Category Archives: Community

‘Son West Roundup’ VBS at Sanctuary Church

BATAVIA—Sanctuary Church in Batavia will host its “Son West Roundup” VBS the week of July 29-Aug. 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This VBS is for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade. The cost is $5 per child.
Children will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. But most important, they will discover that Jesus will provide what they truly need in every challenge of life.

Crafters wanted for arts and crafts show

ST. CHARLES—Crafters are welcome to apply for a spot in the eighth annual Arts and Craft Show, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles.

Managers of the juried show are seeking exhibitors of handmade items, including jewelry, autumn and holiday decorations, handmade garden items, fashion items, baby items, children’s clothes and toys. The church is handicapped accessible. Information for exhibitors is available by emailing, calling (630) 497.8799 or visiting

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Patrick ‘Pattyboy’ Leuer

Patrick “Pattyboy” Leuer, 57, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on July 14, 2013, in Gurnee, Ill. He was born on March 2, 1956, in Aurora.

Patrick was a 1974 graduate of Kaneland High School, and graduated from Aurora University with a medical technology degree. He married the love of his life, Jo Ann, on June 25, 1983, in Cooperstown, N.Y., and was employed by Abbott Laboratories in north Chicago for 31 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann; two children, Ryan and Sara Leuer (fiancee, Neil Jamin); his mother, Marie Leuer; siblings, Yvonne (late Bill) Keifer, Yvette (Jim) Hogan, Tim Leuer, Mark (Fran) Leuer, Dan (Sherry) Leuer, Kathy (Bob) Herrejon, Steve (Anna) Leuer and Lisa (Rick) Reuter; many nieces, nephews and a truly wonderful set of friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, John E. Leuer; his grandparents, Martin and Elizabeth White and Peter and Kathryn Leuer; two uncles, Father Mark Leuer and David Leuer; and a brother-in-law, Bill Keifer.

A memorial service will take place Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at Marsh Funeral Home of Gurnee at 7 p.m. Vistitation will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private.

Phyllis E. LaMonica

Phyllis E. LaMonica, 98 of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life on July 15, 2013, at her home.

Phyllis was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Dr. Frederick and Odessa (Hicks) Causey.

Phyllis grew up in Peoria, where she graduated with the class of 1933 from the Academy of Our Lady. She went on to attend Wright Jr. College in Chicago, where she studied physical education. During one of her shifts as a life guard at the college pool, a young gentleman by the name of Philip LaMonica came in for a swim. Phyllis knew right at that moment he was the man of her dreams.

On July 10, 1937, they were united in marriage at the Presentation Catholic Church, Chicago.

Phyllis worked at Sears & Roebuck Company and Brach’s Candies, but the love of her life was her husband, her home and family. A spirited woman who gave herself to life completely, she remained undaunted when her son John was born with Praeder-Willi Syndrome. Throwing herself into his life and the lives of others, she used her education and knowledge of swimming to help at the school where John attended, and she made their home a special place to meet his needs.

Phyllis, Philip and their four children made their home in Chicago all of their lives until 1990, when Philip and Phyllis moved to Elburn. In 1996 Phyllis lost, Philip, the love of her life.

She was a longtime member of St. Gall’s Altar Society.

Phyllis loved spending time working on arts and crafts of any kind. She especially enjoyed needle point and painting figurines. She also enjoyed playing the organ for her own enjoyment and passed many hours that way.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Thomas) Trulis of Batavia; son, Carl (Linda) LaMonica of Elmwood Park, Ill.; six grandchildren, Thomas Trulis, Michael Trulis, Michael (Roxanne) LaMonica, Michelle (Kevin) O’Bryan, Philip Anthony (Janel) LaMonica and Carl (Elizabeth) LaMonica Jr.; great-grandchildren, Domonic LaMonica, Patrick LaMonica, Cooper O’Bryan, Micaela O’Bryan, Luke LaMonica, Amalie LaMonica, Daniel LaMonica, Gabriel LaMonica and Jude LaMonica; her sister, Drucilla Norris of Sterling, Ill., and her brother, Gordon Causey of Falls Church, Va.; and many nieces and nephews and a family of friends in Chicago, and the Elburn area.

She now joins her beloved husband, Philip LaMonica; her sons, John LaMonica and Philip LaMonica, Jr.; her brother, Laun Causey; sisters-in-law, Annabelle Causey and Rose Nixon; and a brother-in-law, Robert Nixon.

