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Elvera W. (Wendell) ThomNovember 25, 1926 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 90)
Elvera W. Thom (nee Wendell), age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 with her loving family by her side.
Elvera is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, George Thom; children, Carol (Victor) Fonseca, Robert (Susan) Thom, Barbara (Steven) Mauer and Kathleen (John) Barrowman; grandchildren, Aaron (Tamara) Jones, Kevin (Ericka) Jones and Sarah (Naim) Dzambazi, Shelley (Larry) Bigger and Kelley Thom, Bryan (Ashley) Mauer, Matthew Mauer and Scott (Holly) Mauer, Jennifer (Scott) McCure, Nikki Barrowman and Jeff Barrowman; great-grandchildren, Jameson and Eliana Jones, Milena, Liam, Eliza and Alyssa Dzambazi, Violet, Kaylie and Alice Mauer, Alivia and Adelynn McCure; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Dominica (nee Cerutti) Wendell.
Elvera loved spending time with her family; she was an excellent homemaker who enjoyed cooking and caring for them. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. She enjoyed summer vacations at Balsam Lake and wintering in Sebring, Florida. Other hobbies Elvera enjoyed included fishing, playing cards, bowling and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Elvera’s name to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Joliet, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated.
A celebration of Elvera’s life will begin on Friday, May 12, 2017 with prayers in the funeral home chapel a 10:10 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Joliet for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Braceville Gardner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
St. Mary Magdalene Church
127 S. Briggs Street, Joliet IL 60433
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
150 N. Michigan Avenue #1550, Chicago IL 60601
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York NY 10004