Carole Kalus Obituary

Carole Rae Kalus
Carole Rae Kalus

October 6, 1941 - May 10, 2019
Born in Peoria, IL
Resided in Plainfield, Illinois


Carole R Kalus, 77, passed away on Friday, May 10, surrounded by her family, after complications from cancer.
Born in Peoria, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha Stone and sister of Holly Sue Stone. She attended Peoria High School during which she was an AFS Exchange student to Switzerland, which inspired her lifelong love of Swiss culture and travel.
Carole attended Oberlin College, where she was a recipient of a Conservatory of Music scholarship. Her love of music led to performances with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and in the Peoria Corn Stock Theater Orchestra as a flute soloist.
In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, Carole worked in heath care and not-for-profits. She spent over 20 years at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in a variety of roles, most notably as a Regional Director and dedicated her professional career to helping others.
Above all, her family was at the heart of her world. She is survived by her son, Kevin Kalus, of LaGrange Park, two daughters, Kelly Warnick and Kerry Kalus of Naperville, and five grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at First Congregational Church of Western Springs, 1106 Chestnut Street, Western Springs with the Rev Katherine Pershey officiating. Burial will follow in Peoria, IL.
In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be made to any of the following: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network,, MDA,, and AFS International Programs USA,

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First Congregational church of Westen Springs
1106 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, IL US 60558
Saturday, May 18, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM