ROCHELLE – Lois M. Binz, 84, of Rochelle, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Shabbona.
Lois was born Nov. 19, 1929, in rural Rochelle, to John and Rosa (Brauer) Stein. She married Andrew D. Binz on Jan. 26, 1957, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rochelle. Lois graduated in 1948 from Ashton High School. She graduated in 1950 from SwedishAmerican Nursing School as a registered nurse. She worked at SwedishAmerican Hospital until 1958. She then took a position at Rochelle Community Hospital until her retirement in 1990.
Lois is survived by one son, Nick Binz, and one daughter, Janice (Arnold) Madsen, both of Rochelle; one granddaughter, Andrea Madsen; two sisters: Mary Lou (Paul) Henry of Rochelle and Joyce (Don) Gilbert of Kingwood, Texas; one brother, Duane (Linda) Stein, and one brother-in-law, Robert Young, both of Rochelle; one sister-in-law, Wanda Stein of Naperville; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew, on April 18, 1998; and her siblings, Rogene Schade, Pauline O’Brien, Robert Stein, and Shirley Young.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rochelle, with the Rev. Juan Ayala officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Rochelle.
Memorials have been established to St. Patrick Catholic Church and Rochelle Community Hospital.
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