUARY

Beatrice "Bee" Hope Valus

June 18, 1921December 10, 2020
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Beatrice Hope Valus “Bee” (nee Skowron), age 99, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2020. She was born June 18, 1921 in Chicago. Beatrice graduated from Carl Schurz High School in Chicago in 1939 and Wright Junior College, Chicago in 1941. She and her late husband John G. were married August 13, 1949. Their loving children are: John J. (Lori) Valus, Marie V. Wagner, Donna (Bill) Nitz and the late James R. Valus and three grandchildren: Billy and Gary Nitz and Rebecca V. Wagner; great-grandson, Will and great-granddaughter, Cloe Bea. Beatrice’s dear children, late husband, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were so precious to her and brought her much joy. During her younger years, Bee enjoyed going to live concerts and dancing. She herself played piano, clarinet, and accordion. Bee and her husband loved to travel. She worked in the accounting department for Sears, for many years. Bee always had a smile for everyone, till the very end. Even in times of tragedy she kept a positive attitude. She always had Fannie Mae candy to share with everyone. Bee’s family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses, nurses aides and caregivers who took loving care of her.

Memorial Contributions are appreciated to Accord Hospice, 1247 Lynn Terrace, Highland Park, IL 60035 or JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Services and burial are private. Arrangements entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, for information call (815) 459-1760.

  • FAMILY

  • John G., Husband (deceased)
  • John J. (Lori) Valus, Marie V. Wagner, Donna (Bill) Nitz, Children
  • James R. Valus, Son (deceased)
  • Billy and Gary Nitz and Rebecca V. Wagner, Grandchildren
  • Will and Cloe Bea, Great Grandchildren

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Beatrice "Bee" Hope Valus

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Joan Schiller

December 18, 2020

Loved the pictures! A wonderful trip down memory lane.

Joan Schiller

December 12, 2020

I know the cliche that someone "always had a smile on her face" but with Aunt Bee, it was true.

One of my favorite memories -- driving to the Valus house in the summers and staying overnight; playing in the pool; Uncle John throwing in coins and us kids diving for them; Marie and me laying outside on the sidewalk to dry off; Aunt Bee smiling and giving us cookies.

I will miss you, Aunt Bee. You were such a part of my life growing up.

Diane Skowron Evans

December 12, 2020

John, Marie and Donna,

My favorite memories of your mom were those summer cousin pool parties! I do believe the sun was always shining- your mom made sure and the food was wonderful! Your backyard pool was so fun, lots of laughing and made for such great memories. I also enjoyed in your mom's later years our Christmas notes to each other and I will truly miss her note this year. However, she is with her loving family in heaven so she will be celebrating. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Diane Skowron Evans and family


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