Jennifer M. Zorn-Sargent, loving wife of John C. Sargent III;
cherished mother of John Carter Sargent IV and Kaileigh Anne Sargent; dearest daughter of Fred and Nancy Zorn; dear sister of Matthew Joseph (Stacey) Zorn; loving goddaughter of Bill and Linda Edwards and fond niece, aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Jennifer
lost her life to breast cancer five short days after her 44th birthday.
Jennifer was a respected and loved educator at Wheeling High School. She was a National Board Certified Teacher with a B. A. in English and Theater from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters in Reading from Roosevelt University. During her tenure at Wheeling
High School, she was heavily involved with the theater program, and she led the speech team to a state championship. Jen was a Professional Learning Community leader at W.H.S. for the freshman team; she served as a district leader for SAT and curricular workshops;
and she served as the Freshman Class Sponsor for student council, as a member of the D214 calendar committee and AVID site team at W.H.S. She represented her fellow peers as their union representative and advocate. Earlier in her career, she also taught at
Fremd and Bartlett high schools. Her loving and caring nature will be missed by all her students and colleagues.
Jen was a caring, loving, and diligent mother to her two children, Carter and Kaileigh. She helped manage their active schedules as members of the Cub Scouts, hockey teams, softball teams, and soccer teams, often becoming a manager or team mom for her children’s
activities. Jen was also a loving and supportive wife to her husband, John, with whom she shared the responsibilities of building a home. She was an avid Chicago sports fan, attending many Blackhawks, Cubs, and Schaumburg Boomers games, but her first and foremost
passion was a love of the Chicago Bears. Jen supported her friends and loved ones in their endeavors, whether it was a local band, a cheer competition, a theater production, or a life celebration. Her family, friends, and loved ones will miss her support,
positivity, and kindness every single day.
will be on Saturday, April 20, from 2:00-9:00 p.m. at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St., Roselle, IL 60172 (¾ miles west of the intersection of Lake Street and Roselle/Bloomingdale Road). Visitors are encouraged to wear Bears or Blackhawks fan gear.
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Carter and Kaileigh’s education fund at Carter & Kaileigh Sargent, P. O. Box 68987, Schaumburg, IL 60193.