Jane C. Holmberg (nee Pulfrey), 90, a resident of Forest Park for 83 years, died on Nov. 14, 2017 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Born on Dec. 3, 1926 to Charles and Augusta Pulfrey, she was a good neighbor and friend to many in Forest Park, greeting people as they went past the front porch of her Hannah Avenue home and teaching hopscotch to the neighborhood kids. She was an avid reader and supporter of the Forest Park Public Library, inspiring her son to be a librarian. She was a member of St. Bernardine Catholic Church and a lifelong choir member. For many years, she was a Girl Scout leader and Day Camp director (“Slim” was her nickname) volunteering with the Lone Tree Area Girl Scout Council long after her daughters were out of scouting. A former member of the League of Women Voters of Oak Park-River Forest, she participated in consensus studies of public policy issues. As a lover of animals, whenever the grandchildren visited, the Brookfield Zoo was always on the itinerary, along with the Ferrara Pan Candy retail store on Harrison Street.
Jane Holmberg is survived by her children, Susan Brennan (Ken Witcher), Bonita Douglas (Ronald) and Thomas; her granddaughters, Margot Brennan, Ann Douglas Magoffin (Brian) and Carrie Douglas; her great-grandsons, William and Mason Magoffin; her sister-in-law, Constance Pulfrey (George); and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Harry Holmberg, her husband of 62 years, in 2009; her grandsons, Paul Douglas and Flint Brennan; and her siblings, Dorothy Schulz, Charles Pulfrey and George Pulfrey.
She will be buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, please donate in her memory to the one of the organizations that she treasured or to the Alzheimer’s Society.