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Burial for Roger D. and Loretta B. Johnson

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The family of Roger D. and Loretta Bricher Johnson wish to share the couple’s passing and burial. Both were born and raised in Kane County with generations of history in the area. They will be laid to rest on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2044 at Blackberry Township Cemetery.

They are survived by their daughter, Rita M. Johnson of Indiana, Penn.; sons, David A. Johnson of Flower Mound, Texas, and Rodney D. Johnson of Grapevine, Texas. Also surviving are David’s wife, Leigh Ann; and grandchildren, Mitchell and Lauren Johnson.

Hurlburt ‘Burt’ W. Haring

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Hurlburt (Burt) W. Haring, 88, of Cornell, Mich., formerly of Elburn, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Marquette, Mich., the fourth son of Leslie and Florence (June) Haring.

Burt graduated from Escanaba (Mich.) High School in 1943, where he met and fell in love with Norma Sanville. Burt and Norma married June 22, 1946. He farmed in Michigan until 1950, when they moved their young family to Illinois. There he farmed for a time before becoming a milkman for Riverview Dairy in St. Charles, and Ludwig Dairy in Elgin, Ill. He finished out his career working as a maintenance supervisor at The State Bank of St. Charles. They lived and worked in Illinois for 38 years before returning to Michigan to retire in 1988.

Burt was a devout man of God throughout his life. He taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and held many leadership positions both in Michigan and during his time at First Baptist Church of Geneva. During his lifetime, Burt had many interests and hobbies, including woodworking, stained glass, riding ATVs to hunt for wild mushrooms or raspberries, and in retirement, playing the harmonica both for pleasure and for leading worship.

Burt is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Vernon; one daughter, Cherie; and two daughters-in-law, Donna and JoAnn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Norma (Sanville) Haring of Cornell; his four children, Dick Haring of Cornell, David (Melody) Haring of Sigel, Penn., Daren (Lori) Haring of Elburn and Christine Haring-Clausen (Jim Clausen) of Geneva; three brothers, Robert (Audrey) Haring of Grand Marais, Minn., G. Wilber (Elaine) Haring of Fairhope, Ala., and R. Kenyon Haring of Downers Grove, Ill.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Dec. 19 at Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. For more information, visit www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.

Melanie Hatch

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Melanie Hatch, 24, opened an eternal gift on Christmas day after valiantly fighting her cancer with an amazing strength and unmatched dignity since she was only 5 months old. Truly home for Christmas, Melanie was surrounded by the love and prayers of her family that will never forget her courage and the fact that although cancer had broken her body, it never came close to breaking her spirit.

She was born Oct. 1, 1989, in DeKalb, the daughter of Steven and Loretta (Faber) Hatch. At only 5 months old, Melanie was diagnosed with cancer, and her prognosis gave her only another six months to live. Unbeknownst to the doctors, this was the opening Melanie was looking for to shock them by not only exceeding their expectations at every turn, but shattering them. Steven and Loretta searched for the right doctors and new treatments, and each time a door closed, a window opened for them to continue their fight.

Melanie grew up in Maple Park and attended local schools. She graduated in 2008 from Central High School in Burlington, Ill. While in school, Melanie was president of the Writer’s Club and editor of their literary magazine, even though she was legally blind her entire life.

Following graduation, she attended Waubonsee Community College, where she studied English and poetry. She continued the leadership she honed in high school and became editor and president of the Poetry Club, where she was instrumental in the publishing of a book of poems gathered from her fellow students, as well as some works of her own. Later she changed her major to massage therapy with the hopes that she could leave the cold winters of Illinois behind, making a living and name for herself in the warm sunshine of Florida

Melanie was an ambassador for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and was a literal poster child for Ride For Kids, founded by Mike and Dianne Traynor, when she was only 3 years old. As she grew, so did the organization, as she helped to develop, organize and expand Ride For Kids, which has now become the largest non-governmental non-profit organization for pediatric brain tumor research. Through her years of treatment, full of ups and downs, success and failures, Melanie never shied away from the spot light and became a role model to other children. Doctors worldwide studied her case and the path she trail-blazed for others to follow.

Melanie had a tremendous heart and a warrior spirit that belied her size. She had a love for everyone and everything, especially those of the four-legged variety. Melanie had a connection with animals of all sizes and kinds, but cats always had a special place in her heart.

While in college, Melanie performed her poetry at The House Cafe and Borders, and was a headliner at “Open Mic Night” at Westridge Community Church in Elgin, Ill.

Through all the years of her diagnoses and treatments, never did she express self-pity or ask “Why me?” Her bedrock of family and faith weathered all storms with the quiet strength of Gibraltar. Rock and roll was the music that spoke to her soul, starting with Elvis and extending through Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix to all the 1980s hard rock and glam-rock bands during her late high school years. College brought alternative bands, whose harder rhythms and darker themes became a balm and brought catharsis to her warrior spirit. No matter who was blasting from her speakers, the life and sparkle that emanated from her eyes and smile could power the city of Chicago with its electricity never faded. Her handshake was strong and firm, and the honest and natural connections she had with so many people radiated warmth and sincerity that forged unbreakable bonds with all who were lucky enough to know and love her.

