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Elgin, Illinois 60120

Obituaries

  1. James A Zastrow

    March 15, 2008

    James A Zastrow, 54, of Elgin died Saturday, March 15, 2008 in Sycamore. Born August 1, 1953 in Elgin, he was the son of Arthur and Joanne (Piakola) Zastrow.

    Jim loved boating, canoeing and fishing. He worked for Haumiller Engineering for 30 years. He also taught for the Coast Guard Auxiliary for several years. Jim will be remembered for his love of all things music, especially the Beatles and his clarinet.

    He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Joanne Zastrow.

    James is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cheryl Zastrow; daughter Christina Zastrow; son Stephen Zastrow; brother, Thomas ...
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  2. Luis M. Diaz

    March 3, 2008

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    Luis M. Diaz, 65, of Elgin died Monday, March 3, 2008 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. Born December 31, 1942 in Uriangato GTO, Mexico, He has been a resident of Elgin since July of 1959. He was the son of Jose and Josefina (Malagon) Diaz.

    He built La Roca grocery store in 1973 and has owned and operated the Elgin neighborhood business for over 35 years. He also owned and operated La Puesta Del Sol Restaurant and was a well-known and respected member of Elgin’s Hispanic community. Luis was very a ...
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