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Chuck Flint

Chuck-Flint

Date Of Birth

Oct-01-1931

Date of Death

Nov-30-2017

City

elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Chuck Flint, age 86, of Kaneville, passed away in accordance to his wishes, peacefully with his loving wife Nadine by his side. He was born October 1, 1931, in Aurora, IL, to proud parents George and Gertrude (O’Dell) Flint. Chuck grew up on the family farm in Kaneville and drove a team of horses during harvest at age seven. He worked every harvest since, never missing a single one until this past year (but you know he made his instructions clear and well heard!). He had the honor of being in the last graduating class at Kaneville High School in 1949. During that time, Chuck made a name for himself on the hardwood. He played basketball on the high school team, on the town team, the Elburn All-Stars, a semi-professional basketball team of local renown. Nadine Fox moved to Kaneville in 1947 and fate would have it that Chuck was one of the first people she met. It may have been love at first sight, but it would be a year later that Nadine asked him to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. It was her...

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Helen Spurgin

Helen -Spurgin

Date Of Birth

May-08-1931

Date of Death

Nov-26-2017

City

DeKalb

State

IL

Country

USA

Helen Margaret Spurgin, age 86, of DeKalb, formerly of Elburn, passed away at home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was born May 8, 1931, the daughter of proud parents, Chester and Agnes (Neumann) Brunner, in Milwaukee, WI. Helen grew up in the Watertown, WI, area and attended local schools. Helen was united in marriage to Martin Richard Schmidt in March of 1949. They began their new life in Monroe, WI, and were blessed with seven children before Martin’s tragic death on February 15, 1966, due to a brain aneurysm. Following his passing, Helen and her seven children then moved to Illinois and settled in Mooseheart Child City in Batavia. Fate intervened on the dance floor of the Blue Moon in Elgin. It was there that Helen was introduced to Bud Spurgin, a widower and father of two. At the end of the night it seemed poetic that they had unwittingly parked right next to each other. A few weeks later, they met yet again, and this time Bud di...

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Elmer Gramley

Elmer-Gramley

Date Of Birth

May-18-1946

Date of Death

Nov-26-2017

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

LIFE STORY AND SERVICE DETAILS FOR:Elmer I. Gramley, age 71, a life-long resident of Kaneville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 26, 2017. He was born May 18, 1946 in Aurora to proud parents, Ben and Frances (Flanders) Gramley. Elmer began his life on the family farm and attended local schools. His work ethic was formed early and well, partly because his father passed away when he was ten years old and as a result, no job was ever too small or menial to be done the right way. He graduated from Kaneland High School with the class of 1964 and was a proud FFA member, honoring his roots as well as his future. Elmer also made a name for himself as a trumpet player in the high school band. Following graduation, Elmer attended Iowa State University where he studied in Agricultural Science. Elmer returned to, not only his hometown, but to the home he grew up in, and the one he would eventually live in the rest of his life. He brought all of his newly found education with him and, a...

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Natalie Melanson

Natalie-Melanson

Date Of Birth

Dec-30-1943

Date of Death

Nov-24-2017

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Natalie Melanson nee Somalik, 73, of Elburn, passed away after a battle with cancer surrounded by the love and prayers of her little family. Natalie was born on December 30, 1943 in Chicago, IL to proud parents Jerry and Clara (Weidenfeller) Somalik. After schooling, Natalie decided to live the California dream and spent years as a waitress where she met famous actors and served many elite clientele until she decided the star life wasn’t for her and moved back to Illinois in 1999 where she started working at the Geneva Home Depot. During that time, she was Front-End Supervisor, Head Cashier and Department Manager of Paint. Little did she know, Natalie would meet the love of her life in those many aisles, John Melanson. In three years, they tied the knot on August 16, 2002 in Geneva, IL. Natalie’s smile always brightened up the room immediately after her entrance and her laughter was contagious. No one could keep a frown for long once they knew she was on their shift. Natalie loved ...

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Linda Hulke

Linda -Hulke

Date Of Birth

Sep-12-1945

Date of Death

Nov-17-2017

City

Kingston

State

IL

Country

USA

Linda L. Hulke, age 72, of Kingston, IL, passed away Friday afternoon, November 17, 2017. She was born on September 12, 1945, to proud parents Norman and Grace (Fitts) Smith, in Elgin, IL. Linda grew up in Elgin where she attended local schools. She graduated from Elgin High School with the class of 1963. Linda met the love of her life in John Hulke. As the story goes, Linda was in a car with a group of girls, which of course caught the eye of John and he set out to learn a little more about those lovely ladies. John was a consummate gentleman, (which may have been encouraged by the fact that Linda’s dad was a Lieutenant with the Elgin Police) and before long there weren’t just holding hands, they held each other’s hearts as well. They were married December 2, 1967 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elgin. They made their new beginning in the Elgin area, but eventually settled in Kingston in 2005, where they continued to make memories with their children and grandchildren. ...

