Jan. 27, 2000 Lake Villa Lake County Illinois, USA
Elmer D. Sheehan, 84 of Lake Villa, IL passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000 at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL.
He was born June 4, 1915 in Lake Villa Township, the son of the late Daniel and Blanche (Tidmarsh) Sheehan and has been a life long resident.
As a young man he was a dairy farmer and later a construction worker. He retired as a supervisor with Johnson Motors in Waukegan, IL. Elmer served in the U.S. Navy from May 1943 until November 1945 as a Seabee with the 105th Naval Construction Battalion during World War II and is a member of the V.F.W. Post #4308 of Lake Villa. He was a founding member of Prince of Peace Church, a former trustee of the Village of Lake Villa and a 50 year member and former Chief for 13 years of the Lake Villa Fire Department. On October 19, 1937, he married Valeria Slazes in St. Peter Church in Antioch, IL and she preceded him in death on March 14, 1998.
Survivors include his daughter, Joyce (Carl) Meyer of LaGrange, IL; four grandchildren, Anna and Eric Meyer and Matthew (Julie) Sheehan and Sara Sheehan; a sister, Hazel Justice of Elburn, IL; and a daughter-in-law, Jane Sheehan of Madison, WI.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Jim in 1996; six brothers, Joseph, Warren, Howard, Charles, Robert and Frank; and two sisters, Stella Stahmer and Arline Slazes.
Funeral services with Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Monday, January 31, 2000 at Prince of Peace Church, Lake Villa, IL. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
Friends may call at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) from 3 until 8 PM Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Prince of Peace Church or the Lake Villa Fire Department in his memory.