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Rita Hutcherson Beyer '66
Eugene Sieb '62
Heather McCormick Faller '95
Roberta Rapata '77

August 2016

Rita Hutcherson Beyer - Class '66
Rita was born on April 2, 1948 and passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Rita was a resident of Burlington, Wisconsin at the time of her passing. She graduated from Maine West High School in Des Plaines and received her degree as an RN from Gateway Technical School. She was married to Robert. A Memorial Service for Rita will take place on Sunday August 14 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home friends may visit with the family on Sunday August 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family has suggested memorials be made to Aurora VNA.



Eugene Sieb - Class '62
Gene W. Sieb passed away peacefully at Centegra Hospital, Huntley on Saturday, August 27, 2016. He was a wonderful husband to Judith (Piszczek), loving father to Tim (Kari) Sieb, Cynthia (George) Schaupp and doting grandfather to Kyle Sieb, Kevin Sieb, Allison Schaupp and Kenny Schaupp. Brother of Robert (Debra) Sieb, also survived by his nephews, Robert Jr. (Missy) Sieb, David (Beth) Sieb, Richard Sieb and Kenneth Sieb. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mayor Joseph Sieb and Estelle (Gnievek) Sieb. He was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Chicago, and grew up in Norridge. He lived in Schaumburg for 30 years, then Algonquin for 14 and retired in Del Webb, Huntley in 2014. Gene was a graduate from Maine West High School. He attended Carthage College in Kenosha but decided to join his father as an electrician with Henry Newgard & Company. Eventually he became a project manager until the company closed. He worked for other companies and retired after 10 years of service with G& M Electric in 2010. He was involved in his children's lives, coaching both in baseball and bowling. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, golfing, good restaurants, Vegas and his many friends. Some of his best memories were vacations with his whole family, giving parties, barbequing and taking pride in his grandchildren's sports and academic accomplishments. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lurie Children's Hospital, For more information, please call 847-51-8772 or online condolences can be directed to


Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Aug. 30, 2016


Heather McCormick Faller - Class '95
Colleen Faller, 41, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016,  with her husband, Evan and father-in-law Greg, at her side. Colleen was a patient at UPMC Shadyside, where she was in the midst of a valiant six-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was born on June 14, 1975, to Jean Madden and the late Thomas McCormick. She graduated in 1993 from Maine West High School.  She graduated from Oakton Community College in 1996. On July 2, 2005, she married the love of her life, Evan Faller. They have two beautiful daughters, Avery Rose, born on May 15, 2007, in Sioux Falls, SD, and Rowan Kathleen, born on November 11, 2010, in Seneca, PA. After moving to Clarion in 2008, Colleen began a business doing what she loved – helping people put their best face forward. With “Kiss & Make Up” Colleen used her skills as a makeup artist to help people celebrate some of their happiest occasions – weddings, proms, graduations and the like. In 2014, she began work as a consultant for Norwex, a brand of chemical-free cleaning products that she truly believed in. In 2015 she rose to the rank of Senior Executive Sales Leader, the first in Pennsylvania, becoming one of the company’s fastest-rising stars. Colleen cherished time with her family and loved nothing more than cooking a hearty meal, playing a game of cards and going for a boat ride. She lived a life of fierce determination, boundless love and abundant faith. Colleen had strong, lifelong friendships with many, who also served as her “prayer warriors” during her recent illness. Her quick wit, talent for mimicry and good-natured spirit will be sorely missed. She received amazing care and support from the staff at UPMC Shadyside. Profound thanks, in particular, to Dr. Anastasios Raptis his office and the transplant team, Dr Weber, and nursing staff of 7 Main, 7 West, and 3 West.  All places her family will consider a second home. She is survived by her husband Evan, and their daughters Avery and Rowan of Clarion, her parents mother and father in law Greg & Roberta Faller of Fryburg, a brother in law Adam Faller, his wife Karen, and their children Shelby, and Aiden, her mother Jean McCormick of Des Plaines, a sister Heather Toll, her husband Dan, and their children Abbi, Danny, and Isabella of Solon, OH, stepmother Mern McCormick of Nooksack, Washington, and many aunts, uncles, cousins. Colleen was preceded in death by her father Thomas McCormick, her grandparents Kathleen & James Madden, and an uncle Greg McCormick. The family will receive friends at Faller Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8. Mass of a Christian burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church of Clarion at 11AM on Friday, September 2, 2016 with Rev. Monty Sayers Pastor presiding. The family asks that in lieu of flower any donations may be made to Immaculate Conception School.  In memory of Colleen a blood drive and stem cell donor signup is scheduled for October 19th 1-6:30 at IC School in Clarion in the Meisinger Center.  

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Roberta Rapata - Class '77
Roberta Rapata, 57, of Bloomingdale, passed away unexpectedly on August 28, 2016. She was born on June 9, 1959 in Chicago to Emanuel “Bud” and Lorraine (nee Kosac) Rapata. Roberta was the co-owner of Boloney’s Sandwich Shop and The Catlow Theater in Barrington since 1981 and 1988 respectively. She was an animal lover, loved shopping, enjoyed her family and friends and loved her employees like family. She loved and cared for everyone that came through the door of both businesses. Roberta will be deeply missed by her loving fiancé, Tim O’Connor; siblings, Jacqueline, Dennis (Denise) Rapata, Donna (Robert) Krilich, Garry, and Chris (Devon Bailey) Rapata; her constant companion and best furry friend, Gizmo. She was loved like a sister and daughter by the entire O’Connor Family. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 31, from 4 PM until 9 PM at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 149 W. Main Street (Lake-Cook Rd) Barrington, IL 60010. Visitation will continue on Thursday, September 1, from 10 AM until the 11 AM Funeral Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 N. Ela St. (Corner of Franklin and Ela Sts.), Barrington. Entombment will be private.