Cathi "Catie" Jiran Posted: 2023-05-16 08:32:08



Cathi "Catie" Jiran, 74, of Huntley, was called home by the good lord peacefully on May 14, 2023, in Huntley.

Catie was born in Chicago on December 12, 1948, to parents Edward and Helen (nee Kucha) Liput. She married James "Jimmie" Jiran on January 7, 1978, and the couple has been happily married ever since.
Catie enjoyed baking and her artistic mind was always happy when she was crafting. She loved all of the holidays and every room in her home was always decorated top to bottom. Catie had a tender and loving heart, and she was especially compassionate to animals. She was a sincere and honest woman, and her kindness and unique flair for her personal fashion will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Catie is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Jimmie Jiran, two nieces and two nephews, and many who called Catie "Auntie", which she loved hearing from them.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of Cathi's life and visitation will be Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 1 p.m. to time of prayers at 4 p.m. all at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.

Please, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Catie's name to the charity of your choosing.

For further information, please contact the DeFiore Funeral Home 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be posted at www.defiorefuneral.com

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Cindy Howver 2023-05-19 09:29:24

Jim were so sorry for your loss. We loved when she came into the store with cookies and treats( Sweet Repeats). She always has a bright smile.

Brad & Pam Rice 2023-05-19 16:14:34

Jimmy…you described Cat to a T…our hearts ache for you…she was so good to us over the years. We will miss her . We love you both.

Theresa L Draper-ComCo Insurance 2023-05-19 16:30:40

Jim my heart breaks for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in the wonderful memories you hold in your heart of your beloved Catie. My prayers are with you during these difficult days..

Julie Nebel 2023-05-19 16:33:35

Jimmie, I am so sorry about you losing the love of your life. You were blessed to have found each other those 45 years ago. May all your wonderful memories gently replace your grief with smiles and stories to share with others. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert & Elaine Berger 2023-05-20 07:08:17

We are so sorry for your loss.

Sue Enders 2023-05-22 17:26:32

Jimmie, I’m so sorry to hear about Catie! Every time she came to Dr. Bringer’s office she was always so kind and thoughtful. She was a bright light for anyone who knew her! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! Sue Enders (I worked for Dr. Binger before I moved to MI)

Roxanne 2023-05-22 18:34:43

Very sorry for your loss she will be angel watching over u a unexplained noise only her letting u know she&#39;s there my prayers are for u and your angel ♥

Ronda Goldman 2023-05-23 11:43:16

I am so sad at learning about Catie&#39;s passing, Jim. We had so much fun years ago going from resell shops to bragging about our finds.

Paul & Maggie McKenna 2023-05-24 14:03:49

Jazzman, Maggie has collected and still hangs many of Catie&#39;s wonderful thoughtful holiday wishes that she sent out with such regularity. We will miss her along with her crafty work which stand as a reminder to take time and relish in our good fortune. Stay positive, this is how she would want it. God Bless Catie!

Marcie Nordlund 2023-06-01 07:01:25

There’s one new angel in heaven.

Ursula Stevenson 2023-06-02 10:07:56

Jimmie, I am so sorry for our loss. Catie was such a sweet soul and always so kind and thoughtful of others.