Theresa C. Kepler
Theresa C. (nee: Orlando) Kepler, passed away December 8, 2014 at Manorcare in Libertyville. Arthur her beloved husband left her to join God on March 8, 2005. Arthur was a very good husband, father, and grandpa. Theresa was born in Crivitz, WI to Joseph and Concetta Orlando. Theresa was one of their 10 children. Her parents had a very big farm located 14 miles from the town of Crivitz. She helped on the farm even though she disliked it. When she finished Crivitz High School, she came to Chicago and lived with her dear sister Carmella (Dominick Orlando). She liked her time living there and worked for many places in and around Chicago. One day she met this handsome man with a big heart, Arthur. They were married October 8, 1949. In 1956 the became parents to a sweet special girl and named her Deborah Lynn. Deborah attended Waubonsee College in Sugar Grove, IL, where she met the love of her life, Michael. They were married in 1978. Theresa has two wonderful grandsons Jason and Brandon Davis. Theresa is also survived by her sister Rosemary Lanzortta of Elkhorn, WI, her sister-in-law Vera Morris of Wildwood, IL, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vernon Hills for over 25 years. This is where Theresa met Pastor John Finnegan. Pastor John helped Theresa, especially when her devoted husband, Arthur, passed. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a funeral service commencing at 11:30am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL 60030. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reverend John Finnegan Center. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
i want to say about Theresa. When I met her, oh she really touched my heart as she remind me of my mom who she was my best friend now she is in heaven. I loved talking with her. I always buy something with cinnamon as Theresa love cinnamon as I do love them too. She always bring joy. I really miss her dearly. Now she joined with her husband as she missed him. I really love her so much. She is in my prayer.
Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s death.
I have such fond memories of both your parents growing up as neighbors in Scottsdale.
They were such special friends to my parents Earl and Nuncie .
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Debbie and Mike. I have many fond memories of spending time with you and your family.
Dear Debbie Michael and family…I have very happy memories of Theresa and all your family..I am sorry to hear theresa has passed away..i believe she your dad and my mom are all visiting together again! I hope your memories of your mom comfort you..God Bless!
Debbie, I’m very sorry to hear about your mom’s death. She was such a warm and wonderful neighbor, and such a good friend to my mom. I remember how sweet she always was and how welcomed I felt playing at your house. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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