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  1. Lorraine Montgomery

    February 20, 2018

    Pic-Montgomery, LorraineLorraine Montgomery was born in Cincinnati Ohio to Charles and Louise Whitehead on April 14, 1946.

    She grew up in the west end neighbourhood where her parents managed a small grocery store. Lorraine assisted in the store, working closely with her Aunt Julia Bird (Aunt Candy).

    Coming from a large extended family of uncles, aunts, and cousins who gathered regularly for family outings, some of her most memorable outings were fishing trips with Uncle Ben Whitehead and her cousins.

    Lorraine graduated from Our Lady of Angels Catholic High School, in 1964 ...
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  2. Manuel Lara

    February 7, 2018

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    Manuel Lara, 76, died at his home in Elgin on Monday, February 5, 2018.

    Manuel was born in Mexico on July 27, 1941 to Esperanza (Rodriguez) and Manuel Lara.

    Manuel married Magdalena Martinez in a little church in Mexico City.  They came to Elgin in 1971 and have lived here ever since with their children, grandchildren and extended family. 

    Manuel loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He was interested in airplanes, cars, soccer, boxing and auto mechanics. Manuel also loved music. There was always music playing. Music in ...
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  3. 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

    Please call O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home for more information or visit us at www.oconnor-leetz.com and on ...
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  4. 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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  5. 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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