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Church news for June 3

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Summer Bible school
ELBURN—St. Gall invites children, entering kindergarten through fourth grade to “Pandamania: Where God is wild about you!”
The program runs from Monday through Friday, June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St. in Elburn. Registration forms can be obtained either at the church or at www.stgall.com. Registration fee is $25 per child. Call (630) 365-6030 for additional information.

St. Katharine Drexel
Catholic to break ground
on new church

Sugar Grove—Nearly three years after its founding Mass, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will initiate what will be an 18-month build-out for the new facility, to be located on Dugan Road in Sugar Grove. The land was donated to the Parish by the Rich Family.
St. Katharine pastor, Rev. Robert Jones, is celebrating the growing parish’s milestone.
Currently, St. Katharine Drexel worships at John Shields Elementary School. The new church, to be located just south of Rich Harvest Farms on Dugan Road, will offer worship space for 350 parishioners and guests and will also feature 11 multipurpose rooms for religious education, parish meetings and funeral luncheons. It is anticipated that the new facility will be ready for services by the fall of 2012.
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church currently has 460 registered parishioners and offers Saturday evening and Sunday services. For more information, visit www.stkatharinedrexel-sugargrove.org.

Christ Community Church serves local communities
ST. CHARLES—Christ Community Church, St. Charles, will release 600 volunteers into the
surrounding communities on Saturday, June 11, for their semiannual Super 2nd Saturday.
The Christ Community campuses at Blackberry Creek in Aurora and DeKalb will also participate. Each campus has a list of available service projects for individual, family or group participation.
Registration begins at all locations at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal to project sites is between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. Half and full-day projects are offered. Opportunities are also available for groups to adopt a community partner whom they can individually bless prior to June 11.
To participate in the Super 2nd Saturday event, register online at ccclife.org. It is not necessary to be a church member or attendee to volunteer. For information, visit www.ccclife .org/s2s.

Phillip James Perlinski

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Phillip James Perlinski, 62, of Elburn, passed away Monday May 30, 2011, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

He was born May 27, 1949, the son of Thaddeus and Virginia Perlinski in Chicago.

Phillip grew up in Grays Lake, Ill., and attended local schools.

After graduating high school, Phillip attended Upper Iowa College, where he studied journalism. Following his graduation from college, he worked as a sports writer for a time in the Pennsylvania area. Later, he worked for over 20 years for AT&T.

Phillip found the love of his life in 1998. Karen Styer stole his heart but gave him hers in return. After they were united in marriage, Phillip and Karen made their home in Elburn.

Phillip was a big man with an even bigger heart. He was always willing to lend a hand to help others. He was an avid sports fan from birth. Although he was a fan of many sports teams, he lived and died with his beloved Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed gardening at his home, bringing a bit of Mother Nature’s beauty indoors. Phillip enjoyed collecting stamps, watching horse racing and was an “information junkie,” perusing the Internet for the latest stories. He also loved his two cocker spaniels, Autumn and Dooley.

Phillip had a generous heart and was always willing to lend a hand to help others. Phillip leaves his unique mark on the hearts of all he knew and will be missed by all.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen of Elburn; one sister, Maribeth Skradski of Rock Island, Ill.; and a family of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Virginia and Thaddeus Perlinski.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, June 2, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. Private family burial will occur at a later date.

In lieu flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit his favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “Phillip Perlilnski 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 Ann Andersen Wood

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Barbara Ann Andersen Wood, 75, of Maple Park, passed away peacefully early Saturday, May 28, 2011, after a two-year struggle with Leukemia.

The last two years were but a mere page in the story of Barbara’s life. The daughter of William and Ruth Andersen, Barbara was born on May 18, 1936, and was raised in a loving home along with her sister Margaret. Growing up mainly in Chicago, Barbara was a 1954 graduate of Roosevelt High School.

In 1966, Barbara married Raymond on June 25. They raised their family in Villa Park, Ill., for 11 years and then in St. Charles for 26 more years. After the children were grown, Barb and Ray settled into their Maple Park home in 2003 for their quiet retirement and grandchild-spoiling years.

Barbara was a loving, nurturing mother, but she had more to give. In the midst of raising a family, in 1982, Barbara realized her dream of becoming a nurse when she graduated from Elgin Community College School of Nursing. Her career began at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield in the Cardiac Step-Down Unit and finished in 1999 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva as a Same-Day Surgery nurse. Barbara continued to socialize with her co-workers long after retiring in the Antique Nurse’s Association’s monthly gatherings at various restaurants.

