Patricia L. “Pat” LaVigne, 65, of DeKalb, Il., passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. Pat was born on April 20, 1945 in DeKalb, the daughter of James E. and Mary L. (Middleton) Sawyer.
Pat graduated DeKalb High School Class of 1963 and was currently the DeKalb Township Supervisor and formerly served as a DeKalb Township Trustee. She was an active member of Kishwaukee Kiwanis, was a past President and past Lt. Governor, formerly served on the DeKalb County Board representing District 10, was a two time President of DeKalb Cornfest, former President of the DeKalb Business and Professional Women’s Club, former President of the Robert’s School P.T.A., former Republican Precinct Committeeman, formerly served on the City of DeKalb Human Relations Commission, she was the recipient of the Athena Award, longtime member of First United Methodist Church where she sang in the Church Choir, the Celebration Chorale and served as a former trustee.
She is survived by her son, Cory LaVigne of Oakland, California; one brother, James (Diane) Sawyer of Monticello, Indiana; one niece, Shawna (Sean) Bradfield; and one nephew, James Sawyer; several aunts, uncle and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, December 2nd at the First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb, with the Rev. Jane Eesley officiating. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4pm-8pm on Wednesday, December 1st at Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. 4th St., DeKalb.
Memorials may be made to the Patricial L. “Pat” LaVigne Memorial Fund in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, Il. 60115. For information visit their website at www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call (815) 756-1022.