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Michael Russell Lamkin
(08-24-1925 - 09-17-2017)

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Michael “Mike” Russell Lamkin, 92, passed away on September 17, 2017. He was born on August 24, 1925 in Raywick, KY, the son of Carl & Generose (Head) Lamkin. Mike was U.S. Army Veteran having served during WWII where he patrolled the Russian border. Mike was a member of the Elgin American Legion Post # 57. He had been a ‘presser’ for the Brody Coat Factory for over 30 years, that is where he met his wife Pauline Seisser, a seamstress. Mike was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elgin for over 50 years before he moved into an assisted living facility, White Oaks at Heritage Woods of South Elgin. Mike was a member of the Elgin’s Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 799 for many years. He is survived by his three daughters: Teresa (Ken) of Algonquin, Jane of Elgin and Chris of Kankakee; three granddaughters: Kate of Bourbonnais, Liz of Elgin and Holly of Kankakee; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and his three brothers: James, Winifred and Louis. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 397 Fulton St., Elgin. Burial will follow at River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. Visitation will be held on the church on Friday morning from 9:30 am until the time of mass. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin is assisting the family. 847-742-2100 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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