Wanda Lucille Bartlett-LaBonte
1939 - 2021
Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Ltd. - Dixon
213 Crawford Avenue
Dixon, IL
Wanda Lucille (Engelbrecht) Bartlett-LaBonte
Born: May 25, 1939 in Amboy, IL
Died: September 11, 2021 in Dixon, IL
Wanda Lucille (Engelbrecht) Bartlett - LaBonte, 82, of Franklin Grove, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, IL after a short illness.
Wanda was born May 25, 1939, in Amboy, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Lucille (Hilbert) Engelbrecht. She attended and graduated beauty school in Champaign. Wanda owned and operated her own hair salon for 50 years. She married James LaBonte on July 5, 1987, in Franklin Grove. He preceded her in death on January 30, 2007. Wanda was a life long member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. She was past member of the Moose Lodge #727 and Lee County Women's Home Extension. She enjoyed painting, crossword puzzles, collecting pewter statues and viewing the Bison at the Nachusa Grasslands. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her, five children, Curtis (Debra) Bartlett, Brian Bartlett, Katherine Schwarz, Steve (Patricia Hutson) Bartlett, Richard (Michelle) Bartlett all of Franklin Grove; three step-children, James (Barbara) LaBonte of Hayward, WI, Holly (Jerry) Smith of Spencer, WI, Robin Deen of Eau Claire, WI; ten grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Lamb of TX, and Marilyn Bruce of WI.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; one son Christopher Bartlett; grandson, Jason Alan Bartlett; two brothers Gene and Robert Engelbrecht; daughter-in-law Jeri Lyn Bartlett; and father of her children, Frank Bartlett.
A Funeral Mass will be on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon with Father Richard Kramer, officiating. Private Burial will be at a later date at Franklin Grove Cemetery in Franklin Grove, IL. Cremation Rites have been accorded.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.
Published by Sauk Valley News from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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Jim was my husband's brother & he spent time with us at our home & once Jim & Wanda were married we spent even more time together. Jim & Wanda were unique people. We had plenty of happy times together & even though we moved to AZ, I managed to stay in touch with Wanda (Paul, my husband passed in April of 2018). It was not possible for us to make it back for Jim's funeral & I believe both Jim & Wanda realized it would entail a trip that we had not planned to make. Paul Arthur LaBonte Jr was Jim's best man when he & Wanda got married . And I was Wanda's maid of honor. My condolences go out to her family & friends.I had been looking for a card to send & have not been successful in doing so. I'm in an assisted living facility in Mesa now & I am dependent on others to take me places. Please know that my heart is with each of you during this trying time.
Jennifer LaBonte
September 19, 2021
Prayers for your family and want you to know very deeply how important Wanda was in my life .. she was a mentor to me in my salon business and I´m so thankful I got to learn from her and know her .
Marla Shaner
September 16, 2021
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