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Geraldine A. Byrnes
(10-12-1931 - 07-31-2018)

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 Geraldine A. Byrnes, 86, of Elgin passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin. She was born October 12, 1931 in Chicago the daughter of Thomas and Josephine Wetendorf McLain. She had been a resident of Elgin for most of her life, moving to Arkansas after retiring and then returning back to Elgin. She had been employed at St. Joseph Hospital in Medical Records before retiring.

Surviving are her 4 children, Sherri (David) Smith, James (Darla) Byrnes, Kelly Lundgren and Lori (Edward) Koth, 13 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, a sister, Donna McLain, a brother, Roger McLain, step sister, Janet Johnson and step brother, Richard Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph in 1997, 2 children, Thomas and Joseph Byrnes, 2 granddaughters, Jamie Smith and Elizabeth Gussman, a great grandson, Joseph Byrnes, her stepmother, Lillian McLain and a step brother, Rodney Jones

Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, August 3 at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 PM until the time of the services. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Alzheimers and Related Disorders. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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