BARRINGTON — Peg (Iola Mae) Sullivan (nee Herman), 94, died Friday, April 4, 2014, surrounded by many family members at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
She was born Jan. 7, 1920, to John and Lucy Herman in Sandusky, Ohio, and spent a happy childhood with her older siblings, Dorothy, Ed and Ken. She graduated from St. Mary Central Catholic High School in Sandusky.
She attended DeSales College in Toledo, Ohio, where she met Raymond Sullivan, and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1943 with a degree in education.
Peg and Raymond were married Oct. 14, 1944, after he returned from the European theater, where he was a B24 bomber pilot during World War II. They raised five children, moving from Toledo, Ohio, to Decatur, Princeton and Battle Creek, Mich. Peg moved to the Barrington area in retirement. Raymond died in 1994, months before their 50th anniversary.
Peg taught elementary school for 13 years, including 11 years at St. Louis Catholic School in Princeton. She loved gardening, crafts, quilting, water aerobics and traveling, with trips to China, Europe and the Caribbean. She was an avid Chicago Bulls and White Sox fan. She was an active member of the Legion of Mary, a Eucharistic minister and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Princeton and Senior Services Associates in McHenry County.
Along with her husband, parents, sister and brothers, she was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Colleen DeBord, and grandson's wife, Lana Sippel Sullivan.
She was the center of a large, close family that includes her children, Dennis (Jeanne) Sullivan of Melbourne, Fla., Karen (Frank) Dombrowski of Crystal Lake, Michael (Carolyn) Sullivan of Crystal Lake, Patricia (Dan) DeBord of Apple Valley, Minn., and Timothy (Diane Dungey) Sullivan of Barrington; her grandchildren, Paul (Michele O'Kelly) Sullivan, Lynn (Ken) Bordner, Kevin (Katie) Sullivan, Jeff (Jennifer) Dombrowski, Ann (Matt) Miller, Beth (Joel) Hughes, Matthew (Emily Roesner) Sullivan, Sean Sullivan, Allison (Phil) Buckvold, Tim DeBord, Katie Sullivan and Emily Sullivan; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, with a prayer service at 8 p.m., at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St., Barrington. Visitation will continue Thursday, April 10, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 N. Ela St. (corner of Franklin and Ela St.), Barrington. Burial will take place at noon Friday, April 11, at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, Mich.
Memorials in Peg's name may be made to St. Louis Catholic School, 631 Park Ave. West, Princeton, IL 61356.
Online condolences may be expressed for the family at www.davenportfamily.com. For information, call 847-381-3411.