Marianne Carstensen (née Kenney), 68, passed away peacefully on November 30th after a short but serious illness.
She was born on April 28, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Marianne attended St. Hubert Catholic School in Hoffman Estates and Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Rolling Meadows. She was also a graduate of Northern Illinois University.
Marianne is preceded in death by her parents, Kathleen (Kay) Kenney and Gordon (Bud)
Kenney. She leaves behind two sons, James (Megan) Carstensen and Timothy (Peggy) Carstensen and three granddaughters, Hannah (8), Kayleen (5) and Cora (2 mo). She also leaves 8 siblings behind, Patricia (Robert) Esposito, Nancy (Ron) Waltz, Joanne Kenney, Kathy (Greg) Oliversen, John Kenney, Karen (Jeffrey) Pellar, Robert (Renee) Kenney and Michael (Sharon) Kenney. Marianne also leaves behind aunts, an uncle, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Marianne was a CCD teacher and Eucharistic minister at St. Isidore in Bloomingdale. She was very strong in her faith. She was also an avid volunteer with PADS in West Chicago. Marianne loved to read and her favorite thing was writing love letters to her children and granddaughters. Marianne was a 3rd grade teacher at St. John the Baptist school in Winfield, IL.
She also taught preschool after her retirement. All who met her enjoyed her Irish gift of conversation. Marianne had the warmest smile and kindest heart and will be missed dearly by many.
Visitation: Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 on Tuesday, December 5th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
Funeral: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish 0S233 Church Street, Winfield, IL 60190 on Wednesday, December 6th at 11:00am.
Burial: Assumption Catholic Cemetery 1S510 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to PADS of DuPage county. dupagepads.org
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