Mary Weitzel, 84

Owner of MLW Property Management

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Mary Leonard Weitzel, 84, of Hinsdale, a former 52-year resident of River Forest, died peacefully on Sept. 30, 2020 surrounded by her family. Born on March 5, 1936 in Rockford, the daughter of Dr. Charles and Helen Leonard. 

After her husband Charles died in 1982, she went to work for Madly Pop'n of Oak Park, Pilgrim Management Company of Oak Park, and then started her own company, MLW Property Management. A 52-year member of St Luke Catholic Church in River Forest, she loved to play the piano, play bridge, attend book club and cheer on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. She lived a long, fulfilling life and always made everyone smile with her good humor and generosity.

Mary was the wife of the late Charles J. Weitzel; mother of Chuck (Gina), John, Megan, Tom (Meg), Catherine Erhardt, Helen Patricia Sattler (Don), and Michael (Phoebe); and grandmother of Alex (Kaitlyn), Matthew, and Peter Weitzel, Bridget, Kevin, and Camryn Weitzel, Sarah and Anne Sattler, Shannon and Molly Erhardt, Charlie Weitzel, and Brandon and Caden Weitzel. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles J. Weitzel; her sisters, Nell (the late William) Sheil and Helen C. Leonard; and her brothers, Charles Leonard Jr and John (Marsha) Leonard. She is survived by her sisters, Ann (Dave) Burton, Kate (William) Devers; and her brothers, Tom (Paula) Leonard, Luke (Georgia) Leonard, Peter (Claudette) Leonard. 

Private interment services at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.  

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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