CHICAGO — Elizabeth “Lisa” Melinda Rangel, 45, of Chicago, formerly of East Moline, died April 18, 2013, at Advocate Care Hospice, Chicago. A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. A memorial fund has been established for her daughter Kira Rangel, c/o 1542 Farwell Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL, 60626. A memorial service will be held Friday April 26, 2013, at Rogers Park Presbyterian Church, 7059 N. Greenview, Chicago, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with the Rev. Deborah Paton officiating.
Lisa was born on Aug. 27, 1967, in Moline to Arthur I. Rangel and Martha Olivia Pulido. She graduated from United Township High School, Class of 1985, and received her BS in Law Enforcement Administration at Western Illinois University in Macomb and Master's of Criminal Justice from Boston University. Lisa had worked as a paralegal for the Cook County State's Attorney in Chicago and for the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing. She had also worked as a telecounselor at Robert Morris University and most recently as a professional recruiter for People Scout, Chicago. Elizabeth grew up in East Moline and moved to Chicago in 1989. She was first and foremost a devoted mother and hard worker. She was a member and volunteer at the Rogers Park Community Church near her home. She was an avid walker and enjoyed the outdoors, reading and the movies.
Survivors include her father Arthur Rangel of Dubuque; daughter Kira Rangel; brother Arthur; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, locally and abroad and many close and loving long-time friends, neighbors and coworkers.
The family wishes to thank all the people, groups and institutions who partook in Elizabeth's care.
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