Robert "Bob" Wojcik, 81, of River Forest, died peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 21, 2012. Although illness slowed him down the past eight months, he enjoyed a full and happy life among friends and family. Born on Dec. 11, 1930 in Chicago to Bertha and John Wojcik, he attended St. Ignatius High School and DePaul University.
Eugene M. Carlson, a resident of Oak Park for over 40 years, died at home on Feb. 25, 2012. Born in Peoria on Dec. 8, 1934 to the late Martin L. and Lillian J. Carlson, he graduated from Peoria High School, the oldest public high school in Illinois, in 1953 and received his B.A. in History from Bradley University in 1958.
Dr. Robert John Baldauf, 89, died on Feb. 12, 2012 at Oak Park Place in Madison. Born in Fond du Lac, WI on Feb. 10, 1923 to Edward John and Florence (Daleiden) Baldauf, he served his country in the U.S. Army. Robert received his Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He worked as a clinical physiologist and was the interim superintendent of School District 97 in Oak Park.
Lauretta Schultz Regan Darre, 89, known best as "LALA" died peacefully in her sleep on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2012. Born in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin to Laura and Fred Schultz, she attended Trinity High School in River Forest and Northwestern University.
Andrea G. Delaney, 61, an Oak Park resident, died suddenly on Feb. 12, 2012. Born in Chicago on March 25, 1950, Andrea grew up in LaGrange and later Oak Park. She attended St. Cletus Elementary School, St. Edmund's, Oak Park and River Forest High School, and the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
Melory D. Mizicko, 72, an Oak Park resident since 1979, died on Jan. 28, 2012 after struggling against illnesses for several months at West Suburban Medical Center. Born on July 7, 1939 to John and Hildegard Mizicko in LaSalle, he enjoyed his childhood years on the familyís farm in Tonica. As a young adult, he made several motorcycle trips to the West Coast.