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Obituary Roger Elemer.

Our member, Roger Elmer, passed away February 20, 2018.

His obituary is available on-line, but we are including it here as well should the on-line version from Legacy.com not be available.



Roger Elmer

Roger A. "Rusty" Elmer, 69, CPDR, passed away Tuesday morning after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Karen, nee Johnson, and daughters Kristen (Tim) and Lauren; dear brother of Richard CPDR (Kyle) and the late Rocky CPDR (Barbara); fond brother-in-law to Deborah (Gary) Poynor; cherished uncle and friend to many. Born in Chicago as the eldest son of Doris (and the late Roger E.), he joined the police department in 1970 and served the later portion of his career as a sergeant in Bomb and Arson. Rusty loved his family, walking his dogs in the forest preserve and to travel. He spent his free time reading and was a long time board member of the Torske Klub. Memorial Service Saturday, March 3, 2018, 12 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago. Visitation prior to service from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his name to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation or the Chicago Police Department Memorial Foundation. Info 773-736-3833 or visit Rusty's memorial at www.smithcorcoran.com

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 25, 2018


Remembering Lillian Berge.

Remembering Lillian Berge. BERGE, Lillian Agnes (nee Evenson), 93, of Wildwood, MO formerly of Huntley, IL. Loving mother of Wendy Berge Gray (fiancé Joseph Christopoulos), the late Eric Oscar Berge and Lisa Berge (Ronald Lee) Johnson. Former long devoted wife to Oscar J. Berge. Beloved grandmother of John-Austin Gray and Evan Oscar Gray. Dear eldest sister of the late Helen (late Edward) Froelich, the late Edward "Buddy" (late Emily) Evenson and Elese (late Joseph) Filepek.

Born in Sister Bay, WI, Lillian lived in Door County most of her childhood days. Lillian moved to Chicago's Northshore after honorably serving as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy in San Francisco, CA. She worked in the family business, Berge Builders and Gobe Management for over 30 years. Proud of her Norwegian heritage, she was active in the Skjold Lodge/ Sons of Norway and well known as "Lefse Lil".

Her true joy in life was being a devout Christian within her many church circles throughout her life. Her beautiful spirit is now at rest with her heavenly Father above, yet may it live through each of us.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Foundation Baptist Church (204 Spring Street, Cary, IL. 60013). If this is not possible, an unexpected act of kindness for some unfortunate soul in her name would be heartfelt.

Family and friends are welcome to a private graveside service and internment at Mount Emblem Cemetery, 520 East Grand Avenue, Elmhurst, IL at 12:00 PM on September 21st, 2016.

A "MEMORY BOOK' SHARING IMAGES OF LILLIAN OVER THE YEARS IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW BY CLICKING/TAPPING HERE.