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Angeline ‘Angie’ Morris

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Angeline “Angie” Morris, 93, of Elburn, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, and now rests in the arms of her savior.

She was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Chicago, the daughter of Robert and Nina (Leannah) Sarley.

Angie grew up in Chicago and attended local schools before finding employment with Perma Flux, also in Chicago.

Angie was united in marriage to Charles W. Morris on Aug. 30, 1941, and made their home in Chicago for a time before moving to River Grove, Ill. Ten years later, the family moved to Mount Prospect, Ill., but travelled to Elburn on the weekends during the summer months. On one fateful trip, they won a pony at Elburn Days, which proved to be a harbinger of things to come.

The family, which had grown to include five children, found 10 acres of land in Elburn to house the “new member of the family,” which also had an old farm house, to boot. It wasn’t long before the “family” grew to include 51 more ponies, another daughter, and a new farm house where the old one stood.

In 1969, the family pulled up its roots and moved to the Thatcher farm in Maple Park. They would continue to fill the home with memories and laughter until Charlie’s passing in 1974, when they moved once more to Elburn.

Angie was lucky in love a second time when she married Thomas Paretti at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Chicago on April 24, 1982. After a great battle, Thomas succumbed to cancer on Dec. 6, 1988. Angie continued to make her home in Elburn until recent years brought her into the care of Oakcrest in DeKalb.

Angie was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church, and in her early years, she also belonged to the Women of the Moose of River Grove, before later transferring to St. Charles.

Angie was a city girl at heart. She later became a “sometime” farmer, but only because her husband was a good old country boy. Above all else, she was a mother; you could easily include all its variations, as well, because you’d have to look far and wide to find someone who didn’t call her mom, grandma, great-grandma, godmother, etc.

She was technically what others would call a “homemaker,” but that doesn’t nearly encompass all that Angie was. In reality, she was more “queen of her castle,” with a place for everything and everything in its place (heaven forbid if they weren’t and you were responsible). Angie’s heart was stronger than steel but ever open to love. She gave more than she received, and that was exactly how she liked it, even though life had not always been kind. Angie was intimate with loss—having lost two husbands—and familiar with hardship, but her steadfast faith was her bedrock foundation. Her legacy is the love that she gave and the memories that she made. Surely, she will never be forgotten.

She is survived by four children, Roseanne Morris, Chester “Chet” Morris, Robert Morris and Cheryl Morris; 11 grandchildren, Richard Jahns, Monte (Chris) Jahns, David (Linda) Emberson, Richard Morris, Kimberly (Rob) Hoover, Stacey Martinez, Steve Morris, Charlie Morris, Jason Carroccio, Jessica (Tony) Torres and Jimmy Skinner; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of special friends.

She is preceded in death by both her husbands, Charlie Morris and Tom Paretti; her parents, Robert and Nina Sarley; one daughter, Dorothy Morris Emberson; one son, Chuck Morris, two granddaughters, Winessa Jahns and Angela Landmeir; two great-grandsons, Ryan and Timothy Landmeir; one brother, Robert J. Sarley; five sisters, Mildred Rathunde, Rosanne DiCristofano, Katherine Doyle Briggs, Mary Miller and Audrey Roberts.

Visitation was held Friday at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn. An additional visitation, followed by a funeral service, was also held at the funeral home. Interment followed at St. Gall Cemetery, Elburn.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Angie’s name. Checks may be made to the “Angelina Morris Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also forwarded to the same address or www.conleycare.com, where you can find her full-life story.

Madge Rosalee (Ambler) Patterson

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Madge Rosalee (Ambler) Patterson, 73, of Corvallis, Ore., passed away at her home on May 5, 2015, following a long illness.

Madge was born and raised in Mendota, Ill.  She is an alumnus of Northern Illinois University and the University of Oregon, and earned a masters degree from each.

She married Harold (Hop) in 1974 at Plowmen’s Park in Big Rock. In 1983, they moved to Oregon, where she worked 20 years for Oregon State University.

Madge loved tending to her flowers, reading, Persian cats and collecting.

She is survived by her husband, Harold O. Patterson Jr.; step-daughter, Melina (Mike Hendershot) Patterson; granddaughter, Kaliope Hendershot; brothers, James W. Ambler and Lowell F. Ambler; beloved nieces, Lorelei Shaver, Deborah Bradford and Carrie Becker; and nephews, James L. Ambler, Troy Ambler and Max Ambler.

Madge is preceded in death by her parents, James A. and Mildred R. Ambler.

