JoAnne Lichter DeYoung, 84, a longtime resident of Lake Forest, IL died peacefully on February 23, 2015. Jo was a hard working and loving mother of many more children than the seven with whom she shared a roof. She was a beloved sister, auntie, grandma, CCD teacher, neighbor and friend.
It would be a gross understatement to call her an avid reader. Her favorite job was working at Lake Forest Library after retirement until age 80. She also had many fun memories working at Yore’s Answering Service on Atteridge Road, where she later bought a home. She was a charter member of the famed Atteridge Road Block Party, setting up a telephone directory to keep neighbors in touch.
JoAnne was a parishioner of the Church of St. Mary where she was a member of the Women’s Guild. Favorite pastimes included crossword puzzles, beachcombing, sewing Halloween and party costumes, knitting and gardening.
She is survived by her children Amanda (William) Spriegel, M. David (Lisa) DeYoung, Mary (Andreas) Winter, Martha (James) Dooley, Rebekah (Brian) Welsh, Margaret (James) King, & Sarah (Mike) Metzger; her brother Nicholas (Kathleen) Lichter, eleven grandchildren and one great grandson. She is preceded in death by her siblings Edith (Jay) Zievers, & Leo, Jr. (Judy) Lichter; her parents Mary Clare & Leo Lichter and her granddaughter Elizabeth Spriegel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Midwest Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60015.
No visitation. Memorial Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL.
Interment will be private at St. George’s Cemetery, Kenosha, WI.
For additional information, Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest – www.wenbanfh.com or (847) 234-0022.