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Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Vander Meer, Howard - Palos Park  
Howard L. Vander Meer, age 89, WWII US Army Veteran, beloved husband for 66 years to Betty, nee Pankey. Loving father of Douglas (Judy), Wayne (Colette), and Kimberly (Thomas) Tysse. Cherished grandfather of eight, great-grandfather of nine, and great-great grandfather of one. Preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 3-9 p.m. at Colonial Chapel 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Lying in State Monday, July 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. at Christ Community Church 13400 Bell Rd., Lemont, IL. Committal Service with Military Honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Please omit flowers. Memorials to Evergreen Park Ministry Care & Counseling Center, 3900 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805 are appreciated. Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400
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Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from July 4 to July 5, 2015

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Vickery, Joahn - Spring Grove  
Joahn "Jonnie" Vickery (nee Lohrke), 71, of Spring Grove, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at Centegra Hospital, McHenry. She was born February 5, 1944, in Washington, DC, to the late Ralph and Ardyth (nee Preice) Lohrke. Joahn married the late David A. Vickery on August 14, 1965, at Santa Maria Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein. Joahn was a very active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg, where she had been the church secretary, head of the Bereavement Ministry, a volunteer for the Homebound Ministry, and a Eucharistic Minister. She was a Woman of Inspiration for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, through the McHenry County Deanery. Joahn enjoyed holidays with her family and making large meals. Her all-time favorite movie was the Wizard of Oz and she enjoyed Irish music. She was a 16-year, ovarian cancer survivor. Joahn will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. Survivors include her children, Jon Vickery of Johnsburg, Jennifer (Peter) Walker of Johnsburg, and Jason Vickery of Spring Grove; grandsons, Damian, Stephen, Devin, and Nicholas all of Johnsburg; brothers, David, Ralph, and Scott Lohrke; sisters-in-law, Arlene (Donald) Haun of Antioch and Darlene Meyer of Spring Grove; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Joahn was preceded in death by grandson, Triston; father- and mother-in-law, Ralph and Viola Vickery; and brother-in-law, Gerald Meyer. The visitation will be Thursday, July 2, from 4-9 p.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake. On Friday, July 3, all are invited to go directly to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg, IL 60051, for the 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection. Father Jacek Junak will be the celebrant. Inurnment will be private in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joahn's name may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, or the American Cancer Society, , 225 N Michigan Ave., #1210, Chicago, IL 60601, or 312-372-0471. You may leave online condolences for the family at , or call 847-587-2100, for information.
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Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from June 30 to July 2, 2015
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