Our mother, Patricia Raymond Kahle, left this world on August 28, 2020. We believe that she is at peace in Heaven with the love of her life, Ray. Pat was born on January 19, 1932, in Chicago, IL; the youngest child of Joseph and Victoria Raymond.
Pat earned her BA in Education at Northern Illinois University, where she met Ray. Pat’s gleaming smile and good manners were like a magnet for Ray. They married a year later. Together they shared 65 years of marriage.
Pat enjoyed so many things in her life! Music, animals, nature, traveling, entertaining, volunteering, but mostly loved spending time with her husband, family and friends.
As a born teacher, Pat was a pioneer in educating children with special needs. She was instrumental in establishing the University Lab School for Special Needs at NIU in the 1960’s. She made learning fun and natural for her own children and for generations to come.
Pat leaves behind one sister, Dorothy Coen, and three daughters, Patricia Lynn Kahle, Janet Rae Wynn and Barbara Caputo; 9 Grandchildren and two Great-Granddaughters. She was especially fond of her sons-in-law, Gary, Chris, and Dave. They were always there for her.
She will be laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, FL, November 6.
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