Born: May 13, 1935; in Chicago
Died: May 13, 2014; in Woodstock
May-June Curtis, 79 of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2014, at the JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Care Unit in Woodstock surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on May 13, 1935, in Chicago, to Joseph and Sophie (Gelchshiemer) Haydysch. She married Edward Ray Curtis on August 5, 1955, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Palatine.
May-June was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cary. She loved cooking and baking for her family and her food was always excellent. She also enjoyed gardening, raising canaries, going fishing, and making wine. Her greatest joy was participating in the lives of her grandchildren and supporting them in all their activities and numerous events. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Edward Ray Curtis; her daughters, Terry (Mark) Walke, and Deborah (Michael) Cooney; her grandchildren, Steven (Melissa) Walke, Heather (Brad) Michels, Shawn (Janice) Cooney, and Erin (Cooney) Young; her great granddaughter, Lillian Agnes-May Cooney; her brothers and sisters, Clarence (Shelly) Haydysch, Patricia Stahl, Nancy (Frank) Cornelius, Ken (Lois) Haydysch, Rose (George) Walgren, and Sandra (Edward) Raske; as well as many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; two brothers in-law, Arlyn Tiede, and Jerry Stahl; and a grandson, Tyler Young.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 1-5 pm, at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. in Woodstock. The visitation will continue on Monday, May 19, 2014, from 10am until the time of the funeral service at 11am, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2107 Three Oaks Rd, in Cary. Interment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (N.I.S.R.A.) 285 Memorial Dr, Crystal Lake, IL 60014; or to the JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Care Unit, 527 W. South St, Woodstock, IL 60098.
For more information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710, or visit us on the web at www.slmcfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 15, 2014