She is survived by her loving and dedicated parents, Steve and Loretta Hatch; two devoted siblings, Ryan (Cheryl) Hatch and Larissa (Steve) Alcorn; one maternal grandmother, Pauline Faber; aunts and uncles, Char (Mike) Johnson, Guy (Diane) Faber, Sheila (Elwood) Lange, Pierre’ (Kathy) Hatch, Pam Van Den Bosch; seven cousins, Renee (Keith) Johnson, Renee Garcia, Autumn, Travis and Warren Lange, Carmella Hatch and Natalie Hatch; and thousands of people the world over who have come to love and respect Melanie not only for her valiant fight, but her determined spirit and a never-ending love for others.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ansley and Catherine Hatch; her maternal grandfather, Lawrence “Tuffy” Faber; and two uncles, Warren Hatch and Lenny Faber.

Visitation was held on Monday at Westridge Community Church in Elgin. A funeral to celebrate her life and faith will also take place at the church, following a brief visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. Rev. Darren Sloniger, founding pastor of the church, will officiate with private family interment to follow cremation at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit Melanie’s favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “Melanie Hatch Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com, where you can also see her amazing full-life story.

Rosanne Kennedy

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Rosanne Kennedy, 61, of Maple Park, passed from this life to eternal life on Nov. 8, 2013, at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill., surrounded by the love and prayers of her family.

Rosanne was born April 28, 1952, in DeKalb the daughter of Thomas and Rosemary (Finley) Kennedy.
She grew up in Maple Park, where she attended local schools. As a young girl, she was a member of the Girl Scouts and enjoyed all of the camping trips she was able to go on. She later went on to graduate from Notre Dame High School.

After graduation, Rosanne’s love for children called her to the field of childcare. She cared for many children over the years, including her nieces and nephews.

Rosanne enjoyed passing her time in many different ways. She kept up to date with current pop culture, always reading the most recent magazines. As a night owl, she spent endless hours surfing the web. Rosanne had an extensive music collection, but there was no better artist than Elvis Presley in her mind. One of her favorite trips was to Graceland. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, like a nice ride in the car or catching a good movie. In recent years, Rosanne enjoyed cooking. Even with all the interests and past times, there was nothing more important to Rosanne than her family. She took a great interest in all of the life events and happenings in the lives of her many extended family members, and she had an amazing memory for family dates and occasions. Rosanne was always there for her family when needed.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park.

Roseanne is survived by her mother, Rosemary Kennedy; her brothers and sisters, Patrick (Mona) Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Tim (Sally) Kennedy, Nora (Kim) Joiner, John (Debra) Kennedy, Dick (Gena Rice) Kennedy, Susan Kennedy and Jim (Katie) Kennedy; her nieces and nephews, Nathan, Ian, Tom, Elizabeth, Joel, Kayla and Mitchell; an extended family and a countryside of friends in Maple Park, where she was a lifelong resident.

She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Kennedy.

Visitation was held Nov. 11 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral mass celebrating Roseanne’s faith was held Nov. 12 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park. Fr. Dennis Morissy, pastor of the church, celebrated Roseanne’s life.

A memorial has been established in her name to benefit: Checks may be made to the “Name Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.

Barbara ‘Barb’ Crump

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Barbara “Barb” Crump, 70, of Elburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the prayers of her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

She was born Sept. 23, 1943, the daughter of K. Neville and Virginia (McMillan) Ens in St. Louis, Mo.

Barb grew up in Webster Groves, Mo., and attended local schools. She graduated from Webster Groves High School with the Class of 1961, but not before meeting the man of her dreams, Mark Crump, while roaming the halls.

Following graduation, she attended Lindenwood College. She continued her education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

In between her studies, she and Mark Crump were united in marriage at the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church on Sept. 7, 1963.

They began their new life together back on the campus of Purdue University until they both graduated in 1965. They made their home throughout the Midwest, including Milwaukee, Sterling, Ill., and St. Charles, before settling in Elburn in 1978.

Barb was a clerk for Marshall Field’s for a time, but spent years as a daycare provider out of her home. When her children entered their teen years, she closed the daycare but kept her hands busy by becoming a professional floral designer at Jacobsen’s Flowers in Geneva. Barb worked a few seasons at The Little Traveler in Geneva, where she was known for her display work and her floral arranging demonstrations. She even had one of her designs chosen to be the centerpiece of every table at the FTD National Convention.

Although she tried to retire several times, Barb kept being asked to do special events, weddings and all the arrangements at her church, Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva. There, she was one of the coordinators of the Friday Night Community Dinners; was an Elder and a Deacon; taught Sunday School; was active in Women’s Church Circle; and was a founding member of the church’s chapter of Stephen Ministry, a care-giving ministry for training lay people of the church to provide care to people faced with difficult life situations. Barb also spent 10 years and thousands of hours reading to the blind with Blind Services in Chicago, and served as president of the Women’s Auxiliary at Delnor Hospital.

Barb had a great imagination and a crafter’s heart. She was a down-to-earth “Martha Stewart,” but without her own television show. She loved being a homemaker and ruled the house from the kitchen. Her cookies, in any variety, were legendary, bringing a smile to your face even if it had been years since you were lucky enough to have one.

She was a hostess to the core, with house decorations for every holiday. It wasn’t uncommon to have parties of 50 or more, several times each year. With all of the effort spent inside the house, she enjoyed the outside, as well, especially on her John Deere mower, making the lawn look great.

