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Winifred A. Kale

May 28, 1924 ~ August 7, 2017 (age 93)

The Piano Brothers

Winifred A. Kale, 93, of Naperville, formerly of Rock Island, died peacefully on the evening of Monday August 7, 2017 after an extended illness.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island, where visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL or the Sacred Heart Chapel at Villa St Benedict, Lisle, IL.

 

Winnie was born May 28, 1924 to Peter H. and Winifred (Kelly) Kale. She married Lessing Siegel in 1977 who preceded her in death in 1992.

 

After graduating from St. Joseph High School, Rock Island in 1942 she initially followed in her mother’s footsteps attending nursing school at the University of Iowa, later graduating from Marycrest College in 1957. She then pursued a career in social work earning her master degree in that field from St. Louis University in 1959. This led to a job with the Illinois Department of Public Aid, eventually advancing to a federal government position where she directed a multi-state district for federal child support enforcement before retiring in 1989.

 

Winnie loved to travel all over the US and the world. Also she had a long time love of nature; an avid bird watcher and observing and identifying the flowers wherever she visited. She remained devoted to her church wherever she lived, attending daily mass until shortly before her death. She enjoyed theatre and classical music very much while living in Chicago.

 

She is survived by her devoted sister, Margaret Neir-Fleskes. She was predeceased by brothers William Kale, John Kale and Joseph Kale; and one sister Mary (Kale) Scheck. There are many, many nieces and nephews to remember her.

 

 

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
August 12, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St.. Mary's Catholic Church
2208 4th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
August 12, 2017

11:00 AM
St.. Mary's Catholic Church
2208 4th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Interment
Saturday
August 12, 2017

Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island
1500 31st Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201


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