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Shirley Jaeger

Shirley -Jaeger

Date Of Birth

Jul-12-1939

Date of Death

Mar-17-2020

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Shirley Jaeger, age 80, of Elburn, formerly of Hoffman Estates, IL, passed away at her home, surrounded by the love and care of her family, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. She was born July 12, 1939 in Chicago, IL, to proud parents, Albert and Julia Kosirog. Shirley grew up in Chicago and attended local schools. She graduated from Lucy Flower Technical High School with the class in 1957. She continued her education at Wright Junior College where she received an Associate’s Degree. Shirley was busy working as a waitress at a local bowling alley when her roommate introduced a friend of hers, Robert “Bob” Jaeger. It didn’t take much time, maybe a little longer than it took to set up ten pins, and Bob was hooked. Shortly thereafter a friendship bloomed into love. They were united in marriage May 22, 1965 in Chicago. They began their new life together in Norridge, IL for a time before settling in Hoffman Estates a year later. It wasn’t until 1987 that they moved to Elburn and con...

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Lynn Alms

Lynn-Alms

Date Of Birth

Aug-06-1951

Date of Death

Mar-09-2020

City

Maple Park

State

IL

Country

USA

Mary “Lynn” Alms, age 68, of Maple Park, IL, passed away at home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Monday, March 9, 2020. She was born August 6, 1951, in Chicago, IL, to loving parents, John and Eileen (Masterson) Weber. Lynn grew up on the South Side of Chicago and attended St. Felicitas Grammar School. She graduated from Mercy High School with the class of 1969, where she was active in Glee Club and stunned the audience with her rendition as Maria in The Sound of Music. Following graduation, she began studying at University of Illinois where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology. Not quite done, Lynn continued her education at Northern Illinois University, graduating with a Masters Degree in Library Science. Lynn met her future husband while working in the library at University of Illinois. Ron may have been checking out more than books, and in fact never returned her heart, sharing his in return, before walking down the aisle on June 1, ...

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Ronald Johnson

Ronald -Johnson

Date Of Birth

May-23-1932

Date of Death

Feb-23-2020

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Ronald “Ron” Johnson, age 87, of Elburn, IL, passed away, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, on Sunday, February 23, 2020. He was born May 23, 1932 in Aurora, IL, to loving parents, Melvin and Erma (Christensen) Johnson. Ron spent his early years in Elburn and attended local schools. He graduated with the class of 1950 from Geneva High School where he was an all-around athlete and competed in nearly every sport. Ron attended Bradley University in Peoria and received a Bachelor’s Degree in education while participating in their ROTC program. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country faithfully while stationed in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1956. Upon returning to civilian life, Ron began working as a teacher for the Burlington School District. A year later he was hired at Elburn High School just prior to the consolidation of what now is called Kaneland. After the transition, Ron became the first football and basketball coach...

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Charles L. Barr Jr.

Charles L.  -Barr Jr.

Date Of Birth

Dec-20-1925

Date of Death

Feb-22-2020

City

St. Charles

State

IL

Country

USA

Charles L. Barr Jr, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 22, 2020, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. After graduation from Glenbard High School, Chuck began studying at Kenyon College but when war was declared, he left to serve his country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy in November of 1943.He was honorably discharged in June of 1946 and completed his Bachelors of Arts Degree at Kenyon College, graduating in 1948. Chuck, who was previously married and blessed with five children, was introduced by a mutual friend to Margo Winston, who had three children from a previous marriage. They were united in marriage on June 5, 1982. In 1958, after leaving Upjohn where he worked as a pharmaceutical salesman, Chuck started Barr Vending Company. He also provided industrial food service for plants. At one time, the Barr Vending Company was considered the largest independently owned vending company in the greater Chicagoland area. After 30 successful years...

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Dylan VerCande

Dylan -VerCande

Date Of Birth

Jul-30-2001

Date of Death

Feb-22-2020

City

Hampshire

State

IL

Country

USA

Dylan Michael Vercande, age 18, broke the hearts of many when he passed away suddenly, Saturday, February 22, 2020. He leaves behind cherished memories and a family who loved him dearly. He was born July 30, 2001, in Elgin, IL, to proud and loving parents, Steve and Caelyn (Schultz) Vercande. He grew in up Davis Junction and Hampshire, where he attended local schools. He graduated from Burlington Central High School with the class of 2019. During his high school years he made a name for himself working at the Chick-n-Dip in Hampshire where he served everything with a smile. Dylan had a deep and abiding love for his sisters and he was proud to be a big brother. He was a very “punny” boy, letting jokes fall right in your lap whether you laughed or not. Dylan’s smile was contagious and he changed a room just walking through the door. He had a creative spirit, was adept at building his creations and loved playing video games. Music ruled at high volume and he was proud to wea...

