Kathleen (Ryan) Imhoff, 79, of Huntley, passed away, February 13, 2019. She was born November 2, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to Adelaide and Thomas Ryan. Chicago stayed in her heart forever as she loved the energy of the city and visiting often even after she moved out to the suburbs.
Her move to the suburbs was where she met her “ forever” love of her life Benjamin Imhoff. Kathleen and Ben were married on September 26, 1959. They built a wonderful life of raising family, traveling, and enjoying their retired years between Illinois and Florida.
Family was everything to Kathleen. There was nothing she enjoyed more than a large holiday, family vacation, family reunions and a trip with all to the beach.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Ben, her children, who adored her beyond words- Tracey (Mark) Paulson, Holly (Ed) Guida, and Ryan (Marcie) Imhoff. Her grandchildren who were the love of her life and the feeling was mutual- Kelsey, Aubrey (Eugene), Jordan, Chloe, Ysabel, Jade, Ben and Chuck and great granddaughter Arya Kathleen. She is also survived by her siblings who she treasured her whole life, twin sister Rosemary, Michael (Jane) and Mary Ellen (Mark) and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Tom.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 19, from 4:00 to 7:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 10:30am at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
Dearest Ben and all the family, My deepest condolences for Kath are wished for you. I am sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a beautiful angel Wednesday. I pray Kathleen will be Resting forever in Peace and that somehow, someway you may find comfort at this difficult time. Many fond memories from camping all the way to Florida. I, and my family will miss her greatly. May God bless you all.
I adore Kathy's picture. we will remember her that way always. Because of Kathy's charismatic personality she was easy to know and love. We are unable to attend her visitation but, please know, you Ben, Tracy, Holly and Ryan and all who knew her, will be in our hearts and minds. Kathy will be a part of our lives always. the Landes's
IMHOFF FAMILY OUR DEEP SYMPATHIES ON THE LOSS OF KATHY. I HAVE MANY HAPPY MEMORIES OF OUR TIMES AT CHICAGO RAWHIDE. SHE WAS A GREAT PERSON TO TALK TO AND CONFIDE IN. I AM SORRY THAT WE CANNOT BE THERE, BUT MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU LOVE JULES & BRIGITTE
Dear Ben and family, I was shocked and surprised this morning, when I was checking my mailbox and waved at Ben and asked him how is Kahleen? He said , She passed away and will be waked tomorrow. I didn't realized how bad her situation was until now. My life has been very busy caregiving my husband Fernando since 2017 who has been sick and home bound under the care of Nurses, CNA's, therapists, doctors,etc. Ben, We are so sorry about your loss. She is free , happy and no more pain now. God loves you and your family . You and your family will be in our prayers especially during this trying times. God bless . With all our prayers and loving thoughts!
My deepest Sympathy for the passing of Kathleen. I just heard this from Betty Salvacion, otherwise I would have notified the neighborhood.
Ben my deepest sympathy is with you so sorry about Kathleen's passing you are in my prayers