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Danuta Mielnik

Danuta -Mielnik

Date Of Birth

Jun-22-1951

Date of Death

Nov-15-2017

City

Burr Ridge

State

IL

Country

USA

Danuta “Donna” Mielnik, age 66, of Burr Ridge, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Gone before goodbyes could be said, she leaves her family with warm memories as a balm for their broken hearts. She was born on June 22, 1951 in Debica, Poland, the daughter of Piotr and Zofia (Bik) Lenczowski. EARLY YEARS: Danuta grew up on a small farm near Debica and attended nearby schools where she participated in sports such as swimming and running. Her work ethic was born in those early years on the farm but was balanced with fond memories of campfires and swimming in a river that flowed nearby. Following graduation, Danuta attended a technical college and worked in the office of a meat packing plant. She was blessed with a daughter Edith in 1976 and worked as a single mom when it wasn’t socially acceptable, or popular to be so. Her strength and resolution to be her own person helped Danuta overcome many obstacles but nothing would compare to what she would encou...

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Lorraine Blank

Lorraine-Blank

Date Of Birth

Feb-11-1927

Date of Death

Nov-13-2017

City

Maple Park

State

IL

Country

USA

Lorraine Blank, age 90, of Elburn, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Monday evening, November 13, 2017 at Bethany Healthcare Center, where she had recently made her home. She was born on February 11, 1927, in Chicago to proud parents, Henry and Clara (Tessman) Ficht. Lorraine grew in Jefferson Park, Chicago, under careful watch of Clara, who was known to keep tabs on the neighborhood, sitting on her stoop, complete with binoculars. Lorraine attended local schools and graduated from Carl Schultz High School with the class of 1945. In addition to her diploma, Lorraine began a lifelong love of bowling, a penchant for horseracing alongside her dad and broke more than a few hearts as well. On June, 29, 1950, Lorraine was united in marriage to Hans "Duke" Blank at Port Hueneme, CA. Although Lorraine and Duke grew up just blocks from each other, it wasn’t until one fateful day Lorraine bumped into Duke at a local tavern while he was on leave. They began their ne...

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Nancy Olsen

Nancy-Olsen

Date Of Birth

Feb-26-1943

Date of Death

Nov-11-2017

City

Maple Park

State

IL

Country

USA

Nancy L. Olsen, age 74, of Maple Park, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 11, 2017. For months she was surrounded by the love and prayers of not just her family, but many of her friends, as well. When the day of her victory came, a peace settled upon Nancy that passed all understanding. She is finally free of her battle with brain cancer and now rests in the arms of her Savior. She was born in Sycamore, IL, the daughter of Mark and Audrey (Keefe) Olsen on February 26, 1943. Nancy grew up on a family farm in Maple Park, as one of nine children. She attended local schools and graduated from Kaneland High School with the class of 1961. Following high school, Nancy began a career in telecommunications as an operator for Illinois Bell. She held a variety of positions in both craft and management before taking early retirement in 1992. Nancy was always a strong and independent lady. It wasn’t until 2014 that she chose to marry her friend of many years...

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Paul Keiner

Paul -Keiner

Date Of Birth

Dec-16-1932

Date of Death

Nov-03-2017

City

Maple Park

State

IL

Country

USA

Paul Keiner, age 84, of Elburn, formerly of Naperville, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, on Friday, November 3, 2017. He was born on December 16, 1932, to proud parents Adam and Mildred (Dietsch) Keiner, in Aurora, IL. Paul spent his childhood making memories on the streets in Naperville, while attending local schools including S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic School and Naperville Central High School. Paul spent his childhood learning the cobbler trade alongside his father at Keiner Shoe Service. He also worked as a farm hand in Batavia on the Meisch Farm which set up a lifelong friendship with the Meisch family. Overtime that friendship turned into a familial bond, one that would never be broken. Paul answered the call of his country by enlisting into the United States Navy on March 28, 1950. He served overseas during the Korean Conflict on both the U.S.S. Alcor and the U.S.S. Hoist. Paul was a salvage diver and eventually rose to the rank of...

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Bruno DeToni

Bruno-DeToni

Date Of Birth

Apr-21-1924

Date of Death

Nov-02-2017

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Bruno DeToni, age 93, of Elburn, IL, formerly of Franklin Park, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Geneva, IL, at Delnor Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 21st, 1924 to proud parents, Santo and Teresa DeToni of Belluno, Italy. They were first generation Italians and he was the third of six children. Bruno grew up in the city of Chicago, attended Crane Technical High School, and graduated in 1942. In his younger years, he was an avid baseball player; some might say he was the best on his team. For Bruno, nothing was more important than baseball. The Chicago Cubs were his all-time favorite team. Bruno had always hoped to make it to the Major Leagues. After being drafted by the Memphis Chicks, he suddenly had to come back to Chicago due to his father’s passing and to help support his family. His dreams of being in the Major Leagues had begun to fade. Bruno married in the 1940’s and had 5 beautiful children with his former wife. Holidays were very i...

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