Maria Dolores Rodriguez nee Rengers age 62 of Long Grove for 33 years. Beloved wife of Raymond “Ray” Rodriguez for 41 years. Loving mother of Leah (Ryan) McKeithan, Raymond Rodriguez Jr., and Sophia (Christopher) Dahle. Dear grandmother of Dean and Dylan. Cherished daughter of Dolores (nee Geisler) and the late Leo Rengers. Fond sister of David (Debi) Rengers, Anthony “AJ” (Brenda) Rengers, Alexander (Maria) Rengers, Barbara (Thomas) Labotka, and John Rengers. Aunt, Cousin and Friend of Many. Maria grew up in Glenview, IL graduated from Marillac High School and University of Illinois, Chicago. She was the past Village President, Trustee and Clerk of Long Grove. She served as liturgical coordinator for St. Mary Parish, Buffalo Grove and was active in the Chicago Diocese. For 23 years Maria was shepherd to a herd of livestock in Long Grove. She was proud to be a published author and an esteemed public speaker. Maria battled cancer and kept her positive spirit until her final breath. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her adoring family. Maria will be deeply missed by her family, her dog Truman and multitude of friends.
Memorial Visitation Wednesday 3-8 pm at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee Ave. (2 Blocks South of Dundee Road) Wheeling. Memorial Mass Thursday 12:30 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers donations to donor’s favorite charity. To leave a condolence or for more information visit www.funerals.pro or call 847.537.6600.