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Beverly Kazmier

March 7, 1937 — February 4, 2021

Beverly Kazmier

Beverly Ann Kazmier

Age 83 of Wilmington, formerly of Chicago, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Riverside Miller Rehabilitation in Kankakee.

Born March 7, 1937 in Chicago, Beverly was a daughter of Frank and Margaret (Hinks) Schuette. She was raised and educated in Chicago and graduated from Washburne Technical High School with the Class of 1955. She raised her family with her first husband, the late James Coleman, in Skokie, and worked as a secretary for an athlete agency and later LIVCO Trailer Leasing. While her children were young, Beverly also worked as a beautician serving the neighborhood that she lived.

She retired in 2001 and relocated to Wilmington to be closer to her children and grandchildren and became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Beverly enjoyed knitting and crocheting; was an avid reader, and was well known for her baking talents, especially her pies.

Survivors include her children: Lynn (Lodi) Vercelli and James (Nan) Coleman, both of Wilmington; five grandchildren: Jake (Andrea) Vercelli of Shorewood, Gina (Dennis) Morgan of Wilmington, Tony (Christie) Vercelli of Tinley Park, Vince (Lisa) Vercelli of New Lenox, and Sarah Coleman of Champaign; ten great grandchildren: Maddy, Angela, Luke, Cooper, Greyson, Leonard, Lodi, Maddux, Emilia, and Antonio; one brother, John (Andrea) Deg of Highland Park, sister-in-law, Cyndi Schuette of Riverside, two brothers-in-law: Skip Heed of Algonquin and Joe (JoAnne) Ignoffo of Naples, Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, James Coleman in 1982, her second husband, William Kazmier in 2001, one grandson, Brian Coleman, and two brothers and two sisters: Marilyn Ignoffo, Frank Schuette II, Edwin Schuette, and Deb Heed.

Per Beverly’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will celebrate Beverly's life with a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church in Wilmington on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Beverly will then be privately laid to rest with Bill in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Beverly’s memory to: Make A Wish Foundation, 640 North LaSalle Drive, #280, Chicago, Illinois 60654 or Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Beverly’s memorial page by logging onto:

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

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