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Glenda (Leifheit) Whittaker of Sandwich, IL passed away at Northwestern Hospital in Huntley, IL on October 4, 2021. She was born March 9, 1963, in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Glenn and June (Bertram) Leifheit. She attended the Yorkville School district. She was united in marriage to Glenn Whittaker on November 27, 2004, and they spent the next 16 years happily married.

Anyone who knew Glenda knew 3 things about her: she loved her family, especially her grandchildren, she was a lifelong Chicago White Sox fan, and as a two-time breast cancer survivor, she was a fighter to the very end. She will be tremendously missed.

She leaves behind her mother, June Leifheit, her two brothers, Monte and Kevin Leifheit, her adoring husband Glenn Whittaker, her children: Scott (Denise) Towne, Steven (Amber) Towne, Brandy (Barrett) Ekle, her mother-in-law Eva (Don) Herbst, her stepchildren: Jimmy Whittaker, Charlie (Ashley) Whittaker, Lacey Whittaker, and her grandchildren Lucia, Xavier, Violet, Josie, Bryce, & Leo also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Leifheit. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Glenda is a sweet loving person. Had so much fun with her. She will be missed much love to the family

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