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Royle Epperson '69
Patricia Pacheco Kozak '82
Laurance Geimer '71
William McMillan '04
Stuart Kriegermeier '65

October 2014

Royle Epperson - Class '69
Royle Epperson, III of Bartlett formerly of Woodstock; loving son of Agnes (nee Thingwold) and the late Royle Lee II; dear brother of Valeriie (John) Janicki; proud uncle of Jason (Alethya), Eric and Rachel Janicki. A memorial visition honoring Royle and his father Royle, II will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home & Cremator, 950 S. Bartlett Rd., (at Stearns Rd.) Bartlett. In lieu of flowers donations to help Helping Pawas Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Ln., Woodstock IL 60098, would be appreciated. Arrangements and cremation by Countryside. For information 630-289-7575 or




Patricia Pacheco Kozak - Class '82
Patricia Kozak (nee Pacheco) age 50 of Des Plaines passed away October 7, 2014. Dear daughter of Irma and the late Roberto Pacheco; beloved wife of the late Stephen Kozak; cherished mother of Nocole Thomsen and Eric Kozak; loving sister of Samuel Pacheco, Robert (Lisa) Pacheco, Leticia Pacheco and Diana (Matthew) Tarver; proud grandmother of Tyler and Isabella; dear friend of Joseph Kowalik; Aunt of Patti, Jeanette, Alicia, Sammy Cindy, Joseph, Alyssa and the late Ryan. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines. For information 847-699-9003 or


Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 9, 2014


Laurance Geimer - Class '71
Laurance Geimer beloved son of the late Raymond and Theresa Geimer; loving brother of Kathleen Kraft, Kenneth (the late Maxine), Cindy (Dan) Moss and Laura (Dan) Podgorny; dear uncle of 6; great uncle of 4. Funeral Saturday, Oct. 18, at 9:15 a.m., from Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mt Prospect to St. Stephen Church, 1280 Prospect Ave., Des Plaines for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 3-9 p.m. Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated. For information, 847-394-2336 or


Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 16, 2014

William McMillan - Class '04
William McMillan, age 29, passed away on October 7, 2014. Loving son of Betty and the late William McMillan. Dear brother of Jessica. Fond nephew of Charlene (Teifeld) Bogucki, DeDe Searakoff and Marlene Guilbeault. Dear cousin of Daniel Teifeld, Sean (Rachel) Teifeld, Marc (Andrea) Guilbeault and Paul Stashkiw. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2014 beginning at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 766 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines. Funeral care provided by G.L. Hills Funeral Home. For information 847-699-9003 or


Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 18, 2014


Stuart Kriegermeier - Class '65
Stu Kriegermeier, 67, of Mt. Prospect, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 18, 2014, due to a heart attack. Stu was born December 9, 1946 in Des Moines, IA and was the oldest of 3 boys to Bud and Alice Kriegermeier. He went to Maine West High School where he was the Drum Major for the school band and played Alto Saxophone in both the Concert and Jazz Bands. He attended both Western Illinois University and University of Illinois Chicago. After college Stu was drafted into the military and voluntarily joined the U.S. Marines Corps. While enlisted, Stu married Linda Pinzke on July 3, 1971 at St. Stephen's in Des Plaines. In the early 1970's Stu worked for Ponderosa and worked up to position of district manager. In 1976 Stu changed careers and began work at Merrill Lynch as a retail stockbroker. He later moved to Jeffries as an institutional broker. In the late 1980's Stu changed careers again and this time ventured into the industrial manufacturing industry, where he remained until passing as a partner at American Engraving. Stu is survived by his wife, Linda, and their three children, Stu Jr., Alyssa (Dan Tobon), and Mike. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 24th with a service at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at Fredrich's Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd (at Northwest Hwy), Mt Prospect. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60607 or in Stu's name. Funeral information, 847-255-7800 or


Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 22, 2014