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Herman Eichorst

     Herman Eichorst, 92, of Arlington Heights, IL passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 3 2024.
     He was born November 10, 1931, in Chicago, Il to the late Josephine(nee Corcoran) and Herman Eichorst. He was preceded in death by his 10 brothers and sisters. He spent his formative years growing up in Canaryville. He loved sharing stories of his time with family and friends in the neighborhood. He was very proud to be a product of Canaryville! He is known as “Red” to his family and friends. Some say the nickname is related to his red hair color and others say it is related to his short fuse…The world will never know the truth!
     He is survived by his loving wife, Blanche (nee Pelcak) Eichorst of 68 years. Herman and Blanche shared so many wonderful memories during their long marriage. Herman was a proud Teamster. He worked as a local truck driver prior to retiring. Herman and Blanche loved to travel all over the country and world. In fact, road trips were their favorites! Herman even took his love of driving and taught all three of his grandchildren how to drive!
     He was a loving father to Eric, Evonne and Diane Eichorst. Herman was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by his son (Eric) and daughter (Evonne), as well as family and friends that preceded him in death. Herman was affectionately known as Buba to his three grandchildren: Andrew Loska, Dana(Justin) Scott and Heather(Josh) Mendez as well as his four great grandchildren Jameson and Carter Scott and Lia and Calum Mendez. Herman took such pride and joy in being a grandfather. He would be sure to attend any special events in their lives, as well as sharing his allowance with them in his “Buba Jar.” Becoming a great-grandpa was a title he held proudly. Herman always said how lucky he was to have lived a long life and play such an important part in the lives of his kids, grandkids, and even great grandkids!
     Herman was a history buff! You could often find him watching movies or television shows about various historical events. He enjoyed sitting around the kitchen table with family playing and often winning Phase 10. Herman had a soft spot for watching the local squirrels as they played in the woods behind his house. He would often sit outside watching the squirrels’ antics with a cigar and sometimes a beer. Herman loved himself a good German beer. He would even attempt to order a German beer no matter the ethnicity of the restaurant, much to his family’s dismay. Outside of his time with family, Herman enjoyed meeting up with friends and sharing stories and making new memories. Herman looked forward to meeting with his Woodfield Walkers’ group and enjoying a McDonald’s coffee as he caught up with friends and got some exercise! “As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” Herman Eichorst not only lived a long life, but he lived a fulfilling one. His legacy will live on with those who were blessed with knowing and loving him.
     His family is hosting a visitation on Saturday, April 20, 2024, between the hours of 2:00-5:00 pm at the Meadows Funeral Home. Located at 3615 Kirchoff Road in Rolling Meadows, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude in Herman’s honor.
     For additional information please contact: (847)253-0224 or Meadowsfh.com

Barbara Ann Berry

     Barbara Ann Berry, 89, of Wheeling, formerly of Rolling Meadows, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 17, 2024.  She was born July 1, 1934, in Detroit, MI to the late Josephine (nee Guenther) and Harry Rome.
     Barbara was the mother of Nancy Berry, Audrey (Steve) Henderson, Kathleen (Paul) Lombardo, Steven Berry, Linda Berry, and Carol (Bryan, Sr.) Wilson; grandmother of Steven, Jr., Bethany, Michelle (Ryan), Andrew, Marie, Bryan, Jr. (Shannon), and Daniel; great-grandmother of Zebulun Ezekiel; sister of Susan (the late Leo) Sikorski and the late Patricia (the late Dr. Robert) Allen; and many nieces and nephews.
     Barbara will be remembered by the many neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members whose lives were touched by her goodness.
     A memorial visitation will be on Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Rd., Rolling Meadows. A memorial mass will be on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 10:00am at St. Colette Church, 3900 Meadow Dr., Rolling Meadows.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesusa.org or The Humane Society www.humanesociety.org.
     Information (847)253-0224 or Meadowsfh.com

Robert J. Fielding

     Robert J. Fielding, 100, of Rolling Meadows, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 16, 2024. 
     A visitation will be held Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at the Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
     Information Meadows Funeral Home, 847-253-0224, MeadowsFH.com.

Leona M. Barnes

     Leona M. Barnes, 88, of Schaumburg, passed away Monday, April 8, 2024. She died peacefully, surrounded by family, and is now standing in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
     Leona was born on January 9th, 1936, in Wauseon, Ohio. She had two brothers and two sisters and enjoyed life growing up on a farm. After high school, Leona attended Music Conservatory. She spent the next 50 years using her musical gifts as her church’s organist/pianist as well as teaching private piano lessons.
     Leona met her husband, Gary, on a blind date when she was a senior in high school and he was attending a nearby college. He soon became the love of her life and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage before Gary passed away in 2017. Leona loved Jesus, loved her family, and loved her many friends. She was well known for her great sense of humor and the many pranks she pulled over the years!
     Leona is survived by her children Mark (Kathy) Barnes, Nancy (Jim) McDonaugh, and Scott (Pam) Barnes, along with her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Gary and their daughter Amy.
     A "Celebration of Life" service will be held Saturday, April 27th at Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. There will be a time for visitation with the family from 9:30 - 11:00 am with the celebration service at 11:00. A luncheon at the church will follow the service. Everyone is invited.
     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meadows Christian Fellowship (address above).
     Information Meadows Funeral Home, 847-253-0224, MeadowsFH.com.

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