Laura A. Lower, age 53, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at JourneyCare of Woodstock. She was born Sept. 10, 1963 in Chicago to Mathias A. and Carolyn F. (Sonderman) Herriges. Raised in Des Plaines, Laura was a resident of McHenry for the past 24 years.
A dedicated Certified Nursing Assistant for her entire career, Laura will be remembered for her caring, dependable nature and dedication to her patients and their families. For the past 5 years,
Laura was employed at Fox Point in McHenry. Previously, she was a CNA at The Springs in Crystal Lake for 16 years, as well as other area nursing homes.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed bowling, playing pool, and going for outings to her favorite place, Navy Pier in Chicago. A devoted mother and aunt, Laura always enjoyed time she could spend with family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Nicole Lower and her mother, Carolyn Herriges, both of McHenry; four brothers, Leonard (Heather) Herriges of McHenry, Andrew (Mirka) Herriges of Shorewood, WI, Daniel Herriges of McHenry, and Michael (Carolyn) Herriges of Mt. Prospect; her brother-in-law, Richard Jay of McHenry; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Mathias, in 1997; and her sister, Elizabeth Jay, in April of 2015.
Friends may visit with her family from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington Street, McHenry, IL 60050. The memorial Mass will follow visitation at 11 am. Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Ste. 800, Chicago, IL 60631.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050