She was a loving and devoted grandmother, known to her grandkids as “Grandma Bead” for her beaded necklaces. Every time she saw her grandchildren, she had a present for them.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Mark Crump; two children, Ann (Ken) Johnson of Evanston, Ill., and Jim (Kristen) Crump of Muskego, Wis.; three grandchildren, Ginny Johnson, Kathryn Crump, William Crump and one unofficial “adopted” granddaughter, Marquita Howard.

She is preceded in death by her parents, K. Neville and Virginia Ens.

A closed casket visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate her life will take place Saturday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva. Rev. Carl Gray, pastor of the church, will officiate. Private family interment will follow at Garfield Cemetery, St. Charles.

A memorial has been established in Barbara’s name to benefit her favorite charities, including the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church. Checks may be made to the “Barbara Crump Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.

Barry L. Tischhauser

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Barry L. Tischhauser, 61, of Athens, Tenn., formerly of Virgil, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home surrounded by the love and care of his family.

He was born Feb. 15, 1952, in Sycamore, the son of Norman and Joyce (VanStone) Tischhauser. Barry grew up in Virgil and attended local schools, graduating from Kaneland High School in Maple Park. After high school, he worked with his dad as a mechanic at Norm’s Service in Virgil.

In April of 1978, he was united in marriage to Donna Clayton. Barry and Donna began their new life together in Athens, where they would spend the next 35 years together. Barry worked at a number of jobs through the years, including a time as a carpenter. He was employed by Robinson Enterprises for over 15 years. Whatever the job, Barry was a “jack of all trades” whose talents were in his hands. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed countless hours with his Harley-Davison and many an hour with a fishing pole in his hands.

Barry and Donna were blessed with twin daughters, Elizabeth and Amanda. Though they were very small when they arrived, it did not take long for them to win their daddy’s heart. Grown now, with children of their own, Barry loved being “Papaw” to Nathan, Aaron and Savanah. The lights of his world, he leaves them with countless and treasured memories.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Donna Tischhauser of Athens; his daughters, Elizabeth (Mark) Boesen, and son Aaron, of Woodstock, Ill., and Amanda Walker and special friend, Brandon Smith, and their children Nathan and Savanah, of Athens; four brothers, Dennis Tischhauser of Virgil, Robin Tischhauser of Minnesota, David (Judy) Tischhauser of Genoa, Ill., and Greg (Carla) Tischhauser of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Ena Carlson of DeKalb; his father-in-law, Kenneth Clayton, also of Athens; special friends, Richard “Nutty” McNutt and Ray Revis; a number of nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Norm and Joyce Tischhauser; his mother-in-law, Susie Clayton; and his brother-in-law, Keith Carlson.

A celebration of Barry’s life was held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Christ Community Church, in Athens. The Rev. Carlos Peterson officiated.

Vicki Zerby Frew

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“Well, folks, apparently I have accomplished my purpose in life and have moved on. Sorry to report, I still have no idea what my mission was.

“However, I am grateful for all the blessings of this life, starting with my parents, Robert N. and Martha Johnson Zerby of Kaneville. They provided my brothers and me with a solid foundation to build our lives on. I know my brothers Robert K. Zerby and Michael (Cyndi) Zerby will agree. Into that mix I have a son, Jordan (Sara), who I not only admire and respect, but actually like quite a lot. And a nephew, Zak (Kelly) and children (Sully and Mallory), all of whom are an absolute delight. I am also fortunate enough to still have an aunt, an uncle, and nine cousins in this world.

“Besides my family and friends, the core of my life has been shared by four incredible women: Russetta Flander Rauch (cradle friend), Monica Payden (roommate), Deborah Naramore (work mate) and Bakula Sheth (work mate). Our paths have crossed, intertwined, bolstered, and paralleled each other throughout the years. I’ve known Russetta literally my entire life and have known the others each for at least four decades. They each, in their own way, helped me grow into the person I became.

“In lieu of flowers, please practice random acts of kindness.”

Vicki passed away in the early hours of Dec. 1. She was surrounded by love throughout her lifetime and was in the presence of loved ones at the time of her passing. She touched many lives during her 67-year journey in this world.

Vicki’s family and friends are spread far and wide, making a traditional memorial service difficult—therefore, in lieu of a memorial service, please visit VickisCloud.com to share memories, photos, experiences and kind words. Through this tribute of sharing our combined love, memories and experiences of Vicki and her influence on our lives, it’s our hope we can remember—as she believed and reminded us of, in both word and deed:

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Phyllis Liss

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Phyllis Liss, 76, went home to Heaven, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Fountain Hills, AZ. She was born November 23, 1937.

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Liss; brother, Rocco Crudele (Vonni); children, Joanne (Dan) Schwerdtmann, Francine (Mark) Leuer, James (Kris) Liss and Charles (Mary) Liss II; grandchildren, Bryan (Michelle), Stephanie (Andy), Patrick (Jenn), Samantha, Mackenzie, Andrew, Kimberly, Jimmy, Allison, and Chucky; great-grandchildren, Leanna, Leland, Kinley, Finn, and Gavin.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents James and Anna Crudele.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 1-6 P.M. at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove 60554. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at The Healy Chapel, Sugar Grove. Interment will be at Blackberry Township Cemetery.

For further information please call 630-466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.

Alexandra Brown

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Alexandra Brown, 95, of Plano, formerly of Oswego, Ill., was called by the Lord on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was born Oct. 1, 1918, to the late Gus and Argiro Hatzidakis of Crete, Greece.