Visitation will take place Friday, July 19, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn. A funeral mass celebrating her faith will begin at 10 a.m. at the church, with Fr. Tim Seigel celebrating. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, Ill., at 1 p.m.

A memorial has been established in her name to benefit St. Gall Catholic Church or the charity of the donor’s choice. Memorial check may be made out to “St. Gall Catholic Church” and mailed in care to P.O. Box 8049, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family through

Gary Williams obit

Gary Robert Williams

Gary Robert Williams, 59, of Sandwich, Ill., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Gary was a hard-working man who loved his family dearly and turned everyone he met into a friend.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1953, in Waco, Texas, the son of Marie and Robert Floyd Williams Sr. He was one of four siblings, and after several moves, Gary’s family eventually settled in Aurora.

Gary married Julie Anne Vogel on Nov. 24. The couple’s oldest child, Anne, was born in 1974. They had a son, Tom, in 1977, and the growth of their family concluded with the birth of their twins, Bonnie and Marsha, in 1979. The couple spent 23 years raising their family until Julie Anne passed away on Jan. 18, 1996.

Gary was fortunate enough to find love again when he met Maria Hotopp in October of 2005, and two years later, they wed. They spent the following years blending their families together.

He started working in construction with his dad at the age of 18 and continued in the industry for the rest of his career. He served as a building inspector for many years, until he was forced to retire due to his failing health.

In addition to spending time with his family, Gary loved sports. He was a Chicago Bears fan and loved to play golf. He loved to take his family on trips to his camper, where they would spend many hours fishing and laughing, trading stories and building relationships.

He was a member of the Yorkville Chapter Moose Lodge No. 2017.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Maria; four children, Anne, Tom, Marsha and Bonnie; three step-children, Kenny, Phoenix and Michael; mother, Marie; three siblings, Patti, Robert Jr. and Don; 11 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a lifetime of friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julie Anne; father, Robert Sr.; grandson, Emory; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Family and friends attended a celebration of his life on July 6 at their home at 209 Boulevard St., Sandwich, Ill. Tributes, memories and well wishes may be sent to their home.

Waubonsee art exhibit explores cultural identity

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College will host “Cultural Evolution?: Migra- tion, Hybridity and Multiculturalism,” an exhibit curated by Art Coordinator Cecilia Vargas, from now through Friday, July 26, in the Dickson Center’s Arrowhead Room on the Sugar Grove campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Fri- day, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Local residents graduate from NIU

DEKALB—The following local residents received degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb at the conclusion of spring session on the weekend of May 10-11: Jacob Yoder, Laura Ducharme, Victoria Yurachek, Matthew Ritschdorff, Hillary Tarr, Robyn Heine, Tammy Lloyd and Brandon Clement; Staci Fulton, Benjamin Hankes, Laura Proctor, Jorie Senese, Meredith Wood, Sarah Harant, Zachary Smith, Emily Heller, Joanna Edelman, Paul Mayer and Richard Wright, all of Sugar Grove; Violet Stojkowski, Gail Stover, Amy Rivers, Michael Jenny, Justin Farrell, Michelle Mohn and Darci Wilson, all of Maple Park.

Local residents honored at National SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Fox Valley Career Center student Josh Worley of Elburn and Waubonsee Community College student Dustin VonEyser of Sugar Grove were recently awarded a Skill Point Certificate in electrical construction wiring and automotive refinishing technology, respectively, at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Seawell of Sugar Grove named to EKU dean’s list

RICHMOND, KEN.—Kaneland High School graduate and Sugar Grove resident Veronica Rochelle Seawall was recently named to Eastern Kentucky University’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Seawall is an animal studies major at the university.

To achieve dean’s list honors at EKU, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

Local students named to Aurora Universty dean’s list

AURORA—The following local students were named to the Aurora University high honors dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester: Danielle Anderson, Luis Apolinar, Samantha Dixon, Ashley Girard, Abby Hanson, Alexa Hill, Rebecca Perfect, all of Elburn; Cortney Baish, Magdalena Bonczak, Marlene Eimerman, Linnea Favela, Collin Malina, Catherine Pauls, Paige Rogers, Sara Rose, Nick Thielk and Phillip VanDyke, all of Sugar Grove; and Ariana Espino and Joseph Soto of Maple Park.

The following local residents were named to the Aurora University regular dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester: Katie DeVoss, Jordan Herra, Ashley Martinson, Michael Patrick, Katelyn Pietraszak and Kristen Rusnok, all of Elburn; Eric Barr, Emily Carr, Stephen Colombe, Kenneth Connelly Jr., Bayley Czekala, Mary Filip and Kelsey Horvath, all of Sugar Grove; and Allison Carr of Maple Park.

