DeKALB – Holly Sue Button, 56, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Born Nov. 6, 1956, in LaSalle, to Hillard and Dolores (Kaszynski ) Hainzinger, Holly attended school in Bourbonnais and Bradley, as well as Harper Community College.
Holly was a strong, loving woman with passions for family, plants, music and sheltie show dogs. Her fearless, forthright nature led to work for diverse organizations, including the Northern Illinois University departments of general counsel, sociology and fine art; Elgin Symphony Orchestra; Elgin Community College; and local healthcare, greenhouse, grocery and retail enterprises.
She is survived by her soulmate, Dennis Duffey of DeKalb; mother, of Bourbonnais; brothers, Bud (Dee) Hainzinger of Morris and Scott (Beth) Hainzinger of Verona, Wis.; several nieces and nephews; and shelties, "Laddie" and "Smokey" (a.k.a. AKC Apple Acres Up on Craigie Hill Laddie Blue and Craigie Hill Up in Smoke).
She was preceded in death by her father; father-in-law; nephew; grandparents; and Skye, the sheltie.
A celebration of life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Northern Illinois University's Altgeld Hall, College Avenue, DeKalb.
The family suggests memorials to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University; visit www.cancer.northwestern.edu/public/contribute/index.cfm
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