Sharon Marie Chropkowski (nee Palm), 1937-2022, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2022 in Sandwich, IL. Sharon was born to Willard and Winnifred Palm on February 6, 1937 in Chicago, IL.
Sharon was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Eugene Edward.
Our loving Mother is survived by her four children, Eugene J. (Carla) Chropkowski of Rhinelander, WI, Caryn (Robert) Stuckel of Arlington Heights, IL, Jenine (Michael) Bono of Bartlett, IL and Ted (Jennifer) Chropkowski of Algonquin, IL; As well as 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; And her brother, Lowell (MaryJane) Palm of Salt Lake City, UT.
Sharon and Eugene were married in Bensenville, IL on April 11, 1959, in the town where she grew up.
They lived and raised their family in Schiller Park, IL for forty-one years and retired to Sandwich, IL in 2004.
Sharon worked at East Leyden High School on the clerical and library staff and created braille materials for the blind. She was a talented piano player despite being afflicted with polio as a child during the War. Mom was a fierce Scrabble opponent, voracious reader and crossword puzzle worker. She was a natural baker with a life-long sweet tooth. Her desserts were requested by many and generously donated to her church and community. Sharon was a generous, thoughtful, humble and determined lady who will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Transitions Hospice in Naperville, IL.
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 340 W. Arnold St. Sandwich, IL 60548. A memorial mass will follow at 12:00 P.M. at the church.
Sharon and Eugene’s remains will be co-interred at the St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Sandwich, IL at a later date.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.beveragefamilyfh.com
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