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Official Obituary of

Jeanne Ann (Markwell) Cusack

July 18, 1933 ~ March 26, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Jeanne Cusack Obituary

Jeanne A. Cusack, 89, of Lake Geneva area passed peacefully at home with her loving loving family by her side on Sunday March 26, 2023.

Born Jeanne Ann Markwell of the late Roy and Marianne Markwell (Rakowski) in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1933. Jeanne was the first of two kids, proceeded by  her loving sister Carol Marie Markwell, who passed when she was very young. Jeanne grew up on the south side of Chicago, strengthened by a loving family and the Lord whom gave to us her loving younger sister Carol, that our Lord took into His loving embrace. 

Jeanne met the love of her life, James Arthur Cusack, during his Army years, on a beautiful spring day in April, changing both their lives forever. James soon prepared the ring, and engraved words inside for Jeanne to read, that would last for a lifetime. Words that Jeanne as an accomplished Poet, Novelist and Story Teller, could not have better captured the two simple words that bond her and James together from the moment they met, “Forever April”. 

These two words, framed their new life together, as she said yes to James’ Proposal, and these same words will continue with her, as she is laid to rest at Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with James by her side with Forever April immortalized upon their Memorial stone. By her side, also rests her loving sister, Carol whom together with Jeanne share in the grace of our Lord God, with the affection of Christ Jesus. 

Jeanne is survived by her four children, Deborah (and Albert) Stermer of Lake Geneva; Diane (and James) Hincks of Oak Lawn, Illinois; James (and Mary Jo) Cusack of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and John (and Patrizia) Cusack of Chicago, Illinois. Jeanne was called Gramma by her 12 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

To all who loved our beloved Jeanne (Jean), mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, and with the loving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, may she be home and safe in the loving arms of our Savior. 

In advance the family of Jeanne thank you and ask that your condolence are expressed as outlined below:

Service for Jeanne will be held Friday March 31, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  Visitation will be from 10:00am till the time of service.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family has asked that you make a donation in Jeanne's name to Voces De La Frontera.  A link has been provided below.

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Derrick Funeral Home of Lake Geneva is more than honored to be assisting Jeanne's family.


Finally rite of Committal for Jeanne will be on Saturday April 8th, 2023 at 10:30 in the morning at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park, Illinois.  The family will be gathering at the office, then accompanied to the grave side for the Rite of Committal.  PLEASE arrive by 10:15am


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March 31, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Patrick' Catholic's Church
107 W. Walworth St.
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Memorial Mass
March 31, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Patrick' Catholic's Church
107 W. Walworth St.
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Graveside Service
April 8, 2023

10:15 AM
St. Marys Catholic Cemetery
Evergreen Park, IL 60805


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Tel: 1-414-643-1620
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