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1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
SOUTH ELGIN - Alvina "Tootie" Vandervate, 85, a longtime resident of South Elgin, passed away on Friday August 10, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center of Elgin. She was born on October 9, 1932 in Palatine, IL the daughter of William E. and Emma J. (Jahnke) Vogt. Tootie was a 1950 graduated of Palatine High School and in her younger years, worked for Ackemann's Department Store in Elgin as an Interior Decorator and Drapery Consultant. She was also a Deputy Registrar for the Kane County Clerks office. She was a lifelong member of the Community United Methodist Church in South Elgin, where she was known for her talent of sewing and drapery work, along with her love of Butterflies. She was always up for an adventure and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her daughters: Deb Davis (Woody Ryan); Denise "Dee" Burns (Footloose! Frank); and Tara (Todd) Ryan all of Palatine, IL; three grandchildren: Jason Davis, Jode Becknell and Tyler Ryan; four great granddaughters: Jordan, Jeanette, Jessica and Tatum, along with many nieces, nephews and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Wayne N. Vandervate; a brother: Melvin "Ci" Vogt and a sister: Rose Batz. Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 15, 2018 from 4-9:00 PM with a funeral services held at 8:00 PM at the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., (Rt. 31), Elgin IL 60123. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community United Methodist Church, South Elgin IL. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2018
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