Mary Ori Wegge
Mary Wegge died peacefully in her sleep on June 9th, 2017 at home, the home she loved. Mary was born at Lake Forest Hospital on August 1, 1928 and lived her single life in Highwood, IL. She met and married Robert Wegge in 1955. Their life continued in Highwood until 1964 when the family moved to Grayslake, IL and remains today. Mary helped found and establish the accounting firm of Robert K Wegge now known as ATC Wegge, LTD. Of Grayslake Mary worked side by side with her husband of 61 years. June 18, 2017 would have marked their 62nd wedding anniversary. Mary leaves behind her husband Robert, children Linda (Robert Slipke), Kurt (Sandy Carlson) and Mark (Victoria Smock). Also surviving are 5 grandchildren Bryan Slipke, Sean, Sarah, Michelle and Dana Wegge. Mary was preceeded in death by her parents Angelo and Lucia Ori and a brother Domenico Ori. Mary was an active member of the Grayslake Exchangettes, Italian Women’s Prosperity Club and many other organizations that her husband volunteered in. She was faithfully at Robert’s side always. She was a member of St Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake. Mary fought a brave 14 year battle with Alzheimer’s. Our caregivers and hospice are truly angels on earth. Our family cannot thank them enough. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 4PM until 8PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10AM at St Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorials may be made to Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimers Disease Center 320 E. Superior- Searle #11 Chicago, Il 60611 (312)908-9339. For information, please contact Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. You may also call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.