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Joan M. Waterstraat

March 1, 1926 September 27, 2018
Joan M. Waterstraat
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Obituary for Joan M. Waterstraat

Joan M. Waterstraat, nee Nyhan, age 92, a resident of Wheaton, formerly of Fennville, MI, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018 at her home at Brighton Gardens in Wheaton. She was born March 1, 1926 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved wife of the late Francis Waterstraat, whom she married June 30, 1948, and who preceded her in death March 24, 2005. Loving mother of Thomas (Virginia) Waterstraat of Lisle, IL, Francis (Kathleen) Waterstraat, Jr. of Bloomington, IL, Denise (Michael) Schaller of Elmhurst, IL and William (Susan) Waterstraat of Oak Lawn, IL. Adored grandmother of Christian (Elizabeth) Waterstraat, Meredith (Kevin) Schofield, Megan (Christopher) Cleary, Kimberly (Keyandez) Brooks, Kirstin (Calvin) Kaisner, Kelly (Brian) Lock, Jennifer (Vit) Vanicek, Jonathan, Bradley, and Andrew Waterstraat, and the late Michael Schaller. Fond great-grandmother of 17. Devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Marie Nyhan. Dear sister of the late Catherine Cottrell, Marie Cawley and Thomas Nyhan. Fond aunt, great-aunt, and friend of many.

Joan was a Chicago Public School teacher for over 40 years. She loved traveling to Hawaii and was an avid gardener.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide via Catholic Charities of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654, in memory of Michael "Mikey" Schaller.

Visitation Tuesday, October 2, 4:00 until 8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. All are invited to meet on Wednesday, October 3, for the 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church, 101 W. Loop Rd., Wheaton, IL 60189, (630) 682-5003. Future inurnment: St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL.

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4:00 PM 10/2/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/2/2018 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 10/3/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church

101 W Loop Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189

St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church
101 W Loop Rd Wheaton 60189 IL
United States

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