Carol M. Schiffner (nee Held), 86, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 surrounded by family. A lifelong resident of Oak Park, she made a loving home for her own family in the house where she grew up. She and her husband created a life full of love and laughter that was readily shared with all who knew her. She remains an extraordinary example of unconditional love. Her sweet and kind heart will be deeply missed by a second family of friends and neighbors from her summer home in Wisconsin where she enjoyed being on the lake, playing cards, and watching a good sunset from the deck. 

Carol Schiffner was the wife of Frank with whom she recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary; the mother of Nancy (Michelle), Don (Stacy), Sheri (Brian) and Scott (Carolyn); grandmama of Eric, Kayleen (Ben), Brad, Frank, Alison, Mary Clare, Matt, and James; aunt of many nieces and nephews; and a friend and neighbor to many more. 

A private ceremony to celebrate a life well-lived is being planned for late October. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (

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