LSCGG TRIBUTES

NOTE: This list is in reverse chronological order.
 

Robert S. Jordan: 1920 - 2017

  • Early-join and life-time member of the LSCGG
  • Past president (1996-97) of the LSCGG
  • Maintained the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Database
  • Purchased and donated current building used by LSCGG
  • Assisted in the remodeling of the current LSCGG office building
  • Encouraged donations to the LSCGG from his wealthy friends
  • Instrumental in acquiring all original probate files from the LaSalle County government offices
 

Margaret 'Dorothy' (Wilcox) Clemens : 1924 - 2017

  • Great volunteer member of the LSCGG
  • Worked as a volunteer doing survey-walks of cemeteries
  • Vice-president of LSCGG for many years
  • Assisted with the painting of the interior of the current LSCGG building
  • Decorated tables set up for annual pot-luck dinners
 

Helen (Fennessey) Crawford : 1927 - 2017

  • Great volunteer member of the LSCGG
  • Made photocopies of microfilmed newspaper obituaries
  • Compiled and copied St. Columba Church vital records
  • Worked as a volunteer doing survey-walks of cemeteries
  • Member of the LSCGG Board of Directors
 

Joseph William Boisso : 1949 - 2017

  • Life member of the LSCGG
  • Volunteer worker for the LSCGG and its projects
  • Participant in the clean-up and restoration of the Daniels Cemetery, La Salle County, Illinois
  • Retired Chicago Police Officer
 

Marjorie (Hughett) Gapinski : 1927 - 2016

  • Long-time member of the LSCGG
  • President of the LSCGG in 1992 & 1992
  • Volunteered on days that guild was open to the public
  • Assisted in walking surveys of cemeteries
 

Bertha (Sigler) Emmett : 1938 - 2016

  • Long-time member of the LSCGG
  • created typed transcripts of La Salle County census records for 1850-1900
  • Early editor of the guild's newsletter
  • typed and indexed results of a walking survey of Riverview Cemetery in Marseilles
 

Lois (Dunn) Hill : 1923 - 2016

  • Long-time member of the LSCGG
  • First librarian of the LSCGG
  • Volunteered on days that guild was open to the public
 

Carol (Buckley) Walgenbach : 1932 - 2014

  • non-member volunteer who created obituary cards which she then alphabetized and placed in relevant drawers of the Obituary Cabinet
  • mother of a past president of the LSCGG
 

Dr. Elizabeth A. "Betty" Ohlmacher : 1924 - 2014

  • Long-time member of the LSCGG
  • Early member and former Secretary of the LSCGG Board
 

Leola E. (Allison) Knoll : 1928 - 2013

  • Charter member who helped found the LSCGG in 1979
 

Dorothy E. (Knoll) Walter : 1916 - 2013

  • Charter member who helped found the LSCGG IN 1979
  • Volunteered and assisted in surveying cemeteries in the area of Grand Ridge
  • Major financial contributor
  • Donated Knoll/Walter family research materials for use by the LSCGG
 

Joanne E. (Brandow) Mattes : 1935 - 2013

  • Long-time participant in the LSCGG from 1987 to 2013
  • Volunteered and assisted in the indexing projects of the LSCGG
 

Jean Swanson : 1926 - 2012

  • Active participant in the LSCGG and a former President of the LSCGG
  • Volunteered and assisted in the creation of the La Salle County cemetery record books
  • Assisted in the indexing of the 1860 La Salle County census to create the two volume book set published by the Guild
 

Carol Clemens : 1960 - 2011

  • Active participant in the LSCGG and daughter of a former President of the LSCGG
  • Volunteered and assisted in the clean-up and decorating of the current LSCGG building at the time it was purchased.
 

Don Christenson : 1960 - 2011

  • Designed, configured and maintained first computer LAN for LSCGG
  • Built first computers purchased and used by LSCGG
  • Member of the LSCGG
 

Dorothy (Kolowski) Maynard : 1920 - 2010

  • Charter Member and Active Participant for 25 Years in the LSCGG
  • Third individual to serve as President of the LSCGG
  • Member of the first group to survey and document county burials
  • Started the LSCGG Obituary File System
  • Assisted in decoration of current LSCGG building space
 

Sidney M. Stiefel : 1926 - 2010

  • Member of the LSCGG
  • Member of the LSCGG governing board
  • Chair for Distribution of the LSCGG Newsletter - Genies View
 

Harry L. Jennings : 1921 - 2010

  • Member of the LSCGG
  • Co-chair of the LSCGG Computer Lab
  • Equipment manager during monthly LSCGG meetings/demonstrations
 

Mary (Maciejewski) Zukowski : 1926 - 2009

  • Member of the LSCGG
  • Volunteer participant in cemetery survey projects in the La Salle City area
  • Instrumental in efforts to revitalize the Rockwell Cemetery grounds
 

Leona (Smoot) McCullough : 1913 - 2009

  • Member of the LSCGG
  • Volunteer participant in cemetery survey projects
 

Robert E. Tuftee : 1930 - 2007

  • Member of the LSCGG governing board
  • Co-chair of the LSCGG Computer Lab
  • Founder and webmaster of the original LSCGG website
 

Amy M. (Wojciechowski) Williams : 1964 - 2007

  • Member of and volunteer staff for the LSCGG
  • Chair of the cemetery committee and cemetery database project
  • On-site authority for answering questions regarding Polish ancestry
 

Mary (Towne) Anderson : 1913 - 2007

  • Member of the LSCGG
  • Publicity director for the LSCGG
  • Co-recording Secretary for the LSCGG meetings
  • Author of Genie's View articles regarding the monthly LSCGG meetings
 

T. Everett Ross : 1921 - 2005

  • Member of the LSCGG
  • Small Cemetery Expert for La Salle County
  • LSCGG photographer of headstones