Michelle L. Pheiffer nee Gazdik, 35, of Carpentersville, died Thursday, Dec. 4,
2008, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. She was born June 17, 1973, in
Elgin, to John and Fern Gazdik. She was an elementary school graduate of St.
Joseph Catholic School and a graduate of St. Edwards High School. She went on to
receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign and later a master's degree in business administration at
Northern Illinois University. She was employed by Altria for 14 years as a unit
territory sales manager. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She
enjoyed reading, crafts, traveling and sports. She was an avid University of
Illinois and Chicago White Sox supporter. She was involved with various
philanthropic activities, including women's shelters, Habitat for Humanity and
The Salvation Army. She genuinely enjoyed her family and friends. She will be
remembered as a loving daughter, a loving sister, a loving wife and a loving
friend. Her warm smile and infectious laugh touched those who met her. She is
survived by her husband, Aaron Christopher Pheiffer; her parents; her brother,
Kevin Gazdik; her aunts, Sister Margaret Gazdik and Sammie (Bill) Eckstein; her
parents-in-law, Gary and Theresa Pheiffer; her grandparents through marriage,
Elsie Hanna and Ray Pheiffer; a sister-in-law, Valerie (John) Hawkins; her
nephews, Owen and Luke Hawkins; and her cousins. She was preceded in death by
her maternal grandparents, Robert and Lorene Brown; her paternal grandparents,
John and Anna Gazdik; an aunt, Myrna Orr; and her grandparents through marriage,
John W. Hanna and Loretta Pheiffer. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7, at O'Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin. A
funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Earl presiding. Burial will follow in Mount
Hope Cemetery in Elgin.
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: May 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36987047
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