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John R. Schartow
(07-02-1946 - 12-23-2017)

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 John R. Schartow, 71, of Elgin passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin, He was born July 2, 1946 in Elgin the son of Alvin Fredrick Schartow and Thelma Schartow. He had been a resident of Elgin all of his life and was a graduate of Elgin High School in 1964. He was employed by Waste Management for over 40 years before retiring. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church for many years. He was a member of the Turners Club, Eagles Club and Owls Club.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra VonOsinski Schartow whom he married on August 1, 1970, 2 children, Craig Schartow and Kerri (Jason) Phalp, a grandson, Colton, 2 sisters, Ann Schartow, Jean Templeton and a brother, Steven Schartow and a niece Sara Suh.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, Elgin with Rev. Dave Daubert officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and Saturday from 11:00 AM until the time of services in the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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