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Heather B. Morgan Dethloff

Published September 17,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Heather Brooke Morgan Dethloff of Hainesville, Illinois passed away on September 15, 2020 at the age of 40 at her home surrounded by family. She is survived by her loving husband of 16 years and best friend Brad Dethloff; beloved daughter of Kaye and Chris Dauss; dear sister of Kimberly Okello, Rachelle “Shel” Baker, Shawn Morgan and wife Marcie; loved by nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles as well as many other family members and friends. Heather is preceded in death by her father, Louis “Lou” Morgan, her niece, Brianna Morgan and great-niece Willow Brown. 

Heather was an amazing woman and mother to her comforting fur babies, Leo and Lucky. She graduated in undergraduate and masters degrees of youth ministry and religion at Olivet Nazarene University and was ABD (all but dissertation) in the PHD program at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary studying Systematic Theology/Feminist Theory. Heather worked at American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) as accreditation manager as well as belonging to professional membership and leadership positions related to her occupation. But everyone knew that Heather’s passion was stand-up comedy and making people laugh, performing at several bars and comedy clubs throughout the Chicagoland area. While she was very opinionated, she was a very loving, forgiving, compassionate person with everyone she met and will be extremely missed and loved by family and friends. 

Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 2-6pm at Strang Funeral Chapel at 410 East Belvidere Road in Grayslake, Illinois 60030.

Celebrating of life is to be scheduled at a later date, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Black Lives Matter Chicago, Gilda’s Club Chicago, or Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association.

7 replies on “Heather B. Morgan Dethloff”

  1. Heather was such a kind lady with a wicked sense of humor. She was fun to be around! Condolences to Brad and her family. She will always be in our hearts.

  2. Heather was a smart, vivacious, courageous, and funny woman. Her sense of humor was a highlight for me working together and made the time fly by in meetings. The true embodiment of a phenomenal woman. She will be missed. Sending my support and condolences to her husband and entire family.

  3. Since we first connected in 2009, Heather was a source of humor, commisseration, and support for me. My thoughts are with her family amd closest friends now. She was a joy and a pleasure.

  4. I’m heartbroken to read about Heather’s passing, I followed her online and we exchanged notes up until a little over a week ago. Although I never had the honor of meeting her in person, one could feel her sense of kindness, humor and compassion. She clearly loved her husband, family, friends and pets. She shared her story as it evolved, providing those of us with similar stories with words that were so relatable. Without doubt, her life was so positively impactful and very sadly cut short. My condolences to Brad and all of Heather’s family and friends.

  5. It was a great privilege to have known and worked with Heather over the past several years through the CHEST organization. Her positive attitude, smile and dedication was always comforting. I can always count on Heather on keeping us moving in the right direction! She will be missed by me and always remembered. Prayers and condolences to Heather, her family and to all whose lives she touched.

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