McLaren, Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" 52, of Waukegan, IL, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Jeff was born December 16, 1961, in Waukegan. Jeff was a union carpenter. Most recently, he was a caretaker for his mother. He enjoyed working on friends' and family's cars, boats and bicycles; watching NASCAR; and vegetable gardening. Jeff was a kind soul who would give the shirt off his back to a friend in need. Survivors include his mother, Lois McLaren of Waukegan; siblings, Ron (Wendy) of Yorkville, IL, Laura Koechel of Madison, WI, Karen Ford of Waukegan; twin sister, Jenny (Francis) Puntney of Burlington, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James McLaren. Visitation will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 824 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan on Saturday, August 9th, at 10:00 a.m. The memorial service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be private. The family is asking for donations to assist with the arrangements.
Published in News Sun from Aug. 5 to Aug. 11, 2014