Evelyn Leona Lahre - 89

8/10/1925 - 2/24/2015

Byron, IL

Evelyn Leona Lahre, age 89, of Byron, died Tuesday February 24, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Mount Morris, IL. She was born on August 11, 1925 in Byron, IL the daughter of Maurice and Olia (Palmer) Johnson. She married Eugene Lahre on July 12, 1947 in Rockford, IL and he passed away in 1982. Evelyn worked as a residential house cleaner for many years. She is a member of the United Church of Byron. In her spare time, Evelyn enjoyed family gatherings, picnics at the nature center and feeding the birds. She also enjoyed fashion, relaxing and good food. She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene, son Peter, sister Agnes, and brothers Clifford, Harley, Gilbert, and Leroy. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Ken) Lagerstrom of Brookfield, IL; grandchildren, Jill (Dr. Peter Shoemaker) Lagerstrom of Greenbelt, MD and Kate Lagerstrom of Brookfield, IL; great grandson Erik Shoemaker; and sister, Lenore Nelson of Byron. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, IL. Rev. Rodney Caldwell, chaplain of Pinecrest Manor, will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will be at Willwood Burial Park in Rockford, IL. Memorials may be made to Pinecrest Manor.


12-1 PM prior to the service at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron


1:00 PM Funeral Service at FHG in Byron

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