Sean M. Fitzpatrick

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Sean M. Fitzpatrick, 27, of Plainfield, Ill., formerly of Elburn, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet, Ill.

He was born Feb. 22, 1988, in St. Charles.

Sean attended Kaneland High School. He was owner and operator of Digital Life Solutions in Plainfield, and was a service writer for Darcy Automotive in Joliet.

He is survived by his parents, James and Kimberly Fitzpatrick of Elburn; his brother, Christopher Fitzpatrick of St. Charles; paternal grandmother, Anne Fitzpatrick of St. Charles; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack and Jackie Keeney; and paternal grandfather, Charles Fitzpatrick.

Visitation was held on Sunday at Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles. A funeral Mass was held on Monday at St. John Neumann Church, St. Charles. Burial was held at Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For more information, call Yurs Funeral Home at (630) 584-0060 or like them on Facebook.,

Arlene Wilmath

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Arlene Wilmath passed away at her home on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the age of 69.

Arlene was born Oct. 14, 1945, in Aurora to Earl J. and Ella Wilkison. She was reared and educated in Elburn and graduated from Kaneland High School with the Class of 1963. In 1964, she married Jerry Wayne Wilmath, and the couple made their home in Illinois before moving to Oklahoma and settling in Claremore, where they made their home for the rest of Arlene’s life.

Arlene’s focus in life was her family, and she made sure they were well taken care of. She loved having her grandchildren around and spoiled them often. When she was younger and time allowed, Arlene enjoyed fishing. Her love of family spilled over in her relationships with her friends, of which she had many. She also was an animal lover and couldn’t resist helping out a stray.

A kind and caring mother, grandmother and friend, Arlene leaves behind many memories. Surviving family members include her children, Jerry Wilmath Jr. of Novi, Mich., Kenny (Sara) Wilmath of Chouteau, Okla., Martin (Kristi) Wilmath of Nashville, Mich., and Penni Moore of Claremore; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, with two on the way; sisters, Elma (James) Wilmath and Karen (Robert) Sivert, all of Elburn, Marilyn Long of Sugar Grove and Ella “Sally” (John) Malnar of Jefferson, Wis.; brother, Earl Wilkinson of Mesa, Ariz.; and ex-husband, Jerry Wilmath Sr. of Novi.

Arlene is preceded in death by her parents.

A graveside service for Arlene was held Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home. Visitation was held April 30 at the funeral home.

St. Gall Church announces Pentecost Prayer Vigil

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ELBURN—St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn will host a Pentecost Prayer Vigil on Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. at the church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn. The church will gather to pray for the light of the Holy Spirit to strengthen the Elburn community. There will be music, a prayer service, a symbolic lighting of candles, and weather permitting, a gathering at the front of the church along Route 47 to share the light and some songs with the community.

All are welcome to attend the service, Catholic or not. For additional information, visit the parish website at www.stgall.com or contact the parish office at (630) 365-6030.

Robert E. Bohler

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Robert E. Bohler, 64, beloved husband of Sandy for 34 years; loving father of Corey (Julie), Brooke (William) Damm and Adam Bohler; dear grandfather of Madison and Olivia; fond brother of Nancy (the late Richard) McCall, Elizabeth (Juul) Thompson, Bonne Wolf, Mary (Ed) Veras, Brian Bohler and Anne (Ron) Mills; brother-in-law of Steve Hill and Patti Williams; uncle of many.

In addition to working as a salesman for Aurora Tri-State Fire and Security Alarms for over 20 years, Bob was a devoted Sugar Grove village trustee since 1997 and was very active in and for the community. He coached almost every sport, from tee ball to soccer, was past president of the Sugar Grove Lions Club, was proud of the patents he held as a lighting designer, and was committed to the annual Sugar Grove Corn Boil, particularly the fireworks and the music he choreographed for them.

Visitation will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove. A funeral will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 1, at Healy Chapel, and then move to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Sugar Grove, for a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. For funeral information, call (630) 466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com.

Norbert Francis Leffelman

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Norbert Francis Leffelman, 82, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Norbert was born on April 20, 1933, to Arthur and Clara (Sibigtroth) Leffelman. He was one of eight children, and attended Amboy schools. Norbert enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in 1953 and served his country proudly until his honorable discharge.

