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Kathryn Jeanne Whitmer

February 3, 1987 - June 8, 2018

Kathryn Jeanne Whitmer (nee Schafer), age 31 of Chicago, IL, formerly of Arden Hills, MN passed away on June 8, 2018 following a brain hemorrhage. Kathryn is survived by her loving husband and best friend Charlie Whitmer, newborn children Robert Keith (Bobby), James Paul (JP) and Arden Kathryn, parents Beth and Bob…read more

Kathryn Jeanne Whitmer (nee Schafer), age 31 of Chicago, IL, formerly of Arden Hills, MN passed away on June 8, 2018 following a brain hemorrhage. Kathryn is survived by her loving husband and best friend Charlie Whitmer, newborn children Robert Keith (Bobby), James Paul (JP) and Arden Kathryn, parents Beth and Bob Schafer of Arden Hills, Claire Schafer (sister) and husband Bryan Stoddard, Gayle and Jim Whitmer (parents-in-law), Ben Whitmer (brother-in-law), and many other loving relatives, family and friends. Kathryn graduated from Totino Grace High School, Fridley, MN (2005) and has a BA from DePaul University, Chicago (2009). Kathryn spent her career at SmithBucklin in Chicago. Kathryn was a gift to all of us. She was more than a gift, she was a treasure. She exuded happiness in her eyes, in her smile, in her wit, and in her infectious laugh. She brought a brightness to the world around her and enriched all our lives.
A celebration of Kathryn’s life will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1010 West Webster Ave., Chicago, IL. Visitation is from 8:30 – 10:30 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.

Continued event: A continuation of the celebration of her life to follow immediately after at HVAC, 3530 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657. Drinks and food will be provided at the venue, and alcohol is available for purchase. Shuttle transportation services will be provided from St Vincent de Paul. All are welcome and encouraged to join in remembrance of Kathryn.

Parking: Sheffield Garage, 2235 N Sheffield. One block North of the Church. Parking is $7.25 if the driver tells the attendant they were at the Funeral Service.

Memorial: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Charlie Whitmer for the newborn’s educational fund.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

St. Vincent de Paul

1010 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

St. Vincent de Paul

1010 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL

CELEBRATION OF LIFE infomation: Saturday, June 16, 2018 Time: 12PM – 4PM at The HVAC Pub 3530 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL

Shuttle transportation provided from the service.


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