Thursday, May 16, 2013
Fred Ullman grew up on the North Shore, and then returned there after going to UNC Chapel Hill and serving in World War II.
The obituary below comes from Kelly and Spalding Funeral Home. Fred Ullman passed away May 1, 2013, after a long, full and fruitful life. “Uncle Fred” was an athlete, inventor, civic volunteer, executive, cherished friend, mentor, father and husband. Born in Chicago, he lived his first 14 years in Antigo, Wisc. before his family relocated in Highland Park. He graduated from Deerfield Shields High School in 1934 and attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he was a 3 year letter winner on the track team. He graduated in UNC’s last class of Engineering students, with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1938. He served as a Lieutenant in the Navy during WWII, specializing in Naval Ordinance, and married Ann …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Former Highland Park Mayor Mike Belsky writes about Cal Tobin, a Highland Park Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem who recently passed away.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Thomas Bahr, who owned Bahr's Greenhouses in Highland Park, died on April 13.
The information below comes from Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home. Thomas Bahr, 78, of Highland Park, passed away April 13, 2013. Beloved husband of Jan; loving father of Tom Jr. (Kathryn); proud grandfather of Thomas III and Angelina. Brother of Jane Bahr Martineau (Pierre). Owner of the oldest family owned business in Highland Park, Bahr’s Greenhouses. Member of Masonic Lodge A. O. Fay Chapter, Highland Park Rotary, and P.E.R. Highland Park B.P.O Elks #1362. A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 4-8 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. Interment Private For information please call Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at (847) 831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
James J. “Coach Rig” Righeimer, who coached football, wrestling and track at Highland Park High School for about 20 years, died on March 19. He was 80 years old.
The information below comes from Donnellan Funeral. James J. “Coach Rig” Righeimer, who coached football, wrestling and track at Highland Park High School for about 20 years, died on March 19. He was 80 years old. Righeimer, of Lincolnshire was a coach and teacher in Chicago and the North Shore for over 45 years. Beloved husband of the late Therese Kathleen nee Redican; loving dad of Mary Ellen (Tom) Rucks, Jim (Lene), Brian (Vicki), Laura (Chris) Janssen and Jeannie (Doug) Balsam; cherished "Poppy" of Brianne Rucks (Jason) Van Hemert, Chris (Nikki) and Alex Rucks, angel Rebecca Grace, Morgan, Ellie and Katherine Righeimer, Stephanie, Angela, Vanessa and Austin Righeimer, Christian, Quinn and Tynan Janssen, Mira, Petrea and Alexa Balsam; …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Former longtime Highland Park High School athletic coach James J. Righeimer passed away March 19 at the age of 80.
Tuesday, March 26
James J. "Coach Rig" Righeimer, age 80, of Lincolnshire, passed away on March 19, 2013. He was a coach and teacher in Chicago and the North Shore for over 45 years. In 1966, Righeimer came to Highland Park High School and coached football, wrestling and track for about 20 years, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was also a driver's education instructor for about 30 years. He retired in the mid 1990s then went on to work with young people through the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Righeimer held a strong belief that like himself, high school athletes could find their path to a college education through sports, according to the Tribune. Righeimer was the beloved husband of the late Therese Kathleen nee Redican; loving dad of Mary Ellen (…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wagner was the first in her family to graduate from college and was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church for more than 75 years.
Wednesday, February 20
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home. Marilyn Jean Wagner Moran, a lifetime resident of Highland Park, IL was born on March 28, 1923 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family February 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents Kathryn, nee Johnson and Frank Wagner; brother, Frank “Bub” Wagner; sisters Betty (Hank) Klein and Kay Kunath Foster; and grandson, Matthew Moran. She married the love of her life, John Herbert Moran, and together they shared 53 years of love and devotion. They were an example to all who knew them of what true love could be. Death parted them 16 years ago and now death reunites them. Marilyn was the only one in her family to graduate from college with a degree from National …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Eckert was a life-long resident of Highland Park.
The following obituary is from Kelley Spaulding Funeral Home: Myrtle A. Eckert, 88, life-long resident of Highland Park, passed away February 17, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Richard H.; loving mother of Gerald and Ronald (Kim); cherished grandmother of Stephanie Coffey and great-grandmother of two; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 3-8 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL and Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 9:30 am until time of funeral service 10:30 am at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045. Interment Northshore Garden of Memories Cemetery, North Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Mines, 77, lived in Highland Park. Her funeral is Wednesday.
Monday, January 28
The following obituary is courtesy of Donnellan Funeral Home: Shirley G. Mines, age 77 of Highland Park, IL, formerly of Shaker Heights, OH. Loving wife of Kenneth A. Mines, Atty.; proud mother of Myrna Traylor-Herndon, Stephanie Elaine Mines and Karen Mines (Steven) Williamson, Atty.; nurturing grandmother of Erica R. Mines, Carlos Herndon and Chase and Dylan Williamson. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Scofield Green and Erin A. (Curtis) Thomas. She is survived by her sister, Constance Holloway, many nieces and nephews and her cousins Dr. Lenora Cole-Alexander, Dr. Anna Bethel Young, Dr. Leonard Bethel and their children, as well as many dear friends. Following her graduation from Miami University, Shirley taught gifted children in…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Menoni, of Highland Park, will be remembered with a memorial visitation Monday afternoon and a mass Tuesday.
Monday, January 7
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home: Sarah E. Menoni, 29, of Highland Park, passed away January 5, 2013. She was a graduate of University of Illinois, Champaign and a Spanish teacher at Antioch High School. Beloved daughter of Debra, nee Kreft and Michael Menoni; dear sister of Michelle; loving fiancé of Charles Brandl; cherished granddaughter of Carol and Henry Kreft and Robert and the late Tina Menoni; fond niece, cousin and friend of many. A memorial visitation will be held Monday, January 7th from 3-8 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. A memorial mass will be Tuesday, January 8th at 11 am at St. James Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood, IL. Interment private. In lieu of …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Weber, 87, of Deerfield, was the associate superintendent of High School District 214 in Arlington Heights and assistant superintendent of District 107 in Highland Park. He served as a B24 flight engineer in WWII.
The following obituary is from Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home: Robert G. Weber, 87, of Deerfield, passed away December 27, 2012. He was a B24 Flight Engineer in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Robert was a lifelong educator, becoming Associate Superintendent of High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Assistant Superintendent of District 107 in Highland Park and Past President of IASBO. He was a longtime Scout Master for BSA Troop 52. Robert was also a member of the Deerfield American Legion, Optimist Club in Deerfield and an Elder at the Presbyterian Church of Deerfield. Beloved husband of Virginia; loving father of Vicki Weber (Bob) Iliff and James J. (Julie) Weber; cherished grandfather of Megan (Adam) Smallwood and Alexander …