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Florence Calhoun Liphardt

Libertyville, Illinois

Sep 9, 1924 – Oct 26, 2017 (Age 93)


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Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, LTD. Obituary

Florence Calhoun Liphardt daughter of Paul and Florence (Hartnett) Calhoun, passed away peacefully the night of October 26, 2017, with loving family at her side. Florence was born in Chicago, IL on September 9, 1924. Florence spent her entire life in the Chicagoland area. She was a graduate of St. Ignatius Grammar School; St. Scholastica High School; Mundelein College and Loyola University. Her work before marriage included Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Field & Co, Carson Pirie Scott & Co., Hall Brothers and Hallmark Cards where in addition to secretarial work she helped design and setup window displays, show rooms and on floor displays. On November 29, 1952, Florence was married to Edward W. Liphardt "Ted", they were blessed with four children. In 1962, they moved from their home on the North side of Chicago (Sauganash) to Lake Forest where she resided for the remainder of her life. Florence lived her life as a passionate loving wife, mother and grandmother. Florence's family was always her main priority, her devotion and love for them was immeasurable. She enjoyed designing and creating her own evening gowns, knitting beautiful sweaters and scarves, playing bridge with her friends, gardening, golf and travel with her boys and entertaining her family and friends. Florence was the life of the party, her presence and smile lit up the room. Her drive for perfection and living a Christian life was clear to all who met her. Her generosity and dedication were a blessing to many. She served as board member and president to many organizations including The Art Institute of Chicago, Woodlands Garden Club, University of Chicago Cancer Research, Chicago Heart Association, Community Music Association, Gorton Community Center, and the Knollwood Club. Florence was preceded in death by her loving husband Ted, her parents Paul and Florence Calhoun, her sister Joan Calhoun Frankenthal and two brothers, Edward and Thomas Calhoun. Florence leaves to mourn her departure four children, Mark (Alma) of Los Angeles, California; Robert (Kristina) of Irvine, California; Douglas (Karen Connor) of Hoffman Estates, Illinois; Peter (Laura) of Lake Forest, Illinois; six grandchildren Peter Jr., Ava, Edward "Ted", Jacob, Tyler and Sofia; her brothers Paul Calhoun of Sauganash/Chicago and John (Gayle) Calhoun of California.

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Wonderful friends of my parents, Bob and Jackie Beckmann. They passed away five years ago. Thinking of the sons, fond memories of all our parents and a great life growing up in Lake Forest!! Catherine Beckmann

She was one of a kind. A girl's girl even though she had boys. The chichest, most stylish woman Knollwood ever saw. I can not count the laughs my Mom and I had with our dear Florence. My deepest condolences to you boys. I loved her. Kathy Bachman Hartford