Mindy Joy here; Ann S. Rasch has been very involved with the Fighting For Blindness as her son has Retintis Pigmentosa. I met her several times when I was in my teen and youth adult years.
Ann S. Rasch (nee Spina), of LaGrange, IL passed away on January 29, 2019 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Andrew R.; loving mother of Andrew P. (Susan), Richard (Peggy), and Mariana (Bob) Tennyson; cherished grandmother of Robert, Allison, Andrew C., Casey, Elissa, Abby, and Eric; great-grandmother of Andrew E. and Carter, and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Born to Mariano and Lucia Spina on July 14, 1931 in Chicago, IL, her parents, brother Peter (Nancy), and sisters Carmela (late Walter) and Domenica, preceded her. Mass will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Francis Xavier in LaGrange, IL; family and friends are invited to gather together for visitation at 10:00am. Inurnment of her ashes will immediately follow at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Hillside, IL. Throughout her life, Ann worked tirelessly to support the search for a cure for retinitis pigmentosa. Her family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Search for Vision, which supports research at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Please make checks out to Search for Vision, and gifts can be sent to:
UIC Office of Medical Advancement
1747 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 312
Chicago, IL 60608
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 6, 2019