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Obituaries

Emery L. Duffy 1930-2018

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Emery Laurence Duffy, 87, of Crystal Lake, died Monday, Nov. 5, in McHenry. He was born November 14, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Joseph P. and Laura (nee Schulte) Duffy.

Duffy was a devoted family man and well-known attorney in McHenry County. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, fought in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1953 as a master sergeant. During his service, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He started his law practice in Savannah, Georgia, in 1960 alongside his brother, attorney Robert Duffy. He moved to Illinois in 1971 to be closer to his wife’s parents and his mother, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar. He practiced law in Crystal Lake until his retirement.

Mark A. Braun 1925-2018

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Mark A. Braun, 93, died Nov. 3 surrounded by his family. He was born in Athens, Wisconsin on May 18, 1925, the second son of the late Albert and Florence (Brady) Braun.

He graduated from Athens High School in 1943. After three years in the U.S. Navy flight program and undergraduate studies at Marquette University, he graduated from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1949. He began his career with Klohr & Merrick, whose practice concentrated in workers compensation law. Braun focused on that field, a distinct departure from common law. His practice included issues of interpretation in the evolution of the workers compensation statute and cases leading to the codification of the principles of indemnity and contribution.

John F. Hechinger 1928 - 2018

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

John F. Hechinger, 90, of Chicago and Naples, Fla., died Oct. 8, 2018. He was born July 24, 1928.

He was the loving son of the late Michael Vincent Hechinger and the late Gertrude Irene (Foley) Hechinger; adoring husband of his college sweetheart, Mary Kathryn (O'Brien) Hechinger; proud and devoted father of Mark T. (Kathleen nee Aamodt) Hechinger, Kathleen M. (Michael P.) Kane, and Brian M. (Rosemarie nee Georgine) Hechinger; joyous grandfather of Michael G. Hechinger, Patrick J. Hechinger, James P. Kane, Anna E. Kane, Daniel J. Kane, Isabel R. Hechinger, Caroline F. Hechinger, and John J. Hechinger; dear brother to the late Gertrude A. Lachman and the late Capt. Robert M. Hechinger, (West Point and U.S. Air Force, Retired.); loved uncle of Michael, Christopher and Erich Lachman and Neil O'Brien and Rachel (O'Brien) Clemons.

Hon. Daniel G. Martin 1955 – 2018

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Honorable Daniel George Martin, 63, of Chicago, died Thursday, Oct. 11., 2018, after living courageously for three years with pancreas cancer. 

Martin was an active volunteer with Muscular Dystrophy Association of America and Association of Horizon. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University in 1981, earning a law degree from Chicago-Kent Law School in 1985.

Myles L. Jacobs 1932 – 2018

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Myles L. Jacobs, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home, with his loving daughter and grandchildren at his side.

Myles was born in New York City, the son of the late Julius and Frieda (nee Gieber) Jacobs. He was a longtime Joliet resident, residing the past year at Senior Star in Romeoville. Myles was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, honorably discharged with the rank of first lieutenant. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and his law degree from New York University School of Law.

Thomas S. Oehring 1928 – 2018

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thomas S. Oehring, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at his home in Lincolnshire. He was born May 19, 1928 in Detroit and has been a Lincolnshire resident for the past 49 years.

David Phillip Schippers, Jr. 1929 – 2018

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

David Phillip Schippers, Jr., 88, of Grayslake, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on Nov. 4, 1929.

Robert Dannehl 1926 – 2018

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Robert L. Dannehl, 92, died Sept. 23, 2018.  

A retired judge and attorney, Judge Dannehl was the ninth of twelve children born to his parents William Dannehl and Gussie Racuglen Dannehl on Labor Day, Sept. 6, 1926. Born in Thawville, he moved to Onarga and attended Onarga Public Schools, the University of Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in June of 1950. 

Thomas M. Harris 1923 – 2018

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thomas Murray Harris Sr., 95, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at his home.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Britta Borgeson Harris, whom he married on April 15, 1950. He is also survived by his children, Jean (Doug) Brown, LaGrange; Dr. John (Tamara) Harris, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Julie Larson, Lincoln; Thomas (Regina) Harris Jr., Lincoln; and 12 grandchildren, Renee Brown, Andrew Brown, Janet Brown, Phillip Brown, Savannah Harris, John Harris Jr., Genevieve (Nathan) Neal, Britta (Kyle) Venstrom, Christina Larson, Thomas Harris III, Katherine Harris and Dean Harris.

Edward J. Alewelt 1932 – 2018

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Edward J. Alewelt, 86, of Springfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at Concordia Village. 

He was born March 1, 1932, in Springfield, to Frederick R. and Marguerite (Walsh) Alewelt. He married Barb Kadyk on Jan. 10, 1959.

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