Heidi Ann Moll Schoedel, 51, of Oak Park, died on June 27, 2013 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Born on Aug. 27, 1961, in Chicago, she was one of the co-founders of Exodus World Service. Her faith led her to develop this Christian community to care for refugees coming to the United States.
Donna M. Bonfield (nee Sweeney), 74, a 46-year resident of Oak Park, died in Arlington Heights on June 24, 2013. Born on July 19, 1938 in Chicago to Edwin and Josephine Sweeney, she was a graduate of St. Angela Elementary School and Kelvyn Park High School.
George Brannon Moore, 91, of River Forest, died on April 30, 2013. Born in Ft. Worth , Texas , he grew-up in Hot Springs , Ark. At age 14, he served President Roosevelt as his Eagle Scout honor guard when the president visited the spa.
William "Joe" English, 76, died peacefully with his family by his side on June 2, 2013. Born in Galesburg on Aug. 30, 1936, he spent his last 25 years living in Oak Park. The majority of his life was spent in Illinois, but he also lived in Arizona, Michigan and Oklahoma.
Shirley M. Peterson, nee Padgitt, a former Oak Park resident, died in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 20, 2012. Born on June 27, 1920 in Chicago, she was a graduate of Marshall High School and worked at Underwriters Laboratories in Chicago, marrying her husband, Frank, in 1942.
Lydia Holm-Bertelsen, 80, died on June 13, 2013. Born Lydia Johanna Mommens on Aug. 9, 1932 and raised on the family farm in Shleswig-Holstein, Germany, near the North Sea, she lived a life of adventure. As a young woman, she boarded a ship to North America, knowing nothing of the language or what lay ahead, to join her betrothed, Hermann Holm-Bertelsen, in Winnipeg, Canada.