Joanne S. Lovig, age 74, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 8th, 2019

Joanne S. Lovig, age 74, of Lombard, died January 8 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 12 with a Visitation from 9:30-11:00 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 W. Maple St., Lombard, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.  Interment Private.

Joanne is survived by a cousin, Lynne Capretto, of Milwaukee, Oregon; her special lifelong friends, David Holmquist of Omaha, Nebraska, Judy Rundblad of Park Ridge, Gail Mullins of Huntley, Tammy Anderson and family of Sister Bay, Wisconsin and numerous other friends and colleagues.

Joanne was born in Oak Park to Edward C. and Susan H. (nee Helt) Lovig.  She attended Green Valley Elementary and Lombard Junior High School (both in Lombard) and graduated from Glenbard East High School as part of the first graduating class in 1962.  Joanne sang in the Glenbard East choir.

She attended and graduated with a degree in Music Education from the American Conservatory of Music.  She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Sorority.  Joanne taught Elementary Music in the Woodridge, Illinois, schools (including Meadowview School) for 34 years.

Joanne was the President of the local Illinois Education Association for many years.  She was active in IEA at the local and state levels we well as the national Education Association.  Joanne was also active in the Illinois Retired Teacher’s Association, serving as President of the DuPage County IRTA and Board Member/Trustee of the State IRTA organization.

Joanne sang in the DuPage County Chorale and the Naperville Chorus.

Joanne was an active member of the Lombard Service League.  She also was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard.

Joanne enjoyed spending summers at her cottage in Sister Bay (Door County), Wisconsin, where she had spent full summers since her retirement.

She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, intellect and determination.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit or call 888-629-0094 for information.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Bill Murphy says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with the relatives and friends. I was a colleague of Joanne in the Woodridge School District and had the honor and pleasure of working with this very Professional Educator. She was an outstanding Music Teacher who loved children and her fellow staff members. Her Professionalism, vision and leadership led her fellow staff members to elect her President of the Woodridge Education Association for many terms of office. Because of her Teaching abilities and leadership abilities as President she contributed to the outstanding reputation of the District.

  2. Lynn Mahon says:

    Joanne and I first met when my three children were attending Meadowview School in Woodridge and had her as a music teacher. After that I became a staff member at the school and had the opportunity to see Joanne in action in her classroom. I accompanied special-needs children and their classmates to what they told me was their “favorite” class. Joanne had a knack for being able to include the required curriculum lessons so the children enjoyed them, but then also included some of the current Disney, etc. tunes most popular at the time. Everyone left her class smiling!
    Much later in life Joanne and I were members of a retired-District #68 “Out-to Lunch Bunch”. Joanne remained very active in educational circles during her retirement, and I admired her for that.
    I consider her a life-long friend. So many people will be missing her, especially the many children whose lives she touched.

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