WONDER LAKE – Lorraine Fejedelem, 91, of Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her home.|
She was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Chicago, to John and Alice E. (Ofenloch) Tolemy. On April 7, 1939, Lorraine married Edward E. Fejedelem in Chicago.
Formerly of Chicago, Lorraine was a resident of Wonder Lake since 1964.
A woman of faith, Lorraine was a longtime and active member of Nativity Lutheran Church of Wonder Lake. She taught Sunday School until she was 82 years old. She was Mrs. Claus at the Nativity Christmas bazaar for about 20 years, and she was involved in many other Nativity events.
Lorraine was involved in many community activities. She was a member of the Memory Maker/Story Tellers, the Wonder Lake Senior Citizens Club, the McHenry Senior Center and the Young at Heart Travel Club, and she was past president of the Wonder Lake Unit No. 1169 American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include five children, Shirley (Craig) Maxwell, Edward (Linda) Fejedelem Jr., John (Madge) Fejedelem, Harry (Sue) Fejedelem and Gerald Fejedelem; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Fejedelem; a sister, Mary Ann (the late Nunzio) Ganny; two sisters-in-law, Gretal Tolemy and Mae Tolemy; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward E. Fejedelem Sr.; a son, Andy Fejedelem; a granddaughter, Jennifer Fejedelem; a grandson, Brian Fejedelem; a sister, Evelyn (the late Roy) Schou; and three brothers, James Tolemy, Lawrence (the late Adrian) Tolemy and Peter Tolemy.
Friends may visit with her family from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3506 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. The memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Lorraine's name to any animal
would be appreciated.
Private inurnment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home, Wonder Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 815-728-0233 or visit www.justenfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on June 2, 2013