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Jacqueline J. Cada

January 9, 1933 - January 19, 2023

Jacqueline J. Cada Jacqueline J. Cada
    January 25, 2023 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • January 26, 2023 | 10:30 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    Union Cemetery, St. Charles, IL

Jacqueline Joyce Cada, 90 , of Sycamore, IL (formally of St. Charles, IL) passed away peacefully on January 19, 2023 at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL. Jacqueline was born January 9, 1933 in Evergreen Park, IL, the daughter of Thomas & Mayrose Sweeney. Jacqueline married her one true love, Albert J. Cada III, on August 15, 1959 at Little Theresa Catholic Church in Powers Lake, Wisc.

During her youth Jacqueline spent many summer months at Powers Lake, Wisc and loved swimming, fishing, boating and water skiing. Jacqueline also practiced for hours and hours on her piano, resulting in the various piano recitals she performed at her grade school and high school graduations.

Jacqueline graduated from Mercy High School in Chicago, IL in 1950. She extended her education and graduated from Fox Secretarial School and subsequently worked as the secretary to the head of the Chicago Police Pension Board for the next 10 years.

In 1961 Jacqueline and Al moved their family from St. Charles, IL to Branson, Missouri. Together they built and established Cada’s Long Creek Lodge. Al was renowned for building pools throughout the Branson area while Jacqueline ran the resort. Jacqueline managed all aspects of running the resort from handling the reservations and check-in’s, to helping clean the rooms–all while raising 4 young sons under the age of 10.

Jacqueline and Al returned to St. Charles, IL in 1972 and established Cada Construction, Inc. As a custom home builder Al designed and built numerous homes throughout the area. Al transitioned back to building swimming pools and in 1981 he and Jacqueline founded Cada Pools & Spas in St. Charles, IL which they ran together for decades to come. To this day the company is still going strong with their sons & grandsons handling the day-to-day operation.

Jacqueline and Al enjoyed boating, especially on Powers Lake, Wisc, the Chain of Lakes in IL and the Gulf of Mexico. They also enjoyed years of traveling in their RV, visiting 48 of 50 states, and ultimately fell in love with Ft. Myer Beach, Fla where they would spend their winters in retirement at their condo.

Jacqueline and Al celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2019. Jacqueline was a true matriarch and icon in every sense of the word. Always the loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt & cousin, Jacqueline adored her family and friends and they loved her back even more by using words like classy, lovely, amazing and wonderful.

Never one to be the center of attention, when Jacqueline set out to accomplish something, she would always reach her goal.

Jacqueline is survived by her four sons: Albert (Kathy) of Elburn, IL, Thomas (Ellen) of St. Charles IL, Brian (Deanna) of Sycamore, IL and Robert (Kelly) of Ft Myers, FL; grandchildren A.J. (Carley), Aaron (fiancee Michaela), Aidan, Jillian, Chryste, Kelly, Brianna, Cole, Douglas (Jamie), Nicholas; great-grandchildren Jackson, James, Emily; brother Gregory (Donna) Sweeney, a niece, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Jacqueline is preceded in death by her husband Albert, parents, infant son Michael, brother (Thomas Sweeney) and grandson Cody.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25 from 4-8 pm at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles 60174. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 26 at 10:30 am at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St in St Charles. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery in St. Charles, IL. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jacqueline’s name to the charity of your choice.





Greg & Donna Sweeney from 105 Welwyn St., Lake Bluff, , IL

"Jacqueline was not only my sister but my best friend. She was the one who taught me how to ride her bike, swim, waterski and to master sail boating. she taught me how to dance and how to drive a car. She was the one who brought me out of my shell and encourage me to ask a girl out on my first date. We always enjoyed each others company. We will miss her!"

Bill and Marsha Gust from Camdenton , MO

"Bill and I were so sorry to hear about Jacqueline’s passing. Over the years we had so much fun with Jackie and Al at dinner, boating and visiting them in Fort Myers. We shall never forget the day we were stopped by the water patrol on the chain of lakes for going to fast in a no wake zone. Jackie tried to get us out of a fifty dollar fine however no such luck. We had many laughs over the years about that day, She was truly a class act and shall be missed. Our condolences to the entire family. May her many wonderful memories give you peace."

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