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Lara J. Strzempa


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Lara J. Strzempa

Born: February 24, 1971; in Naperville, IL

Died: January 5, 2018; in Elgin, IL

Lara J. Strzempa, 46, of Elgin, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Advocate Sherman Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer, a battle fought with positive hope until the very end.

She was born on February 24, 1971 in Naperville the daughter of Melvin & Christine (Cass) Moehling. Lara graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School class of 1989; she then graduated from Illinois State University with her BA and Master's Degree. She was and educator and former teacher, currently she was employed by Follett School Solutions as a Classroom Curation Specialist. She was an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin. She was a loving wife, mother and daughter. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ernest "Ernie" Strzempa; their children, Devin and Ella. She is survived by her father, Melvin (Cheri) Moehling. Step siblings, Kelly, Casey, Christine and Michael O'Reilly; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Her in laws, Ernie (Lorraine) Strzempa; sister-in-law, Lynnette (Pat) Reardon; nieces, Kelsey, and god daughter, Kayla; "Sisters", Tina, Christine, Jean and Teresa.

She was preceded in death by her mother, maternal and paternal grandparents; Cousins, Trisha and Terry.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Thursday morning at the church from 9:45 AM until the time of mass.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Helping Paws of Woodstock.

847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 8, 2018
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