Obituaries

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Michael Lindgren '88
Joyce Otto Derwin '70
Thomas Young '03


July 2015

Michael Lindgren - Class '88
Officer Michael Scott Lindgren was born to Gerald E. and Judith (Fletcher) Lindgren on January 25, 1970 in Libertyville, Illinois, Michael Scott Lindgren, age 45 years, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in hospice care at home after a courageous, extended battle with cancer. Michael attended St. Stephen's Catholic School, Central Elementary School, Algonquin Junior High School, and Maine West all in Des Plaines, IL. He attended North Central College and graduated from Oakton Community College and Western Illinois University with degrees in Law Enforcement. He was a member of ROTC while enrolled at Western University. He worked as a Patrolman for the City of Kankakee from January 2000 until February 2014 when he retired due to his illness. Michael was always ready to lend a helping hand and had a genuine concern for his fellow man. He was an avid conversationalist who enjoyed photography, computers and other electronic technology, home improvement projects and fishing. During his lifetime he put together an impressive Lego collection. In September 2005, he married Emily Kay Eadie and from this union became the dedicated father of two children, Wesley and Elise Lindgren . He is survived by his wife and two children, his mother, Judith Lindgren of  Des Plaines, IL, his in-laws, David and Gwen Eadie of Mount Vernon, IL, two sisters, Kimberly (Jon) Smitka of Milwaukee, WI, and Kelly (Eddie Zarco) Lindgren of Des Plaines, and her children, a nephew, Nigel Howell-Lindgren and a niece, Madison Gierut, as well as many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher R. (1993) and his father, Gerald E. (2000) both of Des Plaines, IL. Visitation will take place on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais, IL. Additional visitation will take place on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Kankakee, IL, until the time of Michael's funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will immediately follow at Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery in Kankakee.

Published in Arlington Heights Journal on July 17, 2015

 

 


Joyce Otto Derwin - Class '70
Joyce Derwin, nee Otto, passed away quietly early Tuesday, July 22, 2015, in Des Plaines. She will be remembered by many many teachers and staff at her high school, Maine West, where she worked as the receptionist and substitute coordinator. Always arriving at school at 5 a.m. to start making calls for substitutes. She was always excited to talk about her two favorite teams, the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Blackhawks. She leaves behind a daughter, Becky, a son, Andy, her favoite daughter-in-law and two beloved grandchildren. A memorial service will be held, August 1, 2015, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Christian Funeral Home at 3100 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago. For info 773-478-3240 or to leave a tribute go to ChristianFunerals.

 

 

Thomas Young - Class '03
Thomas Young of Des Plaines, veteran of the 10th Mountain I.D. and two tours of Iraq; beloved husband of Mindy Murillo, loving father of Vivienne and Maggie; cherished son of David and Nancy Young; treasured brother of William and James Young; cherished uncle of Erin. Tom was a graduate of Maine West High School, class of 2003. Funeral services, date and time to be determined. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. For further information contact Oehler Funeral Home, 847-824-5155.

Published in the Northwest Herald on June 17, 2015