Nell E. Sutkus (nee Alksnis), 100, of Morgan Park, died May 9.
Funeral services were held May 14 from Donnellan Funeral Home to St. Cajetan Roman Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Casimir Cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Patricia (Charles) Gestner, Ken (Karen) Sutkus, Kathy Schuster and Tom (Kris) Sutkus; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Sutkus worked until three years ago as a volunteer with over 30 years of service at Little Company of Mary Hospital. She was a member of many senior groups, where she found enjoyment in leading the group in singing.
She lived through the Great Depression and World War II and subsequently knew how to save and to serve others. She spent the last many months reading letters that she received from her dad during WWII, and she spontaneously would sing hymns in Lithuanian in the middle of the day.
Most important to Sutkus was her strong faith and dedication to the Blessed Virgin. She spent recent days praying the rosary throughout the day as she had done throughout her life.
Sutkus loved to sing and dance.