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Allen H. Schertz

Published May 17,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Allen H. Schertz, 91, passed away on May 13, 2021.  He was born August 5, 1929 in Normal, IL to Lee and Gladys Schertz and was a native of El Paso, IL.  He graduated from the University of Illinois with a major in Political Science and did his graduate work in City Management at University of Kansas.  During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army Communications Office.  He held public management positions in Columbia, SC and Auburn, AL before moving to Libertyville, IL in 1965 as the town’s first Village Administrator, retiring in 1991. He led the village through a period of tremendous growth during the 1970s-1980s while ensuring the village remained financially solid. Upon his retirement the village board rededicated the current village hall as the Allen H. Schertz Municipal Building. He was active in service organizations, including Rotary International, the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and served as a church Elder and Deacon.  He was a member of Hope EPC Church in Grayslake.  Allen especially enjoyed traveling and visiting with friends and family.  Surviving are his beloved wife of 63 years Mary Beth, sons David (Nancy) and John (Jeri), six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and sisters, Phyllis Ford and Ruth Kennedy.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Hope EPC Church, 32475 N. Alleghany Rd., Grayslake, IL. 60030.  For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org

One reply on “Allen H. Schertz”

  1. Allen was a great man. I had the privilege of knowing Allen and Mary Beth through church, PEO and the Village of Libertyville. Having served on the Plan Commission and Zoning Board and the Village Board after Allen retired, but I can assure you his legacy lived on! Great man and will be surely missed. Our best to Mary Beth and family.
    Luke and Ann Lukens

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