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FRANK MIDDLETON

FRANK -MIDDLETON

Date Of Birth

Jan-04-1936

Date of Death

May-12-2020

City

MAPLE PARK

State

IL

Country

USA

Frank Middleton, of Maple Park, passed away unexpectedly in his beloved family home on May 12, 2020 at the age of 84. Frank was born on January 4, 1936 in Sycamore, IL, to proud parents, John and Iva Middleton. Frank grew up on the family farm and attended a local rural school which housed eight grades in one room, just south of Burlington, IL. He graduated Sycamore High School and attended Northern Illinois University. Frank answered the call of his country, joining the United States Army on December 7th, 1958. Frank was united in marriage to Nancy Kyler on May 18, 1962. They welcomed daughter Bonnie, who joined her sisters Beth and Robin, giving the couple three beautiful daughters. The couple eventually took different paths, but as fate would have it, Frank would meet his beloved Pia at a local park. Sharing the bench while looking at their children play, the start of a long conversation ensued. The chance meeting led to their joining of families on October 13, 1972. That marria...

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Charlotte Naden

Charlotte-Naden

Date Of Birth

May-15-1939

Date of Death

May-10-2020

City

North Aurora

State

IL

Country

USA

Charlotte Naden, age 80, of North Aurora, woke to Heaven on Mother’s Day, 2020, leaving broken hearts and shining memories. She was born May 15, 1939 in Aurora, IL, to proud parents, Clifford and Pauline (Bower) Breon. Charlotte graduated from Batavia High School where she made a name for herself in both archery and bowling. Charlotte caught the eye of a special man, Thomas H. Naden. They were united in marriage on November 28, 1964, at the United Methodist Church in Batavia, IL. They lived in Aurora for a time before building themselves a home in Sugar Grove a year later. Charlotte helped spread the daily news by delivering newspapers to the households in Batavia and North Aurora. She also dedicated many years to the food service at Batavia High School where she was the best “lunch lady” a kid could ever have. She was a member of the Kanveville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Charlotte loved people, as well as any and every soci...

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Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey -Thompson

Date Of Birth

Nov-24-1951

Date of Death

May-03-2020

City

Hinckley

State

IL

Country

USA

Jeffrey “Jeff” J. Thompson, age 68, of Hinckley, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of his family following a brief but fierce battle with cancer on May 3, 2020. He was born November 24, 1951, in Sheridan, IN, to proud parents, Larue and Waneta (Walker) Thompson. Jeff grew up in Sheridan and attended local schools. He graduated from Sheridan High School with the class of 1970. He continued his education at Indiana University, graduating in 1974. Jeff met Kathy Piper while working together in Peoria. A friendship bloomed into something more and on April 7, 1979 they were united in marriage. They were blessed with two children, Suzanne and Scott. Jeff worked 19 years for then Lucent Technologies in Naperville. Later he would work as a flight dispatcher for various airlines. Jeff and Kathy were members of the Elburn Community Congregational Church, and Jeff was a member of the E.A.A., the Experimental Aircraft Association. Jeff’s passion for aviation soared aft...

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David Dudzinski

David -Dudzinski

Date Of Birth

Jan-23-1964

Date of Death

May-02-2020

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

David J. “Dave” Dudzinski, age 56, of Elburn, IL, passed away May 2, 2020, at his home following a brave battle with cancer, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born January 23, 1964, in South Bend, IN, to proud parents, Henry and Joan (Guzicki) Dudzinski. Dave grew up in the country surrounding South Bend, IN and attended local schools. He graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1982. He furthered his education at Northwestern University where he played football as a left tackle. He protected the quarterback but not his heart. A swimmer by the name of Barbara Garland caught his eye and that was the game winner. Dave graduated from Northwestern in 1986. On August 29, 1987, Dave and Barb were united in marriage in Northbrook, Barbara’s home town. They began their new life together in Geneva. In 1991, they moved to Elburn to continue raising their family of two boys and a girl. Dave spent his working career mostly in sales. It didn’t...

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Larry Snyder

Larry -Snyder

Date Of Birth

Jan-11-1951

Date of Death

May-01-2020

City

Maple Park

State

IL

Country

USA

Larry Snyder, age 69, of Maple Park, passed away unexpectedly, Friday May 1, 2020. Gone before saying goodbye, Larry leaves a legacy of love and a trove of memories to cherish. He was born January 11, 1951, in DeKalb County, IL, to proud parents, Morton and Shirley (Theis) Snyder. Larry grew up Maple Park and attended local schools. He graduated from Kaneland High School with the class of 1969. Following graduation, Larry continued the family tradition of farming. He also worked in factories, as a brick layer and more, but woodworking is what spoke to his heart. He spent many years building with steady hands and an expert eye. Retirement never really entered Larry’s mind, and although he left woodworking in his past, Larry continued to tend the family fields of his youth. Larry met his future wife, Leanne Harmon at a wedding of all places. Both looking their best with love in the air, you could hardly picture a better place for a love story to begin. As their fates intertwine...

