Ellen T. Holian-Mykrantz

Ellen T Holian-Mykrantz, 77 of Richmond, IL passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Ellen was born on January 3, 1941 in Chicago to the late John and Mary (Conway) Quinn. She graduated from St. Clotilde Grade School in 1954. She graduated from St. Scholastica High School in Chicago in 1958 where she developed life-long friendships. On April 4, 1959 she married James L. Holian II at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago and he passed away on July 13, 1991. Then on July 12, 2009 she married Christopher Mykrantz at St. Joseph Church in Richmond.
Ellen was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, registered nurse, mission worker and prayer warrior. She was an active evangelizer, prayer warrior and Board Member for Renewal Ministries of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She had a heart for missions and supported many mission-based charities and went on many mission trips when her children were out of school. She was McHenry County Right to Life Leader, retreat leader for Light of the World. After her first husband James died she took over the family business until her retirement in 2001. She loved Family, family activities: birthdays, weddings, baptisms, Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas. She loved to garden, read, pray, take pictures, go to every extra-curricular activity of her children & grandchildren, go on pilgrimages and mission trips, trips with friends and she especially loved to make memories with her grandchildren by traveling with them on their special trips! Her relentless love and unwavering faith were left for us to carry on.
Ellen is survived by her loving husband, Christopher Mykrantz, and loving mother to 7 children: James L. Holian III of Richmond, Dennis (Chris) Holian of Richmond, Daniel (Sue) Holian of Richmond, Susan Boarini of Burlington, WI, Nancy (Brian) Dittmar of Richmond, Timothy (Amanda) Holian of Richmond, Patrick Holian of Lake Geneva, WI. Beloved sister to five Siblings: John, Mary, Father Gavin, James and Kathleen Quinn. Cherished Grandmother to 27 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The only thing better than having Ellen as our mother was our children having her as their Grandmother. Forever in our hearts but never forgotten!
Ellen was preceded in death by her first husband James L Holian II and her parents John and Mary Quinn.
Celebration of Ellen’s Life: Thursday, September 6 from 3-8 at Ehorn Adams Funeral home in Richmond, IL. Mass of the Resurrection will be at St. Joseph’s Church in Richmond at 10:30am. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Richmond, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Joseph Church, 10519 N. Main Street, Richmond, IL 60071 or Renewal Ministries, P.O. Box 1426, Ann Arbor, MI 48106