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Maria Olga Kirby-Reierstad
Of Rolling Meadows

Maria Olga Kirby-Reierstad was born on March 10, 1982 in Chicago to William and Irene (nee Kapechuk) Kirby. She died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Arlington Heights with her family at her side.

Maria taught at St. Colette Elementary School as a third grade teacher from 2007 to 2014. Then she began homeschooling her daughter Emily until she left this life. She was a member of Arlington House, a group for mothers who homeschool their children. Maria loved to do arts and crafts with her daughter, nieces and nephews. She was an avid baker and loved to help her family and friends in any way possible. She had a contagious giggle and she could turn any situation into a positive and humorous experience. Maria loved to spend time with her family, especially Emily. She was loved and adored by all who knew her.

Maria is survived by her spouse of 11 years, Scott, whom she married June 23, 2006 in Des Plaines; daughter, Emily Reierstad; mother, Irene (Robert Nallen) Kirby-Nallen; brothers, William (Yvette) Kirby, James (Kathryn) Kirby, Robert (Chrissy) Kirby and Kenneth (Jennifer) Kirby; many nieces and nephews; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Kirby, Sr.

Visitation Friday, June 23, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road. (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Prayers 9:15 am Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the funeral home proceeding to St. James Catholic Church, 831 North Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 for a 10:00 am Funeral Mass. Interment at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Des Plaines History Center for Homeschoolers, 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Jun

3:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Prayers

Saturday

24

Jun

9:15 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Funeral Mass

Saturday

24

Jun

10:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

831 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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