The high honors list recognizes students who attain a 4.0 grade point average while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. The regular honors list recognizes students who achieve a GPA of 3.6 to 3.99.

July 27: Habitat restoration workday at Bliss Woods

SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work- day will take place on Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve.

Work will include weed control such as pulling or cutting invasive species and any other needed task. Dress appropriately with long pants, sturdy shoes and work gloves. Refreshments will be offered at the break. Children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Bliss Woods is located on Bliss Road, a short distance north of Route 47, in Sugar Grove. Meet at the inner parking lot.

For more information, email Mary at mary-, or call Rob Cleave at the Kane County Forest Preserve, (630) 232-5980.

Local students named to Augustana dean’s list

ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—The following local residents were named to the Augustana College dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester: Emma Anderson (pyschology and sociology-social welfare), Emily Butts (elementary education), Benjamin Hodges (biology), Alex Kurian (business administration-management), Curtis Lubic (biology), Chassidy Mangers (communication sciences and disorders) and Kristen Sanecki (English and French), all of Elburn; Malory Groen (biochemistry), Tara Groen (biochemistry), Anna Novotny (communication sciences and disorders) and Kylie Siebert (business administration-advising), all of Sugar Grove; and Benjamin Damisch (business administration-advising) of Maple Park.

Town and Country Public Library events

ELBURN—The following summer events will take place at the Elburn Town and Country Public LIbrary, 320 E. North St., Elburn.

Summer Reading
Summer Reading is really moving along. There are already 920 children and teens and almost 400 adults registered for this year’s program entitled “Have Book—Will Travel!” Summer Reading runs from now through Friday, Aug. 2, so there is still plenty of time to sign up. Wherever you travel this summer, you can take a book, audio book or e-book to read. When you return from your trip, the library will have lots of prizes to award you.

Ravinia lawn tickets
The library has several pairs of Ravinia lawn tickets to give away to patrons. Stop in to see if your schedule allows you to take advantage of these tickets. One pair of tickets per family. Robin’s Dog Stars
Meet Robin Bengtson’s talented and furry four-legged entertainers on Thursday, July 11, at 11:30 a.m. Robin’s dogs will perform over 40 tricks. Robin will also share stories and facts about dogs. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.

Felting for teens
Natasha Lehrer from Esther’s Place in Big Rock invites you to come to the library to participate in a felting workshop on Tuesday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. Tweens and teens (grades six through 12) will make a felted cell phone car- rying case. Registration preferred.


Stewart, Kozak to wed

Sandy and John Kozak of Elburn announce the engagement of their son, Sean, to Jenna Stewart of Monroe, Wis.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 high school graduate of Monroe High School. She graduated from Western Illinois University in 2009 and from Rush University in 2011. She is currently employed at Advocate Eureka Hospital as a medical laboratory scientist.

The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Kaneland High School. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 2009 and is currently employed by the city of Washington, Ill.

The couple will wed in September 2013 in West Chicago, Ill.

‘Son West Roundup’ VBS at Sanctuary Church

BATAVIA—Sanctuary Church in Batavia will host its “Son West Roundup” VBS the week of July 29-Aug. 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This VBS is for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade. The cost is $5 per child.

Children will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. But most important, they will discover that Jesus will provide what they truly need in every challenge of life.

Covenant of Grace Church relocates to Sugar Grove

SUGAR GROVE—Covenant of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, originally located in the Park District Building at 327 W. Wilson St. in Batavia, has temporarily relocated to John Shields Elementary School, 85 S. Main St. in Sugar Grove.

Covenant of Grace began meeting at John Shields Elementary on June 2.

Earlier this year, John Shields Elementary School presented to Covenant of Grace the possibility to host a summer Nature Camp program, and to serve as a gathering place for Sunday worship. Covenant of Grace and the Kaneland School District struck an agreement. The elders of the church, with approval from the congregation, finalized the decision to relocate from Batavia to Sugar Grove.

“The congregation has responded well to the move and those who live in Sugar Grove area are particularly enthusiastic,” Covenant of Grace Paster Jim Megchelsen said. “The first few weeks at the school have gone very well and (the) facility has been well received by the congregation.”

The new location is a benefit to the church, given that John Shields Elementary is a short distance from a forthcoming permanent location. The congregation purchased a piece of property at Bliss Road and Denny Road in Sugar Grove in 2011, with plans to construct a new church facility there.