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Francis Geisen

Francis -Geisen

Date Of Birth

Oct-04-1933

Date of Death

Feb-13-2020

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Francis “Butch” Geisen, age 86, of Maple Park, IL, was taken home to Heaven, free of his earthly chains, on Thursday, February 13, 2020. He was born October 4, 1933, in Virgil, IL, to proud parents Nicholas and Hildegard (Welter) Geisen. He grew up in Virgil right next to the S.S. Peter & Paul Parish Center and attended first to eighth grade there. Marmion Military Academy on the Lake Street Campus was where he graduated high school as an officer in 1952. Butch’s cousin Jane was in the Peace Corps with Barbara Meyer, from Milwaukee, WI. Upon their return, Jane and Barbara kept in touch with frequent visits. Butch and Barbara eventually met through Jane, but it would be a year later before he traveled up to Milwaukee to have their first date. That date led to many more, and eventually marriage. They were married on October 23, 1971, at St. Josaphat’s Basilica in Milwaukee. They began their new life together in Virgil, IL, for the next 48 years where they had five children....

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James Gillett

James -Gillett

Date Of Birth

Oct-10-1938

Date of Death

Feb-04-2020

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

James Walter Gillett, age 81, of Elburn, IL, ascended into Heaven on February 4, 2020, after passing away peacefully at Oak Crest Retirement Center where he made his home in recent years. He was born October 10, 1938, in Muscatine, IA, the son of Kenneth and Mary (VanDolah) Gillett. Jim grew up on a farm in the Buffalo Prairie area of IL. After graduating from Muscatine Community College in 1958, Jim worked as the Assistant Manager of the Farmers Elevator Company in Taylor Ridge, IL. On April 12, 1959, James and Beverly (Nelson) Gillett were united in marriage. They were blessed with two children, Jeffrey and Julie. In November of 1968, the family moved to Elburn, IL, where Jim accepted a position as manager of the Elburn Co-Operative Company. In addition to his work and family, Jim was continuously active in community efforts with the Elburn Lions Club. He was President in 1975, a Melvin Jones Recipient in 1995, and he became a lifetime member in 1999. Along with being in ch...

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Judith Emmons

Judith -Emmons

Date Of Birth

Nov-25-1946

Date of Death

Feb-04-2020

City

Aurora

State

IL

Country

USA

Judith “Judy” L. Emmons, age 73, of Aurora, IL, passed away on February 4, 2020, surrounded by the love of her family and is once again with her beloved husband, Clarence. Judy was born in Mount Vernon, IL, on November 25, 1946, to proud parents James and Lucille (Reynolds) Carpenter. Judy and her family lived in Mount Vernon until she was in first grade, from there the family moved to Aurora. Shortly after that move they made their home in West Chicago where Judy attended West Chicago High School. One fateful day, Judy’s cousin, Gary, asked her to come out on a double date, promising he had the perfect guy for her. On that date, Judy met Clarence Emmons. It was not love at first sight, but after her second date with a determined Clarence, she realized second is the best. After a whirlwind courtship, they were united in marriage on February 1, 1964. They started their new life together and in time were blessed with three children. Judy worked at the Kane County Sheriff’s Off...

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Larry James

Larry -James

Date Of Birth

Jul-02-1944

Date of Death

Feb-03-2020

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Larry “Swede” James, age 75, of Elburn, passed away February 3, 2020, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born July 2, 1944 in Knoxville, IA, to proud parents, Charles and Dorothy (Lane) James. Swede, a nickname that was born from his extremely white-blond hair, lived Albia, IA, but the family moved to Elburn when he was three. He attended local schools, graduating from Kaneland High School. He was blessed with three children, Christopher, Kelly, and John. Later his blessings grew with the addition of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Swede spent some time behind the wheel of a truck, hauling freight for Advance Trucking, and was a great help on the O’Connell farm for many years. For the last ten years, Swede found work at Schmidt’s Towne Tap, cleaning the bar and otherwise making himself indispensable. If you really knew Larry, you knew him as “Swede”, getting his nickname from his white blond hair. He was unique and unforgettable and his ...

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Rita McGrath

Rita-McGrath

Date Of Birth

May-23-1939

Date of Death

Jan-31-2020

City

Elgin

State

IL

Country

USA

Rita Kathryn McGrath, age 80, of Elgin, IL, passed away at her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Friday, January 31, 2020. She was born May 23, 1939, in Chicago, IL, to John and Vera (Jessup) Cummings. Rita grew up in Chicago and attended local schools. After graduating from high school, Rita attended Elmhurst College and College of DuPage in pursuit of a nursing degree. Michael Thomas ``Tommy” McGrath Sr. worked with John Cummings and knew of Rita for many years before beginning a May-December romance that led them down the aisle. They were united in marriage in 1959. They were blessed with five children, Christina, Elizabeth, Michael Jr., Jennifer and John. They began their new life together in Chicago for a time before moving to Elmhurst in 1964. After a few stops, they made their home in Bartlett. After Tommy’s passing, Rita moved to Elgin where she continued to make memories with her children and grandchildren. After high school, Rita worked as...

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