Obituary: Mary Stamper

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August 31, 1925 – April 01, 2019

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Mary Stamper, age 93 of Lansing, IL, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. She is survived by her four children: Shirley (David) Muntean, George (Pat) Stamper, Danny (Georgia) Stamper, and Carrie (late Neal) Schoen; and one granddaughter: Emily (fiance’ Seth Arnold) Schoen. Mrs. Stamper was preceded in death by her beloved husband: George in 2000; and brother: John Sekulich.

Friends are invited to visit with Mary’s family on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 3:00–8:00pm at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing, IL. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00am at the funeral home, with Deacon Jim Renwick officiating. Mrs. Stamper will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to St. Anthony Village, 203 W. Franciscan Dr., Crown Point, IN 46307.

Born in Ribnik, Croatia, in 1925, Mary immigrated to Gold Centre, Ontario, Canada, in 1937. She and her husband met at her cousin’s wedding, married in 1949, and moved to Lansing, where she resided for 61 years. She moved to St. Anthony Village 7-1/2 years ago. She was a member of Lansing TOPS and St. Ann Church, where she was part of the St. Ann Seniors. She was a homemaker while raising her children and later worked at the Hot Shop Cafeteria in the courtyard of the old River Oaks Shopping Center. She enjoyed gardening and drinking perked coffee in her yard with neighbors.

Mary’s family would like to send a special Thank-You to the staff at St. Anthony Village in Crown Point for the wonderful care they gave their mom for the past 7-1/2 years.