Condolence & Memory Journal

Unfortunately, I only today received the news about Lauren's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jose, Linda and Nathan. Lauren was an incredible young woman. She was always very thankful, polite and considerate. I will miss her. I am heart broken for her family as this news has not yet completely sunk in for me. May God's grace comfort and strengthen you through this most difficult of times.

Posted by Michael and Susan Krickl - Urbana, IL - Family Friend   August 18, 2020

Jose, Linda and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. There are no words that can explain the sorrow and pain you are feeling for the loss of your daughter; words will seem meaningless so please know that I am thinking and praying for all of you. My deepest sympathies,
Maureen (Cavin) Matzer

Posted by Maureen - Friend   August 18, 2020

Jose and Linda, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Our prayer is that God will comfort and strengthen you through this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Sandy and Mike Neese

Posted by Mike Neese - Woodstock, IL - Friend   August 17, 2020


Prayers to José, Linda, Melina and Lauren's family. I will remember Lorena as a wonderful, kind person & student with a beautiful smile! Vaya con Dios, Señorita (Christi) DeWispelaere

Posted by Christi DeWispelaere - Woodstock, IL - Teacher   August 15, 2020

To all of her family and all of her friends and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Lauren, wishing you peace in this most difficult time. On August 7tth, after receiving the heartbreaking news during a thunderstorm, an unexpected rainbow appeared. I won't ever forget that.

Sending all the love from Philadelphia,

Kaelin and George

Posted by Kaelin Jewell - Philadelphia, PA - Family   August 15, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been a client of Lauren's since H. C. Honestly, I was one those difficult clients... but she never blinked. She was always kind and warm and compassionate and so friendly and sweet, she genuinely made me want to be a better person. She took on my daughter and followed us both through good times and bad. She remembered to ask about everything and everyone in my family. She genuinely cared. It's so hard to understand her passing. I'm heartbroken for myself and more so for her family. She spoke so lovingly about all of her family. What an amazing young woman! Sweet Lauren, you will be missed tremendously!

Posted by Sandra Murphy - McHenry - Friend   August 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy, may god keep Lauren in his arms . Prayers for you Nathan Linda Jose Melina and Jenny may you find peace and be guided by Gods hand .

Posted by Mary Beth Bellon - Harvard, IL - Family Friend   August 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of this terrible loss. A pain unimaginable to me. My most heart felt thoughts and prayers to all the family. Especially to Linda and Jose. xo

Posted by Mike LaVelle - Galena, IL - Friend   August 14, 2020

I was lucky to have been a client of Lauren's for many years. She was great at her job and even better as a person. My sincerest and deepest sympathies are with her husband, parents, and the rest of her family. We lost Lauren way too soon. Please take care of yourselves as you pass through this tragic time.

Posted by Shannon Kostuch - Cary, IL - Acquaintance   August 14, 2020

I remember when Lauren was born. Beautiful baby who flourished into an amazing young woman. Our hearts are breaking for all of Lauren's family & friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you many hugs & abundance of love. God Bless

Posted by Jeannie and Maurice Palmer - Harvard, IL - Family Friend   August 13, 2020

Dear Jose & family, you have been heavy on our hearts ever since we heard of your daughter's passing. We are praying for peace, strength, and comfort for you and the family.

Posted by Leticia & Aaron Goluba - Woodstock, IL   August 13, 2020

Dear Jose, Linda, Melinda, Nathan, Jen and Brian, I am so incredibly sorry. I cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing. I pray you feel her warmth and love and spirit around you always. Prayers love and hugs to all of you!

Posted by Karen Ritacca - Kenosha, WI - Friend   August 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Lauren's passing. She was always so kind and a lot of fun whenever I had the chance to hang out with her. My deepest condolences to her entire family.

Posted by Megan Nutley - Aurora, IL - Acquaintance   August 12, 2020

Lauren was beautiful, loving and spirited person. Everyone who met her just loved her as she friendly and always wore her beautiful smile. Lauren and Nate were the perfect pair and couple. Lauren, you were loved by all of us and will be missed, but your love will always be in our hearts.

Posted by Dede (Denise Pepple) Felicicchia - LaPorte, IN - family   August 12, 2020

Lauren was a very warm person and she was always smiling. She will be missed. My condolences to her family and her husband.

Posted by Lily W. - Acquaintance   August 12, 2020

Lauren was a very special person. She did my hair for over 8 years and I looked forward to going each time. She new exactly what I needed , hair-wise and other. I can not stop thinking about her husband and family. Please know you all have my deepest thoughts and prayers and that she is leaving a large void.

