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Lou Ann Armstrong
(07-27-1930 - 10-30-2017)

 Lou Ann Armstrong, 87, of South Elgin, passed away on October 30, 2017 in her home, surrounded by her daughters. She was born on July 27, 1930 in Elgin, IL the daughter of Peter and Ruth (Miller) Martensen. She graduated from St. Edward High School in 1948. Lou Ann had worked at Illinois Bell for many years, and also Burn’s Pharmacy until its closing.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Elgin.

Survivors include her three daughters: Tammy Armstrong, Judy Armstrong Anderson and Mary (Roland) Spadaro; three grandchildren: Natalie Freeman, Amanda Anderson and Samantha Anderson; along with many nieces, nephews and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Loren “Army” Armstrong; and siblings: Donald Martensen and Alberta Leetzow.

Funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 397 Fulton St., Elgin IL, with Rev. Christopher Kuhn officiating, with a remembrance for Alberta and Elmer Leetzow. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8:00 PM, at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, and on Friday at the church from 9:45 AM until the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Anderson Animal Shelter. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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