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Edna L. Faillo

May 4, 1929 - August 1, 2023

Edna L. Faillo Edna L. Faillo
    August 4, 2023 | 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church
    6N491 Crane Road
    St. Charles, Illinois 60175
  • Funeral
  • August 4, 2023 | 10:30 A.M.
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church
    6N491 Crane Road
    St. Charles, Illinois 60175
  • Burial Location
    Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois

Edna Lavold Faillo passed away at the age of 94 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of the late Theodore and Johanna (Swanson)  Lavold, Edna was born on May 4, 1929 in Maywood, IL. She graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood. Her favorite subject was Zoology. Her career as a clerk typist began at Hines VA Hospital in Maywood. While working at Hines, she met James Faillo and the courtship blossomed from there. 

In 1951, she married James Faillo at Sacred Heart Church in Melrose Park. 

They resided in Maywood for a short time and moved to their home in Melrose Park to raise their four daughters. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church Women’s Club and served as Girl Scout leader for Sacred Heart School. Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, cooking and baking. She worked part time at a local sewing store, Hanover Fabrics, in Winston Plaza and then took a secretarial position for a security company in Forest Park. In 1989, Edna and Jim moved to Tucson, Arizona to begin their retirement years in warmer weather.

She was an active member of Sons Of Norway, Trolldalen Lodge in Tucson, Arizona and served on numerous board positions over the 23 years of their residence. She volunteered at Tucson Medical Center in the Gift Shop. She loved staying active and took a position with a local Retirement Community as a Dining Room Attendant. You could find her at the Rincon Country Community pool with her swimming buddies doing their exercise class. She loved the pool! 

In 2012, Edna and Jim returned back to Illinois to be closer to their family and grandchildren.  She had the best outlook on life – always positive, gentle, and gracious. Her energy was such an inspiration to all who knew her, and everyone loved being around Edna. She was a faith-filled woman who had a great dedication to daily prayer and sharing her gift of compassion to others. 

Survived by daughter Debra (Rocco) Colletti, daughter Patricia Faillo, daughter Mary (John) Kistner, grandchildren Maria (Jason) Sherman, Rocco J. Colletti, Johanna Kistner, Isabella Kistner, Paul Ivery, Anthony Ivery, nephews Michael (Kristine) Young, James Young, nieces Nancy (Michael) Cullinane, Joanne Young, and many grandnephews and grandnieces. 

Preceded in death by her husband James, daughter Linda Faillo Stearns, father Theodore Lavold, mother Johanna Lavold, and sister Irene (James) Young. 

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 4th at St Patrick Catholic Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 4th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles IL with Monsignor Dan Deutsch officiating. Interment will be at Mount Emblem Cemetery, 520 E. Grand Avenue, Elmhurst, IL.


Marie Jasker Mary Cella Rich,Pat &Marlene from Addison , IL

"So sorry we can’t attend but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families on Friday ❤️🙏"

Kathy Hoggatt Vodak from Nokomis, FL

"Debbie, my condolences to your family. Your mom was a sweetheart and always there as a chaperone, girl scout volunteer, and a big part of our Sacred Heart Family. She will be missed greatly. RIP Mrs. Faillo.."

Lana Liley-Klaus from Tucson, AZ

"Edna was always the sweetest friend. I use to work at a Walgreens that she rang the Salvation Army bell at Xmas time. Then I bought a home a could of houses away from where and her husband lived. It was nice to have her close."

BobAnn Randerson from Lake Carroll, IL


Barbara Principe from Melrose Park , IL

"I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers and thoughts. I will not be able to attend the service and funeral as I will be out of town.🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️"

Susan Spring from Melrose Park, IL

"My condolences to Patty and her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."

Denise Tolbert from Chicago , IL

"So sorry on the loss of your beautiful mother my deepest condolences Patti to you and your family….praying for comfort and strength doing your time of bereavement 🙏🏾"

Aasa and Irene from Flekkefjord, Norway, AK

"Thank you dearest Edna for good memories - we have had some nice phonecalls and also many lovely letters written first by typewriter then later by hand - you always said you hoped l managed to understand your writing, and l did! You told us news about all of your girls and their families, you were so proud of them! Rest in peace dear Edna - we will never forget you ❤️With love from lrene and Aasa - and the rest of your norwegian family."

Martha Quetsch from North Aurora, IL

"Edna was such a quietly positive force at Rosewood and was thoughtful and caring to her fellow residents. I appreciated her and her wit. Best, Martha Quetsch"

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