Along with her love of family, Barbara treasured her time spent at Conference Point Camp on Lake Geneva. She spent many a teenage summer there as a camper and camp family member and continued to visit to soak in the spiritual rejuvenation that it provided for her. Barbara’s artistic passions included painting, drawing up dream home floor plans, and tending to her landscape that surrounded her home with the beauty of her irises and lilacs. Above all else, Barbara was a woman who gave her heart and love, support and advice (wanted or not!) to family and friends and tried to allow God to guide her and lead a good Christian life. She touched so many lives and she will be deeply missed by all.

She leaves behind a loving husband of 45 years, Raymond Wood; four devoted daughters, Debra Slater, Rita Gayman, Susan Metz and Kristen Johnson; eight beautiful grandchildren ranging from 28 years to 1 year, Amy and Heather Slater, Charlotte, Jarod, Eric, and William Metz, Logan and Jordan Johnson; her sister and best friend, Margaret Alexander; and an endless array of friends.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 3, with a memorial service to follow visitation at Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park. Rev. Eun Young Ko, pastor of the church, will officiate with private family interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Conference Point Center” with the memo reading “Barbara Wood Memorial Fund” and mailed to Conference Point Center, P.O. Box 575, Williams Bay, WI 53191. For Barbara’s full life story, please visit www.conleycare.com, where you also can leave tributes. Arrangements were handled with care by Conley Funeral Home, (630) 365-6414.

Church news for May 27

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SG Methodist announces
worship schedule

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church announced their summer worship schedule for all Sundays in June, July and August.
A choice of outdoor or indoor worship is offered. At 8 a.m., outdoor worship is held in an open air pavilion on 40-acre setting, rain or shine. The property is at 4S633 Harter Road. A self-guided prayer path is also available, where you can walk anytime among the trees, the farm field or along a winding creek.
At 9:30 a.m., indoor worship is offered among the stained glass windows of the sanctuary at 176 Main St. Call the church office for further directions or questions at (630) 466-4501.

Summer Bible school
ELBURN—St. Gall invites children, entering kindergarten through fourth grade to “Pandamania: Where God is wild about you!”
The program runs from Monday through Friday, June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St. in Elburn. Registration forms can be obtained either at the church or at www.stgall.com. Registration fee is $25 per child. Call (630) 365-6030 for additional information.

Faith Baptist
offers spring luncheon

Geneva—The Ladies of Faith Baptist Church in Mill Creek in Geneva will host “Variety is the Spice of Life” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. This spring luncheon will provide great food and fellowship, as well as entertainment and door prizes. The event is free.
RSVP at (630) 845-2532, by Sunday, May 15.

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti event
ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti on Sunday, May 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the monthly event held at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. in St. Charles.
Carry-out is available. For information, call (630) 890-6586.

William ‘Bill’ Chesnutt

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William “Bill” Chesnutt, 75, of Yorkville, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

He was born on April 23, 1936, in Sycamore, the son of the late John Henry and Marion Louise (Boyle) Chesnutt.

After serving in the Marine Corps, he graduated from Aurora College with a business degree and retired from BASF in Joliet after 25 years. Bill was an avid golfer and bow hunter.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean P. Chesnutt; children, Mike (Karen) Chesnutt, Jeff (Shelli) Chesnutt and Ann (fiance Carlos Martinez) Hill; grandchildren, Scott (Georgette) Chesnutt, Megan Chesnutt, Jason Chesnutt, Glenn Hill and Jessica Hill; great-grandchildren, Caleigh and Mason Chesnutt; sisters, Chalys Chesnutt-McCoy and Rosie (Ronnie) Vermeland; brother, Ronald (Bev) Williams.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Hawley Chesnutt.

Visitation was Wednesday, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 26, at the funeral home. Interment will take place at St. Paul Cemetery.

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

Marjorie “Grandma Marge” Finlinson

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Marjorie “Grandma Marge” Finlinson, 86, of Summerville, S.C., formerly of Elburn, passed away May 3, 2011, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home following complications from a recent stroke.

She was born in Albia, Iowa, the fourth of nine children.

