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Jan Ellen Cattron
(07-03-1961 - 11-17-2013)

Jan Ellen Cattron, 52, of Elgin passed away at home, after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer, on Sunday, November 17, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on July 3, 1961 in Canton, IL the daughter of Harold “Hal” and Jean (Utsinger) Cattron.

Jan worked in broadcasting for several years, was a writer for United Press International and then worked for the Illinois Dept. of Corrections, most recently as the coordinator of the Grants unit.

She is survived by her parents, sisters, Julie (Mark) Butcher and Joan (Mark) Albert.  Nieces, Christine Butcher, Hannah Butcher, Laura Albert, Amanda (Karl) Hoffman and a great niece Violet Hoffman. 

Before her death Jan expressed a desire for memorials to be directed to Heifer International or to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin.  For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilfuneralservices.com.

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