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 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

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!

What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.

This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.

My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.

…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…

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