Rosaland M. Crandell
February 1, 1923 - December 21, 2012
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|Rosaland M. Crandell, nee Guy, age 89, of Wilmette and most recently Lynwood, Illinois passed away peacefully Friday, December 21, 2012. Loving mother of Margaret Anne (Carl) Toren, Christopher William Crandell, and Catherine Elizabeth Crandell; dear grandmother of Daniel Chester Toren, Erica Rosaland Toren, Craig Benjamin Toren, Caroline Kate Toren, and Victoria Marie Crandell.
Rosaland was born on February 1, 1923 and, as a child, first lived with her mother in Hillsboro, Illinois, and then with relatives in Chester, England until 1939. Following her return to Illinois, she enlisted in the Navy WAVES, serving as an aviation machinist’s mate and torpedo inspector. After the war, Rosaland received a degree in chemistry from Northwestern University and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1958. She was in private legal practice in Evanston for 23 years until her appointment as an Associate Judge of Cook County in 1982. Rosaland served on the bench until her retirement at age 75 in 1998. She also was the President of the Evanston Zonta Club and was active in the International’s activities and affairs. In her later years, she was a devoted grandmother, spending family vacations in Door County, and making Christmas a wonderful time of the year. Rosaland will be fondly remembered for her commitment to education, her generosity, her patriotism and her love for animals, especially her cats and dogs.
Visitation will be on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11:00 a.m. at Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd St.(Rt.6/159th St.) South Holland, Illinois, with services conducted by Rev. Heino Blaauw. Private inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery – Skokie, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be given to Illiana Christian High School, 2261 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL 60438; or The Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th Avenue, Munster, IN 46321