Victoria (Cairo) Miller: A funeral Mass for Victoria A. 'Vici' Cairo Miller, 35, of St. Charles, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Patrick's Church in St. Charles. Born Dec. 5, 1962, in Park Forest, Mrs. Miller died Friday, July 31, 1998, at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Burial will be in Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles Township. She graduated from St. Patrick's Grade School in St. Charles and Rosary High School in Aurora. Mrs. Miller was a member of St. Patrick's Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Robbie, Katie and Jack, all living at home; mother, Alice Cairo of St. Charles; father, Fred Cairo of Heber Springs, Ark.; brother, John (Jan) Cairo of Geneva; and sisters, Elizabeth (John) Eagan of Salt Lake City, Utah and Jacqueline (Daniel) Hubly of Naperville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles, with a Liturgical Wake Service at 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Victoria Miller Scholarship Fund, c/o First Star Bank, 1500 Lincoln Hwy., St. Charles, IL 60174.
Elizabeth R. "Beth" (Carlson) Wolding
, 56, of Aurora, passed away on October 29, 2019 at Rush Copley Medical Center. She was born January 12, 1963 in Aurora, IL. Beth was a longtime member of Holy Angels Church. She was a graduate of Holy Angels Grade School and Rosary High School. She was employed over the years at Heartland Blood Center, Dreyer Medical Clinic, and Edwards Hospital as a cardiovascular technician. She is survived by her husband, Martin Wolding; her son, Bradley Christian Carlson; four sisters, Brenda (John) Merkel, Gayle Iennarella, Mary Vogt, Marti (Billy) DelNegro; a brother, Daniel (Sue) Carlson; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Carolyn (Vogel) Carlson; her brother, Robert Thomas Carlson in infancy; her brother-in-law, Tony Iennarella. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 Holy Angels Church at 10:00 AM; Fr. Michael Lavan will officiate with inturnment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the funeral hour at 10:00 AM, at Holy Angels Church 180 South Russell Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506. Arrangements are being handled by THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 630-631-5500. Please visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com
where you may leave condolences for Elizabeth's family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Beth's name to Holy Angels Church. Published in the Aurora Beacon News on Nov. 6, 2019
Janet Cibulskis (September 1, 1963 to May 9, 1984)
Susan M. Edwards, 44, of Aurora, IL passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Alden of Waterford following her brave battle with cancer. Susan was a teacher at Holy Angels School in Aurora for more than 20 years and assistant principal for the past 5 years. She was also the music director at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in North Aurora for more than 20 years. Susan was very active in her school, church, and the Girl Scouts of America. Her warm, inviting personality and eagerness to help everyone around her has endeared her to the countless people whose lives were brighter because of her. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched through education, music, and in all other aspects of her life. She is survived by her father and step-mother, James and Linda Edwards of Aurora; her sister, Peggy (David) Glenn of St. Charles; her brothers, Timothy (Peggy) Edwards of Aurora and Michael (Christine) Edwards of Naperville; three nieces, Sarah, Josie and Cecelia Glenn; two nephews, Matthew and Kyle Edwards; her uncles, Lawrence Edwards of Fort Meyers, FL and William (Ellen) White of Overland Park, KS; several Godchildren, and many close friends. We are truly blessed to have had her in our lives. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Kay (White) Edwards; as well as her paternal grandparents, Jean and Elmer Edwards; and her maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Agnes White. Funeral from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY will be Monday, April 2, 2007 at 9:45 am to Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:30 am. Fr. John Slampak will officiate with interment at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 1, 2007 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY.
Patricia A. (Gilbert) Harvala
, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She was born on March 12, 1963 to the late Glenn and Mary Lou Gilbert. Patti was a graduate of Holy Angels Grade School and Rosary High School. She married the love of her life, Robert R. Harvala, on September 2, 1989, and they spent the next twenty four happy years together. Patti was employed for thirty years at Reuland's Food Service. She attended Central Bible Church. Patti is survived by her husband, Bob Harvala; two sisters, Mary (Al) Cinto, Ellen Gilbert; three brothers, Jim (Laurel) Gilbert, Brian (Judy) Gilbert, Jay (Tracie) Gilbert; five nieces, Maggie, Anne, Megan, Amanda, Caitlin; three nephews, Matthew, Charlie, Brandon; her very special niece, namesake and "Best Buddy", Patti Cors; her parents-in-law, David and Donna Paris; two brothers-in-law, Gary (Suzy) Harvala, David Harvala; her grandmother, Dorothy Paris. She was preceded in death by her parents. Patti's family would like to thank her many friends from AID and AA for their years of support. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, Tom Barron will officiate with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 North Lake Street, Aurora. 630-631-5500. Please visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com
to leave condolences for Patti's family or sign the guest book. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family would be appreciated. Published in the Aurora Beacon News on Feb. 14, 2014
Nancy Jane (Holm) Rowley
, was absolutely the most loving wife, caring mother, thoughtful Nana, beloved sister, cherished daughter and loyal friend. Much too suddenly and too soon, she joined the angels and saints in Heaven on January 10, 2021, at the age of 56. She was a truly warm-hearted, kind and vibrant woman who left a positive mark on everyone she ever met. Born as the youngest of four children (Dave, John and Mark), Nancy made her way into the world May 1, 1964, to the proud parents, John “Jack” and Rita Holm, in the town of Geneva, Illinois. Nancy inherited her mother’s beauty, both inside and out, and her father’s quick wit. Jack and Rita instilled in Nancy a devout Catholic faith and strong emphasis on family. She attended St. Peter’s grade school, where she made many great friends. She recently attended a reunion of grade school friends at Swedish Days in Geneva and enjoyed seeing everyone.
