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Dr. Patricia Etnyre-Zacher passed away on March 24 , 2014 at her home in Ormond Beach, Florida at the age of 70. She was born to Miriam Hoopes and George Etnyre, Jr., in Oregon, Illinois and is survived by her husband Ronald A. Zacher. Trish was baptized, confirmed and an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Oregon, Illinois and later an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Illinois. Later in life she attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Harlingen, Texas and Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. After graduating from Byron High School in Byron, Illinois she earned degrees from Illinois Wesleyan, the University of Illinois, and Northern Illinois University. "Dr. Trish" taught in the Allied Health Sciences program at NIU in DeKalb, Illinois for over 16 years and especially enjoyed working with her students. Trish is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Ferb of Samui, Thailand and Melissa Masters of Beaverton, Oregon; sister Susan Davis of Oregon, Illinois and brother William S. Etnyre-Lonesome, Seattle, WA; four grandchildren, Liam, Cian, and Carolyne Ferb of Samui, Thailand and Emerson Masters of Beaverton, Oregon; sons-in law William Silsby of Samui, Thailand and Scott Masters of Beaverton, Oregon; sisters-in-law Cheryl Gorell of Ottawa, CA and brothers-in law Gary Davis of Oregon, IL and Michael Lonesome-Etnyre of Seattle, WA. Other survivors include stepsons Scott and Eric Zacher of Geneva, IL and two nephews, Nicholas Davis of Plainfield, IL and Nathaniel Davis of Oregon, IL, their spouses and children; niece Elissa Zacher of Ottawa, CA; and cousin John Hoopes, Janesville, WI. She is preceded in death by stepson Kevin Zacher. A memorial service is planned in the near future at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles, IL. The family is deeply grateful to caregivers, Jan, Pat, Mary, Sherri and to the many members of the Vitas Hospice team and ask for your prayers that a cure for Alzheimer's Disease be forthcoming.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 25, 2014
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