Beverley E. Tongren

November 18, 1926 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 93)


Beverley E. Tongren, age 93, of Peotone, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

            She was born on November 18, 1926 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Allan and Esther (Skinner) Brunelle.  Beverley attended and graduated from the University of Illinois.  She married Bill Tongren on February 2, 1951 in Evanston, IL.  He passed away on September 25, 2001.  Her greatest source of joy came from her husband, her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking gourmet meals for her family.  She enjoyed golf, music, was an avid reader, and enjoyed watching sports; especially the Chicago Cubs.  Beverley was actively involved in community affairs throughout her life.  She loved to travel.  She visited places throughout the United States and other countries in North America as well as traveling over 35 times to different countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

            She is survived by five children; Steven (Carol Van Arkel) Tongren of Peotone, Christy Tongren of Peotone, Peter Tongren of Peotone, Gail (Robert) Spaniol of Argonne, WI, and Neil (Mary) Tongren of Peotone; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Mary Beth Koszut) Tongren, Jillian Tongren, Grant Spaniol, Clark (Shelby) Spaniol, Daly Tongren, and Laine Tongren; three great-grandchildren, Evette, Charlie, and Anna Tongren; a sister, Jeanne (the late Glen) Heinlein of Northbrook, IL; and a sister-in-law, Betty Tongren of Orland Park, IL.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

            Cremation rites have been accorded.  All services will be private.  

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