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  1. Marcella J. Hageli

    June 24, 2019

    memorialcandle-370x229Marcella J. Hageli, 99, "Marcy" was born June 20th, 1919 in Ames, Iowa. She passed on June 11th, 2019, nine days short of her 100th birthday. She was the 2nd born out of 9 brothers and sisters and she was the last to pass away.


    Marcy worked for the Chicago Police Department as a school crossing guard for 53 years. She retired in 2007 at the age of 88. She loved her job and every single child she crossed safely to and from school each day. Rain or shine, Marcy was ...
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  2. John Scott Hoff

    June 6, 2019

    John Scott Hoff passed away peacefully at his home in Lake Forest, while surrounded by loved ones, on May 23rd.

    Born on 2 Jan, 1946 in Des Moines, IA to John Richard Hoff and Valetta Florence (Scott), John graduated from Drake University in 1967 with a degree in Business Admin. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and was active in USAF R.O.T.C., commissioning as a 2/Lt. on 5 June, 1967. His initial assignment was at Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX where he also attended Hardin-Simmons Univ. John completed a Master's Degree in Business Admin. at Cal State Fullerton ...
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  3. Jose Salazar Ortiz

    April 15, 2019

    2photo2Jose Salazar Ortiz, 75,  died peacefully,  at his home in Elgin on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Jose was born in Mexico on December 4, 1943 to Tomas Salazar and Manuela Ortiz.

    Jose  touched the lives of so many. He was known for his willingness to help anyone in need and his trademark sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family: Wife, Hortencia, 14 children, 42 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as his many friends and neighbors. Jose considered everyone his friend and was ...
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  4. Karina Olascoaga

    March 25, 2019

    KarinaKarina Olascoaga, 23, passed away Saturday, March 23, after a brave battle with cancer. Karina was born in Mexico City on May 12, 1995 to Javier Olascoaga and Luz Maria Sanchez.

    Karina and her parents arrived in Elgin when she was 3 years old in December 1998. She lived in Elgin all of her life. She attended Lords Park Elementary School, then on to Larsen Middle School and graduated from Elgin High School, class of 2013.

    Karina loved anything that was Disney, especially Mickey Mouse. She was also a huge fan ...
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  5. Billie L. Rouse

    March 20, 2019

    photo- Billie Rouse

    Billie L. Rouse, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Born as Billie L Snowden, on June 1, 1937 in Jackson, TN to Louise Cole and J.D. Snowden. She graduated from West High School class of 1956 in Jackson Tennessee and was a cheerleader and also played basketball.

    Billie retired from Elgin Sweeper but over the years she previously had worked at Elgin Mental Health Center, First Card Credit Card Center, Housing Authority of Elgin, and Sherman Hospital.  She was for a short time a small business owner ...
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