Evelyn F. “Evie” Fegan

–  12/11/2019

 

 Evelyn Francis Fegan, nee Kolbrick, “Evie,” age 92, of St. Charles, IL passed away on December 11, 2019 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, IL, due to injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident.Evie was surrounded by her daughter and grandsons, enveloping her with love, caresses, whispering memories and sharing tears as she passed from this life into God’s arms.

Evie is the daughter of Marie, nee David, and Slava (Slavie) Kolbrick. She was born and raised in Waukegan, IL. Evie excelled in her educational pursuits, obtaining a teaching degree through course work at Northern Illinois University and Lake Forest College.  Graduating early, in 1947, she began teaching elementary school in North Chicago and Zion, IL. She obtained a position with the American School in Managua, Nicaragua for two years where she taught English to Spanish speaking students, at elementary and adult learning levels.

Her international experience fostered a desire for travel. In 1951, Evie became a stewardess for Eastern Airlines – declaring throughout her lifetime — that flying/traveling was her first love. She remained connected to Eastern as a member of the Silverliners, a global organization of retired flight attendants devoted to social and charitable endeavors. Evie enjoyed a successful career in the airline industry with Ozark, TWA and American Airlines. This chosen career path enabled her to travel the world overwith her father, mother, daughter, grandsons and dear friends — enjoying, exploring, embracing all cultures and forging global friendshipswhich she sustained for decades.  Concurrent and subsequent positions with Pier One and Meijer fostered further professional experience continuing to enrich her life with deep pride and steadfast friendships.

Evie settled in Villa Park, IL in 1960 where she raised her daughter. In 1987, she relocated to St.Charles where she lived independently until her death. As an active member of the St. Charles community, Evie worked at Meijer, and held positions as an election judge, library volunteer, pre-school aide and assisted with numerous local charities. Evie was a life-long learner, avid reader, with a love of history, educational lectures, theater and music, she exercised regularly and enjoyed yoga until her accidental death. She enjoyed entertaining, preparing home cooked meals, beautifully presented to reflect her appreciation and love for her friends and family. Generous with her time and spirit, Evie offered unfailing support to family, friends and colleagues. She was available to listen, comfort or lend a hand to those in need.

A devout Catholic, she was an active parishioner of St. Alexander’s in Villa Park and St. Patrick’s in St. Charles.  Evie’s patriotism was ever present with reverence for US veterans who have so honorably served our country.

Evelyn, beloved, beautiful, devoted, generous, mother and grandmother, is survived by her daughter Tal Fegan, grandsons Ivan, Albert and Blaise Bracic. She is remembered with much love by many cousins, great-nieces and nephews.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her father, Slava Kolbrick; mother Marie, nee David,Kolbrick; brother Duane Kolbrick; sister-in-law Grace, nee Lepak, Kolbrick; nephew David Kolbrick; cousins, aunts and uncles with a special loving remembrance for Uncle Joe David.

 Visitation

Friday, December 20, 3:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Steuerle Funeral Home     

350 South Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL

 Funeral

Saturday, December 21 beginning at St. Alexander’s Church 300 S. Cornell Avenue, Villa Park, IL

Where friends may visit from 9:30 A.M. until time of mass 10:15 A.M.

 Gathering before Mass 9:30-10:15

If you will be attending Evie’s Funeral + Gathering before mass

Please bring a single flower of your choice to the gathering prior to mass.  

Mass will start at 10:15 A.M.

 Entombment

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Hillside, IL

 

Please consider a donation to:

 Honor Flight

Their mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country

Honor Flight
Box L-4016
Columbus, OH 43260-4016

honorflight.org

or

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Their mission is to provide opportunities for children with serious illnesses to experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand-in-hand with camp.Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, “Hole in the Wall Gang Camp” is also sponsored by the Silverliners.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
holeinthewallgang.org

 

 

 

 

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