Her parents were visiting relatives in Burgettstown, Penn., when Alexandra was born. She was the oldest of seven children. At the age of 2, she and her parents returned to Crete.

In 1946, Alexandra returned to the United States. She married Manuel “Mike” Brown, who had emigrated in 1913 from Crete to the United States. Together they raised five children.

Mike and Alexandra owned and operated gas stations in Naperville and Aurora. Each day, Alexandra would cook homemade Greek dishes for his lunch and deliver them to the gas station. It was not uncommon to see Alexandra helping out by pumping gas and attending to their customers. She worked at Riverdale Coat Company from 1962 until her retirement in 1983.

Alexandra was an excellent cook of Greek cuisine and pastries. She so much enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting and needlepoint. Alexandra was one of the founding members of the St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Aurora in 1966.

Alexandra is survived by her loving children, Manuel Brown Jr. of Somonauk, Michael (Linda) Brown of Mission Viejo, Calif., Gusty Brown of Plano, George Brown of Yorkville, and Christine (Steve Brackett) Freeland of Big Rock; her grandchildren, Kristine (Ron) Underwood, Doug (Laura) Brown, Emilie Brown, Noel, Michael (Melissa) and Lindsay Brown, Brittani, Ryan and Jessica Freeland; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Ellis Brown, and Jayda Freeland and Connor Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel; and her grandchildren, Stephanie Brown and Kari Clawson.

Visitation was held on Sunday at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, followed by the Trisagion service. Funeral services were held on Monday at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, Aurora. Interment will take place at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Alexandra’s name to St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 1855 East Fifth Ave., Aurora, IL 60504.

For further information, call (630) 466-1330, or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.

Sarah ‘Sally’ Compton

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Sarah “Sally” Compton, 91, of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home Friday evening, Nov. 8, 2013, where she was lovingly cared for by her family.

As the new day dawned, Sally was greeted not only by the angels, but by her father, William, and husband, Dave, who passed within one day of each other (William on Nov. 9, and Dave on Nov. 7) many years apart. Shortly before midnight on the Nov. 8, the long-awaited reunion began and she was escorted into eternity with Dave on her left and her dad on her right.

She was born July 2, 1922, the daughter of William and Lee (Zimmermann) Bangs in Geneva.

Sally grew up in Geneva and attended Putney Boarding School in Putney, Vt. She graduated in 1942 from the School of Horticulture in Ambler, Penn. Sally returned to her roots in Geneva, where she worked at Little Traveler for many years and cared for her ailing mother. A combination of fate and cupid introduced her to a certain gentleman who possessed the other half of her soul.

Sally and David Compton were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 1952.

She is survived by three children, Mark (Patty) Compton of Oneida, Ill., Kit Compton of Batavia and Robin Urich of Elburn; five grandchildren, Krista (Greg) Peck, and their son Matthew James, of Cambridge, Ill., Kelly (Jason) Cheline of Kewanee, Ill., Craig Compton of Oneida, and Amber Urich and Rachel Urich, both of Elburn; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a loving community of friends whom she held so dear.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lee Bangs; her husband, David Compton; one daughter, Becky Compton-Otto; a son, Timothy, in infancy; two brothers, Bill and Bobby Bangs; and one sister, Kay Mayer.

A memorial open house will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Following cremation, Sally will be laid to rest on the family farm.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Sally’s name to benefit The Town and Country Public Library in Elburn, specifically the “Homebound to Seniors” program, as well as “PAWS With A Cause.” Checks may be made to the “Sally Compton Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.

The family would like to thank Visiting Angels and their caring staff, especially Kristy Anderson, for their special comfort and care.

Christine Mutschler

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Christine Mutschler, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Seasons Hospice. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Rawen, Latvia, the daughter of the late Marlin and Teofily Graumann.

Christine was a member of Hope Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and gardening.

Christine is survived by her son, Vern Mutschler of Hinckley.

In addition to her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel, who she married on May 8, 1953; her son, Roy Mutschler; two brothers, Ludwig and Ernest Graumann; a sister, Otily Schwartz; and a brother-in-law, Harry Mutschler.

Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, followed by a funeral service at noon, at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora. Interment will take place at Spring Lake Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to Hope Lutheran Church.

For further information, call (630) 897-9291, or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.

George Grever

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George Grever, 91, was born on July 11, 1922, in rural Lake Zurich, Ill., the son of George Sr. and Martha Hapke Grever.

He was joined with Christ in baptism as an infant, and as a young teen confirmed at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lake Zurich. He attended local elementary and high schools in Lake Zurich, and then began working full time on the family’s dairy farm. After several years of farming, George switched from food production to waste management, becoming a plumber.

In 1945, he married Gloria Homuth of Barrington, Ill., who died suddenly three years later. They had no children.

In November 1948, George met Annetta Bicknese of Itasca, Ill., when both were attendants in their cousins’ wedding. On their first date they went bowling, and although Annetta beat him (a feat she was never able to repeat), he asked her out again and proposed to her on Valentine’s Day. They were married in May 1949 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Itasca, where George became an active member, serving on various boards and committees. He also joined the Itasca Volunteer Fire Department to serve his community. George and Annetta made their home in Itasca for the next decade, and during these years their three children, Marcia, Warren and Rhoda, were born.

