Jean Ann Bjerregaard

–  02/08/2020


Jean A. Bjerregaard nee Renckert age 93 formerly of Villa Park, IL. Beloved wife of the late Walter R. Bjerregaard. Loving mother of Wesley (Janet) Bjerregaard, Wayne (Julia) Bjerregaard and Ann (Brad) Stuehm. Dearest grandmother of Lindsay (Ian) Padovan, Ashley (Will) Dalrymple, Lauren (Jerett Pinczer), Caroline, Rachel (John Shanley), Sarah (Luke Gruszka). Dear sister of Fred (Rhoda) Renckert and the late Diane (late Charles) McGuire.

Jean had a life-long love of reading, writing, learning and good conversation.  Her early career began as a journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, where she wrote a column about servicemen from World War II.

While working at the Sun-Times, she met and fell in love with her future husband of 55 years, Walter R. Bjerregaard.  Jean dedicated herself to raising her family but also balanced working as a school librarian for District 48 in Villa Park for 17 years.

Jean enjoyed gardening, animals, nature, and being anywhere near a lake.  Always a people person, she lived her life with compassion, and her door was always open to those who needed her.  Her greatest compassion was for her family, who she loved fully and unconditionally.  She will be missed and loved forever.

Memorial Service will be private due to corona virus pandemic. A future public memorial may be planned.Contact family or funeral home for  new information.  In lieu of flowers memorial to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Or  for information 630-832-4161




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