Nowak, Yvonne Marie (daBel)

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Yvonne Marie (deBel) Nowak, 72, of Cum­ming, GA passed away on July 18, 2020. Yvonne was born on May 4, 1948 in Geneva, IL. She and her fam­ily lived in nearby St. Charles, IL, where Yvonne spent al­most half her life. She was the daugh­ter of the late Richard L. DeBel and Yolanda M (Forni). She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 29 years, Richard and their “furchild” Haylee. She is also sur­vived by her younger sis­ter Lon­nie (John) Gri­d­ley. Ad­di­tional sur­vivors are Yvonne’s niece Amanda (nee Sza­lkowski) (Christophe­r) Nelson and grand­nephews Ryne, Jack, and Sam; her nephew Adam (Raven) Sza­lkowski and grand­nephews Mila and Tim; and her nephew Mark (Sara) Sza­lkowski and grand­nephew Ray­lan. Yvonne is also sur­vived by her brother-in-law Ge­orge Nowak and sis­ter-in­law Irene (Bob) Le­wandowski. Yvonne at­tended St. Pa­trick School and Mount St. Mary’s Academy from where she grad­u­ated in 1966. She also holds an As­so­ciate De­gree in Ac­count­ing from Waubon­see Ju­nior Col­lege. Yvonne worked in the Ac­count­ing De­part­ment at UPS for over 20 years un­til she and her hus­band moved. Af­ter 3 years in Carmel, IN, Yvonne and Richard moved to the At­lanta, GA area in 1991. Yvonne worked in Ac­count­ing at Mighty Auto Parts un­til her re­tire­ment in 2003. Yvonne was an ex­cel­lent cook and baker. She also en­joyed gar­den­ing and was a “Gar­den­ing An­gel” at Good Shep­herd Catholic Church, our par­ish for the last 16 years. She also en­joyed walk­ing and tak­ing ex­er­cise classes. For the last 30 years, Yvonne’s fa­vorite va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tions were semi-an­nual trips to her beloved St. Au­gus­tine, FL and back to Illi­nois to visit fam­ily and friends. Speak­ing of friends, Yvonne had too many to count. Every­one who knew Yvonne loved her and she would do (and did) any­thing for them. Yvonne was a huge dog lover. All 3 dogs that we had over the years, were res­cues. For any­one in­ter­ested, do­na­tions may be made in her name to any Pet Res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tion or Hu­mane So­ci­ety. Due to the COVID-19 pan­demic, ser­vices will be pri­vate for the im­me­di­ate fam­ily only. A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at a fu­ture date in Illi­nois, where Yvonne’s ashes will be in­terred. In­gram Funeral Home & Cre­ma­tory, 210 In­gram Ave, Cum­ming, GA 30040 is in charge of ar­range­ments. Con­do­lences may be made at www.in­gram­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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