“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
Victoria Fay Donnewald
July 18, 1984 - December 28, 2012
Victoria Fay Donnewald, nee Bishop, passed away suddenly at her residence in West Allis, WI on Friday, December 28, 2012. She was born in Naperville, IL on July 18, 1984.
Tori is survived by her father, Garold R. Bishop, II and her mother, Pamela A. Bishop (nee Fay), as well as her sister, Tamara Bishop, all of Joliet, IL. She is also survived by her former husband and good friend, Jacob Donnewald of Joliet, IL, her numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Garold R., Sr. and Irene Bishop and her maternal grandparents, Leo and Marjorie Fay.
Tori graduated from Plainfield Central High School, class of 2002. She graduated from the United States Air Force Basic Training at Lockland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. She served as an Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, TX until 2006. She was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal, the National Service Medal, the Air Force Training Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Air Force Expert Marksmanship Medal. Upon her honorable discharge from her military service, Tori lived in Corpus Christi, TX and worked in Emergency Medical Services.
Tori loved music. She played the oboe in the school band, enjoyed playing the piano and guitar and composed her own songs. She developed a talent for painting and photography and created truly unique works of art. Her thirst for knowledge was apparent and she amassed a large collection of books.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 12, 2:00 until 5:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Plainfield. A Celebration of Toriís life will begin at 5:00 PM at the funeral home. A private family interment will be at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.