NEWS

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Doris Elmer

October 22 1920 June 28 2020


Doris M. Elmer, nee Afdahl, age 99 of Chicago passed away June 28, 2020. Loving wife of the late Roger; dear mother of the late Roger "Rusty" (the late Karen), Richard (Kyle), and the late Charles "Rocky" (Barbara); proud grandmother of Kyle, Kent, Kevin, Kristen, and Lauren; great-grandmother of Elyse, Brady, and Grady. Longtime member of The Sons of Norway. Visitation Monday, July 6, 2020 from 9 am until time of Funeral Service 11 am at Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Ave., Chicago. Entombment Ridgewood Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorials to the Lutheran Day Nursery, 1802 N. Fairfield Ave., Chicago 60647 appreciated. For info: (773) 545-5420 or www.matzfuneralhome.com

D5 SCANDINAVIAN PHOTO CONTEST
"Peoples' Choice" voting for the DISTRICT 5 Scandinavian Photo Contest?

You can vote for your favorite “Troll” and 10 of your favorite pictures from July 17-31. Visit the contest photo gallery page, to view all of the 300 photos and write down the numbers of your favorites. Check again before you vote, because the photo gallery is still being updated with photos which came in just before the July 5 deadline. Over half the lodges have submitted entries.

The photo gallery page is: http://www.sonsofnorway5.com/galleries/details/27-District-5- Scandinavian-Photo-Contest

To vote (between July 17-31), you will click on a link from the D5 website, enter your name, your lodge name, the number of your favorite troll picture, and the numbers of 10 other pictures. You will be asked to submit your email, if you want notification when the Scandinavian playing cards will be available for purchase. The winning photos and at least one photo submitted from each lodge, will be placed on the face of each

THE VOTING LINK IS ON THE TOP OF THE CONTEST PAGE.



CONGRATULATIONS

SKJOLD SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS


Skjold Lodge is the proud sponsor of, and provides the funds for, the Cyril K. Wittrock Scholarship. Cy Wittrock was a key member, officer, and supporter of the lodge.

Remembering Lillian Berge.

Remembering Lillian Berge. BERGE, Lillian Agnes (nee Evenson), 93, of Wildwood, MO formerly of Huntley, IL. Loving mother of Wendy Berge Gray (fiancé Joseph Christopoulos), the late Eric Oscar Berge and Lisa Berge (Ronald Lee) Johnson. Former long devoted wife to Oscar J. Berge. Beloved grandmother of John-Austin Gray and Evan Oscar Gray. Dear eldest sister of the late Helen (late Edward) Froelich, the late Edward "Buddy" (late Emily) Evenson and Elese (late Joseph) Filepek.

Born in Sister Bay, WI, Lillian lived in Door County most of her childhood days. Lillian moved to Chicago's Northshore after honorably serving as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy in San Francisco, CA. She worked in the family business, Berge Builders and Gobe Management for over 30 years. Proud of her Norwegian heritage, she was active in the Skjold Lodge/ Sons of Norway and well known as "Lefse Lil".

Her true joy in life was being a devout Christian within her many church circles throughout her life. Her beautiful spirit is now at rest with her heavenly Father above, yet may it live through each of us.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Foundation Baptist Church (204 Spring Street, Cary, IL. 60013). If this is not possible, an unexpected act of kindness for some unfortunate soul in her name would be heartfelt.

Family and friends are welcome to a private graveside service and internment at Mount Emblem Cemetery, 520 East Grand Avenue, Elmhurst, IL at 12:00 PM on September 21st, 2016.

A "MEMORY BOOK' SHARING IMAGES OF LILLIAN OVER THE YEARS IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW BY CLICKING/TAPPING HERE.