Patricia “Patti” Sue DeYoung
SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – In loving memory, Patricia “Patti” Sue DeYoung of South Holland, IL, formerly Dyer, IN, passed to her heavenly home on Sunday January 9, 2022 at the age of 72. Patti was born on September 5, 1949 in Gary, IN to Walter and Carolyn (née Foreman) Korem. She married Donald DeYoung on April 20, 1968 and they celebrated 52 years of marriage. Donald preceded her in death on October 8, 2020.
Patti grew up in Lansing, IL and attended TF South High School. Patti opened and operated her own beauty salon in Lansing, IL for many years and assisted her husband Don in his business ventures. She had a fondness for garden flowers and her garden always bloomed with colour. She also enjoyed boating and fishing with Don and his parents on Lake Michigan and Kentucky Lake.
Patti was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Carolyn Korem. Though she had no children of her own, she loved her pets, including dogs, cats, and birds. She is survived by brothers Philip (Karen) Korem of Kimberling City, MO and Robert (Naomi) Korem of Munster, IN. Also surviving is her sister-in-law Marsha Coleman of Cicero IN. Patti was also the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Patti’s family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and Arden Courts Memory Care of South Holland for lovingly caring for Patti in her final days. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Heartland Hospice on Patti’s behalf. A private memorial service will be held in the future to honor and celebrate her life. The Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home in Lansing has been entrusted with Patti’s arrangements and online condolences and remembrances can be made at www.schroederlauer.com.
Published by The Times on January 16, 2022.