Donna Jean Chandler, age 82, of Elgin, passed away on February 19, 2017 at Lexington Health Care Center in Streamwood, IL. She was born March 14, 1934 in Elgin to her loving parents, Carl and Lucille Krueger.

Donna graduated from Elgin High School, Class of 1953. She worked for over 40 years at several local factories, including Flexonics, Set-Screw, Union Carbide and Motorola. She was a hard-worker who always walked to work. She preferred to work second and third shifts, so she could be home to send her daughters off to school. In her free time, Donna enjoyed sewing and crafting, and she was famous for her toddler pillow-quilts. Donna embraced hospitality and entertaining, serving as chief organizer for all the holiday and birthday parties in her apartment building. She also enjoyed playing bingo and card games.

Donna was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Chandler and her sister, Marilyn Shattuck.

She is survived by her daughters, Katherine (Michael) Frisbie, and Elizabeth (Paul) Elliott; grandchildren Joshua Elliott and Andrew (Dori) Elliott; great-granddaughter Sophia Post; and nieces and nephews, John (Karen) Shattuck, Gene (Betty) Shattuck, Joanne (Bruce) Collins, Judy (Andrew) Coull and Ed (Mikako) Shattuck.

Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2017 10:00a.m. until time of service at Noon, at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120, Rev. Tim Perry officiating. Interment to follow at River Valley Memorial Gardens, 14N689 Route 31, West Dundee, IL 60118.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 South LaFox, South Elgin, IL 360177 or the American Cancer Society, For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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