Obituaries

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September 2022

Daryl Schultz - Teacher
Charles Longley '64
Linda Colbert Ohlson '75
Pamella Small DeVriend '62
Sherrill Erickson Haynes '61
Colin Carroll '72
Richard Collins '66

Daryl Schultz - Teacher
Daryl Dean Schultz of Williams Bay, WI, formerly of Elk Grove Village, IL passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the age of 90 surrounded by his wife and two children. Daryl was born in the City of Hampton located in north central Iowa. The son of Dr. Ole N. Schultz and Alvena E. (Johnson) Schultz, he grew up in the neighboring town of Latimer and in 1950 graduated 3rd in his class of twelve students from Franklin Consolidated High School. Daryl continued his education at Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA for 2 years before being drafted into the Korean War. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and rose to the rank of Sergeant. After an honorable discharge, Daryl came home and resumed his studies at the University of Iowa where he earned his B.A. and M.A. in Theater Arts. Daryl began his post graduate career at Washington High School in Washington, IA and taught English, Speech and Drama. In the mid 1960s, he moved to the Chicago, IL area where he would teach at several high schools in the NW suburbs before eventually landing at Maine Township High School District 207. He would remain there until his retirement in 1987 from Maine West High School. During these years, Daryl directed countless school plays, judged speech contests and was the PA announcer for football games. He was most proud of his time spent as an instructor and mentor to his students and their accomplishments in the Radio/TV program at WMTH-FM and WMTH-TV. In 1966, Daryl met the love of his life Jane Rhode. They were married the following year at First United Methodist Church in Elmhurst, IL. After living in Wheaton and Arlington Heights, they made Elk Grove Village their home for the next 47 years on Forest Lane and raised their two children, Peter and Kirstin. After his retirement from Maine West High School, Daryl started his “second career” as an actor. He appeared in numerous local theater productions over the years while also finding work in many commercials, public service announcements, television programs (most notably “America’s Most Wanted”), radio theater productions and even a few bit parts in some major motion pictures including “The Package” with Gene Hackman and “Next of Kin” with Patrick Swayze. In his spare time, Daryl enjoyed travelling with Jane to different locales (including Alaska, Canada and Europe) along with playing golf, bicycling, exercising, researching and creating his family tree, and watching/yelling at the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls and Iowa Hawkeyes. Daryl is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Roberta “Jane” Schultz, son Peter (Emma) Schultz of Lake Geneva, WI, daughter Kirstin (Brian) Stieglitz of Lombard, IL, adoring granddaughters Abril Mecozzi, Salma Schultz and Madeline Stieglitz, and cherished great-grandsons Jay and Jake Mecozzi. Daryl was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Owen, Donald and Roger Schultz. A visitation and memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm with an hour of reflection from family, former students and colleagues starting at 4:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1207 Indigo Ave, Hampton, IA 50441 at 11:00am. Burial will follow with military honors at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery next door.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Lung Association at https://action.lung.org

Charles Longley - Class '64
Charles Keats Longley, beloved husband of Nanette DeFeo Longley, passed away at home on September 1, 2022, under the care of family and friends. Born and raised in Des Plaines, Illinois. Chuck graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering ('69). After graduation, Chuck taught machine tool technology in West Bend, Wisconsin. It was here that he made lifelong friends and, with their help, built the 44 foot blue water sailing yacht "DejaVu" which became a major part of his life for the next 35 years. Apart from sailing, Chuck brought his boundless enthusiasm and passion to rock climbing, ice climbing, hiking and downhill skiing. He was a member of the Lowell Sportsmen's Club and the Jubilee Yacht Club. In 1983, while ice climbing, he was badly injured by an avalanche on Mount Washington – he always realized how incredibly lucky he was to survive. Chuck was always building things. He was very creative which enabled him to complete many remarkable projects. After working as an engineer for several companies in New England, Chuck founded Altek Preformer Corp, where he designed and built high end manufacturing equipment for large fortune 500 companies. Chuck will be remembered as an adventurer, outdoorsman and ocean sailor. All of which gave him plenty of material for his wonderful story-telling skills. He will be sorely missed. Chuck leaves behind his wife, Nanette, his brother, Tom Longley of Grapevine, Texas, his sister-in-law Suzanne and her husband Tom Freitas of Jericho, VT and his beloved niece and nephew, many aunts, uncles and cousins by marriage and many lifelong friends. Donations in Chuck's Memory may be made to the Mount Washington Avalanche Center, North Conway, NH https://mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org. Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 18th, 12-3 at the Jubilee Yacht Club, 126 Water Street, Beverly, MA 01915. Nanette would greatly appreciate hearing your favorite Chuck story.

