McHENRY – Heather Paprocki, 43, of McHenry, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
She was born Nov. 17, 1969, in Oak Park to Robert and Linda G. (Johnson) Torrence.
A 1987 graduate of McHenry West High School, Heather received training in the optics field and worked for 20 years as an optician.
Enjoyments included boating, gardening, and being with her friends, especially on shopping trips. Most of all, she loved being with her children and being involved in their school activities. A dog lover, she enjoyed the companionship of her four dogs, Mia, Blaze, Belle and Precious.
Survivors include two children, Allison and Dylan Paprocki, both at home; her parents, Robert and Linda of Twin Lakes, Wis.; and a brother, Mondo Torrence of McHenry.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Friends may visit with her family from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Her family suggests memorials in Heather's memory be made to the Paprocki Children Educational Fund, in care of Justen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com
, where friends may leave an online condolence message for her family.