In 1959, George and Annetta formed a partnership with George’s brother, Harry, and his wife, Pearl, and bought a farm in Big Rock. The two families lived next door to each other on the property, gardened together and celebrated family birthdays together. Annetta and Pearl took turns driving the children to Immanuel Lutheran School in rural Hinckley until the school parents banded together to purchase a bus, which George and the other fathers then maintained and repaired.

From the Big Rock years, George and Annetta’s children remember fondly the family vacations on $20 a day (for gas and lodging, but not food, as they carried most of the food with them and picnicked in parks) to the Black Hills, the Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone.

When the brothers dissolved the partnership in 1967, George and Annetta ventured out on their own and bought a farm in Kaneville Township, where they made their home until this day. During those 46 years, they were active members of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Montgomery. George again served on various church boards and committees, and also served as a trustee of the Kaneville Fire Department.

After putting their children through college and seeing them married, George and Annetta had the opportunity to travel widely, especially after Warren joined the family business. They always took playing cards along and often made friends with other travelers who played pinochle or 500. Their first major trip was to China in 1980, where George’s red hair and tall stature made him an object of curiosity. They traveled to Germany in 1984, took an Alaskan cruise, went to Australia and New Zealand, and in 1998, just months after George had heart bypass surgery, they drove to Alaska with friends they had met on the Australia/New Zealand trip. They made a trip to Europe with daughter Marcia and her husband, Wayne, and toured Israel with daughter Rhoda and her husband, Mark. Son Warren and his wife, Susan, of course, were home doing the chores and tracking the net worth of the farm with the computer program “Pig Champ,” while the “party animals” (as their granddaughters dubbed them) traveled the world.

Although he officially retired in 1987, George continued to help around the farm, especially during planting and harvesting time, until 2010, when bouncing around on farm machinery became too painful for him. Because his bad knees made climbing into the combine too much, the last years he helped with harvest. Warren used the front-end loader to get him in and out of the combine.

When they weren’t traveling, George and Annetta kept active on the farm with their his ‘n her gardens (Annetta grew strawberries, green beans, onions, and tomatoes; George grew potatoes) and his ‘n her lawn mowers.

During baseball season, they would watch the Cubs faithfully on TV or “watch” the games on the radio that weren’t televised. They would occasionally get to a game in Wrigley Field, which was usually a multi-generational affair with children, granddaughters and great-grandchildren. They played 500 and pinochle with friends from church, friends from their travels, and family members. Family gatherings, which always included lots of good food and George’s favorite dessert—cherry pie—usually ended with a game or two of pinochle. Whether playing with family or friends, George seemed to be on the winning team the vast majority of the time.

George completed his baptism and entered his eternal home on Nov. 23, 2013, after suffering a severe stroke in mid-August. He died at home, surrounded by loving family members.

George was preceded in death by his parents; five of his seven brothers, Fred, Harry, Elmer, Earl and Kenneth; five of his seven sisters, Ella, Laura, Marion, Esther and Annette; and his first wife, Gloria.

Remaining to mourn are his wife of 64 years, Annetta; daughters, Marcia Snyder (Wayne Mory) and Rhoda (Mark Schuler), and son, Warren (Susan); brothers, Robert and Orville, and sisters, Joan and Donna; two granddaughters: Rachael Williams (Matthew) and Bethany Gryfakis (Nicolas); and four precious great-grandchildren, Gavin and Tessa Williams, and Ellia and Vivian Gryfakis.

George will be sorely missed by family and many friends, but his family is thankful for 64 years of marriage, a loving family, a long life to enjoy great-grandchildren, and the assurance of his new home with Jesus, where there is no sorrow or pain.

Because both George and Annetta were educated in Lutheran schools and worked avidly to provide a Lutheran education for their children, Annetta requests that memorials in George’s honor be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and School, 63 Fernwood Road, Montgomery, IL 60538.

Visitation was held Tuesday at Conley Funeral Home in Elburn. A funeral service to celebrate his life will take place at 11 a.m., with a time of visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 63 Fernwood Road, Montgomery. Rev. Peter Hoffman, pastor of the church, will officiate, with interment at Kaneville Cemetery, Main Street Road in Kaneville.

Annetta requests that memorials in George’s honor be made and mailed to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 63 Fernwood Road, Montgomery, IL 60538.

JoAnn M. Haring

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JoAnn M. Haring, 65, of Batavia, formerly of Lily Lake, passed away Nov. 15, 2013.

She was born March 11, 1948, in St. Charles, the daughter of Marvin and Josephine (Neri) Toppel.

JoAnn grew up in St. Charles and attended local schools. She graduated from St. Charles High School with the class of 1966.

JoAnn and Richard “Dick” Haring were united in marriage on Dec. 17, 1966 and were married for 20 years.

They began their new life in Elburn for a time before moving to Lily Lake. While Dick worked outside the house, JoAnn worked to make their house a home. They welcomed a son, Klentin, in 1970, and made their family complete when their daughter Kelli was born in 1972. While the children were growing, JoAnn worked in the kitchen of the Lily Lake Elementary School for several years.

JoAnn’s hands were always full and busy. Whether it was knitting, doing jig saw puzzles or voraciously reading (sometimes finishing a book in a single day), JoAnn never stopped except when it came to her beloved Chicago Cubs. The sun rose and set with her boys in blue, and one of the highlights of her life came when she visited them during spring training. Her love for her children was never ending, and though she left without being able to say goodbye, her legacy of memories continue on in the hearts of all who loved her.

