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Celebration of Life

Ptak Funeral Home
Sunday December 5th, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Memorial Service

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Sunday December 5th, 2021

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Dana A. Cabay

Dana Alexandria Cabay

Age 40 of Peru, formerly of Chicago, passed away Monday, November 29th, 2021, in her home.
Born October 23rd, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, Dana is a daughter of Diane (Eidrnajer) of Peru, and Donald Cabay, of Chicago. She was raised in Chicago and graduated from Hubbard High School. Dana worked for several years at the Chicago Board of Trade as a runner, and after moving to Peru, at Becks gas station.

Dana is survived by her mother, Diane Cabay (Eidrnajer) of Peru, father, Donald Cabay of Chicago, her daughter, Makayla Hoffman of Peru, Makayla’s father, Jason Hoffman of Chicago, grandmother, Joyce Eidrnajer of Marseilles, Nephew, Sebastion Duplessis of Oak Park, Aunts, Jennifer Radtke of Seneca, and Lori Panawa of Marseilles, cousins, Robert Radtke and Addie Radtke of Streator, Cara Radtke and Sarah Radtke of Seneca, Tracy Panawa, her children, Ariel, Jose, and Alyssa, and Michael Panawa of Woodridge.

Dana is proceeded in death by her sister and best friend, Melissa Cabay, and her grandparents, Gerald Eidrnajer, and Walter and Frances Cabay.

Dana had the biggest, most infectious smile, she had an incredible love for horror movies, fascination with serial killers, and an undeniable love for her family and friends. Dana spent her Tuesdays with her family for family craft day, and her Sundays spent watching football and enjoying John’s Bloody Mary’s.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 5th, at Ptak Funeral Home. The celebration of Dana’s life will begin at 1pm, with a memorial service beginning at 3pm.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at PtakFH.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Dana Cabay

Davis Dennis Dec 24 2021 7:15 PM

I worked with Dana at Baker & Miller some years back. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May you find comfort in the love of friends and family during this difficult time. Rest in Power Dana.

Lisa Dec 7 2021 11:13 AM

Diana and Family, we were so sad to hear this horrible news. We will keep Dana and your family in our prayers. 🙏 Sending hugs 💞

Kris Rodriguez (Wolske) Dec 6 2021 12:10 AM

I am so sorry to hear this about Dana, she and I worked together some years ago. She always had a huge smile on her face, may u rest in heaven Dana 💐

Japhia Dec 5 2021 11:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Cabay

Japhia M. Dec 5 2021 11:12 PM

I only got to know Dana for a short while but she was always such a joy to work with. So sweet and kind. She really cared about others and was so fun to be around. She would just light up a room just walking into it. Heaven has definitely gained one very beautiful angel. I'm sorry you were gone all too soon lovely lady. I will miss you

Rhiannon Dec 5 2021 9:12 PM

Every time I think of Dana I get a smile to my face. Whoever met her instantly fell in love with her. We grew up with one another on Kilbourn and I always looked up to her. She was the sister I never had and always wanted. I am so sorry this happened and I am confident that her and Melissa had an epic reunion. Diane, I am
So sorry you are going through this.😢💔

Janice Kinney (Agnew) Dec 5 2021 3:51 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Kenneth Rahm. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Dana A. Cabay.

Kenneth Rahm Dec 4 2021 9:08 PM

Sweet Dana, I am so grateful to have known and loved you. I will always remember your big infectious smile and sense of humor. You will be greatly missed.

Pamela Garden-Brown Dec 4 2021 3:50 PM

Dana always has been a bundle of energy since she was born. She is a shining example to her daughter Makala and her Mom of fun and kindness. My most memorable memory is when her daughter was born and she made a special trip to show me her beautiful daughter. My heart is heavy and cannot express how sorry I am that I will not be able to be with all of you to celebrate Dana's memory.

Lynn A. Stasenka Dec 4 2021 11:56 AM

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