Phyllis Arlene Raufeisen Schaumburg, Illinois Obituary

Phyllis Arlene Raufeisen

<p>Phyllis A. Raufeisen (nee Luebbers)</p><p>of Hoffman Estates</p><p><br></p><p>Phyllis is survived by her loving, supportive sister&nbsp;Dorothea&nbsp;(Lenore) McIlrath. Together they</p><p>shared their love of family, reading and travel. Her three children. David (Srichan) Raufeisen,</p><p>Julie (Daniel) Thomas and Lisa (Mark Goldstein) Raufeisen. She was the proud grandmother of</p><p>six. Christopher and June Raufeisen, Megan (Chris Liaw), Jennifer (Michael Noar), Rachel</p><p>(Patrick Bailey) and Ashley Goldstein. Her heart was warmed by the smiles of her six great</p><p>grandchildren Brynlee, Lia and Aticus (Atti) Noar, Theodore (Theo) Liaw and Henry and Norah</p><p>Bailey. Willow and Chloe, her fur companions in her final time, were a source of much comfort</p><p>too.</p><p><br></p><p>She was predeceased by her loving husband Raymond Raufeisen of 56 years, her parents</p><p>Arthur and Dorthea Luebbers, cherished aunt Eleanor Crisp, brother in law Kenith McIlrath and</p><p>her beloved younger brother Arthur (Artie) Luebbers II.</p><p><br></p><p>Phyllis had a number of career paths (lab assistant, librarian assistant, real estate, early</p><p>childhood education aide). Her ultimate vocation was teaching and she ended her career as a</p><p>special educator in the Keeneyville School System. She was a voracious reader at times</p><p>consuming a book a day. In fact, her parents, aunt, and sister would share paper sacks of</p><p>books amongst themselves. She also loved to share books with her grandchildren and great</p><p>grandchildren. A book was a necessary component of any gift. She loved travel, especially</p><p>cruising and she loved animals. She was always willing to take in a stray and became the go to</p><p>person when children or grandchildren found an animal in need.</p><p><br></p><p>In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for St. Michael’s Episicopal Church in</p><p>Barrington or any agency that supports persons with special needs or animals.</p><p><br></p><p>Phyllis’ ashes will be interned at a later date to rest beside Raymond at St. Michael’s.</p><p><br></p>
October 8, 1933 - May 8, 202410/08/193305/08/2024
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Phyllis A. Raufeisen (nee Luebbers)

of Hoffman Estates


Phyllis is survived by her loving, supportive sister Dorothea (Lenore) McIlrath. Together they

shared their love of family, reading and travel. Her three children. David (Srichan) Raufeisen,

Julie (Daniel) Thomas and Lisa (Mark Goldstein) Raufeisen. She was the proud grandmother of

six. Christopher and June Raufeisen, Megan (Chris Liaw), Jennifer (Michael Noar), Rachel

(Patrick Bailey) and Ashley Goldstein. Her heart was warmed by the smiles of her six great

grandchildren Brynlee, Lia and Aticus (Atti) Noar, Theodore (Theo) Liaw and Henry and Norah

Bailey. Willow and Chloe, her fur companions in her final time, were a source of much comfort

too.


She was predeceased by her loving husband Raymond Raufeisen of 56 years, her parents

Arthur and Dorthea Luebbers, cherished aunt Eleanor Crisp, brother in law Kenith McIlrath and

her beloved younger brother Arthur (Artie) Luebbers II.


Phyllis had a number of career paths (lab assistant, librarian assistant, real estate, early

childhood education aide). Her ultimate vocation was teaching and she ended her career as a

special educator in the Keeneyville School System. She was a voracious reader at times

consuming a book a day. In fact, her parents, aunt, and sister would share paper sacks of

books amongst themselves. She also loved to share books with her grandchildren and great

grandchildren. A book was a necessary component of any gift. She loved travel, especially

cruising and she loved animals. She was always willing to take in a stray and became the go to

person when children or grandchildren found an animal in need.


In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for St. Michael’s Episicopal Church in

Barrington or any agency that supports persons with special needs or animals.


Phyllis’ ashes will be interned at a later date to rest beside Raymond at St. Michael’s.


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St. Michael's Episcopal Church
647 Dundee Ave
Barrington, IL 60010
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