ELBURN—St. Gall Masses to observe Ash Wednesday will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. A Word Service will be held at 12:10 p.m. Ashes will be distributed during Mass and service. Ashes will also be distributed at 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, during Religious Education classes. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the parish office at (630) 365-6030 or visit www.stgall.com.
HOLLAND, MICH.—Madeline Cole of Elburn was recently named to the Hope College dean’s list in recognition of her outstanding academic record during the fall 2014 semester.
Madeline is the daughter of Scott and Kim Cole of Elburn.
ATCHINSON, KAN.—Rachel Foguth was recently named to the Benedictine College dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester.
To achieve the dean’s list honor, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and a grade point average of 3.5 or above per semester.
Eric Jason Jahr, 46, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. He was born Nov. 17, 1968, to Arlyn Jahr and Susan Jahr.
Eric was a devoted father to his children, Ethan and Abigail. Together they would hunt, raft, fish and explore the great outdoors. He was an audiophile who loved to blast everything from Motorhead to Mozart on his sound system. He could fix anything, and had the tool to fix it. He could always be counted on to repair a neighbor’s car.
He rooted for the Chicago White Sox, Bears and Blackhawks, as well as the New Orleans Saints and New York Rangers.
He cherished his dog, Ellie, a pit bull he rescued.
Together they shared excellent steak he grilled. He could cook like a chef, and even enjoyed canning his own grape juice from Concord grapes he grew himself. On the flipside, he had many wins as a demolition derby race car driver in Sycamore.
He attended Wyoming Technical Institute, where he honed his mechanical skills. He proudly served his country during Desert Storm as a crew chief on a C-130 airplane in the Air Force. As a civilian, he was a brilliant auto mechanic.
He is survived by his children, Ethan and Abigail Jahr; mother, Susan Jahr; brother, Brian Jahr; sister, Amy Jahr; and his beloved friend, Lisa Gunderson.
He is preceded in death by his father, Arlyn Jahr.
A memorial service will take place on Friday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community Center, 141 S. Main St., Sugar Grove. Refreshments will follow. Memorial donations to the family may be sent in care of the Dunn Family Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 665, Oswego, IL 60543.
John E. Corrigan, 73, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles. John was formerly of Elburn and most recently of Horn Lake, Miss.
John was born Feb. 8, 1941 in Aurora, the son of Leroy and Theresa (nee Keinlen) Corrigan. John was united in marriage to Nellie Moore on July 20, 1974, in Walls, Miss.
John was a retired accountant for Alumax Extrusions. He enjoyed playing golf and working in his yard.
John is survived by children, Dawn (Ray) Gabriel of Batavia, Mike Fortune of Walls, Miss., and Tom Mullane of Great Falls, Mont.; two grandchildren, Ray “Chip” (Erin) Gabriel of Wexford, Penn., and Amanda (Matt) Owens of Batavia; two great-grandchildren, Magnolia and Gabriel Owens; a sister, Susanne McGinnis of Downers Grove, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Nellie; and a brother, Leo Corrigan.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m., with a service immediately following, at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Southaven, Miss.
Memorial contributions may be directed St. Gall Catholic Church 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn, IL 60119, or Cubs Care Charity Fund at Wrigley Field1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613.
Local arrangements by Moss Family Funeral Homes, (630) 879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com
AURORA—The following local students were named to the Aurora University dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester: Luis Apolinar, Natalie Dietrich, Kelly Hess, Alexandra Hultine, Robert Locke, Alexa Parrenas, Kelsey Scott, Bryan Soderstrom, Maureen Tully, Thomas Van Bogaert, Paige Nachreiner, Rebecca Perfect and Kayla Stran, all of Elburn; Robin Boroski, Stephen Colombe, Jeremy Curtis, Brendan Dunphy, Linnea Favela, Collin Malina, Rachel Michaels, Andrew Oesterlin, Rene Schroeder, Rachel Steinmiller, Sophie Wallace, Julia Angelotti, Michelle Dugan, William Kelley, Denitza Koleva, Erik Labrador, Anthony Pauls, Joshua Rodriguez and Tracy Walker, all of Sugar Grove; and Ariana Espino, Jordyn Withey, Lauren Banbury, Hayley Garcia and Morgan Newhouse, all of Maple Park.
ASHLAND, OHIO—Marina Schaefer of Sugar Grove was recently named to the Ashland University’s dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester.
Schaefer, a 2014 Kaneland High School graduate, is majoring in fashion merchandise. She is the daughter of David Schaefer of Sugar Grove.
To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled full time at Ashland University and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Caroline L. Meyer, 87, of Elburn, formerly of Lombard, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Delnor-Community Hospital, Geneva. She was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Bessemer, Mich.
Caroline was a member of St. Gall’s Catholic Church in Elburn.
She is survived by her four sons, Richard (Carol) Meyer of St. Charles, Thomas (Debbie) Meyer of Elburn, Harry (Alana) Meyer of Elburn and David (Sherry) Meyer of DeKalb; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren, with another one due in June.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Meyer, and four brothers, one sister and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held at St. Gall’s Church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn. Rev. Timothy Seigel officiated. Entombment was held at Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva. Visitation was held at Yurs Funeral Home, Geneva.
To leave an online condolence for the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For more information, call Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, (630) 232-7337 or like Yurs on Facebook.
EVANSVILLE, IND.—Eric Meuer of Elburn was recently named to the University of Evansville dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Meuer is majoring in music at the university.
DUBUQUE, IOWA—Alyson Harner of Elburn was recently named to the University of Dubuque dean’s list for the fall 2014.