She was united in marriage to Vincent Finlinson on Aug. 25, 1942. Later, they moved to Illinois in 1955, eventually buying a house on Reeder Street in Elburn, where they would spend over 20 years making the house a home and filling it with memories. Marjorie continued to live there following Vincent’s passing in 1984. She moved to Summerville, S.C., in 2008, and subsequently moved into the care of her daughter and son-in-law’s home when her health began to decline.

Marjorie was a member of the Eastern Star.

Marjorie had a way about her in the kitchen. Something magical happened when she combined chicken and noodles and her special spices. The aroma filled not only the house but your heart.

She is survived by her two daughters, Janette Johnson of Geneva and Linda (Duane) Henricksen of Summerville, S.C.; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Finlinson of Washington; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent; two sons, John Finlinson and Thomas Finlinson in infancy; one son-in-law, Richard “Dick” Johnson and Francis “Jamie” Jamison, a special family friend.

Private family services have already been held.

Memorials can be sent in her memory directly to a hospice of your choice. Arrangements were handled with care by Conley Funeral Home, (630) 365-6414.

Esther L. Shelton

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Esther L. Shelton, 91, of Canton, Ill., formerly of Aurora, Metropolis, Ill., and Elburn, passed away Saturday, May 21, at Heartland Healthcare in Canton.

She was born Jan. 24, 1920, on the Downing farm in Virgil, the daughter of Swedish immigrants, Carl E. and Clara (Magnusson) Swanson.

Esther grew up in Virgil and attended local schools. She graduated from St. Charles High School at age 16 in 1936.

She continued her education by completing her nurses training at Copley Memorial Hospital, where she worked before serving in the United States Army Nurse Corp. From October 1942 to August 1943, Esther served her country at Fort Sam Houston and Brook General in San Antonio, Texas, before taking her talents to Army-Navy General in Hot Springs, Ark., until her honorable discharge as a 1st Lt. in December 1945.

She was united in marriage to John L. Shelton on March 31, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas. They made a million memories for 44 years until his passing on July 11, 1987.

Esther was born with a heart made for caring, and she continued that legacy as a head nurse on the fourth floor of Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora from 1950 to 1970. Following her “retirement” in 1970, Esther and John purchased a farm near Metropolis, but while John worked the land, Esther answered the call for caring when she began working at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, as well as a local nursing home before really retiring in 1985. In 1989, Esther moved to Elburn to live with her brother and sister.

She was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in both Lily Lake and Canton. She was also a member of the Copley Nurses Alumni Association and the American Legion Auxiliary in Elburn.

Esther’s heart was always giving, and her hands were never idle. When she wasn’t caring for others, she kept busy knitting sweaters and blankets for family, friends and church bazaars, working crossword puzzles, playing solitaire and dominoes. She loved to cook and was renowned for her spaghetti as well as her red velvet cake. She also brought her garden to life with all the vibrant colors Mother Nature could provide.

In quiet moments, Esther could travel to distant lands as she turned to pages of her favorite books. Those quiet moments could be shattered, however, when her beloved Chicago Cubs were playing. There was no bigger fan than Esther. Her legacy as a loving aunt and a friend to many will be remembered for many years and generations to come.

She is survived by two nieces, Sharyn ( Dr. John) Baker of Moline, Ill., and Sandra (Dan) Ihnes of Canton, Ill.; one great-niece; three great-nephews; two great-great nieces; two great-great nephews; and a family of friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Hilding and Carl Swanson; four sisters, Ethel Swanson, Ruth Swanson, Mildred (Leland) Taber and Alice (Roy) Pinegar.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. to noon with a funeral service to celebrate her life following the visitation on Wednesday, May 25, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Rev. Ernst Rex, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake, officiated, and interment followed at Blackberry Township Cemetery, Elburn.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite churches, Grace Lutheran Church in both Lily Lake and Canton, Ill. Checks may be made to the “Esther Shelton 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.

Church news for May 20

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Swedish pancake
breakfast planned

BATAVIA—”Simply Swedish … Simply Good” is the theme of the 12th annual benefit Swedish Pancake Breakfast, presented by the Swedish American Children’s Choir on Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S Lincoln St. in Batavia.
Also available will be a bake sale, Scandinavian gift items and live Swedish music, including a brief performance by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. All proceeds from the event will be used to defray expenses for the choir’s tour fund.
Breakfast tickets are by reservation only, and carry-out orders are available.
Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years old, and under 4 are free.
Call the choir office (630) 414-9700 for reservations.

