THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Sybil A. LiDonne
Issue Date: April 10, 2013
Sybil Aileen LiDonne , 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 2.
Sybil Aileen Hoewing LiDonne was born on Dec. 8, 1924 in Decatur, Ill. to the late Rev. Homer Hoewing and Mary Hoewing.
Her family lived throughout the Midwest, moving from one small parish to another. She graduated from Omro High School and was an intelligent, well read, strong spirited woman who survived the many difficulties life dealt her, with dignity and a sense of humor. She always made friends easily and loved singing, reading, sewing, baking, eating out, taking trips and being with friends and family.
She married Edward J. LiDonne in 1945 and the couple had three children. When his health forced him to retire early she worked as a dental assistant. She kept in touch with her lifelong friends and was always there to help them through life 's challenges. Her most difficult challenge came in living with ALS for 22 years. She fought fiercely to be independent and positive about life, enduring falls, severe tremors, injuries with setbacks, blindness, breast cancer and finally the liver cancer she succumbed to.
She is survived by her children, Lori (Steven) Nerat of Menominee, Jon (Tammy) LiDonne of Appleton and Michael (Regina) LiDonne of Carbondale, Ill.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Louise (Hoewing) Gray and five nieces and two nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Cheryl (Allen) Klatt and a brother, Dr. William Hoewing.
Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette from noon on Saturday, April 6 until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Douglas Schoen officiating.