To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.
AMES, IOWA—Robert Dunteman of Elburn was recently named to the Iowa State University dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester.
Students named to the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.
Dunteman is majoring in mechanical engineering at the university.
STEVENS POINT, WIS.—Patrick Cole of Elburn recently earned highest honors from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for the fall 2014 academic semester.
Full-time undergraduates who earn grade points of 3.90 to 4.0 (4.0 equals straight A) are given the highest honors designation.
PEORIA, ILL.—Sugar Grove residents Bradley Johnson and Matthew Limbrunner were recently named to the Bradley University dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester.
To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the semester.
Photo: Participants stir up some chili during the Grace Lutheran Chili Cook-Off, Pie Bake-Off and Game Night event on Saturday. Over 150 people attended the event, which featured 20 contest entrants and plenty of delicious food.
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ST. CHARLES—Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake on Saturday hosted its Chili Cook-Off, Pie Bake-Off and Game Night event, with over 150 people in attendance. The cook-off featured 11 contest entrants and over 18 pots of chili served for dinner, and the bake-off saw nine entrants and 15 pies served. Local businesses Ream’s Elburn Market, Paisano’s Pizza & Grill and Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill donated gift cards/certificates that were used as prizes to the top three place winners in the cook-off and bake-off.
Dorothy Ann Hanson, 71, of Elburn, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.
Surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Dorothy fought hard with courage and dignity, even as the cancer slowly took its toll. Although it broke her body, it never diminished her spirit, and she now claims the promise of her Savior.
She was born Jan. 13, 1943, in Aurora, the daughter of Clyde and Bessie (Sandberg) Baldridge. Dorothy grew up on Jericho Road in Aurora and attended local schools. She graduated from Kaneland High School with the Class of 1961.
Dorothy had a heart for family and was destined to have one of her own. It only took the right man to come along, and Bill Hanson couldn’t have fit the bill more perfectly. They were united in marriage on Feb. 6, 1965, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Virgil.
Eventually in 1971, they moved to Elburn and into their own newly-built home. Although the family began with their son, William, it wasn’t complete until their daughter, Sally, was born a year later.
Dorothy took being a homemaker to a whole new level, and was proud of the accomplishments she achieved while being a founding member of the Country Cousins Homemakers group, and recipient of the 1998 Woman of the Year Award through the Kane County Homemakers Education Association. She would also later become the HEA president.
Her cooking, gardening and interior design skills were second to none. Eventually those attributes led Dorothy to open her own floral shop in Elburn, “Dorothy’s Flowers,” which specialized in weddings and special occasions.
Dorothy also served on the Elburn Library Board and the Elburn Community Center, and was a 4-H Advisor and a Cub Scout den mother.
Dorothy loved to make her home sparkle with thoughtful decorating and then fill it with love, memories and the delicious smells from her kitchen. The cumulative effect was uniquely hers, and brought on an overwhelming feeling of “home” to anyone who entered. Her flower and vegetable gardens were picture perfect and the envy of others.
Dorothy loved to bring together friends and family for any occasion, though her birthday parties and Halloween bonfires were the events of the season. Dorothy will surely be missed but never forgotten.
She is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Bill Hanson; two children, William “Willie” (Michelle) Hanson and Sally Hanson; four grandchildren, Juliann, Ashley, Jared and Sarah; six siblings, Al (Diane) Baldridge, Betty (Phil) Koukol, Charles (Linda) Baldridge, Ernest (Martha) Baldridge, Fred Baldridge and Gay (David) Lewis; many nieces and nephews, and a countryside of friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and her godmother, Clara Stonecipher.
Her funeral service was held Dec. 23, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake, with the Rev. Ernst Rex officiating. Interment followed at Jericho Cemetery, Sugar Grove.
A memorial was established in her memory. Checks may be made to the “Dorothy Hanson Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com. Arrangements were handled through the care of Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.
Susan Jahr of Sugar Grove announces the engagement of her daughter, Amy, to Amit Vaid, son of Kul and Aruna Vaid of Morton Grove, Ill.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Kaneland High School, a 2007 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Bachelor of Fine Arts), and is currently working toward her Master of Arts in teaching at Northern Illinois University. She is employed as a Special Education aide at Edison Middle School in Wheaton, Ill.
The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Niles North High School, a 2004 graduate of Northeastern Illinois University (B.A.), and 2013 graduate of Benedictine University (Master of Education). He is employed as a fifth-grade teacher at May Watts Elementary School in Naperville, Ill.
The wedding is scheduled for Aug. 1, 2015, in Naperville.
ROMEOVILLE, ILL.—The following local residents were named to the Lewis University dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester: Abigail Dodis (biochemistry), Alec Koczka (aviation maintenance management), Brock Robertsen (accountancy) and Jessica Villafuerte (nursing), all of Elburn; and Shane Fergus (sport management) and Abby Michels (special education-elementary education) of Sugar Grove.
To be eligible for the dean’s list honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 and with no “D” or “F” grades.
DAYTON, OHIO—Quinn Carlson of Sugar Grove was recently named to the University of Dayton dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester.
To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate degree-seeking student must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA for that semester and must have been enrolled for 12 or more credits.
MARTIN, TENN.—Michael Fidler of Maple Park was recently named to the University of Tennessee at Martin chancellor’s honor roll for the fall 2014 semester.
Michael is the son of Patrick and Dawn Fidler of Maple Park.
BELL BUCKLE, TENN.—Grace Archibald of Elburn was recently named to The Webb School’s B honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year.
Archibald is currently an 11th grader at The Webb School.