Norbert married Rita Harrison on Nov. 20, 1953. He became an avid dairy farmer in many locations until 1983, when he sold out and worked many years at Northern Illinois University in the janitorial department until his retirement in 1997. He then worked with Sigmans landscaping and had his own lawn maintenance service.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Maple Park, and a member of NAIM (Holy Trinity Chapter for widows and widowers). It was at NAIM where he met Marie Hermes. They were married on Oct. 26, 2002, at St. Mary’s, and made their home in Maple Park. They spent most winters in Surprise, Ariz., and traveled to many other areas.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; seven sons, Jeff (Connie), Joe (Sherry), Tom (Donna), Rick (Joni), Stanley (Mary), Steve (fiancee Michelle) and Ross (Shanda); three daughters, Cynthia (Tim) Haug, Kim (Newton) Walpert and Amy (Andy) Barton; 33 grandchildren, Chrissy, Kelly, Jennie, Troy, Amber, Michael, Jessica, Brooke, Heather, Garrett, Teri, Adam, Carly, Lindsey, Cody, Nathan, Travis, Lauren, Luke, Lexie, Terry, Jack, Wade, Wesley, Jonathan, Jordan, Josie, Joshua, Tyler, Kayla, Trevor, Jessica and Joseph; 10 great-grandchildren, Gavin, Caleb, Sam, Bella, Levi, Aubrey, Ellen, Julie, Chloe and Jackson; four step-children, Susan Glasco, Steve (Julie) Hermes, Nicholas J. Hermes and Kurt (Jodi) Hermes; seven step-grandchildren, Adam, Andrew, A.J. Glasco, Amanda, Kristen, Brooke and Micah Hermes; one brother, Gilbert; and three sisters, Vivian, Carol and Norma.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Clara Leffelman; his first wife, Rita; son, Terry; grandson, Blake; two brothers, Hubert and Delbert; and one sister, Ruby.

Visitation was held Tuesday at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn. A Mass to celebrate Norbert’s life was held Wednesday at St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park. Burial followed at Ohio Grove Cemetery, Sycamore.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Norbert’s name to benefit the American Alzheimer’s Association. Checks may be made to the “American Alzheimer’s Association” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also forwarded to the same address or on www.conleycare.com.

Fred Proctor

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Fred Proctor, 89, of Elburn, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, following a short illness, at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.

He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Mount Vernon, Ill., the son of Claude and Lora (Boner) Proctor.

When Fred was still young, the family moved to Indiana, where he spent several years on a farm learning the hard work ethic that shaped his life before moving to Elburn, where he finished his education, graduating from Elburn High School. Before graduating in 1944, Fred made a name for himself in both basketball and baseball. He was very competitive—a family trait—and at one time there were three Proctors starring on the hardwood at the same time. His quickness laid claim to records in competitive table tennis, and later served him well to play on the Armed Forces basketball and baseball teams.

The day after he graduated, both he and Frank hopped on the train to Chicago, where they were met with representatives from the United States Navy. At some point, they were separated, and Fred was sent to serve his country as a gunner on merchant’s ships in Panama and various ships in the Pacific. Hawaii was a destination for a time, but no matter where in the world he served, he knew Elburn was home, and it was to home he went following his honorable discharge.

Fred’s focus was sports in high school—flashing his big grin at the ladies—but he was a professed one-woman man. After returning from the service, Fred dated the prettiest girl he’d ever seen, fell in love, and swept Alice Anderson off her feet. They were united in marriage on June 25, 1949, at the Geneva Lutheran Church.

They began their new life together in Elburn on Kansas Street, and Fred began working at the Elburn Packing Plant, eventually becoming the plant superintendent. The family grew as they welcomed sons Mike and Tom, then later a baby girl, Nancy.

Fred enjoyed supporting the American Legion and coaching little league with his boys. Alice would sometimes answer the door to find a young neighbor asking if Mr. Proctor could come out to hit Fungo.

Summer meant the annual pilgrimage to Hackensack, Minn., to share family fun, fishing and boating. Life was busy keeping up with work and kids, but there was always time for date night on Saturday, and he and Alice dressed up to dance at the Blue Moon or the Moose Lodge with friends.

They left their family home on Kansas Street after 37 years and built their retirement home on Stezer, making sure they had a comfortable side porch for relaxing together in the evenings.

Although his work life ended when the plant closed in the late 1980s, his “occupation” of Elburn continued the rest of his life. Alice would pass away in 1997, but Fred continued to fill his home with happy memories with his children and grandchildren.

Fred was a proud member of the Elburn American Legion, Post 630 and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Aurora.

Fred was an outspoken man, and you knew where you stood, because Fred would tell you. His moral compass was strong; he believed you pay your bills on time, never used a bad word in front of a lady, was selfless in everything he did, and never thought twice about telling you he loved you.

