Obituary: Delores Francis Newhouse (nee Gonzalez)

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August 3, 1943 – January 25, 2021

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Dolores NewhouseDelores Newhouse, age 77 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away peacefully Monday, January 25, 2021. She is survived by her beloved son Brian Newhouse. I (Brian) was truly blessed by God to have you for a mother and my best friend. My heart aches as I write this but I am comforted knowing that you are with Our Lord and our family, knowing that life is eternal and we will be reunited once again. I can’t thank you enough for all the happiness you brought into my life, sometimes with just the mere smile from your face. You taught me that family is everything as grandma taught you after losing your father at Iwo Jima in WWII. Now you finally get to meet the man who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation as you, grandma, and your three sisters sacrificed by living in poverty afterwards.

I was privileged to have you at home where you were my teacher, nurse, and spiritual guide. I was never dropped off like a piece of luggage as someone else’s responsibility. You were there through it all and took care of me when I got the measles, rubella, and the chicken pox. You made sure I received a proper education in both school and church, for which I’m eternally grateful.

I was glad that I was able to take care of you in your golden years. Buying a home for you to live in with no stairs, cooking your meals, taking you to your doctor appointments, but most of all spending those precious moments with one another—that can never be replaced. Thank you for being the most wonderful mother and friend I have ever known. I love you Mom and I always will. I know I said it often and through my actions, but it bears repeating. Your Loving Son, Brian.

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home has been entrusted with Delores’ care.


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