Ann Marie Kerestes, 77, of Rochelle passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Ann was born in Streator, Illinois on February 15, 1941 to Richard and Mary (Ragusa) Faulkner. She graduated from Streator Township High School in 1959 and the American School of Beauty Culture in 1960. On July 22, 1961 she married Daniel Kerestes. Ann was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she was a St Joseph’s Altar committee volunteer for several years. Ann thoroughly enjoyed her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to bake and her family especially liked her Christmas cookies. Ann was a talented decorative painter who also enjoyed stenciling, creating mosaic stepping stones and gardening. An avid Purdue fan, Ann was proud that her 2 children and all 4 grandchildren are Boilermakers.
Ann is survived by Daniel, her husband of 57 years; 2 children, Lori (Paul) Godby of New Palestine, IN and Scott (Candy) Kerestes of Veedersburg, IN; 1 sister Carol (Ronald) Safarcyk of Morris, IL. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Aaron Godby (Fiancée Tracy Bontrager) of Indianapolis, IN, Megan (Taylor) March of Indianapolis, IN, Cole Kerestes of Nashville, TN and Lauren Kerestes of Veedersburg, IN.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 4 – 7 P.M. at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home, 704 N. 6th St. Rochelle, IL 61068. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rochelle, IL. A visitation will also be held at the church from 9:00 A.M. until time of service. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Streator, IL. www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com