Covenant of Grace was founded in the late 1990s as a daughter church of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Ill. Today, the church has a congregation of approximately 100.

“I personally have been very thankful to serve as the pastor of the congregation and enjoy the church very much,” Megchelsen said.

“With the other Christian churches in the Sugar Grove and Fox Valley area, we hope to proclaim the good news of God’s grace through Jesus Christ, and see Him glorified in all that we do.”

‘Everywhere Fun Fair’ at Sugar Grove UMC

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church invites all children ages 3 to fifth grade to step right up to “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together” Vacation Bible School the week of July 8-12, 6: 15 to 8 p.m. at Sugar Grove UMC, 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove.

Explore and experience God’s welcoming love at VBS. The adventures include interactive Bible fun and music, super science, cook crafts, hands-on missions work, global games and more. For more information, call Sugar Grove United Methodist Church at (630) 466- 4501 or email


Aaron Blake Augusten

Aaron Blake Augusten, 34, of Sugar Grove, passed away unexpectedly in Madison, Wis., on June 27, 2013. Aaron was born on Nov. 9, 1978, in Geneva, Ill.

He is survived by his son, Chase David Augusten, and the love of his life, Sarah Fillmore, daughter of Dave and Luann Fillmore of Montgomery; mother and father, Tamara (Don) Bennett and Wolfgang “Pete” Augusten; brothers, Drew (Megan) Augusten, Nikolas (Bri) Augusten and Donny (Nikki) Bennett; sister, Melissa Bennett; grandparents, Meta Peters and Gary and Judie Hattersley.

He is also survived by his Uncle Ricky and Linda (Kody, Chad, Nikilett) Peters, Aunt Angie (Keith, Heather, Brandon), Aunt Bridget and Uncle Tony (Elicia, Nicci and Matt Hawbecker) DiBella, and Aunt DeeDee and Uncle Dan (Ty, Sam) Assell; as well as many extended families and a tremendous amount of friends.

Aaron is preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

Aaron was known for his loving personality, his infectious smile and his huge, kind heart. There was never a person who was not welcome in his eyes. Aaron lived for his son, Chase, his entire world, and Sarah, who had his heart. He was one of the best fathers a child could dream of. Aaron was a family man and he never missed a football Sunday at mama and papa’s house. We all remember the love for sports that Aaron had and how much he enjoyed watching his teams. He loved the Green Bay Packers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks and his Ohio State Buckeyes.

In celebration of Aaron’s life, guests may feel free to wear their favorite sporting apparel to his memorial service.

Memorial Visitation will take place on Saturday, July 5, from noon until a service at 3 p.m. at Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family for the support of Aaron’s son, Chase, to later be placed in a fund being prepared at Chase bank.

For further information, call (630) 466-1330 or visit to sign the online guestbook.

Donald ‘Don’ R. Andree

Donald “Don” R. Andree, 72, of Elburn, passed away at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Don courageously battled Alzheimer’s and the effects of several strokes that plagued his body but never his spirit.

He was born Dec. 8, 1940, in Chicago, the son of Henry and Margaret (Vollmer) Andree. When Henry passed away when Don was just a baby, he was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Arthur and Charlotte (Vollmer) Timmons, who loved and raised him as their own in the Rockton, Ill., area.

Don attended local schools and graduated from Hononegah High School, where he made a name for himself on the football field, as well as the local street racing scene.

Don left his heart in the hands of Kathy Clankie, after taking her out for a Coke in 1957. She gave hers in return and after five years of courtship, they were united in marriage on Jan. 20, 1962, in South Beloit, Ill.

They began their new life together in Downers Grove, Ill., for a time before moving to Glen Ellyn, Ill. They called Winfield, Ill., home before settling in Elburn, where they raised two children and were blessed with three granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and a “grand-dog,” Guinness.

Don’s aunt and uncle owned a variety store in Rockton, where Don helped to clean the floors, dust and stock shelves for little to nothing, but it gave him the foundation for a strong work ethic and, more importantly to his aunt and uncle, kept him out of mischief. After trade school, Don became an accomplished plumber and pipe fitter for Union Local No. 514. Thirty-seven years of hard work took its toll, and at age 55, Don retired following open heart surgery.

Don, better known at work as “Tiny,” was a proud life time member of Local No. 514, now No. 501, several Edsel Car Clubs and the Fox Valley Camera Club. He also had the dubious distinction of helping out the jolly man from the North Pole when he dressed as Santa for various holiday functions.

