ELGIN – June Kolzow-Carls, 89, of Elgin, Ill., went home to her Heavenly Father at 10:10 a.m. April 16, 2013, at Apostolic Christian Resthaven, Elgin.
She was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Itasca, the daughter of William and Bertha (Wolf) Bunge. She then became a child and heir of God on Jan. 27, 1924, through Holy Baptism at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Itasca. June grew up above her father's hardware store in Itasca, Bunge Hardware. She graduated from St. Luke's Lutheran School in Itasca and Luther institute in Chicago.
She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Elgin.
Survivors include her four children, Stanley (Susan) Kolzow of Sycamore, Janice Peterson of Avon, N.Y., Keith (Lydie) Kolzow of Stanchfield, Minn., and Wayne (Janet) Kolzow of Elgin; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and foster sister, Annetta (George) Grever.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Arnold Kolzow, whom she married April 29, 1943, and passed in 1976; second husband, Ernest Carls, whom she married May 6, 1992, and passed in 2009; brother, Walter William in infancy; and son in-law, William Peterson.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Elgin. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oak Brook Terrace. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, and from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service time at the church.
Memorials can be made to Calvary Lutheran Church in Elgin.
For information, call 847-741-8800 or visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.