Sharon Hojek

Obituary of Sharon Lee Hojek


Sharon Lee Hojek, of Morris and formerly of Evergreen Park, IL, passed away at the age of 84 on Friday, October 8, 2021, in hospice, with her children by her side.

Born on April 2, 1937, in Chicago, to the late George and Viola Nelson, Sharon resided for many years in Evergreen Park, where her late husband, Chief John Hojek served as fire chief. Sharon and John spent their free time in their earlier years camping at Indian Creek Ranch in Morris, and Sharon moved to Morris to spend her remaining years in 2016. She was an avid reader, loved her dachshunds and later, her cats, but her greatest love was always her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sharon is survived by her children, John (Cathy) Hojek, Bradley (Annette) Hojek, Keith (Darlene) Hojek, Corey (Linda) Hojek, Traci (James) Hojek-Post, and Gregory (Kathleen) Hojek; her 19 grandchildren, John (Allison) Hojek III, Courtney (Anthony) Pesha, Dayna (Justin) Brown, Jamie Benitez, Brad (Michelle) Hojek, Jr., Jayci (Matthew) Dubik, Karrie Hojek, Hollie (Tanner) Fleck, Samantha (Nicholas) Leinfelder, Haley (John) Roe, Corey Hojek, Jr., Cody (Megan) Post, Micayla (Joseph) Chow, Tyler (Taya) Post, Allyssa Post, Gillian Hojek, Benjamin Hojek, Elise Hojek, and Allison Hojek; her 22 great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Vinny, Zak, Caycee, Lynzee, Aubree, Axel, Dakota, Conlan, Faylinn, Wyatt, Colton, Eli, Ava, Brahm, Hank, Hayden, Jaxon, Harper, Owen, Nora, and Thayer; and her sister, Marilyn Barnhouse and her family residing in Texas.

Preceded in death by her husband, John Hojek; a daughter in infancy, Karrie Hojek; and her parents.

As it was Sharon’s wish, cremation rites have been accorded and private family services will be held at a later date. For information, please call 815-942-5040 or visit her Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.


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