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Aleigra J. Revak
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Aleigra J. Revak, age 93, of Ashland City, Tennessee and formerly of McHenry, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018, at her home in the company of her loving family.

Born October 4, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Aleigra was one of two daughters born to Lester Bliffert of Milwaukee and Alyce (Schmidt) Bliffert, of Portland, Oregon and originally Ladysmith, WI. On July 24, 1948, Aleigra married the love of her life, Leo Revak at the Christian Church in Ladysmith, WI. Aleigra was a resident of McHenry since 1953. After the death of Leo in 1993, she moved in with her daughter and family, and relocated with them to Tennessee in 2013 after living in McHenry for 60 years.

Aleigra was a registered nurse, and began a long career at the former McHenry Hospital on Waukegan Road in McHenry. For most of her career, she was Purchasing Manager for the hospital, where she was well known as Mrs. A. Revak. If asked, she would say she went by her first initial because her first name was too difficult. Using her medical knowledge along with a talent to efficiently manage a very busy department, she was responsible for processing and receiving most orders for the facility. As the hospital grew, so did the activity in her department, especially after the hospital relocated to the present Centegra Hospital-McHenry campus. In 1994, Mrs. A. Revak officially retired from the former Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.

Aleigra was a devoted Christian and long-time member of the First Baptist Church in McHenry, with her church and her church friends being very dear to her. She enjoyed getting together with friends, especially for bowling or bingo. During her lifetime, the love of her family was what she cherished the most. A caring wife and loving mother, Aleigra especially enjoyed experiencing her family grow. She was an adoring grandmother and, more recently, a doting great-grandmother to two great-granddaughters.

She is survived by two children, Rob (Laurie) Revak of Crystal Lake, and Judy (Roger) Lance of Ashland City; five grandchildren, Joe (Ellen) Revak of Kansas City, MO, Quinn (fiancee Mia Fikaris) of Hinsdale, IL, Sara (Timo) Fabian of Aurora, OR, Amy Marie Boorsma (fiancé Eric Blackwood) from Ashland City, TN, Christa (Mitchel) Hubert of Nashville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Annabelle Marie Boorsma and Everly Rose; her sister, Betti Sheldon of Portland, OR; and nephews, Carey Sheldon, Blake (Leanne) Sheldon, Derek Sheldon, also of Portland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Leo J. Revak, on January 2, 1993.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at First Baptist Church, 509 N. Front Street, in McHenry. The funeral service will be at noon Saturday at the church. A private burial for the family will follow in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry.

Her family suggests memorials in her memory be made to the Glaucoma Foundation at or to Helping Paws, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098.

Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First Baptist Church

509 N. Front Street
McHenry, IL 60050





12:00 PM
First Baptist Church

509 N. Front Street
McHenry, IL 60050

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Helping Paws

2500 Harding Lane
Woodstock, IL 60098

Glaucoma Foundation

80 Maiden Lane Room 700
New York, NY 10038

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