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Miriam Lydia Eggum

Miriam Lydia Eggum, 95, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Monroe, Wisconsin.

She was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Chicago to Herbert and Amelia (Schmidt) Schrecke.  

On July 24, 1937, she married John Eggum. She moved with her family to Woodstock in 1956.  

She enjoyed playing bridge and volunteering for the hospital auxiliary gift shop. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for more than 50 years, the Woodstock Garden Club and McHenry County Homemakers Extension. 

She lived for her children and grandchildren and all the wonderful holidays they celebrated together. 

Survivors include two sons, John N. (Pamela) Eggum, Oak Park, and William A. Eggum, Monroe, Wisconsin; a daughter, Karen A. (Jerry) Wells, Woodstock; four grandchildren, Donald P. (Melinda) Wells, Woodstock, Karel L. (Chris) Wells, Caledonia, Wis., John P. (Meghan) Eggum, Chicago  and Michael A. Eggum, Oak Park; five great-grandchildren,  Drake M. Friedman, Samantha Lydia Friedman, Fiona A. Wells, Abigail Rose Litton, and John “Jack” Alexander Eggum.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2008; two nephews, Paul and “Pete” Eggum; a son-in-law, Robert Wells; two brothers, Herbert and Richard Schrecke; and a sister, Dorette Taylor. 

Visitation and the funeral were July 9 at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock. Interment followed at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock. Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Memorials can be sent to a charity of one’s choosing.

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