Fred’s competitive streak continued throughout his life. He enjoyed following the Cubs and college basketball. March Madness was a highlight of spring.

Fred took up golf and enjoyed besting his kids and grandsons, and boasted he could dominate his golf buddies, some 20 years his junior. He took good care of himself with daily physical exercise of both body and mind, burning through dozens of advanced Sudoku puzzles.

He enjoyed daily visits with his coffee shop friends, where the day’s politics were dissected and grandchildren’s pictures were shared.

A true American patriot, Fred took his place at every Memorial Day and was proud to fly (and smartly salute) the American Flag, that to him, was an extension of his soul. Now he is at rest at his glorious best, waking up to a celestial reveille.

He is survived by two children, Tom (Bonnie) Proctor of Elburn and Nancy (Steve) Henrikson of Morristown, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Matt (Robyn) Proctor and their children, Nicholas and Ryan, Chris (Laura) Proctor, all of Elburn, Scott Proctor, Kellie Henrikson and her daughters, Sammie and Lexi, of Morristown, Tenn., and Marianne (Aaron) Roberts of Augusta, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Janet Proctor of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; one sister, Sandra Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded by his wife, Alice; one son, Mike Proctor; his twin brother, Frank Proctor; and six additional siblings, Ethel Proctor, Edith Swank, Louise Rogers, George Proctor, Claude Proctor and Donna Unruh.

Visitation was held April 22 at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn. Private family burial followed at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Fred’s name to benefit Chicago Honor Flight and the Elburn American Legion. Checks may be made to the “Fred Proctor Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also forwarded to the same address or at www.conleycare.com, where you find his full-life story.

Swap and shop until you drop

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Swap Shop returns to Elburn Community Center May 15-16
ELBURN—For eight years, a small group of Christian women in the Elburn area has come together to help families in need.

The newest installment of the Authentic Moms Swap Shop is set for Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St. Gently used clothing, baby and household goods can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. the Friday of the event. Shoppers are welcome to browse and go home with anything they need from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“We have a wonderful group of volunteers that help set up the donations,” said event coordinator Nicole Dulski. “You can shop for whatever your family may need for free on Saturday.”

Any merchandise left after the doors close on Saturday will be donated to another organization that provides for the community at no cost.

“We’re trying to figure out how to get anything left to the victims of the Fairdale (Ill.) tornado,” Dulski said.

Elburn resident Deirdre Hamill’s family is one of the many that has benefited from the Swap Shop.

“About four years ago, my husband was out of work. We have four kids, and as you can imagine, it was pretty rough,” Hamill said. “We happened upon the Swap Shop and, at the time, it really helped us.”

Hamill said her husband is working now and they are in a better place financially.

“The whole atmosphere struck a chord with me,” Hamill said. “We’ve been volunteering at the Swap Shop since. Even my kids, ages 7, 11, 12 and 15, come along; I think it’s a really good lesson for them.”

Hamill called the whole Swap Shop event, which is held every May and December, a genuinely positive experience.

“Even the businesses that participate are not looking for recognition,” Hamill said. “It’s all about the community.”

Sue Gremo of North Aurora volunteers for the Swap Shop. She said the whole event is quite a blessing.

“Even if you aren’t in total financial need, you don’t have to buy new stuff,” Gremo said. “Kids grow out of stuff so fast.”

Gremo said the first time she attended the Swap Shop, she had just lost a young cousin. Also, the friend Gremo was with at the Swap Shop had a daughter being bullied at school.

“We were both a little emotional, and Nicole could see that. She offered to pray with us,” Gremo said.

Dulski takes no credit for the event; she gives God the glory.

“At the core of it, we’re Christians and we believe in truly loving the people around us,” Dulski said. “We want to show people in our community that God provides. It’s not about the stuff or the volunteers. Ultimately, it’s because of Him. He’s the one who provides.”

FVCC takes first in auto tech competition

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SUGAR GROVE—High school students from four area schools recently put their automotive repair skills to the test in Waubonsee Community College’s annual Automotive Technology Competition.

Participating schools included Oswego High School, Oswego East, Fox Valley Career Center and Indian Valley Vocational Center in Sandwich. Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) captured the trophy this year, marking the second time FVCC has won since the competition began in 2008.

The annual competition is organized by Waubonsee Automotive Technology faculty, including professors of Automotive Technology Ken Kunz and Jim Armitage, and Automotive Technology instructor Guy Tiberio, through the Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES). Kunz said the competition offers students a “reality check about their skills.”

