Adeline Schuppner

By on October 11, 2010

Adeline Schuppner, 82, of Maple Park, passed away surrounded by the prayers of her family on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

She was born January 20, 1928 in Elgin, the daughter of George and Margaret (Christensen) Hellmuth.

When Adeline was still small, the family left Elgin with running water and electric to Maple Park with neither, where her family farmed for decades. She graduated Maple Park High School in 1945.

Paul Schuppner played basketball at Plato Center but it was a certain cheerleader for Maple Park that caught his eye. Soon a courtship began and in 1946, Paul and Adeline were united in marriage on the Howard farm on Howard Rd. in Maple Park.

They began their new life together with Adeline’s parents in an apartment while Paul worked at Turner Brass. Then in a few years Paul became manager on a farm in Sycamore for a time before finding a dairy farm in Virgil in 1951. After renting on a few different farms in the area, they moved into their present home on Meredith Rd. in 1981. They saved for thirty-five years to buy their home and the moment they turned the key, it was theirs and theirs alone.

Over the years Adeline worked many jobs but the one she was most “famous” for was driving a school bus for the Kaneland School District for over thirty years. It was job that she shared with Paul and brought her in contact with generations of friends throughout the community.

Adeline was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, St. Charles, as well as the Kane County Farm Bureau.

Adeline had an unyielding love for her husband, caring for him and walking beside him every step of the way. She made their house a home but worked wonders in the kitchen and catered to everyone’s taste, knowing their favorite pie or cake, each one a mouthwatering masterpiece. Adeline loved to go dancing with Paul at the Blue Moon and play cards in a “club” full of friends and neighbors. She also loved to sew, a talent she used to make many of her own clothes. She had an eye for “bargains”, “antiques” or “junk” depending on your point of view. Whenever you left her home, she followed you out the door and waved goodbye until you were out of sight. In 1974, she and Paul went to Hawaii and Las Vegas in 1975 making memories with every mile. Together again, their love burns brighter than the sun and still warms the hearts of their family and friends when their one-of-a-kind memories are shared.

She is survived by her son Steve (Ruth Banas) Schuppner of Cortland,

Three grandchildren:
David Schuppner and his children Hannah and Kaleb, of Elburn, IL;
Paul W. (Nicole) Schuppner of East Lansing, MI and
Andrea (Josh) Pethoud and their daughter Maysen of DeKalb, IL,

Ruth Banas’ children:
Renee (Adam) Real-Banas and their son Chester, of Minneapolis, MN and
Andy (Shana) Banas of Roseville, MN;

Two siblings:
Jeanette Klingenberg of Sycamore, IL,
Robert (Sherry) Hellmuth of DeKalb, IL;

Many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, one son Edward Schuppner, grandson Brian Schuppner, and one brother-in-law, Warren Klingenberg, who preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. with a funeral service to celebrate his life to follow visitation at 7 p.m., Monday, October 11, 2010 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Rev. Dr. Paul Meyers, pastor of Roscoe United Methodist Church, and Rev. Ernst Rex, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake, will co-officiate. Interment will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, at Blackberry Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “Adeline Schuppner Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at