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Courtney Nissen-Smith
(12-29-1981 - 05-31-2019)

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Courtney Nissen-Smith, 37, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. A private celebration of life will be held for the family. Courtney was born December 29, 1981 in Elgin, IL and graduated from Larkin High School. She lived most of her life in the western suburbs of Chicago and most recently in DeKalb, IL. Immediately after high school Courtney worked in retail but spent most of her working life with insurance firms and financial institutions. Courtney had a life-long passion for cooking and was always looking for an opportunity to try a new dish and to share recipes with family and friends. Courtney will be missed by her parents, Marsha Kelley (Thomas Kelley) and Dave Nissen (Linda Nissen); brother and sister-in-law, Kelly Nissen and Natalie Baznik-Nissen; step-sister, Cynthia Gathman (Mike); step-brother, Scot Kelley: maternal grandmother, Lois Gondos; Aunts and Uncles, Mark and Nancy Wiseman; cousins Ellen Wiseman-Anderson (Dustin), Erik Wiseman; special friend Robert Grothman as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Gordon Gondos. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamimlyfuneralservices.com.

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