Ellen J. Allanson of Bloomingdale A memorial visitation for Ellen J. Allanson (nee Hochstatter), will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 950 S. Bartlett Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett. A Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Born May 23, 1926, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Glen Oaks Hospital. Cremation is private. Mrs. Allanson was an avid gardener. She loved all animals. She was the beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of John "Jack" (Rhoda) of Chicago, Celeste Whalen of Chicago, Margaret Allanson of Bloomingdale, Jan Szara of Florida and Pat Fasse of St. Charles; loved sister of Donald Hochstatter of Bloomingdale, Richard Hochstatter of Chicago and the late Robert Hochstatter; fond grandmother of 12; and great-grandmother of eight. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book at dailyherald.com/obits. For information, (630)289-7575.