Elaine G. Cabernoch

Elaine G. Cabernoch, 100, died of natural causes on May 12, 2020, at Good Samaritan Assisted Living Center in Estes Park, Colo.

Elaine was born in 1920 in Gardner to Thomas and Rosella (née Curtin) Cruise. She grew up a farm girl and attended a small rural school in Dwight Township. Following high school graduation, she moved to Chicago, where she met her future husband, Louis Cabernoch, at a dance. They married on November 9, 1940, at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica in Chicago.

The couple settled in Chicago and its suburbs, where they raised five children. Retirement took them to Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Dwight. In retirement, Elaine volunteered with several Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilt groups, donating hand-made quilts to needy people around the world.

Elaine's life was defined by her unconditional love for her large family and her steadfast Catholic faith. She will be remembered by many for her beautiful needlework and quilts and her love of gardening and baking.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; her son, William T.; her brothers, Bernard, John and Thomas; her sisters, Margaret, Kathleen and Rose Marie; and her granddaughter, Jennifer Cabernoch.

She is survived by her children, James L. (Gloria) Cabernoch, Rita A. (Philip) DuChateau, Thomas M. (Peg Samuelson) Cabernoch and Patricia (Thomas) Merryweather; her grandchildren, Philip Cabernoch, Elizabeth Maddox, Cheryl Burge, Thomas Cabernoch, Christopher Cabernoch, Caty Cabernoch, William Cabernoch, James DuChateau, Michael DuChateau, Kathryn Jackson, Robert DuChateau, Beth Bogenschutz and Natalie Froehlich; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be held in the Chicago area at a future date to be announced.

Private interment will be at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Society Foundation Estes Park, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail, Estes Park, CO 80517; Hospice of the Estes Valley, 555 Prospect Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303; or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.