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Obituary: Mary Louise Wetterle Streu

"<! > Fear not God is one step ahead."

From our longing arms to His loving embrace, our precious mother, grandmother, and friend passed away October 29, 2004 after a valiant battle with leukemia.

Mary Louise Wetterle Streu was born in Chicago, IL February 5, 1925 to Louis Wetterle and Lucille Jaycox Wetterle. She married Kenneth John Streu April 24, 1948; he preceded her in death December 1976. Louise retired from the Chicago Board of Education and is a founding member of the TNT's, who recently celebrated their 63 rd

birthday as Ten Nuts Together. She enjoyed traveling, reading, plays, and symphonies, and she performed many hours of volunteer service. In 1996, Louise moved to Murray, UT to enjoy the pleasure of what she referred to as her most esteemed role, that of grandmother.

Louise is survived by her three children, Carol Streu of Waukegan, IL; John Streu of McNaughton, WI; and Jan Raymond of Sandy, UT.

Mom, your children will forever call you blessed for your undying love and affection, selflessness and courage. May we continue to be strengthened and uplifted by your flawless example of all that is good and grant you your most adamant desire--to love and support one another in your memory.

Proud grandchildren are Timothy, 23, Jill, 20, Paige, 15, and Reilly Raymond, 10, all of Sandy. Never has there been a more loving and devoted grandmother. Louise rejoiced in her grandchildren. May their memories of her spontaneous sense of humor and candid wit continue to amuse them throughout their lives.

Louise has countless friends whom she loves dearly, particularly Patricia Cotteleer of Deerfield Beach, Florida. Her friends brought her great joy throughout her life, and her memories, along with their love and support, sustained and uplifted her during her illness.

Louise is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and many dear friends, including those with four legs and fur, particularly her beloved Cherie, Tina, Mikey, Kenny and Gretchen.

Louise wishes to extend her appreciation to Holli Wilmeth, RN and John Dietlein, MD of Vista Care Hospice, Dr. Kevin Stigge and Dr. Ann Taylor. Your competent and compassionate care helped both her and her family find hope, peace and dignity in dying.

A viewing for will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Funeral Home, 3401 Highland Drive. A wake will be held Thursday, November 4, 2004 at Drake & Son Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held November 5, 2004 at Queen of Angels Church, Chicago, IL. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery, River Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers, Louise requests donations to be made to Great Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, UT.