Jeannette D. Ramirez
March 28, 1962 – May 10, 2018
Jeannette “Jean” Ramirez (nee Maki), 56, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 10, 2018 after a valiant fight with cancer.
Jean was born on March 28, 1962 in Milwaukee, WI. A lifelong resident of Waukegan, IL, Jean raised a loving family with Pablo P. Ramirez, Jr. of Waukegan. Jean is survived by her four children, April (Michael) Smith, Jenny (John) Foley, Sara (John) Snelten and Paul Ramirez; her six grandchildren, Addison, Ashland, Alexander, Olivia, Harper and Knox; her three siblings; Sherry Schwarz, George Maki and Robyn Moeller; as well as several nieces and nephews. Jean is preceded in death by her parents, George (Sandy) Maki and Elaine (Ken) Sams.
Jean was a dedicated employee of AbbVie for 17 years. Jean truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures such as baking her creative and delicious sugar cookies, rooting for the Chicago Cubs and attending her kids sporting events (rain or shine). Jean was a humble and selfless woman, a devoted Mother and Nana. The sound of her voice, her smile and laughter are a few of the many things that will be deeply missed.
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Marsh Funeral Home in Gurnee, IL. Visitation is scheduled from 11am-1:30pm followed by a Memorial Service at 1:30pm. We invite all who knew her and loved her to attend.
- Memorial Visitation Saturday, May 19, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, May 19, 2018
Jeannette D. Ramirez
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May 19, 2018
Jean babysat my babies while I taught hers. I remember dropping off my girls at her house and taking hers to school with me. She was a second mom to my girls. I never worried about anything when they were with her. I would spend hours visiting when I came to get them. She was a great shoulder to lean on and endless advice for me. When she stopped babysitting, I had to quit teaching because I could not find anyone who loved and cared for my girls like she did. Her love, kindness and compassion live on in her children and grandchildren. I feel so lucky to have known "Jeanie" as she was known by my girls.
May 18, 2018
To the Ramirez family, especially Jenny so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayer's and condolences are with you and all your family in this difficult time.