HUNTLEY – Lucille C. Lesher, 87, of Huntley, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
She was born Aug. 26, 1925, to Walter and Florence Smith in Chicago. She married Robert "Bob" Lesher, and in her early years, she was a bookkeeper and secretary for the famous jazz bands of Stan Kenton and Gene Krupa, whom her husband, Bob, played for. They visited all but two states while traveling together with the bands.
She was generous, lived for Christmas and her great-grandkids, and always found the perfect gift. She was thoughtful, caring and loved her family.
She is survived by her children, Curt (Marilyn) Lesher and Sharon (Gary) Jenkins; her grandchildren, Carrie (Peter) Sidorowicz, Cory (Sousie) Jenkins, Eric Lesher, Amy (Shawn) Myers, Jonathon (Stephanie) Lesher and Todd (Holly) Lesher; her great-grandchildren, Kylie and Ella Jenkins, Sean, Ryan and Sara Sidorowicz, Brant and Mallory Lesher, Jessica, Gabriel and Joey Contreras, and Rylee and Victoria Myers; her daughter-in-law, Diane Lesher; and her dear friend, Jane Harding.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and her son, Craig Lesher.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The memorial service will be at 7 p.m.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.querhammerandflagg.com.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.