Students participating in the competition spent three hours moving among skill stations in Waubonsee’s Automotive Technology shop, tackling various challenges related to the automotive field, such as electrical diagnosis, front end alignment, timing belt replacement, computer diagnosis and other related skills today’s technicians must perform.

“Most participants realize they need further education,” Kunz said. “Meeting the staff and talking with our past graduates shows the students we’re here to help them start and succeed in their career.”

Spaghetti dinner at Sugar Grove Community House April 25

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SUGAR GROVE—A spaghetti dinner featuring homemade sauce, salad, garlic bread and desserts will be served on Saturday, April 25, at the Sugar Grove Community House, Main Street, Sugar Grove

The dinner is a mission of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC). The freewill offering will benefit the church-sponsored Sugar Grove Boy Scout Troop No. 41.

The Community House is located across from SGUMC, near downtown Sugar Grove. The building is handicap accessible.

For more information, call the church office at (630) 466-4501 or visit www.sgumc.net.

Fred Proctor

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Fred Proctor, 89, of Elburn, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, following a short illness, at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.

He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., the son of Claude and Lora (Boner) Proctor.

He is survived by two children, Tom (Bonnie) Proctor of Elburn and Nancy (Steve) Henrikson of Morristown, Tenn; five grandchildren, Matt (Robyn) Proctor and their children, Nicholas and Ryan, of Elburn, Chris (Laura) Proctor of Elburn, Scott Proctor of Elburn, Kellie Henrikson and her daughters, Sammie and Lexi, of Morristown, Tenn., and Marianne (Aaron) Roberts of Augusta, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Janet Proctor of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; one sister, Sandra Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded by his wife, Alice; one son, Mike Proctor; his twin brother, Frank Proctor; and six additional siblings, Ethel Proctor, Edith Swank, Louise Rogers, George Proctor, Claude Proctor and Donna Unruh.

Visitation and a service took place Wednesday at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn. Private family burial will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Fred’s name to benefit Chicago Honor Flight and the Elburn American Legion. Checks may be made to the “Fred Proctor Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also forwarded to the same address or at www.conleycare.com, where you find his full-life story.

Nancy K. Glader

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Nancy K. Glader, 81, of Geneva, formerly of Minnetonka, Minn., and Huntley, Ill., passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Greenfields in Geneva. She was born March 22, 1934, in Virginia, Minn., the daughter of the late Gordon and Genevieve (Coughlin).

Nancy is survived by her chidren, Gregg Glader of Geneva and Gretchen (Jay) Schuette of Sugar Grove; her grandchildren, Ben (Danielle) Glader of McHenry, Ill., Ann (Ben Schuette) Westrate of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Sam Schuette and Joe Schuette; and daughter-in-law, Maggie Glader of Batavia. Also surviving are her siblings, Pat Sherohman, Diane Achterkirch and Bill Andrews, all of Minneapolis; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard L. Glader; and her son, Garth Glader.

Visitation was held Monday, April 20, at The Healy Chapel, Sugar Grove. A funeral service was held Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Huntley. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Minneapolis.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church and TLC Preschool, 11008 North Church, Huntley, IL 60142.

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

David ‘Dave’ Lamb

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David “Dave” Lamb, 59, of Elburn, passed away after a long, courageously-fought battle in the early morning hours of April 12, 2015, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.

He was born Sept. 28, 1955, in Lakewood, Ohio, the son of Edward and Norma (Nordestgaard) Lamb.

He grew up in Rocky River, Ohio, and attended local schools. Dave graduated from Rocky River High School with the Class of 1973. Before graduating, however, he made a name for himself on the baseball diamond, especially the special “instructions” to the underclassman on how to prepare for practice. He also braved European roads and hostels when he and a friend biked throughout 12 different countries when he was only 16 years old.

Dave took a year to work so he could afford to attend the University of Cincinnati. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in marketing four years later. Dave was born for sales and was initially employed by Morse Company in Ithaca, N.Y., for a time before returning to Aurora to work for SealMaster.

It was at that time that fate came to his aid the first time when he met and married Cindy Austin in 1980.

They left for the California coast and everywhere in between in the intervening years, following Dave’s many transfers through SealMaster.

The family began growing by leaps and bounds while they lived in Fairview Park, Ohio. They were blessed with four boys, Bill, J.D., David and Kevin. Eventually they ended up back in Elburn, with Dave now working at Rexnord, where he was involved in industrial sales.

