It is with the deepest sadness that we share with you that Edwina Froehlich, co-Founder of La Leche League International, passed away on June 8, 2008 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA, after suffering a stroke on May 25. Edwina is survived by her three sons, three daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren as well as her many friends and the organization she helped found.
Funeral and memorial arrangements are pending. Please visit www.llli.org/edwina.html for more information and to leave a message at the online memorial to Edwina.
Jane Tuttle, Chairman of the Board
Barbara Emanuel, Executive Director
Letter from Edwina's Family:
From Pete Froehlich on Sunday, June 8, 2008
Edwina passed peacefully at 5 am this morning at Northwest Community hospital in Arlington Heights. Edwina has donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Society, to be studied at the University of Illinois medical center. Her body is not available for us to wake, however, the family plans on having a celebration of her life at a venue in the northwest suburbs, at a time and place still to be determined. If any one has pictures or videos of Edwina you would be willing to supply for her celebration, please communicate to me.
Thank you for the emails, hospital visits, flowers, cards and messages. Your support was wonderful! Edwina's spirit continues to live on in her three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and nine grandchildren. We will communicate the arrangements for her CELEBRATION as soon as they are determined, and Edwina's family sincerely hopes you are able to attend.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.