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Jeannette C. Swanson Souders, age 82 of Oswego formally of Sugar Grove went to be with her Lord peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2016 surrounded by her family at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.
She was born into this world on Sunday, October 14, 1934 in Aurora, IL. Jeannette lived in Warrenville for the first year and half with her parents, Carl Sig. and Ruth (Peterson) Swanson.
At the age of 14 (1949) Jeannette and her family moved from Downers Grove to Elburn. She attended and graduated from Elburn High School. There she met her lifelong friend Rena Brown. Who remain her close friend till she passed. After high school she enrolled in the William Woods Private Womanâ€™s Junior College in Fulton, MO. Jeannette graduated from college and moved to Chicago with her friend Rena. She immediately started working at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago as a junior bookkeeper where she helps establish the loan department.
Through a mutual friend Jeannette heard of a young man who had a car and was looking for places to go in Lake Geneva, WI. It just so happens that Jeannette knew Lake Geneva well.
This young man would soon become Jeannetteâ€™s husband. After a year of courtship Wilbur G. Souders, Jr and Jeannette C. Swanson were united in marriage on December 7, 1957 at the Community Congregational Church in Elburn. They started their new life together on Ke De Ka Rd in Sugar Grove where they began raising a family. In 1966, the family moved to the long-time home on Harter Rd. where Wilbur and Jeannette enjoyed 37 years of happiness.
Jeannette worked as a bookkeeper her whole life. However, after becoming pregnant and delivering their first child, Jeannette took a long hiatus from bookkeeping to raise her two girls. She did go back to bookkeeping after her children were grown for different companies. Jeannette finally retired in 1996.
She was a past member of the Community Congregational Church in Elburn and a proud and very active member of the Red Hat Society.
Jeannette spent her days enjoying mystery novels, going out to eat multiple times a week and playing cards with her lady friends. In the mornings, she would go for breakfast with one group of friends, meet up with more friends after breakfast, and play “Hand and Foot” and other card games with her grandchildren.
Jeannette was a snow bird, where she lived in Florida during the winter months. Along with her travels to Florida she and Wilbur owned a motorhome and traveled the country. After Wilburâ€™s passing Jeannette did not stop traveling. She enjoyed taking adventures overseas with senor groups traveling to many foreign countries. She also enjoyed, traveling to see the fall colors, driving across country to Florida or just around town. Being behind the wheel and having that sense of independency was calming for Jeannette. She absolutely loved playing the stock market. Jeannette was a numbers person and she found great joy guessing what the market would do next. Over and above everything she loved, Jeannette adored her beautiful grandchildren and spent every chance she had with them.
Jeannette leaves behind two children; Julie (Jim) Klyczek, and Linnea (Michael) Souders-Gossman, one foster brother; Walter, and four grandchildren; Alyssa Klyczek, Gabrielle Gossman, Cortney Gossman, Madison Gossman.
She now joins her parents and her husband.
A visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm, Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn. The funeral service that will celebrate Jeannetteâ€™s life will be at 11:00am, Monday, December 5, 2016 at the funeral home. The Reverend Walter Thyng of the Community Congregational Church in Elburn will officiate. Burial will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Monday, December 5, 2016 at Conley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Conley Funeral Home
Burial will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.