She is survived by her children, Klent (Michelle) Haring of DeKalb and Kelli Larsen of Sycamore; four grandchildren, Eathon Larsen, Logan Haring, Keagon Larsen and Skylar Haring; one brother, Mike (Debbie) Toppel of Arizona; one sister-in-law, Hollie Toppel of Arizona; several nieces and nephews, and a family of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Josephine Toppel; and one brother, Tom Toppel.

A memorial visitation will take place Friday, Nov. 22, 4 to 7 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Private family burial will follow cremation at a later date.

A memorial has been established in JoAnn’s name. Checks may be made to the “JoAnn Haring Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.

LaVerne Haug

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LaVerne Haug, 86, of Virgil, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Lincolnshire Place, in Sycamore.

He was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Elgin, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Mettel) Haug.

LaVerne grew up on the family farm until he reached 8 years old. The family moved to Virgil in 1936 and continued to farm while LaVerne attended local schools. He graduated from Maple Park High School with the class of 1946. After graduation, LaVerne returned to the fields of his youth and helped run the farm from sunrise to sunset.

LaVerne met his future wife in the halls of his high school. Iris Barrett caught his eye but kept his heart. They graduated together and eventually walked down a different aisle together when they were united in marriage on Dec. 12, 1953.

At age 25, LaVerne was drafted into the United States Army. There were no wars to be fought during his time in the service, but he served his country proudly and faithfully nonetheless. He was honorably discharged in September of 1955.

LaVerne and Iris called El Paso, Texas, home while he was stationed there for a time. After returning to civilian life, they moved back to the family farm while LaVerne’s parents moved to town. Thousands of memories were “harvested” during the next many years as LaVerne and Iris welcomed three children to make their family complete.

LaVerne added construction to his list of jobs and worked for Soderquist Construction in Geneva, building rural bridges. After he was self-employed for a time, LaVerne was a union cabinet installer in Chicago.

When he wasn’t working, LaVerne, his family and a host of childhood friends, loved to escape eight hours north to a cabin in Wisconsin. Fishing and waterskiing (and maybe even a few beers) were enjoyed immensely by LaVerne. The memories made during those trips were as indelible as they were priceless. When he was “semi-retired,” he would take his granddaughter to her babysitter every day and was always ready to help friends and neighbors with projects (as long as they had beer).

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Iris Haug; three children, Joe (Karen) Haug of Corpus Christi, Texas, James (Mary Beth) Haug of Pittsburgh, Penn. and Amber Jorgensen of Sycamore; six grandchildren, Dennis, Glenna, Sara, Adam, Luke and Iris; three great-grandchildren, Carson, Ethan and Landon; one sister Carol Schulz; one sister-in-law, Joan Haug; many nieces, nephews and a family of farming friends far and wide.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Margaret Haug; one sister, Virginia Haug; and two brothers; Donald Haug and Eugene Haug.

A memorial visitation was held on Monday at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. Private family burial will follow cremation at a later date.

A memorial has been established in his name to benefit LaVerne’s favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “LaVerne Haug Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com, where you can also see his full-life story.

Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Thul

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Charles Edward “Charlie” Thul, 65, of Cortland, formerly Elburn, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cortland on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

He was born June 16, 1948, in Redbank, N.J., the son of Charles and Rita Thul.

Charlie grew up in Red Bank and attended local schools. He graduated with the class of 1966.

After working local jobs for a time, Charlie enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country until he returned to civilian life in Park Forest, Ill., with his wife, Barbara Latourette. They welcomed home a son, Charles Edward Thul III, who would not only continue the family legacy, but also made their family complete.

Charlie and Barbara’s paths diverged, each taking a different road in life. Charlie continued to work construction in and around the suburbs. He loved what he did, but soon found he loved someone more. Her name was Cindy Morano. They met while Charlie was working at Builder’s Square and sold her a fence. That simple transaction turned into something more beautiful when they were united in marriage in Naperville, Ill., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on May 10, 1995.

They began their new life together in Naperville for a time before settling in Elburn. Charlie continued to work construction until the housing downturn forced him into retirement in 2007. He never gave up and eventually found inspiration in the kitchen while helping Cindy run her store, Party Animals, in Elburn. Charlie began attending Elgin Community College in 2012 and worked toward becoming a pastry chef.

Charlie was the best grandpa you could find, and cheered the loudest at all of their activities. They also went to numerous destinations, with fun on order with every trip. Everybody had a great time when they hung out with grandpa.

Using the skills he honed on the work sites of his youth, Charlie crafted beautiful one-of-a-kind rocking horses, trains and airplanes. He also learned to scuba dive and pilot a plane.

Charlie always said he loved to travel, but never went anywhere, although that’s only half-true, because besides traveling back to his old stomping grounds in New Jersey, Charlie also made it all the way to Pakistan.

He was a man among men and larger than life to his family. His shoes will never be filled and his legacy of laughter and love will never be forgotten.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Thul; one son, Charlie Thul; six grandchildren, Zachary Benson, Briana Aken, Cody Benson, Nathaniel Aken, Sarah Thul and Charles Edward Thul IV; two siblings, Mary (Neil) Smith and John (Patty) Thul; many nieces, nephews and a family of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Rita Thul.

Following cremation, private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. For his full-life story, visit www.conleycare.com.

