Obituaries for January 13-18, 2021

Daisy M. Blanco

of Mount Prospect

Daisy M. Blanco, 80, was born in El Salvador to Arturo Sanchez and Maria Rodriguez. She died Jan. 1 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Blanco is survived by her husband, Victor Blanco, her four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents. Funeral arrangements provided by Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights.

Dorothy Anne Marie Calbow

of Des Plaines

Dorothy Anne Marie Calbow, 88, died Dec. 27. She is survived by her two children, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is the sister of the late Frances Lindas, the late Ruth Paige, and the late Robert Ziegler. G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines, handled funeral arrangements.

Magdalen M. Dexter

of Des Plaines

Magdalen M. Dexter, 97, formerly of Chicago, died Dec. 31. Mother of William Dexter, grandmother of four, great-grandmother of two and sister. Funeral arrangements provided by G.L. Hills, Des Plaines.

Donald J. Drag 

of Glenview

Donald J. Drag, 74, died Jan. 1. He battled many health issues during the last years of his life. Drag is survived by his wife, Margaret Drag, a daughter, as sister and two brothers as well as nieces and nephews. N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview, handled arrangements.

Albert J. Dru 

of Glenview

Albert John Dru, 86, died Jan. 1. Dru was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was also a graduate of Northwestern University and earned master’s degrees from Loyola University. For over four decades Dru served as a high school counselor at Walter Payton College Prep and Near North Career Metropolitan College Prep, both in Chicago. Dru was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertie Dru (nee Trueblood). He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Dru (nee Hein), his sister, two nephews, two stepchildren, and five step-grandchildren. N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview, handled arrangements.

Gloria Harer 

of Glenview

Gloria Asplundh Harer (nee Asplundh), 96, died Dec. 21. She was a native of Huntington Valley, PA, and moved to Glenview with her family when she was in eighth grade. Harer attended Northwestern University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music. She went on to teach in Northbrook public schools as well as private piano lessons. Harer also performed music for her teacher’s group and played organ at the Glenview New Church for services, weddings and funerals. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Harer, and four siblings. Harer is survived by a daughter, three sons, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview, handled arrangements.

Lester “Joe” Harrell

of Palatine

Lester “Joe” Harrell, 85, died Dec. 29. Husband of Beverly Ann Harrell, father of Stephen P. Harrell, grandfather of three. He was preceded in death by his parents Chalmer and Fern Harrell and sister Wanda Herring. Harrell received a BA from Illinois College, attended University of Chicago and a Masters from Northern Illinois University. He worked for Dist. 15 for 34 years and Harper College for 13 years as an educator and counselor. Member of St. Philips Episcopal Church since 1960, and Fellowship of My Brothers Keeper. Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, Palatine, handled arrangements.

Louis P. Innocentini

of Arlington Heights

Louis P. Innocentini, 85, died Dec. 26. He was an elevator constructor for Reliance Elevators and a member of the Elevator Constructors Union. Innocentini is survived by his spouse of 64 years, Joanne Innocentini, his daughter, Luanne Hartje, and son, John Innocentini, by four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his two step-grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren as well as his sister. Preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Kevin Olson and his brother Phillip Innocentini. Funeral arrangements provided by Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights.

Antoni Jurczykowski

of Niles

Antoni Jurczykowski, 76, husband of Alice, died on Dec. 31. He was the father of three, grandfather of six and brother. Skaja Funeral Home, Niles, handled arrangements.

Dolores L. Keipert

formerly of Chicago

Dolores L. Keipert, 91, died Dec. 29, at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. She was a strong advocate for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals, serving many years on the executive board for the Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center. She also worked with the national organization of VOR, lobbying in Washington, D.C. She is survived by her three children and by her three grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Keipert; two siblings and by her parents. Funeral arrangements provided by Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights.

Harry R. Kraus 

of Glenview

Henry R. Kraus, 98, died Dec. 29. Kraus was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Kraus (nee Liggett) and and his brother, David Kraus. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Ruth Kraus (nee Lindgren) and three sisters as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Haben Funeral Home & Crematory, Skokie, handled arrangements.

Janet S. Lorenz

of Arlington Heights

Janet S. Lorenz, 74, was born in Pittsburgh to William H. and Jean C. Hick. She died Dec. 29, at Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines. She is survived by her husband, Francis Lorenz; her three children and three grandchildren. Lorenz is preceded in death by her brother, William F. Hick; her grandson, Zander, and by her parents. Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights, handled arrangements.

Jeanne M. Lundsgaard 

of Glenview

Jeanne “Jeannie” Marion Lundsgaard (nee Nystrom), died Dec. 27. She was a flight attendant for American Airlines. Lundsgaard is survived by her daughter, sister, nieces and nephews as well as other family. N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview, handled arrangements.

Gregory Ronald Miller

born in Niles

Gregory Ronald Miller, 62, of Chicago, died Dec. 29.  Miller was born to Joseph Nolan and Jane W. Miller of Niles. He attended Maine South High School and Illinois State University and worked for many years in the corporate banking business for Bank of America, ABN-AMRO, and LaSalle Bank. He was a lifelong Chicagoan except for five years in San Francisco. Survived by his partner of 32 years, Kelly Leggett; his mother, Jane; two brothers, and two nephews. Funeral arrangements provided by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, Glenview.

Kenneth I. Monsen

of Wheeling

Kenneth I. Monsen, 87, died Jan. 2. Monsen enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict, stationed in Okinawa. Following a brief stint at Helene Curtis, he worked as a computer operator for Encyclopedia Britannica in Chicago for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Louise; five children, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two step-children, four step-grandchildren, a sister, nephew, and niece. Preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Robert Holke; and grandson, Christopher Monsen. Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights, handled arrangements.

Christel B. Owens

of Park Ridge

Christel B. Owens, 84, died Dec. 31. Wife of five, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Owens was a member of the Park Ridge Fine Arts Society and Park Ridge Senior Center, and she was an active Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout den mother in Park Ridge for 12 years. Funeral arrangements provided by Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Niles.

James G. Polous

of Palatine

James G. Polous, 83, died Dec. 30, at home. He was the husband of Sharon, father of two,  grandfather of four and brother of Christine Young. Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, Glenview, provided funeral arrangements.

Billy Ramdass

of Arlington Heights

Billy Ramdass, 48, died Jan. 1. He is survived by his sons, Raif and Zayn Ramdass, his sister and his parents. He was a Niles North High School graduate. He earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting, completed his master’s, and earned his MBA. He worked as a chief operating officer at Security Enhancement Systems in Northbrook. He was a devoted son, brother, father, cousin, uncle, and friend to all. Funeral arrangements provided by Glueckert Funeral Home.

Roseann R. Wagner

of Des Plaines

Roseann R. Wagner, 77, of Des Plaines, passed away on Dec. 24, 2020 at Lutheran General Hospital. Wagner attended Taft High School in Chicago and worked most of her years in the nursing field, both in hospitals and private doctor practices. She was an avid horsewoman who loved riding, jumping and caring for horses. She expressed herself through gardening, quilting, sewing and writing. Wagner was described as a spiritual mentor to many; serving for many years as a prayer minister in her church, leading bible studies and as a compassion counselor to those struggling with life’s issues. She is survived by her two sons, David (Gabi) Gates of Morton Grove and Ken (Lisa) Gates of McHenry; her four grandsons and her three sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Raymond. A private service will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove on Jan. 15 and a Celebration of Life Service held at Alpine Chapel in Lake Zurich on Jan. 16. Suerth Funeral Home, Chicago, handled arrangements.

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