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Christine Kay Lutz Simrow (Quinn)

Chris was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed spending her summer Saturdays with her husband at Arlington Park watching the horses race and going to dinner. She also liked and looked forward to traveling to Florida each year to visit her in-laws, and to get away from the cold winter. Something Chris also thoroughly enjoyed each year was hosting her Annual Christmas Eve Party and Easter Sunday Dinner for family. She loved what those two holidays represented and wanted to share it with those she loved the most. Having her entire family with her, under one roof, even if for only those two days out of the year, meant the world to her and warmed her heart. It's most likely why she fought so hard to be alive for her 65th birthday, if just to experience the joy of having the love of her entire family, together in one room, for one last time.

Chris steadfastly remained supportive and giving to her children, and dedicated a majority of her time to her grandchildren. She enjoyed having them over for the weekends to attend church every Sunday morning, taking them to the movies, and going shopping; she loved hunting for a good bargain. She always made time with them a priority and cherished every minute of it. Above everything else though, was her belief and faith in Jesus Christ, it was very important to her. It showed in all she was, did, and the lives she touched. She displayed a Christ-like love (understanding, accepting, generous, kind, patient and forgiving), especially when it came to her husband and children, whom she greatly adored.

Chris passed away peacefully in her sleep August 10th, 2017 at her home in Round Lake Heights, Illinois after a illness with cancer. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Daniel. She is survived by her two children: Monica Laurenzana and Mark Simrow, and two Step-children: Rachel Lutz and Daniele Quinn, her brother, Greg Lutz, her sister, Carol Munda, and her thirteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Chris was truly a beautiful person, both inside and out, and a shining example of what we should all strive to become. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.