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Linda Marie Ludwig, 58, of Lanark died June 2, 2010 at University Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin following a brief illness.
She was born April 15, 1952 in Freeport the daughter of Dean and Barbara (Slager) Snyder.
Linda married James Ludwig on August 17, 1974 at the United Methodist Church in Lanark, Illinois. She was a graduate of Lanark High School. In 1974 she graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Physical Education and proudly returned to Lanark High School as a teacher from 1974-1986. With the passage of Title IX, Linda coached the first girls’ sports, which included track, basketball , and volleyball, and she served as the adviser to the Girls’ Athletic Association. She later specialized as the volleyball coach, achieving a record of 181 wins and 82 losses over twelve years. After the 1986 consolidation of the Eastland School District, she became the Middle School math and computer teacher.
The greatest joy of her life, Karlee, was born March 29, 1988. Linda enjoyed extensive travel with her daughter and many friends.
In 1989, she was inducted into “Shoot the Bull” Sports Hall of Fame for her many years of coaching.
As a tireless advocate for the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Linda served in many capacities. She acted as a resource, worked on an international conference planning committee, and faithfully attended conferences throughout the United States.
Linda proudly completed the extensive Bethel Bible Study Program. AS a member of the Forreston Reformed Church, she was a high School Sunday School teacher for many years. Linda was a dedicated member of the Lanark United Methodist Church bell choir and also served as a youth group advisor.
After her official retirement in 2009, she continued to teach computer part-time at Eastland Middle School and coached seventh grade volleyball. As a member of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Linda was instrumental in the passage of the recent Eastland referendum. She was appointed the Lanark City treasure in September 2009.
Linda is survived by Jim, Karlee, Brother Jeff (Rhonda) Snyder, Step-Father Marv Kramer, Mother in Law Priscilla Ludwig, Brother –In-Law Duane (Valerie) Ludwig, Sister-In-Law Cindy (Larry) Tigges, and Brother-In-Law Tom ( Penny) Ludwig. She took great joy in the lives and activities of her eleven nieces and nephews. In addition, she is survived by the many students whose lives she touched with her warmth and enthusiasm, in her 35 years of teaching.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her niece Heidi Ludwig, and her Father-In-law LeRoy Ludwig.
Linda will be remembered as a devoted mother and supportive friend who shared her love of life with all who knew her.
A funeral service for Linda was Monday, 10:00 A.M. in Forreston Reformed Church, Forreston, Illinois. Rev. Kathryn Ling and Rev. Timothy R. Fry will officiate. Visitation was from 2:00-6:00 P.M. at Lanark High School.
Dr. Cynthia (Swearingen) Radosevich, 53 passed away Friday May 28, 2010 in Rockton, IL. Cynthia was born August 14, 1956 in Kewanee, IL. The daughter of Alvin and Betty Swearingen. She graduated from Bradley University and Northwestern Medical School. She was an Oncologist and worked at Act Medical Group and Rockford Health Systems for over 20 years. Cynthia was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was a volunteer for VNA Hospice.
Survivors include her two daughters Catherine and Teresa Radosevich, Father Alvin (Jane) Swearingen of Chadwick, IL. Siblings; Cheryl (David) Schlagheck of Spring Valley, IL, Karan (Joel) Schneider of Deerfield, IL, Alvin (Jean) Swearingen Jr. of Hickory Hills, IL, Alan (Jill) Swearingen of Columbia, MO, and Charles (Kellie) Swearingen of Morton, IL. Her companion Jeff Oskins of Rockford. Predeceased by her Mother (Betty), Sister Katherine and Nephew Ben Schlagheck.
Mass of Resurrection was at 10am Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 At Fitzgerald Funeral Home Rockton Chapel 3910 N. Rockton Ave. From 4pm. until 7p.m. The Rosary was recited at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Marie B. Daeumer
Marie B. Daeumer, age 91, of Savanna, Illinois, died peacefully, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2010 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church with Reverend Philip Bigelow officiating. Interment will be with her husband at the St. Marcus Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5, prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given in Marie’s honor to the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Savanna.
Margery L. Wernick
Margery L. Wernick, age 67 of Savanna, Illinois died on Monday, May 31, 2010 in Lanark, Illinois. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A memorial fund has been established in Marge’s memory.
Clarence E. Swanger
Clarence E. Swanger, age 87, of Milledgeville, Illinois, formerly of Thomson, Illinois, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Coventry Village Nursing Home in Sterling, Illinois. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Chadwick Cemetery, Chadwick, Illinois.
Alta M. Schmidt
Alta M. Schmidt, age 85, of Hanover, Illinois, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Galena Stauss Nursing Home, Galena, Illinois. A funeral mass will be held at 10 :30 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 2010, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hanover. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, at the Law – Jones Funeral Home in Hanover, with a Rosary Service held at 6:30 p.m. A memorial has been established in Alta’s name.