Mary Louise Figard|
Born: Aug. 13, 1951; in Elkhorn, WI
Died: May 15, 2014; in Des Plaines
Mary Louise Figard, 62, of Woodstock, died on May 15, 2014 surrounded by her family at the Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines.
She was born August 13, 1951 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin to Raymond and Christina (Postma) Wiersma. She married Terry Figard on August 7, 1971 in Hebron.
Mary was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock where she spent almost 43 years in the church choir. She enjoyed doing craft work of all kinds, and made many things for the Mistletoe Magic program at the church. She enjoyed the outdoors, particularly her gardening. She was also a seamstress, and loved making cookies with her grandchildren.
Mary always had a smile on her face. She was devoted to her family and friends; worshiped her grandchildren and great grandchildren; and, will be remembered as being a very generous person, never refusing to help anyone in any way.
She is survived be her husband, Terry Figard of Woodstock; sons, Michael (Erica) Figard of Rockford, Michigan, Matthew (Jessica) Figard of Genoa City; grandchildren, Aurora, Wyatt, Emily, and Kyle Figard; Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a sister, Catherine Knull; a brother, Clifford (Dorothy) Wiersma; and two aunts, Hazel Postma, and Mabel Woods.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation and Funeral Services will both be at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock. The visitation will be on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 3 to 9 pm. The visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 10 am until the 11 am funeral service. Interment will follow in the McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the National Breast Cancer Foundation; or to the Grace Lutheran Church Music Program.
For information contact the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL at 815-338-1710; or visit the web site at www.slmcfh.com
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 18, 2014