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OBITUARIES:  (published April 25, 2019)

Richard Eugene Myers
Richard Eugene “Dick” Myers, 89, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away April 17, 2019.
   Dick was born in 1930 in San Francisco to Harry and Sophie Myers. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from San Francisco State University, where he was an All-City basketball player. After graduation, Dick was accepted to officer’s training school, joined the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant, and served in Ulm, Germany, as a medic in the later stages of the Korean War. Upon his return he joined Betz Laboratories, followed by Nalco Chemical, where he spent more than 30 years and retired as an executive vice president of corporate sales.
   On Nov. 8, 1950, Dick married Betty Belle Cartwright, a love affair that lasted nearly 69 years. They raised one son, John. Dick had a passion for his family and was known for his sage advice, consistent positive attitude, quick wit and selflessness. He loved the outdoors, sports, travel and his time with family and friends.
   Dick was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Jr., and his sister, Grace.
   He is survived by his wife, Betty; his son, John (Christine); his grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Allison (Blake), Michelle (Kyler), Cameron, Molly (Brad) and Tim (Lucy); and his six great-grandchildren, Beckett, Lyndie, Brinley, Briggs, Caden and Maren.
   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield Ave.
   Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Willowbrook handled the arrangements.

John Hulbert Sherman Jr.
John “Jack” Hulbert Sherman Jr. of Austin, Minn., formerly of Hinsdale, died April 14, 2019.
   Jack, 92 was born in 1926 in Hinsdale to John and Margaret Sherman. He grew up in the Hinsdale school system and graduated in 1944 from Hinsdale Township High School, where he played football and ran track. He attended Union Church, which his grandparents, Wade and Margaret Fetzer, helped found, and developed many lifelong friendships in the community
Jack served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944-46 on the USS Tarawa, a CV-40 class aircraft carrier, as a flight landing attendant controlling the arresting gear helping the aircraft take off and land. After the war, he attended Iowa State University, joining the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and graduating in 1950 with a degree in agriculture and farm management.
   Jack married fellow Iowa State student Ann Goble in 1949, and they welcomed their first son, Michael, in 1950. That was also the year Jack started working for the George A. Hormel Co. in Austin, Minn., where he stayed for more than 36 years, primarily in the purchasing and procurement department. Children Peggy and John were born before the family was transferred to Fremont, Neb., where daughter Susan was born. The family moved back to Austin in 1974.
   For many years, they took family ski trips to Winter Park and Steamboat Springs, Colo., as well as Big Sky, Mont. Jack’s summer vacations were mostly at the family cabins in Glen Lake, Mich. beginning the year he was born, enjoying activities like swimming and boating, water skiing, sailing, canoing, picnics on Lake Michigan and large family dinners in the cabins. In retirement, Jack and Ann traveled extensively and spent many winters on Sanibel Island, Fla., for sun and beach time.
   While living in Austin, Jack enjoyed working on numerous projects for the Congregational church, helped plant trees for Spruce Up Austin for many years and was a longtime member of the Austin Rotary Club, Shriners and Masonic Lodge.
   He was proud to have earned his 25 Gallon Pin as a faithful donor to the American Red Cross. Jack loved being outdoors and transferred that love to his children and their families.       He also enjoyed contributing to the communities where he lived.
   He is survived by his wife, Ann; his children, Michael (Linda) Sherman, Peggy (Rich) Shannon, John (Marianne) Sherman and Susan Sherman; his sisters, Mary Mortimer (George) Forbes and Margaret (Peg) Zukin; his sister-in-law, Helen Craigmile; his eight grandchildren; his nine great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
   A celebration of Jack’s life is being planned.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the First Congregational Church, 1910 Third Ave. NW, Austin, MN 55912, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
   Clasen-Jordan Mortuary of Austin, Minn., is handling the arrangements.

Jeffrey P. Stratton
Jeffrey P. Stratton, 63, formerly of Oak Brook, died April 22, 2019.
   He is survived by his wife, Karen Stratton, nee Barnes; his children, Brian (Lorena) Stratton, Kimberly Stratton and Kari (Brian) Beattie; his grandchildren, Vanessa, Brian Jr., Bradley, Tyler, Braxton and Carter; and his siblings, Tom, Larry (Marlene), Jim (Mickey), Kathleen and Steve (Robin) Stratton.
   Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago.
   Interment is private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams S., Chicago, IL 60661.


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