Sarah ‘Sally’ Compton

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Sarah “Sally” Compton, 91, of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home Friday evening, Nov. 8, 2013, where she was lovingly cared for by her family.

As the new day dawned, Sally was greeted not only by the angels, but by her father, William, and husband, Dave, who passed within one day of each other (William on Nov. 9, and Dave on Nov. 7) many years apart. Shortly before midnight on the Nov. 8, the long-awaited reunion began and she was escorted into eternity with Dave on her left and her dad on her right.

She was born July 2, 1922, the daughter of William and Lee (Zimmermann) Bangs in Geneva.

Sally grew up in Geneva and attended Putney Boarding School in Putney, Vt. She graduated in 1942 from the School of Horticulture in Ambler, Penn. Sally returned to her roots in Geneva, where she worked at Little Traveler for many years and cared for her ailing mother. A combination of fate and cupid introduced her to a certain gentleman who possessed the other half of her soul.

Sally and David Compton were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 1952.

They made their home on David’s family farm on Pouley Road in Elburn, where she and Dave worked side by side, sharing the daily chores from sunrise to sunset. Sally shared Dave’s love and life on the farm, but they both also gave of their hearts and time to their community as well.

Sally donated 15 years of her time creating and organizing the 4-H Dog Training Project for any child wanting to show their dog at the Kane County Fair. She also knitted over 100 stocking caps a year for over a decade, the likes of which she donated to Snug Hugs for Kids.

Her fresh-baked bread, a dozen eggs and a jar of homemade jam were gifts she gave freely to anyone whom she thought needed a “pick-me-up,” including, at one time, an entire fire department fighting a barn fire. Sally pulled up her van that had been piled high with enough sandwiches, hot chocolate and coffee for everyone in attendance.

When Christmas time came rolling around, Sally became a baking machine. Homemade cookies were made from scratch and filled with double the love before being sent out to all their family, friends, businesses and more.

Sally was a member of the Kane County Farm Bureau and Kane-DuPage Soil Conservation District. She took her dog training experience with 4-H to the FVDTC, a dog training club for the Fox Valley area, where she created the hospitality table and was the first recipient of an annual award created in her honor for Outstanding Service.

Sally had the kindest heart and the warmest smile for miles around. Her hospitality and hard work spoke volumes about her dedication to her community. She was a loving mother and devoted wife, making sure that no one went without. Losing her father when she was only 8, and later her daughter, and a son in infancy, plumbed the depth of her soul so that when you had loved and lost, there was someone there who knew and understood the pain that life could bring. Her love of animals rivaled the love she had for family and her dogs. In the last days, there was a dog always by her side, helping to share the burden and return the unconditional love.

She is survived by three children, Mark (Patty) Compton of Oneida, Ill., Kit Compton of Batavia and Robin Urich of Elburn; five grandchildren, Krista (Greg) Peck, and their son Matthew James, of Cambridge, Ill., Kelly (Jason) Cheline of Kewanee, Ill., Craig Compton of Oneida, and Amber Urich and Rachel Urich, both of Elburn; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a loving community of friends whom she held so dear.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lee Bangs; her husband, David Compton; one daughter, Becky Compton-Otto; a son, Timothy, in infancy; two brothers, Bill and Bobby Bangs; and one sister, Kay Mayer.

A memorial open house will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Following cremation, Sally will be laid to rest on the family farm.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Sally’s name to benefit The Town and Country Public Library in Elburn, specifically the “Homebound to Seniors” program, as well as “PAWS With A Cause.” Checks may be made to the “Sally Compton Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.

The family would like to thank Visiting Angels and their caring staff, especially Kristy Anderson, for their special comfort and care.

G. Byron Healy

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G. Byron Healy passed away early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2013, at his residence in The Gardens of Sun City. He was 96 years old, and preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Helen Elizabeth Jackson Healy. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Claude, William and Ralph; and one grandson.

He is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Jack) Hallock of Hazelhurst, Wis., Marti Healy of Aiken, S.C., and Reverend Patricia Locke of Grand Haven, Mich., along with three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Healy was born in Sugar Grove on Jan. 23, 1917. He attended Aurora University, and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1937. He was employed by the International Harvester Company for 42 years, serving in several management positions in its truck division in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Utah and California, retiring from the Chicago home office in 1978.

Byron Healy had a life-long interest in music and was gifted with a rare voice talent. He studied vocal performance in college and privately. He shared his remarkable ability through a variety of venues and productions, including church, oratorio, stage musicals and solo performances.

After he and his wife moved to Sun City, Ariz., in 1978, he continued to participate in church music and with the West Valley Chorale and the Sun City Players. He also served several terms on the board (and as president) of the Sun Cities Chamber Music Society, was a founding member and president of the Sun Cities Symphonic Chorus, and was past president of the Sun City Musician’s Club.

Additionally, Healy was a loyal member of the Sun City-Agua Fria Kiwanis Club for many years, and served as its president. He also served as president of the Illini Club (University of Illinois) of the West Valley, and was a former board member and president of the Sun Health Foundation, the Sun City Home Owners’ Association, and the West Valley Art Museum.

For many years, he was a dedicated member of the choir and soloist for the Church of the Palms (United Church of Christ) in Sun City, where he also held a term as moderator, and was a member of the Union Hills Country Club.

