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Donald E Herschlag
(06-24-1931 - 03-24-2017)

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 Donald E Herschlag, 85, of Elgin passed away on March 24, 2017 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. He was born on June 24, 1931 in Elgin, the son of Carl and Lydia (Wascher) Herschlag. Donald was a 60 year member of Local # 265, and served in many capacities. Don was an avid Golfer, and looked forward to his annual fishing trip to Canada. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and will be deeply missed.

He was a member St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elgin.

Survivors inlcude his wife: Marie Herschlag (nee Finzel), whom he married on July 12, 1956; his daughter: Kim (Russ) Crichton; 3 grandchildren: Heather (Josh) Brown, Lindsey (Steve) Knapp and Kristin (Patrick) Milnamow; 4 great grandchildren: Aiden, Austin, Avery and Haylie; and his brother: Lyle Herschlag.

He was preceded in death by his parents

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elgin, with Rev. Hannibal Frederich officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Monday at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, from 4-8:00 PM and on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. For information, 847-741-8800 and www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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