Don was full of love for his family, as well as many well-worn sayings—some of which can’t be repeated in mixed company. He spoiled his children any way he could, and that extended to his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, as well. Those favorite times were chronicled with his prized Canon AE-1 camera. His favorite car was the infamous Edsel, the only car in his youth he couldn’t beat in a race.

Burnt popcorn and hamburgers were a staple in his diet, as well as knife-fulls of peanut butter straight from the jar. However, it was his love of antique clocks that took the cake. Don had dozens of clocks adorning the walls of his home. All of them were set minutes apart so that each chime or cuckoo could be enjoyed separately throughout the day. Don was one of a kind, a hardworking man who loved his family more than himself. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Kathy; two children, Dorene (Bob) Stanley and Karen (Jeremy Lake) Andree; three grandchildren, Karris (T.J.) Foster and their daughter, Kathryn, Amelia (Michael) Stahl and Hollyann Stanley; two brothers, Henry (Vi) Andree and Robert (Karen) Timmons; many nieces, nephews and a community of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlotte and Arthur Timmons.

Visitation was held Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake. A funeral to celebrate his life, with an additional time of visitation, was held on Wednesday. Rev. Ernst Rex, pastor of the church, officiated, with interment to follow at Blackberry Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Don’s name to benefit his favorite charities, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and Alzheimer’s Research. Checks may be made to the “Don Andree 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, where you can also find his full-life story.

Catherine ‘Kay’ Peterson

Catherine “Kay” Peterson, 80, of Batavia, passed away July 1, 2013, at her home following a bout with cancer. She was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Geneva, the daughter of Peter and Mildred (nee Wallenberg) Arbizzani. Kay was united in marriage to Donald “Pike” Peterson March 19, 1954, in Elburn.

Kay and her husband, Pike, were co-owners of the Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home in Batavia. Kay served as a dedicated funeral director from 1966 until her retirement in 1991. She was also a dedicated mother who served as Cub Scout Den mother and Girl Scout cookie chairman.

Catherine was active and athletic. She enjoyed softball, bowling, tennis, golf and gardening. Following her retirement, she enjoyed traveling via her motor home, spending time in South Padre Island, Texas, and Gulf Shores, Ala. She will be remembered and missed by her family and many families she and her late husband had touch with in the community because of their compassion in funeral service.

She is survived by her two sons, Dave (Brenda) Peterson, of Rock Island, Ill., and Dan Peterson of Batavia; and a daughter, Cathy Fink of Batavia; six grandchildren, Brian, Jamie, Rachel and Joel Peterson, and Brandon and Jacob Fink; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald “Pike” Peterson; a sister, Audrey Armbruster; a son-in-law, Bryan Fink; and a nephew, Brett Armbruster.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, at Moss Family Funeral Home.
Interment will be held in Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn. Rev. Steven Srock will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Presence Hospice, 19065 Hickory Creek Drive Suite 310, Mokena, IL 60448, or Bethany Lutheran Church 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia.

For additional information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at (630) 879-7900 or


Norman F. Sirianni

Norman F. Sirianni, 82 of Chicago, formerly of Elburn, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at Skokie NorthShore Hospital with his beloved wife, five adoring children, devoted eldest grandson, caring niece and other beloved family by his side.

Norm was born on August 3, 1930 in Pittsburgh to the late Pasquale and Elizabeth Sirianni.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Frank and George and sisters, Florence and Tomasina. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Catherine whom he adored and was married to for 57 years, his loving children Frank (Linda), Beth (Fred) Paretta, Steve (Dawn), David (Donna) and Carol (Mark) Nesci, and his beautiful grandchildren, Tony, Stephanie, Olivia, Owen, Hailey, Maxwell, Catherine and Matthew. Fond cousin, Uncle, friend and colleague to many.

Visitation Services will be from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Woods, 7033 N. Moselle, Chicago.

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Parge receives degree from Marquette

MILWAUKEE—Theodore Parge of Sugar Grove recently received a Bachelor of Science in business economics from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He was one of nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who participated in the May 19 graduation ceremony at the Bradley Center, located in Milwaukee.

Kintz named to University of Iowa dean’s list for 2013

SUGAR GROVE—John Kintz of Sugar Grove was recently named to the University of Iowa dean’t list for the 2013 spring semester.

The dean’s list at the University of Iowa recognizes a student who earned a term grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale.

Kintz will spend this summer in Iowa. He was one of two University of Iowa engineering students chosen by the Iowa Department of Transportation for an intern position.