Louise W. Schaaf
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Louise W. Schaaf nee Burkle. The oldest person in Illinois at 113 1/2. Beloved wife of the late Erwin. Loving mother of Ruth (Peter) Arend and Henry (Gay) Schaaf. Grandmother of Gale (Dr. Paul) Bicek, Michael Arend, Dan (Sue) Wolff and Dennis (Sandy) Wolff. Great grandmother of Erin (Ken) Perry, Kristin (Brandon) Welch, Stephen (Alison) Bicek, Brian (Alicia) Bicek, Adrienne (Tim) Moeller, Ashley Arend, Chloey Wolff, Jack and Sydney Wolff. Great Great Grandmother of Ryan and Connor Perry, Aidan and Kyleigh Welch, Brooks and Lily Bicek, Benjamin and Mia Bicek. Louise loved baking, cooking, all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and was looking forward to the new great great grandchild. Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, there will be a Memorial Service at a later date. Memorial donations to American Cancer Society or Lurie Childrens Hospital would be appreciated.



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Published in Chicago Tribune on May 3, 2020.
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May 24, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Marlene Good
May 24, 2020
We have such fond memories of Louise including the stories of her immigration from Dietlingen, Germany in the late 1920s with my mother, Emma Bach Breithaupt. The two girls were very close for many years. The annual birthday parties since Louise turned 100 were special events. During that party, attended by 180 people, she danced until 1 AM with every man she could find. We will miss her spunk!
Daniel and Marlene Good
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