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Marilyn Bueschel

August 7, 1932 — December 16, 2021

Marilyn Bueschel

Marilyn Bueschel

Age 89 of Coal City, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, December 16, 2021 at her home.

Born August 7, 1932 in Braidwood, Illinois, Marilyn was a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Voboril) Kaiser. She was raised in Braidwood and graduated from Reed Custer High School. On June 22, 1957, Marilyn married Jack Bueschel in the United Methodist Church in Coal City. She worked at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant until becoming a mother, in which she completely devoted herself to for the remainder of her life. It could be said that Marilyn was not only the World’s Greatest Mother, but could hold the same title as an aunt.

Throughout the years, Marilyn loved her time spent in the yard and gardening. She enjoyed “dangling” in the pool and spending Sunday evenings dancing at the Croatian Club in Joliet. One who could almost always be found up late into the evening, she was sure to never miss a Blackhawks game and recently found herself caught up into the Hallmark Channel. Marilyn was a huge fan of Elvis, but it was only second to that of her son, whom was equally devoted to her. Deeply loved, she will be forever missed.

Survivors include her son Brad Bueschel of Diamond; nephews and nieces: Joseph (Deb) Veronda, Jeff (Elizabeth) Veronda, Ed Koca, Nancy (Dave) Lorenc, Dennis (Susan) Koca, Debbie (Len) Mahler, Diane (Clint) Mellen, Jean Slater, Gail (Danny) Anderson, Nori (Barry) Butterfield, Bev Koca, Dawn (Marty) Typer, Colette (Pete) McConoughey, Drew Bueschel and Jim (Jen) Mueller, and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack on September 30, 1988; three brothers: Ed (Rosella) Koca, George (Lenore) Koca and Frank (Adeline) Koca; her sister, Helen (Anton) Veronda and one nephew, George Koca.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, December 27, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service 7:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Pastor William Beagle will officiate, and cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Those attending the visitation and services are requested to wear face coverings, per the CDC mandate.

Anyone wishing to attend the services virtually, are welcome to join the live-stream beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening, December 27, 2021. A link for the event is available on Marilyn's memorial page.

Marilyn will be laid to rest in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, with her late husband Jack at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Marilyn’s memory to her family for their distribution.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Marilyn’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and green flameless cremation services are being made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. ( 815-634-2125 )

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