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LODD Funeral Information Updated 12/26 from Local 2 Chicago

Direct from IAFF Chicago Local 2  Funeral Information

On behalf of the Brothers and Sisters of Local 2, we would like to thank everyone from around the country on their overwhelming support and condolences during this tragic time.

Arrangement for FF Edward J. Stringer are as follows:

Dress: Class A (blouse, overcoat and white gloves)


Monday, December, 27, 2010 (3A) (EMS 2)
Blake Lamb Funeral Home
4727 W. 103rd St.
Oak Lawn, IL

Visitation: 1500-2100 Hours

CFD Assembly: 1800 Hours
Walk thru: 1830 Hours

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 (1A)(EMS 2)
CFD Assembly:  0715 Hours
Walk-thru: 0745 Hours
1000 Hours - St. Rita of
Cascia Chapel
7740 S. Western
Chicago, IL  

Beverly Cemetery
12000 S. Kedzie Ave
Blue Island, IL

Arrangements for FF/EMT Corey D. Ankum are as follows:

Wake - Visitation
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 (2B) (EMS 4)
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Apostolic Church of God
6320 S. Dorchester
Chicago, IL

Early Visitation before funeral service: Thursday, December 30, 2010 (3B) (EMS 1)
10:00 a.m.
Apostolic Church of God
6320 S. Dorchester, Chicago

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 30, 2010 (3B) (EMS 1)
11:00 a.m.
Apostolic Church of God
6320 S. Dorchester, Chicago


Lincoln Cemetery
12300 S. Kedzie

A memorial fund has been set up for the Ankum Family at Chase Bank.  You can call any Chase Bank and tell them you would like to make a donation to this fund.  Tell them it is a business fund under FF Corey Ankum Memorial Fund.

Transportation Information: Round trip bus service is being planned for Northside Local 2 members who wish to attend the funeral service for Brother Edward Stringer on Tuesday, December 28, 2010.  Buses will leave at approximately 8:00 a.m. from Nonno Pino's located at 6718 N. Northwest Highway in Edison Park.  The buses will return immediately following the conclusion of the funeral service at St. Rita's.

Anyone interest in securing bus transportation should contact Brother Jim O'Donnell (773)682-9336 or Local 2 3rd Dist. BA Roger Perez (773)322-7432 as soon as possible for more information and scheduling.

We anticipate similar service will be arranged for Brother Corey Ankum's service, but as of right now his funeral service plans have not yet been finalized.  We will provide that information as soon as it becomes available.


Hotel Information: Room blocks have been held at the following hotels for the week of 12/27 through 12/31


Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker
$89 a night rate plus tax - block is under “Firefighters Union”
(312)565-1234 – mention block

200 North Columbus
$119 a night plus tax with free parking – block is under “Fire”
1-800 526-2008 - mention block


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