Jane C. Kanupke
1925 - 2019
Obituary of Jane C. Kanupke
"The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word 'Mother', and the most beautiful call is the call of 'My Mother'." It is a word full of hope and love, a sweet and kind word coming from the depths of the heart. The mother is everything; she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. - The Broken Wings"
Jane C. Kanupke nee Gerwig, 94, formerly of Crestwood and Calumet Park, passed from this life Monday, December 2, 2019.
Jane was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Kanupke, who passed from this life August 15, 1970. The couple were united in marriage June 15, 1946. She is the loving mother of the late Francis Kanupke, Thomas (Rhonda) Kanupke and Marikaye (Edward) Buchanan. Jane is the devoted grandmother of seven, the adored great grandmother of twelve and the proud great great grandmother of two. She was the dear sister of the late Jack Gerwig and Robert Gerwig. She leaves many other family members and friends to cherish her memory.
Jane was born April 15, 1925 in Chicago to the late Josephine nee Reddington and Lester Gerwig. She was formerly a faithful member of St. Isidore Parish and member of the Womens Club. Jane was formerly employed by Blue M Electric as an accountant. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. Many will remember her warm smile and compassion for others.
Visitation for Jane will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Chapel prayers will begin Friday at 9:15 am at the Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 S. Greenwood Ave., Blue Island, then to St. Benedict Church, 2339 York St., Blue Island for mass at 10:00 am. Interment will take place at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to www.www.misericordia.com