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Helen Margaret Spurgin


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Helen Margaret Spurgin Obituary
Helen Margaret Spurgin

Born: May 8, 1931; in Milwaukee, WI

Died: November 26, 2017; in DeKalb, IL

Helen Margaret Spurgin, age 86, of DeKalb, formerly of Elburn, passed away at home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Sunday, November 26, 2017.

She was born May 8, 1931, the daughter of proud parents, Chester and Agnes (Neumann) Brunner, in Milwaukee, WI.

She is survived by seven children, Steven (Linda) Schmidt, Gary (Deborah) Schmidt, Robert (Carol) Schmidt, Marsha Schmidt, Debra Schmidt, Jamie Koz, Sharon (Gary) Spatafora; one step-daughter, Theresa (David) Reis; 12 grandchildren, Bryan (Jen) Schmidt, Vanessa Hyre, Jessica (Travis) Clisham, Jenna (Ty Ore) Schmidt, James Schmidt, Jill Schmidt, Hannah Quackenbush, Gretchen (Scott) Hammer, Kristin (Nigel)Holten, Megan (Michael) Howe, Mary (Nic) Fox, Sarah Baugher; 8 great-grandchildren, Jesse Schmidt, Morgan and Logan Hyre, Nicholas and William Hammer, Dylan Delleman, Elena Fox and Skyler Ore; sisters-in-law, Betty Schmidt, Delores Schmidt and Lois Schmidt; many nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Also, a very special mention to the Ehrke Family who attended to Helen whenever she was in need. Their kindness and love for her will never be forgotten.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud "Red" Spurgin; one brother, John Neumann; one son-in-law, Steven Koz and a step-son, Buddy Spurgin.

Visitation was from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. A funeral to celebrate her faith followed visitation. Joshua Free, pastor of the Abiding Peace Lutheran Church, officiated with interment to follow at Blackberry Township Cemetery, Elburn.

A memorial has been established in Helen's name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the "Helen M. Spurgin Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, on the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page or on the web at www.conleycare.com.

The family wishes to especially thank her care givers, Tiffany, Linda and Kim.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Dec. 7, 2017
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