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Theresa Schaft

Obituary for Theresa Schaft

September 25, 1921 - May 5, 2018
Woodstock, Illinois | Age 96


Theresa Schaft, age 96, of Fox Lake, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 5, 2018. She was born September 25, 1921, to the late Ignaitus and Antonia (nee Zynda) Tushkowski.
Theresa was a long time resident of Ringwood. She worked for Oak Manufacturing for more than 22 years. Before becoming a member at Christ the King Church, she was a member of St. Patrick's Church. Theresa was an avid gardener and enjoyed baking and canning. She loved to play Bingo and travel to Las Vegas. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving children: Ronald (Nancy) Schaft, Kristine (John) Atkins, and Deborah (Claude) Balmes; dear grandchildren: Tim (Cindy) Werner, Joe (Eva) Franks, Bill Schaft, Ryan (Kayla) Schaft, Larry Spencer, Andrew Spencer, Becky Allen, Mandy (Eric) Richards, and Ethan Balmes; and cherished great-grandchildren: Kyra, Sam, Amber, Savannah, Shaelyn, Alex, Jacob, Ashley, Drew Ann, and Mason. Theresa was the last of 14 siblings.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Schaft; daughter, Patricia Werner; and grandson, Tom Franks.
Visitation will be held from 4pm until 8pm on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and will continue on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 10am until the time of Funeral Service at 11am at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Theresa's name may be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
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