November 16, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Alice Neidhart nee Schurr; loving wife of the late Herman; beloved mother of Kenneth (Mary Lou), Ronald (Jacqueline), and James (Jacquelyn); dear grandmother of Meghan (Eric) Pfannenstiel, Edward (Bonnie), Jill (Ethan) Belt, Eliza, and Anna; fond great grandmother of Olivia, Cole, Nathan, Emily, Heather, Cameron, Alice, Ashley, Amanda, Emmitt, and Milo.
Born to George and Bertha Schurr in 1923, Alice was the oldest of five siblings. With brothers Richard and Thomas and sisters Doris and Lorraine they and their spouses epitomized the selfless "Greatest Generation". Having lost their home in Wilmette to the Great Depression, her parents were forced to move back to Chicago where Alice attended Lakeview High. She soon met Herman, the love of her life, and married in 1943 after he'd joined the U.S.Navy. Upon surviving the war in the Pacific, they returned to a precious but cramped apartment to make their contribution to the Baby Boom Generation. Though focused on being a loving mother and wife, Alice took pride in her work at the phone company and Bell & Howell to provide the "extras" for her young family. Among those were a fine Catholic education at St. Benedict for her sons and summer family vacations from Devil's Lake to Florida. A devout Roman Catholic, Alice became an active member of the St. Pascals community after moving to the Portage Park area in 1967. It was there she embraced her finest role as loving, doting grandmother.
Funeral Saturday 10:00 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park RD (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. 10:30 AM Mass. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3-9 PM. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com