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LaVerne J. Armiger, 97

LaVerne J. Armiger, age 97, passed away Nov. 10, 2020 in McHenry, Ill.

She was born on March 5, 1923, in Chicago to Frank and Josephine (Marsalek) Trcka. She married David Armiger in West Chicago.

LaVerne worked in the purchasing department for American Medical Association. She and her husband, David, owned E-Zee Rental in Sycamore, Ill. She was an animal lover, owning dogs and two horses. She lived in Winfield, Ill., for over 45 years before moving to Woodstock for the past several years. She enjoyed fishing, boating and water skiing at the family’s summer home on Lauderdale Lakes in Wisconsin.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Gregory) Eriksen, and grandchildren, Keith and Rachel Eriksen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert McConkey; husband, David; a son, Craig McConkey; brother, Richard Trcka; sister-in-law, Helen Trcka; and nephew, Glenn Trcka.

The funeral service will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions. The service will be live streamed on the website at starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ASPCA (, Defenders of Wildlife ( or Humane Society International ( 

For information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or see our website at

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