Date of Birth
Date of Death
LULU LOSHBOUGH, age 95 of Elgin, IL, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2008 at the Pine View Care Center, St. Charles. In the season of her savior’s birth, Lulu was "called home for Christmas" to join her daughter, Judy Clauss and brothers, Edward and Richard Stepina. BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born February 26, 1913 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Frank and Edna (Spitz) Stepina. Lulu grew up in Chicago and, at age fifteen, began working at Progress Engraving to help support herself and her siblings. In later years, she was employed with the Sears company where she proudly recalled learning to operate a computer. On July 27, 1935 Lulu was united in marriage to Raymond Loshbough in Cicero, IL., and they made their home in Chicago. As the years passed, they lived in many different places and eventually, Lulu settled herself in Medinah, IL. Her fondest recollections were of "faith and family". While living in Itasca, she was very active at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. Later, in Roselle, IL, she took great pride in having become a lector at Trinity Lutheran Church. More recent years brought her further west to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church near Plato Center. While making her home with her daughter, Judy, Lulu made her "faith home" at St. Peter’s where she continued to love teaching and being part of a growing church. A woman who found the secret to remaining young at heart, Lulu always enjoyed learning new things which included her enthusiasm for learning line dancing- at ninety! Though life was not a "rose garden", Lulu learned to bloom where she was planted and, in her own words, "I just ask the Lord every morning to come into my heart and then I have joy all day."SURVIVORS She is survived by one son, Robert (Eileen) Loshbough of Vail, AZ;A son-in-law, Walter (the late Judy) Clauss of Plato Center, IL;Four grandchildren and their families:Brian (Pat) Clauss of Elgin, IL(And their children, Natalie, Nathan and Clint)Sherry (Gordon) Gehrke of Maple Park,Bob (Joanne) Loshbough Jr., of Tucson, AZ andRich (Jeannette) Loshbough of Elgin, IL;Three great grandchildren: Brian & Pat’s: Natalie (John) Seper, Nathan Campbell (Fianc`ee Kelly Riha) and Clint ClaussTwo great-greatgrandchild:Natalie & John’s: Christopher and Ian SeperThree siblings:Frank (Mary) Stepina of Florida,Clarence Stepina of Illinois andDorothy (Al) Simon of Florida, ILPRECEDED:In addition to her parents and her husband, Raymond, she is preceded in death by their daughter, Judy Clauss, and her two brothers, Edward and Richard Stepina. VISITATION / FUNERAL Her funeral service and visitation will be combined on Friday, December 26, 2008 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Plato Center, IL. Friends may call at visitation hours from 11am until 12:45 pm. The funeral service will begin at 1pm and will conclude with committal services at Lily Lake Cemetery, Rt. 47, Lily Lake, IL. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Lulu’s name to benefit her church as well as other favorite charities. Memorials checks may be made to the ¬¬ Lulu Loshbough 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 her obituary at www.conleycare.com. For information call 630-365-6414 or 800-8-CONLEY.
Her funeral service and visitation will be combined on Friday, December 26, 2008 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Plato Center, IL. Friends may call at visitation hours from 11am until 12:45 pm. The funeral service will begin at 1pm.
Committal services will follow at Lily Lake Cemetery, Rt. 47, Lily Lake, IL.