Denise M. Pretet, age 62, beloved wife of Kirby Pretet was born into eternal life on Monday, February 17, 2020. Denise, of New Lenox, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep. She was born February 4, 1958 in Evergreen Park, the daughter of Stephen & Gloria (Panozzo) Wroblewski. Denise wed the love of her life, Kirby Pretet, on September 26,1981 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manteno.
Denise loved and cared for numerous children as a daycare provider, raising them as her own, weaving moral fortitude, compassion, and God into their lives. She was an avid reader and loved to travel, especially to Wisconsin Dells, Aruba, and national parks. Denise was a best friend, confidante, and spiritual guide to many. Her grandchildren were the center of her world and brought her the utmost joy. She was a parishioner of St. Jude Catholic Church in New Lenox.
Denise was the beloved wife of Kirby L. Pretet; loving mother of Dr. Nicole (Dr. Daniel) Falco, Colette Pretet, and Danielle (Joseph) Korte; cherished Nana of Zoey, Hannah, and Adalyn Falco, and Wesley, Wade, and Katherine Korte; dear sister of Pamela (Dale) Novak, the late Stephen (Michael Pyles) Wroblewski, Dr. Thomas Wroblewski, Joseph (Gale) Wroblewski, and Gregory (Barbara) Wroblewski; loved aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her older brother, Stephen Wroblewski, Denise is preceded in death by her adored parents, Gloria and Stephen (Panozzo) Wroblewski and beloved mother-in-law, Carolee (Kirby) Pretet.
The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, New Lenox on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 3pm - 8pm. Funeral Services Saturday, February 22, 2020 with prayers at the funeral home at 9:00am to St. Jude Catholic Church, New Lenox for Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am. Rev. Bill Dewan and Rev. Bill Sullivan will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Orland Park, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kirby Pretet for the education of their grandchildren. Denise was passionately devoted to teaching her grandchildren. She sang, read books, did shape and letter flashcards, did preschool workbooks, assisted with homework, and helped Zoey learn how to read. She would be honored to be able to contribute to their continued education in memoriam.
Published in The New Lenox Patriot on Feb. 27, 2020.