WHEATON - The mother of popular WLS 890 AM radio talk show host Dan Proft died suddenly Saturday afternoon at age 70. Carol Proft leaves behind her husband of 47 years, two children and two grandchildren. She was memorialized by her son's tribute on WLS' blog:
My mom and dad adopted me when I was three days old. I don’t know what my life would have been like without my mom. I just know it wouldn’t have been as good.
But I was just one of many strays my mom took in. She let me pay the family sensibility forward when I persuaded her to adopt a neighbor’s cat.
My mom was the lady in our neighborhood who put saucers of milk and bowls of food out for the full range of suburban wildlife. Our porch should have been sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.
My mom explained Shakespeare and introduced me to the fantastical worlds borne from the mind of CS Lewis. She bequeathed to me her love of reading.
The rest of Dan's tribute is HERE.
Visitation Wednesday August 27, 2014, 3 to 8 p.m. at the Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Friends and family will meet at St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 101 W. Loop Dr., Wheaton, IL, on Thursday for Mass at 10 a.m. Private interment St. Michael Cemetery, Wheaton, IL. Funeral info: 630-469-0032 or www.leonardmemorialhome.com