Marilyn Rose Kaderabek

February 13, 1942 - July 10, 2020

Marilyn Domiano Kaderabek, age 78, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 peacefully at home from breast cancer, surrounded by love by her family.  She was born on February 13, 1942, in Chicago, IL to her adoring parents, Joe and Lee where she lived until the family moved to River Grove shortly before she began high school.  She met her loving and devoted husband, Emil, at a party of mutual friends in 1962.  They were married a short 9 months later and celebrated nearly 57 years of marriage, family, countless laughs and many memories together.  The love they shared was evident and often displayed when we would see our parents dancing together in the morning. 

Marilyn was a committed and involved mother, dedicating the early years of her family life to PTA, blue bird and camp fire girl leader, and faithful cheerleader at all of her children’s school and sports events.  She never missed an assembly or game.  She valued and advocated for education, supporting and encouraging her children and husband to reach their highest goals, beaming with delight at their accomplishments. She was incredibly proud of her little brother, Russ, her many nieces and nephews, and relished in the successes of her family and friends, always offering a heartfelt congratulations. 

Marilyn grew her career with Jewel-Osco Company, working as an executive assistant to the CEO, before parlaying her exemplary organizational skills into the Director of Event Planning.  She taught the values of dedication and hard work to her children.  She finished her career as the personal assistant to Donald S. Perkins, her longtime friend and former CEO of Jewel Food Stores.

An honorary aunt and “second mother” to many, Marilyn touched the lives of those around her.  She was generous of time and advice, giving, loving.  She was quick to laugh as evidenced daily from the playful and fun banter of her husband.  She rarely could keep a straight face with him.   Some of the loudest and heartiest laughs occurred the first Friday of every month when she gathered with her “club girlfriends”, her high school friends whose friendship and gatherings continued nearly 60 years.  She was the consummate party planner, scheduling and organizing outings and trips with friends from the neighborhood and from work.  She made friends easily and quickly, and until the day she passed, kept in touch with many.

A dedicated and loving Gram, Marilyn adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren above measure.  She valued her family, was immensely proud of them, and loved their frequent visits, phone calls, group chats, and watching her grandchildren grow into adults, and her friends.  She was loved by so many, and will be missed terribly.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Emil J. Kaderabek; her three children, Michael (Laurie) Kaderabek, Susan (Tim Igl) Kaderabek, and Karen Marchione; her five grandchildren, Lauren Kaderabek, Alyssa (Shawn Rossin) Bendersky, Krista Bendersky, Katie Bendersky and Amelia Kaderabek; two great  grandchildren, Cooper Rossin and Paige Rossin; her brother, Russell (Barbara) Domiano; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, Il. 60510.   Funeral services will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 with prayers at Moss Family Funeral Home.  Mass will follow at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main Street, Batavia, Il. 60510.  Interment will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in River Grove, Il.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Marilyn’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society at

Guest Book

  • Jean Fagan I have loved you like a mom since I was a young kid growing up & hanging out at your house. You helped shape the person I am today. I will miss you but I will see you again. You are at peace & pain free. Until we meet again. With love Jean (Sisko) Fagan
  • Thomas R Cutrera We had a wonderful time growing up together as cousins and sharing that card table meant for us kids at family gatherings and holiday meals at Aunt Jen's house. Thanks for being there in my times of need.
  • Frank and Marie Bostelmann Memories, Friendship, Love and Laughter. Marilyn "Thanks for the Memories." Until we meet again my Friend, Rest in Peace. You will be missed. Love Frank & Marie
  • Gayle Walthers Shared lunch with Marilyn, Donna and Diane almost every day when we worked at 1818. Lots of strange looks for the laughs and loud outbursts. Too many promises for lunch dates after we all retired, but not enough kept. Rest peacefully, my dear friend. You are missed.
  • Diane Johansen Cherished memories . . . Until we meet again