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Melodee Snow

Melodee -Snow

Date Of Birth

Jun-16-1956

Date of Death

Apr-29-2020

City

Leesburg FL, formerly of Elburn and Gene

State

IL

Country

USA

Melodee M. Snow, age 63, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Geneva and Elburn, IL passed away peacefully on April 29, 2020, surrounded by the love and prayers of her close family. Melodee was born June 16, 1956, in Geneva, IL., to proud parents Paul and Martha Morris. She grew up in Geneva, IL in a music family. Both her parents were involved in the Geneva Lutheran Church and her father was a local band director so it was only fitting that Melodee gained her name and learned to play the clarinet and continued that through high school along with being in the pom pom squad. Mel enjoyed spending summers in Lake Geneva with the family and friends at Camp Augustana. Mel worked for Colonial restaurants throughout the years as a waitress, manager, and director opening many new locations. Then, in 1995, Mel opened Mel’s Diner in Geneva, IL located on the corner of Route 38 & 7th St.. Mel’s Diner was known best for its breakfast and lunch and as the place for the daily coffee club....

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Salvatore Cholewa

Salvatore -Cholewa

Date Of Birth

Jan-20-1955

Date of Death

Apr-28-2020

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Salvatore “Sal” Cholewa, age 65, of Elburn, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born January 20, 1955, in Oak Park, IL, to loving parents Julius Cholewa and Mary Pusateri. Sal grew up in Maywood, IL, where he attended local schools. He graduated from Proviso East High School. Sal was blessed with three children, Holly, Joseph and Amy, before finding a lifelong love in Julia Alsup. They made a home full of laughter and love for over 30 years. Sal held many jobs over the years including machine operator, inventory control, and others. The title he held didn’t matter much to Sal, he met each day of work “head on” and didn’t quit until the job was done. Sal loved all sports, and cheered the loudest for his beloved White Sox and Green Bay Packers. Sal was a child at heart, and he gave of his friendship freely. His laugh and joyous spirit was contagious; everyone wanted to be around Sal. He built an outdoor bar in his backyard as a gathering place ...

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Joseph Sarna

Joseph -Sarna

Date Of Birth

Oct-31-1943

Date of Death

Apr-25-2020

City

Campton HIlls

State

IL

Country

USA

Joseph W. “Joe” Sarna, age 76, of Campton Hills, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from complications of a heart attack. He was born October 31, 1943 in Rockford, to proud parents William and Marjorie (Baldwin) Sarna. Joe grew up in Rockford and attended local schools. Fate stepped in early when Joe met the love of his life, Marjorie “Marge” Wilson when he worked as a baker at doughnut shop owned by his father. Marge held court at the register, waited on customers and more importantly, waited for Joe to catch her eye. That would start a lifelong love affair which led them down the aisle on February 22, 1966 in Rockton, IL. They began their new life in Rockford and were blessed with two sons, Philip and Neil. Following high school, Joe worked for North States Oil Company at various gas stations. Eventually he became a partner of the Lombard location, so the family moved to Ahrens Court. In 1978 the family moved to Glendale Heights. Ten years later,...

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Matthew Waggoner

Matthew -Waggoner

Date Of Birth

Nov-04-1957

Date of Death

Apr-22-2020

City

DeKalb

State

IL

Country

USA

Matthew “Matt” Waggoner, age 62, of DeKalb and a former Navy SEAL, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, and claimed the promise of his Savior following a fierce battle with cancer. He was born November 4, 1957, in Toledo, OH, to proud parents, Melvin and Omogene (Hanway) Waggoner. Matt grew up in Toledo and attended local schools. He was part of the Indian Guides, of which his father was a Chief and also was a caddy at Inverness Golf Course. Matt graduated with the class of 1975 from Roger’s High School. Matt enlisted in the United States Navy in 1974. He became a vaunted and revered Navy SEAL and entering active duty in 1975. Upon his honorable discharge in 1979, Matt returned to civilian life. Matt was united in marriage to Vikkie Jackman on March 12, 1983. They were blessed with a daughter, Ashley. Eventually Matt and Vikkie took different paths but fate smiled on him again when Lori Gordon came into his life. They met in the fall of 2007, both of them with children ...

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Mark Crump

Mark -Crump

Date Of Birth

Mar-05-1943

Date of Death

Apr-17-2020

City

Muskego, WI, Formerly of Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Mark Crump, age 77 of Muskego, WI (formerly of Elburn, IL) passed away April 17, 2020, at the Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community. Mark was born in Sherman, Texas on March 5, 1943 to James Marion Crump and Marilyn McKnight Crump. His father worked for Southwestern Bell and moved the family many times through Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. Throughout his entire childhood Mark was very involved in scouting and, along with his brother Peter, earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was elected into "The Order of the Arrow". He was proud to see his son Jim achieve the same rank, and would have been proud to witness his grandson William doing the same. Mark graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1961, where he met and fell in love with Barbara Virginia Ens. He went on to receive a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, graduating in 1965. While attending Purdue, he and Barbara got married and spent their final 2 years of college together. During the summers they would ...

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