After Cindy passed away in 2002, Dave continued to live in Elburn. Fate smiled on him once again when Terry Humphrey came into his life. They were united in marriage on Oct. 25, 2004, and blended their two families into one. The children, though older, now numbered six. Lifetimes of memories were also blended and found a home in the hearts of each and every member of the family.

Dave returned to school to become a home inspector just before the housing market collapsed, but fought through with the dedication and a love for a job that was unrivaled. Though he worked part-time as a home inspector, Dave continued to work as a salesman for Jason Industrial in Carol Stream, Ill. The odometer on his car could attest to the thousands of miles he logged as he worked through his ever increasing territory, from Wisconsin through Minnesota.

On July 9, 2012, Dave was given terrible news. His diagnosis of pancreatic cancer foretold of a hard road, but one that Dave met head-on with dignity and strength uncommon in most men. In fact, Dave set the record for his aggressive treatments, consisting of a cocktail of four different drugs that began in the morning, and a personal pump at home that continued the therapy. This he did 57 times, which is unheard of in the medical community.

Dave was a loving father and husband, but nothing compared to the love he had for his grandchildren. He loved to go golfing and passed his talents down to his children. If you had to have a soundtrack to your life, Dave’s would be filled with his favorite country artists, like Rascal Flatts and George Strait. Fox News was his destination program, but his destination vehicle was his black 1994 Corvette.

He is survived by his wife, Terry; six children, Bill (Mary Chris) Lamb, J.D. (Kari) Lamb, David (Deanne) Lamb, Kevin Lamb, Angela Humphrey and Zack Lamb; two furry children, a Cocker Spaniel named Buddy, and a Sheltie named Mango; three grandchildren, Ethan Lamb, Lindsey Lamb and Madelyn Lamb; four siblings, Karen (Tony) Ambrozic, Debbie (John) DeArmon, Jim Lamb and Kris (Joe) Walsh; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and friends that span the entire country.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Cindy Lamb; and his favorite four-legged friend, a real big dog named Kiwi.

The family hoster a celebration of Dave’s life on April 14 at the Elburn Lion’s Club, 500 Filmore St., one block west of Route 47 in Elburn. Private burial of his cremated remains will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Dave’s name to benefit pancreatic cancer research. Checks may be made to the “David Lamb Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also forwarded to the same address or on www.conleycare.com.

Lois G. Long

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Lois G. Long, 94, of Elburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

She was born Aug. 30, 1920, in Plano, the daughter of Leslie and Bernice (Hatch) Gifford.

She grew up in Plano and attended local schools. Lois graduated from Plano High School with the Class of 1938.

Lois met the love of her life, Herbert Long, at the infamous Long’s Barn (as did many of her generation). They danced their way to the altar and were united in marriage on Nov. 7, 1940, at her home in Plano.

They began their new life together on his family farm in rural Kaneville. There, they would care for the animals and tend to the fields, but always made time for family and friends. They would fill their home with 35 years of memories before Herbert was called back to the Lord on Sept. 30, 1976. Lois continued to live at the farm and watched her family grow into the sunset of her life.

For Lois, family and farm always came first, but she also worked outside of the home, as well. In her early years, Lois worked in the office of Plano Molding for a time, but spent many years lovingly tending to the books at the Kaneville Public Library.

Lois was a faithful member of Kaneville United Methodist Church for over 70 years.
Lois loved working in her garden, bringing in the yearly harvests to can everything for the winter months. She also loved the many beautiful bouquets that were born in her garden and brightened every room.

She was an excellent seamstress, making clothing for her family, quilts for their beds, and various needlework that graced the walls of both family and friends. When her hands took a rest, they also took up a hand of cards playing 500 and sometimes Canasta with her friends.

Lois did get a tour of the world outside Elburn when she took cruises to Alaska, toured the Rocky Mountains, Canada, Door County, Wis., and visited the Amish folk in Indiana. She went to Washington state and visited Houston a few times, as well. For every mile, a memory was made and added to the legacy that she now leaves all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by four children, Marilyn Kingsley, Vernon (Diane) Long, Janice (James) White and James Long; 11 grandchildren, Brian Kingsley, Daryl (Alissa) Kingsley, Vernon Jr. (Michele) Long and their children, Ryan and Mackenzie, Jennifer (Jeff) Shelts and their children, Collin and Justin, Thomas (Kelly) Long and their children, Brooke and Jackson, Melanie (Jeff) Roth and their children, Madelyn and Zachary, Christopher (April) White, Jacob Long, Joseph (Katlyn) Long and their daughter, Leighton, Sarah Long and her son, Levi, and Benjamin Long; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a countryside of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert; and one brother, Keith Gifford.

