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Lillian Isola


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Lillian Johanna Isola Lillian Johanna Isola, age 81, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Seasons Hospice. She was born on June 15, 1936, in Flushing NY. She attended Newtown High School in Queens, New York and was an Arista Student (Straight A's). Formerly, a Long Island, Massapequa, N.Y. resident moved to Illinois in 2009 to be closer to her son, Steven Scheinpflug. Lillian was known as Joan, to all she met. Her favorite pastimes were a penchant for computer Scrabble (in which she played a total of 10,872 games, of which, she won 8,796, lost 2,075 and tied 1). She also enjoyed the wonderful German Culture & Cuisine that Illinois had to offer her. Another great hobby of hers was knitting voluminous sweaters for her friends, dogs and son. She could cobble a sweater together in no-time by just following a complicated pattern and gleaning some body measurements subsequently spinning yarn into the most beautiful sweater anyone ever laid their eyes on. In addition to her excellent cooking skills, she has made many friends and family members heavy with her delectable meals. Everyone always seemed to ask, if seconds were available during their dining experience. She always expressed much admiration, love and gleeful attention for her Chihuahuas, Rascal and Cuddles. One of her favorite TV shows was the soap the opera named "The Young and the Restless" she was their biggest fan, for over forty years. When she would watch the show the whole room had to be silent during its airing.. or else¿ You would be in big trouble. In addition to her voluminous appetite and thirst for knowledge, she would read up to 10 books every two weeks. Her forte was in reading murder mysteries and solving the killer of who did it in the first chapter. She was a maven at figuring out the plot! She read so much, she wore out her glasses!! She was also a czar at the casino; she would walk up to a table and just have a feeling, place the chip down on the Roulette number and win! It was like she was a super computer. I'm sure she was on Vegas's, Rio de Janeiro and other countries Casino watch list. She was so smart she cajoled friends of her son, neighborhood friends and family to watch "Wheel of Fortune" with her and she would bet them .50 cents a game. Naturally, her son always lost his allowance. Eventually he learned her business savvy. She was also a real chess champion; she beat her son so many times and the lessons were inspirational. It's not over till it's over! She used to play the violin in her younger days and then migrated to the piano, in her late 70's. There was nothing she couldn't do. One of Joan's greatest assets was taking on Goliath, in which she played the part of David. She was so dogmatic and tenacious about writing letters and making things right for people and setting situations correct, she passed that tenet on to her son, Steven. She is survived by her son Steven Scheinpflug, dogs: Rascal and Cuddles. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 12 PM at St. Timothy Lutheran Church 1313 N. Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 1, 2017
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