Nancy then attended Rosary Catholic High School where her fun-hearted spirit led to her involvement in cheerleading, poms (affectionately referred to as the “Bomb Squad”) and many other social events. She also excelled academically. Although always understated, Nancy would often remind Todd - later in life - that she was a member of the National Honor Society (and he wasn’t!). Her sweet personality and affinity to listen to others led her to making lifelong friends, especially a group of dear members of her “Rosary clique”, with whom she remained close to over the years and enjoyed many reunions and trips. Her sincere and kind personality also led her to meeting the love of her life, Todd. While the two simply attended a Rosary/Marmion turnabout dance together during their high school days - which always prompted multiple versions of that story when the subject came up - Todd and Nancy officially started dating while attending the University of Iowa, and the rest was history.
During their college days, Nancy could always be found reluctantly laughing at Todd’s nonstop jokes and hanging out at 819 Iowa Ave (Todd’s house across from Nancy’s Chi Omega sorority). Nancy always claimed that the truly funny jokes were hers, just repeated more loudly by Todd. They made such wonderful friends at Iowa, again making many great memories together and they truly enjoyed their years there. They remained lifelong loyal Hawkeyes!! Todd and “Nance” were the very best of friends, which made for the strong foundation of their wonderful 32-year marriage. When Todd and Nancy had their first serious dinner date at IRP in Iowa City, they quickly realized their common backgrounds, strong Catholic commitments and the importance of family. Nancy was immediately welcomed into the Rowley family, and she became a loved member of the large Irish Catholic clan.
After college, Nancy became a buyer for Von Maur in Davenport, Iowa and Todd started his business career in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They kept their long-distance relationship going strong, with weekly treks to visit each other. Soon, they were engaged, and Nancy moved to Rantoul, Illinois, (outside of Champaign) where Todd was working. They were married on March 19, 1988, concelebrated by close family friends, several Marmion priests. This began an incredible journey together from Rantoul to Tucson, Arizona and then on to Kansas City, making many, many friends. Wherever they were, Nancy was leaving her footprints along the way. She was always involved in her family’s school and Church - from St. Malachy’s to St. Cyril’s to Cure of Ars to Rockhurst and Sion. Nancy’s steady and caring personality always found her contributing in many ways, including chairing school auctions, PTO boards, Holy Smokes BBQ events and many, many more. Her quiet but strong leadership was always on display and always welcomed. She just had a special way of making everyone feel welcomed and others simply enjoyed being around her.
Of the many things that Nancy accomplished, where she shined most brightly was being a devoted mother and role model to her three children, Colleen Marie (Brett Blackwell), Ryan Patrick and Nicholas John, and an adored “Nana” to her grandson, Beckett James, and granddaughter, Rowley Irene. From hosting a delicious Sunday dinner each weekend - where she continuously outdid herself - to putting on the most thoughtful holiday celebrations and perfectly curated family trips to constant playdates full of endless creativity and laughter with her grandchildren, Nancy was always surrounded by her family, whom she loved deeply, and they loved her more than words can ever express. Nancy’s generous-loving spirit didn’t stop there. She brought it into every aspect of life, including her devout Catholic faith and cherished friendships. In fact, she held so many dear relationships throughout the school years, in her many successful rounds on the golf course, hands of bridge and book club get-togethers, amongst the neighborhood of Royse, on the waters of Lake Lotawana, during her time volunteering with Starfish Ministry and everywhere in between. Nancy made each circle she touched a little better and a whole lot brighter.
Todd and Nancy were truly enjoying the past 10 years, or so, as “empty nesters,” spending time together and enjoying so many activities. Nancy loved traveling and they enjoyed many great trips - Italy, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Caribbean trips, Mexico trips, Florida trips and more. Nancy loved playing cards (bridge, Euchre and hearts), they loved restaurants, she loved cooking and she was becoming an avid golfer. All of these interests led to sharing great times with many friends and family. Nancy was always able to throw a great party. She was a wonderful hostess, whether it was her Sunday dinners with the family, dinner club parties with the neighborhood crew, 4th of July parties at Lake Lotawana or incredible holiday celebrations. There are truly too many great memories to list. These times will always be cherished. Nancy was very blessed!!
We will always remember Nancy’s warm smile and the special smile in her eyes. She was an incredibly exceptional person, loved by many wherever she went. She will forever and always be missed but surely never forgotten. Services will be held at Cure’ of Ars Catholic Church following COVID-19 protocols and restrictions - Rosary and Visitation, Friday, January 15th, 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. | Funeral, Saturday, January 16th, 10:00 A.M.*Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, the family understands that live streaming may be your safest opportunity for celebrating Nancy and encourages you to do so.
Please visit www.cureofars.com/funeral
on the day of the service to view.Kathleen (McLean) Columbo