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Death Notices: Herman Ogren, Joseph Pescatello, Paul Fields

Remembrances and obituary information for individuals with ties to Elmhurst.

Herman 'Doc' Ogren

Herman August Doc Ogren, 88, died Jan. 12 in Florida. He taught biology at Elmhurst College, Carthage College in Wisconsin and University of North Carolina. He was known for his passionate teaching style.

He was preceded in death by his children, Lisa, Kim and Christopher. He is survived by his children, Karen, Lorrie and Sherrie; his step-children, Michelle and Daniel; and his three grandchildren.

A memorial service is being planned in Kenosha, Wisc.

Read Mr. Ogren's full obituary on Kenosha News website.

Joseph Pescatello

Joseph A. "Pesky" Pescatello, 86, of Connecticut died Jan. 20. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, and his son, Mark.

He is survived by his children, Wayne (Mary) of Connecticut, Joyce (Paul) Ricchi of Rhode Island, Brenda (Mark) Levin of Elmhurst, Kenneth (Cedric) of New Britain, Dris (Kevin) Slocum of Connecticut; and 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 24 in Connecticut.

Read Mr. Pescatello's full obituary on The Westerly Sun website

Paul Fields

Paul Edward Fields, formerly of Elmhurst, died Jan. 17. He owned and operated Ellison Auto Parts and Engine Rebuilders in Chicago for 51 years.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce, and his grandcon, Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; siblings, Michael and Michelle; his children, Paula, Kelly and David; his step-children, Leanne and Roy; and his four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held in Michigan this summer.

Read Mr. Fields's full obituary on the Chicago Sun-Times website

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