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Delano "Del" F. LaGow

May 16, 1934 November 19, 2019
Delano "Del" F. LaGow
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Obituary for Delano "Del" F. LaGow

Delano "Del" F. LaGow, 85 years of Oswego, IL died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born May 16, 1934 in Oswego, IL, the son of the late Lawson M. and Mary B. nee Firebaugh LaGow.

Del became the scoutmaster of Oswego Boy Scout Troop 31 when his son Mike joined scouts. Del served over 50 years as a scout leader and 75 years combined as a young scout, leader and retired member. He loved campouts, hiking, Dutch Oven cooking, campfires filled with songs and skits and teaching survival skills. He originated Troop 31’s 100 mile Current River Canoe trip and started the annual New Year’s Day hike in the 1970’s which is still continued to this day where the cost of admission is a can of soup for the food pantry and a can of soup for a communal soup for the hikers.

Del was a standout football and basketball player for the Yorkville Foxes. He married his high school sweetheart, Carol and together they had one son, Michael.

He retired from AT&T and Western Electric in 1988, but continued working for Blackberry Farms, Fox Valley Park District, Kendall County Forrest Preserve and for a while at the YMCA of the Rockies at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

He served his country honorably in the US Army stationed in Germany and England during the Korean Conflict. He had a true patriotic love for his country, the American flag and it's veterans. Del had a deep faith in God and was a long-time member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Oswego.

He is survived by his son Michael LaGow of Oswego, IL, his sister Alice Crawford of Yorkville, IL and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol LaGow, sisters Frances Roach, Betty Hauge, brothers Charles LaGow, Lawson LaGow, Jr. and Earl LaGow.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until the 4:00 p.m. funeral service at DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY, 1801 S. Douglas Rd., Oswego, IL 60543.

Private burial will take place following cremation at the Oswego Cemetery.

Memorials in Del's name may be directed to either Aurora University, 347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora, IL 60506, Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W. Washington St., Oswego, IL 60543 or to the Lyons Farm, 7935 Illinois Route 71, Yorkville, IL 60560.

For additional information 630-554-3888 or dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Saturday

23

Nov

1:00 PM 11/23/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/23/2019 4:00:00 PM
Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory

1801 South Douglas Road
P.O. Box 665
Oswego, IL 60543

Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory
1801 South Douglas Road Oswego 60543 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Nov

4:00 PM 11/23/2019 4:00:00 PM
Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory

1801 South Douglas Road
P.O. Box 665
Oswego, IL 60543

Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory
1801 South Douglas Road Oswego 60543 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oswego Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

497 South Main St.
Oswego, IL 60543

497 South Main St. Oswego 60543 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Aurora University,347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora, IL 60506

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

5 W. Washington St., P. O. Box 695
Oswego, IL 60543

Lyons farm, 7935 Illinois Route 71, Yorkville, IL 60560

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