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Vivian R. Courtney

Born: September 28, 1924; in DeKalb, IL

Died: March 5, 2018; in DeKalb, IL

Vivian R. Courtney, age 93, a lifelong resident of DeKalb, died Monday, March 5, 2018 at home. She was born September 28, 1924 in DeKalb and was the daughter of Nels and Mollie (Larson) Bjelk.

Vivian graduated from DeKalb High School in 1942. She married Robert Courtney on April 3, 1948 at St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb. Vivian worked as a secretary for NIU and Central Illinois Light Company. Vivian was a member of First Lutheran Church in DeKalb. She was active in the church choir for 46 years, the church social groups, she sang multiple times in the DeKalb Festival Chorus at N.I.U. Vivian had a great love of music, and was a talented musician.

Survivors include; husband, Robert; 5 children, Jan Courtney of DeKalb, Michael (Brenda) Courtney of Sycamore, Patrick Courtney of DeKalb, Noell (Wayne) Dust of Rockford and Jennifer Courtney of DeKalb. 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Matthew John Williams; sisters, Olivia, Lillian, Sylvia, Julia and Tillie; and brothers, Harvey, Perry, Ernest, Russell and Robert.

Memorial Service will be held on Monday March 19, 2018 at 11:00 am in First Lutheran Church in DeKalb with Pastor Janet Hunt officiating. Burial will be immediately following the service at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be held on Sunday March 18, 2018 from 4:00pm till 7:00pm in the Finch Funeral Home in DeKalb. Cremation was handled by Finch Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be established at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-3841.
Published in Daily Chronicle from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2018
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