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October 2018

Robert Melko '74
Mark Schuldt '88
Ann Wobbe Wisniewski '61
Michael Noesen '65
Rita Pabich Ferguson '65


Robert Melko - Class '74
Robert F. "Bobby" Melko, 62, passed away October 9, 2018. He was the Beloved Son of Robert and the late Nancy Melko; Loving Brother of Shirley Melko, Sophie (Casey) Hudson, Stacy (Brad) Goble; Cherished Uncle of David (Kim), Rob (Brandi), Sara, Kailah, Andrew and Bradley Jr.; Great Uncle to Thomas; DogFather to Buster and Oakum. Visitation will be Sunday, October 14th, 3-8pm at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St. (corner of Northwest Hwy/Rt14 and Rand Rd) Des Plaines. Funeral Service will be held at Oehler Funeral Home, Monday, October 15th at 10am. In Lieu of Flowers the family has asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or PAWS Chicago. For information please call 847-824-5155 or visit

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 12, 2018

Mark Schuldt - Class '88
Mark Schuldt, age 48, of St. Charles passed away surrounded by his family Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Beloved husband of Cara A. Schuldt nee Herrell. Loving father of Madeline, Ella and Abby Schuldt. Fond son of Kurt and Mary Sue Schuldt. Dear brother of Janet (Peter) LeTourneau, the late Sandra Schuldt, Jeffrey (Colleen) Schuldt and Julie Wrightsman. Cherished son-in-law of Alan and Pamela Herrell. Loving brother-in-law of Gary (Lisa) Warren and Dustin (Amy) McGuire. Proud uncle of Emily, Andrew, Trace, Allison, Annmarie, Kathryn, Mary Elise, Zane, Zhen, Cole and Kaelyn. Mark absolutely loved riding his Harley Davidson. He also enjoyed fishing and camping with his family. Mark worked for Maintenance Coatings Company for many years as a equipment manager. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018, at St. Patrick Parish, 6N487 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175, from 9:30AM until the time of mass at 10:30AM. 

Ann Wobbe Wisniewski - Class '61
Ann Wobbe Wisniewski, of Antioch, Illinois, passed away on October 7, 2018 at home in the company of her husband, Greg and JourneyCare nurse, Peter. She was born in Geneseo, Illinois on August 28, 1943. Ann was 75 years old. Ann grew up in Des Plaines, Illinois. She graduated from Maine West High School. Ann worked for a large pharmaceutical company for almost her entire career. She was a customer service representative prior to retirement. Ann and Greg were married on February 9th, 1975 and lived in Des Plaines for almost 20 years prior to moving to Antioch 24 years ago. She was very active in the Meals on Wheels program in Des Plaines and Antioch. Ann loved reading, sunrises on the lake, spirited conversation, crosswords, boating on the Chain-O-Lakes, word search, vehicle excursions, jigsaw puzzles, camp fires, nature, zoos, sunsets on the lake, travel, family and friends. Her smile and laugh were infectious. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Richard Kenneth and Dawn Aileen Wobbe; and her brother, Paul Bruce Wobbe. She is survived by her husband, Greg; daughter, Dawn (Breneman); son-in-law, Nathan; grandchildren, Aaron, Adam and Grace (Hamiel); sister, Jean (Mahon); and sister-in-law, Bonnie (Wobbe). Ann has an enormous extended family of nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances. A memorial service will take place at the Antioch Area Senior Center, 817 Holbeck Dr., Antioch, Illinois 60002. Gathering at 12:00 pm on October 20, 2018, memorial to start shortly thereafter. Memorials may be made in Ann's name to the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., Racine, WI 53402.

Published in the Northwest Herald from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19, 2018


Michael Noesen - Class '65
In Loving Memory of Michael Roman Noesen Sr., March 20, 1945 - August 19, 2018. Preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Florence; brother Danny and sisters Gerry and Beverly. Survived by his children Mike Jr., Ken and Terri; grandchildren Jake, Kyla, Kyleen, Kody, Veronica and Hannah; siblings Larry, Pat and Dar. Celebration of his Life to be held Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 911, 515 S. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084. He will be forever in our hearts.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2018


Rita Pabich Ferguson - Class '65
It is with great sadness that the family of Rita Louise Ferguson (nee Pabich) announces her passing after her brave 3-year fight with ovarian cancer, on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the age of 71. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her dedicated husband, Thomas Scott Ferguson, of 49 years and her precious daughters, Natalie (Russ) Reid and Shannon (Dennis) Smith. Rita will also be forever fondly remembered by her four grandchildren, Chase, Olivia, Madeline and Paige Chandler and by her devoted sisters, Susan (Bob) Cimino, and Marie Kline; by her sister-in-Law, Alicia (Ahmed) Shaikh; brothers-in-law, John (Debbie) Ferguson, Greg Ferguson, and Kevin (Amy) Ferguson. Rita will also be sorely missed by her many nieces, nephews and numerous dear friends. Family will receive friends at St. Gertrude Church in Madeira on Thursday, Oct. 18th from 8:30-9:30 AM followed by a Mass and a reception with food and fellowship. Please send memorial donations to Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243 in memory of Rita. Rita was born August 31, 1947 to Robert and Jean Pabich in Chicago, Illinois and was the middle sister--the sweet cream in an Oreo cookie as her sisters like to say. She graduated from Pennoyer Elementary School, Chicago; Main South High School, Park Ridge, Illinois and Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, receiving a degree in Economics. Rita and Tom married after college, lived in Chicago for many years and eventually moved to Milford, Ohio. Faced with her diagnosis, Rita maintained a positive attitude, grace, courage, and determination to continue to live her life to the fullest. In typical Rita fashion, she researched and studied all she could find about ovarian cancer. Her oncologist would quip that Rita had a PhD in ovarian cancer. The family would like to give a special "Thank you!" to Dr. Thomas Herzog and his entire staff at UC Health Barrett Cancer Center in Cincinnati, who were instrumental in helping Rita enjoy a high quality of life during her battle with cancer. In 2014, Rita retired after a 45-year professional career starting with Durkee Foods, BASF and PPG. She was certified in Lean Six Sigma and certified as a Project Management Professional and was an active member of PMI. One of Rita's pleasures in life both professionally and personally was to share her knowledge with others. After retirement she become a certified Life Coach using Project Management techniques. She taught Project Management classes to students of local Cincinnati area high school and wrote the curriculum, so others could continue to teach Project Management to the students. Rita was an active participant in her beloved Toastmasters Club of Milford for over 14 years, mentoring many aspiring speakers. Rita was a co-owner of W.R. Pabich Mfg. Co. Inc. in Chicago, Illinois and served on their Board for 10 years. She was a lover of animals—feeding and rescuing many strays. She referred to Natalie's many goats on her goat farm as her "grand kids." She adored and was adored by her loyal German Shepherd, Luke, who was with her to the end. Rita had a strong faith and would say that the Lord was holding her hand. Rita's gentle nature, intelligence and loving manner left an impression on everyone who knew her. To know Rita was to love her.

Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Oct. 16, 2018