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Majora M. Alfredson, Age 97 of Big Rock, IL, passed away peacefully at the Rosewood Care Center, St. Charles where she had been a resident in recent years. BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born March 6, 1910 in Sandwich, IL the daughter of George W. and Mary E. (Winslow) Keeler. Majora grew up in Sandwich where she attended local schools and graduated from Sandwich High School with the class of 1928. Following high school she began working as a secretary at the Pioneer Products Company in Plano. MARRIAGE & FAMILYOn October 4, 1932, she was united in marriage to Harold Alfredson in Aurora. For the next ten years, they made their home on the Alfredson family farm in Sugar Grove where Harold farmed with his father until he and Majora were able to farm on their own. For some thirty nine years they shared the joys, the toil and the hard times of farming together. When it came to cooking for the harvest help, she was known for a great meal and her "imaginative cooking". She also enjoyed all types of hand-crafts from latch-hook rugs to corn husk and apple dolls. Majora was past president of the Kane County Home Extentsion and secretary of the Kane County Fair Board. She also served on the 4-H Center Board and the Kane County 4-H Committee. She was also a long time member of the English Congregational Church, Big Rock and was the oldest living member of the church. She was also a member of the 708 Mental Health Board and the Election Board. LIFE NOTES SURVIVORS She is survived by two children:Susannah (Wayne) Lee of Big Rock, IL, And Harold (Joanne) Alfredson of Hinckley, IL;Affectionately known by all her grandchildren as "Grandma Topper", she leaves:five grandchildren Cheryl (Scot) Kelly of Ottawa, IL;Timothy (Debbie) Alfredson of Hinckley, IL andMatthew (Kandace) Alfredson of Yorkville, ILMark (Marcia) Lee of Big Rock, IL andJennifer (David) Bayler, both of Big Rock;two step-grandchildren: Katherine (Randall) Simpson of Mendota, IL andVictoria Jones of Hinckley, IL.eight great grandchildren:Cheryl & Scott’s family: Tiffany (Nicholas) Cechowicz (and their baby-on-way),Andrew (friend: Katie Ryba) Kelly,Timothy& Debbie’s family: Justin and Maggie Alfredson;Mark & Marcia’s:Megan and Morgan LeeJennifer & David’s family :Sarah and Michael BaylerFour Step great grandchildren: Katherine & Randall’s family: Amanda, Katelyn and GarrettVictoria’s daughters:HannahPRECEDED She is preceded in death by her parents,Her husband, Harold andFour siblings:Mabel Norem, Amy LeGarre Helen Wilhelm andGeorge Keeler;One granddaughter: Kristen Alfredson Confer andOne niece Minnie DuckettMEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Majora’s name to benefit her church and other favorite charities. Memorials checks may be made to the Majora Alfredson 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
Visitation will be held at the English Congregational Church, Big Rock, Thursday, January 10, 2008 from 11am to 1pm. Her funeral service will follow at 1:30 pm with the Rev. Byron Henn officiating.
Interment will conclude at West Big Rock Cemetery