Adrienne A. Paradise, age 47, of Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.
She was born August 14, 1961 in Chicago to John Charles and Virginia Ruth(Andrews) Pflum.
Raised in Tower Lake, Adrienne was a 1979 graduate of Barrington High School. She lived in the state of Washington after graduation, and then returned to live in Illinois prior to serving in the U.S. Army from 1984-1986. While stationed in Germany, she met her future husband, John W. Paradise, who was also serving in Germany. They were united in marriage on June 27, 1985 in Nykobing, Denmark. Their first child was born in Germany, and they returned to live at Fort Knox, Kentucky for two years, where their second daughter was born. After John’s discharge from the Army following 8 years of service, they returned to live in Wauconda and then the McHenry area. In 2006, they moved to their home in Wonder Lake.
Adrienne loved her family deeply. She enjoyed attending Christian Fellowship of Crystal Lake with her mother. She was an extremely talented and accomplished artist who blessed her family with many drawings. She took pride in decorating her home, often making changes to small details to enhance her surroundings. She loved nature and all animals.
Survivors include her husband of 23 years, John; her children, Jacquelynn Ann Paradise, Lauren Nicole Paradise, Michael James Paradise, and Olivia Rose Paradise, all of Wonder Lake; a granddaughter, Caitlynn Marie Paradise-Jones; her mother, Virginia Pflum of Wauconda, two brothers, Jeff (Tina) Pflum of McHenry and Keith (the late Peggy) Pflum of Niles; two nephews, Matthew and Aaron, and two brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Barbara) Paradise of West Palm Beach, FL, and Wayne (Pam) Paradise of Manhasset, NY. She was preceded in death by her father; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, John Sr. and Dorothy Paradise; and a sister-in-law, Judith.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the noon service Monday, March 16, 2009. Pastor Ralph Searles will officiate.
Interment will be private.
Memorials to her family would be appreciated, and may be sent to her family in care of Justen Funeral Home, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.