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Bischoff, Wyolene K. Wyolene K. Bischoff died on May 1, 2013 at Lake Forest Place surrounded by those she loved. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul W. Bischoff; adored mother of Mark Paul Bischoff (Darlene) and Maude Bischoff MacGillivray (Scott); loving sister of the late Henry J. Kolze III (Lynne); dear grandmother of Britt Bischoff, Andrew Bischoff (Erin), Kevin Bischoff, Graham MacGillivray, Connor MacGillivray; great-grandmother of James Kelly; cherished aunt of her nieces and nephews. She lived her life with grace, unwavering faith, and complete devotion to her family. Wy was born February 21, 1923 in Chicago to Henry and Eleanor Kolze. She attended the University of Illinois (Champaign) where she became a member of Chi Omega sorority and met her future husband, Paul Bischoff. She married the dashing young Ensign on a blustery April day in 1945. They built their first house in Park Ridge Manor where they raised their two children. Wy was involved with numerous clubs and civic activities, including serving as President of the Park Ridge Manor Women's Club. In the summer of 1967, Paul accepted a job in Los Angeles and the couple embarked on a three-year adventure in the golden state. Upon returning to Illinois, they moved to Northfield where Wy began her interior design career and became a professional member of A.S.I.D. She loved playing tennis and bridge with her friends as well as having dinners at Sunset Ridge Country Club. She was fulfilled by her involvement with Winnetka Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder. She and Paul treasured the family trips to Michigan, LaJolla, and Palm Springs as they watched the grandchildren grow. In 1998, Wy and Paul designed and moved into their cottage as the new campus opened at Lake Forest Place. Their time there brought them new friends and wonderful experiences. Paul died in 2005 after 59 years of marriage. Wy continued on, learning and growing. She began to worship as a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest. Wy was blessed by all those who touched her life during her two and half year stay in the Balmoral Care Center. Up to her final day, she was the family matriarch. She maintained her sharp intellect, caring touch, and remarkable ability to enjoy the little things in life. Private internment. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, May, 18th, 2013, 3:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Info. Wenban Funeral Home of Lake Forest, 847-234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025 www.midwestcarecenter.org.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from May 15 to May 21, 2013
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