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Celebration of Life

Barolo Ristorante
Sunday January 5th, 2020

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David Eleveld

David James Eleveld

Age 75 of Crest Hill, IL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2019 with his family by his side.

Born on June 12, 1944 in Oak Park, IL, David was a son of Rudolph and Bertha (nee Keckeisen) Eleveld.  He was raised in the Stickney / Berwyn area and a graduate of Morton West High School.

David was part owner and operations manager of Eleveld Chicago Furniture Service until its sale to Allied Van Lines.

Subsequently, he was part owner and operations manager of Genda Trucking, Inc. He retired after Genda was sold.

He was a great sports enthusiast of College games, an avid Chicago Blackhawks, Bears and Cubs fan; having been a season ticket holder of his Hawks and Cubs for many years.

In David’s free time, he enjoyed traveling with Linda to Mexico from 1985 to this present year.

David lived to golf.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years; Linda A. (nee Zielinski) Eleveld, son; Michael and daughter; Kerri Brooke, brother; Eugene (Charlene), sister; Nancy (Pat) Volk, brothers–in-law; Peter Trailov and Allen (Debbie Enterante) Zielinski, numerous nieces, nephew, cousins, Lynn Hesbol Eleveld, and his furry & feline companions.

David is preceded in death by his parents; Rudolph and Bertha, sister; Lynne Grayce Trailov and brother; Donald.

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

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in David’s memory to a charity of your choice.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 – 1 p.m. at Barolo Ristorante, 2765 Black Road, Joliet, where a luncheon will be served.

Please RSVP by means of call or text to (310) 560-1155 no later than January 2, 2020.

Friends may sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneral.com

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL   815-735-2125.

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Sooo very sorry Linda. Don’t know if you remember me, Carol Mates (Mickey's friend) from a life time ago. I pray for you and your family.

Carol Cutting Jan 27 2020 12:00 AM

To my cousin David to many wonderful years of wonderful times as youths and adults how you’ll be missed by your family and friends ... sleep peacefully Bettye Simmons Garlovsky

Bettye Garlovsky Dec 17 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to David's family.  As a cousin, I have many wonderful memories of David and our younger years spent in Antioch.  Rest in peace David James.

Patricia Eleveld Kinley Dec 17 2019 12:00 AM