Joan M. Butenschoen Posted: 2023-03-12 13:17:57

Joan M. Butenschoen


Joan M. Butenschoen, 92, died peacefully, March 11, 2023 with her family by her side.
Joan was born February 9, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of Edward and Leona Deegan. For many years she owned and operated her own beauty salon. She was an avid golfer and bowler. She was creative and was an artist and enjoyed painting. She enjoyed miniature snickers right out of the freezer, cheese puffs, along with roses and all flowers. Joan’s creative and caring spirit will be missed by all who know her.
She is survived by her children, Sandra (Eddie) Milligan, Gail (Robert) Frank, Wilferd (Julie) Lindsey, Wendy (JD) Wagner, Wayne Lindsey, Jo (Tom Kusisto) Hedges, by her step children, Michael Butenschoen, and Susie (Clyde) Kendzora, by 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, she is also survived by her brother, Dan (Arlene) Deegan and sister, Ruth Beck, and by many nieces and nephews.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, her son, Jeff, step daughter, Penny, her daughter-in-law, Susan and grandsons Adam and Brandon.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 10am until 12:00 at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. Graveside services will be at River Valley Memorial Gardens. For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to

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Michelle Ness 2023-03-13 09:44:30

My deepest condolences to everyone . God bless

Leanne Mankus 2023-03-13 12:55:16

So sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories!

Rosemary McMurchie 2023-03-13 13:18:30

So sorry for the loss of your mother

Barbara LaFasto 2023-03-13 15:54:58

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, Wendy. May God watch over you and your family and bring you peace!

Tracy Soderlund 2023-03-13 20:59:07

My deepest sympathy to all of you. The deeper the love - the deeper the hurt but how blessed you were! May she rest in peace. I see Adams big smile.

Wendy Davis 2023-03-13 22:27:34

I’m so sorry for your loss. May your heart hold close all the great memories

Carrie (Frank) Skoczylas 2023-03-14 05:51:10

We are sending Gail, Christy, Becky, Erin and the entire family our condolences. Grandma was one of a kind. May she find peace among the angels. We love you.

Bonnie Strehl 2023-03-14 08:43:04

Aunt Joan, you were a special person in my life, you went through so many trials in life showing grace and patience. Until we meet again. I love you.

Laura Fennessy-Skytte 2023-03-20 05:38:18

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your Mom. I know how much she meant to all of you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.