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Obituary for Yolanda Jean Malenke

Yolanda Jean Malenke, age 85, of Dundee Township a former many-year resident of Carpentersville passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home under the care of her family on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Yolanda was born in Chicago on December 24, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Gennero and Rose N. (nee Barranco) Carsello. Yolanda was a resident of the area for the past 40 years. Prior to retirement, of over 35 years, Yolanda was a loyal and valued employee of Mars Candy Company in Chicago.

Survivors include her son, Ray (Michelle) Gurski; her grandchildren: Taryn (Sean) Freedburg, Aimee Gurski, Nicholas (Brenda) Gurski, Trevor (Emily Zapata) Williams, and Melissa (Robert Maynard) Williams, and her great-grandchildren: Braxton, Felix, Jullian, Aurora, and Nash.

In addition to her parents, Yolanda was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Gerald J. “Jerry“ Malenke on May 6, 2017, and her daughter, Linda Karolis on August 28, 1986.

At Yolanda’s request, she will be cremated. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 2:00- 4:00 P.M. at Miller Funeral Home in West Dundee. The inurnment will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit For information, please call 847-426-3436