Judi Schilf Posted: 2020-09-03 12:11:57

Judi Schilf

Obituary

Judi Schilf, 79, of Huntley, formerly of Bloomingdale, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Judi was born in Chicago on August 25, 1941 to parents Edmund and Julia (nee Rufa) Ford.
She married Don Schilf and together they shared many happy memories before his death in 2013. Judi was the ultimate Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan and could often be found at Parkside Pub cheering them on while sipping on a Diet Coke. She was a proud member of Sun City Sew n Sews. Judy was a feisty and independent woman who made her opinions known and could always be found with a piece of chocolate hidden in her purse.
Judi is survived by her son, Brian (Erin) Schilf, her grandchildren, Colin and Casey, her siblings, Richard (Harriet) Ford, and Robert (Nancy) Ford, her brother in law, Chuck Doucette.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Schilf, and her sister Lois Doucette.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Judi’s name can be made to the Grafton Food Pantry www.graftonfoodpantry.org
Visitation will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DeFiore Funeral Home 10760 Dundee Road, Huntley
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Steven Hewitson 2020-09-03 13:15:38

So sorry for your loss. She left a wonderful legacy behind in her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Rick Greene 2020-09-03 14:36:04

To the family: I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a dear friend and we always looked forward to our time spent in the driveway with neighbors and going to the games and Bingo at Rookies. Judi would make us chucle with her sassy commentary. She often talked about her grandkids, she was so proud of them. She will be sorely missed.

Marshall Feldman 2020-09-03 15:30:46

I’m sorry to hear of Judi’s passing. I enjoyed the many years working with her in Elmwood Park. My condolences and prayers go out to the Schulz family.

Jen and Shaun Beauchesne 2020-09-03 16:52:49

We are so sorry to hear of Judi’s sudden passing. We are sending prayers as you grieve, and hope you can be comforted by your memories with her.

Ron and Bonnie Klaus 2020-09-03 17:52:16

We taught with Judi at EPHS for many years . I remember talking about fishing with Judi many times. As a counselor at EP, I know she cared for her students very much. God rest her soul.

The Adams Family 2020-09-03 19:13:35

Brian, Erin, Colin and Casey, Such a beautiful tribute to your mother and grandmother. What a loving and fun presence she was in your lives. Our sympathies for your loss.

Rona Wisniewski, 19 Brushwood Road, Asheville NC 28804 2020-09-03 19:13:53

to Brian and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. "Mrs. W"

Marshall Feldman 2020-09-03 19:37:30

I’m sorry to hear of Judi’s passing. I enjoyed the many years working with her in Elmwood Park. My condolences and prayers go out to the Schulz family.

Inez Norgard 2020-09-03 20:03:10

I enjoyed teaching with Judi at EPHS and our daughter loved her as her math teacher. She had a great wit and sense of humor. Our deepest sympathy to the famlly.

Ginny Glasman 2020-09-04 06:58:48

My sincere sympathy to Judi’s family on their loss. I taught at Mills but knew Judi when we played golf.

Mary Scott 2020-09-04 12:07:59

My condolences to the family of Judi. I met her in the pool at Sun City. She was always fun to talk to and welcomed new comers. We wound up going to WW together for about six months until I dropped out but Judi kept going. She always talked about her grandsons and her son Brian. Because of Covid we haven't seen each other but I will miss her greatly.

Samarasekera Family 2020-09-04 16:05:14

Brian, Erin, Colin and Casey: Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss. It was always a pleasure talking with her when she visited Avon.

Jane Wood 2020-09-04 18:20:05

Judy was one of my good “pool pals” when we were in a water aerobics class at Sun CitY. We loved to talk about our sons and grandsons. She adored her family. I will miss her and was happy to have known her for several years. My condolences to her family.

Jane Wood 2020-09-04 18:21:37

Judy was one of my good “pool pals” when we were in a water aerobics class at Sun CitY. We loved to talk about our sons and grandsons. She adored her family. I will miss her and was happy to have known her for several years. My condolences to her family.

Jane Martinez 2020-09-05 09:38:41

I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Sincerely, Jane Martinez

Gail Patterson 2020-09-05 16:34:05

I was so sorry to learn of Judi's passing. We've been neighbors in Sun City for years, and I used to water walk with her in the indoor pool. We also went on a cruise together several years ago with a large Sun City group, and had a wonderful time. She will definitely be missed.

Dan Schacher 2020-09-05 19:51:32

Hey Brian, Sorry we have not talked for a while I have fond memories of countless times sleeping over at your house and hanging out with you and your Mom and Dad I am really sorry to hear about your Mom I remember many fun times with you and her over the years at swim meets too Jen and I are thinking of you and your family Dan and Jen Schacher

Michael & Leticia Schilf 2020-09-07 16:41:00

Our condolences. Life is so precious. We are heartbroken for you. It's been decades since we've been able to hang out as cousins; however, I want you to know that I was fortunate to share some wonderful time with both your parents in 2010 and 2012, staying with them in their home in Huntley. I feel blessed to have been able to get to know them both better during those trips. Your mother will be truly missed.

Janet and Doug Funk 2020-09-11 14:27:06

Our hearts are heavy hearing of this sad news. I just "celebrated" with Judi "Mrs. Bass" on her birthday a few weeks ago. We will sorely miss her especially for the first Bears game this week and also watching the Cubbies at Parkside Pub. She was so full of life and very sassy which we will deeply miss. Best sense of humor too! I know she will have a word with the guy upstairs regarding our Chicago sports teams. I also loved talking to her about her beautiful grandchildren and how very very proud of them she was. They were her world! God Speed my friend, say hi to Don "Mr Bass" and give a great big Bear hug for us too! Everytime I place a bet, I'll be thinking of you! Love you...Jan and Doug Funk

Jane Wood 2020-09-14 22:36:29

Judy was one of my good “pool pals” when we were in a water aerobics class at Sun CitY. We loved to talk about our sons and grandsons. She adored her family. I will miss her and was happy to have known her for several years. My condolences to her family.