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Barbara M. Weiss
(06-04-1969 - 01-05-2018)

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Barbara M. Weiss, 48, of South Elgin, passed away suddenly on January 5, 2018. She was born June 4, 1969 in Oak Park, IL and was the daughter of Fred and Susan Schneider. She was a graduate of Streamwood High School in 1987 and earned her master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. She taught special education at Sycamore Trails for many years. She was a devoted mother, spending countless hours watching sports and cheering her daughter on in marathons and most recently a fan of Wright State baseball where her son is a pitcher. She will be forever loved her two children, Ryan and Rachel Weiss; her mother, Susan Steinbach, sister, Linda (Don) Hansen, brother, Ray Schneider, step brothers Nick (Val) Steinbach and Jeff (Patty) Steinbach. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Schneider, step-father Nicholas Steinbach, paternal grandparents, George and Marie Schneider and maternal grandparents, Grace and Michael Cunneen. Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 9 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and Tuesday at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family for the Weiss Children’s Education Fund, The Lupus Society of Illinois or American Suicide Prevention Association. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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