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  1. Juan Carlos Hinojosa

    January 31, 2018

    Pic Juan Carlos HinojosaJuan Carlos Hinojosa, 39, died January 26, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. Juan was born in Mexico on July 12, 1978 to Juan Hinojosa and Elisa Herrera.

    Visitation will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 6 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment will be inJamay, Jalisco, Mexico

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  2. Monica Cruz

    January 29, 2018


    Monica Cruz, 41, of Elgin, died tragically on Wednesday, January 24 in Geneva.

    Born at dawn on August 16 of 1976; just at the time when everyone was waking up to go to work. The rooster’s song has not been heard yet, but the cry of a beautiful child interrupted the silence. The first born of Antonio Cruz y Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez showed herself to the world. The eldest of four, the one that always helped to look after Armando, Jose Antonio and Ana Luisa.  She played with everyone, never ...
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  3. Leola M. (Portner) Christopherson

    January 22, 2018

    photo1-Christopherson, L.Leola M. Christopherson, 104, of Elgin, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 18, 2018 at Sunset Haven in Elgin where she had resided since July 2016.

    Leola was born on February 17, 1913 in Lastrup, MN and was raised on her family’s farm. She moved to Elgin, IL in 1938 and held various jobs over the years, including seamstress at B & G Garment Company. Leola was an amazing seamstress and over the years, made hundreds of children’s outfits, bridesmaid dresses and doll clothes, as well as ...
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  4. Maria del Carmen Aguilar

    Aguilar2Maria Aguilar, 62, passed away January 17, 2018 at her home in Elgin. Maria was born in Mexico on July 16, 1955 to Enrique Olvera and Lucia Lopez.

    Visitation will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 24 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 272 Division Street, Elgin. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park in Elgin immediately following the service.

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  5. William "Bill" Burklow, Jr.

    January 11, 2018

    William, “Bill” Burklow, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in West Dundee, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

    Bill was born in Chicago on March 6, 1941 to Patricia (nee Gauthier) and William Burklow, Sr.

    Bill leaves behind his loving wife of 16 yrs, Karen, three daughters; Carrie Leiseberg, Cindy Burklow, Trisha Burklow,  and four grandchildren,  his brothers; Bruce Burklow, Bob Burklow, and sister, Nan Gerber plus many more family and friends.

    Services will be private. Please contact O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home for further ...
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