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Elgin, Illinois 60120

Obituaries

  1. Samuel Medina

    October 9, 2018

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    Samuel Medina, 41, died October 5, 2018 at his home in McHenry, IL.

    Samuel, son of Francisca Arenas and Jose Medina was born on May 4, 1977 in Elgin, Illinois.

    Samuel loved his three sons and family. He enjoyed cooking, watching UFC & comedy shows and training at the jiu-jitsu academy.  Samuel  also loved his job and the people he worked with.

    He is preceded in death by his grandmother and Mother.

    Samuel is survived by his father;  his wife, Carmina Martinez,  his sons; Xavier, Jovanni, Joel, sisters; Catherine Acosta and Becky Bourgeois; brother, Ornder Bourgeois; nephews: Luis Ortiz, Eddie ...
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  2. Guadalupe Cortez

    Photo- Cortez, GuadalupeGuadalupe Lopez, 78, of Elgin, died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital.

    Guadalupe was born in Mexico on September 9th, 1940 to Salud (Perez) and Amado Cortez.

    He loved farming,  spending time outdoors, and most importantly spending time with the family. 

    Guadalupe Cortez was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

    He is survived by wife, Elena Cortez , his four sisters and his two brothers. 

    Visitation will be held at O'Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 272 Divison St., Elgin, on  Wednesday, October 10,  4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place ...
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  3. Esmerejildo Salazar

    October 8, 2018

    photo 2Salazar, E.Esmererildo Salazar, aged  61 years old, passed away at Delnor Community Hospital on Friday, October 5, 2017.

    Esmerejildo was born in Mexico on April 13, 1957 the son of Teresa (Morales) and Enrique Salazar.

    Esmerejildo was a hardworking, loving and caring person who always put his family first.

    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division St. in Elgin. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 272 Division Street, Elgin, with Father Elesario Palencia ...
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  4. Mildred L. Span

    September 19, 2018

    Midred Span2Mrs. Mildred Louise (Heard) Span was born September 23, 1932 to Sallie Bell Heard and Billy Heard in Greenville, Mississippi.

    At an early age, Mildred was saved and confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.  Mildred was a devoted member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Elgin, IL.  She was a strong woman who believed in the power of prayer and always prayed for her family.

    In 1961, Mildred moved to Elgin, IL with her six children and married John W. Span.  This union produced three more children.

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  5. Michael Edward Trnka

    Pic-Trnka, MichaelMichael Edward Trnka, 30, of Elgin died September 17, 2018 at his home.  The son of Michael James Trnka and Roxann Lynn Kendall-Trnka. He was born January 31, 1988 in Elgin, IL.

    Michael enjoyed music, skateboarding and restoring bikes.  He loved his family and times spent at music festivals.  He was a proud graduate of Dundee Crown High School 2006.

    He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank Trnka and Ethel Rudiger.

    Michael is survived by his loving parents; two brothers, Cody Trnka of Sleepy Hollow and Thomas Trnka ...
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