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Mary E. Herholz

Published June 15,2021

Obituary's Biography:

On June 14th, 2021, Mary Elizabeth Herholz entered into eternal rest at the age of 77 after a brave battle with ALS.

Mary was born on May 1st, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She grew up in Wildwood, Illinois and graduated from Warren Township High School in 1962. Mary married her husband William (Bill) on June 22, 1975 in Grayslake, IL. Mary worked as a secretary most of her career which included employment at Libertyville High School and The College of Lake County where she retired in 2007. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and three grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, trying new restaurants, and attending live performances such as concerts and musicals. She was a huge fan of historical things and had such a keen, detailed memory of particular events. Mary enjoyed social events with friends and was part of the Red Hats Society. She was strong in her faith throughout her life and her and Bill attended St. Gilbert’s Parish and St. Paul the Apostle Church for many years. She was known by many to be devoted to prayer.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Carl Pedigo, her mother, Isabelle Pedigo. She is survived by her husband, William, her two children, Shaun (Andreea), Cheryl (Brian), her brother, John, and her three grandchildren, Elias, Edelweiss, and Katelyn.

A visitation will be held Monday, June 21, 2021 at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11am at St. Gilbert’s Church, 301 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Burial will be held at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Joliet. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mary to the Les Turner ALS Foundation in Chicago.

For live streaming of services, families can access the link to the Saint Gilbert YouTube channel through the parish website link:  www.stgilbert.org/home
OR directly at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMP0PFhS_wyXxgsTzbPEEyw

4 replies on “Mary E. Herholz”

  1. I have taught at The College of Lake County for many years where I was blessed to meet Mary. She has been a devoted and faithful friend and an inspiration for her deep spirituality. I will sorely miss her frequent messages. I am very saddened to lose her on this Earth; however, no one deserves more than Mary to experience all of the joys of heaven. My dearest friend Mary was one of a kind. She will remain in my thoughts and prayers until we reunite in Heaven.

    1. Thank you, Sharon ❤ She always talked fondly of you and I know she enjoyed some laughs with you and your friendship over the years meant so much to her.

  2. I pray for peace and the comfort of memories for Mary’s family and friends. Mary was a welcoming, warm presence at CLC and always willing to listen and commiserate. She always had a positive attitude. We miss her.

  3. I worked Mary at CLC. She was a sweet loving person. Her devotion to her faith was always uplifting. I will mostly moss her updates about her family. She would email me a few times a year to share how Shaun, Cheryl, and grandchildren were doing. You are all in my prayers.

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