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Arlene Schubbe

August 21, 1932 — August 25, 2002

Arlene M. Schubbe, age 82, of Peotone, formerly of rural Monee, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

She was born on August 21, 1932 in Bonfield, IL, the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Rathman) Buckman. She grew up in Bonfield and lived there until she married the late Ervin W. Schubbe on March 2, 1962 in Bonfield. He died on August 25, 2002.

Arlene was a registered nurse, a farmer’s wife, and a homemaker. She was a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone. She was active in the Eastern Will County Senior Services and the Will County Fair. She loved to travel with her family and friends.

She is survived by three children; Thomas Schubbe of San Antonio, TX, Robert Schubbe of Monee, and Pamela Schubbe of Bourbonnais; three grandchildren, Nick Ellingham, Tiffany Ellingham, and Tony Lind; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her step-mother, Florence Buckman; five brothers, James, Howard, Harold, Lawrence, and Frederick; and one sister, Patricia.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Thursday, April 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m., Rev. Kevin Werner officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated.

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