She was born Jan. 28, 1918 in Cost, Texas to Anton and Frieda Helen Bauer Muenzler, and was the granddaughter of German immigrants. She grew up in Three Rivers, Texas, where she met her future husband, William Joseph Field. They married in Palm Beach, Fla. in 1943 while he was stationed in the U.S. Navy.
Mrs. Field lived in Blue Island, Ill. for five years after World War II before moving to Naperville, where she raised her children and worked as a secretary for Wesley United Methodist Church and the Funeral Service Examining Board. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville and the Mary Circle.
Her hobbies were playing piano, gardening and bird watching. She happily spent the last year-and-a-half of her life at Hawthorne Inn in Clinton, Ill. where she made many good friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Jo Ann Rambow and husband Paul of Libertyville, Ill., Janice Lea Frank and husband Richard of Naperville, Joyce Elaine Bryan and husband Garry of Clinton, Ill., a son, William Joseph Field, Jr. and wife Lucy of Greencastle; seven grandchildren, Amy Rambow Larsen and husband Lance, Kristen Field, Charles, Martin and Emily Frank, and Jason and Jeremy Bryan; two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Arianna Larsen; two brothers, Walter and Marvin Muenzler of Texas and a sister, Orlene Patterson of Austin, Texas; and two special friends, Al Jorgenson of Lombard, Ill. and Virginia Samuel of Clinton, Ill.
Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, one brother and five sisters.
Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner, Naperville, IL 60540. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22 at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill, Naperville. Memorials may be sent in her name to Grace United Methodist Church.