October 18, 2011
TRAVERSE CITY — Louise Elaine Dilloway, 52, of Traverse City, entered into eternal life Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, 2011, at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, from a brain aneurysm. Louise was born in Traverse City on June 13, 1959, the daughter of the late Don and Leona (Hasenkamp) Garno. She attended and became a graduate of St. Francis Catholic High School in 1977. On Sept. 16, 2000, Louise entered into marriage with the love of her life and former classmate, Craig Daniel Dilloway. Together, they shared 11 years of true happiness, love, laughter, travel and time sharing with each other's families. Louise was very passionate in caring for others and had an enormous heart when anyone was in need. Her care for others was exemplified in her career in nursing, working with Munson Medical Center for over 36 years. She began as a nurse's aide and lab tech before gaining certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) from Northwestern Michigan College and eventually an Oncology Certified Nurse. Louise's last position was with the Biederman Cancer Treatment Center, where she could educate and counsel patients undergoing cancer treatment to assist them through the difficult process. She had a profound impact on many patients and the assistance to several physicians and medical staff. Her effervescent spirit, wonderful sense of humor, beautiful smile and tender bedside manner will be missed by all her family, co-workers, neighbors and many friends.Louise had a love for the simple things in life and loved to travel, read and cook. She had a great appreciation for nature and its beauty. She was often found tending to her yard, enjoying the flowers, watching birds or lounging on the hammock reading her cooking magazines. Her most cherished moments were spending time with her family and friends. She frequently took trips with different family members and always looked forward to her annual "Sisters' Weekend" with her siblings.Louise had a special gift, the ability to entertain her young nieces and nephews in the simplest ways that always became educational without them realizing it. " Aunt Weezie," as they affectionately called her, will be forever missed.Louise is survived by her loving husband, Craig Dilloway; brothers, Max Garno, Philip (Kimberli) Garno and Austin (Pat) Garno; sisters, Grace (Jeff) Toutant, Clare (Jim) Simcox, Edwina (Rich) Clark and Rachel (Scott) Alpers; stepfather, Hugh Willey; stepsisters, Cindy (Jerry) Henderson and Jenny Willey; her in-laws, Mary Anne Dilloway, Tom (Polly) Dilloway and Margaret (Dan) Birdsey; many nieces and nephews; as well as many other loving family members and friends.Louise was preceded in death by her parents and her mother and father-in-law, Bud and Barbara Dilloway.Per Louise's wishes and through her giving nature, she has provided the opportunity for others with the Gift of Life organ donation.Visitation for friends and family will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, with a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. A memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at St. Francis Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Stachnik officiating.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Louise Dilloway Memorial Fund, in the care of Traverse City State Bank.Please share thoughts with the family at Louise's online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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