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Shirley Ruth Kovar
(09-21-1924 - 12-23-2019)

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Shirley Ruth Kovar, 95, of Elgin, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Amita St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. She was born on September 21, 1924 in Chicago, the daughter of Herbert & Martha (Buda) Sundquist. Shirley graduated from Notre Dame High School for girls in Chicago, and had worked as a secretary at North School Elementary in Des Plaines.

She was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church in Elgin, NAIM and the Provena (Amita) St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include her two children, Susan (Larry) Bultman of Algonquin and Kenneth (Teresa) Kovar of Florida; four grandchildren, Eric Bultman and Keri (Logan) Johnson, Eve Sophia and Alex Kovar. Her sister, Nanette Caldwell of California along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband of 58 years, Charles “Chick” Kovar in 2002, a brother Herbert and a sister Dorothy.

Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will be private at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Saturday morning at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to St. Laurence Catholic Church. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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