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Staff Report
5:00 am CDT July 16, 2019

Norman F. Croft, of Wilmette, died on July 9. Croft was born on Nov. 5, 1950. 

A celebration of his life will be held at date, place and time to be determined.  

Marjorie Leonard

Marjorie Leonard nee Hattersley, 97, of Wilmette, died. 

Known as “Moose” to her sons Jack (AJ), Mike (Cathy), Tim (Patty), and Kevin (Laura) Leonard. She was a  load of fun to 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, July 29 with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 1077 Tower Road, Winnetka,

Eleanor Ruth Milbratz

Eleanor Ruth (Johnson) Milbratz, 89, of Wilmette, died on July 4. 

She was born on Dec. 2, 1929, in Concord, Mass., to the late Esther Victoria Johnsen and the late Olaf Magnus Johnsen.

Milbratz was the beloved wife of W. Peter Milbratz for 55 years.

She held a BA in sociology from Wheaton College (1952) and an AM in social work from University of Chicago (1957).

She practiced as a social worker for North Shore Special Education District, Glenview and Skokie public schools, and Lydia Childrens Home in Chicago.

Milbratz was a longtime member of Winnetka Covenant Church. Eleanor’s Christian faith was a distinguishing factor in her life.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Gordon Johnsen; and sister, Lois Olsen.

Milbratz is survived by her husband, William Peter; children, Kris (Jim) Dahl of Westbrook, Connecticut, Bill (Erika) Milbratz of Wilmette, and Julie (Edwin) Bender of Wilmette; grandchildren, Christopher, Griffin and Katherine Dahl, Sarah, Esther and Eleanor Milbratz, Hannah, Michael and Caroline Bender; siblings Stanley (Mary) Johnsen of Paradise Valley, Arizona and Paul (Judi) Johnsen of Elkhorn, WI; Ted Olsen of Arlington Heights

Friends and family can pay their respects at a memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Winnetka Covenant Church, 1200 Hibbard Road

Christine Nicholson

Christine Nicholson, 51, of Wilmette, died on June 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

She was born on Jan. 13, 1968 in Chicago to Pauline Nicholson and the late Bronce Nicholson

Nicholson attended New Trier for high school and Loyola University. She was in the nutritional products industry as a director of sales at Orgain Clean Nutrition. 

Nicholson was married to Efrain Madeigal. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bronce Nicholson Jr. Nicholson is survived by her brother, James Nicholson; and sister, Orlee Lukasik. She also leaves behind her adored dog, Waffles. 

Nicholson’s hobbies included poker, art, interior design, baking, and hiking. 

Donations in Nicholson’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital are welcome and appreciated. 

Friends and family can paid their respects at the memorial service on Wednesday. The funeral home was Affordable Cremation & Burial Service, 2127 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas.

Robert J. Piskor

Robert J. Piskor, 59, of Wilmette, died July 6. 

He was born Aug. 11, 1959, to Mary and the late Edward Piskor; was the loving brother of Cynthia (Martin) Schmidt and Gary Piskor; fond uncle of Scott (Alison) Schmidt; great uncle of Caden Schmidt.

Visitation is set for 10:30 a.m. July 19 with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Saint Joseph Church, 1747 Lake Ave., Wilmette.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 55 E Monroe Street, #3420, Chicago, IL 60603; and the National Kidney Foundation, 215 W. Illinois St., Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654