Visitation for Mr. Healy will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, with a brief service following at 11 a.m. His burial will take place immediately afterward in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, next to his beloved wife and near his birthplace.
His gentle presence and gifted voice will be greatly missed here on earth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Palms, 14808 Boswell Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351, The Sun Health Foundation, 13180 North 103rd Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351, or the musical organization of your choice.

Arrangements are being made through Healy Chapel, Sugar Grove. For further information, call (630) 466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com/ to leave an online condolence.

Lyle G. Hicks

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Lyle G. Hicks, 94 of St. Charles, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle, Ill., surrounded by family.

He was born April 20, 1919, in Aurora, the son of Frank and Bessie (Hunt) Hicks.

Lyle was a 1937 graduate of Batavia High School. He served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Lyle shared 67 years of marriage with his loving wife Marilyn (Roehlk).

Lyle owned and operated Hicks Floor Covering in Geneva for over 65 years. He worked with his sons, John and James.

When they could, Lyle and Marilyn loved to go dancing. Lyle was a member of the Geneva American Legion, Batavia VFW, Moose Lodge, Masons and Shriners. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Lyle is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; sons, John of St. Charles, James (Vicki) of Aurora, Joel (Sharon) of Joliet, Ill., and Lyle of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; grandchildren, Byron (Tami) of Montgomery, Kyle of Wis., James (Heather) of Mo., Ian of Chicago and Kate (Jon) Casserilla of Downers Grove, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Kendall and Jordan Hicks; sisters, Shirley Hopp and Doris Perna; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Vera, Hazel, Alan, Stanley and Francis.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home, Pastor Steven Srock will officiate. Burial will be private.

Visitation for Lyle will take place Friday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Illinois Veteran’s Home, 1015 O’Connor Ave., LaSalle, Ill. 61301, would be appreciated.

For information, call (630) 232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.

Erwin ‘Erv’ H. Panzer

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Erwin “Erv” H. Panzer, 75, of Maple Park, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, following complications from a farming accident.

He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son of Henry and Hulda (Gehrke) Panzer.

Erv grew up in Roselle, Ill., and attended local schools. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School with the class of 1956.

During his high school years, Erv was a proud member of the Future Farmers of America and proved it by going back to the family dairy farm after graduation, where he continued his education. His classrooms were the barns and fields of his youth, until the family sold the farm and bought a bigger farm in Maple Park. Dairy became a thing of the past, with emphasis now put on grain, cattle and pigs.

He was a member of the Kane County Farm Bureau and faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sycamore, where he was superintendent of the Sunday School, sang in the choir, was an elder and served on untold numbers of boards over the years. Erv was also a longtime member of the DeKalb County Steam Power Club and member of the North Grove School Association.

Erv was “King of the Ten Pins,” knocking them flat with each throw on bowling night with several area leagues. He was fluent in German, but his hands “spoke” welding perfectly. He also knew his way around the wood shop.

He also loved to travel to auctions galore, finding treasure and gold where others found none. If there was one thing Erv was, it was helpful. He had the kindest heart and would give you the shirt off his back. If there was ever a need, Erv was first in line to lend a hand.

He is survived by his loving fiancee, Bernice Maness; two siblings, Dorothy (Arnold) Grimm and Leonard Panzer; one niece, Donna (Brian) Tennis; one nephew, Warren (late Carol) Grimm, and his children, Benjamin and Andrew; and a countryside of friends.

He is preceded by his parents, Henry and Hulda Panzer.

Visitation will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, 26555 Brickville Road, Sycamore. A funeral to celebrate his life and faith will take place on Friday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Robert W. Weinhold and Rev. Marvin Metzger, pastors of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Schaumburg, Ill.

A memorial has been established in his name to benefit St. John Lutheran Church and Lutheran Hour Ministries. Checks may be made out to either, but both can be mailed to 26555 Brickville Road, Sycamore, IL 60178. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.

Clarence ‘C.E.’ Penninger

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Clarence “C.E.” Penninger, 72, of Kaneville, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, 2013, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family at his home.

Clarence was born May 6, 1941, the son of Clarence and Lois (Boyd) Penninger in Anna, Ill., where he attended local schools before graduating with the class of 1959.

Clarence enjoyed being a member of the Boy Scouts of America during his early years.

Clarence was introduced to a young lady by the name of Lois Hardy (nee Slavik) by mutual friends. On Jan. 23, 1970, the two were wed in Aurora. The newlyweds made their home in Kaneville, where they made memories to last a lifetime.

Clarence and Lois enjoyed the wind in their hair, and you would often pass them on the road while they were enjoying motorcycling or riding bicycles. The couple also enjoyed taking hiking trips together. Clarence and Lois wintered for 11 winters in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Clarence worked for Caterpillar for 30 years before retiring in 1996.

Clarence was a long time member of the Kaneville volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chaplain for the department. He was also a member Kaneville Men’s Prayer Group. Clarence was a devoted member of Village Bible Church in Sugar Grove.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lois Penninger; son, Kenneth (Terina) Penninger of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters, Katrina (David) Winograd, of Mattoon, Ill., and Pamela Click of Metropolis, Ill.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Susan Hase of Anna; and many nieces and nephews.

Clarence is preceded by his parents; and his daughter, Jenny Penninger.

Visitation was held Wednesday at Village Bible Church, Sugar Grove, with a funeral service to celebrate his life beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Kaneville Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit the “Kaneville Fire Department” or “Village Bible Church.” Checks may be made to the organization and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.

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