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Obituary: Alberta "Albe" Lauterbach '45

Alberta Gertrude Johnson Lauterbach, influential Evanston Democratic political activist, died of old age at her home at the Mather in Evanston on August 31, 2012 at the age of 90. Albe is survived by her husband of 67 years, William "Ned" Lauterbach; children, Steve Lauterbach (Cathy Hobson), Stew Lauterbach (Barb Swary), Christine Lauterbach, Katherine "Kacki" Lauterbach (Richard Grant), and Amy Lauterbach (James Yurchenco); grandchildren Claire Lauterbach Grant, Eric Hobson Lauterbach, John "Jack" Lauterbach Grant, and Nathan Swary Lauterbach; sister, Phyllis Parrish; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Albe's Life will be held at 2:00 on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, 516 Church Street, in Evanston. An obituary and information about memorial gifts may be found at