Theresa Grabenhofer, age 91, died peacefully in her sleep on February 15, 2015. She was married to the late Frank Grabenhofer for over 54 years. She is survived by her daughter Theresa (the late Edward) Hays of Lombard, her son Frank (Nancy) Grabenhofer of Wheaton, grandson John Calabrese of Boston, granddaughter Julie (Bud) Felichio of Oak Park, grandson Alex (Sara) Grabenhofer of Wheaton and great grandchildren Grace & Anthony Felichio of Oak Park.
Theresa was born in 1923 in Chicago Illinois and lived there before moving to Lombard in 1948. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church for over 65 years. She owned and operated Theresa’s Beauty Salon around the corner from the old DuPage Theater for almost 30 years. After closing the doors of “the shop”, Theresa still visited friends and former customers in nursing homes in order to help them look and feel beautiful. Theresa enjoyed spending time with her family including her infamous Sunday dinners and following the basketball career of her granddaughter as both a player and a coach. She was a strong woman who cared for her late husband as his health failed and maintained her home and yard into her mid 80’s. Theresa loved to walk her dog and visit with her neighbors. She was well loved by all who knew her and she will be dearly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate her life on Thursday, February 26th at 10:00am at St. John Lutheran Church 215 S. Lincoln Ave in Lombard.