ALGONQUIN – Edward Emil Hepfinger, 90, of Algonquin, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Devonshire of Lisle. |
He was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Dundee, the son of Emil and Laura Jurs Hepfinger.
He had been a resident of Algonquin since age 6 and was a graduate of Dundee High School in 1940. He was employed by Simplex, Armin Tool, South Elgin, for 11 years and then owned his own business, Suburban Tool and Engraving, from 1967 until 1990. He was a longtime part-time employee at Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services, Algonquin, where he enjoyed working as a greeter and funeral assistant.
He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Algonquin, where he was a very active member of the Men's Club. He was a longtime member of the Algonquin Lions Club, a former chairman of the March of Dimes, McHenry County, and was involved with the Cub Scouts and Meals on Wheels. Ed was a basketball official with the IHSA for more than 25 years, and was an avid Cubs fan. He was honored at the annual Algonquin Founders Day Parade.
Surviving are his four children, Penny (Ken) Ritt of Goldsboro, N.C., Mike (Connie) Hepfinger of Basalt, Colo., Jim (Eliza) Hepfinger of Herndon, Va., and Terri (Chester) Radek of Downers Grove; and 10 grandchildren, Gerrit, Kevin, Emma, Andrea, Lisa, Mike, Eric, Derek, Nicole and Melissa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 62 years, Olga Frances Knaus Hepfinger, on Aug. 6, 2007.
The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin, and from 9 a.m. Monday, March 5, until the funeral at 10 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Algonquin. Burial will be in Algonquin Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church, Algonquin, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Goldsboro, N.C., or the March of Dimes.
For information, visit lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or call the funeral home at 847-658-4232.
Published in the Northwest Herald from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2012