Eleanor "Ellie" Grudnowski, 91, of Elgin passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017. Ellie was born August 6, 1925 in Wilmette, the daughter of Anthony and Mayme Peifer and was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin. Surviving are her daughters, Mary (Orv) Beth and Janet (Michael) Hughes, daughter in law, Mary Grudnowski, eight grandchildren, Jennifer Grudnowski (Prem Shunmugavelu), John (Ashton) Grudnowski, Sarah (James) Joseph, Kathryn (Nick) Goldstein, Lauren Beth (Craig Przychodni),Tyler Beth, Kristen and Matthew Hughes, eight great grandchildren, Thomas, Ryan, Abily, Nola, Dylan, Loren, Steven and Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her husband, George G. Grudnowski, her son, Thomas, a brother and three sisters. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 12:00 NOON till 3:00 PM at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Monday from 9:30 AM until the time of mass in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com .
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