Visitation was held March 27, 2015, at Kaneville United Methodist Church, Kaneville. A funeral service, with a time of visitation, was held March 28, also at the church. Interment followed at Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Lois’ name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “Lois Long Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also forwarded to the same address or www.conleycare.com.

Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Myler

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Charles J. Myler, 83, of Aurora, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on April 6, 2015. He was born on June 20, 1931, in Ottawa, Ill., to John Myler and Mary Hart Myler.

After graduating from Ottawa High School at the age of 16, he attended undergraduate school at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. It was there that he developed his love of philosophy under the guidance of his uncle, the Right Reverend Monsignor Charles Hart, for whom he was named.

After graduating from Catholic U, he obtained his law degree at Georgetown University Law School, also in Washington, D.C. Charlie became very interested in politics in general—and the Democratic Party in particular—while studying at Georgetown and running an elevator in the Senate office building. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1955.

After receiving his law degree in 1955, Charlie was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was chosen to be a member of the Counter Intelligence Corps and was sent to study Romanian at the Army Language School at the Presidio in Monterey, Calif. After eight months there, he was sent to Nuremburg, Germany, during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and spent two years working in refugee camps aiding refugees from behind the Iron Curtain.

Upon his discharge from the Army in 1958, he came to Aurora to practice law with the firm of Sears & Streit. In 1960, he joined Clarence J. Ruddy to form the firm of Ruddy & Myler. After Clarence’s retirement in 1985, Charlie became the senior partner in the firm known as Myler, Ruddy (Philip) & McTavish (Alex), along with partner Richard G. Larsen. For most of his career, he practiced civil litigation and later concentrated his practice on Chapter 11 reorganizations under United States Bankruptcy Laws. He greatly enjoyed helping small businesses emerge from financial difficulties.

He was appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court Panel of Interim Trustees in 1978 and served in that capacity until 2013, when he retired.

Charlie enjoyed many activities as a young man, particularly Alpine skiing and owning and piloting his own private planes. He also collected fine art and fine wines. He had a great knowledge of and appreciation for classical music, and supported many musical organizations. He and his wife Kay greatly enjoyed world travel during their marriage.

When Charlie’s daughter Jennifer was born in 1971 with down syndrome, he co-founded the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association with fellow Fox Valley Park District trustee Bob Stuart. He served on the Special Rec board for over 30 years, serving as president several times. He was appointed to the Fox Valley Park District Board of Trustees in 1978, serving on that board for 30 years and as its president for one term. He also served on the Fox Valley Park District Foundation board until his death.

In 1975, Charlie was the driving force behind the formation of the Illinois Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Authority, a group dedicated to the rights of persons with disabilities. He served on that board until it was absorbed into the present Illinois Department of Health and Human Services.

He was a member of the Kane County and American Bar associations. He was licensed to practice before the Illinois and Federal courts. For over 30 years, he was the moderator of the annual Kane County Bar Association’s memorial service for deceased members of the local bar.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kay; his daughters, Jennifer of Aurora and Kathe (Mark) Makoui of Montgomery; and his granddaughters, Hannah Roze and Sarah Abigail Makoui of Montgomery; his sister, Mary Margaret Russo of Rhinebeck, N.Y.; one niece and five nephews; 18 great-nephews and great-nieces; his first cousin, the Hon. William T. Hart of Chicago; first cousin, Denis Hart of St. Louis; his stepchildren, Richard Gee, Jon Gee (Becky) and Diane Gee Taylor (Tim); step-grandchildren, Adam Gee, Damon Dombeck and Dylan Dombeck; his mother-in-law, Wilma Stark; and his brother-in-law, John Stark (Yanzi).

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother-in-law, Rocco Russo.

The family received visitors on April 9 at Healy Chapel in Sugar Grove. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, 2121 W. Indian Trail Road, Aurora, IL 60506, or to the Fox Valley Park District Foundation, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506.

A memorial luncheon to celebrate Charlie’s life will take place at Orchard Valley Restaurant, 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, on Saturday, April 18, beginning at 11 a.m.

The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice Care for their compassion and care during Charlie’s final illness, and also Shirley Winfield from Home Helpers, for her care during the last several months.

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

Russell Slade Trainor

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Russell Slade Trainor, 76, of Maple Park, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

He was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Newton, Mass., the son of the late Arthur and Marion Trainor.

Russell had been employed for many years at the Great America Insurance Company.

He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Trainor (nee Rebert); two sons, Matthew R. (Amy) Trainor and Michael R. Trainor; and two grandchildren, Emma R. Trainor and Kaden R. Trainor.

