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Kathleen A. Andrini

August 26, 1946 - September 12, 2021

Kathleen A. Andrini Kathleen A. Andrini
    September 15, 2021 | 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • September 16, 2021 | 10:30 A.M.
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church
    2900 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    Private-Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva, Illinois

Kathleen Ann Andrini, amazing wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and educator unexpectedly passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. Kathy was a woman of deep faith that flowed throughout her life. She greeted all with an infectious smile and open arms. Once you met Kathy, you had a friend for life. Kathy was born August 26, 1946 to Floyd and Elsie Kopacz. She was a carhop at Dog and Suds where she met Bob Andrini in 1963. She told her friends that she was going to marry a man like Bob, and she did. They were married for 54 loving years, and were blessed with three children, Tony, Geri, and Joy. Three grandchildren followed who were the light of her life.
Kathy was an educator, nature-lover, and avid birdwatcher who was recently called “Kane County Audubon’s leading lady.” As a teacher at Swing Set Preschool and during Religious Ed. at St. John Neumann, she influenced the future of many. Kathy brought her love of nature to programs at the St. Charles Park District as well as nature programs with her husband Bob. For over 20 years of volunteering and natural environment education, Hickory Knolls Nature Pavilion honored Bob and Kathy in name with the “The Andrini Trail.” Kathy had a big heart and always thought of others. She celebrated everything for everyone and now we celebrate her.
Kathy was survived by her husband, Bob, and their three children, Tony Andrini, Geri (Russ) Benning, and Joy (Sam) Wilson, her three treasured grandchildren, Riley Benning, Eli and Isaac Wilson, and her brother Thomas (Linda) Kopacz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Elsie Kopacz. Kathy was unexpectedly called home for a greater purpose than we will ever know. She will be deeply missed by so many. 
Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 East Main Street, St. Charles.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8:00 P.M. at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois.  Interment will be private at Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva.  Contributions may be made to the Illinois Audubon Association or to a charity of your choice.


Rudy and Val Dallesasse from Chillicothe, IL

"Sincere sympathy and prayers for Bob and family. Love, Rudy & Val"

Mark and Sherry Fransioli from Hendersonville , NC

"St. Kathy had a major effect on our lives, and we will always remember her for her kindness, her intellect, and her laugh."

Sue Farr from Loudon, TN

"Bob and family. I was blessed to work with Kathy for so many years. Such a kind and caring friend. Sending you love."

Lesa Andree from Aurora, IL

"Dear Bob, Please accept my deep condolences for your loss of Kathy. She has been a most kind and gracious person to myself and many others."

Gordon Garcia from Bartlett, IL

"So very sorry to hear about Kathy. She was such a nice person. My deepest sympathies to Bob, his family and many friends."

Larry Miller and Jude from Marco Island, FL

"Our best to you and your family."

Janet Bell from Geneva, IL

"We send our heartfelt condolences. Kathy had a warm friendly manner that always made a person feel welcomed. She made the world a better place. ♥️Janet & Charlie Bell♥️"

Ken & Sue Reinhardt from Sycamore, IL

"Our hearts go out to Bob and the family and all who loved her."

Mary Spoden from St Charles, IL

"My heartfelt sympathy Bob to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you."

Ray Uno Kling from Liberty Township, OH

"My wife and I were lucky to have known Kathy. We had a very wonderful meeting just a few weeks back. We wish we could have known her more. Bob, you and Kathy will always be in our prayers."

Don Shaw from West Palm Beach, FL

"God Bless and keep Kathy, Bob and the entire Andrini family. My sympathy and prayers are with you."

Peggy Macnamara from Wilmette, IL

"Bob, I am so sorry. You two were a joy! Wonderful example of a longtime love. best, Peggy"

Mary Beth Viveiros from Buffalo Grove, IL

"My cousin and my friend. She will be deeply missed."

Geraldine Cutter from Paso Robles, CA

"My sympathy to you Bob and all the family. I have fond memories of Kathy at family gatherings, growing up with all the cousins."

Rita Ward Wiedmer from Spring Hill , FL

"Kathy was a dear friend of mine for our 4 years at West Chicago high. I was so saddened to learn of her passing but I am happy for all the great memories we shared. My sincerest sympathy and heart felt prayers go out to her family."

Dr Don Grossnickle from Arlington Heights , IL

"Dear Bob and family: Lifting up a prayer of thanksgiving for the living connections you appreciated with great love. I join you in asking God for the gift of peace beyond human understanding in dealing with profound loss. Sending a big hug to you Bob."

Thelma Hulka from Darien, IL

"I never met Kathy, but know of her through Bob’s birding posts and having birdied with Bob. My sympathy to you, Bob and family on the abrupt loss of the partner who fit you so well. May God comfort you and bring you peace in time."

Bernard And Caroline Andrini from Grayville, IL

"Please accept OUR condolence . You will be missed"

Roger and Diane Gallentine from Geneva, IL

"Our heartfelt condolences to the whole Andrini family. Our hearts go out to you as you process this loss. May your many happy memories be a blessing to you at this time. Kathy will be missed by so many people."

Sue and Paul Schneider from Aurora, IL

"Bob, may the Lord’s peace surround you and your family. Kathy was a gem, always smiling, always looking out for others, ready with a quick laugh, and a kind comment. She was a treasure on earth, and now a treasure in heaven."

Maryann Snook from Geneva, IL

"Dear Bob and Family. Our sincerest condolences. It was a pleasure to have known Kathy. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. Maryann & Al Snook"

Judith Rieser from Littleton, CO

"I send my deepest condolences to her family. Kathy and I attended St Mary's and West Chicago community high school together. She was always kind to everyone and greeted everyone with a big smile. She was a lovely person and I will keep her in my prayers."

Judith Rieser from Littleton, CO

"My deepest condolences. I will keep her in my prayers"

Andy and Cathy Jugle from Elmhurst, IL

"Dear Bob and Family, we were so saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. We met Kathy only a few times, but we enjoyed her kind and lovely personality. Our thoughts are with you."

Maureen Frawley from St. Charles, IL

"I am so very sorry to read of Kathy's unexpected passing. Kathy was such a sweet and loving person. I enjoyed our encounters while serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. John's, and when I would run into Kathy and Bob in the grocery store. Please know, Bob, you, Kathy, and your family are in my prayers and thoughts."

Niki Dantos Barker from Loganville, GA

"Kathy and I were childhood friends, Our families lived on the same street in West Chicago for years , we "played" together in the 1950s. When I think of all of my childhood memories, she is one of the best! So sorry to hear of her passing, prayers for the family."

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