Published by Lowell Sun on Sep. 11, 2022.

Linda Colbert Ohlson - Class '75
Linda Ohlson (nee Colbert), beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away September 2nd, 2022 at her home in Elk Grove Village, Illinois after a long battle with illness at the age of 65. A kind and generous soul, Linda always put the needs of others before her own. Born April 29th, 1957 in Chicago to William and Florence Colbert (nee Plath), Linda grew up in Des Plaines and attended Maine West High School. The daughter of a pilot, Linda enjoyed aviation and would occasionally fly small planes out of Schaumburg airport. Linda worked as an administrator for various manufacturing and logistics companies. She met her beloved husband Michael at work in 1981. They married in 1986. Whether they were gardening, cooking, eating her favorite Dairy Queen while watching Hallmark Christmas movies, or riding around in the Mustang, Linda most enjoyed spending time with her Mike. She loved the sun and lounging in the pool at home or at the beach at her favorite vacation spot, Treasure Island, Florida. Linda was a proud and loving mom to her sons Perry and Matthew. She never missed a baseball or football game. The ultimate listener, Mom was always there to lend support and guidance whenever she was needed. Linda cherished being a grandmother to Sydney and Piper. She loved attending their dance recitals and spoiling them the way only grandmothers can. Auntie Linda took great pride in hosting family holidays and gatherings and ensured everyone was happy and fed. She was loved dearly by her brother William and sister Lisa and her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Late in life, Linda battled multiple serious illnesses. She continued to fight and was determined to gain the most out life. The strength, grace and positive attitude in which she handled life’s challenges is an inspiration that will live on in memory. Memorial services for Linda will be held Saturday, September 10th from 3 to 9PM at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels Roselle, Illinois. Linda was preceded in death by grandmother Florence Plath, grandmother Helga Colbert, parents William and Florence Colbert (nee Plath), uncle Bud (Florence) Plath, uncle Jim Plath, aunt June (John) Dietrich,nee Colbert, and niece Samantha Howard. Linda is survived by her husband Michael, sons Perry (Jennifer) Ohlson and Matthew Ohlson, granddaughters Sydney and Piper, brother William (Susan) Colbert of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, sister Lisa Stumpfoll, nee Colbert of Lake Como, Wisconsin, nieces Sarah, Mina, Lauren and Dana, nephews William, David and Trevor, Cousin Daniel (Lianne) Plath and beloved Uncle Norbert Gajaski. Memorial services for Linda will be held Saturday, September 10th from 3 to 9PM at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels Roselle, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Linda’s memory to her favorite charity.

 

