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Barbara Catherine Ronspies


1946 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Barbara Catherine Ronspies Obituary
Barbara Catherine Ronspies (nee Wortel), aged 71, of New Lenox, IL, passed away on July 25, 2018, after a brief battle with Lymphoma. Barb was born to Catherine Nyberg (nee Angio) in Chicago, 1946. She met her high school sweetheart, Robert Joseph Ronspies, of Blue Island, IL, at St. Willibrord's. Barry Gibb was unavailable at the time. Bob and Barb wed in 1965 and remained happily married for 53 years. Barb attained both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Governor's State University, and enjoyed shopping, wintering in Florida, and her grandchildren most of all. She was a voracious reader and also enjoyed sewing and quilting. Her ability to navigate a discount rack was unprecedented. Barb is survived by husband Robert J. Ronspies, daughter Lynne Arends (Albert), sons Robert P. Ronspies (Jennifer) and Jeffrey (Jennifer). Seven grandchildren include Meghan, Shae, and Connor Duffy; Robert E. and Frank Ronspies; and Samuel and Sarah Ronspies. Family will receive friends at St. Jude Catholic Church 241 W. Second Ave, New Lenox on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10:00am until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00am. www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3700 for info.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 5, 2018
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