Joyce E. Lindeman (nee; Eckberg), 80, of Oak Brook, IL passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL.
Beloved wife of William Lindeman, loving mother of sons Bob (Janice), Ken (Teri), and Don (Chris) Lindeman. Devoted Grandmother to Brian, Kyle, Tom, Jonathan, Katie and Dan Lindeman and Ashley (Ron) Garcia. Great-Grandchildren; Alex and Rylee Garcia. Dear sister to George (the late Rose), Ron (Doreen) and Glen (Sue) Eckberg. Caring Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Esther and George Eckberg.
Joyce was born July 5, 1939, in Chicago. She met her husband, William, while attending Argo High School and they recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Joyce worked as a bakery production supervisor at Pepperidge Farm in Downers Grove for nearly ten years before being diagnosed with lung cancer in 1984. Her love for life and determination helped her survive both lung and breast cancer as well as a brain aneurism discovered ahead of her 50th birthday. Through these health threats, Joyce never complained or felt sorry for her situation, but approached each challenge with determination and confidence.
Her appreciation for life, friends and family, brought joy to all who knew her. She enjoyed life-long friendships, and was active with many groups including the Oak Brook Women’s Club, their gourmet sub-groups and the Elmhurst Garden Club. Joyce had a passion for plants and flowers, and would frequently bring such gifts when visiting her children.
Joyce was happiest when with others, enjoying special events and time with family. She also loved travel. She appreciated the food, scenery, and culture while touring parts of Europe, but it was Florida and Las Vegas that became regular destinations. She loved warm weather, a pool and the beach. She especially cherished family vacations, whether with her young family driving to California, or in later years, joining children and grandchildren for special trips. She will be missed dearly.
Visitation will be Monday, July 6 from 3pm to 8pm at Adolf Funeral Home (7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook, IL) with a 6:30 pm sharing of remembrances. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Make A Wish Foundation. Internment, Bethania Cemetery, Justice IL.
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