Avi E. Shinners

Avi E. Shinners, 93, a lifetime resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday October 1, 2014. She was born September 24, 1921 in Grayslake, the only child, to George and Eva Brandstetter. Avi was the beloved mother to Suzanne (Vincent) Abate, Mary (Thomas) DeMeyer, Theresa (Ron) Bernardi, Paul J. (Jean) Shinners Jr., Mark (Susan) Shinners, Stephen Shinners, Francine (Gary) Rippberger, Matthew (Toni) Shinners, Monica (Dan) Patterson, John (Karen) Shinners, and Daniel (Kathy) Shinners, loving grandma to 19 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Paul J. Shinners Sr. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday October 5, 2014 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday October 6, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities Christmas Gift Program 671 S. Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

4 Responses to Avi E. Shinners

  • Sandy Wilson says:

    Losing your mom is one of the hardest things–so sorry and sending a big hug!

  • Barbara (Burge) Grant says:

    As a child I have many fond memories of Avi and her family as she lived next door to us. Avi remained good friends with my mother and father until they passed away. I am sure that they are continuing there friendship in heaven. I hope that your wonderful memories of your mother will comfort you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace folded in God’ s arms.

    Barbara (Burge) Grant

  • Laurie Casey Alkidas says:

    I always remember how fond my father (Elmer Casey) was of Avi. He thought correctly that she and your father raised wonderful children! You are all in our thoughts.

  • Susan J (Schroeder) Davis says:

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of her and the family I will cherish always.