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NAME Mardelle L. Voigt, age 80, of Elburn, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at her home and passed from this life to the next, meeting her husband Vern in time to be truly "home" for Christmas. BORN She was born November 29, 1929 the daughter of Willard and Dorothy (Henning) Murbach in Oak Park, IL. CHILDHOOD Mardelle grew up in Oak Park and attended local schools. She graduated with the class of 1948 from Oak Park Twp.High School. Following graduation Mardelle continued her education at a local business school in Chicago where she studied bookkeeping. Mardelle worked for several companies in the Chicago area including Borden Ice Cream Company and Federal Reserve Bank. In 1972, Mardelle began working for Little Traveler in Geneva for what was only supposed to be six weeks. Later in 1988, Mardelle worked her way to be the general manager and was in charge of purchasing. She would accumulate a history of over a dozen trips to England in search of the perfect antiques to bring home. MARRIED It was Christmas time in 1957 and Mardelle attended a party where she met her future husband Vern Voigt, who was home for the holidays from working in Alaska. Eleven months later in November 1958, they were married and soon headed back up to Alaska, as a family, to finish the work he started previously. Upon completion they headed to Elburn Il., to construct their new home, where they eventually settled. The family traveled extensively with Vern’s job and worked in many places throughout the world including England.LIFE NOTES Mardelle was an avid reader of anything she could get her hands on, especially Danielle Steele romance novels and mysteries. Although Mardelle traveled for work extensively, she also took many trips just for pleasure with destinations across the United States and abroad such as Ireland and Germany. When home, traveling around her social circles made each day go by faster. MEMBERSHIPS Mardelle was a member and past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary.SURVIVORS She now leaves One daughter Catherine (Jeff) Mathews of Maple Park, One grandson Bill (Alison) Donovan of St. Louis, MOOne granddaughter Bethany M. Donovan of Maple Park, IL One great-grand daughter Kyla Rachas also of Maple Park, ILOne brother John (Marti) Murbach of Florida, Many nieces, nephews and a family of friends PRECEDED She joins now her parents, her husband Vern, and one son, James "Jimmy" who passed away as a toddler in 1955 who preceded her in death. VISITATION Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2009 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. SERVICES A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, Rev. David Bateman will officiate. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery. MEMORIALS In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the "Mardelle Voigt Memorial" and mailed to P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119.
A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, Rev. David Bateman will officiate.
Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery