Annie K. LeGere

Annie K. LeGere, age 13, student at Sandburg Middle School, Elmhurst; loved hanging with family and friends, Volleyball and trips to Michigan; cherished daughter of John and Shelly, nee Karch; beloved sister of Bobby; loving grand-daughter of Robert and Mary Jane LeGere and Richard and the late Barbara Karch; dear niece and cousin of the LeGere, Regole, Parpan, Karch, Griffin and Forhan families. Visitation Friday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral 10:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 10:45 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster Street, Park Ridge, IL 60068. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

Memorial Service Program






50 comments on “Annie K. LeGere
  1. Deana Zwier says:

    Shelly so so sorry. Thoughts are prayers for you and your family. There are no words for such a loss.

  2. Pat larson says:

    The Eric Larson Family is praying for your family. We are heartbroken over the loss of your daughter Annie.

  3. Kristin Mayo says:

    The Mayo family is praying for peace for your family. My son fondly remembers Annie from Edison school. Annie is in the loving hands of God.

  4. Doc O'Connor says:

    I am at a loss. So very sorry to hear John and Shelly.

  5. Lewis and Valerie (Hendrey) Wezeman says:

    John, Shelly and Bobby –
    We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. We are praying for you and your family. While we did not know Annie, we have heard nothing but touching stories about a wonderful girl.

  6. Shelly, John and Family, We were so sorry to hear about your daughter Annie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dee (Bergin),Colm and the Flaherty Family.

  7. sylvana says:

    To Bob and Mary Jane, the Regole’s and everyone this touches, our sincere condolences from your neighbors on Montrose Avenue. ❤️ the Menolascino family, Sylvana, Nina, Jeanine, Angela, and Mark.

  8. Janis Soyer says:

    Shelly, John & Bobby I am heartbroken over your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. JR Soyer

  9. My daughter had the pleasure of meeting Annie this summer at Camp Tecumseh, and then at light house for shopping! Brooke and I pray for your family.We are so sorry

  10. John Corry says:

    My heart is breaking for you guys. So sorry to learn about this. I will say a prayer for everyone including Annie.

  11. William Hinchley sr. says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  12. Deanna and Mark Emmerich says:

    The Emmerich family sends our sincere condolences. Annie was a special addition to our extended family. Such a sweet and beautiful soul that gave us the privilege of knowing her. She made an impact on all of us in her short time here. Something special left with all of us to never be forgotten. Shelly and John, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Karen Cullen-Meyer says:

    To the LeGere Family, We did not know Annie but have a son the same age and reside in Elmhurst. We cannot imagine what you are going through, but please know your daughter life has touched us in such a profound way and we are hugging our son as much as he will allow. God must of needed a very special angel and as she watches over us, our hope is that she feels the love and support that continues to grow for all of you from the Elmhurst community. Our sincere and deepest condolences.

    The Meyer Famiy

  14. Veronica trepina says:

    Dearest Shelly,John and Bobbi words cannot express our sadness on your loss. We will pray for you all Roni and Dave Trepina

  15. Myra Modica says:

    Although we did not know Annie we are deeply saddened at your sudden loss. Our condolences and prayers for your entire family. Chuck & Myra Modica

  16. Marissa Karch says:

    Aunt Shelly, Uncle John, and Bobby:

    We cannot even begin to express in words how deeply sorry we are. We are in complete and utter shock just waiting to wake up from this horrible nightmare. It was just two years ago that Annie stood up in our wedding, and that day truly would not have been the same without her. We are so very blessed that she could be a part of our special day and we will cherish that moment forever. I found the following quote from an unknown author, “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday.” I felt that quote suitable for Annie as she is now in heaven with Grandma Karch watching over us. Our thoughts and prayers are you with you, John, and Bobby during this very difficult time.

    We love you! XOXOXO!

    Marissa & Rick Karch

  17. Sylvia says:

    All of us graham’ s are so sorry to hear about your loss We will be praying for all of you.

  18. Jeanie Brasie says:

    Deepest sympathies to all of Annie’s family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. Mary Gil says:

    Our hearts go out to the LeGere family. We will keep your family in our prayers.
    The King Gil Family

  20. Frank Laurendi says:

    Dear Shelly and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  21. The Crocetti Family says:

    John, Shelly and Bobby-

    We send our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We are so deeply saddened. please is there is anything we can do, let us know. We love you and will continue to pray for you.

    Your old Howard Avenue neighbors Xoxo

  22. Wendy West says:

    The West family is so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in our prayers.

  23. George Katele says:

    Words fail. Please accept my sincerest sympathies, and know that if you ever need anything, I’m here for all of you.

  24. Jamie says:

    My heart is broken. Praying for your family and friends.

    Sisler/Navarro family

  25. Betsy Sullivan says:

    My daughter had the pleasure of being Annie’s counselor-in-training at Camp Tecumseh this past summer. She loved her. Please accept our deepest sympathies and prayers during this time.

  26. Kim Kortes says:

    Though we did not personally know Annie each one of my family members knows someone whose life she touched. We have learned through friends what a beautiful and special girl she was. There are no words for such a sudden and tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
    Kim, Kaley, Nick and Mackenzie Kortes

  27. Patti Carf says:

    Shelly, John and Bobby:
    As I write this it still feels unreal. I can’t begin to imagine how you feel. My heart aches for what you’re going through. Please know you’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Annie was such a sweet and special person. Heaven has gained a truly, loving angel. We’re here for you whenever you need us.
    Love, Patti John and Aidan

  28. Kathy Mallo says:

    Dearest John, Shelly and Bobby, we are saddened and heartbroken by the sudden loss of your beloved daughter and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. May God give you strength to get through this most difficult time. May God Bless all of you.

    Kathy and Lou Mallo

  29. Ewa Anikiej says:

    We are so so sorry. We did not know Annie but my son had a pleasure meeting her at his friend’s house. We are all very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
    Ewa, Mariusz, Matt and Maya Anikiej

  30. Kelly wuinn says:

    To the entire extended Lagere family,
    We did not personally know Annie but knew she was a cherished grandchild of our dear friend and classmate of Mary Jean. We loved hearing about your family gatherings here and in Michigan. Our hearts and souls are grieving alongside of you. We pray for the peace that passes all understanding to bring you comfort.
    With much love-
    Courts Plus water aerobic friends

  31. Jose A. Estela says:

    Shelly, John and Bobby, We are speechless beyond discription. May God give you strength and peace to endure. We love you. Please call us if need anything. Jose and Alice

  32. Wanda Damato says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  33. Marcia Hoerich (Elmhurst) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you are going through. My prayers are with you for peace, and comfort in knowing that Annie is in heaven. God bless you all.

  34. Nancy Gibas says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. I did not know Annie personally, but my daughter Julie Gibas went to school with her. She gave Julie a “Pink” water cup from the store ” Pink” . I have heard many kind words from Julie and her friends of how wonderful Annie was. May God be with you through this difficult time.

  35. Chris says:

    I wish I had a magic word to take this pain away from you and make things better. Stay strong and know she will always watch over you. Love you guys!!

  36. Margot and Jack Bartler says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to all the La Geres for such a .
    difficult loss.
    Margot and Jack Bartler

  37. Dawn says:

    Dear Shelly and family, there are no words for this. ..I pray that you can find comfort in knowing we all share in your sadness. May you find peace through all of this ..

  38. The Marcotte Family says:

    To the LeGere Family. May your faith carry you through this difficult time and your memories carry you through life.

  39. Susan Nelson says:

    Dear Legere family,
    I am so saddened by your loss…may God help you through your time of mourning and lead your hearts to peace.

  40. Hazel To-ong says:

    Dear Shelly & family, my heartfelt condolences….I’m praying for you…

  41. Velma says:

    To The LeGere Family
    As a friend of Mary Jane, my sincerest sympathy to you all. May the Lord heal and comfort you.

  42. Amy (Funk) Jorgenson says:

    There are no words………. my heart breaks for all of you…prayers to you, her family and her friends who are all suffering.

  43. Meredith Sheriff says:

    My heart is just breaking for the entire LeGere family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you find peace in your hearts…Much love to you all.

  44. Jeff & Debbie Crowe and Family says:

    We didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your precious daughter but our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Praying for peace and strength for you at this time.

  45. The Stukel Family says:

    We did not know Annie but her vibrant smile and all the love around her will stay with us for a long time.

  46. Don and Shirley says:

    Dear John and Shelly,

    Don and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. Please accept our heartfelt condolescents. She was such a sweet child. We have lit a candle in her memory.

    Don and Shirley Regole

  47. Annie Bergin Dwyer says:

    Words are not enough to convey our profound sorrow for your loss. Sending prayers and friendship from the Bergin Dwyer Family.

  48. Sue says:

    Dear John and family,
    There are no words. Although I didn’t know Annie, my heart still breaks for you. I’m so very sorry. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Love, Sue White

  49. Caryn Tatelli says:

    I do not know you, but I wanted to express my condolences. I live in Highland Park, Illinois and have a 13-year old daughter with severe food allergies. My heart goes out to you, your family, your community.

Leave your condolences.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.