Catherine M. “Katie” Weppner

Catherine M. “Katie” Weppner, RN-BSN, age 44, of Elmhurst, a wonderful woman and dedicated nurse that will be greatly missed; cherished daughter of Jim and Cathy, nee Wagner; beloved sister of Bob (Karen) Weppner, Brian (Kim) Weppner, and Kevin (Rosie) Weppner; devoted aunt of Jack Weppner, Casey Weppner, Jacquelyn Weppner, Finnegan Weppner, Jessica (Jim) Wojdyla, Brandon LaPierre, Jennifer Weppner and Jillian Weppner; rescuing angel of Kazoo, her faithful friend of 12 years. Raised in Elmhurst, Katie attended IC Catholic Prep, where she was active as a cheerleader and class officer. Katie then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from St. Mary’s of Notre Dame. Katie worked at Northwestern Hospital for many years, primarily in the Hematology/Oncology department as well as with bone marrow transplant patients. More recently Katie relocated from downtown Chicago back to Elmhurst and was the school nurse at New Connections Academy in Palatine, a facility that is devoted to students with a wide range of special needs. Katie was a compassionate and caring nurse, and always smiling. Her patients and their families loved her and the way she interacted with them. As she was growing up, she was always under the watchful eye of her three big brothers, and all four of them were always very close. Her sense of humor was epic, and she and “the brothers” had many wonderful times together. Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:00 p.m. until time of funeral service 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or PAWS, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com


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VISITATION

Tuesday

Oct

30

3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

VISITATION

FUNERAL SERVICE

Tuesday

Oct

30

8:00 p.m. at
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

INTERMENT

Private

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105   https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now

or

PAWS, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614   http://www.pawschicago.org/how-to-help/donate/

28 comments on “Catherine M. “Katie” Weppner
  1. Jim Eaker says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all Katie’s family and friends. She will be missed…

  2. Dawn Marceau says:

    We are so sorry for your loss! Our hearts are heavy as we send you love and peace to your entire family. Love Always, Dawn & Paul

  3. Sharon Gratigny says:

    Cathy, Jim and family- I am so sorry to hear of Katie’s sudden death. I hadn’t seen her in year but I remember vividly that she shined with light and was adored by her big brothers and all who met her. Sending you peace and love. Sharon Deniston Gratigny

  4. Joe Fremgen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Weppner family. I am saddened to hear of your loss and am praying for you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathies, The Fremgen Family

  5. Dorothy Buckman says:

    The world was a better place for having Katie in it. I am so sad for Katie’s big, loving family. May God’s grace guide you through this time.

  6. Juli Siavelis says:

    I worked with Katie at Northwestern many years ago, and have such great memories of her and her epic sense of humor.
    My condolences to her family and friends.. heaven has gained a beautiful angel

  7. Don Deckert says:

    Our prayers and condolences to katie and her family.

  8. Tommy Seilheimer says:

    Love you Cuz. You are with the Lord and Grandma and Grandpa now. We will always love you

  9. Elaine & Bob Modene says:

    Oh Brian and Kim we are so very sorry for the loss of your sister. Prayers for strength and happy memories .

  10. Mary F Gilligan says:

    Our deepest sympathy, love & prayers,
    The Gilligan’s

  11. Steve Rice says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Weppner family during this time.

  12. Doogie (loretta) Mayberry says:

    Heartbroken….sending love and prayers. Lord Jesus please wrap your arms around the Weppners at this difficult time.

  13. LynnHollett says:

    Cathy and Jim so sorry to hear about Katie. Traci called me to let me know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and “the brothers”. Grant & LynnHollett

  14. Suzanne Farr says:

    Nurse Katie was amazing. Her lovingkindness helped my daughter at Churchville Middle School where served as our school nurse. She was one of those people that made Churchville special. She was thorough and careful and made a huge difference to our family. We want your family to know how heartbroken we are, and how devastating the loss to you must be. We will always remember her. May time, prayer and knowing her life had meaning give you comfort. —Suzanne Farr mom, and daughter Allie Sidio

  15. Amy O’Shea says:

    I worked with Katie while she was at Northwestern. She had great technical skill and in making others laugh. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  16. Lee Hayes says:

    Uncle Jim and Aunt Kathy my heart goes out to you with prayers and love. At this point all I can say is breathe Just Breathe I know what you’re going through…. love you guys.

  17. Charlene Roubik says:

    I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Katie for a brief time a few years back. So sorry to hear of Katie’s passing. The world was a better place with Katie in it- she so loved her family and her Kazoo!

  18. Donna Weisensel says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you Jim and Kathy, and your family. They say that God only gives you what he feels you can deal with, but enough is enough. You ate in our prayers and thoughts. ❤️

  19. Donna Weisensel says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim and Kathy and your entire family. Peace be with you. Larry and Donna

  20. Susan Weiland Naslund says:

    Cathy and Jim,
    Steve and I were so saddened to hear about Katie.
    We have made a donation in her honor to St. Judes to carry on her tradition of such caring and compassion.

  21. Tracy Morrisey says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Katie’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to her friends and family during this difficult time.

  22. Lynn Hollett says:

    Cathy and Jim so sorry to hear about Katie. Traci called me to let me know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the”brothers”. Lynn and Grant Hollett

  23. Lynn Hollett says:

    Cathy and Jim. So sorry about Katie. I was shocked when Traci called to tell me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and “the brothers”. Lynn and Grant Hollett

  24. Amanda Tolman says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I only knew Katie through her time as nurse at Churchville Middle School, but her warm and loving spirit touched me.

  25. Linda Diesing Ahern says:

    I am so sorry to hear of this terrible loss. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. Linda Diesing

  26. Susan Weiland Naslund says:

    Cathy and Jim. Steve and I were so saddened to hear of Katies passing. We have left a donation in her honor to St. Judes to carry on her tradition of caring and service.

  27. John Ghosh says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Weppner family. I’m very saddened by your loss and sympathize with you during this tough time.

  28. Tom Weiland says:

    Jim, Kathy and family. So sorry for your loss. Words can’t begin to express our sorrow. Prayers are with you all. Love and miss you. Tom & Mary Lou Weiland

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