AGNES SULLIVAN MUTERT

Agnes Sullivan Mutert of Mount Prospect for 58 years Agnes S. Mutert, born 1924, 87, beloved matriarch, passed away at home in the arms of her family on Oct. 2, 2012. Her loving husband of 67 years, William, preceded her passing in April. She is survived by children, William (Michelle), Susan Klay, Robert (Quynh), Marianne (Michael) Kinkley, Nancy (Charles) Luce and Patricia (William) DeCicco; sister, Patricia (Richard) Christy; brother, John (Molly) Sullivan; sisters-in-law, Sally (Gordon) Swanlund and Mitzi Lober; many nieces and nephews; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren, many of whom have known her for years. Raised on the west side of Chicago by Fire Captain John and Agnes Sullivan, she graduated with honors from Austin High School and began working where she met her husband-to-be, marrying him in 1944 when he returned from his service in the Navy. 10 years and five children later, she moved to Mount Prospect, where she remained a homemaker and bore her sixth child. She attended Roosevelt University as a distinguished student, was a volunteer for the church, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and as an election judge. She was a great poet, writing verse for many special family occasions as well as for commercial purposes, and traveled extensively from Europe to Asia. Her beautiful smile and limitless love, her way of making each person feel special, her wonderful sense of humor and clever wit will be missed by all. Formal visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m., at Friedrich's Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056. As a founding member of St. Raymond Parish located at Elmhurst Road (Route 83) and Lincoln Street, Mount Prospect, additional visitation will be held there on Monday, Oct. 8, from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass. A procession will follow to All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 6, 2012