St. Gall Church to hold pancake breakfast
ELBURN—St. Gall Church will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of St. Gall Parish will prepare the pancake breakfast. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gall are requested.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon Street. Call (630) 365-6030.

Union Church hosts
World War II Radio Hour

NORTH AURORA—Union Church, 405 W. State St. in North Aurora, will honor all veterans with a World War II Radio Hour concert presented by The Festive Singers on Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
Come and enjoy the music and stay for fellowship with light refreshments after the performance. There will be a love offering taken with the proceeds going to the Hines Veterans Hospital. Call (630) 897-0013 for more information.

Faith Baptist
offers spring luncheon

Geneva—The Ladies of Faith Baptist Church in Mill Creek in Geneva will host “Variety is the Spice of Life” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. This spring luncheon will provide great food and fellowship, as well as entertainment and door prizes. The event is free.
RSVP at (630) 845-2532, by Sunday, May 15.

Church news for May 13

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Swedish pancake breakfast set for May 21
BATAVIA—”Simply Swedish … Simply Good” is the theme of the 12th annual benefit Swedish Pancake Breakfast, presented by the Swedish American Children’s Choir on Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S Lincoln St. in Batavia.
Also available will be a bake sale, Scandinavian gift items and live Swedish music, including a brief performance by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. All proceeds from the event will be used to defray expenses for the choir’s tour fund.
Breakfast tickets are by reservation only, and carry-out orders are available.
Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years old, and under 4 are free.
Call the choir office (630) 414-9700 for reservations.

St. Gall Church to hold pancake breakfast
ELBURN—St. Gall Church will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of St. Gall Parish will prepare the pancake breakfast. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gall are requested.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon Street. Call (630) 365-6030.

Union Church hosts
World War II Radio Hour
NORTH AURORA—Union Church, 405 W. State St. in North Aurora, will honor all veterans with a World War II Radio Hour concert presented by The Festive Singers on Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
Come and enjoy the music and stay for fellowship with light refreshments after the performance. There will be a love offering taken with the proceeds going to the Hines Veterans Hospital. Call (630) 897-0013 for more information.

Faith Baptist
offers spring luncheon
Geneva—The Ladies of Faith Baptist Church in Mill Creek in Geneva will host “Variety is the Spice of Life” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. This spring luncheon will provide great food and fellowship, as well as entertainment and door prizes. The event is free.
RSVP at (630) 845-2532, by Sunday, May 15.

Elvin J. ‘Al’ Holdridge

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Elvin Jacob “Al” Holdridge, 86, of Maple Park, died Monday, May 2, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb.

He was born June 26, 1924, in Waterman, Ill., the son of Wayne and Alice (Jacobson) Holdridge. Elvin was united in marriage to Helen Frizol on Oct. 2, 1946, in DeKalb.

Elvin attended school in DeKalb and worked various jobs prior to being drafted to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. After returning home, he began a lifelong career as a truck driver at Elmer Larson, Inc., which spanned 40 years.

He is survived by daughter, Donna Holdridge of DeKalb; a sister, Wilma Stringham of Covina, Calif.; a brother, Jim Holdridge of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews, as well as many good friends. Al will be remembered by all as a kind and giving person.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Helen; his parents; and two brothers, Laverne M. Holdridge and Clarence M. Holdridge, who died in infancy.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Elvin Jacob Holdridge Memorial Fund for DeKalb County Hospice or DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call (815) 756-1022.

Angelene W. Medernach

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Angelene W. Medernach, 55, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away April 17.

Daughter of John and Doskie (Jackie) Jackson, she was born in Vina, Ala. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her parents; her husband, James L. Medernach; son, Christopher Ramos; daughter, Crystal (Paul) Donahue; daughter-in-law, Christy Ramos (San Hatcher); grandchildren, Daniel Smith, Brittany and Michael Ramos, Hunter and Austin Donahue; brothers, Johnny (Martha) and Matthew Jackson; sister, Patsy Jackson-Meszaros; a special nephew, Jerry Meszaros; mother-in-law, Myrtle Medernach; brother-in-laws, Nicholas (Nylietta) and Edward Medernach; sisters-in-law, Debra (Joel) Hernandez, Renee and Margaret Medernach; a number of nieces, nephews and a special friend; and her sons, Kelly (Geoff) Belanger and Shawn.

She was preceded in death by her two daughters, Victoria and Jennifer Medernach; a brother, Thomas; and a father-in-law, Nicholas Medernach.

