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June S Egger

June S. Egger (Ericksen) Peacefully at rest suddenly Saturday October 23 at her residence. Age 94 born June 27 1916 in Chicago.Preceded in death by her loving husband Charles (1999) and her parents Carl J. (1961) and Emma E. (1942) Ericksen and her sister Lorayne (1955) and her great niece Amy Dixon and Amy?s 2 daughters Olivia and Gracie (2005). Survived by one son Eric Charles (Mary Ann) Egger two granddaughters Erica Ann and Amber June Egger a niece June Pekol and a nephew Mark Puddicombe (her God children), three great nieces one great nephew three great great nieces one great great nephew and several cousins.June and Charles were married in 1940 and shared 58 wonderful married years. Junes family gently cared for her during the last 11 years.Educated in Rock Island Illinois Bettendorf Iowa and Joliet Illinois public Schools was elected to The National Honor Society in her Junior Year was on the debate team as a Freshman and throughout high school was an R.O.T.C. sponsor and graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1933 from Joliet Junior College Metropolitan Business College and Joliet Conservatory in Drama in 1935. Studied Creative Writing at University of Illinois by extension Silversmithing in Chicago and completed Bennit Cerfs Famous Writers Course.Employed as secretary to the Superintendent of The Joliet Public Schools until her marri Age in 1940 as secretary at Kankakee Ordnance Works during World War II and worked in partnership with her husband Charles in The America Coal Company Egger Landscape Service Egger Lapidary Shop and with Holiday Magic Cosmetic Studio for 35 years retiring in 1979.Life long member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church serving as director of Bible School and Sunday School Superintendent having written and directed four children?s Christmas p Ageants and writer of four church histories. She wrote and directed plays for the Business and Professional Women?s Club The Women?s Division of the Y.M.C.A. (serving as president) Pershing P.T.A. (serving as president) and Hufford P.T.A. (serving as treasurer) ? recipient of a Life Membership in Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers member of The Joliet Gem Club free lance Herald News writer past president and history writer of the Woman?s Club of Joliet and recipient of multi awards in the General Federation of Women?s Club Creative Writing Contests. She was a member of her high school Class Reunion committee since 1933 for its 72 annual dinners and partial writer of the annual class newsletter. The 50th reunion ?Memories? she wrote found itself in the J.T.H.S. Time Capsule in 2000. She wrote original poetry booklets for her grandchildren including ?The Polka Dotted Shoes? and ?Ethics for Kids? and poems for special family celebrations. She wrote spiritual poems to express her Christian Faith. She researched the highlights and chronology of her family and left a 300 p Age pictorial legacy called ?Family Spoken Here? accompanied by a detailed generation outline called ?The Begats?.Visitation at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home 1500 Black Rd near Midland 815-744-4444 Tuesday October 26 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of service. Services of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday October 27 with The Rev Robert Franklin officiating. Internment at Elmhurst Cemetery. Memorials may be offered to Easter Seals or St. John Lutheran Church. Rev. Robert Franklin Officiating

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