Christopher S. Bacon was the son of Margaret Hoyt Bacon and Wm T. Bacon, Jr, the grandson of Nelson Landon Hoyt /Catherine Orde Hoyt and William T. Bacon/Martha Smith Bacon – prominent Chicago families and all now deceased. Chris is survived by his siblings: Wm T Bacon III, Catherine Hoyt Bacon Von Stroh, Hoyt Wells Bacon, Jonathan Knight Bacon; 10 nieces & nephews and their children; and his long time caregiver, Joanna Lewinska.
Chris was born and raised in Lake Forest, IL. He was born with spina bifida and became somewhat of a "miracle child," as he was expected to only survive a few years. He not only survived, but thrived, attending Lake Forest Country Day School, then Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs. He worked for the Northern Trust Bank in Lake forest for 35 years becoming Vault Manager and a VP. Chris had a fantastic memory for names and relationships. He knew and was known by much of the Lake Forest community. So much so that within the family and friends circle he was affectionately known as "The Mayor" of Lake Forest.
He volunteered for years in the Missions Possible Bookstore at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest and often did lay readings from the Bible during services. Chris loved spending summers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, staying in touch with family and friends who gathered there at the multi-family camp. In his younger years he also relished his time on the Southeast Florida Coast, again with family and friends. Chris had many collections, was a train buff and was an enthusiastic Cubs baseball and Black Hawks hockey fan.
Chris will have a memorial service at Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, IL on Sat, May 15th at 10:30 AM CDT. The service will also be available Live Stream at CHSLF.org
Contributions in Chris' memory may be sent either to the Chicago Botanic Garden, chicagobotanic.org
/ by mail 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Il 60222 or to the Gorton Community Center, gortoncenter.org
/ by mail ATTN: Catherine Yehle, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest, IL 60045.
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Published by Chicago Tribune from May 2 to May 6, 2021.