Obituaries

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July 2018

Roger King - Teacher
Robert Schumm '80
Suzanne Wallace Crowder '62

Roger King - Teacher
Roger C. King, 86, of Buffalo Grove, IL and Cable, WI passed away peacefully June 28, 2018. Born in Rockford, IL, he was the beloved husband of 63 years to Eileen Shumaker. He is also survived by his daughters Catherine (Chris) Guse and Patricia (Rick) Mika; grandchildren, Jessica (Josh) Keller, Jamie (Jon) Farber, Jeanna Anderson, Ryan Mika, Heather (James) Hoeft, and Hannah Mika; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Raymond (Cathy) King. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda (Dennis) Dohse. Roger served in the Korean War with theUnited States Marine Corps where he received 2 Purple Hearts, one earned during the Battle at the Chosin Resevoir. After he was released from active duty, he graduated from Illinois State University where he met and married the love of his life, Eileen. After graduation, Roger taught physical education and tennis at Lincolnwood Junior High School and Niles East High School. In 1963, Roger began his 27-year career teaching physical education and directing the tennis program at Maine West High School. In addition, he initiated and maintained the tennis program for 20 years with the Des Plaines Park District. He was inducted into the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame in 1988. After retiring from Maine West, Roger went on to be an instructor and men's tennis coach at Harper College in Palatine for several years. Roger and Eileen spent their summer months at their home on Lake Namakagon near Cable, WI where he enjoyed fishing, playing golf and a good game of pinochle or cribbage with friends. The King family has been vacationing in the Cable area since the late 1930's and on Lake Namakagon since 1956. A mass in celebration of Roger's life will be held at a later date in Buffalo Grove, IL. Memorials may be made to JourneyCare Foundation at www.journeycare.org. To leave online condolences for the family or for more information, visit www.davenportfamily.com.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 1, 2018

Robert Schumm - Class '80
Robert A. Schumm, 55, of Tallahassee FL, originally from Des Plaines, IL, passed away June 28, 2018. Survived by his wife of 25 years, Rita, stepdaughter, Erin, sisters, Nancy (Mike) Spengler and Lori (Paul) Fearnside and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Carol Schumm and sister, Susan. A memorial service will be held Saturday August 4, 2018 in Tallahassee.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 6, 2018


Suzanne Wallace Crowder - Class '62
Mrs. Suzanne Wallace Crowder 73, passed away peacefully on, Saturday in Plano, Texas.  She was born on Tuesday, October 24, 1944, to her loving and thoughtful parents, William Wallace and Mabel Orth in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Suzanne Wallace Crowder will be sincerely missed by her loving family, her sister, Wendy Wallace, her devoted friends and all the wonderful individuals who knew and loved her. At this time, funeral services for Mrs. Suzanne Wallace Crowder Smith are pending, please check back to the Restland website at a later date for full-service information. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Suzanne Wallace Crowder have been faithfully entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery, which is located at 13005 Greenville Ave., at the intersection of Restland Road, Dallas, Texas 75243, and can be reached at (972) 238-7111.