Visitation was held April 22 at the Hardage-Gibbons Town and Country Funeral Home with internment at Riverside Memorial Park.

Local student participates in Summer STEM program at U.S. Naval Academy

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Phillip Cutsinger, a Kaneland High School student from Maple Park, will participate in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Summer STEM program.

The STEM program is an overnight academic camp designed for students, grades 8-11, who are in good academic standing and have an interest in math and science. Approximately 375 students from around the U.S. have been selected to participate in the program.

The STEM program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. The academy’s current students, known as Midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM program and act as counselors and tutors to students.

Owen Padraig Leavey

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Owen Padraig Leavey was born April 17, 2011, at Delnor Hospital to Jeff and Maggie (Budnick) Leavey of Elburn. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his big brothers, Bud, 5, Bobby, 3, and Larry, 22 months.

His proud grandparents are Kate and Larry Budnick of St. Charles, and Judy and Jeff Leavey of Florida.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Kaneland grad

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Sugar Grove—Kasey Ostarell of Sugar Grove accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the campus of Ohio State University.

NSCS is the only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.

Local student receives Carroll University recognition

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Waukesha, Wis.—Lindsay Gruenke, a nursing major, was recognized at the Pioneer Honors and Awards Ceremony at Carroll University on April 28. She was named All American in Midwest Conference women’s indoor track and field. Lindsay is a 2008 graduate of Kaneland High School and daughter of Gary and Barbara Gruenke of Aurora.

Kaneland graduate wins musical competition

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Evanston, Ill.—Kevin Krasinski took first place in his division in the Chicago Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing Collegiate Classical Vocal Competition on April 16.

He studies vocal performance at Northwestern University with Karen Brunssen. He is a 2010 graduate of Kaneland High School, where he was a member of the concert choir under the direction of Bryan Kuntsman.

Plant sale barbecue at Calvary

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Batavia—Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia will hold dual annual fundraisers on Saturday, May 7. Both events will be held rain or shine.

Calvary’s Lay Weeders host their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering both perennials and annuals. Proceeds will benefit a variety of programs of the parish.

Later in the day, Fay’s BBQ will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m., offering full chicken, pork chop and combo dinners for $12. All proceeds from the barbecue will go to local charities; last year, the event raised $2,600. Drive-up orders are welcome, but advance ticket purchase is suggested to avoid disappointment, as the event sold out last year.

Calvary is located at 222 S. Batavia Ave., on the corner of Route 31 and Main Street. Call (630) 879-3378.

Dean Harms

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Dean Harms, of Elburn and Post Lake, Wis., died Thursday, April 28, at AGI Health Care in Crandon, Wis. He was 81 years old. He was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Aurora, son of the late Fred and Ruth (Minor) Harms. He married Laurine Amfahr on Sept. 13, 1952, in Mendota, Ill.

He was born and raised in Aurora, where he graduated from East High School. After marriage, he moved to Elburn, where he worked at his father’s auto dealership, Harms Chevrolet. He purchased the dealership from his father in 1969, and owned and operated it until 1994.

He owned a cabin on Upper Post Lake since 1972, where the family enjoyed many vacations and holidays. After retirement, Post Lake became his second home, and golf his primary pastime.

He was a member of the Harry Athletic Club in Aurora. He served as a volunteer, trustee and past president of the Elburn Fire Department. He was member and past president of the Elburn Lions Club, a member of Antigo Bass Lake Country Club and was a hole-in-one golfer.

Mr. Harms enjoyed fishing in Wisconsin and Canada, hunting crows and pheasants, playing pool and cards, waterskiing and snowmobiling. His travels took him to Europe, the Caribbean and many golf resorts.

Survivors include his wife, Laurine; a daughter, Carol (Ken) Brooks of Elcho, Wis.; three grandchildren, Steve Brooks and fiancee Nichole Valuch of Hartland, Wis., Laura Brooks of Milwaukee, Wis., and Ryan Brooks, a student at UW Stout; and a son-in-law, Ron Heuertz of St. Charles.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Heuertz.

A funeral service was held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, with Rev. Jack LaMar officiating. Burial took place in Elcho Cemetery. Visitation was Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be left at www.bradleyfh.com.

Local resident named to Phi Sigma Theta NHS

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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA—Bridgett Husk, the daughter of John and Joan Husk of Sugar Grove, recently became a member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at insti

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