AURORA – Gwen E. Neubauer, 83, of Aurora, Ill., passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Countryside Care Center in Aurora.
She was born Aug. 9, 1929, in Hinckley, the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Neubauer.
Gwen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois
in Champaign/Urbana, and took additional coursework at Northern Illinois University, the University of Colorado – Boulder, and National College and Stanford University. She began her career as a music teacher and later taught kindergarten. In 1986, Gwen retired from her teaching career as a special education teacher in Elmwood Park. She lived in Wheaton and then North Aurora.
Gwen loved to travel. She traveled throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico, and went on a Windjammer Cruise to the Lesser Antilles. Gwen was a caring and compassionate person who brought joy to all who knew her. She was a member of St. Mark's Church in Aurora.
Survivors include her nephew, Tom (Marge) Olsen of New Berlin, Wis.; niece, Kristine (Brad) Phillips of Hinckley; and three great-nieces, Allison (Rich) Phillips-Zabelin of Elburn, Lauren Phillips of Chicago and Kaitlin Phillips of Hinckley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Elizabeth (Newhouse) Neubauer; and two sisters, Gayle Hoggins and Joyce Olsen.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave, Hinckley, IL 60520. Pastor Kris Delmore will officiate with interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by The Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora; 630-631-5500. Visit the new interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com
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