Sondra Palojarvi


STREAMWOOD, Ill. — Sondra Palojarvi, nee Wiseman, 73, entered eternal rest on May 13, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

She was the beloved wife of 51 years of David R .; loving mother of David A. (Cathy Gober); dear sister of Susie Wiseman, of Streamwood, and Lawrence (Bonnie) Wiseman, of Waterloo; and fond sister-in-law of Ruth Walden, of Crawfordsville, Ind., Anna Thurston and Natalie Rhea, of Phoenix, Virginia Geiger, of Indianapolis, and John Palojarvi, of Ironwood, Mich. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive.

Sondra was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence, Sr. and Mary (nee Glassey); and brothers, Charles Wiseman and Lynn Wall.

Sondra was a registered nurse before retirement, specializing in elder care. An accomplished seamstress, she was also known for whipped cream and chocolate cakes, which she baked for family celebrations.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 21, from 3 p.m. until time of a service at 7:30 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Schaumburg/Streamwood.

Cremation will be private after services.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alexian Brothers Cancer Center or American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Contact 630-289-8054 or visit for more information.


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