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Staff Report
5:00 am CDT June 1, 2019

Wilmette native Virginia Schneider died May 10 surrounded by friends and family in Virginia, Minn. She was preceded in death by her 4 siblings, Jane, Bill, Ted, and Jim, and her late husband James Edward Schneider. She is survived by her only daughter, Sally Ann Seabert (Schneider), her only grandson, Anthony James Seabert, and an extensive network of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and greats.

She was born April 21, 1929 in Wilmette, as the second of five siblings. Around the age of 20, she met her husband James Schneider to whom she was married for over 60 years. In her early years, she worked as a switch board operator and a manager at Hackney’s for 23 years before moving to Ely, Minn. in 1976. She and her skilled siblings built an incredible home on the lake where hundreds of family members visited over the subsequent years, earning many titles including; camp counselor, bottle

washer, and pecan roll maker. When not hosting family, she volunteered at the hospital, participated in the sewing club, and developed programs for seniors.

Those that knew her tenacity would not be surprised she was the first and only of her siblings to reach the milestone of 90 years. She celebrated this achievement with over 70 family members this past Easter, a testament to her vivacious spirit and graciousness that brought people together. This celebration of life will serve as her memorial, and we sincerely appreciate all the incredible folks who helped to make it happen.

Eileen Williams Corrigan 

Former resident of Winnetka and Wilmette Eileen Williams Corrigan was born on August 24, 1924 and died May 21. Corrigan was a resident of Berkeley, California at the time of passing.

Former resident of Winnetka and Wilmette, Corrigan was born to Oliver and Marie Williams of Glencoe, and attended Sacred Heart High School, Manhattanville College and Northwestern University. She was proud of her Navy service in WWII and of the pilot’s license she earned after the war.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m, on Monday, June 10, at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Church, at 191 Linden Street in Winnetka, IL 60093 with a visitation at the church beginning at 9 a.m. A private burial will be at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines.

Friends may make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice in her memory.

Wendy Ann (Miller) Slater

Wendy Ann Miller was born in Bexley, Ohio, the eldest daughter of William H. Miller and Anna May Loving Miller. She grew up in Wilmette and graduated from New Trier High School, then Monmouth College with a business major and religion minor in 1971. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

She met the love of her life, Keith Slater, while employed as a buyer at Boston Store in Milwaukee. They were married in June 1979 and moved to Roseville, where she worked for Weinstock’s, managing the Arden Fair and Country Club stores, as well as spending time in a teaching position at the Weinstock’s Ed Center in Los Angeles.

Slater changed careers in 1991 and founded Aspen TypoGraphix Services, where she published custom projects for the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Del Webb and other senior living communities. For 18 years she provided the layout and design of Sun City Lincoln Hill’s monthly COMPASS magazine. Over the years, she enjoyed interacting with hundreds of club leaders who submitted their club articles to her for publication. She retired in 2018.

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