Posted by Audrey Kostuch (McHenry, IL) - Acquaintance   August 12, 2020

Dear Jose & Linda,
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved daughter, Lauren. We recall having met her at one of our Harvest meetings some time ago, a beautiful and delightful young lady, gone too soon. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Steve & Adele Weskerna - Tomahawk, WI - Friend   August 12, 2020


So sorry to hear about this young lady.. and we are praying for you Jose and Linda and all of the families involved... Like so many of my family members I have not met you in person.. but none-the-less you are never forgotten.. Praying for all in the Name of Christ Jesus... Amen.

Posted by Leonard & Barbara Keigher - Seaside, OR - Family   August 11, 2020

Dear Jose and family, I send you my deepest sympathy during this very sad time. May you one day find peace. Warmest regards.

Posted by Julie Miller - Woodstock, IL   August 11, 2020

Lauren radiated happiness and positive energy! Every time I saw her, no matter where it was, she was quick with a hug and her warm smile. Lauren's dedication, determination, and selflessness are an inspiration for all. I was blessed to have her in my life and she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.

Posted by Renee Faciana - Lake In The Hills, IL - Friend   August 11, 2020


Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Amy Bittner - Harvard - Acquaintance   August 11, 2020

My deepest condolences. Praying for you all.

Posted by Maureen Vanlue    August 10, 2020

Mike told me about the sudden death of your daughter. I am SO sorry about your loss. My heart goes out to you, & I will be praying for you to feel God's presence & peace. ❤

Posted by Karen Kuras - Macomb, IL - Acquaintance   August 10, 2020


My deepest condolences to your lovely family. May your spirit be at rest.

Linnea Pearson

Posted by Innea Pearson - Prospect Heights, IL - Acquaintance   August 10, 2020


Jose Linda and family, My heart is aching I am so sorry and am keeping you all in my prayers. GOD bless you all. Love Mary Bottoms

Posted by Mary Bottoms - Beloit, WI - Friend   August 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss Jose and Linda and the rest of the family. RIP Lauren. Cindy (Hughes) Mizzen

Posted by Cindy (Hughes) Mizzen - East Troy, WI - Friend   August 10, 2020

When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure I am so sorry for your loss

Posted by Ghana Cuny - Friend   August 10, 2020

My deepest sympathy for Lauren's family . I'm so sorry to hear of Lauren's passing . I cannot understand why god would take such a sweetheart of person . This truly is unbelievable . I'm so so sorry my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time .

Posted by Sarah Kalas - Harvard, IL - Friend   August 10, 2020

So sad to hear of Lauren's passing. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Posted by Pamela Johnson - Bradenton, FL - Teacher   August 10, 2020

My Condolences for the loss of your loved one.

Posted by Shirley Chavez - Hampshire, IL - Friend   August 10, 2020

Our hearts are so sad for Lauren and her family. We will keep Lauren and her family in our thoughts and prayers. God must have a new plan for Lauren that He took her from this earth. She loved life and she will be missed. Wayne and I are blessed to have known her and her family. With our love ❤ Pattie and Wayne

Posted by Pattie Bredehorst - Harvard, IL   August 10, 2020

So sorry Nathan

Posted by Cynthia Spaeth - Harvard, IL - Teacher   August 10, 2020

Lauren was a member of the Brick Church youth group during high school. I was one of the leaders. She was always full of fun and laughter and I enjoyed every minute with her. Her smile lit up a room and she was fiercely devoted to her friends and family. She was a great big sister to Melina as well. My prayers are with her family and all who loved her. Angie Saccaro

Posted by Angie Saccaro - Milwaukee, WI   August 10, 2020

I'm so saddened by this news. My deepest condolences to her family, especially her husband. My thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Erin Arellano - Belvidere, IL - Coworker   August 10, 2020

I knew Lauren in High School. She was such an amazing person. I have so many amazing memories with her and even a tattoo I share with her. She will always be with me forever. I love you Lauren and I regret we fell out of touch.

Posted by Hilary Matthews - Baltimore, MD - Friend   August 10, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Lauren was simply one of the best people. She had time for everyone and was a great listener. She was incredibly supportive and her laugh was infectious. She will be missed more than words can say.

Posted by Marcy Usalis - Bloomingdale, IL - friend   August 10, 2020

A more beautiful soul I've never met in my life. Kind, loving, funny and one of the best people I ever knew. This is one of those times we don't understand why things happen, but I know for certain Lauren is in the arms of Our Lord. Lord, I pray for your comfort for Nate and her family and all that loved her.

Posted by Linda Miller - Freeport, IL - Friend   August 10, 2020