Lucille C. Lesher, 87, of Huntley, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
She was born Aug. 26, 1925, to Walter and Florence Smith in Chicago.
She married Robert "Bob" Lesher, and in her early years, she was a bookkeeper and secretary for the famous jazz bands of Stan Kenton and Gene Krupa, who her husband, Bob, played for.
They visited all but two states while traveling with the bands together. She was generous, lived for Christmas and her great-grandkids, and always found the perfect gift. She was thoughtful, caring, and loved her family.
She is survived by her children, Curt (Marilyn) Lesher and Sharon (Gary) Jenkins; her grandchildren, Carrie (Peter) Sidorowicz, Cory (Sousie) Jenkins, Eric Lesher, Amy (Shawn) Myers, Jonathon (Stephanie) Lesher, and Todd (Holly) Lesher; her great-grandchildren, Kylie and Ella Jenkins, Sean, Ryan, and Sara Sidorowicz, Brant and Mallory Lesher, Jessica, Gabriel, and Joey Contreras, Rylee and Victoria Myers; her daughter-in-law, Diane Lesher; and her dear friend, Jane Harding.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Craig Lesher.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake. The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.querhammerandflagg.com. For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.