FOFH-IL Salutes Dedicated Supporter Ken Armstrong For Major Volunteer Role In Hines Fisher House Construction Fundraising;

Friends Conduct 10 Years of Annual Snowball Benefits In His Memory

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Ken was the co-founder of Eriksen Armstrong Corporation, an experienced, high-quality construction company serving the North Shore area for 30 years. As a gifted master builder, Ken took immense pride in his work while having the ability to appreciate all of God's creation. Kenneth Russell Armstrong, 53, passed away Jan. 5, 2011.

Several FOFH-IL Board members had the privilege of working with Ken, whose father and grandfather were veterans, during the Illinois grass roots fundraising campaign to match funds with the national Fisher House Foundation to build Illinois' first Fisher House on Hines VA Hospital grounds. He gave generously of his time, personal funds plus personal and business contacts to this cause he found so inspiring.


In Memory of Paul Noeller

  •  * Richard M. Noeller
  • **Mary & Michael O’Gara In Memory of Michael L. Jones, Army Viet Nam Veteran 1968-1971, 1300 Washington St., Rochester, IN 46975


In Memory of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 485

  • ** American Legion Auxiliary Unit 485

In Memory of Joe Chiodo

  • * Peter Rous


In Memory of Giles Jones

  • ** Anthony Kratodfi and Margaret Dorn

In Memory of Harold (Hal) Olofsson

  • **Adrian Belmonte
  • * Andrea Dereng Donovan
  • *John Barrett Family
  • The Barrett Family
  • Andrea Dereng Donovan
  • *Miriam A. Olofsson
  • *Michelle T. Graff
  • **Adrian Belmont
  • ***Sheila M. Olofsson
  • *Patricia and John Rusch
  • *St. Barnabas Church
  • **Ellen Dooley
  • *Dolores S. Payette Kustom
  • ***Gene and Leila Steineckert
  • **Ellen Dooley
  • *Thomas and Joan Kelly
  • *With Love from the Collins Family
  • **Richard Michaels
  • **Kathryn & Ronnie Kee

In Memory of Michael McNamara - A 41-Year Employee of Hines VA Hospital

  • ** Eileen McNamara Gianci
  • *Christine M. Burger
  • *Phyliss Gorman

In Memory of Raul Argomanez

  • *Shirley Argomanez
  • *Joel Sensenig
  • *Frank Rayniak
  • *Richard Craig
  • * Barbara Suomala
  • *George Capaul
  • * Phyliss Gorman

In Memory of Cyndi Schneider – Auxiliary Life Member /McDonald-Linn Chicago Ridge VFW Post 177

  • ***McDonald – Linn Chicago Ridge VFW Post 177

In Memory of Alfred Evinger

  • * Margaret A. Russell


In Memory of Patrick O’Neill

  • **Julia Carens
  • **Dakota Premium Woods
  • *Worth Action Bolt & Tool Co.

In Memory of John Varchetta

  • **Mary Ronaldo


Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

I’m overwhelmed by the impeccable service…this has been one of the most beautiful experiences under the circumstances for my Dad’s medical problems…grateful doesn’t cover how I feel and blessed.


This our first time at the Fisher House—how amazing it is! ...thank you for providing comfort when we’re feeling most uncertain of what our future holds…after long days at the hospital it’s so nice to find fellowship upon return “home.”


Back nice to know the Fisher House and staff are here for us. Especially when there is so much unknown in the future of my husband’s health…you provide for us at a time when we are dealing with issues that sometimes overwhelm us.


The staff didn’t act like staff. They treated us like family. I thought it would be like living in barracks. Wow, was I wrong! I’m grateful to Fisher House..found a new charity that is near and dear to my heart.


This stay helped so much! God blessed me by allowing us to stay in the Fisher House which gives peace in this timed of need.


After being here 32 days, we are going home…Fisher House is a lifesaver..what a beautiful place! Thankful for everyone who touched our lives.

Military Families Hosted