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MEGAN NEISENDORF,age 18, of Plato Center, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, October 23 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin where she was taken following a sudden illness at her home.BORN Megan was born July 23, 1987, the daughter of Rick and Judy (Partch) Neisendorf in Elgin, IL. EARLY YEARS: Although she was given almost insurmountable challenges as an infant, Megan grew up to persevere and fight for all she had. A loving home, dedicated caring parents and an unbreakable will fueled her to achieve more than anyone thought possible. EDUCATION: Megan’s spirit and mind broke the earthly ties that held her down and rose above her handicaps by attending Burlington Central High School where she would have graduated later this year. Her birthday was celebrated at the Burlington Fire Station where many came to congratulate and support Megan for the example she set for everyone. MEMBERSHIPS Megan was a member of the choir at school and spent a year being the poster child and spokesperson for the Jayne Shover Easter Seals, Elgin in 1991. LIFE NOTES Megan was a big fan of country music and attended many concerts with her mom. Her bedroom walls were covered with pictures of her favorite artist’s, especially Mark Wills. With help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Megan had the chance to meet many of those artists when she traveled to Nashville for the 2001 CMA Awards. Although she tired easily whenever she left her home, she always looked forward to going out for ice cream with her aunts and trips with her sisters to Graham’s in Geneva for their renowned chocolate. While at home she loved to write stories on the computer, emulating her favorite Nancy Drew Mysteries, watch T.V. (and eat her favorite meal: Oscar Meyer hot dogs, iced tea and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Megan was also a first class Chicago White Sox and Scott Podsednik Fan and is surely smiling now as they head to Houston unknowingly watched over by one more special angel and will surely come home victorious. Above all Megan loved and was loved by many people Her memory will live on in the hearts of those lives she touched and will never be forgotten. SURVIVORS – She now leaves her parents Rick and Judy (Partch) Neisendorf of Plato Center, Two sisters:Courtney Neisendorf and her daughter Raven Peterson of Plato Center, and Andrea Neisendorf of Geneva, IL;One great-grandma, Lois Moser of Maple Park, IL;Paternal Grandparents: Edward and Betty Neisendorf of Hampshire, IL ;And numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and an untold number of friends. PRECEDED She now joins her maternal grandparents Wayne and Virginia Partch, who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Friends may call from 1-2p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2005 at Cornerstone Methodist Church, Plato Center. A memorial service to celebrate her life will begin at 2 p.m. Rev. Paul Meyer, pastor of the church, will officiate and private family interment will follow at a later date. MEMORIAL A memorial to benefit the Jayne Shover Easter Seals Elgin or the Make-A-Wish Foundation may be mailed in her name in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Personal tributes and memories may also be sent to the same address or forwarded to the family through www.conleycare.com.
Visitation 1:00pm - 2:00pm at Cornerstone Methodist Church2:00pm Memorial Service at Cornerstone Methodist Church