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Winikay Toomey “Winkie” Reese

February 19, 1944 - October 27, 2022
Visitation
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Tuesday 11/1, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cemetery
All Saints Catholic Cemetery
700 N. River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847.298.0450 | Map
Wednesday 11/2
Memorial Contributions
American Heart Association
3816 Paysphere Circle
Chicago, IL 60674
312.346.4675 | Map
DONATE ONLINE
Mass
St. Peter Church of Ss. Peter & Lambert Catholic Parish
8100 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.1492 | Map
Wednesday 11/2, 10:30 am

Winikay Toomey Reese, AKA “Wink” or “Winkie,” was born Feb. 19, 1944, at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, to Daniel P. Toomey and Winifred Rousa. They raised Wink in Skokie, where she attended St. Peter School with older sister, Connie, and younger brother, Dan. At St. Peter, she was christened, received First Communion, was confirmed,Continue Reading

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The Saunders Family left a message on November 2, 2022:
Our deepest sympathies, with love.
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John & Nicole Robertson & family left a message on November 1, 2022:
We are so sorry for the loss of the matriarch of the Reese family. Thank you for sharing the details of her amazing life. May her legacy live on in your hearts. Our deepest condolences, John, Nicole, Raegan, Jane, and Carly
Pat Smith Ragone left a message on November 1, 2022:
Just saw her at the Marywood reunion lunch. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Pat Smith Ragone left a message on November 1, 2022:
Just saw her at the Marywood reunion lunch. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Louise Lang left a message on November 1, 2022:
Dear Tom and family, We are so, so sorry for your loss....Winkie was a very special lady, and she made a difference in the lives of those of us who were lucky enough to cross paths with her....I am so sorry that I cannot attend the services, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all....
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gail frank left a message on November 1, 2022:
I was shocked to see Winnie's name in the obituaries, although I haven't seen or spoken to her in about 40 years. We were neighbors on Suffield Court when Andy, Matt and Tracy were little. My recollection of Andy was that he used to roam the street and the neighbors could find him in their house if the door was unlocked. I remember yelling at him because I thought he was too young to cross the street by himself and it scared him so much, Winnie said I should record my voice. One of the nice things that Winnie did was send me flowers when our daughter, Cheryl, was born 48 years ago, with a note saying, "Welcome to the club" because we had 2 other children, both boys. Pleas accept our sincere condolences and know that we share in your sadness in the loss of Winnie. Gail and Howard Frank
Peggy Dudek left a message on November 1, 2022:
Dear Tom and family: So sorry to hear about Winky's passing . Will be keeping you all in my prayers. She was one of my favorite high school friends and we would sometimes catch the same bus to the el goingt to Marywood. Sorry I didn't get to see you in July but glad i got to talk to Winky in August.
Alli, Colleen and Rob Cravens left a message on October 31, 2022:
We are so sad that we cannot physically be there today to honor Winkie, but please know we are thinking of you all and sending so much love. Xoxoxo
Beautiful Dreams was purchased for the family of Winikay Reese by Alli, Colleen and Rob Cravens. Send Flowers
Pam, Cliff and Dylan Sissels & Edy & Tim Laksanaprom left a message on October 31, 2022:
Deepest condolences and prayers to the family in graceful memory. With love, Pam, Cliff and Dylan Sissel & Grandma Edy Laksanaprom & Grandpa Tim
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Marilyn Riggins left a message on October 30, 2022:
Tom and all the family…. It’s a lovely picture of a terrific little lady. I feel so blessed to have gotten to know her, and you Tom. The Arizona family was “the best”! Wonderful memories! I am so sorry for your loss… my sympathy and condolences. Marilyn Riggins
Anonymous left a message on October 30, 2022:
Our deepest sympathies, families of Edward & Christi Sheehy, Monty & Mary Williamson, Tad & Sheila Hansen, Hans & Anjana Hansen
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Winikay Reese by Anonymous. Send Flowers
Jeffrey E. Roer left a message on October 29, 2022:
To the Entire Reese family and everyone Mrs. Reese had the opportunity to touch throughout her life. My condolences go out to all of you. I remember many trips in the minivan as a kid going to and coming from many sporting events as a St. Peter Spartan! From volleyball to basketball Mrs. Reese was always there. I will never forget and forever cherish the moments I shared in her home with Thomas and Peter playing with G.I. Joe's in the basement!! Thomas had the best G.I. Joe collection out of all of us at St. Pete's. Mrs. Reese was usually just up the basement stairs in the Kitchen preparing a meal for us to enjoy or crafting something. If the kiln was on we knew to leave her be. I will forever remember her and cherish the moments I was able to share with her and the entire Reese family!! My thoughts and love are with all of you!! Love, Jeffrey Roer
Lisa and Lloyd McElfresh left a message on October 29, 2022:
Dear Tom and Family Please accept our condolences and prayers for Winkie. .
Written in the Stars was purchased for the family of Winikay Reese by Lisa and Lloyd McElfresh. Send Flowers
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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