Fumiyo Uchida, 87, of Kumamoto,
Japan passed away peacefully on November 28, 2015 in her home in Chicago
after a brave struggle with cancer.
A wake will be held on Saturday, December 12 from 12:30 p.m. until the
time of service at Lakeside Church of Chicago, located in Skokie at 3939
W. Howard St., Skokie, IL 60076.
Fumiyo graduated second in her class from the University of Shizuoka,
Japan, with a degree in pharmacy in 1949, and became a licensed pharmacist.
She married Yoshiaki (d. 2004) and then devoted her energies to homemaking
and raising their five children. She enjoyed Japanese doll making; tea
ceremony; and flower arranging. She was a certified instructor for the
latter two art forms, and many people enjoyed her classes. Fumiyo also
was an active volunteer for Lakeside Japanese Christian Church for many
She is survived by her children: Lynn (James) Themelis; Barry (Susan)
Uchida; Diana (Charles) Hershfang; Alice (John Turner) Spaulding; and
Charles (Lauree Rohrig) Uchida. She was a loving grandmother to Heather
(Jason) Johnson; Kristin (Stevan) Young; Ian Spaulding; Rachel Spaulding;
Jamie Hershfang; and the late Joelle Hershfang. The family would like
to thank her friend Robert Ide for all of his help and support. Fumiyo
was loved dearly and will be missed by all. Info – Lakeview Funeral Home,
773-472-6300 or www.lakeviewfuneralhome.com.