Visitation will take place Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St., Geneva. A second visitation will take place Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 261 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, Ill. A funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. at the church.

Margaret E. (Cantrell) Jeter

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Margaret E. (Cantrell) Jeter, 102, formerly of the Meadows Apartments in Elburn, passed away quietly Easter morning, Sunday, April 5, 2015.

She was born Feb. 13, 1913, in Greenfield, Tenn., the daughter of William Richard and Laura Veneita (Teets) Cantrell.

Margaret grew up in Greenfield, where she attended local schools. After graduating from high school, Margaret continued her education for several years at a secondary school.

She was united in marriage to Robert Elvis Jeter on Feb. 13, 1937.

In 1950, they moved to Chicago, where Robert worked for A & P grocery store, and Margaret found work with Radio Material Corporation. Later, both Margaret and Robert worked for Kemper Insurance Company.

In 1972, they moved to Wauconda, Ill., about the same time the Kemper offices moved to the suburbs, as well. Following Robert’s death in January 1974, Margaret continued to make her own home in Wauconda until the fall of 2004, when she moved to Meadows Apartments in Elburn to be near her family. After her 100th birthday, Margaret lived with her daughter Barbara in Elburn for a time before moving to Geneva Care Center, now Bria, in 2013.

Margaret was a devoted wife and always immersed herself in the lives of her daughters and grandchildren. She had the kind of soul that was naturally inquisitive, and she was continually interested in others. Margaret was one who simply “never met a stranger.” She could talk to anyone and would continue contact with those she encountered throughout her life.

Margaret enjoyed reading novels about the Civil War—struggles between the North and South, and the lives and loves of the many characters of those times. The only thing that trumped the Civil War was her beloved Chicago Bears, the Triple Crown and the horse races at Arlington Park race track. Her hands were rarely idle, evidenced by the many afghans and baby clothes she crocheted for her great-grandchildren.

Suzanne Holaday Lane Weimer

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Suzanne Holaday Lane Weimer, 77, of Sugar Grove, died on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at home. She was born July 3, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio, the only daughter of Robert E. and Mary (Hauptman) Holaday.

She began her college training at the Ohio State University in Columbus, where she also belonged to the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Suzanne received her Bachelor of Science in education at Northern Illinois University in June 1972, and began her teaching career of 21 years for District 303 in St. Charles, spending 18 of those years serving Lincoln School. That was a job she dearly loved.

She was a member of the Baker Memorial Methodist Church, where she was active on the administrative board, served as a youth group advisor and was a member of the Ruth Circle for over 30 years. She served as a den mother for Troop 119 at Lincoln School.

Suzanne was also a member of the Imperial Glass Club, 20s-30’s-40’s Depression Glass Club of Chicago, the Big Rock Historical Society, the Auroraland Auto Restorers Club, the National Crosley Club and the Sugar Grove Historical Society, where she taught history of the area to third-graders from John Shields Elementary School for many years.

Suzanne was united in marriage to Paul G. Weimer on July 23, 1983, at Baker Memorial Methodist Church, and after 11 years in St. Charles, they moved to their country home in Sugar Grove. Once in Sugar Grove, she became active in the English Congregational United Church of Christ, serving on the administrative board, the Willing Workers and various ministry groups.

Suzanne is survived by her husband, Paul G. Weimer; her sons, Stuart Lane III and his daughters, Victoria and Heather Lane, and Stephen (Pattie) Lane and their daughters, Maggie, Emma and Olivia; her step-daughter, Linda (Michael) Weimer Lister and her daughter, Rosie; and her stepson, Brian Weimer and his daughter, Jami.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest son, Scott Holaday Lane.

Visitation was held Tuesday at The Healy Chape in Sugar Grove. A service was held Wednesday, also at the funeral home. Interment took place at Garfield Cemetery in St. Charles.

Memorials may be directed to the English Congregational U.C.C., 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock, IL 60511, or your local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

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

Brundige serving as Monmouth College Scot Ambassador

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MONMOUTH, Ill.—Margaret Brundige of Elburn, a sophomore at Monmouth College, is serving as one of the college’s Scot Ambassadors this academic year.

Whenever prospective students visit Monmouth’s campus, Scot Ambassadors provide friendly and helpful assistance. Leading tours, giving presentations about college life and answering questions, Scot Ambassadors are an invaluable component of the college’s admissions team.

Brundige, a business and public relations major, is the daughter of Lyle and Jennifer Brundige of Elburn.

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