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Elgin, Illinois 60120


  1. Maria del Carmen Aguilar

    January 22, 2018

    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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  2. 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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  3. Emilia Villanueva

    January 5, 2018

    Pic-Villanueva, EEmilia Villanueva, 76 of Elgin died January 3rd at Heritage Health, Elgin.  The daughter of Jose and Vicenta (Villanueva) Corchado, she was born May 30, 1941 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

    She was a proud member of Casa de Oracion for over 43 years and a humble and faithful servant of the Lord; she loved her family especially her grandchildren. Everyone who knew her loved her.  She enjoyed reading, especially the Bible and enjoyed sewing and going for walks.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Jose B. ...
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  4. Johnny Simmons

    December 29, 2017


    Johnny Simmons was born November 1, 1954 to Annie Mae Whitehead and Charlie James Hughes in Osceola, Arkansas.

    Johnny departed this life Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at Rock River Health Care in Rockford, Illinois.

    Johnny accepted Christ at an early age. On one Christmas day in 1981, Johnny received a special gift, his son, Christopher Jonell Simmons was born. He married Evelyn Lewis in 1983 and they had five children. Johnny worked for the Rockford Housing Authority Committee Board.

    Johnny loved his family, his friends, and his hats! He really enjoyed his ...
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  5. Martin Carranza

    December 28, 2017

    Martin Carranza, formerly of Elgin, died at his home in Cypress, Texas on December 27, 2017.

    Martin was born in El Parral, Mexico on December 20, 1932 to Juliana (nee Bueno) and Gregorio Carranza.

    Martin leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Celia Venegas: six sons; Baldomero, Lucas, Gregorio, Armando, Ambrocio, & Manuel, six daughters; Eloisa, Elvira, Maria, Irene, Celia, & Elena plus 40 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 2 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin. Funeral mass will on Wednesday, January 3 at 11:00a.m. at St. ...
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