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Emilie L. Mack

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 1:57 p.m. CST

SENECA, Ill. — Mrs. Emilie L. Mack, 73, of Seneca, Ill., passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at her home in rural Seneca.

Funeral service will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home in Seneca, with the Rev. Ray Guthrie of St. Patrick’s Church of Seneca officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will also be Thursday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the funeral home.

Emilie was born Friday, June 30, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Edmund VanDenBerge and the late Leona Vandenbrande. She married Roy Mack in 1955 in Iowa.

She worked at Rivershores as a nurse. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Seneca.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Mack; two sons, Thomas E. (Debbie) Mack of Braidwood, Ill., and Joseph (Kelly) Mack of Lostant, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Yolanda Mack of Braidwood; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy (Ray) Heidelberg of New Mexico; and one brother, John (Laura) VanDenBerge of Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roy T. Mack; one brother, Edmund Van DenBerge; and one sister, Kay Brown.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, Diabetes Association, or Alzheimers Association.

The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ottawa Funeral Home, 1111 La Salle Street, Ottawa. For additional information, call Ottawa Funeral Home at (815) 433-0300.

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