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VICKI ISSEL, Age 56 of rural Maple Park, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 3, 2004. BORN: She was born December 5, 1947 in Geneva, IL, the daughter John and Helen RichardsonEARLY YEARS :Vickie grew up in Aurora, IL until the early sixties when her family moved to Plano. Following graduation from Plano High School with the class of 1966, she began working as a beautician at Kay’s Beauty Shop in Plano. Through the years she also worked Geneva and Elburn. MARRIAGE She met Tim Issel in high school and on June 8, 1968 they were united in marriage in Plano and they made their home in DeKalb. Shortly, they moved to Geneva where they lived until 1972 when they moved to DesMoines, IA. A few years later Tim’s work took them to Peoria, IL until 1978 when they moved to the present family home in Kaneland Estates. MEMBERSHIPS She was a member of the Geneva Lutheran Church for many years where she helped with confirmation classes and vacation Bible School when her boys were growing up. LIFE NOTES Her sons were the joy of her life and looking after them was "job one" for Vicki. She was always there for them, in the stands at sporting events, in the audience at school plays and choir concerts. Her boys were the sunshine of her life but through recent years, in spite of her family’s great love, Vicki struggled with clouds of depression that shut out the sunshine of her life. Sometimes the darkness became so great, she would leave for a time, but always she would return. On Saturday, October 30, 2004, she encountered one of those days but did not return. As she had planned, the Fox River claimed her life and with it, the darkness that so clouded her vision. Her family, friends and loved one’s claim now the sunshine of her memory and will gather to celebrate her life. With faith in the everlasting love of her Savior and Redeemer, they claim for her, the peace and light of heaven and for themselves, the comfort, courage and wisdom that only He can give. SURVIVORS In addition to her husband, Tim, She is survived by three sons: Ryan (Bryn) Issel of Chicago, ILAnd their son, Benjamin.David Issel of DeKalb, andMarcus of Maple Park;Her mother Helen Masters of Aurora, IL;One brother, Wayne Richardson of Aurora, ILOne sister, Stephanie (Richard) Moffitt of Kaneville, ILTwo nephews Kevin Moffitt of Kaneville, ILTy (Kim) Moffitt of Gainesville, FL,And one niece,Michelle Moffitt (Jason), also of Kanevilleand several great nieces and nephews. PRECEDED She is preceded in death by her father, John Richardson.
Friends may call at visitation hours form 5-9pm Friday, November 5, 2004 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL and Saturday, November 6, at the Geneva Lutheran Church from 10am until 10:45am. Funeral services will be held at 11am with the Rev. Harvey E. Feustel officiating. Memorials in her memory may be mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family through www.conleycare.com.
Interment will follow at River Hills Cemetery, Batavia, IL.