Joann Josie Arntzen (nee Vancura), Warrenville Fire Protection District, age 70, longtime resident of Warrenville and formerly of Naperville, passed away on March 6, 2018. She was born on June 6, 1947 in Chicago, IL to James and Dorothy Vancura. She lived a life many would envy and that left many shaking their heads in wonder of how she did it. Her interests ranged from NASCAR to the stars (and is still upset that Pluto was downgraded as a planet!) Her proudest accomplishment was becoming an EMT-A followed by graduating as a firefighter in 2001. (We’ll leave the math to you.) She was a proud member of the Warrenville Fire Protection District. Being a “rescuer” of another sort, we know she made her stop at the Rainbow Bridge to gather all her furbabies who precede her to eternal life and we’re sure she was granted the rescuers blessing of gathering all those who did not have anyone in this realm to carry them into the next. She was a force unto herself and her spirit and presence will be greatly missed.
Joann is survived by her children, Rebecca Dunnigan (late Lennie Loberg) , Thomas (Laura) Rippon, Heather (Rich) Cassady and Victoria Eckels; grandchildren, Amy, Sarah, Michael, Ryan, Brooke, Becca and Sydney; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Kyle and Zoey; sister, Jean Vancura; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. and Main), West Chicago. A Service will take place at 5:30 p.m. Interment Private. For Info 630-231-0060 or www.norrissegertfh.com