Born: Dec. 5, 1931|
Died: June 29, 2014
ST. CHARLES – Mary Ellen (Brach) Rodeghier, a longtime St. Charles resident, completed her life's journey on June 29. She was born to William and Mary Cecelia Brach on Dec. 5, 1931. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Calvin and her sister Betty, she is survived by her daughter Patricia Huettner and husband Randy of Yorkville; grandson David (wife Erin) and the twinkle in her bright blue eyes, great-grandson Joey; grandsons Mark (friend Brandy) and Ryan; son Jack and wife Karen, brother William and wife Beverly, along with numerous nieces and nephews and many, many treasured friends.
Mary graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1949 and met her soul mate Cal while both worked at Lost Lake Lodge in Minocqua, Wisconsin. They were married on June 9, 1956. She was an avid reader, bird-watcher and adored the company of her dogs, time at home on Hickory Lane preparing meals and enjoying nature were among her favorite moments. She also had the pleasure of experiencing many trips to Europe and Caribbean cruises.
Mary had a sincere interest in the lives of those around her, she was an accomplished home cook and was always ready with a witty story, friendly smile and kind words of encouragement, attributes that helped lead to a fulfilling career in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Most of all, Mary was the best wife and mom her family could have ever asked for. Her physical presence will be dearly missed but our spirits are high knowing she'll always be with us in special ways – an Irish blessing: May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun and find your shoulder to light on, To bring you luck, happiness and riches, Today, tomorrow, and beyond.
At Mary's request there won't be a funeral, however, a party is planned for later in July to celebrate her life and times. For those wishing to do so, the family requests that donations in Mary's name be sent to Fox Valley Wildlife Center, Elburn Forest Preserve, 45W061 Illinois Route 38, Elburn, IL 60119. Arrangements were made by the Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles.
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Published in Kane County Chronicle on July 2, 2014