CRYSTAL LAKE – Lori Geralyn Ruzbasan, 49, of Crystal Lake was born May 13, 1963, in Evanston and passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.|
Lori's love for children and her strong faith drew her to her chosen profession as a grade school teacher in a Catholic school. Lori enriched and inspired the lives of so many of the children whom she taught and truly loved during her more than 20 years as a teacher.
Lori's unconditional and unwavering love for her three beautiful children was evidenced by her countless generous actions, her words and her pride in the wonderful people they have become under her gentle guidance.
Her bright, cheerful, funny, forgiving, generous and eternally optimistic nature endeared her to everyone who met her. She will live on forever in the hearts and memories of all the people she touched. Heaven will echo with laughter and shine in joy with her presence.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, James; son, Christopher; daughters, Alyson and Brooke; sisters, Lisa (Jeff) Berg-Snyder and Kimberly (Robert) Giacchetti; brother, Scott Gerard Berg; parents, Henry and Shirlee Berg; and many dear friends and colleagues.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Christopher Michael Berg.
Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., (Route 176), Crystal Lake.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1023 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, where there will be visitation from 9 a.m. until the Mass.
Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery after the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244-6125.
Condolences may be sent to her family at www.davenportfamily.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Apr. 9, 2013