Sheila J. Lindell, 93

Services Sat. April 7

Sheila J. Lindell, nee Turnbull, of Elmhurst, died March 27, 2018 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Thomas “Les” Lindell; loving mother of Leslie Jean (Tom) Rabbeth, Rev. Karen Nachtigall, Claudia (David) Burgener and Kathy (Brett) Pankau; proud grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 19. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter Kristy.

Sheila was an avid volunteer with her church and many community organizations including the St. Peter’s Clothes Closet, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Beacon Hill, Vitas Hospice and Hawthorne School. She was a multi-talented, stylish woman of grace who always strived to make the world a better place. She encouraged everyone to “be the best they could be.” Her family was deeply touched by the overwhelming outpouring of love from the staff and residents of Beacon Hill. Her parting gift was the donation of her body to the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center Memory and Aging Project.

Memorial Visitation at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 125 W. Church St., Elmhurst, will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 1 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Private interment Bronswood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for Beacon Hill Employee Appreciation Fund, 2400 S. Finley Rd., Lombard, 60148; Kristy Burgener Scholarship Fund, c/o Alpha Phi Foundation, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 60201; or, Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, 60631. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Info 630-834-3515 or



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