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CLAUDE V. MARKSTROM

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Claude V. Markstrom Visitation for Claude V. Markstrom will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Faith Lutheran Church, 431 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Claude was born on Aug. 4, 1926, in Chicago, to Carl V and Gerda (nee Almquist) Markstrom. He passed away quietly at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Claude was a building general contractor who had a very active career in Arlington Heights and the surrounding communities, beginning in the early 1950s, until he retired in 1988. In the 1970s and 1980s, he built the Olsen Center and the chapel at the Lutheran Home, and the First Arlington National Bank (now Chase Bank) in downtown Arlington Heights. He managed major remodeling projects at St. Peter Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church. He also contracted many projects in the retail stores in downtown Arlington Heights as well as other churches, schools and hospitals. After retiring, he worked as a field representative for Hundreiser, Gutowsky and Associates inspecting job sites and consulting with clients. He was on the Board of Directors at First Arlington National Bank and served on the Building Codes Review Board for the village of Arlington Heights. He also served as a trustee and elder at Faith Lutheran Church. He served in the Navy during World War II. An avid boater and fisherman since childhood, Claude inspired a love of fishing and water sports in all of his family who spent many years enjoying their second home in Green Lake, Wis. Claude is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gertrude Markstrom (nee Bornkamp); his daughters, Karen (John) Seehausen of Inverness and Christine Churchill of Algonquin; his grandchildren, Angela (Tony) Scharf and Eric Seehausen; his great-grandson, Trent Scharf; his sister-in-law, Bernice Hurley Reading of Green Lake, Wis.; and her family. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Grace. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Faith Lutheran Church, 431 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. For information and condolences, refer to www.GlueckertFH.com or call 1-847-253-0168.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2013
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