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Beverly L. Homolka

03/30/1930
02/17/2023

Beverly (Bev) Homolka of Lowell, passed away peacefully at the age of 92, on February 17, 2023. Bev was preceded in death by her husband, Milton (Milt); and son-in-law, Tony Brewer. She is survived by and will be missed by her loving children, Gay (Bob) Pfaller, Joy Homolka, Scott (Sue) Homolka, Mark (Ha) Homolka, Lynn Brewer; 5 grandchildren, Jeff (Sandi) Pfaller, Brian (Mandy) Pfaller, Tony and Lauren Homolka, Mariana (Henrique) Morais; and 8 great-grandchildren, Miles, Mayse, Ruby, Raelyn, Aubryn, Noah, Maya, and Julia. Bev was the only child of Anthony and Josephine Loizzi, born in Chicago on March 30, 1930 (“Three Thirty Thirty” as she would say). She graduated from Austin High School at 16 years old, then attended DePaul University, graduating 3 years later with a Physical Education Degree. She taught Phys Ed at an all-girl’s school in Chicago and worked for the Chicago Parks and Rec Department. Bev married the love of her life, Milton Homolka, on June 19, 1954. They honeymooned in San Diego, CA and ended up spending 3 years there before moving to Michigan to raise their family. Bev was a loving and devoted wife to Milt as well as an extraordinarily wonderful mom to her 5 children, twins Gay and Joy, Scott, twins Mark and Lynn, born within the span of 5 years. Her grand and great-grandchildren gave her great joy and happiness. Bev never felt the need to obtain her driver’s license, which meant walking or riding her bicycle to get around town. Almost everyone in Lowell and on Main Street knew “Mrs. Homolka”. Bev always had a kind word, was genuinely interested, and would always make time for a conversation with everyone she met. She was an accomplished bowler, loved teaching the sport, and was active in several leagues into her 80’s. She lost Milt, the love of her life, to Multiple Myeloma after 47 years of marriage, in January of 2001. She and Milt loved their bicycles, taking the family to their Wisconsin cottage for the summer, and traveling around the U.S. on bus tours. The family will have a private service with interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Lowell. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the dedicated staff at Green Acres in Lowell which she affectionately called “home” for over 11 years and to Emmanuel Hospice for the compassionate care shown to the family and our mom. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Dear Homolka family,
    What a dear woman your mother was! She was so gentle and kind and patient with us noisy neighborhood kids:) God certainly knew the special woman she was to have “gifted” her with two sets of twins – and a single in between – so very close in age!

    The Reagan family had a nice visit with her when we saw her while Christmas caroling at Green Acres this past December.

    My sympathies to you all.

  2. Dear Homolka Family,
    I have only known Bev since the fall, but I grew to love her instantly. Bev was a kind & genuine person & that also reflected in her daughters who I felt honored to have the opportunity to know. I was heart sick after returning from a trip to learn Bev had passed. Yet it is bitter sweet, knowing she is with her beloved husband in Heaven; what joy as they reunited. I know your grief is hard to bear & my heart goes out to you. Peace & Love to you all. Thank you for sharing your mom with me.

  3. Bev was a joy to take care of at Green Acres. During covid her family brought in gift certificates a couple times. They were the most thoughtful during hard times, and Mrs Bev was always a pleasure. My condolences go out to the family.

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