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LOUISE M. LUNDHage 85 of St. Charles, passed away peacefully, late Monday evening, October 6, 2008 at the Pine View Care Center, St. Charles, IL BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born May 16, 1923 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of John A. and Loretta (Simpson) Bernero. Her early years were spent in Chicago but she received her high school education at St. Catherine’s, a Catholic boarding school in Louisville, KY. Following graduation, she returned to Chicago and, during WWII, worked at Lindburgh Engineering. When the G.I.’s came home, she began working for Illinois Bell Telephone where she met one of those G.I.’s, Henry N. Lundh. On the Fourth of July, 1953 they "tied the knot" and made their own fireworks to celebrate the beginning of over fifty years of marriage. They made their home in Wheaton until the mid sixties when they moved to Elburn-St. Charles area. Through the years, faith and family were always important to Louise. She was an active member of St. Gall Church, Elburn where she was a Eucharistic Minister and active in her community as an election judge in Campton Township.Louise enjoyed bowling when the kids were young but she had an arts and crafts gift that found expression in clay and wood sculpture as well as stained glass creations. Following Henry’s passing in 2005, Louise retired to Delnor Glen, St. Charles, where she has since made her home. Although she would struggle with a failing mind and body, her spirit was always focused on the well being of her children and grandchildren. With tenderness and love, her family holds to the memory of a "no-nonsense" mom with "no-limits" love for them all. SURVIVORS She is survived by five children: Mary Lundh of Geneva, ILLoretto Lundh of St. Charles, ILJane (Tom Arnold) Lundh of Tampa, FL,David Lundh of Genoa, IL and Holly Lundh of Sycamore, IL;Four grandchildren: Vincent and Veronica Lundh of St. Charles andElton and Paul Arnold of Tampa, FL.One sister Loretto Burmester of Florida,One nieces and two nephews:Theresa (Carl) BiebeauWilliam Burmester andGeorge (Jean) Burmester.PRECEDED In addition to her parents and her husband, Henry, she is preceded in death by one brother-in-law William Burmester
VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation and Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 11 from 2 pm to 4pm with service to follow at 4:15pm at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL . Deacon Mark Chaplin of St. Gall Church, Elburn, will officiate. Pre-cremation committal services will be held at the River Hills Cemetery Chapel, Monday morning, Oct. 13, at 9 am.
MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Louise’ name to benefit the American Diabetes Association, Disabled American Veterans. Memorials checks may be made to the ¬¬Louise Lundh Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his/her obituary at www.conleycare.com.