Pamella Small DeVriend - Class '62
With deep sadness, we report the loss of our dear loving mother and friend, Pamella Hope DeVriend (nee Small), who passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the age of 78. She was deeply loved. Our pathways of life have lost such a caring mother and friend. She was kind, patient, and a gentlewoman of faith and a mother, Sister, Friend, Aunt, Grandmother, and Great grandmother to those that knew her. Pam had a gentle calmness, and an upbeat personality, all delivered with a wit and a powerful presence. She was warm, kind, and empathetic. Always present, approachable, and loving. She provided unending love, positive support, and a "never give up attitude." If you met Pam, you knew of her kindness and how she always wanted to encourage the best in those around her. She was an avid knitter and crocheter and loved keeping her hands busy. Pamella was born, June, 20, 1944, in Chicago and graduated from Maine West High School in Des Plaines in 1962. She leaves behind a son, Curtis Golembiewski, a daughter Valerie (David) Flaim; grandchildren: Kirstie (Jake) Fuller, Coty (Goecke) Emerson, Ethan Simmons, Mackenzie (Vyanka) Gerard, Maddisen (Vincent) Spano; her great-grandchildren, Samantha Fuller, Joshua Fuller, Matthen Fuller, River Fuller, Carmen Gerard, and Catia Gerard; sisters, Judy (Bob) Hendrychs, Penny (Tom) Tidwell, Dori (Mike) Palombi and Mike Palombi; several nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends she has met along the way.Pamela's family is incredibly thankful to her home health aides, Angie, Mary, and Alisha, her charge nurse of Inspiration Home Health and Hospice. A memorial service will be at 432 Simoron Drive, Ogden, UT 84201, and via Zoom on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

Sherrill Erickson Haynes - Class '61
Sherrill Ann Haynes, 79, of Marietta, GA passed away peacefully on September 19, 2022. Originally from Des Plaines, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. A graduate of Maine West HS and Ravenswood School of Nursing. Preceded in death by her son, Daniel Haynes; parents, Irving and Dorothy Erickson; brother, Ronald Erickson and sister, Donna Ostergaard. Survived by husband Lawrence Haynes and sons Douglas and Ronald Haynes. Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Foundation. http:www.alz.org or alzfdn.org

Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sep. 25, 2022.

Colin Carroll - Class '72
Colin Carroll, 68, of Antioch, IL,went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 13, 1954, to Colin Henry McKay and Isabella Hamilton (Wright) Carroll. On June 11, 1994, Colin married the love of his life, Linda Hedgepeth. Colin is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Linda H. Carroll; son, Ian Andrew Carroll; daughter, Morgan Ashley Carroll; mother, Isabella Carroll; grandchildren, Luna Carroll and Ashlee Carroll; father-in-law, Robert E. (Jan Kiser) Hedgepeth; uncle, William (Catherine) Wright; brother-in-law, Bruce (Cindy) Hedgepeth; niece, Kate (Brett) Coston and their son, Walker Coston; cousins, Billy (Sheila) Wright and their children, and Julie (Kevin) Patrick and their children; the Des Plaines Fire Department family, the Village Church of Gurnee family, the Immanuel Church family, and many more relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Colin Henry McKay Carroll; his mother-in-law, Eileen Lewis Hedgepeth; and nephew, William Hedgepeth. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, (please check back for time of service) at Village Church of Gurnee, 1319 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee with Pastor David Giese and Pastor Brandon Smith officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made payable to Christar (please reference account #533 in the memo) and please mail to Village Church, C/O Linda H. Carroll, 1319 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee, IL 60031. Arrangements entrusted to Sambrano Funeral & Cremation, Gurnee. Please sign the guestbook at LauraSambranoFunerals.com; 847-571-7719.

 

Richard Collins - Class '66
Richard Martin Collins, 73, of Marengo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Richard was born in Chicago, IL and lived his childhood in Des Plaines, IL. He then resided for the most time in Elgin, IL and Marengo, IL. He worked for Weber Stevens (2003), took pride in his work, and retired in 2019. Surviving are his four children, Christina (Eugene) Magsombol, Steven (Tomisa) Collins, Matthew Collins, and Katharine Collins. Also surviving are his sisters, Karen and Jackie and brother, Bruce. Richard is the grandfather of Lilly, Makayla, Savannah, Jackson, Ethan, and Maverick. He was preceded in death by his parents (John and Lorraine); brothers, John, Patrick, Robert, and Bill, and his sister, Susan. In lieu of funeral services, family as opted for a private birthday celebration in his honor. Our dad will be fondly remembered by family as a loving father, grandfather, and brother. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family, for information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Published by Daily Herald on Sep. 29, 2022.