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Cathryn L. Bormann

Published September 19,2017

Obituary's Biography:

God smiled as he welcomed, Cathryn L. Bormann, 94, home.  Born in Parkridge, IL on June 29, 1923 the daughter of William and Anna O. Bormann.  After graduating from Park Ridge High School, Cathryn attended Ravenswood Hospital nursing school before enlisting the in the US Army.  As a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Medical Core she served as a nurse in the Pacific Islands until the end of World War II.  After her return she worked many years for Marshall Fields department stores where she became one of the first women to become floor department manager.  Cathryn lived most of her life in Park Ridge Chicago area but moved to Grayslake, IL after her retirement.  Cathryn loved adventuring in downtown Chicago, Christmas time at Marshall Fields, decorating her home and the Cubs.  She was a very talented artist with a passion for building miniature 1 inch scale doll houses and shadow boxes.  She enjoyed reading about the world, a good novel, needle point, photography, and was always ready to go antique shopping.  She enjoyed life to its fullest, her way!  Cathryn was devoted to her family and her very special Grayslake friends, especially Anita and Darlene.  She is survived by her nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her beloved parents and three sisters Arlene, Marion and Patricia.  A private burial will be held at Town of Maine Cemetery in Park Ridge.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org to offer condolences.