Katherine V. Minto, descendant of one of Lake County's
pioneer families, died February 25, at age 96 in the
Plymouth Place Retirement Community, LaGrange Park, IL. Ms.
Minto was born at the family farm on Deep Lake Road, Lake
Villa, educated at Oakland School and Antioch High School,
received a Bachelor of, Science degree from Beloit College
and a Master of Science degree from the University of
Colorado. She taught science at Davis, Depew and Decatur,
IL high schools. She became head of the Science Department
at Eisenhower High School in Decatur, and retired in 1971.
Ms. Minto moved to Plymouth Place in 1988. Survivors
include Clarice Pharo of Phoenix, Grace Hines of Aurora and
Lura Johaningsmeir of LaGrange Park, IL. A memorial service
will be held at 2PM Wednesday, March 19 at Plymouth Place,
315 N. LaGrange Rd.
from the Lake Villa - Lindenhurst Review6 March 2003
Curtis Jon Leafblad, 35, of Antioch, died March 2 as a
result of a snowmobile accident in northern Wisconsin.
Mr. Leafblad was born Nov. 21, 1967 in Waukegan, the son of
Douglas and Barbara (DeFoe) Leafblad and had lived in
Millburn before moving to Antioch a year ago. He had worked
for Carl Regenaur Concrete in Waukegan before he joined the
Operating Engineers Local 150 and was currently working for
DK Construction in Kenosha. He was an avid hunter and
fisherman, enjoyed Nascar racing, skiing and farming with
He is survived by his wife, Donna Elfering, whom he married
on Sept. 5, 1992 at St. Patrick Church in Wadsworth; his
children, Brynn and Troy at home; his father, Douglas
(Vicki) Leafblad of Gurnee, and his mother Barbara Leafblad
of Gurnee; two brothers, Cory (Suzanne) and Craig (Sherry),
both of Gurnee; two sisters, Carrie Leafblad of
Albuquerque, and Amy Leafblad of Gurnee; his step-brothers,
Jeff (Kellie) Indlecoffer of Gurnee, Greg (Traci)
Indlecoffer of Minneapolis, and Brad (Melissa) Indlecoffer
of Lindenhurst; and his parents-in-law, Joe and Pat
Elfering of Wadsworth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
today, March 6, at St. Patrick Church in Wadsworth.
Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Strang Funeral Home of
Antioch. Those desiring may make contributions to the
family in his memory.